In this article, I’ve also included some archeologist outfits for Cataclysm’s new secondary profession, archaeology (I’m really excited about it ^_^). I do not know what all there is in store for it fashion-wise, but, I would hazard to guess that there will be more off-hands added…maybe a different type of hat…we’ll see. And, who knows, it may need its own article by the time Cataclysm comes out.
Do to numerous off-hands/weapons and hats, these outfits are easier to put together (imo), and have a more obvious look to them as to what they are supposed to be for, rather than The Crafter or The Mystic outfits.
This is a pretty classic look, and, you can never go wrong with a chest-piece like the Bandit Jerkin (or any of its look-a-likes in different colors) for work clothes. I chose to stay within the realm of cloth for pants because I figured leather (and mail and plate….) would be too hot and sticky once the body started to sweat chipping away at heavy rocks.
The Mining Pick is, obviously, the best choice of offhand/weaponry for a mining outfit. This vendor bought item can be equipped by anyone as it does not actually require a mining skill to use. Other mining picks can be seen here; other off-hands could be a light source, like the torch pictured, or a lantern of your choice.
Because Merlaina is an engineer, she made herself, and can wear, the engineer-only Goblin Mining Helmet. Some other helmet choices like this one that do not require an engineering skill are: the Expert Goldminer’s Helmet, the Miner’s Hat of the Deep, and the Underworld Helmet.
This next outfit is extremely easy to put together, and is aimed to be an outfit without any BOE pieces. That way, you can send the outfit to an alt when you need extra bag space (possibly after collecting all those ores ^_^).
A non BOE vest could be added to this outfit, but, I felt the shirt was suitable enough. Its brown suspenders blend well into the Knitted Belt. Other colors of the Lumberjack shirt could be used, and don’t forget about the Workman’s shirts!
Another mining outfit could be as follows:
The Duskwoven Tunic has MANY (too many to list) alternatives in different colors, and even longer and shorter sleeved styles. The lighter leather style of the Inscribed Leather Pants are perfect for deep cave mining where the environment may be cold and damp.
The mining profession is easy to dress up for. If you are leveling mining, and will be in a certain zone for a while, think about the “climate” / work environment that zone is in and plan an outfit around that fact.
This first outfit is a good idea on what I was focusing on:
This all leather ensemble can be achieved with lots of different armor than the ones listed. If you want to do an “alternating fur” outfit, try to find pieces that greatly contrast in color. There are many vendor-bought “fur pieces”, like the Rough Leather set and the Tanned Leather set, that can be mixed and matched with each other, or with other fur-pieces like the many gray-level items, such as Patched Leather set.
Skinning does not have to always be about fur. There are many different “animal textures” to use for your outfit. Below is feathers:
The Lord Sakrasis’ Scepter is just an accent item that I felt went along with the skinning profession.
Like the outfit before it, this ensemble uses the Scalemail Vest as a sort of “scaly” alternative to either feathers or fur. There are many other scaly looking mail armor pieces, and leather pieces too, in many different styles and colors.
These last 2 outfits are more “color coordinated” :
The Thread-Bare Cloth Pants play in well with this outfit, as they are cloth pants that look like leather (there are many other alternatives to these pants). The blue accents on the pants matches the Black Swashbuckler’s Shirt…which, is more of a dusty navy blue than black. The Rough Leather pieces throw in that “bear fur” accent without making the outfit too overBEARingly furry (lawl ^_^).
White fur pieces make a great skinning outfit when skinning prey in snowy areas….(I guess that was an understatement?)…anyway…^_^ For alternatives to the Horde-vendor Snowhide items, other white fur armor includes: the Boneshredder set, the Ghostwalker set, or just the tunics the White Leather Jerkin or the Frostmane Leather Vest.
This outfit uses the Buccaneer’s Gloves to represent previously white gloves getting spoiled by skinning; because, I imagine it’s a pretty bloody and gruesome ordeal. The Silver-lined Bracers actually dropped off one of the pictured wolves, Timber.
Again, like the mining outfits, skinning outfits are easily put together when you narrow down the type of skinning your character will do. Think about what he/she is skinning and use elements from those animals in their outfit.
One of the most famous archaeologist is Indiana Jones. Before I get any comments from this statement: yes, I am aware he is not a real archaeologist…and I’m sure those who actually study archaeology cringe at me for even saying he’s famous, but, the movies were awesome (and he’s très hot ^.^), and he’s in-game as Harrison Jones:
While it’s not exactly the traditionally famous Indiana Jones outfit, Harrison Jones’ outfit is pretty simple to put together: Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat (or I’ve seen the Noble’s Monocle on him too), White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Foreman Vest, a belt like the Feralfen Sulker’s Belt, pants like the Ranger Pants, and the Recruit’s Boots.
Here is Kirina’s take on Indie’s outfit…the only thing missing is a whip:
The Mixologist’s Tunic can be replaced for the Recruit’s Shirt; however, that greenish/brown tinge is lost, and the latter shirt may not match well if you choose to still use the Durable Pants. Other off-hands besides a torch could be a lantern, and/or some kind of “fossil” bone.
Using another vest alternative, this next outfit is perfect for those archaeology sites in the desert:
I choose to use the Serenity Belt because it blends in well with the yellow-gold of the shirt and the green from the vest and hat. A book off-hand, like Kirina’s Milli’s Lexicon, can be used for the archaeologist to take notes in…or maybe it was dug up? LoL ^_^.
This is a purple alternative to the outfit before…just for all the girlie-girls ^_^:
As I said before, this is not my limit on archaeology outfits, and, I can not wait to see what Cataclysm brings so I can add to this section…it might have to be an article on its own!
This first outfit was from the original version of this article…you can not go wrong with a classic!
The Red Lumberjack Shirt can be replaced for any of the other Lumberjack shirts, or the Workman’s shirts. This outfit is similar to the one Zhevi posted on the Kirina’s Closet Forum. Proof that you can’t go wrong with it! ^_^
This next outfit uses the Yellow Lumberjack Shirt:
This outfit uses the shirts already built-in suspenders, which bled into the brown Knitted Belt. One farming must-have weapon is the Pitchfork. It’s easily obtainable killing the farmers around in Hillsbrad Foothills, but, other weapons with the same style are the Rusted Pitchfork and the Pitchfork of Madness.
Want a blue farming outfit? This next one is relatively the same as the yellow one before, only with the Blue Lumberjack Shirt:
Another farming weapon is the aptly named Farmer’s Shovel, which can be obtained by farming either Farmer Solliden and/or the Tirisfal Farmers. Other shovel models include: the Kobold Mining Shovel, the Shoveler, the Burrowing Shovel, the Goblin Power Shovel, and the Silver Spade.
But, if you are stuck on the Blue Overalls, it still makes a great outfit without any of the Lumberjack shirts:
I love the simple brown and blue color combination of this outfit. A lantern off-hand works just fine for farming outfits…for all of us who can not equip the 2-hander glory of the Pitchfork, Shovel, or the Broom (seen below)
Want to be a farm-girl instead? Try one of these following outfits:
I know, I know, the Egg Basket is notoriously for spring and Easter. But, really, at a glance, the eggs look like regular eggs ^_^ And, it’s another non-2-hander off-hand that is farm related. I really wish I had my wish granted for more everyday off-hands (like the “Farm Egg Basket”), but, oh well.
Brand new from Cataclysm questing, its….THE ONE-HANDED SHOVEL MACE!!! (/kisses Blizzard’s creative team). Finally, Kirina can do some digging of her own!
I just through this outfit together with armor pieces Kirina had in her bags at the time – the shovel is the real star. Unfortunately, it is a Horde-only quest reward from Hillsbrad Foothills (sorry to get your hopes up, my Alliance friends). But maybe this is the start of a change. Maybe they’ll add more one-handed items like this shovel, or a pitchfork-type off-hand. Who knows…
While I know some of these items require a bit of pre-farming before you have an actual farming outfit, try to keep your outfit simple and relatively non-BOE; that way, should the need arrive, it can be sent to an alt for more bag space. And, any of these outfits, or ones that you come up with, do not necessarily have to be worn when farming for items – wear one while hanging around in a farming community/town ^_^.