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

173) Lady in Red II/Lady In Blue

Red: Wanderer’s Snowy Scarf, Ferocious Gladiator’s Silk Amice (H), Wanderer’s Snowy Cloak, Lovely Red Dress, Fine White Evening Gloves, Crazed Traveler’s Legwraps, Warm Red Woolen Socks, Vengeful Gladiator’s Battle Staff
Blue: Wanderer’s Snowy Scarf, Ferocious Gladiator’s Silk Amice (A), Wanderer’s Snowy Cloak, Lovely Blue Dress, Fine White Evening Gloves, Cobalt Watcher’s Leggings, Sage’s Boots, Apostle of Argus
The red version is an iteration of the outfit in which Kaelydia first appeared (see Blood Elf Mage #59).
The white items from the Trading Post inspired me to revisit it — and also to make a blue version — both of which are also iterations on a similar oufit I recently made using the Lovely Black Dress (see Blood Elf Mage #163).

172) Ysera’s Bloom

Crown of Boundless Courage, Fireplume Plumage, Iridescent Warcloak, Festive Pink Dress, Memory of Ysera + Hidden Gloves, Fireplume Insignia, Sandswept Sandals, Warpstaff of Arcanum
I saw another player wearing this combination of flower crown, cloak, dress, and corsage during Lunar Festival. The addition of the Fireplume items, however, is my own embellishment of the concept.

The Anima-Siphoning Sword (shown with Stratholme Lily) would coordinate nicely with the cloak, but I’ve been camping the Zereth Mortis rare spawn that drops it without success.

171) Achren

Soulbreaker’s Ebony Hood, Curtainfire Mantle, Mantle of Burnished Blades, Grim-Veiled Robe, Radiant Court Handwraps, Gem-Inlaid Velvet Cinch, Sinful Inquisitor’s Slippers, Abracadaver (H)
The Sanctum of Domination raid sets shared models with the Shadowlands crafted Legendary items. Although the appearances of the crafted Legendary items initially could not be used for Transmogrification, I crafted the robe just in case. And I lucked out; around the time Dragonflight launched, the appearances of the crafted Legendary items were converted to be Moggable and qualify as raid item lookalikes to unlock Appearance collection completion progress. Not only that, they also changed from black to the Mythic colorations of the raid items. So here’s an outfit to use the Sanctum of Domination robe, just once.
This outfit takes its name from the evil sorceress queen of the Chronicles of Prydain.

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Welp, I’ve got what I wanted from the Diablo IV launch promotion/crossover event.

Enmity Hood, Treasure Nabbin’ Bag, Gray Woolen Robe, Moonsole Slippers, Garden Pitchfork

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It’s nice this month that Children’s Week is early enough in the month that doing Holiday activities will actually be a significant contributor to collecting my Trading Post currency for the month, rather than being things I do after I’ve finished it off just for the fun of it.

I’ve already picked up the Wanderer’s Snowy Trappings and the pretty High Priestess’s Ceremonial Drape. The Lost Crown of the Arcane was an immediate must-have, too, seeing as how it is a recolor of one of my all-time favorite Mail Tier helms, the Crown of Flame from Firelands. I have the Magenta Cloud Serpent frozen from last month. I could get it this month if I choose not to get the Trial of Valor cloth set recolor or the Stormheim Vrykul leather set recolor. Knowing that stuff I’ve passed on will eventually come around again makes me feel less fretful about that decision.

As far as Children’s Week goes — I think I’ve done both the Classic and Cataclysm versions for both factions (because I seem to remember noticing the differences the first time I did the new versions); I’ve done the Burning Crusade quests for both factions; I’ve done both of the Wrath of the Lich King neutral options; but I was feeling burned out on Holidays during Battle for Azeroth and haven’t done the newest Children’s Week quests yet. So to do Children’s Week activities for the Trading Post, I guess I’ll start with the Zandalari and Kul Tiran orphans; to get the most out of that, I should go do them with characters who need XP, maybe my Druid and Human Mage. Then I think Kaelinda ought to go take Salandria to see her future self, and I haven’t quite decided which orphan to choose to round out the four for the Trading Post activity. My six characters who are doing the Wrath Dalaran fishing dailies in hopes of getting a Battered Jungle Hat have all chosen orphans to accompany them, to make the Trading Post activity for turning in dailies while accompanied by an orphan very easy to complete.

Here are my plans for Patch 10.1 tomorrow: BTH has an obligation on Tuesday nights, so while he’s out, I’ll log onto his account with his alt who is in my me-myself-and-I guild and invite my Void Elf Mage and my Dracthyr (who is Alliance to keep my Characters page more neatly organized :P) into the guild. I managed to finish up the lore questline in the Forbidden Reach (which I always want to call the Forgotten Reach, a name which is equally appropriate) in the past couple of weeks. I’ll probably do the first quests to go into Zaralek Cavern and fly around picking up all the new Dragonriding glyphs — and then I’ll set it aside for awhile. I’m still working on Dragonscale Expedition and Valdrakken Accord Renown and haven’t unlocked all of their 10.0 story content, and I think I’d like to complete that before I do the Zaralek Cavern lore questline.

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My biggest burning unanswered lore question of Dragonflight: Was the Doomstone what Kurog Grimtotem used to rile up the elementals and free Raszageth from her prison, and if not, why not?
The Doomstone first appears as the MacGuffin of the Twilight Cultist plotline in Cataclysm Thousand Needles. During Legion, it is taken to the Maelstrom for safekeeping by the Farseers during the Broken Shore chapter of the Shaman Order Hall questline. During that questline, enemy agents use it to incite various elementals to dangerous levels of activity.
Having the Doomstone be involved with the rise of the Primalists and perhaps even the key to opening Froststone Vault to release Raszageth seems like a great story fit for that dangling thread.

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Kamalia did the patch 10.0.7 questline with Baine and Scout Tomul in the Ohn’ahran Plains last night.
One of the key themes of the questline is confronting and overcoming the hatred and mistrust that the Tauren of modern Kalimdor have for Centaur because of the post-Sundering generational warfare between Centaur and Tauren on that continent*.
I’ve thought — briefly — before about how Thunder Bluff having been established following the events of Warcraft III means that Kamalia would have spent most of her life prior to the beginning of World of Warcraft as a nomad. Until I was playing through this new questline, though, I didn’t have any sense that her nomadic experience would have involved constant fleeing from, fear of, and hatred of the Centaur.
Though the arrival of the Orcs saves the Tauren from extinction at the hooves of the Centaur in Warcraft III, I feel like what mentions of that history exist in World of Warcraft‘s quests in Mulgore, the Barrens, and even Desolace — in both Classic and Cataclysm** — don’t convey that aspect of Tauren history & culture very effectively at all. The Harpies, Gnolls, and Quillboar are presented as equally important threats as the Centaur. Nothing that I remember of my leveling experience suggested this degree of cultural trauma:

I feel like I might have felt differently about Kamalia’s interactions with the Centaur of the Ohn’ahran Plains when I first played through that zone if I had understood that the conflict between the Tauren and the Centaur in Kalimdor was that horrific.
*In contrast, Lasan Skyhorn, standing near the flight master in Maruukai, comments that Highmountain Tauren do not have this prejudice.
**Perhaps it’s time to play through those zones again, paying more careful attention to the quest text in both text panes and chat bubble dialogs, in Retail with Kazithra/Kaiuna and also in Classic

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

170) Selfless Seeker

Vestments of the Selfless with Crown of the Righteous, Selfless Sigil of the Archon, and Selfless Watcher’s Spire
After Khrysanthemina finished the 9.1 Night Fae chapter, Kaelyra took the opportunity to do the 9.1 Kyrian chapter as Kyrian.
I liked how this chapter finally brought the Kyrian who had been stranded in Maldraxxus home, gave souls assigned to Bastion the choice to keep or cleanse their memories, and clarified the nature of the Soulbinding relationship. I was intrigued that Apolon has a platonic, sibling Soulbind relationship with Artemede — and a romantic relationship with Kynthia.

169) Twilight Courtier

Night Courtier’s Regalia with Fae Revel Masque, Night Courtier’s Pack, Vestments of the Twilight Grove, and Meadow Guardian’s Staff
After Kaelinda finished the 9.1 Venthyr chapter, white-haired Khrysanthemina took up the baton to do the 9.1 Night Fae chapter as Night Fae.
I definitely appreciated how this chapter brought in some excursions to and interactions with the other Covenants, something which was lacking in their 9.0 story. I also liked how it gave a small measure of closure for Tyrande and the Kaldorei (a story which was further followed up in the Zereth Mortis and 10.0 Campaigns) and revealed new information about the relationship between the Winter Queen and Elune. Are the Winter Queen and Elune each others’ only sisters because they are from the diametrically-opposed forces of Death and Life, or do they also have sisters from each of the other cosmic forces? Is Eonar their sister from Order, Xal’atath their sister from the Void, and do they have sisters from the Light and from Fel/Chaos that we have yet to meet?

168) Red is for Revendreth

Crown of Eternal Memorial, Soulbreaker’s Ebony Mantle, Burnished Crypt Keeper’s Mantle, Lovely Red Dress, Redeemed Inquisitor’s Handwraps, Vibrant Wildercloth Slacks, Sinful Inquisitor’s Slippers, Crypt Watcher’s Spire
After Kateleina finished the 9.1 Necrolords chapter, Kaelinda could do the 9.1 Venthyr chapter as Venthyr.
I liked how this chapter finally completed the crown of the medallions (a very obvious loose thread from the 9.0 Venthyr Campaign), gave Vashj and Kael’thas a chance to compare afterlives, and opened up a story thread for a future expansion (where have the Dreadlords taken Denathrius and will we see him as a boss again?).

167) Bwonsamdi’s Watcher

Crown of the Seducer (LFR), Mantle of the Skyterror (LFR), Osteowings of the Necrolords, Divine Fury Raiment (LFR), Master Builder’s Shirt, Prime Conjurer’s Gloves, Prime Conjurer’s Cinch, Prime Conjurer’s Slippers, Staff of Earned Tranquility
I never thought I’d use the shoulders and robe from the Battle of Dazar’alor set — which I picked up while trying for the Crown of the Seducer — but whaddayaknow, they work really well with the Renown coloration of the Necrolords pieces.
The Crown of Autumnal Flora would coordinate nicely with the staff, but Mistcaller just won’t give it to me.

Although Bwonsamdi appears in the Ardenweald storyline, his aesthetics are rather more Maldraxxus. The use of Necrolords pieces in this ensemble made it fitting attire for Kateleina while finishing up the 9.0 Necrolords Campaign and doing the 9.1 Necrolords chapter as a Necrolord.
I liked how this chapter tied up some loose ends related to Kel’Thuzad and gave Thrall and Draka a chance to get to know each other.

166) Besties

Crown of Boundless Courage, Green Wedding Hanbok/Dark Green Wedding Hanbok, Kurkenstoks, Farmer’s Broom
Kaelinda and Kaelyla have been BFFs since their late adolescence, and though the expulsion of the followers of Magister Umbric from Silvermoon strained their relationship for awhile, they worked through it.
I would love to see Children’s Week expanded by allowing the adventurer to sponsor orphans of both genders at all of the participating orphanages.

165) Sable Sorceress II

Sabellian’s Battlegear Cloth Armor with Darckli’s Dragonfire Diadem, Mantle of Fury, Dark Silk Shirt, Embereye Belt, Dragon’s Touch, and Master Dragonslayer’s Orb
Whether they be friend or foe, some Blackwing Lair loot will let black dragons know that you mean business and they should give you some respect.
See also Void Elf Mage #93.

164) Teal Traveler

Waveborne Diplomat’s Cavalier Hat, Ascended Squallspires (LFR), Renowned Expeditioner’s Drape, Crystal Scholar’s Tunic (LFR), Mana-Etched Gloves, Knight Captain’s Waistcord, Floral Pantaloons, Sigil-Laced Boots, Squirgle’s Deepstone Wand, Bubbling Concoction
With only a few weeks to go until Patch 10.1, I finally managed to get Kaelinda into LFR to collect the shoulders and/or chestpiece of the current Tier set. Fortunately, she managed to get both from her first run.
Although I’m not especially fond of the Primalist aesthetic, the aqua/teal color was fun to play with. And I’m rather pleased by how the swooping curves of the hat echo the curves of the crystal formations on the shoulders.

163) Elegant Occasion

Wanderer’s Midnight Scarf/Black Spring Circlet, Wanderer’s Midnight Cloak, Lovely Black Dress, Fine White Evening Gloves, Sinful Inquisitor’s Leggings, Duskhaven Boots, Aluneth (default, tint 3)/Dragon Dinner Fork + Wine Glass
This was the outfit that immediately came to mind when I saw the Fine White Evening Gloves.
When I thought of locations for elegant occasions, of course I first thought of Karazhan.
The next posh place I thought of was the Cupola Cafe in the Upton Borough district of Boralus (see Kul Tiran Mage #17).

Kaelinda donned black bunny ears to do the “run a Dragonflight Dungeon while wearing a Spring Circlet during Noblegarden” thing for the Trading Post.

Here she is under the effects of a rather striking combination of Wild Magics in the Azure Vault.

162) Renowned Expeditioner’s Cloth

Renowned Expeditioner’s Cloth Armor with Vital Headband, Imperial Lotus Cloak, and Drakewatcher’s Beacon
Kamalia reached Renown 14 with the Dragonscale Expedition, thereby unlocking the handsome Renown recolor of the Dragon Isles quest armor sets for everyone.
Hood models have gotten a lot better since Classic. I still don’t like them.

161) Dragonscale Expedition Surveyor

Surveyor’s set with Crimson Combatant’s Wildercloth Tunic, Starfire Tiara*, and Neltharian Channeler’s Rod
Kaelinda came to the Dragon Isles already at least level 61 (maybe as high as 63) from doing various things in the Shadowlands. She dinged 70 without having done more than a few regular storyline quests. She got XP from gathering, First Crafts, profession quests, and the occasional World Quest. She’ll still do the main storyline quests anyway, for the Mog appearances and so that she’ll have the restored Oathstones available as Mog photoshoot locations.

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

5) Fan of Knives

Alley Skulker’s Bandana, Mantle of Crimson Blades, Cephalohide Jacket, Felshroud Gloves, Felshroud Belt, Charskin Legguards, Harvester’s Court Slippers, Sinfall Ceremonial Blade
This outfit is pretty but far too showy for anything but exhibition dueling or knife-throwing.

4) Stabbity Rabbity

Ghostwalker set with Spring Circlet, Swashbuckling Buccaneer’s Sash, and Mindsear Shanker
A minor tweak of Kaiuna’s previous outfit, to better fit the Noblegarden aesthetic.

3) Trial of Style: Winter Wear

Boneshredder set with Crimson Beanie, Swashbuckling Buccaneer’s Sash, and Miniature Winter Veil Tree
This theme was so easy for a dagger-wielding leather wearer 😀 This outfit placed 2nd, which was enough tokens to get the leather items I wanted.

2) Harlequin’s Hoard

Darkmoon Harlequin’s Bells with Demonic Gladiator’s Leather Helm, Trusty Treasure Trove, Demonic Gladiator’s Leather Slippers, Surgeon’s Needle and Rolfsen’s Ripper
I couldn’t decide which of these fancy daggers I liked better with this ensemble, so I used them both!

1) Dreadblades’ Plunder

Dread Admiral’s Bicorne, Exceptional Stormshroud Shoulders, Trusty Treasure Trove, Nobleman’s Coat, Bandit Gloves, Seafarer Belt, Nobleman’s Pantaloons, Bandit Boots, The Dreadblades (default, tint 1)
Kaiuna, formerly a Feral Druid, has always enjoyed playing at looking like a Rogue. The March 2023 Trading Post gave her two perfect items for her first official Rogue outfit!

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

4) Loa Seeker II

Steamburst Mantle, Forlorn Loa-Binder Robe, Steamburst Waistwrap, Wand of Sudden Changes, Steamscar Vessel
An minor variation on an outfit originally worn by Kazithra’s namesake grandmother (see Priest #58).

3) Harlequin Sprite

Darkmist Wizard Hat, Sprite Darter’s Flutterers, Darkmoon Harlequin’s Tunic, Sprite Darter’s Glovelettes, Sprite Darter’s Sash, Sprite Darter’s Trousers, Darkmoon Harlequin’s Shoes, Viridium Staff of Alacrity
A colorful outfit for running around to collect Noblegarden Eggs in.

2) Highmountain Manabinder

Highmountain Headdress, Auchenai Keeper Mantle + Highmountain Shoulderguards, Highmountain Harness, Highmountain Tabard (racial)/Tabard of the Highmountain Tribe (faction), Highmountain Gloves, Aqu’sirr’s Swirling Sash, Wandering Healer’s Kilt, Dreambinder
Kjella wanted to use the upper-body pieces of the Highmountain Heritage Armor with a kilt.
This is the first outfit in which I have actually used the “transmogrify each shoulder separately” option!

1) Shimmering Plumage

Red: Shadra Silk Headband, Shadra Silk Mantle, Robe of Combustion, Staff of Fiery Fate

Green: Cobra Priest’s Headdress, Lastwind Shoulderpads, Ivycloth Robe, Staff of the Earthmother

Blue: Fen Spirit Headdress, Fen Spirit Mantle, Royal Gown, Ogre Mage Staff
Kazithra was looking for just the right combination of Tauren-ness and Mage-ness for her first Sunday Mog Show appearance, and this theme-and-variations was it.
This Kazithra is the niece of Kregga and the granddaughter of the Kazithra who has appeared previously as a Shadow Priest for various Things My Priest Wears outfits.

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

115) Cenarion Var. Primalist

Cenarion Raiment with Wrap of Raging Tempests, Waveborne Diplomat’s Belt, and Wildfury Greatstaff
This cloak, which actually comes from the Primal Empowered (Forbidden Reach) Mail set, coordinates exceptionally handsomely with the Cenarion Raiment, which has no cloak of its own.

114) Apprentice Soupervisor

Ancestral Chieftain’s Headdress, Frostwolf Spaulders, Rivermane War Harness, Ottuk Hide Vest, Rustic Workman’s Shirt, Frostwolf Mitts, Miststalker’s Belt, Frostwolf Leggings, Ottuk Hide Waders, Big Kinook’s Spare Ladle
I was looking for alternate shoulders to go with the Ottuk Hide set, and this mashup with the Frostwolf set from Warlords kind of just happened.

113) Renowned Expeditioner’s Leather

Renowned Expeditioner’s Leather Armor with Headdress of the Sleeper, Renowned Expeditioner’s Cloak, and Wildfury Greatstaff
Kamalia reached Renown 14 with the Dragonscale Expedition, thus allowing everyone to buy the handsome Renown recolor of the Dragon Isles quest armor sets. The set hat isn’t bad… it just seems better suited to a Rogue or a Monk than a Druid.

112) Azerothian In Black

Onyx Glare-Reducers, Cloaked Shoulderpads, Eternal Traveler’s Cloak, Rogue’s Tunic, Stylish Black Shirt, Rogue’s Handwraps, Rogue’s Waistband, Rogue’s Leggings, Rogue’s Footwear, Earthborn Staff, Eternal Black Diamond Ring, Stylish Black Parasol
You didn’t see what just happened here. You didn’t see me.
Except when you did, because look at the size of that diamond!
The outfit itself is really more “Mission Impossible” than “Men In Black” — but I could think of MIB jokes more easily 😛
An outfit inspired by the March 2023 Trading Post theme of “Looking Good”.

111) Iskaara Trading Partner

Green: Tuskarr Trader’s Leather Armor with Forest Green Ear Warmer, Conservator’s Leather Cape and Elder’s Bioluminous Quarterstaff

Blue: Azure Ear Warmer, Ottuk Hide Epaulets, Rustic Tuskarr Backpack, Ottuk Hide Vest, Ottuk Hide Grips, Ottuk Hide Sash, Ottuk Hide Breeches, Ottuk Hide Waders, Elder’s Bioluminous Quarterstaff
Having acquired this handsome leather set, I’d almost say that Kaurinka is Done in the Dragon Isles, except that there’s still quite a bit of Inscription that she wants to learn… Plus, she’d like to get to level 70 and get some halfway decent gear so she can go solo Heroic Mists of Tirna Scithe until Mistcaller drops the Crown of Autumnal Flora for her.

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

126) Heritage of the Plains

Heritage of the Shu’halo with Ancestral Chieftain’s Totem/Ancestral Bloodhoof Totem, Thunder Bluff Doublet, Replica Kilt of The Five Thunders, Ceremonial Ohn’ir Dagger + Sternhorn’s Shield/Ancestor’s Might
Upon meeting with Mayla in Valdrakken, Kamalia donned her Shu’halo best and went to help Baine in the Ohn’ahran Plains.
It had been no small thing for her to overcome her own initial wariness of the Dragon Isles Centaur, for her to fight down her instincts to either attack or flee and to try to approach them as she would any other newly-encountered people. She had found Scout Tomul to be trustworthy, and she had gradually come to respect and appreciate the Maruuk Centaur. She was oddly relieved when Baine at last came to the start of similar conclusions.

125) Renowned Expeditioner’s Mail

Renowned Expeditioner’s Mail Armor with Emerald Winglord’s Coif, Renowned Expeditioner’s Armored Shawl, Expedition Dissection Knife, and Hoursteel Barrier
Kamalia reached Renown 14 with the Dragonscale Expedition, thus unlocking this handsome coloration of the Dragon Isles quest armor set.

124) Fabulously Flashy

Onyx Glare-Reducers, Wanderer’s Midnight Cloak, Fabulously Flashy Finery, Rockhide Links, Bloodmail Legguards*/Black Tuxedo Pants, Dragon Dinner Fork, Light’s Shield, Eternal Black Diamond Ring, Stylish Black Parasol
I bought this shirt from the March 2023 Trading Post, so I wanted to do something with it for that month’s Trading Post theme of “Looking Good”.
Kamalia’s best 1H weapon right now is the Ceremonial Ohn’ir Dagger. Hence, the Dragon Dinner Fork with Light’s Shield as a sort of Dragon Dinner Platter?

123) A Romantic Ohn’ahran Picnic

Crown of Boundless Courage, White Traditional Hanbok, Rosy Corsage, Mindsear Shanker, Aegis of the Vindicator
This was too charming of an idea to not do.

122) Ohn’ahran Falconer

Shikaar Scout’s Visor, Ohn’ahran Falconer’s Shoulderguards, Cloak of the Everliving Keeper, Ohn’ahran Falconer’s Chainmail, Ohn’ahran Falconer’s Grips, Ohn’ahran Falconer’s Belt, Ohn’ahran Falconer’s Greaves, Ohn’ahran Plainswalker Greaves, Ceremonial Ohn’ir Dagger, Stout Shield
Kamalia completed the WQ version of this Dragonflight armor set. None of the colors of the Shikaar hat quite match, so I eventually just picked one. Looking at this fellow’s hat, though, I guess I should have picked one of the other colors. Oh well.

121) Primal Cyclonic

Cyclonic Battlegear with Stormbender Maul and Squallbreaker Shield
Mail set from the Primal Storms Dragonflight pre-launch event.

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