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All of the outfits in this installment of the Sunday Mog Show are paired in some way.

It’s kind of too bad that this chestpiece is Tauren-only, because these two outfits would look simply fantastic on a Troll or an Orc.

Macabre Glory

Zandalari Monel-Hardened Helm, Zandalari Monel-Hardened Pauldrons, Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor, Ogre Beater’s Belt, Tarnished Fanatic’s Wargreaves & Warboots, Furious Deathgrips, Antiseptic-Soaked Dressing, Cloak of the Shadowed Sun, Soul-Cursed Skullcracker

Macabre Visage

Bloody Visage of the Laughing Skull, Pauldrons of Gruesome Fate, Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor, Sha-Trapper Waistguard, Tarnished Fanatic’s Wargreaves & Warboots, Furious Deathgrips, Antiseptic-Soaked Dressing, Cloak of the Shadowed Sun, Ancient Loa-Blessed Mace

A couple more Bronze Dragonflight outfits…

Timewalker Archivist

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Wound-Cauterizing Spaulders, Princess Poobah’s Dress, Cord of the Slain Champion (N), Zaetar’s Gloves, Kul Tiran Tidespray Linen Sandals, Keepers of Time Tabard, Lordbane Scepter, Dungeoneering Guide
A slightly fancier variation on this theme.

Bronze Chronomancer

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Time Lord’s Mantle (N), Robes of Fate, Archivist’s Gloves, Gnomish Inventor Boots, Keepers of Time Tabard, Key to the Planes
Have you ever noticed how bronze dragons seem to prefer High/Blood Elves for their humanoid forms?
Kaelinda isn’t secretly a bronze dragon… but sometimes she fantasizes about it.

My Monks both wanted a change, so I put them in the PvP recolors of the Antorus and Tomb of Sargeras sets, respectively.

Chi-Ji’s Fervor

Fierce Gladiator’s Ironskin Armor with Terokk’s Mask and Staff of Ox-Hoof Thunder

Xuen’s Gladiator

Cruel Gladiator’s Ironskin Armor with Fen-Yu, Fury of Xuen, and Fu Zan (Honor appearance, default tint)

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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.

What was that I said about not making any more Allied Races alts unless I liked their Heritage Armor enough to level from scratch for it?

Well, I’m not all that keen on the Lightforged Draenei Heritage Armor — not for a Mage, at least — but I just haven’t been able to get the notion of having a Lightforged Draenei among the Minor Mages out of my head.

Meet Krystaliza.

I don’t know much about who she is, other than that she is a long-lost relative of Kaprikka. As far as Kaprikka was aware, all of her progenitors had perished in one Legion attack or another by the time the Draenei arrived on Draenor; her parents, too, were killed in the Orcish rampage. I’m not sure at quite what point in the 25000 years of the Draenei’s flight from Kil’jaeden that Xe’ra arrived and took those who wished to follow her off in the Xenedar, so I don’t know exactly how many generations back Krystaliza is a sister of one of Kaprikka’s ancestors — but for each of them to find that they do, in fact, have a blood relative still living was a delightful shock.

Part of my desire to have this character on my roster came from wanting to pair the Lightforged tabard with the Draenic Silk Robes, as seen above.

Part of it comes from a couple of occasions when I’ve made a white and gold outfit and wished that I had a blonde Lightforged Draenei to model it in the Dressing Room.

And part of it is that with the Orb of Deception, a Lightforged Draenei can become a Highmountain Tauren (or a Gnome can be a Mulgore Tauren), thereby allowing me to pretend — for five minutes at a time, at least — that I have Tauren Mages!


Come on, Blizzard! Some of the Crazed Mages in Blackrock Caverns are Tauren, and they’ve been in the game since Cataclysm! Because they use ice and fire magic already, I think that Tauren becoming Mages as a divergence from Shamanism could be just as valid as Tauren becoming Priests and Paladins as a divergence from Druidism.
But as much as I’d like this to happen, it’s not likely to happen. I’ll just go sit in the corner with the folks who really really want to play Gnome or Night Elf Paladins…

The Time party continues, and other shenanigans.

Chromie Cosplay

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Light-Mantle of the Incarnate, Runecloth Robe, Black Mageweave Gloves, Willow Boots, Keepers of Time Tabard, Key to the Planes
With the Priest T4 shoulders and the torso part of the Priest T2 robe, Chromie is something of a High Priestess of Time.

Apprentice Timewalker Historian

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Kodo-Repellant Shoulders, Princess Poobah’s Dress, Willow Belt, Zaetar’s Gloves, Willow Boots, Loremaster’s Colors, Dryad’s Wand, Tome of the Dawn
The Loremaster’s Colors seemed like a highly appropriate item to sub for the NPC tabard.

Dragon Tamer

Thelwater’s Steelwoven Eyepatch, Gaping Maw Shoulderguard, Dragonrider’s Harness Legguards & Grips, Lifecycle Waistguard, Azsh’ari Stormsurger Striders, and Bleak Scythe
Ketura just knew that she would look like a total badass in the Dragonrider’s gear.
This Vrykul-styled polearm from Wrath is a perfect complement to the armor.

Ancestral Ghostwalker

Ancestral Chieftain’s Headdress Mantle & Greatbelt, Boneshredder Jerkin & Britches, Ghostwalker Gloves & Boots, Darksnare Dagger
The white furs wanted to go together.

Ancestral Soothsayer

Ancestral Chieftain’s Headdress & Greatbelt, Mantle of Volatile Ice, Windshaper Robe, Frostwolf Wind-Talker Gloves, Ancient Measuring Rod, Beastskull Vessel
Ordinarily, I like to get an outfit posted before I change to another one. Kaohana was so excited about this outfit idea — especially after she remembered that the Artifact-centered weapon restrictions from the Broken Isles no longer applied — that I let her get away with having two outfits in the same Sunday Mog Show… this time.

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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.

A collection of Transmogrification Kits actually worn in-game by my Tauren & Highmountain Tauren Druids. Outfits are listed from most recent to least recent. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

71) Ancestral Ghostwalker

Ancestral Chieftain’s Headdress Mantle & Greatbelt, Boneshredder Jerkin & Britches, Ghostwalker Gloves & Boots, Darksnare Dagger
The white furs wanted to go together.

One thing I’ve really appreciated about the “banding” paradigm for content from previous expansions that was introduced in Patch 7.3.5 is that it extended to Transmogrification — that one can now wear anything, including “endgame” items, from the highest level band that one has reached. That has made Mogging with the Minor Mages so much more enjoyable, even though most of them are still limited to Vanilla items.

I wonder how Transmogrification will be affected by the new leveling paradigm? Will characters in the 1-50 range now be able to wear anything from Vanilla through BfA? If so, then I might not need to do any leveling with the Minor Mages at all! Or will one only be able to wear stuff from expansions that one has actually visited? That would be okay, too — though it would become tedious, by the third or fourth alt, to have to cycle through all the expansions with Chromie just to unlock all the folios of the Wardrobe.

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One of the first things I thought of in connection with the description of the new leveling paradigm for content from previous expansions in Shadowlands was “Now I can level my Pandaren just in Pandaria!”

What other race-expansion combinations might be good thematic fits?
Night Elf or Nightborne in Legion? Yes, but if I’d ever really do it is perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.
Orc or Draenei in Warlords? Well, I’ve already got a Draenei stalled out at level 92 in Draenor, and I actually think it might be better to try to finish getting her through that content before the level squish.
Dwarf in Howling Fjord, Grizzly Hills, Storm Peaks, and Twilight Highlands? Hmm, hmm…
Troll in Stranglethorn Vale, Hinterlands, Zul Drak, and Kun Lai Summit? Yeah, yeah, I rather like that idea.
Undead in Lordaeron & Northrend? Well, yes, thematically it fits, but my Undead is not a supporter of Sylvanas’ agenda.
Worgen, Gnome, Goblin? *shrug*

So maybe in the end-of-Shadowlands lull — after I’ve completed the four Covenant Campaigns — I’ll level Kaoling. And maybe I’ll level Kikimaia, too — though a current feeling of interest in leveling a Troll could just be the influence of having been surrounded by Trolls for all of BfA, or it could be the influence of Classic because I’d rather be Troll than Undead to play a Horde Mage in Classic.

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Night Elves have such an elegance to them. Does having a high-level Night Elf Balance Druid — who uses Glyph of Stars — fulfil the desire to have a caster Night Elf, so I don’t need to level a Night Elf Mage?

Nightborne have the elegance of movement of Night Elves, and they have such a pretty tabard and I rather like their Heritage Armor… but I just don’t like their resting stance. It bugs me enough that I’m not sure that I could get into playing my Nightborne alt. The stance of Zandalari Trolls has the same relationship to the stance of Darkspear Trolls as the stance of Nightborne does to that of Night Elves, but the Zandalari Troll stance doesn’t bug me quite as much as the Nightborne stance. Somehow the placement of the feet of the Nightborne seems a little too awkwardly, uncomfortably wide to me. I had the oddest thought the other day — the stance of Nightborne men doesn’t bug me the way the stance of Nightborne women does, so what if I were to reroll my Nightborne Mage as a man — likely an Occuleth clone, ha! — to level for the Heritage Armor? (There isn’t any other race I’d preferentially play as a man rather than a woman…)

The devs did a fantastic job of making the Caverns of Time into party central for the Anniversary! The chronocrystals to watch the intro cinematics and other POW! moments (such as the Wrathgate) from past expansions are a great touch. I’ve really enjoyed hearing the music from all the past expansions as I’ve cycled through my alts who are camping out with Llore and Ju’pa for their daily multiple choice question XP. And I love how the portal to the Caverns of Time in Orgrimmar/Stormwind made it so easy for Kasheena and Kaelyla to get there!

Timewalker Historian

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Kodo-Repellant Shoulders, Princess Poobah’s Dress, Archmage Belt, Zaetar’s Gloves, Elementalist Boots, Groady Goblin Wand, Ironmender
The Timewalker NPC tabard isn’t available to players, so the Keepers of Time tabard will have to do.

Reveling in Time

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Gild’s Crewneck, Padre’s Trousers, Kurkenstoks, Spider Frier, Flesh and Bone
This shirt from Free T-Shirt Day is the best approximation of the shirt these chicks at the WoW’s 15th Anniversary Celebration are wearing; the dudes are wearing the Azure Silk Vest. Their pants are the Goblin level 1 Shaman pants.

Bartered Vrykul Baubles


Bartered Vrykul Hood, Tread-Bind Spaulders, Bauble-Woven Gown, Frosthowl Cinch, Zaetar’s Gloves, Kul Tiran Tidespray Linen Sandals, Drape of the Chosen Dead, Vile Branch
I’ve long thought that this is the most handsome of the generally drab Northrend robes and have been wanting to build a kit around it. Getting this hood from the Tortollan pilgrimage scrolls quest seemed like a good opportunity to finally do that.

Stormsurge

Spaulders of Meditative Focus, Dragonrider’s Harness, Azsh’ari Stormsurger Links, Earthmover Kilt, Stormscale Gloves, Portal-Ripper’s Staff
Kamalia was starting to get bored with the Heritage Armor, but I didn’t have any new ideas and I wasn’t remembering any backlogged ideas. While I was doing Hallow’s End stuff in Stormwind with Kaelyla, I saw a Pandaren Shaman wearing the Dragonrider’s Harness with a kilt (not this one) and that sparked this idea.

Sun Rock Sunset

Ferocious Gladiator’s Scaled Helm, Ancestral Chieftain’s Mantle Grasps & Totem, Plate of the Shaman King, Belt of the Sand Reaver, Legguards of the Fallen Crusader, Salt-Scorched Greaves, Swiftsteel Bludgeon, Fel-Iron Shield
“It is said that long ago, An’she himself kissed the mountain where [Sun Rock Retreat] now stands” — Spiritwalker Ussoh
The combination of the hat and the mace made me think of the red sun just before it goes down.

Ancestral Oathclaw

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor with Wild Gladiator’s Dragonhide Tunic and Claws of Ursoc (default)
Oho, I thought, isn’t there a red PvP recolor of the Antorus Druid robe? Would it not look nice with the Heritage of the Shu’halo accessories? Indeed, it does.

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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.

“By the way,” said Kaelyla, “It’s fine that you want to send the Druid to Covenant with the Night Fae first — but you know that eventually you’ll want a Mage to Covenant with them, too, so you can have all four cloth Covenant Mog sets. That Mage should be me, because my aesthetic and the Ardenweald aesthetic are harmonious.”