Models of the Year - Top BFA Armor, Creature, and NPC Models on Wowhead in 2018
As 2018 draws to a close, many sites and communities create traditional “Game of the Year” lists, ranking games across a variety of serious and silly metrics. While we can’t quite do that here at Wowhead, as we focus on World of Warcraft, we’ve decided to dive into the multitude of pageviews from 2018 and highlight what was the most popular in our community!
Today we are highlighting this year's top models--the PTR armor, creature, and NPC previews you visited the most in 2018.
Top Armor Posts of 2018
Patch 8.1 PTR Build 28151 - Blood Elf Heritage Armor - Now in Dressing Room
: The Blood Elf armor comes with both skirt and pants options!
Battle for Azeroth Warfronts - Alliance Plate Armor
: Warfronts armor has several armor variations, each more elaborate than the next with special details on the helm, shoulders, and belt.
Patch 8.1 PTR - Battle for Darkshore Night Elf Warfronts Armor - Leather, Mail, Plate
: This post provided our first look at many Battle for Darkshore sets.
Uldir Armor Sets
: In Battle for Azeroth, Blizzard scrapped tier sets with class-specific appearances in favor of sets themed after each zone.
Mag'har Orc Heritage Armor Tints
: As the Mag'har Orc Allied Race is comprised of many clans, it's a nice touch to see each major clan get a special armor tint.
Arathi Warfront Armor
: With so many variations of PvP armor in early Battle for Azeroth, including three styles from different content in the Arathi Warfront, it's easy to see why this post was popular.
Battle for Azeroth Alpha Weapons
: This was our first look at weapons that weren't our Artifacts!
Patch 8.1 - Siege of Zuldazar Raid Armor - Cloth, Leather, Mail, Mythic Tints
: Following the subdued Uldir raid armor tints, Battle for Dazar'alor sets were over-the-top, themed after Bwonsamdi, the loa of death.
Battle for Azeroth Armor - Warfronts, Dark Iron, Zandalari Troll, Orc Clan
: Our very first Battle for Azeroth armor article! The most exciting bit of data was the "Orc Clan" set, our first hint at the Mag'har Orc Allied Race.
Legion Heritage Armor
: While datamined at the very end of 2017, these four sets provided popular in early 2018 as players could unlock the races by pre-purchasing Battle for Azeroth.
Top Creature Model Posts of 2018
Before we start on individual models, we wanted to make a special note of our popular model compilations from the start of the Battle for Azeroth alpha:
Battle for Azeroth New Creature Models
Battle for Azeroth Updated Creature Models
Battle for Azeroth mount Models
: Datamined during the Battle for Azeroth alpha, these frogs were added as mounts like
for the expensive price of .
Shu-zen Dog Mount
, an encrypted mount, made its debut for the Year of the Dog in China. It is currently an in-game shop mount.
Zandalari Troll Druid Cat Form
: The final Zandalari form to be datamined, Cat Form resembles a Dinosaur.
: The star of the list of updated creatures in Battle for Azeroth is the Prairie Dog. This spawned a
very popular Reddit thread
: This model is used for the very expensive
. For the low price of , you can have a portable Auctioneer.
: The bees of Stormsong Valley also come in mount form! Sadly this mount has not made its way to live servers yet, but the
BlizzCon 2018 Presentation
showcased the bee mount for Patch 8.2.
is also awarded from
Kul Tiras Horse
: Yet another horse for the Alliance was datamined! To be fair, this is a very pretty and elaborate horse.
Kul Tiras Moonkin
: This was one of the final Druid forms datamined for the Kul Tiras Allied Race!
Zandalari Moonkin and Bear
: This build added two outlandish Druid forms for Zandalari Trolls. I think we all assumed that we'd be getting a gilded bear and chicken, not dinosaurs!
Kul Tiran Druid Bear Form
: The presence of this model confirmed Kul Tiras Druids, even though Blizzard hadn't officially announced anything yet.
Top NPC Model Posts of 2018
Night Elf Archers
Blood Elf Golden Eyes
Kul Tiras Customization
Mag'har Orc Customization
Night Warrior Customization Options
Zandalari Troll Customization Options
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