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WoW Dragonflight Revival Catalyst Release Date & Time, How it Works, FAQ

Learn about the Revival Catalyst in WoW Dragonflight, from the release date and time, to how this new mechanic works to get Tier gear and some FAQ.
WoW Dragonflight Revival Catalyst Release Date & Time, How it Works, FAQ

There's always something happening in World of Warcraft (WoW) as Blizzard continues to improve the game and sometimes even releases new mechanics outside of major updates. That's exactly what is happening with the Revival Catalyst mechanic in WoW Dragonflight.

This guide covers everything you need to know about the WoW Dragonflight Revival Catalyst mechanic, from how it works so you can get some more Tier gear to its location, FAQ, and exact release date, as well as time.

Update on 16 February 2023: The Revival Catalyst feature is out now!

WoW Dragonflight Revival Catalyst Release Date & Time

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The Revival Catalyst feature is releasing on 24 January 2023. (Picture: Blizzard)

The Revival Catalyst feature in WoW Dragonflight has a set release date of 24 January 2023, following the server maintenance for that week.

So when does WoW Dragonflight maintenance end? For those in the US, it ends at 08:00 PST on 24 January. For those in Europe, that's 25 January at 04:00 CEST.

Revival Catalyst Location in World of Warcraft

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Antuka is waiting for you to start using the Revival Catalyst in WoW Dragonflight. (Picture: Blizzard)

It is quite easy to find the Revival Catalyst console in WoW Dragonflight. First, travel to the Thaldraszus region on Dragon Isles.

From here, move to the northern side of Tyrhold. The Revival Catalyst console is located next to an NPC called Antuka, as you can see from the image above. Interact with it to get started.

How Revival Catalyst Works & FAQ: Get Tier Gear

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Get Tier items by using Dragonflight Season 1 gear you don't want. (Picture: Blizzard)

To put it simply, the Revival Catalyst allows WoW players to turn Dragonflight Season 1 gear into Tier gear for a corresponding slot. Items that are eligible are earned through the following methods:

  • Vault of the Incarnates Raid
  • Mythic+ dungeons
  • Storm Gear
  • Tier 2 Warmode Gear
  • Killing World Bosses
  • The Great Vault

Item slots where Tier set pieces can contribute to the set bonuses, include Shoulders, Helms, Chests, GLoves, and Legs. Tier set appearance pieces which do not contribute to the tier set bonus include Belts, Boots, Bracers, and Cloaks.

Players will be able to get a Charge to use the Revival Catalyst in WoW Dragonflight by completing an account-wide quest. You can store up to six (6) Charges per character. Blizzard explains:

Each week, an account-wide quest will be available which awards a charge to the Revival Catalyst. Progress towards this quest will require players to complete relevant Raid, Mythic+, PvP, and/or world content. This can be done on a single character or combined across multiple characters on the account. Completion will then award a separate charge for each character on the account which includes any characters that get created in the future! The total number of charges that can be stored for an individual character is currently capped at 6.

To explain the Revival Catalyst system more, Blizzard has shared some frequently asked questions for WoW players to read through. Check out the questions and answers below.

Q: When creating tier set items with the Revival Catalyst, what is the item level of the tier piece after the process is complete? Is it the same item level as the base piece or are there item level ranges that snap to LFR, Normal, Heroic, and Mythic item levels for tier?

A: The resulting item will have the same item level of the item that you put into the catalyst. It also keeps Mythic/PvP upgrade paths, tertiary stats (leech, speed, etc.), and sockets.

Q: Are tier set items created by the Revival Catalyst upgradeable or do you need to remake the tier with a higher item level base piece?

A: You’ll want to remake it with a higher item level base piece, unless the initial version had an upgrade path from PvP or Mythic+ and you earned currency to allow it to be upgraded in that way. For example, if you convert a non-set 9/12 helm from Mythic+ to a 9/13 tier piece, you will be able to use the Valor currency to upgrade it to a 13/13 tier piece.

Q: What secondary stats (Haste, Versatility, etc.) will be on the items made by the Revival Catalyst?

A: The tier pieces all have specific secondary stats regardless of what item is put into the system, only the tertiary stats (Leech, Speed, etc.), and sockets carry over.

Q: What gear is not eligible for use in the Revival Catalyst?

A: Items that are not eligible for the Revival Catalyst include items gained from crafting and from the Renown track.

So that's everything WoW Dragonflight players need to know about the Revival Catalyst system, from how you can get some more Tier gear to its location and gameplay details. We will endeavor to update this article if any new information becomes available for this feature.


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