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WoW Battle for Azeroth Armor Sets to Get Excited About

By | August 9th, 2018 | Categories: World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft’s brand new expansion comes with a plethora of changes, most of which seem to be quite intriguing. One of them is undoubtedly the new WoW Battle for Azeroth Armor sets that will definitely bring a new flavor to Blizzard’s highly successful MMORPG.

From Azerite armor to faction-specific Warfront armor sets, there’s something for everyone. And in a similar fashion to Legion, customization seems to be a big thing in Battle for Azeroth and that’s a great thing for those of you who want their characters to feel somehow special.

Firstly though, let’s take a closer look at something fresh and fascinating – Azerite armor, as it’s something totally new and different.

What exactly is Azerite Armor and how can I get it?

Azerite armor is a new type of armor, consisting of head, chest and shoulders pieces. It can be made more powerful by utilizing the new Heart of Azeroth item and each Azerite armor piece has only primary stats. Also, it’s worth noting that each item of this new armor type drops at the base item level, thus making Titan forge and Warforge unavailable.

There’s also something called Azerite Traits, which essentially is a way to make your current spec more powerful. There are four Azerite Trait sections, related to each ring of the new Azerite armor panel and these are the four categories with the particular ring:

  • Center Ring – Boosts your Azerite armor’s item level by 5
  • Yellow Ring – Defensive traits, some of which are specific to a specific class
  • Green Ring – Here you’ll find traits with role-enchanting capabilities
  • Blue Ring – Traits that are related to your spec or location

Also, remember that these traits depend on your Azerite armor’s item level, meaning that the higher it is, the more potent your traits are going to be. You can have a look at this new feature by opening your Dungeon Journal while in-game.

An interesting fact about Azerite armor is that depending on its item level, it might have either three or four rings for your traits:

  • Below item lvl. 340 your Azerite armor have only three rings
  • At or above item lvl. 340 it will have all four rings at your disposal

It’s worth keeping that in mind because you unlock each of these rings one at a time, starting from the outside of the Azerite armor panel and going all the way to its center.

How do I get my hands on this awesome new Azerite Armor?

You can acquire this new armor type in a similar fashion to all other kinds of gear in World of Warcraft, such as:

  • Through world questing
  • By doing Raids
  • From running Dungeons

The only exception is Azerite armor with an item lvl. of 340 (or greater). If you want these, then expect a limit on how fast you can obtain this new gear, since Blizzard obviously doesn’t want players to rush all Mythic+ dungeons right away and grab the most badass Aazerite gear in a week or so. Oh, and Azerite gear cannot be traded!

What are the Heritage Battle for Azeroth Armor sets all about?

Heritage armor are brand new armor sets, entirely cosmetic and race-specific. They’re only available for the distinct Allied Races that BfA brings to the table and the great thing about these sets is that they’re transmog-friendly, meaning that they can be used on any class and type of armor once you unlock them.

And these are the requirements for unlocking this new armor type:

  • You need to reach the level cap with one of the Allied Races
  • You have to do that without resorting to the Character Boost or Recruit-A-Friend options

Logically, none of the other in-game races can use Heritage armor and transmogging it for any race different than the Allied Races is not feasible.

How can I get the Warfront Armor sets?

You can get your hands on the most basic pieces of the new Warfront armor sets after each win in The Battle for Stormgarde PvP event. However, there are currently three tiers of Warfront armor sets available (generating only cosmetic changes to the actual gear) and this is what you have to do in order to get a particular piece of a given tier:

  • Tier 1: pieces drop randomly after you win a battle in a Warfront and you may acquire this reward more than once in a particular week.
  • Tier 2: parts can be acquired by slaying world bosses such as Lion’s Roar or alternatively you can receive them as rewards from reputation-related vendors such as The Honorbound for Horde and the 7th Legion for Alliance.
  • Tier 3: is unlocked randomly by opening your Warfronts Equipment Cache, which is a reward that you receive by completing the weekly quest The Battle for Stormgarde

Now, regardless of whether we’re talking about Allience Warfront armor or Horde Warfront armor, opinions are definitely divided when it comes to their appearance. While Blizzard has tried to make the new PvP-related armor sets as pleasing to the eye as possible, the actual models could still do with some extra visual drama.

Nonetheless, the Plate variants look pretty stunning IMO and we have to give kudos to Blizz for doing a great job there. In fact, they deserve praise for the entire Warfronts thing, as this brand new PvP feature is quite exciting and reminiscent of the good old Warcraft 3 times.

Wrapping It Up

There’s no denying that the all-new Battle for Azeroth Armor sets are all quite captivating and interesting. It’s apparent that Blizzard has high hopes for this expansion as it’s supposed to bring back the glory of WoW with the help of nostalgia for the old world of Azeroth.

What’s your favorite new armor type in Battle for Azeroth though? Feel free to let us know in the comments below!

For more WoW, check this out:  The Complete Breakdown of WoW Battle for Azeroth Class Changes

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