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

Mage - Timelord Regalia


It’s fun to put a spin on any caster class that moves it away from the usual wizardly archetype, and this set provided the perfect opportunity to do just that. Gnomish clockwork technology is an established part of the Warcraft universe, but it’s not something we’ve incorporated into a tier of player armor before. The combination of moving cogs, quilted fabric, and lots of buckled straps give the set an intriguing "techno-mage" flavor.

Mage Tiers 1-12







This article was originally published in forum thread: Mage Tier 13 and Visual Retrospective started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. DoctorDoomkin's Avatar
    I like it. My only real concern is where exactly do the Gnomes at this point contribute to the overall point in the series.We can guess the warriors come from the sucessful kill on Deathwing, the Shaman from some form of Thrall, Druids with the Elemental Plane of Earth, Warlocks from the Old GodsMages...from the Gnomes that did something useful in the plot by making a mage armor? Again, it's cool, but this feels like it could've been brought in if Blizz put more effort into the Argent Tourney tier in WotLK, instead of making 1 look, and add a different coat of paint to each one.. :/
  1. ungar's Avatar
    random stuff that doesn't make sense in the game: +1

    immersion and story consistency: -42
  1. Kaldriss's Avatar
    so all mages that happen to be engineers are rejoicing now lool
  1. Saintred's Avatar
    At first I thought it looked terrible, but upon further review it is growing on me and the detail is really pretty cool.

    That said, shouldn't the goggles be under the hood not on top of it like a goggle tiara?
  1. jayremy's Avatar
    Druids and shaman,have had the better history of sets. Warriors and mages kind of feel lame. Warrior t5-t8 has been good, the rest was crap. Ulduar themed gear was good for most all classes.
  1. Killrogg's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Saintred View Post
    At first I thought it looked terrible, but upon further review it is growing on me and the detail is really pretty cool.

    That said, shouldn't the goggles be under the hood not on top of it like a goggle tiara?
    I think so, too.
    With the googles glowing from the dark, it would definetely look better.
  1. Siraeyou's Avatar
    My first reaction was along the lines of, "What is this crap?" But I've actually grown to like it more upon the second, third and onward inspection.I definitely like their angle of moving away from the appearance of a traditional wizard to a techno mage this tier.
  1. lilbuddhaman's Avatar
    Mageneer

    10 char
  1. isendims's Avatar
    I really think that would look much better if it were legs instead of a robe. Looks fine now, but could look better.
  1. Jumpieboi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jayremy View Post
    Druids and shaman,have had the better history of sets. Warriors and mages kind of feel lame. Warrior t5-t8 has been good, the rest was crap. Ulduar themed gear was good for most all classes.
    druid tier for ulduar was the worst imo ;/
  1. mynxie33's Avatar
    HIDEOUS!!! and flashlights on the head...really? THANKFULLY TRANSMOG IS COMING. I'm really scared of what the priest set will look like (my main). Bring back TBC tier designers. This is so pathetic
  1. Raptoos's Avatar
    It don't look too good... but mage never had good tier, so it's one of the best anyway :P
  1. isendims's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpieboi View Post

    druid tier for ulduar was the worst imo ;/
    That one was my favorite personally, the most detailed
  1. niknidhogg's Avatar
    The goggles protect the eyes from harmful exposure to thousands of Arcane Blasts
  1. Killrogg's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpieboi View Post

    druid tier for ulduar was the worst imo ;/
    So different is taste.
    I thought Tier 8 was one of the best druid sets. I really like it.
  1. Bootstraps's Avatar
    Mages will defeat Deathwing by tunneling through the earth.
  1. markdall's Avatar
    Oh man I can't believe I missed the name of the set. Priceless. There'd better be a sonic something wand or a something screwdriver wand. Let's see... sonic wrench, I'm guessing. Ugh this is killing me, now I want to pick up engineering but I can't, too much time/effort/recipes in enchanting and tailoring.
  1. helusay's Avatar
    looks like some weird deep sea diving outfit with light goggles
  1. Appletini's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Effet View Post
    The set is - to an extent - reminiscent of that of Torchlight and the alchemist's set(s):
    Exactly! Love it, esp. for gnomes and goblins. Wish it was a tunic and pants instead, but we all remember the T8 debacle the one time they had Mage tier with anything but a robe.
  1. creepygnome's Avatar
    Besides the goggles on the head its not a bad design. It will probably look better on my gnome than on a human too. I don't know how I feel about the shoulders hanging off like that, but the colors are nice and something different. Overall, I'm satsified. Now crossing my fingers for the priest set.

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