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A collection of Transmogrification Kits actually worn in-game by my Draenei and Troll Mages. I will update it whenever I change my in-game outfit. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

Tirisfal Magus

Cowl of the Grand Engineer, Mantle & Robes of Tirisfal, Sly Mojo Sash, Gloves of Arcane Acuity, Stillpine Stinger, Nolkai’s Lantern, Gray Woolen Shirt
Sadly, Kaprikka was not yet level 80, and thus not yet able to loot the Ancient Tome of Teleport: Dalaran, at the time that I made this screenshot trip. She will have to come back for it soon!

Soulwind

Netherwind Crown, Shoulderwraps of the Enthralled, Soulcloth Vest, High Councillor’s Sash, Darkweave Breeches, Sage’s Gloves + Crystalweave Bracers, Enumerated Sandals, White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Staff of Divine Infusion
The first of a number of outfits I would eventually like to create for Kaprikka using the Soulcloth Vest.

Hand of Destiny



Feline Mantle, Robe of the Dragon Slayer, Cincture of Woven Reeds, Scholar’s Gloves, Staff of the Royal Wizard, Tabard of the Hand
The unique Tabard of the Hand is awarded only to Draenei characters at the completion of the Bloodmyst Isle storyline, when they are acclaimed as revered heroes of the Hand of Argus. This outfit contains only items that a Draenei Mage could reasonably expect to be able to obtain by about the same time that she completes the Bloodmyst Isle storyline and receives the Tabard of the Hand, thus allowing her to make a complete, reasonably well-coordinated outfit to wear with her new tabard almost immediately.

Primary Colours

Mirren’s Drinking Hat, Warpwood Leaf Mantle, Robe of the Dragon Slayer, Captain Sanders’ Sash, Gandling’s Gloves, Angerstaff, Red Swashbuckler’s Shirt
Looking through Kaprikka’s inventory for shoulders to wear with this robe, I tried this Dire Maul quest reward and was inspired to make a bright, bold outfit.

Banshee Buccaneer

Double-Stitched Woolen Shoulders, Banshee Armor*, Juju Belt, Unforgiving Pantaloons, Apothecary Gloves* + Willow bracers, Buccaneer’s Boots
The Master’s Vest might make a good substitute for the Banshee Armor. Gandling’s Gloves or Black Mageweave Gloves (with a suitable pair of bracers) would be good replacements for the Apothecary Gloves.

Sagefish

Sage’s set with Aurora shoulders
What Draenei can wear this set and not think of Diktynna and the Red Snappers?

Red Blood, Blue Blood

Double-Stitched Woolen Shoulders, Sanguine Robe, Wise Man’s Belt, Red Silk Trousers, Heavy Linen Gloves + Seer’s Cuffs, Sen’jin Doublet
Races that wear shoes might want some blue boots, such as the Cushy Cenarion Walkers.

Royal Holiday

Aurora Shoulders, Robes of the Royal Crown, Councillor’s Sash, Zaetar’s Gloves
To invert the color scheme of this outfit, use the Councillor’s Robes with Captain Sanders’ Sash/Apothecary’s Waistband.

Wisewoman From Afar

Pads of the Venom Spider, Sanguine Robe, Wise Man’s Belt, Red Silk Trousers, Heavy Woolen Gloves + Willow Bracers, Orgrimmar Doublet
To add a little more green to the outfit, use the Greenweave Leggings.
Races that wear shoes might want some green boots, such as Ikeyen’s Boots.

Princess Alanna


Aurora Mantle, Alanna’s Embrace*, Dawnspire Cord, Jumanza Grips, Featherskin Cape, Pink Mageweave Shirt or Exodar Doublet, Skettis Curved Blade, Nolkai’s Lantern
I farmed Scholomance diligently before Patch 5.0 dropped to get this robe. The Vestments of the Shifting Sands are a somewhat similar color and much more showy.

White Wizard

Aurora Mantle, Astral Knot Robe*, Dawnspire Cord, Zaetar’s Gloves, Silky Spider Cape, Nolkai’s Lantern
The Astral Knot Robe was awarded from a pre-Cataclysm Mage class quest. The Gossamer or Aurora Robes may be used for a similar effect.

Venomous Vitality

Pads of the Venom Spider, Vital Raiment, Willow Belt, Native Pants, Heavy Woolen Gloves + Conjurer’s Bracers
I plan to use the Venomshroud Mask and Lord Sakrasis’ Scepter with this set when Kiki gets leveled up enough to use those items. For characters who are already max level, the Legacy of Arlokk would be the perfect staff to use with this set.

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Were you lucky (or just persistent) enough to get an Alanna’s Embrace before the patch?

Fortunately, my two characters who most wanted this gorgeous gown were both capable of farming it for themselves.


Princess Alanna (Draenei): Aurora Mantle, Dawnspire Cord, Jumanza Grips, Featherskin Cape, Pink Mageweave Shirt
Magistrix Alanna (Blood Elf): Hood of the Arcane Path/Royal Wizard, Orchid Amice, Magister’s Belt, Jumanza Grips, Shimmering Boots, Formal White Shirt, Pilfered Ethereal Blade

I also like the appearance of these outfits with the Sleeveless T-Shirt or the Lavender Mageweave Shirt.
The Orchid Amice was awarded from a quest that disappeared in the Shattering. The Mystical Mantle would be a suitable alternate.

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The Aldori Legacy Defender (which I always mis-remember as dropping from Magtheridon when it really drops from Gruul) is a classic Draenei Warrior/Paladin tanking shield. Kamalia picked one up in a fun run some months ago, and the other night while I was talking to Vidyala about Shaman fashion, it occurred to me that it might be fun to try to make her a “wannabe Draenei” Shaman set to go with this shield.

Of course, the true test of whether or not my set successfully pulls off the “wannabe Draenei” concept is to actually put it on a Draenei and see if it still looks good. Draynee is the expert on that, but I hope she’ll agree that this set is, indeed, pretty fly.


Headdress of the Tides, Hateful Gladiator’s Ringmail Spaulders, Steadfast Breastplate, Stillwater Girdle, Scaled Greaves of Patience, Skettis gloves & boots, Scepter of Power, Aldori Legacy Defender

But will I actually ever make this set for Kamalia? I don’t know. I’m working on assembling for her one of the Competitor’s Tabard sets I designed a couple weeks ago, and I think that set, minus the tabard, might also work well with this shield — it would play off the gold and glowing parts of its appearance, rather than the purple. I’m not having much luck with the AH, though, so perhaps the Competitor’s Tabard and the Aldori Legacy Defender both will simply continue to gather dust in Kamalia’s bank.

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Glimmering Mail Pauldrons, Captain’s chestpiece belt gloves and boots, Triumphant Legplates, Restorative Mace, Emerald Shield, Green Linen Shirt

The first time I saw the Emerald Shield over a year ago, I knew that I just had to use it with the Captain’s armor in an RP set for a Paladin someday. Then Transmogrification came along, and I realized that because the Captain’s armor is mail, if I wanted to use that concept in PvE, I’d have to do it with a Shaman. I therefore think of this ensemble as my “Shamadin” Transmogrification Template Kit.

Kamaliya (aka “mini-Kam”) has been wearing this outfit in LFD ever since she got leveled up enough to use all of the items in it. (Her full TTK also uses the green Tracker’s Headband to Transmogrify the red Preened Tribal War Feathers.) Although no-one has ever whispered Kamaliya about it, I’ve wondered if her random party members have ever been caught off-guard by her outfit when they first zone in and found themselves momentarily confused — “Hey wait just a second, is this healer a Shaman or a Paladin?”

Although the Emerald Shield is the key piece of my original concept, the Crystal Pulse Shield looks equally impressive with the Captain’s mail — especially with Light’s Justice as the coordinating weapon.

This completely golden set creates an even more Paladin-like appearance.

Glimmering Mail Pauldrons, Dreamwalker Armor, Sparkleshell Belt, Triumphant Legplates, Radiant gloves and boots, Restorative Mace, Highlord’s Favor

The Spare Part Leggings (H)/Irongoat Legguards (A) are the exact style match for the Dreamwalker Armor. The quests they are rewarded from are rather deep into the Stonetalon Mountains quest chain, however, so Kamaliya is content to re-use her Triumphant Legplates for the time being. If The WoW Factor ever comes to Lightninghoof, I might make the effort to go pick up the Spare Part Leggings to make the outfit just a little more polished for the competition!

Silver and gold together evoke memories of the distinctive Lawbringer Armor, though the brightness of these sets is more subdued.

Glimmering Mail Pauldrons, Mail Combat Armor, Sparkleshell Belt, Electrostatic Legguards, Radiant gloves and boots, Devout Aurastone Hammer, Highlord’s Favor


Lead Surveyor’s Mantle, Pythas’ Vest, Myrmidon’s Girdle, Electrostatic Legguards, Mail Combat gloves and boots

A blue and gold look is especially appropriate for Alliance Shamadins, who may wish to use the Commander’s Crest instead of the Highlord’s Favor.

Glimmering Mail Pauldrons, Breastplate of the Lost Paladin (A)/Kingslayer’s Breastplate (H), Sparkleshell Belt, Thaelrid’s Greaves (A)/Scales of Aku’mai (H), Sundered gloves, Radiant boots, Devout Aurastone Hammer, Highlord’s Favor


Blue Dragonscale chestpiece and leggings with Doc’s Belt and shoulders gloves and boots from the Sweet-Tempered Mail set

I have re-used some items several times in Kamaliya’s versions of these outfits. This set of peripheral items coordinates well enough with all of the core chestpiece + leggings combinations, and I like gold, so I’m happy to save the inventory space.

I used the Seaspeaker Mantle with some items from the pink Bloodscale plate set as a Love is in the Air RP outfit for my Death Knight in 2011, but I had to come up with something different — something Transmogrification-friendly! — for Kregga to wear this year. Kregga will probably be DEing her Seaspeaker Mantle now that Kamaliya can wear this lovely ensemble:

Seaspeaker Mantle, Wrathfin chestpiece, Brigade Girdle, Wrathfin leggings, Brigade gloves and boots

Kamaliya doesn’t have any suitable weapons to match with this set yet, so here are some suggestions:

Left: Hammer of Judgement and Aegis of the Vindicator
Right: Seaspeaker Mantle, Demon-Forged Hauberk, Wrathfin legguards, Scarlet belt gloves and boots, Dire Maul, Shield of the Wayward Footman (Overlord’s Shield and Malistar’s Defender would also be good choices)

This outfit would look absolutely stunning with a Sawbones Shirt… oh bother, I’m going to have to go farm Scholomance again, aren’t I?

The last color of the Captain’s chestpiece style is the Dark Iron Mail. If you are so fortunate as to be able to find a Blacksmith who can craft it for you, you can make this dramatic black and white TTK.

Krom’gar Champion’s Chain Pauldrons (Horde-only) or Ornate Pauldrons, Dark Iron Mail, Bonelink belt, Bloodmail Legguards, Impenetrable gloves and boots, Formidable Cape

With a Tuxedo Shirt or Stylish Black Shirt, this ensemble would be appropriate for any elegant or formal occasion!

There is also one more color of the Dreamwalker Armor style, the Breastplate of the Terrible Price. This is the only variation of these two chestpiece styles that I think is completely unsuitable for a Shamadin; its gray-green coloration is too evocative of a Hunter stalking silently through the shadows of a forest (it would, however, be fine for an Enhancement Shaman). In the interest of providing TTKs for all of the colorations of this style, though, here are some outfits that make use of it.

Left: Bog Epaulets, Breastplate of the Terrible Price, Nerubian Belt, Green Dragonscale leggings and gloves, Windreaver Greaves, Drape of Smoldering Dreams
Right: Spaulders of the Protectorate, Breastplate of the Terrible Price, Nerubian Belt, Obsidian Scaled Leggings, Ancient gloves and boots, Drape of Smoldering Dreams

I leave the completion of the other side of the Shamadin equation as a challenge to my readers — can you design a Transmogrification Template Kit that will allow a Paladin to be temporarily confused with a Shaman?

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This week’s episode of From Draenor With Love reminded me of something I was thinking about a few months ago.

On the planet Beta in Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga, everyone wears earrings, and the style of an individual’s earrings symbolizes their sexual preferences and relationship status. Although Draenei tail-rings are undecorated in-game, I wondered if perhaps they (or the chintacle-rings) might serve a similar purpose.

There are undoubtably as many variations of Draenei tail-rings as there are Human finger-rings. In-game, a male’s tail-ring is always golden, but the color of a female’s tail-rings depends on her skin tone. In an RP description, however, the metal of the band may be any of several elements or alloys and be worked in many designs. A ring may have one gem or several, small ones or large ones, in any pattern. The important, meaningful component of the tail-ring code is the color of the stone(s), and any mineral of the appropriate color may be used to convey a specific status.


I am positing this code purely hypothetically; neither my past nor my future Draenei artwork will necessarily be consistent with the ideas shown here.


“Seeing Someone” could range from “casual, still keeping my options open” to “it’s complicated” to “very serious, but not yet committed to something long-term” and everything in-between; the type of metal used in or the base design of the band might signify these nuances.


“Bereaved” isn’t necessarily the death of a lover — it could just be a bad breakup.
I chose to designate the plain in-game tail-rings as “Not Interested at this time” because Draenei children also wear tail-rings.

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a story without words

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I drew the lineart for this picture in February 2008. Around February of this year, I decided it would be a lot more interesting with some color. I’d always mentally titled it “Kids in Shatt”, thinking of the children from the orphanage in Lower City, so I filled in the background with an appropriate screenshot. The wrong angles and sizes of various ears and the Draenei boy’s missing chintacles are due to the early date of the drawing. Fortunately, the much-too-small size of the Gnome girl’s head in the original lineart was easily remedied in Photoshop. I’m not sure anymore whether the Troll youth was originally intended to be a boy or a girl. The idea for the sign he-or-she is carrying came from my very poor recollection of this classic Norman Rockwell painting.


A doodle from February 2009. I’m not entirely satisfied with it because I drew the Gnome child first and then all the other children ended up looking much older than him. The gender of the Night Elf child is intended to be ambiguous.

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Unless I have a very clearly-defined idea of what I want a Transmogrification Template Kit to look like when I start working on assembling it, I usually end up with several possible ideas. Even when I do have a good idea of what I want, I generally produce at least a few variations on the theme, of which I have trouble deciding which one I like best. This final round of Mog Madness was no different, and once again I find myself wondering if the judges might like one of my other ideas better than the one I actually presented as my entry.

I almost submitted this iteration as my entry, until I decided that the bloody Kalimdor’s Revenge was a better EVIL ANTI-PALADIN!!! weapon than the teal tuning fork.

Greathelm of the Voracious Maw (heroic), Emerald Saint’s Spaulders (10N), Adamantite Breastplate, Belt of the Forgemaster, Warleader’s Leggings, Fireskin Gauntlets (heroic), Arachnaflame Treads (heroic), Master’s Cloak, Sword of Justice

These two variations use the Bloodcraver Pauldrons and Hematite Plate Gloves. I like how the color of these shoulderplates matches the color of the rest of the items better than the Emerald Saint’s Spaulders, but they seem a little too plain against the baroque frills of the helm.

Left: Royal Qiraji Belt
Right: Lofty Breastplate

This Antipaladin is definitely hearing the Voice of the Deeps.

Brackenshell Shoulderplates (LFR), Festergut’s Gaseous Gloves (10N), Gurthalak, Voice of the Deeps (normal)

The only things this set has in common with the others are the helm, the cloak, and the sword. I do love the Symbolic set exceedingly well.

Pauldrons of the Great Ettin (normal), Hardened Elementium Hauberk, Symbolic Belt, Terrastra’s Legguards (normal), Symbolic Gloves, Symbolic Boots

Finally, by switching the color of the helm for the rusty old junker car normal version and bringing some coordinating reddish-plum tones into the rest of the ensemble to evoke the crystal formations in Silithus, a minion of C’thun appears.

Greathelm of the Voracious Maw (normal), Pauldrons of the Great Ettin (heroic), Hardened Elementium Hauberk, Warmaul Belt, Terrastra’s Legguards (normal), Warmaul Gloves, Warmaul Greaves, Massacre Sword

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Mixing things up a little, I’m going to present my “also-ran” ideas for this round of Mog Madness first and reveal my actual entry for the contest later. The Mog Build criteria for round 4 were pretty challenging. I made multiple Transmogrification Template Kits for each armor type, then picked my favorite out of them all for my contest entry. It was a tough choice, and I’m still not quite sure I chose the one with the best chance of getting me into round five.

Shadow of Affliction
cloth, modeled by Kivrinne

Mag’hari Ritualist’s Horns, Bloodstained Surgeon’s Shoulderguards (normal), Cat Lover’s Vest, Cord of the Patronizing Practitioner (normal), Darkweave Breeches, Bracers of Dark Blessings (normal), Delaris’ Gloves, Boots of Duress, Thalassian Wildercloak, Trophy Tabard of the Illidari, Heartshiver, Telestra’s Journal

Karabor Voodoo
cloth, modeled by Kikimaia

Venomshroud Mask, Pads of the Venom Spider, Cat Lover’s Vest, Feralfen Sash, Darkweave Breeches, Greenweave Gloves, Vinerot Sandals, Trophy Tabard of the Illidari, Webbed Death, Forsaken Ball

Decontamination Specialist
cloth, modeled by Kelilla

Green Tinted Goggles, Mantle of the Tribunal, Chillwind Tunic, Ivycloth Sash, Darkweave Breeches, Delaris’ Gloves, Boots of Duress, Trophy Tabard of the Illidari, Vengeance Staff

Darkmoon Wanderer
cloth, modeled by Khrissalys

Shadowbrim Travel Hat, Mantle of the Tribunal, Chillwind Vest, Ivycloth Sash, Darkweave Breeches, Delaris’ Gloves, Boots of Duress, Syrannis’ Mystic Sheen, Trophy Tabard of the Illidari, Staff of the Four Golden Coins

Lament for the Ata’mal
cloth, modeled by Kandrista

Crown of Burning Waters (heroic), Mantle of Nefarius (heroic), Cat Lover’s Vest, Belt of Arcane Storms (normal), Darkweave Breeches, Supplicant’s Discarded Bracer, Delaris’ Gloves, Boots of Duress, Periwinkle Cloak, Trophy Tabard of the Illidari, Terokk’s Shadowstaff

Deadly Messenger
leather, modeled by Kelisanna

Other-Eye Patch, Dark Leather Shoulders, Wild Leather Vest, Crystallized Girdle, Gypsy Trousers, Madwolf Bracers, Ranger Gloves, Mud Stained Boots, Trophy Tabard of the Illidari, Shard of Azzinoth, Heartshiver or Webbed Death for off-hand

Jumblebeary Pie
leather, modeled by Kilannas

Emblazoned Hat, Dark Leather Shoulders, Dark Leather Tunic, Crystallized Girdle, Huntsman’s Leggings, Clefthoof Gloves, Clefthoof Wanderboots, Hibernal Cloak, Trophy Tabard of the Illidari, Wildfury Greatstaff

Dreamstalker
mail, modeled by Kerithian

Unyielding Helm, Spaulders of the Protectorate, Green Dragonscale Breastplate, Lifecycle Waistguard (normal), Green Dragonscale Leggings, Green Dragonscale Gauntlets, Auchenai Boots, Green Workman’s Shirt, Trophy Tabard of the Illidari, Tracking Bow

Shadowmoon Shocktrooper
mail, modeled by Keshona

Malefactor’s Eyepatch, Krom’gar Champion’s Mesh Pauldrons, Thick Netherscale Breastplate, Lifecycle Waistguard (normal), Bloodmail Legguards, Formidable Gauntlets, Formidable Sabatons, Green Workman’s Shirt, Trophy Tabard of the Illidari, Blood Fury, Maimgor’s Bite

Dark Retribution
plate, modeled by Khitka

Warleader’s Crown, Talonguard Epaulets, Chromite Chestplate, Symbolic Belt, Chromite Legplates, Symbolic Gauntlets, Symbolic Boots, Thalassian Wildercloak, Trophy Tabard of the Illidari, Sword of Nefarian’s Hand

Spectre of the Black Temple
plate, modeled by Karaveline

Horseman’s Horrific Helmet, Dreadmaul Pauldrons, Chromite Chestplate, Symbolic Belt, Chromite Legplates, Emerald Gauntlets, Emerald Sabatons, Recovered Cloak of Frostheim, Green Workman’s Shirt, Trophy Tabard of the Illidari, Lava Spine, Netherwing Defender’s Shield

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Amateur Azerothian, Effraeti, and Tome of the Ancient have teamed up to bring Mog Madness to the WoW blogosphere! There will be five rounds, and each round will have a different “Mog Build” prompt. For the third round, the Mog Build criteria are these: mail, shoulder armor must be the Wavemender’s Mantle.

Persona-wise, I thought of an Elemental Shaman who has spent her life out in the wilds dealing with truculent elementals, so I looked at staves and axe/shield combinations for the weapons. In an effort to avoid cross-contamination by influences from the ensembles presented in Round 2, I decided immediately to use the bronze/brown tones of the Wavemender’s Mantle as the main color for my ensemble, keeping the blue as an accent color in very small amounts. And as soon as I’d decided that, I knew that I wanted to use the Battle Scarred Leggings for the pants. I loved how the Helm of Pilgrimage interacted with the shoulderpiece as soon as I saw it; although this helm may bring “Val’kyr” most immediately to mind because of all that time we spent in Northrend, its design is actually quite similar to the classic Tier 1 Earthfury Helmet, making it very appropriate for a Shaman.

My junior Shaman, Kryztalya, Kilauea, Kjerstin, Keshona, and Kermione, will be the models for this round.


Helm of Pilgrimage, Wavemender’s Mantle, Veteran’s Armor, Vicious Gladiator’s Links of Accuracy (ilevel 371), Battle Scarred Leggings, Gloves of Foolish Innocence, Earthen Netherscale Boots, cloak hidden, Icecore Staff

Some alternate weapon choices:

Ruthless Gladiator’s Battle Staff; Spell Axe of the Farseer (Alliance Shaman-only) + Lost Pavise of the Blue Flight (Normal)


Frostbite (Horde-only) + Grunt’s Shield; Frostbite + Zom’s Crackling Bulwark

I won’t be making an “also-rans” post for this round, because I didn’t come up with any dramatically different ideas for the overall ensemble, and the variations for this one are limited to the weapon combinations shown above and the two alternate chestpieces shown below.

yes, that IS my GBNEH3 egg on her belt buckle!
The Circuit Design Breastplate (Heroic) looks made to go with the Battle Scarred Leggings, even though one first appeared in Cataclysm and the other in Burning Crusade! The Battle Scarred Leggings & Earthen Netherscale Boots also have a matching pair of gloves, the Murkblood Oven Mitts, but those did not work well in the context of the rest of the outfit. Although a matching chestpiece style is available in BC, it only comes in blue, and not in bronze.


The necklace of teeth strung across the Cuttlefish Scale Breastplate gives it a rather wild sort of appearance.

Round 3 Results!

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These Transmogrification Template Kits are derived from ideas I iterated through but ultimately discarded as not really fulfilling my vision for a rustic or Vrykul-inspired caster look for Mog Madness round 1.

Maroon Wizard
I used the Simple Blouse and Colorful Kilt in my failed attempt to imitate the garb of the Vrykul Runecasters.

Starfire Tiara, Consortium shoulders, Simple Blouse, Gatewatcher Belt or Vindicator’s Silk Belt, Colorful Kilt, Pigskin Gloves + Crystalline Cuffs or Vindicator gloves, Oilfoot Slippers, Crimson Silk Cloak, Star Shooter + Watcher’s Star or Hotshot Cattle Prod + Elementalist Star


Some other good wands to use with the red version are Olakin’s Enchanted Torch or the Tirisfal Wand of Ascendancy. Other good wands to use with the purple version are Draenethyst Wand or Scribe’s Quill.

Greenwitch
This was my first attempt at a “Wise Woman” outfit. I liked how it came together, but it didn’t really fit the image I had in mind.

Sylvan Crown, Elunarian shoulders, Conjurer’s Vest, Nightsky Sash, Wandering Healer’s Kilt, Councillor’s Gloves, Vinerot Sandals, Grovekeeper’s Drape, Firestarter, Blossom of the Earthen Ring

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