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

52) Deathlord of the Ebon Blade

Warchief’s Mantle, Breastplate of Retribution, Bogslayer Belt, Legguards of the Resolute Defender, Death Grips, Boots of the Unwavering Will, Master Builder’s Shirt, Tabard of the Ebon Blade, Blades of the Fallen Prince (upgraded, first tint)
This outfit is a minor variation on one of the very first Transmogrification kits I made for Kregga.

51) Acherus Captain


Wapach’s Spaulders of Solidarity, Breastplate of the Imperial Joust, Dragonslayer’s Brace, Legplates of Relentless Onslaught, Cliffbreaker Gauntlets & Sabatons, Master Builder’s Shirt, Icier Barbed Spear/Blades of the Fallen Prince
The set from which the shoulders, chestpiece, and legplates of this outfit come is the armor of the Death Knight Captains in the Military Wing of Naxxramas. When it was made available to players via the Trial of the Champion dungeon, a bluish-silver recolor (sadly lacking shoulders) that is more suitable for Paladins and a bronze recolor that is more suitable for Warriors were added.

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

Some of the outfits in this collection are legitimate Transmogrification kits for a plate-wearing character. Others are RP-Clothes costumes intended to imitate the look of the blue-haired Kirin Tor-affiliated elves found in various locations. I’m not sure if these NPCs are actually supposed to be High Elves that have become blue-haired because of their exposure to arcane energy, or blue dragons in humanoid form. At any rate, the only way to achieve that appearance as a player character is to be a Blood Elf Death Knight.

1) Purple Plate Robe

Imperial Plate Shoulders, Breastplate of Many Graces, Girdle of the Righteous Path, Cassock of the Loyal, Jouster’s Gauntlets, Waterwalker Greatboots (LFR), Gale-Proof Cloak, Warmongering Combatant’s Mageblade
I know, I know, Purple Judgment is so cliche for a Death Knight. She’s not wearing it because she’s trying to be a Dark Paladin or somesuch nonsense, though. She’s wearing it because it’s a purple robe and she’s trying to be a Mage or somesuch nonsense 😉 The blue accessories help with that, don’t they?

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And now you have seen the other project that I’ve been working on for the past few weeks.

I was sad to see that the insta-WQ item was gone. It makes sense why, though. Like the Garrison & Order Hall gold missions, it would have been a thing that some people would have felt compelled to keep coming back for, and so they removed it. I have gotten enough from it, though. I accumulated enough Marks of Honor to get all the Legion PvP sets I wanted — as well as a number of PvP sets or items from previous expansions — with a small pile left over. I also got enough Honor that when the Patch 8.0 changes went through, my collective Honor level went up to 10 and earned me the default tint of the PvP appearance for my Artifacts — something that I wasn’t even trying to accomplish.

Rogue, Monk, and Hunter completed their Order Hall Campaigns.
Knowing what will be beginning today, and knowing that the devs are working story on at least the rough outline level an expansion or two in advance, the ending of the Rogue campaign left a slightly bitter, sour taste in the mouth.
The voice of the Dwarf Monk champion Angus Ironfist reminds me of that of my paternal grandfather.
If the Hunters need specialized ammunition to take on the felhounds being bred by Hakkar the Houndmaster at the felhound place in Faronaar, how is it that everyone else can just waltz in there and take them on with only their usual toolkits?

I hoped to get Warrior done, too, but then I hit a “do some more Champion missions” and didn’t want to stay up all night waiting for them. At this very late stage of the expansion, I didn’t have any trouble with the Ulduar scenario stage of the Warrior campaign, but with so many huge AOE packs!, I can see how it would have been absolutely brutal early in the expansion.

So I’ll finish Warrior tonight, and then I’ll have Priest, Paladin, and Death Knight left. I probably won’t be able to finish all of them by next Tuesday, because the chemical education conference that I’ve been anticipating all summer is Sunday through Thursday of next week. I should be able to finish them before August 13th, though… and hopefully I can get my Demon Hunter through Argus by then, too…

Although I would dearly like Kaelinda to have the golden eyes, her face is not one of the three golden-eyed faces.
Kelisanna’s face, though, is.

Kelisanna was probably at the Sunwell the day that Quel’Delar was purified there; she would have known that Kaelinda and Karaelia were travelling there, and why, and as a member of Lor’themar’s intelligence corps, she would have considered that she ought to be there for security reasons. She would also have been at the Sunwell the day that Kaelinda brought First Arcanist Thalyssra there and Alleria Windrunner showed up coincidentally (but not, to a spy, unexpectedly), for similar reasons. Either one of those events could have given her enough of an infusion of Light to cause the change in her eye color. She claims, however, that it was merely the extended exposure to all that gold in the Vault of the Uncrowned that did it.

But… I wasn’t really feeling it. If Kaelinda couldn’t have the golden eyes, it didn’t seem quite right for another of my established Blood Elf characters to have them instead. After a few days, I changed Kelisanna’s face back to the version with green eyes.

I still wanted a golden-eyed Blood Elf, though.

Long ago, I had a Blood Elf Paladin. Then Cataclysm gave us Tauren Paladins, and having two Horde Paladins felt redundant. So I faction-swapped my Blood Elf Paladin into a Dwarf, because Dwarf Paladins are awesome. I’ve been happy with my Dwarf Paladin — but in the back of my mind, I’ve missed my Blood Elf Paladin.

So I rolled a new, golden-eyed Blood Elf Paladin. She has the same hair color as and is indirectly named after the female Blood Elf Paladin who was the guild leader and healing leader of the guild with whom BTH and I raided Karazhan through Ulduar.

Before I faction transferred her, I’d gotten my original Blood Elf Paladin up to about level 63 or 64, which was high enough to solo the pre-Cataclysm Blood Elf Paladin mount quest chain. Because by that point in Wrath the Paladin mounts were learned automatically with riding skills at level 20 & 40, I did the quest chain primarily to get the auxiliary reward of the Blood Knight Tabard — which then got transmuted into a generic guild tabard when I faction transferred her. I was relieved to see that my new Blood Elf Paladin had access to the Blood Knight Tabard in the Appearances collection.

Speaking of interesting character appearances… There’s these blue-haired Eversong Elf Mages who show up in Kirin Tor places. I’m not sure if they’re actually supposed to be High Elves that have become blue-haired because of their exposure to arcane energy, or blue dragons in humanoid form. At any rate, the only way to achieve that look as a player character is to be a Blood Elf Death Knight (Void Elves don’t have that exact shade of blue, and their hairstyles are different, so I couldn’t quite replicate that look with my Void Elf Mage — though I’m sure she’ll mimic their clothes anyway).

I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve made and deleted a blue-haired Blood Elf Death Knight.

If I can create a new character just to have a golden-eyed Blood Elf… then I can create (again — and keep this time) a blue-haired Blood Elf.

Meet Kandrista the Eccentric, a Frost Death Knight who will frequently run around in a cloth robe, pretending that she’s a Frost Mage.

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

51) Reinforced Yak-Herding Apparel

Sunsong Armored Helm, Chilled Shoulderplates, Breastplate of Kel’balor, Dojani Girdle, Felsworn Legplates, Reinforced Hound-Handler’s Gauntlets (LFR), Lead-Soled Seabed Striders (LFR), Yak-Herder’s Longstaff
As promised, a more “everyday” sort of outfit using this combination of shoulders, gloves, and boots.

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There is among the tauren of Kalimdor a tribe named “Highmountain”, perhaps in distant memory of Huln and his kin. Along with the Bloodhoof, the Ragetotem, and the Grimtotem, the Highmountain are renowned as warriors who led out against and bore the brunt of the constant attacks from centaurs, harpies, quilboars, and gnolls. The most well-known members of this tribe are Jerrik, Melgromm, and Trag.

When, following Eitrigg, the warriors of the Horde assaulted the Broken Shore, not all of them were snatched away by Odyn’s Val’kyr. Among those left behind, fallen, was Kaiopeqa of the Highmountain tribe.

~*~*~

After raising General Nazgrim as the first of the new Four Horsemen, The Deathlord wondered if the Lich King had given her this power just to fulfil his ends… or if she could perhaps use it for her own, as well. For all of the tolerance and kindness that had been shown her by The Farseer and others, the friendships she had managed to forge — and despite having managed to locate and regroup several of the Grimtotem Ningha during her time at Frostwall Garrison* — she still felt lonely, somehow. Now, the burdens of being Deathlord weighed heavily upon her, and she desired an apprentice. Knowing of the warriors’ catastrophe from her friend The Battlelord, The Deathlord sent one of Dread Commander Thalanor’s aerial patrols to do some reconnaissance of the area and bring her back a test subject — preferably a tauren female, if they could find one. They brought her Kaiopeqa.

The Deathlord raised the Blades of the Fallen Prince over the corpse of the young tauren warrior and Kaiopeqa arose into undeath filled with horror and hatred and unholy bloodthirst.

The Deathlord promptly assigned her to collect the Maw of the Damned and Apocalypse. When her new apprentice had departed on these errands, The Deathlord heard the Lich King’s hoarse whisper in her mind: Very well, I shall let you have this one indulgence. But no more. This power is mine, to be used for my purposes and mine alone. You will use it only as I command.
The Deathlord replied: You are indulgent, my liege. I know how you allowed me to obtain these blades. I know how you permitted The Archmage to take Felo’melorn. I am satisfied.

The Deathlord watched and waited, patiently, as Kaiopeqa went through the same sequence of emotions as she herself had after being released from the Lich King’s grasp at Light’s Hope Chapel all those years ago. Horror and hatred sank into despair and depression. From those emerged, in time, a desperate need to control the sadism that had been inextricably imbued into the soul by the process of being raised as a Death Knight by channeling it into useful service to society**. When Kaiopeqa reached that stage, The Deathlord assigned Kaiopeqa and her tribesman Trag to respond to Archmage Khadgar’s request for heroes to aid the tauren of Highmountain.

The two Highmountain returned from Highmountain filled with more questions than answers concerning the origin of their tribe. More significantly, the experience had given Kaiopeqa a form of… not exactly peace… but consolation, perhaps.

“When I was in Tanaan Jungle”, Kaiopeqa told The Deathlord, “I saw the Eredar, and I saw the Draenei, and I felt sorry for what the Eredar had allowed themselves to become. It is better to be this and be able to continue to fight against the Legion, than to lie idle in the Earthmother’s Embrace and be unable to prevent all of our people from becoming like the Feltotem.”

~*~*~

* Aurochs Grimbane, Kaasa Blighthoof, Kilga Mourningsong, Tigar Frosthoof, and Tipa Rimehorn — all of them had taken new surnames that renounced their Grimtotem origins and embraced their identities as Knights of the Ebon Blade.
And then there was that taunka woman, Kaumaleia — though she hardly counted, either as a fellow Death Knight or as a friend. Kaumaleia had somehow managed to shake off almost all of the qualities of being a Death Knight except the unfortunate condition of being undead — and she managed to ignore even that most of the time, too. Kregga suspected that Kaumaleia had been one of the ice-shaman of her people before her death and raising, and that the similarity of that magic to the way in which a Death Knight wielded frost was what had allowed her to elude most of the corruption from the Lich King. Or perhaps the Lich King had never truly gotten ahold of Kaumaleia because she was so remarkably silly… Kregga could barely tolerate her.

** Death Knights love Dailies because those tasks give them ample opportunities to cause the suffering and death they require to quell their own pain.

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

50) Unseasonable Chill

Jewel of the Firelord, Chilled Shoulderplates, Embossed Plate Armor & Leggings, Dojani Girdle, Reinforced Hound-Handler’s Gauntlets (LFR), Lead-Soled Seabed Striders (LFR), Tabard of Summer Flames, Zoid’s Firelit Greatsword (N)
A few years back (see below), I made a Midsummer Fire Festival kit for my other Death Knight that featured the Embossed chestpiece leggings & boots with the Chilled Shoulderplates and Symbolic belt & gloves. I was certain that these gloves and boots from Trial of Valor LFR would coordinate better with the Chilled Shoulderplates. They do, so after the holiday is over, I should swap out all the other items in the outfit to make a more everyday sort of kit.

49) Hodir’s Breath

Circle’s Stalwart Helmet, Bloodcraver Pauldrons, Breastplate of Avenging Flame (N), Royal Qiraji Belt, Legguards of the Emerald Brood (N), Gauntlets of Purification, Boots of the Fallen Hero, Razorscale Talon
It was time to go back to being frosty. I picked out a weapon that I didn’t think I’d used for a Frost kit yet and went from there.

48) Darkmoon Demolisher

Acid-Etched Pauldrons, Revenant Chestplate & Leggings, Symbolic Belt Gauntlets & Greaves, Cloak of the Darkmoon Faire, Darkmoon Hammer
If you’re going to wear the Darkmoon Top Hat to get that sweet 10% XP and rep buff, you might as well own the look.
This kit takes its inspiration from the outfits worn by Mola and Ziggie Sparks.
There are two sets of plate armor that use the “Revenant” name: one from Classic that is a recolor of the crafted Thorium armor set and has a lot of lookalike items from Burning Crusade quest rewards, and one from Wrath that is a lookalike of the crafted Cobalt armor set. This outfit uses the Classic items.

47) Argent & Azure

Imperial Plate Helm, Field Plate Pauldrons, Breastplate of Avenging Flame (H), Lurker’s Girdle, Skyfire Greaves, Gauntlets of Purification, Boots of the Fallen Hero
On a whim, I decided to use this helm and see what I could put together to go with it.
The golden markings — body jewelry? — on the torsos of Lightforged Draenei remind me of the golden decorations around the ribcage of this chestpiece.

46) The White Lady’s Blue Child

Crown of Good Fortune, Festive Blue Pant Suit, Spiritualist’s Gauntlets, Golden Cenarion Greaves, Rage-Possessed Greatsword
Do the Tauren have a myth and a special name for Azeroth’s second moon?

45) Achy, Breaky Heart

Forever-Lovely Rose, Pauldrons of Swift Retribution, Thorium Armor, Bloodscale Belt, Pristine Lightforge Legplates, Flameguard Guantlets, Magma Tempered Boots, The Burning Crusader
I think these axes with the floating shards from Burning Crusade are so, so silly. The colors of this one are perfect for a so, so silly Love is in the Air kit, though!
I wasn’t feeling like I could do anything new with the pink plate items, so I thought I’d try this chestpiece and see what I could do with it. These pants pair with it beautifully! Then, of course, there needed to be some more gold in the outfit, and these gloves and boots fill that out quite nicely.

44) Crystal Knight

Brighthelm of Justice, Pauldrons of the Argent Sentinel, Breastplate of Avenging Flame (H), Legguards of the Emerald Brood (H), Flash Freeze Gauntlets (H), Tide-Stomper’s Greaves, Decalcified Elven Spear
Thinking about a wintery white and blue look, I started with the polearm. That suggested crystallinity, and this mixture of Paladin T5, T6, and T11 lookalike items followed from there.
I’m glad that belts can be hidden now, because the waistband of these pants is so pretty that it’s a shame to cover it up with an actual belt — especially the oversized belt style that is used by that particular set!

43) Gaudy Armsman

Finely-Tailored Green Holiday Hat, Runic Plate Shoulders, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Replica Lightforge Belt, Bloodforged Legplates, Emerald Gauntlets & Sabatons, The Untamed Blade
The green-tinted version of this weapon, the Talon of Azshara, is a 1H sword, so the red and green versions can’t be dual-wielded together for silly Winter Veil kits — more’s the pity.

42) Runic Plate

Runic Plate set with Girdle of Divine Blessing, Area 52 Engineering Gloves, Seethe, and Broken Promise
This just might be my favorite coloration of the Thorium Armor style. Perhaps that has something to do with its colors being very similar to those of Thunder Bluff heraldry?

41) Flames of Memory

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Spaulders of Manifold Eyes (H), Bloodfist Breastplate & Greaves, Abandoned Zandalari Bucklebreaker (LFR), Legplates of Absolute Control (H), Vice Grips, Darkhide Blade
The Underpowered Death Knight was the one to physically acquire the Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses; as my primary banker, she loves to collect decorative hats.
This shaded, two-toned blade is one of my favorite sword models from Mists. I picked the sword first, and the rest of the kit followed from there.

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

50) Dragons of Nightmare

Pauldrons of the Dragonblight, Breastplate of Vaulted Skies, Bogslayer Belt, Direwing Legguards, Gauntlets of Steadfast Determination, Stompers of Echoing Doom, Reign of Misery
Been thinkin’ I oughtta make a kit with these Burning Legion-themed maces from Sunwell all expansion long. Didn’t expect it to come out as an Emerald Nightmare-themed kit instead, though.

49) Dark Side of Elune

Crown of Dark Blossoms, Festive Black Pant Suit, Bogslayer Gauntlets, Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes, Warsword of the Ebon Blade
The circlet of black and red flowers is perfect for gloomy folk like Death Knights and Forsaken.

48) Ebon Pulverizer

Titan-Forged Plate Helm of Triumph, Doomplate Shoulderguards, Palewind Chestpiece, Belt of Unwanted Aid*, Firestorm Legplates, Eastwall Gauntlets, Boots of the Decimator, Aledar’s Battlestar
I started designing this kit to go with the polearm Black Ice, but I didn’t really feel like switching to Blood or Unholy spec, so I decided to find some 1H weapons to use with the armor that I’d assembled. On a whim, I looked at maces instead of swords or axes, and discovered that this mace, which looks absolutely enormous when wielded by Humans, looks rather more reasonably scaled for a Tauren.

47) Gaudy Brawler I

Red Winter Hat, Bloodscale Pauldrons, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Abandoned Zandalari Bucklebreaker (LFR), Felforged Legplates, Bloodforged Gauntlets & Sabatons, Firebreather, Blade of the Wretched
I’m more likely to use the holiday hats with my Tauren than with characters of other races because with my other characters, I want to see their hair.

46) The Sun Reaver

Helm of the Crestfallen Challenger, Spaulders of Manifold Eyes (H), Bloodfist breastplate girdle & greaves, Legguards of Abandoned Fealty, Gauntlets of the Immovable, The Sun Eater, Sunreaver Tabard
Between the name, the styling, and the source (a drop from the Kael’thas lackey who is the end boss of the Mechanar), this sword was just begging to be used in a Sunreaver outfit. It’s too massive for a Rogue to double-wield, however (at least to me), so it fell to my Frost DK to make the kit.

45) Nifflevar Berserker

Brutish Shoulders, Barbaric Iron Breastplate, Earthswell Belt, Legplates of Dominion, Gauntlets of Enforcement, Loam-Stained Greaves, Nifflevar Bearded Axe, Lifeforce Hammer
This axe, a Northrend Vrykul Archaeology rare find, and this mace, which is crafted, have sufficiently similar styling that I’ve long thought that they ought to be used in a dual-wield kit together.

44) Jolly Jade Giant

The Horseman’s Horrific Hood, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Dreadplate Shoulders, Jade-Skull Breastplate, Felforged Waistplate, Greaves of the Shatterer, Thatia’s Self-Correcting Gauntlets, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Warboots of Cruelty, Shawl of the Old Maid
I thought I’d use the green tint of the Blades of the Fallen Prince for Kregga’s Horseman’s Helm kit this year, but it was not quite as bright a green as I had expected it to be. The greens of this particular armor set work rather well as a more saturated version of the green of the swords, though.

43) Black Eye

Furious Gladiator’s Dreadplate Shoulders, Heroic Armor, The Plaguebringer’s Girdle, Thunderforge Leggings, Sandspire Gloves*, Demonbreaker Crushers, Sentinel’s Winter Cloak, Rimefang’s Claw
A difficulty with Death Knight kits is that because they are so often black, less black, and more black, they tend to begin to look all the same even though the contributing armor pieces may be widely varied in style and source.
This sword model first appeared in a red version carried by the Kirin Tor Battle Mages at Ulduar. I’d love to get my hands on that firey version some day; WTB a gold and purple version of this sword model, too, pls.

42) Deathweaver’s Tide

Crown of Chelonian Freedom, Koltira’s Shoulderplates of Conquest, Heavy Chestpiece of Eminent Domain, Dojani Girdle, Honorary Combat Engineer’s Heavy Legplates, Koltira’s Gauntlets of Conquest, Landfall Plate Boots, Cloak of the Iron Council, The Turning Tide
Having farmed Naxx 25 specifically to get this runeblade, it was time to make a kit with it. Lacking inspiration, however, after I’d picked out these shoulders, I decided to just use the whole set, plus this cloak that many minor Death Knight NPCs wear. Ah, well, the relatively subdued armor lets the blades be the focus of the ensemble.

41) Warmaster

Felbane Shoulderguard, Bogslayer Breastplate, Rubium War-Girdle, Flintlocke’s Piloting Pants, Boneclenched Gauntlets*, Ribsteel Footguards, Whelp Slaying Axe
An idea I had while making my Warrior’s most recent outfit. I didn’t want to wait a week or two for my Warrior to be ready to change her clothes, though, so Kaiopeqa (formerly my secondary Warrior, now the Deathlord’s understudy) gets to make a reappearance to model it.
If I am remembering correctly, these gloves dropped in the original version of Scholomance.

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