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Wintergrasp makes up a large portion of the region between Sholazar Basin, the Borean Tundra, the Dragonblight, and the Icecrown Glacier. Wintergrasp is the first open-world PvP region for World of Warcraft. The main focus of the battle will be siege weapon warfare and promises exciting action between the Alliance and the Horde.

The Alliance and the Horde fight for the control of a valuable mining resource. One faction will have to defend the keep while the other assaults it. Towers and siege workshops can be controlled and used for victory. If the attacking faction successfully captures the keep, they will defend it during the next scheduled siege. Siege weapons are needed to destroy the walls and capture the keep. There will be daily quests, loot and WoW Gold rewards in the area and can truly be a new experience for PvP and PvE players alike.


As you participate in Wintergrasp PvP, you gain ranks in the form of a buff. After defeating more enemies, you go up in rank and these grant you the abilities to use siege weapons and give you bonus honor and more. The ranks start with your first killing blow as Recruit, and then go on to Private, Corporal, and First Lieutenant as the highest.

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Siege Weapons:

Siege weapons can be obtained from siege factories in order to capture or defend the keep. Players need to attain higher ranks to access the more powerful vehicles.

Vehicle Name Seats Rank Requirement
Forsaken Catapult 1 Private
Siege Engine 2 + passengers Corporal
Demolisher 1 + passengers Corporal
Goblin Shredder 1 First Lieutenant
Flying Machine 1 (normal) or 2 (bomber) First Lieutenant

Stone Keeper`s Shards

Players are awarded Stone Keeper's Shards when you complete the daily tasks in Wintergrasp. These are used to buy heirloom items and enchants for PvP use.

  • Arcanum of Dominance - 29 spell power and 20 resilience (Head, 40 shards)
  • Arcanum of Triumph - 40 attack power and 20 resilience (Shoulder, 30 shards)
  • Inscription of Dominance - 23 spell power and 15 resilience
  • Inscription of Triumph - 30 attack power and 15 resilience

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