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

121) Primal Cyclonic

Cyclonic Battlegear with Stormbender Maul and Squallbreaker Shield
Mail set from the Primal Storms Dragonflight pre-launch event.

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After a couple of hours (cumulative) of fiddling around with my UI and Talents, here’s what I’ve settled on for now. This might last for all of Dragonflight, or it might last only until next week. Click on the scaled images to see the full-size images.

Elemental Shaman

Balance Druid

Whenever Kaurinka manages to move on from Ardenweald, she’ll rearrange her talents to grab the Talent version of Convoke the Spirits. As long as she’s still there, however, the original Covenant version will be superior.

Fire Mage

Frost Mage

Arcane Mage

I’m happy to see Radiant Spark in the Mage Talent trees, but I would rather have had Mirrors of Torment in there, too, instead of Shifting Power.

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As much for my own reference when choosing new Talents in the new trees as anything else, here are the talent layouts I’ve been running with my Mains in Shadowlands — but really more or less since… when was it? Cataclysm? Mists of Pandaria?… the time when the three-talent rows were first introduced.

Elemental Shaman

Restoration Shaman

Balance Druid

Fire Mage

Frost Mage

Arcane Mage

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

120) Eonar’s Breath

Totem Matriarch’s Headdress, Firebird’s Mantle (LFR), Emerald Wings of Awakening, Firebird’s Tunic (LFR), Jade’s Lovely Shirt, Binder’s Chain of Unending Summer (LFR), Talon Branch, Nettlehusk Barrier
The wood-textured sculpts of the shoulders and the panels on the skirt of the robe, along with the bright green feathers, made this Mists tier set an easy choice to go with the green wings. In fact, after I’d created this kit with Kam, I saw a Dark Iron Dwarf Shaman in Oribos who was also wearing these wings and this robe together. I chose wooden weapons to continue the Green Dragonflight thematic motifs.

119) Unleashed Time

Helm of Unleashed Energy, Eternal Traveler’s Spaulders, Bronze Wings of Awakening, Earthen Embrace, Eternal Traveler’s Gauntlets, Eternal Traveler’s Waistwrap, Ordon Legend-Keeper Legguards, Titan-Forged Sabatons of Triumph, Vagaries of Time (N), Timepiece of the Bronze Flight (N)
With the bronze wings, of course Kamalia had to use her favorite Bronze Dragonflight-themed weapons from Dragon Soul.

118) Pulsing Tides

Drakefire Headguard, Wayfaring Shoulderguards (stage 3), Ruby Wings of Awakening, Inferno Forged Hauberk, Wrathfin Gloves, Tracker’s Belt, Oronok’s Old Leggings, Wrathfin Greaves, Rising Tide, Pulsing Spellshield
This handsome gray and red recolor of the Blue Dragonscale set seemed just right to go with the Ruby Wings of Awakening.
I carried this shield for a long time back in the day, so to use it in a kit again is unexpectedly comforting.

117) Guardian of Coldarra



Diadem of the Spell-Keeper, Relentless Gladiator’s Linked Spaulders, Azure Wings of Awakening, Blue Dragonscale Breastplate, Outrunner’s Gloves, Shokell’s Grim Cinch, Blue Dragonscale Leggings, Outrunner’s Slippers, Warmongering Gladiator’s Gavel (H), Zom’s Crackling Bulwark
Blue Dragonscales and ice and magic and stuff.

116) Lavaquake

Vindictive Gladiator’s Ringmail Armor with Crown of Flame (N), Obsidian Wings of Awakening, Wild Gladiator’s Waistguard of Prowess, Doomhammer (PvP, first tint), and Drillborer Disk
Thinking about the sorts of places where the Black Dragonflight is found, this set immediately came to mind.
“Firelord” is of course the only appropriate title to wear with this ensemble.

115) Gormhusk

Gormhusk Armor with Dazzling Spectacles, Shadowlace Cloak, Steelscale Crushfish, and Extinct Turtle Shell
Mail World Quest set from Ardenweald. I’m not quite sure why I wanted to put the silly weapons with it, other than that they had good colors.
Other colorations of this set:

Forgehand’s (Bastion), Fleshscale (Maldraxxus), Darkwing Rebel’s (Revendreth), Shadowscale (Crafted)

114) Tideshaper II


Blue Tricorne Hat, Crosswind Shoulderguards, Runewarden’s Greatcloak, Circuit-Linked Chainmail, Fletcher’s Nimble Grips, Girdle of the Scroll-Sages, Kilt of Rolling Thunders, Sharas’dal (upgraded, first tint), Coldscale Shield
Kamalia wanted a new kit, and she wanted to wear this outfit, which is a slight modification of a kit that I originally created for my Dwarf Shaman (#15) about two years ago.

113) Anthem of the Elements

Anthemic set with Dazzling Spectacles, Turncoat’s Cape, Tihan (LFR), and Felbark’s Shin
Here’s Kamalia, level 60 and all decked out in Zereth Mortis BOEs from the AH. She’s my sixth, and perhaps last, level 60 for Shadowlands. Having used a Broker Mark of Distinction to set her Renown with the Night Fae to 40 immediately after activating Threads of Fate, she reached level 60 already at Renown 65.

112) Dreamthorn

Dreamthorn Armor with Dazzling Spectacles, Runewarden’s Greatcloak, Duskwarder Gavel, and Duskwarder Shield
One evening, I spontaneously decided to level Kamalia instead of playing with my Mages. I guess I was missing her. Soon, she’d gained four levels and a mishmash of gear from WQs in all four zones. She’d chosen Threads of Fate and the Night Fae at level 50, so I unified her look by Mogging everything to the Ardenweald leveling quest set. I was so glad when I discovered that choosing Threads of Fate automatically grants the appearances of all the skipped leveling storyline quest rewards!
Other colorations of this set:

Waylight (Bastion), Flesh Architect’s (Maldraxxus), Soul Hunter’s (Revendreth), Desolate Scale (Crafted)

111) Astral Insight




Dazzling Spectacles, Celestial Observer’s Constellations Starshroud & Buckle, Pure Sight Vestments & Slippers, Formidable Legguards & Gauntlets, Lifepath Hammer, Melody Defender’s Bulwark
This ensemble is mostly a mashup of the Celestial Observer’s and Pure Sight sets. I thought it might look neat with some silver pants — and these bluish-silver Classic pants look like they were made to go with this chestpiece!

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Like my four year-old who is so excited for Halloween, I “can’t wait” for Patch 9.1.5 because I’m so excited to be able to bring Kamalia to the Shadowlands without having to go through that introductory Maw experience one more time. As I’ve played with my Mages, Druid, Priest, and Warlock, I’ve found myself missing slinging Flame Shocks and Lava Bursts and Chain Lightnings and Earthquakes as an Elemental Shaman. I also just miss being Kamalia because she’s my oldest and “flagship” character.

With Kamalia in the Shadowlands, I’ll have three of the four armor classes there. That makes it tempting to also bring out my Paladin, Karelia. Then I’d want to bring my Tauren Priest, Kaohana, so that I’ll have all four armor classes as Tauren, and because the twins don’t like to be separated. But I know that that’s more alts than I can really manage, so I am telling myself quite firmly that I am only going to advance Kamalia.

I plan to matriculate Kamalia with the Night Fae and then slowly level her with my favorite no or minimal combat World Quests. After Kamalia has acquired all of the Night Fae stuff I’d like her to have, I’ll covenant swap her to the Kyrian to get their gorgeous set — at least the Campaign coloration; I may or may not also go for the Renown coloration — then swap back to the Night Fae.

In thinking about what kind of Covenant hopping I might want to do with my other characters, I began to think about which characters I might want to bring ahead to 10.0. Which characters will need to cycle through all the Covenants so that they’ll have access to all the things to Mog with in the future? Over the past few expansions (Shadowlands included), I’ve figured out that I can handle about four active characters at a time. The four characters I want to keep actively playing for as long as I keep playing WoW are Kamalia, Kerisa, Kaelinda, and Kaelyla. Kamalia only wants Night Fae and Kyrian stuff, and Kerisa only wants Night Fae stuff. It’s just the Mages who really want stuff from all four of the Covenants. So, after Kaelinda has reached 80 Renown and unlocked unlimited Covenant hopping, and after I’ve completed all of the 9.0 Covenant Campaigns with the designated characters, I’ll want Kaelinda and Kaelyla to each take turns with all of the Covenants. I’m imagining having them work together to collect the sets from the Korthia daily quests…

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I was telling BTH about Shadowlands and how I was leveling a relatively new character (Kaelyla) to play in it. Talking to BTH about the characters I had been actively playing, I realized that while I enjoy my Boomkin and my Mages and my Destro-Lock, I missed my Elemental Shaman.

I recalled Kamalia from Thunder Bluff and sent her off to acquire her Shroud of Resolve.

I looked at the Covenant armor sets again and began to consider recalling Karaelia (Tauren Paladin) from the Sanctum of Light to get her Shroud of Resolve, too, because dangit if that Kyrian plate set doesn’t look pretty (though she’d wear it with alternate helm and shoulders).

Still, neither Kamalia nor Karaelia will be in the first group of characters to go to the Shadowlands — unless BTH decides to give Shadowlands a look and I bring Kam out to play with him.

Looking at the Kyrian sets again, I thought how Priestly the cloth set looks. I hadn’t yet used the level 120 Boost that came with purchasing Shadowlands (something I did shortly after Kaelyla dinged 120), partly because I couldn’t decide which existing character to give it to. I thought, I have a Blood Elf Mage and a Blood Elf Warlock, so why not have a Blood Elf Priest, too, to go Kyrian? Golden-eyed and golden-haired, of course…


So, um, yeah.
Four Eversong Elves for four Shadowlands Covenants.

Kaylynda will still go to the Shadowlands, but now she doesn’t have to choose Kyrian if she decides that she’d be a better fit with the Night Fae or the Venthyr…

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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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I doubt that I’m going to spend much time on Classic, but sure, why not reserve some characters?

I’m on Myzrael, by the way.

When Classic goes live — though probably not on the 27th — I will create a few more characters: Tauren Hunter Keturikka, Tauren Warrior Keijikka, and Dwarf Paladin Kyraleikka.

Will I ever play any of them significantly? Well, probably not…

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

110) Pure Far-Sight



Garb of Pure Spirit with Dazzling Spectacles, Duskwarder Gavel, and Frostwolf Spiritguard Shield
The first thing I did after Patch 9.1.5 launched was bring Kamalia to Oribos and then to the Heart of the Forest. She had been wearing her Eternal Traveler outfit for almost a year, so she was very ready for a new outfit. At level 50 and 1 Renown, I am delighted that she can wear her covenant’s Renown 60 cosmetic armor!
This shield design from the Warlords of Draenor Shadowmoon Valley suite coordinates beautifully with the Ardenweald aesthetic.

109) Eternal Winds




Helm of Unleashed Energy/Dazzling Spectacles, The Wavemender’s Mantle, Eternal Traveler Raiment & Gauntlets, Earthgrasp Girdle (N), Constellus, Faithless Skyrider’s Shield
For this kit, I wanted to keep the Eternal Traveler’s robe, but bring in some distinctly Shamanic pieces. I kept the gloves, too, for how nicely they echo the glowing blue circle motif in these Shaman Tier 5 recolor shoulders. This Val’kyr-like helm fit the set both thematically and in color. Perfect!

108) Ancestral Skirmisher

Ancestral Chieftain’s Headdress Greatbelt Grasps & Hoofbands, Shoulderguards of Shunned Duty, Shamblehide Chestguard, Scale Leggings of the Skirmisher, Thunder Bluff Tabard, Spell Axe of the Speaker, Saltstone Shield
I saw a fellow in Dazar’alor wearing these Legion shoulders with the Tauren Heritage Armor and thought it looked pretty neat, so naturally Kam needed to try out the combo for herself.

107) Elemental Hypertech

Steamworker’s Goggles, Shoulderguards of Dark Meditations (LFR), Mountain Stream Ringmail, Belt of the Iron Prison (LFR), Tristam Legguards*, Bonelink Gauntlets, Boots of Elemental Torment, Rustbolt Resistance Tabard, Skullstone Hammer*, Gizlock’s Hypertech Buckler
The core concept of this outfit is the combination of the tabard, the mace, the shield, and the shoulders. Once I’d thought of it, it became a bee in my bonnet that just had to be done. Initially, I wasn’t quite sure what I’d do for the rest of the outfit, but it’s come together quite nicely, I think.

106) Highmountain Watersinger


Mountain Throne Coif, Shoulderguards of Shunned Duty, Val’kyr Vestments, Titan-Forged Waistguard of Triumph, Frost Witch’s Legguards (10 N), Grips of Fierce Pronouncements, Rivermane War Harness, Coldsinger Scepter
Recently, I saw a Mulgore Tauren Shaman wearing this combo of hat & shoulders with the Tauren Heritage Armor. I thought it looked fantastic. That reminded me that I rather like these pieces, so when Kamalita wanted a new kit, I started with them. The rest of the pieces (except for the weapon) in this kit are from Northrend. I didn’t realize that the chestpiece, belt, and gloves are all part of the same set until I’d got the outfit finished. No wonder those items look so good together!

105) Falling Petals II

Crown of Boundless Courage, Brigade Pauldrons & Boots, Wrathfin Armor & Legguards, Merciless Belt, Scarlet Gauntlets, Snowfall Shawl, Wild Gladiator’s Gavel
The pink flower crown prompted me to revisit this outfit concept, previously seen in Shaman outfits #4 and #37.

104) Spirit Link



Crown of Everlasting Fortune, Relentless Gladiator’s Linked Spaulders, Vest of Living Lightning, Belt of the Iron Prison (LFR), Kilt of Rolling Thunders, Fletcher’s Nimble Grips, Ancestral Chieftain’s Totem/Rivermane War Harness, Furbolg Medicine Totem, Sternhorn’s Shield
For many long and lonely years, Kamalia wondered if she would ever find her life partner. During the campaign against the Legion in the Broken Isles, she finally found him in Haitou Rivermane, one of Jale Rivermane’s sons.

103) Rolling Rapids


Dragonrider’s Harness, Girdle of the Scroll-Sages, Kilt of Rolling Thunders, Axeclaw Gauntlets, Fresh-Haft Axe
Mini-Kam pointed out that as she is now a Highmountain Tauren, and from the same continent as the Stormheim Dragonriders, she really ought to get a chance to wear this chestpiece, too. The combination with this particular kilt was suggested by the overlay of the dark green tattoo patterns of the chestpiece on her blue warpaint.

102) Stormsurge

Spaulders of Meditative Focus, Dragonrider’s Harness, Azsh’ari Stormsurger Links, Earthmover Kilt, Stormscale Gloves, Portal-Ripper’s Staff
Kamalia was starting to get bored with the Heritage Armor, but I didn’t have any new ideas and I wasn’t remembering any backlogged ideas. While I was doing Hallow’s End stuff in Stormwind with Kaelyla, I saw a Pandaren Shaman wearing the Dragonrider’s Harness with a kilt (not this one) and that sparked this idea.

101) Ancestral Totemic

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor with Replica Vest of The Five Thunders + Sanctified Frost Witch’s Legguards/Mail of Crimson Coins (H) + Replica Kilt of The Five Thunders, and Staff of the Earthmother
After wearing the Heritage of the Shu’halo set as-is for awhile, it was time to mix it up a bit. For a Shaman, I wanted to use a kilt. I hadn’t thought of this combo of chestpiece and kilt until I happened across it while working on this outfit — and I rather like it! After another while, I freshened up the outfit a little by swapping the sets of the chestpiece and kilt.

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

15) Tideshaper

Crosswind Shoulderguards, Circuit-Linked Chainmail, Girdle of the Scroll-Sages, Kilt of Rolling Thunders, Fletcher’s Nimble Grips, Battlebound Treads, Spell Axe of the Farseer, Tideguard Bulwark
The turquoise color of this chestpiece suggested pairing it with this kilt. I’d kind of like to have a Kul Tiran Shaman to wear this outfit. Maybe after I’ve recruited them, I’ll race-change Kjerstin…

14) On the Rim of the Sky II

Headguard of Vast Destruction, Dragonrider’s Harness Legguards & Grips, Wild Combatant’s Waistguard of Cruelty, Battlebound Treads, Chagan’s Cheery Chopper, Kaskala Buckler
This chestpiece looks cooler on Kjerstin than it did on Kamalia, partly because Kjerstin’s paler skin tone allows greater contrast with the tattoo markings and partly because Kamalia’s mane obscured much of the tattoo pattern on the back.

13) Azsh’ari Stormsurger

Azsh’ari Stormsurger Benthic Mail Armor with Boggspine Knuckles and Wheel of the Lost Hope
After Kamalia obtained a complete Benthic armor set but didn’t want to wear it as her next outfit, Kjerstin got to wear it instead.
I prefer it without the hat, though. I think the starfish over the eye just looks silly.
I thought I’d take the pictures for this outfit in Vashj’ir… but having been Boosted, Kjerstin hasn’t actually opened that portal yet.

12) Whispering Woods

Crone-Seeker’s Chainmail with Wheel of the Lost Hope
Interestingly, doing Battle for Azeroth quests on a character of one faction automatically awards the corresponding quest reward appearances to a character of the other faction. Thus, by the time Kamalia had quested all the way through Zandalar, Kjerstin’s wardrobe had filled up with the Kul Tiras quest mail armor.
After Winter Veil ended, Kjerstin wore her Ironforge Magma-Shaper kit until Kamalia had quested all the way through Zandalar and she could don a full set of Kul Tiran chainmail before even setting foot on the fabled island nation. This coloration of the Kul Tiras quest mail armor is obtained in Drustvar. Horde characters wishing to obtain this appearance should look for the Barrowknoll set on the AH.
I love the plaid-patterned padding under the leather and mail in this armor design!

11) Elements of Holiday Cheer

Green Winter Clothes with Bog Epaulets, Unyielding Fists, Brackwater Boots, Zangarra Scepter, and Emerald Shield/Red Winter Clothes with Engraved Pauldrons, Gauntlets of Divinity*, Boots of the Skybreaker, Firecrystal Mace, and Crest of Supremacy
The red version of this outfit turned out much better than the green, I think. The gloves I used are from the original version of Scarlet Monastery; if I didn’t happen to have them, I would have used the Bloodlust Gauntlets.
Unless I have some fabulous idea for a new kit, Kjerstin will go right back to wearing her Ironforge livery (#10) when the holiday is over.

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