patch 4.3, and speaking as a paladin (pictured above), it is just incredible. These sets, titled Cataclysmic Gladiator, manage to look both delightfully ornate while still appearing to be valid battle armor. That balance is something Warhammer has always done well but Warcraft has often failed to capture.
Comparisons between tier 13 and Season 11 armor will almost certainly be a hot debate this patch. I'm not entirely sure which side I fall on. As a paladin, this Season 11 armor will be driving me toward PVP, but our resident warrior extraordinaire isn't so hot on the Cataclysmic Glad outfit for warriors. Different people have different opinions -- who knew?
Our thanks go out to Leviathon over at Scrolls of Lore for the images.