Huzzah, I will be going out of Cataclysm with more 85s than I had 80s coming in!
When she dinged 85, Ketura was wearing a Transmogrification Template Kit assembled around the Bloodmail Legguards and Sawbones Shirt from Scholomance — a “red shift” outfit inspired by the very cool “Blue Shift” TTK that the Godmother created for her Night Elf Hunter using the same pants.
I have had the War Paint pieces in my bank for a long time already because I like to use them with the Turtle Scale set.
Turtle Scale set with Bog Epaulets, Unyielding Belt, and Lord’s Sabatons; mixtures of Turtle Scale set and War Paint set, with all combinations using the Turtle Scale Leggings — I will probably be using one or another of these combinations as Ketura’s TTK during Winter Veil this year
I plan to use this combination at some point in the future, when I can get all the pieces assembled.
Bloodmail Legguards and Sawbones Shirt with Talhide Shoulderguards, Scarlet Belt, and Battleforge/Blood Knight chest, gloves, and boots.
It also occurred to me that the Bloodmail Legguards + Sawbones Shirt combination might work well with the Dragon-Quake Shoulderguards.
I liked the look of the Barbaric Iron items, but I soon found that I liked the Lord’s gloves and boots even better.
I then tested the Lord’s gloves and boots with the Shamblehide Chestguard/Tracker’s Belt/Scale Leggings of the Skirmisher combination I was already considering for use with these shoulders, and I think I like that kit best of all! The blue-black Master Builder’s Shirt coordinates better with the shoulders than the Sawbones shirt, however. I’ve already farmed up the Master Builder’s Shirt from BRD — a much quicker and less obnoxious farm than getting the Sawbones Shirt from Scholomance! — but I still need to hit up the Outland dungeons for the recolored Beastmaster items.
In the meantime, the Agility head enchant comes from Ramkahen, which means that Ketura will be wearing the bright blue and gold Ramkahen tabard while she runs Heroics. Ramkahen is my favorite Cataclysm tabard, but it doesn’t coordinate with the black and red of the Bloodmail Legguards + Sawbones Shirt at all! So until I can assemble all the pieces for this set that I showed as an alternate for Mog Madness Round 2, I’ll be using the dull gold and blue Deepholm leveling set (also the inspiration for my High-Society Gilnean Mail set) as Ketura’s TTK. Yes, deliberately.
Left: Pauldrons of the Promise, Nexus-Strider chestpiece, Dreadhawk’s Girdle, Nexus-Strider leggings, Radiant Gloves & Boots, Vicious Fur Cloak, Blue Workman’s Shirt, Ramkahen Tabard — the rate-limiting step of completing this ensemble will be getting my Blacksmith’s skill up high enough to craft the Radiant items
Right: Purifying Spaulders, Troggbane Chestguard, Dreadhawk’s Girdle, Groundshort Leggings, Silencer’s Gauntlets, Rockslide Treads, Vicious Fur Cloak, Blue Workman’s Shirt, Ramkahen Tabard
(as an aside: While running Scholomance over and over and over trying to get the black pants and the crimson shirt to drop, I started contemplate what the place would look like all cleaned up and redecorated — or, rather, restored to the grandeur it had before the Barovs sold their souls to the Cult of the Damned.
The fancy wrought iron candlestands can stay — just get rid of the skulls and fill them all with the white candles. All those crypt niches could be filled with books or statuettes or exotic magical devices. I think it could be rather luxurious! Something would really have to be done about that nasty seepage in the subbasement, though.)