Having decided Liouxpold needed a new look, I began puttering around with MogIt to see what I could come up with. Unfortunately I wasn’t having much luck, so I went off in search of some new Hunter pets for him which I found in the form of Vexxus, Gabriel, and Yrra. I then focused back on a transmog outfit and decided to start with a bow. Yes he has Black Bow of the Betrayer, but I was looking for something different. I settled on the Skyfire Hawk-Bow, figuring I could work on the rest as I go. I headed off to Shattered Halls and it actually dropped on the first run. A nice white cloak, Mantle of Vivification, also dropped so I decided these two pieces would be my starting point.
When I previewed the two pieces in MogIt I accidentally had “current gear” in the view and realized the Barrel Stacker’s Mitts that he was wearing fit as well. Now it was a matter of off-setting all the vibrancy with a core that was darker. Initially I wanted blue, but that was before deciding on the gloves. So I just started previewing shirts to see what would come up within my current means. Shirts that required honor were most certainly out for now, as was anything 85 or 90 level raids. What can I say, I’m impatient and don’t like chance. I’d prefer to be able to build the outfit in the moment. I settled in on Savage Gladiator’s Chain Armor. I looked through the leg slot, but admittedly ended up cheating and going with the matching Chain Leggings.
Most of the time I don’t use existing set combinations, but once in a while it’s ok. Plus, in this build I stopped at two pieces. The shoulders and feet are both crafted, Vicious Dragonscale Shoulders and Tsunami Boots (yes, I could’ve cheated a second time and used the boots from the shoulder set but I specifically avoided doing that). All that was left was the belt. The one I ended up choosing had four versions and all of them were quest rewards in Twilight Highlands. I chose the Waistguard of Salvaged Happiness because it was a quest you could just fly into the zone and do. You need not have completed anything else first…and as an added bonus, it’s dirt simple to do.
At the start, I wanted the bow to be the focal point of the outfit. Having the gold in the gloves helps pull it in, and the cloak completes the accent pretty well. The core green managed to achieve the contrast I was looking for. Though I just realized the colour scheme is not that far off from Siori, I’m still happy with the end result.