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“Echo of the Elements: Fire” Set

"Echo of the Elements: Fire" Set

“Echo of the Elements: Fire” Set

Class: Shaman

H: Crown of Flame | S: Shoulders of the Groundbreaker | Cl: Not shown
Ch: Conqueror’s Worldbreaker Hauberk | Wa: Waistguard of Calibrated Caliphracts | L: Not shown
Time Twister’s Gauntlets | Wr: Not shown | B: Cleated Ice Boots

Fist Weapon: Demonblood Eviscerator
Shield: Tyrannical Gladiator’s Redoubt

Thoughts: This is Electrika’s new transmog set for her Elemental spec.  Have you ever used a guide to figure out what pieces you want for a set, only to find that THE PIECE OF YOUR DREAMS is no longer available and cannot be gotten for love nor money?  I use Icy Veins for transmog planning.  It’s not an infallible source, but it has my preferred format for these things – lots of pictures of items next to each other, on a class specific and slot-by-slot basis.  It told me that THESE AMAZING SHOULDERS THAT WENT PERFECTLY AND WERE SO PERFECT IT WAS AMAZING could be had from Doris Chiltonius in Orgrimm … hold on, isn’t that the blood elf chick who sells Tyrannical PvP gear on the wall in Pandaland?  Yes.  She is not in Orgrimmar and has not been for some time.  The shoulders are unobtainable.  ICY VEINS, WHY U DO DIS, MY HEART, IT IS BROKEN.

Yet I think being unable to get my ideal shoulders turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  The bright orange in the Shoulders of the Groundbreaker ties in with the Crown of Flame and the Demonblood Eviscerator, while the dull gray color ties that in with the metal accents on the robes.  Plus, these were cheaper in terms of effort – couple of heroics, and presto!  I got enough justice to buy old school gear!

You could consider this Attempt #2 at making “a cool fire set.”  (Attempt #1 is here.)  Is it better?  Worse?  I think it is an improvement.

WTB pretty water or ice themed crown.  (Ugly skullhat for $15?  No thanks.)

“Pretty Respectable” Set v2

Cal is Long Suffering

Cal is Long Suffering

"Pretty Respectable" Set v2

“Pretty Respectable” Set v2

“Pretty Respectable” Set v2

Class: Huntard (with bow), Shaman

H: Malefactor’s Eyepatch | S: Shoulders of the Groundbreaker | Cl: Grunt’s Cape
Ch: Hauberk of Whirling Fury | Wa: Aftershock Waistguard | L: Rushing Storm Kilt
G: Gryphon Mail Gauntlets | Wr: Not shown | B: Eruption-Scarred Boots

Bow: Heartstriker

Thoughts: Nothing Therm wants for her planned sets has dropped, so she revisited and revised an old favorite here.  The biggest changes are the bow and shoulders.  Other modifications are the eyepatch (a little doodad I quested for because I felt weird not mogging my helm) and the shoes (a spur of the moment “brown looks better” type decision).  The bow, Heartstriker, looks different in most previewers and data mined images – it seems to have much more pink to it.  As it turns out, when in game, the thing has way more orange to it (or maybe that’s my monitor …), which makes it a decent match for this set.  In dark environments, the underside of the bow is a REALLY bright orange that almost glows.

The shoulders were an accident – they were originally selected for an outfit that I declared a failure because OMGWTF I look weird in shorts and also, the helm I wanted to go with them didn’t drop (cue the LOL Y U MAD).  When I looked at the set again, I decided that the Chief Brigadier shoulders I had been using didn’t go as well as these.