Ah, robes. I forget you exist all the time. I don’t know WHY; there are some lovely robes in game, and I even equip a few. But they flee from my mind with ease. So, let’s follow up my first Favorite Things post with one specifically dedicated to Robes I Like.
First up is the Robe of Viisaus, though I have to make a caveat here: I think it looks so much better undyed. When it’s dyed, it takes on a nearly monochromatic appearance, and that doesn’t do much for me. I like high contrast. Also, happy (belated) Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday! Alerac, our model, is simultaneously fascinated by the infamous Baggins’ adventures and rather glad to be a home-loving, well-rooted sort of fellow.
The Lawgiver’s Robe (available in the LOTRO Store) pleases me somehow: it has such a stern, upright look to it, and I’ve used it several times for characters who are on the solemn, formal side.
Formality is also well-served by the lovely Yule-fest deed reward, the Frostbluff Robe of Thanks. Rich colors suit it well. It’s less Victorian than some of the other Yule rewards, which pleases me. I am not a fan of Dickens in my Tolkien.
I adore the (Ceremonial) Robe of the Learned. The details are stunning, the dyes rich. It’s just gorgeous.
And finally, at least for this post, I’d love to highlight the Ferrier’s Robe (available in the LOTRO store). It’s a great, medieval-looking item that suits my Rohirrim characters well. I also like that it looks good (for shapeless big robe definitions of “good”) on both male and female toons.
So what are your favorite robes?