Heirloom Items and Faction Transfer

4 Sep

Editors Note:  This is probably the most popular damn post on my entire blog.  What’s worse?  It’s old as hell.  Time for a refresh!

Folks – Heirloom Items do make the jump with you when you faction transfer with them.

They make the jump when you Server Transfer too!

While the official Blizzard FAQ does state in big bold text that “No items will be lost during the faction change process” – the fact that they did not specifically include the words “heirloom items will transfer too” has been  a point of contention for many.


Now – for those of you out there that are still boggled about how to send those hard earned heirlooms to characters on the same server (but a different faction) – it’s REALLY EASY.

Find an in-game mailbox!

Send the heirloom item to your cross faction character!

That’s it.  While you can’t  give the heirlooms to other players and you can’t use in-game mail to send them to characters on different servers (yet….) Blizzard *has* opened up the mail system to allow players to send their own characters heirloom items.

Things You Can’t Send:



Tweed Slacks

Only heirlooms will make the faction jump through the mail system!


4 Responses to “Heirloom Items and Faction Transfer”

  1. repgrind September 4, 2009 at 16:15 #

    I can confirm that the heirloom items do, in fact, survive the transfer and faction change quite nicely. =)

  2. Pike September 5, 2009 at 13:23 #

    I am soooooooo tempted to do this. My horrible dilemma is that my Alliance main has all the emblems/Stone Keeper’s Shards, but my dozens of Horde alts have… nada. So this fix would be the perfect answer to it.

    Dunno if I wanna spend 50$ for the combined faction/server switch though…

  3. Windpaw September 5, 2009 at 22:36 #

    The $55 whack to faction swap and transfer (which is what most folks want to do) *is* spendy. Would have been nice for Blizzard to have offered a package deal of some sort.

  4. negathle September 8, 2009 at 17:33 #

    Cooooooome to Horde, Piiiiiiike. Come to Hoooooooooorde……

    Anyway, Windpaw, which of your toons made the jump?

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