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

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.

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

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.

Mail Transmog: Armor of the Single Cloud (Shaman)

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Head: N/A
Shoulders:  Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop  Shoulderguards of Dark Meditations (Shaman)
Back: N/A
Chest:  Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop  Armor of the Single Cloud (Shaman)
Hands: Quest Reward  Fastfuse Gloves
Waist:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Girdle of Gale Force
Legs:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Lord’s Legguards
Feet:  Quest Reward Treads of Youth

Main-Hand: Vendor - Honor Points Ruthless Gladiator’s Battle Staff

Off-Hand: N/A

View the whole set on Wowhead.

Okay, I’d be lying if I said  Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop  Armor of the Single Cloud wasn’t the sole inspiration for the creation of my female Draenei shaman. It’s beautiful, it’s blue, and it manages to look skimpy on both genders, a rare feat given Blizzard’s usual fashion double-standards. It also looks great with  Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop  Shoulderguards of Dark Meditations, one of the few pieces to come out of Tier 16 that I actually like.

Unfortunately, if you’re looking for your sexy male shaman to show some skin, your good luck ends there: for reasons known only to Blizzard’s art department,  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Lord’s Legguards is less revealing on male toons.

Don’t like it? Write to your congressman!

Mail Transmog: Imperfect Specimens

Mail Transmog - "Imperfect Specimens" Set - Male and Female Goblin

Check out the previews. The animation for these shoulders is fantastic.

Head: N/A
Shoulders: Cataclysm Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Imperfect Specimens 27 and 28
Back: N/A
Chest:  Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Rough Bronze Cuirass
Hands: Quest Reward Murkblood Oven Mitts
Waist:   Vendor - Honor Points  Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Links of Cruelty
Legs:World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Mail Combat Leggings
Feet:  Quest Reward  Stone Cairne Boots (Alliance) / Heedless Treads (Horde)

Main-Hand: Vanilla Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop  Striker’s Mark
Off-Hand: N/A

Here’s the full set on Wowhead.

Way back when, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, Rachel made a request:

Would love some goblin hunter transmogs! My blood elf DK alt has as many transmog outfits as I have time to farm but I can’t find more than a couple for my goblin main.

I answered the first half of that request with my Demon Stalker (Hunter) set, but spoke of a second set to come — something sexy and impractical, yet somehow still kind of boring. Ladies and gentlemen, this is that set.

Most of the time, I work from a pretty wide selection of sources, everything from the easiest Vanilla quest to end-game Mists of Pandaria progression raiding. This time, I’m taking it easy on you. Your greatest enemy here is server size; there are more than 200 World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Mail Combat Leggings on Auction Houses across Azeroth, so if it’s available, consider yourself blessed. If it’s not, and you’re looking at the unfortunate prospect of grinding it yourself, you have a long, hard slog ahead of you.

Oh, and if you haven’t seen the Cataclysm Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Imperfect Specimens 27 and 28 animation, check it out on Wowhead. It’s very cool.

Mail Transmog: Demon Stalker (Hunter)

mailtransmog_gun_displayHead: Quest Reward Malefactor’s Eyepatch
Shoulders: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Demon Stalker Shoulderguards (Hunters Only)
Back: N/A
Chest: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Demon Stalker Harness (Hunters Only)
Hands: Cataclysm Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Wyrmstalker’s Gloves (Hunters Only)
Waist:  Quest Reward Marsh Survivalist’s Belt
Legs: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Legguards of the Twisted Dream
Feet: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Fiend Slayer’s Boots 

Main-Hand: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Veranus’ Bane
Off-Hand: N/A

Check out the whole set on Wowhead.

I don’t know what it is about me and hunters. You’ve seen my work here — it’s bright, it’s colourful, it’s a bit strange — but put a hunter model list in front of me and what comes out is, well, kind of boring.

They all look like hunters. I mean, who does that?

Anyway, this is the first set I’ve put together to answer Rachel’s request:

Would love some goblin hunter transmogs! My blood elf DK alt has as many transmog outfits as I have time to farm but I can’t find more than a couple for my goblin main.

There’s a second set (a little more sexy and a little less practical) coming in a few days. In the meantime, if you have a request, let me know.

 

Just a note:

The two Demon Stalker pieces are shown as drops from Burning Crusade raids (Gruul’s Lair and Magtheridon’s Lair) but, technically, that’s where their corresponding tokens drop. To actually claim your prizes, you’ll have to sweet talk Arodis Sunblade or Asuur in Shattrath City first.