But, my outfit for her still wasn’t satisfactory. The only items I had were the off-hand frill and a pair of Ruby Shades for look-alike safety goggles; Kirina wore these along with her usual armor.
I finally switched my searching to robes…seeing what I could find there, and, I was elated to come across the Archmage Robe (who has a “twin” piece – the Durable Robe). Level 80 by then, I farmed the Ravenous Flayer Matriarch for hours each day…hoping to get lucky with the Archmage Robe’s nearly 0% drop rate. My fiance, Waddell, suggested I give up farming for it and just look on the auction house for either robe. Being too proud (I’ve always went out searching for the item(s) I’ve wanted – felt more like an accomplishment that way), I was reluctant at fist to look it up. But, I’m glad I did. I got my Durable Robe (and then some ^_^ ) the next day. The search for my alchemist outfit was over; however, my auction house shopping addiction had just begun, LoL.
In any case…here’s what I’ve been blabbing about:
I choose the Durable Robe because of the long jacket-like layer that could almost resemble a sort of lab coat worn over a longer robe. What really sold me was the color of the jacket – it closely resembles the tan lab coat I wear in real life ^_^. I added the Apothecary Gloves after I got them as a quest reward; (al)chemists wear gloves when working with chemicals, and these are form-fitted on the hands. The gloves are also pertinently named, as is the High Apothecary Cloak (another quest reward), should anyone inspect the outfit.
Below is a variation of this outfit:
Instead of the Ruby Shades, I used a Shadowmoon Valley quest item as another goggle-like helm-piece for non-engineered skilled players to use. The Spectrecles don’t disappear after you finish the quest chain, and can be equipped anywhere. The purple glow from them echo the purple material of the cloak ^_^ .