MMO champion this morning has the new screenshots of the Mage Tier 8 gear.
Best looking set to date. I have always felt that the Mages have had to play second fiddle to some of the other class sets out there…none really seemed that exciting to me. Over at Not another Warlock nerf, there was a contest to vote for the best looking Mage set. Tirisfal seems to have won but I think thats only because its design is based off of a famous character /group in Warcraft Mage lore. That still doesn’t account for how “plain” it looks to me.
This new Mage Tier 8 set is perfect. Shoulders are cool, not overly huge or pointy. Chest(robe), Gloves, are decorated with the “eye” associated with Dalaran Mageiness. The Helm…I just can’t exactly place why I think the Mage Tier 8 helm is so bad ass. I think its because you can’t see the face of the one who is about to Frostfire you into twisting netherness. I knew this was going to be a set sooner or later ever since I saw Archmage Aethas Sunreaver of the Krin Tor standing around in the Violet Citadel in beta. Interestingly enough, I suppose only official Kirin Tor have the rights to skip out on the typical Mage dress chest piece. Lucky guy. Click here for a closer 3D model view of his Mage Tier 8.
Here are some screenshots of the new Mage Tier sets. I’m not quite sure which is which on the color pallets though. There are now 3 tiers for PvP and 2 for PvE. I would guess the color pallet on the left is 10man (usually light), middle is one of the PvP sets (usually darkest), and right is 25man. Perhaps the Mage Season 6 will have its own unique style and won’t borrow from these models. If that were the case I would suppose one of these colors is NPC only rather then there being 3 different options on which set to build. Its not like our class needs a caster set and and tanking set. What do you guys think of the new threads?