Looking good, but looking like what?

Wow, two posts in one day.

Something’s been bothering me, and I’m not totally sure where the design idea came from.  Anyway, what I’m talking about is the T10 armor sets out of Icecrown.  I personally love the look of the armor in WoW, though some may disagree, and feel that it has gone to some extremes (which in some cases it has, but that’s been scaled back some).  Now, with Icecrown, and the advent of the Lich King’s final stand, the armor sets took on some interesting looks.  Let’s take a look at what Blizzard came up with.

Warrior

Ymirjar Lord’s Plate: Obvious reference to the Vyrkul and their ancestral gear. Excellent choice, and nice look.

 

Death Knight

Scourgelord’s Battlegear: A near facimile of Arthas’s armor, though scaled down a bit. the helmet is a bit much though. Excellent look and feel for Northrend DKs.

 

Mage

Bloodmage’s Regalia: Looks much like the San’lyn Darkfallen princes. Down to the toothy grin. Very nice look to match the source material.

 

Hunter

Ahn’Kahar Blood Hunter’s Battlegear: Turns your hunter into a mini-Anub’Arak. Nice choice in coinciding with the Lich King’s army of undead spiders.

 

Priest

Crimson Acolyte’s Regalia: I personally feel that this is an extension of the “Scarlet Onslaught” look, however it is kind of iffy, but does feel like it belongs along with the other Icecrown denizens.

 

Rogue

Shadowblade’s Battlegear: This definately is an excellent match to the source material of the Geist. Some hate it, others love it, I’m one of the latter.

 

Shaman

Frost Witch’s Battlegear: Definately works well with the lady side of the Vyrkul. The Frost Witch look matches well with the Northrend surroundings and the source material.

 

Warlock

Insane Clown Po— I mean Dark Coven’s Regalia: Excellent design choice working from the source material of the Cult of the Damned followers. Even the pointy hat; though I’m still unsure about the checkered material.

 

Druid

Lasherweave Garb: With all the corrupted plants in Northrend and the mangled creatures created by the Lich King’s touch, this seems to be a great choice for Druids.

 

Now my point of contention:

Paladin

Lightsworn Plate: This is where I’m not sure of the source. Where does the design of the paladin set come from? I can see all the others, and how they fit in to the environment and lore of Icecrown Citadel, but how does the Lightsworn set match up?

Lot of text to ask this one question, but an interesting one to boot.

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