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Patch 4.3: Warlock tier 13 preview

Alex Ziebart

Following up on last night's warrior tier 13 preview, Blizzard has released a warlock preview this afternoon. Reverse alphabetical order, perhaps? As you can (sort of) see above, the latest warlock tier, called Faceless Shroud, is delightfully creepy. Blizzard's thoughts behind the design of this set is as follows:

Warlock - Faceless Shroud
A set with the flavor of the Old Gods about it - General Vezax from the Ulduar raid was a reference point. Any warlock tier is a great opportunity to bring a dark and warped aesthetic to player gear and this set was especially ripe for the treatment.

Replacing the caster's face with writhing tentacles was the 'hook' I started the concept with and built out from there. We always try to include numerous points of illumination into a tier set as it helps to tie the various armour pieces together – whether that be glowing gemstones, fiery runes or, as in this case, bulging otherworldly eyes!

Tentacle face? Tentacle face. Additionally, Blizzard included a warlock tier retrospective with this tier 13 preview. They might be encouraging you to use transmogrification in patch 4.3. Just maybe. And heck, why shouldn't they?

Gallery: Warlock Tier Gear Retrospective | 4 Photos

Brace yourselves for what could be some of most exciting updates to the game recently with patch 4.3. Look at what's ahead: new item storage options, cross-realm raiding, cosmetic armor skinning and your chance to battle the mighty Deathwing -- from astride his back!

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