Plate Transmog: Durotan’s Battle Harness (Warrior)

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Head: N/A
Shoulders: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Rusted Bonespike Pauldrons
Back: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Cape of Three Lanterns EDIT: Oops. Try  Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Dirl’s Drafty Drape instead.
Chest: Vendor - Gold Durotan’s Battle Harness
Hands: Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal  Ornate Mithril Gloves
Waist: Vendor - Gold Girdle of Many Blessings
Legs: Garrison Reward Oathsworn Legguards (Warrior)
Feet: Cataclysm Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Treads of Crushed Flesh / Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes

Main-Hand: Vendor - Gold Greatsword of Forlorn Visions
Off-Hand: N/A

Check out the whole set on Wowhead.

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Yeah, the set looks great on her, too. But that night elf, man. I’m just saying.

I spend a lot of time churning out new ways to create scantily clad women on this site. In my defence, it’s not like it’s hard. Blizzard has graciously given us all sorts of fun gear for female toons to work with. If a woman wants to Brienne of Tarth it up in full plate one day and prance around in a largely impractical plate bikini the next, she can. And it’s awesome.

But what I haven’t done, and what Blizzard makes it very hard to do, is focus on sexy guys. Where are my plate man-kinis, people? I sometimes joke “Write to your congressman!” when talking about how gear displays differently on male and female toons, but I’m actually kind of serious. If guys are your thing and you want something skimpy, your options are limited.

So, every once and a while, I’m going to try to do something about that.

Anyway, anybody who’s quested their way through Frostfire Ridge knows that Durotan is a sexy dude (you know, if you’re in to elaborate beards and wolf stink), so it stands to reason that we’d turn to Vendor - Gold Durotan’s Battle Harness — one of the few pieces of revealing male plate available in game — for our inaugural effort to even the sexy transmog playing field.

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It’s almost like he has a bullseye on his lower back. o_o

Can I just say, Garrison Reward Oathsworn Legguards (Warrior) — a potential drop from a Level 3 Salvage Yard — sits lower on the hips than any plate legs I’ve ever seen? I went with Vendor - Gold Girdle of Many Blessings because it’s delicate to the point of almost looking more like jewelry than your average belt and, depending on the race you’re looking at, the end result is anywhere from attractive to almost obscene.

You’ll notice that this set includes a cloak. That’s optional, but I’ve included it for a reason. The back plate of  Vendor - Gold Durotan’s Battle Harness, as modeled by Wowhead’s male human, is green, which doesn’t exactly work with our vaguely scandelous purple. But it doesn’t not work, either. So if you like the green, or have the hair to cover it, go ahead and skip the cloak. You’re good.

If this set still isn’t showing enough skin for you, the  Garrison Reward Oathsworn Legguards just below the knees. If you’ve got a pair of Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes lying around, you’re good to go.

4 thoughts on “Plate Transmog: Durotan’s Battle Harness (Warrior)

  1. That set looks amazing! I’ve been eyeing Durotan’s Battle Harness for my characters, particularly for Arithan, who dresses fairly conservatively compared to my female characters. I think I might just run with your set idea, if I can hunker down and go through Icecrown Citadel for the shoulders. I really like the way those go together. Thank you for sharing your wonderful idea! (Maybe Aellin can wear it too… or Amerisia… Decisions, decisions… :p)

  2. Wait, how did you get the Cape of Three Lanterns? According to Wowhead it drops according to class/spec and it doesn’t drop for warriors.

    • Ugh, that was my bad. I often build my sets primarily through the use of Icy Vein’s Transmogrification Guides and, unfortunately, they sometimes misidentify a piece of gear as being available to a certain class. I try to check everything against Wowhead’s class restrictions, etc., before posting, but sometimes I screw up and misallocated gear slips through.

      Dirl’s Drafty Drape is a BoE Mists of Pandaria drop that uses the Cape of Three Lanterns texture. The cloak is just a slightly different shape.

      If it doesn’t work for your purposes, let me know and I’ll try to track down an alternate. Sorry about this!

      • Ha, mostly I’m just glad I’m not crazy. I wound up stumbling across Winding Sheet and using that. It looks pretty good with the set.

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