Thursday, September 24, 2009
Fire Mage Red
It has been a while, and yes I am finally back from Japan. I had a great time there. Also..I got married! :) Well, now that I got that out, I can get back to blogging.
As the title implies, this post is dedicated to all fire mages out there. I have played a fire mage most of my WoW life, and have of course during that time put some effort into creating an outfit to capture the spirit of my kind. Though I have during this time created a few red sets, I will be showing you three today, along with suggestions on what other items you can use to personalize your own outfits. Of course these are not mage-only outfits. I welcome anyone who wishes so to wear them. (Just a reminder: you can click on the images to enlarge them.)
Hanuma can mostly be seen in the following set. It is the one I find best captures the upper class feel of the mage (*grins*) and the colors and flashyness of the fire specialization.
The lovely head piece is the Magister's Crown. You can get it in Scholomance from Darkmaster Gandling, if I am not mistaken.
My shoulders of choice are Mantle of Three Terrors from The Black Morass - the ultimate and most unique looking red shoulders. They are fairly easy to get even though the drop rate may not be the best. I will gladly take suggestions you may have on alternative shoulders. Ruby Drape of the Mysticant is the cloak I have gone for.
The bracers are Crimson Bracers of Gloom but the outfit can work just as well without them. I just like them so much.
Now the robe...
Hanuma is wearing the Silvermoon Robes. An easier to get robe with the same looks is the Acolyte's Robe - the starting robe for Blood Elf warlocks.
Why not go for the Scarlet Sin'dorei Robes (Magister's Terrace)? Well, I just don't like my belly showing, ok? I'm blue, the robes are red...not a good match. Unless you are a flag...oh well..
But, I know that the Scarlet robe looks pretty good on other races. I particularly like the way it looks on undead. On male characters it is even nicer in my opinion. So, check it out and choose what suits you best. You can also try the Acolyte's Robe from Human and Gnome warlock starting outfits and the Red Linen Robe.
There is a great number of weapons to choose from that would suit a mage and that in addition are glowing, fiery or even red. Staves are quite traditional compared to swords and daggers, but I believe a mage's personality should come in here. I tend to go for daggers. Here are the weapons I carry.
Perdition's Blade (Molten Core) is my favourite weapon for the mage set, although I have used Emberstone Staff (Deadmines) at lower levels. I also use Dragonfang Blade (Blackwing Lair) from time to time with other outfits, as you will see below. I know it is not a caster item, but I could not resist the look of it.
My offhand of choice would be the Fire Runed Grimoire, while I would go for the Fire Ruby for one of my trinket slots. The inscription on the trinket is quite fitting.
I'll just go off topic for a second here. The Destroy Morphaz quest that gives you the Fire Ruby has three rewards, each of them matching their mage talent trees; arcane, frost and fire. Nifty if you are looking for something mage specific.
Now I know I have not been fair to those races that actually can wear shoes. I'm just jealous, you know. ;) I have tried to find you a pair of red boots, but have only come across these so far: Imperial Red Boots.
If you are looking for a simpler, down to earth look I suggest going for this one.
I have paired up the Robe of Combustion with the Onyxia Scale Cloak. Turbans also go well with loose robes such as this one and give the outfit a more exotic feel. The turban I would recommend is Spellweaver's Turban as the blue matches nicely with the blue of the robe. Plus, the feather reminds me of a flame. Gloves used are Aboriginal Gloves but you can also try the Starfire Gloves. I find the Emberstone Staff looks well with this set. If you prefer a red turban to a blue one, try the Gnomish Turban of Psychic Might.
This third look gives the wearer a darker image. It is also a bit of an old-school approach to red sets. Here you see Robe of the Crimson Order combined with the Bloodmoon Cloak, Outlander's Facewrap and Imperial Red Mantle. In the pictures to your right you can see the Dragonfang Blade as well. This is my second favourite set.
Just as there is a myriad of weapons that work well for mage sets, there is also a lot of choice when it comes to head items. If you for instance wish to give your face mask some flare, you can go for the Blood Elf Bandit Mask in stead of the facewrap. I know this mask can at times be pricy at the auction house, but don't despair. You can farm it yourself. Make a targeting macro and do some laps around Azuremyst Isle. I managed to get a couple in an hour.
Another favorite of mine is the Crimson Felt Hat. You will come across this one on the many runs through Stratholme - yes we are all looking for the impressive Rivendare mount... I still haven't gotten mine. *sigh* The hat is pretty nice though! :)
Lastly, for this set, and all other red ones.. The rarest thing you can equip in the head slot must be the Ruby Shades. Though they are not my personal favourite for this set, they have to be mentioned as they are a good alternative for those who like to impress by wearing something that I have seen on sale for over 10k gold on my server. "That's hawt!" - as Haris Pilton would say... I think I'll hold on to mine just for that. Lyst, thanks for the awesome shades!
If you are looking for a belt, check this one out. It''s called Angelista's Grasp and you can get it in Blackwing Lair. Who is Angelista? :)
Oh yes! A pet lover like me should not skip this bit. Often I try to keep my sets as complete as possible, and that includes vanity pets.
For the first set I usually summon my Phoenix Hatchling. However, since I got my Red Drake mount I have also had my Crimson Whelpling out more. For those with a Red Proto-Drake, the Proto-Drake Whelp is of course the way to go and would match the second and third set nicely.
Also, the Magical Crawdad, Razzashi Hatchling, Green Wing Macaw and Strand Crawler will work well if you want to go for less obvious combinations. What I wish for the most? Ashes of Al'ar!
What do you wear?