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I like everything in this set except the chestpiece and leggings. So when I get it, I’ll wear it with some alternate chestpiece and leggings swapped in.

One of these months/years, I’ll manage to get my Highmountain Tauren Druid, Void Elf Mage, and Blood Elf Mage leveled and get their Heritage Armors, too.

As for other schtuff from the Patch 8.2 infodump today, the piece of mount equipment I am most excited about is the Barding. I can deal with falling damage, I don’t use my Waterstrider by default so I’ll still just use it when I actually want to do some serious waterwalking, but getting dazed and knocked off my mount when I’m just trying to get from here to there drives me nuts.

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I finished the 8.0 part of the War Campaign. Now I need to find out what’s up with Saurfang and go run Atal’dazar so I can continue finding out what’s up with Vol’jin. When I’ve completed The Fate of Saurfang and The Shadow Hunter, I’ll do the 8.1 part of the War Campaign.

Getting to Revered with Champions of Azeroth is now the only thing I have left to do for Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder Part 1 — in the past week or two, I’ve gotten to Revered with all the other BfA factions. So when I saw a Champions of Azeroth contract on the AH for relatively cheap, I decided to get it. I think I’ll continue to use Champions of Azeroth contracts until I’m Exalted with Magni. Then I’ll do Zandalari contracts (if I’m not already Exalted with them just from Emissaries by then) so that I can do the Zandalari recruitment scenario and see Talanji’s coronation.

For someone whose playtime is as limited as mine has been this academic year, there is a wealth of BfA story content to do!

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Wowhead’s April Fool’s stuff is the best. It’s always stuff that would be really cool if it really were something that was going to be added to the game, and it’s never snide the way the Blizzard mock patch notes generally are.

This weekend, I completed the 8.0 War Campaign through the deep sea diving quest. Apart from the silliness of deep sea diving with only a helmet, I thought the headlight mechanic was rather fun. It was also silly that all the other drowned corpses were skeletonized, but somehow the two most interesting ones were still quite intact. Then I hit a gear wall: I’ve only just barely reached the ilevel required to queue for Normals at level 120, and I have five ilevels to go before I can queue for Siege of Boralus (praise the Earthmother that it’s available on Heroic now!). I also did the first stage of the Vol’jin questline — I think it finally popped up when I reached Revered with the Zandalari? — up until the point where I have to go run Atal’Dazar. I guess I’d better get my tail in gear and go run all the dungeons on Normal in Elemental at least once, with my loot spec set to Resto in hopes of getting a decent 1H/Shield combo for running as a Healer (I have a Sharas’dal kit in mind that I’d like to make soon-ish).

As mentioned above, I’ve managed to hit Revered with the Zandalari. I’ll get Revered with Talanji’s Expedition and with the Voldunai the next time those factions pop up as the Emissary. I’m the furthest behind with Champions of Azeroth, of course, but I am at least Honored with them. All the others are in between.

I wasn’t expecting to be too fond of being Sylvanas’s minion for the main plot of the War Campaign, and I haven’t been. The Lilian Voss side story, however, has been unexpectedly moving. It provides a needed counterbalance to the callousness of the Blightcaller, and it gives some welcome in-game depth of characterization to the Forsaken, too. It’s almost making me want to roll a new Forsaken alt just to re-play the beginnings of Lilian’s story in Tirisfal Glades (and then promptly delete said alt when I was done with it). I played through the then-new version of Tirisfal Glades shortly after Cataclysm launched, so I have dim memories of Lilian’s story, and it seems to me that if a player doesn’t know that part of the story, they’d be missing out on some of the weight of her actions in her current arc.

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

11) Indomitable Vows

Ferocious Gladiator’s Scaled Helm, Pauldrons of Roaring Flame, Breastplate of Solemn Vows, Crimson Girdle of the Indomitable, Honorary Combat Engineer’s Burnished Legplates, Conqueror’s Aegis Handguards, Master Cannoneer Boots, Cataclysm’s Edge
This kit started with the helm, shoulders, and boots, and then I had to figure out what went in the middle.

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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 (*).

65) Flames of Fate

Firehawk Hood (N), Mantle of False Virtue, Robes of Fate, Mage-Fury Girdle, Archivist’s Gloves, Oilfoot Slippers, Felo’melorn (default appearance, original tint)
I’ve used the beige and purple versions of this set (with my Priest and my Void Elf, respectively), so now it’s time to use the red version.
The End Time dungeon version of this location would be somewhat more appropriate, but I didn’t feel like playing the lottery with whether Baine would be up when I went into the dungeon.

64) Sunsworn Soulwarden



Hood of Misplaced Dreams, Swiftheal Mantle, Robe of Glowing Stone (N), Vestal’s Irrepressible Girdle, Gloves of Piscine Attraction + Bracers of the Black Dream, Saltarello Shoes, Ebon Filigreed Doublet, Mardenholde Staff
After spending a number of years as a curator of the renewed Sunwell, Kaelydia travelled with Lady Liadrin’s Sunsworn to Auchindoun on Draenor-of-the-alternate-timeway. During her time there, she became good friends with Soulbinder Tuulani.
There are very few cloth-wearers among the Sunsworn, and the most interesting item of clothing they wear is a yellow recolor of the Scarlet Sin’dorei Robes that isn’t available to players, so I have instead taken inspiration for Kaelydia’s Sunsworn outfit from Tuulani’s gear.

63) Coalition Wizard

Helm of Arcane Purity, Duskhallow Mantle, Wizardweave Robe, Astralaan Belt, Black Mageweave Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Grand Magister’s Staff of Torrents, Golden Filigreed Shirt, Tabard of the Shattered Sun
After the Scryers had joined with the Aldor to reclaim the BlackTemple of Karabor, a holy site for the Draenei, Kaelydia was glad to see the Aldor joining with the Scryers to reclaim that most holy of sites for the Sin’dorei, the Sunwell.

62) Scryer Luminary

Elegant Mantle, Black Ash Robe, Serenity Belt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Nimboya’s Mystical Staff*, Scryers Tabard
Following the destruction of Eversong Woods, Silvermoon City, and the Sunwell by Arthas Menethil, and the rejection of the elves by Garithos of Stormwind, it seemed to Kaelydia a good idea to follow Prince Kael’thas and his new allies, Illidan Stormrage and Lady Vashj, to Outland. When Kaelydia observed the devastation of Farahlon caused by the construction and ignition of the manaforges, however, she began to doubt the Prince’s plan for providing his suffering people with the supply of mana they needed. She was not alone in these doubts, of course, and when Lord Voren’thal defected to Shattrath, she was among those who went with him.

61) Dreamscale II

Starfire Tiara*, Primal Combatant’s Amice of Prowess, Dreamscale Inlaid Vestments, Primal Combatant’s Cord of Prowess, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Infernoweave Boots, Rubellite Staff of Intuition
A variation on an outfit I originally designed for my Priest. Given its red and gold color scheme, Kaelydia thought that her vibrant red hair and golden eyes would look good in it.

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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 Tauren & Highmountain Tauren Druids. Outfits are listed from most recent to least recent. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

63) Mana-Infused Lagomorph

Brown Spring Circlet, Boulder Pads, Loch Croc Hide Vest*, Thick Qirajihide Belt, Cenarion Leggings, Gloves of the Hidden Temple, Hive Tunneler’s Boots, Staff of Radiance
The blue lining of the Brown Spring Circlet wanted other pieces that are brown with blue accents to go with it. Then her face paint and hair doodads needed to be blue, too, to match. The glowing blue markings reminded me of Suramar’s manasabers.

62) Together, We Are

Ranger Shoulders, Loch Croc Hide Vest, Bal’lal Belt, Huntsman’s Leggings, Loramus’ Gloves, Smart Shoes, Carved Ashwood Stick, Highmountain Tabard
The color scheme of this outfit — brown and green with accents of blue and red — reflects the restored unity of the Highmountain tribes.

61) Archdruid of the Dreamgrove


Dreamgrove Raiment with Unwavering Stare and Staff of the Earthmother
The Druid Order Hall set has a rather autumnal feeling to it.

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