Since all gear added in 1.2 (War Hero and Campaign gear) will carry the set bonus on the armoring slot, I decided I would begin work on a Darth Revan custom appearance.
I would be lying to you if I said I wasn't a Revan fanboy to a certain extent. When I logged on after Patch 1.2 was implemented and found that my Champion War Leader's Headgear was showing under the hood of the robe I had saved (Primeval Paragon's Body Armor), I emitted a squee born of the nerdiest kind of joy imaginable.
|The helmet clips a bit, but it's still squee-worthy. This is the /inquisitor emote.|
This is definitely still a work in progress and, as such, any input or tips on possible items to use is certainly appreciated. Please note that I am a Juggernaut, and I want this appearance to be functional, so medium and light armor are out of the question for me.
I'd also like to clarify that since most of this gear isn't craftable, you will not be able to take advantage of augment slots for the moment. Bioware has stated that we will be getting a way to add augment slots to existing gear in the future, so it doesn't hurt to start working on your set now.
Having said that, here is what I've used for the essential bits of the costume:
Head Slot: Champion War Leader's Headgear
In my estimation, this is the most Revan-like headpiece available. In fact, I think the model is actually the same as the one used for his actual mask in-game, it's just re-textured.
The Vindicator (DPS) version of the Champion helmet looks the same. Unfortunately, Champion items are no longer available, so you can't go get this one if you don't already have it. The Recuit War Leader's Headgear looks the same, but is not fully customizable.
Chest Slot: Primeval Paragon's Body Armor
Robes. Heavy armor. The two things don't converge as often as I would like, and so this item is the one being used. Having said that, it actually looks pretty close, although Revan's chest has what appear to be banded armor plates on it and this has a more "body armor" look to it.
Both this, and the DPS equivalent (Primeval Vindicator's Body Armor) are purchased with Corellia commendations. I prefer this version to the DPS equivalent, because the Vindicator's has a grey stripe down the back that looks strange and out of place.
Leg Slot: Sith Archon's Greaves
These are the most ornate-looking robe leg-slot item I could find. The bottom of Revan's robe is actually pretty plain-looking, except for the huge buckle (which will hopefully be implemented in some form or another as a belt eventually). By default they are red, but if you unify to chestpiece, they become black but with a red accent on the back and sides (see the image at the top of this post). You don't see the back and sides most of the time except when falling or jumping, due to the chestpiece I've used.
There are other items you could substitute here, but I found these worked the best. This, however, is a random world drop, so it may be difficult to come by. Check the GTN on your server, sometimes you can score them for cheap.
Leg Slot Special Mention: Prototype Sund Tech Chancery Legwraps
These aren't heavy armor and they aren't customizable, but I mention them because they are obviously patterned after Revan's lower robe section. I've included some screenshots of them so you can see what I mean. Hopefully we one day get a heavy armor customizable version.
Hands Slot: Sith Archon's Handgear
Finally found a glove slot that I don't hate. I'm using the Sith Archon's Handgear, color-matched to chest:
I think they're simple enough to work. They are red by default, so I couldn't leave them as-is. Revan's actual gloves are more bronze-colored, but they have a similar look (plate over the back of the hand). I'll keep my eyes open.
Feet Slot: Undecided
Revan is normally depicted wearing pretty unremarkable gloves and you don't usually see much of Revan's boots. For practical reasons, I'll be wearing short boots if possible with this outfit, as the Battlemaster boots clip through the robe when I run. The Sith Archon's boots are a possibility, but they don't color match very well.
Any tips here are appreciated!
If they would make a belt slot item that looked like the waist on Revan's robe, I'd be set:
Unfortunately, I'm not holding my breath. For the moment, customizable belts are also the exception, not the rule. A Jugg can dream, though.
For the moment, I'm using the Champion War Leader's Belt with unify to chest.
Weapon: Elegant Modified Lightsaber [Augmented], Red Lightsaber Crystal
Above is a prop of Darth Revan's lightsaber. As you can see, it is very simple, and so I've used a simple hilt. It doesn't hurt that it has an augment slot in it. The schematic has a chance to drop from lockboxes and from Treasure Hunting, I believe. The only real reason to craft this weapon is in hopes of critting to get the augment slot - otherwise, it's just an orange shell.
Well, that's where I've gotten so far. If you have any tips on usable items or have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments!