The upcoming expansion has a lot to offer with changes to both PvE (Player versus Environment) and PvP (Player versus Player) content, but arguably the most exciting aspect is introduction of the long-demanded hero class: Demon Hunters. As such, the mogging potential for leather wearing classes is going to jump considerably. Demon Hunters will the forth class capable of transmogrification into leather, following rogues, druids, and monks. Expect to see many mask varieties for those who have given up their sight for unimaginable power.
Following the theme of Illidan Stormrage's outfits, I'm expecting to see a significant rise in the number of chest options that are either minimalist or allow for the character to be completely topless. From the preview, it seems that that male characters can show of their fancy tattoos completely. Female characters seem to get brassiere options to match their sets, for the chest-less option. Typically, developers have made class sets available to other classes via off-set pieces, so there is hope for other classes to inherit some of the Demon Hunter styles.
While options for leather armor are going up, we will have to wait to see what is in store for the other classes. Personally, I'm hoping to see thematically appropriate set options for everyone. We already have plenty of Fel-themed sets for nearly all armor types, so bringing Demon Hunter flavor to the other classes would be a great addition. I'd love a plate helm that is a a bulky visor-only option, or perhaps even a cloth or chain veil to hide the eyes. As we get closer to a release date, and Blizzcon 2015, we should start seeing previews of standard tier and set designs trickling out of Blizzard.
However, why wait?
Rodrigo de Oliveira, host of The Rodcast, has made an exceptional preview for the new class (below). To further the excitement, he is currently working on Demon Hunter themed sets for all four armor classes! He has asked me to join in the fray and come up with sets of my own that follow the same path.
I am, of course, leaping on this opportunity to make a set for each, and contribute to his upcoming video. I'm looking forward to participating, and Aellin already has a set that I think works with the theme. So, plate down, three more to go! I'll share what I come up with here, on Twitter, and hope that they are sufficiently horned and/or Fel enough for everyone! :p