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Transmog Spotlight: Pinkadin

My Paladin is called Poundshopwig, because he’s all about the cheap-ass weave. He is resplendent, his beard is fabulous, he is a beacon of light in a world of darkness.

Or at least a zone of darkness, because damn if Shadowmoon Valley isn’t terrible for screenshots.

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Ordinarily a Holy Paladin, Mr P. S. Wig is currently rocking Retribution, ’cause it kills things slightly quicker in Tanaan Jungle, and I am terribly impatient. The chest, gloves, legs, boots and belt are of the Bloodscale Plate set (Bloodscale Breastplate/Gauntlets/Legguards/Sabatons/Belt), which tend to drop from the normal mode Hellfire Citadel (Outland version) dungeons. The shoulders are the Blood-Stained Pauldrons, and these babies drop from Rage Winterchill, in the Battle for Mount Hyjal raid, so I’m terribly sorry about that one, but at least he’s the first boss. The Bloodscale shoulder item actually don’t match the set properly as they’re red, not pink. Disastrous.

Crown of Empowered Fate drops from the Reliquary of Souls encounter in Black Temple. The sword he’s waving around is Gurthalak, Voice of the Deeps which drops from Madness of Deathwing. When he’s in Holy, I have him looking like this:

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That shield is obviously the Bulwark of Azzinoth, dropped by Illidan Stormrage of Black Temple fame. It thankfully dropped first time for me, so I hope it does for you too! His fetching purple mace sees you go back to the Battle for Mount Hyjal to engage the third boss, Kaz’rogal. The item? Hammer of Atonement. There is a fetching PINK version that drops from the trash mobs located in the place called the Hammer of Judgement but I got impatient trying to get it to drop.

Transmog transmog transmog. Where would we be without you?

Panda Steve’s Current Transmogs

I haven’t done a transmog post in such a long time
To have left it this long truly feels like a crime
Maybe I’ll have cheesecake. The flavour? Key Lime.
But the restaurant is closing, will I get there in time?

Okay okay enough of that. THE TRANSMOGS, IF YOU PLEASE.

Shokei the Warlock

This transmog actually came from an outside source! I wanted to use the Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, saw this site, and thought “that looks BOSS, mate.”

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It’s not a complete lift; I did use different gloves and a different weapon. It might not fit in terms of colour, but it’s a weapon I think is pretty cool. Flashing lights and moving parts.

  • Head: Replica Shado-Pan Helmet (Shado-Pan Quartermaster)
  • Shoulder: Consortium Mantle (world drop, try Magisters’ Terrace)
  • Chest: Vestments of Thundering Skies (Golden Lotus Quartermaster)
  • Hands: Ceremonial Gloves of Karabor (Hand of the Prophet Quartermaster)
  • Waist: Durable Belt (world drop, try Gnomeregan)
  • Feet: Cindercloth Boots (Tailoring)
  • Weapon: Lever of the Megantholithic Apparatus (Mythic Siegecrafter Blackfuse, Siege of Orgimmar)

Fujikomine the Rogue

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She’s all about the purple. Even has matching highlights in her hair.

Fujikomine lost her eye in a terrible inscription accident involving a quill, and a mistimed sneeze.

(in truth I appear to have an obsession with eyepatches, and will use them at any given opportunity)

  • Head: Ragefury Eyepatch (Hurley Blackbreath, Blackrock Depths)
  • Shoulders: Shoulderpads of the Forgotten Gate (Heroic Baleroc, Firelands)
  • Chest: Incendic Chestguard (Heroic Rhyolith, Firelands)
  • Hands: Muckdweller Gloves (quest reward)
  • Waist: Nimble Climber’s Belt (Auriaya 10, Ulduar)
  • Legs: Firecat Leggings (Heroic Staghelm, Firelands)
  • Feet: Treads of Sordid Screams (Heroic Ultraxion, Dragon Soul)
  • Weapons: Firethorn Mindslicer (Heroic Firelands, drops from all bosses except Ragnaros)

Lillorigga the Warrior

With the removal of Gladiator Stance in Legion, Lillorigga’s taking her anger out on the world by going back to Fury.

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Pink plate is best plate, you know.

  • Shoulder: Pauldrons of Roaring Flame (Ragnaros, Firelands Normal)
  • Chest: Bloodscale Breastplate (world drop, try Slave Pens/Blood Furnace)
  • Hands: Bloodscale Gauntlets (world drop, try Slave Pens/Blood Furnace)
  • Waist: Bloodscale Belt (world drop, try Slave Pens/Blood Furnace)
  • Legs: Bloodscale Legguards (world drop, try Slave Pens/Blood Furnace)
  • Feet: Bloodscale Sabatons (world drop, try Slave Pens/Blood Furnace)
  • Weapons: Armageddon (Gluth 25, Naxxramas)
Hey Lillorigga, you happy about the Gladiator Stance removal? Take that as a no then.

Hey Lillorigga, you happy about the Gladiator Stance removal? Take that as a no then.

Disgleirio the Paladin

It’s the Welsh word for “shining,” is Disgleirio. Or something like that. It’s fittingly Paladin-y. They’re all about shining lights at people to make them healthy/die.

Hey that's Lillorigga's weapon STOP THIEF

Hey that’s Lillorigga’s weapon STOP THIEF

It’s not a Draenei pose picture if they’re not using /flex.

  • Head: Fel-Proof Goggles (Tanaan Jungle, Fel-Drenched Satchel in The Fel Forge)
  • Shoulder: Rethban Pauldrons (world drop, Throne of the Tides)
  • Chest: Fel Iron Breastplate (Blacksmithing)
  • Hands: Fel Iron Plate Gloves (Blacksmithing)
  • Waist: Fel Iron Plate Belt (Blacksmithing)
  • Legs: Fel Iron Plate Pants (Blacksmithing)
  • Feet: Fel Iron Plate Boots (Blacksmithing)
  • Weapon: Armageddon (Gluth 25, Naxxramas)

Lunchi the Monk

Yeah, she’s based on Chun Li.

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Monks don’t really have a lot of emphasis on their weapons (especially mine! She has a polearm equipped but I’m using the Glyph of Jab) but Lunchi’s looks pretty cool.

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Decorative and little else.

  • Shoulder: Spaulders of the Ring (quest)
  • Chest: Lo’ap’s Tunic of Muck Diving (quest)
  • Hands: Caustic Feelers (quest (A) quest (H))
  • Waist: Stalk-Skin Belt (Heigan 25 or Gluth 25, Naxxramas)
  • Legs: Leggings of Telhamat (quest)
  • Feet: Mud Encrusted Boots (quest)
  • Weapon: Banner Slicer (world drop, try Violet Hold/Drak’Tharon Keep)

Last, but not least:

Lixiu the Hunter

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Okay so the bow string clips through her pandaboob slightly but she still looks killer.

  • Shoulder: Grunt’s Pauldrons (world drop, Blackfathom Deeps)
  • Chest: Outrunner’s Chestguard (world drop, Blackfathom Deeps)
  • Hands: Outrunner’s Gloves (world drop, Wailing Caverns)
  • Waist: Outrunner’s Cord (world drop, Wailing Caverns)
  • Legs: Outrunner’s Legguards (world drop, Blackfathom Deeps/Wailing Caverns)
  • Feet: Outrunner’s Slippers (world drop, Wailing Caverns)
  • Weapon: Crypt Fiend Slayer (Halls of Reflection Normal, Lich King event)

I’m working on transmogs for my 2nd Monk, my Priest and my Mage at the moment, not that I have many ideas for them just yet. When I do, though, I will probably do another of these posts to show them off!

Impractical Paladin? Of Course Not.

It’s been too long since I’ve done a transmog post! In lieu of any decent news to report, and because I do LOVE my transmog, here’s my paladin, Patrianna.

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When you have an absurdly large shield, you can be pretty confident that it’ll take all the hits meant for you. But what of the woman behind that wall of spikes?

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Ah yes, an armor that promotes flexibility! Covering the important bits you definitely DON’T want stabbing (like shoulders and feet), and leaving the rest free to breathe! Ease of movement! Almost like wearing cloth! Really heavy, metallic cloth.

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Of course, this isn’t really a practical piece to wear in, say, Northrend. You’ll get chills in places you never thought possible. I advise wearing a lovely warm shirt underneath.

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That’s the idea!

So, what’re the items? Well, the weapon is Fang of the Leviathan, and it drops from Leotheras the Blind in Serpentshrine Cavern, that place we all love so much. The shield is obviously the Bulwark of Azzinoth, from Illidan. One of the most iconic shields in the game, no?

They may not match the armor set per se, but I like them because they look cool.

The armor itself is the Tyrant set, which is a recolour of the Jade Plate set (a nice-looking green!). Naturally, it looks VASTLY different on a male than it does a female. I have no idea why. We want plate mankinis! I turned the helm and cloak off, because I nearly always do, but here’s the rest of the pieces:

  • Shoulders: Tyrant’s Epaulets. I got mine from Razorfen Downs. It’s a VERY rare drop.
  • Chest: Tyrant’s Chestpiece. Got this from Zul’Farrak. Again, very rare.
  • Hands: Tyrant’s Gauntlets. Razorfen Downs or Dire Maul are your best bets for this one.
  • Waist: Fel Iron Plate Belt. Crafted! Blacksmithing! The easiest one to attain.
  • Legs: Tyrant’s Legplates. Zul’Farrak is where I got mine, but Dire Maul is a good spot too.
  • Feet: Tyrant’s Greaves. I got bored of farming at this point and bought these on the auction house for about 200 gold. Razorfen Downs and Dire Maul are your points of call for farming yourself, however.

For those curious, here’s the same armor on a male human, courtesy of the Wowhead model viewer:

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We get those sexy shoulders, I suppose, but on the whole, decidedly less bikini-ish than we’d like. Are there any skimpy armor sets for males out there? I really wouldn’t know, all my characters are female, bar my second panda monk. Why can’t males have the skimpy costumes too?

I fear that’s a whole new argument. So long for now!

Soloing Zandalari Warbringers

Frankly, they’re easy to do as a warlock, AND as a paladin. Here’s a video of my warlock, Raenah, killing one.

And here’s one of Patrianna, the Paladin. Yes, the action’s sped up, it’d be ten minutes long otherwise!

WARLOCK

TALENTS/GLYPHS
Soul Leech (to help the Voidlord’s survivability)
Mortal Coil (as an emergency heal)
Soul Link (heals your voidlord as a % of damage you do. Vital!)
Burning Rush (pick any, frankly)
Grimoire of Supremacy (’cause the strategy hinges on the voidlord!)
Kil’jaeden’s Cunning (moving while casting is just helpful)

Glyph of Eternal Resolve (just in case he decides to hit you, it’s nice to have passive damage reduction)
Glyph of Demon Training (+20% armor for your Voidlord)
Glyph of Siphon Life (passive healing’s always good)
Glyph of Health Funnel (saves you having to channel if shit hits the fan)

STRATEGY

Send in your Voidlord, keep your distance, and pump out as much damage as you can. This’ll not only heal your Voidlord (through Soul Link), but also help protect him from damage (thanks to Soul Leech). It’s really as simple as that! Make sure you disable his taunt, however! If you leave it enabled, he’ll force ghosties to attack him, and you DO NOT WANT THIS.

Horrific Visage: As long as your pet is tanking him, your pet will eat the fear. Various locales have their dangers, in Krasarang the Warbringer runs the risk of resetting if he goes too deep in the water. Kun Lai and Jade Forest, you may end up pulling more mobs.

Meteor Shower: Dance, dance, dance. If you get hit with one, just Ember Tap, or Mortal Coil.

Scarab Swarm: Rain of Fire these suckers! Free embers, woot.

Thunder Crush: You should be far enough away that it won’t hit you, and thanks to the pet ability Avoidance, your demon will take next to no damage.

Vengeful Spirit: The worrying ability. When you see him begin to cast it, cast Rain of Fire, centered on the Warbringer. This’ll end up hitting the ghost, making sure it aggros onto you. This is why you turn off your pet’s auto taunt. You can then kite the ghost around (it moves hella slow)

PALADIN

TALENTS/GLYPHS

Speed of Light (speed boost yay)
Fist of Justice (ranged stun, used on ghosties)
Eternal Flame (nice heal, nice HoT)
Unbreakable Spirit (not that I used any of those abilities)
Divine Purpose (usually a DPS gain)
Light’s Hammer (damage AND healing in one awesome attack)

Glyph of the Alabaster Shield (pretty much mandatory for Prot anyway?)
Glyph of Final Wrath (eke out some more DPS)
Glyph of Divine Protection (20% physical damage reduction is not to be sniffed at)

STRATEGY

It’s pretty much tank and spank, here. Heal when necessary. Don’t be afraid to pop Divine Shield or Lay On Hands if you really need to. Watch where you’re dragging him around to though, you don’t wanna be pulling extra mobs.

Horrific Visage: Can be nulled by Divine Shield, but otherwise you’re just gonna have to eat the fear, and heal up afterwards when you stop running. If in Krasarang, try and drag him back to where he spawns, lest you run the risk of resetting the bastard. If you end up pulling extra enemies, just deal with them in your AoE abilities, like they were tiny tiny scarabs.

Meteor Shower: Dodge, it’s simple. Each meteor doesn’t hit terribly hard though.

Scarab Swarm: A non-issue. They’ll die just by virtue of being in your AoE abilities, and they are really not bothersome in terms of damage.

Thunder Crush: Hits for about 20% of my health. You can either dodge the cone (it’s REALLY hard to miss), or you can stand in it and let it hit you and gain some Vengeance in doing so. Up to you.

Vengeful Spirit: Stunnable. Use Holy Wrath or use Fist of Justice, run away. TURN EVIL DOES NOT WORK. You CAN slow it with Light’s Hammer, however. Try not to let it hit you, it does considerable damage.

Enjoy farming the mounts and big supply bags!