It was AV weekend, so when I queued up for my daily random healfest on my level 70 twink, I did what any reasonable PvPer would do while waiting for the gates to open.
I checked out other twink outfits.
The one above really caught my eye. I couldn’t stop staring at this hunter, I’m sorry. Yes, it’s red. REALLY RED. It’s not for everyone. But I think it commits to a theme, and that theme works out really well.
Marvelios @ Winterhoof is wearing:
- Head: Khan’s Helmet
- Shoulders: Battleforge Shoulderguards
- Back: Cloak of Unforgivable Sin
- Chest: Battleforge Armor
- Shirt: Red Swashbuckler’s Shirt
- Hands: Battleforge Gauntlets
- Waist: Battleforge Girdle
- Legs: Battleforge Legguards
- Feet: Battleforge Boots
- 2H: Merciless Gladiator’s Greatsword
- 1H: Gladiator’s Heavy Crossbow
I know I’ve talked about this before, but the accessories make this outfit. This is a common mail set, pretty easy to farm from Gnomer, that is likely being sported by a LOT of female hunters and shaman. But this feels different, more like what the outfit should be. The weapons which Marvelios uses aren’t visual slouches – Apolyon and the Golden Bow of Quel’Thalas – but by going with the crossbow with flaming wings, he really pulls the look together. But don’t discount the smaller details – the red shirt underneath the armor, the choice of helmet. They all matter.
This hunter stood out in a crowd in Alterac Valley. I was able to keep track of him for much of the battle just by visual recognition. Look at that action shot.
Now, as a healer, I may not want that kind of recognition – anything I can do to be invisible to the opposition is fine by me! – but it says something about how striking this look is that I’d consider it, even for a moment, on one of my own toons. I might try to find a different shoulder with more black – Skybreaker’s Shoulders, maybe.
But this caught my attention on an AV weekend.
Well played, Marvelios!