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Because I tend to spend my Sunday free time doing Transmogrification photo shoots, picture processing, and posting to character outfit pages, I might as well make a Transmogrification post the same day. Some of these outfits might get re-posted at a later date as part of a themed Transmogrification collection.

Aegwynn’s Last Apprentice

Nightvale Cowl & Waistwrap, Destroyers’ Mantle, Sketh’lon Survivor’s Tunic, Soothsayer’s Kilt, Soulcloth Gloves, Kimbra Boots*, Lavender Mageweave Shirt, Jaina’s Staff
Given that the former Guardian lived at Theramore and advised her, Jaina Proudmoore may be officially considered Aegwynn’s last apprentice. It seems to me, however, that possessing Aluneth would also make the First Conjuror of the renewed Tirisgarde Order in a sense a last apprentice of the Magna.

Golden Dream

Nightvale set with Blade of Savagery + Imbued Draenethyst Crystal
This lovely golden coloration of the Legion cloth leveling set is obtained from Val’sharah. I feel like the top of the outfit doesn’t quite match the bottom of the outfit, though, with those warm green and pink tones in the shoulders and those cool blue-grey tones in the skirt, gloves, and boots. There’s a grey quality chestpiece that looks like just the top of this robe; I’d love to have a Moggable chestpiece that looked like that.

Stylin’ Songbird

Stylin’ Purple Hat, Songbird Blouse, Ruffian Belt*, X-52 Pilot’s Leggings, Rope-Grip Gloves, Rapscallion Boots
This hat and chestpiece are an obvious combination, perfect for when one’s Rogueish purpose for being on the prowl is to break as many hearts as possible.
The red stripes on the pants do detract from the effect, but at least they’re not very visible in a straight-on front or back view.

Blade of the Martyr

Lightbringer Greathelm & Pauldrons, Bloodforged Chestpiece & Legplates, Abandoned Zandalari Bucklebreaker (LFR), Hyperion Gauntlets, Boots of the Redeemed Prophecy, Sawbones Shirt*
The kernel of this kit is the combination of the chestpiece & pants with the belt, which I came across while I was working on the Underpowered Death Knight’s Winter Veil kit. I saved the idea away for later, and soon decided that it would be a great foundation for a kit to use with the default appearance of the Ashbringer.

Skyhorn Stormtamer

Headdress of Sharpened Vision, Whitewater Amice, Vest of Living Lightning, Brightscale Waistguard, Expedition Forager Leggings, Battlebound gloves & boots
A kit to wear with the Skyhorn War Harness. I like the leather Druid T6 eagle hat better than the mail Zul’Aman eagle hat, but only NPCs can get away with wearing mixed armor types.
(This is the kit Kamalia was wearing during the past week, just before she reached Exalted with the Nightfallen.)

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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Because I tend to spend Sunday afternoon and evening doing Transmogrification photo shoots, picture processing, and posting to character outfit pages, I might as well make a Transmogrification post the same day. Some of these outfits might get re-posted at a later date as part of a themed Transmogrification collection.

Brunnhildar

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.

Under the High Mountain

Legion Dungeon Mail (blue version) with Kodo Mallet and Extinct Turtle Shell
I finally collected all of the pieces of this drogbar-styled Legion dungeon set. It wanted some primitive-looking weapons to go with it.
The design of the chestpiece is reminiscent of the Jade Witch and Troggbane chestpieces, with elements of the Shaman T13 chestpiece.

Volatile Power

Mantle of the Malefic, Robe of Volatile Power, Fire-Cord of the Magus, Silkwood Handguards, Replica Dreadmist Sandals, Spire of Scarlet Pain
This robe was famously seen on Katrana Prestor in classic WoW.
I love the leaf pattern on the skirt.

Burning Radiance

Katoom’s Mask, Robes of the Battleguard, Gossamer Gloves + Nightvale Wristwraps, Cloudscorcher Leggings, Kurkenstoks, Blade of the Burning Sun, Inscribed Red Fan
Every time I look through my 1H Swords trying to pick out a blade for a kit for one of my melee characters, I look at this sword and think, “I should make a Kismet kit with this sword for my Mage.” So I did.
Previously, I have used a shirt and pants under this style of robe because I’m uncomfortable with showing quite this much skin. This outfit wanted to be more daring… so it might not last very long.

Fel Spine

Demon-Rend Shoulderblades, Blessed Elunite Coverings, Illidari Belt, Jadefire Pants, Fuzzy Gloves + Jessera’s Fungus Lined Bands, Studded Green Anklewraps, Lava Spine
How a Burning Legion blade came to be in the gut of a lava worm in Blackwing Descent, I suppose we will never know.

Sin’dorei Duelist


Terokk’s Mask, Silvermoon Tunic, Pilgrim’s Belt, Ghostclaw Leggings, Bonechewer gloves & boots, Dazzling Mithril Rapier
A very classic look for a Blood Elf Rogue.

Blue Crane

Red Crane (LFR) Helm Mantle Vest & Legwraps with Snow Lily Belt, Heth’jatari Battlegloves, and Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes
I was getting tired of what Kate had been wearing — the Mistdancer set from the Garrison Salvage Yard, which she’d donned to go collect her first Artifact weapon — but didn’t have any inspiration for a new kit. That’s usually when I pull out a “recipe set” — in this case, the T14 LFR set that I’d collected, but not yet used. To complete the look, I had to go collect a Pillar of Creation to unlock the blue tint for Fu Zan — I chose the Tears of Elune because that one doesn’t require running a dungeon to get.

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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Baby hasn’t come yet, so I figured I might as well run another alt through the acquisition of Light’s Heart and the remaining Artifacts for her class. The Warlock was next up on the list.


I haven’t observed NPC reactions to Light’s Heart in any of the other Order Halls, but this one seemed entirely necessary and appropriate! It gave me a chuckle.

When Kalaneia reached level 102, Calydus suggested that she retrieve the other two Arifacts that he had found information about — the ones that she had rejected originally as being unsuitable for her favored school of magic. She still wasn’t interested in using those Artifacts herself, but she conceded that it would be the responsible thing to do to get them out of the hands of their current owners and into the custody of the Council of the Black Harvest. She decided that obtaining the other two Artifacts would be a good test for Kishalla.

The girl had shown up shortly after the conquest of Dreadscar Rift, claiming to be an apprentice of Shinfel Blightsworn and demanding that the hunt for her mistress must be pursued without delay.

“You will serve me now,” Kalaneia had told Kishalla, though she didn’t really want or feel like she needed an apprentice, “and you will bide your time until Rittsyn’s minions have managed to become competent enough to find us a lead on Shinfel.”

The Netherlord’s Tag-Along

Faded Spirit-Wrencher Shoulders, Ariya’s Auspicious Robe, Gem-Inlaid Velvet Cinch, Amaranthine Handwraps, any dark slippers, Chillwind Staff
I didn’t have anything specific in mind for the outfit of Kalaneia’s alter-ego, but I did have a specific appearance that I wanted — the smaller hoop earrings instead of the larger ones and the burgundy hair color in the “shy” cut. I didn’t originally intend to change the face, but I flipped through the options anyway and discovered that whereas I’d thought I already had the darkest lip color for Kalaneia, there was actually a face with a darker shade of red. So I picked that one.
Then I made an outfit to complement the appearance I’d chosen.

As I had guessed would happen when I did the Unholy Death Knight Artifact, the Affliction Warlock had the same conversation with Revil Kost. This time, I chose the trying-to-be-reasonable dialog options, and the final reply that Kost gave me was appropriately different than the final reply my Death Knight had gotten after choosing the sarcastic dialog options.

During this week, I also played through Val’sharah again, and I realized that the Karazhan Catacombs and the Black Rook Hold dungeons (where we rescue Maiev and a Demon Hunter) are the same map. The Black Rook Hold dungeons aren’t full of all the random cool knick-knacks that the Kharazhan Catacombs contain, though!

The Demonology questline started with a fun little scavenger hunt in Dalaran. I tried to guess where each of the items would be before I looked for the dot on my minimap, and I was right about all of them.

I rather expected Archmage Celindra to try to interfere with the ritual to locate Thal’kiel, so I was a little disappointed when she didn’t even seem to notice it happening.

I did both of these questlines in Destro spec.

Now I’ve completed “Arsenal of Power” for 8 classes, with Warrior, Druid, Priest, and Paladin remaining.

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After my Monk, my Death Knight was the next-closest to level 102. I ran her through the Falling Star questline, then took her back to Stormheim and poked at the brood of Nithogg and picked fjarnskaggl until she dinged.

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.

The Deathlord’s Understudy

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

The quests for the other two Death Knight Artifacts both took me to places I had been before; the Blood questline went to Niskara (Marks Hunter), and the Unholy questline went to the Karazhan Catacombs (Balance Druid). Though they were still very similar, these questlines felt more distinct, more altered to fit the different classes, than the Arcane Mage and Discipline Priest questlines did.

I had a hard time with Blood; I died multiple times and had to spend a lot of time eating between pulls. Although I’d equipped the 740 2H weapon from the Order Hall vendor, I’d forgotten to Runeforge it… (the existence of that weapon, however, makes me feel like I wasted my time farming for and then completely upgrading to 725 the 2H weapon from the pre-launch Demon Invasions). So when I got to the final boss fight, I chickened out of doing it in Blood and swapped back to Frost. I still died and had to run back, but I think I probably did fare better in Frost, with my 6-rank Frost Artifact, than I would have in Blood with my un-Runeforged 2H weapon.

Before I went to do the Unholy questline, I took a moment to Runeforge the Order Hall weapon. I felt like it did make a difference for my survivability in doing the Unholy questline as Unholy. I did it sans ghoul, however, and I took all the passive talents that did things other than buff the ghoul — though I did take the one that turns the gargoyle into a val’kyr. I tried the final boss fight as Unholy first just so that I could call the Dark Arbiter. It was rather close, but I beat it in one try. The ending of that fight was quite unexpected. I wonder if my Artifact Knowledge research might reveal more about that little scene?

In the Blood questline, it bugged me that Baron Sliver and Minerva Ravensorrow kept calling Margrave Dhakar just “Margrave”, as if that was really his given name. Margrave is a title! They should have been calling him “the Margrave” or “Dhakar”. Calling him just “Margrave” is like calling Duke Lankral just “Duke”.

In the initial encounter with Revil Kost, the Unholy Death Knight has three dialog choices for each stage of the conversation — a trying-to-be-reasonable option, a sarcastic option, and a flat-out attack. I took the sarcastic options. The Balance Druid just had a nice friendly conversation to begin with, but I suspect that the Affliction Warlock will also have to persuade Revil Kost to work with them, likely with the same set of (or very very similar) dialog choices to the Unholy Death Knight.

I intended to put Kregga into an entirely new & different kit after turning her back into herself. I went to the Barbershop first, however, and she looked so good in this outfit — better than Kaobeka did — that I decided to keep it for awhile longer.


the above items, plus Helm of Infinte Visions and Warsword of the Ebon Blade

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Because I tend to spend Sunday afternoon and evening doing Transmogrification photo shoots, picture processing, and posting to character outfit pages, I might as well make a Transmogrification post the same day. Some of these outfits might get re-posted at a later date as part of a themed Transmogrification collection.

**I had other things to do this Sunday and couldn’t get this post done then, but I won’t have any time next Sunday, either, and two weeks from now will be too late.**

Crystal Power

Slaughterhouse Spaulders, Fur Covered Robe, Girdle of Nobility, Royal Gloves + Wristbands of Divine Influence, Landfall Satin Treads, Sapmaster’s Cloak, Squire’s Shirt
Before taking Kaelinda to do the Falling Star questline, I exercised a little bit of meta-gaming knowledge to dress her in a Draenei-inspired outfit. Although this cloak is from Pandaria, the medallion between the shoulderblades is reminiscent of the Exodar sigil and Draenei-styled Outland shields such as the Draenei Honor Guard Shield.

Songbird

Songbird Blouse, Luminary Kilt, Rope-Grip Gloves, Pillar of Ferocity
The simple, shirt-like appearance of this chestpiece wanted a very simple outfit to go with it. I was glad to be able to find in my collection some bare-hand gloves that also fit under the belled sleeves. If I were making this kit with a race that wears shoes, I’d probably use the Sandals of the Insurgent.

Vrykul Swordmaiden

Blighthound Master’s Hood, Hateful Gladiator’s Leather Spaulders, Overgrowth Cutter Vest & Breeches, Belt of the Raptor, Oilrag Handwraps + Cranefeather Bindings, Kafa Leather Boots, Dragonsaw Boneblade
There are so many good piratey swords that aren’t the Dreadblades that I was having trouble choosing which one to use next. So instead of doing something piratey, I decided to build an outfit around this combination of shoulders & chestpiece. The rich brown Overgrowth Cutter variation is my favorite color of this particular style of Warlords quest reward leather, and I’d previously noticed how nicely these shoulders matched it.
During Warlords, I concluded that the Shadowmoon Cowl was my favorite hood style so far, and I wished that it were available in brown or black leather. This Legion leather hood matches the style of the Shadowmoon Cowl pretty closely, and it is available in both brown and black. Hurrah!
I’ve specified the bracers because these gloves are so short on the wrist that they need the tiniest possible bracers for the bracers not to show.

Demon’s Bite

Demon-Rend Shoulderblades, Chronicler’s Chestguard, Glade Wanderer Belt, Bladefang Legguards, Fuzzy Gloves + Bracers of Shattered Stalactites, Vision-Tainted Treads, Maimgor’s Bite
I wanted the weapons to be the primary eye-catching feature of this kit, so I chose more muted, subtle greens for the armor items — except for the shoulders, where that glowy fel green coordinates nicely with the glow of the axes. I liked this chestpiece for the way her tattoos to peek above the neckline.
Although the Fel Hammer hovers above Mardum, there’s no way to get back down there. If you fall (or jump) off the edge of one of the Fel Hammer balconies, a big stupid bat will catch you and carry you right back up.

And because it’s Winter Veil…

Wintermint

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 some weeks ago and filed the idea away for use in a Winter Veil kit.

Regal Holiday

Councillor’s Robes/Robes of the Royal Crown, Captain Sanders’ Sash/Councillor’s Sash, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Cloak of the Inciter/Drape of the Spellweaver, Fogcutter Staff/Conifer Cone Staff
This is a longtime favorite Winter Veil outfit idea of mine, but this year is the first time that I’ve actually done both color variations.

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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Because I tend to spend Sunday afternoon and evening doing Transmogrification photo shoots, picture processing, and posting to character outfit pages, I might as well make a general post the same day of any outfits that aren’t part of some themed Transmogrification collection that I’m working on.

Sixteen Tons

Underworld Helm, Hateful Gladiator’s Plate Shoulders, Breastplate of Vaulted Skies, Girdle of Gar’gol, Plated Magnataur Leggings, Fallen Brotherhood Gauntlets, Demonbreaker Crushers, Ebon Filigreed Doublet, Cold Iron Pick
A long-awaited mining outfit for my miner. I’ve kept putting it off to make other, newer ideas, but it has turned out better for the delay. In the beginning, I just knew that I wanted to make a kit with the mining hat and pick. I hadn’t really thought of anything else that I wanted to use in the outfit until I started to put it together. The Warlords chestpiece and boots, along with the Wrath PvP shoulders that I only acquired after they became available for gold, combine to make an appropriately gritty, grimy kit.

Argent Dawn Crusader

Lightbringer Greathelm, Pauldrons of Abyssal Fury, Jade Tiger Chestpiece, Girdle of Uther, Flintlocke’s Piloting Pants, Gauntlets of the Vanquisher, Obsidian Greaves, Ironfoe, Shield Against the Evil Presence, Tabard of the Argent Dawn*
This outfit concept started with the Thrall pants & boots, then picked up the Mother Shahraz shoulders. When I decided to add the Blackfathom Deeps shield, I also decided to put on the Argent Dawn tabard and make it a Paladin kit. I might try to made a different outfit using the pants, boots, and shoulders for my Warrior someday.

Netherlight Sun Priest

Whisperwind Spaulders, Spelltwister’s Grand Robe, Sash of Mortal Desire, Brewer’s Gloves*, Ogre Mage Staff
The Tauren Sun Priests at the Netherlight Temple conclave are wearing the Ulduar Druid tier robe & gloves. This works well from a lore perspective because the Tauren priesthood is a very recent offshoot of Tauren druidism, but it doesn’t work so well for Transmogrification. This Mists crafted robe seemed to me to be the most similar aesthetic in cloth; its colors recall the Phaelia’s Vestments of the Sprouting Seed recolor of the Valorous Nightsong robe.

Spellbinder’s Lament

Wang’s Unshakable Smile, Mantle of the Extensive Mind, Spellbinder Robe, Wine Tasting Gloves, Junglestrider Sandals, Mantle of Doubt, Staff of Solemn Secrecy
Still a Priest tier-lookalike hat, but at least a less saintly-looking one. If Patch 7.1 hadn’t added the ability to hide belts, I’d be using the Belt of Arcane Storms with this outfit.

Erinys’ “Nothing Gold Can Stay”

Mystical Mantle, Greater Adept’s Robe, Soulguard Girdle, Soulcloth Gloves, Mountainsage Sandals, Darkmist Cape, Wand of Happiness, Suntouched Flowers
Erinys created this outfit in April 2014 for MoMaR’s “ROYGBIV” Transmogrification contest. The colors remind me of crocuses blooming above the snow in early spring.
Kaylynda still hasn’t been to the Broken Isles to establish her Order Hall and get her Artifact weapon, so she is still free to make wand-wielding outfits.

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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Because I tend to spend Sunday afternoon and evening doing Transmogrification photo shoots, picture processing, and posting to character outfit pages, I might as well make a general post the same day of any outfits that aren’t part of some themed Transmogrification collection that I’m working on.

Rivermane Shaman

Mountain Throne Coif (N), Burning Sky Pauldrons (N), Sanctified Frost Witch’s Tunic, Tol’Vir Hereditary Girdle, Lightning-Infused Leggings, Grips of Fierce Pronouncements, Furbolg Medicine Totem, Loa-Binder Disc, Rivermane War Harness
For some reason, I think this furry parka-like version of the folded hood helm doesn’t look quite as silly as the original Warlords version of the style. Maybe that’s because I’m rather fond of Jale Rivermane, who inspired this outfit.
Pherian gave me the idea to use the Rivermane War Harness as the perfect finishing touch for this outfit concept — thank you!

Lady Firehawke

Firehawk Hood (N), Mantle of Closed Doors (N), Fire-Gizzard Robes, Gem-Inlaid Velvet Cinch, Ritual Gloves, Landfall Satin Treads, Dungeoneering Guide
This kit happened because Felo’melorn needed to be used in combination with this hat. Although I’d like this hat better if everything below the maroon roll wasn’t there, I do love that long elegant firey plume.

Crimson Veil

Bonechewer Shoulderguards/Hidden shoulder, Primalstorm Breastplate, Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch, Mystic Sarong, Blacksting Gloves, Sandals of the Insurgent, Eternally Folded Blade
The problem with the Mystic Sarong is that although it matches the Sandals of the Insurgent perfectly, it also mostly covers up how perfectly it matches them. Setting her to dancing seemed like the simplest way to produce an easily observable range of motions that might allow me to capture the design of the sandals and the design of the kilt in the same image.
Additionally, the matching chestpiece, the now unobtainable Polychromatic Visionwrap, is cloth.
I debated whether or not to use shoulders with this kit. It feels more properly Demon Hunter-ish to leave them off, to better display her tattoos, but I also really like the way the outfit looks with the shoulders included. So as with the previous kit, I spent some time with the shoulders on, and some with them off.
This kit also seemed like a good opportunity to use the more elaborate of the Sin’dorei-themed blindfold designs.

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.

Today was also a supremely lucky day for fishing — both of my characters who’d been trying to get fancy fishing poles got the ones they wanted today!

Now if only the devs would make fishing poles Moggable, so that I could Mog over that creepy floppy murloc skeleton when I get the Underlight Angler

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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