Because #DeathKnightWeek Runs on DWT Time

Part of Lae’s Alt Appreciation series. 

And the Devil Wears Transmog runs on Blizzard’s Tuesday maintenance schedule so, uh, I’m not late. For another five hours.

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Prior the announcement of #DeathKnightWeek, I didn’t have a Death Knight. Well, that’s not true. I had lots of Death Knights, deleted, abandoned or dead on other servers. This is what happens when you’re the sort of person who regularly bumps up against the 50 character account limit.

But I wanted a Death Knight I’d actually play, so I sauntered over to one of my less populated servers and rolled Mortuary.

mortuary_pose

For all my love of transmog, I like the DK starting zone gear enough I’ll probably leave her like this ’til 90.

mortuary_landing

Likes: piña coladas, long walks on the beach, and posing dramatically in front of large, glowing objects.

mortuary_mount

A touching moment between mount and rider in the shadow of a Havenshire outhouse.

 

mortuary_lichking

He’s kind of cute. You know, for a twelve-foot tall force of pure evil.

But it wouldn’t be a Devil Wears Transmog post without some ill-conceived fashion suggestions, so away we go!


You’ll notice this round looks a little different. This time, I’ve turned to MogIt and, frankly, the results are great enough that I think I’ll be using MogIt exclusively from now on.

mortuary_valorous

Head: N/A
Shoulders: Cataclysm Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Spaulders of Manifold Eyes 
Back: N/A
Chest: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Valorous Chestguard
Hands: Vanilla Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Gauntlets of the Righteous Champion
Waist:   Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Cloudbreaker Greatbelt
Legs: Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Thorium Leggings
Feet:  Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Treads of the Blind Eye 

Main-Hand: Cataclysm Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Zoid’s Firelit Greatsword
Off-Hand: N/A

Okay, so an argument could be made that those boots don’t really work, but I don’t care. They’re gorgeous and look heavy enough to smash a man’s face in, both important qualities for any fashionable Death Knight. That said, none of these pieces are locked to a particular class or faction, so have fun!

mortuary_exaltedHead: N/A

Shoulders: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Glorious Shoulder Pads
Back: N/A
Chest: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Exalted Harness
Hands: Quest Reward Gloves of the Stela
Waist: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Girdle of Delirious Visions
Legs: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Legplates of Sagacious Shadows
Feet: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Greaves of the Stonewarder

Main-Hand: Vendor - Honor Points Tyrannical Gladiator’s Hacker (Alliance Only)
Off-Hand: Vendor - Honor Points Tyrannical Gladiator’s Hacker (Alliance Only)

Okay, so maybe this transmog isn’t breaking any new ground, but I think the blue in the belt with the blue in her eyes makes this a solid alternative to a Death Knight’s usual parade of skulls and spikes. Again, there’s nothing here that’s locked to a particular class, but those axes — in that color, anyway — are only available for Alliance players.

Next up, #DruidWeek! Bring on the… uh, worgen.

I swear I’m a Hordie. I swear.

WoW Plate Transmog: Reforged Trollbane (Death Knight)

I want those abs.

Okay, note to self — Next time, use the female Troll for maximum irony.

Head: N/A
Shoulders: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Shoulderplates of the Deconstructor
Back: N/A
Chest: Vendor - Gold Warrior’s Embrace
Hands: Vendor - Gold Acherus Knight’s Gauntlets (Death Knights Only)
Waist:  Vendor - Honor Points Guardian’s Plate Belt
Legs: Vendor - Gold Acherus Knight’s Legplates (Death Knights Only)
Feet: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Boots of the Funeral March 

Main-Hand: Vendor - Gold Reforged Trollbane
Off-Hand: N/A

Here’s the full set on Wowhead

You know what, I’m not even going to bother screen capturing this set on a male toon. It’s… it’s a hot mess.

There isn’t a tabard in the world that could save it.

And yes, when I’m designing sets I’m using a female Blood Elf as a default, why do you ask?

Plate Transmog: Warbringer’s Chestguard

Plate Transmog - Warbringer's Chestguard - Male Worgen

Okay, so when I look at that sword, I see watermelon. Is it just me?

Head: N/A
Shoulders: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Pauldrons of the Broken Blade
Back: N/A
Chest: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Warbringer’s Chestguard
Hands:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Warbringer’s Gauntlets
Waist: Dungeon Drop - Boss Loot or Dungeon Trash Drop  Quivering Heart Girdle 
Legs: Quest Reward Leggings of the Ursa
Feet: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Jasper Clawfeet

Main-Hand: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Starshatter
Off-Hand: N/A

Here’s the full set on Wowhead

Normally I make a joke here or go into what I was thinking when I was making the set, but, well…

It’s red…?

I’m going to go with red.

Plate Transmog: Death’s Bite (Death Knight Only)

Plate Transmog - Death's Bite - Male Tauren

Do you like stabbing? This guy does.

Head: N/A
Shoulders:  Cataclysm Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Pauldrons of the Apocalypse
Back: N/A
Chest: Vendor - Honor Points Ruthless Gladiator’s Dreadplate Chestpiece (Death Knight Only)
Hands: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Starcrusher Gauntlets
Waist: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal  Coldrock Girdle
Legs:  Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Articulated Legplates
Feet:  Cataclysm Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Massacre Treads

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

Here’s the full set on Wowhead

And we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming.

I don’t spend a lot of time working with Death Knights, if only because of my grasp of their resource system is basically, “Buttons! Press them! Hope for the best!” Still, I like death and I like purple, so when I stumbled onto Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Death’s Bite a Death Knight special seemed appropriate.

And hey, pointy shoulders! How can you go wrong?

Plate Transmog: Symbolic Legplates

Plate Transmog - Male Blood Elf - "Symbolic Legplates" Set

Because teal is awesome.

Head: N/A
Shoulders: Vendor - Honor Points Titan-Forged Shoulderplates of Triumph
Back: N/A
Chest: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Temple Breastplate
Hands: Cataclysm Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Fireskin Gauntlets
Waist: Vendor - Gold  Belt of Living Obsidium
Legs: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Symbolic Legplates
Feet: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Apocalypse’s Advance 

Main-Hand: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Soulblade of the Breaking Storm
Off-Hand: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Greatshield of the Gloaming

Here’s the full set on Wowhead

I’ve been dreaming about a set incorporating World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Symbolic Legplates since transmog was first introduced. Ultimately, I decided to highlight my favourite colour of the moment: teal.

Of course, my clothes horse of a paladin is unlikely to ever wear it, because that shield is a rare drop from heroic Primordius.

Also, she doesn’t tank.

Or heal.

Um.