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“Dream Lord” Set, or the “Parachute” Set

"Dream Lord" Set, or the "Parachute" Set

“Dream Lord” Set, or the “Parachute” Set

Class: Mage

H: Time Lord’s Hood | S: Furious Gladiator’s Silk Amice | Cl: Imbued Infantry Cloak
Ch: Vicious Embersilk Robe | Wa: Dreamer’s Belt | L: Not shown
G: Vicious Embersilk Gloves | Wr: Not shown | B: Riptide Shoes

Wand: Wand of Prismatic Focus
Offhand: Talisman of Nightbane

Thoughts: So I love the Time Lord’s Hood.  Love.  If I could, I’d go back in time and do Dragonsoul LFR to get that color variant, but alas!  Such a thing is no longer possible for Esplodine.  So, you do what you can, and what Esplodine CAN do is tag along and try not to die on regular 10 man runs.  The token for the helm dropped on the last Dragonsoul run she was on, but the druid healer we pugged needed on it as well and won.  Esplodine almost had a heart attack followed by an uncontrollable urge to rise from the dead, turn said tree into paper and (of course) grab the hat, but fortunately all she had to do was grovel a lot.  The druid decided the tier didn’t look good and traded the token to Esplodine.  VICTORY.

For better or worse, the moment I finally got her all nice and mogged up, I thought “parachute.”  And now I can’t unsee.

I’ve had the Talisman of Nightbane in the bank forever and always wanted to use it (IT’S A MAGICAL BLOWTORCH, YESSSSSSS), so I did.  Unfortunately, I then thought “Hindenburg,” and now I can’t unsee.

But I love the Time Lord’s Hood.

Now what?

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“Darkmoon Architect” Set

"Darkmoon Architect" Set

“Darkmoon Architect” Set

Class: Warlock

H: Chief Architect’s Monocle | S: Slavehandler Amice | Cl: Cloak of the Darkmoon Faire
Ch: Nemesis Robes | Wa: High Councillor’s Sash | L: Not shown
G: Barbaric Cloth Gloves | Wr: Not shown | B: Conjurer’s Shoes

Dagger: Neurosurgeon’s Tool
Offhand: It would be the Spring Gadget if I had gotten unlazy and quested for it.

Thoughts: Kamalia recently posted a Darkmoon-themed set that is actually respectable and closely resembles something a sane person would wear.  This is not that outfit.

This set wasn’t entirely planned, since I had wanted the Nemesis shoulders and belt for a different idea, but wound up with the robe on Ignitine’s last BWL run instead.  Thus it’s comprised partly of stuff in the bank, like the monocle and the weapon.  Yet I think it works, because whoever works behind the scenes at Darkmoon has to be at least a little bit twisted.  Maybe not Neurosurgeon’s Tool sort of twisted, but Ignitine’s also a warlock and a wannabe brain implosion specialist, so she’s gotta represent.

She’s probably the one who made the cannon so touchy, and also probably the person who uses some sort of hidden contraption to prompt that turtle to move at the last dang second.  Ignitine seems the most likely to be responsible for making sure you lag at Whack-a-gnoll.  She’s probably rigging your tonk so that the aim’s off.

Whatever you do, don’t get frustrated and stomp off into the woods!  She’s looking for people to volunteer for her next scientific study.

“Starfire Tempest” Set

"Starfire Tempest" Set

“Starfire Tempest” Set

“Starfire Tempest” Set

H: Hallowed Crown | S: Mantle of the Tempest | Cl: Mantle of Desire
Ch: Hallowed Garments | Wa: Starfire Sash | L: Not shown
G: Darkbind Fingers | Wr: Not shown | B: Slippers of the Lonely Road

Staff: Magician’s Staff

Thoughts: No guildmates were harmed in the collection of this outfit.  (There may be some temporary psychological damage, but that’ll wear off, so it doesn’t count.)

Centina wanted an outfit that a pretty pretty princess an arcane mage would wear to nuke things in style.  Obviously, this sort of thing requires a crown!  Because my luck is typically somewhere between awful and pitiful, I wound up running dungeons a lot for the robe and crown (there can be no substitutes!), which in turn led to Centina drowning in netherweave.  She then made bazillions of netherweave bags, only to discover that the price of said bags had more or less tanked on WRA, and also that I am pretty much out of alts to dump them on.  Soooo she stopped making them and donated a crapton of netherweave bolts to the guildbank instead.  That’s goblin generosity for you?

“Engineer of Damnation” Set

"Engineer of Damnation" Set

“Engineer of Damnation” Set

“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

Staff: Damnation

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.

"Engineer of Damnation" is Much BetterSee?  Much better.

“Engineer of Damnation” is Much Better
See? Much better.

“Big Fat Target” Set

"Big Fat Target" Set

“Big Fat Target” Set

“Big Fat Target” Set

Class: Mage

H: Crimson Felt Hat | S: Gladiator’s Silk Amice | Cl: Not shown
Ch: Corsair’s Overshirt | Wa: Aboriginal Sash | L: Legwraps of the Master Conjurer
G: Vengeful Gladiator’s Silk Handguards | Wr: Not shown | B: Fire Striders

Staff: Tapered Staff
Status: Finished

Thoughts: Imagine a trigger-happy, scaredy-cat arcane mage in a jungle, and you’ve got the best picture of Centina.  Mechalis was supposed to be the next to make the journey to the ends of Pandaria, but plans change, and Centina moved up the queue despite her best efforts to move right back down it.  Centina didn’t want go to Pandaland, which she seemed to regard as some sort of horrific jungle safari.  She declared herself to be deathly allergic to Sha, panda dander and hozen, and anyway, she was definitely morally opposed to this putting her life on the line business.

Centina eventually gave in under the condition that she be allowed to pick her jungle wardrobe without interference.  Subtlety be damned, she’s no rogue.

“No Shrinking Violet” Set

"No Shrinking Violet" Set

“No Shrinking Violet” Set

Class: Priest, Mage, Warlock

H: Cowl of the Noxious Glade | S: Journeyman’s Epaulets | Cl: Bogstrok Scale Cloak
Ch: Robes of Orsis | Wa: Runecloth Belt | L: Not shown
G: Vicious Fireweave Gloves | Wr: Not shown | B: Slippers of the Lonely Road

Wand: Soulsplinter
Offhand: Hermit’s Lamp

Status: Finished

Thoughts: I love love love the Vicious Fireweave Robe’s style, and purple has long been my favorite color.  I’ve never been fond of the gigantic hat or pointy shoulders that are part of the regular set, however.  I went with the Cowl of the Noxious Glade instead mostly because it reminded me of my favorite kind of that that I never can wear, the cloche.  (My noggin is enormous – in before that’s what she said – and it’s really hard to find cloches that fit, since they’re typically made out of non-stretchy material.)  Though I originally wanted Centina to wear this, Ailabeth got the set because she doesn’t have enormous green ears that stick out the sides and ruin the effect of the hat.

That said, I dunno if this outfit really suits Ailabeth.  Perhaps I’ll try to cook up a red or white version for her instead.  While I no longer like the cape with this as I once did, I don’t think I’ll bother finding another at this point.

Sadly, Blizz still hasn’t figured out all the issues pertaining to making wands a main hand weapon – while Ailabeth is actually carrying a lovely Hermit’s Lamp, you can’t see it at any time.  D’oh!

“Grasp of Vengeance” Set

"Grasp of Vengeance" Set

“Grasp of Vengeance” Set

“Grasp of Vengeance” Set

Class: Mage

H: Titan-Forged Hood of Dominance | S: Vengeful Gladiator’s Silk Amice| Cl: Gilded Thorium Cloak
Ch: Tarred Robe | Wa: Clutch of Andros | L: Not shown
G: Black Mageweave Gloves | Wr: Not shown | B: Sorcerer’s Slippers

Status: Finished

Thoughts: Originally, I wanted these fancypants purple shoulders that glowed, but then somebody gave me a reality check and pointed out that idea was probably insane because it required killing a boss waaaay in the Black Temple.  Furthermore, it’s not like I can expect a whole lot of assistance at the present moment, since Caliverne is gone until the end of December/beginning of January.  (Also, what is up with everything I want right now being from the Black Temple?)  Oh.  Okay.  Well, these shoulders share the same design and are within my reach if I am willing to throw myself off a cliff repeatedly by going into PvP.  I SWEAR TO GOD GUYS DON’T LEAVE ME ALONE ON THE FARM DON’T LEAVE MEEEEEE YES WE LOST THE DAMN FARM WHY ARE YOU SURPRISED I TOLD YOU WE WOULD I SAID DON’T LEAVE ME ALONE HERE JEEBUS.

The hood was also a PvP thing (AHAHAHA I’VE TAKEN THE FARM BACK SINGLE HANDEDLY YAAAAY OH WAIT SHEEYIT OH GAWD OH GAWD THE AGONY), which posed a different problem in that I could only get it if the Horde held the fortress in Wintergrasp.  For the longest time, I swear they held everything but!  There was no way I was gonna go in and try to “help.”  If I can’t save the farm, there’s no freaking way I can land a fortress.

I’m currently using the Clutch of Andros to tie in the shoulders some more (the dark gray/black color), but I’m not sold on it.