Similar to Shadowlands with the world quest rewards, in WoW: Dragonflight many other rewards such as the weekly scale with your current item level. If you care about your item level, you will open special rewards that reward you with a piece of equipment, so later. Being patient might pay off.
As more players get into the WoW: Dragonflight endgame, they become more aware of the scaling of endgame items. Out of the box Treasures of Valdrakken (for the weekly quest “Support for the Agreement”), players sometimes received items with item level 363 and some items with item level 400+. How come? Rewards from chests, some rare mobs, or special events in the open world scale with your current item level. This was already the case in Shadowlands with the world quest rewards, which is also the case in Dragonflight, by the way.
If you have a “low item level” of 350, for example, you will also be assigned items with this item level. So it’s worth Treasures of Valdrakken and similar rewards via rare mobs and treasure chests on the Dragon Islands until you have a higher item level. Of course, this is more intended for minmaxers.
This is how you push your item level in Dragonflight
before you Treasures of Valdrakken etc. opens, so you increase your item level as much as possible. If you activate the war mode, you quickly get an average item level of about 366 via the PvP world quests, item level 359 drops at least in heroic dungeons. You can use professions to create even better items or you can simply buy them from the auction house. Since many players are currently leveling up their professions and all consumables are completely cross-server or cross-region after the merger of the auction houses, the items don’t cost a lot of gold either.
By the end of the week at the latest, you should then play through all dungeons on the normal mythical mode to have the chance of items with item level 372. There are also one or two useful items about fame, but only with a lot of diligence and a little later. If you are unsure what to do at maximum level, take a look at our article Level 70 and now – endgame activities. Have you ever felt annoyed because you opened a reward too early? Write to us in the comments.