Ok, now do Naeda or Claragh.
That was the comment from Mrs. Amateur after I spiced up Cheetahdave’s Hunter the other day. So, this morning while she was downstairs with the wee one, I’ve taken the time to do just that. Of course, me being me I couldn’t really do one or the other. So let’s see what we were starting off with this time.
So we have a Gnome Warlock and a Night Elf Hunter. Truth be told, I’ve been teasing the Mrs. for a little while now regarding her Hunter, but was happy that she asked me to do Claragh (the Warlock) as well. I decided to start with the Gnome and the only suggestion I was given was she needed to look all innocent. The kind that would walk right up to you and then melt your face off. I believe that was a near spot on quote of what I was told.
So I set out for something very non-Warlock. I snagged a few ideas beginning with the chestpiece, but wanted a helm that matched as well. It actually didn’t take long before I had put together Robes of the Exalted from Stratholme and the Augural Shroud.
I was really pleased when Frozen Shadoweave Shoulders were a good fit, but the hand slot irked me. Unless there is a set that’s restricted to Mage or Priest, there are no Cloth gloves that are white. Some are nearly white with coloured tips, but that’s as close as you get. After a bit of toying around I put together Belly Rubbers and Wristguards of Tranquil Thought. I capped things off with Gnomish Rocket Boots (she is an Engineer).
But then I realized she had no belt on. Gnome’s in a dress do not have a great belt location, let me tell you. Getting this far, I was frustrated I might have to scrap the works, because of the belt and how out of place it was. Then I came across the Ruthless Gladiator’s Cord of Accuracy, which made it look like something hemmed right into the dress and life was good again.
To complete the outfit, I realized in this case a staff wouldn’t look right. So it was going to be dagger and off-hand. Right away I decided on the Star-Heart Lamp, and then thought Fang of Oblivion offset it incredibly well and the look was complete. What do you think? Innocent? Success?
Now when it came to Naeda, I didn’t even ask her what she wanted done. For starters, my wife has had the bow from Prince Malchezaar for…well, a very very very long time. So I was damn sure putting that to use. I wanted something that also made the bow stand out (as it should). When I came across Mail of Crimson Coins, I knew just how the whole outfit needed to look.
I added in the Pauldrons of the Deafening Gale but wasn’t completely happy with how they looked with the chest, but the Amber Filigreed Shirt fills in those concerns perfectly (and is better than the Ironforge Shirt because this one leaves the chest open). Khan’s Gloves were also made for this build.
I had a number of options for the legs, actually. But I went with Leggings of the Bloodless Knight, and added the very simplistic Talhide Lined-Boots for the feet, and then Fiery Chain Girdle for the waist.
Now the last couple outfits haven’t called for a cape, but for this I most assuredly wanted one. I began to scroll through and see what would fit, and again I found the cape that belongs. I couldn’t remember if Naeda had done the Thrall quest chain (and her armory cloak suggests that’s not the case), so Mantle of Fury is available for her to get and completes the look perfectly.
Here’s a shot of her from the back, showing off the Mantle of Fury properly.
So there you have it. Two more toons “pimped out” as my generation might say. I say might, because I’ve lost track of whether it came before, during, or after my generation. It’s not too terribly important. What is, is that hopefully Mrs. Amateur is pleased with at least one of the two outfits (and truth be told I’m incredibly happy with the Hunter).