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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







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  1. Santti's Avatar
    Quite different what we've used for mage set. I like it. Fits gnomes just perfectly. Might not fit very well with most races though. Good thing you can transmogrify out of it

    The name doesn't fit with the theme at all, though.
  1. Killrogg's Avatar
    Exchange the helm with some engeneering googles and I think it will liik better. It's not epic, but I kinda like the colours and the really nice textures on the robe and the shoulders. And the gloves are just great, I think. I'd like to see a gnome mage in this set.
  1. Greymalkin's Avatar
    Doctor Who reference and style, what's in there not to love?
  1. Thessalor's Avatar
    *Cue the Doctor Who theme.*What? It said TIMELORD. That's a blatant Doctor reference!
  1. hellboyy's Avatar
    explain how this ties into killing deathwing pls
  1. Serpentsatellite's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Krunk View Post
    Anyone else see the name and think "Doctor Who"?
    Who doesn't?
    The pop culture references have stopped being references at this point...

    I don't understand the concept of "getting away from mage themes" in mage gear...
  1. Khiva's Avatar
    I don't know if I feel worse for mages because of the simple appearance of this set, or because of the new nick-name "Chicken Head"...
  1. duki95's Avatar
    I think that this is gonna be the ugliest tier set for every class in the game
  1. Joshythemage's Avatar
    Ugh... is this supposed to look like mage armor? Looks like it has headlights coming out of the helm.
  1. Penguirrel's Avatar
    f*cking sweet, my gnomish engineer gnome mage is gonna love this. Alas they never put in the "Doctor" title for realm first 450 first aid. If that had happened I would have name changed to some variation of "Who"
  1. Flaks's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nibi View Post
    they added Ezreal to WoW
    Way to make me change my mind and start liking the set...
  1. Rhywolver's Avatar
    Way better than 'locks, Shaman and Druids... Now place a 'Q_Q' on the goggles and it's perfect!
  1. Naskatze's Avatar
    Ok, just because it is name Timelord.... i LOVE it. That is all.
  1. Ronnosh's Avatar
    I dunno... I kinda like the steampunk feel to the set...
  1. Vrykolas's Avatar
    lol @ jetpack on their head
  1. KWC3587's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhywolver View Post
    Way better than 'locks, Shaman and Druids... Now place a 'Q_Q' on the goggles and it's perfect!
    Nice idea, it can project the Q_Q on the ceiling of whatever room your in or on the sky bat signal style.
  1. Verth Aeyta's Avatar
    Flashlight mages!!! For easier finding of deathwing
  1. Rakudjo's Avatar
    Time Wizard! Time Roulette! Actually, this set looks crazy. Like a steam-punk Mage. I like the look a lot, even though it could look a little more Mage-y (more grand and outstanding, imo)
  1. Zigzagzoom's Avatar
    It was only a matter of time before the beer can helmet was going to work its way into WOW fashions. But, a mage??? I can see maybe a dwarf pally or a warrior. Strange......
  1. Cyph3r's Avatar
    Well, I'm officially jealous of mages for the first time ever. I love the whole steampunk aesthetic. And now here you guys come along with gears on your shoulders. GEARS! I want gears! Also, I think I've figured out the theme of this tier:

    All the "big players" in the Deathwing story, which includes:
    The 5 Aspects (we've seen 2 so far)
    Thrall (shaman gear instantly made me think of him)
    The faceless ones (Warlock)
    The Twilights Hammer cult
    The Druidic factions (Avengers of Hyjal, Malfurion and his friends, hence the very basic "druidic" theme of the Druid set)
    And possibly the Shadow Wardens (Rogue gear maybe?)

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