Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow

Over the last six months, I’ve created several kits around the colours of the rainbow – a challenge which provided the much-needed motivation to complete a project I had started over two years ago. At times, it proved quite challenging because it required more than piecing a bunch of mutually coloured pieces together. However, to stay true to the concept, I tried to make the sets as monochromatic as possible while keeping to a certain theme. This was quite difficult with current in-game limitations since we can’t just dye a piece of armour like Diablo III.

The most difficult colour ended up being the last which was ironic since my indigo kit (created early on) didn’t get used. In the end, I was pretty happy with them, even with an indigo/violet combo. I even managed to tie first place for blue which was a nice surprise, winning a fully grown Grubbs for my trouble.

Rivers Heart

I always think of Sholazar Basin whenever I think of in-game rainbows so when Kamalia suggested a banner featuring all the colours, I thought it was a great idea. I just had to wait until I posted my indigo concept to complete the spectrum.

Rainbow-river

I didn’t notice this at the time but if you look closely, the Princess Leia and mooncloth variations alternate.

Wear the rainbow!

Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights

A few months ago, I was looking through MogIt when I came across the heroic version of Robes of the Burning Acolyte. Ironically, it was one of the first sets I designed for Jstmel’s ROYGBIV challenge but having one last Princess Leia dress to mog, I decided not to use it.

T11 priest

The Mercurial Vestments are still one of my favourite priest sets acquired from a combination of Blackwing Descent, Bastion of Twilight, Throne of the Four Winds and Baradin Hold drops. However, those championship belts always bugged me so I would definitely opt for a more seamless looking waist and weapon combo these days.

Initially, I planned to use another dress with the Incanter’s Cowl but with the tassel-like design, a clear theme was forming.

Arabian Mercurial

Arabian Princess
Incanter’s Cowl, Vindicator Shoulderpads, Robes of the Burning Acolyte, Gloves of Meditation, Cord of Patronizing Practitioner, Xintor’s Expeditionary Boots, Bloodsipper, Battle Tome

Personally, I’d love to see the dagger from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time added to the game. Maybe as a rare discovery through Archaeology to make it even more elusive. Now that would be something right up my alley.

Pretty in Pink

With a choice of indigo or violet as the basis of my last ROYGBIV submission, this hot little number was the final dress to mog in my own personal challenge. At first I was going to try something different using my mage for a change but when I saw this mace, it was no longer an option. It turned out to be a lot more purple than I anticipated but as a whole, I think it worked out quite well.

roygbiv pink

Hallowed CrownHallowed Pauldrons, Vestments of the Shifting Sands, Handguards of Defiled Worlds, Cord of the Slain Champion, Darkweave Breeches, Sandals of Arcane Fury, Stinger of Ayamiss, Malevolent Gladiator’s Reprieve

 

Egypt ROYGBIV by Chael

Indigo – Iah (god of the moon, Egypt’s first moon god)
Violet – Isis (goddess of magic and life)

This challenge turned out to be a lot of fun so thanks to Jstmel for such a unique idea.

True Blue

True Blue

Following my personal challenge of only using the armed and dangerous series for Jstmel’s ROYGBIV challenge, here’s my submission for June. The Robes of the Guardian Saint would ordinarily be my first choice for blue but since I’ve created a kit for that and the Mooncloth Robe already, I’m left with the last blue option being the Robes of the Exalted.

Egypt ROYGBIV by Chael

Hapi was the ancient god responsible for the the annual flooding of the Nile which in turn provided the Egyptians with fertile soil for their crops.

Blue-roygbiv

Jewel of the Nile
Hood of Ternion Glory, Robes of the Exalted, Shoulderpads of Faith, Used Bar Rag, Arachnidian Gloves, Belt of Faith, Arachnidian Footpads, Soulscribe, Cosmos

Green With Envy

Green With Envy

Following my personal challenge of only using the armed and dangerous series for Jstmel’s ROYGBIV challenge, here’s my submission for May. To be honest, I wasn’t really looking forward to this month since it’s the one I like the least but it happens to be the only green option so I didn’t have much choice. At the same time, it’s probably the only attempt I’ll make so for that reason, I’m glad it’s done.

Green

Sylvan Crown, Gladiator’s Satin Mantle, Robes of InsightGladiator’s Satin GlovesNative PantsSilksand Girdle, Faux Warlock Slippers, Serpentcrest Life-Staff

At first I found it quite difficult finding the same shade of avocado but I think the pieces here are quite complimentary.

Egypt ROYGBIV by Chael

Geb was the Egypian god of the earth, often depicted with plants springing from his body so the staff turned out to be a nice addition.

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