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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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Valorous Golden Paladin Transmog

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After weeks and weeks and weeks of making Lightning Steel Ingots, I finally got my Lionheart Executioner, Reborn made!  With gearing being so tedious this expansion, I haven’t really focused on any of my characters’ iLevel in months.  This weapon is actually the highest level item I have on any of my 5 90’s, lol!  So, I thought it only fitting that I make a mog for such an epic sword.  This mog is not that mog, but something else I put together while browsing MogIt 😀  I liked it so much, I actually went farming for the gear.  Draynee hasn’t really had a new mog since I set her up with that fantastic pink and purple look right after mogging came out!

I was looking through chest-pieces and something about the Phantom Armor was speaking to me.  After staring at for awhile, I noticed the small aqua accents on the back.  They reminded me of the Paladin tier 7 set, and an outfit was born!

 
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Here’s the look with an awesome mace I’d love to have, but I don’t think I can 2-man heroic 25 ICC yet 😉

Shoulder – Valorous Redmption Spaulders

Chest – Phantom Armor

Hands – Valorous Redemption Gloves

Waist – Girdle of Unity

Legs – Inscribed Legplates of the Aldor

Feet – Poignant Sabatons

Mace – Cryptmaker

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One of these days I’ll have to slug it out in PVP long enough to get this belt!  I know paladins have been asking to carry around their Librams on their waist forever, so this belt being a nod to that is awesome.
-- Draynee
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Replica Lightforge Looks

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I spotted this mog awhile ago and just fell in love!  I took a screenie for Fly Draenei Friday, but it’s so great, it needed it’s own post 😀  The colors are so striking, and I thought pairing the Lightforge pieces with those legs and boots was awesome!  After doing some mogs with the Replica Soulforge set, I was excited to try a few with this set.

Bakaknight is wearing Drake Talon Pauldrons with Replica Lightforge Breastplate, Gauntlets and Belt, Legplates of Blazing Light and Magma Tempered Boots.  I believe the mace on her right hip is either Bloodskull Destroyer or Swiftsteel Bludgeon.  Looks great Baka, thanks for the inspiration!

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Here’s a few variations I came up with!

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Shoulders – Replica Lightforge Spaulders

Chest – Replica Lightforge Breastplate

Hands – Replica Lightforge Gauntlets

Waist – Hyperion Girdl

Legs – Legplates of Blazing Light

Feet – Magma Tempered Boots

Boots of the Redeemed Prophecy might also look nice,
and pick up more of the red in the look.

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-- Draynee
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Replica Soulforge Mogs

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After approximately 8,473 runs of the Ring of Law in BRD, I finally got Anub’shiah to relenquish his chestpiece to me and finish this mog I’ve been messing around with for months!  It’s gone through several itterations, and originally started as something different for my pally to wear.  I really wanted to use this slimmer version of the Revenant gloves, but since they are from a Hellfire Peninsula quest, I sadly no longer had them for Draynee.  Good thing I kept every piece of gear I got while leveling my warrior!  Since the Darkmoon Faire was in town this past weekend, I got to farming.

The chestpiece I wanted to use is most commonly known as the Saltstone Surcoat, which is BOE world drop with about a 0.1% drop rate.  There was one on my auction house for 4,000 gold.  I decided to try my luck with the same model drop out of BRD.  With 6 random bosses, all with random loot, farming a piece of gear from the Ring of Law is not any easy task.  It took me about 4 days of doing the 5 runs per hour each chance I got.  If anyone is looking for this, or another piece from here, my best advice is just to keep at it!  Perseverance pays off 😀

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Shoulders – Replica Soulforge Spaulders

Chest – Carapace of Anub’shiah

Hands – Defender’s Gauntlets

Waist – Chromite Girdle

Legs – Replica Soulforge Legplates

Feet – Windroc Greaves

Swords – Revenger

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Here are some other variations I came up with for this set and some of the other Replica Soulforge pieces.

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Shoulders – Replica Soulforge Spaulders

Chest – Carapace of Anub’shiah

Hands – Gauntlets of Blurring Fingers

Waist – Saltstone Girdle

Legs – Replica Soulforge Legplates

Feet – Replica Soulforge Boots

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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-- Draynee
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Theramore Tabard Transmog – Pally Plate

To finish up the white and gold extravaganza of Theramore reward transmogs, here are 2 gleaming Paladin mogs to go with the Theramore Tabard.

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First up, a radiant golden set.

Head – Replica Helm of Valor

Shoulders – Swiftsteel Shoulders (requires Blacksmithing)

Theramore Tabard

Hands – Lawbringer Gauntlets (Paladin only)

Waist – Glorious Belt

Legs – Conqueror’s Legplates

Feet – Lawbringer Boots (Paladin only)

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And finally, a whitish Paladin mog, that accentuates the darker gold trim at the bottom of the tabard.
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Shoulders – Justicar Pauldrons (Paladin only

Theramore Tabard

Hands – Reinforced Sapphirium Gauntlets
(Paladin only)

Waist – Girdle of Truth

Legs – Handcrafted Mastersmith Leggings

Feet – Vortex Walking Boots

Sword – Deanship Claymore

View this set in wowhead

 

I hope you enjoyed my little Theramore series! Blizzard has stated these rewards won’t be available in the level 90 version of the scenario, so I wish everyone luck in getting the pieces they want!

-- 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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Draynee’s Still Fly

Ah, the year 2000.  Long before the World of Warcraft there was some pretty good rap music.  Still Fly by Big Tymers was one of my favorites to blast driving around in my big green van.  Yeah, I drove one of those in high school… It had a TV in the turtle top and rope lights in the back!  Luckily Draynee is way cooler than I was and totally rocks this Judgement recolor outfit.

My first WoW experience with the plate bustier was the Murkblood Avenger’s Chestplate.  I was leveling my first solo character, a blood elf DK and was pretty enamored by that goofy chestpiece, and the matching pants, Murkblood Avenger’s Legplates.  Both pieces come from quests in Nagrand. Since this was long before transmog (2009), I ended up selling those pieces and moving onto full-coverage Wrath gear.  When I leveled Draynee through Nagrand, I held onto that skimpy gear just for the nostalgia of it all.  As soon as transmog was announced, I knew what she’d be wearing!  Unfortunately, no shoulder pieces look right on Draenei’s alone, so I threw a tabard over my beloved bustier (or corset as you may).  Luckily, my guild is purely for the advancement of Draenei flyness, so the guild tabard matches the outfit.
If you, too, regtretably vendored you Murkblood pieces, the chest and legs are the same model as the Revenant Plate set, which are BOE greens.  The other pieces in the outfit are part of the Tier 2 purple recolor, found in various Burning Crusade dungeons.

Head – none
Shoulders – Justice Bearer’s Pauldrons
Chest – Murkblood Avenger’s Chestplate or Revenant Chestplate
Hands – Life Bearer’s Gauntlets
Waist – Girdle of Many Blessings
Legs – Murkblood Avenger’s Legplates or Revenant Leggings
Feet – Boots of the Watchful Heart
Tabard – Illustrious Guild Tabard
Mace – Revitalizing Hammer
Sheild – Lord’s Crest

I would love to have this for my ret set using the 2-handed sword Despair out of Karazhan, but drops have not been kind, either in Kara or appropriate level weapons, and I am stuck with a mace atm.

-- Draynee
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