Plate Transmog: Protective Barricade of the Light (Paladin)

Plate Transmog - Protective Barricade of the Light - Female Blood ElfHead: N/A
Shoulders: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Pauldrons of the Argent Sentinel 
Back: N/A
Chest:  Vanilla Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Lawbringer Chestguard (Paladin)
Hands:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Plated Fist of Hakoo
Waist:  Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Ghost-Forged Belt 
Legs:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal High Chief’s Legguards
Feet:  Vendor - Gold Silver Sabatons of Fury

Main-Hand:  Vendor - Gold Continuum Blade (requires Revered with Keepers of Time)
Off-Hand: Vendor - Gold Protective Barricade of the Light

View the whole set on Wowhead.

Transmog Models by Race: Blood Elf, Draenei, Dwarf, Human, Tauren

Vanilla Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Lawbringer Chestguard and  Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Pauldrons of the Argent Sentinel are one of those combinations that should work but that I’ve always struggled to make happen. See, the problem is Vanilla Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Lawbringer Chestguard. Back in the bad old days of Vanilla, Blizzard paired that delicate, almost ethereal white-gold chestplate with a pair of lumpy, unflattering legplates and the most hilarious banana pauldrons you’ve ever seen. No surprise there — questionable tier designs are one of the reasons this website exists — but unlike some of the more classic colour combinations that seem to resurface expansion after expansion Blizzard hasn’t gone back to white-gold plate in any meaningful way.

Oh, there’s been white, occasionally. And gold. But they’re noticeably different shades and, frankly, and it’s made giving Vanilla Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Lawbringer Chestguard a second life more difficult than it needs to be.

This is just an aside, but I find the lack of white-gold gear in Paladin tier sets a missed opportunity, because the Lawbringer was possibly the most Paladin set ever designed. Between their white-gold spell icons, their white and gold spell effects, and the fact that the word “Light” has been awkwardly shoe-horned into almost everything they do, if you ask what a Paladin’s favourite colour is, they’d say, “… uh, what colour is light?” because that’s all they know. 

Plate Transmog - Protective Barricade - Side ViewIt’s like expecting a feral druid to understand life beyond a sea of virtually identical bear claw icons.

Paladins are, at their essence, white and gold light dispensers who run on righteous fury and divine protection and they should be allowed to dress as such.

Lacking appropriate legplates, I went with a sort of burgundy alternative instead. The set was also designed to highlight the  Vendor - Gold Protective Barricade of the Light (haha), which I realize the initial screenshot didn’t highlight well. So here you go.

 

 

Unintended hiatuses are the best kind, right?

Okay, I admit it, I’ve been a very, very bad girl. The Devil Wears Transmog has been a little (read: a lot) quiet of late, largely because I haven’t been playing WoW. Even worse, I’ve been playing other things, like Final Fantasy XIV, an MMO built for the sort of person who treats collecting pretty dresses as endgame content.

But I’m back, and though the orc aesthetic has never appealed to me much, Warlords of Draenor once again has me in its, uh, thrall. If you’re looking for a little fashion inspiration to mog out of your dreary Warlords blues, or are looking to bring a little retro draenei flare to your questing ensemble, I should have something for you shortly.

 

Plate Transmog: Tusks of Mannoroth

Plate Transmog - Tusks of Mannoroth - Male Worgen

Head: N/A
Shoulders: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Tusks of Mannoroth
Back:Quest Reward Gambler’s Wrap
Chest: Quest Reward Breastplate of the Undercover Thorium Brother

Hands: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Gauntlets of Bitter Reprisal (Horde)
Waist: Vendor - Justice Points Girdle of the Protector
Legs:    World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Westguard Legplates
Feet: Quest Reward Qebnet Greaves

Main-Hand:Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Gorehowl
Off-Hand: N/A

Transmog Models By Race: Blood ElfDraenei, Dwarf, GnomeGoblinHumanNight Elf, OrcPandaren, TaurenTrollUndeadWorgen

Click here to see the full set on Wowhead.

Okay, so I dropped the ball on this one. The gloves are, unfortunately, a drop from Trial of the Crusader (curse you, faction-specific raid drops), which means they are faction-locked to the Horde. That said, I haven’t flagged this with a “Horde Only” sticker because those gloves, though admittedly pretty cool, aren’t going to make or break the set.

If you’re Alliance and can’t find alternative gloves, let me know and I’ll scrape together some ideas for you.

On the other side of the coin, if it looks like  Quest Reward Breastplate of the Undercover Thorium Brother is an Alliance-only quest reward, never fear. There’s a Horde quest that offers the same model reward.

Mail Transmog: Scalp of the Bandit Prince (Hunter)

"Scalp of the Bandit Prince" Mail Transmog Set - Male PreviewHead: Cataclysm Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Scalp of the Bandit Prince
Shoulders: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Brittle Flamereaver Pauldrons
Back: N/A
Chest:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Ravager’s Armor
Hands: Vendor - Honor Points Handguards of the Tormented
Waist: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Brittle Flamereaver Belt
Legs:  Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Gronnstalker’s Leggings (Hunter)
Feet: Vendor - Justice Points Treads of the Life Path

Main-Hand: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Mogu Sportsman’s Bow
Off-Hand: N/A

Transmog Models By Race: Blood ElfDraeneiDwarfGnomeGoblinHumanNight Elf, OrcPandaren, TaurenTrollUndeadWorgen

Click here to see the full set on Wowhead.

The Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Mogu Sportsman’s Bow is dropped by the Ancient Mogu Guardian on the Isle of Thunder. I’ve tagged it as a Mists of Pandaria raid because, uh, it’s a world raid boss technically, right?

Sort of?

Don’t judge me. I’m not in the mood to use my brain-brain this afternoon and words are hard.

Mail Transmog: Wicked Chain (Hunter)

Mail Transmog - Wicked Chain - PreviewHead: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Lord’s Crown
Shoulders: Cataclysm Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Wyrmstalker’s Spaulders (Hunter)
Back: N/A
Chest:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Wicked Chain Chestpiece
Hands: Vendor - Justice Points Gloves of Ghostly Dreams
Waist: Cataclysm Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Belt of the Beloved Companion
Legs: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Wicked Chain Legguards
Feet:  Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Vicious Charscale Boots

Main-Hand: Quest Reward Lohn’goron, Bow of the Torn-Heart
Off-Hand: N/A

Transmog Models By Race: Blood Elf, DraeneiDwarfGnomeGoblinHuman, Night Elf, Orc, Pandaren, TaurenTrollUndeadWorgen

Click here to see the full set on Wowhead.

Okay, I love this mail transmog, but those shoulders are going to be a pain in the neck. Cataclysm Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Wyrmstalker’s Spaulders is a Cataclysm raid drop — easy, right? Nope, they’re a Cataclysm raid finder drop. That means if you’re already 90, you’re screwed — that is, until Warlords of Draenor makes old LFR content available to transmog hunters.

If you can’t wait, other colours of the same model are available (purple or red), but a straight substitution isn’t going work with this design. The chest, legs, helm, and gloves could stay, no problem, but you’d want to tweak the gloves, belt, and weapon to accommodate the red or purple — whatever your poison.

If you don’t feel like thinking too hard and you like the look, let me know and I’ll do the heavy lifting for you.