“Engineer of Damnation” Set
H: Cowl of the Grand Engineer | S: Mantle of the Corrupted | Cl: Not shown
Ch: Vermillion Robes of the Dominant | Wa: Thuzadin Sash | L: Not shown
G: Savage Gladiator’s Mooncloth Gloves | Wr: Not shown | B: Sorcerer Slippers
Thoughts: So Ailabeth’s last, more lady-like lavender look didn’t suit her very well (although now, post 5.1 patch, I can finally see offhands). Actually, I think I left her in that outfit for about a week before I pretty much had a “OMGWTFBBQ!11 HAVE I DONE” type of fit and went back to the drawing board. I’ve been fiddling with this set on and off since then. (I actually wrote the gear list for this post at the end of November.)
The staff (Damnation, which is aaaactually dropped by the Four Horsemen as I recall, not Gluth) is one of my favorites in the game. It’s got a simple yet super effective design that isn’t too burdened with thingies but still stands out. That was the basic idea with the rest of this: powerful, but not too burdened with floofy dangly glowy OMGLOOKATME kind of accessories. Ailabeth probably looks a little warlockian here, but overall, I’m much happier with this set for her. It better matches her overdramatic personality.
The Cowl of the Grand Engineer was the last thing I needed. When it dropped, Cal decided to tease me by not rolling on it. Funny, right? Sure, except I’d just run Thermalix through the raids for her planned sets and NOTHING she needed dropped (AGAIN), so when the Cowl didn’t show up in my bags and Cal mentioned I would get it “slowly,” I had a slight … uh … well, let’s just say it took me awhile to calm down.