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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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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.

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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?