Cosmetic Lotro

Greenleaf

“He was tall as a young tree, lithe, immensely strong, able swiftly to draw a great war-bow and shoot down a Nazgûl, endowed with the tremendous vitality of Elvish bodies, so hard and resistant to hurt that he went only in light shoes over rock or through snow, the most tireless of all the Fellowship.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two

No doubt many LOTRO players have tried to create their own version of Legolas over the years. I am no exception. The game portrays Legolas in various locations, and he is always well dressed in Elvish attire with light blond hair. The movies mostly portray him in simple travel garb, with a moss green hauberk, cloak and quiver, and light leather boots.
What he really looks like, is probably different for each of us. For me, Legolas became a blend between my own vision and the movie version.


This is my latest attempt at a Legolas version of my male elf hunter. I used a crafted Doomfold hauberk that, though intended for Mordor, does have attractive patterns that may well be used by an elf. At the same time, the hauberk is practical. Since it is not possible to use both a cloak and a quiver, I opted for the quiver, as I think that is more typical of Legolas. If I were to use a cloak I would pick Legolas’ Cloak of course. To hint at the invisible presence of a cloak I used the Time-Worn Shoulders. Light leather Elvish boots for this light footed hero of course, and bracers that are useful for an archer. His bow is not too ornate, but not too common either. Light wood with an Elvish element. I might still change that around if I find a better bow. When I create “realistic” outfits, I don’t use glow effects on my weapons. For a realistic look it is better to stick with basic and plain, so I am very happy that we can use cosmetic weapons to complement the apparel.

Shoulders: Time-worn Shoulders light, olive dye (High Elf starter instance armour)
Chest: Heavy Hauberk of the Doomfold, olive dye (T11 tailor barter recipe)
Hands: Gloves of the Quiet Knife, black dye (Burglar Trainer, Ox-clan Merchant Camp)
Feet: Boots of the Shadow-walker, black dye (Skirmish Camp, Classic Vendor)
Back: Fine Elven Quiver, black dye (Outfitter, Rivendell)

More information on these items: https://lotro-wiki.com

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