Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Power of Transmog: Knight in Shining Armour

"Blade with whom I have lived, blade with whom I now die. 
Serve right and justice one last time.
 Seek one last heart of evil, still one last life of pain.
 Cut well old friend, and then... farewell."
In celebration of Blood Elves and Draenei being totally, absolutely and  utterly confirmed to get the new models I decided it was time to put together another transmog set that would celebrate this occasion. Truth be told, I put the set together awhile ago, but never got around to finishing the post. And now I have a good excuse (as if there was ever a need for one) to get it done. More on this celebratory occasion some other time.

Knight in the Shining Armour, most of us think of one of Arthur's knights in the first instance. Even though knights of the Round Table were far from perfect example, it is the ideals they represent that we commonly connect with the Knight in Shining Armour. Such knight not only has a very shiny armour, but he himself is a picture of honour, chivalry, and loyalty. He fights dragons, rescues maidens in distress, and helps poor and those in need.

With that in mind, set this week is meant for Paladins. Mostly because with the exception of tabard, weapons, helmet, and belt, all pieces of equipment belong to the two paladin sets. You can find the whole set here. That is, if I did not muck somehere, and now you only stare at nothing. Otherwise, the set is made from:

The last two are for those that prefer to wear a shield and sword, and defend the weak instead of slay dragons. To each his own I say.  You can also alter the look by replacing the shoulders and helmet with the pieces from LFR version of Battlegear of Winged Triumph. Lorewalkers Tabard in combination with Bloodfist Girdle can also be a nice change. The latter two give more of a crimson feel to otherwise very bright armour set.

Now, that you have all you ever needed to look shiny while protecting Azeroth go forth and slay some dragons, maybe even fight some giants. Just do not mistake them for a local windmill. The last knight that did so, did not get his happy ending. In fact he gave up on being a knight. So be cautious around giants. You never know when those sneaky gits transform into windmills.

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