Mail Transmog: Banded Armor

Mail Transmog - Banded Armor - Female Blood ElfHead: Vendor - Honor Points Titan-Forged Chain Helm of Triumph
Shoulders: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Spaulders of Incoherence
Back: Quest Reward Wolfsfur Greatcloak (Horde Only)
Chest: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Banded Armor
Hands: Quest Reward Prankster’s Fingers
Waist:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Banded Girdle
Legs: Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Deathscale Leggings
Feet: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Steelmaw’s Stompers 

Main-Hand: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Expert’s Longbow
Off-Hand: N/A

View the whole set on Wowhead.

So again, there’s something a little unfair about tagging an outfit as “Shaman-friendly” when the model is carrying around a hulking great bow in all the example images. But apart from that — and, let’s face it, finding a replacement by way of a large bronze stick with spikes coming out of it isn’t especially hard — this mail transmog set is free of class-specific and faction-specific limitations, thank heavens for that.Mail Transmog - Banded Armor - Back

Quest Reward Wolfsfur Greatcloak (Horde Only)

Okay, apart from that one.

The cloak is a quest reward from Frostfire Ridge, a zone that stubbornly insists on being the stomping ground of the Horde. If you’re Alliance and Durotan’s not willing to give you the time of day, or you’re a Hordie whose already quested through Frostfire Ridge because, well, who hasn’t these days, you’re out of luck.

What can I say, kids? Better luck next time.

Leather Transmog: Peerless Armor

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Shoulders: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Forgotten Mantle of the Moon
Back: N/A
Chest: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Peerless Armor
Hands: Quest Reward Holdout Gloves
Waist: Quest Reward Beastrider Belt
Legs: Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Warbear Woolies
Feet: Quest Reward Overgrowth Cutter Boots

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

Check out the whole set on Wowhead.

Have you ever seen that movie, the one with the muscular, bronzed Adonis decked in animal skins, an enchanted sword at his side and a cadre of tamed attack dinosaurs at his back? You probably haven’t, because it is awful and also I made it up, but if you had, you’d know the main character dressed something like this.

It’s a little bit gladiator and a little bit walking fashion disaster. It’s the second of my series of transmog sets intended to be skimpy on both male and female toons and is a great choice if you’re the sort of person who likes wrestling dragons with your bare hands.

For a hint of extra gladitorial badassery, check out the covered face helm the Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Gaze of the Somber Keeper.

Cloth Transmog: Heroes’ Frostfire Shoulderpads (Alliance Mage)

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Sorry, boys. This dress is a hot mess on male toons. If you don’t like it, write to Blizzard and ask for — no, demand — equal opportunity sexiness.

Head: N/A
Shoulders: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Heroes’ Frostfire Shoulderpads (Mages)
Back: N/A
Chest: Vanilla Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop  Vestments of the Shifting Sands
Hands:Vendor - Gold Sterile Flesh-Handling Gloves
Waist: Vendor - Honor Points Tyrannical Gladiator’s Cord of Meditation (Alliance)
Legs:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Cournith Waterstrider’s Silken Finery
Feet:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops  Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Outlander’s Boots

Main-Hand: Vendor - Gold Searing Sunblade
Off-Hand:  Vendor - Gold Ward of the Violet Citadel

Check out the whole set on Wowhead.

And the persnickety “Mage’s Only” sticker once again rears its ugly head. I was really hoping — praying, even, to the Light and just about anything else that would listen — thatVendor - Gold Frostfire Shoulderpads, available on the Black Market Auction House to any cloth-wearing player with the coin, would share  Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Heroes’ Frostfire Shoulderpads‘s skin. But alas, the original Frostfire shoulders are blue, not peach, making this cloth transmog set one more sacrifice at the altar of well-dressed wizardry.

Well, well-dressed Alliance wizardry, anyway, because the Horde version of  Vendor - Honor Points Tyrannical Gladiator’s Cord of Meditation is, again, entirely the wrong colour. Of course, a creative Horde mage could probably find an alternate belt and maintain the soul of the set. If you’re a Horde player who’s not creative, let me know, and I’ll try banging my head against that particular wall myself.

Oh, and  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Cournith Waterstrider’s Silken Finery is actually a BoE rare drop from a rare that can be found loping around Pandaria, so make sure you know what you’re killing before you start to grind. And yeah, on most toons, you’re going to see a sliver of black where the top of the stockings peeks out from behind the dress. It’s frustrating, but, so far as I can tell, there are no pants available that will be completely invisible with this dress model.

Leather Transmog: Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat

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You Pandaren, you’re all the same. Always overdressing for the wrong occasions.

Head: Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat
Shoulders: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Forgotten Mantle of the Moon
Back:  N/A
Chest:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops  Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Bandit Jerkin
Hands:  Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Gloves of Cushioned Air
Waist:  Vendor - Gold Martiean’s Splitleaf Girdle
Legs: Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Dark Leather Pants
Feet: Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Spirit Keeper Footguards

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

Here’s the full set on Wowhead.

Okay, so this set breaks a few of my rules (a number of pieces are from the same set), but it’s for a good cause. I’ve wanted a solid leather transmog for my archeologist-slash-adventurer rogue alt for a while now and this combines regular clothes and mysterious swirling relics in a way that appeals to me greatly. She feels like a treasure hunter, with a simple dagger at her side and a morally ambiguous relationship with the law when it comes to historical site desecration.

I mean, *she even has the hat.*

Mail Transmog: Black Bow of the Betrayer

mailtransmog-blackbow-displayHead: N/A
Shoulders: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop  Abandoned Spaulders of Arrowflight

Back: N/A
Chest:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Fenclaw Armor
Hands: Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal  Enchanted Felscale Gloves
Waist:    Cataclysm Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Lifecycle Waistguard
Legs: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Ironscale Leggings
Feet:  Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Furious Gladiator’s Sabatons of Triumph

Main-Hand: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Black Bow of the Betrayer
Off-Hand: N/A

Here’s the full set on Wowhead.

Okay, so maybe it’s a little unfair to tag a set built around a rather large bow as “Shaman-friendly,” but I’m sticking to my guns, here. Even without the large projectile-lobbing accessory at your side, the set still works. More than anything, I’m in love with those shoulders.  Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop  Abandoned Spaulders of Arrowflight are a fantastic, if frustratingly rare, addition to your void stora, and for the Shamans in the audience there’s a Shaman-locked alternative available to double your odds.

If you’re a Shaman and you’re desperate for a similar look, the raid_warlords Kromog’s Protecting Palm or Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Elementium Stoneshield paired with the Skullthumper of Trials (unsurprisingly, available from the Proving Grounds) might help move you in the right direction.