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Paladin Week – Draynee Love

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It’s Paladin Week over at Lae’s Alt Appreciation!  I don’t really have any alts or mains, I sorta play whoever strikes me when I log in, but I definitely didn’t want to miss this opportunity to gush over my paladin.  Draynee was my first alliance character, as I was a Hordie when I first started.  The story behind her making her is a little funny.  I had a falling out with a good friend I used to twink PVP with (back before twinks had their own battlegrounds).  I was pretty upset about it, and decided to make an alliance character on our battlegroup in hopes of running into him in the lowbie bg’s.  I chose draenei because I thought the noises they made when they get hit were kind of ridiculous.  I picked Draynee as her name, based on how I originally thought ‘draenei’ was pronounced (I was informed it was ‘dray-nigh’).  So, that’s how my love affair with space goats started.  I never did run into that person in the bg’s, as he quit playing before I got to level 39.  The good news is we are friends again, although he still doesn’t play WoW.  I ended up ditching the original Draynee to re-roll on Proudmoore after discussing possible future Alliance play with my husband, we wanted to pick a pretty high-pop server.  I’m glad I did, since dabbling in the blue side turned into a full-time affair, and Proudmoore’s a great server 😀

So, before I get to the mog goodness, I thought I’d update you guys on why I haven’t posted a whole heck of a lot lately.  If you don’t already, you should follow me on Twitter!  I post updates over there all the time.  Even if you don’t use Twitter, you can click on the link over to the left and see what I’m up to, without an account 🙂  Anyhow, I mentioned it before, but I’ve been working pretty much every day on my Draynee cosplay for Blizzcon!  I’m going in her purple Judgement/Revenant set.  This is my first cosplay, and pretty much first time ‘building’ anything, so there has been some challenges.  It’s coming together though, and I’m getting pretty excited about it!  I’ll probably post some tutorials later, after I get all the pieces finished, but here’s some sneak peeks!

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Here’s my almost-finished Judgement shoulder.  I still need to add some details, but I think it’s pretty cool!  At first I attempted to carve this out of expanding foam like the amazingly talented Kamui, but I am not an sculpture artist.  So plan #2 that my husband found for me was to use the Pepakura program to print out the parts for a 3d model, which I made out of posterboard.  Then I added a few layers of glue and brown paper, and sprayed the inside with the expanding foam for structure.

 
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This is Despair, all ready for priming and painting.  The sword is a mix of Pepakura parts, floral foam pieces, and some expanding foam.  The handle is a paper towel roll filled with expanding foam and a wood dowel for strength!  The weeks until Blizzcon are getting shorter, so I expect to be working even more on this, but fear not draenei enthusiasts, I’m still around and the blog’s not going anywhere!  Just might be on a crafting hiatus until after November 😉

 

Now, on to some mogs!  Draynee only has a few mogs in her collection.  It’s pretty much the reason I started the blog.  I was coming up with some great looks, but only wanted to really wear a couple.  She went wild and wore the Golden Valorous mog for a few months, but she’s back to purple judgement now as inspiration to get this cosplay done!

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The cloak in the header picture is Silky Velvet Cloak
 
 

This mog is probably the second one I put together.  I’ve heard it referred to as an Alliance soldier mog, but the tabard is just there because I liked how the colors go together, and it covers up the corset.  I use it sometimes for a tanking set, when I get the wild urge to actually tank, lol!
 
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I originally put this last mog together for my death knight, but it was just too bright for her, it didn’t feel right.  It works much better as a holy pally mog!  It’s a pretty popular look, but I still love it 🙂
 
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Whew, well that was a long post, I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at my favorite paladin, Draynee!
 
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-- Draynee
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Alt Appreciation – Death Knight Week

Laeleiweyn over at World of Lae has started an Alt Appreciation series, and this week is Death Knight Week!  What a fun idea!  Since it’s all about showing your alt’s some love, I’m going to veer off the Draenei path for a moment and show some appreciation for my former main, now a much-neglected alt.

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Lideyviah was the second character I made when I started playing WoW.  My first toon was a hunter that I leveled up by following my husband around, lol.  At the time he played a Death Knight, and he’s pretty cool, so I wanted one too.  I leveled her up all on my own, and that’s when I really got hooked on the game.  She was my main for a very long time.  I raided with her, did every achievement possible, and hit exalted with as many reps as I could.  Lid was actually my first 90 in Pandaria, but I wasn’t really feeling playing melee anymore, and I haven’t really touched her since.  I’ve thought about transferring her over to a draenei, but I don’t think I ever really could.  She’s pretty special to me, and even if I don’t play her, I’m content with her staying just as she is.  I visit her every once in a while and have warm fuzzy feelings 😉

Transmog on wowhead

 
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Lid and my hubby’s DK Deyledis in Wrath
 
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Goofing around in a Laid Back Raid
 
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Here’s a Lid-inspired mog!  This is one of my favorite swords in the game, I loved dual-wielding these back in the old days 😉
 
 
For even more Death-Knight love, check out my other Lid-esque mog in purple and my blood DK set.  And yes, I have a serious love for tier 10, lol!
 
-- Draynee
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Jade Monk – Leather Transmog

Well, I was sooo excited to finally get to transmog Draenei into leather gear, I can’t believe I haven’t posted one yet!  I’ve been seeing a lot of monks mogging the Rogue Tier 2 recolor, and the Replica Darkmantle Armor.  I love the colors in these sets, so I though I’d post my on take on it 🙂  If you’re looking for more monk mogs, check out Lae’s Draenei Monk blog!

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The belt I used is the quest reward for the level 30 monk quest on the Peak of Serenity.

Shoulders – Daggercap Spaulders

Chest – Trickster’s Vest

Hands – Trickster’s Handwraps

Waist – Biting Yellow Belt

Legs – Clefthoof Britches

Feet – Treads of the Icewalker

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Another version with a coordinating staff.

Head – Windscale Cover

Shoulders – Daggercap Spaulders

Chest – Clefthoof Hidemantle

Shirt – Cerulean Filigreed Doublet 

Hands – Trickster’s Handwraps

Waist – Biting Yellow Belt

Legs – Clefthoof Britches

Feet – Treads of the Icewalker

Staff – Fleshling Simulation Staff

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Ready for action!
-- Draynee
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Ice, Ice Baby

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A few days ago, Keelhaul of Disenchanting Azeroth posted a new Differentiation Analysis of Polearms.  It is, at it’s most basic, a breakdown of all the polearm models in the game.  He has it sorted very elegantly and it’s a great resource.  He has also done shields, bows and some assorted melee weapons.  Keelhaul is also the guy responsible for some epic transmog contests that have been going on.  The WoW Factor is having a transmog show on Lightbringer for Alliance this Saturday.  That is my very first home server, so I might have to dust off an old toon and go check it out.  Judging from the pictures of the shows from Arthas, Tichondrius and Earthen Ring, it should be epic.

But, back to the polearms!  I had been looking for something different than the Hellreaver for my PVP gear.  The Sonic Spear stood out to me right away, and reminded me that I’d been wanting to do an outfit to go with my blue demon dog, Dave.  I found out quickly, however, that blue mail is hard to come by!  I then found out that most of the best blue mail isn’t even in the game anymore.  I started with the Icy Scale Gauntlets, why they are in the MogIt database doesn’t really make sense, but I really wanted those gloves.

Classic WoW Icy Scale Mail Set

After spending a few hours farming the Crypt Fiend Slayer, I went to wowhead to find out what I needed to farm to make the gloves.  Turns out, I wouldn’t be farming anything for them, as the only pieces from the vanilla frost resist set that were rehashed for Wrath were the chest, belt, and boots.  The next piece of disappointment was the Blue Dragonscale Shoulders.  While they are still technically available, the pattern no longer drops.  I have all the mats, I just haven’t been able to find an old-school Leather worker who can make them.  The last piece that eludes me is the Boots of Persistance.  They drop from Anub in 10-man Naxx.  I was able to kill him with just one other person, so I have no doubt they are aptly-named and will drop eventually.  Luckily, it only took one full run and a few mob kills the second time to get the Outrunner’s Slippers to drop from Wailing Caverns.  I look at that as almost making up for all the rest since they have about a 0.2% chance to drop from mobs in there.

So after all that,  I have this outfit.  Part Icy Scale mail, part Outrunner’s Mail.  I think it coordinates with Dave fairly well, but I had to take Drainee out for some hot chocolate after making her do a photo shoot in Northrend wearing those “pants”.

Shoulders – Azure Shoulderguards
Chest –  Icy Scale Chestpiece
Hands – Outrunner’s Gloves
Waist – Icy Scale Belt
Legs –  Outrunner’s Legguards
Feet – Outrunner’s Slippers
Polearm – Sonic Spear
Bow – Crypt Fiend Slayer

I was also thinking of using the Frozen Forest Kilt for this look, as it goes well with the chestpiece, but I just can’t do a Hunter in a skirt.  Too much like a shaman!

 
Kilt with Blue Dragonscale Shoulders -and- Hunter Shaman mash up.


Complete Outrunner’s Mail Set with Black Ice for the Polearm.

-- Draynee
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Hey, Can We Talk About that Shield?

Trying to find a shield to go with Draynee’s blue look, I was originally thinking of getting the Royal Crest of Lordaeron, but it’s just so big.  A quick trip through the sheilds available with MogIt revealed the perfect blue solution, the Mazthoril Honor Shield.  This sheild is really so awesome it could go with anything, though.  It shoots fire for cryin’ out loud!!  The normal animation is a light blue smoke coming from the dragon’s mouth, but about once a minute it threatens to catch your tail on fire.  There is also a red version, the Dragonheart Flameshield, that drops from Nightbane in Karazhan.  More shields on Azeroth should do cool things like breath fire.  They are always just there, hanging out on your back, being boring.  Thank the titans for transmog.  Or the devs, whatever.

Now, I know that the blue of the shield is not really the same as the rest of the templar outfit, so if you’re looking for something a little more matchy, the Jouster’s set is perfect.  I’ve told Draynee she should have bought that outfit instead, but she is an impulse shopper…

Shoulders – Imperial Plate Shoulders
Chest –  Jouster’s Chestplate
Hands – Jouster’s Gauntlets
Waist – Jouster’s Girdle
Legs –  Jouster’s Legplates
Feet – Jouster’s Greaves
Shield – Mazthoril Honor Shield
Mace – Crystal Spire of Karabor

-- Draynee
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Feeling a Little Blue

One night Draynee was feeling a little Blue (that song might get stuck in your head, be careful) and decided to do a little shopping.  New clothes can cheer up even the most battle-hardened warrior, right?  Browsing through the racks she came across Templar Legplates. “Hmm, these look nice.” she thought, “A nice blue color, a little gold, wait a minute… are these?  Are these my Murkblood Avenger’s Legplates in blue?!!!”  Draynee was no longer sad, but a Draenei on a mission.  In a fit of sadness-erasing shopping madness, she bought the whole Templar Plate set.  Then, she got it home and tried it on, “damn the Auction House and their skinny mirrors, these shoulders look horrible on me!” Since the AH has a strict ‘no returns’ policy, she set off to her void storage to see if she could make the outfit work.

As you can see, only the pants and belt made it out of the house.  The chestpiece too, but she didn’t want all the dirty worgens around town looking at her cleavage, so she got a tabard.  Luckily she had held onto her tier 9 shoulders.  These have always been her favorite shoulders, since they are one of the only shoulder pieces that sit right on Draenei.  All the other shoulders are titled too far back, and you can see right into them.  Like, the shoulder designers couldn’t just tilt them forward a tad?  Draenei have enough problems in the universe, you’d think they could be rewarded for standing up straight.  Draynee was totally feeling the Alliance pride though, and topped her look off with an Alliance Balloon.

Head – none, but the Templar Crown is a nice looking headband option
Shoulders – Turalyon’s Shoulderguards of Conquest
Chest – Templar Chestplate
Hands –  Talonguard Gloves
Waist – Templar Girdle
Legs – Templar Legplates
Feet – Sapphiron’s Scale Boots
Tabard – Knight’s Colors
Sheild – Mazthoril Honor Shield
Mace – Mace of the Order  I originally farmed up the Lightsworn Hammer before realizing it is a main hand mace, and the one I have equipped is one hand.  Stupid transmog restrictions.

An amazing option for this look is The Grinder, but not a lot of people are running TOC 10 these days.  Hopefully the great item squish doesn’t happen, and I’ll be able to solo it in Mists.

Draynee

-- Draynee
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