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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 (*).

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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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 (*).

40) Auchenai Tracker

Furious Gladiator’s Chain Spaulders, Auchenai Tracker’s Hauberk, Unyielding Waistband, Legguards of Sleeting Arrows, Savage Gladiator’s Chain Gauntlets, Boots of the Pathfinder
Although I’ve been wanting to make a kit with this chestpiece for some time, when I actually started to work on it, the rather unique color proved to be a bit of a challenge. This is actually the second iteration of this kit; I’ll reuse parts of the first iteration for another kit some other day.

39) Trailseeker




The Trailseeker set is the gear that a Hunter is shown wearing on the new character selection screen. It is obtained in-game from the Warlords Garrison Salvage Yard.
It didn’t seem quite right to claim Thas’dorah as a Tauren; that bow rightfully belongs to the children of the Sunwell. So I used the Orb of the Sin’dorei before I picked it up.

38) Rangaari Morningscale

Safari Hat, Morningscale shoulders chest & pants, Industrial Lifting Belt, Wastewalker’s Gauntlets*, Sabatons of the Flamewalker, Incised Gun
The Morningscale set is the other green and brown toned Warlords mail set that I think is great for a Ranger-type outfit. It is obtained by running Warlords Heroic dungeons.
I know Kamalia got the hat for the blue-gray coloration of this set, but I didn’t save it after she got an upgrade because I thought it looked rather silly on Tauren (most hoods do, to my eye).

The folded-down hood does look pretty awesome on other races, though!
Legion has an iteration on this hood style that I do think looks okay on Tauren.

37) Rangaari Ravenchain

Ravenchain set with Safari Hat and Taut Driftwood Bow
Warlords produced a couple of rather nice green and brown toned mail sets that are just perfect for a Ranger. This particular set is obtained by questing through Spires of Arak.

36) Balrog Stalker

Crown of Destruction, Replica Beastmaster’s Mantle, Ebonhold Armor, Warmonger’s Belt, Bloodmail Legguards*, Engraved gloves & boots, Orange Martial Shirt, Lava Bolt Crossbow
Ketura doesn’t use crossbows very often, but this one just seemed like the right weapon for this kit.
The Mithril Scale Pants are a good alternate choice of leggings to go with this chestpiece.

35) Black Arrow II

Fel-Chain set with Fel-Proof Goggles, Veteran’s Ringmail Girdle, and Black Bow of the Betrayer
The mail Demon Invasions set, with a few pieces swapped out for items I like better.

34) Bronze, Brass, and Steel

Blast-Proof Cowl, Ordon Legend-Keeper Spaulders, Bulging Chain Vest, Earthgrasp Girdle, Battle Scarred Leggings, Grips of Rekindling, Railwalker’s Ratcheted Boots, Bronze Blaster
This kit, with its grey metal tones and textures in the torso and brown leather tones and textures elsewhere, originated from wanting to use this bright shiny gold-leaf gilded helmet with this bright orange-yellow chestpiece that I thought might be part of the same set, but apparently isn’t. I hadn’t been paying close enough attention to the types of Mission chests they came out of — the hat is from the Highmaul/Blackrock Foundry Shaman tier-lookalike set, whereas the chestpiece is from the Hellfire Citadel LFR mail set. The belt, gloves, and boots, however, are from the same set as the hat.

33) Blackrock Sniper


Helm of Affinity, Wayfaring Shoulderguards & Leggings (3-670), Deathweb Vest, Bloodspattered Sash, Trapper Gloves, Sunspring Greaves, Master Builder’s Shirt, Wolfslayer Sniper Rifle
I was quite tempted, for a bit, to combine the 3-670 Wayfaring Leggings with the Felstalker Breastplate and Drakesfire Epaulets and pay homage to the Godmother’s Shado-Pan Helmet kit.
Instead, I originally designed this set with the Beast Lord Mantle. Later, I decided that I wanted to use all three colors of the Wayfaring Shoulderguards, after all.
Savage Blood required: 60

32) Wayfaring Pilgrim

Helm of Pilgrimage, Wayfaring Shoulderguards & Leggings (2-655), Quivering Tunic, Ornate Girdle, Starfish Gauntlets, Titan-Forged Sabatons of Triumph, Shrediron’s Shredder (1-630), Stylish Blue Shirt
I love the combination of blue and gold, so even though I’m nominally Horde, sometimes I make kits that would be just awesome for an Alliance character.
This kit didn’t quite seem complete without the shirt.
I like the design of this gun a lot, so it will likely become my go-to mogging item for when I want a sleek, light-colored gun in the same way that the Wolfslayer Sniper Rifle is my go-to mogging item for when I want a powerful, dark-colored gun.
Savage Blood required: 30

31) Black Arrow

Fel-Proof Goggles, Wayfaring Shoulderguards (1-640), Ebonhold Armor Gauntlets & Boots, Lifecycle Waistguard (N), Bloodmail Legguards*, Green Martial Shirt, Shroud of the Final Stand, Black Bow of the Betrayer
Although I’ve seen kits with these shoulders that went all-out green, I wanted to reflect the Burning Legion aesthetic of fel green as an accent color against black.
If you don’t have the Bloodmail Legguards, then you’ll probably want the Ebonhold pants, too.
Savage Blood required: 0

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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 (*).

30) Wavestrider

Wavemender’s Mantle, Dragonkiller Tunic, Axeclaw Belt, Shifting Camouflage Pants, Gauntlets of Sniping, Phalanx Boots, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, Tribute Gun
Having dinged 100 meant that Ketura could finally convert all the Munificent, Tumultuous, Grandiose, and Baleful armor tokens that had been piling up from her Garrison and Kamalia’s Shipyard. And that meant that she needed a new Transmogrification kit.
This kit is built around the belt of the Baleful mail set, which is a recolor of the T17 LFR mail set. I’m not terribly keen on the T17 LFR mail set as a whole (especially the ridiculous shoulders), but the belt has a fun buckle.

29) Brackwater

Sparkleshell Mantle, Brackwater Vest Leggings & Boots, Unyielding Waistband & Fists, Poison-Tipped Bone Spear
There weren’t really any nice green guns or bows that Kawneiha could use at her current level (58, and I didn’t feel like pushing her through to 63 to use the Fel Iron Musket just for this kit). Looking forward to Survival being a melee spec in Legion, however, this polearm worked. At higher levels, the Ranseur of Hatred or Kaleiki’s Lost Training Staff would be good Mog choices for a polearm for this kit.
Once upon a time, the Hallowed Helm was introduced as a cloth item so that everyone could wear it. Nowadays, I think that it really ought to be upgraded to a Cosmetic item so that everyone can Mog it. Using a Weighted Jack-o’-Lantern gives the same effect, albeit only temporarily.

28) Ruins Pillager

Lord’s Crown, Ornate Pauldrons, Pillager’s Chestguard & Leggings, Myrmidon’s Girdle, Mail Combat Gauntlets & Boots, Sputtervalve Gun
The vertical stripes of the Pillager’s gear are a really cool visual effect, but I can’t help but think that unless you had a good quality leather shirt and leggings to go underneath, it wouldn’t be very comfortable. As you moved, the bands would flex, opening and closing the spaces between them and potentially catching pinches of skin. For the hairy races — Tauren, Worgen, and Pandaren — the problem would be even worse because hair would get caught in-between the bands even easier than skin and get pulled — Ouch!

27) Frostwolf Ringmail

Frostwolf Ringmail set with Cloak of Beasts, Master Builder’s Shirt, and Wolfslayer Sniper Rifle
It feels somehow ironic to pair the armor of the wolf-BFFs with a wolf-hunting gun, but that was the weapon already in Ketura’s inventory that looked best with this armor.

26) Hunting for Love

Ornate Pauldrons, Workforce Chestguard, Myrmidon’s Girdle, Pounding Leggings, Scarlet Gauntlets*, Brigade Boots, Night Elven Bow
Try the Brigade or Merciless Gloves in place of the Scarlet Gauntlets.
There is also a partial set of a brown variation of this style of armor, but I never got around to collecting it.

25) Crimsonscale

Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Chain Helm, Crimsonscale shoulders chestpiece & leggings, Mercurial Girdle, Lord’s gloves & boots, Jade Rifle
The Crimsonscale set is the Agility set produced from Timeless Isle mail armor tokens. I think it is the handsomest coloration of this style of armor.
The Jade Rifle may not be the most perfectly matching gun for this armor (I like the plainer Bhag’thera’s Roar better), but this armor is the best Transmogrification kit I could come up with to use with this gun.

24) Orange Safety Vest

Replica Beastmaster’s Mantle & Belt, Engraved Breastplate & Gauntlets, Warmonger’s Leggings, Ravager’s Sandals, Amber Filigreed Shirt/Fine Cloth Shirt*, Spare Gunship Cannon
The April Fools 2014 Warlords 6.0 patch notes inlcuded the following:
HUNTERS — For safety, all Hunters must now wear bright orange vests at all times.
I chuckled, but didn’t think much more about it until WoW Insider’s “Around Azeroth” column featured a guild who’d taken that to heart — at their next raid, they made sure that all the Hunters were wearing orange shirts.
As super-stylish as it was, after a couple of months, Ketura had been feeling rather tired of her Ornate Dragonscale Transmogrification kit. Seeing this picture, an idea for a new Transmogrification kit sprang immediately to mind!
Although the outfit is more orange with the Amber Filigreed Shirt, I prefer the slightly more camouflaged look obtained with the Fine Cloth Shirt — a quest reward from pre-Cataclysm Loch Modan that Ketura obtained when a transporter malfunction turned her into a Dwarf for a couple of weeks a few years ago.

23) Sweet Shot

Lord’s Crown, Grunt’s Pauldrons, Fuselight Chainmail, Myrmidon’s Girdle, Ghostcaller’s Leggings, Finder’s Keepers, Felpaw Boots, Night Elven Bow
This lovely blue and silver mail set would be perfect for a High Elf hunter. It is named for an alternate item for the chestpiece, the Sweet-Tempered Breastplate.

22) Ornate Dragonscale


Ornate set with Contender’s Dragonscale shoulders & belt and Ennadee’s Twirling Longbow
I first saw a mix-and-match of the Ornate and Contender’s Dragonscale sets on a human hunter at the Lazy Turnip in Halfhill about a week after Mists launched. I’ve seen other variations of it since. It’s certainly a very elegant combination!

21) Bling Bling

Contender’s Dragonscale Shoulders, Triumphant chestpiece, Ornate belt & leggings, Radiant gloves & boots, Ennadee’s Twirling Longbow
Blingtron 4K obligingly dropped Lil’ Bling within the first week or so of Patch 5.4. Being my Engineer, Ketura is the only one who can have both of them out at once, so she put together an outfit to coordinate with them.

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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 (*).

20) Shado-Pan Beastmaster

Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Ravager’s Mantle, Warmonger’s Chestpiece, Bloodspattered Sash, Bloodmail* Legguards gloves & boots, Cloak of Beasts, Master Builder’s Shirt, Bronze Blaster
This is something of an “if you’ve got it, flaunt it” kit. Although I only really wanted the Bloodmail Legguards, I’d collected all the rest of the set by the time the pants finally dropped. I decided to keep the whole set, “just in case”, and dumped it into Void Storage. Now I’m glad that I did!
I borrowed the combination of the Shado-Pan Helmet with the Warmonger’s chestpiece from WoW Roleplay Gear.

19) Wild Plains Gladiator

Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Chain helm shoulders belt pants & gloves, Wild Plains chestpiece & boots, Jungle Spirit’s Embrace, Crossbow of the Hardened Ranger
I’d been looking forward to getting Ketura to level 90 so that I could use this set. I love the asymmetrical shoulders, the fancy belt buckle, and the pheasant feathers in the hat. The crafted set is quite handsome by itself, but, being a Transmogrification fanatic, I couldn’t resist mixing it up just a little bit.

18) Hunter in the Hills


Lord’s Crown, Sparkleshell Mantle/Thick Scale Shoulder Pads, Gentling Breastplate, Myrmidon’s Girdle, Wet Suit Leggings, Ice Cream Mitts, Thondroril River Boots, Night Elven Bow
The colors of this quest reward set are very camouflage-like, making it a most excellent kit for a Hunter.

17) Gilnean Foxtrot

Deadly Retinal Armor, Fox Grove or Purifying shoulders, Fox Grove or Troggbane chestpiece, Lord’s Girdle, Groundshort Leggings, Silencer’s Gauntlets, Fox Grove boots, Blue Workman’s Shirt, Bronze Blaster
As I had predicted, the Fox Grove set and the Gilneas City Guard set coordinate extremely well. I couldn’t decide which of these combinations I liked best, so I planned to cycle through them all. I only got through the first two, however, before Ketura reached level 90 and could wear the handsome level 90 crafted sets. Perhaps I’ll come back to the third varation of this kit sometime later.

16) Fox Grove

Fox Grove/Jade Witch set with Bronze Blaster
After I initially collected this set with Kamalia (who didn’t keep it), I looked forward to collecting it for Ketura (to save) for a couple of reasons. First, I thought it would be perfect with this gun — it’s a quest reward from End Time, but its design looks very Pandaren to me. Second, I thought it would mix-and-match well with the Gilneas City Guard set.

15) Dressed to Kill I


Cured Orcascale Spaulders*, Dark Iron Mail, Bonelink belt gloves & boots, Bloodmail Legguards*, White Tuxedo Shirt/Stylish Black Shirt, Ironfeather Longbow
Because a mail pastel-hued “Elegant Dress”-type outfit had a high probability of turning out exceedingly similar to my mail Darkmoon Faire outfit, I decided to make a black and white “Spring Tuxedo”-type outfit instead.
This outfit takes its name from the stylish apparel provided by Blingtron 4000.
The shoulders in this kit were changed to a Plate item with a different name in Patch 7.0. Fortunately, shoulders could now be hidden in Patch 7.0, and this kit would look fine without them.

14) Voodoo Hunter

Defiler’s Mail Pauldrons, Dragonkiller Tunic, Warmonger’s Belt, Shifting Camouflage Pants, Gauntlets of Sniping, Ravager’s Sandals, Voodoo Hunting Bow
When I went looking for items to use with the level 85 T11-recolor Dragonkiller Tunic, the teal tones of the agility versions of the level 70 Zul’Aman mail coordinated excellently. The copper tones of the belt and boots provide a nice burst of complementary color and also tie in the bindings of the bow.

13) Sin’dorei Sentinel

Ravager’s Mantle, Silvermoon Armor, Ornate Girdle, Emberweave Leggings, Gauntlets of Divinity*, Radiant Boots, Skyfire Hawk-Bow
A post by Samaramon of “Sin’Draenei” outfits reminded me that I had a mail outfit planned using the same tunic and bow.
I recommend the Glimmering Mail gloves & boots for those who don’t have the Gauntlets of Divinity from old Scarlet Monastery.

12) Argent and Aurum

First Responder’s Pauldrons, Invulnerable Mail, Myrmidon’s Girdle, Scaled Sand Reaver Leggings, Mail Combat gauntlets & boots
An ideal outfit for any mail-wearer who wishes to declare his or her allegiance to the Argent Crusade.
This kit was much easier to make prior to Patch 7.0 when the chestpiece and leggings could be obtained as relatively low-level quest rewards. Those quest reward items were changed to Plate, however, and these are the only still-available mail equivalents. The chestpiece in particular will be very difficult to obtain as it is crafted from a very rare drop pattern.

11) Brigade Champion

Champion Herod’s Shoulder, Brigade breastplate belt & boots, Tarnished Leggings of Destruction, Scarlet Gauntlets*
If you don’t have the Scarlet Gauntlets, use the Merciless gloves and boots.

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Shaman, Restoration 31 August 2016

Demon Hunter, Havoc 9 September 2016

Shaman, Elemental 23 September 2016

Shaman, Enhancement 23 September 2016

Mage, Fire 8 October 2016

Mage, Arcane 15 October 2016

Mage, Frost 22 October 2016

Priest, Discipline 28 October 2016

Rogue, Outlaw 29 October 2016

Warlock, Destruction 12 November 2016

Monk, Brewmaster 23 November 2016

Death Knight, Frost 26 November 2016

Hunter, Survival 26 November 2016

Warrior, Arms 30 November 2016

Paladin, Protection 1 December 2016

Druid, Balance 2 December 2016

Hunter, Marksmanship 10 December 2016

It didn’t seem quite right to claim Thas’dorah as a Tauren; that bow rightfully belongs to the children of the Sunwell. So I used the Orb of the Sin’dorei before I picked it up. I guess my camera angle was bad right at the moment when I clicked on Thas’dorah, because this is the best screenshot I got of the triumphal moment.

Hunter, Beast Mastery 10 December 2016

Demon Hunter, Vengeance 10 December 2016

Monk, Windwalker 23 December 2016

Monk, Mistweaver 23 December 2016

Death Knight, Blood 29 December 2016

Death Knight, Unholy 29 December 2016

Rogue, Subtlety 30 December 2016

Rogue, Assassination 30 December 2016

Warlock, Affliction 6 January 2017

Warlock, Demonology 6 January 2017

Druid, Guardian 11 January 2017

Druid, Feral 11 January 2017

Druid, Restoration 11 January 2017

I didn’t get a very good screenshot of picking up G’Hanir because the camera swung around to be under the surface of the nearby pond… but I was feeling to lazy to do the whole scenario over again just to get a better screenshot of the triumphal moment.

Priest, Holy 14 January 2017

Priest, Shadow 14 January 2017

Warrior, Fury 15 January 2017

Warrior, Protection 15 January 2017

Paladin, Holy 16 January 2017

Paladin, Retribution 16 January 2017

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The Artifact questlines that packed the most emotional punch (for me) were the Ashbringer, the Doomhammer, and Fu Zan.

Three Artifacts are found on Niskara: Holy Priest, Marksmanship Hunter, and Blood Death Knight. I wasn’t able to determine the “canonical” order in which these events occur.

Three Artifacts are found at Tyr’s Fall in Tirisfal Glades. To the best of my understanding the canonical order of events is as follows: Arms Warrior, Shadow Priest, Holy Paladin.

Three Artifacts are found in the Tomb of Old Kings on Shield’s Rest island in Stormheim. To the best of my understanding the canonical order of events is as follows: Protection Warrior, Protection Paladin, Beastmaster Hunter.

Three Artifacts are found in the Karazhan Catacombs. Because all three questlines end with killing the same boss, I’m not sure which order they would canonically go in, but if I had to hazard a guess, I’d say Balance Druid, Unholy Death Knight, Affliction Warlock.

Two Artifacts are recovered from Felsoul Hold in Suramar. I’m not sure which event happened first, the Havoc Demon Hunter or the Demonology Warlock.

Two Artifacts are recovered from Icecrown Citadel. I’m not sure which event happened first, the Frost Death Knight or the Fire Mage.

Two Artifacts are retrieved from the Nexus. I’m not sure which event happened first, the Arcane Mage or the Discipline Priest.

Two Artifacts are retrieved from the Broken Shore. To the best of my understanding the canonical order of events is as follows: Retribution Paladin, Vengeance Demon Hunter.

Two Artifacts are found in the Helmouth Shallows of Stormheim. These two events, Survival Hunter and Fury Warrior, seem to be quite independent of each other and might have occurred in either order.

The locations for the Frost Mage (a Legion place that wasn’t Niskara), Destruction Warlock, and Beast Master Hunter were unique, but the other questlines for those classes went to shared locations.

The Druid Artifact quests go to one shared location (for Balance) and to three places that no other class goes: Grizzly Hills, the Shattered Locus, and Nordrassil.

Only Shamans go to Vashj’ir, the Temple of the White Tiger, or Deepholm.

Only Monks go to the Temple of the Jade Serpent, the Vortex Pinnacle, or the Terrace of Endless Spring.

Only Rogues go to the Temple of a Thousand Lights, Legion Citadel (it’s not on Niskara), and Stormwind.

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Since the last Battle Pet Bonus Week, my Hunter has been methodically leveling all the remaining level 1 pets in my favorites list. It feels kind of creepy to be camping out on Ashlei’s hill, because of how she’s just a kid and all, but her two-pet team makes her the easiest to reliably beat — and I’m too lazy to travel around and battle more than one trainer per day. Anyhow, pet-battling having gotten Ketura to level 102, it was time to go get the Artifacts for her other specs.

Knowing that the Marksmanship weapon is Alleria Windrunner’s bow, I hoped that I wouldn’t be taking it from her dead body after having failed to rescue her. Fortunately, that was not what happened. But if she is still alive, why would she have left the bow behind?

It didn’t seem quite right to claim Thas’dorah as a Tauren; that bow rightfully belongs to the children of the Sunwell. So I used the Orb of the Sin’dorei before I picked it up.

I guess my camera angle was bad right at the moment when I clicked on Thas’dorah, because this is the best screenshot I got of the triumphal moment. I didn’t feel persnickety enough about getting a really good screenshot to abandon the quest and do everything over again, though. I had really struggled to get through the scenario. I’d died several times. Partly that was because I didn’t have a very good ranged weapon equipped — it was the reward from the Broken Shore scenario, and I’d forgotten that I’d bought a better one from the Trueshot Lodge quartermaster after I picked up my first Artifact. I also hadn’t played as Marksmanship enough to have figured out the synergy of the abilities very well yet. Furthermore, I’d gotten DC’d halfway through and had to start over from the beginning once already.


I hope that my future actions do not cause Vereesa to decide that her trust in me, and her decision to allow her sister’s bow to be taken by a member of the Horde, were foolish.

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I equipped my better ranged weapon from the Trueshot Lodge quartermaster and had a much easier time with the Beast Mastery questline. It took me to the same place as the Protection Paladin questline — just a different tomb in the same complex. I think I can guess which tomb in that complex the Warrior questline will visit…

I enjoyed the subsequent visit to Mimiron’s workshop in Ulduar — and getting to ride in Mimiron’s Head.

The master of beasts part seems a bit tacked-on, though — it makes sense in the same sort of sideways way that the Fist of Ra-den being the weapon for Elemental Shaman rather than Mistweaver Monks does.

I’d farmed the Rifle of the Platinum Guard to Mog over Titanstrike, but I like its appearance better than I thought I did from just seeing the previews on Wowhead during the beta. So I guess I won’t be Mogging over it right away. For the time being, I’ll also just leave Hati as Hati, rather than getting the item that lets you change Hati’s appearance to match your regular pet.

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My Demon Hunter was very very close to 102. She had some skinning & leatherworking quests, so I went out to Azsuna and farmed bears and hippogryphs. I thought that perhaps turning in those quests would tick her over; as it happened, just the farming did the trick.

Even though I don’t plan to try to tank for groups, or even to play solo as Vengeance very much, I’d decided to get the Artifact weapon for that spec to see the story and to honor the memory of a race that had so valiantly resisted the Legion.

After having gone to Niskara for the Marksmanship Hunter weapon, I wondered if perhaps the Vengeance Demon Hunter would go there, too — if maybe Niskara was a fragment of the Aldrachi world. But I was disappointed in this; the questline did not reveal anything more about who the Aldrachi were; the Vengeance Demon Hunter goes to the Broken Shore. Along the way to the final boss fight of the scenario, I saw some dead Argent Crusade types. Hmm, I guess that location must also be where the Retribution Paladin questline goes.

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Like Mardum, Dreadscar Rift, and Netherlight Temple — and the Remains of Xandros, where we battled Mongrethod at the end of the Talador storyline in Warlords — Niskara is a fragment of a world destroyed by the Burning Legion. These Legion zones are all so tiny — about the size of the Broken Shore. The more of these miniscule shreds of worlds I visit, the more chilling the power of the Legion becomes — and the more vital that Azeroth’s people save her.

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