Arena Season 9 (Vicious) commenced on 14 December 2010, one week after the release of Cataclysm and ended on June 28, 2011, the release of patch 4.2.0. Season 9 is notable for being the first season with rated battlegrounds. It also introduced some new features such as War Games, which are unrated battles set up between players for fun.


Feats of Strength achievements
 [Vicious Gladiator's Twilight Drake]
 [Vicious Gladiator's Twilight Drake]

Armor sets

Season 9 has two types of sets: Bloodthirsty and Vicious.

Class Spec Bloodthirsty Vicious
Death Knight Death Knight Any Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Desecration Vicious Gladiator's Desecration
Druid Druid Balance Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Wildhide Vicious Gladiator's Wildhide
Feral Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Sanctuary Vicious Gladiator's Sanctuary
Restoration Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Refuge Vicious Gladiator's Refuge
Hunter Hunter Any Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Pursuit Vicious Gladiator's Pursuit
Mage Mage Any Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Regalia Vicious Gladiator's Regalia
Paladin Paladin Holy Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Redemption Vicious Gladiator's Redemption
Retribution Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Vindication Vicious Gladiator's Vindication
Priest Priest Holy Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Investiture Vicious Gladiator's Investiture
Shadow Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Raiment Vicious Gladiator's Raiment
Rogue Rogue Any Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Vestments Vicious Gladiator's Vestments
Shaman Shaman Elemental Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Thunderfist Vicious Gladiator's Thunderfist
Enhancement Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Earthshaker Vicious Gladiator's Earthshaker
Restoration Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Wartide Vicious Gladiator's Wartide
Warlock Warlock Any Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Felshroud Vicious Gladiator's Felshroud
Warrior Warrior Any Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Battlegear Vicious Gladiator's Battlegear


  • Bloodthirsty Gladiator items are longer available.
  • Vicious Gladiator items can no longer be obtained from vendors, but some still drop from Argaloth (10/25 man) in Baradin Hold. These include: Cloak, Feet, Finger, Hands, Legs, Neck, Trinket and Belt.
  • Glorious Vicious Gladiator items are longer available.