One of my favourite robes in the game is Robes of the Umbral Brute. They drop from Kolgarn in Ulduar but most of the times I’ve seen them drop I’ve always been on a non-cloth class. They dropped a few times during my ulduar runs with my little priest but I didn’t want to need on them as I don’t really have plans to play her since I already have a 90 priest and it would have been a waste. Today, I took my 90 priest to Ulduar and the robes dropped for her, first go.
I was very excited and keep trying them on through the rest of the raid and once out, hurried back to the shrine to sit and play with mogit for a bit. And that when I discovered that while the robe is gorgeous, finding items to match the distinctive aqua is actually very tricky.
The robes are a recolour of warlock tier 8 and I wanted to make sure I didn’t match it up with anything to make my priest look like a warlock wantabe, so that meant the shoulders that do really match it…
are too warlocky in my mind.
I finally came up with a number of combinations but each had issues; they involved current content or content that couldn’t be solo’d easily etc or was going to take a lot of time to get the pattern or mats to craft and I wanted to wear it now.
A few combinations I tried. I might go track down the staff on the left and the middle shoulders and belt; I do like those pieces a lot.
I finally came up with a combination that uses mostly gear I already have and 2 seemingly quickly achievable pieces. Shoes that drop from Aucheni crypts on normals so can be farmed easily and a staff that has 4 different versions of the same colour so finding one version of it shouldn’t be too hard.
The shoes dropped on my 4th run through the dungeon and I went onto to looking for the staff. And that’s where I ran into trouble.
The four versions:
1. Totemic Staff. Quest reward in hellfire. I havent quested much in hellfire on the priest so that should be easy to do. But when I got there I found the quest was removed in Cataclysm along with the associated staff reward. Drat. Onto staff B.
2. Aucheni Staff. Hmm its can be bought with gold from the Aldors.. you just need rep. Drat. my priest hasn’t even been introduced to the Aldor yet and being a blood elf, they can’t stand her – making her start out at unfriendly. Staff C time
3. Magus Staff. it’s a green boe and it’s not on the Auction house.. running out of options here…
4. Staff of the Arcane Path. It’s a mage only quest reward..double drat
I decided that no matter what I’ll go ahead and make the transmog with the pieces I had and use whatever staff is in my bank that suits it the most and that’s when I discovered… I had an unequipped Magus Staff tucked away in my void storage!!
- Head – Heroes’ circlet of faith
- Shoulders – Icor Dripping Shoulderpads (soo lfr priest tier is the same colourway)
- Chest – Robe of the Umbral Brute
- Hands – Heavy Linen Gloves
- Waist – Belt of the Broken Pact
- Staff – Magus Staff
Maybe these robes aren’t so unmatching after all.