Warlords of Draenor Alpha Build: PVP Season 16

The upcoming Warlords of Draenor alpha build included a couple of PVP sets that didn’t make it into my initial review, so… uh, enjoy!

Thanks, MMO Champion, for posting the thing!

Rogue Season 16

Warlords of Draenor Alpha - Rogue PVP Season 16

Oh man,  that’s not good.

Part of the problem here may be using the male human as the display model. Other race/gender combinations shift the proportions around; on a female draenei or blood elf, those enormous pauldrons will probably be a more manageable size and the overall effect less… eyesore-esque.

Pros: The two daggers on the belt look fantastic. The striped trousers have an almost pirate charm, especially from the back.
Con: I’m so done with putrid green. The shoulders make me sad.

Check out the full preview on MMO Champion.

Paladin Season 16

Warlords of Draenor Alpha - Paladin PVP Season 16

Holy crap, that’s a paladin?

You know, I like this. There’s a lot of grey-black, to the point where you lose some of the feeling of depth, especially when you look at the set straight on. But the overall effect, and it’s actually enhanced by that face-covering helm this time, is one of strength and raw power. The chest and shoulders of this set scream “I am an unstoppable killing machine and will crush you like a tiny insect, mortal.”

Note that he appears to be missing a belt. Hopefully that will be worked in later.

Pros: Paladins get to look terrifying for once. I like the leather buckles on the gloves.
Cons: The pointless scraps of blue fabric detract from how hard the whole set feels. The boots look like they’re the wrong colour.

Check out the full preview on MMO Champion.

What’d I miss? Think my crusade against toxic green has to stop? Let me know in the comments.

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