A LOTRO Cosmetics Blog with Ranger Swagger

Umber

Hawk Clan Hunter

While this isn’t necessarily a Ranger outfit, I really like the way this looks.  I made it for one of my characters whose RP background is that of a Hawk Clan hunter who joined up with a contingent of the Rangers of Ithilien in Eriador (see our main page on the kinship website).

Here is Jericco in Breeland in traditional Hawk Clan hunting attire:

The Basics:

  • Legs: Starkmoor Caretaker’s Leggings
  • Shoulders: Gwir-palvais
  • Head: Sukdyr’s Fall
  • Body: Dwarf Steel Breastplate of Might
  • Hands: Gloves of the Helmingas
  • Feet: Vibrant Brushed Combat Boots
  • Back: Fine Elven Quiver
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The Hunter’s Moon

Tonight is the Hunter’s Moon (in real life, that is) and it inspired me to create an outfit that fit well into that theme.  Rangers have to hunt for food, after all (or, rather, they should).

The basics (all Umber dye):

  • Head: Resilient Skirmish Helm of the Mark
  • Shoulders: Fated Westfold Campaign Shoulder Pads
  • Back: Cloak of the Mountain Wolves
  • Body: Tough Jacket
  • Hands: Fine Grey Company Gauntlets
  • Legs: Leather Leggings of the Stoic Stag
  • Feet: Vibrant Brushed Combat Boots

A Ranger of Esteldin

When I first started playing LOTRO years ago, I was delighted to finally come upon the Ranger stronghold of Esteldin.  Watching the sword practice play out, standing near the rewards vendors (which, by the way, need some new rewards *ahem* Turbine *cough*), I felt a part of their world.  Now with the new cosmetics from Vol. 3, we can actually blend more!

Granted, a lot of these are taken near Annuminas (what can I say, I really like Evendim!)…

The Basics:

  • Head: Worn Ranger’s Hood (Umber dye)
  • Shoulders: Worn Ranger’s Wrap (Umber dye)
  • Back: Fine Elven Quiver (Umber dye)
  • Body: Ceremonial Spear-shaker’s Jacket (Olive dye)
  • Boots: Fine Westernesse Protector’s Boots (Umber dye)
  • Legs: Zudrugund Leather Leggings (Olive dye)
  • Hands: Leather Ranger’s Bracers (Umber dye)

The Ithilien Ranger

The Ithilien Rangers are known to anyone who has read the LOTR books or watched the movies.  They are the descendents of those who once dwelt in the forests of Ithilien (more info here and here).  I used the image from the movie to draw inspiration and came up with the following outfit:

The basics:

  • Head: Fine Grey Company Hood (Ranger Green dye)
  • Shoulders: Defensive Eastemnet Combat Pauldrons (Ranger Green dye)
  • Back: Fine Elven Quiver (Umber dye)
  • Body: Agile Eastemnet Skirmish Armour (Umber dye)
  • Feet: Tursur-lhopan (Ranger Green dye)
  • Hands: Leather Ranger’s Bracers (Ranger Green dye)

I envision the Ithilien Ranger as someone who is rugged, someone who knows how to blend in with their environment without affording any protection.  The new Eastemnet armor set really works to fill those requirements and they dye really well.