I was pleasantly surprised to find that Wrathful Gladiator’s gear – the final tier of PvP gear – is now available to be purchased without an Arena rating. All PvPers can upgrade the majority of their gear to Wrathful using Honor Points.
The text on the gear is still red, and the rating requirement is still there, but you can buy it. The only exceptions I’ve found so far have been the Shoulders, which require a 2000 rating. The headpiece, which only requires a 1950, is certainly purchasable. I am out of Honor Points to try for some weapons, but will PvP a bit this weekend and test them out. (I was able to purchase a wand, but that’s a lower rating requirement than many of the weapons.) I assume the tabard is also out of reach.
So… go forth! Upgrade your gear!
I will be posting updates to the 4.0.1 PvP gear guide as I find out more.
Special thanks to Gnomeaggedon and Hints in the comments for passing this along!