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Tier 3

Tier 3 sets: Warrior, Priest, Hunter, Rogue, Warlock, Shaman, Mage, Druid and Paladin

Tier 3 is an armor set that was acquired from the original level 60 version of Naxxramas. This was the first nine-piece set that, in addition to the traditional eight armor slots, also included a tier ring. The replacement Tier 7 sets, which drop from the level 80 version of Naxxramas, use the same models with different color palettes.

Acquiring a full eight-piece set awards the Achievement boss kelthuzad 01 [Drop Dead, Gorgeous] feat of strength.

Between Wrath of the Lich King and Mists of Pandaria there was no way for players to acquire new pieces. Patch 5.0.5 added a chance to see pieces of these sets put up on the Black Market Auction House, with an opening bid of 10,000g. This was the only way to acquire pieces until patch 10.1.5 added a new acquisition method.

Class Set
Druid Druid Dreamwalker Raiment
Hunter Hunter Cryptstalker Armor
Mage Mage Frostfire Regalia
Paladin Paladin Redemption Armor
Priest Priest Vestments of Faith
Rogue Rogue Bonescythe Armor
Shaman Shaman The Earthshatterer
Warlock Warlock Plagueheart Raiment
Warrior Warrior Dreadnaught's Battlegear

Pre-Wrath of the Lich King acquisition[]

The items that form these sets are quest rewards. The quests required, among other things, token drops from bosses in Naxxramas. The only exception are the rings, which dropped directly from Kel'Thuzad.

Token drop locations
Slot Boss(es)
Head Thaddius
Shoulders Patchwerk, Grobbulus, Gluth
Chest The Four Horsemen
Wrist Anub'Rekhan, Grand Widow Faerlina, Gluth
Hands Maexxna
Waist Noth the Plaguebringer, Heigan the Unclean, Gluth
Legs Loatheb
Feet Instructor Razuvious, Gothik the Harvester, Gluth

The following classes share tokens:

Secrets of Naxxramas acquisition[]

Zackett Skullsmash

Zackett Skullsmash

In patch 10.1.5, a method of crafting Tier 3 was added that did not depend on the Black Market Auction House.

Players must first unlock access to original Scholomance by earning the Inv misc book 11 [Memory of Scholomance] achievement. They must next unlock the secrets of Naxxramas by earning the Inv jewelry talisman 12 [Wards of the Dread Citadel] achievement. After that they must craft a Ability rogue grapplinghook [Makeshift Grappling Hook] from items within Naxxramas. Using the Grappling Hook, they must then find and awaken Zackett Skullsmash with some Inv potion 75 [Stratholme Holy Water] and complete his N [1-70] Inconvenience Fee quest.

Once all of that is done, Zackett opens up shop and trades 3x Inv trinket naxxramas03 [Death's Bargaining Chip] for a piece of Dented equipment. That dented equipment has a chance of rolling a Lamented Crusader's piece, which, when combined with the appropriate cursed reagent (such as Inv fabric purple 01 [Cursed Cloth]) from a crafter who already has the Achievement boss kelthuzad 01 [Drop Dead, Gorgeous] achievement, becomes a Desecrated piece. That desecrated piece can then turn into the tier piece after combining with 70-280x Trade alchemy foldedghostiron [Phylacterweave] and 10x Inv misc gem pearl 03 [Righteous Orb].

A full eight-piece set thus requires 1,400 Phylacterweave (or 2,800,000g!) and 80 Righteous Orbs plus the Crafting Order cost for the cursed reagents and some incredible luck for the Lamented Crusader's rolls.

Zackett Skullsmash
Item Cost Type
Inv helmet 22 [Dented Raider's Helmet] 3 Death's Bargaining Chip Old transmog or Inv helmet 22 [Lamented Crusader's Helmet]
Inv shoulder 11 [Dented Raider's Spaulders] 3 Death's Bargaining Chip Old transmog or Inv shoulder 11 [Lamented Crusader's Spaulders]
Inv chest chain 05 [Dented Raider's Chestpiece] 3 Death's Bargaining Chip Old transmog or Inv chest chain 05 [Lamented Crusader's Chestpiece]
Inv bracer 15 [Dented Raider's Bracers] 3 Death's Bargaining Chip Old transmog or Inv bracer 15 [Lamented Crusader's Bracers]
Inv gauntlets 31 [Dented Raider's Gauntlets] 3 Death's Bargaining Chip Old transmog or Inv gauntlets 31 [Lamented Crusader's Gauntlets]
Inv belt 35 [Dented Raider's Belt] 3 Death's Bargaining Chip Old transmog or Inv belt 35 [Lamented Crusader's Belt]
Inv pants plate 17 [Dented Raider's Leggings] 3 Death's Bargaining Chip Old transmog or Inv pants plate 17 [Lamented Crusader's Leggings]
Inv boots chain 05 [Dented Raider's Boots] 3 Death's Bargaining Chip Old transmog or Inv boots chain 05 [Lamented Crusader's Boots]
Inv 10 inscription2 repcontracts 70 professions scroll 02 uprez color4 [Slime-Covered Scroll] 12 Death's Bargaining Chip Non-BoP ancient recipes
Trade alchemy foldedghostiron [Phylacterweave] 2,000g Tier 3 crafting reagent
Inv crate 05 [Plagued Grain] 15 Death's Bargaining Chip Toy
Ability creature disease 01 [Rotten Delicious] 30 Death's Bargaining Chip For Ability mount undeadhorse [Reins of Valiance]
Inv scroll 04 [Pattern: Cursed Cloth] 20 Death's Bargaining Chip † Tier 3 cloth reagent - Inv fabric purple 01 [Cursed Cloth]
Inv scroll 04 [Pattern: Languished Leather] 20 Death's Bargaining Chip † Tier 3 leather reagent - Inv tradeskill skinning shaleather [Languished Leather]
Inv scroll 04 [Pattern: Scourged Scales] 20 Death's Bargaining Chip † Tier 3 mail reagent - Inv misc scales basilliskviolet [Scourged Scales]
Inv scroll 04 [Plans: Undeath Metal] 20 Death's Bargaining Chip † Tier 3 plate reagent - Inv ore eternium nugget [Undeath Metal]

 †Requires Achievement boss kelthuzad 01 [Drop Dead, Gorgeous]

Desecrated tokens
Slot Cloth Leather Mail Plate
Head Inv misc desecrated clothhelm [Desecrated Cloth Helmet] Inv misc desecrated leatherhelm [Desecrated Leather Helmet] Inv misc desecrated mailhelm [Desecrated Mail Helmet] Inv misc desecrated platehelm [Desecrated Plate Helmet]
Shoulders Inv misc desecrated clothshoulder [Desecrated Cloth Spaulders] Inv misc desecrated leathershoulder [Desecrated Leather Spaulders] Inv misc desecrated mailshoulder [Desecrated Mail Spaulders] Inv misc desecrated plateshoulder [Desecrated Plate Spaulders]
Chest Inv misc desecrated clothchest [Desecrated Cloth Chestpiece] Inv misc desecrated leatherchest [Desecrated Leather Chestpiece] Inv misc desecrated mailchest [Desecrated Mail Chestpiece] Inv misc desecrated platechest [Desecrated Plate Chestpiece]
Wrist Inv misc desecrated clothbracer [Desecrated Cloth Bracers] Inv misc desecrated leatherbracer [Desecrated Leather Bracers] Inv misc desecrated mailbracer [Desecrated Mail Bracers] Inv misc desecrated platebracer [Desecrated Plate Bracers]
Hands Inv misc desecrated clothglove [Desecrated Cloth Gauntlets] Inv misc desecrated leatherglove [Desecrated Leather Gauntlets] Inv misc desecrated mailglove [Desecrated Mail Gauntlets] Inv misc desecrated plategloves [Desecrated Plate Gauntlets]
Waist Inv misc desecrated clothbelt [Desecrated Cloth Belt] Inv misc desecrated leatherbelt [Desecrated Leather Belt] Inv misc desecrated mailbelt [Desecrated Mail Belt] Inv misc desecrated platebelt [Desecrated Plate Belt]
Legs Inv misc desecrated clothpants [Desecrated Cloth Leggings] Inv misc desecrated leatherpants [Desecrated Leather Leggings] Inv misc desecrated mailpants [Desecrated Mail Leggings] Inv misc desecrated platepants [Desecrated Plate Leggings]
Feet Inv misc desecrated clothboots [Desecrated Cloth Boots] Inv misc desecrated leatherboots [Desecrated Leather Boots] Inv misc desecrated mailboots [Desecrated Mail Boots] Inv misc desecrated plateboots [Desecrated Plate Boots]


Patch changes[]