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One of the more intriguing things to have come out of the Battle for Azeroth beta is these golden-eyed variants of the first three Blood Elf faces:

image from Wowhead
It’s being speculated that Lady Liadrin’s model might be updated to use one of these faces, as her Hearthstone incarnation has golden eyes.

Although it’s tempting, therefore, to roll a golden-eyed Blood Elf Paladin in Battle for Azeroth, when would I have the time and energy to actually play & level her?

As much as I would like to have Kaelinda become a Sunwell-purified Sin’dorei with golden eyes, alas, none of these faces is her face.

I don’t have characters who use the face on the left or the face in the middle, but that face on the right is Kelisanna’s face… I suspect that sometime between now and the beginning of Battle for Azeroth, my Rogue is going to have some kind of profound experience at the Sunwell — and she’s probably not going to tell me exactly what it is, because whatever it is, it’s not going to stop her from continuing to be an Outlaw… Or maybe it’s just the exposure to all that treasure in the Vault of the Uncrowned that will have turned her eyes that color 😛

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Battle for Azeroth launches on August 14th?!

I guess I’d really better start hustling on getting the rest of the Twelve Classes leveled and through their 7.0 Order Hall Campaigns, then, while there will still be lots of people in Legion content for them to run all of those required dungeons with…

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

42) Silvermoon Torch Runner

Bloody Bandanna, Silvermoon Tunic, Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch, Ghostclaw Leggings, Bonechewer Spikegloves & Shredboots, Yaungol Fire Carrier
Shortly after Transmogrification debuted, I participated in an Olympics-themed Transmogrification contest hosted by JD Kenada of Amateur Azerothian. Each contestant was assigned a faction to represent, though they only had to use the colors & thematic motifs of that faction in their first outfit, a kit for their flag-bearer in the opening parade of nationsfactions. I got Silvermoon, and designed a kit very much like this for my flag-bearer/torch runner.
I’ve made a few outfits that were very similar to this for Kelisanna in the past, but with the most recent Winter Olympics fresh in memory, I thought it an opportune moment to make this particular variation on the theme.

41) Omen of Plunder

Crown of Dark Blossoms, Bonechewer Shoulderguards, Festival Suit, Rope-Grip Gloves, Felshroud Boots
The black tint of the upgraded appearance of the Outlaw Artifact swords or the base red tint of the Mage Tower Challenge rapiers would also be fabulous with this outfit.

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It’s time for another Transmogrification + creative writing challenge from WoWable!
WM3 Episode 2 asks:

What is World of Warcraft’s most romantic place?

I immediately thought of this spot in eastern Gilneas

which looks like it was designed with RP weddings in mind

…if it weren’t for the minor detail that it always seems to be raining in Gilneas.

Next, my thoughts turned to the Cathedral in Gilneas City, which is made especially romantic by the stained glass windows and the warmth of polished wood instead of stone for the rest of the construction of the building.


Crown of Prosperity, Noblewoman’s Finery & Skirt, Gloves of the Messiah, Sandals of Ritual
Kymberlea and her husband Bertie are middle-class tradespeople, so they probably would have been married in a smaller church in their own neighborhood rather than in the Cathedral itself — but of course in the abbreviated version of the City that exists in the game world, the Cathedral is all there is.

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This little gazebo in Stormshield also seems to have been placed with romance in mind.


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Suramar as a whole is a very romantically-designed place. I don’t remember exactly where in the city I found this gorgeous indoor garden.

Despite being in a cemetery, this balcony with its view overlooking Suramar City is one of the most romantic spots in the zone.

Another is the “Fountain” teleport location of the Occuleth’s Workshop complex.

It doesn’t have quite as wide of a view of the City below, but the little tables with food set out are just perfect for a tete a tete.

Pretty Posies
Crown of Courage, Scholarly Robes/Gorestained Garb, Mana-Cord of Deception (LFR), Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Ruby Slippers, Pilfered Ethereal Blade, Suntouched Flowers
I didn’t come up with this robe + belt combo myself; I saw someone else wearing it several months ago.

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A few years ago, I participated in a series of Transmogrification challenges for which one of the prompts was “married”. These outfits are updated and adapted from the outfits I put together for that prompt.

The locations in these pictures are on Sunstrider Isle, where brand-new Blood Elves begin their adventures.

Blissful Bride


Crown of Good Fortune, Aurora Mantle & Robe, Mana-Cord of Deception (LFR), Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Sage’s Boots, Mardenholde Staff
The little knife on the belt may have some sort of ceremonial function or symbolic meaning — or it might be purely decorative.

Weeping Widow



Crown of Dark Blossoms, Silver-Thread Amice, Black Velvet Robes, Mana-Cord of Deception (N), Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Chillwind Staff
Considering that 80 – 90 % of the Quel’dorei population is supposed to have perished in Arthas’ attack on Eversong Woods and the Sunwell, very few Sin’dorei are likely to have their families fully intact. Kalaneia’s husband was among those who gave their lives attempting to defend Silvermoon.
Kalaneia believed that her estranged daughter had been lost, too, until Kishalla showed up at Dreadscar Rift demanding that the Netherlord help her find her missing mistress, Shinfel Blightsworn. That both mother and daughter have become Warlocks has not made their relationship any less complicated…

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A well might be a traditional location for a Tauren wedding — for a migratory or semi-nomadic people, a good well might become an anchoring location for their journeys, a resting place, and a gathering place where different tribes would meet and trade.



Unfortunately, my ideal Tauren bridal attire isn’t truly Moggable — the Crown of Courage can only be Mogged during Lunar Festival, and the Spring Robes can only be Mogged during Noblegarden. At other times, the actual items must be equipped.

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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 (*).

44) Scarlet Powah!

Nightvale Cowl, Mantle of Three Terrors, Robe of Power, Primal Combatant’s Cord of Prowess, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Infernoweave Boots, Staff of the Forest Lord
Perhaps because its matching hat is Whitemane’s Chapeau, I’ve always associated this robe with the Scarlet Crusade.

43) Weeping Widow



Crown of Dark Blossoms, Silver-Thread Amice, Black Velvet Robes, Mana-Cord of Deception (N), Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Chillwind Staff
Considering that 80 – 90 % of the Quel’dorei population is supposed to have perished in Arthas’ attack on Eversong Woods and the Sunwell, very few Sin’dorei are likely to have their families fully intact. Kalaneia’s husband was among those who gave their lives attempting to defend Silvermoon.
Kalaneia believed that her estranged daughter had been lost, too, until Kishalla showed up at Dreadscar Rift demanding that the Netherlord help her find her missing mistress, Shinfel Blightsworn. That both mother and daughter have become Warlocks has not made their relationship any less complicated…

42) Blissful Bride


Crown of Good Fortune, Aurora Mantle & Robe, Mana-Cord of Deception (LFR), Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Sage’s Boots, Mardenholde Staff
This outfit and the next one are adapted and updated from a pair of outfits I made a few years ago for a series of Transmogrification challenges in which one of the prompts was “married” — though I made them for one of my very minor characters at the time. When I pruned that character at the beginning of Legion, some of her RP story got transferred to Kalaneia.
The little knife on the belt may have some sort of ceremonial function or symbolic meaning — or it might be purely decorative.

41) Aethas’ Second

Circle of Flame, Soot-Covered Mantle, Elemental Raiment, Silver-Thread Sash, Leggings of the Enslaved Idol, Constructor’s Handwraps, Sandals of Rash Temperament, Sunreaver Tabard, Archmage’s Staff*
The red recolor of the Ulduar Mage tier set is missing the chestpiece — which is fine if you’re just going to cover it up with the Sunreaver Tabard anyway.

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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 (*).

28) Vermillion Vitality

Warhide Shoulderguard Jerkin & Footpads, Riplimb’s Lost Collar (N), Tough Mushanhide Leggings, Supple Gloves (2-655), Sword of Heartwrenching Slaughter
Like many other Legion leather chestpieces, this Vrykul-inspired design looks rather different on Demon Hunters than on the other leather-wearing classes. How does she not punch holes in her back every time she moves her arms?
This is another kit that makes me wish that female Demon Hunters had an orange red tattoo color as well as the magenta red.

27) Night Vision

Crown of Courage, Festive Purple Dress, Rope-Grip Gloves, Headhunter’s Slippers, Warglaive of the Fel Hammer
Purple seemed most appropriate for an Illidari.

26) Wardens’ Gamble

Moonglade Cowl, Swiftstrike Shoulders, Chronicler’s Chestguard, Hozen-Speed Waistband, Bladefang Legguards, Heart Grippers, Boots of Infinite Possibility, Fel-Etched Glaive, Warden’s Tabard
Upon escaping from the Vault of the Wardens, Kiralaira was determined to demonstrate to Maiev and her subordinates that they had made a wise choice… and, indeed, that perhaps their initial decision to imprison the Illidari had been poorly considered.

25) Fir-cone

Darkbrand Shoulders, Grizzly Jerkin, Toenail Belt, Breeches of Natural Aggression, Oilrag Handwraps* + Efrem’s Bracers, Boots of the Flowering Earth, Brutality Blade
This outfit, an “everyday” version of Kira’s previous holiday kit, would probably be better suited to a Druid — but with a Demon Hunter, the tattoos in dark green make a nice addition to the overall look.
Hmm… I’m planning to do the tattoos/warpaint in green for my Highmountain Tauren Druid; I might have to revisit this outfit concept with that character sometime in the future…

24) Gaudy Conifer

Darkbrand Shoulders, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Toenail Belt, Breeches of Natural Aggression, Oilrag Handwraps*, Boots of the Flowering Earth, Brutality Blade
Although I tried the kit first with the Glaive of the Fallen, and it wasn’t bad, these brown swords just seemed like a better fit for conveying the concept of a decorated, cone-laden tree.

23) Stormwraith

Warmongering Gladiator’s Helm, Felstalking Shoulders, Spell Fencer’s Jacket, Belt of Hidden Keys, Warmongering Gladiator’s Leggings, Boneshredder Gloves, Illidari Boots
When I got this chestpiece, I knew right away that I wanted to use it with these pants. Adding the helm that goes with the pants to the ensemble meant using this Artifact tint.

22) Illidari Matron

Illidari Shoulders & Boots, Prospector’s Chestpiece, Waistclasp of Unethical Power (LFR), Gloomtalon’s Spare Kilt, Fuzzy Gloves + Flame Juggler’s Armbands, Blade of Savagery
Because of this sword, I wanted to do a “Shivarra Matron” outfit for my Demon Hunter. The NPC outfit is quite unique, however — only the sword and shoulders are available as drops for players, and the shoulders are plate — so my PC outfit is a series of approximations at best.
I’ve had this outfit planned for quite awhile, but I had to wait until she was level 110 to make it because of the belt.

21) Illidari Warp-Storm

Cursed Vision of Sargeras, Bladefang Spaulders, Shroud of Nature’s Harmony, Shifting Sash of Midnight, Cinderweb Leggings (N), Fuzzy Gloves + Bracers of Shattered Stalactites, Zierhut’s Lost Treads, Green Trophy Tabard of the Illidari, Warp-Storm Warblade
Certain Legion structures bear a remarkable resemblance to this Burning Crusade dungeon-drop weapon…

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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 (*).

49) Magic of the Night

Mantle of Closed Doors (H), Felfume Robes, Belt of False Dignity, Silkweave Gloves, Suspicious Slippers, Nightfallen Tabard
When I realized that Kaelinda was about to begin the stage of the Suramar campaign that would feature the Elf Family Reunion, it was time to declare her support for the Nightfallen. To complete the effect, I am also using the title “of the Nightfall” with this outfit.

48) 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
At the beginning of Legion, I thought I would surely make a lot of Sin’dorei-themed outfits to show off Felo’melorn. As it turned out, I haven’t — so it’s high time for another one.

47) Pretty Posies


Crown of Courage, Scholarly Robes/Gorestained Garb, Mana-Cord of Deception (LFR), Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Ruby Slippers, Pilfered Ethereal Blade, Suntouched Flowers
Suramar is such a romantic zone! Despite being in a cemetery, the balcony at Tel’Anor is one of the most romantic spots because of its amazing view of the whole City. Another is the “Fountain” location of the Occuleth’s Workshop complex; it doesn’t have as good of a view, but the two little tables with food set out are perfect for a tete a tete.
I didn’t come up with this robe + belt combo myself; I saw someone else wearing it several months ago.

46) Favored of Farondis

Cassandra’s Grace, Frozen Shadoweave Shoulders, Enigma Robes, Girdle of Nobility, Runespeaker’s Gloves, Slippers of Serenity, Misthide Drape, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, Shomi’s Fan, Court of Farondis Tabard
Between her efforts in Suramar and her continuing studies at Nar’thalas Academy, Kaelinda slowly began to feel like she understood what sort of people her ancient Quel’dorei ancestors had been.

45) Imbued Silkweave

Imbued Silkweave Epaulets, Imbued Silkweave Robe, Windcrystal Cord, Wild Gladiator’s Gloves of Prowess, Night Dreamer Slippers, Blade of Argus, Lantern of Hope
This chocolate brown with gold trim is my second-favorite color of this robe, after the minty green version dropped by Moroes in Return to Karazhan (which I haven’t acquired yet).

44) Gaudy Rider

Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Astralaan Pants, Pyrotex Ignition Cloth, Saltarello Shoes
I can’t escape my association between white breeches with tall black boots and equitation.
I tried both the red and green tints of both the base and upgraded versions of Ebonchill with the Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater and this was the combination I liked best.

43) Serendipitous Seraph

Warmongering Gladiator’s Mantle of Cruelty, Robes of the Guardian Saint, Astralaan Pants, Pyrotex Ignition Cloth + Cuffs of Unrelenting Anguish, Ringo’s Blizzard Boots
I’d made outfits for Kaelinda with the other three colors of this robe style, but I hadn’t used this color yet because I wanted to use The Stars’ Design, the Hidden appearance for Felo’melorn, with it. I’d been hoping that it would just drop for me in the course of ordinary Suramar zone and World questing, without having to “go back” to farm for it after I’d completed the zone storyline (including the 7.1 Insurrection story) — and lo and behold, it dropped.

42) Fire Witch

Jewel of the Firelord, Mantle of Closed Doors (N), Watcher’s Tunic, Braided Manastring Cinch, Vileweave Leggings, Black Mageweave Gloves + Elastic Wristguards, Saltarello Shoes, Amber Filigreed Doublet, Teebu’s Blazing Longsword, Igniter Rod
I kept the Flame Orbs of Felo’melorn toggled off for most of Legion — but for this outfit, they were just what was needed to amp it up to eleven.

41) Magistrix of the Kirin Tor II

Arcanist Crown, Elder Wizard’s Mantle, Sketh’lon Survivor’s Tunic, Magister’s Belt, Soothsayer’s Kilt, Jumanza Grips, Marshfang Boots, Lavender Mageweave Shirt, Ward of the Violet Citadel, Tabard of the Kirin Tor
An upgraded version of Kaelinda’s earlier Kirin Tor kit, worn while finishing the Legion Mage Order Hall Campaign.
It was hard to get a good clear shot of the off-hand because of how badly it clips into the skirt in the idle standing pose.

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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 (*).

40) Scarlet Sunreaver Battlemage

Primal Combatant’s Amice Cord & Gloves of Prowess, Cindercloth Vest, Felheart Pants, Sorcerer Slippers, Scarlet Filigreed Doublet, Staff of the Forest Lord, Sunreaver Tabard
These Warlords PvP items coordinate exceptionally well with the Sunreaver tabard.
The dangly tassels on this belt use the same armor rigging as the bottom flap of a tabard, so they make it disappear.
For other cloth-wearing classes, the Phoenix Pants or the Crimson Silk Pantaloons + Saltarello Shoes would be good alternatives.

39) Gaudy Prowess

Shoulderpads of Twisted Fate (LFR), Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Primal Combatant’s Cord of Prowess, Pantaloons of Growing Strife, Fel-Infused Grips, Felheart Slippers, Staff of the Forest Lord
Other cloth-wearers can use the Furious Gladiator’s Slippers of Salvation.
The Alliance version of this PvP belt is purple and silver, so this outfit is Horde-specific.

38) Gaudy Greenkeeper

Mistyreed Shoulderpads, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Sorcerer’s Belt of Final Winter (LFR), Greenkeeper’s Pantaloons, Imperial Red Gloves, Infernoweave Boots, Conifer Cone Staff
These pants have purple patches on the knees. Fortunately, these boots are tall enough to cover them.

37) Golden Sunreaver Battlemage

Crown of Endless Knowledge, Shoulderpads of Knowledge’s Pursuit, Red Mageweave Vest, Voidweave Cilice, Leggings of Eternity, Primal Combatant’s Gloves of Prowess, Ritual Sandals, Golden Filigreed Doublet, Sun-Infused Focus Staff
This kit turned out darker than I’d expected — but I’m quite pleased with it all the same. I’m especially happy with the coordination between the Hyjal pants, the Sunwell shoulders, and the Warlords PvP gloves.

36) Maleficent

Fel-Infused Helm, Hatefury Mantle, Robes of Necrotic Whispers, Enumerated Handwraps, Saltarello Shoes, Iceward Cloak
It struck me that this helm looked rather like the headdress of the villain from the Classic Disney rendition of Sleeping Beauty.

35) Watcher of the Dark Coven

Shoulders of Mercy Killing (25H), Watcher’s Tunic, Ritual Belt, Plaguebringer’s Stained Pants (25H), Mir’s Enthralling Grasp, Saltarello Shoes
Kishalla makes another appearance to wield Ulthalesh for this spooky Hallow’s End outfit.

34) Ebon Sunreaver Battlemage

Cowl of the Grand Engineer, Mantle of the Elven Kings, Cindercloth Vest, Black Belt of Knowledge, Pantaloons of Growing Strife, Gloves of Tyri’s Power, Saltarello Shoes, Ebon Filigreed Doublet, Angerstaff, Sunreaver Tabard
As I was putting together this kit, I looked for pieces that were black and red and gold and went well with the tabard. When I went to take pictures of this outfit, I realized why this combination seemed so natural for a Sunreaver…

33) Dalaran Spellscribe

Magnificent Aeroglide Shoulderpads, Robe of the Moccasin, Nesingwary’s Sash, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Hu’rala’s Slippers, Warpstaff of Arcanum, Tabard of the Kirin Tor
This rare spawn NPC used to be the source of the Black Tabby pet. Now, that pet can only be found on the Black Market Auction House.
I thought about using these shoulders with the other black robe Kirin Tor outfits; they seemed the most appropriate for this one, though. The NPC belt isn’t available to players; Nesingwary’s Sash seemed to be the best replacement.

32) Dalaran Theurgist

Hallowed Pauldrons, Black Mageweave Robe, Wizard’s Belt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Hu’rala’s Slippers, Tabard of the Kirin Tor, Chelley’s Staff of Dark Mending
The NPC robe resembles the Necrology robe on the top and the Black Mageweave Robe on the bottom. Because the tabard covers much of the top of the robe, the Black Mageweave Robe is the best choice to endeavor to match these NPCs.
If I am remembering correctly, these NPCs not only carried a Priest-like staff, they also had Priest-like abilities.

31) Dalaran Conjuror

Amice of the Convoker, Necrology Robes, Wizard’s Belt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Hu’rala’s Slippers, Battle Mage’s Baton, Kirin Tor Tabard
This outfit was one of my primary reasons for wanting the Necrology Robes.
For all that the portal to Dreadscar Rift is hidden away in the tunnels leading to the Underbelly, the wizards of Dalaran aren’t all as opposed to dark magics as they might outwardly claim. Prior to the Shattering, Dalaran Conjurors accompanied by voidwalkers could be found in the area near Ambermill and Dalaran Crater.

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