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Late in 2010, when we were finishing up our first stay in Dalaran and anticipating the coming Cataclysm, I assembled “The Essential Dalaran Wardrobe”, a survey of the clothing worn by Dalaran-affiliated magic-users in and around Dalaran Crater and the satellite community of Ambermill, in Silverpine.

With Dalaran once again the hub city in Legion, I thought it appropriate to revisit the Dalarani and give their robes a proper Transmogrification treatment.

The Dalarani

Dalaran Wizard: Lesser Wizard’s Robe
These NPCs became Ambermill Witchaloks post-Cataclysm


Darkmist Wizard Hat, Elder Wizard’s Mantle, Lesser Wizard’s Robe, Serenity Belt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Mountainsage Sandals, Shadowvine Cloak of Infusion, Kirin Tor Tabard, Staff of Dominance
Other than the fancy staff, this is the basic wizard-on-the-street-corner look. The NPC shoulders are not available to players; the closest matches for players are the Elder Wizard’s Mantle I am wearing here or the Elder’s Mantle. Some of the NPCs are also wearing Heavy Linen Gloves.

Dalaran Mage: Darkmoon Robe
These NPCs became Ambermill Magisters post-Cataclysm


Researcher’s Mantle, Darkmoon Robe, Gossamer Belt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Elementalist Boots, Whelp Keeper’s Staff
Some very simple shoulders dress this outfit up just a little bit.

Dalaran Apprentice: Chromatic Robe/Manaweave Robe
These NPCs are absent post-Cataclysm


Manaweave Robe*/Chromatic Robe, Circle of Ossus, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Suspicious Slippers, Ley Staff*
This outfit is a bit of a cheat. The NPC outfit uses the leather Songbird Blouse with the skirt of the Chromatic Robe. The Chromatic Robe is common quality and thus non-Transmogrifiable. The nearest Transmogrifiable item is the Manaweave Robe — which was rewarded from a pre-Cataclysm Mage class quest chain and is no longer availabe (except perhaps for Blood Elves?).

Dalaran Watcher: Robes of Antiquity
These NPCs became Ambermill Watchers post-Cataclysm


Robes of Antiquity, High Councillor’s Sash, Zaetar’s Gloves, Replica Magister’s Boots, Helcular’s Other Rod, Kirin Tor Tabard
I tried some shoulders with this kit — I particularly liked the look of the Stiffened Corpse Shoulderpads — but in the end decided to leave them off.

Dalaran Summoner: Robe of the Magi
These NPCs are still present as Dalaran Summoners post-Cataclysm and can also be seen as a “Dalaran Citizen” in Legion Dalaran


Cyno’s Mantle of Sin, Robe of the Magi, Telubis’ Binding of Patience, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Slippers of Serenity, Ice Cream Churner, Kirin Tor Tabard
I don’t think the NPC outfit is particularly attractive, so I wanted to make a kit with this robe that I wouldn’t be embarrassed to be seen wearing.

Dalaran Theurgist: Black Mageweave Robe
These NPCs are absent from the Dalaran crater area post-Cataclysm, but can be seen as a “Dalaran Citizen” in Legion Dalaran


Hallowed Pauldrons, Black Mageweave Robe, Wizard’s Belt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Hu’rala’s Slippers, Tabard of the Kirin Tor, Chelley’s Staff of Dark Mending
The NPC robe resembles the Necrology robe on the top and the Black Mageweave Robe on the bottom. Because the tabard covers much of the top of the robe, the Black Mageweave Robe is the best choice to endeavor to match these NPCs.
If I am remembering correctly, these NPCs not only carried a Priest-like staff, they also had Priest-like abilities.

Dalaran Spellscribe: Robe of the Moccasin
NPC image from Wowpedia; This NPC is absent post-Cataclysm


Magnificent Aeroglide Shoulderpads, Robe of the Moccasin, Nesingwary’s Sash, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Hu’rala’s Slippers, Warpstaff of Arcanum, Tabard of the Kirin Tor
This rare spawn NPC used to be the source of the Black Tabby pet. Now, that pet can only be found on the Black Market Auction House.
I thought about using these shoulders with the other black robe Kirin Tor outfits; they seemed the most appropriate for this one, though. The NPC belt isn’t available to players; Nesingwary’s Sash seemed to be the best replacement.

Dalaran Conjuror: Necrology Robes
These NPCs are absent post-Cataclysm


Amice of the Convoker, Necrology Robes, Wizard’s Belt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Hu’rala’s Slippers, Battle Mage’s Baton, Kirin Tor Tabard
This outfit was one of my primary reasons for wanting the Necrology Robes.
For all that the portal to Dreadscar Rift is hidden away in the tunnels leading to the Underbelly, the wizards of Dalaran aren’t all as opposed to dark magics as they might outwardly claim. Prior to the Shattering, Dalaran Conjurors accompanied by voidwalkers could be found in the area near Ambermill and Dalaran Crater.

Dalaran Nurse

Replica Devout Mantle, Noble’s Robe, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Communal Stave
This robe, now a drop from the Stockades, was once a reward from a low-level Blood Elf Priest class quest. The “Dalaran Nurse’s Gown” sold by Angelique Butler looks like this robe, but it is not Transmogrifiable.

Other Kirin Tor Outfits
Although these kits don’t specifically attempt to mimic the look of any Dalaran-associated NPCs, they do make use of the Kirin Tor tabards.

Kirin Tor of Dalaran

Theramore Arcanist’s Hat*, 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, Cold Convergence, Kirin Tor Offensive Tabard
The more exact match between Dalaran’s banners and the Kirin Tor Offensive tabard, and the idea of making a purple and white Kirin Tor outfit, was my primary motivation for doing Isle of Thunder with Kaylynda.
I borrowed the idea of wearing these crafted white and purple shoulders from the Kirin Tor Quartermaster in Wrath-Dalaran.
The tabard and the staff make this an Alliance-only kit.

Magistrix of the Kirin Tor

Arcanist Crown, Elder Wizard’s Mantle, Sketh’lon Survivor’s Tunic, Magister’s Belt, Soothsayer’s Kilt, Jumanza Grips, Marshfang Boots, Lavender Mageweave Shirt, Ward of the Violet Citadel, Tabard of the Kirin Tor
It was hard to get a good clear shot of the off-hand because of how badly it clips into the skirt in the idle standing pose.

Kirin Tor Outfits for the Other Armor Types

Dalaran Courier

Headhunter’s shoulders & belt, Darkmoon Vest, Cinderweb Leggings (H), Expedition Gloves, Bonechewer Shredboots, Rich Purple Silk Shirt, Tabard of the Kirin Tor, Rolfsen’s Ripper
Some messages should not be transmitted magically and must still be carried by hand from the sender to the recipient.

Kirin Tor Element-Bender

Glimmering Mail Pauldrons, Skettis chestpiece belt & leggings, Battlecaller Gauntlets, Sparkleshell Sabatons, Cloak of Seething Hatred, Kirin Tor Tabard, Cudgel of Furious Justice, Protective Barricade of the Light
When Kamalia answered Khadgar’s summons to attend him at Dalaran-above-Karazhan, she wished to express her previous affiliation with and allegiance to the Kirin Tor.

Guardian of the Violet Tower


Jade Tiger Shoulders/Burden of Mortality (H), Glowing Breastplate of Truth, Uktar’s Belt of Chiming Rings/Girdle of Truth, Eldritch Reinforced Legplates, Sunsoul Gauntlets, Treads of the Penitent Man (H), Drape of the Violet Tower, Tabard of the Kirin Tor, Bloodmaw Magus-Blade, Protective Barricade of the Light
I like the way this belt interacts with the tabard; the Girdle of Truth looks nice if you’d rather see the whole tabard.
With Uktar’s Belt, the Heroic Burden of Mortality was a little too much for the overall ensemble. With the Girdle of Truth, however, it looks quite nice.
The Sunsoul Gauntlets are the only Paladin-specific item in this kit. The Shattered Hand Gauntlets are a decent alternative for other plate-wearing classes.

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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 (*).

43) Serendipitous Seraph

Warmongering Gladiator’s Mantle of Cruelty, Robes of the Guardian Saint, Astralaan Pants, Pyrotex Ignition Cloth + Cuffs of Unrelenting Anguish, Ringo’s Blizzard Boots
I’d made outfits for Kaelinda with the other three colors of this robe style, but I hadn’t used this color yet because I wanted to use The Stars’ Design, the Hidden appearance for Felo’melorn, with it. I’d been hoping that it would just drop for me in the course of ordinary Suramar zone and World questing, without having to “go back” to farm for it after I’d completed the zone storyline (including the 7.1 Insurrection story) — and lo and behold, it dropped.

42) Fire Witch

Jewel of the Firelord, Mantle of Closed Doors (N), Watcher’s Tunic, Braided Manastring Cinch, Vileweave Leggings, Black Mageweave Gloves + Elastic Wristguards, Saltarello Shoes, Amber Filigreed Doublet, Teebu’s Blazing Longsword, Igniter Rod
I kept the Flame Orbs of Felo’melorn toggled off for most of Legion — but for this outfit, they were just what was needed to amp it up to eleven.

41) Magistrix of the Kirin Tor II

Arcanist Crown, Elder Wizard’s Mantle, Sketh’lon Survivor’s Tunic, Magister’s Belt, Soothsayer’s Kilt, Jumanza Grips, Marshfang Boots, Lavender Mageweave Shirt, Ward of the Violet Citadel, Tabard of the Kirin Tor
An upgraded version of Kaelinda’s earlier Kirin Tor kit, worn while finishing the Legion Mage Order Hall Campaign.
It was hard to get a good clear shot of the off-hand because of how badly it clips into the skirt in the idle standing pose.

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Archmage at last


The change-in-progress from the default style to the upgraded style is easy to see because I had the default style set to one of the alternate tints!

I’d been sitting on the last two quests of the 7.0 Mage campaign for a couple of months because one of them required running three random heroics, and I’d not felt like I had the time to spare to sit in queue. My school has a two-day mid-semester break today and tomorrow, though, so I determined that I was going to use this holiday to finally complete those quests.

I was pleasantly surprised at how short the dungeon queues were, making that quest easy to complete while baby was napping this morning and afternoon.

Tonight, I pyroblasted through the final scenario. I’m sure it would have been much harder at the beginning of the expansion; doing it after such a long delay, I was up to item level 875 and I had about 55 ranks in Felo’melorn. The demons — even the big boss Kathra’natir — just went up in smoke.

So now Kaelinda is finally an Archmage… and just in time, too. I also recently decided to start taking Kiralaira the Demon Hunter to demon invasions whenever one is up at a time that I can play. Kira sacrificed everything that she had been to become a weapon of mass demon destruction, so I figured it would be appropriate to finish leveling her through demon invasions (and Marius & Tehd quests!) rather than zone questing. She’s now up to level 107, and it probably won’t be long until she reaches 110 and can begin working on the rest of her Order Hall Campaign (and the Xe’ra questline, too).

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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 (*).

40) Emerald City

Watcher’s Cap, Blight-Lifter’s Mantle, Windroc Shroud, Mana-Cord of Deception (H), Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Boots of Duress, Cloak of the Makers, Khadgar’s Knapsack
I might not have ever used the green appearances of the Mage Artifact weapons if it hadn’t occurred to me that they’d go rather well with this outfit.
When I was leveling through the Jade Forest with my Human Mage, I wondered what the Oz backdrop was doing on the wall at Dreamer’s Pavilion. It occurs to me now that it is probably representing a painting of a journey to the Temple of the Jade Serpent.

39) Frostwall Magus

Red Pointy Hat, Mantle of Tirisfal, Crimson Silk Robe, Wild Gladiator’s Cord of Cruelty, Hexweave Gloves (1-640), Infernoweave Boots, Eternally Folded Blade, Socrethar’s Stone
The Horde counterpart to the Lunarfall Arcanist, sort-of. I suppose the Horde Spirit Lodge with its Frostwall Shaman is thematically appropriate for most of the Horde races, but I’d rather have the Alliance Mage Tower for a Blood Elf.

38) Pandaren Parasol

Faded Forest Silk Cowl, Brewer’s Robe, Galaxyfire Girdle, Breezebinder Handwraps, Kurkenstoks, Skystrider Katana, Umbrella of Chi-ji
The Umbrella of Chi-ji is one of my favorite Archaeology items ever! I love the model — though I do wish that equipping or mogging to it also gave the animation of holding it over the shoulder, like Aki the Chosen does, because it’s so big.

37) Polychromatic Magesight

Crown of Endless Knowledge, Gladiator’s Silk Amice, Polychromatic Visionwrap*, Girdle of Tirisgarde, Colorful Kilt, Silkwood Handguards, Kurkenstoks, Ebon Filigreed Shirt, Pilfered Ethereal Blade, Penelope’s Rose*
Having obtained a spare T4 shoulder token, Kaelinda decided to exchange it for the PvP version of the Aldor shoulders. The colors reminded me of this (now sadly unavailable) chestpiece; good alternatives would be the Death-Speaker’s Tunic, Simple Blouse, or Aboriginal Robe. I’d still want a shirt with the robe, but not with either of the alternate tunics.

36) Dalaran Summoner

Cyno’s Mantle of Sin, Robe of the Magi, Telubis’ Binding of Patience, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Slippers of Serenity, Ice Cream Churner, Kirin Tor Tabard
The Dalaran Summoners found in the Dalaran Crater sub-region of Hillsbrad Foothills (and some of the wandering Dalaran Citizens) wear this robe. I don’t think the NPC outfit is particularly attractive, however, so I wanted to make a kit that I wouldn’t be embarrassed to be seen wearing.

35) Jedi Librarian

Durable Robe, Thick Ravager Belt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Ringo’s Blizzard Boots, Spellfire Longsword, Shadowtome (3-660)
A keeper of millenia of history, lore, and wisdom — knowledge forgotten only to those who don’t remember where or how to look for it.

34) Enigma Moth




L-R: Vestments of the Oracle (Priest), Enigma Robes (Mage), Doomcaller’s Robes (Warlock)

Arachnidian Pauldrons, Enigma Robes, Grasp of the Old God, Royal Gloves + Cuffs of Unrelenting Anguish, Slippers of Serenity, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet
I’ve loved these insect wing robes from the Temple of Ahn’Qiraj class quests for years, but I only just recently finally got around to farming the Brood of Nozdormu rep to get them.
I wouldn’t have been able to make this kit quite so satisfactorily before Legion anyway, because until then, all the available bracer models obscured the bracelets that are part of the robe model too much.

33) A Study in Blue


Sorcerer Robe, Sage’s Gloves + Wristbands of Divine Influence, Shimmering Geta, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, Divine Companion/Rod of the Broken Temple
When I picked up the Shimmering Geta while farming BWL for the Black Ash Robe, it was time to make an outfit with the Sorcerer Robe.
The robe has elbow-length sleeves, so a shirt is needed to fill in the gap. The Blue Linen Shirt is the closest color match, but its high, collared neckline interferes with the robe too much. The Cerulean Filigreed Doublet has a low neckline and the color, while not quite right if you look close, is okay. The brown Archmage/Durable version of this robe (aka the Jedi robe) has full-length sleeves. I would love to have Daros Moonlance’s pink version of this robe (and shoes)!
This turned into another “mirror mage” kit — Kaelinda and Kaylynda wearing the same thing at the same time — so that I could get a picture of the blue robe and the pink robe side-by-side. (I’d forgotten that some of the Shen’dralar librarians are wearing the pink version of the robe!)

32) SweetHeart

Buccaneer’s Robe, Willow Belt, Gloves of the Hypnotic Flame, Kurkenstoks
Alas, this robe doesn’t have the belled sleeve style that would allow me to hide the Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves underneath it. Fortunately, these gloves are a fun and appropriate color.

31) Golden Dream

Nightvale set with Blade of Savagery + Imbued Draenethyst Crystal
This lovely golden coloration of the Legion cloth leveling set is obtained from Val’sharah. I feel like the top of the outfit doesn’t quite match the bottom of the outfit, though, with those warm green and pink tones in the shoulders and those cool blue-grey tones in the skirt, gloves, and boots. There’s a grey quality chestpiece that looks like just the top of this robe; I’d love to have a Moggable chestpiece that looked like that.

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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 (*).

30) Burning Radiance

Katoom’s Mask, Robes of the Battleguard, Gossamer Gloves + Nightvale Wristwraps, Cloudscorcher Leggings, Kurkenstoks, Blade of the Burning Sun, Inscribed Red Fan
Every time I look through my 1H Swords trying to pick out a blade for a kit for one of my melee characters, I look at this sword and think, “I should make a Kismet kit with this sword for my Mage.” So I did.
Previously, I have used a shirt and pants under this style of robe because I’m uncomfortable with showing quite this much skin. This outfit wanted to be more daring… so it might not last very long.

29) Regal Holiday

Councillor’s Robes/Robes of the Royal Crown, Captain Sanders’ Sash/Councillor’s Sash, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Cloak of the Inciter/Drape of the Spellweaver, Fogcutter Staff/Conifer Cone Staff
This is a longtime favorite Winter Veil outfit idea of mine, but this year is the first time that I’ve actually done both color variations.

28) Crystal Power

Slaughterhouse Spaulders, Fur Covered Robe, Girdle of Nobility, Royal Gloves + Wristbands of Divine Influence, Landfall Satin Treads, Sapmaster’s Cloak, Squire’s Shirt
Before taking Kaelinda to do the Falling Star questline, I exercised a little bit of meta-gaming knowledge to dress her in a Draenei-inspired outfit. Although this cloak is from Pandaria, the medallion between the shoulderblades is reminiscent of the Exodar sigil and Draenei-styled Outland shields such as the Draenei Honor Guard Shield.

27) Lady Firehawke

Firehawk Hood (N), Mantle of Closed Doors (N), Fire-Gizzard Robes, Gem-Inlaid Velvet Cinch, Ritual Gloves, Landfall Satin Treads, Dungeoneering Guide
This kit happened because Felo’melorn needed to be used in combination with this hat. Although I’d like this hat better if everything below the maroon roll wasn’t there, I do love that long elegant firey plume.

26) Glacial Chill

Midrealm Hat, Rime-Rift Shoulders, Glacial Robe, Dreadwing Skin Belt, Sage’s gloves & boots, Apostle of Argus
After a Mage obtains Ebonchill, they are given a quest to speak with a spectre of a former member of the Council of Tirisfal in New Dalaran. Upon turning the quest in, they are told that there might be different spectres visible on different days. So Kaelinda decided to hang out in Frost spec for awhile and see how many memories of the Council of Tirisfal she could find.
Prior to Mists, the favored shoulders to wear with this outfit would have been the Pauldrons of Sufferance, Iceshear Mantle, or Ternary Mantle.

25) Fancy Wicked Witch


Hat of the Youngest Sister, Hatefury Mantle, Imbued Netherweave Tunic, Vicious Fireweave Belt, Leggings of the Icy Heart, Handguards of Defiled Worlds, Saltarello Shoes, Cloak of Concentrated Hatred, The Horseman’s Sinister Slicer, Ephial’s Grimoire
Black, orange, green, and purple — this kit has all the Halloween colors in it!
It seems like an oversight that the cosmetic hats that drop from the “Under the Crooked Tree” Hallow’s End boss in the Broken Isles are not transmogrifiable, nor added to the Appearances collection. According to the comments on Wowhead, apparently it’s not, more’s the pity. I’m going to wear that hat with this outfit anyway, despite the loss of stats that doing so incurs.

24) Sunstrider’s Knowledge


Crown of Endless Knowledge, Shoulderpads of Knowledge’s Pursuit, Scarlet Sin’dorei Robes, Black Belt of Knowledge, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, (any black boots), Felo’melorn, Talisman of the Sun King
I’m sure I will make a variety of fire-themed kits to go with Felo’melorn as Legion progresses, but it seemed appropriate to have the first kit I made to wear with it be Sunstrider-themed.

23) Mountainsage Regalia


The Mountainsage set is the gear that a Mage is shown wearing on the new character selection screen. It is obtained in-game from the Warlords Garrison Salvage Yard.

22) Dalaran Wizard

Darkmist Wizard Hat, Elder Wizard’s Mantle, Lesser Wizard’s Robe, Serenity Belt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Mountainsage Sandals, Shadowvine Cloak of Infusion, Kirin Tor Tabard, Staff of Dominance
Kaelinda has always considered herself to be loyal to the Kirin Tor; she had no part in the Sunreaver expedition to recover the Divine Bell.
Other than the fancy staff, this is the basic wizard-on-the-street-corner look. The NPC shoulders are not available to players; the closest matches for players are the Elder Wizard’s Mantle I am wearing here or the Elder’s Mantle. Some of the NPCs are also wearing Heavy Linen Gloves.

21) Sunfire

Sunwell Mage Regalia with Cloudscorcher Belt, Green Linen Shirt, and Golden Staff of the Sin’dorei
I didn’t LFR during Warlords — instead, I spend most of that expansion soloing legacy raids for Transmogrification shinies. I’d wanted this gorgeous kit for my Mage for, well, ever since Sunwell was new.
The belt that actually goes with the set blends into the robe, so I thought I’d spice it up a bit with this nicely coordinating Timeless Isle piece. I’ve included the shirt because to me, the skin windows in the robe just look silly.

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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 (*).

20) Morning Sky

Shawl of Wonderment, Hexweave Robe (2-655), Hexweave Belt (1-640), Breezebinder Handwraps, Cushy Cenarion Walkers, Wand of Cleansing Light, Frostwolf Wind-Talker Rod
The colors of this kit remind me of the quality of light in the very early morning, when it is light enough to see clearly, but before the sun has fully come over the horizon.
Savage Blood required: 15

19) Evil Sorceress

Mag’hari Ritualist’s Horns, Green Silken Shoulders, Beastwalker Robe, Ruthless Gladiator’s Cord of Accuracy, Black Mageweave Gloves, Boots of the Divine Light, Shard of Azzinoth, Book of Origination
My collection of Burning Legion-inspired outfits would not have been complete without a kit using this robe, with its black and green color scheme. Any boots that are an appropriate shade of black will do; these are just the ones that I happened to have on hand.
Kaelinda has collected all the colors of this robe… I should start working on making kits to go with each of them.

18) Bouganvilla II

Rhinestone Sunglasses, Mantle of the Burning Scroll (LFR), Vestments of the Shifting Sands, Ruthless Gladiator’s Cord of Accuracy, Greenkeeper’s Pantaloons, Widow’s Clutches + The Lady’s Brittle Bracers (25N), Ikeyen’s Boots, Green Linen Shirt, Vengeance Staff
Sometime during the first half of 2015, I found a pair of Rhinestone Sunglasses on the AH for the surprisingly reasonable price of 500 gold. I’d intended just to have my Banker wear them, but it quickly occurred to me that they’d coordinate perfectly with this outfit. This is a higher-level, more elaborate version of an outfit concept that I originally designed for my Warlock in 2012 using the Embersilk Robes. I had not previously obtained the belt because it costs Honor, and I avoid PvP as much as I can. One afternoon, however, I made a wonderful discovery! I was idly browsing the AH with my Banker and looked at the “Junk” tab in the “Miscellaneous” category just to see what was there, and I found Champion’s Honor tokens. On my server, it seems that the price of Honor is 10.5 gold per Honor point. Thanks to Garrison missions, I’ve had plenty of gold on hand during Warlords, so I was perfectly happy to fork over 10.5K to get this belt without actually having to PvP.
This kit would also look fabulous with the Fel-Proof Goggles.
We all know that the Exodar is a disco (right?), but Sin’dorei are not exactly welcome there, so I boogied down in the Shattrath Residential District instead.

17) Dynastic Hexweave


Mantle of the Golden Sun, Hexweave Robe (1-640), Klaxxi Lash of the Orator, Cloudscorcher Handwraps, Unassuming Slippers, Brilliant Hexweave Cloak (1-640), Cindermaw’s Blazing Talon, Shadowtome (1-630)
First of a series of kits going through the upgrade stages of the Warlords crafted cloth items; some of the others were made with my Warlock or Priest.
Mists and Warlords items coordinate so well so frequently that I wonder if the use of common color palettes was deliberate.
Savage Blood required: 0

16) Ice Lance


Twilight Mantle, Grimfrost Arcanist Robe, Turquoise Sash*, Breezebinder Handwraps, Cushy Cenarion Walkers, Cloak of Cheerful Flowers, Formal White Shirt, Frostbitten Staff
Some of the Warlords robe styles have an odd issue where they show a band of boot color around the hem of the skirt. The boots that match this robe style are more like really tattered socks — they leave the toes cold and don’t cover much of the ankle — and they show as a band of skin color on the robe. That looks really strange, but fortunately it’s pretty easy to find some boots that coordinate with the main color of the robe. If you haven’t got these Outland quest reward boots, the Royal Boots also work well.

15) Mirror Magi


Lightning Infused Mantle, Robe of the Magi, Wizard’s Belt/High Councillor’s Sash, Cloudscorcher Handwraps, Cushy Cenarion Walkers/Slippers of Serenity, Staff of the Arcane Path/Staff of the Royal Wizard
Kaelinda has a serious case of faction envy and would Blink over to the Alliance just as fast as she could if High Elves ever became a playable race for the Alliance. Seeing the Alliance’s Mage Tower when I finally got to Ashran with my Draenei Mage, I knew that Kaelinda would want to have that structure, not the Horde’s Spirit Lodge, in her Garrison.
Kinevra, the wide-eyed, freckle-faced teenager from Theramore with a hopeless crush on Anduin Wrynn, had no desire to continue leveling; with a change of name and face, my level 90 Human Mage is now Kaylynda, Kaelinda’s Alliance doppelganger/surrogate.

14) Heiress of Antiquity

Hood of the Shuffled Coil, Runecloth Shoulders, Robes of Antiquity, Replica Magister’s Belt, Jumanza Grips, Kodo Rustler Boots*, Spellbound Cloak, Golden Filigreed Doublet, The Staff of Twin Worlds
Kaelinda obtained this robe from a short Alliance-only quest chain at the Zoram Strand in Ashenvale while she was masquerading as a Human shortly before the Shattering. I’m delighted with how nicely the Cataclysm-era crown matches; I like this style of hat and had been wanting to use it.

13) Shado-Pan Arcanist

Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Nether Guards, Sparklight Robes, Girdle of Glowing Light, Black Mageweave Gloves, Unassuming Slippers, Rod of the Blazing Light
When I was originally designing this outfit in MogIt, I was struck by how well the T15-Normal Priest-lookalike Quet’zal’s Crackling Cord matched this robe. That item was well out of my solo-player reach, however, so I chose something else. Later, the rep requirements for many Shado-Pan Assault items were lowered, allowing me to gain the required reputation (Friendly) to buy the Valor Points version of the belt from a single clear of the first wing of Throne of Thunder LFR. Huzzah!

12) Shadra’s Burning Scroll

Burning Scroll Hood & Mantle (LFR), Hibernal Robe, Sorcerer’s Belt of Final Winter, Shimmering Gloves + Goldenvine Wraps, Ikeyen’s Boots, Formal White Shirt, Inscribed Serpent Staff
Dragonray’s ROYGBiV-Yellow outfit inspired Kaelinda to dive into Terrace of Endless Spring LFR. Luckily, it only took two weeks for her to win both the hat and the shoulders — and the belt. This kit would be very appropriate for a Troll!

11) Cold Never Bothered Me, Anyway






Twilight Mantle, Will of Edward the Odd, Replica Virtuous Belt, Breezebinder Handwraps, Cushy Cenarion Walkers, Icy Cloak, Ethereum Life-Staff, Anglers Tabard
I first learned about Bipsi’s Bobbing Berg from Cymre at Christmastime. A few days after Cymre’s post, before Winter Veil ended, I saw a Mage standing on Bipsi’s Bobbing Berg in the Thunder Bluff fishpond, also using the Winter Veil Disguise Kit — it was really cute, I should have taken a screenshot! More recently, Vidyala discovered the Berg, and her post prompted me to get Kaelinda out to Angler’s Wharf to earn it.
It didn’t take long for Kaelinda to reach Revered with the Anglers so that she could buy the Berg. Getting her fishing skill to 525 so that she could actually use the Berg, however, was another matter. She ended up staying at Angler’s Wharf long past the time when she became Exalted with them getting her skill up a guaranteed three points per day from the quests, plus a few extra if the day’s quests included Wolf Piranha or Dojani Eel.
Kaelinda’s sense of identity is so strongly associated with her hair color that she only allows it to be changed away from either copper or red-gold for brief costume photoshoots. Though she certainly looks gorgeous in this outfit with the platinum blonde braid, she wouldn’t have felt like herself if I’d left her hair that way for very long.

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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 (*).

50) Dalaran Watcher

Robes of Antiquity, High Councillor’s Sash, Zaetar’s Gloves, Replica Magister’s Boots, Helcular’s Other Rod, Kirin Tor Tabard
I tried some shoulders with this kit — I particularly liked the look of the Stiffened Corpse Shoulderpads — but in the end decided to leave them off.

49) Festival Corsair

First Mate Hat, Death Speaker Mantle*, Watcher’s Tunic, Clutch of Andros*, Nobleman’s Pantaloons, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Buccaneer’s Boots, Orange Martial Shirt, Dying Light
Although I like how black sleeves look with the rest of the design of the tunic, black shirtsleeves underneath do obscure the lacy design of the sleeves of the tunic itself.
I’d been trying to decide between these boots and plain black shoes; when I remembered that I had this hat, then these boots were the obvious choice.

48) Dalaran Mage

Researcher’s Mantle, Darkmoon Robe, Gossamer Belt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Elementalist Boots, Whelp Keeper’s Staff
Some very simple shoulders dress this outfit up just a little bit.

47) Dalaran Apprentice

Manaweave Robe*/Chromatic Robe, Circle of Ossus, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Suspicious Slippers, Ley Staff*
This outfit is a bit of a cheat. The NPC outfit uses the leather Songbird Blouse with the skirt of the Chromatic Robe. The Chromatic Robe is common quality and thus non-Transmogrifiable. The nearest Transmogrifiable item is the Manaweave Robe — which was rewarded from a pre-Cataclysm Mage class quest chain and is no longer availabe (except perhaps for Blood Elves?).

46) Cloud Spinner

Arachnidian Robes, Belt of Arcane Storms (N), Replica Virtuous Gloves + Leywalker Bracers, Slippers of Serenity, Used Bar Rag, Order of the Cloud Serpent Tabard, Staff of Athen’a
I hadn’t made an outfit with this coloration of this robe style yet, and it occurred to me that it might have the right sort of colors to coordinate nicely wtih the Cloud Serpent tabard. Well, the aquas do, anyway. I’d forgotten how green the skirt is.

45) Kirin Tor of Dalaran II

Theramore Arcanist’s Hat*, 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, Cold Convergence, Kirin Tor Offensive Tabard
I was never really quite satisfied with the original version of this outfit (#31) because the belt wasn’t quite right (I should have just gone and farmed up this belt at the time). So here is an updated version that I like a lot better.

44) Professor of Potions

Fel-Proof Goggles, Duskhallow Mantle, Silver-Thread Robe, Ivycloth Sash, Fel-Infused Grips, Sorcerer Slippers, Warmonger’s Cloak, Green Martial Shirt, Arakkoa Divining Rod, Flask of Forest Mojo*
This is my “Severus Snape” outfit.

The combination of the sleeveless Silver-Thread Robe with a Martial Shirt produces a deeper black overall appearance than the nearly identical, sleeved Black Velvet Robe would.
The only still-available item with the same model as the Flask of Forest Mojo is the Tears of Heaven.
I didn’t include a hat in the original design because Snape doesn’t wear one. I initially thought about using a black hood to mimic Snape’s hair. Goggles are better, though. These gloves are better, too. Really, the lack of proper personal protective equipment in the Hogwarts potions labs is quite appalling…

43) Professor of Transfiguration

Wicked Witch’s Hat, Mantle of the Tribunal, Embroidered Gown of Zul’Drak, Living Mojo Belt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Cloak of the Grassy Cline, Mahogany Wand, Ironmender
This is my “Minerva McGonagall” outfit.

Although she is the Head of Gryffindor House, whose colours are red and gold, Professor McGonagall is clearly described as wearing “emerald green” robes. In the movies, she wears a dark forest green outer robe over a black dress.
I didn’t notice until I was making this outfit how the detailing on this Pandarian cloak style looks like a folded back hood.

42) Headmistress

Elder’s Hat, Stiffened Corpse Shoulderpads, Masquerade Gown, Vestal’s Irrepressible Girdle, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Footfalls of Memories, Shadowvine Cloak of Infusion, Greater Magic Wand, Igniter Rod
This is my “Albus Dumbledore” outfit.

Alas, there are no Artifact wands in Legion; given that Kaylynda is semi-retired (for the time being), however, she can wear a wand outfit if she wants to.
The”Headmistress” title would of course be the most appropriate to wear with this outfit, but I didn’t bother to try to get it when the Key to Nar’thalas Academy was the hot new shiny from Archaeology, so the “Professor” title will have to do.

41) Spellflower

Nightvale Mantle, Spellfire Robe, Silkwood Cord, Widow’s Clutches + Goldenvine Wraps, Ruby Slippers, Giorgio’s Caduceus of Pure Moods (LFR)
This pretty tailored Burning Crusade recolor of the Priest T2 robe pairs beautifully with the Val’sharah quest set shoulders to make a lovely spring outfit.

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