Overall there is a 273 Resilience and PvP Power difference between the Malevolent and Tyrannical gear. The reason the PvP stats on the Malevolent gear is so high is because of compensation for the lowered item levels on the Season 13 Honor gear comparitively to the Season 12 Malevolent gear.
I explained this in a previous post, so I will quote it here:
- 5.1 Malevolent Gear has a higher ilevel than 5.2 Malevolent Gear.
- 5.2 Malevolent Gear has more PvP Power/Resilience than 5.1 Malevolent Gear.
- 5.1 Malevolent Gear
- 483 ilevel (491 with 2/2 upgrades)
- ~30 ilevels of PvP Power and Resilience
- 5.2 Malevolent Gear
- 476 ilevel
- ~36 ilevels of PvP Power and Resilience
That explains the high PvP stats on the season 13 Malevolent gear. When you consider that the Tyrannical armor for season 13 does not receive this compensation, its PvP stats are slightly lower, but the base stats on it are much higher and in the end it is an upgrade for your character. For a comprehensive comparison of these items, please check out WoWhead
.(This is a comparison of the Monk Ironskin sets using non-upgraded S12 gear, so feel free to change it to your own class)
Can someone please confirm if this is intended or not???
This is intended, at this current point we have no plans to change the stats on the current gear sets.