Rugged Woodland Dwarf

Lotro Outfit

Why are there so few Dwarven Hunters in Lotro? I think when people typically think of Dwarfs they think heavy armor and big axes. This is not all a Dwarf is about in Tolkien’s world of Middle Earth. Fili and Kili from “The Hobbit” come to mind. They were brothers who were said to have the sharpest eyes of the party of 13 Dwarves and so they were often sent scouting or searching.

  • They find the goblin cave in the Misty Mountains.
  • When Bilbo spied the boat on the far side of the Enchanted River, Thorin chose Fíli as the youngest with the best sight to throw a rope with a hook attached to snag the small vessel. Fíli manages to hook the boat.
  • They scout Ravenhill and the Frong Gate with Balin and Bilbo.
  • They also find the Lonely Mountain (Erebor)’s secret door with Bilbo.

Lotro Outfit

“The Hobbit” also mentions Dwarves using bows not just axes. In one passage Bilbo and the dwarves begin to go through the dark and dreadful forest of Mirkwood. They come to the enchanted stream Beorn warned about, and Bilbo sees a boat on the other side. With great difficulty, they use iron hooks from their packs to pull the boat toward them. They have just disembarked on the other side when they are startled by a deer leaping the stream. Thorin fires an arrow at him, as they need the meat, and in the confusion Bombur sets the boat adrift and falls into the stream. When they pull him out, he is asleep — enchanted by the waters of the stream. More deer appear, and the dwarves use all their arrows trying to kill one.

Using bows to kill a deer for meat…does this not sound like a Hunter to you?

Lotro Outfit

Head: Traveller’s Hood, dyed Rivendell Green (Lotro Store)
Shoulders: Wynmar’s End, dyed Rivendell Green (Quest: The Orc Attack)
Chest: Pathfinder’s Jacket, dyed Rivendell Green (Hunter Moria Barter)
Hands: Leather Gloves, (Bree Medium Armoursmith)
Legs: Westernesse Protector’s Leggings, dyed Rivendel Green (T5 Crafted)
Feet: Resilient Brushed Skirmish Boots, dyed Rivendell Green (T7Crafted)
Back: Cloak of the Grey Company, dyed Rivendell Green (Quest: Book 5, Chapter 1: Separate Ways – Radanir


14 thoughts on “Rugged Woodland Dwarf

  1. Hey it’s wonderful to see a new outfit on Lotro Stylist! Hope you are doing well! I agree there aren’t that many dwarven hunters around, I don’t even know any on my server! Most hunters I know are male elves 😛
    I like the rugged outfit you made for him, very fitting. When working with dwarf models, the part I like most is playing around with their beards and hairdo’s. It’s the best part of their outfit imho!

  2. Yay, new outfit! I like it, he’s a perfect outdoorsy dwarf. I think the roughness of the chest piece and the sort of ‘hand-woven’ look of the cloak make him look very hunter-like without looking life he’s dressed up as an elf.

    Also, I will totally admit to being one of those goofballs with a dwarf hunter alt. 😛

  3. Plus, Fíli and Kíli, as depicted in the upcoming movies, are something I had not previously thought possible: sexy dwarves. Aidan Turner (and of course Richard Armitage as Thorin), rrrrrr. 😉

  4. Haha, I actually had a dwarf hunter, but several people laughed at him because they thought it was stupid to have a hunter with the low agility dwaves have. So at one point I deleted him (he was only my bank alt at that time) and created him again as a rune-keeper:D

      • Yes I’m sure it gets more even towards higher lvls, but at the time I was new to the game and had no clue about anything. But since I haven’t lvled that dwarf it really doesn’t matter what class he is, as long as he can store my stuff securely:)

  5. That chest-piece fits a Dwarf surprisingly well.
    All in all, the pieces of this fit well together and the concept, not to say anything about the dwarf’s surroundings.
    A good look for a hunter, no doubt about. What surprises me, after a fashion, is how good it looks on a dwarf. I feel that they seem to be rather hard to outfit, at times.

    Thank you for this. 🙂

    • your welcome 🙂 I know what you mean about Dwarfs being difficult to dress. It has to be just the right outfit to fit their form. I’m glad I inspired you.

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