Steed of Dagorlad! While I do not know if “steed of the month” is the new mode for lotro, it has certainly worked out that way so far this year (steed-of-nightwood, steed-of-khundolar, steed-of-warden). For April, we have the Steed of Dagorlad in the lotro store!
Many thanks to Goldenstar (CSTM: steed-of-dagorlad-available-through-april) for advising that one needs to look for the steed by name (type “Dagorlad” in the search) because at least as of last night, it was not in the mount area of the store where one would think he should be. And Yay! She posted a picture of me on this Warsteed for her article! Check out the link.
As always, you can see all the steeds in lotro right here at danania.net on the Horse Corral page, All the Steeds.
Let’s take a good look at Dagorlad!
Steed of Dagorlad: Here is the basic Horse. He is a brown horse with black and chain link outfit and orange trim. Behind the saddle, he carries a sword and shield on one side and a pack of five daggers on the other side. We can see the dagger-side better in subsequent pictures.
Warsteed of Dagorlad: This is a shot of the Warsteed wearing the default colors on the Dagorlas cosmetics. The Warsteed set comes with Leggings, Saddle, Caparison, Halter (head), and “Accessory”. The accessory, in the Gear slot, is the shield, sword, and daggers.
Red Roan and default cosmetic colors: The sharp looking orange accents and armor inspired me to get a new hide color; I went with Red Roan.
Red Roan with Sea Blue trim: The cosmetics do not dye much. Only the trim lines accept dye. I went with a Sea Blue on all the Dagorlad cosmetics to show off what dyes. That is a tough one that the saddle stays that orange trim. Do the other trim colors complement or clash with the undyeable orange?
Black with Yellow trim and Dagger-side: The dark halter and caparison do mesh well with the dark horse also; actually I think I like all the color horses. This shot shows what yellow looks like on the cosmetics. It also shows off the Daggers that are the opposite side from the sword and shield.
Black, no Gear, black trim: Ok, I think I found my winner. What I didn’t like above was the Orange trim. I’m sure it works awesome for some people, but I limit orange to citrus and summer clothes. The fix? Take the saddle and gear off, and no more orange. The Caparison looks sharp enough without the saddle. The gear still picks up some orange around the daggers so I dropped that as well. Now, the warsteed looks slick and lean!
Black giddyup pose: Here is the same look of Black trim on Black hide, no leggings, no saddle, no gear. The silver and its dressing still complements it well. And, at least today, I like this look the best. :D