A couple weeks ago I tried my hand at the brawler’s guild and found it to be quite fun and well, easy, because item level 549 on a hunter makes pretty much everything easy. Only one boss got the best of me. Ixx is a huge pain in the butt for poor old slacker me, so it took me a couple tries to take him down, but I did in the end. I reached rank seven in two nights of brawling, and I bought myself the Clock’em pet which becomes available at rank four. I know at some point in the future I want to reach rank ten, but when that will happen is not quite clear at this point.
During my time at the arena, I noticed an NPC which was sporting a set of gear that totally caught my attention.
This lady looks pretty badass, and my druid agrees. She immediately decided she needed this set, so off we went to farm it. Most pieces dropped on the first try for me, which was pretty lucky, thank you Gods of the RNG, but one piece gave me some trouble: the gloves. These drop off of the last boss of Black Morass, and if, like me, you’ve been in there a couple times, then you know why I hate this place so much. The instance in itself is quite fine. I remember it to be lots of fun back in BC, partly because it was one of the first Caverns of Time instance which totally rocked, but also because it was so stressful to run after the portals and kill all the enemies before they reached Medivh. I was a noob back then, and it was a real challenge. Today, its only purpose is to torture the idiots who venture in there hoping for a transmog item to drop. As I was saying, the damn gloves I was after to complete the set were on the last fricking boss, which means you have to go through all the other portals before you can be disapointed by yet another Moonglade Pants instead of the gloves you were after. Lucky me, this piece could drop on regular mode, which means I had to opportunity (and oh dare I say the great pleasure) to farm the instance five times an hour until they dropped, or, more commonly known as, until my sanity had left for greener pastures. But I came out a victor, a champion, with my gloves and my new kickass transmog set for my druid.
Shoulders: Shoulderpads of Assassination
Chest: Tunic of Assassination
Gloves: Handgrips of Assassination
Belt: Girdle of the Deathdealer
Pants: Leggings of Assassination
Boots: Boots of the Shifting Sands
Weapon: Bloodfire Greatstaff
Shoulders: Dragon-Quake Shoulderguards
Chest: Mail Combat Armor
Gloves: Grips of Fierce Pronouncements
Belt: Bloodmaw’s Belt
Pants: Bat Claw Legguards
Boots: Mr. Tauren’s Boots
Weapon: Telescopic Sharprifle
This set may not be perfect, like the gloves don’t match all that well, but it’s the best I could do with what I had. I had to buy the chest off the AH for something like 400 gold, got the shoulders off the Curator in Kharazan, the gloves from the Wyrmrest Accord Quartermaster and the rest are from quests. I’m also working on the Hunter tier set from Molton Core, and as of now only the pants are missing. When I get them, the set will look something like this:
I think the set works pretty well with the shoulders and gun, and will probably switch to this set once I get the leggings off of Magmadar. Although, I really love the Mail Combat Armor chest, and may use it in this set, as well. The belt clashes a bit, but maybe I can find something I like better.