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25 New Gear Sets Revealed


As fans continue digging content out of the Diablo III beta client, some more visuals are appearing. Today is the best eye candy yet, in the form of a couple of dozen pictures of Diablo 3 characters in wild, creative, somewhat-ridiculous high level DiabloWikigear sets. These could almost be considered spoilers, though they have nothing to do with the game story, just in that most of them show off items we’ve never before seen or even seriously imagined, in many cases.

As I joked on the podcast some weeks ago, when discussing those Transformer-looking Inferno armor sets. “…remember when Diablo players could point and laugh at the outlandish costumes the WoW characters wore?”

That’s not to say all these outfits suck, but if you were under any misconception that the armor and weapons in Diablo 3 were going to be based in some kind of functional reality, these should disabuse you of that notion.

A few thumbs are visible here, and you can browse all 25, along with all the other good images we’ve seen of gear sets, in the Item Artwork gallery. Or view them via Maudib’s forum thread, which is already full of much debate over the merits of these clown suits gear sets.

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  1. What kind of idiot made those head gears? *Turn off helm*

  2. I like them. I’d much rather have those than a bunch of similar-looking “realistic” sets of armor alá Dragon Age.

  3. I’m hoping these won’t look so gaudy (that’s the kindest adjective I can think of) when seen from a birds-eye, isomeric view point.

    Striving for increasingly better loot is a core facet of the Diablo experience, but I think actually finding these sets is going to be a bittersweet experience for some people when they look like that.

  4. Is this Diablo3 or MU Online?!?!?!
    I also see Master Yi in the barb red outfit with the long sword… Seriously!

  5. It’s better to be under Spoiler. IMHO

  6. barb sets are awwsomee!! id rather have em more medieval…like in D1..but these are ok too…

  7. The entire game will be a bittersweet experience for some people.
    You can’t please everybody.
     

    • i loooooveeeeee them, i hate those realistic, medieval, dark themed armors which blended with diablo universe perfectly what you say? Its not lineage? Ahhh…. 

      I hope its early april fools, or something, would be better to hear from blizz but they dont respond to datamine generally. I really really really hope its some twisted imgaination’s joke creation because thats like giving diablo universe a middle finger if it goes live. People who loves it loved guns idea in diablo3 probably also… next time lets put spaceships there, who loves spaceships?

  8. I don’t know about these gear sets, they seem a little over the top, especially some of the headsets. Like the monk with the pin cushion mask/helm. Is that weird or what? I guess I have to see it for myself in the game, but for now I’m not impressed 🙁

    • Goes with his headbutt attack?

    • That helm is a unique. It’s not made for the monk specifically.

      • Ya it probably isn’t made for the monk, but even all the other gear sets are not very pleasing to my eyes. They are too “busy”, even the barbarian ones, he looks more like a death knight in them than a barbarian, don’t you think? But don’t get me wrong, I love the game, it’s fantastic the way it looks, and by watching all those awesome beta gameplay footage, I am praying I get to play for at least 1 hour. that is if I get in the beta, but knowing my luck, it’s not gonna happen.
        Well I guess time will tell. maybe I’ll get used to them. 🙂

        • These shots are all close-up zoomed in. I imagine that they are very different in-game.
          The characters don’t look very pleasing to the eye in the login screen, regardless of what gear they are wearing. Once they’re in-game, though, it’s much better.

  9. Yeah…these end game sets are pure donkey vomit.

  10. Sounds like a bunch of nit picking cry babies up in here.

  11. Calm down, that’s a fake for sure. At first, no proof, but Bashiok said, there would be only 18 sets. Secondly, take a look at their ridiculous looks: monks with shields and spears, WDs with dual axes, DHs with melee weapons… If Blizzard’s designer made this pile of crap(for seldom exclusion), then I’m the Pope.

  12. And don’t forget we’ll be wearing mixed sets long before we’re able to gather a full one (that or fork out 20 bucks ofc…)

  13. I ain’t bothered. We’ve known all along that it’s gonna look like war3

  14. I like these way more than the boring \realistic\ looking crap-armorsets we have in games like oblivion. I’d like them (= Blizzard) to turn down the ornamental pieces a bit. Often it’s really hard to make out WHAT character is shown and WHAT gender the character has. It often looks like a blob full of colorful sparkling setpieces instead of a well designed set. Thats a bit sad. But I like anime style characters (well I live in Japan, so…). I like wow style characters (I’m not a wow player) and I like the overall art style of the game. Boring realistic medieval looking oblivion-armor would not fit into the highly colorfall, watercolor-painted look of the game. So \korean mmo\-armor is the right choice. In this case a bit less bling-bling would be better though. Overall I’m quite happy.

    • I think you are looking for the wrong series! cause the first two games had the realistic armor you dislike.
       
      unfortunately blizzard decided to give guys like you what they want rather than fans of the last two games.

  15. Hmm I think its a Photo-shop job with someone putting character models from some other game into the D3 character select screen, if it was Blizzard who did it why would they be using the Character screen.
    Another thing I am sure I seen some of them else where.

    • The parts of the beta client that have been cracked are the char screen and a bit of a sandbox where you can walk around in town. These pics were made by extracting the equipment code and putting it on the char selection screen.  I’m not involved in the project and don’t know programming, but it’s possible the crackers haven’t figured how to make a char wear this stuff even to walk around in town, and that it only works in the char selection screen. (for now.)

  16. I hate most of them. “Boring,” “realistic?” I’d take that over these any day.
    The worst part is that if you try to mix and match your character is going to end up looking like a rainbow. One of the coolest parts of D2 was mixing and matching your gear and finding new items. Say what you will, but aesthetics is a huge part of the game, and these sets clash horribly with the style set down in previous games.
    Of course, they did take a comedic approach to D3 in general, so I shouldn’t be too surprised.

  17. Oh another thing and its a BIGGY the weapons are messed up WD and Wizard Duel Wielding Axes and Swords?
    This means that they are faked in some way and as such are completely useless when it comes to what the “true look” of the gear set is.

  18. Gear sets… Are these like D2’s green item sets? I sure hope so at least, I really don’t like how WoW is organized into class specific gear sets and items o.o

  19. I hope this is a bad joke..

    Actually the demon hunter and witch docter are alright, but the other three classes make me cringe.

  20. Wow – I still can’t stand to look at the male wizard.  Such a moody little poser.  Meh – I was going to make a female one anyway.
     
    I don’t mind the armor.  Some of it looks pretty cool.  Maybe the goofy ones have goofy stats too and are mainly for people who equip something to stand out from the crowd.

    • I’d like to think “goofy” and “Diablo” shouldn’t be in the same sentence. Ever. Now if you don’t mind I need to get back to trying to balance my copy of Diablo I on this pedestal.

  21. Calm down everyone.  Nothing more than someone messing around with textures and models included in the player-side client.  You could do the same thing with SP trainers in D1 and D2.
     
    This is EXACTLY why D3 went to the server-client model and ditched SP (remember that naysayers, your D3 could look ridiculous like this otherwise)!

    • You’re not very bright, are you.

      • You have always been rude you have been on these forums and I don’t know why I would expect anything else… HOW DO WE KNOW THESE ARE ACTUALLY USED AND NOT LEFT OVER ASSETS FROM DEVELOPMENT.  Last I checked, there were  18 armor sets at end game, not whatever we are seeing here.

  22. Atleast theres lots of varience in gear!
    Although I do agree that most of it is a bit ridiculous. And im still pissed at texture quality. I feel like all they did is implement a special shader that boosted the contrast and exposure of the characters to make them stand out more instead of having some really special textures on the characters. Oh well. It could change, and who knows! maybe the highest graphical settings havent been implemented yet.

  23. These armor sets support my idea for MiniGun Barb ! If demon hunter has rockets + missiles why not. :mrgreen:

  24. hahaha they are as fake as breasts in hollywood

  25. IMO they are 100% real.   Compare them with the 2d pics of the tier items, they match..

    Not as bad as people seem to think imo.

  26. They’re real. And some of them look preetty weird. But i remeber the starfish hat of the Wiz, and still havent seen it. It looked weird from close up, but I think some of these will look cool from bird’s eye view, just like that one.
    At least I hope! In last resort, I’ll die everything black and gray and all good!:o

  27. One implication would seem to be that there are no longer level or attribute requirements for equipment?  Most of these look like mid/end game equipment on level 1 chars.  Unless they were taken by Blizz employees using internal testing hacks.

  28. I wish they went with simple and realistic looking designs instead, never been a fan of manga-style gear. Many of the sets are just decorated with too much stuff for my taste, where will they go from here? more random decorations and glowing stuff on your shoulderpads? :/
     

  29. The witch doctor looks weird coated in metal plates like that… and I also find it odd that it seems like every class has a red and silver armor set… I wonder if that’s like the final set of each class you get in Inferno… but, yeah some of these are one’s they had already shown us at blizzcon and the others have corresponding icons in the game files that were already found, so they are real… although some of them are mismatched or have missing textures… I’m sure they’ll all look better in the actual game…

  30. 3 sets good. 5 ok. rest I LL NOT PLAY THIS CLASS IF I HAVE TO WEAR THAT 

  31. Makes me not wanna play a WD, the armors look pretty unappealing.

  32. hey,Flux. I think ‘monk-m3’ and ‘monk-m5’ sets are same sets. so 25 is not, 24 is right, isn’t you?

  33. wow, this is just so NOT diablo. wth has been going on over at blizzard the past year or so? drugs is now mandatory at work?

  34. Now that I have had time to let these sink in I not that much against the designs of the armor but rather the very low polycount and detail, the power-rangers armors they released earlier (blizzcon?) looks so much higher production value, more detail etc…

  35. OK, so, out of 25 of these sets I think that
    12/25 are great looking, and I can´t wait to wear them,
    7/25 are \meh\ looking, though the pink monk would look great if he wasn´t, y´know, pink.And
    6/25 are terribly horribly disfigured creatures from depths of hell. Oh, wait, thats just barb.

    • must say i agree with you. i think ti’s all a matter of the shape of the armor. the sets for WD and DH in particular i like, because they fit the profile of the character.

      i know the barb is supposed to be huge and muscly, and that’s fine, but then he steps into his gundam robot machine and now he looks mechanical instead of armored. if his armor fit his character shape more realistically it would be much better. and less experimenting with fractals

  36. i guess the All Spark found its way to Sanctuary. Now barbatrons run rampant and unchecked.

    to be fair, i kind of like the WD sets. they feel very .. organic and bony (made of bones) which fits with the WD style. 
    DH ones look alright too.

    Monk sets have to be a joke.

  37. Should really be spoilers on this. First time I’m disappointed in this site.

    • Fair enough, but that’s why I only put one of them large enough to see, and only put thumbs for 1/3 of the rest. So it’s up to you if you wanted to look at them clearly. As Blizzard has revealed a bunch of gear sets in preview images and at blizzcon, this isn’t anything new. Plus I bet Bliz will reveal more before launch. Are you disappointed in Bliz for being spoilery when they show off new game features, too?

  38. I really love the armor sets, more of those!

  39. It was quite refreshing to have some posts here without the tired old cynicism or unnecessary sarcasm. Oh well, it couldn’t last I guess. wb flux  😉

  40. ?? ? ???? ??????? ?? ?????? ??????? :DD Speaking honestly, i like all Barb and DH sets. I Think Blizz can do better for the rest!

  41. Monk and Wizard costumes look so awkward.  since when does monk and wizards wear steel armor?  they look so unnatural and out of place.  even WoW gear sets for wizards looks better than this crap!

    • “Monk and Wizard costumes look so awkward.  since when does monk and wizards wear steel armor?”

      Since always. Didn’t you ever have Tal’s set in D2? I think you’re thinking WoW.

  42. Stop crying, geez. You will ANYWAY play Diablo 3, people

  43. I hope there’s tranmogrification like in WoW or the dye that ccan make each equipment invisible…. . This is just too much for me.

  44. If you hate what you see, forget about Diablo 3. There will be a glorious game for you: Path of Exile… 🙂

    • I’m in the Path of Exile closed beta (check RyTEK) on the PoE forums I have 2 toons) and as of patch 0.9.2f the game is pretty abhorrent.  Skills are unrewarding, gemmed skills are a touch better but are buggy, I have played for hours and only fought 8 or so different creatures, unique creatures are BARELY special and easy to beat by skill spamming, you can’t see through walls when they block your vision, there is no way to discern quest lines from NPC talking points, zoning crashes AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON.

      I don’t know where you got your PoE info but now you have it straight from the source.

  45. hey Blizzard, Fly for Fun just called, they want their armor sets back.

  46. I have my some issues with it these sets, too. I do think Blizzard has gone a little too far with the exaggeration and some of these sets look to me like something out of “Gear Wars” or some cheesy arcade game. But you also have to keep in mind, if comparing these to D2 item sets, that in D2 we never had close-up views of our characters. Whether it was in the character selection screen, an avatar in the chat channels, or in-game we never got to see them this close. It was always from the same POV, like 50 yards away, so it’s not really known how exaggerated or “ugly” some of those items might have been with a similar POV (though I believe Tal’s set on a Sorc would have been pretty damn ugly up-close, especially with that mask!).

    Quote from the movie Clueless:  [Like a Monet,] “from far away she looks pretty good but up close she’s just a big old mess.”

  47. I started being a real fan when I pictured out the amazing look of the gears during the early development. They looked real, yet powerful and fantastic. So I started drawing a lot of em. Now I basically draw Diablo 3 themed armors. But this…is like being suckerpunched in the jaw. 

    They look good. Some of them are really amazing, but…the overall feeling abouth those gears is disappointing. Now we can only hope to give Blizz some feedback and wait for patches with different looking gears

  48. I think you’re all also missing out a very important point: You’re going to be zoomed out in a pseudo-isometric perspective the entirity of the game. Things that look this exaggerated are done on purpose so you can actually see them from that point of view. I dont particularly think these armors aren’t all that great, but they’re not bad either, and I imagine in game they’ll look fine.

  49. I like them a lot.  Guys remember this is a world were the armor is magical… How do you distinguish a Barb wearing 4inch thick lamenated alloy plate armor with magical properties to one that in 1mm thick plate… they could look the same.

    IMO these are great! I especially like the Barb Sauron Helm!

  50. These armour sets are ridiculous. Here is a small story: The Diablo 2 Barbarian stands panting over the corpse of a fallen horror, his grim and gothic armour gleaming in the mist that snakes around his boots. Suddenly, a huge Overlord comes crashing down upon him, lashing at his flesh with its whip; A Necromancer leaps to the barbarians aid, only to be cast aside, barely a scrap of life left in his broken body. At this moment, a strange sound is heard in the distance, a sort of banging and clanging of metal, as if a bag of tin cans where being squashed. The sound grows louder, and after a few seconds, a Diablo 3 Barbarian comes waddling over a hill, his entire body covered in what appears to be the inside of a car engine. His legs are barely able to move, as they are bound in chains, horns and pipes. He tries to raise his sword, but his giant shoulder pads begin to squash his little head, and he groans in pain. At this point, the Overlord begins to laugh. The Diablo 3 Barbarian growls and charges toward the Overlord, but trips over one of his own clumpy hoof-like boots, and falls flat on his face. As he hits the floor, a spike that pointlessly protruded from his armour gouges through his neck, squirting his useless blood all over the floor. The Diablo 2 Necromancer and Barbarian begin to laugh uncontrollably, pointing at the corpse of the clown-barb on the floor, while the Overlord can barely breathe he is laughing so hard. With tears of laughter rolling down his face, the necromancer says \Thank god they never brought me back for Diablo 3\.

  51. These armour sets are ridiculous. Here is a small story:

    The Diablo 2 Barbarian stands panting over the corpse of a fallen horror, his grim and gothic armour gleaming
    in the mist that snakes around his boots. Suddenly, a huge Overlord comes crashing down upon him, lashing
    at his flesh with its whip; A Necromancer leaps to the barbarians aid, only to be cast aside, barely a scrap of
    life left in his broken body. At this moment, a strange sound is heard in the distance, a sort of banging and 
    clanging of metal, as if a bag of tin cans where being squashed. The sound grows louder, and after a few
    seconds, a Diablo 3 Barbarian comes waddling over a hill, his entire body covered in what appears to be
    the inside of a car engine. His legs are barely able to move, as they are bound in chains, horns and pipes.
    He tries to raise his sword, but his giant shoulder pads begin to squash his little head, and he groans in pain.
    At this point, the Overlord begins to laugh. The Diablo 3 Barbarian growls and charges toward the Overlord,
    but trips over one of his own clumpy hoof-like boots, and falls flat on his face. As he hits the floor, a spike
    that pointlessly protruded from his armour gouges through his neck, squirting his useless blood all over the 
    floor. The Diablo 2 Necromancer and Barbarian begin to laugh uncontrollably, pointing at the corpse of the
    clown-barb on the floor, while the Overlord can barely breathe he is laughing so hard. With tears of laughter
    rolling down his face, the necromancer says “Thank god they never brought me back for Diablo 3″.

  52. These armour sets are ridiculous. Here is a small story:

    The Diablo 2 Barbarian stands panting over the corpse of a fallen horror, his grim and gothic armour gleaming
    in the mist that snakes around his boots. Suddenly, a huge Overlord comes crashing down upon him, lashing
    at his flesh with its whip; A Necromancer leaps to the barbarians aid, only to be cast aside, barely a scrap of
    life left in his broken body. At this moment, a strange sound is heard in the distance, a sort of banging and 
    clanging of metal, as if a bag of tin cans where being squashed. The sound grows louder, and after a few
    seconds, a Diablo 3 Barbarian comes waddling over a hill, his entire body covered in what appears to be
    the inside of a car engine. His legs are barely able to move, as they are bound in chains, horns and pipes.
    He tries to raise his sword, but his giant shoulder pads begin to squash his little head, and he groans in pain.
    At this point, the Overlord begins to laugh. The Diablo 3 Barbarian growls and charges toward the Overlord,
    but trips over one of his own clumpy hoof-like boots, and falls flat on his face. As he hits the floor, a spike
    that pointlessly protruded from his armour gouges through his neck, squirting his useless blood all over the 
    floor. The Diablo 2 Necromancer and Barbarian begin to laugh uncontrollably, pointing at the corpse of the
    clown-barb on the floor, while the Overlord can barely breathe he is laughing so hard. With tears of laughter
    rolling down his face, the necromancer says “Thank god they never brought me back for Diablo 3″.

  53. This armour is ridiculous. I would rather play with lower quality items that don’t look as shoddy as these, than be a walking robot. The Witch Doctor items are OK, the rest, and I mean Everything else, should be melted down for scrap
    and turned into a giant hammer with which we can beat some sense into whoever designed these.

  54. This armour is ridiculous. I would rather play with lower quality items that don’t look as shoddy as these, than be a walking robot. The Witch Doctor items are OK, the rest, and I mean Everything else, should be melted down for scrap
    and turned into a giant hammer with which we can beat some sense into whoever designed these.

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