Plate Transmog: Shattered Hand (Alliance Paladin)

Plate Transmog - Shattered Hand - DisplayHead:  Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Doomed Crown of Lei Shen
Shoulders:  Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop  Valorous Aegis Shoulderguards (Paladin Only)
Back: N/A
Chest:   World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal  Shattered Hand Breastplate
Hands: Vendor - Gold  Gauntlets of Living Obsidium
Waist: Vendor - Gold  Studded Girdle of Virtue

Legs:   Vendor - Honor Points Grievous Gladiator’s Ornamented Legplates
Feet:   Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop  Locksmasher Greaves 

Main-Hand:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Beazel’s Basher 
Off-Hand:  Vendor - Gold  Protector of Frigid Souls

View the whole set on Wowhead.

Okay, so this started life as a golden paladin transmog but, uh, somehow it’s less Jamie Lannister and more “I have a chandelier on my head and I am without shame.”

I’ll admit, though, I’m frustrated about the lack of consistency in the shades of gold. The boots, for example, work on a dwarf because of her shorter stature, but when the taller races are in play I’m not sure the proportions still work. I’m also not 100% about  Vendor - Gold  Protector of Frigid Souls. Ugh.

Anyone have any better ideas? Let me know in the comments.

Mail Transmog: Armor of the Single Cloud (Shaman)

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Head: N/A
Shoulders:  Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop  Shoulderguards of Dark Meditations (Shaman)
Back: N/A
Chest:  Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop  Armor of the Single Cloud (Shaman)
Hands: Quest Reward  Fastfuse Gloves
Waist:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Girdle of Gale Force
Legs:  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Lord’s Legguards
Feet:  Quest Reward Treads of Youth

Main-Hand: Vendor - Honor Points Ruthless Gladiator’s Battle Staff

Off-Hand: N/A

View the whole set on Wowhead.

Okay, I’d be lying if I said  Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop  Armor of the Single Cloud wasn’t the sole inspiration for the creation of my female Draenei shaman. It’s beautiful, it’s blue, and it manages to look skimpy on both genders, a rare feat given Blizzard’s usual fashion double-standards. It also looks great with  Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop  Shoulderguards of Dark Meditations, one of the few pieces to come out of Tier 16 that I actually like.

Unfortunately, if you’re looking for your sexy male shaman to show some skin, your good luck ends there: for reasons known only to Blizzard’s art department,  World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Lord’s Legguards is less revealing on male toons.

Don’t like it? Write to your congressman!

Plate Transmog: Phantom Armor (Paladin Only)

Plate Transmog - Phantom Armor - Female DwarfHead: N/A
Shoulders: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Spaulders of the Emperor’s Rage
Back: N/A
Chest: Vendor - Gold Phantom Armor
Hands:  Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Gauntlets of the Iron Tower
Waist: Crafted Item Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Stormforged Belt
Legs: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash DropLegplates of Regal Reinforcement
Feet: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Impaling Treads

Main-Hand: Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Elegion, the Fanged Crescent
Off-Hand: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Skyking Bulwark

Here’s the full set on Wowhead

I generally try to limit the number of pieces I use from each expansion, but for this outfit I bent a few rules. Anything to make Vendor - Gold Phantom Armor work, given that the rest of its in-game set is actually mail.

And yeah, this was meant to be available to all plate-wearing classes, but Mists of Pandaria loot rules mean warriors and death knights won’t be able to win Mists of Pandaria Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Spaulders of the Emperor’s Rage. Unless you’ve got a secret healing off-spec, sorry guys. This one’s for Paladins only.

Plate Transmog: Hammer of Grief

Plate Transmog: Hammer of Grief (Night Elf)

Curse you, Bulwark of the Ancient Kings!

Head: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Crown of Empowered Fate
Shoulders: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Rusted Bonespike Pauldrons
Back: N/A
Chest: Crafted Item Bulwark of the Ancient Kings (Replacement: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Heroic Judicator’s Chestguard)
Hands: World Drop - Includes Zone-Specific Drops Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Khan’aish Gloves
Waist: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Girdle of Truth
Legs: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Leggings of Dying Candles
Feet: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Boots of the Funeral March

Main-Hand: Dungeon Drop - Boss Loot or Dungeon Trash Drop Hammer of Grief
Off-Hand: N/A

Here’s the full set on Wowhead

This one just breaks my heart. When I’m designing a transmog set, I start with a piece I love — in this case, Bulwark of the Ancient Kings — and check Wowhead to ensure it’s still around before pulling together the rest of the set. But while scouring the comments section in preparation for this post I discovered that, whatever Wowhead might suggest, the pattern required to create this breastplate is no longer available.

Even worse, the item is soulbound when crafted, which means only blacksmiths who learned the pattern before the removal of armour specializations could ever hope to use it.

If you meet that criteria, I envy you greatly.

If you don’t, Heroic Judicator’s Chestguard is an okay substitute.

Mail Transmog: Northern Barrier

Mail Transmog: Northern Barrier - Female Draenei

I recently discovered “Northern Barrier” for sale on my Auction House. Now I just need to level a shaman…

Head: N/A
Shoulders: Burning Crusade Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop The Wavemender’s Mantle
Back: N/A
Chest: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Tunic of the Artifact Guardian
Hands: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Corpse Scarab Handguards
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 Mammoth Legwraps
Feet: Vendor - Honor Points Titan-Forged Sabatons of Triumph

Main-Hand: Vendor - Honor Points Brutal Gladiator’s Salvation
Off-Hand: Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Auction House - Click Here For Undermine Journal Northern Barrier

Here’s the full set on Wowhead.

Shamans don’t get a lot of love on this blog, largely because they’re one of the few classes I’ve never really played. But that shield, man. Who wouldn’t want to bash someone’s face in with that ridiculous handlebar moustache?

Or, uh, heal.

Or whatever it is shamans do.

I don’t know, okay? Something about… totems?

(Yadayada, hunters, please pretend the above Main Hand and Off-Hand are actually the Naxx 25 crossbow Wrath of the Lich King Raid Drop - Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop Final Voyage.)