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

152) Sailor Oribos



Radiant Court Hood, Celestial Observer’s Constellations, Celestial Observer’s Starshroud, Windchanneller’s Tunic, Winterborn Handwraps, Redeemed Inquisitor’s Sash, Choral Leggings, Radiant Court Slippers, Scimitar of Seven Stars (LFR), Heart of the Phoenix (Hidden, first tint)
An attempt to create an Anime Magical Girl style of outfit. Kateleina, with her hair bleached white to fit the Magical Girl motif, wanted to model.

151) Battle Magistrix of Quel’Thalas



Brutal Gladiator’s Silk Armor with Squire’s Shirt, Junglestrider Sandals, and Grand Magister’s Staff of Torrents
As well as being a renowned botanist (see her first appearance in Blood Elf Mage #127), Kaelinda’s mother was also a Mage of moderate power and skill who came quickly to her homeland’s defense when the Scourge invaded.
While doing the Heritage of the Sin’dorei questline, Kaelinda’s clothing temporarily changed into the Brutal Gladiator’s Silk Armor when she was participating in the illusions of past events.

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

84) Primal Cloudburst

Cloudburst Regalia with Stormbender Saber and Stormbender Scroll
Cloth set from the Primal Storms Dragonflight pre-launch event.

83) Covenant Alliance


Aspiring Aspirant’s Hood, Korthian Caretaker’s Mantle, Halo of the Selfless, Azure Dusk Vestments, Faewoven Handwraps, Korthian Caretaker’s Sash, Faewoven Leggings, Wild Gladiator’s Treads of Cruelty, Replica Lion’s Fang, Newly Departed Codex
With the lore segue phase of Patch 10.0 set to begin this week, I decided to bring Kaelyla home from the Shadowlands. She will experience the Alliance RP for and collect Cloth Cosmetics from the Dragonflight pre-patch events.

She will, with Kamalia, be one of my first toons to embark for the Dragon Isles. For the occasion, it seemed appropriate to make an “Alliance Blue” ensemble using mostly Shadowlands items.

82) Sunken Garden




Crown of the Seducer (LFR), Deeptide Amice, Vileweave Robes, Deeptide Cinch, Shattrath Jumpers, Plundered Oracle Fin Staff
A combination I passed through on the way to Khrysanthemina’s previous outfit and liked enough to jot down for later.

81) Miss Lyanna II


Hat of the Second Sister, Vir’naal Spaulders, Demon Commander’s Drape, Vileweave Robes, Sailing Master’s Sash, Virulent Gravetreaders, Scepter of Celebras*
Modified version of an outfit I originally designed three years ago for Kalaneia (see Warlock #56).
Serendipitously also works surprisingly well as a Sinfall Venthyr kit.
This sash is Alliance-only; for Horde characters, the Normal version of Aqu’sirr’s Swirling Sash works almost as nicely.

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After a couple of hours (cumulative) of fiddling around with my UI and Talents, here’s what I’ve settled on for now. This might last for all of Dragonflight, or it might last only until next week. Click on the scaled images to see the full-size images.

Elemental Shaman

Balance Druid

Whenever Kaurinka manages to move on from Ardenweald, she’ll rearrange her talents to grab the Talent version of Convoke the Spirits. As long as she’s still there, however, the original Covenant version will be superior.

Fire Mage

Frost Mage

Arcane Mage

I’m happy to see Radiant Spark in the Mage Talent trees, but I would rather have had Mirrors of Torment in there, too, instead of Shifting Power.

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Before logging in with any of my Four Mains, first I needed to create the new alts that Patch 10.0 made possible!


Kaiuna was originally a melee Druid alt, and she’s always had Rogue-ish tendencies (see Things My Druid Wears #2).


This Kazithra is Kregga’s niece, named after her grandmother (my sometime Shadow Priest character).


The “j” in her name is pronounced as a “y” sound.

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As much for my own reference when choosing new Talents in the new trees as anything else, here are the talent layouts I’ve been running with my Mains in Shadowlands — but really more or less since… when was it? Cataclysm? Mists of Pandaria?… the time when the three-talent rows were first introduced.

Elemental Shaman

Restoration Shaman

Balance Druid

Fire Mage

Frost Mage

Arcane Mage

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

80) Magical Moths


Harvester’s Court Hood, Courtier’s Mantle, Spirit Tender’s Bulb, Robes of Fluctuating Energy (LFR), Flourished Cummerbund, Silent Slippers of Meditation, Magician Staff
The Spirit Tender’s Bulb was the one thing I really really wanted from the Night Fae Queen’s Conservatory. Its bright magenta and fuchsia colors are so different from the blue tones of the other versions of this backpiece! I’d been thinking of it as pink, so I was a bit surprised to find that this robe, which I think of as purple, was what looked best with it.

79) Fae Enigma


Crown of the Righteous, Faewoven Amice, Winterwoven Bulb, Enigma Robes, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, Cord of Uncertain Devotion, Corpse-Stitcher’s Treads, Blue Diamond Witchwand + Winterborn Harp
Naturally, the insect-themed Ahn Qiraj robe needed to be used with the insect-themed Night Fae shoulders.

78) Deadfolks’ Drinking Dirge



Green Brewfest Hat/Purple Brewfest Hat, Choral Amice, Initiate’s Necromantle Drape/Marileth’s Assistant’s Drape, Choral Vestments, Delaris’ Gloves/Cobalt-Threaded Gloves, Choral Sash, Bloodstained Sous Chef Pants/Sirensong Trousers, Shadow-Stitched Stalkers/Virulent Gravetreaders, Direbrew’s Bloodied Shanker + Mok’Morokk’s Grog Bottle
I acquired these boots from Trial of Style specifically with the idea of doing this outfit with them when Brewfest came around again.
The odd thing about the Choral set, compared to the Zereth Mortis sets for the other armor types, is that both the BOE version and the version that Rafiq sells for Sandworn Relics are split between the green coloration and the purple coloration — BOE is green for hat, shoulders, chest, and bracers and purple for gloves, belt, pants, and boots; Sandworn Relics is reversed — for the other armor types, the BOE version is all green and the Sandworn Relics version is all purple. I haven’t done nearly enough in Zereth Mortis yet to have acquired the Sandworn Relics version of the set, so I’ll have to make do with some mix-and-match.
I liked the monochrome looks better than the mixed look, though, so I ran around in the green version.

77) Nether Sparks




Netherwind Mantle, Sparkburnt Welder’s Cloak, Soulcloth Vest/Ren’dorei Mantle, Hidden Shirt/Gild’s Crewneck, Manaspark Gloves, Netherwind Belt, Replica Devout Skirt, Netherwind Boots, Staff of Haunted Memory/Aluneth (upgraded, 2nd tint)
This outfit is primarily about the serendipitous synergy between the Tier 2 shoulders and the Hellfire Citadel cloak, and secondarily about the synergy between the Tier 2 shoulders and the Ren’dorei chestpiece.

76) Bladesworn Conjurer


Bladesworn Conjurer’s Regalia with Expeditionary Cloth Hood (A), Thorignir Punisher Spaulders, Bladesworn Battle Standard, Master Builder’s Shirt, and Gorewrought Spellblade + Gorewrought Tome
Campaign version of the 9.0 Necrolords Cloth set, with a few substitutions for pieces I don’t care for. I primarily made this kit to have used each of the Shadowlands Covenant backpiece styles at least once.
It’s a darn shame of a missed opportunity that Blizzard didn’t make a Cosmetic version of the Primus’s Runeblade available as a Necrolords Covenant item. It would have been really neat to have had it awarded along with the “Sword of the Primus” title at Renown 80.

75) Countess II





Resplendent Circlet, Soulbreaker’s Crimson Mantle Sash & Leggings, Gleaming Crypt Keeper’s Mantle, Harvester’s Court Vestments, Arcanoshatter Gloves (H), Court Inquisitor’s Slippers, Seer’s Cane/Sinfall Duelist’s Rapier + Anima-Infused Muck
I wanted to make an outfit using the Soulbreaker’s Crimson Leggings, with their nifty black and red striping. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. This outfit is something of a successor/fusion and iteration of two previous kits (Blood Elf Mage #100 & #104). It remixes ideas I’ve used in various previous Venthyr outfits; the most novel thing about it is that I’m actually using the Inquisitor’s shoes!

74) All Candles Mine!







Red Noggin Candle/Crown of Endless Knowledge, Gleaming-Eye Shoulderpads (LFR), Kael’s Dark Sinstone Chain, Robe of Midnight Down (LFR), Crystal-Claw Gloves (LFR), Soulbreaker’s Crimson Sash, Unassuming Slippers, Void-Warped Oshu’gun Staff/Staff of Fiery Fate
This outfit started with the silly notion of using the Red Noggin Candle together with Kael’s Dark Sinstone Chain. Then it got even sillier when I thought of bringing in the candles on the Priest Throne of Thunder shoulders. The red Normal version of the Priest Throne of Thunder shoulders would coordinate better with the head candle and backpiece —

— but the blue LFR version is what I’ve got. It took me a few attempts to figure out the rest of the ensemble. I finally got the outfit to cohere when I thought of trying the LFR Mage Throne of Thunder robe, which has both red and blue.
Modeled by Khrysanthemina.

73) Faewoven Finery









Faewoven Regalia with Faewoven Branches, Crown of Everlasting Fortune/Windchaser Coronet, and Winterborn Spear/Spire of Coagulated Globules (LFR)
Had she not become Ren’dorei — or even Sin’dorei — Kaelyla would still have chosen the Night Fae.
The panpipes in the last three pictures are a doodad associated with the Gormling Piper WQ activated by the Night Fae Anima Conductor.
Modeled by Kaelyla-AU.

72) Undying Exemplar II




Fel-Proof Goggles/Mag’hari Ritualist’s Horns, Spirit Tender’s Mantle, Death Fetish, Master’s Vest, Master Builder’s Shirt, Colors of the Undying Army, Prime Conjurer’s Gloves, Ruthless Gladiator’s Cord of Accuracy, Shrouded Cloth Pants, Prime Conjurer’s Slippers, Gorewrought Wand + Frigid Invoker’s Focus/Shard of Azzinoth + Lambent Plaguetouched Focus
An upgraded, Cloth-Class-agnostic version of an outfit originally designed for my Warlock (#77), using Necrolords set pieces instead of Warlock set pieces.
The Lambent Plaguetouched Focus is a nicer match for the Shard of Azzinoth, but the Frigid Invoker’s Focus is a nicer match for the backpiece.
Modeled by Kateleina.

71) Hot Feet/Cold Feet



Fire: Jewel of the Firelord, Firelord’s Mantle (H), Master’s Vest, Ebon Filigreed Doublet, Tabard of Summer Flames, Demonic Combatant’s Silk Handguards + Bracers of the Bronze Flight (H), Embereye Belt, Lava-Starched Britches, Searing Stompers, Wild Combatant’s Energy Staff (H)



Frost: Crown of Eternal Winter, Firelord’s Mantle (N), Master’s Vest, Ebon Filigreed Doublet, Tabard of Summer Skies, Demonic Combatant’s Silk Handguards + Bracers of the Bronze Flight (N), Frostwind Cord, Lava-Starched Britches, Freezing Footguards, Wild Combatant’s Energy Staff (A)
I bought these shoes from Trial of Style pretty much just so I could use them for this outfit concept. Maybe I’ll think of some other uses later. The brightly colored soles showing while moving is neat.
Though none of the items in this pair of outfits are actually holiday-locked, Midsummer Fire Festival just seemed like the right time to make them.

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It’s almost the end of June, Dragonflight is not yet in open beta, and Blizzard is already announcing that it will launch by the end of the year?

With that announcement, the pre-orders are open, of course.
So far, I’ve gotten the second-tier version of three expansions: Warlords of Draenor for the Dread Raven (fancier Anzu) mount, Battle for Azeroth for the Gilded Ravasaur mount, and Shadowlands for the Eternal Traveler Transmogrification set. I’ve been quite happy with those purchases.
The only thing I really want out of the second-tier version for Dragonflight is the bundled level 60 Boost, to use for my Tauren Mage — though let’s be honest: I’m probably going to make that character, Boost her, and then just faff around with Mogging her while continuing to actively play my Blood Elf and Void Elf Mages as co-mains.
The Mog stuff is in the third-tier version. The Diadem of the Spellkeeper headpiece just isn’t my style. I rather like the Dragon Wings backpiece Mog, especially since it comes in all five Classic dragonflight colours by default. I’m already imagining a revisit of the “Dragon Princess” series I did with my Blood Elf Priest using those wings.
If I got the third-tier version of Dragonflight, I’d essentially be paying $20 for the level 60 Boost and $20 for the Dragon Wings… I think that’s acceptable — I’ve been satisified with the $20 I spent for the Celestial Observer’s ensemble.
I don’t plan to make that purchase, however, until after I’ve 1) gotten my Fall classes ready to go, 2) done the Korthia Campaign, and 3) done the Zereth Mortis Campaign.

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Now there’s a sentence I never thought I’d write!
With Mages and Rogues becoming available to Tauren in Dragonflight, that leaves only Warlocks and Demon Hunters as Classes unavailable to Tauren.
I’m cool with Demon Hunters remaining exclusive to Night Elves and Blood Elves.
But there’s precedent for Highmountain Tauren becoming Warlocks, and I can imagine a “reformed” one wanting to rejoin the herd, so to speak…
Destruction is my favorite Warlock spec, but a Highmountain Tauren Demonology Warlock surrounded by a flock of Wild Imps would look pretty awesome.
And if they could have that fel-green hand, hoof, and horn-glow that male Feltotem NPCs have as a Class-specific toggle option (kinda like the Nightborne hand-glow toggle) — and hey, while we’re thinking about that, how about a fel-green hand-glow as a Class-specific toggle option for all Warlocks, hmm? — that would be fabulous!
Now I’m thinking about all the Warlock-wannabe Mogs I’m going to want to make for my Highmountain Tauren Mage (who is going to have to be Fire)…

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A new interview with Brian Holinka dropped the tidbit (recapped here by Wowhead and here by Blizzard Watch) that starting in 10.0, all races will be allowed to be Priests, Mages, and Rogues. I am so excited!
I have been arguing ever since Cataclysm that if Tauren Druids could develop into Priests and Paladins, then Tauren Shamans should be likewise allowed to develop into Mages.
My Blood Elf Mage runs Fire, my Void Elf Mage runs Frost, and my Human Mage runs Arcane… but I never got my Human Mage out to Shadowlands, in part because I could never quite decide which Covenant would be the best fit to be her “home” Covenant. Awhile ago, I started imagining that if Tauren could just be allowed to be Mages, I could have a Blood Elf Fire Mage, a Void Elf Arcane Mage, and a Tauren Frost Mage…
Now the question is, should she be Mulgore Tauren or Highmountain Tauren? Well, actually, I’ll probably create one of each, because that’s just the way I roll. And she’ll probably end up being Boosted. I’ll want to have her in the Dragon Isles alongside Kaelinda, Kaelyla, Kamalia, and Kerisa. Furthermore, given how long it’s been taking me to get my Highmountain Tauren Druid leveled the conventional way so as to earn that Heritage Armor, I am just not into the leveling lowbie alts game these days.
As for Rogues, I think I see a Race Change coming my Rogue’s way…

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

140) Hot Feet/Cold Feet



Fire: Jewel of the Firelord, Firelord’s Mantle (H), Master’s Vest, Ebon Filigreed Doublet, Tabard of Summer Flames, Demonic Combatant’s Silk Handguards + Bracers of the Bronze Flight (H), Embereye Belt, Lava-Starched Britches, Searing Stompers, Wild Combatant’s Energy Staff (H)



Frost: Crown of Eternal Winter, Firelord’s Mantle (N), Master’s Vest, Ebon Filigreed Doublet, Tabard of Summer Skies, Demonic Combatant’s Silk Handguards + Bracers of the Bronze Flight (N), Frostwind Cord, Lava-Starched Britches, Freezing Footguards, Wild Combatant’s Energy Staff (A)
I bought these shoes from Trial of Style pretty much just so I could use them for this outfit concept. Maybe I’ll think of some other uses later. The brightly colored soles showing while moving is neat.
Though none of the items in this pair of outfits are actually holiday-locked, Midsummer Fire Festival just seemed like the right time to make them.

139) Faith & Fortune II




Crown of Everlasting Fortune/Crown of the Righteous, Lightning Infused Mantle, Selfless Wings of the Ascended, Robe of Faith, Belt of Faith, Selfless Watcher’s Warboots, Soul Releaser/Greatstaff of Righteousness
On my third try of actively watching and bidding on a BMAH auction for a Belt of Faith, I finally managed to outlast and outbid the competition.
Modeled by Kaelyra.
See also (Tauren) Priest #89/Blood Elf Priest #12.

138) Sin’dorei Schism





Cowl of the Grand Engineer, Mantle of the Elven Kings, Royal Cloak of the Sunstriders, Vestments of the Sea-Witch, Gauntlets of the Sun King, Veteran’s Silk Belt, Infernoweave Boots, Crystalheart Pulse-Staff
With previews from the PTR indicating that Salandria will be a featured character in a Patch 9.2.5 storyline, I felt like Kaelinda ought to go revisit Salandria’s Children’s Week story. So with a retro look to match the retro timeframe of the event, off she went. Apparently, I hadn’t actually ever done Children’s Week with Kaelinda before, because she got the “Aw, Isn’t It Cute?” Achievement when she turned in the quest to return Salandria to the orphanage. So I’m very glad that I did it now!
This set is a recolor of the Serpentshrine Cavern/Tempest Keep Mage Tier set; I think its colors look more Blood-Elfy than the actual Tier set, and the item names are certainly very Blood-Elfy — hence the name I gave the outfit.

137) Pure Moods

Cassandra’s Grace, Vicious Embersilk Shoulders, Drape of Twisted Loyalties, Aspiring Aspirant’s Robes, Gloves of Unfailing Faith, Belt of Divine Inspiration, Master’s Boots, Giorgio’s Caduceus of Pure Moods (LFR)
Between the golden feathers, the ball that is almost the same color as Bastion Anima, and the RP quality of the name, this staff was just what this outfit needed.

136) Icy Intent




Crown of Everlasting Fortune/Crown of Eternal Winter, Firewool Shoulderpads, Drape of Icy Intent, Fur Covered Robe, Cerulean Filigreed Shirt, Celestial Bindings, Willow Boots, Rod of the Broken Temple
This outfit was again built around the cloak. I am rather fond of the brown and blue color combination. The brown strap and blue feathers of these Pandaria shoulders made them a fantastic find for the kit, and I like how the beige interior of the shoulders lightens up the overall ensemble.

135) White Rabbit

Spring Circlet, Destroyer’s Mantle, White Linen Robe/Acolyte’s Robe*, Suspicious Slippers, Telmor Soupriest Staff
Hippity Hop.
The Acolyte’s Robe is the original level 1 Draenei Priest chestpiece.
See also Void Elf Mage #64.

134) Spring Violets

Court Inquisitor’s Hood, Replica Sorcerer’s Mantle, Cloak of the Makers, Disciple’s Robe, Green Holiday Shirt, Silent Slippers of Meditation, Terokk’s Shadowstaff
I think this cloak design is wonderful, but somehow I had to set out to design an outfit around the cloak itself as the signature item, rather than choosing it as the cloak for an outfit designed around some other key item, to actually use it at last.

133) Mooncloth Pennant


Mountainsage Hood/Crown of the Champion, Primal Mooncloth Shoulders, Pennant Cloak, Primal Mooncloth Robe, Rhie-Ay’s Clutching Gauntlets, Primal Mooncloth Belt/Corpse-Stitcher’s Cord, Sandswept Sandals, Apostle of Argus
Since I’d used the other coloration of this cloak, now it was time to use this one. Searching for coordinating robes, I was wowed by this one!

132) Fading Reality


Mag’hari Ritualist’s Horns/Dazzling Spectacles, Devouring Pellicle Shoulderpads (N), Shawl of the Old Maid, Coldtouch Phantom Wraps, Choral Slippers, Handmaiden’s Longstaff
I went to the AH to buy Zereth Mortis zone-drop BOEs for my Druid and Shaman. After I’d done that, I decided to browse around in Cloth to see what sort of Tier-lookalike BOEs might be coming out of Sepulcher of the First Ones. Sure enough, there was a BOE lookalike of the Normal-mode Warlock shoulders — and even better, it was for a price I could actually afford! And what have I been accumulating all this gold for but to spend it when interesting things show up on the AH? So I bought them. And then, of course, I needed to make an outfit with them.
I knew pretty much right away that this robe was what I wanted to use, and I was delighted to finally have a good opportunity to use this cloak. But I had such a hard time choosing a hat for this outfit! Although I ultimately chose the Warlock-T1-lookalike horns to go along with the shoulders being a Warlock-lookalike item, this ensemble also looks smashing with:

Duskwoven Turban, Katoom’s Mask, Collar of Cho’gall (a more Mage-like option), Azerothian Champion’s Crown, or Deeptide Cover.

131) Embroidered Runes of Knowledge

Nightvale Cowl, Nightsky Mantle, Obsidian-Flecked Cape, Runecloth Robe, Embroidered Shirt, Black Belt of Knowledge, Sorcerer Slippers, Lakali’s Spire of Knowledge
Poking around trying out a half-formed idea that was going in a different direction, I happened upon this robe and then the outfit went this way instead.

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