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Druid Tier 13 and Visual Retrospective
Blizzard released another Tier 13 preview and today's post features the Druid set, the Deep Earth Vestments.



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 druid tier 13 armor set, as well as a visual guide to tiers 1 through 12 for Transmogrification purposes.

Deep Earth Vestments


The design called for "phosphorescent mushrooms, reminiscent of Zangarmarsh," so our main concern was avoiding making a helm that looked like a giant toadstool sombrero. We’re always looking to incorporate interesting light sources within a raid set, and bioluminescent vegetable growth certainly provides that. Twisting, organic shapes are often key elements of a druid set, and this tier is no exception, with writhing plant roots providing a frame for the glowing clusters of fungi.

Druid Tiers 1-12







This article was originally published in forum thread: Druid Tier 13 and Visual Retrospective started by chaud View original post
Comments 295 Comments
  1. Keosen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by taheen74 View Post
    Um...that's not shaman tier.
    Haha yeah indeed you're right i was reading a topic about shamans and then answered to this one mixing up as it seems :P
    I won't edit it though for the epic failing
  1. Notos's Avatar
    Pretty good set, but tier 3/7.5 is still my favorite.
  1. bany's Avatar
    Tier 3 is missing on all classes so far
  1. Benitora's Avatar
    I like everything except the head item. Shoulders look especially nice.

    ---------- Post added 2011-09-14 at 07:34 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by bany View Post
    Tier 3 is missing on all classes so far
    That's because Tier 3 is now Tier 7.
    Since you no longer can obtain Tier 3 in any way shape or form, they are not showing it on their tables.
  1. Xene's Avatar
    Not bad, would be nice if it would effect their Forms though. Though i did expect it to follow a more "Ysera"-ian type look (Similar to Warriors following the Earth Warder), rather than mushrooms.

    Still very pretty nonetheless. Cant wait for DK, hopefully we dont look like a Furnace or a Raid Entrance.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Benitora View Post
    That's because Tier 3 is now Tier 7.
    In a sense, you're correct, but also technically wrong.
  1. 1samek's Avatar
    I still can't believe designers at Blizzard get PAYED for this. T13 looks like crap.... And I agree with previous poster, no matter how ugly it is, we're stuck in forms so basicly doesn't matter how awful our new tier looks.
  1. The King in Yellow's Avatar
    Looks rather nice, thank heavens there's a hide helmet function. I guess Shaman will be last again.... :
  1. Astalnar's Avatar
    Looks nice.What are the odds that next set to be preented will be hunter. And after that:shaman, rogue, mage, paladin, priest and death knight.I might be wrong, but lets see.
  1. Raqubor's Avatar
    So far warrior is the best, it just looks great. It's actually the first tier set that I like the look of on a human male. It will probably look epic on a tauren or orc. The warlock tier is ... lol. This one is OK-ish.
  1. Nefastus's Avatar
    Its ok but didn't like it much, specially when next to the older tiers.
  1. Nathiest's Avatar
    Oh barnacles!
  1. Nesingwary-Eliada's Avatar
    This set just looks kinds of boring to me. Sure, theres some color to it but... I dunno. The shoulders kinda look like junk you'd find in a tackle shop that the owner has glue painted shells to. There we go. This is a "crafts" set for druids.
  1. reathe's Avatar
    I like how the other 2 tier previews came with insight on what the design team was thinking to make them as badass as they could imagine. But, theirs not one hear. And it's essentially just druids get to walk around looking like fungus.
  1. Dembai's Avatar
    I'm starting to catch the idea behind this tier - it's underground things that Deathwing would have access to. He is still the Earthwarden, after all.

    Warrior: Underground + Armor = Deathwing's Armor
    Warlock: Underground + Evil = Old God
    Druid: Underground + Plants = Fungus

    This means that we get:

    Rogue: Underground + Sneaky/Stabby = Oil? Snake? Stalagmites?
    Priest: Underground + Sacred = Rough-cut gemstones?
    Mage: Underground + Magical = Geodes?
    Death Knight: Underground + Undead = Corpse?
    Paladin: Underground + Holy = Diamonds and Gold (or other precious metals?)
    Hunter: Underground + Animals = Mole? Dragonkin?
    Shaman: Underground + Elemental = Dirt? (lol) Thrall's Shammy gear from outland...that Deathwing somehow stole? XD
  1. Dracbane's Avatar
    Yeah...not really impressed with this set unless they shoulders/helm have some really fucking epic animations. Looks sorta like they tried to base it on deepholme and bubbles...would have really preferred something a little more death like lol...
  1. Tang's Avatar
    Best looking druid set over all, IMO.
  1. InfernalDark's Avatar
    Damn ugly... again.
  1. Saladin456's Avatar
    Couldn't help noticing that T9 is on a troll.
  1. Lohhan's Avatar
    Helm could go, but the rest looks pretty nice. Prob won't be transmoggin this.

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