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

80) Kul Tiras Plate




Harbormaster (Tiragarde Sound)/Shoalbreach (Stormsong Valley)/Bleakweald (Drustvar) armor with Coldscale Saber and Gnarlwood Barrier
The handsome Kul Tiras plate armor sets have these names when they are rewarded from World Quests, which is probably the best way for a Horde player to acquire them. I’ve put the version that I think is the most handsome, and that I wanted to continue wearing after the photoshoot, last.
I think this is some of the nicest plate armor in the game. At first, I didn’t quite understand the early Battle for Azeroth information and thought that this armor would only be available to Alliance characters. I was greatly relieved to learn that BOE greens versions existed, and even more so that the World Quest versions were also available to Horde characters!

79) Frozen Light

Salt-Scorched Shoulderguard, Field Plate Armor, Shellbuckle Girdle, Legguards of the Emerald Brood (H), Flash Freeze Gauntlets (H), Fogtide Warboots, Sunsoul Sword, Platinum Shield of the Valorous
This outfit is adapted from an outfit I made some time ago for the Underpowered Death Knight (#40), but brings in some of the beautiful Kul Tiras plate pieces from Battle for Azeroth.

78) Dunecrawler

Exiled Veteran’s set with Nazmani Warplate helm & shoulders, hidden belt, Pennant Cloak, and Skycaller’s Ceremonial Mace
The Zandalar quest plate sets have the shoulders and helm in a contrasting color to the rest of the items, so one has to mix-and-match sets to get a monochromatic color scheme. This combination, which is not quite so monochromatic as the other possibilities, uses the Nazmir helm & shoulders with the rest of the set from Vol’dun.

77) Malachite

Direbone Frill set with Exiled Veteran’s helm & shoulders, Crafted Malevolent Gladiator’s Clasp of Meditation, Pterroleather Cloak, and Sethrak Warden’s Scimitar
The Zandalar quest plate sets have the shoulders and helm in a contrasting color to the rest of the items, so one has to mix-and-match sets to get a monochromatic color scheme. This combination uses the Vol’dun helm & shoulders with the rest of the set from Zuldazar.

76) Blood Champion of Zandalar

Rastari helm & shoulders, Nazmani Warplate chest legs gloves boots, Abandoned Zandalari Bucklebreaker, Fallen Spider Handaxe, Loa-Bound Defender, Crimson Silk Cloak
The Zandalar quest plate sets have the shoulders and helm in a contrasting color to the rest of the items, so one has to mix-and-match sets to get a monochromatic color scheme. This combination uses the Zuldazar helm & shoulders with the rest of the set from Nazmir.

75) Crashing Waves

Bloodcraver Pauldrons, Wavecrash Chestplate & Greaves, Vim’s Scalecrusher Girdle, Bleakweald Handguards & Stompers, Flanged Mace, Dockyard Targe
The Wavecrash set is the Nazjatar zone drop recolor of the Benthic Zanj’ir Scaleguard set. I particularly like the soft blue color of the chestpiece.

74) Brine & Barnacles

Zanj’ir Scaleguard set with Zanj’ir Scaleguard Greatcloak, Reactive Waraxe and Deepwarden Redoubt
This is the Benthic plate armor set from Nazjatar. For some reason, wearing it is making Karaelia feel rather… pickled.

73) Brite Knight

Version 1: Conqueror’s Helmet, Pristine Lightforge Spaulders, Emerald Breastplate, Truesteel Waistguard (stage 3), Murkblood Avenger’s Legplates, Swamp Gas Gauntlets, Lavawalker Greaves, Jeweled Coronation Sword, Zom’s Crackling Bulwark

Version 2: Conqueror’s Helmet, Mantle of the Desert Crusade, Murkblood Avenger’s Chestplate, Truesteel Waistguard (stage 3), Brackwater Leggings, Swamp Gas Gauntlets, Conqueror’s Greaves, Jeweled Coronation Sword, Zom’s Crackling Bulwark

Version 3: Talonguard Helmet, Pristine Lightforge Spaulders, Embossed Plate Armor, Thorium Belt, Murkblood Avenger’s Legplates, Bloodforged Gauntlets, Enticing Sabatons, Eternally Folded Blade, Crest of Supremacy

Version 4: Talonguard Helmet, Imperial Plate Shoulders, Murkblood Avenger’s Chestplate, Thorium Belt, Embossed Plate Leggings, Bloodforged Gauntlets, Conqueror’s Greaves, Eternally Folded Blade, Crest of Supremacy
This was, of course, what had to come next. Rainbow Brite Plate has been a staple of Mogging since Transmogrification was introduced, but I hadn’t personally done it yet. As you can see, I tried a series of variations; Version 4 was what I actually wore out and about in the world for awhile.

72) White Knight

Overlord’s set with Steel Plate Helm, Pauldrons of the Argent Sentinel, Gleaming Celestial Waistguard, Gladiator’s Salvation, Highlord’s Favor
Karaelia had had enough of being dark; it was time to let her bright true nature shine again.

71) Dark Knight

Blackwing Helm, Obsidian Stone Spaulders, Breastplate of Vaulted Skies, Bogslayer Belt, Direwing Legguards, Boneclenched Gauntlets, Ribsteel Footguards, Stylish Black Shirt, Mass of McGowan, Infiltrator’s Shield
Don’t worry, it only *looks* like Karaelia has gone over to the Dark Side…

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

23) Shining Silver Seventh

7th Legionnaire’s Shoulderplates Breastplate & Greaves, Waistguard of Reparation, Demonsteel Greaves, Flash Freeze Gauntlets (H), Pride of the Eredar, Replica Lion’s Fang, 7th Legionnaire’s Shield
The 7th Legion plate set is very Paladiny. I only have a few pieces because my Horde Paladin hasn’t done much of the War Campaign, but they’re enough to create a kit with the right sort of look.

22) Cloissone Violets

Replica Soulforge Spaulders, Chestguard of Exile, Mender’s Girdle of Endless Spring (LFR), Skyfire Greaves, Replica Soulforge Gauntlets, Fen Strider’s Footguards, Inkgill Blade, Sunsoul Bulwark
This combination of sword and shield needed to be used in a normal sort of outfit. The belt brings in some more of the green from the shield.

21) Boundless Loveliness

Crown of Boundless Courage, Lovely Purple Dress, Murkblood Avenger’s Legplates, Fen Strider’s Footguards, Inkgill Blade, Sunsoul Bulwark
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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I was putting together a new plate outfit and the gloves I liked best for it were the ones from the Nazmir quest set. I tend to like like having matching gloves and boots.. but I didn’t yet have the Nazmir quest set boots. This wasn’t the first time I’ve wanted to use that particular set of gloves and boots — and because this coloration is red & gold, I know I’ll want them for my Blood Elf Paladin at some point or another. So I looked them up on Wowhead, and the quest chain to get them didn’t seem to be too deep into the swamp, from what I remembered from doing the zone with Kamalia. So one evening, I took my Paladin out to get those boots. It didn’t take very long at all.

Briefly, I wondered, Should I really spend playtime doing this? It doesn’t advance my primary game objectives
But I knew it would make me happy to have those boots in my collection, so I did it.
Then I thought, oh, I’ll go pick up the chestpiece, too — even if I have to quest through most of the zone to get it. But when I looked up Nazmani Warplate on Wowhead, no source was listed for the chestpiece… which means it probably drops from Azerite Armor caches from WQs at level 120. So I looked on the AH for the BOE lookalike (Torgashell) and was fortunate enough to find one for a price I could afford — but I’ll still have to level to 120 to wear it. And that will still have to wait until Kaelinda and Kaylynda and Kerisa have reached 120. Ah, well.

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Will I ever do more with any of these characters than enter the world and maybe manage to get through the 1-5 zone and out to their racial capital city? Realistically speaking, probably not. Nevertheless, the collector in me still wanted to have a complete set of Classic Classes.

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

17) Sin’dorei Striker

Heritage of the Sin’dorei with Felforged Chestplate, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Clasp of Meditation, Blood Knight Tabard, and Blood-Tempered Ranseur*
The Sin’dorei chestpiece has a dimensional piece that displays over a tabard, so I had to swap it out to be able to use the Blood Knight tabard in this kit. The polearm is a legacy item from before Cataclysm.

16) Belle Bellum


Bone-Fetished set with Bloody Bandanna, hidden belt, Maiden’s Adoration, and Twinblade of the Phoenix
Blood Elves have been showing off in this set throughout Battle for Azeroth; it’s about time my Belfadin took her turn.
The bare back of the chestpiece is quite a dramatic look, but something about the design of the topline just wants to have a cloak flowing back from it.

15) Redeemed Blood Knight IV

Crown of Eternal Memorial, Demonic Gladiator’s Scaled Shoulders, Talonrender Chestplate (LFR), Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Clasp of Meditation, Legplates of the Lightning Throne (LFR), Felforged Gauntlets, Jade Tiger Warboots, Master Builder’s Shirt, Blood Knight Tabard, Forgotten Champion’s Blade
Of course a Blood Knight kit was what Kelynaera was going to do next with the black and red flower crown. I initially expected it to be all dark and brooding black and red, but I guess I’ve done that too many times already. Besides, with her golden eyes, it just looked better to have black and gold be the main colors, with the red as an accent color.

14) Eternal Loveliness

Crown of Eternal Memorial, Lovely Black Dress, Inkling’s Leggings, Noble’s Fancy Boots, Ashkandi
As of Lunar Festival in 2020, the flower crowns can now be Mogged year-round, making this Love is in the Air outfit possible!

13) Azure Lightbringer

Brutal Gladiator’s Scaled Armor with Spaulders of the Silver Hand, Girdle of Divine Blessing, Blue Workman’s Shirt, and Admiral Taylor’s Greatsword
I fiddled around with this set for a bit while designing a kit for my Dwarf Paladin, but ultimately decided that it was too busy to for the sword and shield I wanted to use.
Having been reminded that this set was in the collection, Kelynaera wanted wear it.

12) Aethrynn’s Judgment

Vindictive Gladiator’s Scaled Armor with Ferocious Gladiator’s Scaled Helm, Judgment Spaulders Belt & Gauntlets, Hyperion Vambraces, and Sin’dorei Warblade
The name for this set comes from Aethrynn’s Everwarm Chestplate, the BOE lookalike item for the Normal mode raid equivalent of this PvP chestpiece.
This combination only works for Horde characters because the Alliance version of the Vindictive Gladiator’s set is blue.

11) Indomitable Vows

Ferocious Gladiator’s Scaled Helm, Pauldrons of Roaring Flame, Breastplate of Solemn Vows, Crimson Girdle of the Indomitable, Honorary Combat Engineer’s Burnished Legplates, Conqueror’s Aegis Handguards, Master Cannoneer Boots, Cataclysm’s Edge
This kit started with the helm, shoulders, and boots, and then I had to figure out what went in the middle.

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In the evenings, while we sit at our computers, our toddler usually sits in BTH’s lap watching music videos (he’s a fan of Oonagh and Lindsey Stirling) on BTH’s third monitor while BTH plays a game on his main monitor and writes posts for his RPG Crossing D&D games on his second monitor. This evening, all of a sudden the kid started banging his head on the desk in front of BTH’s keyboard.

“You can’t program computers that way,” BTH says to our son.

“No,” I said, “but you can Ret Paladin.”

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I managed to not bring work home this evening — oh, there was work I could have brought home, but I’d succeeded in getting everything that had to be done just to be ready for class tomorrow finished before I left campus — which gave me a bit more time than I’ve had lately for Azeroth.

I thought at first that maybe I’d go vacuum up World Quests with my Monk, who is (very slowly) working on getting the 200 WQ tint for the Hidden appearance of her Brewmaster Artifact. A Legion Invasion was occurring in Azsuna, so I was going to ignore it, until I noticed, oh, hey, those quests all reward Nethershards. Somehow I’d never before connected Legion Invasions rewarding Nethershards with how I’d been thinking that someday I ought to go farm Nethershards with my Paladin and my Death Knight so that they could get their special class weapons from the Broken Shore — Arsenal: Armaments of the Silver Hand and Arsenal: Armaments of the Ebon Blade, respectively.

There was just enough time left on the Invasion for me to do it with both Death Knight and Paladin — and just enough Nethershards rewarded for both of them to be able to buy their Arsenals.

So yay, now I have that crossed off of my list of things I still wanted to accomplish in Legion content.

Both Paladin and Death Knight are due for new Mogs, so their next kits (whenever I get around to making them) will probably feature Arsenal items. I’m not going to try to make kits specifically featuring all of the Arsenal items, however. I’ll just use my favorites when they’re the right weapon for the kit I happen to be making.

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

70) Sunwalker’s Warplate

Drake Talon Pauldrons, Plate of the Shaman King, Ogre Beater’s Belt, Legguards of the Fallen Crusader, Nazmani Warplate Gauntlets, Nazmani Warplate Treads, Warsword of the Ebon Blade, Skyhold Bulwark
Alas, the Grunt’s Plate items that match the chestpiece — and make up the outfit worn by Aponi Brightmane and Sunwalker Saern — are common quality (non-Moggable).
Because the shield comes from the Warrior Class Hall and the sword comes from the Death Knight Class Hall, this is an outfit I couldn’t have made if I hadn’t had a character of every Class at level 110 during Legion.

69) Sun Rock Sunset

Ferocious Gladiator’s Scaled Helm, Ancestral Chieftain’s Mantle Grasps & Totem, Plate of the Shaman King, Belt of the Sand Reaver, Legguards of the Fallen Crusader, Salt-Scorched Greaves, Swiftsteel Bludgeon, Fel-Iron Shield
“It is said that long ago, An’she himself kissed the mountain where [Sun Rock Retreat] now stands” — Spiritwalker Ussoh
The combination of the hat and the mace made me think of the red sun just before it goes down.

68) Ancestral Protector

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor with Plate of the Shaman King, Runic Plate Leggings, and The Hand of Antu’sul + Sternhorn’s Shield
This chestpiece was a natural choice for this kit, as it is worn by Baine’s Honor Guards and by various Sunwalker NPCs. I liked how the blue knees on these pants picked up on the blue accents on the headdress and gloves.

67) Dawnchaser Gladiator

Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Scaled Armor with Relentless Gladiator’s Ornamented Spaulders, Wild Gladiator’s Gavel, Masterwork Spiritguard Shield, and Thunder Bluff Tabard
Once, I thought Karaelia would never be able to wear the PvP Paladin set worn by Teya Dawnchaser. Fortunately, Legion‘s BOA Marks of Honor from the insta-WQ items available as a perk from certain Order Halls changed that for me. This outfit doesn’t perfectly mimic Teya’s gear, as she is wearing the Elite version of the Cataclysmic Gladiator set, but it’s close enough.

66) Night Knight

Booty Bay Helm, Replica Soulforge Pauldrons & Legplates, Breastplate of Many Graces, Uktar’s Belt of Chiming Rings (N), Sunstrider’s Gauntlets, Fen Strider’s Footguards, Pilfered Ethereal Blade, Revenant Deflector, Nightfallen Tabard
Karaelia quickly began to feel silly in the Zandalari plate armor. Having returned to the Broken Isles, she chose a Suramar outfit next. I kind of wanted to use the Hammer of Atonement for this kit, but it just didn’t feel Shaldorei enough.

65) Zandalari Monel-Hardened Armor

Monel-Hardened Armor with Thunder Caressed Waistguard, Monel-Hardened Cutlass and Monel-Hardened Shield
The Horde version of the Battle for Azeroth crafted plate armor matches the Zuldazar quest set.
I’ve swapped out the enormous set belt for something more trim.
Alliance characters wanting the Horde appearance should look for the Direbone Frill BOEs.

64) Highlord of the Silver Hand


Battleplate of the Silver Hand with Lightbringer Greathelm, Fearless Gladiator’s Greatcloak of Faith, Tabard of the Lightbringer, and Truthguard (upgraded, first tint)
Karaelia reached Exalted with Suramar at last, and now she can wear the Paladin Order Hall set.

63) Silver Hand Knight

Dojani Armor with Lighthammer Pauldrons, Crazy Cenarion Cloak, Tabard of the Lightbringer, and Ardent Warhammer
The Silver Hand Knights are the default 3-vitality troops of the Paladin Order Hall. I’d upgraded them to Templars… so then I had to switch to the upgrade for the 2-vitality troops to get them back to take pictures with this kit.

62) Silver Hand Templar

Truesteel Battleplate (stage 3) with Windfire Legplates (LFR), Vicious Fur Cloak, Tabard of the Lightbringer, and Gilded Warhammer
The pants the NPCs are wearing are more like a pants version of the robe skirt from the Siege of Orgrimmar set than the actual pants of that set.

61) Silver Hand Sunwalker Keeper

Rusted Bonespike Pauldrons (25H), Ornate Battleplate of the Master, Guardian’s Scaled Belt, Jade Tiger Legguards, Fallen Lord’s Handguards (25H), Vindicator’s Scaled Greaves, Tabard of the Lightbringer, Mace of Acrid Death, Sternhorn’s Shield
These Sanctum of Light NPCs are wearing the same NPC-only coloration of the ICC Paladin tier set that is worn by Highlord Fordring himself at Icecrown Citadel. I’m not sure what the NPC pants are, though — I couldn’t find them in my Paladin’s collection, either in her already-acquired items or in her not-yet-collected items. Maybe they’re a recolor of a Warrior or Death Knight item?

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

10) Blazing Passion

Forever-Lovely Rose, Pauldrons of Roaring Flame (N), Avenger’s Breastplate, Bloodscale Belt, Avenger’s Legguards, Bloodscale Gauntlets, Master Cannoneer Boots, Pink Mageweave Shirt, Solianti’s Insect Smasher, Masterwork Spiritguard Shield
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 Kelynaera insisted that she needed a Bloodscale Belt outfit, too. Looking around for something pink that I hadn’t used yet, I happened across the AQ40 pants. I rather like the sunset combination of pink and orange, so here we go.

9) Sunforged


Crown of Empowered Fate, Demonic Combatant’s Scaled Shoulders, Felforged Chestplate, Lawbringer Belt, Flintlocke’s Piloting Pants, Gauntlets of the Shining Light, Grim Sabatons, Twisted-Ritualist’s Shawl, Archon’s Gavel, Sunward Crest, Tabard of the Shattered Sun/Army of the Light Tabard
Although I will probably never play through those questlines with Kelynaera in-game, in RP-space, she was a stalwart member of the Army of the Shattered Sun during the effort to reclaim the Isle of Quel’danas, she was at the Sunwell when the Sunwalker brought the miraculously recovered Quel’delar and presented it to Lady Liadrin, she was among Lady Liadrin’s company assisting at Auchindoun on Draenor-of-the-alternate-timeway, and she travelled with the Vindicaar to Argus and worked with the Army of the Light to clear the way to the Burning Throne. All these experiences slowly infused her with Light until her eyes had changed hue once more — from quel’dorei blue to sin’dorei green to belore’dorei golden.

8) Bloodied Hand

Cruel Combatant’s Scaled Armor with Helm of the Crestfallen Challenger, Thorium Belt, Greatcloak of the Turned Champion, Blood Knight Tabard, and The Silver Hand (upgraded, This Side Up tint)
It occurred to me that the PvP tint of the Broken Shore set offered some new possibilities for Blood Knight kits.
This hat just seemed like the right thing to go with the hammer.

7) Empyrial Bastion

Empyrial Titan Crown, Demonic Combatant’s Scaled Shoulders, Chestguard of Exile, Uktar’s Belt of Chiming Rings, Magistrate’s Greaves, Gauntlets of Radiant Glory (N), Pillarfoot Greaves (N), Sunsoul Scepter, Aldori Legacy Defender
The chestpiece of this outfit is an early Outland quest reward that is very similar to the Paladin T4 Justicar chestpiece — only with the dangly chain to make it fancier.

6) Silver HandFist of Argus

Vicious Gladiator’s Scaled Armor with Tabard of the Lightbringer, Cerulean Filigreed Shirt, and Draenic Ribsmasher
I’m not quite sure why I have this fixation with wanting to look like all (or at least many) of the NPCs at the Sanctum of Light, when I don’t have a corresponding desire to try to look like the NPCs in the other Order Halls. Maybe it’s just because Paladins are Teh Shiney?
The Defenders of Argus are wearing the Justicar (Karazhan) set and the Argus Purifiers are wearing the Radiant Glory (Dragon Soul) set.

5) Silver Hand Blood Knight

Inferno Tempered Armor with Helm of Infinite Visions, Darksoul Shoulders, Goblin Girdle, Cloak of Blade Turning, Tabard of the Lightbringer, Blade of Exotic Magic, and Blood Knight Defender
Wouldn’t it be nifty if Blood Elf Paladin players could also get the black-and-red recolor of T1 worn by some of these Blood Knight NPCs? I wouldn’t want it instead of the classic white-and-yellow T1 look, though — I’d want it as a race-specific additional look.

4) Silvermoon Paragon

Judgment Spaulders, Bloodforged Chestpiece, Girdle of the Silver Hand, Hyperion Legplates Gauntlets & Greaves, Scarlet Filigreed Doublet, Silvermoon City Tabard, Blood Tempered Ranseur*/Hammer of the Penitent + Bayeaux Shield/Ashbringer (default, original tint)
I like to use the Hyperion set with the Silvermoon tabard because of the colors. Rather than just doing the same things I’ve done before with the Hyperion set, I decided to put on the Judgment shoulders. Then I was delighted by how nicely the Order Hall belt coordinated… which really shouldn’t have surprised me, given that the Judgment set and the Silver Hand set use similar red-black-gold color schemes.

3) Redeemed Blood Knight III


Fearless Combatant’s Scaled Shoulders Girdle Gauntlets & Sabatons, Liadrin’s Plate chestpiece & legplates, Blood Knight Tabard, Wild Gladiator’s Mageblade, Blood Knight Defender
I acquired the PvP recolor of the crafted Leystone set specifically so that I could make this combination with the Liadrin’s Plate set. I wonder… does the blue Alliance PvP recolor work equally well with the Turalyon’s Plate set?
Before I faction transferred her, I’d gotten my original Blood Elf Paladin up to about level 63 or 64, which was high enough to solo the pre-Cataclysm Blood Elf Paladin mount quest chain. Because by that point in Wrath the Paladin mounts were learned automatically with riding skills at level 20 & 40, I did the quest chain primarily to get the auxiliary reward of the Blood Knight Tabard — which then got transmuted into a generic guild tabard when I faction transferred her. I was relieved to see that my new Blood Elf Paladin had access to the Blood Knight Tabard in the Appearances collection.
For “Redeemed Blood Knight II” see “Things my Paladin Wears”, outfit #8.

2) Sunwell-Purified Soul

Sunsoul Battleplate
I never quite stopped missing my Blood Elf Paladin, so when Battle for Azeroth gave us golden-eyed Blood Elves, I re-rolled and Boosted her.
Boosted characters receive this armor set. It can also be obtained from the Warlords Garrison Salvage Yard.

1) Redeemed Blood Knight I

Bloodscale pauldrons, Ursa’s Embrace, Leggings of the Ursa, Hyperion belt gloves & boots, Tranquillien Champion’s Cloak, Sin’dorei Warblade
Once upon a time, I had a Blood Elf Paladin. When Cataclysm gave us Tauren Paladins, I faction-transferred her into a Dwarf.
This set is a slight iteration of an outfit I originally described in “The Well-Dressed Paladin, Revisited” guest post I wrote for Manalicious.

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And now you have seen the other project that I’ve been working on for the past few weeks.

I was sad to see that the insta-WQ item was gone. It makes sense why, though. Like the Garrison & Order Hall gold missions, it would have been a thing that some people would have felt compelled to keep coming back for, and so they removed it. I have gotten enough from it, though. I accumulated enough Marks of Honor to get all the Legion PvP sets I wanted — as well as a number of PvP sets or items from previous expansions — with a small pile left over. I also got enough Honor that when the Patch 8.0 changes went through, my collective Honor level went up to 10 and earned me the default tint of the PvP appearance for my Artifacts — something that I wasn’t even trying to accomplish.

Rogue, Monk, and Hunter completed their Order Hall Campaigns.
Knowing what will be beginning today, and knowing that the devs are working story on at least the rough outline level an expansion or two in advance, the ending of the Rogue campaign left a slightly bitter, sour taste in the mouth.
The voice of the Dwarf Monk champion Angus Ironfist reminds me of that of my paternal grandfather.
If the Hunters need specialized ammunition to take on the felhounds being bred by Hakkar the Houndmaster at the felhound place in Faronaar, how is it that everyone else can just waltz in there and take them on with only their usual toolkits?

I hoped to get Warrior done, too, but then I hit a “do some more Champion missions” and didn’t want to stay up all night waiting for them. At this very late stage of the expansion, I didn’t have any trouble with the Ulduar scenario stage of the Warrior campaign, but with so many huge AOE packs!, I can see how it would have been absolutely brutal early in the expansion.

So I’ll finish Warrior tonight, and then I’ll have Priest, Paladin, and Death Knight left. I probably won’t be able to finish all of them by next Tuesday, because the chemical education conference that I’ve been anticipating all summer is Sunday through Thursday of next week. I should be able to finish them before August 13th, though… and hopefully I can get my Demon Hunter through Argus by then, too…

Although I would dearly like Kaelinda to have the golden eyes, her face is not one of the three golden-eyed faces.
Kelisanna’s face, though, is.

Kelisanna was probably at the Sunwell the day that Quel’Delar was purified there; she would have known that Kaelinda and Karaelia were travelling there, and why, and as a member of Lor’themar’s intelligence corps, she would have considered that she ought to be there for security reasons. She would also have been at the Sunwell the day that Kaelinda brought First Arcanist Thalyssra there and Alleria Windrunner showed up coincidentally (but not, to a spy, unexpectedly), for similar reasons. Either one of those events could have given her enough of an infusion of Light to cause the change in her eye color. She claims, however, that it was merely the extended exposure to all that gold in the Vault of the Uncrowned that did it.

But… I wasn’t really feeling it. If Kaelinda couldn’t have the golden eyes, it didn’t seem quite right for another of my established Blood Elf characters to have them instead. After a few days, I changed Kelisanna’s face back to the version with green eyes.

I still wanted a golden-eyed Blood Elf, though.

Long ago, I had a Blood Elf Paladin. Then Cataclysm gave us Tauren Paladins, and having two Horde Paladins felt redundant. So I faction-swapped my Blood Elf Paladin into a Dwarf, because Dwarf Paladins are awesome. I’ve been happy with my Dwarf Paladin — but in the back of my mind, I’ve missed my Blood Elf Paladin.

So I rolled a new, golden-eyed Blood Elf Paladin. She has the same hair color as and is indirectly named after the female Blood Elf Paladin who was the guild leader and healing leader of the guild with whom BTH and I raided Karazhan through Ulduar.

Before I faction transferred her, I’d gotten my original Blood Elf Paladin up to about level 63 or 64, which was high enough to solo the pre-Cataclysm Blood Elf Paladin mount quest chain. Because by that point in Wrath the Paladin mounts were learned automatically with riding skills at level 20 & 40, I did the quest chain primarily to get the auxiliary reward of the Blood Knight Tabard — which then got transmuted into a generic guild tabard when I faction transferred her. I was relieved to see that my new Blood Elf Paladin had access to the Blood Knight Tabard in the Appearances collection.

Speaking of interesting character appearances… There’s these blue-haired Eversong Elf Mages who show up in Kirin Tor places. I’m not sure if they’re 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 look as a player character is to be a Blood Elf Death Knight (Void Elves don’t have that exact shade of blue, and their hairstyles are different, so I couldn’t quite replicate that look with my Void Elf Mage — though I’m sure she’ll mimic their clothes anyway).

I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve made and deleted a blue-haired Blood Elf Death Knight.

If I can create a new character just to have a golden-eyed Blood Elf… then I can create (again — and keep this time) a blue-haired Blood Elf.

Meet Kandrista the Eccentric, a Frost Death Knight who will frequently run around in a cloth robe, pretending that she’s a Frost Mage.

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