Season 4 began on the 24th of June 2008 for US servers, and on the 25th of June for EU servers[1], introducing the new Brutal Gladiator's arena sets. Season 4 ended on October 14th with the introduction ofPatch 3.0.2.

Arena seasons
Season Title Start Date End Date Duration Notese
Season 1 Gladiator January 30, 2007 June 19, 2007 20 Weeks End coincided with Patch 2.1.2.
Season 2 Merciless Gladiator June 20, 2007 November 26, 2007 23 Weeks EU End Date was November 27, 2007.
Season 3 Vengeful Gladiator November 28, 2007 June 23, 2008 29 Weeks  
Season 4 Brutal Gladiator June 24, 2008 October 14, 2008 17 Weeks Last arena season of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade The Burning Crusade.
Season 5 Deadly Gladiator December 16, 2008 April 14, 2009 17 Weeks Gear titles: Savage, Hateful, Deadly
Season 6 Furious Gladiator April 21, 2009 August 25, 2009 18 Weeks Beginning corresponded with patch 3.1.0.
Season 7 Relentless Gladiator September 1, 2009 January 19, 2010 20 Weeks End corresponded with the opening of the Crimson Hall in Icecrown Citadel.
Season 8 Wrathful Gladiator February 2, 2010 October 12, 2010 37 Weeks Beginning corresponded with patch 3.3.2 and the release of the Frostwing Halls in Icecrown Citadel; Last arena season of Wrath of the Lich King.
Season 9 Vicious Gladiator December 14-15, 2010 June 28-29, 2011 26 Weeks? Beginning corresponded with the December 14, 2010 Hotfixes about 3 weeks after Patch 4.0.3a and the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Cataclysm; end corresponds with Patch 4.2.
Season 10 Ruthless Gladiator July 5-6, 2011 November 15, 2011 21 Weeks Beginning corresponded with July 6, 2011 Hotfixes about 1 week after Patch 4.2 "Rage of the Firelands"; end announced to be around November 29, 2011.
Season 11 Cataclysmic Gladiator December 6-7, 2011 August 28-29, 2012 38 Weeks Beginning occurred around a week after Patch 4.3; end announced to be around August 28, 2012.
Season 12 Malevolent Gladiator October 2-3, 2012 March 5-6, 2013 22 Weeks Beginning to occured a week after World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Mists of Pandaria released. Level 90. End announced to be around March 5-6, 2013 (US/EU).
Season 13 Tyrannical Gladiator March 13, 2013 September 10, 2013 26 Weeks
Season 14 Grievous Gladiator September 17, 2013 February 18, 2014 23 weeks Ending at Patch 5.4.7 release.
Season 15 Prideful Gladiator February 25, 2014 October 14, 2014 Starting 1 week after Patch 5.4.7 release. Ended when Patch 6.0.2 released.
Season 16
also called
"Warlords Season 2"
Primal Gladiator December 2, 2014 June 23, 2015 Starting 3 weeks after World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Warlords of Draenor launch. Ended when Patch 6.2 released.
Season 17
also called
"Warlords Season 2"
Wild Gladiator June 30, 2015 November 17, 2015? Starting 1 week after Patch 6.2 release.

Most Season 4 rewards have a personal rating requirement for purchase.

At the start of Season 4, the following adjustments were made to previous seasons' rewards:

Arena gear is additionally available with a cost of Tier 4/5/6 loot tokens or [Badges of Justice] from the Exotic Gear Purveyors of the Sun's Reach Armory: Karynna, Olus, Soryn, and Kayri.


Class armor sets

Set no longer requires rating or marks, just honor and arena points.

Class Set Spec
druid} Druid Brutal Gladiator's Sanctuary Feral
Brutal Gladiator's Wildhide Balance
Brutal Gladiator's Refuge Restoration
hunter} Hunter Brutal Gladiator's Pursuit  
mage} Mage Brutal Gladiator's Regalia  
paladin} Paladin Brutal Gladiator's Aegis Spell Damage
Brutal Gladiator's Vindication Retribution
Brutal Gladiator's Redemption Holy
priest} Priest Brutal Gladiator's Raiment Shadow
Brutal Gladiator's Investiture Holy
rogue} Rogue Brutal Gladiator's Vestments  
Shaman Shaman Brutal Gladiator's Earthshaker Enhancement
Brutal Gladiator's Thunderfist Elemental
Brutal Gladiator's Wartide Restoration
warlock} Warlock Brutal Gladiator's Dreadgear Affliction
Brutal Gladiator's Felshroud Crit gear
warrior} Warrior Brutal Gladiator's Battlegear  
Season 4 armor cost
Item Cost
Brutal Gladiator's Head 1,875 Arena point
Brutal Gladiator's Shoulders 1,500 Arena point
Brutal Gladiator's Chest 1,875 Arena point
Brutal Gladiator's Hands 1,125 Arena point
Brutal Gladiator's Legs 1,875 Arena point
Guardian's Wrist 13,000 Honor point
Guardian's Waist 18,000 Honor point
Guardian's Feet 18,000 Honor point
Guardian's Neck 16,000 Honor point
Guardian's Finger 16,00 Honor point
Summary: 81,000 Honor point8,250 Arena point


Weapons & Accessories

Season 4 weapons have a personal rating requirement of 2050 for purchase. Season 4 shoulders require 2200 PR to be purchased.

Arena Rewards
Season 4 Weapons
Item Cost Type
Fist Weapons [Brutal Gladiator's Right Ripper] 2625 Arena point Main Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Left Ripper] 1125 Arena point Off Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Left Render] 1125 Arena point Off Hand
Daggers [Brutal Gladiator's Blade of Alacrity] 3150 Arena point Main Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Spellblade] 3150 Arena point Main Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Shanker] 2625 Arena point One Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Mutilator] 1125 Arena point Off Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Shiv] 1125 Arena point Off Hand
Swords [Brutal Gladiator's Slicer] 2625 Arena point One Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Quickblade] 1125 Arena point Off Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Greatsword] 3750 Arena point Two Hand
Axes [Brutal Gladiator's Cleaver] 2625 Arena point One Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Chopper] 1125 Arena point Off Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Hacker] 1125 Arena point Off Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Decapitator] 3750 Arena point Two Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Waraxe] 1000 Arena point Main Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Hatchet] 1000 Arena point Off Hand
Maces [Brutal Gladiator's Gavel] 3150 Arena point Main Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Swift Judgement] 3150 Arena point Main Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Salvation] 3150 Arena point Main Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Pummeler] 2625 Arena point One Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Bonegrinder] 3750 Arena point Two Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Bonecracker] 1125 Arena point Off Hand
Polearm [Brutal Gladiator's Painsaw] 3750 Arena point Two Hand
Staves [Brutal Gladiator's Battle Staff] 3750 Arena point Two Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's Staff] 3750 Arena point Two Hand
[Brutal Gladiator's War Staff] 3750 Arena point Two Hand
Ranged [Brutal Gladiator's Heavy Crossbow] 3750 Arena point Crossbow
[Brutal Gladiator's Longbow] 3750 Arena point Bow
[Brutal Gladiator's Rifle] 3750 Arena point Gun
[Brutal Gladiator's War Edge] 1000 Arena point Thrown
Wands [Brutal Gladiator's Baton of Light] 1000 Arena point Wand
[Brutal Gladiator's Piercing Touch] 1000 Arena point Wand
[Brutal Gladiator's Touch of Defeat] 1000 Arena point Wand
Arena Rewards
Season 4 Off-hand Accessories
Item Cost
Off Hand [Brutal Gladiator's Endgame] 1125 Arena point
[Brutal Gladiator's Grimoire] 1125 Arena point
[Brutal Gladiator's Reprieve] 1125 Arena point
Shields [Brutal Gladiator's Barrier] 1875 Arena point
[Brutal Gladiator's Redoubt] 1875 Arena point
[Brutal Gladiator's Shield Wall] 1875 Arena point
Librams [Brutal Gladiator's Libram of Fortitude] 870 Arena point
[Brutal Gladiator's Libram of Justice] 1000 Arena point
[Brutal Gladiator's Libram of Vengeance] 870 Arena point
Idols [Brutal Gladiator's Idol of Resolve] 870 Arena point
[Brutal Gladiator's Idol of Steadfastness] 870 Arena point
[Brutal Gladiator's Idol of Tenacity] 1000 Arena point
Totems [Brutal Gladiator's Totem of Indomitability] 870 Arena point
[Brutal Gladiator's Totem of Survival] 870 Arena point
[Brutal Gladiator's Totem of the Third Wind] 1000 Arena point

See also

References

  1. ^ Slorkuz. Arena Season 4 Coming Soon. Retrieved on 2008-06-11.


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