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This article is about general PvP 'honor system' info. For the World of Warcraft: Legion current PvP system, see Honor System 3.0.

The honor system is a way for players to gain honor rewards and PvP rewards by participating in PvP (Player vs. Player) settings (random, world, arena, battleground, or zone). Initially, only random, world and battlegrounds were available, but arena and zone areas were added to the game too.

Random PvP

Main article: Random PvP

Honor Points are obtainable in Random PvP fights by killing enemy players.

World PvP

Main article: World PvP

Honor Points are obtainable in World PvP fights by killing enemy players.


Main article: Arena PvP system

In arena, by killing other players, you will not be awarded with Honor Points. Anyway you get them from the Arena Flush, that awards players who have done atleast 10 Arena Games with Honor Points. The amount of Honor Points are based on Team Rating.


Main article: Battleground

In Battlegrounds you obtain Honor Points by killing enemy players and by playing the Battleground's objectives. Also, when the Battleground ends, if your faction has won, you will be awarded with extra Honor Points.

PvP zones

Main article: PvP zone

There are basically two types of PvP zones: subzones and full zones. They are distinguished from other PvP areas in that special rules and effects apply while in these zones, but they are not instanced in any way, so players can enter and leave the zones freely. World of Warcraft World of Warcraft started with PvP tasks in Eastern Plaguelands and Silithus. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Burning Crusade added more PvP subzones (in Hellfire Peninsula, Nagrand, Terokkar Forest, and Zangarmarsh), and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Wrath of the Lich King added full PvP zones (Wintergrasp). World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Cataclysm added Tol Barad and Tol Barad Peninsula as PvP zones. World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Mists of Pandaria did not add any PvP zones or subzones. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Warlords of Draenor added Ashran island as a combination faction quest hub and PvP zone. World of Warcraft: Legion Legion added a PvP subzone for most major zones (except Broken Shore?) plus the Dalaran Sewers.


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Zone-specific PvP tokens

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade This section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.

Starting with Burning Crusade, there are PvP tokens earned in specific zones when killing players of the opposing faction:

See also