Mail Transmog: Dragonstalker’s Breastplate (Hunter)

Mail Transmog - Dragonstalker's Breastplate - PreviewHead: N/A
Shoulders: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Equilibrium Epaulets
Back: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Tattered Cape of Antonidas
Chest: Vanilla Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Dragonstalker’s Breastplate
Hands: Vendor - Honor Points Razor Gauntlets
Waist: Vendor - Honor Points Sash of the Grand Hunt 
Legs: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Legguards of Scintillating Scales
Feet:  Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Tsunami Boots

Main-Hand: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Ennadee’s Twirling Longbow
Off-Hand: N/A

 Transmog Models By Race: Blood Elf, DraeneiDwarf, Gnome, GoblinHuman, Night Elf, Orc, Pandaren, Tauren, Troll, Undead, Worgen

Click here to see the full set on Wowhead.

Okay, here’s an admission on my part. I freaking love the  Vanilla Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Dragonstalker’s Breastplate.

Have you seen the full set? It’s what in the fashion world is generally described Hunter Tier 2 - Dragonstalker Armoras completely bananas. That’s right, the same tier that gave us Judgement awarded hunters the chance to dress as giant, spiky, purple butterflies.

It’s loud, it’s obnoxious, and, compared to the usual dull Hunter palettes of greens, browns, maroons, and greys, it’s actually kind of refreshing.

Not that I’d ever wear the whole set at once, god no.

Look, I’ll admit, sometimes I may skirt the edge of good taste, but there’s a line between “irreverent” and “clown college” and this sucker is 100% Grade-A clown college.

Still, I appreciate the vibrant colour and the butterfly shape in the chestpiece, so I decided to put together a toned-down mail transmog set for hunters looking for something a little different. It’s still bright, it’s still a little ridiculous, but if you’re looking to capture that old school Vanilla feel without making your eyes bleed, it’s worth a try.

AFK Fashion: +20 Frost Resistance Hoodie

World of Warcraft Hoodie - +20 Frost Resistance“+20 Frost Resistance” World of Warcraft Hoodie (at jinx.com)*

Okay, okay, so Blizzard went through and removed the resistance stats from the vast majority of player gear. Still, it looks like they missed a few.

This hoodie’s +20 Frost Resistance makes it ideal for engaging frost mages in life and death combat and, uh, going outside when it’s cold out.

I know I don’t normally talk about real life clothes, guys. But it’s just too cute and, men’s cut or not, I want it.

And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

* FYI, I’m a member of the J!NX affiliate program, so if you buy something via one of my links I get a tiny cut of the proceeds. It’s still cute as heck, though.

Cloth Transmog: Witch Doctor’s Beads (Horde Warlock)

Cloth Transmog - Witch Doctors Beads - OrcHead: N/A
Shoulders: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Heroes` Plagueheart Shoulderpads (Warlock Only)
Back: N/A
Chest:  Quest Reward Witch Doctor`s Beads (Horde Only)
Hands: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Mystical Gloves
Waist: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Farshire Belt

Legs: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Sanctified Dark Coven Leggings (Warlock Only)
Feet: N/A

Main-Hand: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Perdition (Horde Only)
Off-Hand: N/A

Transmog Models By Race: Blood ElfGoblinOrcTrollUndead

Here’s the whole set on Wowhead.

Okay, I know I’ve been complaining about the preponderance of nuclear waste green in warlock gear, but I still think this is pretty spectacular. The  Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Heroes` Plagueheart Shoulderpads are as gorgeous a set of shoulders as I’ve seen and the  Quest Reward Witch Doctor`s Beads (horde only — sorry, blue team) have the added benefit of being revealing on either gender. You know, if that’s important to you.

As it is to me.

Um.

Cloth Transmog: Faded Spirit-Wrencher Robe

Cloth Transmog - Spirit-Wrencher Robe - Blood Elf Female

The night is, like, dark and full of terrors, mmmkay?

Head: Vendor - Honor Points Circle of Flame 
Shoulders:  Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop  Fissure-Split Shoulderwraps
Back: N/A
Chest:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal  Faded Spirit-Wrencher Robe
Hands: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves
Waist: Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal  Black Belt of Knowledge
Legs:  N/A
Feet:  Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal  Black Mageweave Boots 

Main-Hand:  Sporeling’s Firestick
Off-Hand: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Rod of Molten Fire 

 Transmog Models By Race: Blood ElfDraeneiDwarfGnomeGoblinHumanNight ElfOrcPandarenTaurenTrollUndeadWorgen

Click here to view the whole set on Wowhead.

This started off as a sexy red priest transmog and somehow turned into “What Would Melisandre from Game of Thrones Wear While Lighting People On Fire.” Hence the red-hot pokers because, well, are we surprised?

Okay, and yeah, I don’t have an indicator for Sporeling’s Firestick. It’s a rep item that can be purchased from Sporeggar using tiny mushrooms, so keep an eye out for that.

A sad day for transmog fans.

As of today, the Undermine Journal has announced, because of hosting issues, that it will be closing at the end of July. Even if it’s able to find a new dedicated host, its future looks bleak. The site warns that if Warlords of Draenor is released and The Undermine Journal is still down, it’s likely never coming back.

The loss of the Undermine Journal is a huge blow for the transmog community. There are resources that provide some of the same features as TUJ, or at least there were back when I was last forced to use an alternate site what feels like a thousand years ago, but in my time making gold and building transmog sets I’ve never seen anything to rival TUJ’s power and accessibility.

That site, over the years, has made me hundreds of thousands of gold. It’s helped me put together more transmog sets than I can imagine. Heck, I have alts sitting on other servers, holding cheap rare items like Chromatic Sword and Tabard of the Lightbringer that I’d never have been able to find without TUJ’s help.

Not going to lie, I’m kind of in mourning.

Needless to say, we’re going to be losing a little functionality on the website with its absence. From this point on, the little red Auction House buttons ( Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal ) won’t link to anything. They will have to serve as a visual reminder to check your Auction House.

Don’t be shy about checking your opposing faction’s Auction House, either. If you’re the sort of player who plays exclusively on one faction but has a character slot or two left over, roll a level 1 alt (Human and Orc are easiest) and park them at the nearest Auction House.

Once the Undermine Journal goes down, believe me, you’ll have company.