Update - Also, the Curse Team is looking for feedback! Head over to Curse and take a few moments to answer six questions about your thoughts on digital distribution. Thanks!

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. Ulfric Trumpcloak's Avatar
    lol im glad i dont have a druid, this set looks so bad.
  1. Peta's Avatar
    OMG i cant put that on my druid wtf going back to basic or what ??? I fail to see the concept in this? They employ junior designers at Blizz now ?
  1. Shinryu's Avatar
    All I can say is, thank god for Transmog...new druid t13 looks like crap compared to 11 and 12. I mean, can you get any more basic/boring when you compare it to the warrior and warlock ones?
  1. Babytaco's Avatar
    This tier looks HORRIBLE. It's not special at all... It's insanely boring and dull.
  1. retpally's Avatar
    Looks like shit. Very uninspired and half-assed imo.
  1. Noblia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by retpally View Post
    Looks like shit. Very uninspired and half-assed imo.

    I agree.

    I would also like to point out that this teir can be used by any other class, its not screaming druid, its yelling generic!

    I am sure the shaman tier will be much much worse. The tier 2 moose set has more character and druidness then this and I LOL at that set the 1st time I seen it.
  1. EnclosedOne's Avatar
    YAY MAYBE NOW I CAN TOTALLY SKIP HAVING TO WEAR A FRIGGIN TREE TRUNK ON MY HEAD!!!Everything since t7 dreamwalker has been utter shit (except t11) for druids but I like this set. Though it's a bit more subdued in appearance (not insanely huge head/shoulders) I love the coloring very much and IMO it finally looks somewhat druidy again.
  1. dochon's Avatar
    this tier looks like crap.
  1. Arrousalla's Avatar
    Its very ugly as usual. only thing I like about it is the cleavage.
  1. righteousbra's Avatar
    Maybe im crazy, but i think this set is fantastic... the detail in the shoulders and the helmet are great. I feel they focused more on the subtle details that you can hardly see from just these pictures. So everyone bashing the set should probably wait for a 3d rendering before you make your final decission to hate the this tier. but anyway ty blizzard! gonna roll my druid this raiding tier for sure.
  1. eucatastrophe's Avatar
    Tier 11 wins the best druid tier for this expac.
  1. Kryos's Avatar
    It's not ugly ... it's just boring. But not ugly.
  1. Menedude's Avatar
    It's not bad. Definitely a bit boring but not bad. The helm looks like it could be a blue dungeon drop. Sometimes simplicity works. It'll look good on any druid without standing out too much... some people might like that.
  1. Paigeyotto's Avatar
    And yet another reason to not pick back up on my druid.
  1. Adamas102's Avatar
    Good looking set! Don't see how anyone can call it boring. Awesome bioluminescent fungus growths, mandatory green/brown druid color scheme, and a helm that doesn't look utterly ridiculous. What do people expect? Fireworks shooting out of the cleavage, F16s flying out the ass, and shoulder armor so blindingly bright that people have to avoid staring at you while you AFK in SW or Org? About 100 unique tier sets and it seems like some people just can't be pleased...
  1. KarmaBad's Avatar
    These sets are seriously making me want to pick up my account and start playing again.

    ---------- Post added 2011-09-14 at 02:55 AM ----------

    Maybe the consumers who play as druids, need to go back to the lore and realize exactly what druids are. I remember why now I stopped playing. This game is full of Herp Derps. /facepalm
  1. Achaman's Avatar
    better than the wotlk tiers and current cata tiers put together i still prefer T5 and T6 sets in tbc
  1. Elennoko's Avatar
    I love this tier! I don't know if I want to transmog this time around. So pretty!
  1. SoberLion's Avatar
    im lookin at 7-13 tiers and admit then blizz art skill regress so bad, they just horrible
  1. Raptoos's Avatar
    This post is sooooo... wrong! These aren't the druid looks! These are: (For T1-13)

Site Navigation