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With doubled-up Callings to Maldraxxus this week, I finally made it back to the place — and it still grosses me out. I’m so glad that I don’t have to smell what my poor characters must be smelling!

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They said that we wouldn’t need the Flight Whistle because we’d be spending most of our time in the zone associated with our Covenant choice and the Travel Network would make getting around that zone easier. I still miss the Flight Whistle, though. I think that statement from the devs (was it from Hazzikostas, even?) misunderstands what the Flight Whistle is really for. The Flight Whistle is for quickly and easily getting out of the depths of some WQ area once you’ve completed the quest requirements, so that you don’t have to fight your way back out to the road through all the respawns.

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I am struggling with prioritizing all the things available to do.

Kaelinda has reached Renown 10 and has accepted the starter quest for Chapter 4 of the Venthyr campaign, but I keep deciding to do Callings and WQs instead. The “get 1000 Anima” weekly has not been exactly trivial for me. I spend a lot of time chasing Anima WQs at the expense of playing through the next Chapter of my Covenant campaign — and I’ve had weeks where I didn’t quite make it because I didn’t feel like playing enough to clear all the available Anima WQs in all four zones. Is it better to prioritize getting Anima, to fill up the Sanctum Reservoir and increase my Renown, or would it be better to prioritize getting through the Covenant campaign story?

Kaurinka has reached Renown 11, but she is stalled out near the beginning of Chapter 2 — the you must do Torghast Chapter — of the Night Fae campaign, even though she knows that she’ll be rescuing Baine and does want to do so. Torghast hasn’t been quite as awful as I’d feared it might be, but it hasn’t tickled the “this is so fun!” spot for me, either. Kaelinda, who is currently Fire, managed not to die at all on her first true run through a Layer 1 wing of Torghast, though she did go through most of a stack of Mana Buns. I will probably not return there any more often than storyline quests send me there, and I may only complete the full questchain from Bolvar on one character (most likely Kaelinda).

I’ve decided that I should just go to the Maw more or less first thing on Tuesday evenings and rescue souls, then get out of there — ideally before my Eye of the Jailer even gets to 1. That, at least, will be a reliable source of Renown, and I’ll steadily collect the souls needed to lend their labor to Sanctum upgrades. If I’m spending as little time in the Maw and Torghast as possible, and only running Torghast on Layer 1 difficulty, repping up with Ve’nari to get stuff from her isn’t a high priority.

I decided to activate the Anima Conductor before activating the Special Feature and both characters are currently channeling anima to the location that has a special treasure. Each of them makes sure to go get their special treasure each day. So far, the Greater Greedstone has proved to be a reliable source of Anima tokens, but the Large Lunarlight Pod has mostly yielded Conduits — often duplicates of Conduits I already have.

With Anima being so scarce, I’m trying to decide how to manage my Sanctum upgrades. I’ve got the first stage of both the Travel Network and the Anima Conductor. Now, do I save up to upgrade one or the other of those things, or do I activate the first stage of the Special Feature?
I have made a tactical decision to ignore the Command Table entirely. I’ve got too many things competing for my attention already (especially if I decide to activate the Special Feature before upgrading the Travel Network or Anima Conductor). Besides, I’d rather save that precious Anima to spend on other things, such as upgrading the other Sanctum features, upgrading Covenant armor pieces, or acquiring the other tints of the Covenant armor and backpieces (once I’ve unlocked them).

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And then there’s the other three characters who are patiently waiting in the wings in Oribos for their turns to level and choose their Covenants. I’m half-inclined to do it — to level them and play each of them through the first chapter of their chosen Covenant campaign and get them settled into their Sanctums — even though doing so will delay the progress of Kaelinda and Kaurinka through their Covenant campaigns. I think I might be able to resist doing anything else with them beyond the “rescue 5 souls from the Maw” weekly (and maybe the special treasures from the first stage of the Anima Conductor) until I’ve completed the Venthyr and Night Fae campaigns — especially with the you must do Torghast barrier of Chapter 2 of the Covenant campaign.

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And then there’s Horizon Zero Dawn waiting for me on Steam. I got through most of the first area and to level 4 in my first play session before I looked at the clock and realized that I really ought to go to bed. I need to finish up the last couple of side-quests in the first area before I turn in my current main storyline quest, which I think will move me out of that area into the next one — the challenge and rewards of side-quests are really only worth doing while I’m still at-level for the area. The gameworld is beautiful, and I was genuinely enjoying exploring around — and since I’m playing it on Story mode, of course, the combat hasn’t been overly challenging (yet). I want to play more — if only I can resist auto-pilot logging into WoW to do dailies after my schoolwork is done each evening (Spring semester classes begin on Monday!).

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Kaelinda blasted and burned her way through Ardenweald and didn’t have as much trouble with survival as I thought she might. Well, she did have to sit down and eat frequently, but with Mage Food, she wouldn’t run out.

Kaurinka didn’t ask Korenth to sing and dance, but Kaelinda did — and she was rewarded with some different conversation text when she turned in the quest to Lady Moonberry!

With Kaelinda, I noticed some neat visual effects during some of the quests that I’d completely missed with Kaurinka, perhaps because they didn’t show up on the Boomkin shapeshift. I’d been thinking about doing Threads of Fate from the beginning with Kaelya, who will pledge to the Night Fae, but now I want to level her through Ardenweald properly so I can take screenshots with those neat quest visuals — and maybe have a Mog to go with them!

Kaelinda was 65% through level 58 when she finished the main storyline of Ardenweald.

I continued immediately on to Revendreth — a zone which I will very likely only play completely through once. I didn’t do much there before I logged off for the night, though. First impressions: it’s like a mashup of Gilneas and the Forsaken town The Sepulcher, dialed up to, like, 13.

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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 (*).

95) Shrouded Cloth Variations

Bastion: Waylight Shoulderpads, Waylight Vestment, Cord of Uncertain Devotion, Sparring Trainer’s Handwraps, Sandals of Soul’s Clarity, Fallen Disciple’s Cloak, Mardenholde Staff

Maldraxxus: Corpse-Stitcher’s Mantle, Corpse-Stitcher’s Robe, Corpse-Stitcher’s Cord, Popular Pupil’s Mitts, Corpse-Stitcher’s Treads, Salvaged Mercenary’s Drape, Staff of Beasts

Ardenweald: Spirit Tender’s Mantle, Spirit Tender’s Robe, Spirit Tender’s Cord, Spirit Tender’s Handwraps, Spirit Tender’s Slippers, Glitterwing Greatcloak, Void-Warped Oshu’gun Spellstaff

Revendreth: Mantle of Pained Absolution, Robe of Pained Absolution, Sash of Pained Absolution, Tubbins Teapot Fire Mitts, Shoes of Pained Absolution, Ilka’s Hunting Cloak, Sinfall Legionaire’s Barbed Staff

Crafted: Shrouded Cloth set with Aluneth (hidden, first tint)
Leveling quest reward & first-tier Tailoring ensembles from Shadowlands.

94) Eternal Wanderer



Vestments of the Eternal Traveler with Pauldrons of Vile Corruption, Zem’lan Crewman’s Cloak, and Sealing Heartstaff
I wanted to use this staff with the Eternal Traveler set because of how its glowing blue orb coordinates with the glowing blue orbs on the gloves of the set. There are glowing blue orbs on the set shoulders, too, but I really liked the look of these shoulders with the robe, so I used them instead.

93) Scholar of the Highborne



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Orchid Amice*, Highborne Robes, High Councillor’s Sash, Resplendent Sarong, Archmage Slippers, White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Celestial Stave*
This outfit is a modernized appearance of the outfit Kaelinda is wearing in “Kaelinda at Light’s Hope Chapel”. I wrote that story almost ten years ago, at the beginning of Cataclysm. Although Transmogrification hadn’t been introduced yet, I think the outfit shown in the pictures in the story is likely to be an RP-Clothes kit rather than her actual at-level questing gear at the time. At any rate, the robe was definitely chosen for the RP quality of its name, as the story is about Kaelinda searching out and studying an ancient Highborne manuscript. Because Kaelinda spends much of the story exploring Alliance lands in Human disguise, Kaylynda gets to wear this outfit, too.
The robe has triangular skin windows on the hips, which I have filled in with the Resplendent Sarong to bring in a little more of the magenta color from the bodice.

92) Tirisgarde Archmagus




Vesture of Tirisgarde with Hat of the Third Sister, Black Embersilk Gown/High Councillor’s Tunic, Amber Filigreed Doublet, and Archmage’s Staff*
I think I’d like the Mage Order Hall set better if it was a tunic + pants set with just the top part of the robe as a tunic. These pants are fun, so I hunted around until I found a tunic & shirt combo that would show them off nicely.
This outfit had to be made during Hallow’s End so I could use this hat instead of the set hat.

91) Grand Imperatrix


Crown of the Champion, Shadowcast Tunic, Gossamer Belt, Soothsayer’s Kilt, Eelskin Flippers (LFR), Staff of the Grand Imperator (H)
This tunic is fun because it looks like the top of the level 1 Blood Elf Mage robe. I’m quite sure that I saw this pairing of tunic and kilt on someone else at some time in the past. As I looked at other options, it was indeed quite the nicest combination.

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

96) Eternal Traveler


Vestments of the Eternal Traveler with Fearless Gladiator’s Silk Cowl, Purifier’s Silken Cape, and Pillar of the Dreamgrove
For at least one character, I wanted to use the entire Eternal Traveler set… more or less. I still swapped out the hat (because I like to see my character’s face) and the cloak (because this one is prettier).
I’ve been waiting for a good opportunity to show off Kimmellyn’s gorgeous new look, and this seemed like a fabulous one. I’m not sure which of my Human Mage personas will actually end up being “prime” in Shadowlands, though.

95) Scholar of the Highborne



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Orchid Amice*, Highborne Robes, High Councillor’s Sash, Resplendent Sarong, Archmage Slippers, White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Celestial Stave*
This outfit is a modernized appearance of the outfit Kaelinda is wearing in “Kaelinda at Light’s Hope Chapel”. I wrote that story almost ten years ago, at the beginning of Cataclysm. Although Transmogrification hadn’t been introduced yet, I think the outfit shown in the pictures in the story is likely to be an RP-Clothes kit rather than her actual at-level questing gear at the time. At any rate, the robe was definitely chosen for the RP quality of its name, as the story is about Kaelinda searching out and studying an ancient Highborne manuscript. Because Kaelinda spends much of the story exploring Alliance lands in Human disguise, Kaylynda gets to wear this outfit, too.
The robe has triangular skin windows on the hips, which I have filled in with the Resplendent Sarong to bring in a little more of the magenta color from the bodice.

94) Esquire




Duskhaven Top Hat, Duskhallow Mantle, Shadow Council Tunic, Keyton’s Sash, Godfrey’s Britches, Gloves of Abhorrent Strategies + Shadow Council Bracer, Duskhaven Boots, Obsidian-Flecked Cape, Clear Crystal Rod*
I used to have one of my bank alts wear an RP-Clothes outfit similar to this, only with the Noble’s Monocle from Outland fishing dailies for the headgear and Black Ice for the bling. The Antique Silver Cufflinks, also from Outland fishing dailies, which were part of my bank alt’s ensemble, match these cloth bracers.

93) Alodi’s Heir

Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Silk Armor with Brutal Gladiator’s Silk Cowl, Black Swashbuckler’s Shirt, and Ebonchill (upgraded, first tint)
When I finally figured out that this set is what Alodi and Archmage Karlain (in the Elite recolor) are wearing, then I had to get it. It needed a less complicated hat, though. It also looks rather smashing with the Crown of Eternal Winter.

92) Tirisgarde Apprentice in Pants


High Councillor’s Tunic, Felcast Cord, Ravensun Britches, Zaetar’s Gloves, Mountainsage Sandals, Formal White Shirt, The Staff of Twin Worlds
The Auxiliary’s Robe worn by the Tirisgarde Apprenticies in the Hall of the Guardian is acquired from low-level PvP. I don’t want to endure low-level battlegrounds, so I’ll have to make do with an outfit using the matching pants (which are acquired from a normal leveling quest).

91) Azerite Arcanum



Empyrial Cosmic Crown, Heroes’ Frostfire Shoulderpads, Robes of the Exalted, Runed Spell-Cuffs, Sandswept Sandals, Cloak of Tranquil Clouds, Spectral Censorite’s Staff
During the last patch of Legion, I made an Azerite-inspired outfit for Kamalia (Shaman #83). Now, at the end of Battle for Azeroth, I wanted to make an Azerite-inspired outfit for one of my Mages.

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

6) Tidesage



Tidespeaker Regalia with Flamecaster Botefeux/Seabreeze
Kayliddia’s parents were retainers on Lord Norwington’s estate. As a child, she showed promise as a magic-wielder, so when she reached the appropriate adolescent age to be apprenticed for a trade, Lord Norwington sponsored her training as a Tidesage. When her training was complete, she served as a Tidesage in Lord Norwington’s shipping fleet. When the Horde raided Norwington Estate, one of her parents was killed, and the other parent and one of her younger siblings who was still at home were seriously injured. Kayliddia requested to be released from her service as a Tidesage to care for her wounded family members. When they had recovered, she further requested to be allowed to fight the Horde alongside Kul Tiras’ renewed allies, the Alliance.

5) Sittin’ on the Dock

Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat, Gild’s Crewneck, Seafarer’s Pantaloons, Umbranse’s Staff
Sometimes a gal just wants to go fishin’.

4) Emerald Enchantress II

Watcher’s Cap, Slime-Encrusted Pads, Falathim-Washed Robes, Delaris’ Gloves, Slippers of Unturned Loyalties, Whelp Keeper’s Staff
This kit is an update of an outfit that I originally created for my Forsaken Mage.
This is the red hair color for Kul Tirans, which looks more artificial to me on them than the very similar color that Blood Elves have does on them.

3) Kul Tiras Mudball All-Star

Crazy Cap, Almost New Shoulderpads, Durable Tunic, Willow Belt Gloves & Boots, Empowered Leggings, Tabard of Kul Tiras, Staff of the Formidable Opponent
This is what I came up with when I set out to make a pants outfit to go with the Kul Tiras tabard.
The shoulders made me think of (American) football, so then the kit needed a helmet, too; this hat was the most helmet-ish thing in cloth that also had the right sort of colors.

2) Tide-Etched

Mana-Etched Regalia with Beach Party Thong, Master’s Boots, Tabard of Kul Tiras, and Staff of the Royal Wizard
I had been thinking of this tabard as green, but when I went to try to color match it to make an outfit, I was surprised to discover that it is more of a teal sort of color.
I am so happy that Kul Tiran ladies have this beautiful ringletted hairstyle!
Although I think of Kayliddia as a redhead, I prefer this coppery light brown to the other “red” haircolor, which looks dyed to me.

1) Tide Sculptor

Spellsculptor’s Regalia
These are the clothes that newly created Allied Races Mages are given. They are identical to the clothes given to Boosted Mages. This set 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 Blood Elf Mage. Outfits are listed from most recent to least recent. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

90) Goldensun

Heritage of the Sin’dorei with Nightvale Cowl, Hidden chestpiece, Silvermoon Doublet, Grom’tor’s Bloodied Bandage, Mantle of Silvermoon, and Felo’melorn (default, first tint)
The dimensional piece of the Sin’dorei chestpiece displays over tabards, so to make a kit with the Silvermoon Tabard, I needed to Hide it. I ended up using the Silvermoon Doublet instead, however, because it looks exactly like the Silvermoon Tabard with the Scarlet Filigreed Shirt worn underneath, only without the awkward lower flap of the tabard.
The headpiece prompted the name I gave this kit; I find it amusing that the Quel’dorei exiles who fled to the eastern continent named their city “Silvermoon”, only to turn away from the night and the silver moon toward the day and the golden sun.

89) Silvermoon Resplendent

Resplendent Circlet, Sin’dorei Pauldrons Belt Gauntlets & Slippers, Silvermoon Robes, Shroud of Resolve (rank 6), Felo’melorn (upgraded, first tint)
But of course this was the robe that Kaelinda would choose first to mix-and-match with the Sin’dorei Heritage Armor.

88) Sin’dorei Sorcerer



Heritage of the Sin’dorei (robe version) with Golden Staff of the Sin’dorei
As the character who did the Heritage of the Sin’dorei questline, Kaelinda wanted to wear the whole set for just a little while before beginning to play mix-and-match with it.
I changed her title back from “Archmage” to “of Silvermoon” while wearing this ensemble, too.

87) Kirin Tor of Dalaran IV

Darkmist Wizard Hat, Shoulderpads of Twisted Fate (H), Tia Shortsleeve’s Short Sleeve Shirt, Hidden Belt, Khadgar’s Kilt of Abjuration, Pyrotex Ignition Cloth, Ringo’s Blizzard Boots, Drape of the Lithe, Aluneth (upgraded, 3rd tint)
I originally designed and iterated upon this outfit for my Human Mage (#31, #45 & #61) using the Alliance-exclusive Kirin Tor Offensive Tabard from the Isle of Thunder in Pandaria. When the tabard design became available as a shirt during Free T-Shirt Day, I could finally make it for Kaelinda — who has always considered herself to be more loyal to the Kirin Tor than to the Sunreavers — as well.
I’d love to use the Normal-mode Runebound Mantle/Corrupted Mantle of the Felseekers with this kit–

— but Antorus isn’t quite soloable for players of my skill level yet.

86) Legion’s Downfall



Cowl of the Illidari High Lord/Fel-Proof Goggles, Sanctified Bloodmage Shoulderpads, Silkweave Robe & Cinch, Leggings of the Seventh Circle, Warmongering Gladiator’s Silk Handguards, Void Slippers, Legionfall Tabard, Shimmershell Cape, Vengeance Staff
Inspired, perhaps, by Kinevra’s return to the Broken Isles to obtain her Archmage title, Kaelinda returned to the Broken Isles to complete the Legionfall Campaign and obtain the Archmage’s Prismatic Disc. Upon achieving this objective, she decided that she needed a Legionfall tabard kit — and it needed to use these spectacular Outland pants. This also seemed like a good opportunity to wear this Black Temple hat, if only for the photoshoot — for continuous wear, the Fel-Proof Goggles are less cumbersome and more attractive.

85) Sunchaser

Crown of Endless Knowledge, Mantle of Tirisfal, Silvermoon Robes, Black Belt of Knowledge, Noble’s Fancy Boots, Staff of the Sunchaser
A Silvermoon outfit for Kaelinda to wear while pursuing the Heritage of the Sin’dorei questline.

84) Flames Like Feathers/Frost Like Feathers/Mana Like Feathers

Orange: Jewel of the Firelord, Mantle of Closed Doors (N), Silksand Wraps, Lava-Starched Britches, Noble’s Fancy Boots, Tabard of Summer Flames, Wild Combatant’s Energy Staff

Blue: Crown of Eternal Winter, Frostwind Mantle, Sage’s Robe, Lava-Starched Britches, Noble’s Fancy Boots, Tabard of Summer Skies, Warmongering Combatant’s Energy Staff

Purple: Mantle of Closed Doors (H), Raincaller Robes, Lava-Starched Britches, Noble’s Fancy Boots, Order of the Awakened Tabard, Emanating Staff of Shadow
This robe style is available in both cloth and leather, and both cloth and leather have firey, feathery shoulders to wear with it. Compare Druid #76 for the leather version.

83) Queen of Blood and Embers

Crown of the Seducer, Honorbound Artificer’s Amice, Sanctified Bloodmage Robe (25H), Embersilk Cord, Primal Combatant’s Gloves of Prowess, Noble’s Fancy Boots, Vindictive Gladiator’s Ironskin Cloak, Stylish Black Shirt, Starrgo’s Walking Stick
While I was working on Kinevra’s outfit for the Dazar’alor LFR crown, I thought that the combination of this robe with the crown looked magnificent. It wasn’t quite right for Kinevra, but it would be great for Kaelinda!
If only it didn’t use a number of Horde-specific PvP items, this outfit would look fabulous on a Dark Iron Dwarf.

82) Jeweled Serpent


Headdress of the First Empire, Brood Cleanser’s Amice, Robes of the Reborn Serpent, Excavator’s Safety Belt, Handwraps of Oscillating Polarity, Sandswept Sandals, Drape of the Loyal Vassal, Legacy of Arlokk
This set, collected from Normal Zandalar dungeons, is so pretty. Serendipitously, I saw a dude at the Great Seal who was also wearing the set, allowing me to capture the gender dimorphism in the design of the robe.
I think that this staff from Zul’Gurub looks better with it than the Staff of the Lightning Serpent from Temple of Sethraliss does, though.

81) Deep Tides


Deeptide set with Stagheart Staff
This is the Nazjatar zone drop recolor of the Benthic cloth set. As with the leather Nazjatar armor, I prefer the grey and softer green of the zone drop version of the set to the red and brighter green of the Benthic version of the set.
I love how this hat is a combination of a wizard hat and a tricorne!

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

90) Silver Thread

Silver-Thread Armor with Warmage’s Spire
I’d been playing around with elements of this Classic set in kits for other characters and thought to myself that I ought to have someone wear the whole ensemble for awhile.
The Afterlives: Maldraxxus short prompted me to contemplate the Necrolords as a viable Shadowlands Covenant affiliation for this character — and to use the Orb of Deception to visualize this outfit on an Orc.

89) Blackwater Buccaneer


Red Tricorne Hat, Black Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Captain Sanders’ Sash, Seafarer’s Pantaloons, Buccaneer’s Boots, Freeport Falchion, Mok’Morokk’s Grog Bottle
The Blackwater Raiders are the pirate gang, led by Baron Revilgaz, who run Booty Bay.
I originally wanted to do an all-red outfit using the Corsair’s Overshirt and Buccaneer’s Pants —

— but all the reds are different hues and it felt clashy rather than coherent.
See also Priest #11 & #73.

88) Tinker II

Flying Tiger Goggles, Corrupted Mantle of the Felseekers (LFR), Elemental Raiment, Cord of the Slain Champion, Godfrey’s Britches, Zaetar’s Gloves, Gnomish Inventor Boots, Rustbolt Resistance Tabard, Neural Synapse Enhancer
Kinevra is the only other character, besides Kamalia, to have actually gone to Mechagon (which she did primarily to be able to do the Mechagnome recruitment questline), so I decided to update her previous “Tinker” kit (#33) to use the Rustbolt Resistance Tabard and the staff from Operation: Mechagon.
Kinevra’s professions have been Herbalism and Inscription for a very long time. But darnit, I wanted to have one of my high-level Mages be able to wear the Engineering goggles, so Kinevra unlearned Inscription and picked up Engineering in its place.

87) Tirisgarde Field Marshal

Ceremonial Crown of Karabor, Vestia’s Pauldrons of Inner Grace, Field Marshal’s Silk Vestments, Light-Woven Slippers, Aluneth
I was a little bit disappointed to discover that the Order Hall Campaign titles are not automatically awarded to alts of the same class upon reaching level 110; each character must complete the Order Hall Campaign for themself to be able to use the corresponding title. Kinevra finally got around to returning to the Broken Isles to finish the Mage Order Hall Campaign in late Battle for Azeroth, after she’d finished all the things she wanted to do in Kul Tiras.
Kinevra also acquired the Field Marshal’s robe with Honor gained by running Northrend dungeons while the Alliance held Wintergrasp; she also has it equipped for this outfit to celebrate finishing the Mage Order Hall Campaign and acquiring the Archmage title at last.

86) Knight-Captain of the 7th Legion

Mountainsage Hood, Mantle of the Champion, Knight-Captain’s Silk Tunic, 7th Legionnaire’s Cord, Warmongering Gladiator’s Gloves of Prowess, Sandswept Sandals, 7th Legionnaire’s Stave
I was finally ready to go do the Pride of Kul Tiras questline and recruit the Kul Tirans. Kinevra needed something special for the occasion. Years ago, she acquired this robe using Honor gained by running Northrend dungeons while the Alliance held Wintergrasp (see also “Hero of Stormwind”, her outfit #5). Not having done PvP in Classic, however, I haven’t got the requisite Legacy Achievement to Transmogrify its appearance, so she has it equipped.

85) Orome

Crown of Infinite Prosperity, Willow Vest, Councillor’s Sash, Elunarian Sarong, Goldenvine Wraps, Kurkenstoks, Torch of Austen, Suntouched Flowers
This festive summer beach ensemble is named after a song by European ethnopop star Oonagh.

84) Topaz and Peridot

Crown of the Seducer, Imbued Silkweave Epaulets, Opulent Robes, Night Dreamer Handwraps + Fen Spirit Wristwraps, Shattrath Jumpers, Crystalfire Spellstaff (stage 3)
Fortuitously, and fittingly, Kinevra won the crown from Opulence straight up — without using a Seal — when she went to defeat King Rastakhan for the Alliance War Campaign quest.
I couldn’t resist the pun of using the Opulent Robes with an item dropped by a boss named Opulence. I also liked how the green moderated the brightness of the orange, which led to my choice of shoulders. Overall, I’m very happy with how this turned out.

83) Duskhaven Lupin


Blue Tricorne Hat, Duskhaven Dress, Duskhaven Boots, Lupine Longstaff
The Duskhaven Top Hat is generally ridiculously expensive when it shows up on the AH, so I’m happy that this hat coordinates so nicely with the Duskhaven Dress.

82) Under The Sea


Pearlescent Spaulders, Siren Mystic’s Vestments, Belt of Blind Devotion, Gloves of Unshackled Arcana, Eelskin Flippers, Tabard of the Dreamweavers, Plundered Oracle Fin Staff
These are the pieces I wanted out of the Eternal Palace LFR set, so when I’d gotten them all, I was done. I like the design of the skirt of the robe but not the blouse, so it’s a good thing that this pretty tabard has just the right coordinating color to cover it up. It’s fun that the dimensional pearl brooch still shows over the tabard.
Nazjatar has some pretty spots, but it can’t beat Vashj’ir for gorgeous undersea scenery.

81) Tidespeaker

Tidespeaker/Sagehold set with Squirgle’s Deepstone Wand and Tortollan Traveling Lantern
It was this robe that, when datamined in a Legion patch PTR, gave the first clue that we’d be going to Kul Tiras in the next expansion.
Fittingly, this set is obtained by questing in Stormsong Valley, where the Tidesages have their major settlement.

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Something that’s been bothering me about the Kyrians of Bastion ever since the initial previews at Blizzcon is how they all look like humans. My characters of other races won’t want to turn into humans in the afterlife, they’ll want to stay themselves.

I’d love to see some more skilled artist than myself create a set of images depicting each of the other player character races with the stance, clothes, blue & white coloration, and angelic wings of the Kyrian, but with the proportions and features unique to each race. #KyrianButStillMe

Looking at the Oribos and Bastion quest sets, Covenant cloak replacements, miscellaneous armor bits, and weapon models — and the various NPC and creature models, though I’m not going to link those Wowhead datamining posts — I’m definitely finding myself drawn most strongly to the aesthetics of Bastion/Kyrian and Ardenweald/Night Fae.
* Kaelinda will still be pursuing Revendreth/Venthyr (because Kael’thas), and my Demon Hunter and Rogue are getting all googly-eyed over what has been shown so far of the Revendreth/Venthyr leather gear.
* All of my other Mages are going nope-nope-nope about the Maldraxxus/Netherlords gear. Yes, even my Forsaken Mage. Kivrinne says, “I’m not that kind of Forsaken! When I eventually go to the Shadowlands for real, I’m going to want to be Kyrian!”
* My Warlock, however, is looking at the Maldraxxus/Netherlords stuff and rubbing her chin saying, “hmmmm, I could maybe go for that cloak replacement with the green floaty stones…”

I haven’t yet pre-purchased Shadowlands because I decided to hold off on doing that until I’d gotten a character of each armor type to level 120 in BfA. So I’ve still got to get Kerisa to level 120 before I’ll buy Shadowlands — but when I do, Kerithian and Kalaneia are now bickering over who will get the level 120 Boost.
* Kalaneia says that she should get it so that she can go be my ambassador to Maldraxxus/Netherlords, since all the Mages are too wimpy to do it.
* Kerithian says that she should get it so that she can be the Druid who will go to Ardenweald/Night Fae, because now that I’ve written two small children into Kerisa’s RP story, how can I possibly put Kerisa’s family through the trauma of sending her to the Shadowlands? and it is uncertain if I’ll manage to get Kasheena leveled to 120 in time for Shadowlands.

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

Some of the outfits in this collection are legitimate Transmogrification kits for a plate-wearing character. Others are RP-Clothes costumes intended to imitate the look of the blue-haired Kirin Tor-affiliated elves found in various locations. I’m not sure if these NPCs are actually supposed to be High Elves that have become blue-haired because of their exposure to arcane energy, or blue dragons in humanoid form. At any rate, the only way to achieve that appearance as a player character (prior to Shadowlands) is to be a Blood Elf Death Knight.

14) Sin’dorei Smasher

Heritage of the Sin’dorei (tunic version) with Hammer of the Penitent
Before Kandrista’s hair was blue, it was golden.

13) Long Bitter Night

Crown of Eternal Winter, Razorfin Shoulderguards, Battleplate of Ancient Kings (N), Swordhook Slingbelt, Legguards of the Emerald Brood (N), Magma Plated Handguards (N), Treads of Savage Beatings, Chromatically Tempered Sword
Kandrista gets to wear this outfit because, at level 111, she can use the Razorfin Shoulderguards, whereas Kaumaleia, at level 104, cannot.
I dithered for some time between this sword and Hailstorm.

I ultimately chose the Chromatically Tempered Sword because felt like its black detailing pulled the ensemble as a whole together more nicely.

12) Winter’s Kiss

Crown of Everlasting Fortune, Symbolic Pauldrons, Iceguard Breastplate, Royal Qiraji Belt, Iceguard Leggings, Warleader’s Gauntlets & Greaves, Sonic Spear
The flower crown takes this outfit concept to eleven.

11) Everlasting Loveliness

Crown of Everlasting Fortune, Lovely Blue Dress, Iceguard Leggings, Boots of the Fallen Hero, Decalcified Elven Spear
As of Lunar Festival in 2020, the flower crowns can now be Mogged year-round, making this Love is in the Air outfit possible!

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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 (*).

30) Drowned Highborne Navigator


Blue Tricorne Hat, Karabor Sage Robe, Knight-Captain’s Waistcord (H), Goliath Wraps of Hridmogir, Volatile Walkers (LFR), Gild’s Crewneck, Wavebinder’s Rod, Deeptide Scroll
I originally saw this combo of robe and belt on a Void Elf Priest in Boralus. Naturally, Kaelyla wanted to wear it herself.

29) Ren’dorei Ritualist





Heritage of the Ren’dorei with Purpleheart Wand + Ledger of Revolting Rituals (H)
Although it looks the void wings are attached to the pauldrons, they’re actually attached to the chestpiece.
The last pictures also include the Ren’dorei Tabard.

28) Void-Touched II





Shadowmoon Shoulderguards, Fur Covered Robe, Willow Boots, Waterfall Drape, Squire’s Shirt, Sol’s Magestaff
Before Kaelyla left Draenor-of-the-alternate-timeway, she needed to spend a bit of time wearing this update of a kit that I originally created for my Draenei Mage to wear in Draenor’s Shadowmoon Valley. The core concept of the outfit is the combination of the shoulders and the robe; it benefits greatly from being able to Hide the belt, gloves, and bracers.

27) I Dream of Djinnie II

Vishas’ Hood*, Woundsealer Spaulders, Vestments of the Shifting Sands, Angkhal Cord, Azure Silk Pants, Roffle’s Ruffly Gloves, Slippers of Serenity, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, Magician Staff
When Kaelyla went to Uldum, I remembered that I’d been planning to make for her a variation/upgrade of a pink & blue Slinky Leia Robe kit that I originally designed for Kaohana (Priest #26).
Whenever I ride the Leywoven Flying Carpet, I am so glad that I didn’t completely give up on Paragoning for Suramar before I’d gotten it.

26) Karabor’s Shadow



Blood-Cursed Shoulderpads, Anchorite’s Robes, Sage’s Gloves & Boots, Apostle of Argus; Tabard of Summer Skies/Aldor Tabard
When this combination of shoulders and robe was originally suggested several years ago by WoW Roleplay Gear, I planned to use it for my Tauren Priest. This was because the robe required Aldor reputation both to buy and to wear, and Kaohana was the only one of the cloth-wearers among my major characters to have chosen the Aldor rather than the Scryers. Because these shoulders are a recolor of a Warlock tier set, however, the combination never felt quite right for her (or for my Draenei Mage, when she was one of my active characters during late Mists and early Warlords). Eventually, the reputation requirement to use the robe for Transmogrification was lifted. When Kaelyla joined my roster, I knew that this outfit would be fabulous on her.
On a whim, I decided to see if the Aldor and Scryer tabards were reputation-locked. They aren’t, so to my amusement, my Scryer character can thumb her nose at the Aldor by wearing their tabard along with their robe.

25) Nether Tempest

Netherwind Mantle, Manaweave Robe, Netherwind Belt, Netherwind Boots, Ethereum Life-Staff
When my oldest child was a little baby, I spent a great deal of time farming Molten Core and Blackwing Lair. I collected most of the Netherwind set — then got tired and decided that, you know what? I wasn’t that fond of the Netherwind Mantle anyway, and maybe I’d try that robe with some different shoulders.
Recently, I found myself looking at the set and thinking, you know what? I’m not really all that fond of that robe, and maybe I ought to try the shoulders with a different robe… So back to Blackwing Lair I went, until I’d gotten the Netherwind Mantle.

24) Noble’s Spring Celebration


Pink Spring Circlet, Noble’s Robe, Gnomish Inventor Boots, Pink Mageweave Shirt, Wand of Happiness, Suntouched Flowers
The combination of colors created by using this shirt with this robe is like the hyacinths in the flower beds around the front steps of my house.

23) Sweet Summer

Crown of Boundless Courage, Vestments of the Shifting Sands, Native Pants/Red Silk Trousers, Ringo’s Blizzard Boots, Golden Filigreed Doublet/Amber Filigreed Doublet, Relentless Gladiator’s Cloak of Dominance, Wand of Happiness, Symbol of Transgression
This variation on the flower circlet + filigreed doublet + Slinky Leia Robe combination had to be done with an Alliance character so as to use this Alliance-exclusive off-hand from Trial of the Crusader.
There are four colors of the robe and five colors of the shirt. I couldn’t quite decide which of the two colors of the shirt that I hadn’t used yet I liked better, so I’ve shown both versions of the outfit. The yellow shirt makes this kit an inversion of sorts of my earlier “Queen of Sheba” outfit (Priest #46); the cuffs of the orange shirt look really beautiful in combination with the goblet.

22) Tranquillien Twilight

Crown of Everlasting Fortune, Robes of the Guardian Saint, Azure Silk Pants, Twilight Boots, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, Relentless Gladiator’s Cloak of Subjugation, Grand Scepter of the Nexus-Kings
Once I thought of this palette-swap for Kaelydia’s “Eversong” outfit (Blood Elf Mage #78), of course I had to do it.

21) Arcane Torrents

Pauldrons of the Solace Giver, Carapace Robes/Mordant’s Travel Tunic, Laughing Skull Waistguard, Arcane Leggings, Gandling’s Gloves, Sigil-Laced Boots, Grand Magister’s Staff of Torrents
After making several outfits with the brown version of this robe during the 15th Anniversary event, I wanted to use one of the other colorations.
This outfit definitely benefitted from Kaelyla having leveled up enough to use Outland items.

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