25-Player Raid Changes: Thunderforged Items Coming to the PTR Soon
Blizzard just posted a head's up on Thunderforged items--explaining what these higher quality items are and how they will drop in both normal and heroic modes. They should be hitting the PTR soon for the community to check out!
These items have a chance to drop from 5.2 raid bosses and will have a higher chance to drop in 25s. Ever since Cataclysm, 25-player raiding has steadily declined in popularity, so hopefully this will be an incentive for players to stick with the format.
Coming to the PTR in the near future will be a new designation of item type in Normal and Heroic raids for non-tier pieces. Each 5.2 raid boss will have a chance of dropping this new designation of a particular item that’s 6 item levels higher than their counterparts. These higher quality versions will be called “Thunderforged”. This means that there will be five variations of some items. You’ll now see a 5.2 raid item of LFR quality at item level 502, the same item in Normal quality at item level 522, the item in Normal Thunderforged quality at item level 528, the Heroic version of the item at level 535, and the Heroic Thunderforged version of the item at level