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Warrior Tier 13 and Visual Retrospective
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Adventurers will be tested like never before in World of Warcraft patch 4.3 as they take on Deathwing and his minions, emerging from the conflict with powerful new treasures. Please enjoy this preview of the warrior tier 13 armor set, as well as a visual guide to tiers 1 through 12 for Transmogrification purposes.

Warrior – Colossal Dragonplate


A simple concept: Let’s make a warrior tier that looks like Deathwing! Gnarled dragon horn and angular elementium plating with burning fire behind it were the key ingredients.

We build our player armor from a number of base templates, which means the concepts need to conform to predetermined shapes. However, shoulder pads and helmets are uniquely modeled for each set and that gives us great opportunities to create eye-catching silhouettes. In this instance, the sweeping horn shapes ensure a powerfully brutal-looking set for warriors.

Warrior Tiers 1-12







This article was originally published in forum thread: Warrior Tier 13 and Visual Retrospective started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Tantofkhadgar's Avatar
    So I love this armory set don't get me wrong, design wise with the model its fantastic. The color scheme for me could use some work...

    Now the black parts of the armor to me look gray and faded out, i would like to see them darker, although they may have just lightened that part up to show better on a black background. Still if thats not the case i think it looks to washed out.



    The use of red is just a bit to much, I want more color, vibrant color. If its supposed to look like lava then make it look like lava, it has all kinds of colors in it, yellows and oranges and reds. not just red. I think that takes a bit away. So what I would like to see is this, you guys take the image and make it what you will, recolor it as you see fit and lets comment on the recolors. See who can strip it down and come up with the best concept using the model we have.



    I dropped the blacks down darker, and layered on some orange and yellow to make the lava well a bit more lava-ish. I also threw in a little gold on the areas i see as a bit more for show.. the metal on the helm and claw shoulders. the belt buckle the bracers/gloves and grieves.

    So thats kind of what I would do....If it was up to you how would you tailor this set to you?
  1. SyrahGrunt's Avatar
    So much awesomeness even Barney Stintson couldn't handle it... WANT !!!!!!!
  1. Sarithor's Avatar
    I'm the only one it seems that see's this as Blizz slacking again. Why can't anyone else? This is hardly anything new. Just DW Human form made a bit differently. Sigh.
  1. ungar's Avatar
    looks great! IMO, possibly the best warrior set so far. I like the color and detailed cracks, makes sense that it resembles lava. the horns are a nice touch, resembles deathwing. T12 shoulders looked like a molten giant... big deal, what does that have to do with the set. having a molten giant on your shoulders? meh. but T13 looks nice... and they didn't overdo it with hug clown smiley faces on the belt, chest, legs, shoulders, LOL

    I like that it has a semi serious theme, doesn't look like a clown suit. good job.
  1. Scyth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarithor View Post
    I'm the only one it seems that see's this as Blizz slacking again. Why can't anyone else? This is hardly anything new. Just DW Human form made a bit differently. Sigh.
    The set looks awesome and it will look awesome on every other race in the game. I'm barely able to not start cursing at you because I really hate people like you . If you hate Blizzard so much stop playing the game please

    OT: Great set Warrs. You lucky ducks!
  1. Canderous1's Avatar
    the t2.5 still makes me chuckle.
  1. zychotic's Avatar
    wait....you mean there are people still playing warriors?
  1. Canderous1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by zychotic View Post
    wait....you mean there are people still playing warriors?
    warrior 4 life
  1. Sarithor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Scyth View Post
    The set looks awesome and it will look awesome on every other race in the game. I'm barely able to not start cursing at you because I really hate people like you . If you hate Blizzard so much stop playing the game please

    OT: Great set Warrs. You lucky ducks!
    Good thing I hate people like you then, so I don't mind. You carry on praising Blizzard for being lazy because 'LOL KOOL DRAGON ARMOUR I LEIKEZ IT ALOT CUZ IT HAS FIRE' Such a shame. Blizzard have really lost it. Not a single Cata tier has been any good yet, and for t13 it stays that way. Nothing is special about any of the tier sets in cata, but that doesn't matter. I'm talking about them slacking. They coulden't even get it right, AND they were copying from another model. The saturation is way too high. It's washed out and there is too much red. Every tier but 2.5 and 9 horde side beat this hands down. TIER 10 ACTUALLY HAD WORK PUT INTO IT. But this is Cata, so they don't even care as much as wotlk.
  1. ZenX's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ghostprotocol View Post
    I don't like it. WWE belts and boring shoulders. Look at T1 to T3. very unique.. this is just another boring set
    I want to punch you, you(supposing a warrior) get to look like Deathwing as depicted in the original artwork and you still have the nerve to go emo on it...

    I'm really jealous of you Warriors, that is an awesome looking set
  1. one_entity's Avatar
    Jesus, why don't they get the those fucking belts look utterly ridiculous? Please, please, PLEASE go back to the old "slim" belts, not those monstrosities.
  1. m2geek's Avatar
    I hope the Mage and Warlock T13 sets are better looking than T12 - cos their Ugly...

    LOL @ Warriors getting the deathchin :P
  1. Klawz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarithor View Post
    I'm the only one it seems that see's this as Blizz slacking again. Why can't anyone else? This is hardly anything new. Just DW Human form made a bit differently. Sigh.
    Because it's your opinion, not everybody elses.. Set looks good - Hopefully not a final version as others have mentioned the coloring could go a few shades darker.. Good things to come with the rest of the sets hopefully.
  1. Zik3l's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Imhullu View Post
    Warlocks better not get shit tier this time around. The last two werent bad, but they sure as hell werent warlocky to me.
    Seriously? A warlock complaining about their tier gear?....
  1. bloodbad's Avatar
    I dont like it
  1. Pandorox's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ghostprotocol View Post
    I don't like it. WWE belts and boring shoulders. Look at T1 to T3. very unique.. this is just another boring set
    What do you mean boring!? You get to wear Deathwin's Chin as a helmet. And his claws as shoulder guards! If that's not bitchin' then
    your blind as a bat!
  1. Myrande's Avatar
    FUCK THIS SHIT! Now when I am going to switch to D3 Warrior start to look badass again!! Come on Blizzard, I am out.
  1. gHouLwiNg's Avatar
    H O L Y COW !!!! Cant wait to wear it

    P.S So among all classes, the warriors have been chosen to wear deathwing's gear. The only thing i can say is: WE ARE LEGENDARY !
  1. det's Avatar
    Oh look..it is an awesome set based on Deathwing and people still QQ. I am sure you'd like that T3 set again. But..hey...Transmogrification, so quit the QQ - now you can accuse Blizzard of being lazy with a new set, THEN transmogrify it and accuse them of being lazy for adding transmogrification so they can be lazy with lazy armour tiers....
  1. jotad4's Avatar
    This looks so boring. The molten red does not in any way whatsoever match with the green/gray of the armor, and the built-in scales made it even worse. It looks like three separate pieces of armor - parts with scale, parts with round iron, and some with overgrown, random body parts.

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