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Will I ever do more with any of these characters than enter the world and maybe manage to get through the 1-5 zone and out to their racial capital city? Realistically speaking, probably not. Nevertheless, the collector in me still wanted to have a complete set of Classic Classes.

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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 (*).

74) Green and Gray

Thick Scale Shoulder Pads, Soldier’s Armor, Helbrine, Der’izu Legguards, Grips of the Fel Destroyer, Soldier’s Boots, Taut Driftwood Bow
I’ve collected a fair amount of green mail, which makes a good fallback for when my Hunter wants a new kit but I don’t have any burning inspiration.

73) Dragon Tamer

Thelwater’s Steelwoven Eyepatch, Gaping Maw Shoulderguard, Dragonrider’s Harness Legguards & Grips, Lifecycle Waistguard, Azsh’ari Stormsurger Striders, and Bleak Scythe
Ketura just knew that she would look like a total badass in the Dragonrider’s gear.
This Vrykul-styled polearm from Wrath is a perfect complement to the armor.

72) Ancestral Survivalist

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor with Bloodmail Hauberk*, Sunfury Legguards, and Spear of Rethu
Although I really liked the mail chestpiece & pants I’d chosen for Kawneiha, I didn’t want to just repeat that combination for Ketura’s kit. I’d tried these pants as an alternate for Kawneiha’s set, so I knew I liked them with the rest of the pieces, but it took a few iterations to find a chestpiece that worked. The chestpiece I’m using dropped from Old Scholomance; if you haven’t got it, I also liked the how the Stage 1 Wayfaring Tunic looked.

71) Ancestral Hunt Leader

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor with Felstalker Breastplate, Scale Leggings of the Skirmisher, and Bow of the Great Hunter
I’m not all that fond of the chestpiece and leggings of the Shu’halo Heritage Armor, so I thought I’d try swapping them out for some other pieces.
Kawneiha will probably wear this kit for a very long time.

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The Patch 8.1 PTR is turning up some cool stuff already — upgraded Blood Elf Guard armor that may or may not be the Blood Elf Heritage Armor, a Boomkin form of their own for Highmountain Tauren Druids, new Night Elf stuff — but what has me most excited is that there will be capybaras!

I’m rather fond of capybaras. I think they’re funny and cute. Guinea pigs are my favorite small animal pet; we had a series of them when I was growing up, and by the time I was in college, the guinea pig was my special pet. I keep telling my toddler that when he gets big enough, I’ll get him some guinea pigs — but they will really be for me, and I’ll just be sharing them with him. And capybaras look kind of like gigantic guinea pigs.

I sure hope the capybaras will be tamable — both as big ones for Hunters and as little ones for Pet Battles. I haven’t tamed any new Hunter pets for quite awhile now — I’ve been meaning to tame a manasaber and to make the Mecha-Bond Imprint Matrix and then go tame the purple-gold-blue mechanostrider in Gnomeregan, but because I rarely actually use any pets other than the faithful cougar who’s been with me since level 10, adding new pets to my collection always seems to be so low down on my priority list of ways to spend my game time that I never get to it. I think I’d go out of my way to tame a capybara, though 😀

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

7) Gilded Farstrider

Totem Matriarch’s Headdress, Green Iron Shoulders, Tribal Hauberk, Vintage Duskwatch Cinch, Ulfgor’s Greaves of Bravery, Green Iron Gauntlets, Captain’s Boots, Green Linen Shirt, Thas’dorah (default, Pillar of Creation tint)
A combination I wanted to try with this chestpiece. I’ll grant that the headdress is a little over the top (pun intended), but I just couldn’t resist how pretty the green feathers of the hat looked next to the green feathers of the arrows in Thas’dorah’s quiver.

6) Woodcraft

Morningscale Cowl, Tortoise Armor, Barrowknoll Cinch, Web Coated Leggings, Winning Mail Gloves + Steel-Clasped Bracers, Runesworn Boots, Ranger Cloak, Thas’dorah (default, Pillar of Creation tint)
This pushed-back hood style looks kind of silly on Tauren, so I wanted to try it on a character of another race. I picked this chestpiece to go with it, and then the rest of the outfit wanted to look like leather, rather than mail, too.

5) Emberhawk

Vindictive Gladiator’s Chain Armor with Crown of Flame (N), Ebon Filigreed Doublet, and Emberhawk Crossbow
With its elvish styling, the Horde PVP recolor of the Emerald Nighthold Hunter tier set is especially well-suited to Blood Elves.

4) Windrunners’ Torn Hearts

Fox Grove Spaulders, Fuselight Chainmail, Doc’s Belt, Traveling Leggings, Edgemaster’s Handguards, Fox Grove Sabatons, Lohn’goron, Bow of the Torn-Heart
Karolissa had been wanting a “Quel’dorei” outfit using the blue and silver recolor of the Sunfury Bow of the Phoenix.

3) Empyrial Legacy II

Empyrial Elemental Crown, Demonic Combatant’s Chain Spaulders, Bramblemail Hauberk, Skettis Belt, Manaburst Legguards, Mojo-Mender’s Gloves, Lifestep Treads, Rich Purple Silk Shirt, Thas’dorah (upgraded, first tint)
A modification of a kit that I originally designed for Kamalia. Although the grey-and-purple gloves and boots that I used with this outfit for Kam — which worked for her because of her gray fur — looked very nice with the grey feathers of Thas’dorah, they didn’t work at all with the rest of the outfit for Karolissa.

2) Eclipsion Sniper

Thelwater’s Steelwoven Eyepatch, Furious Gladiator’s Chain Spaulders, Fel-Chain Hauberk & Leggings, Bramblemail Belt Gloves & Boots, Purple Trophy Tabard of the Illidari, Starbolt Longbow
Karolissa made her Sunday Mog Show debut wearing an Illidari Trophy Tabard kit because making a mail outfit to go with this tabard had been on my Mogging to-do list for quite a while now, so why not? It must be said, though, that I’m much happier with the kit I was able to make using these Legion-era items than I would have been with a kit made from Burning Crusade-era items.

1) Seeking the Windrunners’ Trail

Trailseeker set with Thas’dorah (default, Pillar of Creation tint)
So, I had two cloth-wearing Blood Elves and two leather-wearing Blood Elves. Recently, I created two plate-wearing Blood Elves. It was somewhat inevitable that I would want to have a mail-wearing Blood Elf to complete the set.
Boosted characters receive this gear. It can also be obtained from the Warlords Garrison Salvage Yard.

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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 (*).

70) Beefcake/Cheesecake

Orgrimmar Leggings, Scalping Tomahawk + Sternhorn’s Shield/Dustwallow Impaler
Kamalia’s parents were quite the lookers in their youth.
This fashion suits Tauren particularly well, I think 😉

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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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 (*).

60) Farstrider’s Parade Dress

Magnificent Shoulders, Silvermoon Armor, Sparkleshell Belt, Pounding Leggings, Glimmering Mail Gauntlets & Greaves, Silvermoon tabard, Sunfury Bow of the Phoenix
I made a kit using this chestpiece and the Skyfire Hawk-Bow a few years ago, so I thought perhaps I’d just update that outfit (Hunter #13) a little bit to use with the Silvermoon tabard. When I went and looked at it, however, I wasn’t really all that happy with it, so I tried again. I’m much better pleased with how this outfit turned out.
Also — I’m so glad the devs updated the female Blood Elf archery animation! It looked so awkward and stupid before; now it looks graceful and powerful, like the female Night Elf archery animation.

59) Sen’jin Voodoo Hunter

Headdress of Sharpened Vision, Pauldrons of Nalorakk, Skyhorn Vest, Girdle of Gale Force, Wild Plains Leggings, Battlebound Grips, Exile’s Chain Boots, Darkspear Tabard, Voodoo Hunting Bow
Ketura has always found the Trolls — and their raptor companions — to be the most interesting of the other races of the Horde.

58) Big & Little Game Hunter

Safari Hat, Lo’ap’s Muck Diving Pads, Veteran Armor Legguards & Gloves, Marksman’s Girdle, Marauder’s Boots, Deckhand’s Shirt, Hemet’s Elekk Gun, Tabard of the Explorer
A more complete version of the Veteran Armor is avaliable in plate, from quest rewards that were originally mail, but were converted to plate in Patch 7.0.

57) Huntress of the Moon

Infernal Headcage, Champion’s Pauldrons, Icemail Jerkin, Sentry’s Sash, Silvermoon Leggings, Bonelink Gauntlets, Fleet Refugee’s Boots, Night Elven Bow
If there were a toy item similar to the Orb of the Sin’dorei that allowed anyone to look like a Night Elf, I’d use it with this outfit. Leyara’s Locket and Kalytha’s Haunted Locket won’t fit the bill, alas, because they give you the appearance of a specific Night Elf character, not that of a Night Elf wearing your own gear.

56) Gaudy Trapper

Mountain Throne Coif, Shoulderguards of Shunned Duty, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Girdle of Living Flame, Crimsonscale Legguards, Ar’tor’s Mainstay, Runesworn Boots
Once I’d chosen the parka hood and shoulders, the rest of the kit needed to look cozy and warm, too.

55) Gaudy Ranger

Green Winter Hat, Champion’s Pauldrons, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Scarlet Belt*, Magnificent Leggings, Unyielding Fists, Fleet Refugee’s Boots, Bow of Searing Arrows
I saw another hunter wearing this belt and pants with the holiday sweater; the rest of her kit was all red, though.

54) Great Tauren Hunter

Gryphon Mail Pauldrons, Chestguard of the Stormspire, Fel-Chain Cinch, Replica Beaststalker’s Pants, Ice Cream Mitts, Auchenai Boots, Bow of the Great Hunter
While I think this chestpiece looks cool, I’m not so fond of the rest of the set. Fortunately, there are enough mail items in enough shades of green that I could put together a nice outfit around it.

53) Legend-Seeker

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Ordon Legend-Keeper Spaulders & Vest, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Links of Accuracy, Groundshort Leggings, Rancorbite Grips, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Sabatons of Alacrity, Bronze Blaster
The yellows in the Ordon-Legend Keeper items match the shades quite nicely. The coordination between the gloves and the chestpiece was a pleasant surprise as I was trying out different gloves.

52) Finder of Unseen Paths

Gorrog’s Serene Gaze, Stormforged Shoulders, Trailseeker Vest & Greaves, Replica Beaststalker’s Belt & Pants, Talhide Lined-Gloves
I love the pretty gilded edging on this hood.
I wanted to use a long green cloak with this kit, but it clipped too badly with the quiver — as in, it almost completely covered it!

51) Reaver of the Infinites

Malefactor’s Eyepatch, Rancorbite Spaulders, Scale Brand Breastplate, Battlebound Girdle, Wildwood Wrangler Leggings, Gatesmashing Gauntlets, Treads of the Valiant Struggle, Reaver of the Infinites
I’d been wanting to use this 2H axe. Thinking about hunting the black-scaled Infinite Dragonflight, I chose this tunic, and then the rest of the kit developed from there.

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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 (*).

50) Grayfeather

Thick Scale Shoulder Pads, Wildthorn Mail, Lifecycle Waistguard, Infernal Trickster Leggings, Grips of the Fel Destroyer, Treads of the Dreamwolf
This partial recolor of the Gryphon Mail set is also quite handsome. The crafted Icy Scale Boots almost go with it; the part that covers the legs is a match for the chestpiece and leggings, but the part that covers the feet is bright blue! So I have chosen to use a different pair of boots that might work for everyone — not just the races who go shoe-less.

49) Gryphon Mail

This classic set is the style, albeit not the color, of the garb of Night Elf flight masters throughout Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms.

48) Lovable Hotshot Scoundrel

Mail of Crimson Coins (H), Industrial Lifting Belt, Nexus-Strider Legwraps, Trailseeker Gauntlets, Railwalker’s Ratcheted Boots, Formal White Shirt, Kickback 5000
The mail-wearing classes don’t quite fit into a “Jedi” theme because none of them use swords (well, technically Hunters can, but none of the Hunter Artifacts is a sword). “Smuggler” is a Republic-side class in SWTOR, however, so I decided to attempt to create a blaster-slinging Han Solo/Lando Calrissian type of look. That was tricksy, in mail, though, and I wasn’t quite sure how well I’d succeeded until I took her into the Caverns of Time and saw her wearing it as a human.

Yeah, yeah, that works just fine.

47) Draenor Beast Master

Blast-Proof Cowl, Wayfaring Shoulderguards (2-655), Netherstrike Breastplate, Dreadhawk’s Girdle, Leggings of Beast Mastery, Triumphant Gauntlets, Radiant Boots, Permafrost Cape, Glaive of the Pit
I love the combination of blue, green, and gold in this Outland chestpiece and leggings.
This is an outfit I have wanted to make for my Hunter for, like, ever. Unfortunately, I couldn’t at the time I first deisgned this kit because the chestpiece is a BoP-to-the-crafter leatherworking item. I did make a very similar outfit for my Shaman instead. But now, with the account-wide Appearances collection, I can! I did spruce it up a little from the initial design with the Warlords helm and shoulders, though.

46) Iridescent Scales

Bog Epaulets, Skettis Chestpiece & Footwraps, Sundered Waistband & Gauntlets, Green Dragonscale Leggings, Giorgio’s Caduceus of Pure Moods (LFR)
This style of mail armor also comes in gold (the Burnished set). It would be perfectly lovely for Noblegarden (and Love is in the Air) if it came in pale pink, too!

45) Wyrmhunter

Wyrmfury Pauldrons, Fel Iron Chain Tunic, Belt of the Gladiator, Turtle Scale Leggings, Green Dragonscale Gauntlets, Boots of the Pathfinder
It seemed natural to progress from a kit using the Dragonstalker pauldrons to this BC dungeons recolor. After playing around with various combinations of green and red, I decided that I liked the outfit best with the maroon color just popping from the pauldrons and the feathers on this tint of Talonclaw.

44) Carnival

Dragonstalker’s Spaulders, Champion’s Deathdealer Breastplate, Blood Knight Girdle, Scourge Lieutenant Breeches, Magnificent Gauntlets, Netherstorm Greaves, Scarlet Filigreed Shirt, Terokk’s Quill
This brilliantly colored kit takes cues from the outfits submitted by Luxypie and Zhau@Hellfire-EU for “These Boots Were Made For Mogging”.

43) I Will Survive

Wayfaring Shoulderguards & Leggings (3-670), Champion’s Deathdealer Breastplate, Merciless Belt, Magnificent Gauntlets, Netherstorm Greaves, Terokk’s Quill
Beastmastery is fun, especially now that I’ve finally gotten around to having my Scribe make the Dire Stable glyph for my Hunter — but I wanted to go back to being Survival for awhile. Because it was still Pink Season at the time, it seemed like an opportune time to make a bright pink kit with Terokk’s Quill.

42) Wild Heart Wrangler

Architect’s Spaulders, Brigade Breastplate & Girdle, Wayfaring Leggings (3-670), Wildwood Wrangler Gloves, Sha’tari Deadeye Sabatons, PC-54 Shotgun
The pinkish-copper trim on this gun suggested that it be used in a Love is in the Air outfit. This kit turned out darker than I originally anticipated, however, mostly because I resisted the temptation to just use the whole Brigade set —

— a duskier-toned mail analogue of the plate Bloodscale set.

41) Great Jungle Hunter

Safari Hat, Savage Gladiator’s Chain Spaulders, Chestguard of Elemental Torment, Belt of the Gladiator, Axeclaw Legguards, Stormscale Gloves, Treads of the Dreamwolf, Ranseur of Hatred
An idea I began to develop while working on Ketura’s previous outfit. Sometimes it’s best not to let such ideas rest for too long before I make them… or I might forget them.

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