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Rogue Tier 13 and Visual Retrospective


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

Blackfang Battleweave


A "bat-themed" armor set for rogues seems like a no-brainer, but we were careful to skirt the more obvious inspirations. World of Warcraft often makes playful references to pop culture, but it’s important -- particularly with player gear -- that what we create has integrity within our universe. Rogues look good in close-fitting masks, collars, and cowls rather than elaborate armored helms. It also helps reinforce the rogue's sneaky silhouette if the shoulder pads have a streamlined shape... even if that shape has sharp, bladed details.

Rogue Tier 1-12







This article was originally published in forum thread: Rogue Tier 13 and Visual Retrospective started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Tennou's Avatar
    WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT !? Thank god for transmogblablabal....
  1. Ronnosh's Avatar
    I waited with baited breath... for this? After seing the awesomeness of the other T13 sets, I'm terribly disappointed.
  1. Nolebad's Avatar
    Well everyone know it by now but Blizzard puts absolutely no time in making sets becuase transmogrifying is on it's way...
  1. Vannishh's Avatar
    WTF is this looks gay
  1. InfernalDark's Avatar
    Damn ugly.

    t5 ftw
  1. NeoGriz's Avatar
    So far the Rogue and Mage tier 13 are to me the most dissappointing from what has been shown of the tier 13 sets. Especially after they did a very good job on the Rogue tier 12 imho.
  1. Coldkil's Avatar
    Not bad. I like more t2, t5 and t12 but this isn't bad at all. I expect the heroic tier to be black/grey like someone in posts before has edited it.

    That looked really awesome
  1. Tooldealer's Avatar
    I just lost hope for the Hunter tier; actually, I didn't have much hope to begin with.
  1. Goincommando's Avatar
    at least the helm doesn't look that bad in this set. Looking back at the helms in late wrath/ early cata just boggles my mind. WTF were their artists thinking.
  1. buggerlugs's Avatar
    another awful set, keep it up blizzard
  1. wMw's Avatar
    Yeaaa..Death Knights will be the last ones, so everyone's gonna get buttheart cos of our epicness tier
  1. Killrogg's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by wMw View Post
    Yeaaa..Death Knights will be the last ones, so everyone's gonna get buttheart cos of our epicness tier
    Just keep telling that to yourself. ^^

    People saying B11s or the set look "gay", I'd really like an explenation of what and why it looks "gay".
    If it was pink, flashy or even cute, I could maybe understand it but right now it just doesnt look that good. (as does the Warlock T13)

    By the way, why does nobody seem to like T9(Alliance) or T12 for rogues.
    I thought they look quite awesome.
  1. Nocturnes's Avatar
    At least Gotham City will be safe again!

    ---------- Post added 2011-09-21 at 07:15 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by wMw View Post
    Yeaaa..Death Knights will be the last ones, so everyone's gonna get buttheart cos of our epicness tier
    Because they put the team on it last. 5minute job, i'm pretty sure it will be something pink. Fits them.
  1. Johnmatrix's Avatar
    I hope they would have gone farther with that batman style spiked gloves and black colour! Na na na na na na nana!
  1. Cheese's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by alteam View Post
    so bad! Everything is "normal" and then comes the shoulders..
    I must agree. I don't hate the set completely, but just the shoulders. Then again I've hated most shoulder armor post-TBC. I mean, why do rogues have to have flashy armor? They're supposed to be stealthy, can't really creep trough the shadows if you have something burning/shining on. That's why I like the pre-WotLK rogue armors way more. But well, guess there's stuff to collect for the transmutation heh.

    btw... think this armor might look good with T6 shoulders hehe
  1. Glassmage's Avatar
    Why does the helm and the "Bat" theme remind me of Batman for some reason? >_>
  1. Nocturnes's Avatar
    Batman or not! If they want the rogues to be Batman they damn hell can promise me to put in the Batmobiel for WOW aswell!
  1. Nosferato's Avatar
    hope they make it black and not the brown dirt, then its at least acceptable, but ye it does look like a blue set gear, of all creature rogues got bats, last tier was hawk, maybe we can fly with this tier sicne they always seem to link is with creature that use the moment of suprice to take down its prey, or if they based it of batman maybe we get the batmobile as mount else i think they should have put our tier after the hellspawn armor wich has a big cape shrouding us, i mean cant really hide in the dark when yout shoulders light up venom and your tier is brown, atleast i'll run around with tier 12 and the cursed sight of sargeras or the last season wotlk head as thats is the most awesome head blizz ever gave rogues. this tier is by me rated the second worst only tier 11 is worse, that tier 12 is among the best sets, but look at all the old sets, they are all very dark or red, and fits the class good, but this just tells something about the tier designers, alot of the worst sets have been in cata, and it sure suck, its reason they trew in the transmogrif, now we are forced to transmogrif the tier
  1. Akyno's Avatar
    Im not a rogue, but this set doesnt look that bad compared to some of the other rogue sets.

    TBH most of the rogue sets look like they have just stepped out of a DC comic book..
  1. CSanthony's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tooldealer View Post
    I just lost hope for the Hunter tier; actually, I didn't have much hope to begin with.
    I feel the same for priests. Especially when you can call the last two tier sets "Toilet Bowl Shoulders" and "Basketball Hoop Head".

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