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31 January 2012 9 Comments

The Amazing Chameleon Shirt

Generally, SWTOR is pretty good at avoiding the weird issue that plagues many other MMOs, where sensible armor on a man turns into ridiculous plate bikinis on a woman. However, I’ve found one partial contender – a case that’s so odd I can forgive it.

Here we have the Amazing Chameleon Shirt, a.k.a the Temple Watchman’s Vest. This is the Medium +Strength chest purchasable with Tython commendations (and there’s a craftable custom armor equivalent, the Aspiring Knight’s Vest, which behaves the same way). On male characters it has long sleeves and wrappings around the waist, whereas on female characters it’s a sleeveless midriff top.

However, its magical ability to change is even more pronounced than that! To wit, it changes colour depending on who’s wearing it!

The Amazing Chamelon Shirt

On Miraluka and Zabraks, it’s black. On Humans and Twi’leks it’s dark grey. And on Mirialans it’s a lovely powder blue.

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9 Responses to “The Amazing Chameleon Shirt”

  1. Iyeri 31 January 2012 at 04:00 #

    That is weird. Does the crafted one change color too?

    • Siha 31 January 2012 at 12:12 #

      It does indeed! I should add a comment to that effect, actually. :)

  2. Andreas 31 January 2012 at 20:21 #

    Nice discovery!

    I have only rolled Twi’lek and Zabrak but the Mirialan blue version looks pretty cool (:
    Does anyone know if this piece comes in a slotted version? I miss it!

    • Siha 31 January 2012 at 20:40 #

      Yep, I linked a crafted moddable version in the post.

      • Andreas 1 February 2012 at 07:13 #

        Oh, derp… I didn’t see it (: Thanks!

  3. Wren 5 February 2012 at 22:26 #

    haha, love this post! I noticed this difference on my miraluken jedi knight and my twi’lek smuggler. Twi’s ‘Aspiring Knight’s Vest’ is black, which the miraluken’s ‘Aspiring Knight’s Vest’ is pale grey, which matches the leggings of the same name. On the twi, the leggings were still grey, so I changed them out to something closer in color. A bit odd, really, but kind of fun, too. Wish I could get the pale blue color, that would work nicely. :)

  4. Khar 9 March 2012 at 14:37 #

    Btw, even if you are Miraluka and have the black versions, in conversations it shows up as the standard grey

  5. Kristi 9 September 2012 at 03:55 #

    Actually, this armor (along with a few others like Consular BH set) changes color depending on your skin tone (which may or may not be affected by alignment, as dark side makes your skin tone lighter). I’ve also heard that hair color affects armor color as well.

    I have seen players of the same race/gender wearing the same piece, and the armors’ colors are completely different. The only difference: Skin (and maybe hair) tone. It really sucks that we can’t modify armor shades, that it’s determined by our character creation choices that CAN’T be undone or changed.


  1. Aspiring Knight » Tor Fashion - March 20, 2013

    […] Ha ! I found the reason why the chest piece changes color : “On Miraluka and Zabraks, it’s black. On Humans and Twi’leks it’s dark grey. And on Mirialans it’s a lovely powder blue.” […]

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