Plate Transmog: Spaulders of Recurring Flame (Horde)

Plate Transmog - Tauren - Recurring FlameHead: raid_warlords Crown of Desolation (No Longer Available)
Shoulders: Cataclysm Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Spaulders of Recurring Flame
Back: N/A
Chest: Vendor - Honor Points Primal Gladiator’s Plate Chestpiece (Horde)
Hands:Quest Reward Foundry-Fired Plate Handguards
Waist: Vendor - Honor Points Primal Gladiator’s Girdle of Prowess (Horde)
Legs: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Legplates of Whipping Ionization
Feet: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops  Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal  Bladespire Sabatons 

Main-Hand: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Ardent Guard (Horde)
Off-Hand:  Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Pulsing Spellshield

Check out the whole set on Wowhead.

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

If there’s a more depressing sentence fragment than “not available to players,” I haven’t found it. Most of the time, I intentionally sidestep gear that’s no longer available in game, but this time round raid_warlords Crown of Desolation was too good a fit with the rest of the set to pass up. Besides, y’all were around for the 10th Anniversary Event, right?

… right?

Oh, who am I kidding. The guilt consumes me.

And, Hearthstone players, in celebration of the recent The Grand Tournament expansion release, mosey on over to the Trial of the Grand Crusader and show Anub’arak what for. If you’re lucky, you’ll get Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Ardent Guard and a lifelong fear of insects to show for it.

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: Tusks of Mannoroth

Plate Transmog - Tusks of Mannoroth - Male Worgen

Head: N/A
Shoulders: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Tusks of Mannoroth
Back:Quest Reward Gambler’s Wrap
Chest: Quest Reward Breastplate of the Undercover Thorium Brother

Hands: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Gauntlets of Bitter Reprisal (Horde)
Waist: Vendor - Justice Points Girdle of the Protector
Legs:    World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Westguard Legplates
Feet: Quest Reward Qebnet Greaves

Main-Hand:Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Gorehowl
Off-Hand: N/A

Transmog Models By Race: Blood ElfDraenei, Dwarf, GnomeGoblinHumanNight Elf, OrcPandaren, TaurenTrollUndeadWorgen

Click here to see the full set on Wowhead.

Okay, so I dropped the ball on this one. The gloves are, unfortunately, a drop from Trial of the Crusader (curse you, faction-specific raid drops), which means they are faction-locked to the Horde. That said, I haven’t flagged this with a “Horde Only” sticker because those gloves, though admittedly pretty cool, aren’t going to make or break the set.

If you’re Alliance and can’t find alternative gloves, let me know and I’ll scrape together some ideas for you.

On the other side of the coin, if it looks like  Quest Reward Breastplate of the Undercover Thorium Brother is an Alliance-only quest reward, never fear. There’s a Horde quest that offers the same model reward.

Plate Transmog: Chestplate of Titanic Fury (Horde Warrior)

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Head: Vendor - Honor Points Tyrannical Gladiator’s Plate Helm (Horde, Warrior Only)
Shoulders: Vendor - Honor Points Merciless Gladiator’s Plate Shoulders (Warrior Only)

Back: N/A
Chest: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Chestplate of Titanic Fury
Hands: Vendor - Honor Points Merciless Gladiator’s Plate Gauntlets (Warrior Only)
Waist: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Starfall Girdle
Legs: Vendor - Honor Points Merciless Gladiator’s Plate Legguards (Warrior Only)
Feet: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Greaves of Iron Intensity 

Main-Hand: N/A
Off-Hand: N/A

Here’s the full set on Wowhead.

World of Warcraft has a lot of different races with a lot of different body types but, for whatever reason most of the time fan-made transmog sets are designed for use on blood elves, night elves, humans and (female) draenei.

(I know, I know, it’s a mystery wrapped in an enigma.)

But, in any event, when somebody posted on MMO Champion looking for ideas for his male pandaren warrior, I was stumped. My existing sets were all built with a female blood elf base; on a male pandaren, the proportions were all wrong.

So I sat down and came up with this. Unfortunately, the helm (which is a big part of what makes the set so great) is only available to Horde toons. It also isn’t hugely original; as you can see, it’s just two existing sets stitched together.

I will say, in my opinion, this doesn’t work on the taller races. The belt seam is a lot more visible (if anyone’s got ideas re: belt substitutions, I’m all ears), for one thing, and the proportions are distorted. But on a pandaren (especially the female pandaren, they’re so cute), they look pretty darn snazzy.

Uh, in an, “I’ll tear out your jugular with my teeth” sort of way.

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.