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Now that I’ve reached my primary Patch 8.2 goal of obtaining the Tauren Heritage Armor, what next?
Securing flying in Battle for Azeroth zones ought to be the next major goal, right?

I am currently about a quarter of the way from Honored to Revered with the Unshackled, and I’m about 2/3rds done with the “get 3000 XP for your Kelfin buddies” quest.

I prioritize my Kelfin buddy’s quests, because that’s the gate on the zone story questchain. I do those, plus whatever Mardivas puzzle chests are up, and whatever WQs I pass through on the way to my Kelfin buddy’s quests and the Mardivas puzzle chests. I don’t try to do all the WQs in the zone. Although I pick up the Requisition and Bounty quests, I mostly ignore them because even with the nerfs, I rarely manage to complete them “as I go along” while doing my higher priority objectives, and I don’t ever feel like running around the zone looking for those things after I’ve completed my higher priority objectives. I’ve picked up an Unshackled Contract, so I’ve been doing the Zandalar Emissaries again, too — if I feel like I have the time and energy.

I’ll figure out a Mechagon routine when I get there, which won’t be until after I’ve reached Revered in Nazjatar.

Besides various RL events and the uncomfortable realization that the beginning of Fall semester is only about 5 weeks away, so I really need to get back to work on getting my courses set up, I’m getting distracted again by other things I want to accomplish in Azeroth.

Now that I’ve got my (Kalimdor) Tauren Heritage Armor, part of me wants to abandon BfA content for awhile and just level my Highmountain Tauren Druid up to 110 so she can get her Highmountain Tauren Heritage Armor.

Thinking about that reminds me that I want to get Kaelinda up to 120 to get the Sin’dorei Heritage Armor. (There’s my Void Elf to be leveled, too, but she’s much lower priority because I am less interested in the Void Elf Heritage Armor.)

And what about Kaylynda and the whole Alliance side of the story — not to mention recruiting the Kul Tirans?

And then there’s my Tauren Druid, for whom I’ve been collecting a bunch of leather Island Expeditions stuff off of the AH, and my Night Elf Druid, who would like to give being dark-eyed a try…

…But, flying

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Faction dichotomy takes the stage in this week’s installment of the Sunday Mog Show.

Druid of the Talon

Dragonhawk Hat, Preened Ironfeather Shoulders, Vest of Sobbing, Narf’s Explosiveproof Strand, Oil Gush Leggings, Discarded Slaughterhouse Gloves, Scourgebane Treads, Fordragon Blades
I first saw this glaive carried by the Druids of the Talon at the Shrine of Aviana. I’d never noticed it as a player weapon before, so I assumed that it was an NPC-exclusive model. When the Wardrobe came out, I searched for it in the array of polearms that I hadn’t yet collected, but couldn’t find it, so I continued to think that it was an NPC-only model. Recently, Alunaria tipped me off that it is an Alliance-exclusive model from the Trial of the Crusader. My Horde Druid still can’t imitate the Druids of the Talon, but now my Alliance Druid can!
The NPCs are wearing a brown recolor of the Feralheart hat that isn’t available to players. The Dragonhawk Hat seemed like the best substitute.
Some of the other Druids of the Talon, most notably the female Tauren, are wearing the Phantasmal Headdress, a recolor of the shoulders that is only available to players in mail, the Vest of Restraint, and pants that match the vest but are unavailable to players.
The Druids of the Talon found at Skysea Ridge on Draenor-of-the-alternate-timeway are wearing different armor, but carry the same glaive.

Paku’ai or Raptari?

Coarse Leather Armor with Chieftain’s Headdress and Warmongering Combatant’s Battle Staff
The Horde version of the Battle for Azeroth crafted leather gear (also the Jambani quest set from Zuldazar and the Brutohide BOE set) is the outfit worn by the Paku’ai flight masters of Zandalar. These devotees of the pterrodax loa Pa’ku are led by Hexlord Raal. This armor is also worn by Wardruid Loti, the leader of the followers of the raptor loa Gonk. Given that Loti and Raal are Zandalar’s version of Beatrice and Benedick and that Raal incites his followers to an intense (and rather juvenile) rivalry with hers, the shared armor appearance leads to all manner of annoyingamusing confusions.

Tidespray Linen


Tidespray Linen set with Fangcaller’s Staff (H)/Tidespray Linen set with Lord Aldrius’ Greatstaff (A)
The crafted gear from Battle for Azeroth has faction-dichotomous appearances. For Horde characters, the tailored Tidespray Linen set has the same appearance as the Loa Speaker quest set from Nazmir. For Alliance characters, the Tidespray Linen set has the same appearance as the Wickerwoven quest set from Drustvar. If Horde characters want the Alliance appearance, they should look for the Heartsbane set on the AH. If Alliance characters want the Horde appearance, they should look for the Bloodhex set on the AH.

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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.

If any of you, my dear readers, have kits that you’d like to share, I’d be happy to add you to the show! Just email me your picture(s), along with a list of the items in the outfit. I don’t regularly check my blog email, though, so if you’ve sent me an outfit, please make a comment on the most recent Sunday Mog Show post so that I know to check my blog email for your contribution.

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For the Alliance!


Mountainsage Hood, Primal Mooncloth Shoulders, Whispering Tunic, Bridenbrad’s Sash, Leggings of the Night Sky, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Faith Healer’s Boots*, Bone Witch’s Drape, Replica Lion’s Fang, Divine Companion, Stormwind Tabard


Kodo-Repellant Shoulders, Silksand Wraps, Belt of Unsolvable Problems, Gaze Dreamer Pants, Gloves of Rapid Evolution, Ritual Sandals, Bloodpetal Cloak, Orange Mageweave Shirt, Excavation Rod*, Everglow Lantern*, Ironforge Tabard


Eye of Flame, Orchid Amice*, Cat Lover’s Vest, Dreamer’s Belt, Darkweave Breeches, Gossamer Gloves + Courier’s Wraps, Elegant Boots, Staff of Dominance, Gnomeregan Tabard


Buoyant Shoulderpads, Replica Sorcerer’s Robes, Belt of False Promises, Gandling’s Gloves, Footfalls of Memories, Mok’Morokk’s Beat Stick, Darnassus Tabard


Ceremonial Shoulderpads of Karabor, Astralaan Robe, Ceremonial Sash of Karabor, Wild Gladiator’s Gloves of Prowess, Staff of the Redeemer, Exodar Tabard & Mantle


Lord Walden’s Top Hat, Enumerated Shoulderpads, Sorcerer Drape, Juju Belt, Godfrey’s Britches, Fel-Infused Grips, Woolen Boots, Staff of Deserved Tranquility, Gilneas Tabard


Arcane Pads, Blue Linen Robe, Sorcerer Sash, Heavy Linen Gloves, Tushui Tabard

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For the Horde!


Circle of Flame, Simple Blouse, Aboriginal Sash, Ritual Leggings, Ritual Gloves + Cuffs of Black Elements, Kurkenstoks, Thaumaturgist Staff, Orgrimmar Tabard


Stonecloth Epaulets, Aboriginal Robe, Crimson Silk Belt, Ritual Gloves + Magiskull Cuffs, Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes, Staff of Firey Fate, Darkspear Tabard


Nimar’s Tribal Headdress, Silksand Shoulder Pads, Native Robe, Wise Man’s Belt, Heavy Linen Gloves + Featherbead Bracers*, Staff of Feral Furies, Thunder Bluff Tabard


Enumerated Shoulderpads, Mindwrack Robes, Clutch of Andros*, Cobalt-Threaded Gloves, Apprentice Boots, Wand of Qiraji Nobility, Light-Imbued Lantern, Undercity Tabard & Mantle


Sanctified Bloodmage Shoulderpads, Silvermoon Robes, Black Belt of Knowledge, Primal Combatant’s Gloves of Prowess, Sorcerer Slippers, Mantle of Silvermoon, Book of Highborne Hymns, Silvermoon City Tabard


Embersilk Tunic Cord & Leggings, Phoenix Gloves, Ritual Sandals, Spider Frier, Kobold Candle, Bilgewater Cartel Tabard


Exquisite Sunderseer Mantle, Red Linen Robe, Apothecary’s Waistband, Ritual Gloves, Apprentice Boots, Renzithen’s Dusty Cloak, Wand of Separation, Seer’s Fine Stein, Huojin Tabard

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Having had the good fortune to obtain a Lovely Black Dress, I made an outfit with it for my Void Elf.

Little Black Dress

Forever-Lovely Rose, Lovely Black Dress, Stonecloth Britches, Silver-Thread Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Clear Crystal Rod*/Diamond Tipped Cane

Then I got to thinking about how there are three other colors of the Lovely Dress, and three other Elf races, and these outfits practically made themselves:

Lady in Red

Forever-Lovely Rose, Ferocious Gladiator’s Silk Amice, Lovely Red Dress, Stonecloth Britches, Night Dreamer Handwraps + Nightvale Wristwraps, Boots of the Tempest, The Sunbreaker, Penelope’s Rose*
Meet Kaelydia, a new alter-ego whose story I might get around to telling one of these days.

Arcwine

Ternary Mantle, Lovely Blue Dress, Royal Trousers, Gloves of the Infernal Nocturnal, Shimmering Geta, Staff of Haunted Memory
Koralythria is too young and not of a high enough social class in Suramar City to have the glowing tattoos permanently, but she went and got a temporary set for this special occasion.

Moonshimmer

Orchid Amice*, Lovely Purple Dress, Stonecloth Britches, Replica Virtuous Gloves + Dryad’s Wrist Bindings, Kurkenstoks, Mok’Morokk’s Beat Stick
Imagine the original Ashenvale music playing…

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

16) Druid of the Cycle

Antlers of Malorne, Thunderlord Shoulderguards, Slavebreaker Tunic, Cruel Gladiator’s Dragonhide Belt, Kurenai Kilt, Gloves of the Flayed, Coarse Leather Treads, Skullcutter of Trials
Death and decay are essential processes of the natural cycle and balance of life…
A creepy Drustvar-inspired kit. I’ll have to make a more cheerful Kurenai Kilt kit sometime in the future.

15) Kul Tiran Coarse Leather Armor

Coarse Leather Armor with Pork-Chopper Pike
The Alliance appearance of the Battle for Azeroth crafted leather armor matches the Darkwater quest set from Stormsong Valley. Horde characters can obtain this appearance by collecting the Briarback set of BOEs from the AH.
Although I have not historically been a fan of hoods, the hoods from the leather quest sets from the Broken Isles and Kul Tiras are really quite sleek and attractive.

14) Druid of the Talon

Dragonhawk Hat, Preened Ironfeather Shoulders, Vest of Sobbing, Narf’s Explosiveproof Strand, Oil Gush Leggings, Discarded Slaughterhouse Gloves, Scourgebane Treads, Fordragon Blades
I first saw this glaive carried by the Druids of the Talon at the Shrine of Aviana. I’d never noticed it as a player weapon before, so I assumed that it was an NPC-exclusive model. When the Wardrobe came out, I searched for it in the array of polearms that I hadn’t yet collected, but couldn’t find it, so I continued to think that it was an NPC-only model. Recently, Alunaria tipped me off that it is an Alliance-exclusive model from the Trial of the Crusader. My Horde Druid still can’t imitate the Druids of the Talon, but now my Alliance Druid can!
The NPCs are wearing a brown recolor of the Feralheart hat that isn’t available to players. The Dragonhawk Hat seemed like the best substitute.
Some of the other Druids of the Talon, most notably the female Tauren, are wearing the Phantasmal Headdress, a recolor of the shoulders that is only available to players in mail, the Vest of Restraint, and pants that match the vest but are unavailable to players.
The Druids of the Talon found at Skysea Ridge on Draenor-of-the-alternate-timeway are wearing different armor, but carry the same glaive.

13) Piebald Lagomorph

Black Spring Circlet, Ghostwalker Pads, Scouting Tunic, Dusky Belt, Wild Gladiator’s Leggings, Boneshredder Gloves, Scouting Boots or Spring Circlet, Taut Dragonhide Shoulderpads, Boneshredder Jerkin, Highlander’s Leather Girdle, Scouting Trousers, Bandit Gloves, Boneshredder Boots; Jin’do’s Verdict
I keep going back and forth on which version of this outfit I like better.

12) Ashamane’s Cub

Wild Combatant’s Dragonhide set with Conqueror’s Nightsong Cover, Coarse Leather Waistguard, Master Brewer’s Gloves, Kafa Leather Boots, and Fangs of Ashamane (default appearance)
A decade ago, when I was first beginning my journey in Azeroth, after creating our Tauren Shaman & Druid and playing with them for awhile, BTH and I thought it might be fun to create a pair of Alliance characters, too. We decided to make Super Stealth Buddies: he made a male Night Elf Rogue, and I made a female Night Elf Druid. That character was named Kivrin, after the protagonist of Connie Willis’s excellent Doomsday Book. We didn’t have as much fun with our Night Elves as we did with our Tauren, however, and eventually Kivrin got pruned from my growing alt roster. I reassigned her name; given the Black Plague setting of Doomsday Book, it seemed more appropriate to give the name Kivrin(ne) to a Forsaken character.
Kivrin now returns as a Feral-specced alter-ego of Kerithian. The original Kivrin had this hairstyle and color. She also had the “shadow” tattoo style that Kerithian now wears, but to further differentiate the two characters (because I’ve kept the skin tone and face the same), I’ve changed her tattoo style to the “blades” design that matches the markings on the face of the Night Elf Cat Form.

11) Heartwood


Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Dragonhide with Cenarion Helm, Furious Gladiator’s Wyrmhide Spaulders, Thatch Eave Vines, and G’hanir (original appearance, default tint)
I picked up this set for Marks of Honor in late Legion because it’s the outfit worn by Lyessa Bloomwatcher, the original keeper of G’hanir. When I was looking for something for Kerithian to wear to the Chamber of the Heart, its leafy green colors seemed like just the thing for the occasion.

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Crown of Good Fortune, Deep Earth Shoulderwraps (N), Expensive Tunic, Darkwood Sentinel’s Cinch, Shado-Pan Reliquary Kilt (LFR), Twisted Wraithtalon Gloves, Hot Spring Sandals, Springrain Staff

I don’t know what you do and don’t have in your Wardrobe, Alunaria dear — I don’t have half of these items myself — but perhaps this will give you someplace to start?

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

13) Azsh’ari Stormsurger

Azsh’ari Stormsurger Benthic Mail Armor with Boggspine Knuckles and Wheel of the Lost Hope
After Kamalia obtained a complete Benthic armor set but didn’t want to wear it as her next outfit, I was rather delighted to find that Kjerstin, who is still level 110 and hasn’t been to Kul Tiras yet, could Mog it. I suppose I should have expected that, as all the armor in any given level bracket is now available to someone at the very beginning of that level bracket — but somehow I still thought that perhaps she might have to be level 120 to use it.
I prefer it without the hat, though. I think the starfish over the eye just looks silly.
I thought I’d take the pictures for this outfit in Vashj’ir… but having been Boosted, Kjerstin hasn’t actually opened that portal yet.

12) Whispering Woods

Crone-Seeker’s Chainmail with Wheel of the Lost Hope
Interestingly, doing Battle for Azeroth quests on a character of one faction automatically awards the corresponding quest reward appearances to a character of the other faction. Thus, by the time Kamalia had quested all the way through Zandalar, Kjerstin’s wardrobe had filled up with the Kul Tiras quest mail armor.
After Winter Veil ended, Kjerstin wore her Ironforge Magma-Shaper kit until Kamalia had quested all the way through Zandalar and she could don a full set of Kul Tiran chainmail before even setting foot on the fabled island nation. This coloration of the Kul Tiras quest mail armor is obtained in Drustvar. Horde characters wishing to obtain this appearance should look for the Barrowknoll set on the AH.
I love the plaid-patterned padding under the leather and mail in this armor design!

11) Elements of Holiday Cheer

Green Winter Clothes with Bog Epaulets, Unyielding Fists, Brackwater Boots, Zangarra Scepter, and Emerald Shield/Red Winter Clothes with Engraved Pauldrons, Gauntlets of Divinity*, Boots of the Skybreaker, Firecrystal Mace, and Crest of Supremacy
The red version of this outfit turned out much better than the green, I think. The gloves I used are from the original version of Scarlet Monastery; if I didn’t happen to have them, I would have used the Bloodlust Gauntlets.
Unless I have some fabulous idea for a new kit, Kjerstin will go right back to wearing her Ironforge livery (#10) when the holiday is over.

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