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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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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 favorite race and home city.

Thunder Bluff Warrior of the Insurrection

Vicious Pyrium Shoulders, any sleeveless chestpiece, Shattered Hand belt, Imperial Plate Leggings, Jade Tiger Gauntlets, Grim Sabatons, Thunder Bluff cloak & tabard, Ymiron’s Blade

Dawnchaser Brave


Emerald set with Strengthened Stockade Pauldrons, Insignia Cloak, Gladiator’s Salvation, Crystal Pulse Shield/Emerald Shield, and Thunder Bluff Tabard

Seeker for the Tribe


Stormforged Shoulders, Shamblehide Chestguard, Sash of the Grand Hunt, Barbaric Legstraps, Murkblood Oven Mitts, Marauder’s Boots, Kodo Mallet + Sternhorn’s Shield/Tribute Gun, Thunder Bluff Tabard

Shu’halo Furs

Bristlebark/Lupine set with Chieftain’s Headdress, Sentinel Girdle, Cape of Thunder Bluff, Thunder Bluff Tabard, and Agamaggan’s Quill

Thunder Bluff Talismans

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

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

64) Highlord of the Silver Hand


Battleplate of the Silver Hand with Lightbringer Greathelm, Fearless Gladiator’s Greatcloak of Faith, Tabard of the Lightbringer, and Truthguard (upgraded, first tint)
Karaelia reached Exalted with Suramar at last, and now she can wear the Paladin Order Hall set.

63) Silver Hand Knight

Dojani Armor with Lighthammer Pauldrons, Crazy Cenarion Cloak, Tabard of the Lightbringer, and Ardent Warhammer
The Silver Hand Knights are the default 3-vitality troops of the Paladin Order Hall. I’d upgraded them to Templars… so then I had to switch to the upgrade for the 2-vitality troops to get them back to take pictures with this kit.

62) Silver Hand Templar

Truesteel Battleplate (stage 3) with Windfire Legplates (LFR), Vicious Fur Cloak, Tabard of the Lightbringer, and Gilded Warhammer
The pants the NPCs are wearing are more like a pants version of the robe skirt from the Siege of Orgrimmar set than the actual pants of that set.

61) Silver Hand Sunwalker Keeper

Rusted Bonespike Pauldrons (25H), Ornate Battleplate of the Master, Guardian’s Scaled Belt, Jade Tiger Legguards, Fallen Lord’s Handguards (25H), Vindicator’s Scaled Greaves, Tabard of the Lightbringer, Mace of Acrid Death, Sternhorn’s Shield
These Sanctum of Light NPCs are wearing the same NPC-only coloration of the ICC Paladin tier set that is worn by Highlord Fordring himself at Icecrown Citadel. I’m not sure what the NPC pants are, though — I couldn’t find them in my Paladin’s collection, either in her already-acquired items or in her not-yet-collected items. Maybe they’re a recolor of a Warrior or Death Knight item?

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

72) Eternal Vigil



Gossamer Headpiece, Vicious Embersilk Shoulders Robe & Belt, Wild Gladiator’s Gloves of Prowess, Ringo’s Blizzard Boots, Eye-Blinder Greatcloak, Light’s Wrath (PvP, default tint)
Calia Menethil is wearing this crafted set from Cataclysm. Like many other WoW clothing designs, it comes in three color variants. This one has always been my favorite.

71) Crimson Pilgrim


Whitemane’s Chapeau, Red Mageweave Shoulders, Scarlet Sin’dorei Robes, Girdle of Prophecy, Black Mageweave Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Light’s Wrath (hidden, default tint)
The Crimson Pilgrims seen in Legion Dalaran are a group of dissidents from the Scarlet Onslaught in New Hearthglen. They were scheduled to be executed for their heresy, but were rescued in the nick of time by the High Priest of the Netherlight Conclave.

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

54) Blood Furnace

Bloody Bandanna, Shoulderplates of the Eternal, Heavy Mithril Breastplate, Fleshless Girdle, Greaves of the Martyr, Blackrock Gauntlets & Greaves, Bloodied Ebon Warsword
I’d made kits with the green and blue versions of this sword, so I figured I might as well make an outfit with the red one to complete the set.
It’s a bit confusing how the term “greaves” is sometimes used for legplates and sometimes used for boots. This outfit has examples of both!

53) Unholy Rooksguard

Rooksguard Armor with The Horseman’s Horrific Hood, Veteran’s Scaled Belt, and Unholy Ebon Warsword
I initially thought the nubbly texture of the Legion plate leveling sets was kind of neat — until I looked closely, and then it became entirely too creepy. This coloration, which is obtained in Val’sharah, is perfect for a DK during Hallow’s End, though!

52) Deathlord of the Ebon Blade

Warchief’s Mantle, Breastplate of Retribution, Bogslayer Belt, Legguards of the Resolute Defender, Death Grips, Boots of the Unwavering Will, Master Builder’s Shirt, Tabard of the Ebon Blade, Blades of the Fallen Prince (upgraded, first tint)
This outfit is a minor variation on one of the very first Transmogrification kits I made for Kregga.

51) Acherus Captain


Wapach’s Spaulders of Solidarity, Breastplate of the Imperial Joust, Dragonslayer’s Brace, Legplates of Relentless Onslaught, Cliffbreaker Gauntlets & Sabatons, Master Builder’s Shirt, Icier Barbed Spear/Blades of the Fallen Prince
The set from which the shoulders, chestpiece, and legplates of this outfit come is the armor of the Death Knight Captains in the Military Wing of Naxxramas. When it was made available to players via the Trial of the Champion dungeon, a bluish-silver recolor (sadly lacking shoulders) that is more suitable for Paladins and a bronze recolor that is more suitable for Warriors were added.

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

56) 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
When the three helms for Transmogrification debuted at the Blizzard Store in 2013, the only one I liked well enough to buy for $15 was the Jewel of the Firelord. I liked the base crown design of the Crown of Eternal Winter well enough — but I didn’t like the spooky frosty skull animation. I thought, however, that if the Crown of Eternal Winter ever went on sale for, say, $5, then I might get it. In 2018 — just prior to being retired — it finally did. The Underpowered Death Knight was very happy to get a hat that she’d been wanting for over five years!
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.

55) Airsick Lowlander “Winter” Clothes

Red Winter Hat & Red Winter Clothes with Emerald Gauntlets & Sabatons/Green Winter Hat & Green Winter Clothes with Bloodforged Gauntlets & Sabatons, Darkmoon “Sword”
Once, Kaumaleia would have thought that these southern continental folk have very nonsensical and totally impractical ideas about what to wear in snowy weather. Ever since her time at Acherus, however, she doesn’t seem to notice cold at all — and these silly clothes do look cute.

54) Silver Hand Frostbringer

Truesteel Pauldrons (stage 3), Empyrial Breastplate, Girdle of Valorous Deeds, Legplates of the Argent Armistice, Grips of the Fallen Council (LFR), Life Force Chargers (H), Royal Cape, Tabard of the Lightbringer, Icy Ebon Warsword
Waaaaitaminnit… Nice try, Ebon Blade, but you’re still not welcome at the Sanctum of Light.
In a departure from my usual aesthetic preference for having matching gloves and boots, every item in this kit comes from a different set. That’s not why I’ve saved this outfit to use for the “Mismatched” theme the next time Trial of Style comes around, though. But is the class-based incongruity too subtle for the average Trial of Style group?

53) Pumpkin Head, Kraken Heart or Evil Pumpkin King VI

Hallowed Helm, Crystalvein Pauldrons, Krakken-Heart Breastplate, Veteran’s Scaled Belt, Greaves of the Bloodwarder, Royal Gauntlets of Silvermoon, Kraken Greaves, Yal’s Leafwrap Cloak, Blades of the Fallen Prince (upgraded, third tint)
I wasn’t quite sure what weapons I was going to use for a Hallow’s End kit this year — and then when I looked at the “Legion Artifacts” options, it was instantaneously obvious that these flaming blades were exactly the weapons I needed.

52) Brewfest Brawler

Blue Brewfest Hat, Pauldrons of the Touched, Durotan’s Battle Harness, Frostwolf Stalwart Girdle, Dalaran Warden’s Legplates, Gloves of Brawn*, Sabatons of the Endless Vigil, Chain Link Towel, Tuxedo Shirt, Tremendous Tankard O’ Terror
A half-baked attempt to mimic the appearance of the Brewfest Regalia lederhosen in plate.
Maltendis’ Handguards are the same model as the Gloves of Brawn, in a slightly darker, richer shade of brown.
This chestpiece has a lime green contrast color area on the back that I find quite distracting. Fortunately, this little cloak is just perfect to cover that up.

51) Reinforced Yak-Herding Apparel

Sunsong Armored Helm, Chilled Shoulderplates, Breastplate of Kel’balor, Dojani Girdle, Felsworn Legplates, Reinforced Hound-Handler’s Gauntlets (LFR), Lead-Soled Seabed Striders (LFR), Yak-Herder’s Longstaff
As promised, a more “everyday” sort of outfit using this combination of shoulders, gloves, and boots.

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