A collection of Transmogrification Kits actually worn in-game by my two Tauren Monks. I will update it whenever I change my in-game outfit. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).
Red Crane Crown (LFR), Mantle of the White Tiger, Polar Vest, Brown Belt of Humbling Gravity, Righteous Leggings, Ghostwalker Gloves, Replica Darkmantle Boots, Inscribed Tiger Staff
Of course I had to use the Mantle of the White Tiger in a set for Xuen. Then the Polar Vest was the only really good choice for the chestpiece — nothing else looks quite right with those shoulders. From there, the outfit could very easily have become all blue. I chose these pants and gloves to keep the overall appearance lighter and more evocative of Xuen’s coloration.
Moonkin Headdress, Barbaric Shoulders, Plainshawk Vest, Red Belt of Gentle Persuasion, Cabalist Leggings, Fingers of the Loneliest Monk, Mosshide Boots/Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes, Inscribed Crane Staff
Cranes are celebrated for the elegance of their long legs, whether standing or in flight. This outfit celebrates the elegance of a Monk’s legs during a Spinning Crane Kick by leaving them beautifully bare. If you don’t have invisiboots, the tall black Prospector’s Boots are the next best option.
Serpentskin Helm, Contender’s Leather Shoulders, Jinxed Hoodoo Skin, Green Belt of Hushed Wisdom, Ferine Leggings, Jangdor’s Handcrafted Gloves, Swampwalker Boots, Liuyang’s Lovely Longstaff
These brilliantly-colored leather leggings are a common sight on low-level Rogues, Druids, and Monks because they drop from a dungeon and have great stats. Making a decent Transmogrification kit with them, however, requires much higher character levels. The matching boots can be worn at low levels, but are a rare drop. There are no matching gloves. The reddish tones in these crafted shoulders harmonize perfectly with the reddish tones of the leather straps on the pants.
The Inscribed Serpent Staff would also be a good weapon to use with this set.
Netherstorm Eyepatch, Riplash Pauldrons, Wicked Leather Armor & Gauntlets, Supreme Sash, Bandit Pants, Coal Miner Boots, Beakless Polearm
I wanted to use only Pandarian staves and each of the four Monk class quest reward belts in this Transmogrification project, but the Niuzao outfit didn’t cooperate very well. None of the staves from Pandaria seemed quite right for the Black Ox, whereas Abracadaver from ICC was perfect. I ended up using the Beakless Polearm instead, though, because I didn’t feel like farming ICC and this polearm not only looks awesomely badass, it also matches the one carried by my favorite Shado-Pan companion, Chao the Voice. Once I’d chosen a weapon, none of the Monk class quest belts looked as good with the overall design of the kit as this old-world green belt.
This would be a great Biker kit to use with a choppa!
Feathermoon Headdress, Reporter’s Shoulderguards, Nimbletoe Chestguard, Green Belt of Hushed Wisdom, Leggings of the Vanquished Usurper, Craggy Handgrips, Colossal Treads, Monastic Cloak of Wisdom, Green Workman’s Shirt, Scar-Shell’s Scintillating Staff
This beautiful, unique cloak is sold only to Monks by the catch-up gear vendors in Mount Hyjal and Vashj’ir.
Torch of Summer Flames
Jewel of the Firelord, Spaulders of the Ring, Lo’ap’s Tunic of Muck Diving, Serene Yellow Belt, Warchief Kilt*, Barrel-Aged Gloves, Cloak of the Frigid Winds, Torch of Noon
It took Katewatha almost the entire Fire Festival last year to get this cloak to drop, so naturally she had to wear it again this year.
A similar look could be obtained by using the Flamestrider Robes with a Stylish Blue Shirt. For non-Monks, I suggest Ogron’s Sash, Belt of Never-Ending Agony, or the Mighty Girdle.
Shado-Pan Domain Keeper
Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Shizzle’s Muzzle Cover, Leather Tunic of Eminent Domain, Red Belt of Gentle Persuasion, Honorary Combat Engineer’s Leather Trousers, Loramus’ Gloves, Prospector’s Boots, Spear of Xuen
The brick red and black colors of these Rogue T9-lookalike items awarded early in the Jade Forest questline just begged to be part of a Shado-Pan set. Due to the factional dimorphism of the T9 sets, this outfit is Horde-only. The Prospector’s chestpiece and leggings or the chestpiece and leggings from the same set as the shoulders & gloves could be used for a similar look.
Other leather-wearers might want to use the Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch.
Phantasmal Headdress, Superior shoulders, Jinxed Hoodoo Skin, Mighty Girdle, Windscale Sarong, Adventurer’s Gloves, Seliza’s Spear
This beautiful weapon from Lost City of the Tol’vir is one of my all-time favorite polearms. Koralyra chain-queued for that dungeon almost all the way from level 85 to level 86 before it finally dropped — and she was very glad, when it did, that there were no other Monks or Druids in the party so that she could “Need” uncontested!
Phantasmal Headdress, Shoulderguards of Caridean Might, Warpwood Bark Vest, Brown Belt of Humbling Gravity, Shipwrecked Leggings, Wormthorn Gloves, Monastic Footpads, Orsis Polearm
The texture of the blue areas of this chestpiece and its matching gloves looks very soft and suede-like to me.
Koralyra does not have the same self-imposed restriction of always wearing one of the Monk class quest belts that Katewatha does, so I tried this outfit first with the Blade-Dodging Girdle — which is what I’d recommend for other leather-wearers. Because she is a Monk, however, the kit didn’t look quite right until I used the Monk belt.
Tiller with Pitchfork
Straw Hat, Murkblood shoulders & chest, Brown Belt of Humbling Gravity, Expedition Pants, Silentleaf Gloves, Swift Cenarion Footwear, Blue Lumberjack Shirt, Nether Trident
At its core, this outfit is the same as my “Newsie” set. I’ve just switched out a few of the accessories.
Kate always wears one of her Monk class quest belts. Other characters should look for a relatively plain brown belt, such as the Belt of the Raptor.
One of the reasons why I picked this trident for Kate’s earlier Fisherman set is that it also makes a halfway-decent pitchfork for a Farmer set. The War Scythe or Grim Scythe would also be suitable weapons for a polearm-wielding class to use in a Farmer outfit.
Preened Tribal War Feathers, Sacred Feather Vest, Preened Ironfeather Shoulders, Mighty Girdle, Preened Wildfeather Leggings, Clefthoof Gloves (green)/Serpentis’ Gloves (blue), Cenarion Expedition Boots (green)/Sandals of Sacrifice (blue), Aspirant’s Staff of Harmony/Monk’s Staff
While she was leveling, Koralyra’s gearing was a bit… interesting. She only had the one spec, Mistweaver, so she was using the Intellect heirlooms. When she was doing open-world questing, however, she stayed in the Agility-using Stance of the Fierce Tiger unless she needed to heal a lot, quickly. Thus, I made two sets for her — one that had Intellect pieces in all the non-heirloom slots for healing LFD, and one that had Agility pieces in all the non-heirloom slots for open-world questing. The sets are color-coded: green for the Jade Serpent healing stance, and blue for the White Tiger DPS stance — I associate Xuen with the color blue as much or more strongly than the color white. I Transmogrified the black Sacred Feather Vest over the brown Preened Ironfeather Breastplate because I couldn’t resist the notion of using all three colors of the feathered gear in the same outfit (there is a fourth color of feathered gear, but all the items that use it are mail).
Hood of the Scorpion, Murkblood Shoulderguards & Chestpiece, Red Belt of Gentle Persuasion, Expedition Pants, Barrel-Aged Gloves, Darkbrand Boots, Tuxedo Shirt
This outfit is based on one I originally designed for a Transmogrification contest a little over two years ago. I liked this vaguely military-style Cataclysm quest reward hat and wanted to design a set around it. After a bit of experimentation, I decided that it also sort of resembled a newsboy’s flat cap, resulting in this outfit concept.
Zorbin’s Water Resistant Hat, Robust Shoulders, Kranal’s Vest, Serene Yellow Belt, Duskwatcher’s Leggings, Barrel-Aged Gloves, Faithful Treads, Anglers Tabard, Pandaren Fishing Pole/Nether Trident
The third Batinna’s Dress Up theme immediately suggested an outfit to me: a simple modification of the very first Transmogrification kit I created for my Monk when she was a wee little thing.
Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Puncture-Binding Spaulder, Pozzik’s Vest, Red Belt of Gentle Persuasion, Nice Shorts, Bard’s gloves & boots, Stylish Black Shirt, Monk’s Staff
This outfit is adapted from Draynee’s Black Ninja Monk kit.
Phantasmal Headdress, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Copperskin shoulders chest & pants, Brown Belt of Humbling Gravity, Smuggler’s Mitts/Caustic Feelers, Mud Encrusted Boots, Spear of Xuen
The stripe pattern detail on the sides of this tunic is the closest match I’ve found to the stripe pattern detail on the sides of the Shado-Pan NPC uniforms, though the colors are quite different. The Shado-Pan uniforms come in two color variations — navy blue with brick red and burnished gold trim (Hawkmaster Nurong, in the foreground), and soft black with maroon and silver trim (Provisioner Bamfu, in the background).
Tradition of Cooking
Headband of the Coiled Serpent/Imposing Bandana or Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Righteous shoulders pants & gloves, Scouting tunic & boots, Red Belt of Gentle Persuasion; Chef’s Hat, Apron, Frying Pan, Rolling Pin, Spider Splatter Mace, Cookie’s Tenderizer
Chef Katewatha, Master of the Ways, holder of my Portable Refrigerator, needed an outfit specifically to wear with the cooking accessories. Of course, it needed to look good without them, too. Other leather-wearing classes should use the Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch for the belt. I chose the alternate headpiece for PvE activites to coordinate with the belt. I was surprised and delighted to see how awesome the set looked with the Blue Shado-Pan Riding Tiger when it came up from Kate’s random mount macro.
Touch of Blue
Phantasmal Headdress, Ranger Pauldrons, Grizzly Jerkin, Brown Belt of Humbling Gravity, Earthborn Kilt, Hewn Kodo Gloves + Uninsured Bracers
The Grizzly Jerkin + kilt (most often Earthborn, but sometimes Jinxed Hoodoo or Kurenai) combination seems to be quite popular for female monks. I’ve seen outfits using these two items as core with varied accessories at a few different Transmogrification sites. Here’s my take on it.
Silentleaf hat shoulders & chestpiece, Serene Yellow Belt, Yeti Hide Britches, Craggy Handgrips, Luring Footpads, Spear of Xuen
The Silentleaf items are obtained by questing in Kun-Lai Summit.
These shoulders have a similar look to the iconic Rogue T5 Deathmantle Shoulderpads, without being quite so menacing.
The bottom half of this ensemble is identical to Kate’s earlier “Serene Grizzly” Transmogrification kit.
Grace of the Plainshawk
Plainshawk set with Red Belt of Gentle Persuasion, Ogre-Hunter Boots, and Spear of Xuen
This recolor of the crafted Misthide set is readily obtained by questing through Valley of the Four Winds.
Headband of the Coiled Serpent/Adventurer’s Bandana, Bonechewer Shoulderguards, Wolf Rider’s Padded Armor, Red Belt of Gentle Persuasion, Mystic Sarong, Blacksting Gloves
Other leather-wearing classes will probably want to use the Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch.
Although Wowhead no longer lists the Mystic Sarong as being part of his inventory, I indeed obtained this Mystic Sarong post-Patch 5.0 by camping the Dark Iron Entrepreneur in Arathi Highlands.
Spaulders of the Ring, Lo’ap’s Tunic of Muck Diving, Serene Yellow Belt, Clefthoof Britches, Smuggler’s Mitts/Caustic Feelers, Mud Encrusted Boots, Aspirant’s Staff of Harmony
This is mostly an Outland quest rewards recipe set, but it’s one I’ve always liked a lot. I owe the inspired combination of Serene Yellow Belt + Clefthoof Britches to Draynee’s Jade Monk set.
Feathermoon Headdress, Wild Shoulderpads, Imperial Leather Breastplate, Green Belt of Hushed Wisdom, Nature-Stitched Kilt/Blackfathom Leggings, Ranger gloves, Swift Cenarion Footwear, Aspirant’s Staff of Harmony/Scar-Shell’s Scintillating Staff
I’d been looking forward to getting to Hellfire Peninsula with Kate so that she could acquire this lovely kilt. I like how nicely the Imperial Leather chestpiece complements the kilt. Much later, I made a similar set with the leggings that match the chestpiece.
The Imperial Leather Belt might be a good choice for other leather wearers.
Reporter’s Shoulderguards, Spore-Covered Tunic, Green Belt of Hushed Wisdom, Blazerunner Leggings, Craggy Handgrips, Colossal Treads
If you’re not an Herbalist, the Gypsy Tunic, a green version of this chestpiece style, also works very well, though the overall effect is brighter. For other leather wearers, I recommend the Excavator’s Quarry Belt.
Puncture-Binding Spaulder, Prospector’s Chestpiece, Serene Yellow Belt, Warchief Kilt*, Fuzzy Gloves + Princess Poobah’s Bracelets, Aspirant’s Staff of Harmony
The Warchief Kilt dropped in old Scarlet Monastery. I’ve had this one in the bank for several months now, while I was trying to decide which character to bind it to. The Flamestrider Robes from BRD are a full-length version of this style that would make a very similar outfit with the same accessories.
For other leather wearers, I recommend the Prospector’s belt. For races who wear shoes, the Prospector’s boots or any other dark brown-black boots would be appropriate.
Defiant Spire Shoulderguard, Grizzly Jerkin, Serene Yellow Belt, Yeti Hide Britches, Craggy Handgrips, Luring Footpads, Aspirant’s Staff of Harmony
For other leather wearers, I recommend the Hillman’s or Batskin belt.
Basic Brown Leather
Robust Shoulders, Kranal’s Vest, Serene Yellow Belt, Duskwatcher’s Leggings, Hewn Kodo Gloves + Uninsured Bracers, Stolen Talrendis Boots, Aspirant’s Staff of Harmony/Staff of the Hidden Master
I made this Transmogrification kit for Katewatha before I had enough gear to make a separate set for each spec. Most of the items are starter and secondary zone quest rewards with several equivalents.
For other leather wearers, I recommend the Superior or Hyena Hide belts.