Plate Transmog: Protective Barricade of the Light (Paladin)

Plate Transmog - Protective Barricade of the Light - Female Blood ElfHead: N/A
Shoulders: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Pauldrons of the Argent Sentinel 
Back: N/A
Chest:  Vanilla Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Lawbringer Chestguard (Paladin)
Hands:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Plated Fist of Hakoo
Waist:  Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Ghost-Forged Belt 
Legs:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal High Chief’s Legguards
Feet:  Vendor - Gold Silver Sabatons of Fury

Main-Hand:  Vendor - Gold Continuum Blade (requires Revered with Keepers of Time)
Off-Hand: Vendor - Gold Protective Barricade of the Light

View the whole set on Wowhead.

Vanilla Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Lawbringer Chestguard and  Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Pauldrons of the Argent Sentinel are one of those combinations that should work but that I’ve always struggled to make happen. See, the problem is Vanilla Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Lawbringer Chestguard. Back in the bad old days of Vanilla, Blizzard paired that delicate, almost ethereal white-gold chestplate with a pair of lumpy, unflattering legplates and the most hilarious banana pauldrons you’ve ever seen. No surprise there — questionable tier designs are one of the reasons this website exists — but unlike some of the more classic colour combinations that seem to resurface expansion after expansion Blizzard hasn’t gone back to white-gold plate in any meaningful way.

Oh, there’s been white, occasionally. And gold. But they’re noticeably different shades and, frankly, and it’s made giving Vanilla Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Lawbringer Chestguard a second life more difficult than it needs to be.

This is just an aside, but I find the lack of white-gold gear in Paladin tier sets a missed opportunity, because the Lawbringer was possibly the most Paladin set ever designed. Between their white-gold spell icons, their white and gold spell effects, and the fact that the word “Light” has been awkwardly shoe-horned into almost everything they do, if you ask what a Paladin’s favourite colour is, they’d say, “… uh, what colour is light?” because that’s all they know. 

Plate Transmog - Protective Barricade - Side ViewIt’s like expecting a feral druid to understand life beyond a sea of virtually identical bear claw icons.

Paladins are, at their essence, white and gold light dispensers who run on righteous fury and divine protection and they should be allowed to dress as such.

Lacking appropriate legplates, I went with a sort of burgundy alternative instead. The set was also designed to highlight the  Vendor - Gold Protective Barricade of the Light (haha), which I realize the initial screenshot didn’t highlight well. So here you go.

 

 

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