WoW: Justice Points Explained
If you've earned your first Justice Points and aren't quite sure what to do with them, this guide will give you the ins and outs of World of Warcraft's new currency system.
What are Justice Points?
Justice Points (JP) are a special form of currency in "World of Warcraft" earned through Player versus Environment (PvE) play. These points can then be spent at special vendors in exchange for different kinds of goods.
There is a maximum limit of 4,000 JP per character. Points earned beyond this limit will not be saved, so players are encouraged to spend these points when near the cap to not let them go to waste.
How do I get Justice Points?
Justice Points can be earned in a few different ways:
- The first random daily normal instance (levels 80+) will grant 140 JP.
Level 85 normal Cataclysm instances (Lost City of the Tol'vir, Grim Batol, and Halls of Origination) grant 30 JP per boss.
- Each Heroic Cataclysm instance will grant 70 JP per boss.
Some additional Wrath of the Lich King quests also reward a one-time Justice Point reward. Players can also earn Justice Points during daily instances starting at level 68 (12 JP per random daily) and doing certain Shattered Sun dailies.
Where can I spend my points?
The two major capital cities - Stormwind (Alliance) and Orgrimmar (Horde) - both have a vendor area that houses three Justice Point vendors. Dalaran also features several vendors for gear and items released in Wrath of the Lich King.
The Alliance vendor area is located in Old Town of Stormwind, by the training dummies. Vendors here include Magatha Silverton (Quartermaster), Larisse Pembraux (Heirlooms), and Talric Forthright (Trade Goods).
Orgrimmar houses Gunra (Quartermaster), Zulna (Heirlooms), and Togar (Trade Goods) above Garrosh's chamber in the Valley of Strength.
Dalaran vendors are located in the respective Horde and Alliance quarters; additionally, the mount vendor near the flight point offers the Mammoth for Justice Points. Shattrath also houses vendors which sell gear from "World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade."
What can I get?
Three types of goods may be purchased with JP - end-game gear, heirlooms, and trade goods.
Gear: The gear offered from the Justice Points Quartermaster will varying based on the current level of in-game content. The gear is designed to offer a stepping-stone of entry-level raiding gear, as well as offer gear that is of the next-lowest level after Valor Point gear. Currently, this gear includes item level 346 chest pieces, gloves, helms, leggings, shoulders, belts, off-hands, and shields.
Heirlooms: All heirlooms (with the exception of specially obtained gear from guilds and the Northrend fishing tournament) may be purchased with Justice Points. This gear can be used to grant extra bonuses and experience to leveling characters.
Trade Goods: To help players spend Justice Points once they've purchased all desired gear, trade goods for high level characters are also available. This includes enchanting materials, ore, leather, cloth, and herbs. While purchasing these is not cost-effective, it offers an easy way for players to turn their points into something useful to either craft with or sell.
- The fastest way to earn Justice Points is to run Heroic instances; plus a daily normal instance.
- After being geared, the best place to spend justice points is on trade goods.
- Justice Points can be turned into gold by purchasing trade goods, or by purchasing gear or WotLK gems and selling them to a vendor.
All screenshots and references from "World of Warcraft: Cataclysm" by Blizzard Entertainment. Screenshots provided by author.
Cataclysm Currency: Justice and Valor Points
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