Prestige Guide: Rewards and Advice

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After many weeks of playing legion, some people still have no idea about the possible prestige rewards. Therefore I am making a detailed list of the prestige rewards. After this list, I will say something about the possibilities to farm honor. If anyone has something to add (or change), please reply to this thread.

Rewards:

An honor level will reward you with new honor talents, gold (normally 200 gold and 2000 gold between honor level 48-49) and artifact power.
These are the basic rewards. The prestige rewards will follow below.

Prestige 0+50 rewards the alliance enthusiast. It is a companion and it can use emotes such as "Alliance enthusiast admires you". If you want to know how it looks, click the following link: http://imgur.com/a/CtII0.
You will also receive the achievement Top Honors (10 achievement points).

As a side note: since a recent hotfix we no longer use a ‘’prestige button’’. Therefore you instantly jump to the next prestige once you achieve honor level (x+)50. That is why prestige 0+50 and prestige 1 are pretty much the same now. However, you will still notice the difference at 17+50, because prestige 1 has not been released yet.

Prestige 1+0 rewards your first badge. If you want to look how your badge looks like (and the other badges), use the following link: http://imgur.com/a/eKoaz. You can find this badge next to your characters portrait. Prestige 1 also rewards you with the achievement First Step into a Larger World (10 achievement points).

Prestige 1+50 rewards The Victor’s Spoils. This is an artifact skin. If you want to find out how it looks, check out this link: http://www.wowhead.com/artifact-calc/druid/balance/AvbTI7A. Select your class, specialization and check out the fourth weapon and the first skin. The other three skins are for higher prestige levels. This reward is part of an achievement: Fighting With Style: War-Torn.
You will also receive the achievement The Prestige (10 achievement points).

Prestige 2+0 rewards your second badge. It also rewards you with the achievement Here We Go Again (10 achievement points).

Prestige 2+50 rewards an honorable pennant. If you want to know how it looks, check out this link: http://imgur.com/a/ci2ZB.

Prestige 3+0 rewards your third badge. It also gives you with the achievement Third Time’s The Charm (10 achievement points).

Prestige 3+50 rewards you with a mount: the prestigious bronze courser. If you want to know how it looks, check out the following link: http://imgur.com/a/movsQ.

Prestige 4+0 rewards your fourth badge. It also gives you the achievement For Prestige (10 achievement points).

Prestige 4+50 rewards you with the title ‘the Honorable (name)’. This was the final prestige rank for legion season one. Since season two there are 4 new prestige ranks.

Prestige 5+0 rewards your fifth badge. It also gives you the achievement Alive for Five (10 achievement points).

Prestige 5+50 rewards you with a crest of heroism. This is your second artifact skin from prestige. It is also part of the achievement Fighting With Style: War-Torn.

Prestige 6+0 rewards you with your sixth badge. It also gives you the achievement The River Six (10 achievement points).

Prestige 6+50 rewards you with the dutiful squire. It is a companion and it makes a (very annoying) sound when you summon it. If you want to know how it looks like, click the following link: http://imgur.com/a/8Qt0T.

Prestige 7+0 rewards you with your seventh badge. It also gives you the achievement Slayin’ to Seven (10 achievement points).

Prestige 7+50 rewards you with the prestigious pennant. This item looks exactly the same as the honorable pennant and it has the same buff as the honorable pennant. I still hope this is a bug, because it is very disappointing right now.

Prestige 8+0 rewards you with your eighth badge. It also gives you the achievement Don’t Hate, Grind to Eight (10 achievement points).

Prestige 8+50 rewards you with the ivory prestigious courser. If you want to know how it looks, check out the following link: http://imgur.com/a/wetmx. This is the final prestige rank for legion season 2.

Prestige 9+0 rewards you with your ninth badge. If you want to know how it looks, check out this link: http://imgur.com/a/aMEdK. You will also receive the achievement Hell, It's About Nine (10 achievement points)

Prestige 9+50 rewards you with the title ‘The Prestigious (name)’. This is the final prestige rank for legion season two. Unfortunately, this reward is bugged and it is not possible to use this title.

EDIT: blizzard has posted a list of the new prestige rewards (up to prestige 17). Therefore I will simply show the link instead of updating this list: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/20732235/pvp-rewarding-prestige
Advice to farm honor as quickly as possible:

- The daily rated battleground win rewards 600 honor. It is not the best way to farm honor because it takes quite some time to form the group and you rely on winning. I would not suggest doing more rated battlegrounds than one a day if your plan is to only farm honor because the next wins are only worth 300 honor.

- rated arena gives you 200 honor for the first win. If you want to farm honor, it is okay to get this one win, but skip rated arenas after. Games simply last too long if you want quick honor.

- Normal battlegrounds are probably the best way to farm honor, especially when you play in a premade. You can use the group finder for this: join a group or make one yourself. The first battleground win rewards 300 honor and the next ones are worth 150 honor.

- Skirmishes are decent if you can win almost every game. However, even if you win them constantly, battlegrounds give you a lot more honor when you win them fast. It is worth doing at least the daily win for 160 honor.

In short: in an ideal (daily) situation you do a quick rated battleground win, if you can win in arenas you do one 2vs2 win, one 3vs3 win and one skirmish win and then you continue by doing random battlegrounds with a premade. If you can’t find people for rated gameplay, do not waste your time on this. Do random battlegrounds instead.

Additional honor you can obtain:

- every 6 hours you can do a world quest worth of 500 honor. They spawn at 8:00 and 2:00 (so 4 times a day). These quests are probably the easiest way to get honor.

- every day you can do three tower world quests. Each of them gives 300 honor and it is worth it to complete them if you want to get honor quickly.

- tol barad can give you some additional honor. A win gives you 150 honor + 15 for every tower that stands (when you defend). You can use your guild banner for 15% increased honor (Battlestandard of Coordination). Tol Barad starts every hour, so my advice is to queue random battlegrounds when you are standing nearby the entrance. Only enter Tol Barad when you can get a quick win or it is not worth it. You can also realm jump and see if you can get a quick win on their realm. My advice is to do tol barad at least once a week because you can take a quest worth of 300 honor. You can receive this quest in Baradin Base Camp (alliance) or Hellscream’s Grasp (horde) in Tol Barad Peninsula. When you are honored with these factions, you can buy their tabard. It will grant you the ability to teleport to their camp every 4 hours. It is worth buying one.

- Ashran has some decent honor quests. You can do them once a week, but only do them when the ashran queue is fast. Also, skip the quests where you have to kill 200 players and to complete events+boss.

- last but not least: the PVP bonus events. There are two: skirmish and battlegrounds. You should really complete the quest as it gives 1000 honor. After you have completed the quest, I would farm battlegrounds over skirmishes, even when the skirmishes event is up.

Hope you enjoyed this guide and as I said earlier: if you have something to add (or change), feel free to post it.
You, sire, deserve a stickie.

Good job.
Thanks
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Update for season 3:

http://imgur.com/a/1WFri. These are the new badges for season 3. Badges 10-13 are available for season 3 and 14+ will be added for a different season.
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Thanks for this
22/06/2017 17:06Posted by Hewolfke
WTH, the whole forum is full of complaints about pvp, still you would rather break a legg than to set things right! Those answers above me represent a minority, or you are prising yourselfs with your own accounts, what a joke, pvp is one big joke of wrong calculations and ballance... with gamequality a BIG zero!

frustrated regards from an ilvl 908, prestige 10.


This topic is to make people understand the prestige system; not to praise the PVP system or to have any sort of discussion about the PVP gameplay in general. If you do not have a question or a suggestion about the main topic, I think it is a better idea to leave the thread alone. After all, showing your frustration in a thread with a totally different topic is both pointless and a bit sad really.
22/06/2017 23:38Posted by Glamía
22/06/2017 17:06Posted by Hewolfke
WTH, the whole forum is full of complaints about pvp, still you would rather break a legg than to set things right! Those answers above me represent a minority, or you are prising yourselfs with your own accounts, what a joke, pvp is one big joke of wrong calculations and ballance... with gamequality a BIG zero!

frustrated regards from an ilvl 908, prestige 10.


This topic is to make people understand the prestige system; not to praise the PVP system or to have any sort of discussion about the PVP gameplay in general. If you do not have a question or a suggestion about the main topic, I think it is a better idea to leave the thread alone. After all, showing your frustration in a thread with a totally different topic is both pointless and a bit sad really.


Sad? Why flag arround with a reward system, as the pvpsystem fails... (Tinker, because it's not off-topic, it's 100% connected with eachother!)... And otherwise in other forums and topics people stay in the dark about this, left behind with NO answers. Is this the way of valueing customers? The system is blown up, but the rewards are great? really... it's like saying you get a reward on being killed all the time... lol Just saying that prestige is connected to pvp RBG too!
Amazing work, Glamía! Cheers.
Thank you SO much for this!
Thanks to Blackhowl I can add an update for the season 5 prestige rewards:

    - Prestige 18+50 rewards you with an artifact token (https://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/940991WoWScrnShot083117170243.jpg).

    - Prestige 19+50 rewards you with a mark of honor (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=610480WoWScrnShot090217134350.jpg).

    - Prestige 20+50 rewards you with a new unicorn mount (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=170132201709049.png).

    - Prestige 21+50 rewards you with the 'Bound by Honor' title. It also rewards you with the 'Legionary' title
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03/09/2017 12:06Posted by Glamía
Thanks to Blackhowl I can add an update for the season 5 prestige rewards:

    - Prestige 18+50 rewards you with an artifact token (https://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/940991WoWScrnShot083117170243.jpg).

    - Prestige 19+50 rewards you with a mark of honor (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=610480WoWScrnShot090217134350.jpg).


Nice UI addon - whats it called?
28/09/2017 09:20Posted by Hemane


Nice UI addon - whats it called?


Thanks, it's SpartanUI I think. I didn't change it for years.
Thanks :)
Does prestige go on after legion?
02/10/2017 11:22Posted by Groentje
Does prestige go on after legion?


We do not know yet, but I doubt it. New players will simply be too far behind if they keep the prestige system in this state in a new expansion.
Glamía, thanks for the great work.

So, 4.5 Honor Levels for Everyday. Approximately 11 days for one Prestige Rank.
Here it is. (If everything goes right for a day)

600 rated BG
200 rated Arena
300 normal BG
160 Skirmish

2000 WQ that spawns every 8 hours
900 Tower WQ

TOTAL OF 4160, lets say 4500 ( including extra the honor gains from battle grounds )

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