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I was thinking about what to do next to continue leveling Kaelinda’s Dragonflight Tailoring when I suddenly got a bee in my bonnet that Battle for Azeroth would be the only expansion for which I hadn’t fully leveled Tailoring. During Battle for Azeroth itself, I’d done just enough Tailoring to craft the basic Tidespray Linen set. Then, having read on Wowhead and the Blizzard Watch Queue and Gnomecore and Coffee Cakes & Crits that leveling crafting Professions during that expansion required an absolutely absurd quantity of raw materials, I decided not to bother with trying to max it out. By now, though, I figured I had enough gold to buy Tidespray Linen off the AH by the freight car. So Kaelinda spent the weekend in Dazar’alor making piles and piles of Tidespray Linen stuff, then feeding it through the Scrapper until she’d gotten enough Expulsom to craft a few more of the items that would actually give her skill points…
Well, at least that’s done now.
Fortunately, I didn’t bother maxxing out Kamalia’s Leatherworking in Shadowlands, so I will feel no such compulsion to go back and cap out her Battle for Azeroth Leatherworking as well 😛

With white, gray, and starter gear becoming Moggable in Patch 10.0.5 this week, a fervent wish from years gone by has at last come true! I have so much old-become-new stuff in my wardrobe that I am feeling quite overwhelmed.

I suppose I had just ought to get over the notions that I ought to wear a new outfit for at least a week before I change it and that I shouldn’t put more than two new outfits for the same character in the same installment of the Sunday Mog Show…

The beginning of a new semester is always a slow time in WoW for me as I try to figure out what this semester’s daily and weekly routines are going to be.
Kamalia has reached Renown 10 for three of the four Major Factions; she’s lagging with the Iskaara Tuskar with whom she is only Renown 9.
Marukkai and Iskaara have Leatherworking patterns, so Kamalia will want to push those reputations. Expedition and Valdrakken have Tailoring patterns, so Kaelyla and Kaelinda will want to push those reputations. Depending on how completion of the 10.0 Campaign affects Campaign access in further patches, I may need to push reputation in lower priority factions just enough to get to the story unlocks.
I was pleased to discover that I only needed to reach friendship level 2 with Wrathion to be able to acquire the Obsidian Dracthyr Battlegear. As soon as I can Gather a few more Rousing Fire and Rousing Earth, I’ll pick it up and then it can be what Kamalisaura’s Visage form wears forever. I’ll still want to get all the way to the final friendship level to get black scales for my Dragonriding mounts, though. As long as there are other folks farming in the Obsidian Citadel with whom I can tag along when I have time and energy to do that stuff, I think I’ll be okay.
Speaking of Dragonriding mounts, I’ve been liking Dragonriding as a flight system well enough — though I dearly dearly miss the ability to hover. It’s nice to be able to stop and hover, aloft, to look around at the area below me and figure out where the quest objectives actually are and where the best place to land would be — not to mention hovering while AFK. I only did the basic versions of all the Dragonriding races; that’s good enough for doing the WQs, and looking at some of the Dragonriding abilities, I suspect I just don’t want to bother with the additional mechanics of the Advanced races. That Dragonriding theme music is such an earworm. I merely have to think about Dragonriding and it pops into my head… I don’t need to go Dragonriding with my Sparkle Pony, but I really would love to go Dragonriding with my older drake mounts, especially the Enchanted Fey Dragon. I never did Paragon with Stormheim enough to get the storm drake mount, but if I could go Dragonriding with it, it might be worth going back for…
How do the wind and stone drakes from Cataclysm and the storm drakes from Legion fit into the Dragonflight dragon ecology & society, anyhow? Is this something that the Aspects and the Primalists might spar over in some future patch storyline — each sending emissaries to the “lost flights” to try to persuade them that they belong on their side?
Meanwhile, Kaelinda has worked her way through Chapter 4 of the Zereth Mortis Campaign. Looking up how to get Sandworn Relics, though, she’s thinking ehhh… I’ll come back for these when I’m level 70. She only has a little more Anima to collect to finish off her Kyrian Cosmetics shopping list, and then I’ll really have to stop procrastinating finishing up Shadowlands 9.0 and 9.1 story stuff and grinding Stygia for Korthia Cosmetics.

Kamalia is currently wearing a mish-mash of the different colorations of the Dragonflight WQ/Dungeon Mail armor. I’ll fix up her outfit properly and post it when she manages to complete one of them.

Conniving Nemesis

Horns of the Left Hand Path, Sanctified Dark Coven Shoulderpads (10H/25N), Phylactery of the Dead Conniver, Nemesis Robes, Delaris’ Gloves, Cord of Cacophonous Cawing (LFR), Slippers of Unturned Loyalties, Balnazzar’s Horn, Decanter of Distilled Shadows
I took some time over the holidays to camp the Maldraxxus star-mob that drops this color of this Necrolords backpiece because its the purple color makes it an even better visiual representation of a Warlock’s Soul Shards than the dark green Undying Army reputation version. Going for an unmistakably Warlock ensemble, the Nemesis Robes were naturally my first choice. I’m also quite fond of the cross-expansion combo of Icecrown Citadel shoulders and Throne of Thunder belt.

Ascended Oracle



Darkcleric’s Veil, Harmonious Watcher’s Shoulders, Halo of the Harmonious, Mooncloth Robe, Sage’s Boots, Staff of Divine Infusion
This outfit, which I have had in mind for Keliora for some time, wanted a palette swap from golden hair and golden eyes to silver hair and silver eyes to look just right.

Winter Banquet

Forsworn Aspirant’s Hood, Ravencourt Formal Mantle, Snowfall Shawl, Redeemed Inquisitor’s Robes, Redeemed Inquisitor’s Handwraps, Snowblind Cord, Cushioned Treads of Glory, Suen-Wo (LFR)
This is a kit where the Ren’dorei burgundy hair color does work beautifully.
This outfit started, like many of my outfits do, with a shoulders + robe combo and built from there. I appreciate how each expansion adds new colors to the Transmogrification palette, and I love discovering cross-expansion combinations.

The Drakewatcher’s Shoulderpads from Dragonflight also coordinate quite nicely with this robe.

Firier Plumage

Darckli’s Dragonfire Diadem, Mantle of Closed Doors (N), Fireplume Blouse, Amber Filigreed Doublet, Silkwood Handguards, Embereye Belt, Fireplume Coverts, Kavan’s Forsaken Treads, Felo’melorn (upgraded, default tint), Talisman of the Sun King
If you’re familiar with my style of Mogging, you might have guessed that this combination of shoulders and chestpiece+leggings would soon appear.

~*~*~
This series of posts began because I set myself a goal to document new Transmogrification outfits in a more timely fashion. As soon as I create a new outfit, I write it up in a draft post. As the weekend approaches, I start working on taking fashion screenshots, processing them, and updating “Things my [Class] Wears” posts. On Sunday — though not every Sunday — I publish the collection of my recent efforts. Then I begin the next “Sunday on the Promenade” draft post.

Occasionally, I have ideas for themed Transmogrification collections that take several months to completely assemble. Thus, some of these outfits might get re-posted at a later date as part of such a themed Transmogrification collection.

Over the holidays, I eventually managed to get my Dracthyr Evoker out of the Forbidden Reach. Partly, I wanted to be sure I was through that questline in time for the Forbidden Reach opening up to everyone in Patch 10.0.5 (or will it be .7?). Partly, my pre-literate 5-year-old created a Dracthyr on another realm where I have a sufficiently high-level alt and was bugging me to get through the questline myself so I could tell him what to do.

I appreciated the insight into the main Dragonflight storyline and some of the other events we encounter around the Dragon Isles; it was worth playing through the Forbidden Reach storyline for that. Perhaps I’m just getting old and tired, though, because other than the gorgeous hair options for their Visage forms — which my Eversong Elves are totally envious of — I’m not too excited about either Dracthyr as a race or Evokers as a class.

After looking at all the bright colors, I was drawn to the grayish-brown for Kamalisaura’s scales because it seemed like it would probably be a relatively rare choice.



Dracthyr: Body Size 1, Primary Color 2, Secondary Color Strength 3, Secondary Color 3, Body Pattern 1, Body Markings 1, Markings Color 1, Chest Spikes No, Leg Spikes No
Horns 10, Horn Color 14, Horn Jewelry 4, Jewelry Color 5, Crest 10
Face 3, Snout 5, Face Pattern 1, Face Markings 1, Eyesight 1, Eye Color 2, Eye Style 1
Ears 6, Cheekbone 1, Cheek 1, Throat 1
Helm 2, Shoulders 3, Chest 3, Breastplate 3, Upper Arms 3, Lower Arms 4, Arm Spikes 1, Armor Color 5
Waist 3, Breechcloth 3, Thighs 6, Feet 4, Wing Decoration 1, Armor Style 1, Tail 7, Tail Ridge 1


Visage: Skin Color 1, Face 1, Hair Style 3, Hair Color 22, Hair Highlights 3, Hair Decoration Yes, Eyesight Both, Eye Color 2
Horns 1, Scale Pattern 1, Scale Markings 1, Scale Color 2, Eyebrows 3
Headdress 4, Ears 3, Earrings 3, Nose 1, Chin 1, Necklace 3, Jewelry Color 5
Underclothes Top 3, Underclothes Bottom 2, Underclothes Color 5, Body Scales 1

Shoulders and Belts showing up in Dracthyr form as well as in Visage form gives Mogging for Dracthyr a bit of complexity, because you’ll need to get the color scheme for the standard armor of the Visage form to coordinate with one of the 10 color schemes available for Dracthyr body armor. Speaking of which, I’m kinda annoyed that there are 10 colors for the body armor but only 5 colors for horn & hair jewelry, so you can’t always have your horn & hair jewelry match your body armor.

Also, I’m going to have to do Wrathion/Sabellian rep with Kamalia after all, because WELL, DUH that’s the source for the Obsidian variation of the Dracthyr Battlegear and also black scales for Dragonriding mounts.

May you all experience fairer skies in this new year.

Incandescent Plumage


Jewel of the Firelord, Fireplume Plumage, Fireplume Vestments, Pirate Sinker’s Gloves, Supple Waistguard (stage 2), Fireplume Coverts, Felshroud Boots, Scythe of Elune (Hidden, default tint)
It would be awesome if a Druid who is wearing at least the shoulders, chest, and pants of the Fireplume Regalia got their Flight Form transformed into the Ashes of Al’ar!

Ignited Fletching


Maulgar’s Warhelm, Fireplume Plumage, Fireplume Halter, Golden Filigreed Doublet, Fireplume Flarewraps, Merciless Belt, Fireplume Coverts, Netherstorm Greaves, Skyfire Hawk-Bow/Thas’dorah (basic, 4th tint)
This outfit has a bunch of little elements that I really like. The T2 recolor hat is perfect for a Hunter wearing the Fireplume Regalia. This shirt coordinates wonderfully with the Fireplume Halter; note to self, use this combo again. Any excuse to use these vivid magenta boots is worth taking. The Skyfire Hawk-Bow has just the right combination of color and similarity of design without being over-complicated. Naturally, I also had to try it with the red tint of Thas’dorah to get a quiver on the back to go with the name I’d already decided to use for the outfit.

Glowing Pinions


Rhinestone Sunglasses, Fireplume Plumage, Cloak of Seething Hatred, Fireplume Halter, Flameguard Gauntlets, Fireplume Insignia, Legplates of Blazing Light, Fireplume Talons, Ogre Splitting Axe
These pants, with their brilliant gold and magenta coloration, were the first thing that came to mind when I thought of doing a plate set with the Fireplume accessories.

Fireplume Embers


Shadra Silk Headband, Fireplume Plumage, Ragged Azsharan Sail Fragment, Fireplume Blouse, Widow’s Clutches, Corpse-Stitcher’s Cord, Fireplume Coverts, Ruby Slippers, Kamui’s Crystalline Staff of Wizardry
After I’d chosen this feathered hat, the ruby gloves and slippers were natural choices for the rest of the outfit. Their darker colors made me think of the glowing coals of a fire that has been burning for awhile.
Although the Ren’dorei burgundy is the closest hair color Eversong Elves have to pink or magenta, whenever I use it, it’s never as bright as I quite think it ought to be.

~*~*~
This series of posts began because I set myself a goal to document new Transmogrification outfits in a more timely fashion. As soon as I create a new outfit, I write it up in a draft post. As the weekend approaches, I start working on taking fashion screenshots, processing them, and updating “Things my [Class] Wears” posts. On Sunday — though not every Sunday — I publish the collection of my recent efforts. Then I begin the next “Sunday on the Promenade” draft post.

Occasionally, I have ideas for themed Transmogrification collections that take several months to completely assemble. Thus, some of these outfits might get re-posted at a later date as part of such a themed Transmogrification collection.

Kamalia finished up the Dragonflight leveling Campaign and unlocked Adventure Mode! Before I bring any alts out to the Dragon Isles, though, I think I’d like to get the four major factions up to Renown 10, so that they can have the rep boost from the get-go. I’m currently at 7 for Dragonscale Expedition, 8 for Maruuk Centaur, 6 for Iskaara Tuskarr, and 7 for Valdrakken Accord.
But as for how to increase that Renown… I am overwhelmed with stuff to do. There are loads of sidequests in Thaldraszus that we haven’t done and may not come back to while playing together. I haven’t done the Dragonscale Expedition Renown quests for Climbing or Ancient Waygates yet, nor the Maruuk Centaur Great Hunt intro quests, nor the Dragonriding Races for any zone except Waking Shores. I’ve leveled and put some knowledge points into my gathering profession, but I’ve barely touched my crafting profession. Our quest logs are bulging with dungeon quests, so we’ll probably spend a play session or two just running dungeons.

~*~*~
I was wandering about Iskaara the other night and happened upon a pair of Kalu’ak tuskarr. Back in the day, I ground out Kalu’ak rep to get the Mastercraft Kalu’ak Fishing Pole, and that is the item I currently have equipped as my Fishing Tool. I was pleasantly surprised by how the Kalu’ak greeted me!



During Battle for Azeroth, I pushed the Shroud of Resolve to rank 6 to get the first appearance upgrade, but once that was accomplished, I just didn’t want to keep going. I spent all of Shadowlands feeling envious every time I saw someone wearing the second appearance upgrade for the Shroud of Resolve, which occurs at rank 12. So after finishing the 9.0 Night Fae Campaign, I took my Druid back to Battle for Azeroth to raise her Shroud of Resolve from rank 6 to rank 12. It only took a few weeks. Doing Black Empire Assaults and Horrific Visions at level 60 as a Druid was a good choice; Boomkin AOE is my favorite AOE of all the Classes (though Elemental Shaman is pretty fun, too), and when I’m in the Horrific Vision, Stealth gets me through the trash in the entrance area without needing to spend excessive time or Sanity.
But once again, now that I’ve got the Shroud of Resolve appearance upgrade, I just don’t want to keep going for the Black Dragonscale Backpack. The grind for Corrupted Mementos is too much and too slow. sigh If the devs made a recolor of that item — perhaps in a less-exciting brown color scheme? — and made it not too terribly difficult to get — such as putting it on the new Trading Post or even in the Store for $5 or $10 — I would go for it.
~*~*~
Meanwhile, Kamalia dinged 70 (again) on the 18th at halfway through the Azure Span main storyline. We’ve finished the Azure Span by now, but we haven’t gotten started on Thaldraszus quite yet.
With the Titan constellations appearance of the Shroud of Resolve now in my Appearances collection for real, Kamalia no longer feels any need for Wrathion’s Armoire of Endless Cloaks — and thus no need to choose between Wrathion and Sabellian or pursue Friendship with them at all. The Cobalt Assembly, on the other hand — it has the fun part of Torghast — stacking up OP power-ups — without the tedious parts. BTH and I had a blast one evening running around there. When we feel like just smashing stuff, that’s where we’ll go. And Kamalia wants the Cobalt Dracthyr Battlegear, of course.

Fireplume Regalia

Well, I didn’t have to think twice about picking up the brand new Fireplume Regalia transmog set on the BattleNet Shop. Although the Wowhead post I’ve linked is about a pack with mounts and pets, thankfully the Mog can be purchased by itself for the usual price of $20.
It has three chestpiece options, two gloves options, and four pants options, for a splendid variety of mix-and-match!


Fireplume Halter, Fireplume Claws, Fireplume Coverts


Fireplume Halter, Fireplume Flarewraps, Fireplume Coverts


Fireplume Vestments, Fireplume Claws, Fireplume Coverts


Fireplume Blouse, Fireplume Claws, Fireplume Coverts


Fireplume Halter, Fireplume Claws, Fireplume Shorts and Stockings


Fireplume Halter, Fireplume Claws, Fireplume Tailwinds






Fireplume Halter, Fireplume Claws, Fireplume Coverts (confusingly, the full pants with and without the plumage train are both called “Coverts”)
All shown with Fireplume Plumage, Fireplume Insigina, Fireplume Talons, and Sol’s Magestaff; final outfit shown with Rhinestone Sunglasses
Perfectly accompanied by the Phoenix Hatchling companion, Blazing Wings toy, and Ashes of Al’ar mount.

The Shadra Silk Headband, Crown of Infinite Prosperity, Jewel of the Firelord, and Circle of Flame also look pretty awesome with the Fireplume Regalia. For the first outing with the set, though, it had to be the Rhinestone Sunglasses.

A super-sized installment of the Sunday Mog Show this week because I’ve been putting it together for about three weeks now, and then Winter Veil began…

Court “Winter” Couture




Finely-Tailored Green Holiday Hat/Finely-Tailored Red Holiday Hat, Soulbreaker’s Crimson Mantle, Court Inquisitor’s Cape/Emerald Shroud of Loyalty, Red Winter Clothes/Green Winter Clothes, Jade’s Lovely Shirt/Sawbones Shirt*, Harvester’s Court Slippers, Conifer Cone Staff
There was too much going on, both in and out of Azeroth, for me to make time for the Ember Court during Pilgrim’s Bounty. Kaelinda wasn’t about to miss Winter Veil at the Ember Court, though!
Although I considered using the Finely-Tailored Red Holiday Hat, I decided to stick with the Finely-Tailored Green Winter Hat because of how the colour of Sinfall Venthyr livery is green — and I was glad I had when Lady Ilinca showed up wearing a Finely-Tailored Green Winter Hat during the Court.
Just for fun, she wore the palette-swap version after Court.

Marileth’s Merry Minion


Finely-Tailored Green Holiday Hat, Devouring Pellicle Shoulderpads (H), Sinfall Venthyr Shawl, Marileth’s Assistant’s Vestments, Rotting Handwraps, Cloudscorcher Belt, Infernoweave Boots, Miniature Winter Veil Tree, Anima-Infused Muck
I wanted to use this hat and this robe together, and then the foresty greens wanted maroony reds to go with them, and this is what happened.

Winter Wanderer



Finely-Tailored Red Holiday Hat, Sandspinner Mantle, Emerald Shroud of Loyalty, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Korthian Caretaker’s Mitts, Keyton’s Sash, Crazed Traveler’s Legwraps, Winter Boots, Jinyu Divining Rod
Kaelyla picked up these pants during her run of Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr during the Dragonflight pre-launch events. It occurred to me to try them with the Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater.
With Kaelyla’s void-tinged skin tone, it wasn’t immediately obvious that her legs were covered all the way down to the tops of her boots, so here she is with her natural skin tone.

Queen’s Conservator


Conservator’s Raiment with Crown of the Forest Lord, Veil of Turning Leaves, and Songwood Staff
Well, Kaurinka didn’t really fancy staying in the Dust Devil set very long, especially since she wasn’t going to be shipping out to the Dragon Isles anytime soon — she still needs to finish the 9.0 Night Fae Campaign. And she’d acquired the Queen’s Conservatory variant of the 9.0 Night Fae Leather set awhile back and hadn’t worn it yet.

Oakheart


Oakheart Raiment with Crown of Everlasting Fortune, Shoulderpads of the Chosen Dead (N), Grips of the Chosen Dead (N), and Winterborn Spear
And by the time I finally got this installment of the Sunday Mog Show to press, Kaurinka had managed to complete the 9.0 Night Fae Campaign.
I seem to remember seeing a Troll Druid in the Heart of the Forest wearing mix-and-match of the Normal-mode version of the Trial of Valor set with the Oakheart Raiment at some point in the past couple of years, and thinking that it worked really well.

Reliquary Emissary







Dazzling Spectacles, Robes of Fluctuating Energy (LFR), Mana-Cord of Deception (LFR), Bloodsilk Treads, Aluneth (upgraded, 3rd tint)/Harmonious Watcher’s Vesperstaff
Naleidea Rivergleam is wearing the Mythic versions of the Nighthold Mage Tier set items — which, fortunately, are most similar in coloration to the LFR versions. Kaelydia and Khrysanthemina both wanted to model this outfit.
The way Naleidea Rivergleam’s voice actor performs the line “A surprise attack! Guards! Arrest this handsome wizard!”, I kind of wish there was a Dragonscale Expedition storyline — not a questline for players to participate in, just something that unfolds in NPC chat panes and “stay awhile and listen” dialogs from one outpost to the next as we progress across the Dragon Isles — that’s a modernized screwball comedy about Naleidea Rivergleam’s unsuccessful efforts to snog Archmage Khadgar (who is, of course, oblivious to her interest in him).

Valkyrian


Light: Crown of the Fire Festival, Mantle of the Avatar, Aspiring Aspirant’s Drape, Aspiring Aspirant’s Robes, Replica Virtuous Belt, Communal Staff

Dark: Crown of the Fire Festival, Merciless Gladiator’s Mooncloth Mantle, Forsworn Aspirant’s Drape, Forsworn Aspirant’s Robes, Exiled Dabbler’s Cinch, Communal Stave
This combination of shoulders and robe is just too perfect for a Kyrian Priest.

Harvest of Shadows


Sinfall Venthyr Hood, Soulbreaker’s Burnished Mantle, Death Fetish, Robes of the Black Harvest, Plaguebringer’s Cord, Slippers of Unturned Loyalties, Apothecary Spellstaff
This staff, from Battle for Azeroth’s Horde-side Darkshore Warfront, has a very Revendreth look to it, does it not?

Primal Cloudburst II

Cloudburst Regalia with Stormbender Saber and Stormbender Scroll
Apparently, and surely much to the disappointment of some, the appearance of the Cloudburst Robes as a tunic version of the Dragonflight Cloth questing gear during the 10.0 pre-patch was unintended, as about a week after the launch of the expansion itself, it changed appearances to a robe.

~*~*~
This series of posts began because I set myself a goal to document new Transmogrification outfits in a more timely fashion. As soon as I create a new outfit, I write it up in a draft post. As the weekend approaches, I start working on taking fashion screenshots, processing them, and updating “Things my [Class] Wears” posts. On Sunday — though not every Sunday — I publish the collection of my recent efforts. Then I begin the next “Sunday on the Promenade” draft post.

Occasionally, I have ideas for themed Transmogrification collections that take several months to completely assemble. Thus, some of these outfits might get re-posted at a later date as part of such a themed Transmogrification collection.