GW2 Fashion: Like a Sir

Broomstick? -check Hotpants? -check Monocle? -check Ready to rumble, like a Sir!

Greetings!  The name's Sabishii Kiba and when I'm not patrolling beautiful Divinity's Reach, I spend the majority of my days and nights traveling across Tyria in pursuit of the perfect outfit.  I think I've found what I'm looking for and I hope you'll agree!

As a Guardian, I'm wont to wearing heavy metal.  Do I blame myself?

Not really.

I mean, there's a reason why I get (have) to wear plate armor.  IT'S BECAUSE I'M BUILT LIKE A FREAKIN MAC TRUCK.  I had aspirations to change that stigma.  There had to be proof out there in Tyria that Guardians can perform their duties while not being totally encumbered by big, bulky metal plates.  Did I envy the scholars and adventurers who were able to go traipsing into dungeons and caves in stately robes and leather jerkins?

Of course.

So I made a decision to dedicate myself to finding a non-metallic set of protective gear.  Lo and behold, the fruits of that labor:

 

Rangers!  Think ye that leather is for thyself only?  Not anymore.  Featuring leather as the main material with metal buckles, grommets, kneepads and shoulderpads, I was able to achieve what I consider a 'noble' or 'aristocratic' look.   The weapons, well let's be honest here.  Just how effective do you think a leather sword can truly be?  Some things will never change. 

But am I stomping invaders like a Sir?  You betcha. When they're downed and waiting for the inevitable ground and pound I can only hope they catch the BLING coming off my monocle.  At least they know they were defeated by a well-dressed fashionista!

ARMOR

  • Monocle
  • Conqueror's Mantle
  • Radiant Vambraces
  • Whisper's Breastplate
  • Aetherblade Heavy Leggings
  • Aetherblade Heavy Boots

WEAPONS

  • Bolt
  • Flameseeker Prophesies
  • Foefire's Essence
  • Broom(!!!)

Not only does it look good, but the custom set of armor outperforms everything else I've worn by allowing freedom of movement to slay those baddies!

Another thing to consider; I can ride this broom that I was so graciously gifted without fear of breaking it under the weight of all the metal I'm supposed to wear!  Remember the Lambo Murcielago?  Well these wings pop out when I ride in excess of 1km/hr.  AMAZING!

 

Lastly the dye setup in case curious minds want to know how I polished off this look.

DYES

  • Midnight Ice
  • Chocolate
  • Redemption
  • Mocha
  • Graphite
  • White
  • Ocean

In closing and all joking and poking aside, I (not Kiba) had a blast trying on different custom outfits and it is still my passion even to this minute (alt tabbed out of the pvp lockers).  My guildies always know when I'm in Barbie mode when they see me in the Mists trying on outfits for hours on end and this is my 7th iteration and the only non heavy metal set I've been able to come up with aside from T3 Norn.  I hope you guys had fun reading and congrats to all who find the courage to leave behind full sets skins to build their own custom set!

Contributor

Published Jul. 22nd 2013
  • Ecobahn
    Contributor
    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    Are you landing in the top 10 like a sir? You betcha!

    Congratulations! You've made the top 10 Most Fashionable, and we'll be picking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place from that group.

    Check out your fellow fashionable Tyrians here: https://www.gameskinny.com/umoe0/vote-on-the-top-10-gw2-fashion-finalists-best-overall/1
  • kiba_9931
    Contributor
    Thanks AMY!!! I am honored to be considered for most fasionable!
  • Guades
    Contributor
    This was the first armor set that I decided to check out for myself, I spent a few hours at the PvP Lockers and have to congratulate you on your combination. As stated above, a non "heavy-metal" look for a heavy armor class is hard to find and something that I've been interested in making for my own guardian.

    After my endeavours at the lockers I found a different combination that gives an equally light feel without having to get GW2 achievement points. Replacing the gloves with Heavy Bracers of Dwayna (or whatever the HoM gloves are called) and the boots with Orrian Greaves accents the abscence of bulky items even further by showing more leg and exposing the hands.

    It is still a shame though that that wonderful pair of trousers isn't available through any other way than the gem store.

    In conclusion, this armor set looks great overall besides a few minor personal issues I have with it and is definently a unique look for any heavy armored combatant.
  • kiba_9931
    Contributor
    Thank you, Sir! I appreciate your kind comments and so does Kiba. We have discussions on what it means to use whirling wrath or leap of faith while in full plate versus leather. The acrobatics demand lighter(looking at least) armor!
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    You're hilarious and your writing is great. I felt you should know.

    Also that outfit is stellar; one of my personal fav's so far!
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    Not like you didn't probably already know that, but it's always nice to hear.

    Okay - done commenting to my own comment now.
  • kiba_9931
    Contributor
    HA! Thanks Amy!! I feel like in this day and age, a dash of the sardonic is perfect for flavoring up walls of text. Many appreciations and internets to you for your kind comment (sans sardonism, for real!!!).

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