What Cathedral’s Wearing: Winged Triumph (Paladin)

Plate Transmog - Blood Elf Paladin - Winged TriumphHead: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Lightbringer Greathelm (Paladin)

Shoulders:Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Shoulderguards of Winged Triumph (Paladin)
Back: Gong-Lu, Strength of Xuen
Chest: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Crystalforge Breastplate (Paladin)

Tabard: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Tabard of the Lightbringer (Optional)
Hands: Quest Reward  Foundry-Fired Plate Handguards
Waist: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Lightbringer Girdle (Paladin)
Legs: Quest Reward   Weaponmaster’s Legplates
Feet: Quest Reward  Sabatons of the Humble

Main-Hand: Quest Reward Honed Voidaxe 
Off-Hand: N/A

Transmog Models By Race: Blood Elf, Draenei, DwarfHumanTauren

Here’s the full set on Wowhead.

Ever checked your character’s profile on Battle.net only to discover that somehow, while running dungeons half-asleep, you equipped not one but two grey pieces of gear?
Plate Transmog - Blood Elf Paladin - Winged TriumphSo, really, the title of this post should read “What Cathedral Should Be Wearing, Because No Self-Respecting Paladin Should Be Rocking A Clout Mace And A Cloth Twill Belt In End Game Content.” But that’s a bit long.

This set works without the tabard, obviously, but so far as the Paladin fascination with light is concerned, the opportunity to glow with ethereal light every 30 minutes is hard to pass up.

In terms of personal preference, I keep my cloaks hidden. In this case, though, the winged animation effect that Gong-Lu, Strength of Xuen procs occasionally is visible regardless. Of course, it’s a legendary, so if you’ve actually bothered to play this expansion, you’ll probably spend most of your days wearing something better.

Plate Transmog: Grievous Gladiator’s Dreadplate (Horde Death Knight)

platetransmog-grievousdreadplate-displayHead: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Frostforged Ringhelm
Shoulders: Quest Reward Bone-Polished Iceplate Shoulders
Back: N/A
Chest: Vendor - Honor Points Grievous Gladiator’s Dreadplate Chestpiece (Horde Death Knight)
Hands: Quest Reward Foundry-Fired Plate Handguards
Waist: Vendor - Gold Bent Gold Belt
Legs: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Fobbly’s Fabulous Legplates
Feet: Quest Reward Grievous Gladiator’s Warboots of Alacrity (Horde Death Knight)

Main-Hand: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Saur-Singer Spellblade
Off-Hand: N/A

View the whole set on Wowhead.

Transmog Models By Race: Blood Elf, Goblin, Orc, Pandaren, Tauren, Troll, Undead

Whoa. Did not mean to post this today.

So… uh, happy fun-time bonus set?

(And if you’re here while I’m still adding the image links, whoops my bad.)

Plate Transmog: Hailstorm

platetransmog-hailstorm-displayHead:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Warleader’s Crown
Shoulders: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Reconstructed Furious Shoulderplates
Back: N/A
Chest: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Grimscale Armor
Hands: Quest Reward Grimscale Gauntlets
Waist: Exceptional Crystal-Plated Greatbelt
Legs: Quest Reward Legguards of Stratholme
Feet: Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Haunted Steel Treads

Main-Hand: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Hailstorm
Off-Hand: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Voice of Reason

View the whole set on Wowhead.

Transmog Models By Race: Blood Elf, DraeneiDwarf, GnomeGoblinHuman, Night Elf, OrcPandaren, Tauren, Troll, Undead, Worgen

Now, because I was on the ball back when I first put this plate transmog set together, I went and selected Exceptional Crystal-Plated Greatbelt as the belt, despite the fact that it’s probably the hardest iteration of that belt model to get. If you like the look, save yourself some grief and trawl through the alternates on Wowhead.

Plate Transmog: Shattered Hand (Alliance Paladin)

Plate Transmog - Shattered Hand - DisplayHead:  Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Doomed Crown of Lei Shen
Shoulders:  Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop  Valorous Aegis Shoulderguards (Paladin Only)
Back: N/A
Chest:   World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal  Shattered Hand Breastplate
Hands: Vendor - Gold  Gauntlets of Living Obsidium
Waist: Vendor - Gold  Studded Girdle of Virtue

Legs:   Vendor - Honor Points Grievous Gladiator’s Ornamented Legplates
Feet:   Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop  Locksmasher Greaves 

Main-Hand:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Beazel’s Basher 
Off-Hand:  Vendor - Gold  Protector of Frigid Souls

 Transmog Models By Race: Draenei, Dwarf, Human

View the whole set on Wowhead.

Okay, so this started life as a golden paladin transmog but, uh, somehow it’s less Jamie Lannister and more “I have a chandelier on my head and I am without shame.”

I’ll admit, though, I’m frustrated about the lack of consistency in the shades of gold. The boots, for example, work on a dwarf because of her shorter stature, but when the taller races are in play I’m not sure the proportions still work. I’m also not 100% about  Vendor - Gold  Protector of Frigid Souls. Ugh.

Anyone have any better ideas? Let me know in the comments.

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.

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

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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.