A collection of Transmogrification Kits actually worn in-game by my Tauren Death Knights. Outfits are listed from most recent to least recent. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).
70) Yogg-Saron’s Disciple of Chaos
Greathelm of the Voracious Maw (H), Pauldrons of the Great Ettin (N), Warleader’s Breastplate, Girdle of Heated Deeds, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Dreadplate Legguards, Endwyn’s Flickering Gauntlets, Symbolic Greaves, Sword of Justice
This outfit is a variation on a theme I first designed about five years ago to the prompt “Anti-Paladin of the Old Gods”. It combines ideas from the main outfit I made for the prompt, as well as some of the other ideas I explored along the way.
As I thought about where to start constructing an outfit to fit the “Anti-Paladin of the Old Gods” persona, I soon realized that it would be an ideal use for that ridiculously goofy T12 Death Knight helm. Because saronite ore/metal is teal-colored, I decided to use the teal-colored heroic version of the helm and have my anti-paladin be a minion of Yogg-Saron.
I finally managed to get the hat last week, so now I can at last make this outfit!
69) Pink Petals
Commander’s set with Blood-Stained Pauldrons, Girdle of the Fallen Crusader, Cloak of the Hollow, and Skettis Curved Blade
This pink outfit could be used for either Noblegarden or Love is in the Air (though I’d use the Bloodscale Belt for that holiday).
I like how this particular green cloak complements both the green Tauren DK fur color and the red tones in the armor.
68) Alternate Interpretation of the Law
Headguard of the Order, Pauldrons of Swift Retribution, Iceguard Breastplate & Leggings, Girdle of the Endless Pit, Gauntlets of Martial Perfection, Ornate Boots of the Sanctified, Venerable Dal’Rend’s Sacred Charge, Dal’Rend’s Tribal Guardian*
The dungeons of Burning Crusade are notable for dropping recolors — some partial, some complete — of the classic Dungeon class sets and the Molten Core and Blackwing Lair raid sets. Some of the high end crafted gear from Burning Crusade is also recolors of classic Dungeon or Tier sets. This deliberately silly clown suit uses items from the three Burning Crusade recolors of the Paladin Tier 1 “Lawbringer” set. The lavender and pale blue Iceguard set is crafted and has three pieces — helm, chestplate, and leggings. The belt and gloves are the only known items of the green and gold recolor and drop in raids. The purple and red recolor is a full set, but only two pieces were needed to fill in the remaining slots after first using the items from the partial recolors.
To top it all off, I was able to use the original white and yellow hat because the rewards from the class quests at level 20 to get a weapon from Shadowfang Keep and at level 50 to get a T1-lookalike hat from Blackrock Depths became no longer class-exclusive when the Appearances collection went live.
67) North Wind’s Howl
Shoulderguard of Vaulted Skies, Crafted Malevolent Gladiator’s Dreadplate chest pants & gloves, Replica Soulforge Belt, Crustacean Stompers, Shroud of the North Wind
I got Hailstorm because I didn’t like the appearance of the Frost DK Artifact very much on first glance at the datamined models from the Legion PTR. After I got the Frost DK Artifact, though, I decided that, actually, it looks pretty cool. This combination of armor complements the Blades of the Fallen Prince quite nicely.
66) Imbued Plate
Imbued Plate set with Thorium Belt, Area 52 Engineering Gloves, Vicious Fur Cloak, Quickblade of Cold Return/Jeweled Coronation Sword & Eternally Folded Blade
Love is in the Air having come and gone, it was time to go back to more normal — or at least less pink — clothing. Because she was already wearing half of the Imbued Plate set, it seemed natural to just switch into using the whole set (more or less).
I initially made this outfit with the red Eternally Folded Blade and the light blue Quickblade of Cold Return. Awhile later, I was perusing the 1H swords I hadn’t yet collected and discovered a dark blue sword using the same model — the Jeweled Coronation Sword. I went out and got it, of course, and updated the outfit because the dark blue sword would make the kit look even better — and it did.
65) Cold Heart II
Blood-Stained Pauldrons, Imbued Plate Armor Leggings & Gauntlets, Bloodscale Belt, Chromatic Boots, Roffle’s Flowing Raiment, Skettis Curved Blade
These pink crystal swords should be good for a Love is in the Air kit, right?
Oh hey, this cloak has pink decorations on it, and it coordinates nicely with the hilts of the swords.
But oh, now going all-out pink with the rest of the outfit makes the cloak seem mismatched.
What is the right balance between blue and pink for this outfit..?
I ended up with an iteration on the first Love is in the Air outfit I designed for Kregga, five years ago.
Iceguard Helm Breastplate & Leggings, Heaving Plates of Protection, Rainbow Girdle, Flash Freeze Gauntlets, Treads of Savage Beatings, Hailstorm
As soon as the Artifact weapon for Frost Death Knights was previewed, I decided to collect Hailstorm from Malygos to Mog it over with. I actually got it fairly quickly, but — as so often happens — it’s taken me awhile to get around to making the kit with it because I’ve had other ideas.
Crown of Chelonian Freedom, Chilled Shoulderplates, Dojani Chestpiece, Gutbuster of Aldur’thar, Thunderforge Leggings, Sandspire Gloves*, Talonguard Greaves, Purifier’s Silken Cape, Crystal Sword
Winter Veil being over, I turned to the third readily available color of these blades for inspiration for a new kit (there are two more colors of this blade — bright blue and brown — but I haven’t got them in my collection yet). Perhaps if I’d been making a Crystal Sword kit with my Paladin or my Warrior I might have ended up with something brighter and more silvery; with the Underpowered Death Knight, I got this — which reminded me of Northrend’s frost vrykul and silver val’kyr.
62) The Deathlord’s Understudy
Hidden Helm/Helm of Infinte Visions, Darksoul Shoulders, Boulderfist Armor, Darkcrest Belt, Runed Sketh’lon Legplates, Gloves of Gnomebliteration, Ramkahen Front Boots, Sky Darkener’s Shroud of Blood, Torn-Heart Axe of Battle/Warsword of the Ebon Blade
Upon reaching level 102, Kregga raised my deleted secondary Warrior and outfitted her in a kit reflecting both Blood and Unholy aesthetics before sending her off to collect the Artifact weapons for those specs.
After completing the other two Artifact questlines, I intended to put Kregga into an entirely new & different kit. I went to the Barbershop to change her appearance back first, however, and she looked so good in this outfit — better than Kaobeka did — that I decided to keep it for awhile longer.
Jade Warrior Pauldrons, Bloodforged Chestpiece & Legplates, Fel Iron Plate belt gloves & boots, Hollowblood Scarf, Blade of the Wretched, Firebreather
I’ve been thinking about making a red & green Winter Veil kit playing off of the green Tauren DK coloration for some time.
I saw a low-level Orc Rogue dual-wielding this pair of blades during the fall and filed the idea away for use in a Winter Veil kit.
60) Frosty Dragonsworn
Pauldrons of Conviction, Chestguard of Salved Wounds, Clear-Eyed Waistguard, Truesteel Greaves (3-670), Schooner-Savior’s Grips, Insubordination Boots*, Hailstorm
Now that I’ve made sets with the three colors of these pauldrons for the Underpowered Death Knight, I need to make some for my Paladin — who actually did the work of farming them up — and my Warrior. The challenge — and the fun part — will be to make them distinctively different in class-appropriate ways.
59) Bloody Dragonsworn
Temporal Pauldrons, Mightstone Breastplate, Sha-Trapper Waistguard, Sha’tari Keeper Legguards, Truesteel Gauntlets (2-655), Ramkahen Front Boots, Massacre Sword
The three special DK colors for Tauren are blue & white, green, and this plummy black. A rich maroon or even the bright pink that Night Elf DKs get would be a better color match for the Blood spec — wouldn’t a pink Tauren be a sight! — but this will have to do.
58) Unholy Dragonsworn
Pauldrons of the Dragonblight, Sunveil Breastplate, Truesteel Waistguard (1-640), Legguards of Stratholme, Refitted Bruiser Gauntlets, Raceway Boots, Manslayer of the Qiraji
I have wanted to make the Underpowered Death Knight a set of kits matching the three colors of these Hour of Twilight dungeon shoulders to the three special Death Knight colors for Tauren — which also conveniently match the three Death Knight specializations — pretty much ever since the Dragon Soul patch came out.
57) Smoke, Blood, and Bone
Invidious Casque, Shoulderguards of Honest Labor, Breastplate of Vaulted Skies, Cliffbreaker Girdle & Gauntlets, Legplates of the Wandering Warrior, Demonbreaker Crushers, Drape of Iron Sutures, Shortblade of the Uncrowned
I couldn’t think of any outfits in my back-catalog of Transmogrification ideas that I’d been specifically wanting to make for Kregga, so I just picked out a chestpiece that I’d been wanting to use and went from there.
I discovered that by picking them up here and there when they were cheap on the AH, I’d acquired all of the pieces except the boots of the Mists world-drop BoE blues set that the shoulders and pants come from, but I decided to stick with the chestpiece I’d originally started with.
56) Demonic Laughter
The Horseman’s Horrific Hood, Pauldrons of Violent Eruption (LFR), Warrior’s Embrace, Refreshing Abalone Girdle (LFR), Direwing Legguards, Gauntlets of Steadfast Determination, Boots of Boundless Patience, Marshwater Mantle, Lava Spine (N), Maimgor’s Bite
Kregga is happy that now she can leave her Garrison permanently decorated with glowing carved pumpkins!
This kit is a variation of the “Fel Desecration” kit that I originally created for my Paladin for my “Fel Camouflage” collection. I couldn’t decide whether I liked the sword or the axe better, so I used them both! I eventually plan to make a kit that uses double Lava Spines and another that uses double Maimgor’s Bites with my Demon Hunter, though.
55) Evil Pumpkin King III
The Horseman’s Horrific Hood, Uncrushable Shoulderplates, Embossed Plate Armor, Crimson Girdle of the Indomitable, Greaves of Orsis, Grips of the Raging Giant (N), Crazed Bomber’s Greaves, Cloak of Raining Blades (LFR), Fel Barbed Spear
Although the blue and white coloration is the primary reason for the Underpowered Death Knight’s existence, it’s fun to make outfits that play with the green coloration, too.
54) China Plate
Imbued Plate Pauldrons, Icebane Chestguard & Treads, Acherus Knight’s Girdle, Cobalt Legguards*, Warsong Gauntlets*, Rage-Possessed Greatsword
I’m rather fond of a monochromatic blue color scheme. The idea for this kit began years ago as a couple of RP-only outfits that combined items from the mail Outrunner’s and Sundered sets.
I was inspired to revisit the concept when I discovered that I had in my Appearances collection these mail-converted-to-plate gloves and pants (no longer available, alas) in the Outrunner’s style.
53) Shattered Stars
Spaulders of the Scorned, Iceguard Breastplate & Leggings, Truesteel Waistguard & Boots (3-670), Flash Freeze Gauntlets, Starshatter (LFR)
When I first began collecting the materials to craft the Iceguard items, I was thinking of using them in a kit for my Warrior to wear with Starshatter. Then I decided that the Underpowered Death Knight needed them more — but I was kind of sad that I wouldn’t be able to make the kit with Starshatter for my Warrior. Now, the account-wide Appearances collection allows me to put together the sword owned by my Warrior, the chestpiece and leggings owned by the Underpowered Death Knight, and these shoulders and gloves owned by my Paladin into a look that is even better than what I originally imagined!
Bloody Visage of the Laughing Skull, Brackenshell Shoulderplates (N), K’Vlar Vest, Sha-Trapper Waistguard, Jeweled Legguards, Fireskin Gauntlets (N), Treads of the Past, Waraxe of the Horde Vanguard
Kregga decided that because she’d done two kits — one as DW and the other as 2H — with the blue Laughing Skull hat, she ought to do a second kit with the red Laughing Skull hat — as DW because the first one had been as 2H.
Heaving Plates of Protection, Iceguard Breastplate & Leggings, Greatbelt of Living Waters (LFR), Flash Freeze Gauntlets (N), Treads of Savage Beatings, Engineer’s Cloak*, Bryntroll, the Bone Arbiter
This is an idea that I toyed around with while I was making Kregga’s Bryntroll kit. The Underpowered Death Knight suggested that it would look even better on her.
50) Cackling Bones
Frozen Visage of the Laughing Skull, Heaving Plates of Protection, Netherforce Chestplate, Acherus Knight’s Girdle,Cobalt Legguards, Flash Freeze Gauntlets, Treads of Savage Beatings, Bryntroll, the Bone Arbiter
It occurred to me that this hat and this axe ought to be used in a set together. If you’ve solved the mystery of Admiral Taylor’s Garrison, you know why this is an appropriate spot to take pictures of a kit using this weapon.
It is one of the curious and sad ironies of Legion that to wield the 2H weapon for this excellently Frosty kit, Kregga has to be in Blood spec.
Frozen Visage of the Laughing Skull, Hydralick Armor, Acherus Knight’s Girdle, Cobalt Legguards, Bellipotent Gloves, Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes, Icebound Frost-Singer Axe
This outfit takes advantage of the conversion of certain low-level quest rewards that used to be mail into plate, the uniquely Death Knight invisibelt, and the return of the cosmetic invisiboots. I didn’t get Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes when they first appeared during the Battlefield:Barrens event during Mists, so I made sure to pick them up from Ravika when she reappeared during the Broken Shore event immediately prior to Legion!
Bloody Visage of the Laughing Skull, Plate of the Shaman King, Ogre Beater’s Belt, Tarnished Fanatic’s pants gloves & boots, Hunter Blacktooth’s Ribcruncher
This outfit takes its cues from the clothing worn by Laughing Skull NPCs such as Kaz the Shrieker, Bony Xuk, and the Broken Horn Desecrators.
Broken Horn Village is a curious place. With an Inn and a collection of named elite NPCs — but not a flight point — it seems to me that it might have been intended to be a level 100 reputation quest hub early in the design process for Warlords, then gotten abandoned in favor of linking the faction to the Garrison Trading Post. I wonder if there’s a village full of Sha’tari Defense NPCs somewhere? Or is the corresponding Alliance/Draenei location the Shattrath Residential District?
To use a 2H weapon for this kit, Kregga has to be in Blood spec. I don’t indend to get the Artifact weapon for Blood, so if I want to make a 2H weapon Transmogrification kit for her during Legion, she’ll just be goofing around with a fully upgraded Fel Lord’s Warmace from the Demon Invasions equipped.
47) Imperial Eagle
Imbued Plate set with Alabaster Plate Pauldrons, Thorium Belt, and Spiked Battle Axe
This is a kit I’ve had in mind for the Underpowered Death Knight for a long time because it works particularly well with her coloring.
I thought that Old Stratholme in the Caverns of Time might be a good location to take screenshots with this kit. I’d forgotten that it applies an Alliance disguise to Horde characters — luckily, the illusion that the Underpowered Death Knight got was perfect for this kit.
46) Smoldering Warlord
Twilight-Heart Shoulderplates, Smoldering Breastplate & Greaves, Acherus Knight’s Girdle, Warlord’s Iron-Gauntlets & Sabatons, Nethersteel Claymore
Only chestpiece, leggings, and helm pieces exist for this coloration of the Draenor-crafted armor. The primary use of the patterns for these items, which are not upgradable, is leveling the crafting skill itself.
Nalya Battlehorn’s pauldrons and belt look like they ought to go with the Smoldering items, but none of the available Truesteel upgrades are these colors.
The special Death Knight invisibelt shows off how elegantly styled this chestpiece really is. It does make me wonder, though, just how one gets this armor on and off.
This sword just seems made to go with the Warlord’s set.
45) Bitter Blast
Frostforged Greathelm, Heaving Plates of Protection, Dojani Chestpiece & Handwraps, Bogslayer Belt, Honorary Combat Engineer’s Heavy Legplates, Treads of Savage Beatings, Shroud of the North Wind, Sonic Spear
The Crown of Eternal Winter is rather like a more elaborate version of the crown worn by the demon faces on these shoulders. If you don’t dislike its ghostly skull face overlay animation as much as I do, it’d be a great hat to use with this kit.
44) Rusted Soul
Crown of Anasterian, Pauldrons of Perseverance, Warharness of Reckless Fury, Veteran’s Scaled Belt, Felfury Legplates, Borderland Fortress Grips, Embossed Plate Boots, Apolyon, the Soul Render
Not much original here, just the dark version of the Sunwell plate set with a couple of substitutions for pieces of the set that aren’t obtainable by DKs. I picked it up while farming for the sword, so I figured I might as well wear it.
43) War Leader of the Frigid Wastes
Warleader’s set with Symbolic Pauldrons & Belt, Voidgazer Headguard, and Frostbitten Hammer
Sometimes, when you’ve managed to collect a whole set (or almost a whole set), you just want to wear it as-is — although to my eye, the Symbolic shoulders look better with the Warleader’s set than with the Symbolic set. The helmet and weapon from Draenor fill out the kit nicely.
If Vrykul were a playable race, and the blue-skinned “frost Vrykul” were an available customization option, this would be a great kit for a Vrykul Warrior!
42) Serpent Trainer
Wildguard Helm, Jade Epaulets, Iceguard Breastplate & Leggings, Rainbow Girdle, Gauntlets of Purification, Boots of Avoidance, Slavemaster Axe, Order of the Cloud Serpent Tabard
I think this tabard is rather pretty, and I’d been wanting to make an outfit to go with it for some time. Somewhat surprisingly, it’s plate armor that has a couple of sets with just the right pastel colors.
Jade Epaulets, Wildguard Breastplate & Leggings, Ghost-Forged Belt, Gloves of the Overwhelming Swarm, Boots of Avoidance, Slavemaster Axe
So I was assembling this kit for my secondary Warrior, until it occurred to me how nice it would look with the Underpowered Death Knight’s green coloration… Then Hallow’s End began, and this goofy Mog idea sealed the deal.
Once upon a time, the Hallowed Helm was introduced as a cloth item so that everyone could wear it. Nowadays, I think that it really ought to be upgraded to a Cosmetic item so that everyone can Mog it. Using a Weighted Jack-o’-Lantern gives the same effect, albeit only temporarily.
40) Evil Pumpkin King II
Horseman’s Horrific Helm, Crystalvein Pauldrons, Embossed Plate chestpiece & Leggings, Veteran’s Scaled Belt, Borderland Fortress Grips, Subservient Greatboots, Illskar’s Greatcloak, Apolyon, the Soul-Render
Whether Kregga plays Frost as DW-1H or as 2H has generally depended upon what weapon I want to use for her current Transmogrification kit. With Artifact weapons boxing Frost into the DW-1H niche for Legion, she’ll probably want to keep using a 2H weapon right up until the new expansion launches.
I’d originally contemplated farming up this sword for my Titan’s Grip Fury Warrior, but when I discovered how nicely it coordinated with Horseman’s Helm, well, then, my DK was the one who really had to have it for her annual Hallow’s End kit.
39) Shado-Pan Dark Disciple
Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Runic Plate Shoulders, Slavebreaker Chestguard, Thorium Belt, Hollowheart Legguards, Zaxxis Gloves, Bloodforged Sabatons, Cloak of the Dark Disciple, Rustic Workman’s Shirt, Rage Reaver
I could have just plopped the Shado-Pan Helmet atop the black-and-red “Blood Runes” outfit I’d previously made for the Underpowered Death Knight. It would have looked great, but I wanted to make a new outfit. As I looked through her available gear, I discovered that I really liked the way the browns of the quest reward items from the first part of the Tanaan Invasion questline looked with the dark brown wooden brim of the hat.
38) Primordial Power
Runic Plate Shoulders, Primordial Bloodsoaked chestpiece leggings gloves & boots, Imbued Plate Girdle, Angerfang Broadaxe
Back in the day, this was the Warrior set from the original Zul’Gurub raid. It was colloquially known as the “Spiderman” set, for obvious reasons. When it re-appeared on the Isle of Thunder, I collected it as a promise to myself that I would (eventually) get the Underpowered Death Knight to level 90. I was sure she’d look stunning in it — and she does!
37) Symbolic Requiem
Symbolic set with Pauldrons of the High Requiem and Sword of Justice
This tuning fork sword is just so hilarious. I love the detailing in the hilt.
These shoulders, which have long been a favorite of mine for DK kits, go with this set so much better than the shoulders that nominally belong to it!
36) It’s Summer and I Wanna be Hot Hawt Hot!
Jewel of the Firelord, Twilight-Heart Shoulderplates, Nether Protector’s Chest, Stalwart Girdle, Symbolic Legplates, Talonguard Gloves, Landfall Plate Boots, Amber Filigreed Shirt, Smoldering Gunship Strut
The arrival of midsummer meant it was time for the Underpowered Death Knight to don her platekini for her summer world tour.
The turquoise accents on this shirt allow it to blend well with the blue of the chestpiece, and the gold filigree details against the orange background irresistibly remind me of the Midsummer Fire Festival banners.
Runic Plate Shoulders, Boulderfist Armor, Bloodscale Belt & Gauntlets, Legguards of the Shattered Hand, Bloodforged Sabatons, War Paint Cloak, Hammer of Destiny
What is this thing called “love”? And why does it hurt so much?
Some kind person tossed a Lovely Rose at me as I was coming out of the Warpweaver‘s shop. It was the perfect finishing touch for the outfit!
34) Dire Knight
Acherus Knight’s hood shoulders gloves boots & cloak, Drakescale Breastplate, Bogslayer Belt, Direwing Legguards, Axe of Frozen Death
Here’s a black “Grim Reaper”-type outfit that could be used with the Greataxe of Stonard, if one so desired. I preferred this more menacing axe, though. This outfit didn’t last very long, however, before Kregga went off through the reddened Dark Portal to Draenor.
33) Grave Moss
The Horseman’s Horrific Hood, Crystalvein shoulders chestpiece & gloves, Field Plate Girdle, Antique Reinforced Legguards, Pyrelord Greaves, Gravestone War Axe*/Greataxe of Stonard
Kregga’s Horseman’s Helmet kit for Hallow’s End 2014.
I thought about making black “Grim Reaper”-type outfit to go with this axe, but somehow that seemed excessively cliche. These greens look better with the glowing helmet, anyway.
Iceguard Helm Breastplate & Leggings, Imperial Plate Shoulders & Boots, Rainbow Girdle, Jouster’s Gauntlets, The Oathkeeper
I originally imagined this set for my Warrior to wear with her Starshatter. As soon as I’d finished designing it, however, the Underpowered Death Knight also wanted it, because it would be just too perfect with her white-and-blue coloration. Khorium is so expensive/difficult to find that I only wanted to craft the Iceguard items once, though… The Warrior and the Underpowered Death Knight broke the wishbone of a roasted plainstrider over it, and the Underpowered Death Knight won.
Chilled Shoulderplates, Nether Protector’s Chest, Ango’rosh Belt, Lofty Legguards, Talonguard Gloves, Icebane Treads, Shroud of the North Wind, Greataxe of the Ebon Blade
The Underpowered Death Knight insisted that after having gone to all the trouble of getting a metal bikini, she needed to use it in more than one outfit. This was my effort to make another relatively tasteful platekini set; I think it turned out rather well.
30) Dark Runes
Greathelm of the Scourge Champion, Masterwork Spiritguard Shoulders, Darkrune Breastplate, Bogslayer Belt, Honorary Combat Engineer’s Heavy Legplates, Bloodbane’s Gauntlets of Command, Insubordination Boots*, Shroud of the North Wind, Hatred’s Vise
I’ve long wanted to use this chestpiece for a Death Knight Transmogrification kit, so when I found the pattern on the AH for an shockingly low price, I snapped it up as quick as a wink!
These Mists crafted shoulders seemed entirely appropriate for a Death Knight — they’re sort of like a bigger and better version of the Acherus Knight’s Pauldrons that every Death Knight starts out with.
I’d found the Treads of Savage Beatings on the AH for a decent price, but when I tried them in this set, they were entirely too bright. After looking at various other boots and several weapons, I liked the coordination between this mace and these unique boots from the Patch 5.3 Battlefield:Barrens event best.
29) Embossed Symbols
Jewel of the Firelord, Chilled Shoulderplates, Embossed Plate chestpiece leggings & boots, Symbolic belt & gloves, Illskar’s Greatcloak, Hatred’s Vise
Although Kregga has mostly resigned herself to being put into absurdly colored outfits during the holidays, if there was an animation for the /facepalm emote in the game, she would be using it.
28) Soak Up the Sun
Salvaged Ango’rosh Pauldrons, Nether Protector’s Chest, Stalwart Girdle, Lofty Legguards, Whiteknuckle Gauntlets, Bloodguard’s Greaves, Glorious War-Axe
Although I’ve done a couple of platekini-type outfits before — my Paladin’s “Brightly Colored Shell” set and my Warrior’s “Silver Morning” set — I am not much interested in that genre of Transmogrification. Platekini is outside my usual standards of modesty, and my Tauren women definitely don’t need to wear platekini to be beautiful. The first paragraph of Prinnie’s “Thoughts” regarding her “Project Platekini” sums up my opinions on the matter pretty well, too. Still, I’ve seen enough outfits using the classic comic book superheroine metal bra look of the Glorious Breastplate that I wanted to try my hand at making a set with it myself. Kaumaleia volunteered to be the model because she loves all things blue and the blue version of this chestpiece style is readily available as an Outland quest reward. A quick search of Outland quest rewards in MogIt turned up some other items that combined to make a really quite pretty ensemble with the chestpiece, so off she merrily went to acquire them.
I’d thought perhaps to use this chestpiece with the Symbolic or Imbued Plate pants that she already had, but in searching the AH for other coordinating items (before I decided to use quest rewards), lo and behold there were the Lofty Legguards for only 25 gold — a deal that was way too good to pass up!
27) Blood Runes
Khan’aish Helmet, Warmaul Epaulets, Boulderfist Armor, Thorium Belt, Legguards of the Shattered Hand, Zaxxis Gloves, Bloodforged Sabatons, War Paint Cloak, Rage Reaver
I chose this helmet because it is the only helmet in the same style as the helmets I used for the Frost Runes and Unholy Runes sets that has red horns. Fortunately, the golden color is echoed by the bronzey undertones of the gloves, making it not totally out-of-place with the rest of the outfit. The Ascendant’s Boots that match the gloves would have brought even more of those bronzey undertones into the set and tied the helmet in even better… but the Underpowered Death Knight did not have the 5k gold with which to learn the fast flying needed just to begin that questline.
26) Unholy Runes
Talonguard Helmet, Heavy Lamellar Pauldrons, Carapace of the Fallen, Joseph’s Spare Belt, Protective Engineer’s Leggings, Emerald gloves & boots, Lucky Strike Axe
Perhaps that vacation in Zangarmarsh was a bad idea…
25) Frost Runes
Symbolic set with Circle’s Stalwart Helmet, Talonguard Epaulets, The Oathkeeper, Dark Phantom Cape, and Cerulean Filigreed Doublet
The runic patterns on this style of armor are just perfect for a Death Knight, and the Talonguard Epaulets match the colors of the set better than the Symbolic shoulders do! This set is the outfit that really made me itch to Transmogrify Kaumaleia’s gear, and it will probably be her default outfit, the one to which she continually returns after I’ve put her in something different for awhile.
24) Tiller with Shovel
Straw Hat, Ramshorn-Inlaid Shoulders, Armored Chestpiece of Eminient Domain, Field Plate Girdle, Antique Reinforced Legguards, Crystalvein gloves, Subservient Greatboots, Green Lumberjack Shirt, Tillers Tabard, The Shoveler
This outfit owes a great debt to Freyana’s fantastic entry for the final round of The Amazing Transmog Survivor Contest.
23) Very Berry Cream
Alabaster Plate Pauldrons, Bloodscale chest belt gloves & boots, Commander’s Leggings, War Paint Cloak, Wound Dressing, Hammer of Destiny
This outfit just wasn’t complete without this specific weapon. Fortunately, one showed up on the AH at a not-too-outrageous price just when I wanted it. I keep wanting to call it the Hammer of Density, though…
21) Ata’mal Spectre
Horseman’s Horrific Helm, Crystalvein Pauldrons, Chromite chestpiece & leggings, Symbolic belt gloves & boots, Sword of Nefarian’s Hand, Purple Trophy Tabard of the Illidari
Every year at Hallow’s End, I make an outfit for Kregga using the Horseman’s Helm. This spooky ensemble that I made in 2013 combines ideas from two outfits I originally designed for the fourth round of Mog Madness.
Titan-Forged Plate Helm of Triumph, Palewind Pauldron, Breastplate of Many Graces, Revenant belt gloves & boots, Chromite Legplates, Shadow-Cloak of Dalaran, Despair
Although I in general agree with Fabulor that full Judgement sets are overused — the purple version even more so than the red & gold version — I am not opposed to using one or two Judgement pieces in combination with items from other sources. In the case of this outfit, using the Chromite chestpiece was adequate but rather boring. The brighter purple details of the purple Judgement chestpiece complement the brighter purple details of the sword very nicely.
I did the Karazhan Opera so many times before this sword finally dropped that I was starting to feel quite despairing of it truly existing!
19) Heavy Mithril
Heavy Mithril set with Thorium Belt/Warmaul Belt, War Paint Cloak, and Razor Axe/Training Sword
Eventually, I decided to allow the Underpowered Death Knight to wear the lowest-level crafted plate set instead of restricting her to un-Transmogrifiable poor (grey) and common (white) quality gear. I chose this weapon because it has comparable white damage to The Stoppable Force, and the particular piece I acquired is “of the Eagle” — Intellect, which is useless to a DK.
Later, I decided that the set looked better with the Warmaul Belt Transmogrified over the Thorium Belt.
18) Shado-Pan Runeblade
Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Blood-Soaked Saronite Plated Spaulders, Warlord’s/Warmaul chestpiece belt gloves & boots, Legguards of the Shattered Hand, Acherus Knight’s Shroud, Runed Soulblade
I didn’t want to just plop the Shado-Pan Helmet atop one of the black-and-red outfits I’d already made for Kregga — though it would certainly work well with either of them. The red-plum-blue tones of the Warlord’s/Warmaul set evoke the palette of the navy-and-brick-red version of the Shado-Pan NPC uniforms, and I’d been wanting to use those items in a DK set for some time. The DK shoulders added just the right amount of menace to the overall appearance.
17) Chilled Plums
Coldbite helm chest & pants, Pauldrons of the High Requiem, Bogslayer Belt, Revenant gloves & boots, Shadow-Cloak of Dalaran, Breeching Comet
“Cold” in the base set name + plum colored accessories = “This Is Just To Say”.
15) Howling Blast
Chilled Shoulderplates, Hydralick Armor, Dojani belt pants gloves & boots, Shroud of the North Wind, Obsidium Executioner
Although I like the Dojani Plate well enough to wear it as a complete set, I’ve been looking for items that coordinate well with the Hydralick Armor for some time. The bluish tones of the Dojani items seemed like they’d be a great match, and they are!
14) Frozen Flower
Commander’s shoulders & chestpiece, Bloodscale belt, Imbued Plate leggings & boots, Area 52 Engineering Gloves, Balmy Drape, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, The Hammer of Destiny
This was about as pastel and spring-like a look for Noblegarden as I could get out of Kregga’s available wardrobe options. Even so, it’s still quite chilly.
13) Blood and Shadow
Tyrant’s Epaulets, Darkcrest breastplate, Goblin Girdle, Legguards of the Shattered Hand, Bloodforged gloves & boots, Sky Darkener’s Shroud of Blood, Massacre Sword
With the Bloodforged Guard and Blood Knight Tabard, this would make a great variation on the more common Blood Knight ensembles. The Dragonmaw Tabard would also go well with this set.
12) A Formal Affair
Alabaster Plate Pauldrons, Gilded Crimson Chestplate, Bloodscale belt gloves & boots, Flintlocke’s Piloting Pants, Runed Soulblade, Wound Dressing
Every plate-wearing woman who is at or above level 60 should own a Bloodscale Belt. Kaumalea is theoretically a pseudo-Ironman, but I’d bought a Bloodscale Belt for her anyway, and I just couldn’t let Love is in the Air pass by without allowing her to wear it. The black pants and white shoulders give this ensemble a bit of elegance.
11) Red-Hot Romance
Commander’s pauldrons/Tyrant’s Epaulets, Andrethan’s Masterwork, Commander’s/Bloodforged leggings, Bloodscale belt gloves & boots, Massacre Sword, Sawbones Shirt*
Kregga was all set to wear the outfit on the left for Love is in the Air this year, but then I saw Prinnie’s paladin wearing the variant on the right, and it was so yummy that I just had to yoink it. I hope she doesn’t mind too much… 😉
In the left-hand image, I had merely equipped the Massacre Sword for the purpose of the picture itself; in the right-hand image, it glows with a runeforging because I’d actually Transmogrified it over Kregga’s current quest-set 2H sword.
10) Dojani Dreadnought
The Dojani set is very easily obtained by questing just about anywhere in the first few zones of Pandaria. I think it’s quite handsome — and very appropriate for a Frost DK — as-is, but I also have some ideas for mix-and-match with other items.
9) Red Nutcracker
Emerald shoulders belt gloves & boots, Bloodforged chest & pants, Bloodbane Cloak, Sword of the Lone Victor
Kregga protested this Winter Veil outfit rather vigorously, but the Bloodforged pieces are hard to come by, and she’s the one who already has them…. She was somewhat mollified by how nicely it coordinates with her pretty Tian Monastery sword.
8) Shadow Revenant
Acherus Knight’s Hood, Pauldrons of the High Requiem, Chromite chest & pants, Bogslayer belt, Revenant gloves & boots
This outfit fell together while I was playing mix-and-match to make Hallow’s End themed outfits — all I needed to do to make it an “everyday” set was find a suitable replacement for the Horseman’s Helm.
For a Dark Paladin look, use the Mask of Penance. Horde Warriors might like the Faceplate of Thunderous Rampage. Alliance Warriors might like the Vrykul look of the Arcane-Shielded Helm.
7) Evil Pumpkin King
Horseman’s Helm, Kraken shoulders, Embossed chest pants gloves & boots, Fel Iron Plate Belt, Green Workman’s Shirt, 2x Gurubashi Punisher
I watched the AH for the Embossed items all year so that I could make this set when Hallow’s End rolled around again.
6) Commander’s Rose
Commander’s shoulders chest & pants, Bloodscale belt gloves & boots, Pink Mageweave or Sawbones Shirt*, Massacre Sword
I already had this set assembled to use when Love is in the Air came around again when JD Kenada invited us to join him in observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October 2012 by putting together our best pink Transmogrification Template Kits.
The Netherstorm quest reward Andrethan’s Masterwork is identical to the Commander’s chestpiece and may be easier to obtain — indeed, that is what Kregga is actually wearing.
5) Scarlet Bane
The Horseman’s Helm, Acherus Knight’s Pauldrons, Bloodforged chest pants gloves & boots, Bogslayer Belt, Warmonger’s Cloak, Warmonger, Tabard of the Scarlet Crusade*, Sawbones Shirt*
Ultimately, the Death Knights of Acherus were intended to draw Tirion Fordring out of hiding. But they were also created to destroy Scarlet Crusaders.
Although I have no intention of actually tanking in groups with Kregga, after I made this set, she needed to have a Blood spec to be in while wearing it.
4) Cold Heart
Imbued Plate chest & pants, Bloodscale belt boots & gloves, Chilled Shoulderplates, Bloodbane Cloak, Pink Mageweave Shirt, Forever-Lovely Rose
I used this set during Love is in the Air 2012 while running the holiday boss encounter to obtain the Forever-Lovely Rose.
Alas, neither of the named male Tauren Death Knights in Icecrown were moved by Kregga’s flirting. Being undead, they weren’t even interested in munching on her rose.
3) Knight of the Ebon Blade
Titan-Forged Plate Helm of Triumph, Warchief’s Mantle, Deathbone Chestplate*/Breastplate of Retribution, Plaguebringer’s Girdle, Deathbone Legguards*/Legguards of the Resolute Defender, Death Grips, Corpselight Greaves*/Boots of the Unwavering Will, Shroud of the North Wind, Bonechill Hammer*, Iceblade Hacker*, Tabard of the Ebon Blade, Stylish Black Shirt
The original Deathbone pieces of this very classic look for a DK were lost in the renovation of Scholomance. Fortunately, lookalikes are still available from quests or boss drops in other dungeons.
2) Saronite War Plate
Saronite War Plate set with Greatsword of the Ebon Blade
This is the gear a Death Knight is wearing at the Battle of Light’s Hope Chapel. This is also the set that a Death Knight is shown wearing on the new character selection screen. The Heart Lesion set from the Warlords Garrison Salvage Yard is almost completely identical to this set. The fur trim on the helmet is a little bit darker and the weapons are different.
1) Acherus Knight
The Acherus Knight set is the gear worn by a newly-created Death Knight when they awaken in Acherus. They receive the Runed Soulblade almost immediately thereafter as they begin to practice their new powers.