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

40) Touch of Ruby

Rhinestone Sunglasses, Aurora Mantle, Mankrik’s Old Wedding Garments, Silver-Thread Sash, Stoneweaver Leggings, Widow’s Clutches + Bands of Indwelling, Boots of the Incorrupt, Thousand Bandage Drape, Staff of Divine Infusion
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’m very happy with how this kit turned out. It’s definitely worth the months I spent farming Karazhan while Shade of Aran kept dropping the boots that match the T4 Warlock set instead of these boots that match the T4 Priest set…
I’m not sure how well this kit would work for races that wear normal shoes, though, as the foot part of these boots is a somewhat bluer purple than even the darkest magenta tones of the cloak.
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.

39) Greenwillow

Greenweave Mantle Leggings Gloves & Cloak, Ivycloth Tunic, Willow Belt & Boots, Green Linen Bracers, Lesser Mystic Wand, Simple Branch
This off-hand is the same model as many low level wands, thus enabling a character to appear as if they are dual-wielding wands.
Once upon a time, the Hallowed Helm was introduced as a cloth item so that everyone could wear it. Nowadays, I think that it really ought to be upgraded to a Cosmetic item so that everyone can Mog it. Using a Weighted Jack-o’-Lantern gives the same effect, albeit only temporarily.
The alt character Kazithra didn’t last much longer after I made this outfit, however, as I lost any interest I might have had in playing Shadow after the changes to the class fantasy for the spec for Legion were outlined and the Artifact weapon and new talents for the class began to be described.
When I later decided to “resurrect” Kazithra to pick up the Shadow Artifact so that I could have a complete collection of all the Artifact weapons — and so that I could, on occasion, make dagger + off-hand Transmogrification kits — I simply used the Barbershop to temporarily change Kaohana’s appearance to a “Kazithra” alter-ego.

38) Voodoo Incense

Nayeli Hood, Mantle of the Exorcist (LFR), Orunai Robe, Hexweave Belt (1-640), Blubber-Stained Grips, Sen’jin Doublet, Voodoo Hex-Staff
So I thought to myself, as long as I’m still on Draenor, I might as well go ahead and try to make kits for all three colors of this Draenor robe. I’m not all that fond of the style, so I’ll doubt that I’ll use it again once Warlords is over. As I was looking for items already in my inventory to wear with it, these similarly colored items appealed to me. Despite the overall appearance being an odd conglomeration of Pandaren and Troll influences, I rather like it. I’ll grant, though, that it does look a little less silly without the hat.

37) Wolf-Whisperer

Helm of Lupine Cunning, Mantisweave Mantle, Anchorite Robe & Handwraps, Councillor’s Sash, Neophyte’s Shirt, Iron Horde Ritual Staff
I wanted to make this kit with the blue-grey version of the robe so that I could call it the “Frostwolf Wolf-Whisperer”. The warm tones of the helm, shoulders, and shirt, however, coordinate much better with the dusty green version of the robe.

36) Frostwolf Mystic

Stonecloth Epaulets, Frostwolf Wind-talker robe & belt, Gloves of the Infernal Nocturnal, Wound Dressing, Umbranse’s Staff
This kit is sort of like an updated version of one of Kaohana’s earliest outfits, which used the similarly skimpy Mystic’s Robe.
This Warlords robe style puts cool little tattoos on the shoulders that are plain to see when the towel-roll shoulderpiece that goes with the set is worn.

Unfortunately, that shoulder armor also clips quite severely with the bust of any of the female models, making other shoulder models much more attractive.

35) Horde Wizard

Exquisite Sunderseer Mantle, Apothecary’s Robe, Apothecary’s Waistband, Ritual Gloves, Renzithen’s Dusty Cloak, Staff of the Sun
My Horde clothies all go through a stage between about level 15 and level 25 where they’re wearing more or less this same kit; the key items are quest rewards from Tranquillien, and I like these items so much that all my clothie alts have to go get them.
This is Kazithra, a relatively short-lived alt resulting from a brief flirtation with the idea of playing a Tauren Shadow Priest. I’d rolled secondary characters of all the other Tauren classes, so I felt like I ought to have a secondary Priest, too — and I can’t bring myself to have two characters of the same race, class, and spec. So, she had to be Shadow. I don’t really think that “Tauren” and “Shadow Priest” really go together very well, but I thought that shadow orbs sure looked cool, and that the glyphed version of Shadowform looked cool. I could imagine a Grimtotem Tauren choosing to walk in the Shadow; Kazithra is Kregga’s mother. Like her daughter, she chose to swear loyalty to Baine Bloodhoof after Magatha’s insurrection, and now she goes about dishing out shadow-flavored punishment on her former tribespeople.
The tabard in these pictures is a zone buff from the Horde questline in Stonetalon Mountains. I got about a third of the way through that questline with Kazithra, then never managed to get around to finishing it. Perhaps I should try to play through it with my Orc Mage one of these years…

34) Waterfall Cricket

Greenweave Mantle, Waterfall Robe, Councillor’s Sash, Replica Virtuous Gloves, Rejuvenating Scepter, 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.
This Kun-Lai Summit quest reward robe matches the tailored Windwool set, which has a tunic chestpiece instead of a robe.

33) Duskwoven Visions


Duskwoven Turban, Lightning Infused Mantle, Coldtouch Phantom Wraps, Contender’s Satin Belt, Bolt-Burster Grips, Liuyang’s Lovely Longstaff
The soft, misty greys and aqua-greens of the Duskwoven robe & turban have always seemed to me to be particularly appropriate for a Priest, somehow. A Mage could try the same accessories with the soft violet Robe of the Magi.

32) Ternion Phantom

Cowl of the Ternion Glory (LFR), Shoulderpads of Pulsing Protection, Coldtouch Phantom Wraps, Beach Party Thong, Bolt-Burster Grips, Umbranse’s Staff
My primary motivation for collecting the Priest T16 LFR set was to be able to mix-and-match it with this lovely robe from Stratholme (Service Gate entrance). The Duskwoven robe is almost identical, except that it has elbow-length sleeves. The T16 belt itself was a little too much of the dark bronze color for my taste; the softly metallic tones of this belt harmonize with the metal trim on the shoulders without overpowering the robe.

31) Ternion Glory

Vestments of the Ternion Glory (LFR, mixture of actual tier and lookalike items), Umbranse’s Staff
I like how this helm looks on Tauren (and Worgen) better than the way it looks on all other races. The cap of swept back feathers seems entirely appropriate for the native american pastiche aesthetic of the Tauren.

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

30) Silk Master

Watcher’s Cowl, Lightning Infused Mantle, Arachnidean tunic belt pants & gloves, Modest Sandals, Phalanx Cloak, Amber Filigreed Doublet, Staff of the Earthmother
Arachnids and Bombyx mori, the masters of silk production.
I chose these shoes because they appear as invisiboots on my Tauren. Races that wear shoes should consider the Arachnidean boots, Slippers of Serenity, or, if Alliance, Kurkenstoks.

29) Turquoise ‘n’ Tangerine

Watcher’s Cowl, Lightning Infused Mantle, Robes of the Guardian Saint, Arachnidian Girdle & Legguards, Serpent Gloves, Phalanx Cloak, Amber Filigreed Shirt, Staff of the Earthmother
This kit is an iteration upon a concept I first imagined as a Warlock fashion disaster. I had the notion of making an outfit that was reasonably well-coordinated but too clashingly colored to consider seriously… and then I decided that I liked it well enough that I did really want to make it, after all.
By swapping out the cowl for the Jewel of the Firelord, this outfit becomes highly appropriate for the Midsummer Fire Festival.

28) Guardian Saint

Heroes’ Crown of Faith, Lightning Infused Mantle, Robes of the Guardian Saint, Contender’s Satin Belt, Thornweaver Leggings, Replica Virtuous Gloves + Bindings of Yearning, Phalanx Cloak, White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Staff of Athen’a
This is a very conventional set of accessories to use with this robe; the Runed Spell-Cuffs would be typical alternate bracers. I wanted to make the “standard” outfit first, though, before I did something more unusual…

27) Queen Bee

Don Rigoberto’s Lost Hat, Duskhallow Mantle, Robes of the Battleguard, Bloodeye Belt, Coven Britches, Black Mageweave Gloves + Bracers of the Black Dream, Shivering Healer’s Cloak, Stylish Black Shirt, Bling Cane
I originally thought of doing this bright-against-black concept with the fuschia version of this robe. I had better accessories already on hand to do it with the yellow one, however. Perhaps I will eventually do something similar to this with the fuschia robe with my Warlock.

26) I Dream of Djinnie


Cowl of Whistling Winds, Woundsealer Spaulders, Vestments of the Shifting Sands, Nayeli belt pants & bracers, Replica Virtuous Gloves, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, Staff of the Redeemer
This set built itself around the similarity in color between this robe and the jewels decorating the Nayeli items. The Nayeli shoulders are so wide, however, that I prefer these similarly-colored Cataclysm shoulders, for Tauren at least.
If your character wears shoes, try the Widow’s Clutches and Ruby Slippers with this kit.
I really like the balance between the two colors produced by including the shirt and trousers, but if you are comfortable showing more skin, feel free to consider the shirt optional and use a more revealing pair of leggings.

25) Tiller with Staff

Straw Hat, Outlander’s Pauldrons, Blue Overalls, Willow Belt, Tangled Thread Gloves, Apprentice Boots, Red Lumberjack Shirt, Rosethorn Staff
I’ve seen several variations on the classic cloth “Farmer” look that use the Skein Woven Mantle. Indeed, I had one squirrelled away in my Transmogrification vault guild bank for Kaohana to use in a Farmer outfit. When I finally got around to making her one, however, I decided to do something a little different and use this set of shoulders that she already had soulbound, rather than adding yet another item to her overflowing wardrobe.
I thought about using a really plain “walking stick”-type staff model, such as Umbranse’s Staff, with this kit. The fancier Rosethorn Staff appealed to me more, though I’m not quite sure why it felt so appropriate for a Farmer. Warlock Farmers should of course use their Staff of the Left Hand Path/Staff of Justified Sins. WTB a Transmogrifiable Broom!

24) Adorable Aborigine

Forever-Lovely Rose, Feline Mantle, Aboriginal Robe, Ambermist belt & gloves, Cerulean Filigreed Shirt, Sealing Heartstaff
Yes, I know that the Forever-Lovely Rose is not Transmogrification-friendly. It would be awesome if it was, though — Forever-Lovely Silk Rose, Forever-Lovely Patent Leather Rose, Forever-Lovely Mithril Filigree Rose, Forever-Lovely Eternium Rose… sigh.

23) Oracle of the Shifting Sands

Crown of Endless Knowledge, Replica Virtuous Mantle & Gloves, Vestments of the Oracle, Apothecary’s Waistband/Captain Sanders’ Sash, Earthmender’s Bracer of Shattering, Scarlet Filigreed Doublet, Invincible Stave
Acquiring one of the insect-wing robes from Ahn’Qiraj has been one of my WoW goals for a long time. The red & gold Priest version is the only one available to Tauren; someday, I’d like to get the blue Mage version and the lovely purple Warlock version with my Blood Elves. I wish Blizzard would change the Brood of Nozdormu rep grind to start from Neutral instead of Hated!
The Scarlet Filigreed Doublet is just the right shade of red to blend with this robe and fill in that little gap between the sleeves and the bracers. The Red Linen Shirt is too light and orangey, and the Red Workman’s Shirt is too dark.
The Invincible Stave isn’t quite Benediction, but since the latter staff is no longer obtainable, it will have to do.

22) Shado-Pan Mystic

Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Consortium Mantle, Amaranthine Robe, Silver-Thread Sash, Black Mageweave Gloves, Arakkoa Divining Rod, Inscribed Fan, Stylish Black Shirt
This outfit is largely inspired by the Shado-Pan Helmet set designed by WoW Roleplay Gear.

21) Darkmoon Oracle

Duskwoven Turban, Slime-Encrusted Pads, Willow Robe, High Councillor’s Sash, Soulcloth Gloves, Crescent Wand, Aboriginal Rod, Cloak of the Darkmoon Faire, Golden Filigreed Doublet
The Aboriginal Rod is one of a few off-hand frill items that looks like a staff — the Highborne Star is another — thus allowing a caster to emulate Gandalf’s sword/dagger + staff style of magical combat.
The purple Mystical Headwrap might look even better with this outfit, but I have plans for another outfit for Kaohana that will use the green turban, and I don’t have any plans for outfits using the purple one.

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

20) Bountiful Nomad

Outlander’s Pauldrons/Stonecloth Epaulets, Greenweave Robe, Wise Man’s Belt, Heavy Linen Gloves + Seer’s Cuffs, Umbranse’s Staff
The accessories in this set would look equally good with the Native Robe worn by the Bountiful Feast Hostess. Using the white Stonecloth Epaulets, this set can be worn by a character in the low 30s. I think the brown Outlander’s Pauldrons coordinate with the robe better, but they require a level in the low 60s. The staff I am using is a Winterspring quest reward, but any plain staff will do. I’d love to use Nimar’s Tribal Headdress with this set, but it is no longer obtainable and thus awfully hard to find.

19) Amaranthine

The Amaranthine set is created from Timeless Isle cloth armor tokens. An identical set can also be obtained from rep/valor or Mogu’shan Vaults. The necklace detail on the robe is simply marvelous!
The staff is the Bind-on-Account Inscribed Crane Staff crafted by Scribes.

18) Mistborne Regalia

The very boldly colored Mistborne set of quest rewards comes from Townlong Steppes and Dread Wastes. I don’t like this set well enough for Kaohana to keep it, but one of my Mages or my Warlock might.
The staff is the Torch of Noon.

17) Nayeli Regalia

The Nayeli set is obtained by questing in Valley of the Four Winds and Krasarang Wilds. Ordinarily, I would have tried to take a picture of this set at its namesake Nayeli Lagoon, but I was struck by what a pretty picture its blue & purple made against this backdrop of the blues of the Frosty Flying Carpet and the purples of the Darkmoon Faire.
The staff is Mok’Morokk’s Beat Stick.

16) Leza’s Kindred Spirit

Cowl of Whistling Winds, Journeyman’s Epaulets, Magus Tirth’s Robe, Send-Off Belt, Soulcloth Gloves, Staff of the Earthmother
In the begining, Kaohana and Leza were acquainted simply because the disciples of An’she were such a small group. During the perilous sea journey to Pandaria, they became much closer. As the fever took hold during the trek up the Dojani River, Kaohana did what she could to help her friend, but in the end, it was not enough. She misses her friend greatly and was even more heartbroken by the eventual passing of both of Leza and Dezco’s children from the Dawnchaser tribe’s care.

15) Hallowed Watcher

Jewel of the Firelord, Duskhallow Mantle, Watcher’s Tunic, Astralaan belt pants & boots, Black Mageweave Gloves + Bracers of the Black Dream, Torch of Austen, Grayson’s Torch, Orange Mageweave Shirt
I love the lacy sleeves and shaded stripes on the skirt of Chan’s Imperial Robes and the more easily obtained Hibernal/Venomshroud and Arachnidian Robes, but I’m not so fond of the giant spider motif. That imagery is fine for my Warlock or my Troll Mage, but it doesn’t really suit my Tauren Priestess. Fortunately, the Watcher’s Tunic has the lacy sleeves and fancy stripes without being so obviously spidery — and its colors are perfect for Hallow’s End!
I wanted to use the Circle of Flame with this outfit, but for all my lofty words about it being easily farmable, the drop rate is low enough and I waited long enough to start trying for it that it didn’t drop in a timely fashion. And I’d already purchased the Jewel of the Firelord for my Warlock…

14) Dreamseeker

Greenweave Mantle, Mistyreed Tunic, Councillor’s Sash, Elunarian Sarong, Hewing Gloves, Rejuvenating Scepter, Dreamseeker Dandelion, Green Linen Shirt
The tauren priesthood is fundamentally a divergent sect of tauren druidism. Perhaps they might best be understood as Balance druids who have gone past the balance point and out to the other extreme in an attempt to balance tauren society as a whole. Whereas many druids draw their power primarily from the moon, Mu’sha (Elune), and Balance druids attempt to maintain an equilibrium between the power they draw from the moon and that which they draw from the sun, tauren priests, or Seers, are essentially druids who draw their power primarily from the sun, An’she.
The color scheme and the names of key items in this ensemble reflect the druidic roots of a tauren priest’s power.

13) Princess Poobah’s Finery

Cassandra’s Grace, Wound-Cauterizing Spaulders, Princess Poobah’s Dress, Willow Belt, Replica Virtuous Gloves, Rejuvenating Scepter, Divine Companion
Oh, Princess Poobah, the perpetual damsel-in-distress of Jaguero Isle! I suppose the races of the Eastern Kingdoms might call a Tauren chieftain’s daughter a “princess”, but everything else about her claims to royalty seems slightly delusional to me. Before Princess Poobah can be rescued, her prized posessions — tiara, scepter, slippers, and diary — must be retrieved from the apes of Jaguero Isle. After she has been freed, she offers her tiara and her dress as rewards. The tiara is a mail item; this cloth crown is identical. I used this wand and book (the prettiest off-hand book in the game, to my eye) to represent her scepter and diary when I drew a chibi Princess Poobah two summers ago.

12) Primal Mooncloth

Cassandra’s Grace, Primal Mooncloth shoulders robe & belt, Replica Virtuous Gloves + Dryad’s Wrist Bindings, Key to the Planes
When I began raiding, back in Burning Crusade, before Armor Specialization was introduced, Druids and Paladins wearing Primal Mooncloth were a common sight because it had the BEST stats for healing. It was such a beautiful set, but it was also BoP to the crafter and required the proper Tailoring specialization. I liked Kamalia being a Leatherworker, however, so all I could do was sigh longingly and plan for my Blood Elf Mage to pick up Primal Mooncloth specialization — even though it wouldn’t be optimal for her as DPS — if and when she ever managed to reach level 70.
When Cataclysm was announced, I was excited to roll a Tauren Priest because now Tauren would finally have a cloth-wearing class. By the time Kaohana reached level 70 and got her Tailoring up to 375, however, I’d only managed to gather about half of the four dozen Primal Life required to craft the Primal Mooncloth set. Then I got busy doing other things with other alts, and I didn’t take the time to farm Heroic Underbog with all my main-server level 90s until she was level 80. Now, I can wear that beautiful Primal Mooncloth set at last!

11) Pirate Queen

First Mate Hat, Exquisite Sunderseer Mantle, Corsair’s Overshirt, Captain Sanders’ Sash/Apothecary’s Waistband, Crimson Silk Pantaloons, Soulcloth Gloves, Buccaneer’s Boots, Torch of Austen, Mok’Morokk’s Grog Bottle
Now that I finally have a clothie Tauren, Kaohana didn’t want to imitate any of the NPC pirates exactly. She took cues from several different pirate costumes to create her own unique look. If you want to look more like Garr Salthoof out on the Riptide, Fleet Master Seahorn, and the pirates of Dread Captain DeMeza’s crew, keep an eye out for the Brightcloth Pants or Seafarer’s Pantaloons.

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Out of all the bug-themed items from the Temple of Ahn’Qiraj, by far my favorites are the cloth class set robes, which have a lovely insect wing design on the back of the skirt.

I used them to make these fairies for a blogging prompt five years ago.

Vestments of the Oracle (Priest), Enigma Robes (Mage), Doomcaller’s Robes (Warlock)

The Mage robe includes bracelets, whereas the Priest and Warlock robes do not — which is convenient, because the Priest and Warlock robes have matching gloves (the Gloves of the Messiah and Dark Storm Gauntlets, respectively), whereas the Mage robe does not.

I obtained the Vestments of the Oracle for my Priest not terribly long after she reached level 90 in Mists, but I didn’t get around to doing the Brood of Nozdormu rep grind with my Mage and Warlock until just recently.

Because my Priest is a Tauren, I used the Orb of the Sin’dorei when taking these pictures so that I could have the visual consistency of seeing all the outfits on Blood Elves. 😉

Oracle Moth


Nightvale Mantle, Vestments of the Oracle, Apothecary’s Waistband, Gloves of the Messiah, Infernoweave Boots, Scarlet Filigreed Doublet
This kit is quite similar to the first outfit I made with this robe for my Priest.

Enigma Moth

Arachnidian Pauldrons, Enigma Robes, Grasp of the Old God, Royal Gloves + Cuffs of Unrelenting Anguish, Slippers of Serenity, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet
I wouldn’t have been able to make this kit quite so satisfactorily before Legion, because until then, all the available bracer models obscured the bracelets that are part of the robe model too much.

Doomcaller Moth

Mantle of the Malefic, Doomcaller’s Robes, Sash of Mortal Desire, Dark Storm Gauntlets, Replica Dreadmist Sandals, Golden Filigreed Doublet
I originally designed this kit five years ago.
The different and very pretty coloring in the wings makes this my favorite coloration of this style of robe.

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Here are some other outfits I’ve made with these robes.

Oracle of the Shifting Sands

Crown of Endless Knowledge, Replica Virtuous Mantle & Gloves, Vestments of the Oracle, Apothecary’s Waistband/Captain Sanders’ Sash, Earthmender’s Bracer of Shattering, Scarlet Filigreed Doublet, Invincible Stave

Favored of Farondis

Cassandra’s Grace, Frozen Shadoweave Shoulders, Enigma Robes, Girdle of Nobility, Runespeaker’s Gloves, Slippers of Serenity, Misthide Drape, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, Shomi’s Fan, Court of Farondis Tabard

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Shaman, Restoration 31 August 2016

Demon Hunter, Havoc 9 September 2016

Shaman, Elemental 23 September 2016

Shaman, Enhancement 23 September 2016

Mage, Fire 8 October 2016

Mage, Arcane 15 October 2016

Mage, Frost 22 October 2016

Priest, Discipline 28 October 2016

Rogue, Outlaw 29 October 2016

Warlock, Destruction 12 November 2016

Monk, Brewmaster 23 November 2016

Death Knight, Frost 26 November 2016

Hunter, Survival 26 November 2016

Warrior, Arms 30 November 2016

Paladin, Protection 1 December 2016

Druid, Balance 2 December 2016

Hunter, Marksmanship 10 December 2016

It didn’t seem quite right to claim Thas’dorah as a Tauren; that bow rightfully belongs to the children of the Sunwell. So I used the Orb of the Sin’dorei before I picked it up. I guess my camera angle was bad right at the moment when I clicked on Thas’dorah, because this is the best screenshot I got of the triumphal moment.

Hunter, Beast Mastery 10 December 2016

Demon Hunter, Vengeance 10 December 2016

Monk, Windwalker 23 December 2016

Monk, Mistweaver 23 December 2016

Death Knight, Blood 29 December 2016

Death Knight, Unholy 29 December 2016

Rogue, Subtlety 30 December 2016

Rogue, Assassination 30 December 2016

Warlock, Affliction 6 January 2017

Warlock, Demonology 6 January 2017

Druid, Guardian 11 January 2017

Druid, Feral 11 January 2017

Druid, Restoration 11 January 2017

I didn’t get a very good screenshot of picking up G’Hanir because the camera swung around to be under the surface of the nearby pond… but I was feeling to lazy to do the whole scenario over again just to get a better screenshot of the triumphal moment.

Priest, Holy 14 January 2017

Priest, Shadow 14 January 2017

Warrior, Fury 15 January 2017

Warrior, Protection 15 January 2017

Paladin, Holy 16 January 2017

Paladin, Retribution 16 January 2017

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The Artifact questlines that packed the most emotional punch (for me) were the Ashbringer, the Doomhammer, and Fu Zan.

Three Artifacts are found on Niskara: Holy Priest, Marksmanship Hunter, and Blood Death Knight. I wasn’t able to determine the “canonical” order in which these events occur.

Three Artifacts are found at Tyr’s Fall in Tirisfal Glades. To the best of my understanding the canonical order of events is as follows: Arms Warrior, Shadow Priest, Holy Paladin.

Three Artifacts are found in the Tomb of Old Kings on Shield’s Rest island in Stormheim. To the best of my understanding the canonical order of events is as follows: Protection Warrior, Protection Paladin, Beastmaster Hunter.

Three Artifacts are found in the Karazhan Catacombs. Because all three questlines end with killing the same boss, I’m not sure which order they would canonically go in, but if I had to hazard a guess, I’d say Balance Druid, Unholy Death Knight, Affliction Warlock.

Two Artifacts are recovered from Felsoul Hold in Suramar. I’m not sure which event happened first, the Havoc Demon Hunter or the Demonology Warlock.

Two Artifacts are recovered from Icecrown Citadel. I’m not sure which event happened first, the Frost Death Knight or the Fire Mage.

Two Artifacts are retrieved from the Nexus. I’m not sure which event happened first, the Arcane Mage or the Discipline Priest.

Two Artifacts are retrieved from the Broken Shore. To the best of my understanding the canonical order of events is as follows: Retribution Paladin, Vengeance Demon Hunter.

Two Artifacts are found in the Helmouth Shallows of Stormheim. These two events, Survival Hunter and Fury Warrior, seem to be quite independent of each other and might have occurred in either order.

The locations for the Frost Mage (a Legion place that wasn’t Niskara), Destruction Warlock, and Beast Master Hunter were unique, but the other questlines for those classes went to shared locations.

The Druid Artifact quests go to one shared location (for Balance) and to three places that no other class goes: Grizzly Hills, the Shattered Locus, and Nordrassil.

Only Shamans go to Vashj’ir, the Temple of the White Tiger, or Deepholm.

Only Monks go to the Temple of the Jade Serpent, the Vortex Pinnacle, or the Terrace of Endless Spring.

Only Rogues go to the Temple of a Thousand Lights, Legion Citadel (it’s not on Niskara), and Stormwind.

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After everyone had collected the Falling Star, it was my Priest’s turn to go get her other Artifacts.

The Holy quest took me once again to Niskara, though it started at the other end of the zone than the Marks Hunter and Blood Death Knight quests did. I haven’t been able to figure out what order these three questlines might have canonically occurred in, because even though they all went to or through the same central area of the zone, I didn’t notice in any of the questlines any obvious evidence of the events of the other two.

After failing the first boss fight of the scenario due to trying to do it without the aid of my addons, I set up Clique for my Holy spec and then it was smooth sailing. I had been worried that I would get errors due to having a Disc spell and a Holy spell on the same clickbind; fortunately, that didn’t seem to be happening.

The most surprising thing to me about the Holy questline was having the Demon Hunter Jace show up (to be the melee DPS for the party; we also rescued a Troll Mage to be the ranged DPS). It did make for some interesting banter between the party members, though!

After Alonsus Faol initially presented to Kaohana the three Artifact weapon choices, she made an agreement with Kazithra that the older woman would be the one to collect the Shadow Artifact.

Grimtotem Shadowtwister

Mantle of the Tribunal, Highborne Padded Armor, Ranger’s Sash, Colorful Kilt, Vonica’s Gauntlets, Staff of the Four Golden Coins/Tarnished Gutgore Ripper + Aboriginal Rod
This outfit for the ex-Grimtotem Shadow Priest Kazithra is inspired by that of the Grimtotem Geomancers, who are wearing the same chestpiece with the leather Mystic Sarong.
The Aboriginal Rod is one of a small selection of off-hand items that look like staves, thus allowing a caster to emulate Gandalf’s sword/dagger + staff combat mode.

The Shadow Priest quest went to Tyr’s Fall, the same place where the Arms Warrior quest went. My best guess is that canonically the Warrior was there first. When the Warrior goes there, the big boss appears to be dead, then wakes up when the Warrior tries to take Strom’kar and has to be beaten down, and is then executed with Strom’kar. And then the body just lies there, and doesn’t despawn or anything. When the Priest goes there, the big boss is not just already dead, it doesn’t even make a peep when the Priest stabs it with Xal’atah to drain its essence — it just dissolves into void and disappears.

I still don’t think that “Tauren” and “Shadow Priest” go together very well.

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I hadn’t originally intended to acquire all the Artifacts because some of them are downright evil… as in, Shadow Priest, all the Death Knight, and all the Warlock. I don’t want to be carrying those things around, let alone using them. In the case of the Death Knight and Warlock, the Artifacts that I consider to be the least of three evils fortunately align with my favored specs for those classes.

As I’ve been beginning to acquire Artifact weapons for multiple specs for each class — and have completed “Arsenal of Power” for Shaman, Mage, Hunter, and Demon Hunter — however, my Collecting bug is starting to itch to get all the Artifacts.

It’s been fun to see all the little stories — though some are certainly more interesting than others. Although I know that some of the Artifact quests revisit the same places and even, in some cases, the same bosses, I’m beginning to want to see them all… even the downright evil ones.

Additionally, I’ve read that in most (if not all) of the Order Hall Campaigns, a quest to begin one of the later stages of the Order Hall Campaign is given by the same NPC who gives out the quests to go get the other Artifact weapons. If you haven’t gotten the other Artifacts and are stubbornly ignoring the quests to do so, you might miss that Campaign quest and then find yourself stuck in your Campaign. Thus, it is to your advantage to just do all the Artifact quests, even if you don’t plan to play as any of those other specs.

I can kinda-sorta make an in-character rationalization/justification for picking up even the Artifacts I don’t really want in-character from the evidence I’ve seen so far that there is often another person or group — and usually a bad one — either in possession of or trying to obtain the Artifact, so it wouldn’t be the responsible thing to do, as the leader of my Class Order, to leave those Artifacts in the hands of those other persons or groups. I should at least bring them to the relative safety and protection of my Order Hall.

I don’t want to do the [Shadow Priest, Affliction Warlock, Demonology Warlock, Blood Death Knight, Unholy Death Knight] quests “in character” as my characters, though, if that makes any sense at all. I’d want to do them as, well, someone else. Some sidekick, a lesser champion of the Order, rather than my actual character herself. For my Priest in particular, I have been thinking that if I do go get the Shadow Priest Artifact with her, I’ll temporarily change her entire appearance at the Barbershop — with a Mog to match, of course — to be my short-lived Shadow Priest alt, Kazithra (Kregga’s mom), while I do the questchain. I’d also temporarily change the appearances of my Death Knight and Warlock to go get the other Artifacts for their classes, though I have less concrete ideas about what alter-egos I want to create for them.

But then once I have those evil Artifacts that I don’t really want to be carrying around with me, what do I do with them? Can Artifacts be stashed in Void Storage?

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As I mentioned in my previous post, Kamalia recently reached the point with her Leatherworking where she needs to buy the Rank 1 Dreadleather and Gravenscale patterns. These patterns are purchased with crafting mats, and some of the patterns cost enchanting dust or ore in addition to leather or scales. I suppose that I could just trade Blood of Sargeras for those things… but I’d rather use it as an excuse to bring my Enchanting alt and one of my Mining alts to the Broken Isles.

Kaohana’s bags were getting stuffed with Broken Isles greens that Kamalia had sent her, so she was needing to come to New Dalaran for profession training very soon anyway.

I’d read that the Discipline Priest Artifact questline was substantially similar to the Arcane Mage one, and I saw a Priest or two running around in the same areas when I was doing the Aluneth questline with Kaelinda. I’d thought, oh, well, maybe they just take place in the same area, but the quest givers and directions and motivations are different. Alas, no; the Light’s Wrath questline was, indeed, almost identical, with the only differences being based on the identity of the uncontrollable staff and its powers. I must confess that with Light’s Wrath being a Scarlet Crusade-created item, I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t have to Discipline my way through any of the Scarlet Crusade strongholds — like, say, Tyr’s Hand — to get it.

I’d also read that the Priest Order Hall is… underwhelming compared to some of the other class halls. I was trying not to be pre-biased by opinions from other players, but, yeah, Netherlight Temple does seem rather… plain… and… small… compared to, say, the Hall of the Guardian. It is much more sparsely decorated than the others, which is okay, I guess, for the austere aesthetic of many priestly orders, and it seems to have fewer notable NPCs — all of which make it seem like there will be less opportunities to be delighted by suddently noticing a detail that I’d overlooked before.

Of my Miners, I decided to bring my Rogue. Partly I chose her to follow my plan of bringing my alts to their Order Halls in inverse order of my longer-term interest in playing them. Partly I chose her because Stealth is a definite plus when one is a lowbie who just wants to run around mining. And partly I chose her because even though she is nominally my Gnomish Engineer, I haven’t really put a lot of effort into that crafting profession. She is, therefore, the least likely of my Miners to begrudge having to share the ore she collects with someone else.

Now the question is — how does Kelisanna resist getting corrupted by these blades in the same way that Dread Admiral Eliza was?

I’m also thinking that although I don’t plan to spend any time playing as Assassination, I might go get the Kingslayers when Kelisanna reaches level 102 just to see the little story about Garona.

Not having spent any time or effort on farming Ravenholdt rep with my Rogue, I am not particularly attached to the idea of Rogues Belong At Ravenholdt. In fact, I rather like the Hall of Shadows. It feels akin to the Thieves and Assassins’ Guilds of Ankh-Morpork.

Kamalia went to Azsuna first because I’d read that that was where all the early Profession quests were going to send you anyway.
Kiralaira went to Azsuna first because she wanted to check up on her Illidari.
Kaelinda went to Azsuna first because of her interest in ancient elvish language and magic.

Kaohana went to Stormheim first because of her fascination with the Val’kyr.
Kelisanna went to Stormheim first because as a Farstrider, she is my character with the greatest loyalty toward Sylvanas Windrunner.

I like most of Stormheim, with the vrykul and storm dragons and the Titan vaults and the grappling gun and whatnot, quite a lot. But, ugh, I dislike the opening sequence, with that ugly battle between the Forsaken and the Worgen, and the RAS and their chemical weapons — and I dislike even more being railroaded through it. I don’t like being Sylvanas’ toady any more than I liked being Garrosh’s toady. I won’t level my lowbies in the Forsaken zones; I won’t do the Forsaken questlines in Howling Fjord and the Dragonblight. So I did an experiment. I took my Demon Hunter, who had only been to Azsuna, and rode on her land mount all the way around the continent until I got to Stormheim. As I came down into Stormheim from Highmountain, I found a group of Kirin Tor mages… and they wanted to send me right back to Dalaran to talk to Nathanos Blightcaller. Blast! I’d been hoping that there was some way to skip that part of the zone, and just start at meeting with Havi at his hut in the Valley of Swords. *sigh*

Maybe what I’ll do is always select Stormheim first and push through the scenario and follow-up quests until I get the quest to meet with Havi — get all that nasty stuff out of the way ASAP, treating it, in RP terms, as purely a game mechanic and not something that anyone except Kelisanna actually participated in — and then go to the first zone that I actually want to do extensive questing in.

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Along with leveling a character of each class to the current level cap, one of my long-time WoW goals has been to raid-heal with each of the healing classes. Mists LFR has been an absolutely Golden Age for me in that regard. I have a healer of each class who has completed at least Terrace of Endless Spring from T14, all of Throne of Thunder, and Siege of Orgrimmar through the Sha of Pride.

As proof that I have indeed completed my Mists expansion goal of healing in LFR with each of the healing classes — and before Patch 6.0 wreaks havoc on my action bars and addons, too! — I now present a couture collection featuring that most charming of Siege of Orgrimmar healer loot drops, the Purehearted Cricket Cage.

Waterfall Cricket

Greenweave Mantle, Waterfall Robe, Councillor’s Sash, Replica Virtuous Gloves, Rejuvenating Scepter, Purehearted Cricket Cage
This Kun-Lai Summit quest reward robe matches the tailored Windwool set, which has a tunic chestpiece instead of a robe.

Hoodoo Cricket

Self-Reflecting Mask, Runetotem’s Mantle of Conquest, Jinxed Hoodoo Skin & Kilt, Hurricane Belt, Cenarion Gloves, Miniature Winter Veil Tree, Purehearted Cricket Cage
This outfit is based on Zazzy’s grand-prize-winning final round entry for JD Kenada’s Amazing Transmog Survivor competition. Kerisa already had the shoulders, chestpiece, and kilt of Zazzy’s kit — though as a Druid, she of course could not use the same belt.

Fire-Charm Cricket

Fire-Charm Mantle, Jinxed Hoodoo Skin & Kilt, Serene Yellow Belt, Grips of Slicing Electricity, Ethereum Phase Blade, Purehearted Cricket Cage, Veridian Cloak
A variation on Zazzy’s grand-prize-winning final round entry for JD Kenada’s Amazing Transmog Survivor competition. As a Monk, Koralyra could get the chestpiece, belt, and kilt easily — but she’d have had to farm for the lookalike T9 Druid shoulders, as Zazzy had. Fortunately, the glow of the T15-LFR Monk shoulders matches the Jinxed Hoodoo items just as nicely as the crystals on the T9-Horde Druid shoulders do!

Suncrown Cricket

Bog Pauldrons, Suncrown Hauberk, Myrmidon’s Girdle, Cenarion Reservist’s Legguards*/Green Iron Leggings, Green Iron Gauntlets, Tsunami Boots, Light’s Justice, Purehearted Cricket Cage, Xing-Ho, Breath of Yu’lon
So, yeah, I decided to get the Legendary Cloak for Kamalia’s DPS spec. Hopefully, it’ll make at least the first few levels of 90 to 100 a little easier, considering that I don’t (and won’t) have a Garrosh Heirloom weapon.
The chestpiece I used in this kit was changed to Plate in Patch 7.0. The Green Iron chestpiece would be a good substitute.

Jade Cricket

Jade set with Acid-Etched Pauldrons, Qon’s Flaming Scimitar, and Purehearted Cricket Cage
Jade set with Acid-Etched Pauldrons, Qon’s Flaming Scimitar, and Purehearted Cricket Cage
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!

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After three intense months of mogging, Dragonray’s Mog the World in 80 Days competition has come to an end and the Grand Prize has been awarded. Dragonray, Navimie, Cymre, and I discussed at least three different methods of determining the overall winner, and Syrco came out on top in every analysis!


prize banner by Cymre

Bravo, Syrco!

Runner-up Plaid Elf came in a very close second in all the same analyses. Her winning set for Uruguay in Week 8 would make a totally boss outfit for Anduin Wrynn, dontcha think?

I spent quite a while trying to get the face to look right before I gave up and cheated by putting in the face from my WMV pose reference picture.

I had a blast helping to judge the competition. I was so impressed by the creativity of all the participants. I looked forward to seeing what fabulous new outfits would be up in the Judges’ Corner each weekend. Here are some of my personal favorite outfits from each week that didn’t win — either I gave my highest score of the week to this outfit but the outfit I gave my second-highest score to won instead, or I gave my second-highest score to this outfit on a week in which the outfit I gave the highest score to did win.

For everyone who participated, I’ve made this badge to display on your blog, if you wish:

Thank you, Dragonray, for hosting such a splendid Transmogrification event!

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