[Fan Art] World of Warcraft - Racial Class Armor Design | Dark Iron Dwarf
This is the Dark Iron Dwarf series. As always, I aim to push the designs with the latest developments in warcraft's item design in mind.
I felt that the current heritage armor set is a good fit for warriors already, so I explored a different theme. I decided for a blacksmith inspired design to give its own distinct identity.
The set is meant to along with the Dark Iron Paladin mount. As the Dark Irons are a more darker/sinister race, I want its design to be more threatening.
On the back he would have the libram hanging from his belt.
Ragnaros is a big part of the Dark Iron lore, so I thought fire would be a good thing to design around.
It started out with a more simple dark iron version of a rifleman. But I've been reminded of the corehounds and thought, they could be a neat hook to spice it up.
For the dwarven rogues, it was important to me to leave their beards exposed. Since I didn't want another hood, I went with a mask, which was actually inspired by Fable Bandits.
To give the dark iron monk a unique spin, I went for an innkeeper theme. I wanted to avoid a brimmed hat, so I tried out the
The "Black Anvil" is an important artifact for the Dark Iron dwarves, so it was a good fit as a theme for the set. I tried also a helmet version instead of the hood, but I decided the hood worked better.
I went for a king-y approach as Sorcerers have an important role in Dark Iron society, including the Sorcerer-Thane Thaurissan in BRD.
My initial design went for a pure fiery look with a lot of reds and yellows. Overtime, I realized that it didn't stand out so I tested other options: after testing fel green I went with this shadow flame direction.