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Mostly tabard-themed kits in this installment. If you haven’t noticed already, I’m working (slowly, but not necessarily steadily) on a series of outfit collections featuring my favorite tabards.

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Blazing Sunreaver Herald

Bloody Bandanna, Shoulderpads of Vehemence, Primalstorm Breastplate, Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch, Ghostclaw Leggings, Razzeric’s Racing Grips, Murkblood Boots, Scarlet Filigreed Shirt, The Sunbreaker, Sunreaver Tabard
This sword requires Shattered Sun-Revered reputation not only to purchase but also to use for Transmogrification. Fortunately, clearing Heroic Magister’s Terrace isn’t nearly as difficult or time-consuming now as it was back in the day. If you don’t even want to do that, though, the sword “Alimony“, from a darkly comic pirate quest chain in Thousand Needles, is the same model without the red enamel on the blade.

Golden Sunreaver Battlemage

Crown of Endless Knowledge, Shoulderpads of Knowledge’s Pursuit, Red Mageweave Vest, Voidweave Cilice, Leggings of Eternity, Primal Combatant’s Gloves of Prowess, Ritual Sandals, Golden Filigreed Doublet, Sun-Infused Focus Staff
This kit turned out darker than I’d expected — but I’m quite pleased with it all the same. I’m especially happy with the coordination between the Hyjal pants, the Sunwell shoulders, and the Warlords PvP gloves.

The Sun Reaver

Helm of the Crestfallen Challenger, Spaulders of Manifold Eyes (H), Bloodfist breastplate girdle & greaves, Legguards of Abandoned Fealty, Gauntlets of the Immovable, The Sun Eater, Sunreaver Tabard
Between the name, the styling, and the source (a drop from the Kael’thas lackey who is the end boss of the Mechanar), this sword was just begging to be used in a Sunreaver outfit. It’s too massive for a Rogue to double-wield, however (at least to me), so it fell to my Frost DK to make the kit.

Runic Plate

Runic Plate set with Girdle of Divine Blessing, Area 52 Engineering Gloves, Seethe, and Broken Promise
This just might be my favorite coloration of the Thorium Armor style. Perhaps that has something to do with its colors being very similar to those of Thunder Bluff heraldry?

The Four-Fold Way

Red Crane Mantle (LFR), Vest of the Dragon Slayer, Brown Belt of Humbling Gravity, Leggings of Loss, Smuggler’s Mitts, Moonstrider Boots, August Celestials Tabard
Although most Monks focus on achieving perfection in the philosophy and fighting style of just one of the August Celestials, all Monks respect and endeavor to follow the virtues embodied by each of Pandaria’s four deities.
I chose these boots because they have fun blue toes on races that wear shoes — so I used the the Orb of the Sin’dorei and the Orb of Deception to show them off.

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This series of posts began because I set myself a goal to document new Transmogrification outfits in a more timely fashion. As soon as I create a new outfit, I write it up in a draft post. As the weekend approaches, I start working on taking fashion screenshots, processing them, and updating “Things my [Class] Wears” posts. On Sunday — though not every Sunday — I publish the collection of my recent efforts. Then I begin the next “Sunday on the Promenade” draft post.

Occasionally, I have ideas for themed Transmogrification collections that take several months to completely assemble. Thus, some of these outfits might get re-posted at a later date as part of such a themed Transmogrification collection.

If any of you, my dear readers, have kits that you’d like to share, I’d be happy to add you to the show! Just email me your picture(s), along with a list of the items in the outfit. I don’t regularly check my blog email, though, so if you’ve sent me an outfit, please make a comment on the most recent Sunday Mog Show post so that I know to check my blog email for your contribution.

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

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

The Dalarani

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Dalaran Nurse

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

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

Kirin Tor of Dalaran

Theramore Arcanist’s Hat*, Mantle of Nimble Thought, Buccaneer’s Vest, Oracle Belt of Timeless Mystery, Khadgar’s Kilt of Abjuration, Soulcloth Gloves, Ringo’s Blizzard Boots, Drape of the Lithe, Cold Convergence, Kirin Tor Offensive Tabard
The more exact match between Dalaran’s banners and the Kirin Tor Offensive tabard, and the idea of making a purple and white Kirin Tor outfit, was my primary motivation for doing Isle of Thunder with Kaylynda.
I borrowed the idea of wearing these crafted white and purple shoulders from the Kirin Tor Quartermaster in Wrath-Dalaran.
The tabard and the staff make this an Alliance-only kit.

Magistrix of the Kirin Tor

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

Kirin Tor Outfits for the Other Armor Types

Dalaran Courier

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

Kirin Tor Element-Bender

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

Guardian of the Violet Tower


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

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The Order of the Cloud Serpents have another of my favorite tabards from Pandaria. I love the soft, pastel colors.

Cloud Rider

Grievous Gladiator’s Ironskin Spaulders, Jinxed Hoodoo Skin, Pennyroyal Belt, Clefthoof Britches & Wanderboots, Grips of Slicing Electricity (LFR), Order of the Cloud Serpent Tabard, Staff of Trembling Will
With a Monk, these PvP shoulders were the best choice for this kit. For the other leather-wearing classes, here is an alternate version of the outfit using the Belt of the Silent Path, which has very similar colors to the tabard, and the Mantle of Wicked Revenge.

Serpent Trainer

Wildguard Helm, Jade Epaulets, Iceguard Breastplate & Leggings, Rainbow Girdle, Gauntlets of Purification, Boots of Avoidance, Slavemaster Axe, Order of the Cloud Serpent Tabard
These lovely pastel plate items were the first things I thought of when I started to think about making Cloud Serpent outfits.

Serpents in the Mists

Champion’s Pauldrons, Formidable Chestpiece, Belt of the Iron Prison (LFR), Tristam Legguards*, Skyhorn Gloves, Boots of Elemental Torment, Misthide Drape, Order of the Cloud Serpent Tabard, Wu-Lai, Bladed Fan of the Consorts (LFR), Flamecaller’s Shield
This cloud-like mixture of pale silvers, greys, and blues allows the brighter, yet still subtle, colors of the tabard, cloak, and shield to emerge like a cloud serpent from the mists.

Cloud Spinner

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

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When I first started thinking about making this post, I went to look for the screenshots of the Order of the Cloud Serpents finale that I knew I’d taken when Kamalia did it — and I couldn’t find them! I looked and looked. Then I looked to see if any of my other characters who were Exalted with the Order of the Cloud Serpents had screenshots of the finale in their files, and couldn’t find anything there, either. I’d probably thought, oh, I don’t need to screencap this again because I already have screencaps from when Kamalia did it.

So I ran Kaylynda through the Order of the Cloud Serpent rep grind to get some new screenshots of that thrilling finale event. Between the Mists rep-doubling Commendations (which Kamalia got as soon as she could for all the alts to enjoy), being Human, the Darkmoon Carousel buff, and some good luck finding Onyx Eggs, it only took two days.

I loved the finale events for the Mists reputations. They made getting to Exalted a truly exciting occasion. At the same time, however, they made me feel rather bad about running off and never coming back to that faction again (except on occasion to take Mog screenshots) as soon as I got Exalted.

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The first installment of Sunday on the Promenade was one year ago last weekend (the 20th). I’d have made this post then, but RL has been so busy for the past few weeks with family events and getting ready for school to start — an even crazier crunch than usual this year because of moving into our awesome new science building — that I just didn’t have the time to do Mog photoshoots until yesterday (and I didn’t have time or energy to try the Trial of Style, either).

Thank you to everyone who has left such kind comments all year long! ❤

To celebrate this milestone, I've made new outfits for all of the Big Fourteen.

Frostwall Magus

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

Dalaran Theurgist

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

Dalaran Courier

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

Guardian of the Violet Tower

Jade Tiger Shoulders, Glowing Breastplate of Truth, Uktar’s Belt of Chiming Rings, 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.

Black Eye

Furious Gladiator’s Dreadplate Shoulders, Heroic Armor, The Plaguebringer’s Girdle, Thunderforge Leggings, Sandspire Gloves*, Demonbreaker Crushers, Sentinel’s Winter Cloak, Rimefang’s Claw
A difficulty with Death Knight kits is that because they are so often black, less black, and more black, they tend to begin to look all the same even though the contributing armor pieces may be widely varied in style and source.
This sword model first appeared in a red version carried by the Kirin Tor Battle Mages at Ulduar. I’d love to get my hands on that firey version some day; WTB a gold and purple version of this sword model, too, pls.

Twilight Dragonsworn

Temporal Pauldrons, Truesteel Breastplate (2-655), Earthswell Belt, Elder Tortoiseshell Legplates, High Chief’s Gauntlets & Sabatons, Tempered Vis’kag the Bloodletter
Whenever I’ve tried to make a kit with these pauldrons previously, I’ve always toyed with using these purple gloves and boots, then dismissed them as not fitting the concept I had in mind. Now that all those other ideas have been made, I can finally use them.

Taunka Warrior Princess

Princess Poobah’s Tiara, Replica Spaulders of Heroism, Nether Protector’s Chest, Royal Qiraji Belt, Lofty Legplates, Grips of the Fallen Council (LFR), Mosscrusher Sabatons, Cloak of the Valiant Defender, Ghostly Battle Axe
While updating the image links in the Underpowered Death Knight’s history, I came across a platekini outfit idea for her that I’d called by this name. Due to intervening expansions and the advent of the Appearances library, however, the chestpiece and leggings are all that this (rather nicer looking) kit has in common with the original concept.

Serpents in the Mists

Champion’s Pauldrons, Formidable Chestpiece, Belt of the Iron Prison (LFR), Tristam Legguards*, Skyhorn Gloves, Boots of Elemental Torment, Misthide Drape, Order of the Cloud Serpent Tabard, Wu-Lai, Bladed Fan of the Consorts (LFR), Flamecaller’s Shield
This cloud-like mixture of pale silvers, greys, and blues allows the brighter, yet still subtle, colors of the tabard, cloak, and shield to emerge like a cloud serpent from the mists.

Cloud Spinner

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

Pandaren Homespun

Cyno’s Mantle of Sin, Cat Lover’s Vest, Belt of the Night Sky, Leggings of the Night Sky, Shadowmoon Grips, Footfalls of Memories, Epoch-Mender
These pants are similar to the Homespun Leggings, a quest reward from the Wandering Isle. These NPCs are wearing the robes from that outfit style, which I wish were obtainable in Transmogrification-friendly versions.

The White Master

Warmongering Gladiator’s Ironskin with Meowl’s Mane, Vault Watcher’s Cloak, and Icecore Staff
This PvP recolor is my favorite version of the Hellfire Citadel Monk tier set. I love the whiteness of it, and how that whiteness is gently accentuated by the light blue and beige.

Heart of Thunder

Thunderheart helm shoulders & gloves, Canyon Runner’s Vest, Mighty Girdle, Leggings of the Immortal Night, Naturewarden’s Treads, Wisdom of Dionor, Origin of Nightmares
Though it drops in Naxxramas, this staff has always seemed to me like it was made to go with the Druid Black Temple set. I’m not particularly fond of the torso part of the chestpiece of that set, however, so after a bit of fiddling around with chestpieces and leggings, I settled upon this combination.

Raven’s Sight

Tsanga’s Helm, Poison Protocol Pauldrons (N), Frostwolf Tunic, Replica Wildheart Belt, Kilt of the Night Strider, Fuzzy Gloves + Glowing Wing Bracers (N), Boots of the Forked Road
This Artifact tint was awarded for recovering a Pillar of Creation.
To build this kit, I started with the shoulders. I feel like the chestpiece doesn’t quite fit with the rest of the kit, but I do like the way it displays her tattoos. I’m not quite sure the hat fits, either, but it wanted to be there anyway.

Reaver of the Infinites

Malefactor’s Eyepatch, Rancorbite Spaulders, Scale Brand Breastplate, Battlebound Girdle, Wildwood Wrangler Leggings, Gatesmashing Gauntlets, Treads of the Valiant Struggle, Reaver of the Infinites
I’d been wanting to use this 2H axe. Thinking about hunting the black-scaled Infinite Dragonflight, I chose this tunic, and then the rest of the kit developed from there.

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This series of posts began because I set myself a goal to document new Transmogrification outfits in a more timely fashion. As soon as I create a new outfit, I write it up in a draft post. As the weekend approaches, I start working on taking fashion screenshots, processing them, and updating “Things my [Class] Wears” posts. On Sunday — though not every Sunday — I publish the collection of my recent efforts. Then I begin the next “Sunday on the Promenade” draft post.

Occasionally, I have ideas for themed Transmogrification collections that take several months to completely assemble. Thus, some of these outfits might get re-posted at a later date as part of such a themed Transmogrification collection.

If any of you, my dear readers, have kits that you’d like to share, I’d be happy to add you to the show! Just email me your picture(s), along with a list of the items in the outfit. I don’t regularly check my blog email, though, so if you’ve sent me an outfit, please make a comment on the most recent Sunday Mog Show post so that I know to check my blog email for your contribution.

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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. As so often happens whenever I have such an idea, between collecting all the items I would need and other ideas that popped up, it’s taken me quite some time to get around to realizing it in-game.

PvP gear — especially early PvP gear — tends to have the blood red and black color scheme now associated with the Emerald Nightmare. I don’t PvP, so I’ve picked up all of the PvP items in my wardrobe by cheater methods — turning in T4 & T5 raid tokens to the Exotic Gear Purveyors on the Isle of Quel’danas, buying Champion’s Honor tokens at the Auction House during Warlords, using my Mage’s insta-WQ Order Hall perk to pick up Marks of Honor during Legion.

Malorne’s Nightmare

Gladiator’s Dragonhide Armor with Cloak of the Untamed Predator and Crimson Steel/Dagger of the Horde Vanguard/Shadow Wing Focus Staff/Funeral Pyre (H)
This Druid-specific kit was way too obvious and appropriate an idea to pass up.
If you’re capable of raiding Heroic or Mythic Emerald Nightmare — and you get very lucky — then of course you should sub in the The First Satyr’s Spaulders.
Fist weapons for Guardian; daggers for Feral; Shadow Wing Focus Staff for Balance; and Funeral Pyre for Resto. I like Funeral Pyre for Resto because it looks sort of like the twisted, cracked, glowing corrupted roots of Shaladrassil. The Talon Guard Staff would also be a good choice for the Resto version of this kit.

The Earthmother’s Nightmare

Vengeful Gladiator’s Ringmail Spaulders, Wild Gladiator’s Ringmail Armor, Stormwrap, Vengeful Gladiator’s Ringmail Gauntlets, Greatcloak of the Turned Champion, Crimson Steel + Gladiator’s Shield Wall/Firecrystal Mace + Crest of Supremacy/Bloodskull Destroyer + Swiftsteel Bludgeon
Of course I had to use these shoulders, which have been an iconic Shaman look since Burning Crusade. I tried an all-red outfit, but that didn’t fit the “Earthmother” name I wanted to give this kit very well. So I looked around a little more, and this Warlords PvP chest was just right.
Fist weapon + shield for Elemental; 1H mace + shield for Resto; and dual-wield 1H maces for Enhancement.

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
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.

Nightmares of Eternal Darkness

Faded Spirit-Wrencher Shoulders, Fireworm Robes, Gem-Inlaid Velvet Cinch, Gloves of Piscine Attraction + Bracers of Martyrdom, Brilliant Hexweave Cloak (3-670), Blood Weeper + Prophetic Cane*/Damnation/Twisted Visage
Dagger + off-hand for Shadow; Damnation for Holy; Twisted Visage for Disc. The Netherlord’s Staff of Summoning and Abracadaver also look great with this outfit.

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I made a few other new kits, too.

Blood Lust (Not Heroism)

Helm of Affinity, Vengeful Gladiator’s Ringmail Spaulders, Crimson Mail Hauberk, Scarlet Belt*, Inferno Forged Leggings, Vengeful Gladiator’s Ringmail Gauntlets, Earthbreaker’s Greaves, Rising Tide
A preliminary idea for a mail “Nightmare” kit that was entirely too much red. I really liked it, though, and I didn’t want to wait a week or two to make it with Kamalia Prime (and it’s not really very much her style anyway), so mini-Kam gets a new outfit.

Wyrmrest Protector

Temporal Pauldrons, Crimsonforge Breastplate, Girdle of Lordaeron’s Fallen, Bloodlord Legplates, Gauntlets of Cruel Intention, Boots of Zealotry, Tabard of the Wyrmrest Accord, Firethorn Mindslicer, Red Dragonscale Protector
I originally planned to make this outfit concept — red dragon shoulders & shield + Wyrmrest tabard — with my Paladin, but then I thought, my Warrior can use shields, too, so why should my Paladin get to have all the fun?
It always surprises me how dark and subdued the colors in these shoulders are. I think that the red recolor of the Warrior T1 set, with the belt from the red recolor of the Paladin T6 set, is a suitable intermediate shade of red to bridge the difference between the maroon of the shoulders and the crimson and scarlet of the tabard and shield.

Cloud Rider

Grievous Gladiator’s Ironskin Spaulders, Jinxed Hoodoo Skin, Pennyroyal Belt, Clefthoof Britches & Wanderboots, Grips of Slicing Electricity (LFR), Order of the Cloud Serpent Tabard, Staff of Trembling Will
Everyone else in the Lotus Garden collection had gotten a new outfit, so I decided to give Kate a new outfit, too. This is another of my favorite tabards from Pandaria. I love its soft, pastel colors.
Here is an alternate version of the outfit using the Belt of the Silent Path, which has very similar colors to the tabard, and the Mantle of Wicked Revenge.

Pandaren Parasol

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

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The other day, I had a bit of an obsessive-compulsive fit and updated the image links in all of my themed Transmogrification collection posts that feature specific items. These posts are now linked at the bottom of the main Transmogrification page using icons of the featured items.

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This series of posts began because I set myself a goal to document new Transmogrification outfits in a more timely fashion. As soon as I create a new outfit, I write it up in a draft post. As the weekend approaches, I start working on taking fashion screenshots, processing them, and updating “Things my [Class] Wears” posts. On Sunday — though not every Sunday — I publish the collection of my recent efforts. Then I begin the next “Sunday on the Promenade” draft post.

Occasionally, I have ideas for themed Transmogrification collections that take several months to completely assemble. Thus, some of these outfits might get re-posted at a later date as part of such a themed Transmogrification collection.

If any of you, my dear readers, have kits that you’d like to share, I’d be happy to add you to the show! Just email me your picture(s), along with a list of the items in the outfit. I don’t regularly check my blog email, though, so if you’ve sent me an outfit, please make a comment on the most recent Sunday Mog Show post so that I know to check my blog email for your contribution.

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Yeah, yeah, I know, Mists is so two expansions ago. Nonetheless, the Golden Lotus Tabard is one of my favorites not just from Pandaria, but from all the available tabards.

Serene Lotus

Crown of the Fire Festival, Replica Virtuous shoulders robe & belt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Drape of the Twins, Golden Lotus tabard
This is the blindingly obvious outfit for a cloth-wearer to use with this tabard.

Glowing Lotus

Lawbringer Armor with Sunsoul Helm, Dawnsteel Shoulders, Drape of the Twins, The Willbreaker, Don Carlos’ Drifting Shield, and Golden Lotus tabard
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.

Vision Lotus

Crusader’s Pauldrons, Dreamwalker Armor, Triumphant Girdle, Emberweave Leggings, Ornate Gauntlets & Greaves, Cloak of Tranquil Clouds, Mace of Serenity, Talador Spellbarrier, Golden Lotus tabard
Although it would have been very easy to make this kit all golden, it needed some silver in it to harmonize with the white of the tabard.

Zen Lotus

Whisper Jerkin, Vine Waistband, Bluegill Breeches*, Runesworn Grips, Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes, Cloak of Tranquil Clouds, Golden Saronite Dragon, Golden Lotus tabard
It took a couple of weeks of planting Enigma Seeds and harvesting & replanting anything that wasn’t a Golden Lotus to get a garden completely full of them.

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Kamalia’s forays into Suramar were scattered and disorganized, and I felt like I’d done a few things out of order. When Kaelinda reached level 110, I resolved to go through Suramar with her much more carefully and methodically.

I tackled the introductory questlines one or two in a sitting. First, meeting Thalyssra and discovering what Kel’danath had been up to with the Withered. Next, meeting Occuleth and Valtrois. Finally, going into the city to meet the Lunastres and bringing the arcan’dor seed to Shal’aran.

I liked Occuleth the best of the three lead Nightfallen characters when I finally got around to meeting him with Kamalia. After doing the introduction to Suramar again with Kaelinda, I still like Occuleth the best. He’s such a hoopy frood. I really enjoyed the puzzle-game feeling of his workshop — figuring out where all the teleporters go and which sites are connected — and the amazing views of the zone and the city from each of his cliffside terraces.

The next step, before going too much deeper into Suramar City, was to activate all the leyline feeds.

Now, what should I do next?
I see exclamation points on my map for Jandvik, Tel’Anor, Moon Guard, Irongrove Retreat, and Felsoul Hold, so I can probably just go do those side-quest areas without waiting/needing to get breadcrumbs for them from Thalyssra. But I also know that there are two other quests in Felsoul Hold and one quest near Crimson Thicket that aren’t showing up on the map… maybe I should wait to get breadcrumbs for those from Thalyssra?
Or should I focus on doing the main storyline in the City, and leave the side-quest areas for later?
I should at least go do Jandvik so that those vrykul will be friendly the next time I have to run through their town on my way to Occuleth’s undersea survey.

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