Regional Flagilvl in 5.2 PvPSource
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#1 - 2013/01/22 10:58:00 AM
Just found data mined:

Dreadful gear: 458 ilvl
Malevolent gear: 476 ilvl
Tyranical gear: 493 ilvl
Elite tyranical gear: 515 ilvl

Well I sure cant wait to get killed in a Rogue opener despite being in full Tyranical while he's in full Elite thanks to an overinflated cap in RBGs. Heaven forbid they apply upgrades in 5.3.

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#16 - 2013/01/26 12:29:00 AM
Yes, very much. Your current mal will be a bit better than s13 mal:)

I don't think it's that cut and dry. If I'm understanding the numbers, 5.1 Malevolent will only be better than 5.2 Malevolent if it's carrying 2/2 item level upgrades (though it will have more stamina).

Currently, the PvP Power and stats on each tier of gear are tuned to ensure that they're the best choice for PvP compared with a PvE equivalent:

Malevolent > LFR gear for PVP.
Tyrannical > normal mode raid gear for PvP.
Elite Tyrannical > Heroic mode raid gear for PvP.