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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 (*).

85) Fallen Forestlord

Unwavering Stare, Shoulders of the Roiling Inferno (LFR), Fallen Runelord’s Robe & Belt, Heart Grippers, Demon Commander’s Drape, Lifeforce Hammer, Book of Origination
This robe and belt, which are similar to the garb of the Felskorn casters from Stormheim, are obtained from Battle for Azeroth‘s Island Expeditions. They are BoE, so I got mine from the Auction House. The Demon Commander’s Drape from the Legion pre-launch events coordinates perfectly. Then the acid green LFR Siege of Orgrimmar Druid tier shoulders seemed like just the thing. The Lifeforce Hammer ties into the Vrykul theme of the robe and belt, while the glowing green of the Book of Origination continues the fel-touched theme.

84) Kul Tiras Leathers





Gravethorn (Drustvar)/Seafarer (Tiragarde Sound)/Fairweather (Stormsong Valley) armor with Bleak Hills Swatter and Growthshaper Branch
The handsome Kul Tiras leather armor sets have these names when they are rewarded from World Quests, which is probably the best way for a Horde player to acquire them. I’ve put the version that I think is the most handsome, and that I wanted to continue wearing after the photoshoot, last.

83) Wildheart

Replica Wildheart Raiment with Staff of the Verdant Circle
In Classic, this set was the Druid Dungeon set and not so easy to get. The Springrain gear given to new Allied Races or Boosted Druids is a higher resolution version of this set.

82) Feathers of Fire/Feathers of Frost

Orange: Jewel of the Firelord, Firekin Amice, Flamestrider Robes, Scouting Trousers, Tabard of Summer Flames, Spire of Coagulated Globules (H)

Blue: Crown of Eternal Winter, Hide of Chromaggus, Jinxed Hoodoo Skin, Mistspray Kilt*, Tabard of Summer Skies, Spire of Coagulated Globules (LFR)
This robe style is available in both leather and cloth, and both leather and cloth have feathery, firey shoulders to wear with it. Compare Blood Elf Mage #84 for the cloth version.

81) Kul Tiran Swashbuckler

Blue Tricorne Hat, Extravagant Epaulettes, Vest of the Azerothian Champion, Fairweather Belt, Flame-Seared Leggings, Antiquity Handler’s Gloves, Ooey-Gooey Galoshes, Pinku’shon’s Impaler
This is mostly one of the variations of the leather Kul Tiras dungeon set, with a few substitutions.

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The new Tauren female customization options that will be coming in Shadowlands just keep getting better!

The latest Wowhead preview shows bangs, earrings, eye colors, hairstyles, headdresses, horns, necklaces, and nose piercings.

There are eight eye colors and I just know that somehow or other, between my regular characters and alter-egos, I’ll have to find a way to use them all.

I’m kind of meh on the curly new horn styles. I like the really long new horn styles, though; Kaurinka will probably choose one of them instead of the current style that I was considering using for her, and Kaobeka will probably choose the other new longhorn style to be more Yaungol-like than her current style.

I want to use the feathered earrings, but I haven’t figured out who wants them yet. Although I’m glad that the other earring styles exist, I don’t have any immediate ideas for characters who’d want to wear them — but who knows, maybe over the coming months someone will ask for one of them. As for the nose piercings, probably not.

The headdresses are cute; I like the feathers version better than the tuft of fur version. I can see Kamalia adopting that as a permanent (or at least semi-permanent, depending on what hat I want with her current outfit) change to her look.

The necklaces are nifty. The first style might be fun for Keija, the second style I think will definitely be a permanent addition to Kamalia’s look, and the third style would be fitting for Ketura.

Looking at the bangs options, Kaumaleia (aka the Underpowered Death Knight) has already asked to have the parted bangs with the flower. Kerisa/Kaiuna/Kaurinka will probably go for the option that just adds a flower to the current bangs look. I’m not a fan of the option that covers the eyes.

The new hairstyles, though — that’s what I’m really excited about in this update! I like the two braids on the side. I think the two braids joined under the chin looks silly. Kregga currently has the “maned” style (no hair on the side of the face); she might switch to the new style that has loose hair on the side of the face. I love the single braid on one side or the other, with or without flowers. The single braid without flowers might become Kaumaleia’s default look. I also really like the double braids with flowers — that might be Kaurinka’s signature style — and the medallion with feathers. Kamalia and Keija will probably want to try that one out for awhile.

… Dang, I’m going to have to re-make all of the character portraits for my Characters page, won’t I? 😛

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Palomino Tauren!

I had been feeling sad that there hadn’t been any new Tauren customizations previewed yet. The newest version of the Shadowlands alpha has them in, though — women, men — and I’ve got to say, palomino Tauren are lookin’ goooood!
I’m glad to see that it looks like face warpaint and arm/chest warpaint are separate options, rather than being a single customization like they are for Highmountain Tauren. Although I’m not that excited about any of the face designs, I do like the second and third arm/chest designs. I like the red-and-blue, turquoise, and gold colors.
Now I’m beginning to dream up an Alter Ego for Kerisa — so that Kerisa herself can stay home with her two little ones and not go to Shadowlands, and I don’t have to stress myself about getting Kasheena leveled in time, either — who is palomino with red-and-blue arm/chest warpaint…

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

73) Kul Tiran Swashbuckler

Blue Tricorne Hat, Extravagant Epaulettes, Vest of the Azerothian Champion, Fairweather Belt, Flame-Seared Leggings, Antiquity Handler’s Gloves, Ooey-Gooey Galoshes, Gol Osigr Handblade
This is mostly one of the variations of the leather Kul Tiras dungeon set, with a few substitutions.

72) Russet Dragon

Orgrimmar Spaulders, Sunsoaked Vest, Cruel Gladiator’s Ironskin Belt Gloves & Slippers, Hemet’s Leather Legguards, Improvisational Historian’s Cloak, Fu Zan (PvP, default tint)
I thought that these Mists leveling items would coordinate nicely with these Legion PvP items; the Orgrimmar shoulders were a pleasant surprise.

71) Mist Globes

Warmongering Gladiator’s Ironskin Helm, Fierce Gladiator’s Ironskin Spaulders, Sunset Leather Tunic, Brown Belt of Humbling Gravity, Leggings of the Chosen Dead (N), Loamflake Bracers*, Grandmaster’s Footwraps, Staff of Ox-Hoof Thunder
This kit is all about these fabulous shoulders from the PvP recolor of the Antorus Monk set. While I was putting it together, I’d originally chosen a fancier chestpiece. After I’d assembled the other items, I reviewed chestpiece options again and this one jumped out at me as being the right shade of brown to coordinate with the other items I’d chosen, and its plain, practical style was perfect for allowing the shoulders to really stand out.

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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 (*).

80) Kul Tiras Plate




Harbormaster (Tiragarde Sound)/Shoalbreach (Stormsong Valley)/Bleakweald (Drustvar) armor with Coldscale Saber and Gnarlwood Barrier
The handsome Kul Tiras plate armor sets have these names when they are rewarded from World Quests, which is probably the best way for a Horde player to acquire them. I’ve put the version that I think is the most handsome, and that I wanted to continue wearing after the photoshoot, last.
I think this is some of the nicest plate armor in the game. At first, I didn’t quite understand the early Battle for Azeroth information and thought that this armor would only be available to Alliance characters. I was greatly relieved to learn that BOE greens versions existed, and even more so that the World Quest versions were also available to Horde characters!

79) Frozen Light

Salt-Scorched Shoulderguard, Field Plate Armor, Shellbuckle Girdle, Legguards of the Emerald Brood (H), Flash Freeze Gauntlets (H), Fogtide Warboots, Sunsoul Sword, Platinum Shield of the Valorous
This outfit is adapted from an outfit I made some time ago for the Underpowered Death Knight (#40), but brings in some of the beautiful Kul Tiras plate pieces from Battle for Azeroth.

78) Dunecrawler

Exiled Veteran’s set with Nazmani Warplate helm & shoulders, hidden belt, Pennant Cloak, and Skycaller’s Ceremonial Mace
The Zandalar quest plate sets have the shoulders and helm in a contrasting color to the rest of the items, so one has to mix-and-match sets to get a monochromatic color scheme. This combination, which is not quite so monochromatic as the other possibilities, uses the Nazmir helm & shoulders with the rest of the set from Vol’dun.

77) Malachite

Direbone Frill set with Exiled Veteran’s helm & shoulders, Crafted Malevolent Gladiator’s Clasp of Meditation, Pterroleather Cloak, and Sethrak Warden’s Scimitar
The Zandalar quest plate sets have the shoulders and helm in a contrasting color to the rest of the items, so one has to mix-and-match sets to get a monochromatic color scheme. This combination uses the Vol’dun helm & shoulders with the rest of the set from Zuldazar.

76) Blood Champion of Zandalar

Rastari helm & shoulders, Nazmani Warplate chest legs gloves boots, Abandoned Zandalari Bucklebreaker, Fallen Spider Handaxe, Loa-Bound Defender, Crimson Silk Cloak
The Zandalar quest plate sets have the shoulders and helm in a contrasting color to the rest of the items, so one has to mix-and-match sets to get a monochromatic color scheme. This combination uses the Zuldazar helm & shoulders with the rest of the set from Nazmir.

75) Crashing Waves

Bloodcraver Pauldrons, Wavecrash Chestplate & Greaves, Vim’s Scalecrusher Girdle, Bleakweald Handguards & Stompers, Flanged Mace, Dockyard Targe
The Wavecrash set is the Nazjatar zone drop recolor of the Benthic Zanj’ir Scaleguard set. I particularly like the soft blue color of the chestpiece.

74) Brine & Barnacles

Zanj’ir Scaleguard set with Zanj’ir Scaleguard Greatcloak, Reactive Waraxe and Deepwarden Redoubt
This is the Benthic plate armor set from Nazjatar. For some reason, wearing it is making Karaelia feel rather… pickled.

73) Brite Knight

Version 1: Conqueror’s Helmet, Pristine Lightforge Spaulders, Emerald Breastplate, Truesteel Waistguard (stage 3), Murkblood Avenger’s Legplates, Swamp Gas Gauntlets, Lavawalker Greaves, Jeweled Coronation Sword, Zom’s Crackling Bulwark

Version 2: Conqueror’s Helmet, Mantle of the Desert Crusade, Murkblood Avenger’s Chestplate, Truesteel Waistguard (stage 3), Brackwater Leggings, Swamp Gas Gauntlets, Conqueror’s Greaves, Jeweled Coronation Sword, Zom’s Crackling Bulwark

Version 3: Talonguard Helmet, Pristine Lightforge Spaulders, Embossed Plate Armor, Thorium Belt, Murkblood Avenger’s Legplates, Bloodforged Gauntlets, Enticing Sabatons, Eternally Folded Blade, Crest of Supremacy

Version 4: Talonguard Helmet, Imperial Plate Shoulders, Murkblood Avenger’s Chestplate, Thorium Belt, Embossed Plate Leggings, Bloodforged Gauntlets, Conqueror’s Greaves, Eternally Folded Blade, Crest of Supremacy
This was, of course, what had to come next. Rainbow Brite Plate has been a staple of Mogging since Transmogrification was introduced, but I hadn’t personally done it yet. As you can see, I tried a series of variations; Version 4 was what I actually wore out and about in the world for awhile.

72) White Knight

Overlord’s set with Steel Plate Helm, Pauldrons of the Argent Sentinel, Gleaming Celestial Waistguard, Gladiator’s Salvation, Highlord’s Favor
Karaelia had had enough of being dark; it was time to let her bright true nature shine again.

71) Dark Knight

Blackwing Helm, Obsidian Stone Spaulders, Breastplate of Vaulted Skies, Bogslayer Belt, Direwing Legguards, Boneclenched Gauntlets, Ribsteel Footguards, Stylish Black Shirt, Mass of McGowan, Infiltrator’s Shield
Don’t worry, it only *looks* like Karaelia has gone over to the Dark Side…

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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 (*).

62) Pink Petals II



Commander’s set with Crown of Boundless Courage, Blood-Stained Pauldrons, Bloodscale Belt, Cloak of the Hollow/Snowfall Shawl, and The Hammer of Destiny
The pink flower crown prompted me to revisit this outfit concept (Underpowered Death Knight #31), which would be appropriate for either Noblegarden or Love is in the Air. I’m particularly fond of how this particular green cloak complements both the green Tauren DK fur color and the red tones in the armor.
Eventually, Kaumaleia reverted to her “natural” blue & white, and the green cloak didn’t work anymore. Fortunately, there is another cloak in the same style with colors that do.

61) Rose Knight



Crown of Boundless Courage, Blood-Stained Pauldrons, Darkrune Breastplate, Bloodscale Girdle Gauntlets & Sabatons, Direwing Legguards, Master Builder’s Shirt, Obsidium Executioner
Kaumaleia wanted to wear the pink flowers, and this is what she thought would go best with them.

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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 (*).

61) Grim Totem

Reaver Epaulets, Drakescale Breastplate, Foundry-Fired Plate Girdle, Direwing Legguards, Boneclenched Gauntlets, Ribsteel Footguards, Ancestral Chieftain’s Totem, Warmongering Combatant’s Slicer
Once, this was my tribe…
(and she’d still wear the arm paint, though not the face paint, if that option becomes available in Shadowlands)

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What was that I said about not making any more Allied Races alts unless I liked their Heritage Armor enough to level from scratch for it?

Well, I’m not all that keen on the Lightforged Draenei Heritage Armor — not for a Mage, at least — but I just haven’t been able to get the notion of having a Lightforged Draenei among the Minor Mages out of my head.

Meet Krystaliza.

I don’t know much about who she is, other than that she is a long-lost relative of Kaprikka. As far as Kaprikka was aware, all of her progenitors had perished in one Legion attack or another by the time the Draenei arrived on Draenor; her parents, too, were killed in the Orcish rampage. I’m not sure at quite what point in the 25000 years of the Draenei’s flight from Kil’jaeden that Xe’ra arrived and took those who wished to follow her off in the Xenedar, so I don’t know exactly how many generations back Krystaliza is a sister of one of Kaprikka’s ancestors — but for each of them to find that they do, in fact, have a blood relative still living was a delightful shock.

Part of my desire to have this character on my roster came from wanting to pair the Lightforged tabard with the Draenic Silk Robes, as seen above.

Part of it comes from a couple of occasions when I’ve made a white and gold outfit and wished that I had a blonde Lightforged Draenei to model it in the Dressing Room.

And part of it is that with the Orb of Deception, a Lightforged Draenei can become a Highmountain Tauren (or a Gnome can be a Mulgore Tauren), thereby allowing me to pretend — for five minutes at a time, at least — that I have Tauren Mages!


Come on, Blizzard! Some of the Crazed Mages in Blackrock Caverns are Tauren, and they’ve been in the game since Cataclysm! Because they use ice and fire magic already, I think that Tauren becoming Mages as a divergence from Shamanism could be just as valid as Tauren becoming Priests and Paladins as a divergence from Druidism.
But as much as I’d like this to happen, it’s not likely to happen. I’ll just go sit in the corner with the folks who really really want to play Gnome or Night Elf Paladins…

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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 (*).

80) Raptari Revisions

Red (Nazmir): Spirit Hunter Headdress, Conqueror’s Nightsong Mantle, Blood Bog Wraps Grips & Footpads, Vicious Leather Belt, Fire Chanter Britches, Fen Summoner’s Cloak, Dazar’alor Polearm

Black (Vol’dun): Spirit Hunter Headdress, Dreadleather Shoulderguard, Deathsnap Jerkin Handguards & Boots, Vicious Leather Belt, Midnight Legguards, Devoted Defender’s Cloak, Dazar’alor Polearm

Green (Zuldazar): Chieftain’s Headdress, Somber Shawl, Gonk Outrunner Vest Grips & Striders, Thatch Eave Vines, Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Dragonhide Legguards, Bloodsiege Drape, Dazar’alor Polearm

Keeping my favorite pieces of the Zandalar leather quest sets, swapping in other items for the pieces I don’t like as well. I particularly like the Zuldazar gloves and boots and anticipate that they will become favored pieces for those slots in future green-themed outfits.
The green version is my favorite; I wore it both before and after doing the Mog photoshoot.

79) Valorous Dreamwalker




Valorous Dreamwalker set with Unwavering Stare and Scythe of Elune (default, 4th tint)
This seemed like an appropriate set for Kerisa to wear while doing the “A Fresh Trauma” and “In Darkness, I Dream” questlines for the Heart of Azeroth.

78) Fathomstalker/Slithershell


Fathomstalker/Slithershell set with Plundered Oracle Fin Staff
The Fathomstalker set is the leather Benthic armor set from Nazjatar. The Slithershell set is the Nazjatar zone drop recolor of the Fathomstalker set. I prefer the soft grey and muted green colors of the Slithershell set.

77) We Are All Akunda

Crown of Infinite Prosperity, Demonic Gladiator’s Dragonhide Vest/Sentinel Breastplate, Vine Waistband, Noblewoman’s Skirt, Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes, Stormsky Greatcloak, Sethrak Warden’s Staff
The worshippers of Akunda are all named “Akunda the [adjective]” when you first meet them, which makes them seem like rather creepy cultists. After the corrupt cult leader is overthrown, Akunda’s worshipppers remain devoted to the loa himself, but they regain their own unique names.
The male NPCs wear Meowl’s Mane instead of the flower crown. The NPCs are wearing the Mythic coloration of the Antorus Druid Tier chestpiece. I only have access to the PvP version (Yay Legion BoA Marks of Honor!), so my version of this outfit is much too dark in the chestpiece when I use the correct style. Of the other options I had available in my collection, I thought that the Sentinel Breastplate was the best approximation of both the colors and the style.

76) Blossoming Wilds

Crown of Boundless Courage, Palm Frond Shoulderpads, Jinxed Hoodoo Skin, Moss Cinch, Jinxed Hoodoo Kilt, Jangdor’s Handcrafted Gloves, Staff of the Verdant Circle
Kasheena wanted to wear the pink flowers, too. These pastel green items seemed like the nicest things to wear with them from her current Transmogrification level bracket.

75) Dreaming Glory

Crown of Boundless Courage, Mantle of Autumn, Pink Mageweave Shirt, Headhunter’s Belt, Luminary Kilt, Gloves of the Fang, Spire of Coagulated Globules (N)
Kerisa got tired of being moody and gloomy and wanted to wear pink flowers and be bright and cheerful again.

74) Blood Moon

Crown of Eternal Memorial, Gladiator’s Wyrmhide Spaulders, Vest of Flowing Water, Feral Cord, Gloomtalon’s Spare Kilt, Rapscallion Boots, Talon Guard Staff
It must be the gloomy influences of Nazmir, Drustvar, and Darkshore that made Kerisa want to go dark for her Lunar Festival outfit this year.

73) Druid of the Cycle II

Antlers of Malorne, Thunderlord Shoulderguards, Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor, Ferocious Gladiator’s Dragonhide Belt, Savage Leggings, Gloves of the Flayed, Wild Gladiator’s Boots of Victory, Antiseptic-Soaked Dressing, Twin’s Pact
The rattling bones of the Tauren Heritage Armor chestpiece suggested a variation on the Drust/Kul Tiran Druid Forms-inspired outfit that I originally created for my Night Elf Druid (Kerithian’s kit #16).

72) Preened Feathers

Preened Tribal War Feathers, Preened Ironfeather Shoulders, Preened Ironfeather Breastplate, Preened Wildfeather Leggings, Nimble Leather Gloves, Swashbuckler’s Boots, Staff of Orgrimmar*
This hardly counts as a Mog at all because half of it is just the default appearances of the Intellect leather Heirloom items — but I am rather pleased with how I’ve found some gloves and boots that complement the pants so nicely.
Why are the Heirloom pants not the same color as the Heirloom shoulders and chestpiece? I suppose we will never know — but it does make wearing them un-Mogged look a bit odd.

71) Ancestral Ghostwalker


Ancestral Chieftain’s Headdress Mantle & Greatbelt, Boneshredder Jerkin & Britches, Ghostwalker Gloves & Boots, Darksnare Dagger/Twin’s Pact
The white furs wanted to go together.

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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 (*).

86) Flaming Font/Frozen Font

Orange: Jewel of the Firelord, Mantle of the Cleansing Flame (N), Consortium Combatant’s Robes, Braided Manastring Cinch, Tabard of Summer Flames, Staff of Endless Winter

Blue: Crown of Eternal Winter, Hydraxian Mantle, Warp Infused Drape, Braided Manastring Cinch, Tabard of Summer Skies, Icecore Staff
Kaohana gets to wear this pair of Midsummer Fire Festival outfits because there is no lookalike item for the Firelands Priest tier shoulders. The blue version (with the hat changed to Hidden) is what she is still wearing.

85) Zul’Aman’Dazar




Red: Saurifeather Crest & Mantle, Robes of Dissention/Faded Sprit-Wrencher Robe
Blue: Bloodhex Headdress & Mantle, Forlorn Loa-Binder Robe
Green: Skycaller Cowl & Mantle, Hexing Robes
All: Bloodhex Gloves, Stanchion of Primal Instinct

These robes, originally from Zul’Aman and later from the Isle of Thunder, coordinate nicely with the feathered hats and pauldrons from Zuldazar. My favorite combination, which Kaohana continued to wear after the Mog photoshoot, is the green one.

84) Ancestral Soothsayer

Ancestral Chieftain’s Headdress & Greatbelt, Mantle of Volatile Ice, Windshaper Robe, Frostwolf Wind-Talker Gloves, Ancient Measuring Rod, Beastskull Vessel
Ordinarily, I like to get an outfit posted before I change to another one. Kaohana was so excited about this outfit idea — especially after she remembered that the Artifact-centered weapon restrictions from the Broken Isles no longer applied — that I let her get away with having two outfits in the same Sunday Mog Show… this time.

83) Chromie Cosplay

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Light-Mantle of the Incarnate, Runecloth Robe, Black Mageweave Gloves, Willow Boots, Keepers of Time Tabard, Key to the Planes
With the Priest T4 shoulders and the torso part of the Priest T2 robe, Chromie is something of a High Priestess of Time.

82) Miss Muriel

Hat of the Third Sister, Deadly Gladiator’s Mooncloth Mantle, Fire-Gizzard Robes, Ritual Belt, Embersilk gloves & boots, Mag’hari Chieftain’s Staff
Kaohana said, make me an outfit with this hat. So I did. It was a good opportunity to use these Wrath PVP shoulders, too!

81) Ancestral Ritualist

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor with Polychromatic Visionwrap*, Ritual Leggings, Acolyte’s Shirt, and Staff of Fiery Fate
Although there are several red tunics that look rather nice with the Tauren Heritage armor, I chose this no-longer-available item because it is a recolor of the same style that Tauren Priests start out wearing. I couldn’t quite find a skirt that I liked with both this chestpiece and the rest of the Heritage of the Shu’halo pieces. These shorts, however, work perfectly!

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