Ever since I first heard that our unused emblems will be converted into a new system of “justice points“, I’ve wondered what my best move would be concerning heirloom items. Should I buy them now before things change or wait until the new system is put into place? Would there be an advantage or disadvantage either way?
Thankfully, a friendly commentator on WoWinsider.com has found the answer for me! And I wanted to pass it along to all of my fellow indecisive friends who haven’t yet committed to a plan of action for a new toon!
Ben F writes:
Assuming the prices for heirlooms on wowwiki are correct and do not change, there is a slight advantage to keeping your emblems and buying heirlooms after the patch hits.
40 emblem gear becomes 435 JP (up by a factor of 10.875 )
50 emblem gear becomes 543 JP (up by a factor of 10.86 )
65 emblem gear becomes 706 JP (up by a factor of 10.86)
The emblems themselves go up by 11.58.
(For example: 40 emblems will equal 463 JPs after the conversion!)
So the emblem value goes up slightly more than the cost of the gear (about 6%).