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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 Dwarf Shaman. Outfits are listed from most recent to least recent. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

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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It wasn’t until I saw this Blizzcon interview summary that I realized that I’d totally overlooked the inexplicable absence of Mages from the Kul Tiran class listing. I guess I’d just assumed that it was so obvious that Kul Tirans would be able to be Mages that I didn’t look to see if they actually could.

So, um, now what class will I roll for my Kul Tiran? If I want her to be a clothie, so she can at least pretend to be a Mage, she’s going to have to be a Priest. I don’t care for the Druid forms… Oh hey, Kul Tirans can be Shaman? Hmm, maybe a Shaman?

Yay, they fixed it!

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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 (*).

100) Ancestral Chieftain’s Blessing

Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor
This isn’t really Kamalia’s 100th outfit, because she shares these pages with mini-Kam; and I’ve already made over 100 total Shaman outfits because of the ones on Kjerstin’s pages. Nevertheless, I wanted the official Outfit #100 to be something special. The Shu’halo Heritage Armor is perfect for that purpose.

99) Venerated of Zandalar


Pauldrons of Venerated Spirits (LFR), Stormstrike Vest, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Links of Accuracy, Isle Watcher’s Leggings, Torcali’s Grips of the Bounty, Gral Worshipper’s Waders, Tabard of the Zandalari Empire, The Fist of Ra-den/Doomhammer (Hidden appearance, 200 WQ tint)
The Troll-themed Antorus shoulders and Hidden appearances of the Elemental and Enhancement Artifact weapons were the natural choices to complement the Zandalari Empire tabard.

98) Roiling in the Deep

Mrgglurggl Spaulders & Grips, Dragonkiller Tunic, Axeclaw Belt, Legguards of Sleeting Arrows, Moccasins of Verdurous Glooms, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, Sharas’dal (upgraded, first tint)
I have long wanted to pair Sharas’dal with the lookalike version of the Naga/Murloc-themed Bastion of Twilight/Blackwing Descent Hunter Tier set. Alas, there was no lookalike item for the key piece of the set, the shoulders. The Mrgglurggl set from Battle for Azeroth‘s Island Expeditions solves this problem handily.

97) On the Rim of the Sky


Headguard of Vast Destruction, Dragonrider’s Harness, Industrial Lifting Belt, Charger’s Pants, Battlebound Grips & Treads, Ironsoul
I acquired this chestpiece and designed this outfit more with future use by a Dwarf or Kul Tiran Shaman in mind than for Kamalia herself.

96) Resilience of the Dunes

Resilient Outcast’s set with Fel-Chain Spaulders, Girdle of the Chosen Dead (LFR), and Sethrak Warden’s Staff
This is the Vol’dun coloration of the Zandalar leveling mail armor. Alliance characters wishing to obtain this appearance should look for the Bonepicker set on the AH.

95) Torcalin Teal

Torcalin Chainmail with Barrage Shoulders, Fel-Chain Cinch, Reliquary Explorer’s Drape, and Grave Watcher’s Longstaff
This coloration of the Zandalar leveling mail set is obtained in Zuldazar. The Horde appearance of the Shimmerscale Armor, the Battle for Azeroth crafted mail armor, matches this set. Alliance characters wishing to obtain this appearance should look for the Ravascale set on the AH.

94) Rivermane Rockbreaker


Whitewater set with Marksman’s Girdle, Highmountain Tabard, Rivermane War Harness, and Doomhammer
After Kamalia had recruited the Highmountain Tauren to join the Horde, mini-Kam got a makeover to become a Highmountain Tauren.
This is simply the Highmountain coloration of the Legion leveling mail set, with a plainer belt swapped in to allow the whole tabard to be seen.

93) Mulgore-Highmountain Liason

Willow Spaulders, Farseer’s Harness & Gauntlets, Lifecycle Waistguard (H), Infection Resistant Legguards, Tabard of the Highmountain Tribe, Battlehammer of the Sunwalker, Fel-Iron Shield, Highmountain War Harness
Kamalia chose this outfit, a variation on her earlier Highmountain Spirit-Guardian kit (#70), to wear to Baine’s grand feast for Mayla and the other Highmountain Tauren leaders.

92) Feathered Serpent

Totem Matriarch’s Headdress, Fel-Chain Spaulders, Willow Band Hauberk*, Vintage Duskwatch Cinch (N), Ulfgor’s Greaves of Bravery, Gauntlets of the Windreacher, Green Iron Boots, Axe of Rin’ji
This hat is super nifty because it’s a mail lookalike of an awesome cloth hat design. When Kamalia Prime picked it up from the corpse of a vignette creature in Nazmir, it didn’t fit with her current outfit very well — so mini-Kam gets to wear it instead.

91) Dazar’alor Daze

Death-Pledged Armor with Battleforge Shoulderguards, Fel-Chain Cinch, Zardax’s Tattered Drape, Mambo Hex Axe, and Loa-Binder Disc
I wasn’t initially a fan of the Zandalar mail leveing gear when I saw it in preview images, but now that I’ve seen it up close, I rather like it — as long as I swap out the helm, shoulders, and belt, that is. This coloration of the set comes from Nazmir.
Alliance characters wishing to obtain this appearance should look for the Zalamar set on the AH.

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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 (*).

10) Ironforge Magma-Shaper


Volcanic Pauldrons, Wayfaring Tunic (stage 1), Lightning Well Belt, Sanctified Frost Witch’s Legguards (25H), Erupting Volcanic Handwraps (N), Decimation Treads (N), Ironforge Tabard, Ironfoe, Royal Treasury Courier’s Shield
Usually I name outfits after I create them, while I’m writing them up to post. In this case, however, I had the idea for what I wanted to call Kjerstin’s Ironforge Tabard kit before I started designing it. These shoulders worked perfectly for that thematic motif, and then I built the rest of the outfit around that item.

9) Bright Brewmaiden


Captain’s set with Green Brewfest Hat, Golden Scale Shoulders, Knuckle Down, and Professor’s Sandwich Plate
An outfit mimicking the appearance of the Bright Brewmaiden summoned by the Bubbliest Brightbrew Charm dropped by Coren Direbrew. The NPC wears shoulders that are a unique recolor of the Priest T5 model, but the rest of her outfit is just the mail Captain’s set. Not having any decent maces to hand to Mog into tankards because I haven’t gotten around to doing the Doomhammer questline with Kjerstin yet, I chose the most inconspicuous fist weapon and the simplest platter-like shield from my collection to Mog over the Elemental Artifact.
A more accurately Brewmaiden-like hat would be the Thunderbringer’s Guard

— but I wanted to wear the Brewfest Hat.

8) Purple Stormclouds

Snake Spaulders, Stormstrike Vest, Band of the Night Raven, Earthfury Legguards, Bramblemail Gloves, Treads of the Wasteland (N), Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, Streamtalker Slicers, Cobalt Buckler*
I’ve wanted to make a kit with this chestpiece, a recolor of the Classic Shaman “Elements” set, for a very long time. When I was farming for T1 and T2 about a year ago, it occurred to me that the T1 pants would go quite nicely with it.
The belt, the shirt, and the shield pull out more of that turquoise accent color from the vest, making the kit more visually interesting than it would have been if it were all purple.
The Bastion of Twilight looming over Loch Modan freaks me out more than a little.

7) Lingering Embers

Otherworldly Pauldrons, Mountain Stream Ringmail, Warmonger’s Belt, Expedition Forager Leggings, Fletcher’s Nimble Grips, Warmongering Gladiator’s Footguards of Prowess, Tabard of Summer Skies, Amun-Thoth (LFR), Zom’s Crackling Bulwark
I thought about using the orange and red Rocket-Chief Pauldrons to bring some more orange into this outfit, but the gold and silver Otherworldly Pauldrons looked better with the tabard. So only a touch of orange, then, from the belt and the orb on the fist weapon… Oh hey, when I zoom in to get a closer look, these pauldrons have an orange band on them that complements the belt quite nicely!

6) Bonfire’s Blessing

Crown of Flame, Craterflame Spaulders, Vestment of Summer, Veteran’s Ringmail Girdle, Arrowflick Gauntlets, Radiant Boots, Claw of the Black Drake, Drillborer Disk
Between being a Hunter and a Miner, Kjerstin thought, when she became a Shaman, that she would find it easiest to commune with the elements of air and earth. She was surprised to find that she had the greatest affinity for fire.

5) Vindictive Farseer of the Alliance

Vindictive Gladiator’s Ringmail Armor with Helmet of Ten Storms and Sundered Waistband
It’s so nice that when I purchase a PvP appearance with a Horde-side character, I also get the corresponding Alliance appearance. Whenever there is gear with faction-dichotomous appearances, I almost always like the Alliance version better.
I looked at some other options for weapons, but the base appearance of the Elemental Artifact complements this armor so well that nothing else was better.

4) Stream Talker

Streamtalker Set with Squire’s Shirt
Boosted characters recieve this set of gear. It can also be obtained from the Warlords Garrison Salvage Yard.

3) Darkmoon Daredevil

Sparkleshell Mantle, Darkmoon Breastplate, Belt of the Gladiator, Soldier’s Leggings, Wastewalker’s Gauntlets*, Sabatons of the Flamewalker, Cloak of the Darkmoon Faire, Tremendous Tankard O’Terror, Driftmire Shield*
Don’t be fooled by the huge tankard — it’s just for show. Whether the mount is animal or mechanical, she’s one of the sharpest stunt riders at the Faire.
One thing the Transmogrification interface doesn’t tell me is if an item I’ve chosen is something that isn’t available anymore… /headdesk.

The Ice Cream Mitts are an excellent alternative for the gloves. The Shield of the Barrens is the most comparable shield design.

2) Glittering Prize

Glimmering Mail Pauldrons & Girdle, Lambent Scale Breastplate & Legguards, Mail Combat Gauntlets & Boots, Competitor’s Tabard, Thun’grim’s Mace*, Glyphed Buckler
An outfit using the Competitor’s Tabard from the in-game Battleground participation event celebrating the 2008 Summer Olympics, in honor of the 2016 Summer Olympics. At level 30, Kjerstin was able to use the chestpiece & leggings from my original Competitor’s Tabard mail designs, but she had to choose different gloves & boots. Although the cloth and leather kits looked complete without shoulders, I felt like the heavier appearance of the mail items was more balanced with shoulders included.
This mace was one of the possible rewards from a pre-Cataclysm low-level Horde Warrior questchain.

1) Element-Speaker

Mystical Pauldrons Vest & Kilt of Elements, Stormbringer Belt, Defender Gauntlets, Mail Combat Boots, Spell Axe of the Farseer, Royal Treasury Courier’s Shield
Kjerstin spent most of her early existence wearing variations on this outfit.

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

90) Shu’halo Raincaller


Mystical Pauldrons of Elements, Stormbreaker Chestguard, Warmongering Gladiator’s Waistguard of Victory, Infection Resistant Legguards, Praetorian’s Tidecallers, Black Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Sharas’dal (PvP, default tint)
This Tauren totem-themed appearance of the Restoration Artifact is one of my favorites, but I never expected to get it because it required PvP.
I collected Marks of Honor with the insta-WQ perk that about half of the classes had, though, and whenever the Bareback Brawl PvP World Quest rewarded Marks of Honor, I’d go do it. Apparently all of that accumulated enough Honor for my account to qualify for the PvP appearances of my Artifacts when the Battle for Azeroth PvP changes rolled out in Patch 8.0.

89) Farseer of the Earthen Ring

Battlebound Spaulders, Nexus-Strider Breastplate, Tol’Vir Hereditary Girdle, Frozen Forest Kilt, Farseer’s Gauntlets, Tabard of the Earthen Ring
An update of an earlier Earthen Ring kit (#15), to wear while doing the Artifact retirement quest chain in Silithus at the end of Legion.

88) Chains of the Chosen Dead

Chains of the Chosen Dead (N) with Stained Shoulderguards, Edge of the Tuskarr, and Ritualistic Shield
As much as I like the scrolling fire runes on the left side of the set shoulderpads, I dislike the huge dragon skull on the right side.

These simpler shoulderpads that I’ve chosen instead do allow the cool helm of this set to stand out more.

87) Seeker for the Tribe


Stormforged Shoulders, Shamblehide Chestguard, Sash of the Grand Hunt, Barbaric Legstraps, Murkblood Oven Mitts, Marauder’s Boots, Kodo Mallet + Sternhorn’s Shield/Tribute Gun, Thunder Bluff Tabard
Kamalia and Kawneiha do the “Mom & Me” thing to show off weapons to coordinate with this kit for both of the mail-wearing classes.

86) Magatha’s “Apprentice”

Rancorbite Spaulders, Wild Combatant’s Ringmail Armor & Gauntlets, Warmongering Gladiator’s Waistguard of Victory, Vindictive Gladiator’s Ringmail Kilt, Spell Axe of the Speaker
“Do exactly as I say, child.”
Now that she is one of the Farseers of the Earthen Ring, Kamalia doesn’t find Magatha nearly as intimidating as she once did. Instead, she finds herself trying very hard to not laugh aloud at the condescending, patronizing way that Magatha treats her. In real life, I’m sure I would find someone like Magatha incredibly difficult to put up with. From the other side of the screen, however, I find her characterization to be quite excellently done. And though Kamalia shares some of Muln’s outrage at having to cooperate with one who had caused so much harm to Thunder Bluff, she agrees with Nobundo that it is better to have Magatha and the Doomstone where the Earthen Ring can keep an eye on them.

85) Broken Peaks Stormshaper

Seaspray Mantle & Grips, Chestguard of the Stormspire, Vintage Duskwatch Cinch (N), Nobundo’s Earthshaper Kilt, Nifflevar Bearded Axe, Lifeforce Hammer
I was inspired to create this outfit by seeing a Tauren Hunter at Trueshot Lodge who was wearing this chestpiece & kilt combo (with different accessory pieces). This kilt is a reward from the Nobundo side-quest during the Battle for the Exodar scenario. When I did that scenario with Kam, I’d been partied with BTH and we’d thought that the quest was bugged because waves of imps (the first stage of the quest) just kept coming and the quest didn’t seem to be advancing. So we abandoned it. I did the Nobundo side-quest with Kaelinda when she did the Battle for the Exodar scenario, then skipped it with all my other alts. Fortunately, I hadn’t done the Battle for the Exodar scenario yet with mini-Kam, so I took her through it to acquire the kilt.
This axe, which is a Vrykul Archaeology rare item from Wrath, and this mace, which is a Blacksmithing crafted item from Cataclysm, share such similar design elements that I think they must have been created by the same artist at the same time — and therefore they ought to be used together by a character who can double-wield 1H weapons.

84) Elemental Magic


Empyrial Elemental Crown, Shoulderguards of Dark Meditations (LFR), Green Dragonscale Breastplate, Belt of Singed Shame, Wet Suit Leggings, Sundered Gauntlets & Footwraps, Netherbane
I was rather surprised when I won with this kit, and I don’t know how much of that to attribute to my contrarian and probably trollish voting pattern — in that particular contest only — of always picking the outfit that I thought the other contestants were not likely to pick when everyone else was on the stage. Then, because mini-Kam was bored of what she had been wearing, she decided to keep wearing it.

83) Azerite

Empyrial Elemental Crown, Relentless Gladiator’s Linked Spaulders, Warmongering Gladiator’s Ringmail Armor, Warmongering Gladiator’s Waistguard of Prowess, Marauder’s Gauntlets, War Mace of Unrequited Love, Ice Spire Scepter
The Sword of Sargeras is ugly and repulsive and creepy; Azerite, with its two-toned blue-yellow color, is strangely pretty.

82) Icy Moon

Crown of Good Fortune, Relentless Gladiator’s Linked Spaulders, Festive Teal Pant Suit, Edgemaster’s Handguards, Sparkleshell Sabatons, Ice Spire Scepter, Spiritsage’s Shield
The pale blue of the flowers reminded me of these icy-looking Wrath PvP shoulders.

81) Empyrial Legacy

Empyrial Elemental Crown, Dominant Combatant’s Ringmail Spaulders, Bramblemail Hauberk, Skettis Belt, Manaburst Legguards, Fathomheart Gauntlets, Wavefury Boots, Archon’s Gavel, Aldori Legacy Defender
Kamalia had collected enough upgrade gear that it was high time to equip it all — which of course meant time for a new outfit, too. I’d purchased the crafted Argus crown on the AH and daringly done a Warden Tower PvP quest for the shoulders, so I decided to build the outfit around those items.

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