Pally Skirt

Paladin
How can they make plate armor into a skirt anyway? If it is plate (a solid, hard shell), wouldn't it be a metal cone, expanding from the waist? Robes or skirts do not equal plate. Plate is supposed to be hard to move in, and involve mostly immobile parts, not pliable and flowing.
Tier 11 makes us look like birds....why blizz!?
I am NOT tanking in one. I'll heal in it, but never tank in it. I'd rather have off-set gear.


Why do people keep posting this? What the hell difference do the pants model make when you're tanking?

Answer: None. This is not debatable.


WTB more skirts to hide my silly looking goat legs.


Because male human paladins look absolutely awful in a skirt except when healing. The dodge and parry animations are really dumb in one. Plate leggings offer more mobility than a plated skirt, and a skirt/long kilt can catch on stuff like a claw. It's for RP reasons, of course it makes no actual difference in game mechanics.

I'm gay, and I still wouldn't wear that thing while tanking.
Tier 11 makes us look like birds....why blizz!?


It looks good if you uncheck your "Show Helm" box in your interface options. Basically, only the helm looks awful. Everything else is good.
Tier 10 uses "leggings" texture on a "skirt" model. Bleh.
Tier 11 makes us look like birds....why blizz!?


It looks good if you uncheck your "Show Helm" box in your interface options. Basically, only the helm looks awful. Everything else is good.


The helm looks like someone glued frozen vomit to your face. No offense intended to the blizzard art team, but that's just my initial impression.
While I've enjoyed the unique look of the paladin skirts, I also like tabards, and tabards look awful with skirts. So I'm looking forward to having a decent pair of pants again soon.
I like the skirt.
T2 was the high point. After that we had interesting gear (except maybe the Power Ranger look) but T2 was, and has been the high point of any Pally look. Warrior Monk... it was sexy and perfect.
Blizz! Bring back the pally skirt! I loved the look of Judgement and Lightsworn. It's what made our armor different from the rest of the plate classes.

Anyone agree with me or just think I have wierd taste in gear?


I don't think it's very paladin looking. Looks more like cloth IMO.
I like pants. Thanks.
After watching Braveheart and men in kilts.... I'd be down for this!
I'll say the same thing I've told several others:

It's not a skirt, it's a battle kilt!
Moar skirts!

I love my t10 pants!

And for those who complain about plate not being able to be made in a skirt...think of it as chainmail if you must! Or just accept that this is fantasy and things don't necessarily always have to make perfect sense. ^-^
I'll say the same thing I've told several others:

It's not a skirt, it's a battle kilt!


Exactly what I tell everyone.

I love kilts and tiers that have em since T2
I think paladins should get their dress back as they are girls and it suits them.
I detest the plate skirt. I want it NO MORE! Been wearing it for far too long.

It makes my tabard look stupid.
It doesn't make sense as to why anyone would want to fight in a plate skirt. PLATE SKIRT! It just does not sound efficient.

I've been looking forward to Cataclysm in that I could wear pants once again. Thank goodness.
I agree with this post, a nice breeze down there is quite refreshing.

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