Tier 7 is the first tier set that I have collected in World of Warcraft… and I’m getting hooked on the whole matching set thing.
The other day a Paladin in Stormwind was walking around (yes walking, not running) wearing one of the classic armor sets. At first I thought a strange NPC had somehow broken loose from the throne room to visit the Trade District. I’m sorry I can’t be specific about which armor set they had equipped as I saw them on my brother’s screen while he was playing.
It made me miss my first armor set: the Frozen Shadoweave tailoring set. To this day I think it’s one of the most beautiful armor sets in the game (followed closely by the Tier 5 Priest set) and it’s doesn’t even require you to raid to acquire it.
The Frozen Shadoweave set lasted me all the way through the Burning Crusade and I never took a piece of Tier 4 or 5 gear as a result. Unfortunately I wasn’t raiding far enough into Mount Hyjal or Black Temple to collect the Tier 6 set.
With the release of Wrath I took a couple of screen captures of Cassandri’s gear and disenchanted my items as I replaced them in Northrend. Oh how I regret that now. Bag space be damned!
Here is a brief gallery/history of the Priest Armor sets, mostly Tier raiding sets, in World of Warcraft for your reference (and mine). I love them all.
Please note that the links below are to the damage (Shadow) versions of the armor sets from Tier 4-Tier 8. Healing equivalents exist and you can find them all listed here on the one page.
Dungeon Set 1: Devout (Scholomance, Stratholm, Blackrock instances)
Dungeon Set 2: Virtuous (upgrade from set 1)
Tier 1: Prophecy (Molten Core)
Tier 2: Transcendence (Blackwing Lair/Onyxia/Molten Core)
Tier 3: Faith (Naxxramas in Classic)