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

63) 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
Kamalia and Kawneiha do the “Mom & Me” thing to show off weapons to coordinate with this kit for both of the mail-wearing classes.

62) Arrowsplitter of the Silver Covenant or the Blue Flight



Shoulders of Lightning Reflexes, Blue Dragonscale Breastplate, Doc’s Belt, Blue Dragonscale Leggings, Finder’s Keepers, Star-Strider Boots, Lohn’goron/Crypt Fiend Slayer
A modified version of an outfit originally designed for mini-Kam — but elves can’t be Shaman, so I’ve re-envisioned it for a Hunter.

61) Zealous Houndkeeper

Helm of Affinity, Ravager’s Mantle, Inferno Forged Hauberk, Scarlet Belt & Gauntlets, Oronok’s Old Leggings, Bloodmail Boots*, Tabard of the Scarlet Crusade, Ashjre’thul, Crossbow of Smiting
I know there’s a full Scarlet Crusade mail set, which can be purchased at the Darkmoon Faire by a mail-wearer wearing the Scarlet Crusade tabard — but I’d rather build my own kit.
I wasn’t feeling quite satisfied with any of the gun or bow options available to a level 60 character, so I looked at crossbows, which I rarely use. Huh, when did I get this crossbow? Ah, it drops in Blackwing Lair. I must have picked it up while I was farming BWL with all my alts about a year ago, but I didn’t pay much attention to it because I prefer guns or regular bows.

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

53) Aspirant’s Garb of the Chosen Dead

Garb of the Chosen Dead (LFR) with Nibelung
Kerisa was fortunate enough to have the Ensemble for the LFR version of the Trial of Valor set drop for her while she was working on the quest to get the Normal version.

52) Shu’halo Furs

Bristlebark/Lupine set with Chieftain’s Headdress, Sentinel Girdle, Cape of Thunder Bluff, Thunder Bluff Tabard, and Agamaggan’s Quill
Because of the Lionfur Armor — a brighter, more golden version of the chestpiece of this set which is a rare drop from a Mulgore rare spawn (and is therefore hideously expensive on the AH) — I think of this style of leather armor as being characteristically Tauren.
Kerisa happened to be wearing this outfit when she did Highmountain. I liked how it looked with the baby basket, and she is the only one of my Tauren characters who has marriage and a child already established in her RP story.

51) Darkmoon Flower Seller

Songbird Blouse, Dervish Belt, Leggings of the Fang, Inscribed Leather Gloves, Dark Leather Boots, Cloak of the Darkmoon Faire, Staff of the Verdant Circle
“All I want is a place somewhere,
Far away from the cold night air,
With one enormous chair —
Oh, wouldn’t it be loverly?
Lots of coal making lots of heat!
Lots of chocolate for me to eat!
Warm [face (?)], warm hands, warm feet!
Oh, wouldn’t it be loverly!
Someone’s head resting on my knee
[Nice and cozy (?)] as it could be
Who takes good care of me —
Oh, wouldn’t it be loverly…”
My Fair Lady
(If you’re going to wear the Darkmoon Top Hat to get that sweet 10% XP and rep buff, you might as well own the look.)

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

56) Sunwalker Mender

Crown of Empowered Fate, Glorious Shoulderpads, Refuge Armor, Hyperion Girdle, Judgment Legplates, Area 52 Engineering Gloves, Insignia Cloak, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet
Although I also like the red and gold Fiery Plate or Hyperion gloves with this outfit, I stuck with the blue gloves I’d originally chosen to keep more of that Thunder Bluff turquoise in the color scheme.
I originally designed this kit with a 1H Mace + Shield, but of course the current Artifact paradigm for Holy Paladins is a 2H weapon. After looking at all of my 2H Maces, the base appearance of The Silver Hand itself seemed the most fitting for a Sun Paladin.

55) Sunwalker Defender

Glorious Headdress, Runic Plate Shoulders, Plate of the Shaman King, Thorium Belt, Imperial Plate Leggings, Warbringer’s Gauntlets & Sabatons, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, Insignia Cloak, Battlehammer of the Sunwalker, Saltstone Shield
Several years ago, I designed a set of outfits representing the three Paladin specs specifically for Tauren Paladins. It’s about time that I actually wear them. This kit, as you might guess, is for Protection Sunwalkers.
This chestpiece is the only Transmogrifiable item out of the set worn by Aponi Brightmane and Sunwalker Saern.

54) Blazing Leaves

Bloodscale Helm, Darksoul Shoulders, Overlord’s Chestplate & Legplates, Thorium Belt, Bloodforged gloves & boots, Firebreather, Bloodforged Shield, Tabard of the Scarlet Crusade
This kit combines ideas from outfits originally designed for Dragonray’s “Mog the World in 80 Days” competition by PlaidElf of Plenty of Paladins, to represent the country of Georgia, and SyrcoOwl, to represent the country of Canada.

53) Avatar of Aethrynn

Lightbringer Greathelm, Dawnsteel Shoulders, Aethrynn’s Everwarm Chestplate, Replica Lightforge Belt, Fists of Thane Kray-Tan, The Willbreaker, Templar Shield
I wonder who Aethrynn was? And Thane Kray-Tan and Queen Yh’saerie, for that matter? Are these names community tributes or tidbits of lore-stories (that will likely never be fully explained)?

52) Pink Peony

Crown of Courage, Festive Pink Dress, Bloodscale Belt, Maltendis’ Handguards, Tempered Vis’kag the Bloodletter, Aegis of the Vindicator
Pink is for Paladins!

51) Titan’s Teardrops

Sunsoul Helm, Pauldrons of the Argent Sentinel, Talonrender Chestplate (LFR), Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Clasp of Meditation, Legplates of the Lightning Throne (LFR), Glorious Gauntlets of Crestfall, Blue’s Greaves of the Righteous Guardian, Forgotten Champion’s Blade
Frequently, while making an outfit for one character, I stumble upon a combination of items that doesn’t fit the idea I have in mind for that specific character, but is so good that I have to make an outfit using it for another character immediately. This combination of pauldrons and chestpiece is yet another example of that phenomenon.

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

87) 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
Kamalia and Kawneiha do the “Mom & Me” thing to show off weapons to coordinate with this kit for both of the mail-wearing classes.

86) Magatha’s “Apprentice”

Rancorbite Spaulders, Wild Combatant’s Ringmail Armor & Gauntlets, Warmongering Gladiator’s Waistguard of Victory, Vindictive Gladiator’s Ringmail Kilt, Spell Axe of the Speaker
“Do exactly as I say, child.”
Now that she is one of the Farseers of the Earthen Ring, Kamalia doesn’t find Magatha nearly as intimidating as she once did. Instead, she finds herself trying very hard to not laugh aloud at the condescending, patronizing way that Magatha treats her. In real life, I’m sure I would find someone like Magatha incredibly difficult to put up with. From the other side of the screen, however, I find her characterization to be quite excellently done. And though Kamalia shares some of Muln’s outrage at having to cooperate with one who had caused so much harm to Thunder Bluff, she agrees with Nobundo that it is better to have Magatha and the Doomstone where the Earthen Ring can keep an eye on them.

85) Broken Peaks Stormshaper

Seaspray Mantle & Grips, Chestguard of the Stormspire, Vintage Duskwatch Cinch (N), Nobundo’s Earthshaper Kilt, Nifflevar Bearded Axe, Lifeforce Hammer
I was inspired to create this outfit by seeing a Tauren Hunter at Trueshot Lodge who was wearing this chestpiece & kilt combo (with different accessory pieces). This kilt is a reward from the Nobundo side-quest during the Battle for the Exodar scenario. When I did that scenario with Kam, I’d been partied with BTH and we’d thought that the quest was bugged because waves of imps (the first stage of the quest) just kept coming and the quest didn’t seem to be advancing. So we abandoned it. I did the Nobundo side-quest with Kaelinda when she did the Battle for the Exodar scenario, then skipped it with all my other alts. Fortunately, I hadn’t done the Battle for the Exodar scenario yet with mini-Kam, so I took her through it to acquire the kilt.
This axe, which is a Vrykul Archaeology rare item from Wrath, and this mace, which is a Blacksmithing crafted item from Cataclysm, share such similar design elements that I think they must have been created by the same artist at the same time — and therefore they ought to be used together by a character who can double-wield 1H weapons.

84) Elemental Magic


Empyrial Elemental Crown, Shoulderguards of Dark Meditations (LFR), Green Dragonscale Breastplate, Belt of Singed Shame, Wet Suit Leggings, Sundered Gauntlets & Footwraps, Netherbane
I was rather surprised when I won with this kit, and I don’t know how much of that to attribute to my contrarian and probably trollish voting pattern — in that particular contest only — of always picking the outfit that I thought the other contestants were not likely to pick when everyone else was on the stage. Then, because mini-Kam was bored of what she had been wearing, she decided to keep wearing it.

83) Azerite

Empyrial Elemental Crown, Relentless Gladiator’s Linked Spaulders, Warmongering Gladiator’s Ringmail Armor, Warmongering Gladiator’s Waistguard of Prowess, Marauder’s Gauntlets, War Mace of Unrequited Love, Ice Spire Scepter
The Sword of Sargeras is ugly and repulsive and creepy; Azerite, with its two-toned blue-yellow color, is strangely pretty.

82) Icy Moon

Crown of Good Fortune, Relentless Gladiator’s Linked Spaulders, Festive Teal Pant Suit, Edgemaster’s Handguards, Sparkleshell Sabatons, Ice Spire Scepter, Spiritsage’s Shield
The pale blue of the flowers reminded me of these icy-looking Wrath PvP shoulders.

81) Empyrial Legacy

Empyrial Elemental Crown, Dominant Combatant’s Ringmail Spaulders, Bramblemail Hauberk, Skettis Belt, Manaburst Legguards, Fathomheart Gauntlets, Wavefury Boots, Archon’s Gavel, Aldori Legacy Defender
Kamalia had collected enough upgrade gear that it was high time to equip it all — which of course meant time for a new outfit, too. I’d purchased the crafted Argus crown on the AH and daringly done a Warden Tower PvP quest for the shoulders, so I decided to build the outfit around those items.

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

5) Shall We Dance?

Forever-Lovely Rose, Nobleman’s Coat, Bloodscale Belt, Nobleman’s Pantaloons, Grash’s Fireproof Handguards, Noble’s Fancy Boots, Terokk’s Quill
A Bloodscale Belt kit for Love is in the Air.
Using the cosmetic Nobleman’s items is perhaps a bit of a cop-out, but it was an idea that just had to be used.

4) Gaudy Treecutter

Finely-Tailored Green Holiday Hat, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Mutineer’s Noose, Heavy Mithril Pants, Gloves of Brawn*, Crafted Malevolent Gladiator’s Warboots of Alacrity, Logsplitter*
Going for a “Country Dad” look here with this outfit.
Around last Christmas, BTH persuaded me to run a few Mythic dungeons with him, and I was fortunate enough to snag this hat in the process.
After the Winter Veil holiday ended, he went back to being a Thunder Bluff Honor Guard.

3) Thunder Bluff Honor Guard

Bark Covered Pauldrons, Plate of the Shaman King, Thorium Belt, Bloodforged Legplates, Spiritualist’s Gauntlets, Earthmender’s Plated Boots, Grinning Axe
This NPC outfit has a plate chest, leather shoulders belt and pants, and mail boots. Although I’ve previously constructed a replica of this outfit using the mixed armor types as an RP costume, I wanted to try my hand at making a Moggable version.

2) High Society Gilnean Plate

High Society Top Hat, Noble Plate Pauldrons, Heroic Judicator’s Chestguard, Earthswell Belt, Exalted Legplates, Gauntlets of Enforcement, Boots of the Ancient-Killer, Cloak of the Red Flight, Burnished Quel’Serrar, Flamescarred Draconian Deflector
I’d made new outfits for all my other plate-wearers, including the Dwarf Paladin, so I figured I ought to make a new real armor outfit for the Male Tauren Warrior, too. Because he has the Top Hat, I decided to put him into this “aristocratic Gilnean” outfit that I originally designed about five years ago.

1) Pretentious Purple

Replica Soulforge shoulders & gauntlets, Saltstone chestpiece & leggings, High Chief’s belt & boots, Hammer of Grief
Perfect for a Warrior or Death Knight pretending to be a Paladin.
Because of the gender dimorphism in the appearance of the Saltstone chestpiece & leggings, I would not make this Transmogrification kit for a female character. Hence, the creation and boosting of the Male Tauren Warrior.

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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 (*).

49) Hodir’s Breath

Circle’s Stalwart Helmet, Bloodcraver Pauldrons, Breastplate of Avenging Flame (N), Royal Qiraji Belt, Legguards of the Emerald Brood (N), Gauntlets of Purification, Boots of the Fallen Hero, Razorscale Talon
It was time to go back to being frosty. I picked out a weapon that I didn’t think I’d used for a Frost kit yet and went from there.

48) Darkmoon Demolisher

Acid-Etched Pauldrons, Revenant Chestplate & Leggings, Symbolic Belt Gauntlets & Greaves, Cloak of the Darkmoon Faire, Darkmoon Hammer
If you’re going to wear the Darkmoon Top Hat to get that sweet 10% XP and rep buff, you might as well own the look.
This kit takes its inspiration from the outfits worn by Mola and Ziggie Sparks.
There are two sets of plate armor that use the “Revenant” name: one from Classic that is a recolor of the crafted Thorium armor set and has a lot of lookalike items from Burning Crusade quest rewards, and one from Wrath that is a lookalike of the crafted Cobalt armor set. This outfit uses the Classic items.

47) Argent & Azure

Imperial Plate Helm, Field Plate Pauldrons, Breastplate of Avenging Flame (H), Lurker’s Girdle, Skyfire Greaves, Gauntlets of Purification, Boots of the Fallen Hero
On a whim, I decided to use this helm and see what I could put together to go with it.
The golden markings — body jewelry? — on the torsos of Lightforged Draenei remind me of the golden decorations around the ribcage of this chestpiece.

46) The White Lady’s Blue Child

Crown of Good Fortune, Festive Blue Pant Suit, Spiritualist’s Gauntlets, Golden Cenarion Greaves, Rage-Possessed Greatsword
Do the Tauren have a myth and a special name for Azeroth’s second moon?

45) Achy, Breaky Heart

Forever-Lovely Rose, Pauldrons of Swift Retribution, Thorium Armor, Bloodscale Belt, Pristine Lightforge Legplates, Flameguard Guantlets, Magma Tempered Boots, The Burning Crusader
I think these axes with the floating shards from Burning Crusade are so, so silly. The colors of this one are perfect for a so, so silly Love is in the Air kit, though!
I wasn’t feeling like I could do anything new with the pink plate items, so I thought I’d try this chestpiece and see what I could do with it. These pants pair with it beautifully! Then, of course, there needed to be some more gold in the outfit, and these gloves and boots fill that out quite nicely.

44) Crystal Knight

Brighthelm of Justice, Pauldrons of the Argent Sentinel, Breastplate of Avenging Flame (H), Legguards of the Emerald Brood (H), Flash Freeze Gauntlets (H), Tide-Stomper’s Greaves, Decalcified Elven Spear
Thinking about a wintery white and blue look, I started with the polearm. That suggested crystallinity, and this mixture of Paladin T5, T6, and T11 lookalike items followed from there.
I’m glad that belts can be hidden now, because the waistband of these pants is so pretty that it’s a shame to cover it up with an actual belt — especially the oversized belt style that is used by that particular set!

43) Gaudy Armsman

Finely-Tailored Green Holiday Hat, Runic Plate Shoulders, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Replica Lightforge Belt, Bloodforged Legplates, Emerald Gauntlets & Sabatons, The Untamed Blade
The green-tinted version of this weapon, the Talon of Azshara, is a 1H sword, so the red and green versions can’t be dual-wielded together for silly Winter Veil kits — more’s the pity.

42) Runic Plate

Runic Plate set with Girdle of Divine Blessing, Area 52 Engineering Gloves, Seethe, and Broken Promise
This just might be my favorite coloration of the Thorium Armor style. Perhaps that has something to do with its colors being very similar to those of Thunder Bluff heraldry?

41) Flames of Memory

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Spaulders of Manifold Eyes (H), Bloodfist Breastplate & Greaves, Abandoned Zandalari Bucklebreaker (LFR), Legplates of Absolute Control (H), Vice Grips, Darkhide Blade
The Underpowered Death Knight was the one to physically acquire the Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses; as my primary banker, she loves to collect decorative hats.
This shaded, two-toned blade is one of my favorite sword models from Mists. I picked the sword first, and the rest of the kit followed from there.

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