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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. earthwarden's Avatar
    Back to basics, eh? Very nice, lots of detail, I smell an inobtrusive particle effect also. Great job.
    Quote Originally Posted by macazine View Post
    This looks like every other Druid set. Boring.
    ...aaaand there's this. Of course you can't please anyone, so it's a given that whatever Blizzard rolls out, there will be complaints that it's either "too generic", "sick of themed sets already", or "doesn't look like a druid set at all!". C'est la vie!
  1. fangless's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gronlaender View Post
    I wish Blizzard would hire the people that made tier 1,2,3,5 and 6 again!
    Yes, Moose antlers, great idea.
  1. Samin's Avatar
    Mage is probably next, I saw it shortly in the related article box..it only had the image of a horse head
  1. Mirrass's Avatar
    It's nice it just feels like it is missing a little something maybe a bit too bland not quite as good as t11 in my opinion.
  1. Teriko's Avatar
    That's pretty damn awesome actually :O
  1. superficial's Avatar
    why is t3 never included?
  1. Collected's Avatar
    If Blizzard are going to the trouble of making these screenshots.. would they not just be better putting all the tier items on vendors and selling them? I mean come on Blizz.. it's not exactly difficult to setup 10 or so NPCs in a room, one for each tier.
  1. xaniix's Avatar
    Paladins turn now?!?
  1. Galm's Avatar
    A bit boring. Not too bad, though.
  1. Hipnos14's Avatar
    Looks like shit ¬¬ I was specting something like the Warrior or Warlock, this looks like a PvP set, where are the good days when our tiers where like trees or simply like...a druid set? Very disapointing.
  1. Erik765's Avatar
    Meh. My least fav of the 3 so far...
    why is t3 never included?
    Because it's not available in game any more (was from vanilla Naxx).
  1. ostjaevel's Avatar
    As been said in the other thread, this looks like a PvP set. Which is plain fail on Blizzards end, i was hoping for something that would atleast look a little bit cool, but this... Transmog away !
  1. Mesovr's Avatar
    Looks like mushrooms growing out of the set. That kind of fits druids i guess.
  1. KWC3587's Avatar
    Actually looks pretty plain to me, more like a dungeon set than a tier one. Really I expected more to it after the first two. (the warrior and lock sets I mean.)
  1. Dsm's Avatar
    I like the color scheme also it actually looks kinda druid-ish. I really like it.
  1. Todesbote's Avatar
    Underwhelming.
  1. Dakia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fangless View Post
    Yes, Moose antlers, great idea.
    Okay . . . maybe not THAT guy then. He can go work in accounting.
  1. Fixup's Avatar
    Rubbish! Think warrior will win this round. But I am so looking forward to the DK set!
  1. NatePsychotic's Avatar
    Just a little interesting fact, Mage T13 preview with the Horse head is no longer on the content to the side.

    I'm not saying anything, but it could mean they're working on bringing it up now.
  1. Eucep's Avatar
    While it looks nice, it feels a bit overly generic to me, could just as well be for Shamen.

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