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Back in 2013, when the three helms for Transmogrification were first introduced at the Blizzard Store, the Underpowered Death Knight immediately wanted the Crown of Eternal Winter. She thought she’d look great in it!

Then I discovered that the Crown of Eternal Winter had a spooky animation, and while I liked the basic design of the crown, I didn’t like the spooky animation:

So I just bought the Jewel of the Firelord, which I have used many times since. I did think, though, that if the Crown of Eternal Winter ever went on sale for, say, $5, then I might pick it up. And now it is on sale for $5 — prior to being retired — so I picked it up.


The Underpowered Death Knight is very happy to finally have the hat she has wanted for over five years!

Fortress of Eternal Winter

Crown of Eternal Winter, Heaving Plates of Protection, Icebane Chestguard, Swordhook Slingbelt, Legguards of the Emerald Brood (N), Magma Plated Handguards (N), Treads of Savage Beatings, Icy Ebon Blade
While I was assembling this kit, I experimented in the Dressing Room with a darker variation that used the Crafted Malevolent Gladiator’s Dreadplate Chestpiece and Honorary Combat Engineer’s Heavy Legplates, which I thought looked very good —

— but the Underpowered Death Knight has a fundamentally cheerful personality that is better suited by the brighter variation.

Naturally, Kandrista wanted to wear it, too.

Frozen Heart

Crown of Eternal Winter, Night Commander’s Pauldrons, Chestplate of the Great Aspects, Shieldguard Girdle, Bone-Inlaid Legguards, Flash Freeze Gauntlets (N), Lead-Soled Seabed Striders (LFR), White Linen Shirt, Fang of the Leviathan
It was significantly cheaper to use a white shirt than to use the Barbershop to change Kandrista’s skin tone from the palest pink available to a normal Blood Elf to one of the deathly blue-white or blue-gray tones available only to Death Knight Blood Elves.

And making a Frozen reference was well-nigh irresistable…

Cold Never Bothered Me, Anyway II

Crown of Eternal Winter, Enigma Shoulderpads, Well-Stitched Robe, Girdle of Nobility, Mana-Etched Gloves, Sigil-Laced Boots, Dark Phantom Cape, Icicle Rod*
I previously made an outfit with this name for Kaelinda (#11) — that kit and this one, however have nothing else in common except the inspiration.

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When Legion was still in beta, I RP-designated mini-Kam as a Highmountain Tauren, similar to how I’d RP-designated Kaumaleia as a Taunka and Kaobeka as a Yaungol.

I wonder if I would have been as excited about the concept of Allied Races if the Highmountain Tauren hadn’t been among the first group of Allied Races to be introduced? Anyhow, I immediately made plans to race-change mini-Kam into a Highmountain Tauren after I’d recruited them.

When the Allied Races were introduced at Blizzcon 2017, I already had both the questing achievement and the reputation to be able to recruit the Highmountain Tauren. But mini-Kam hadn’t quested in Highmountain yet, and I felt that it would be odd to go through the quests in Highmountain, being treated as an outsider, if she was already a Highmountain Tauren. So I wanted to wait until I’d done the Highmountain storyline with mini-Kam to do the recruitment scenario. What with one thing and another, however, it wasn’t until yesterday that I was at last able to quest through Highmountain with mini-Kam. This afternoon, I took Kamalia Prime to do the Highmountain Tauren recruitment scenario.

I’d heard that the Highmountain Tauren recruitment scenario was longer and more involved than any of the others in the first group of four. It was, and it was awesome.

Here are my Highmountain Tauren gals:

Kamalita the Rivermane Shaman

(I am crossing my fingers that she’ll be able to use the Heritage Armor after one of the other two has earned it by leveling from the bottom up)

Kashina the Skyhorn Druid

(These horns seem like they would significantly obstruct the peripheral vision of their bearer, but they are the best shape match for the horns of the various Druid forms)

Kounaqiwa the Bloodtotem Warrior

(Some Bloodtotem did not succumb to the Legion and become Feltotem; these Bloodtotem Survivors can be found in the big tent on the outlying bluff where Ethel Waterwise lives)

I’ll make them proper portraits and add them to my Characters page sometime in the near future.
I don’t think I’ll make them separate “Things my Characters Wear” pages though; because they are the same faction as the core race Tauren, there won’t be faction-based differences in the outfits I can make for them, as there are for my Void Elves vs my Blood Elves. Kamalita’s outfits will continue to be intermingled with Kamalia’s; Kashina’s outfits will be intermingled with Kerisa’s, and Kounaqiwa’s outfits will be intermingled with Keija’s.

Yay, I finally have my Highmountain Tauren! Happy Dance Time!

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Metalworkers who went to Argus in Patch 7.3 gained access to a material called Empyrium from which Jewelcrafters could make a set of matching Army of the Light-themed crowns.

Empyrial Key to the Cosmos


Empyrial Cosmic Crown, Dominant Combatant’s Silk Amice, Vicious Embersilk Robe, Nightvale Waistwrap, Pyrotex Ignition Cloth, Sage’s Boots, Key to the Planes

Empyrial Windblade

Empyrial Deep Crown, Arinor Keeper’s Spaulders, Wild Draenish Vest, Arinor Keeper’s Belt, Salamander Scale Pants, Mountainscaler Leather Gloves, Overgrowth Cutter Boots, Mana Wrath

Empyrial Legacy






Empyrial Elemental Crown, Demonic Combatant’s Chain Spaulders, Bramblemail Hauberk, Skettis Belt, Manaburst Legguards, Mojo-Mender’s Gloves, Lifestep Treads, Rich Purple Silk Shirt, Thas’dorah (upgraded, first tint)

Empyrial Bastion

Empyrial Titan Crown, Demonic Combatant’s Scaled Shoulders, Chestguard of Exile, Uktar’s Belt of Chiming Rings, Magistrate’s Greaves, Gauntlets of Radiant Glory (N), Pillarfoot Greaves (N), Sunsoul Scepter, Aldori Legacy Defender

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Warfronts yet to come?

It occurs to me that the races paired by the existing Warfronts are those that are also paired by the Orb of Deception:
Humans vs Orcs in Arathi
Night Elves vs Undead in Darkshore

If this is a true pattern (which it probably isn’t :P), then future Warfronts might be:
Dwarves vs Trolls
Gnomes vs Tauren

There are various sites in the world where Dwarves and Trolls are in conflict… but I think it might be a big stretch to come up with a Warfront that would pit Gnomes vs Tauren.

Anyway, I think I remember seeing some kind of datamining/speculation that there might at some point in the future be a Warfront in Southern Barrens centered on the conflict between the Dwarves and the Tauren over the Dwarves’ archeological excavation there.

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

53) Crackling Hexes

Thaumaturge’s Crackling Cowl, Amice of the Convoker, Hexweave Robe (3-670), Astralite’s Cord, Blauvelt’s Special Occasion Gloves, Saltarello Shoes, Spire of Scarlet Pain (N)
It occurred to me that I’d never actually gotten around to making a kit with the stage 3 Hexweave Robe.
I liked how the little diamond-shaped orange gems in these Sunwell shoulders matched the diamond-shaped dull orange gem in the robe. The dull-orange gem in this Broken Isles belt was a good match, too.
This is now the fourth outfit that I have made for Kalaneia using a Priest Tier-lookalike hat that hides or shadows the face. She seems to be more comfortable with those sorts of hats than my actual Priest is.

52) Fighting Fel With Fel: Brains & Spells



Horns of the Left Hand Path, Robes of the Black Harvest, Felcast Cord, Scorpid Handler’s Gloves (LFR) + Shining Cicada Bracers, Hu’rala’s Slippers, Fandral’s Flamescythe (H)
The Warlock Order Hall robe creates Demon Hunter tattoo-like patterns on the Warlock’s arms, which inspired me to create a set of paired outfits — one for a Warlock and another for a Demon Hunter with purple tattoos.
The patterns are best displayed by hiding shoulder armor and using the smallest possible gloves and bracers.

51) Outland Pilgrimage

Pilgrim’s Dress with Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Pilgrim’s Boots, and Staff of Hale Magefire
Some time after her mother passed through Thrallmar and helped clear and mark the path through the canyon to Falcon Watch, Kishalla arrived in Outland with her unsuitable beau of the moment.
That relationship fell apart when the couple reached the “promised land” of Netherstorm. Kishalla was awestruck by what Kael’thas’s Sunhawks had accomplished and wanted to join them, whereas the young man was appalled by the thought that Eversong Woods might suffer the same fate as Farahlon.
The Dimensius Incident at Manaforge Ultris was Kishalla’s first major encounter with the power of the Void…

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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 (*).

94) Rivermane Rockbreaker


Whitewater set with Marksman’s Girdle, Highmountain Tabard, Rivermane War Harness, and Doomhammer
This is simply the Highmountain coloration of the Legion leveling mail set, with a plainer belt swapped in to allow the whole tabard to be seen.

93) Mulgore-Highmountain Liason

Willow Spaulders, Farseer’s Harness & Gauntlets, Lifecycle Waistguard (H), Infection Resistant Legguards, Tabard of the Highmountain Tribe, Battlehammer of the Sunwalker, Fel-Iron Shield, Highmountain War Harness
Kamalia chose this outfit, a variation on her earlier Highmountain Spirit-Guardian kit (#70), to wear to Baine’s grand feast for Mayla and the other Highmountain Tauren leaders.

92) Feathered Serpent

Totem Matriarch’s Headdress, Fel-Chain Spaulders, Willow Band Hauberk*, Vintage Duskwatch Cinch (N), Ulfgor’s Greaves of Bravery, Gauntlets of the Windreacher, Green Iron Boots, Axe of Rin’ji
This hat is super nifty because it’s a mail lookalike of an awesome cloth hat design. When Kamalia Prime picked it up from the corpse of a vignette creature in Nazmir, it didn’t fit with her current outfit very well — so mini-Kam gets to wear it instead.

91) Dazar’alor Daze

Death-Pledged Armor with Battleforge Shoulderguards, Fel-Chain Cinch, Zardax’s Tattered Drape, Mambo Hex Axe, and Loa-Binder Disc
I wasn’t initially a fan of the Zandalar mail leveing gear when I saw it in preview images, but now that I’ve seen it up close, I rather like it — as long as I swap out the helm, shoulders, and belt, that is. This coloration of the set comes from Nazmir.

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Outfits celebrating my second-favorite race and home city.

Silvermoon’s Pride and Glory

Sanctified Bloodmage Shoulderpads, Silvermoon Robes, Black Belt of Knowledge, Primal Combatant’s Gloves of Prowess, Sorcerer Slippers, Mantle of Silvermoon, Silvermoon City Tabard, Book of Highborne Hymns

Silvermoon Torch Runner

Bloody Bandanna, Silvermoon Tunic, Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch, Ghostclaw Leggings, Bonechewer Spikegloves & Shredboots, Yaungol Fire Carrier

Farstrider’s Parade Dress

Magnificent Shoulders, Silvermoon Armor, Sparkleshell Belt, Pounding Leggings, Glimmering Mail Gauntlets & Greaves, Silvermoon tabard, Sunfury Bow of the Phoenix

Silvermoon Paragon

Judgment Spaulders, Bloodforged Chestpiece, Girdle of the Silver Hand, Hyperion Legplates Gauntlets & Greaves, Scarlet Filigreed Doublet, Silvermoon City Tabard, Blood Tempered Ranseur*/Hammer of the Penitent + Bayeaux Shield/Ashbringer (default, original tint)

Thalassian Battlelord

Helm of Infinite Visions, Mantle of the Desert Crusade, Bloodforged Chestpiece & Sabatons, Replica Lightforge Belt, Hyperion Legplates & Gauntlets, Silvermoon Tabard, Hammer of the Penitent + Blood Knight Defender/Blood Knight Maul + Greatmace of the Order/Twinblade of the Phoenix

Hyperion

Hyperion set with Runic Plate Shoulders, Thorium Belt, Mageflame Cloak, Sunwell Blade, Outland Shield, Scarlet Filigreed Shirt, Silvermoon Tabard

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