Zoopercat made a nice blog post describing the new gear system, give that a read first:
Corrupted Gear Blog Post
Starting today, we will be updating the site with a series of changes for the WoW 8.3 update!
The first update will go live shortly and contains the following:
- Simulator updated with the latest known data from PTR for 8.3
- All new gear available in the simulator and optimizer
- Corrupted gear available for testing in the simulator and optimizer (you can modify an item to be corrupted the same way you can modify an item to be titanforged in an item list)
- New essences implemented but not ranked
Note that rankings of most new stuff are not complete! New minor essences in particular won’t rank yet – we’re working on that over this week and next. New trinkets won’t have any value assigned to their special effects yet.
We do have some very preliminary rankings for the various corrupted effects. It is a ballpark based on PTR data, that will most certainly need to be tweaked and refined over the coming weeks. We’ll keep everyone posted.
Also note that the optimizer option to cap corruption at a desired level doesn’t fully function yet – it will by patch day though!