Rhody and the Dapper Dwarves : Part 2

Welcome to part two of showing off Rhody’s character’s. Today I have chosen to show you Angrel the Warlock, and Ygg the Warrior.  Their photo shoots took place in darker places within Azeroth to show them off in surroundings that befit their person. Do take the time to look at the details in each transmog, in spite of the dark images. It is worth it, I assure you.

Presenting, Angrel, Dwarven Warlock.

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Item List:

Head: Falling Blossom Hood
Shoulders: Deadly Gladiator’s Felweave Amice
Back: (not shown)
Chest: Deadly Gladiator’s Felweave Raiment
Hands: Deadly Gladiator’s Felweave Handguards
Waist: Girdle of Glowing Light
Feet: Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Treads

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This understated look is brilliant for the character feeling that I believe Rhody is going for with Angrel.  Dark, mysterious, probably does not want to talk much and keep to himself. I also applaud Rhody for not having gone with the more “usual” Warlock looks that we tend to see out there. Often using tier pieces that are a lot louder colour wise.

Next up, Ygg, the Warrior.

Ygg.1This transmog look is just beautiful, and to me screams Dwarf Warrior. The details in the chain-mail links underneath the plate is just so well done. The WoW artists really do well. While chatting to Rhody about this look, he said that this set is very undervalued within the community, and I agree.

Item List:

Head: Stormforged Helm
Shoulders: Stormforged Shoulders
Back: (not shown)
Chest: Stormforged Breastplate
Tabard: Tabard of the Wildhammer Clan
Hands: Stormforged Gauntlets
Waist: Stormforged Belt
Legs: Stormforged Legguards
Feet: Stormforged Boots
Weapon: Rugged Polearm

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I did not have as many images of Ygg that ended up being worthy of showing, but I hope you can all see the effort that went in to collecting all of these pieces. As you may have seen in past posts of my own characters, my transmog style is mixing and matching pieces from various sets, to create a whole new look. Here though Ygg is dressed head to two in a matching set, but it works brilliantly for the image this character needed.

Stay tuned for the last post of Rhody’s two other characters, coming up within the next few days.

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Rhody and the Dapper Dwarves : Part 1

Playing on an RP (Role-Playing) server in WoW (World of Warcraft) again is just so wonderful, as I am able to see a lot more thought out transmogs, than I do on non RP servers. One of my new guild mates and friends is a Gnome named Rhody. The person behind Rhody also plays at least five other characters, and they are all Dwarves. I have had the pleasure of visiting and travelling with them all in order to check out their unique styles, and have a photo shoot of course!

You are all very lucky as you also get to share in Rhody’s creativity through these posts. I have decided to break them in to three posts, as I think that will give each character their proper spotlight, and also not fatigue any readers. As you will see, Rhody really thinks about each character. Who they are, how they would present themselves and behave, how they look, and most importantly for this blog what they would wear. It is not often that you can tell a characters possible back story or behavior from how they look, but I think Rhody has done a great job in capturing all the character’s essences.

Now without further ado, I shall start with presenting to you, Donnach the Dwarf Hunter.

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Item List:

Head: Arc-Scorched Helmet
Shoulders: Pauldrons of Havoc
Back: Dark Phantom Cape
Chest: Chestguard of Flagrant Prowess
Shirt: Ebon Filigreed Doublet
Hands: Tear-Linked Gauntlets
Waist: Vereesa’s Silver Chain Belt
Legs: Greaves of Sanctified Dissolution
Feet: Mammoth Mukluks
Weapon: Creeperclaw Gun

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Donnach really embodies what I would imagine a Dwarf hunter to look like. No fancy colours, but a lot of detailed in the armour. As you can see here, Rhody even does a great job at matching outfits to favourite mounts and pets. (Yes, Donnach now also has the Lifelike Mechanical Frostboar battle pet).  Donnach belongs in this wild terrain, and he sure knows how to take care of himself.

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Next up, we have Bodrian, the Dwarf Mage.

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Item list:

Head: Azure Silk Hood
Shoulders: Pauldrons of Revered Mortality
Back: (not shown)
Chest: Royal Moonshroud Robe
Hands: Gloves of Dark Gestures
Waist: Cinch of the Undying
Legs: (not seen under robe)
Feet: Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Treads of Meditation
Weapon: Devotion

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This Dwarf just makes me smile. He has an open happy face, (seems dismayed that the prisoner above has made some questionable choices), and holds himself with assurance.

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Truly I do not even think that I need to say very much about either of these Dapper Dwarves. The outfits, and images speak for themselves!  Stay tuned for parts two and three to follow in the next few days!

Gnoemi’s Fabulous Frock

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I would love to tell you all about Gnoemi’s new transmog that I was able to finally complete today!  She thinks it is rather fabulous and had a fun time showing it off in Exodar!

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I went to the Exodar for the photo shoot as the colours there are very similar to the ones used in Gnoemi’s new outfit, and some of the pieces are very reminiscent of the Draenei. This transmog all came about when I looted the staff in a Draenor dungeon, and immediately I knew I wanted to use it in a transmog. I pretty much opened Mogit, and started putting something together as soon as I left the instance. The shoulders and were the first things that followed the staff, and then I very quickly came to realise that I wanted to go Orange/Purple which are complementary colours.  I have also put the Illusion enchant “Power Torrent” on the staff, which gives it flames that change colour between purple and orange.

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Some more gratuitous Gnome pictures because she is just too cute!

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Item list is as follows:

Head: Circle of Flame
Shoulder: Mantle of the Preserver
Back: Drape of the Messenger
Chest: Robes of the Tempest (Mage only)
Hands: Shadowmoon Grips
Waist: Shadowmoon Sash
Feet: Vicious Fireweave Boots
Weapon: Sol’s Magestaff

Here are some images from Mogit so  you can see the items more clearly.

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To some this outfit may scream fire mage, but I think it has a good all round mage feeling about it. The shoulders, crown and staff just ooze magical power, and the robe and back piece are a lovely canvas that let those items stand out, without becoming boring. There is a lot of detail on all of these pieces, yet they can all hold their own within the outfit.

Because it was so much fun for me to show a transmog outfit on the other body types in my last post, I thought I would share some of the other races who can be mages, and show this outfit on them.

Fun fact, only Taurens cannot choose the mage class. Gnoemi thinks that is somewhat unfair.

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I added a shot from the back here so you can see the robe as well as the back piece on a taller form. It flows lovely on a Night Elf.

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I hope you all enjoyed this look!  I know I had fun putting it together. Honestly it looks good on all races, but somehow that Draenei Male wins… after gnome of course.

See you all next time! Please leave me comments or any ideas or inspiration that has hit you from this post.

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Sensational Strangers : Priest and Shaman

“Sensational Strangers” is going to be a new series on my blog. When you see this title before the class names, it means that I saw an amazing transmog out in the wild, and was unable to catch the person’s name, or chat to them in the game. Because of this I do not take any credit for putting these transmogs together. I just want to show them off, because I think they are exceptionally well done, and it would be a shame for them not to be seen. If by any chance, the people who made these transmogs see this post and want to come forward, I would love to chat to you, and give you proper credit by character name on the blog.

I recently started playing on an RP server again. And while I do not really RP myself, it felt like coming home, as in the EU my main characters are on an RP server. I feel that a higher percentage of people are interested in transmog and care about who their character is, and how they look. As I am newly level 100 on my gnome, I am still farming armour pieces for a transmog I have put together, and hope to show off in the coming weeks. In the mean time, please enjoy these Sensational Strangers!

Priest:

This priest was stood outside the bank in Stormshield recently, and I was unable to make proper contact with her. I did take some screenshots though so that I could write about her very well executed Priestly look.

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The item list is as follows:

Head: Valorous Crown of Faith
Shoulders: Ichor-Dripping Shoulderpads
Back: Cloak of the Shrouded Mists
Chest: Garments of Temperance
Hands: Gloves of Unfailing Faith
Waist: Sash of the Last Guardian
Feet: Splinterfoot Sandals
Weapon: Communal Staff

It can be difficult for Priests to look true to their class at times, as so often many armour models share similarities to the mage or warlock. This priest put together a light and bright look without falling back on the old tier 5 favourite, and I think she did very well indeed.

Putting together a look for my mage, I have also noticed that it is more difficult to mix and match as a cloth wearer. As most of the chest options are robes, finding belts that match (that are not part of the “set”) is difficult. The belts often chop us robe wearers in two, and I think here this one matches perfectly well and bypasses that issue.  Sensational Stranger number 1, thank you for the inspiration!

Shaman:

I came across this Sensational Stranger’s look through a Mogit link that was pasted in to the LFG channel, that people on my realm have started using as a world wide trade chat. I have a habit of ALWAYS clicking any Mogit link that I see appear. Usually the transmogs I see are well done, but a little expected and unoriginal. On this day however I was completely blown away and saved the link for later observation as I was in a dungeon at the time. dwarf.1 dwarf.4 dwarf.2

Item list:

Head: Tyrannical Gladiator’s Ringmail Helm
Shoulders: Spiritwalker’s Mantle
Chest: Grievous Gladiator’s Ringmail Armor
Wrist: Primal Gladiator’s Armbands of Prowess
Hands: Primal Gladiator’s Ringmail Gauntlets
Waist: Grunt’s Belt
Legs: Grunt’s Legguards
Feet: Mindstrainer Treads
Weapon: Cookie’s Tenderizer
Offhand/Shield: Prideful Gladiator’s Redoubt

This is an amazing mixture of PvE, PvP, old and new.  The shoulders may look familiar to you as I used them in my recent hunter transmog, but they are shaman shoulder’s at the core.  I love the tribal animalistic look that this outfit has, and it really looks amazing on this master dwarf. (They have amazing beards now after 6.1 don’t they?!)

Not only do the shoulders produce ghost wolf heads, but the shield also produces a ghost skull that appears out of it. All of this along with the amazing head gear sure would put the willies in to me if I came across this shaman in the wilderness.

As I had this transmog saved in Mogit, I had a little fun and looked at it with all the race models (not all female/male) that can be the Shaman class. Enjoy!

fem.dwarf.1 pandaren.1 draenei.1 fem.draenei.1 tauren.fem.1 tauren.2 troll.1This is hands down one of the best transmogs I have ever seen, and it uses items that are a lot older than I usually choose for my own transmogs. Older pieces do not have as high a pixel count and so often do not read well beside newer armour or against our beautiful new models. In this instance though, it all works to create this masterpiece. Sensational Stranger number 2, I think you win World of Warcraft transmog this week!