The Nighthold brings a lot of new items to the game and raises the item level cap up to 925 (titanforged). Here is a quick guide on the item level scaling amongst the different difficulties.
The Base Item levels
The Nighthold has a total of ten bosses that drop items with and progressively increasing item level as you make your way through the dungeon.
|High Botanist Tel’arn||860||875||890||905|
|Star Augur Etraeus||860||875||890||905|
Titanforged Cap: 925
Upgrade Your Legendaries to Item Level 940
As the base item level rises, your Legendaries will get an upgrade as well:
- With the release of Patch 7.1.5, every Legendary that drops will have item level 940
- Your existing Legendaries can be upgraded to 940 with Distilled Titan Essence, an item you can obtain through the quest Touch of a Titan. This quest can be completed by killing bosses in the Nighthold raid.
It is currently gated behind the Illidan questline in your Order Hall but let’s hope, Blizzard will change that. If you want to be safe, try to complete Soul Prism of the Illidari before January 17th.
T19 Setpieces: Where Do The Tokens Drop?
The Nighthold finally adds the first Tier Set to Legion and this time we even get tokens for six different slots. As there are still only a two and four pieces bonus, you will be able to build your T19 set around your Legendaries.
|Gloves||Star Augur Etraeus|
Increased Item Level For World Quests And Mythic+?
While this is not confirmed yet, it seems very likely that the item levels for Mythic Keystone Dungeon rewards (and the weekly chest) will be raised as well. Maybe even the World Quest rewards will receive some buffs to make a faster catch up for alts possible.