A LOTRO Cosmetics Blog with Ranger Swagger

The LOTRO Ranger

Non-Ranger Outfit: Rohan Armor Sets

Sorry for the long delay between posts.  Life had taken hold and I could not escape its grasp!  Back now, though, and have a few new outfits lined up to display.  But first and foremost, I need to shift gears slightly and dig deep to find my Rohan side.

Given the fact that Helms Deep is right around the corner (and like a giddy little kid I went out and bought the most expensive addition with all the little perks and such), I started to fiddle around with the three different sets of Rohan armor to see what sorts of Rohan-ish type coolness I could make.  Here are a few of my favorite combinations with some action shots thrown in for good measure (I have to say I really like the scalable shield–good job devs!).  I realize these are all dismounted pictures.  Apologies to my Rohan-purist friends out there.

1. Heavy Cavalry

The first set is a fully armored heavy horse soldier.  Meant to fight at a full gallop, the armor is meant to look like it can withstand a beating.  I’m very pleased with how this turned out!

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Head: Helm of the Hammerhand
Shoulders: Shoulders of the Hammerhand
Back: Shield of the Hammerhand
Chest: Hauberk of the Eastemnet
Hands: Gloves of the Eastemnet
Feet: Boots of the Helmingas

2. Soldier of Lighthorse

The next outfit I tried for a more rustic look; thankfully the new Hammerhand set made a really great focal point.  I used no armor piece with the exception of the helm to tie it all together.  The point was to give an appearance of a soldier fighting in a  lighthorse company.

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Chest: Hauberk of the Hammerhand
Head: Helm of the Eastemnet
Shoulders: Shoulders of the Eorlingas
Feet: Boots of the Westfold
Hands: Gloves of the Helmingas
Back: Shield of the Hammerhand

3. The Noble Rohirrim

Of this one I took only one screenshot; this is a good leisurely outfit for a Rohan RPer.  Lightly armored, but not threatening.  When I was creating it I wanted to give him a look of nobility.  It turned out well!

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Head: Circlet of the Eorlingas
Shoulders: Shoulders of the Hammerhand
Back: Cloak of the Eorlingas
Chest: Hauberk of the Hammerhand
Hands: Gloves of the Hammerhand
Feet: Boots of the Hammerhand


Welcome to the LOTRO Ranger!

Greetings!   Welcome to my cosmetics blog.  Before I get into the concept behind this project, I’d like to give my new readers some background.

Who is this Philomandros person anyway?

My main character on Landroval has an interesting back story, and I won’t bore you here.  After all, you didn’t come here to read my character’s bio, but to check out all those awesome outfit ideas (right?).  Needless to say, however, ‘Ranger’ fits well as a descriptor.   Formerly, Philomandros is the cofounder of the Rangers of Ithilien kinship on Elendilmir (back in those days, there were no designated RP servers), and there was much rejoicing (yay!).  Alas, after four years Elendilmir has lost a lot of its RPers to other servers, so the Rangers decided it was time to migrate to a place where we would have more successful RP fun.  So to Landroval we came (and with a name change: The Dunedain of Ithilien).

The LOTRO Ranger and Cosmetics in LOTRO

Throughout the past few years, the cosmetic system has been perhaps one of the best features of LOTRO (aside from the lore and the graphics) and especially recently there has been much attention paid to keeping those of us with interests in perfecting that ideal outfit very happy (I am very, very grateful that LOTRO finally added a NPC Ranger outfit for us players).

Nevertheless, even with these fantastic outfit sets, many of us Rangers still want that perfect unique Ranger look that defines us and lets us stand out–for me, at least, this is more of an RP issue than anything else.  This blog will do what it can to present many options for the reader to put together an outfit just for their Ranger (although, as a fan of Gondorian/Numenorian lore, I may offer some other options here and there).

So please, feel free to follow this blog and if you want even send in your recommendations for outfits!

Also check out Cosmetic LOTRO and LOTRO Stylist for more Ranger outfits!