Tier 9 is the armor set associated with the Crusaders' Coliseum, released in patch 3.2. Awarded by the Argent Crusade, tier 9 is designed to ready players for the crusade's eventual march on Icecrown Citadel to take on the Lich King.
Each set consists of five pieces. In contrast to tier 7 and tier 8, there are three levels of tier 9 instead of the usual two:
No matter which level of tier 9 is worn, all pieces count towards the same set bonuses, much like in earlier tiers of gear. Each faction has their own flavor of the items, they are functionally identical, but have different artwork and names.
Item level 232 pieces are bought with Justice Points.
Item level 245 pieces require 1.5 times as many Justice Points as the Item level 232 pieces, as well as .
[Trophies of the Crusade ]
Slot _ of Conquest _ of Triumph
Head 50 75 1
Shoulder 30 45 1
Chest 50 75 1
Hands 30 45 1
Legs 50 75 1
Item level 258 pieces are "purchased" with armor tokens. Unlike previous raid gear tokens, these are not restricted by armor location.
Crusaders' Coliseum, the following vendors sell Tier 9 armor:
You can also find Tier 9 armor sold in Dalaran by merchants who sell that particular armor type.
Koralon the Flame Watcher in the Vault of Archavon drops level 232 hand and leg armor in 10 player mode and level 245 hand and leg armor in 25 player mode.
Like earlier tier gear, each class has its own set of tier 9, and classes with multiple roles (such as those of a:
caster, healer, melee, ranged or tank) have a set for each role.
This tier set has sometimes been noted as being boring to look at and generic, but these pieces are not supposed to look like relics; they are rewards from an organized tournament.
In addition to having different appearances depending on faction, each set is named from an important lore figure of that faction: