Effraeti, Tome of the Ancient, and Amateur Azerothian have teamed up to bring Mog Madness to the WoW blogosphere! There will be five rounds, and each round will have a different “Mog Build” prompt. For the first round, the Mog Build criterion is simply “cloth” — something that can be worn by a Priest, Mage, or Warlock.
With wands becoming main-hand weapons for the cloth-wearing classes in Mists, I decided to build a cloth ensemble around one of the most distinctive wands in the game, Gwyneth’s Runed Dragonwand. Taking the carved wooden dragon shape of the wand as a guide, I first thought I’d try to make an outfit that looked as much like a female Vrykul caster as possible.
I soon found that the Vrykul clothing is too unique and distinctive; there’s nothing like it in cloth at all, and even the leather items that look somewhat more like it aren’t a very good match. I don’t think anyone seeing my first attempt outfit on the streets of Stormwind would have thought “Vrykul Runecaster”.
So I decided to go in a different direction. I thought about a primitive caster. Not a tribal caster, such as one might find among the Trolls or the Tauren, but a rustic caster, like the wise woman of a mideval village, who lived a little outside of town and knew all the plants in the forest and whom everyone came to for cures and charms. A hedgewitch, perhaps, with a little bit of magical aptitude and a corresponding little bit of self-taught magical know-how and skill. I thought of the sort of embryonic caster that would have existed during the time between when the exiled weakling mutant Vrykul children first landed on the shores of the Eastern Kingdoms and when the Human nation of Arathor made the pact with the elves that produced the Hundred Magi. I also thought of Tabetha and the harvest witches of Gilneas.
Resilient Cap, Outlander’s Pauldrons, Bristlebark Cape, Ancestral Robe, Apprentice’s Shirt, Archmage Gloves, Willow Belt, Pagan Shoes, Gwyneth’s Runed Dragonwand
The Apprentice’s Shirt, which can be purchased from Thomas Yance in Old Hillsbrad, is a key item in this outfit. It blends in well enough with the Ancestral Robe to convert it from a very tribal garment to the more poor mideval peasant look I had in mind.