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Tier 16 Sets

Patch 5.4 introduced the final raid tier for Mists of Pandaria, the Siege of Orgrimmar, and with it came a whole new range of Tier armor. This article provides an overview of the Tier 16 sets.

Siege of Orgrimmar brought with it a brand new raid mode – Flexible. Flex raids have their own level of tier armor, but share a visual appearance with Normal mode sets. As such, there are still three colourations for each classes’ tier armor, as with all raid tiers since Dragon Soul.

We also have an overview article for Tier 16 Lookalike Sets, which are not class specific.

Click on the thumbnails below to visit detailed articles for each of the sets.

Raid Finder Tier 16 Sets (Item Level 528)

Flexible/Normal Tier 16 Sets (Item Level 540/553)

Heroic Tier 16 Sets (Item Level 566)

WoWRoleplayGear Update

Hi everybody!

I’m very sorry that there hasn’t been much in the way of new content on WoWRoleplayGear lately, especially at such a significant time for the WoW community with the release of WoD. I’ve had quite a change in real life circumstances, including a new home and a new job, which means that I’ve had to focus my efforts away from Warcraft lately.

I’d also like to apologise for the downtime on the site in early November, a hosting issue that was sadly out of my hands, but which should now be fully resolved.

I aim to update the site to feature all new WoD sets at some point, and will have more MoP articles in the nearer future, but right now I still need a little more time to settle with my new location and employment. The website will remain online (fingers crossed for no more hosting problems), and comments will continue to be accepted and read.

Thanks to everybody who has been browsing the site over the years. I hope to be back in full swing with new content sooner rather than later! In the meantime, enjoy Warlords of Draenor!

Tier 16 Lookalike Sets

There are lookalike sets available from Siege of Orgrimmar which correspond to each of the thirty-three Tier 16 sets. They are precise visual copies of the tier sets, but without the class restrictions.

Twenty-five of the sets are complete, with matching items available for each armor slot. Eight sets (all mage, all priest and two druid) are missing a matching leg item, but are otherwise complete.

Sadly, some of the Raid Finder and Flexible copies can be particularly difficult or impossible for certain classes/specs to obtain, despite the lack of class restriction, due to the LFR/Flex loot systems. This problem doesn’t occur with Normal or Heroic loot, as that is handled by players and not the automated looting system.

Click on the thumbnails below to visit detailed articles for each of the sets.

Raid Finder Tier 16 Lookalike Sets (Item Level 528)

Flexible/Normal Tier 16 Lookalike Sets (Item Level 540/553)

Heroic Tier 16 Lookalike Sets (Item Level 566)

Tier 15 Lookalikes

Back in March we published an overview article for all of the Tier 15 Sets introduced with Patch 5.2 and the Throne of Thunder. In this post we highlight the lookalikes for all of those Tier sets, which are available as a combination of Throne of Thunder drops, vendor purchases and crafted items.

There are complete lookalikes for all of the sets, with the exception of the Druid Tiers, which lack a headpiece. There are also a few variations where, for example, a Tier robe model becomes a tunic in the lookalike, as is the case with Shaman sets. However, the majority of these sets are perfect visual copies of the Tiers.

Click on the thumbnails below to visit detailed articles for each of the sets.

Raid Finder Mode Lookalikes (Item Level 502)

Normal Mode Lookalikes (Item Levels 522-528)

Heroic Mode Lookalikes (Item Level 535-541)

Patch 5.2 Changes

Patch 5.2 promises plenty of new raiding experiences, items and factions to keep us busy, but it also introduces a few significant alterations to the core rules of transmogrification. Here’s a recap of all of the patch details relevant to items, and how mogging will be affected.

Transmogrification Rules

  Two-handed axes, maces, and swords can be transmogrified to each
  One-handed axes, maces, and swords can be transmogrified to each
  Staves and polearms can be transmogrified to each other.
  A significant number of weapons that were formally Main Hand only,
     have been changed to be one-handed.

Until now, only hunters were able to transmogrify across weapon types, with bows, guns and crossbows. The above changes mean that other classes now have substantially broader options for mixing across weapon-types too. Daggers, Fist Weapons and Wands remain unchanged, and can only be transmogrified to themselves. We’ve highlighted these weapon transmog groups in the image to the right.

The alteration of many main hand weapons to being one-handed also allows for much greater variety as, for example, rogues can now dual-wield many caster weapon looks, which they could not previously transmogrify. See the bottom for Wowhead’s gallery of weapon changes.


  Valor points are not being converted with this patch.
  Conquest Points will be converted to Honor Points, up to the cap of
     4000 Honor.
  Any Honor Points above the 4000 cap will be converted to coin, at a
     rate of 35 silver per point.

New Items

  The Throne of Thunder raid instance is being released. Check out our Tier 15 Overview article
     to see the new sets.
  Season 12 ends and Season 13 will begin, with brand new armor sets: Season 13 Overview.
  Three new factions will be selling reputation based Valor Point items: Shado-Pan Assault, Kirin Tor
     Offensive and Sunreaver Onslaught. The latter two are Alliance and Horde specific respectively.
  Lookalikes of the Blacksmith-crafted Burning Crusade weapons are being introduced. These weapons
     will be BoE, unlike their predecessors.
  Many BoE uncommon items are being introduced as lookalikes of the original Zul’Gurub and
     Zul’Aman armor sets, which were removed when the two instances were revamped in Cataclysm.

Item Changes

  Malevolent Gladiator’s items can be purchased for Honor Points.
  Malevolent Gladiator’s items purchased after the patch will have a reduced item level of 476.
     Those purchased before the patch will retain their 483 item level.
  Dreadful Gladiator’s items can be crafted by relevant professions (Blacksmithing, Leatherworking,
  Item level 489 Valor point items from Patch 5.0 have had their costs reduced by 50%.
  Item level 496 Valor point items from Operation: Shieldwall and the Dominance Offensive have had
     their costs reduced by 25%.

Further Patch Info

If you’d like to read more about Patch 5.2, we’ve covered a lot of the new items in other articles which you can find on our front page.

The above covers the majority of the information from 5.2 which is in some way related to transmogrification, but there are of course many more changes and additions on their way. If you’d like to read further, we recommend you check out the following resources:

  Wowhead’s Gallery of Main-Hand Weapons Changed to One-Hand
  Wowhead’s Guide to Patch 5.2 Troll Transmog Gear
  Blizzard’s Patch 5.2 Round-Up
  Official Patch Notes
  Wowhead’s News Feed

Tier 15 Sets

With Patch 5.2 comes a brand new raid instance, the Throne of Thunder, and with that comes a new level of tier gear. This article provides an overview of the forthcoming Tier 15.

As with the previous two tiers, the Tier 15 items are obtained with tokens, all of which drop within the Throne of Thunder. Matching boot, bracer and belt models are also available from the raid, and as reputation-based vendor purchases with the new “Shado-Pan Assault” faction.

Click on the thumbnails below to visit detailed articles for each of the sets.

Raid Finder Tier 15 Sets (Item Level 502)

Normal Tier 15 Sets (Item Level 522)

Heroic Tier 15 Sets (Item Level 535)

Note: Keep in mind that the above data is drawn from the Patch 5.2 Public Test Realm, and is subject to change before official release. We will update the articles accordingly, should any of the above become obsolete.

Season 13 Sets

Patch 5.2 will be introducing three PvP sets for each class as part of the new “Tyrannical” Season 13. This post provides an overview of all of the forthcoming Tyrannical sets, with links to each of their respective articles.

Season 13 stands out amongst recent PvP seasons, as it is the first time since the original release of WoW that there have been faction-specific PvP armor sets. The two factions have their own differently coloured Conquest Point outfits, with the Horde featuring red in all of their armor sets, and the Alliance featuring blue. Both share the same Elite set appearance.

It’s also worth noting that the method for obtaining Elite gear has been changed with Patch 5.2. Arena rating is no longer required, but instead you must now earn a total of 27,000 Conquest Points within the season, in order to unlock Elite armor.

Tyrannical Gladiator’s Alliance Sets (Item Level 493)

Tyrannical Gladiator’s Horde Sets (Item Level 493)

Tyrannical Gladiator’s Elite Sets (Item Level 512)

Note: Keep in mind that the above data is drawn from the Patch 5.2 Public Test Realm, and is subject to change before official release. We will update the articles accordingly, should any of the above become obsolete.

Rogue Season 13 Sets?

Images for most of the forthcoming Tier 15 and Season 13 sets have been bouncing around online for several weeks now, and with the recent additions of the DK and Shaman tiers, only one group of class-specific sets remains hidden at this point in time. Appropriately enough for the class, the elusive sets are the Rogue Season 13 armor… but we may well have found them.

We’ve located three sets in the 5.2 Public Test Realm files which seemingly fit the profile for the missing rogue season rather well. The thumbnail links below will take you to individual articles for each set.

The three sets are all tagged as being “leather_pvprogue”, and the shuriken attached to the shoulders certainly fit the rogue theme well. Currently all three sets appear to lack models for the headpieces, but the remainder of the items are present.

A further hint towards these being the Rogue S13 sets comes from their colourations. According to Wowhead’s S13 Guide from late-December, many of the S13 PvP sets are tagged with “Horde” or “Alliance”, and most of those tagged are decorated according to the colour schemes of the respective faction, i.e. lots of red in the Horde sets and blue in the Alliance sets. This ties in well with the possible rogue sets above, as one features blue artwork, and one red.

We could be wrong, but these certainly look like the Season 13 Rogue sets to us!

Tier 13 Lookalike Sets

Tier 13 introduced thirty different class specific sets, three for each class (LFR, normal and heroic), when the Dragon Soul raid was released with Patch 4.3. Of those thirty, nine have visual copies in the form of non class specific lookalike sets, which we have documented below.

The lookalikes are visual copies of the item level 397 sets from the normal mode of Dragon Soul. All of the classes are represented, with the exception of the Mage tier, which doesn’t have enough copy items to constitute a set. Death Knight, Rogue and Warrior copies are complete, with lookalike items for all eight primary armor slots. The other six classes lack one or two pieces, but we have made replacement suggestions in our articles linked via the thumbnails below.

All of the items comprising these lookalikes are either drops from Dragon Soul normal, vendor purchases, or profession crafted.

Remember, these sets are not class specific, so any character of the appropriate armor type can transmogrify them!

Happy Holidays!

The 2012 holiday season has arrived and Ironyca and I will be heading off on our Christmas vacation tomorrow morning. As such, things will be a bit quiet around here for the next few days, but we’ll definitely be back in full force in the new year!

We’d like to thank all of the visitors to WoW Roleplay Gear. We really appreciate the time you’ve taken to check out our oufits, and the mass of comments you’ve made on our articles. All of your activity has really helped to motivate us to push the site and the WoW Factor project forward this year.

If you’d like a more detailed update on our recent activity, as well as some reflection on the past year on the site, we’ve added an extended version of this post on the WoW Roleplay Gear Forum.

We’re really looking forward to seeing what Blizzard will be adding to WoW in the coming year, and we hope you’ll keep on mogging with us through 2013.

Happy Holidays!