So, I was (admittedly happy to be) finally tagged in Mog Busting. Navimie gave me the nudge and informed me she was “…thinking about being a bear tank next expansion, and wants to look big and tough like a warrior.” With that in mind, she decided the Mask of Lethal Intent was what she was looking for and weapon needed to be a staff. I could work with that.
A Druid No More…
The first thing I did was what I consider to be the hardest part of a mog set, and that’s finding shoulders that match. Let me clarify that. There aren’t enough shoulder designs to necessarily match outfits I create and thus I try to get the shoulders out of the way instead of finding out nothing works. It happens more with this gear slot than any other and by a wide margin. So this is the habit I’ve gotten into when designing a transmog outfit. Sure enough, I found at least four designs that I loved save for one or two things that had to be changed to get the look I wanted. In the end, I chose the Thunderheart Pauldrons. Great match in terms of colour palette, and the blue bird eyes give me something more to work with. Just to be safe, I added a couple options to my Wishlist so that I could compare later.
Next, I decided to get the staff. First thing I wanted to do was get something that looked less like a staff and more like a weapon. I nearly went with Wildcaller as a means of teasing anyone who looked upon Navimie. She would look the part of a Warrior, but the staff would belie the fact she was going to become a massive bear and maul them. It was a nice idea, but I found something better. The Bloodfire Greatstaff is a perfect fit for this. You have some matching shades, a staff that looks almost like an abstract two-handed axe, and the central aura of the weapon matches the eyes of the helm. Booyah!
Now, to work my way down. The chest involved ruling out a good chunk of gear right off the bat. If Nav’s going to look the part of a Warrior then anything with a skirt had to go. No offense to my fellow Scotsmen, of course. Chestguard of the Bleak Scarab/Chestguard of Vigorous Motivation fit, but unfortunately Navimie has Unearthing Uldum, so the odds she hasn’t done either quest is pretty slim. It just wasn’t worth the risk. Instead, I chose to darken the body and used Blackened Geist Ribs, and was able to easily matchup the gloves with Carpal Tunnelers.
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with the belt slot. I could bring back the original colours, or I could continue with the darker tones I’d adopted in the torso. I tried to bring back the colours, but in any belt that did that I honestly wasn’t able to match up a pair of legs with it that I liked. So instead, I kept the darker tones. The Trollwoven Girdle fit that idea just fine, but I went with the Riplash Belt for the studs and a more Warrior type of feel. The Shaggy Wyrmleather Leggings then continued the outfit down.
Now I definitely had to pull it back to those colours I used at the start, and in doing so found myself looking at three options: Blighted Leather Footpads, Ruthless Gladiator’s Boots of Cruelty, or Wrathful Gladiator’s Boots of Triumph. To be honest, the Boots of Cruelty didn’t really flow from the Leggings, so they were out after another look. The Footpads, to be honest, are a great fit. But I wanted to draw attention back, and the Boots of Triumph connect to the helm and weapon which were the key components of the outfit in the first place. They also flow from the pants perfectly.
All that was left was to see if we could cap things off with a cloak that fit. Mantle of Fury? Hrm, again I would have to play the odds she took it and kept it when she did the quest. The Sishir Coak/Moonbrook Cloak would bring out the blue in the shoulders and looked good from the back. Instead I decided on the Cloak of Subjigated Power.
So, here’s the full list of items we used in the end.
- Mask of Lethal Intent (935 JP, Dalaran Vendor)
- Thunderheart Pauldrons (Token from Mother Shahraz, Black Temple)
- Cloak of Subjugated Power (312 JP, Shattrath Vendor)
- Blackened Geist Ribs (Lich King, Halls of Reflection)
- Carpal Tunnelers (Marwyn, Halls of Reflection)
- Riplash Belt (Drop)
- Shaggy Wyrmleather Leggings (Scourgelord Tyrannus, Pit of Saron)
- Wrathful Gladiator’s Boots of Triumph (Toravon the Ice Watcher, Vault of Achavon 25-man)
- Bloodfire Greatstaff (Aeonus, The Black Morass)
So after all that, what does she look like? Pure badass, if you ask me. Not much indication of being a Druid, but I think it got that Warrior feel Navimie was talking about.
Now, it’s someone else’s turn. It took me forever to come up with a transmog outfit for my Human Mage. You can see it here. You can’t see the Speedsteel Rapier in that picture (don’t worry, a new post for my transmogged characters is coming). It’s not terribly important. What is for me, is that he’s a Frost Mage and I’d like an outfit that feels frost. I’ve worked on him so much without success, maybe a different perspective will do the trick. Depending on the level of gear I need, I might even be inspired to level him. The question is, who’s perspective? I know! Rhuanious can do it, I just know it. Consider yourself tagged and challenged. ;)