Arena Season 12 (Dreadful and Malevolent) is a PvP Season that started one week after the release of Mists of Pandaria. The season ended on March 5, 2013. This season includes two armor sets for each class, Dreadful Gladiator (item levels 464 for armor and 476 for weapons) and Malevolent Gladiator (item levels 489 for armor and 502 for weapons).
New this season
- Season 12 is the first season with resilience being split into PvP power and PvP resilience.
- It is the first season to include monks.
- The Tol'vir Proving Grounds will be playable for the first time.
- PvP and PvE Vendors are now in the Pandaria zones and are as of 5.1 marked on the map for your faction.
- The two new battleground (Silvershard Mines and Temple of Kotmogu) are available as rated battlegrounds as of 5.1.
- No longer available.
- Sold by <Honor Quartermaster> in Kun-Lai Summit and <Honor Quartermaster> in Valley of the Four Winds.
- Neck, back, wrist, hands, waist, feet, finger, ring and legs drops from Sha of Anger in Kun-Lai Summit.
|Item||Cost||Item level||Drops from Sha of Anger|
- Main article: PvP Season
|Season||Title||Start Date||End Date||Duration||Notes|
|Season 1||January 30, 2007||June 19, 2007||20 Weeks||Introduced with The Burning Crusade
End coincided with Patch 2.1.2
|Season 2||June 20, 2007||November 26, 2007||23 Weeks||EU End Date was November 27, 2007|
|Season 3||November 28, 2007||June 23, 2008||29 Weeks|
|Season 4||June 24, 2008||October 14, 2008||17 Weeks||Last arena season of The Burning Crusade|
|Season 5||December 16, 2008||April 14, 2009||17 Weeks||Gear titles: Savage, Hateful, Deadly|
|Season 6||April 21, 2009||August 25, 2009||18 Weeks||Beginning corresponded with patch 3.1.0|
|Season 7||September 1, 2009||January 19, 2010||20 Weeks||End corresponded with the opening of the Crimson Hall in Icecrown Citadel|
|Season 8||February 2, 2010||October 12, 2010||37 Weeks||Beginning corresponded with patch 3.3.2 and the release of the Frostwing Halls in Icecrown Citadel
End corresponded with patch 4.0.1
||December 14, 2010||June 28, 2011||28 Weeks||Began one week after the Cataclysm
Ended with launch of patch 4.2.0
||July 05, 2011||November 29, 2011||21 Weeks||Began one week after patch 4.2.0
Ended with launch of patch 4.3.0
|Season 11||Hero of the Alliance: Cataclysmic
Hero of the Horde: Cataclysmic
|December 6, 2011||August 28, 2012||38 Weeks||Began one week after patch 4.3.0
Ended with launch of patch 5.0.4
|Season 12||Hero of the Alliance: Malevolent
Hero of the Horde: Malevolent
|October 2, 2012||March 5, 2013||22 Weeks||Began one week after the launch of Mists of Pandaria
Ended with launch of patch 5.2.0
|Season 13||March 12, 2013||TBA||TBA||Began one week after patch 5.2.0|