Just some looks I’d like to see added to WoW somehow, either as armors or purely cosmetic items!
Plague Doctor Costume
I’m a big fan of the Plague Doctor in Darkest Dungeon. She’s pretty damn badass, and the mask has a basis in history; it’s not just for awesome looks. Back in t’day, it was believed putrid air was the cause of infection, rather than germs, and so actual plague doctors wore heavy, waxed fabric overcoats and a large mask with glass eyeholes, and a “beak” filled with scented substances and straw, to protect from the “miasmasmatic bad air” around them. Can you imagine a Pandaren dressed like this?! Awesome.
Yeah, not generic matador, but Boss Matador from Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. With his badass hat, capote that could TOTALLY function as a cloak and his saber, he’d be a good look for my Warlock.
He’s hard as fuckin’ NAILS in the game he appears in. Like damn. MATADOR EVADES EVERYTHING. NO PRESS TURNS FOR YOU.
Sure, sure, he drops the shoulders and his hat in Hellfire Citadel, but I want the bare-chestedness.
Now, there IS a quest reward that is an invisible leather chest, but it’s apparently STILL NOT TRANSMOGGABLE in the Legion Beta, and this is a TRAVESTY.
Just fucking look at it. It’s glorious. We need more top hats in game, especially black & white checked ones.
Also add new emotes to make our characters pose like a JoJo character.
Do it, Blizzard. Do it do it do it.
Just Anything Brightly Coloured
Okay so I’m angling for more pink here. Sue me. But it does feel like a lot of the tier sets recently have been either dark in colour, or pastel. I want GARISH. BRIGHT. Searing your eyes!
I mean, if you don’t like it, just mog over it, right?
With all the political drama going on in the world, it’s important to focus on the important things in life.
Important things like making Pandaren look fucking fabulous.
Over the weekend, I played on my Rogue, respecced her to Assassination for a bit of variety, then threw her into every raid instance from Molten Core onwards. I stopped after doing Bastion of Twilight and Throne of the Four Winds, mainly because I had to go to bed, but I will resume later on, most probably. The reason for all this?
Her void storage and bank was relatively empty, and as I’m gonna play two leather-wearing classes in Legion (alongside my Warlock of course), I figured I’d get on with filling the wardrobe. Both Lunchi and Fujikomine would be able to benefit! Let’s have a look at some notable items!
This set is one of the Bind on Account transmog sets (The Thunderlord Set) you get from the Dwarven Bunker in exchange for Iron Horde Scraps. Her daggers are called Shard of Azzinoth, dropping from everyone’s favourite boss, Illidan Stormrage. The eyepatch, as you will no doubt gather, is the one mainstay I have on Fujikomine, and drops from Hurley Blackbreath in Blackrock Depths. It’s called Ragefury Eyepatch.
Here we have the Sanctified Shadowblade Set from Icecrown Citadel. The chest, head, shoulders, gloves and legs are purchasable from the Rogue vendor at the start of the instance, and you “upgrade” those pieces using tokens gained from normal/heroic bosses. Here, I am using the ilvl 264 version of the set because I prefer the colour, but there’s a matching set both higher and lower in item level, of different colours.
The matching belt and boots you have to get from bosses. Professor Putricide drops the Astrylian’s Sutured Cinch waist piece, and Lord Marrowgar drops the boots, Frostbitten Fur Boots.
The heroic Wind Dancer’s Set is another tier set, this time from Cataclysm. It’s the Bastion/Throne/Blackwing Descent tier, and it’s relatively easy to get thanks to Al’akir. Any token you DON’T get from the other bosses, you can use an Essence of the Forlorn to purchase instead, and on 25hc, Al’akir drops 3 of these lovely things. The waist is a seperate item, dropping from the Elementium Monstrosity in Bastion of Twilight. It’s called the Dispersing Belt.
This slightly garish, terribly mismatched set isn’t a set, but some random items thrown together. The mask is the Bonechewer Skincloak (world drop), the shoulders are Runetotem’s Mantle from Lady Vashj, the chest is Vest of the Changing Heart (quest reward, Redridge, “His Heart Must Be In It”), the legs and feet are Leggings of the Lifetender and Boots of the Prolific Sire (Freya in Ulduar, Redridge Quest “Still Assessing the Threat”). Those gloves are the Lakeshire Gloves from a Redridge quest called “Surveying Equipment”, and the daggers are called Blade of Tarasque, from Icehowl in 25 Man Trial of the Crusader.
More random cool items?
Now NONE of these match, and they’re not really meant to, I’m just highlighting a few favourites. The head item is probably the most well-known, the Cursed Vision of Sargeras which drops from Illidan Stormrage. Look like a Demon Hunter before the Demon Hunters become a thing!
The chest item is one of those skimpy armours I like so much, and is actually just as skimpy on the men too! It’s the Murkblood Chestpiece. Your best bet to getting this and other items in the Murkblood set is to kill things in Burning Crusade raids and dungeons, or just buy it on the Auction House. It’s never terribly expensive from my experience.
Those fancy-lookin’ white gloves are the Boneshredder Gloves which, again, drop from Burning Crusade mobs, so get grinding those old raids!
The dagger on the left is Soulscribe which is dropped by everyone’s favourite god of death himself, Yogg-Saron (25 man). The dagger on the left with the natty purple fire is Alysra’s Razor and is dropped, strangely enough, by Alysrazor in the heroic version of the Firelands.
Sometimes the best way to come up with a transmog set is to take one item you like then build around it, which is why I highlighted some of my favourites here. I’d recommend using the MogIt addon, which allows you to sort items by colour (among other things), so if you want to use those fluffy white gloves, but not the rest of the items in that set, you can find items that are similar in colour!
Maybe I’ll do another of these posts for the other armour types! But for now, what are YOUR favourite leather pieces?
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.
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:
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?
This tweet popped up in my feed early this morning. I was in bed at the time, it was around 3am, and it was one of Twitter’s “Tweets You Missed” things. Being a bit bleary-eyed and lacking my caffeine, I didn’t really have much to say about it, but now I’m awake, I’m home from work, and here’s a blog post about it.
Alternative Chat has posted something already about this, and is the only post on the subject I’ve seen thus far. Well, here’s my hot take.
I’m fully supportive of this restriction. If it had been how most people assumed (if you can wear it, you unlock it) then plate-wearers would be the ultimate transmog farmers. They can wear cloth, leather, mail AND plate, after all. Warriors specifically have another distinct advantage in that they can also equip damn near ANY weapon type (the only ones they can’t are wands and off-hand items, I believe), which would have made them the perfect transmog farmers. Any boss drop they get they’d have unlocked, pretty much.
With this clarification, it means you can only unlock it if it’s a suitable item for your class. Cursed Vision of Sargeras (a leather item) drops on your Shaman? It won’t unlock for your Rogue/Monk/Druid to use, because Shaman use mail, and Rogues/Monks/Druids use leather. You’d need to actually take your leather-wearers there to get it themselves. It means you have to use a class to get stuff for them!
Interestingly, your starting gear has been changed now too. Previously, Shaman, Hunters, Paladins and Warriors equipped the armour type below their endgame armours (i.e. leather instead of mail, mail instead of plate), then “learned” how to equip heavier stuff at level 40. In Legion, you now start with your endgame armor type. Level 1 Paladins now have plate items, level 1 Hunters will have mail. They’d need to rejig lower-level quest rewards/dungeon drops though, primarily for the Plate users who wouldn’t GET any plate drops below level 40, because not everybody has/uses heirlooms.
I’d like to see that go 1 step further and restrict a class to that specific armor type. After all, you don’t see level 100 Paladins not using plate, unless they’re doing something really wrong (or RPing I suppose), so why not make it so they can ONLY wear plate?
I’m fully supportive of the notion that if you want cloth transmog, then you go and get it with a cloth-wearer. Want some cool leathers? Then farm it on a class that can use it, not on your Warrior that can equip bloody everything. I’m firmly of the belief that if you want something on a character, you should actually PLAY that character to get it, not play everything ELSE instead.
But what do I know, eh? There’s a fair amount of people annoyed at this restriction, and that’s fine. I appear to be in the overwhelming minority here for once, looking at the replies to the above tweet.
One last thing I will say is that there should be more items classed as “cosmetic,” much like the Fel-Proof Goggles from Tanaan Jungle. There’s a LOT of holiday items that are classed as cloth, they should be reclassified as cosmetic so every class can use them.
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.”
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
“What have you done today to make you feel proud?”
This is my first Bragotberfest post! “What is that?” I hear you say, to which I reply “there’s a link there, duh.” Bragtoberfest is a celebration of gaming and being a gamer, because there’s so much damn negativity flying around. Sharing success, and celebrating the success of others! So let’s start with…
Today, I finished levelling leatherworking on Lunchi, which means I go into Warlords of Draenor with all professions maxed, across six characters.
- Raenah: Tailoring/Enchanting
- Shamwhoa: Alchemy/Inscription
- Lixiu: Engineering/Jewelcrafting
- Lunchi: Leatherworking/Skinning
- Disgleirio: Mining/Blacksmithing
- Vanlew: Skinning/Herbalism
This means that these 6 characters (Warlock, Shaman, Hunter, Monk, Paladin, Rogue) are going to be the first characters, and maybe the ONLY characters, I level to 100. It gives me the best access to professions, and hopefully will mean that there will finally be an expansion where I am not hideously poor!
Vanlew has the added benefit of being a Rogue. Lockboxes galore!
For the record, leatherworking is the most awful profession to level, and anyone doing so has my utmost sympathies. Even more if you’re like me and decided to farm all the materials yourself because of aforementioned hideous poorness.
Also, as of this current reset period, I have collected all but two of the Garrosh heirlooms! Just missing the agility axe and the tanking shield. Pretty impressive stuff. 13 heirlooms in 40 kills, I’m pretty damn lucky.
These are only the Flexible heirlooms, but I’m not too bothered by this as they’re all the same ilvl at 100, no matter what difficulty you get them on.
And finally, I recently completed my Druid’s transmog. She’s a Boomkin with the glyph that allows her to assume a shimmery elf form instead of that of a giant chicken, which means you can actually SEE her lovely new look.
Trouble is, I still hardly use her. I may have to get on that.
#wow #bragtoberfest #transmog
As you can see, there’s a distinct theme going on here. This set is a recolour of the War Paint Mail set, and is called the Outrunner Mail. For the most part, they’re BoE pieces you can find in the Wailing Caverns, and Blackfathom Deeps. Yes, our favourite dungeons ever.
The bow is a different kettle of fish. It’s an epic weapon that drops from the Halls of Reflection dungeon, after the Lich King has chased you out his house.
So, what is there in total?
- Shoulder: Grunt’s Pauldrons. Blackfathom Deeps is your best bet for this one.
- Chest: Outrunner’s Chestguard. Blackfathom Deeps again!
- Hands: Outrunner’s Gloves. As a delightful change of scenery, your best bet for this one is Wailing Caverns.
- Waist: Outrunner’s Cord. Wailing Caverns. Yuck.
- Legs: Outrunner’s Legguards. This one you can go either Wailing Caverns OR Blackfathom Deeps! Huzzah!
- Feet: Outrunner’s Slippers. Wailing Caverns is your likely bet.
- Weapon: Crypt Fiend Slayer. Make sure you don’t do it on Heroic, as it won’t drop! Thankfully, this means you can reset it at your leisure, you don’t just get 1 shot per day at it.
Pandaren may be my favourite race, but there aren’t many mail sets that look good on them, so this simple, minimalist look is lovely.
And as you’ve seen in the pictures above, the perk of being a hunter is that you can get pets that match your look! Animals become the ultimate accessory!
(I hope D.E.H.T.A. don’t read that!)
#wow #transmog #pandaren