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a conversation with Kaelinda

So Kaelinda comes up to me and says, “I think I want to do Deaths of Chromie. I rather like the shoulder style from the Chronoscryer’s Finery, and I already have all the other recolors of those pauldrons — and the Chronoscryer’s Finery set as a whole has grown on me since the 7.2.5 preview, too.”

I looked at her and said, “Get in line. Karaelia already wants to do Deaths of Chromie for the bronze recolor of the dragon head pauldrons.”

She retorted, “Yeah, but life outside of Azeroth is getting more demanding, and we’re getting tired. As much as you like that Kul Tiran plate, you’ve just sent Karaelia back to her Order Hall to join the Mission-Table-and-Kirin-Tor-Emissary Suramar Paragoning crew so that you can focus on leveling your Mages and Druids in Battle for Azeroth. And don’t deny that you’ve been contemplating letting Kamalia stay at home and leveling me or Kerisa first in the next expansion.”

I sighed. “Get to level 120 and get your Sin’dorei Heritage Armor, and then we’ll talk about letting you do Deaths of Chromie.”

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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 (*).

11) Fine Day For Fishing

Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat, Almost New Shoulderpads, Blue Overalls, Willow Belt, Durable Gloves, Duskwoven Sandals, Blue Lumberjack Shirt, Darkspear Shamanic Staff
A recent conversation with Coffee Cakes & Crits about the utility of the Angler’s Fishing Raft for waterwalking purposes reminded me of the Mage-exclusive equivalent thereof, Bipsi’s Bobbing Berg. Whereas the Raft became a toy that requires only Pandaria Fishing (1) and no Angler’s rep to use, the Berg is still an object-in-inventory that requires Revered Angler’s rep to obtain and Pandaria Fishing (1) to use. Anyhow, all of that reminded me that I really ought to train Fishing with my Void Elf Mage. As soon as Kaelyla had learned Fishing, the Stormwind fishing daily popped up. So off she went, merrily, to do it. Then she wanted to get all of the Alliance capital city “Fish or Cut Bait” achievements. And then, of course, she needed a fishing kit to wear while she does it.

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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 (*).

69) Nazmiracle

Zanchuli Crest, Saurifeather Mantle, Red Mageweave Vest, Apothecary’s Waistband, Astralaan Pants, Rotting Handwraps + Earthmender’s Bracer of Shattering, Infernoweave Boots, Dragon’s Blood Cape, Formal White Shirt, Talanji’s Expedition Tabard, Wild Combatant’s Battle Staff
A striking ensemble that is hauntingly reminiscent of the blood trolls that Talanji’s Expedition seeks to contain.

68) Dazar’Alor Special Investigator

Zanchuli Crest, Wild Gladiator’s Mantle of Cruelty, Goldweave Tunic, Serenity Belt, Astralaan Pants, Wild Gladiator’s Gloves of Prowess + Loa Speaker’s Cuffs, Gnomish Casting Boots, Ragged Azsharan Sail Fragment, Wild Combatant’s Battle Staff, Formal White Shirt, Talanji’s Expedition Tabard
A mostly white and gold outfit to coordinate with the mostly white and gold Talanji’s Expedition Tabard.
Might be perceived as blue and black under certain lighting conditions.

67) Troll Action Battle Princess


Bloodhex Hood, Warmongering Gladiator’s Mantle of Cruelty, High Councillor’s Tunic, Cord of Unhinged Malice, Soothsayer’s Kilt, Pyrotex Ignition Cloth + Loa Speaker’s Cuffs, Kurkenstoks, Cloak of Everburning Knowledge, Warmongering Combatant’s Battle Staff, Talanji’s Expedition Tabard
I pushed Kamalia to Exalted with Talanji’s Expedition primarily so that I could do this with its tabard.
Here are a couple of variations:

Alanna’s Embrace (from Old Scholomance; no longer available)

Vestments of the Shifting Sands + Astralaan Pants

66) Tidespray Linen


Tidespray Linen set with Fangcaller’s Staff (H)/Tidespray Linen set with Lord Aldrius’ Greatstaff (A)
The crafted gear from Battle for Azeroth has faction-dichotomous appearances. For Horde characters, the tailored Tidespray Linen set has the same appearance as the Loa Speaker quest set from Nazmir. For Alliance characters, the Tidespray Linen set has the same appearance as the Wickerwoven quest set from Drustvar. If Horde characters want the Alliance appearance, they should look for the Heartsbane set on the AH. If Alliance characters want the Horde appearance, they should look for the Bloodhex set on the AH.

65) Flames of Fate

Firehawk Hood (N), Mantle of False Virtue, Robes of Fate, Mage-Fury Girdle, Archivist’s Gloves, Oilfoot Slippers, Felo’melorn (default appearance, original tint)
I’ve used the beige and purple versions of this set (with my Priest and my Void Elf, respectively), so now it’s time to use the red version.
The End Time dungeon version of this location would be somewhat more appropriate, but I didn’t feel like playing the lottery with whether Baine would be up when I went into the dungeon.

64) Sunsworn Soulwarden



Hood of Misplaced Dreams, Swiftheal Mantle, Robe of Glowing Stone (N), Vestal’s Irrepressible Girdle, Gloves of Piscine Attraction + Bracers of the Black Dream, Saltarello Shoes, Ebon Filigreed Doublet, Mardenholde Staff
After spending a number of years as a curator of the renewed Sunwell, Kaelydia travelled with Lady Liadrin’s Sunsworn to Auchindoun on Draenor-of-the-alternate-timeway. During her time there, she became good friends with Soulbinder Tuulani.
There are very few cloth-wearers among the Sunsworn, and the most interesting item of clothing they wear is a yellow recolor of the Scarlet Sin’dorei Robes that isn’t available to players, so I have instead taken inspiration for Kaelydia’s Sunsworn outfit from Tuulani’s gear.

63) Coalition Wizard

Helm of Arcane Purity, Duskhallow Mantle, Wizardweave Robe, Astralaan Belt, Black Mageweave Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Grand Magister’s Staff of Torrents, Golden Filigreed Shirt, Tabard of the Shattered Sun
After the Scryers had joined with the Aldor to reclaim the BlackTemple of Karabor, a holy site for the Draenei, Kaelydia was glad to see the Aldor joining with the Scryers to reclaim that most holy of sites for the Sin’dorei, the Sunwell.

62) Scryer Luminary

Elegant Mantle, Black Ash Robe, Serenity Belt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Nimboya’s Mystical Staff*, Scryers Tabard
Following the destruction of Eversong Woods, Silvermoon City, and the Sunwell by Arthas Menethil, and the rejection of the elves by Garithos of Stormwind, it seemed to Kaelydia a good idea to follow Prince Kael’thas and his new allies, Illidan Stormrage and Lady Vashj, to Outland. When Kaelydia observed the devastation of Farahlon caused by the construction and ignition of the manaforges, however, she began to doubt the Prince’s plan for providing his suffering people with the supply of mana they needed. She was not alone in these doubts, of course, and when Lord Voren’thal defected to Shattrath, she was among those who went with him.

61) Dreamscale II

Starfire Tiara*, Primal Combatant’s Amice of Prowess, Dreamscale Inlaid Vestments, Primal Combatant’s Cord of Prowess, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Infernoweave Boots, Rubellite Staff of Intuition
A variation on an outfit I originally designed for my Priest. Given its red and gold color scheme, Kaelydia thought that her vibrant red hair and golden eyes would look good in it.

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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 (*).

67) Tidespray Linen


Tidespray Linen set with Fangcaller’s Staff (H)/Tidespray Linen set with Lord Aldrius’ Greatstaff (A)
The crafted gear from Battle for Azeroth has faction-dichotomous appearances. For Horde characters, the tailored Tidespray Linen set has the same appearance as the Loa Speaker quest set from Nazmir. For Alliance characters, the Tidespray Linen set has the same appearance as the Wickerwoven quest set from Drustvar. If Horde characters want the Alliance appearance, they should look for the Heartsbane set on the AH. If Alliance characters want the Horde appearance, they should look for the Bloodhex set on the AH.

66) Tiragarde Navigator

Navigator’s Garb with Ceremonial Crown of Karabor, Seafury Tamer, and Crow’s Nest Spotlight
When Kinevra had quested through enough of Tiragarde Sound to collect all of the appearances for that zone’s coloration of the Kul Tiras cloth quest set, it was time to wear it.
Horde characters who want to wear this outfit should look for “Foxhollow” items on the Auction House.

65) Arcane Academic

Mish’undare, Silver-Thread Amice, Arcane Robe, Exiled Dabbler’s Cinch, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Stylish Black Shirt, Cauldron Stirrer
A pseudo-academic regalia outfit for Graduation Season.

64) Noble Gardener


Pink or Blue Spring Circlet, Blue Overalls, Durable Gloves, Fireheart Boots, Pink Mageweave Shirt, Garden Shovel
I can’t think of anything in particular to say about this outfit because it pretty much speaks for itself.

63) In Search of Kul Tiras


Slime-Encrusted Pads, Shimmering Armor, Belt of Unsolvable Problems, Greenblood Pantaloons, Hewing Gloves, Recomposed Boots, Stagheart Staff, Theramore Tabard
The green color scheme of this kit is cued off of the green armor and clothing worn by the soldiers and sailors who held Tiragarde Keep in Durotar before the ocean surges caused by Deathwing’s rampage washed it out.
The Zandalar intro is quite thrilling (Talanji! Talanji! Talanji!), but wow, the Kul Tiras intro packs a bigger emotional wallop. I enjoyed jail-breaking from Tol Dagor more than infiltrating Stormwind, too.

62) Tirisgarde Magus of the Three Schools

Warmongering Gladiator’s Silk Cowl, Mantle of Tirisgarde, Vengeful Gladiator’s Silk Raiment, Girdle of Tirisgarde, Scarab-Caller Grips, Sorcerer Slippers, Archmage’s Staff*
I’m not particularly fond of the Tirisgarde Robe, so when it occurred to me that the Vengeful Gladiator’s Silk Raiment has very similar colors, I had to try the combination.
I wasn’t able to complete this outfit until after Patch 8.1 dropped, however, because the shoulders required Nightfallen-Exalted rep to wear as well as to purchase. Although Kinevra has made contact with Thalyssra at Shal’Aran, she hasn’t done much else for the Nightfallen.
She hasn’t quested in Val’sharah, either, which is why Khadgar is pestering her using his crystal ball.

61) Kirin Tor of Dalaran III

Mantle of Nimble Thought, Buccaneer’s Vest, Oracle Belt of Timeless Mystery, Khadgar’s Kilt of Abjuration, Soulcloth Gloves, Ringo’s Blizzard Boots, Drape of the Lithe, Aluneth (PvP, default tint)
When it came time to recruit the Void Elves for the Alliance, and then to collect the Heart of Azeroth, Kaylynda’s white & violet Kirin Tor outfit (see #45) seemed to be the right sort of thing to be wearing, so she donned it for the third time. The significant difference between this and previous iterations is the use of the PvP appearance of Aluneth — which complements the outfit quite nicely, I think!

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It wasn’t until I saw this Blizzcon interview summary that I realized that I’d totally overlooked the inexplicable absence of Mages from the Kul Tiran class listing. I guess I’d just assumed that it was so obvious that Kul Tirans would be able to be Mages that I didn’t look to see if they actually could.

So, um, now what class will I roll for my Kul Tiran? If I want her to be a clothie, so she can at least pretend to be a Mage, she’s going to have to be a Priest. I don’t care for the Druid forms… Oh hey, Kul Tirans can be Shaman? Hmm, maybe a Shaman?

Yay, they fixed it!

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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 (*).

10) Darkened Shore, Dusky Woods

Tranquil Spiritbind Regalia with Obsidian-Flecked Cowl, Master’s Belt, Cloak of Untold Secrets, and Hardened Root Staff
The colors of the Trial of Style season 4 cloth set are very well-suited to a Void Elf.

9) Sweet Clover

Yellow Spring Circlet, Replica Virtuous Mantle, Spring Robes, Replica Virtuous Belt, Replica Virtuous Gloves + Sober Pup Wristbands, Ringo’s Blizzard Boots, Careful Coverings, Embroidered Shirt, Spring Flowers
This is another outfit that would look simply fabulous on a blonde Lightforged Draenei.

8) Alanna’s Arcanum

Arcanist Crown, Replica Sorcerer’s Mantle, Alanna’s Embrace*, Arcanist Gloves, Silver-Thread Boots, Lord’s Cape, Staff of Dominance
I sent Kaelyla to the Trial of Style to pick up the Season 4 cloth set. The theme of her last round was “Epic Purple”.

7) Riftborn

Runecloth Shoulders, Cat Lover’s Vest, Replica Magister’s Belt, Ravensun Britches, Spellsculptor’s Handwraps + Bracers of Safe Keeping, Hu’rala’s Slippers, Rod of the Void Caller, Ren’dorei Tabard
This outfit wanted something to lighten it up, so I used the these pants instead of the solid dark purple Darkweave Breeches that I usually pair with the Cat Lover’s Vest.

6) Little Black Dress

Forever-Lovely Rose, Lovely Black Dress, Stonecloth Britches, Silver-Thread Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Clear Crystal Rod*/Diamond Tipped Cane
During Love is in the Air in 2018, I was feeling miffed that I’d have to re-collect all the holiday clothes to be able to Mog with them. I’m not particularly fond of the Lovely Dresses anyway, so I didn’t bother to try to get them. In 2019, however, doing the Crown Sampler daily was a good source of XP for my wee Void Elf Mage, so I set her (and a handful of other alts) to collecting Lovely Dress Boxes at the rate of one every four days. With multiple alts obtaining the boxes, I picked up the three brightly colored versions of the dress relatively quickly. I was prepared to go through the whole holiday and not manage to get the black dress — but I got it, so then I needed to make a kit with it.
Here’s a variation for a higher level character:

Forever-Lovely Rose, Lovely Black Dress, Cournith Waterstrider’s Silken Finery, Black Mageweave Gloves + Runespeaker’s Cuffs, Kurkenstoks
Now if only I could wear this to the Auction House Dance Party…

5) Hypnotic Perfume

Forever-Lovely Rose, Curtainfire Mantle, Embersilk Robes, Clutch of Andros*, Baba’s Leg Warmers, Gloves of the Hypnotic Flame, Kurkenstoks, Staff of Deserved Tranquility
It’s about time I made a Love is in the Air kit using this robe, which is worn by the Lovely Merchants. If you haven’t got the Clutch of Andros from the original version of Scholomance, just hide your belt — the robe design has a belt of its own.

4) Festival Magister

Crown of Courage, Replica Magister’s Mantle & Belt, Festive Purple Dress, Gossamer Gloves, Kurkenstoks, Solstice Staff
The purple with gold trim of the Magister’s items coordinates perfectly with the purple Lunar Festival dress.
Although I initially intended to use the blue flower crown, thinking that it would look fabulous with Kaelyla’s complexion —

— I also particularly wanted to use the purple dress, and I liked the pink flower crown better with the rest of the outfit as it all came together.
Kaelyla wanted a more relaxed style than her usual ponytail for this outfit, but it took a bit of trial and error to find one that I liked that didn’t have so much volume that it covered up the flower crown in the back.

3) Cold Never Bothered Me, Anyway II

Crown of Eternal Winter, Enigma Shoulderpads, Well-Stitched Robe, Girdle of Nobility, Mana-Etched Gloves, Sigil-Laced Boots, Dark Phantom Cape, Icicle Rod*
When I got the Crown of Eternal Winter, making an outfit that was a Frozen reference was well-nigh irresistable. I previously made an outfit with this name for Kaelinda (#11) — that kit and this one, however have nothing else in common except the inspiration.

2) Void Researcher




Replica Sorcerer’s Robes Belt & Boots with Buoyant Shoulderpads, Gandling’s Gloves, and Staff of Haunted Memory
These shoulders from a leveling set introduced in Cataclysm are just perfect with the Sorcerer’s Robes.

1) Void 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.
I deliberately gave Kaelyla the same face as my Blood Elf Mage, Kaelinda. I used to think that if High Elves ever became a playable race for the Alliance, I’d faction-change Kaelinda in a heartbeat. I don’t know that I actually *would* faction-change Kaelinda anymore — I’ve discovered that she’s a little too loyal to Silvermoon to do that, and that she’s accepted that she is no longer quel’dorei, but sin’dorei (though I’d still give her the golden eyes if her face was one of the golden eyes options). Then I thought that if High Elves ever became a playable race for the Alliance, I’d make a High Elf twin of Kaelinda — an alternate-timeline version of Kaelinda, so to speak, the person who Kaelinda would have become if she had been somewhere other than Eversong Woods when Arthas destroyed the Sunwell. So now that we have the Void Elves, Kaelyla is meant to be Kaelinda’s Alliance twin, at least in her appearance — Kaelyla’s story for how she came to be ren’dorei is quite divergent from Kaelinda’s story, so Kaelyla is not an alternate-timeline version of Kaelinda.

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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 is to be a Blood Elf Death Knight.

6) Kirin Tor Conjurer


Pauldrons of Arcane Rage, Robes of the Augurer, Manaspark Gloves, Misshapen Boots, Decalcified Elven Spear
This kit was originally inspired by Conjurer Awlyn and her associates (the NPCs who summoned the Insta-WQ item for the Mage Order Hall in Legion). The Kirin Tor Emissary who now appears in the new Orgrimmar portal room shares Awlyn’s appearance.
This polearm has the same model as a set of staves, which makes it perfect for a DK pretending to be a Mage.

5) Shards of a Scorned Heart

Forever-Lovely Rose, Mantle of the Resolute Champion, Truesteel Breastplate & Greaves (stage 2), Bloodscale Belt, Darkcrest Gauntlets, Thorium Boots, Shard of Scorn
I was feeling like I might have drawn the well of inspiration for Love is in the Air kits featuring the Bloodscale Belt dry, but Kandrista insisted that she needed a Bloodscale Belt outfit, too. I’d kind of been wanting to try using the deep maroon of the stage 2 Truesteel items in a Bloodscale Belt kit. I think this works rather well.

4) Frozen Heart

Crown of Eternal Winter, Night Commander’s Pauldrons, Chestplate of the Great Aspects, Shieldguard Girdle, Bone-Inlaid Legguards, Flash Freeze Gauntlets (N), Lead-Soled Seabed Striders (LFR), White Linen Shirt, Fang of the Leviathan
It was significantly cheaper to use a white shirt than to use the Barbershop to change Kandrista’s skin tone from the palest pink available to a normal Blood Elf to one of the deathly blue-white or blue-gray tones available only to Death Knight Blood Elves.

3) Crystalline

Pauldrons of the High Requiem, Iceguard Breastplate & Leggings, Rainbow Girdle, Gauntlets of Annihilation, Boots of Courage Unending, Life and Death
This outfit would also look magnificent on a Night Elf, Nightborne, or Void Elf Warrior.
Kandrista shakes her head at me as if to say, “you don’t need any of these other elves as Warriors, silly, you have me.”

2) Blue Dragon Princess



Recruit’s Robe*, everything else hidden (or taken off), Dragonscale-Encrusted Longblade
This RP-clothes outfit mimics the appearance of Stellagosa. The dress is the level 1 Draenei Mage robe; Kaelinda brought it home from her faction-change adventure just before Cataclysm. Sadly, that trick can no longer be done, because Mists made the level 1 starter clothes soulbound. The Astralaan Robe is the same style, though in white and purple instead of blue and purple, and the Anchorite’s Robes from the Aldor is similar colors, though a different Draenei style.

1) Purple Plate Robe

Imperial Plate Shoulders, Breastplate of Many Graces, Girdle of the Righteous Path, Cassock of the Loyal, Jouster’s Gauntlets, Waterwalker Greatboots (LFR), Gale-Proof Cloak, Warmongering Combatant’s Mageblade
I know, I know, Purple Judgment is so cliche for a Death Knight. She’s not wearing it because she’s trying to be a Dark Paladin or somesuch nonsense, though. She’s wearing it because it’s a purple robe and she’s trying to be a Mage or somesuch nonsense 😉 The blue accessories help with that, don’t they?

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