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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 (*).

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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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 (*).

15) Radiant Glory

Battleplate of Radiant Glory (N) with Stormwind Vanguard Polearm or Archon’s Gavel + Masterwork Spiritguard Shield
The Valkyra shieldmaidens of Stormheim wear a unique recolor of the Dragon Soul Paladin set. It is most like the LFR coloration, except brighter and more golden. At present, though, I only have the Normal mode version of the set.
As NPCs, the Valkyra can wield a polearm as a 1H weapon together with a shield. Players have to choose one or the other. This particular polearm is awarded from the pre-Leigon Broken Isles scenario and is thus faction specific. The Alliance version is this one, golden with a blue gem. The Horde version is dark grey, like tarnished silver, with a red gem.

14) Summer Sky-Guardian

Circle’s Stalwart Helmet, Embossed Plate Pauldrons Gloves & Boots, Icebane Chestguard, Girdle of Unity, Legplates of the Destroyer, Tabard of Summer Skies, Coldsinger Scepter, Skyguardian’s Shield
I could very easily have made this outfit all in blue… but because it’s for the Fire Festival, it needed to have some orange in it, too. Maybe I put too much orange in it? Oh well, I like it like this. The overall effect does look rather more balanced between orange and blue when I unsheathe the weapons.

13) Vindictive Highlord of the Alliance

Vindictive Gladiator’s Scaled Armor with Lightbringer Greathelm, Gladiator’s Salvation, and Maximillian’s Shield
It’s so nice that when I purchase a PvP appearance with a Horde-side character, I also get the corresponding Alliance appearance. I’m so very very fond of the blue-white-gold color scheme that whenever there is gear with faction-dichotomous appearances, I almost always like the Alliance version better.

12) Silver Covenant Spellbreaker

Imperial Plate Shoulders, Breastplate of the Lost Paladin, Lurker’s Girdle, Plates of Aku’mai, Warsong Gauntlets*, Icebane Treads, Silvermoon War-Mace, Spellbreaker’s Buckler
This outfit is a revision of a kit I originally created in mail for mini-Kam. The shoulders, chestpiece, and leggings are plate lookalikes of the crafted mail Blue Dragonscale set. The Bellipotent Gloves are a good alternate for the gloves.
I haven’t done Silver Covenant rep with Kyraleia, so looking at the outfit with the tabard on in the Dressing Room will have to suffice.

11) Boastful Humility

Crown of Boastful Words (LFR), Turalyon’s Spaulders of Conquest, Chestguard of Illumination, Truesteel Waistguard (3-670), Legguards of the Emerald Brood (H), Replica Gauntlets of Heroism, Sabatons of the Humble, Blue Linen Shirt, Mace of the Order, Azure-Shield of Coldarra
I originally designed this kit for the “Make Me Laugh” theme at the Trial of Style; I made a mostly-coherent kit with a somewhat silly hat and one wildly out-of-place item: the Bloodscale Belt.

It placed second, and I liked it enough to swap in a better-coordinating belt and keep wearing it.

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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 (*).

59) Silver Hand Sunwalker Brave

Mantle of Winged Triumph (LFR), “Fireproof” Venture Co. Blastplate, Greatbelt of Living Waters (LFR), “Super Sterilized” Blastguard Legplates, Grips of the Fallen Council (LFR), Sabatons of the Humble, Tabard of the Lightbringer, Lightborn Spire
The Sunwalker Braves at the Sanctum of Light are wearing the Normal mode Siege of Orgrimmar Paladin set, albeit with a different chestpiece. I only have the LFR version of the set, however, and the pants are the one item of the set that I didn’t get. So I have subbed in these Warlords items that are vaguely similar in color and design.
I don’t have the Tabard of the Lightbringer and probably never will, unless I decide to spend some time during Battle for Azeroth doing the Shadowmourne questline with my Death Knight. Many many thanks to Coffee Cakes & Crits, who tipped me off that the Tabard of the Lightbringer is BoE and can sometimes be found on the AH. I looked, and there it was. The list price of 255 K might not be much for some folks, but for me, it took a bit of pooling cash — with Kamalia and Kaelinda, who have been level 110 the longest and thus have had the most time to rake in gold from Order Hall missions, being the major donors — to be able to afford it.

58) Spark of the Titans

Crown of the Fire Festival, Spaulders of Manifold Eyes (N), Vestment of Summer, Ghost-Forged Belt, Leystone Gauntlets, Blade of the Titans
I wondered how I would get a plate outfit to work with this robe — until I thought of these shoulders. Voila!
Taeshalach would be perfect for a Midsummer Fire Festival Outfit.

image from Wowhead
I haven’t got that weapon, though, so the Blade of the Titans will have to do.

57) Sunwalker Avenger

Khan’aish Helmet, Liadrin’s Plate shoulders breastplate & gloves, Girdle of Unity, Ango’rosh Legguards, Bloodfist Greaves, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, Cloak of Whispering Shells, Greatsword of the Sunwalker
For the Retribution set, I knew that I wanted to use the Greatsword of the Sunwalker, the 2H weapon from the Tauren version of the SFK Paladin quest, because of its completely unique design. I used the turquoise decorations on the sword as an accent color and looked across the color wheel to copper for the main color.
One of the things that continues to make me angry about the destruction of Camp Taurajo and the Alliance expansion into the Southern Barrens is how it prompted the Tauren — who, let me remind you, were a nomadic people for whom all the territory surrounding Mulgore was their range — to fence themselves in with the Great Gate because they felt so threatened. Even the centaur, et cetera didn’t threaten them that much!

56) Sunwalker Mender

Crown of Empowered Fate, Glorious Shoulderpads, Refuge Armor, Hyperion Girdle, Judgment Legplates, Area 52 Engineering Gloves, Insignia Cloak, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet
Although I also like the red and gold Fiery Plate or Hyperion gloves with this outfit, I stuck with the blue gloves I’d originally chosen to keep more of that Thunder Bluff turquoise in the color scheme.
I originally designed this kit with a 1H Mace + Shield, but of course the current Artifact paradigm for Holy Paladins is a 2H weapon. After looking at all of my 2H Maces, the base appearance of The Silver Hand itself seemed the most fitting for a Sun Paladin.

55) Sunwalker Defender

Glorious Headdress, Runic Plate Shoulders, Plate of the Shaman King, Thorium Belt, Imperial Plate Leggings, Warbringer’s Gauntlets & Sabatons, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, Insignia Cloak, Battlehammer of the Sunwalker, Saltstone Shield
Several years ago, I designed a set of outfits representing the three Paladin specs specifically for Tauren Paladins. It’s about time that I actually wear them. This kit, as you might guess, is for Protection Sunwalkers.
This chestpiece is the only Transmogrifiable item out of the set worn by Aponi Brightmane and Sunwalker Saern.

54) Blazing Leaves

Bloodscale Helm, Darksoul Shoulders, Overlord’s Chestplate & Legplates, Thorium Belt, Bloodforged gloves & boots, Firebreather, Bloodforged Shield, Tabard of the Scarlet Crusade
This kit combines ideas from outfits originally designed for Dragonray’s “Mog the World in 80 Days” competition by PlaidElf of Plenty of Paladins, to represent the country of Georgia, and SyrcoOwl, to represent the country of Canada.

53) Avatar of Aethrynn

Lightbringer Greathelm, Dawnsteel Shoulders, Aethrynn’s Everwarm Chestplate, Replica Lightforge Belt, Fists of Thane Kray-Tan, The Willbreaker, Templar Shield
I wonder who Aethrynn was? And Thane Kray-Tan and Queen Yh’saerie, for that matter? Are these names community tributes or tidbits of lore-stories (that will likely never be fully explained)?

52) Pink Peony

Crown of Courage, Festive Pink Dress, Bloodscale Belt, Maltendis’ Handguards, Tempered Vis’kag the Bloodletter, Aegis of the Vindicator
Pink is for Paladins!

51) Titan’s Teardrops

Sunsoul Helm, Pauldrons of the Argent Sentinel, Talonrender Chestplate (LFR), Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Clasp of Meditation, Legplates of the Lightning Throne (LFR), Glorious Gauntlets of Crestfall, Blue’s Greaves of the Righteous Guardian, Forgotten Champion’s Blade
Frequently, while making an outfit for one character, I stumble upon a combination of items that doesn’t fit the idea I have in mind for that specific character, but is so good that I have to make an outfit using it for another character immediately. This combination of pauldrons and chestpiece is yet another example of that phenomenon.

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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 (*).

50) The Twins: An’she

Crown of Empowered Fate, Pauldrons of the Souleater, Commander’s Armour, Belt of the Seven Seals, Triton Legplates, Gothic Plate Gauntlets, Avenger’s Greaves, Amber Filigreed Doublet, Cataclysm’s Edge
This outfit was designed for me by Erinys. It represents An’she, based on this text from the second of the Shu’halo creation myths:
The Earthmother, her heart heavy with her children’s plight, could not bear to watch them fall from grace. In her grief, she tore out her eyes and set them spinning across the endless, starry skies. An’she and Mu’sha, seeking to ease the other’s sorrow, could only chase each other’s faint glow across the sky. The twins still chase one another with every turning of the world.
Concerning this outfit, Erinys wrote: “I decided against going for the obvious golds and yellows, choosing to focus more on the dawning and setting sun, those delicate shades which paint the whole sky with just some subtle hints of gold to suggest the sun at its midday peak. The Sun had to be plate, whether I was influenced by those lines from Shakespeare’s Richard III,

Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York;

or perhaps I’ve just pvped too much but it makes me think of arrogant warriors and paladins charging into battle.”
The gloves Erinys originally chose drop from an AQ40 optional boss that is even now very difficult to solo due to its mechanics. So I swapped sets for the gloves and the boots.
Erinys originally designed this outfit using Ashkandi, but due to Mr Rossi at Blizzard Watch, I think of Ashkandi as a Warrior weapon. So I used this sword instead because it has colors that gorgeously coordinate with the rest of this ensemble and I’ve long wanted to use it for a Ret Paladin kit.

49) Guiding Light

Battlegear of Guiding Light (N, lookalike) with Eye-Blinder Greatcloak, Sunsoul Scepter, and Aldori Legacy Defender
This was the one Warlords tier set I most wanted. I was so delighted when I got the first piece from a Follower mission!

48) Justicar

Justicar Armor with Void-Warped Oshu’gun Mace, Aldori Legacy Defender, and Aldor Tabard
I finished the whole Draneor!Nagrand main storyline with Karaelia just so that I could have photo-ops with Yrel in the future.

47) 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.

46) Nightmares of the Damned

Helm of Infinite Visions, Shoulderplates of the Eternal, Inferno Tempered Chestguard, Darkcrest belt gloves & boots, Primordial Bloodsoaked Vambraces, Runed Sketh’lon Legplates, Crimson Paragon’s Cover, Shortblade of the Uncrowned + Gladiator’s Shield Wall/Hatebringer/Warmonger
After doing the main storyline of Val’sharah twelve times to collect the Tears of Elune and unlock the “acquire a Pillar of Creation” Artifact tint with each class, I felt inspired to create a set of Nightmare-touched Transmogrification kits.
The Blood Knights and Death Knights have had the “nightmare paladin” angle covered for years; this outfit takes cues from both of them. Using the Darkcrest (or Boulderfist) items brings in some purplish undertones, though, which are another characteristic of Legion‘s Emerald Nightmare color scheme.
The bracers are red and blue, but just the red top band peeps up above the gloves, just enough to cover an otherwise distracting gap between the sleeves of the chestplate and the gloves.
Sword + shield for Prot; 2H mace for Holy; and 2H sword for Ret.

45) Glowing Lotus

Lawbringer Armor with Sunsoul Helm, Dawnsteel Shoulders, Drape of the Twins, The Willbreaker, Don Carlos’ Drifting Shield, and Golden Lotus tabard
The Golden Lotus Tabard is one of my favorites not just from Pandaria, but from all the available tabards.
This kit is exceedingly class specific — but the idea for it is one of the main reasons why I farmed up the Lawbringer Armor. It’s just taken me forever to get around to actually making the outfit…
This shield appeared in Cataclysm, but its design has always seemed quite Oriental Pandarian to me.

44) Ancient Watcher

Geodecrack Shoulderguards, Breastplate of the Righteous, Girdle of Valorous Deeds, Legplates of the Innocent, Catapult Loader’s Gloves, Deepstone Treads, Sorthalis, Hammer of the Watchers, Triptych Shield of the Ancients
This shield has been a favorite of mine ever since Kamalia won and used it during her earliest raiding days.
I knew I wanted to use these Cataclysm quest pieces because they are are just the right shade of shimmering polished hematite black to coordinate with the shield. Then the rest of the outfit needed to be brighter, and the Righteous armor seemed just right for a Paladin.
The Blood Knights wield the PvP version of this shield, which has dark black panels and blood red edging.

43) Barricade of the Blues

Pauldrons of Conviction, Chestpiece of High Treason, Greatbelt of Living Waters (LFR), Legplates of the Argent Armistice, Gauntlets of Revelation, Boots of the Treacherous Path, Fang of the Leviathan, Barricade of Eternity
This outfit concept — combine the shield from Malygos’ lair with the blue dragon pauldrons — proved unexpectedly difficult to pull together satisfactorily. Nothing that I already had in my collection was working quite right. When I went and looked at items I hadn’t collected yet, it seemed like this chestpiece & leggings — which I already had on my “things to get” list — might be just what I needed. The dungeons those items drop from are kind of annoying to run for mechanics reasons, so thankfully they were worth the effort it took to get them.

42) Bold & Brassy

Amberplate Headguard, Shoulderplates of the Deconstructor, Breastplate & Legplates of the Bold, Earthswell Belt, Pillager’s Gauntlets, Treads of the Common Man, Blade of Savagery, Bulwark of Redemption
Ya know, maybe I should just use my level 100 boost on my Dwarf Paladin so that she can wear Alliance-ish outfits like this.

41) Chocolate Truffle

Bark Covered Pauldron, Brutish Breastplate, Earthswell Belt, Honorary Combat Engineer’s Legguards, Patrol Captain’s Gauntlets, Fungal Resistant Plate Boots, Malice, Felstone Bulwark, Rustic Workman’s Shirt
Having used the blue version of this shield in Karaelia’s blue Dragonsworn kit, now I wanted to use the brown version.
Once upon a time, the chocolate brown color of the Brutish set was quite unique. Subsequent expansions have introduced additional brown plate armor sets, allowing me to now make this kit that features items from each expansion. I particularly like how there are so many items that are brown with gold trim, as I am fond of that rich, autumnal color combination.

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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 (*).

40) Ley Dragonsworn

Pauldrons of Conviction, Everbright Breastplate, Truesteel Waistguard (3-670), Greaves of the Outcast Knight, Gloves of the Stela, Boots of Valiance, Runescribed Blade, Bastion of Light
I thought this chestpiece went really well with the shoulders. Finding other pieces that then coordinated well with both items made this outfit very light and bright and suitably Paladin-y — a nice contrast to the outfit I made with these shoulders for the Underpowered Death Night.
The lower resolution model of these Outland boots doesn’t hold up well in a close-up view, but from a distance, they are perfect.

39) Life Dragonsworn

Temporal Pauldrons, Breastplate of Solemn Vows, Elder Tortoiseshell Girdle, Legplates of Fractured Crystal, Gauntlets of the Heavy Hand, Jasper Clawfeet, Blade of Infamy, Garrett Family Crest
Kind of a sunrise/sunset theme going here with the purple-reds shading into orange-reds.

38) Dream Dragonsworn

Pauldrons of the Dragonblight, Wildguard Breastplate & Leggings, Earthswell Belt, Bamboo Plate Gauntlets, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Warboots of Alacrity, Dragon’s Call, Emerald Shield
I’ve loved the design of these pauldrons ever since they first appeared in the Dragonsoul patch at the end of Cataclysm. Toward the end of Warlords, my Paladin spent some time farming up the three colors of these shoulders, so it’s about time that she make some Transmogrification kits that use them.

37) Blade of the Martyr

Lightbringer Greathelm & Pauldrons, Bloodforged Chestpiece & Legplates, Abandoned Zandalari Bucklebreaker (LFR), Hyperion Gauntlets, Boots of the Redeemed Prophecy, Sawbones Shirt*
The kernel of this kit is the combination of the chestpiece & pants with the belt, which I came across while I was working on the Underpowered Death Knight’s Winter Veil kit. I saved the idea away for later, and soon decided that it would be a great foundation for a kit to use with the default appearance of the Ashbringer.

36) Argent Dawn Crusader


Lightbringer Greathelm, Pauldrons of Abyssal Fury, Jade Tiger Chestpiece, Girdle of Uther, Flintlocke’s Piloting Pants, Gauntlets of the Vanquisher, Obsidian Greaves, Ironfoe, Shield Against the Evil Presence, Tabard of the Argent Dawn*
This outfit concept started with the Thrall pants & boots, then picked up the Mother Shahraz shoulders. When I decided to add the Blackfathom Deeps shield, I also decided to put on the Argent Dawn tabard and make it a Paladin kit. I might try to made a different outfit using the pants, boots, and shoulders for my Warrior someday.

35) Glowing Righteousness (aka Syrco’s “Cyprus” Set)

Helm of Burning Rightousness, Spaulders of the Thalassian Savior, Glowing Breastplate of Truth, Girdle of the Endless Pit, Imperial Plate Leggings, Sunscale Gauntlets + Emerald Vambraces, Sunscale Sabatons, Sha’tari Anchorite’s Cloak, Tuxedo Shirt, Light’s Justice, Crystal Pulse Shield
Syrco created this outfit in October 2014 for Dragonray’s “Mog the World” contest. It was so utterly brilliant that I almost immediately began collecting the items to eventually wear it in-game with my Paladin.

34) Sunsoul Plate


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

33) Evil Pumpkin King IV

The Horseman’s Horrific Hood, Acid-Etched Pauldrons, Carapace of the Fallen, Truesteel Waistguard (1-640), Purifier’s Pantaloons, Gauntlets of Steadfast Determination, Boots of Avoidance, Teebu’s Blazing Longsword, Drillborer Disk
Initially, Karaelia wasn’t quite sure if she wanted to join the rest of my plate-wearing characters in the Horseman’s Helm dress-up game. The outfit she was already wearing had quite a bit of green in it, though, and once she started tinkering with it, she got into the spirit.

32) Gold and Emeralds

Acid-Etched Pauldrons, Leonine Breastplate, Triad Girdle, Starcaller’s Plated Legguards, Gauntlets of Steadfast Determination, Boots of Avoidance, Blade of the Wretched, Fragment of Oshu’gun
This is one of the kits I designed for my “These Boots were Made for Mogging” event about three years ago. I was reminded that I hadn’t actually made it in-game yet when I recently used the same chestpiece & pants to make a new kit for my Dwarf Paladin.
I built this set more or less toes-to-head, starting by looking for pants that coordinated well with the boots. I’ve struggled with these pants because the green patches on the knees usually clash with the other colors I’m trying to use with the gold, so I was pleased with the two-toned green effect created by pairing these pants and these boots. That made me think of these two-toned green shoulders, where the dark side is more like the boots and the light side is more like the knee patches of the pants. After that, the mix of bright, lemon-lime greens already in the set seemed perfect for bringing in the gauntlets. The Belt of the Triad neatly matches the celadon green tones of the boots, and its gold blends perfectly with the chestpiece and pants.

31) Everbright Truesteel II

Truesteel shoulders belt gloves & boots (3-670), Everbright Breastplate & Legplates, Azuresong Mageblade, King’s Bulwark
So I thought to myself, if I liked the combination of the maroon Elder Tortoiseshell and stage 2 Truesteel items so much, the combination of the periwinkle blue Everbright and stage 3 Truesteel items ought to be equally attractive. For version I, see the Warrior page.
It was rather tempting to just use the Steelforged Saber and Steelforged Aegis with this kit, as they were designed to go with the Truesteel items and do look fabulous with them — but that didn’t feel sufficiently creative and also distracted from the armor itself. If Karaelia were an Alliance Paladin, though, I might have used the Lion’s Fang and Lion’s Heart instead of these plainer items.

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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 (*).

30) Steelforged Defender

Salvaged Steamwheedle Helm, Magnataur Pauldrons & Breastplate, Truesteel Waistguard (3-670), Blessed Trillium Greaves, Foundry-Fired Plate Handguards, Sha’tari Keeper Warboots, Blue Workman’s Shirt, Steelforged Saber (2-645), Steelforged Shield (3-660)
I love this shield. It looks almost as awesomely tanky as the famous Bulwark of Azzinoth (which I totally need to get… after Patch 7.0 clears out my inventory).
The coordination between the Northrend shoulders & chestpiece and this hat from the Cataclysm update to the 1-60 leveling experience was unexpected and quite delightful.
As with many sets, the shirt is necessary to fill in some tiny gaps between armor pieces that might otherwise be distracting.
Savage Blood Required: 75

29) Frozen Steel

Circle’s Stalwart Helmet, Spaulders of the Scorned, Truesteel Breastplate & Greaves (3-670), Greatbelt of Living Waters (LFR), Flash Freeze Gauntlets, Sapphiron’s Scale Boots, Cloak of Cheerful Flowers, Sabre of the Faceless Moon, Steelforged Aegis (2-645)
I really like the shoulders of the T11 Paladin set, but the whole outfit was a little too much. As so often seems to happen, though, a couple of expansions later, along came the perfect set to play mix-and-match with.
Savage Blood Required: 75

28) Royal Bulwark

Lightbringer Greathelm, Glorious Shoulder Pads, High Chief’s Armor & Legguards, Lightbringer Belt, Sunscale Gauntlets & Sabatons, Shadowvine Cloak of Infusion, Rich Purple Shirt, Quickening Blade of the Prince, King’s Bulwark
This kit is bold to the point of being garish, but that was kind of the point: to make a yellow & purple kit as loud as the red & green kits I’ve made for Winter Veil or the orange & blue kits I’ve made for Midsummer Fire Festival. At least to my eye, though, using a purple core with gold peripheral items was less garish than making a gold core with purple peripheral items would have been.

27) Fel Desecration

Pauldrons of Violent Eruption (LFR), Warrior’s Embrace, Refreshing Abalone Girdle (LFR), Direwing Legguards, Gauntlets of Steadfast Determination, Emerald Sabatons, Night Prowler’s Cloak, Lava Spine (N), Netherwing Protector’s Shield
Although this outfit uses most of the same peripheral pieces as my previous “Radiation Therapy” kit, changing the core of chestpiece & leggings and the weapons makes a big difference in the overall look!
This kit surprised me a bit by wanting the Xena Warrior Princess top — I’ve used the blue version of this chestpiece, but I didn’t think I would ever make a kit for which I would want the black version.
Any iteration of the Horseman’s Helm would be a fantastic finishing touch — but it’s my DK who has that, not my Paladin, and the account-wide Wardrobe isn’t quite here yet sigh

26) Dragon Dawn

Rhinestone Sunglasses/Lightbringer Greathelm, Blood-Stained Pauldrons, Conqueror’s Breastplate, Hyperion Girdle, Legplates of Blazing Light, Flameguard Gauntlets, Magma Tempered Boots, Blazefury, Reborn/Dragonstrike, Reborn, Dawnforged Defender
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 be the perfect finishing touch for this kit.
This outfit has been a long time in the making. I collected the pants and gloves two or three years ago while I was farming Molten Core for the Paladin T1 set, but I hadn’t quite figured out what sort of Transmogrification kit I wanted to make with them. Then when the “Reborn” weapons appeared during Mists, I knew right away that the Molten Core items were what I wanted to use with the Reborn 1H sword and mace. I made sure to have my Blacksmith craft these weapons during Mists when they were current content. They are so intensive to make in both time and raw materials that I didn’t think I’d want to go back to make them later. It wasn’t until I got the Rhinestone Sunglasses, though, that I was inspired to actually put the kit together, and then I had to visit Molten Core again for the boots and spend some time on the Isle of Quel’Danas farming the rep to buy the shield.
We all know that the Exodar is a disco (right?), but Shu’halo are not exactly welcome there, so I boogied down in the Shattrath Residential District instead.

25) Green-Gold


Pauldrons of the Wardancer, Savior’s Grasp, Emerald belt gauntlets & boots, Sunscale Legplates, Talon of Azshara, Crystal Pulse Shield
It always surprises me that this sword is a one-handed weapon instead of a two-handed weapon.
I think the demon face on this chestplate style is a little freaky, but if I don’t look too closely, the colors sure are pretty.

24) The Power of Pink


Blood-Stained Pauldrons, Bloodscale chestpiece belt & gloves, Imperial Plate Leggings, Chromatic Boots, Nethervoid Cloak, Skettis Curved Blade, Aegis of the Vindicator
I thought perhaps I’d pass on dressing Karaelia up for Love is in the Air this year. She kept poking me, however, that she hadn’t spent all that time in Hyjal Summit last year farming for the Blood-Stained Pauldrons to not wear them during Pink Season this year.

23) Crusade Champion

Thunderwood helm, chestpiece & boots, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Redemption shoulders & belt, Warbringer’s Legguards, Gloves of the Stela, Holy War Sword/Quel’Delar, Lens of the Mind, Highlord’s Favor, Argent Crusader’s Tabard
I recalled that when I’d created Karaelia’s original Crusader kit, I’d thought that sometime in the future I ought to make a set that mixed and matched the Thunderwood set and the Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Redemption set, so I used that idea when I set out to make a kit for her to wear while she was doing the Battered Hilt quest chain — and with Quel’Delar when she finished it.

22) Jade Cricket

Jade set with Acid-Etched Pauldrons, Qon’s Flaming Scimitar, and Purehearted Cricket Cage
One of my goals during Mists of Pandaria was to heal in LFR with a character of every healing class. I achieved that goal, with a healer of each class who completed at least Terrace of Endless Spring from T14, all of Throne of Thunder, and Siege of Orgrimmar through the Sha of Pride. The very charming Purehearted Cricket Cage drops from the second boss in the Vale of Eternal Sorrows opening wing of the Siege of Orgrimmar.
I put up with the Jade set being platekini because I love its unique coloration so much. I’d be much happier if it looked on my female character the way it looks on male characters, though!

21) Shado-Pan Bulwark

Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Shoulderguards of Empty Memory, Glory of the Defender, Ogre Beater’s Belt, Legguards of the Fallen Crusader, Grips of Arcane Imprisonment, Deathseed Crushers, Rescuer’s Cloak, Stylish Black Shirt, Firestorm Hackblade, Shield of the Void
As long as Mists remains the current expansion, items containing both red and black will always immediately suggest that they be used in a Shado-Pan Helmet kit. Mists was already well enough along when I leveled my Paladin that I saved these Cataclysm quest reward items for future use in a Shado-Pan kit. Although her first Shado-Pan kit didn’t need them, they came in handy to coordinate with this chestpiece, which dropped while I was farming the Hyjal raid for something else.

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