Whenever I think of the Burning Crusade, I remember the clown gear which defined an expansion and the Watcher’s Tunic I no longer own. Since I’ve never been a fan of orange, I would have DE’ed it for room but it was only later when I realised what a special item it was. I mean, the sleeves change colour based on the undershirt or gloves below so when Dragonray’s latest challenge arose, it gave me the perfect opportunity to give this shirt some face time.

Watcher Tunic

Without an undershirt, the sleeves come off as this weird flesh-coloured material – Silence of the Lambs anyone?

Tunic shirts

What a difference a shirt can make.

I deliberately chose the Shadow Council Gloves so it wouldn’t detract from the cut of the sleeves but if you add a longer pair of gloves, you get a much busier design. Most of the time, I don’t like breaking the sleeve line so I generally go for gloves who tuck underneath like the Gladiator’s Mooncloth Gloves below.

Watcher gladiator

Since I could only use BC gear for the challenge, I was able to create this kit fairly quickly using the filtering system in MogIt.

With no armour rules to follow, my clothie could have worn anything from leather to plate but I thought I should check all cloth options first. In the end, I settled on the shadow gloves for a slightly subtler look because that’s how I roll.

Watcher shadowsubtle

Plaguewatcher’s Garb
Exorcist’s Dreadweave Hood, Plagueheart Shoulderpads, Watcher’s Tunic, Red Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Shadow Council Gloves, Girdle of Ruination, Leggings of the Seventh Circle, Plagueheart Sandals, Feral Staff of Lashing