For the past two years, we’ve seen them standing on the street corners chatting and arguing and occasionally giving us directions — the Dalaran Wizards. Miss Hanuma has already written an excellent guide to how to look like these fine fellows, as well as taking a look at Archmage Vargoth.
There is, however, much more to Dalaran Purple than what you see in Dalaran City!
While Dalaran rebuilt underneath its protective bubble, its satellite community of Ambermill, in Silverpine Forest, came under attack from the Forsaken.
Chromatic Robe, available from robe vendors in capital cities.
Darkmoon Robe, from the lowest level Darkmoon deck turn-in quest. The Violet Robe is a sleeveless version. Or, for a perfect match, the Dalaran Wizard’s Robe.
Robes of Antiquity, from an Alliance-only quest at the Zoram Strand in Ashenvale. Shown here with a Formal White Shirt underneath.
Lesser Wizard’s Robe, tailored.
Around the town hall of Ambermill, you’ll find these fellows, evidence that Dalaran does not entirely frown upon the darker magic arts.
Necrology Robes, a very very low percentage zone drop from Shadowfang Keep. They are very attractive and my warlock would love to have them — but the drop percentage is so very low that it’s not worth my time, right now, to farm for them.
A rare spawn in Ambermill, the Dalaran Spellscribe (source of the Black Tabby) is wearing the Robes of the Moccasin dropped by Lord Cobrahn in Wailing Caverns. My warlock already has these robes, but I don’t have my own picture of the NPC.
In Alterac Mountains you will find the student ghettos of Dalaran. This warren of cheap lodging houses and seedy shops huddled around the walls of the enchanted city was left outside the bubble erected by the mages in the aftermath of Archimonde’s attack. The ruins now decorate the edges of the crater remaining from the removal of Dalaran to Crystalsong Forest.
Robe of the Magi, rare world drop from mobs in the 35-45 range. Can often be found on the AH for 100-300 gold, depending on your server. Matches the Purple Turban sold in Dalaran City.
At this point in the maturation of the game, the most convenient way to get these robes worn by Archmage Runeweaver and the mage trainers in Stormwind is probably to do the quest chain in Netherstorm that ultimately rewards the Kirin Tor Apprentice’s Robes. Shown on my warlock, but my mage will be definitely be wanting these once she reaches the appropriate level.
Close to Dalaran Crater is the Lordamere Internment Camp, once a holding place for orcs, but now a detainment location for some wayward Forsaken. Though the staves carried by these Dalaran casters look priest-like, their abilities are mage-like.
Black Mageweave Robe, tailored. Another robe which, due to its black and purple color scheme, I have chosen to keep with my warlock rather than with my mage.
High level Dalaran mages such as High Sorcerer Andromath, Archmage Cedric of the Violet Eye, and the mage trainers in Dalaran City wear the tailored Shadoweave Robes. Alternatively, you can visit Ammenar the Coldbringer in Razorfen Downs and take his Robes of the Lich. (The Warlock trainers in Stormwind are wearing the red and purple Robes of Doan version of this style. My warlock will likely end up being the keeper of both the red/purple and purple/black robes because my mage’s bank is already overflowing.)
The NPCs wear a variety of belts — look for the Wizard’s Belt, the High Councillor’s Sash, the Gossamer Belt, or the Magister’s Sash. Miss Hanuma’s articles, linked above, have some good suggestions for shoulders and cloaks. And, of course, you will want to have a Kirin Tor tabard to fully blend in among the Dalarani.