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Warriors, like this Tauren, wear plate armor for their high armor score and their attributes. Plate armor is expensive to repair due to their weight and material.

Plate armor is the heaviest type of armor. Heavier than mail, leather or cloth armor, it is wearable by warriors and paladins from level 40 onwards. The ability to wear it is taught by class trainers and costs roughly two gold. Death knights start with the ability to wear plate armor in Wrath of the Lich King.

Although plate offers the highest amount of armor of all the armor classes it also boasts the highest repair bill. Since patch 3.2, though, prices for repairing are significantly reduced. Plate wearers in epics around tier 9 pay between 9 and 11 gold per death. Previously this cost closer to 15-17g.

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