A young Troll Druid faces many unique challenges throughout their life. Unlike the other druids who seem to have limitless amounts of hair, we trolls suffer greatly at the hands of pattern baldness. Add in the struggles of managing technicolourkittybear-itis and suddenly a simple visit to the barbershop can be the stuff of nightmares! Luckily for you, I have
no social life a lot of time on my hands this weekend, and so I have put together a “hair care” guide for young trolls just trying to make their way through Azeroth without looking like a complete joke.
Choosing The Right Colour For Your Kittybear
As any Blood Elf will tell you, hair style and colour can do amazing things for a transmog set. For Druids — and this problem is particularly prominent for Guardian and Feral specs — a seemingly easy decision can become a lot more complex thanks to the effects hair colour has on some of our forms. Druids who are not using Glyph of the Chameleon will have no doubt noticed that the colour of your hair doesn’t always translate to Kittybear in the way you would expect. Below are some images showing every single hair colour currently available to Trolls and how each how one affects Kitty and Bear forms.
Hiding the Bald Spots
Once you have selected a colour that compliments your transmog set while not looking like My Little Pony vomit when you’re playing as a Feral or Guardian, it’s time to find a hairstyle. If you’re like me, you love the look of the long hairstyles, but are greatly saddened by the hairlines. As you can see in the pictures above, one possible solution that covers most of the bald spots while still showing off your long locks is to transmogrify your helm into one of the many headband styles currently in game. I have picked three hairstyles that look pretty cool, but are afflicted by a tragic hairline and taken a screen cap of what each one looks like with different headband styles (No helm, a Feathermoon Headdress, the Nordassil Headguard and a Scaled Leather Headband). You can see how each headband style helm works to conceal the bald spots without hiding your hair altogether:
Well, there you have it, folks, Neri’s Guide to Troll Hair Care is complete for this week! Now that you’re armed with the knowledge of what colour kittybear form you’ll be lumped with and how you can hide those unfortunate hairlines, you can breathe a little easier the next time you’re due for your weekly trim.
PS. Holy hell, Batman! I really should have finished my transmog set and perhaps picked a better backdrop and hair colour for those screenshots! Whoops. Hopefully my Mog Street Cred isn’t completely shattered!
Are you a lover or a hater of the Troll Cat and Bear forms? Do you prefer to see helms, hair, or both? Are all people who play Troll Druids as pedantic as I am? Have your say in the comments below.