In World of Warcraft, Valor Points are a type of currency used to upgrade the gear that they get in Mythic+ dungeons. While they were in the game previously, being used to purchase and upgrade gear, Shadowlands reintroduced them as a Mythic+ only currency.
There are a limited number of activities in World of Warcraft that will reward Valor Points. Players can earn them by running Mythic+ difficulty dungeons, or by completing Covenant Callings.
Covenant Callings are daily activities that will reward players with 35 Valor Points for a Rare Calling and 50 Valor Points for an Epic Calling. These only spawn once per day, however, so players will want to dive into Mythic+ dungeons that they can run more often.
Each Mythic+ completion will reward players with 135 Valor Points, so it’s a pretty solid way to earn them. The important thing to keep in mind is that Valor Points are effectively double capped. You cannot earn more than 750 Valor Points a week, and you can only earn 5000 Valor Points a season. Any unearned Valor Points from a week roll forward to the next week, but seasonal allotments do not roll forward.
If you are earning Mythic+ gear then the temptation to earn Valor Points will be strong, and it can be worthwhile. You can upgrade gear from Mythic+ dungeons to level 220, but the number of Valor Points you need will vary depending on the type of gear.
Upgrade costs are as follows:
- Shield, Offhand, Ring, Cloak, Bracer, Neck – 250
- Trinket, Belt, Shoulders, Gloves, Boots – 400
- Helm, Legs, Chest – 475
- One-Handed Agility Weapon – 500
- One-Handed Intellect Weapon – 750
- Two-Handed Weapon – 1000