Final round of abuse

I couldn’t resist dressing my poor Warden up in metal plates again one last time, complete with a pointy metallic hat. Call it penance for not having designed much in the way of heavy armour/guardian-esque outfits, or just a terrible rationalisation for abusing characters. I also assure you that East Angmar is a perfectly fine location for taking pictures, and not full of noxious fumes or shambling horrors at all (some landscapes just like to think they’re clever by being post-apocalyptic and generally blasted). Anyway. I ended up with the feeling that this outfit was halfway between Dwarf guardian and Elf Warden, and that the overall flavour ultimately came down to the choice of pieces used for the shoulders and helm – to speculate a little, pieces from this set would probably make it work better for dorfs, but the loss of proportion between the hip and shoulder plates might be a tad unsightly.

Malenhad1

Is this thing on?

Malenhad2

Malenhad4

Das gratuitous lens flare.

Malenhad3

Das annoying un-removable motion trails from animations after the launch of HD.

Head: Elven Winged Helm, gold (Rivendell outfitter vendor)

Shoulders: Guardsman’s Heavy Shoulders of Naillan, white (skirmish camp heavy armour vendor)

Back: Cloak of the Midsummer, default (Summer festival cosmetic)

Chest: Shining Westernesse Steel Breastplate, rust (world drop)

Hands: Gauntlets of Sure-grip, white (skirmish camp classic vendor, Fornost – Heavy tab)

Legs: Ceremonial Leggings of the West Tower, white (skirmish camp cosmetic vendor)

Feet: Guardsman’s Heavy Boots of Adlan, rust (skirmish camp heavy armour vendor)

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