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

3) Trial of Style: Winter Wear

Boneshredder set with Crimson Beanie, Swashbuckling Buccaneer’s Sash, and Miniature Winter Veil Tree
This theme was so easy for a dagger-wielding leather wearer 😀 This outfit placed 2nd, which was enough tokens to get the leather items I wanted.

2) Harlequin’s Hoard

Darkmoon Harlequin’s Bells with Demonic Gladiator’s Leather Helm, Trusty Treasure Trove, Demonic Gladiator’s Leather Slippers, Surgeon’s Needle and Rolfsen’s Ripper
I couldn’t decide which of these fancy daggers I liked better with this ensemble, so I used them both!

1) Dreadblades’ Plunder

Dread Admiral’s Bicorne, Exceptional Stormshroud Shoulders, Trusty Treasure Trove, Nobleman’s Coat, Bandit Gloves, Seafarer Belt, Nobleman’s Pantaloons, Bandit Boots, The Dreadblades (default, tint 1)
Kaiuna, formerly a Feral Druid, has always enjoyed playing at looking like a Rogue. The March 2023 Trading Post gave her two perfect items for her first official Rogue outfit!

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Before logging in with any of my Four Mains, first I needed to create the new alts that Patch 10.0 made possible!

Kaiuna was originally a melee Druid alt, and she’s always had Rogue-ish tendencies (see Things My Druid Wears #2).

This Kazithra is Kregga’s niece, named after her grandmother (my sometime Shadow Priest character).

The “j” in her name is pronounced as a “y” sound.

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A new interview with Brian Holinka dropped the tidbit (recapped here by Wowhead and here by Blizzard Watch) that starting in 10.0, all races will be allowed to be Priests, Mages, and Rogues. I am so excited!
I have been arguing ever since Cataclysm that if Tauren Druids could develop into Priests and Paladins, then Tauren Shamans should be likewise allowed to develop into Mages.
My Blood Elf Mage runs Fire, my Void Elf Mage runs Frost, and my Human Mage runs Arcane… but I never got my Human Mage out to Shadowlands, in part because I could never quite decide which Covenant would be the best fit to be her “home” Covenant. Awhile ago, I started imagining that if Tauren could just be allowed to be Mages, I could have a Blood Elf Fire Mage, a Void Elf Arcane Mage, and a Tauren Frost Mage…
Now the question is, should she be Mulgore Tauren or Highmountain Tauren? Well, actually, I’ll probably create one of each, because that’s just the way I roll. And she’ll probably end up being Boosted. I’ll want to have her in the Dragon Isles alongside Kaelinda, Kaelyla, Kamalia, and Kerisa. Furthermore, given how long it’s been taking me to get my Highmountain Tauren Druid leveled the conventional way so as to earn that Heritage Armor, I am just not into the leveling lowbie alts game these days.
As for Rogues, I think I see a Race Change coming my Rogue’s way…

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

51) Sin’dorei Swiftblade

Bloody Bandanna, Heritage of the Sin’dorei Pauldrons Leggings & Slippers, Cephalohide Jacket, Felshroud Belt & Gloves, The Sunbreaker
I got this Mythic coloration of the chestpiece of the Kul Tiras leather dungeon set from a lucky roll on an Azerite Armor 445 World Quest. It seemed like it would be a perfect fit for playing mix-and-match with the Sin’dorei Heritage Armor.

After the Shadowlands level squish, Kelisanna was level 45; if she were level 48, she could wear the Venthyr Crimson Death Shroud Boots or Harvester’s Court Slippers.

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Something that’s been bothering me about the Kyrians of Bastion ever since the initial previews at Blizzcon is how they all look like humans. My characters of other races won’t want to turn into humans in the afterlife, they’ll want to stay themselves.

I’d love to see some more skilled artist than myself create a set of images depicting each of the other player character races with the stance, clothes, blue & white coloration, and angelic wings of the Kyrian, but with the proportions and features unique to each race. #KyrianButStillMe

Looking at the Oribos and Bastion quest sets, Covenant cloak replacements, miscellaneous armor bits, and weapon models — and the various NPC and creature models, though I’m not going to link those Wowhead datamining posts — I’m definitely finding myself drawn most strongly to the aesthetics of Bastion/Kyrian and Ardenweald/Night Fae.
* Kaelinda will still be pursuing Revendreth/Venthyr (because Kael’thas), and my Demon Hunter and Rogue are getting all googly-eyed over what has been shown so far of the Revendreth/Venthyr leather gear.
* All of my other Mages are going nope-nope-nope about the Maldraxxus/Netherlords gear. Yes, even my Forsaken Mage. Kivrinne says, “I’m not that kind of Forsaken! When I eventually go to the Shadowlands for real, I’m going to want to be Kyrian!”
* My Warlock, however, is looking at the Maldraxxus/Netherlords stuff and rubbing her chin saying, “hmmmm, I could maybe go for that cloak replacement with the green floaty stones…”

I haven’t yet pre-purchased Shadowlands because I decided to hold off on doing that until I’d gotten a character of each armor type to level 120 in BfA. So I’ve still got to get Kerisa to level 120 before I’ll buy Shadowlands — but when I do, Kerithian and Kalaneia are now bickering over who will get the level 120 Boost.
* Kalaneia says that she should get it so that she can go be my ambassador to Maldraxxus/Netherlords, since all the Mages are too wimpy to do it.
* Kerithian says that she should get it so that she can be the Druid who will go to Ardenweald/Night Fae, because now that I’ve written two small children into Kerisa’s RP story, how can I possibly put Kerisa’s family through the trauma of sending her to the Shadowlands? and it is uncertain if I’ll manage to get Kasheena leveled to 120 in time for Shadowlands.

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

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

1) In the Shadows of the Shadows

Replica Darkmantle Armor with Wicked Leather Headband and Vibro Knife
I’d thought about getting this set for my Demon Hunter — and indeed I have seen it on other Demon Hunters — but it wasn’t until I made a Void Elf Rogue that I had to have it to Mog over her heirlooms.
Kyrieana is a double agent — though she now appears to be working for the Alliance, her true loyalty remains with Silvermoon. On assignment from the Regent-Lord’s intelligence corps, she infiltrated Magister Umbric’s group. Her reports contributed to Regent-Lord Theron’s judgment that their research into the Void was too dangerous. She remained with the group after they were banished from Silvermoon to continue monitoring their activites; thus, she found herself trapped with all the others when the Incident occurred at the Telogrus Rift. When Alleria at last allowed her to leave Telogrus, Kyrieana made her way to the Ghostlands as quickly as she could and pledged renewed loyalty to Silvermoon, and her intention to keep reporting the activities of the ren’dorei to the Regent Lord, to Halduron Brightwing.

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

50) Kul Tiran Swashbuckler

Blue Tricorne Hat, Extravagant Epaulettes, Vest of the Azerothian Champion, Fairweather Belt, Flame-Seared Leggings, Antiquity Handler’s Gloves, Ooey-Gooey Galoshes, The Dreadblades (default, Pillar of Creation tint)
This is mostly one of the variations of the leather Kul Tiras dungeon set, with a few substitutions.

49) Eversong Lookout

Lookout’s Tunic*, Lookout’s Pants, Bonechewer gloves & boots, Stung
While I’ve Hidden Kelisanna’s equipped chestpiece so as to show off the no-longer-avaliable pre-Cataclysm shirt version of the Level 1 chestpiece, I’ve actually put on the Level 1 pants. A more fully Mogged kit would use the Bonechewer pants. Kelisanna’s just sitting around in town for now, though, and I do love that unique lilac color in the Lookout’s items.

48) ARReady Got Enuff Crackers

Fleet Commander’s Hat, Gargantuan Mantle, Fierce Gladiator’s Leather Tunic Belt & Legguards, Bard’s Gloves & Boots, and Zorbin’s Mega-Chopper
Cap’n Crackers has to be Cap’n Crackers because there was already a pirate parrot pet named “Crackers” who would come sit on your shoulder when you /whistle at him. Crackers was originally the companion of Fleet Admiral Tethys. After Crackers defected to the Shadowblade during the Legionfall segment of the Rogue Order Hall campaign, Tethys replaced him with a monkey.
As awesome as the shoulders for the Antorus Rogue Tier set look, I had to trade them out for something a little smaller for this kit. They were too big for Crackers to perch on comfortably — though he’d sit on my shoulder when I first /whistled at him, as soon as I started moving, he’d start hovering over my head and would only come back to sitting on my shoulder if I sat down.

47) Carmine Dashing Scoundrel

Fierce Gladiator’s Leather Armor with The Dreadblades (upgraded, default tint)
This set has so many fabulous little details — and the hat was a Must Have!

46) Horde Scout

Fireguard Shoulders, Bladed Chaos Tunic, Aitokk’s Belt, Tough Mushanhide Leggings, Warhide Gloves, Black Featherlight Boots, Orange Martial Shirt, Scout’s Tabard, Wild Combatant’s Slicer
The boldness of this outfit in proclaiming “as a Horde Scout, I am exactly where I am supposed to be” was good cover for Kelisanna as she poked her nose into every aspect of Sylvanas’s operation in Ashenvale and Darkshore to make a full report for Regent-Lord Theron.

45) Quel’dorei at the Sunwell

Brutal Gladiator’s Leather Armor with Blue Linen Shirt and The Dreadblades (Pillar of Creation tint)
This ensemble, the Rogue PVP counterpart to the Sunwell raid set, is the outfit worn by Vereesa Windrunner.

44) Soot-Stained Glitter

Helm of the Fire Festival, Mantle of the Fire Festival, Vest of Forceful Fury, Headhunter’s Belt, Mennu’s Scaled Leggings, Gloves of Issued Challenge (LFR), Felshroud Boots, Master Builder’s Shirt, Alysra’s Razor (N)
A silly outfit for the Midsummer Fire Festival.
Because there isn’t much in the way of either gilding or solid bright yellow in leather, leather was the most difficult armor type to make an outfit to wear with this holiday hat and shoulders. Dark with gilded accents seemed like the best way to go.

43) Crimson Pugilist

Adventurer’s Bandana, Tribal Vest, Feral Cord, Wolf Rider’s Leggings, Bard’s Gloves & Boots, Tabard of the Scarlet Crusade, The Horseman’s Sinister Slicer
Although my Rogue is limited to using daggers or swords, a Monk ought to use an utterly simple fist weapon such as these classic brass knuckles with this kit.

42) Silvermoon Torch Runner

Bloody Bandanna, Silvermoon Tunic, Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch, Ghostclaw Leggings, Bonechewer Spikegloves & Shredboots, Yaungol Fire Carrier
Shortly after Transmogrification debuted, I participated in an Olympics-themed Transmogrification contest hosted by JD Kenada of Amateur Azerothian. Each contestant was assigned a faction to represent, though they only had to use the colors & thematic motifs of that faction in their first outfit, a kit for their flag-bearer in the opening parade of nationsfactions. I got Silvermoon, and designed a kit very much like this for my flag-bearer/torch runner.
I’ve made a few outfits that were very similar to this for Kelisanna in the past, but with the most recent Winter Olympics fresh in memory, I thought it an opportune moment to make this particular variation on the theme.

41) Omen of Plunder

Crown of Dark Blossoms, Bonechewer Shoulderguards, Festival Suit, Rope-Grip Gloves, Felshroud Boots
The black tint of the upgraded appearance of the Outlaw Artifact swords or the base red tint of the Mage Tower Challenge rapiers would also be fabulous with this outfit.

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

40) Crocolisk Hunter

Safari Hat, Boulder Pads, Overgrowth Cutter Vest, Batskin Belt, Ranger Pants, Guardian Gloves, Marius’ Soles of Slaying, Deckhand’s Shirt, Beasthunter Dagger*, Tabard of the Explorer
Between the chestpiece from Draenor and the boots from the Broken Isles, this isn’t a kit that a low-level Pet Battling alt could wear. It’s quite nice for a high-level alt who is finishing out their leveling using Pet Battles, though.
Fortunately, the place where Kelisanna had left off in the Sholazar Basin questline when she was leveling from 70 to 80 was right at the breadcrumb to start the chain leading to the croc-surfing quest.

39) Gaudy Runner

Bloody Bandanna, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch, X-52 Pilot’s Leggings, Runesworn Grips, Noble’s Fancy Boots, Miniature Winter Veil Tree
I just had to make a kit pairing the holiday sweater with these pants. And, of course, these fun holiday daggers must be used with the holiday sweater, too.

38) 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.

37) Tracer

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Spireflame Spaulders & Chestguard, Supple Waistguard (3-670), Ghostclaw Leggings, Gazlowe’s Gloves + Ghostwalker Bindings, Goat Hide Boots, Rustic Workman’s Shirt, Spellfire Longsword
I originally designed this attempt at a Tracer Transmogrification kit in honor of the official launch of Overwatch. The idea was primarily inspired by the slight stylistic similarity between the Spireflame chestpiece and Tracer’s jacket & chronomodulator device.
I decided that these brightly coloured pants were the best choice to mimic Tracer’s brightly coloured leggings, even though they’re the wrong bright colour. I thought the Goat Hide shoes were the best style match for Tracer’s sneakers, but they’re also the wrong colour. WTB this style of shoes in white, please!
I didn’t make the kit at the time partly because I couldn’t find a really good match for Tracer’s shades. It occurred to me, though, that the Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses would work quite nicely for that, so I needed to make the outfit before the 13th Anniversary event ended!

36) Chronoflexive

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Gargantuan Mantle, Supple Vest & Leggings (3-670), Thatch Eave Vines, Runesworn Grips, Ballast-Laden Footpads, Honed Fang of the Mystics
Who better than Kelisanna “The Fabulous” to model a leather kit to wear with these fabulous shades?
Though she’s not opposed to wearing an entire brightly-colored outfit, when there’s a specific brightly-colored item that she wants to be the focus of the outfit, she prefers to keep the rest of the ensemble darker and more subtly embellished.

35) Dunestrider

Mask of the Unforgiven, Broodmother Armor, Eighty Silver Links, Warmongering Gladiator’s Leggings, Runic Leather Gauntlets, Marius’ Soles of Slaying, Cloak of the Shrouded Mists, Keen Marshfang Slicer
I’m not too fond of the pants that are in the set with this chestpiece — but these pants look great with it!

34) Dusky Sunreaver Herald

Bonechewer Shoulderguards, Raging Spirit Harness, Murkblood Belt, Fel Leather Leggings, Blacksting Gloves, Goat Hide Boots, Wind-Reaver’s Dagger of Quick Strikes, Amber Slicer of Klaxxi’vess, Sunreaver Tabard
I’ve long thought that the Mantid-styled daggers from Pandaria would look great with the Sunreaver tabard. I didn’t get around to doing the Argent Tournament with my Rogue until just recently, though.

33) 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.

32) Rolfsen’s Right Hand

Mighty Spaulders, Dementia Vest, Slayer’s Belt, Bonechewer Ripleggings & Shredboots, Runic Leather Gauntlets, Rolfsen’s Ripper
These elegant, beautiful daggers wanted an elegant, sleek kit to go with them. Admittedly, the color is not particularly suited for sneaking around at night — rather, imagine her standing unobtrusively just within earshot of Lor’themar Theron, Grand Magister Rommath, or Halduron Brightwing at an elite Silvermoon sociopolitical function.

31) Tinkerbell

Supple Shoulderguards (3-670), Lo’ap’s Tunic of Muck Diving, Thick Qirajihide Belt, Clefthoof Britches, Gloves of the Hidden Temple, Hive Tunneler’s Boots, Dragonscale-Encrusted Longblade
I was going to call this outfit something else, until I saw how the swords looked sheathed crossed on her back…

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

30) Jedi Knight

Meowl’s Mane, Nightglaive’s Vest, Silentleaf Belt, Yeti Hide Britches, Ranger Gloves + Efrem’s Bracers, Duskbat Exterminator’s Treads, Grimtotem Cloak, Spellfire Longsword
Not an attempt to replicate any one Jedi costume specifically, of course, just an attempt to capture the general aesthetic of Jedi apparel. Maybe a little bit of Leia and Padme in their Action Girl clothes, too.

29) Wood Elf

Blighthound Master’s Hood, Shoulderpads of the Forgotten Gate (N), Midnight Chestguard, Refurbished Demolisher Gear Belt, Leggings of the Empty Throne, Overgrowth Cutter Gauntlets, Barkchip Boots, Green Workman’s Shirt, Enchanted Azsharite Felbane Dagger*
The shoulders, hat, and belt I’d chosen to go with the blue & brown version of this chestpiece work equally well with the green & brown version, so then it was just a matter of finding pieces for the other slots.

28) Omen of the Dark Hour

Blighthound Master’s Hood, Shoulderpads of the Forgotten Gate (N), Tunic of the Dark Hour, Refurbished Demolisher Gear Belt, Warpscale Leggings, Ironpelt Mitts, Ghost Walker Treads, Cobra Shortblade
The combination of medium and dark blues and maroons shading to browns in this chestpiece and pants really appealed to me.
I wanted to do a daggers kit for a change, so I set up Kelisanna’s Subtlety spec. Subtlety was her specialization of choice right up until the announcement that Combat would be reworked & renamed into Outlaw; the idea of being a spy or a sneaky thief who only kills when necessary & unavoidable appeals to me more than being an outright Assassin does.

27) Girl Genius

Tactical Headgun, Gypsy Tunic, Felshroud Belt, Bladefang Legguards, Softfinger Grips, Vision-Tainted Treads, White Linen Shirt, Skullstone Hammer* + Supposed Mace/Arclight Spanner + Tork Wrench*
Scanning through my 1H weapon collection with other characters, seeing this wrench-styled mace reminded me that I’d been wanting to make my Rouge an outfit loosely modeled after Agatha Heterodyne for ages — I first imagined this outfit concept as
a “Girl Genius” Hallow’s End Costume for my Mage way back in 2009.

26) Gold Digger

Stylin’ Jungle Hat, Prospector’s Chestpiece, Ruffian Belt*, X-52 Pilot’s Leggings, Pirate Sinker’s Gloves + Cranefeather Bindings, Rapscallion Boots, Shovel of Mercy, Garden Hoe
Having done a kit with the one Stylin’ leather hat, now I needed to do a kit with the other.

25) Stylin’ Songbird

Stylin’ Purple Hat, Songbird Blouse, Ruffian Belt*, X-52 Pilot’s Leggings, Rope-Grip Gloves, Rapscallion Boots
This hat and chestpiece are an obvious combination, perfect for when one’s Rogueish purpose for being on the prowl is to break as many hearts as possible.
The red stripes on the pants do detract from the effect, but at least they’re not very visible in a straight-on front or back view.

24) Sin’dorei Duelist

Terokk’s Mask, Silvermoon Tunic, Pilgrim’s Belt, Ghostclaw Leggings, Bonechewer gloves & boots, Dazzling Mithril Rapier
A very classic look for a Blood Elf Rogue.

23) Vrykul Swordmaiden

Blighthound Master’s Hood, Hateful Gladiator’s Leather Spaulders, Overgrowth Cutter Vest & Breeches, Belt of the Raptor, Oilrag Handwraps* + Cranefeather Bindings, Kafa Leather Boots, Dragonsaw Boneblade
There are so many good piratey swords that aren’t the Dreadblades that I was having trouble choosing which one to use next. So instead of doing something piratey, I decided to build an outfit around this combination of shoulders & chestpiece. The rich brown Overgrowth Cutter variation is my favorite color of this particular style of Warlords quest reward leather, and I’d previously noticed how nicely these shoulders matched it.
During Warlords, I concluded that the Shadowmoon Cowl was my favorite hood style so far, and I wished that it were available in brown or black leather. This Legion leather hood matches the style of the Shadowmoon Cowl pretty closely, and it is available in both brown and black. Hurrah!
I’ve specified the bracers because these gloves are so short on the wrist that they need the tiniest possible bracers for the bracers not to show.

22) DeMeza’s Rival

Netherstorm Eyepatch, Burnt Leather Vest, Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch, Bluegill Breeches*, Ranger Gloves* + Bracers of Determined Resolve, Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes, Revilgaz’s Cutlass
Oh, it is a lovely thing to be a Pirate Queen!

21) Dread Admiral

Fleet Commander’s Hat, Dread-Rider Shoulders, Nobleman’s Coat & Pantaloons, Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch, Bandit Gloves, Rapscallion Boots
This rather formal outfit will be just the first of many pirate-themed kits inspired by the Outlaw Rogue Artifact weapon, the Dreadblades Fate & Fortune.
Although the outfit looks nice without shoulders, it somehow didn’t feel quite right for an Admiral to not have epaulets.

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