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

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.

Cloth Transmog: Robes of Searing Shadow

clothtransmog-searingshadow-displayHead: Vanilla Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Tiara of the Oracle (Priest)
Shoulders: raid_warlords  Slaughterhouse Spaulders
Back: N/A
Chest: Vendor - Gold Robes of Searing Shadow
Hands:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Iyun Handwraps 
Waist: Vendor - Gold Girdle of Bane
Legs: N/A
Feet: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Iyun Sandals

Main-Hand: Vendor - Honor Points Primal Gladiator’s Battle Staff (Alliance)
Off-Hand: N/A

View the whole set on Wowhead.

This fashion tentac-ular offers priests everywhere the convenience of rock candy-mounted shoulder pauldrons and, uh, a one-size-fits-all tentacle dress that hugs the hips in all the right places. If you’re not a priest, no worries — you’ll just have to skip out on the world’s least comfortable murder-tiara.

Cloth Transmog: Soulcloth Vest

Cloth Transmog - Soulcloth Vest - TaurenHead: N/A
Shoulders:  Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Mantle of the Locusts

Back: N/A
Chest:  Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Soulcloth Vest
Hands: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Cloudscorcher Handwraps
Waist:   Vendor - Honor Points Ruthless Gladiator’s Cord of Cruelty 
Legs: Vendor - Gold Pontiff’s Pantaloons of Prophecy
Feet:  Vendor - Honor Points Wrathful Gladiator’s Treads of Dominance

Main-Hand: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Staff of Infinite Mysteries
Off-Hand: N/A

Here’s the full set on Wowhead.

Building a cloth transmog set that doesn’t lean heavily on robes can be tough. There are a number of reasons for this, the first among them that, until recently, cloth pants came in one of two flavours — dishwater dull and eye-scorchingly horrific.

Cloth Transmog - Lifegiver Britches - Hideous

Fashion.

When you think about it, lazily reusing textures intended for skirts and robes makes a lot of sense. I mean, the results are almost universally hideous, but cloth-wearers wear robes, right? Who’s even going to see them?

The answer is me. I am going to see them. I am going to see them and despair, because in this glorious age of transmog there are some beautiful cloth shirts out there and very little to pair them with.

So needless to say, when I find a pair of pants I actually like, it’s Christmas in July. Or, in this case, November. Late November. Whatever.

What I’m trying to say is in a world whereVendor - Gold Lifegiver Britches in all of their transcendent hideousness exists, I’m glad to find a gem like  Vendor - Gold Pontiff’s Pantaloons of Prophecy in the Burning Crusade back catalogue.

Cloth TransmogSure, they’re a little hokey, but the swirling blue motif is a little skiing in the Alps, you know, a little Nordic snowflake sweater, for me. But that’s appropriate attire for the winter season, right?

So, all you mages, warlocks, and priests out their, slogging your way through Frostfire Ridge, give this transmog a try. Sure, it won’t stop you from freezing to death, but at least you’ll look good doing it.

Cloth Transmog: Cat Lover’s Vest

Cloth Transmog - Cat Lover's Vest - Female Goblin

Let’s not talk about the fact that earning this shirt requires you to slaughter many, many cats.

Head: N/A
Shoulders: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Shoulderpads of Twisted Fate
Back: N/A
Chest: Quest Reward Cat Lover’s Vest
Hands: Cloudscorcher Handwraps*
Waist: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Sash of Mortal Desire
Legs: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Aurora Pants
Feet:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Gossamer Boots

Main-Hand: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Speedsteel Rapier
Off-Hand: Vanilla Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Fire Burned Grimoire

Here’s the whole set on Wowhead.

Okay, so I was bored one day and typed “cat” into the Wowhead search box because, well, cats, and the  Quest Reward Cat Lover’s Vest popped up. I freaked out, obviously, because cats, and built a cloth transmog set around it. This has been a true story of transmogrification inspiration by me.

And yeah, the Cloudscorcher Handwraps are a little complicated, though are probably pretty ubiquitous to any player who’s spent any time on the Timeless Isle. Timeless Isle mobs and treasure chests drop the Bind-on-Account Timeless Cloth Gloves; using the gloves creates a Cloudscorcher Handwraps appropriate for your loot specialization.

And while we’re at it, if you’re unable to find World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Aurora Pants on your Auction House, there are low-level lookalikes available as quest rewards for both factions. Wowhead has the details.

Mail Transmog: Dragonstalker’s Breastplate (Hunter)

Mail Transmog - Dragonstalker's Breastplate - PreviewHead: N/A
Shoulders: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Equilibrium Epaulets
Back: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Tattered Cape of Antonidas
Chest: Vanilla Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Dragonstalker’s Breastplate
Hands: Vendor - Honor Points Razor Gauntlets
Waist: Vendor - Honor Points Sash of the Grand Hunt 
Legs: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Legguards of Scintillating Scales
Feet:  Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Tsunami Boots

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

Click here to see the full set on Wowhead.

Okay, here’s an admission on my part. I freaking love the  Vanilla Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Dragonstalker’s Breastplate.

Have you seen the full set? It’s what in the fashion world is generally described Hunter Tier 2 - Dragonstalker Armoras completely bananas. That’s right, the same tier that gave us Judgement awarded hunters the chance to dress as giant, spiky, purple butterflies.

It’s loud, it’s obnoxious, and, compared to the usual dull Hunter palettes of greens, browns, maroons, and greys, it’s actually kind of refreshing.

Not that I’d ever wear the whole set at once, god no.

Look, I’ll admit, sometimes I may skirt the edge of good taste, but there’s a line between “irreverent” and “clown college” and this sucker is 100% Grade-A clown college.

Still, I appreciate the vibrant colour and the butterfly shape in the chestpiece, so I decided to put together a toned-down mail transmog set for hunters looking for something a little different. It’s still bright, it’s still a little ridiculous, but if you’re looking to capture that old school Vanilla feel without making your eyes bleed, it’s worth a try.