"Isolte's Favorite Lambent Scale Mail"
"Vendor" links go to the specific NPC you'll need to purchase the item from.
"Drop" links go to the specific mob (if applicable) that you'll need to kill in order to get the item.
|Faction:||A : YES
H : YES
|Shoulder:||[Towering Mantle of the Hunt]||Drop: Dungeon Boss|
|Chest:||[Lambent Scale Brestplate]||Drop: lvl 16-29 mobs/Auction House|
|Belt:||[Cord of Dragon Sinew]||Vendor: 1650 JP Alliance | Horde|
|Legs:||[Lambent Scale Legguards]||Drop: lvl 22-28 mobs/Auction House|
|Feet:||[Lambent Scale Boots]||Drop: lvl 19-29 mobs/Auction House|
|Hands:||[Burnished Gloves]||Drop: lvl 15-22 mobs/Auction House|
|Head:||[Fiery Beholder Eye]||Drop: World Rare/Auction House|
|Back:||[Silksand Cape]||Drop: lvl 34-44 mobs/Auction House|
|Bracers:||(Covered by the gloves)||N/A|
|Tabard:||(Looks best without one)||N/A|
|1H Axe:||[Mardenholde Axe]||Drop: lvl 80-85 mobs/Auction House|
|1H Mace:||[Mardenholde Mace]||Drop: lvl 80-86 mobs/Auction House|
|Fist:||[Cataclysmic Gladiator's Slasher]||Vendor: 1225 HP Alliance | Horde|
|Bow:||[Mardenholde Bow]||Drop: lvl 80-85 mobs/Auction House|
|Crossbow:||(Consider using the Bow or Gun instead.)||N/A|
|Gun:||[Noisy Blaster]||Drop: lvl 73-81 mobs/Auction House |
Note: This item has a ton of exact look-alikes. So please check the Icy-Veins' Transmogrification Guides if you need an alternative!
|Shield:||[Glorious Shield]||Drop: lvl 51-61 mobs/Auction House|
|Staff/Polearm:||[Key to the Planes]||Inscription|
More pictures and Ember's commentary below the break!
InspirationHey Moggers! Ember Isolte here and I'm back with another mail 'mog! And this time it is not Alliance-only! Yay! :3 Let me start off by saying that this is the very first custom 'mog I've ever made. And what I mean by that is: it's the first 'mog I made a conscious effort to deviate away from using all the pieces in a pre-designed set (i.e. not using every piece from the "Lambent Scale" set.) The inspiration for this 'mog came from my shaman's desire to look like a hunter, so [Towering Mantle of the Hunt] is the main piece that this set is built around. Everything else just fell into place. I am very proud of this look but I will admit that there are a couple things I would change now, after thoroughly analyzing it for today's [Mog Monday] post. But first, let me tell you what I feel does work, and then I'll cover the things that don't! XD
Why It WorksMaybe I'm just biased because I personally put it together, but I honestly love this 'mog because not only does it match the major colors of the set across all pieces (the gold and earthy green), but it also matches a few of the pieces' minor colors (the turquoise, blue and red). The blue-green hues can be seen in the Gloves, Belt, Cloak, and even some flecks of blue in the Boots! And some of the weapons I've suggested are accented with the minor colors as well as the major ones.
When I first created this 'mog, I chose [Lambent Scale Gloves] and [Lambent Scale Girdle]. While the gloves matched the belt, I felt that the green cuffs of the gloves contrasted too much when compared to the shoulders. The negative space between shoulders and gloves appeared too sharply cut out. I decided to replace the gloves with [Burnished Gloves] because the continuity of gold from shoulders to gloves flowed a lot more smoothly. I was ready to keep the Lambent belt when it was a pure coincidence that I purchased [Cord of Dragon Sinew]. I was raiding in Cataclysm at the time, and the Cord was an upgrade for me! The turquoise of the belt buckle just so happened to match the blue in the gloves enough (and I'm a sucker for the higher resolution textures in Cata onward), so I decided to keep it. :3 By the time I found the new belt, I had gotten more familiar with Icy-Veins' Transmogrification Guides, and so I used the guides to find the cloak and other weapon options.
ExceptionsHehe, I know a lot of you are probably thinking, "Why did you choose that helm?" And I honestly don't have a good answer other than it was what I had on me when I first made the 'mog, and it just grew on me. I've always felt like Engineering was a hunter and rogue kind of profession, so the goggle-styled eyepatch encompassed the "I wanna be a huntard" attitude! XP Honestly though, I believe this set looks the best without showing the helm. But if you'd like a a better looking alternative to the [Fiery Beholder Eye] may I suggest the [Steamworker's Goggles]. The colors of this epic helm from Ulduar matches my Lambent set so much better than my engineer-looking eyepatch, but it is also a little more difficult to get if you can't solo Flame Leviathan! The eyepatch is just one of 2 total single-eye-coverings available for mail wearers and it's very easy to farm.
The other gripe I have is the gun. I feel like out of all the guns available at this time, it is the best matched option. But if I was a hunter, I'd just go with the Bow for this set. And Crossbows have such a small selection of designs that I left out the option all together. Now that we can transmog different ranged weapon types to one another with the release of Patch 5.3, as well as 1-handers to 1-handers and 2-handers to 2-handers (as long as your class can wield the weapon type), I just gave up! But for those of you that really do prefer that bang-bang-bang sound of a gun, I had to pick one! XD
Thank you for checking out my 'Mog Blog! Tell me what you think and leave a comment below! I do read all your comments and I love to hear the feedback! :3 Cheers and see you next time!