…or should that be “turtle-mutant ninja tauren”?
Kamalia uncovered the Extinct Turtle Shell while doing Archaeology the other day and promptly declared that because neither my Paladin nor my Warrior are likely to be able to use it anytime soon, she wanted to use it to Transmogrify her shield for her Elemental set.
That reminded me of this Goblin Shaman I spotted a while back who was using a similar turtle shell shield with an almost entirely green Transmogrification Template Kit.
Looking at this outfit, I couldn’t help but think of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Here’s a survey of items to consider if you, too, want to be a Hero in a Half Shell.
Plate (Prot Warrior or Paladin)
with Extinct Turtle Shell, Dragonscale Shield, or Petrified Bark Shield
A: Talonguard Helmet, Heavy Lamellar shoulders chest gloves & boots, Savage Saronite belt & pants, Fel Edged Battleaxe
B: Oathkeeper’s Helm, Emerald set, Dragon’s Call
C: Fel-Steel Warhelm, Gor’drek’s Pauldrons (Horde-only), Fel Iron Plate set, Tooth of Eranikus
D: Kraken helm chest gloves & boots, Pauldrons of the Wardancer, Rustproof Waistguard, Protective Engineer’s Leggings, Nifflevar Bearded Axe
A: Hard Headed Helm, Acid-Etched Pauldrons, Wildguard breastplate & leggings, Khan’aish Girdle, Refitted Bruiser Gauntlets, Marjhan’s Stand, Ethereum Phase Blade
B: Greathelm of the Unbreakable, Bog Pauldrons, Silithid Carapace Chestguard, Girdle of the Immovable, Jade Legplates, Ooze-Ridden Gauntlets, Boots of Avoidance (alternate: Boots of the Colossus), Blade of the Wretched
C: Dreadmaul helm & shoulders, Krakken-Heart Breastplate, Stormtempered Girdle, Greaves of the Bloodwarder, Royal Gauntlets of Silvermoon, Tyrant’s Greaves (alternate: Ancient Skeletal Boots if Tauren, Draenei, or Worgen), Razorwind Axe
A: Thick Scale helm, Sparkleshell Mantle, Brackwater chestpiece & leggings, Thick Scale belt gloves & boots, Bronze Mace (I love the Brackwater Girdle, but it is common-quality and not usable for Transmogrification.)
B: Sparkleshell Mantle, Cadet’s chestpiece & leggings, War Paint belt gloves & boots, Bronze Mace (The Turtle Scale set is similar to the Cadet’s set. The Cadet’s set has common-quality belt and boots and no gloves. The Turtle Scale set has Transmogrification-friendly gloves and no belt or boots. The Cadet’s chestpiece is sleeved, whereas the Turtle Scale chestpiece is sleeveless.)
C: Captain’s Circlet, Sparkleshell Mantle (alternate: Elite Shoulders), Tortoise Armor, Cobrahn’s Grasp, Cadet’s leggings, Algae Fists, Savage Trodders, Bronze Mace
Mail 40-85 (Elemental or Resto Shaman)
with any of the above shields
A: Captain’s Circlet, Spaulders of the Protectorate, Fenclaw chestpiece & leggings, Belt of the Gladiator, Handguards of Savagery, Sabatons of the Flamewalker, Reactive Waraxe
B: Unyielding helm, Bog Epaulets, Green Dragonscale chestpiece leggings & gloves, Skull Rock Belt (H)/Gol’Bolar Miner’s Belt (A), Windreaver Greaves, Giant Club
C: Turtle Scale helm, Unyielding shoulders, Der’izu set, Lifeforce Hammer (Because this mace is similarly styled to the Nifflevar Bearded Axe, I think they’d look great double-wielded!)
D: Thick Scale helm, Spaulders of the Protectorate, Protector set, Emerald Ripper
A: Fel Iron Chain helm & chestpiece, Unyielding shoulders belt & boots, Turtle Scale pants & gloves, Grom’tor’s Charge
B: Remtravel Thinking Cap, Der’izu shoulders, Improvised Breastplate, Archery Belt of the Broken (alternate: Lifecycle Waistguard), Legguards of Nature’s Power, Gloves of the Passing Night, Impressive Greaves, Stealthblade
C: Fel Iron Chain helm (alternate if Alliance: Vindicator’s Chain Helm), Dragonbone Shoulders, Tortoise Armor, Doc’s Belt, Chimaerascale Legguards, Gilded Gauntlets, Boots of the Qiraji General, Water Blade
TMNT Hallow’s End Costume
Red Mageweave Headband (alternate if Alliance: Keeshan’s Bandana), Sparkleshell Mantle, Turtle Scale chestpiece & leggings, Apothecary’s Waistband (H)/Captain Sanders’ Sash (A), War Paint gloves & boots, Assassination Blade