A collection of Transmogrification Kits actually worn in-game by my Tauren and Blood Elf-turned-Dwarf Paladins. Outfits are listed from most recent to least recent. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).
36) Evil Pumpkin King IV
The Horseman’s Horrific Hood, Acid-Etched Pauldrons, Carapace of the Fallen, Truesteel Waistguard (1-640), Purifier’s Pantaloons, Gauntlets of Steadfast Determination, Boots of Avoidance, Teebu’s Blazing Longsword, Drillborer Disk
Initially, Karaelia wasn’t quite sure if she wanted to join the rest of my plate-wearing characters in the Horseman’s Helm dress-up game. The outfit she was already wearing had quite a bit of green in it, though, and once she started tinkering with it, she got into the spirit.
35) Gold and Emeralds
Acid-Etched Pauldrons, Leonine Breastplate, Triad Girdle, Starcaller’s Plated Legguards, Gauntlets of Steadfast Determination, Boots of Avoidance, Blade of the Wretched, Fragment of Oshu’gun
This is one of the kits I designed for my “These Boots were Made for Mogging” event about three years ago. I was reminded that I hadn’t actually made it in-game yet when I recently used the same chestpiece & pants to make a new kit for my Dwarf Paladin.
I built this set more or less toes-to-head, starting by looking for pants that coordinated well with the boots. I’ve struggled with these pants because the green patches on the knees usually clash with the other colors I’m trying to use with the gold, so I was pleased with the two-toned green effect created by pairing these pants and these boots. That made me think of these two-toned green shoulders, where the dark side is more like the boots and the light side is more like the knee patches of the pants. After that, the mix of bright, lemon-lime greens already in the set seemed perfect for bringing in the gauntlets. The Belt of the Triad neatly matches the celadon green tones of the boots, and its gold blends perfectly with the chestpiece and pants.
34) Royal Champion
Princess Poobah’s Tiara, Mantle of the Horusath, Leonine Breastplate, Replica Belt of Valor, Starcaller’s Plated Legguards, Judicator’s Gauntlets, Slime Kickers, Lookout’s Tunic*, Competitor’s Tabard*, Royal Mallet
I’ve had this sort of kit for a Paladin in the back of my mind for quite a long time. I didn’t actually make it, however, until the beginning of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games prompted me to put together a set of Transmogrification kits featuring the Competitor’s Tabard.
33) Everbright Truesteel II
Truesteel shoulders belt gloves & boots (3-670), Everbright Breastplate & Legplates, Azuresong Mageblade, King’s Bulwark
So I thought to myself, if I liked the combination of the maroon Elder Tortoiseshell and stage 2 Truesteel items so much, the combination of the periwinkle blue Everbright and stage 3 Truesteel items ought to be equally attractive. For version I, see the Warrior page.
It was rather tempting to just use the Steelforged Saber and Steelforged Aegis with this kit, as they were designed to go with the Truesteel items and do look fabulous with them — but that didn’t feel sufficiently creative and also distracted from the armor itself. If Karaelia were an Alliance Paladin, though, I might have used the Lion’s Fang and Lion’s Heart instead of these plainer items.
32) Steelforged Defender
Salvaged Steamwheedle Helm, Magnataur Pauldrons & Breastplate, Truesteel Waistguard (3-670), Blessed Trillium Greaves, Foundry-Fired Plate Handguards, Sha’tari Keeper Warboots, Blue Workman’s Shirt, Steelforged Saber (2-645), Steelforged Shield (3-660)
I love this shield. It looks almost as awesomely tanky as the famous Bulwark of Azzinoth (which I totally need to get… after Patch 7.0 clears out my inventory).
The coordination between the Northrend shoulders & chestpiece and this hat from the Cataclysm update to the 1-60 leveling experience was unexpected and quite delightful.
As with many sets, the shirt is necessary to fill in some tiny gaps between armor pieces that might otherwise be distracting.
Savage Blood Required: 75
31) Frozen Steel
Circle’s Stalwart Helmet, Spaulders of the Scorned, Truesteel Breastplate & Greaves (3-670), Greatbelt of Living Waters (LFR), Flash Freeze Gauntlets, Sapphiron’s Scale Boots, Cloak of Cheerful Flowers, Sabre of the Faceless Moon, Steelforged Aegis (2-645)
I really like the shoulders of the T11 Paladin set, but the whole outfit was a little too much. As so often seems to happen, though, a couple of expansions later, along came the perfect set to play mix-and-match with.
Savage Blood Required: 75
30) Royal Bulwark
Lightbringer Greathelm, Glorious Shoulder Pads, High Chief’s Armor & Legguards, Lightbringer Belt, Sunscale Gauntlets & Sabatons, Shadowvine Cloak of Infusion, Rich Purple Shirt, Quickening Blade of the Prince, King’s Bulwark
This kit is bold to the point of being garish, but that was kind of the point: to make a yellow & purple kit as loud as the red & green kits I’ve made for Winter Veil or the orange & blue kits I’ve made for Midsummer Fire Festival. At least to my eye, though, using a purple core with gold peripheral items was less garish than making a gold core with purple peripheral items would have been.
29) Fel Desecration
Pauldrons of Violent Eruption (LFR), Warrior’s Embrace, Refreshing Abalone Girdle (LFR), Direwing Legguards, Gauntlets of Steadfast Determination, Emerald Sabatons, Night Prowler’s Cloak, Lava Spine (N), Netherwing Protector’s Shield
Although this outfit uses most of the same peripheral pieces as my previous “Radiation Therapy” kit, changing the core of chestpiece & leggings and the weapons makes a big difference in the overall look!
This kit surprised me a bit by wanting the Xena Warrior Princess top — I’ve used the blue version of this chestpiece, but I didn’t think I would ever make a kit for which I would want the black version.
Any iteration of the Horseman’s Helm would be a fantastic finishing touch — but it’s my DK who has that, not my Paladin, and the account-wide Wardrobe isn’t quite here yet sigh…
28) Dragon Dawn
Rhinestone Sunglasses/Lightbringer Greathelm, Blood-Stained Pauldrons, Conqueror’s Breastplate, Hyperion Girdle, Legplates of Blazing Light, Flameguard Gauntlets, Magma Tempered Boots, Blazefury, Reborn/Dragonstrike, Reborn, Dawnforged Defender
Sometime during the first half of 2015, I found a pair of Rhinestone Sunglasses on the AH for the surprisingly reasonable price of 500 gold. I’d intended just to have my Banker wear them, but it quickly occurred to me that they’d be the perfect finishing touch for this kit.
This outfit has been a long time in the making. I collected the pants and gloves two or three years ago while I was farming Molten Core for the Paladin T1 set, but I hadn’t quite figured out what sort of Transmogrification kit I wanted to make with them. Then when the “Reborn” weapons appeared during Mists, I knew right away that the Molten Core items were what I wanted to use with the Reborn 1H sword and mace. I made sure to have my Blacksmith craft these weapons during Mists when they were current content. They are so intensive to make in both time and raw materials that I didn’t think I’d want to go back to make them later. It wasn’t until I got the Rhinestone Sunglasses, though, that I was inspired to actually put the kit together, and then I had to visit Molten Core again for the boots and spend some time on the Isle of Quel’Danas farming the rep to buy the shield.
We all know that the Exodar is a disco (right?), but Shu’halo are not exactly welcome there, so I boogied down in the Shattrath Residential District instead.
Pauldrons of the Wardancer, Savior’s Grasp, Emerald belt gauntlets & boots, Sunscale Legplates, Talon of Azshara, Crystal Pulse Shield
It always surprises me that this sword is a one-handed weapon instead of a two-handed weapon.
I think the demon face on this chestplate style is a little freaky, but if I don’t look too closely, the colors sure are pretty.
26) Crusade Champion
Thunderwood helm, chestpiece & boots, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Redemption shoulders & belt, Warbringer’s Legguards, Gloves of the Stela, Holy War Sword/Quel’Delar, Lens of the Mind, Highlord’s Favor, Argent Crusader’s Tabard
This is the set that Karaelia wore between the Jade Cricket kit and the Power of Pink kit. I recalled that when I’d created Karaelia’s original Crusader kit, I’d thought that sometime in the future I ought to make a set that mixed and matched the Thunderwood set and the Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Redemption set, so I used that idea when I set out to make a kit for her to wear while she was doing the Battered Hilt quest chain — and with Quel’Delar when she finished it.
25) The Power of Pink
Blood-Stained Pauldrons, Bloodscale chestpiece belt & gloves, Imperial Plate Leggings, Chromatic Boots, Nethervoid Cloak, Skettis Curved Blade, Aegis of the Vindicator
I’d recently made a new Transmogrification kit for my Paladin and hadn’t yet posted it, so I thought perhaps I’d pass on dressing her up for Love is in the Air this year. She kept poking me, however, that she hadn’t spent all that time in Hyjal Summit last year farming for the Blood-Stained Pauldrons to not wear them during Pink Season this year.
24) Jade Cricket
Jade set with Acid-Etched Pauldrons, Qon’s Flaming Scimitar, and Purehearted Cricket Cage
One of my goals during Mists of Pandaria was to heal in LFR with a character of every healing class. I achieved that goal, with a healer of each class who completed at least Terrace of Endless Spring from T14, all of Throne of Thunder, and Siege of Orgrimmar through the Sha of Pride. The very charming Purehearted Cricket Cage drops from the second boss in the Vale of Eternal Sorrows opening wing of the Siege of Orgrimmar.
I put up with the Jade set being platekini because I love its unique coloration so much. I’d be much happier if it looked on my female character the way it looks on male characters, though!
23) Shado-Pan Bulwark
Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Shoulderguards of Empty Memory, Glory of the Defender, Ogre Beater’s Belt, Legguards of the Fallen Crusader, Grips of Arcane Imprisonment, Deathseed Crushers, Rescuer’s Cloak, Stylish Black Shirt, Firestorm Hackblade, Shield of the Void
As long as Mists remains the current expansion, items containing both red and black will always immediately suggest that they be used in a Shado-Pan Helmet kit. Mists was already well enough along when I leveled my Paladin that I saved these Cataclysm quest reward items for future use in a Shado-Pan kit. Although her first Shado-Pan kit didn’t need them, they came in handy to coordinate with this chestpiece, which dropped while I was farming the Hyjal raid for something else.
22) Winged Triumph
Crown of Boastful Words, Mantle of Winged Triumph (LFR), Chestguard of Bitter Charms, Greatbelt of Living Waters, Legguards of the Apostle, Grips of the Fallen Council, Sabatons of the Humble, Cloak of Tranquil Clouds, Spellfire Longsword, Ancient Mogu Tower Shield (LFR)
This outfit is mostly comprised of pieces from another of my favorite tier sets from Mists LFR. Sadly, the sword that perfectly matches this shield, the LFR version of the Enchanted Shao-Tien Saber, is an Agility weapon and thus completely unobtainable by any spec of Paladin.
21) Tiger’s Judgement
Lightbringer Greathelm, Judgement Spaulders, White Tiger Breastplate & Greaves, Abandoned Zandalari Bucklebreaker, Hyperion Gauntlets, Boots of the Redeemed Prophecy, Butcher’s Apron, Malice, Outland Shield
This set takes a cue from PlaidElf‘s very effective combination of the T14 chestpiece & leggings with the T2 gloves & boots in her winning outfit for Week 9 of Dragonray’s Mog the World competition.
20) Pretty Pally Princess
Circle’s Stalwart Helmet, Pauldrons of the Touched, Chestguard of Bitter Charms, Legguards of the Apostle, Bloodscale belt gloves & boots, Shroud of Akali, Scimitar of Seven Stars (LFR), Aegis of the Vindicator
I’d been farming Plague Quarter of Naxx-25 for the Girdle of Unity. These DK starting zone recolor items also drop in Plague Quarter, and I happened to pick them up along the way. Looking at their powder blue color, I was reminded of a recent OLRG conversation concerning the suitability of baby blue and pink for Warlock attire — and then I just had to make this kit!
19) High Chief’s Justice
Justice Bearer’s Pauldrons, High Chief’s Armor & Legguards, Bog Walker’s Belt, Life Bearer’s Gauntlets + Junior Technician 3rd Grade Bracers, Fen Strider’s Footguards, Shadowvine Cloak of Infusion, Rich Purple Silk Shirt, Encapsulated Essence of Immerseus (LFR), Adamantine Kite Shield
I farmed the purple Judgment shoulders & gloves specifically to make this kit, and they will probably be the only pieces of that set that I collect. Someday, I’d like to acquire the original red/gold/black Judgment shoulders & gloves, too — but I don’t think I’ll ever collect the entirety of either set.
18) Radiation Therapy
Talonguard Helmet, Pauldrons of Violent Eruption (LFR), Alabaster Breastplate, Refreshing Abalone Girdle (LFR), Chitinous Plate Legguards, Gauntlets of Steadfast Determination, Emerald Sabatons, Kri’tak, Imperial Scepter of the Swarm (LFR), Ward of Despair
When Karaelia’s first venture into Throne of Thunder LFR netted her this belt, I had the idea to collect as many differently-sourced items as I could find in the color that Prinnie calls “nuclear snot green”. Perhaps Blizz is so fond of this color for the LFR versions of stuff as a way to subtly encourage people to do “real” raiding to get the better colors?
I also use a Grey Woolen Shirt with this set; it blends in nicely with the darker tones of the Alabaster Breastplate. I’d forgotten to actually save the shirt into the set in the gear manager, though, and when I switched sets to take pictures, I forgot to put it on.
17) Seven Stars
Circle’s Stalwart Helmet, Forgotten Peacekeeper shoulders chest & pants, Talonguard Girdle, Templar Gauntlets, Sapphiron’s Scale Boots, Cloak of Tranquil Clouds, Scimitar of Seven Stars (LFR), Don Gonzales’ Shiny Shield
This sword is why Karaelia did T14 LFR. When she finally got it, this set came together rather magically.
Kel’Thuzad drops a mace that exactly matches this shield. I suppose it’s not too surprising that both the mantid and the nerubians could have some tol’vir influenced/derived weaponry.
16) Purple Tiger
Elder Tortoiseshell Helm, White Tiger Mantle (LFR), High Chief’s chestpiece pants gloves & boots, Junior Technician 3rd Grade Bracers, Bloodfist Belt, Rich Purple Silk Shirt, Solianti’s Insect Smasher, Drillborer Disk
The purple noses of the LFR version of the T14 Paladin shoulders inspired me to pair them with the High Chief’s set.
I’m very fond of the combination of the blue Carapace Breaker and Zom’s Crackling Bulwark, so naturally I wanted to use the orange versions together, too!
Everbright set with Talonguard belt gloves & boots, Platinum Sword, and Tian Defender
This is the intellect plate set created from Timeless Isle armor tokens. The Tian Defender shield is identical to that used by Niuzao Sentinel NPCs at the Black Ox’s temple in Townlong Steppes.
14) Crusader Karaelia, the Argent Champion
Thunderwood Helm, Forgotten Peacekeeper Shoulders, Imperial Plate Chest, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Clasp of Meditation, Inkling’s Leggings, Gauntlets of Purification + Bracers of Ancient Tales, Glintrok Sollerets, Holy War Sword, Highlord’s Favor, Argent Crusader’s Tabard
The achievement that awards the Crusader title is account-wide, but Karaelia wanted it earn it properly, for herself, because she is a Paladin.
This outfit turned out very differently from how I originally imagined I might make an Argent Crusade kit for Karaelia — more silver, less gold. I’m really pleased with it, though. When I saw how nicely the Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Ornamented Spaulders coordinated with the helm, I almost used them. That was a little too much of the dull silver and gold tones than I really wanted for this kit, though. I might have to make another set that mixes and matches the Thunderwood set and the Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Redemption set later.
13) Shado-Pan Lightbearer
Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Runic Plate Shoulders, Alabaster Breastplate, Thorium Belt, Greaves of the Martyr, Bloodforged Gauntlets, Lavawalker Greaves, Redpine Cloak, Firestorm Hackblade, Bloodforged Guard, Stylish Black Shirt
This outfit is adapted from a striking black, white, and red ensemble originally designed by Honeypants of Mogoholic.
12) Vigilant Viking
Brighthelm of Guarding, Grave Protector Shoulderplates, Silver-Plated Battlechest, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Girdle of Prowess, Chitinous Plate Legguards, Reiver Claws, Glintrok Sollerets, Imbued Pioneer Cloak, Sword of Heartwrenching Slaughter, Shield of the Void
This +Int helm was actually useful to me, during the appropriate level range, so I kept it, intending to later make it the feature piece of a Vrykul-inspired Transmogrification kit. I Transmogrified this outfit over my Holy kit because I hadn’t yet taken pictures of the outfit I was currently using for my Prot kit. Now that I've made the outfit, however, it seems more suited to a Warrior than to a Paladin — which makes sense, really, because the Vrykul don't have Paladins, only Warriors.
11) Dawnchaser Brave
Emerald set with Strengthened Stockade Pauldrons, Insignia Cloak, Gladiator’s Salvation, Crystal Pulse Shield/Emerald Shield, and Thunder Bluff Tabard
The Dawnchaser Sunwalkers (e.g. Teya Dawnchaser) appear to be wearing a mixture of Relentless Gladiator’s and Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Elite gear. Karaelia will never be able to get that gear, so she’s content to emulate the Dawnchaser Braves instead. The shoulders worn by the Dawnchaser Braves look like they ought to be part of the crafted Fel Iron Plate set, but that set has no shoulders. Fortunately, the golden Stockade Pauldrons match the style of the NPC shoulders and blend well with the colors of the Emerald set.
10) Redeemed Blood Knight II
Embossed Plate Pauldrons, Ursa’s Embrace, Bloodfist belt gloves & boots, Leggings of the Ursa, Rescuer’s Cloak, Blade of Wizardry, Bloodforged Guard
The red-and-black color scheme traditionally used with this shield just doesn’t fit Karaelia’s personality. She is a Sunwalker, after all. Instead, I decided to use a darker-toned red-and-gold scheme. In the long run, when I’ve got the JPs to spare, I would like to use Liadrin’s Spaulders with this set.
Conqueror’s set with Pristine Lightforge Spaulders and Insignia Cloak
This set with these shoulders is a very popular combination, for good reason!
8) Bright New Day
Bloodcraver Pauldrons, Leonine Breastplate, Studded Girdle of Virtue, Starcaller’s Plated Legguards, Spiritualist’s Gauntlets, Earthmender’s Plated Boots, Rimblat’s Cloak, Greatsword of the Sunwalker, Sen’jin Tabard
Shortly before Karaelia dinged 70, I was idly browsing the AH and came across this weapon:
Its stats aren’t quite as good as the combination of the heirloom healing mace with Karaelia’s best +Int shield, but I just couldn’t pass up an opportunity to use the completely unique 2H Greatsword of the Sunwalker in a Holy-spec Transmogrification kit.
This kit lasted until level 74, when I went to Drak’Tharon Keep and won Tharonja’s Aegis. That shield all by itself has almost as much intellect as my 2H “of the Owl” mallet, so I reluctantly went back to heirloom mace and shield for my Holy set.
Hyperion set with Runic Plate Shoulders, Thorium Belt, Mageflame Cloak, Sunwell Blade, Outland Shield, Scarlet Filigreed Shirt, Silvermoon Tabard
Playing mostly Horde, I can’t help but associate this gorgeous set with the Sin’dorei.
6) Brightly Colored Shell
Bloodcraver Pauldrons, Jade chestpiece & leggings, Bloodscale belt gloves & boots, Rimblat’s Cloak
Shades of pink, mint green, and robins-egg blue create a brightly colored shell for a plate-wearing character!
5) Sealed with a Kiss
Runic Plate Shoulders, Bloodscale chestpiece belt gloves & boots, High Chief’s Legguards, Mageflame Cloak, Shield of Comrades*/Embossed Plate Shield
Someday, perhaps, I will obtain the Blood-Stained Pauldrons to wear with this set. Until then, the Runic Plate Shoulders will do. I’m delighted by how nicely the High Chief’s Legguards coordinate with the Bloodscale items — they’re just the right shade of purple.
4) Green Nutcracker
Runic Plate shoulders, Emerald chest pants gloves & boots, Thorium belt, Mageflame Cloak
Whereas most of Kregga’s brightly colored gear is specifically intended for goofy holiday outfits, the pieces of Karaelia’s Winter Veil outfit are recombined from two RP-motivated (but fully Transmogrification-friendly) ensembles that I am in the process of assembling for her.
3) An’she’s Glory
Glorious shoulders & belt, Sunscale chest pants gloves & boots, Insignia Cloak, Devout Aurastone Hammer, Highlord’s Favor
I’m wearing the Squire’s Shirt in this picture, but if I were to use this outfit again, I’d choose the Golden Filigreed Doublet.
2) Redeemed Blood Knight I
Bloodscale pauldrons, Ursa’s Embrace, Leggings of the Ursa, Hyperion belt gloves & boots, Tranquillien Champion’s Cloak, Sin’dorei Warblade
This set is a slight iteration of an outfit I originally described in “The Well-Dressed Paladin, Revisited” guest post I wrote for Manalicious.
After I decided that I would rather have a Dwarf for my secondary Paladin than a Blood Elf, I was delighted to find that this set also coordinates beautifully with the Ironforge tabard.
1) Sunsoul Plate
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The Sunsoul set is the gear that a Paladin is shown wearing on the new character selection screen. It is obtained in-game from the Warlords Garrison Salvage Yard.