Arena Season 12 (Dreadful and Malevolent) is a PvP Season that started one week after the release of Mists of Pandaria. The season ended on March 5, 2013.[1] This season includes two armor sets for each class, Dreadful Gladiator (item levels 464 for armor and 476 for weapons) and Malevolent Gladiator (item levels 489 for armor and 502 for weapons).

New this season

  • Season 12 is the first season with resilience being split into PvP power and PvP resilience.
  • It is the first season to include monks.
  • The Tol'vir Proving Grounds will be playable for the first time.
  • PvP and PvE Vendors are now in the Pandaria zones and are as of 5.1 marked on the map for your faction.
  • The two new battleground (Silvershard Mines and Temple of Kotmogu) are available as rated battlegrounds as of 5.1.[2]


Dreadful Gladiator

Class Set
Death Knight Death Knight Dreadful Gladiator's Desecration
Druid Druid Dreadful Gladiator's Wildhide (Balance)
Dreadful Gladiator's Sanctuary (Feral Combat)
Dreadful Gladiator's Refuge (Restoration)
Hunter Hunter Dreadful Gladiator's Pursuit
Mage Mage Dreadful Gladiator's Regalia
Paladin Paladin Dreadful Gladiator's Redemption (Healing)
Dreadful Gladiator's Vindication (Damage)
Priest Priest Dreadful Gladiator's Investiture (Healing)
Dreadful Gladiator's Raiment (Damage)
Rogue Rogue Dreadful Gladiator's Vestments
Shaman Shaman Dreadful Gladiator's Thunderfist (Elemental)
Dreadful Gladiator's Earthshaker (Enhancement)
Dreadful Gladiator's Wartide (Restoration)
Warlock Warlock Dreadful Gladiator's Felshroud
Warrior Warrior Dreadful Gladiator's Battlegear

Malevolent Gladiator

Item Cost Item level Drops from Sha of Anger
Two-hand weapons 3500 [Honor Points] 470 No
One-hand weapons 2250 [Honor Points] 470 No
Off-hands 1250 [Honor Points] 476 No
Helm 2250 [Honor Points] 476 No
Shoulders 1750 [Honor Points] 476 No
Chest 2250 [Honor Points] 476 No
Bracers 1250 [Honor Points] 476 Yes
Gloves 1750 [Honor Points] 476 Yes
Belt 2250 [Honor Points] 476 Yes
Legs 2250 [Honor Points] 476 Yes
Boots 1750 [Honor Points] 476 Yes
Trinkets 1750 [Honor Points] 476 No
Necklaces 1250 [Honor Points] 476 Yes
Rings 1250 [Honor Points] 476 Yes
Cloak 1250 [Honor Points] 476 Yes
Class Set
Death Knight Death Knight Malevolent Gladiator's Desecration
Druid Druid Malevolent Gladiator's Wildhide (Balance)
Malevolent Gladiator's Sanctuary (Feral Combat)
Malevolent Gladiator's Refuge (Restoration)
Hunter Hunter Malevolent Gladiator's Pursuit
Mage Mage Malevolent Gladiator's Regalia
Paladin Paladin Malevolent Gladiator's Redemption (Healing)
Malevolent Gladiator's Vindication (Damage)
Priest Priest Malevolent Gladiator's Investiture (Healing)
Malevolent Gladiator's Raiment (Damage)
Rogue Rogue Malevolent Gladiator's Vestments
Shaman Shaman Malevolent Gladiator's Thunderfist (Elemental)
Malevolent Gladiator's Earthshaker (Enhancement)
Malevolent Gladiator's Wartide (Restoration)
Warlock Warlock Malevolent Gladiator's Felshroud
Warrior Warrior Malevolent Gladiator's Battlegear