Leather Transmog: Thunderlord Chestguard (Monks & Druids)

Cloth Transmog - Thunderlord Chestguard - Draenei

Exhibit A: Boobs.

Head: N/A
Shoulders: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Shoulders of the Roiling InfernoMantle of the Shattered Vale (Druid Only)
Back: N/A
Chest: Garrison Reward Thunderlord Chestguard

Shirt: N/A
Hands: Quest Reward Marshseeker Gloves
Waist: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Dragonmaw Emergency Strap
Legs:  Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal  Warchief Kilt
Feet: Vendor - Gold Sandstalker Ankleguards

Main-Hand:Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Kil’ruk’s Furious Blade
Off-Hand: N/A

Transmog Models By Race: Blood Elf (Green / Orange), Draenei (Green / Orange), Dwarf (Green / Orange), Gnome (Green / Orange), Goblin (Green / Orange), Human (Green / Orange), Night Elf (Green / Orange), Orc (Green / Orange), Pandaren (Green / Orange), Tauren (Green / Orange),Troll (Green / Orange), Undead (Green / Orange), Worgen (Green / Orange)

Here’s the full set on Wowhead. And here it is again, this time in green.

Okay, this set has to begin with a whole bunch of apologies. Despite still being theoretically available because it’s BoE and may surface on the auction house (heck, I’m pretty sure I have one lying around somewhere), as of Mists of Pandaria the  Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Warchief Kilt is no longer available as a dungeon drop. The closest you’d get to an alternative is Vendor - Gold Jinxed Hoodoo Kilt; a green dungeon drop that can let you build a green version of this transmog set that’s also pretty great.

Cloth Transmog - Thunderlord Chestguard - Human

Exhibit B: Moobs.

And here’s another head-scratcher — Wowhead is displaying all sets of Shoulders of the Roiling Inferno and Dragonmaw Emergency Strap as being no longer available in game, this despite the fact they’re a drop from MoP raids that obviously still exist. I have no idea why this is. If anyone has an answer on this, let me know.

(Sadly, available or not, Shoulders of the Roiling Inferno is an intellect item, so only classes with an intellect-spec can win it based on MoP’s loot rules. Rogues need not apply.)

Oh yeah, and this outfit is super sexy — amazingly, not just on women, but on men as well. How the orcs survive wearing such little clothing, I have no idea.

Cloth Transmog: Soulcloth Vest

Cloth Transmog - Soulcloth Vest - TaurenHead: N/A
Shoulders:  Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Mantle of the Locusts

Back: N/A
Chest:  Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Soulcloth Vest
Hands: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Cloudscorcher Handwraps
Waist:   Vendor - Honor Points Ruthless Gladiator’s Cord of Cruelty 
Legs: Vendor - Gold Pontiff’s Pantaloons of Prophecy
Feet:  Vendor - Honor Points Wrathful Gladiator’s Treads of Dominance

Main-Hand: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Staff of Infinite Mysteries
Off-Hand: N/A

Here’s the full set on Wowhead.

Transmog Models By Race: Blood Elf, Draenei, Dwarf, Gnome, Goblin, Human, Night Elf, Orc, Pandaren, Tauren, Troll, Undead, Worgen

Building a cloth transmog set that doesn’t lean heavily on robes can be tough. There are a number of reasons for this, the first among them that, until recently, cloth pants came in one of two flavours — dishwater dull and eye-scorchingly horrific.

Cloth Transmog - Lifegiver Britches - Hideous

Fashion.

When you think about it, lazily reusing textures intended for skirts and robes makes a lot of sense. I mean, the results are almost universally hideous, but cloth-wearers wear robes, right? Who’s even going to see them?

The answer is me. I am going to see them. I am going to see them and despair, because in this glorious age of transmog there are some beautiful cloth shirts out there and very little to pair them with.

So needless to say, when I find a pair of pants I actually like, it’s Christmas in July. Or, in this case, November. Late November. Whatever.

What I’m trying to say is in a world whereVendor - Gold Lifegiver Britches in all of their transcendent hideousness exists, I’m glad to find a gem like  Vendor - Gold Pontiff’s Pantaloons of Prophecy in the Burning Crusade back catalogue.

Cloth TransmogSure, they’re a little hokey, but the swirling blue motif is a little skiing in the Alps, you know, a little Nordic snowflake sweater, for me. But that’s appropriate attire for the winter season, right?

So, all you mages, warlocks, and priests out their, slogging your way through Frostfire Ridge, give this transmog a try. Sure, it won’t stop you from freezing to death, but at least you’ll look good doing it.

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.