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Variations on chestpieces & leggings to go with the Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor for all of the classes available to Tauren.

Ancestral Chieftain’s Blessing

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor

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Ancestral Totemic

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor with Replica Vest of The Five Thunders, Sanctified Frost Witch’s Legguards, and Staff of the Earthmother
After wearing the Heritage of the Shu’halo set as-is for awhile, it was time to mix it up a bit. For a Shaman, I wanted to use a kilt. I hadn’t thought of this combo of chestpiece and kilt until I happened across it while working on this outfit — and I rather like it!

Ancestral Naturalist

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor with Thunderheart Vest and Origin of Nightmares
The Heritage of the Shu’halo set is rather like a cross between Baine Bloodhoof’s armor and the immensely popular Black Temple Druid Tier set.

Ancestral Survivalist

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor with Bloodmail Hauberk*, Sunfury Legguards, and Spear of Rethu
Although I really liked the mail chestpiece & pants I’d chosen for Kawneiha, I didn’t want to just repeat that combination for Ketura’s kit. I’d tried these pants as an alternate for Kawneiha’s set, so I knew I liked them with the rest of the pieces, but it took a few iterations to find a chestpiece that worked. The chestpiece I’m using dropped from Old Scholomance; if you haven’t got it, I also liked the how the Stage 1 Wayfaring Tunic looked.

Ancestral Berserker

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor with Warlord’s Iron-Breastplate, Thorium Leggings, and Kadrak’s Axe
With the Heritage of the Shu’halo set appearing to be made of non-metallic materials, plate was the most difficult armor type to work with. This combination works well enough, I suppose.

Ancestral Protector

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor with Plate of the Shaman King, Runic Plate Leggings, and The Hand of Antu’sul + Sternhorn’s Shield
This chestpiece was a natural choice for this kit, as it is worn by Baine’s Honor Guards and by various Sunwalker NPCs. I liked how the blue knees on these pants picked up on the blue accents on the headdress and gloves.

Ancestral Seer

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor with Ancestral Robe, Neophyte’s Shirt, and Staff of Feral Furies
How could I not use the Ancestral Robe for this? I rather liked how certain low-level red vests looked, too, so Kaohana, at least, will get another Ancestral Chieftain’s outfit sometime in the future.

Ancestral Brawler

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor with Feral Harness, Prospector’s Woolies, and Teroclaw Talon
The Prospector’s Woolies aren’t much more covering than the Ancestral Chieftain’s Loincloth, but it’s enough to look better to me.

Ancestral Gravewalker

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor with Antiseptic-Soaked Dressing, Tarnished Fanatic’s Wargreaves, and Mighty Gorian Cleaver
This was the most difficult kit to get right. Eventually, I decided that the set bone chestpiece was the best for a DK, so I put in a shirt. Though these pants are Trollish in origin, they have the same bone aesthetic, plus those gnarly skulls on the knees.

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Here are a few additional variations on the theme.

Ancestral Warchief

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor with Antiseptic-Soaked Dressing, Legplates of Feverish Dedication, and Beastkiller

Ancestral Hunt Leader

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor with Felstalker Breastplate, Scale Leggings of the Skirmisher, and Bow of the Great Hunter

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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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An RP Story with dialog mostly (though not entirely) directly quoted from the Heritage of the Shu’halo questline. You might want to skip this story for now and come back later if you intend to play through this questline yourself.

Kamalia awoke on a hard, cold, damp, sandy rock floor with the taste of brine on her lips. For a moment, she struggled to recall what her purpose for returning to the Maelstrom had been. Then a pair of greenish-blue webbed feet flip-flopped past. Oh, right. Nazjatar. With a portal open to Dazar’alor, the real question was why had she chosen to sleep here instead of going somewhere more comfortable? A better question than that might be had she really helped Saurfang, Thrall, and, of all people, Jaina Proudmoore and Spymaster Shaw rescue High Chieftain Baine Bloodhoof from imprisonment by Sylvanas Windrunner in the chambers Garrosh Hellscream had built underneath Orgrimmar? Or had that just been a dream or a vision, seeing through the eyes of someone else who was actually there?

When Kamalia returned from her morning scouting & foraging run with one of the Kelfin, she noticed that Spiritwalker Ussoh was not sitting in his usual place by the bonfire. Had he been there earlier in the morning? She wasn’t sure. She asked Regent Lord Theron where Ussoh had gone.

“He said he had urgent business in Mulgore,” Lor’themar replied, “and he requested that you join him as soon as possible. He also asked that you stop by the Embassy in Orgrimmar first, however, to meet with a colleague of his. I think this is probably a genuine request, but still… Go with caution, champion.”

Kamalia took the portal to Dazar’alor, and from there to Orgrimmar. She approached the Embassy with trepidation… Why was Ussoh needed so urgently back home? Was Sylvanas already beginning her punishment of the tauren for Baine’s actions regarding Derek Proudmoore and his subsequent rescue? She relaxed a bit when she saw another Spiritwalker standing outside the Embassy. (more…)

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

72) Ancestral Survivalist

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor with Bloodmail Hauberk*, Sunfury Legguards, and Spear of Rethu
Although I really liked the mail chestpiece & pants I’d chosen for Kawneiha, I didn’t want to just repeat that combination for Ketura’s kit. I’d tried these pants as an alternate for Kawneiha’s set, so I knew I liked them with the rest of the pieces, but it took a few iterations to find a chestpiece that worked. The chestpiece I’m using dropped from Old Scholomance; if you haven’t got it, I also liked the how the Stage 1 Wayfaring Tunic looked.

71) Ancestral Hunt Leader

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor with Felstalker Breastplate, Scale Leggings of the Skirmisher, and Bow of the Great Hunter
I’m not all that fond of the chestpiece and leggings of the Shu’halo Heritage Armor, so I thought I’d try swapping them out for some other pieces.
Kawneiha will probably wear this kit for a very long time.

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

41) Red Suede Prom Dress



Chestguard of Insidious Desire, Illidari Belt, Gloomtalon’s Spare Kilt, Bard’s Gloves & Boots, Misery’s End
If I’m remembering correctly, two-piece formals started to come into style in the real world about a decade or so ago.
I tried this kit with Hidden gloves, but the chestpiece includes wrappings around the lower arms, and I decided that it just looked better with the matching gloves on.
The red version of the Glaive of the Fallen carried by the Illidari Enforcers on the Fel Hammer would be perfect for this outfit, but alas, it doesn’t seem to be available to players.

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On Monday, I got through enough of Nazjatar for the 8.2 War Campaign to unlock. So today I went and did it, and then I did the Tauren Heritage Armor scenario.
They were awesome — very much worth the effort of pushing to get to them! The kids are waking up, so I’ll have to be brief — and although I won’t be talking much about the overall story, some of the details I mention might be considered spoilery if you haven’t done it yet, so I’ll put the rest behind a cut tag.
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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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