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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 (*).

76) Shrouded Moon

Furred Worgslayer Spaulders, Moonshroud Robe, Sash of the Unredeemed (LFR), Grips of Torrential Power, Apostle of Argus
I went to a certain amount of effort to collect the shoulders, robe, and gloves of this kit while Kaohana was leveling through Northrend, way back when, because this is my favorite coloration of this Northrend style. On the one hand, I really ought to have had her wear this outfit long, long ago. On the other hand, this BOE belt from Tomb of Sargeras LFR is simply perfect for the robe.

75) Effervescent Viridium

Wrathful Gladiator’s Mooncloth Mantle, Robe of Effervescent Light, Telubis’ Binding of Patience, Tempest’s Touch, Shimmering Geta, Viridium Staff of Alacrity
I felt like Kaohana had been in her previous outfit long enough. Not having an idea in mind for her to wear next, I cast around for some inspiration and decided to build a kit around the other coloration of this Battle for Azeroth Jewelcrafted staff model.

74) Dreamscale Inlay

Demonic Gladiator’s Satin Hood, Primal Combatant’s Amice of Prowess, Dreamscale Inlaid Vestments (LFR), Girdle of Prophecy, Warmongering Gladiator’s Satin Gloves, Warm Red Woolen Socks, Rubellite Staff of Intuition
After Kaelinda finished collecting the Mage-lookalike set from Emerald Nighthold LFR, I kept going a little longer to pick up this lookalike of the Priest robe. I’m not a fan of the spikes on the elbows and hips, but otherwise I quite like this design.

73) Hai Hai Birdie

First Mate Hat, Buccaneer’s Vest, Captain Sanders’s Sash, Vileweave Leggings, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Buccaneer’s Boots, Stagheart Staff
I never quite caught on to the Pepe mania during Warlords. After being gifted a Cap’n Crackers, though, I had to find out if it was possible to have a bird on one’s shoulder and a bird on one’s head.

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 (*).

57) Emberwyrm

Jewel of the Firelord, Blackrock Pauldrons Gauntlets & Greaves, Carapace of Imbibed Flame (H), Foundry-Fired Plate Girdle, Legplates of Frenzied Devotion (H), Blades of the Fallen Prince (upgraded, third tint)
Darkness and ice get so boring sometimes, so let’s try darkness and fire for a while.
The imminent return of the Midsummer Fire Festival may also have had something to do with choosing a firey outfit.

56) Nightwell Liberator

Doomplate Shoulderguards, Darkrune Breastplate, Bogslayer Belt, Weaponmaster’s Legplates, Lucidity Handwraps, Thunderpeak Greatboots, Edge of the Cosmos/Black Ice, Rich Purple Silk Shirt, Nightfallen Tabard
Having set Kregga to (very slowly) gathering Nightfallen Paragon chests, I decided she should dress the part. The “of the Nightfall” title completes the look for this Nightfallen Tabard outfit.
I tried the Lavender Mageweave Shirt, as well. It matches the color of the design on the tabard nicely — but I also felt that it distracted too much from the tabard.

55) Crown of Frost and Shadow


Jandvik set with Crown of Eternal Winter, Girdle of Eternal Memory, Tabard of the Ebon Blade, and Slayer of the Lifeless
Kregga wanted to get in on the spooky frost crown fun, too. I took the hat off when she visited the Chamber of the Heart, though, lest it be in the wrong phase of its animation at the crucial screenshot moments.

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 (*).

59) Un-Fallen Hero

Chilled Shoulderplates, Chestplate of the Great Aspects, Lurker’s Girdle, Bone-Inlaid Legguards, Gloves of the Pythonic Guardian, Boots of the Fallen Hero, Heart-Lesion Runeblade
Kaumaleia finally got tired of lounging around in her party clothes and wanted a real Transmogrification kit again. I didn’t think she’d worn the powder-blue recolor of the DK starting zone gear yet, so I used that as a starting point for this kit.

58) Blue Bunny

Blue Spring Circlet, Blue Lovely Dress
I’ve wanted to have a blue version of the Spring Circlet for players to use ever since Cataclysm, when I spotted it on a Goblin gal NPC at the Kajaro Trading Company pool party in Kezan, just before everything went to pieces.

57) Lovely Flowers


Crown of Dark Blossoms with Lovely Black Dress; Crown of Prosperity with Lovely Red Dress; Crown of Courage with Lovely Purple Dress; Crown of Good Fortune with Lovely Blue Dress
This outfit isn’t exactly a real Transmogrification kit at all, as wearing it requires one or both of the items (depending on time of year) to be actually equipped instead of Mogged. Kaumaleia is wearing both items as equipped items. She insisted that she be allowed to include it in her official Wardrobe listings, however, because if Kandrista can have purely RP-clothes outfits in her official Wardrobe listings, then why not the Underpowered Death Knight?
I would really like to have the Mogging window for the flower crowns expanded to include Love is in the Air and Noblegarden in addition to Lunar Festival.

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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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 (*).

67) Firewater

Wild Gladiator’s Ironskin Helm, Shoulderpads of the Chosen Dead (LFR), Dokebi Chestguard, Supple Waistguard (Stage 2), Duskwatcher’s Leggings, Murkblood Gloves, Drogstitch Boots, Fu Zan (Hidden, first tint)
The helm, shoulders, and staff of this kit are an orange/red variation on my earlier Romulan Ale kit (#64).

66) Nightstorm

Boughs of Archdruid Van-Yali, Breastplate of the Incendiary Soul (H), Shifting Sash of Midnight, Cinderweb Leggings (H), Earthguard Grips, Sandals of the Insurgent, Shocking Claws, Nightfallen Tabard
Having set Katewatha to (very slowly) gathering Nightfallen Paragon chests, I decided she should dress the part. The “of the Nightfall” title completes the look for this Nightfallen Tabard outfit.
I chose these shoulders because they seem the closest visual approximation to the shoulders of the Nightborne Heritage Armor. The rest of the kit is not completely satisfactory, mainly on account of the tabard. The lower half of the tabard is extremely bland and boring, but I didn’t have any belts in my collection that would cut off the lower half of the tabard that I liked with the rest of the ensemble. Of the belts I have on hand, this is the one I liked best. The shoes also only really work for the shoe-less races (Tauren, Trolls, Draenei, Worgen — maybe, in the future, Vulpera?); on other races, the foot part of the shoe is decorated with red accents that are somewhat distracting.

65) Grandmaster


Grandmaster’s Finery with Fundamental Observation and Sheilun (upgraded, second tint)
I’ve heard that some people don’t like the hat of this set, but it’s one of my favorite pieces from the set. The difference between the Grandmaster’s set hat and Fundamental Observation is the plume decorating the latter item.

64) Romulan Ale

Warmongering Gladiator’s Ironskin Helm, Shoulderpads of the Chosen Dead (N), Spell Fencer’s Jacket, Brown Belt of Humbling Gravity, Ambervale Britches, Starlight Gauntlets, Leyman’s Boots, Fu Zan (default, Pillar of Creation tint; upgraded, second tint; hidden, 200 WQ tint)
I made this outfit for Kate right after the 2018 Midsummer Fire Festival ended because I figured I’d better follow up on the idea of using this helm and shoulders combo in a more “everyday” sort of outfit before I forgot about it. Then she wore it for the next several months before I managed to get 200 World Quests done to get the blue tint for the Hidden appearance of Fu Zan.
Although I’d finally acquired the weapon appearance I most wanted to use this outfit, Kate was tired of wearing it and wanted to change her clothes. So now Kaobeka is wearing it, instead.

If you’re not familiar with Star Trek lore, one of the distinguishing characteristics of Romulan ale is its bright electric blue color.

63) Shado-Pan Legacy

Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Supple Shoulderguards (stage 2), Chestguard of Insidious Desire, Vindictive Gladiator’s Ironskin Belt, Charskin Legguards, Ironpelt Mitts & Boots, Fists of the Heavens (PvP, default tint)
The Shado-Pan-themed name of the PvP appearance for the Windwalker Monk Artifact demanded a Shado-Pan-themed kit to go with it.
How many Shado-Pan Monk kits have I made now? Perhaps it is time to split out all of the specifically Monk outfits from “Things My Characters are Wearing with the Shado-Pan Helmet” into their own separate “Things my Monks are Wearing with the Shado-Pan Helmet” post…

62) Brewery Apprentice

Brown Brewfest Hat, Murkblood Chestpiece & Belt, Shard-Covered Leggings, Barrel-Aged Gloves, Stolen Talrendis Boots, White Linen Shirt, Fu Zan (upgraded, This Side Up tint)
This outfit is a cross between the outfits worn by the competing brewery apprentices — the Thunderbrew/T’chali’s version has the brown chestpiece and belt (the Barleybrew/Drohn’s version is golden) and the Barleybrew/Drohn’s version has the green shorts (the Thunderbrew/T’chali’s version is brown).
I also like how this looks with the Misthide Shoulders

— and the Netherstorm Eyepatch combined with the Antiseptic Soaked Dressing would bring to mind the beleagured Battered Brewmaster who recruits adventurers for the Coren Direbrew encounter.

61) Endless Summer

Warmongering Gladiator’s Ironskin Helm, Shoulderpads of the Chosen Dead (N), Bladed Chaos Tunic, Supple Waistguard (stage 2), Primal Combatant’s Legguards, Supple Gloves (stage 3), Mud Encrusted Boots, Tabard of Summer Flames, Staff of Endless Winter
This outfit didn’t have quite the right balance of orange and blue until I added the hat. Yowzah, this hat and these shoulders make a fantastic combo! I should remember to use them together again in a non-silly-holiday outfit…

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

67) Zandalari Ambition

Glorious Headdress, Pauldrons of Ambition, Monel-Hardened Breastplate Gauntlets & Boots, Ghost-Forged Belt, Fetish Greaves, Strom’kar (default appearance, original tint)
These Zul’Aman pauldrons and pants coordinate quite nicely with the Horde appearance of the Battle for Azeroth crafted plate set.

66) MARVEL



Warhelm of the Bold, Pauldrons of the Promise, Lost Chestplate of the Reverent, Replica Belt of Heroism, Legguards of the Emerald Brood (N), Replica Lightforge Gauntlets, Hyperion Greaves, The Willbreaker, Crusader’s Shield
This outfit was built around the chestpiece. The Lost Chestplate of the Reverent, shown in the center, is a sort of combination of the Templar chestpiece, shown on the left, and the Runic Plate chestpiece, shown in the right.

Plate kits usually feel like they need shoulder armor to be properly balanced, so I chose these small, cap-like shoulders that still display much of the color of the shoulder and upper arm part of the chestpiece. These particular shoulders were mail prior to the beginning of Legion, and I’m still sad that a mail equivalent wasn’t added when they were converted to plate!

65) Bloodtotem Basher


Warbringer’s set with Drake Talon Pauldrons, Belt of the Sand Reaver, Replica Blood Guard’s Cleaver, and Sternhorn’s Shield
Some of the Bloodtotem did not succumb to the Legion’s influence and become Feltotem. These Bloodtotem Survivors, of whom Kounaqiwa is one, now make their home on the outlying bluff of Thunder Totem where Ethel Waterwise lives.

64) Conqueror’s Carapace



Conqueror’s Battlegear with Booty Bay Helm, Burden of Mortality (H), and Mighty Gorian Greatsword
If I ever happened to create a purple elf Warrior — whether a ren’dorei or a dark-eyed kaldorei — perhaps she might wear something very similar to this.

63) Hyjal Warden

Pauldrons of the Wardancer, Krakken-Heart Breastplate, Fel Iron Plate Belt, Greaves of the Bloodwarder, Royal Gauntlets of Silvermoon, Emerald Sabatons, Tabard of the Guardians of Hyjal, Slavemaster Axe
Here’s a kit that’s what, three expansions overdue?

62) Bronze Val’kyr

Shoulderplates & Treads of the Chosen Dead, Bloodfist Breastplate & Legplates, Gleaming Celestial Waistguard, Fists of Thane Kray-Tan, Lotrafen, Blazing Wings
A half-baked attempt to look like a Val’kyr. I initially thought to use the Glorious Breastplate, but when I tried that, I just couldn’t get the rest of the kit to work out at all. This chestpiece has a slightly better shape match to the Val’kyr metal bustier, anyway.
The effect is a little better on one of the more human-like races.

And yes, I put my Demon Hunter through the effort of getting this toy from the Darkmoon Faire many moons ago specifically for the purpose of using it in this kit.

61) Funerary Plate of the Chosen Dead

Funerary Plate of the Chosen Dead (N)
Although my Paladin is the one who did the quest to get this set of armor, it seemed like my Warrior ought to be the one to wear it, to use it with the Fury Artifact swords.

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There is among the tauren of Kalimdor a tribe named “Highmountain”, perhaps in distant memory of Huln and his kin. Along with the Bloodhoof, the Ragetotem, and the Grimtotem, the Highmountain are renowned as warriors who led out against and bore the brunt of the constant attacks from centaurs, harpies, quilboars, and gnolls. The most well-known members of this tribe are Jerrik, Melgromm, and Trag.

When, following Eitrigg, the warriors of the Horde assaulted the Broken Shore, not all of them were snatched away by Odyn’s Val’kyr. Among those left behind, fallen, was Kaiopeqa of the Highmountain tribe.

~*~*~

After raising General Nazgrim as the first of the new Four Horsemen, The Deathlord wondered if the Lich King had given her this power just to fulfil his ends… or if she could perhaps use it for her own, as well. For all of the tolerance and kindness that had been shown her by The Farseer and others, the friendships she had managed to forge — and despite having managed to locate and regroup several of the Grimtotem Ningha during her time at Frostwall Garrison* — she still felt lonely, somehow. Now, the burdens of being Deathlord weighed heavily upon her, and she desired an apprentice. Knowing of the warriors’ catastrophe from her friend The Battlelord, The Deathlord sent one of Dread Commander Thalanor’s aerial patrols to do some reconnaissance of the area and bring her back a test subject — preferably a tauren female, if they could find one. They brought her Kaiopeqa.

The Deathlord raised the Blades of the Fallen Prince over the corpse of the young tauren warrior and Kaiopeqa arose into undeath filled with horror and hatred and unholy bloodthirst.

The Deathlord promptly assigned her to collect the Maw of the Damned and Apocalypse. When her new apprentice had departed on these errands, The Deathlord heard the Lich King’s hoarse whisper in her mind: Very well, I shall let you have this one indulgence. But no more. This power is mine, to be used for my purposes and mine alone. You will use it only as I command.
The Deathlord replied: You are indulgent, my liege. I know how you allowed me to obtain these blades. I know how you permitted The Archmage to take Felo’melorn. I am satisfied.

The Deathlord watched and waited, patiently, as Kaiopeqa went through the same sequence of emotions as she herself had after being released from the Lich King’s grasp at Light’s Hope Chapel all those years ago. Horror and hatred sank into despair and depression. From those emerged, in time, a desperate need to control the sadism that had been inextricably imbued into the soul by the process of being raised as a Death Knight by channeling it into useful service to society**. When Kaiopeqa reached that stage, The Deathlord assigned Kaiopeqa and her tribesman Trag to respond to Archmage Khadgar’s request for heroes to aid the tauren of Highmountain.

The two Highmountain returned from Highmountain filled with more questions than answers concerning the origin of their tribe. More significantly, the experience had given Kaiopeqa a form of… not exactly peace… but consolation, perhaps.

“When I was in Tanaan Jungle”, Kaiopeqa told The Deathlord, “I saw the Eredar, and I saw the Draenei, and I felt sorry for what the Eredar had allowed themselves to become. It is better to be this and be able to continue to fight against the Legion, than to lie idle in the Earthmother’s Embrace and be unable to prevent all of our people from becoming like the Feltotem.”

~*~*~

* Aurochs Grimbane, Kaasa Blighthoof, Kilga Mourningsong, Tigar Frosthoof, and Tipa Rimehorn — all of them had taken new surnames that renounced their Grimtotem origins and embraced their identities as Knights of the Ebon Blade.
And then there was that taunka woman, Kaumaleia — though she hardly counted, either as a fellow Death Knight or as a friend. Kaumaleia had somehow managed to shake off almost all of the qualities of being a Death Knight except the unfortunate condition of being undead — and she managed to ignore even that most of the time, too. Kregga suspected that Kaumaleia had been one of the ice-shaman of her people before her death and raising, and that the similarity of that magic to the way in which a Death Knight wielded frost was what had allowed her to elude most of the corruption from the Lich King. Or perhaps the Lich King had never truly gotten ahold of Kaumaleia because she was so remarkably silly… Kregga could barely tolerate her.

** Death Knights love Dailies because those tasks give them ample opportunities to cause the suffering and death they require to quell their own pain.

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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 (*).

69) Breaker of Polluted Shrines

Shrinebreaker set with Dragon-Quake Shoulderguards, Tracker’s Belt, and Huntmaster’s Rifle
This is the mail Broken Shore WQ set. Although Kamalia collected it, she hadn’t gotten around to wearing it. So when Ketura wanted a new kit, I thought, eh, why not use this one? Too often I collect a set and then two or three expansions go by before I actually use it.
I don’t usually swap out Ketura’s pet to match her clothes — she’s too attached to the Mulgore cougar she’s had since level 10 — but something about this outfit wanted a darker colored pet to go with it.

68) Mulgore Huntmaster

Annihilator’s Mantle, Chestguard of Relentless Storms, Veteran’s Ringmail Girdle, Gryphon Mail Legguards, Talhide Lined-Gloves, Wild Stalker Boots, Bow of the Great Hunter, Thunder Bluff Tabard
Ketura had been wearing her previous outfit for a rather long time, but I hadn’t had any inspiration for a new kit. So I took her to the Trial of Style, hoping that I might come up with something worth keeping. I threw this outfit together for the “Tabard Time” theme, and it won the round.

67) Mountain Trails


Bearzerker’s Spaulders, Trailseeker Vest Gauntlets & Greaves, Marksman’s Girdle, Veteran’s Legguards, Cloak of Enthralling Darkness, Eagletalon Spear
Another take on an Unseen Path outfit.

66) Burning Ice

Rocket-Chief Pauldrons, Formidable Chestpiece, Girdle of Living Flame, Defender Leggings, Engraved Gauntlets & Boots, Tabard of Summer Flames, Steelhawk Crossbow
A more subtle blue seemed like the right way to go for this outfit.
After the holiday ended, I wasn’t feeling any particular inspiration for a new outfit, so I put Kawneiha back into her “Great Tauren Hunter” kit (#54).

65) Triumphant Flame

Triumphant set with Helm of the Fire Festival, Mantle of the Fire Festival, Masterwork Leggings, and Emberhawk Crossbow
A silly outfit for the Midsummer Fire Festival.
There are other plate-like golden mail sets (Masterwork, Radiant, Sparkleshell) and a handful of scale-like golden mail sets (Burnished, Dreamwalker, Captain’s, Glimmering). I like the Triumphant set best with the festival helm and shoulders, but you may like one of these other sets better.

64) Unseen Path Blues

Warmongering Gladiator’s Chain Helm & Armor, Stained Shoulderguards, Wild Combatant’s Waistguard of Cruelty, Spider Venom Legguards, Trailseeker Gauntlets & Greaves, Wolfsfur Greatcloak
Several Unseen Path NPCs are wearing an outfit consisting of the chestpiece from the normal mode HFC Hunter Tier set with the Bearzerker’s Spaulders, Warmongering Combatant’s Waistguard of Cruelty, Trailseeker gloves & boots, Marshwater Mantle, and a pair of leather pants that don’t have a mail equivalent.
I’m so very very fond of the blue-white-gold color scheme that whenever there is gear with faction-dichotomous appearances, I almost always like the Alliance version better. Warlords did an interesting thing with the Gladiator PvP sets in Seasons 2 & 3: for both seasons, the gear models were the same as the HFC Tier sets, but in Season 2, each faction got their own color (red-tinted for Horde, blue-tinted for Alliance), and in Season 3, the set was now the other faction’s color (blue-tinted for Horde, red-tinted for Alliance).

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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