Roleplaying Outfits: Sets and Tier Gear

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There’s a certain special element about wearing a fully co-ordinated set while roleplaying. While leafy outfits and creative kilts look great, sets and tier gear have a completely different effect. They’re class specific and often named after great entities in lore, and they always have something unmistakably druidic about them. And they’re particularly fitting to wear if you’re on say scouting mission for Cenarion Circle, or representing the druids at an event etc.

On this fine morning of server maintenance, I will share the sets that I’ve collected as well as the sets I would’ve liked to get had I more bank space! (*hint *hint Blizzard!)

Cenarion Raiment

A set named after the demigod Cenarius himself! The highlights of this outfit are the leafy green shoulders and the unmistakable antler head-piece. I decided to get this set not just for roleplaying purposes, but also as my one complete set from vanilla WoW, as part of my pre-Cataclysm bucket list.

All the pieces can be found in Molten Core:

Cenarion Vestments: Golemagg 
Cenarion Spaulders: Baron Geddon
Cenarion Leggings: Magmadar
Cenarion Helm: Garr
Cenarion Boots: Lucifron
Cenarion Bracers: Trash Mobs (BoE)
Cenarion Belt: Trash Mobs (BoE)
Cenarion Gloves: Shazzrah

Here is a zoomed in version in the hope of capturing more of the details of this outfit. I love the little things here like the tiny leaves in the headpiece with the matching spaulders…not to mention the brown leaves on the gloves and bracers. Did I mention leaves yet?

Feralheart Raiment

Another set that ranks as one of my favourites. Its a little different from the Cenarion Raiment as it takes more nocturnal colours with a celestial theme. No leaves here but we have the moon, the stars and a lovely blue to match.

The Feralheart Raiment can be obtained by upgrading the Wildheart Raiment through a series of quests offered by Deliana. (For more information on this, see my previous Feralheart Raiment post).

A long time ago I began the upgrade quests but abandoned them shortly after, and did away with the gloves, bracers and belt of this set. I’ve never been a fan of GM tickets so I sought out decent replacement pieces as I completed my set.

Here is a closer look at the outfit in a different light as I walk through Ashenvale.

For the belt, I’m wearing Belt of the Raven Lord (from Anzu in heroic Sethekk Halls). For the hands and wrists, I’m wearing Ceremonial Leather Gloves and Ceremonial Leather Bracers respectively. These seemingly ordinary pieces surprised me with how well they matched the set.

The sets below are the ones I don’t currently have but would dearly love to, sometime in the future. *Cough* bank space *cough* (The images below are courtesy of WoWhead).

Wildheart Raiment:

Also, known as Dungeon Set 1, the Wildheart Raiment is similar in design to the Feralheart Raiment. I love the colours in this outfit – the subdued blues and pinks work very well together and they provide for a good off-beat colour scheme. The pieces themselves are relatively easy to obtain:

Wildheart Vest: General Drakkisath (UBRS)
Wildheart Spaulders: Girzul (BRS)
Wildheart Kilt: Baron Rivendare (Stratholme)
Wildheart Gloves: The Unforgiven (Stratholme)
Wildheart Belt: Scholomance and BRS Trash mobs
Wildheart Boots: Mother Smolderweb (BRS)
Wildheart Bracers: Stratholme and Scholomance Trash Mobs
Wildheart Cowl: Darkmaster Gandling (Scholomance)

Conqueror’s Nightsong Garb/Regalia/Battlegear:

Another stunning set to have. The detail of the robe and shoulders just blow me away while the crescent moon headpiece is fantastic to mix and match with other outfits as well. These pieces are obtained by turning it tokens that drop from various bosses in Ulduar (25-man). Note that the head and chest pieces can be bought from the Leather Armor Vendor in Dalaran using Justice Points.

Shoulders: Yogg-Saron
Hands: Mimiron
Chest: Hodir or Justice Points
Head: Thorim or Justice Points
Leggings: Freya

Well thats it for today. There are many sets out there but these really sum up my favourites in terms of aesthetics (well what else do we look for anyways? =P ) I had a lot of fun putting together these outfits and can’t wait to see the new ones we’ll have in Cataclysm! As always, thanks for reading =)

Roleplaying Outfits: Kilts and Sarongs

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If there was ever a niche in outfits, I’d say Kilts and Sarongs would be it for my druidic side. I love robes and I still swoon over tier sets…but the sheer creativity in putting together a perfect outfit from seemingly unrelated parts is a whole different canvas. I suppose it began on my numerous trips to Zul’ Gurub – one of the most beautiful areas in the game. While my warrior partner in crime hoped for the Zulian Tiger mount among other things, I was starry eyed over the Bloodtinged Kilt and Will of Arlokk that we chanced upon. Days followed, and one bored evening I found myself in Shattrath browsing the vendors when it suddenly hit me that Justice points could now easily be used to buy some very cool looking kilts. Once I had a kilt, it was almost like solving a puzzle to find the perfect matching tunic and weapon. Do I sound obssessed yet? I should, for I began thinking about these while sipping coffee and writing my Kanji.

I’ve put together here a few of my favourite completed outfits. The sunny beaches of Stranglethorn Vale and the lush city of Zul’ Gurub serve as my photographic inspiration for this project.

 An outfit marked by a deep green with touches of red and brown. The chest is Shroud of Nature’s Harmony with matching Oakleaf-spun Handguards. The kilt is a northrend Giant-friend Kilt and requires revered reputation with Sons of Hodir. The weapon, Will of Arlokk, is from Zul’Gurub’s High Priestess Arlokk. In particular, the detail of the vest ranks this outfit as one of my favourites

Leafy Outfits for Roleplaying Druids

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The last few weeks have seen some welcome down time before Cataclysm’s release. Loremaster? Check. Feralhaeart Raiment? Check (note to self: never doing that questline ever again!). Well, what now? Time to sport some lovely druid outfits and roleplay ofcourse  =) Just a quick fyi, I’ve decided to post about Sets, Kilts and other great outfits separately, so keep an eye out for them. In the meantime, if you’re looking for something simple yet unmistakably druidic and night elven in feel, I’m sure you’ll find something here. Well, let’s walk the path of nature in style then shall we?

Easily one of the most green and leafy outfits I’ve put together. I did my best to give you a bit of contrast there but you have to admit, I’m real close to being mistaken for a tree!
ChestYmirjar Physician’s Robe, a BoE robe that drops in northrend heroic dungeons and it frequents the auction house at reasonable prices. Its refreshing green colour and its earthy look had me sold.
ShouldersCenarion Spaulders drop from Baron Geddon in Molten Core and are part of the Tier 1 set for druids. They’re very versatile and have druidic awesomeness written all over.
Helm: Cenarion Helm which drops from Garr in Molten Core. Alternatively, you could get its look-alike, Crown of the Forest Lord,  from the Swamp Lord in heroic Underbog.
Wrists: Drakewing Bands, another BoE from the auction house.
Staff:The famous Draenic Wildstaff which has wonderful animations of sprouting flowers and mushrooms. It drops from the Avatar of the Martyed in heroic Auchenai Crypts.

I have to admit, I rarely wear yellow – but this robe is the one exception. It’s a little off-beat for us elves since we’re usually seen in much darker, nocturnal colours, but the touch of green leaves and the various shades of ochre make for a lovely change of pace while still keeping the close-to-nature, earthy feel.

Chest: Willow’s Robe – a BoE that drops from various rare spawns in the level 15- 20 areas.
I chose to skip out on the shoulders for this outfit, but if you’d like to add some, Cenarion Spaulders would add nicely.
Staff: Staff of Trickery, an earthy wooden staff that drops from Cyanigosa in heroic Violet Hold. It has a lovely paw print and a faint green glow. (Promise to do it better justice in the screenshot – keep an eye for the post on staves).

Interestingly enough, this outfit gave me the most trouble. It has some great nocturnal colours and the pink and dark blue combination always looks great, but I did worry a little bit about the cleavage. After hours of fruitless searching for an appropriate shirt, I think it’s better off just the way it is. What is the robe you say?

Chest: Sleeping Robes, obtained from the Druid of the Claw questline. I kept these for the name and the history of the quest. Don’t worry if you don’t have these or happened to vendor them way back when you were level 10. Consortium Robes and Solstice Robes both look exactly the same and are easily obtainable via the almighty auction house.
Staff: Swarming Sting-Staff of the Beast – I got this as a random drop while doing some of the elite quests in Blade’s Edge. The colours match the robe really well, and the claw adds a feral feel to the outfit.

And last but not least, we have the druid starter robe. Indeed, do not discount this outfit for its simplicity – its a great alternative if you want a green earthy feel but didn’t want the brightness of the Ymirjar Physician’s Robe. This outfit can easily be spruced up with the Cenarion Helm and/or Cenarion Spaulders.

Chest: Novice’s Robe has lovely greens and browns – perfect for a walk in the forest or if you’re just taking a trip down memory lane.
Staff: Handcrafted Staff – a simple design that’s perfect if you’re looking to leave your fancy gear and other material belongings behind, and begin your journey into the spiritual.

This is it for this post, but be sure to check back later for more on Kilts, Dungeon Sets and Tier pieces. Thanks for browsing these outfits and I hope they’ve inspired some of your own. =)

Druidic Companions

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They’re with us in a flash when summoned and follow us faithfully wherever we go be it the calming forests of Ashenvale or the deadly frontiers of Northrend. Heck, one of them can give us Kung Fu lessons! I’m referring to the numerous companions and pets we hold dear, who are with us in our battles, our quests and often just enjoy the quiet with us. I am not an avid pet collector — but there are a few companions that hold a special spot in my druidic heart and to me, cover different facets of a druid. Not to mention they make for some great roleplaying! I personally thought the pets from quests were more fun since they had a story behind them. With the upcoming expansion and revamping of many quests and thus quest rewards, its possible they might not be available very soon. My personal favourites:

Sprite Darter Hatchling: This mystical hatchling’s story begins in Feralas. If you are Alliance, the Moonweavers will offer you a quest for this pet. I won’t spoil the storyline for you but I did this while questing for Loremaster and needless to say the story is safely packed away in my book of adventures. Here is a neat guide on the quest line to get you started. If you’re Horde, you won’t have access to the quests and are in for a bit of farming. It drops off the Sprite Darters in the area and has a 1% drop rate according to WarcraftPets. Not as fun as the quests, but hey – atleast you have a chance at getting the pet!

Teldrassil Sproutling: Needs no introduction! This is your very own mini-druid-in-tree-form. Go Resto druids! It’s probably the cutest most adorable pet out there. It sleeps, it swims, and it even does the adorable twist dance! This little sproutling is by my side when I’m healing dungeons and raids…or simply when I sorely miss being a tree. Its an alliance pet and costs 40 Champions Seals at the Argent Tournament. If you’re Horde, hit up the neutral auction house!

Miniwing: Until Miniwing, I paid no attention to pets whatsoever. This simple quest in the Bone Wastes changed all that – and successfully doing this at level 68ish made it seem like an achievement. Not to mention the excitement at getting a gorgeous bird at the end. The quest I’m talking about is Skywing. This bird holds fond memories of questing in the Outland for me, and as a druid…the wind calls to the both of us.

Baby Blizzard Bear: This adorable bear accompanies me when I trudge through frost and snow – recently, that’s meant Winterspring.  Alright, bad news first…this pet is no longer available. Players who logged in during WoW’s 4th anniversary received this pet. If you don’t have this little bear, fear not! The good news is that you can get the Dun Murogh Cub who is just at home in wintery wastelands…err I mean wonderland. Both these bears have the same animations with the Dun Murogh version being a darker bear….or a mini version of Sooty if you’re familiar with the Loch Modan quest.

So here we are with the mystical dragonkin, the restoration sproutling, the awesome bird, and the feral yet fuzzy bear. On that note, what are your favourite companions?