Crafted metal armor appearances got a facelift with GU38, so if you are a returning player, and things look a bit different than you remembered, don't be surprised.
Please note:Plate and Devout sets do not become available until Tier 3. The Righteous set does not become available until tier 8. This is intentional gear progression, so don't fret that you are "missing" recipes in earlier tiers. :D
As always, many thanks go out to Kaisha Triol of Permafrost for providing us with these lovely images.
Fact sheets have been created for all plate armor sets that include stat and recipe information as well as larger versions of the below images. (Click on an image below to access the related fact sheet
|Tier 1 Common/Rare||Tin Vanguard (common)
||Bronze Vanguard (rare)
|Tier 2 Common/Rare||Iron Vanguard (common)
||Blackened Iron Vanguard (rare)
|Tier 3 Common||Carbonite Vanguard
|Tier 3 Rare||Steel Vanguard
|Tier 4 Common||Feyiron Vanguard
|Tier 4 Rare||Feysteel Vanguard
|Tier 5 Common||Fulginate Vanguard
|Tier 5 Rare||Ebon Vanguard
|Tier 6 Common||Indium Vanguard
|Tier 6 Rare||Cobalt Vanguard
|Tier 7 Common||Adamantine Vanguard
|Tier 7 Rare||Xegonite Vanguard
Tier 8 adds another plate set to the mix in the form of Righteous armor.
|Ferrite Plate (Common)
||Ferrite Vanguard (Common)
|Ferrite Devout (Common)
||Ferrite Righteous (Common)
||Incarnadine Plate (Rare)
||Incarnadine Vanguard (Rare)
|Incarnadine Devout (Rare)
||Incarnadine Righteous (Rare)
GU43 saw the addition of a level 77 plate armor set, with recipes available to armorers with the appropriate Bathezid's Watch faction (30K for the entire set). All pieces other than the breastplate require an incarnadine cluster. The breastplate requires a chromatic essence.