Last year’s Blizzcon demo showed off multiple new legendary items and three whole new item sets, one each equipped on the Demon Hunter, Barbarian, and Wizard in the Blizzcon demo. The sets were lots of fun to use and seemed quite powerful (the ones for the DH and Wizard, at least), but they obviously looked closer to finished than they were, since Blizzcon was back in November and there’s no sign of the sets in the game yet, though all of the other new legendary items we saw at Blizzcon are going live in Season Two.
How about on update on the progress of those new Item Sets? New Item Sets Coming in Patch 2.2.0:
Tyvalir: The new sets – including Delsere’s Magnum Opus, Wrath of the Wastes and Unhallowed Essence – are currently planned to arrive in patch 2.2.0, along with updates to existing 4 piece sets. While this could change depending on a variety of factors, and while we don’t have a date to announce yet for that patch, the plan is for all of these to arrive at around the same time.
You’ll note this post contains not a hint of an ETA for v2.2.0. Not even a “soon” offered ironically. So let your imagination run wild there, but obviously it won’t be for the start of Season Two. Mid-season? Season three? Meh.
As for the sets, we discussed play testing them in detail in our post-Blizzcon podcast, and N3rdwards contributed an article about the Wizard’s set and some other new wizard legendary items seem in the Blizzcon demo. You can see the special set bonuses in the screens below, at least as they were when presented back at Blizzcon. They may well have changed by now, and I hope that at least the Barb set has, since I didn’t think it worked very well when I gave it some trial runs in the Blizzcon demo.