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Spring semester classes begin on Monday. I feel like I am about to be swept down a rushing river, to wash up half-drowned on some faraway shore in May.

I’ve updated the relevant “Things my Character Wears” pages for the five characters who’ve gone through the Maw to Oribos with a couple of screenshots from the introduction to Oribos that show off their Eternal Traveler outfits nicely.

Angelic Clarion

Crown of the Fire Festival, Mantle of the Avatar, Aurora Robe, Cord of Uncertain Devotion, Steps of the High Priest, Sigilback’s Smashshell, Ritual Bell
With the holidays over, a few item swaps convert Keliora’s previous outfit into one that can be worn year-round — and is perfectly suited to questing in Bastion, as well!

Full of Stars

Ren’dorei Mantle Belt & Leggings, Popular Pupil’s Mitts, Corpse-Stitcher’s Treads, Rich Purple Silk Shirt, Aluneth (default, Light’s Hope tint)
Kaelyla will choose the Night Fae because she has discovered that being in Ardenweald somehow soothes and quiets the whispers of the Void, whereas the other realms agitate them and make them harder to push away. Out-of-character, however, Kaelyla’s fate to choose the Night Fae is all about aesthetics. This outfit is intended to highlight the similarities between certain aspects of the Ren’dorei visual aesthetic and the Ardenweald/Night Fae visual aesthetic — and to coordinate with a certain on-quest visual effect from the Tranquil Pools. I’ll update the listing on the appropriate “Things my Void Elf Mage Wears” page with screenshots from that quest when she gets there in her leveling journey.

Harvester of Demons

Horns of the Left Hand Path, Felsoul Shoulderpads, Vicious Gladiator’s Felweave Raiment, Felsoul Cord, Ruthless Gladiator’s Felweave Handguards, Spirit Tender’s Slippers, Black Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Ulthalesh (upgraded, tint 2)
On a meta level, this outfit foreshadows Kalaneia’s fated choice to join the Necrolords. In-character, it’s simply about looking badass while wrecking dead dude faces.

Tamagranate

Preened Tribal War Feathers, Amice of the Dreamgrove, Brawnhide Armor*, Cord of the Dreamgrove, Gloomtalon’s Spare Kilt, Rejuvenating Bracers, Rapture
I originally thought I might use the red version of this vest (Wolf Rider’s Padded Armor), but the dark brown version blends with the dark side flaps of the kilt in a way that imitates the look of a long tunic, which I liked better.
The name for this outfit is a portmanteau of “tamarind” and “pomegranate”, two tangy-sweet fruity flavors that the dark brown and dark red colors made me think of.

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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.

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

11) Angelic Clarion

Crown of the Fire Festival, Mantle of the Avatar, Aurora Robe, Cord of Uncertain Devotion, Steps of the High Priest, Sigilback’s Smashshell, Ritual Bell
With the holidays over, a few item swaps convert Keliora’s previous outfit into one that can be worn year-round — and is perfectly suited to questing in Bastion, as well!

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Gaudy Clarion



Crown of the Fire Festival, Mantle of the Avatar, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Cord of the High Priest, Pure Aspirant’s Leggings, Steps of the High Priest, Sigilback’s Smashshell, Ritual Bell
Like various of my other Gaudy Winter Sweater outfits, the sweater itself is the only truly holiday thing about it, and could easily be swapped out for another piece to make a year-round version of the kit.
Because the gold-toned version of this Bastion bell offhand is only available from the Venthyr Ember Court, but I wanted to use the gold-toned version of the Bastion mace, I mixed golds and silvers in the rest of the outfit as well.

Gaudy Dreamer


Finely-Tailored Green Holiday Hat, Amice of the Dreamgrove, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Cord of the Dreamgrove, Gloomtalon’s Spare Kilt, Spire of Withering Dreams
I hadn’t made Kasheena a Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater outfit yet, and I hadn’t used this maroon leather kilt in a leather Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater outfit yet, et voila!

Like, Totally, Not a Death Cultist, Okay?



Wicked Witch’s Hat, Mantle of Deceit, Ravencourt Formal Robes, Vicious Fireweave Belt, Whirlpool Gloves, Vile Manipulator’s Footwraps, Malevolence
WTB black lipstick at the Barbershop, kthx?
This kit is based on the Cult Couture/Collaborator’s Robes disguise collected at Aldur’thar and worn at Mord’rethar during the second stage of the Death Rising pre-launch event for Shadowlands.

Bright Wings


Sprite Darter’s Wings with Bard’s Trousers, Deadly Glare Cape, and Sentinel’s Branch
I wanted to do a variation on this set with more red in it. I also wanted to show off how the pointed tails of the tunic are part of the chestpiece model, not part of the pants model. No else had wanted to wear the hat, but Kerithian did.

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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.

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Shadowlands launches this week!

As the final step of getting my Shadowlands-bound crew ready to go, I’ve made each of them an outfit incorporating items from the Vestments of the Eternal Traveler.

The pictures for this post were taken at the external summit of Icecrown Citadel shortly before the pre-launch events began.

Eternal Traveler


Vestments of the Eternal Traveler with Fearless Gladiator’s Silk Cowl, Purifier’s Silken Cape, and Pillar of the Dreamgrove
For at least one character, I wanted to use the entire Eternal Traveler set… more or less. I still swapped out the hat (because I like to see my character’s face) and the cloak (because this one is prettier).
I’ve been waiting for a good opportunity to show off Kimmellyn’s gorgeous new look, and this seemed like a fabulous one. I’m not sure which of my Human Mage personas will actually end up being “prime” in Shadowlands, though.

Eternal Wanderer


Vestments of the Eternal Traveler with Pauldrons of Vile Corruption, Zem’lan Crewman’s Cloak, and Sealing Heartstaff
I wanted to use this staff with the Eternal Traveler set because of how its glowing blue orb coordinates with the glowing blue orbs on the gloves of the set. There are glowing blue orbs on the set shoulders, too, but I really liked the look of these shoulders with the robe, so I used them instead.

Eternal Chosen


Mantle & Sash of the Chosen Dead, Royal Blouse, Eternal Traveler Leggings Gauntlets & Treads, Gild’s Crewneck, Etched-Blade Warstaff (stage 3)
At least one of my Eternal Traveler kits needed to use an alternate, tunic chestpiece, so as to show off the pants and shoes of the set. These items from Trial of Valor seemed thematically appropriate for an expedition to the Shadowlands. Kalaneia also insisted upon this aggressive, polearm-like staff. The swath she will carve through the Shadowlands…!

Eternal Planeswalker


Crown of the Champion, Mantle of the Champion, Eternal Traveler Raiment, Frost-Touched Cord, Gloves of the Fallen Wizard, Archbishop’s Slippers, Crafted Cloak of War, Key to the Planes
After seeing Argus, taken by Fel, and Telogrus, taken by Void, this Champion of Azeroth will travel to any plane necessary to defend her.

Eternal Halo


Nightvale Cowl, Shoulders of Foaming Fluids (N), Eternal Traveler Raiment & Treads, Sash of the Unredeemed, Fen Spirit Handwraps + Messner’s Cuffs, Redemption
As I came across combinations with various Priestly items while working on Eternal Traveler outfits for other characters, I saved up the ideas to use for Keliora’s Eternal Traveler outfit.

Eternal Cycle of the Moon


Unwavering Stare, Supple Shoulderguards Waistguard & Gloves (stage 2), Eternal Traveler Raiment, Intensity
I tried some more iconically Druidy shoulders, but they all bumped into Kaurinka’s horns too much. The more streamlined profile of these shoulders just looked better.

Although Kamalia and Karaelia will not be going to the Shadowlands until much, much later, I’ve made them Eternal Traveler kits now so as to have a full set of kits for each armor type.

Eternal Winds


Helm of Unleashed Energy, 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!

Eternal Protector


Crown of Boastful Words (LFR), Eternal Traveler Spaulders Waistwrap & Gauntlets, Talonrender Chestplate (LFR), Felforged Legplates, Sabatons of the Humble, Ardent Hammer, Ancient Mogu Tower Shield (LFR)
These Mists of Pandaria raid items have just the right shade of gold and just the right amount of fancy in their design to complement the Eternal Traveler items quite nicely!

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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.

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By Sunday night, I’d run my three Mages, my Warlock, and my Priest through the first week of the Shadowlands pre-launch events and gotten them a 115 weapon from Nathanos. I hadn’t done my Druid yet, but it was late, so I thought, oh, I’ll just do that on Monday night and be ready for the second week of the event to start on Tuesday. Then the second week started on Monday. So Kerisa — or rather, Kaurinka — ended up being the first character to complete the full quest chain and earn the “Death Rising” acheivement. I’m not sure how many of the other five I’ll do the second week stuff with. The final boss of the quest chain was a lot easier to take down than I expected, even for needing to be tuned to be doable as a solo fight. So I guess I’m feeling kind of a lackluster level of threat? Or are Boomkins just OP for this fight, and my Mages will survive on the thinnest of margins?

I’ve collected all of the cloth Argent Conscript’s set. It seemed like the former Azerite slots — helm, shoulders, and chestpiece — propagated most quickly to characters of both factions; other pieces seemed to propagate more quickly to characters of the same faction than to characters of the opposite faction.

I’d been wondering where the zombies were. I’m glad that they’re only going to be disrupting one week of gameplay. I guess I could have kept my Highmountain Tauren Druid down in the Caverns of Time for Trivia Quiz XP all last week, after all.

Time to retire to the safety of my Garrison to do pre-launch housekeeping stuff like cleaning out my bags and being in a “zzz” area to log in on launch day to start building up Well-Rested for questing.

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Tidesage



Tidespeaker Regalia with Flamecaster Botefeux/Seabreeze
Kayliddia’s parents were retainers on Lord Norwington’s estate. As a child, she showed promise as a magic-wielder, so when she reached the appropriate adolescent age to be apprenticed for a trade, Lord Norwington sponsored her training as a Tidesage. When her training was complete, she served as a Tidesage in Lord Norwington’s shipping fleet. When the Horde raided Norwington Estate, one of her parents was killed, and the other parent and one of her younger siblings who was still at home were seriously injured. Kayliddia requested to be released from her service as a Tidesage to care for her wounded family members. When they had recovered, she further requested to be allowed to fight the Horde alongside Kul Tiras’ renewed allies, the Alliance.

Scholar of the Highborne



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Orchid Amice*, Highborne Robes, High Councillor’s Sash, Resplendent Sarong, Archmage Slippers, White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Celestial Stave*
This outfit is a modernized appearance of the outfit Kaelinda is wearing in “Kaelinda at Light’s Hope Chapel”. I wrote that story almost ten years ago, at the beginning of Cataclysm. Although Transmogrification hadn’t been introduced yet, I think the outfit shown in the pictures in the story is likely to be an RP-Clothes kit rather than her actual at-level questing gear at the time. At any rate, the robe was definitely chosen for the RP quality of its name, as the story is about Kaelinda searching out and studying an ancient Highborne manuscript. Because Kaelinda spends much of the story exploring Alliance lands in Human disguise, Kaylynda gets to wear this outfit, too.
The robe has triangular skin windows on the hips, which I have filled in with the Resplendent Sarong to bring in a little more of the magenta color from the bodice.

Red Queen




Crown of the Seducer, Mantle of Perpetual Bloom, Imperial Red Tunic, Wild Gladiator’s Cord of Cruelty, Leggings of the Festering Swarm, Gloves of Abhorrent Strategies, Infernoweave Boots, Cloak of the Betrayed, Rubellite Staff of Intuition
I was trying to figure out Kalaneia should wear next when Kishalla butted in saying, “I want to wear the crown”.

Mystical Dragoness




Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Mooncloth Helm, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Mooncloth Mantle, Hexweave Robe (stage 2), Nethershard Girdle, Volatile Walkers, Purifier’s Silken Cape, Staff of Trembling Will
Kazuligosa (whose ears are now the correct length) has to be an Alter-Ego of a Priest so that this crafted headpiece can be used to give her draconic horns similar to those of the humanoid forms of Alexstrasza, Ysera, and Merithria. This kit is a variation on an outfit I originally designed for Kaohana (#42).

It also looks splendid with the Cranewing Cloak.

Aura of Twilight


Mantle of Closed Doors (H), Soulcloth Vest, Sprite Darter’s Sash, Bonecaster’s Sarong, Suspicious Slippers, Chelley’s Staff of Dark Mending
When this palette swap of “Another Blue Dragon Princess” (Blood Elf Priest #7) suggested itself, I knew that Khrysanthemina needed to be the one to wear it — and not just because I already had another idea in mind for Kazuligosa.

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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.

Read Full Post »

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

74) Harvester of Demons

Horns of the Left Hand Path, Felsoul Shoulderpads, Vicious Gladiator’s Felweave Raiment, Felsoul Cord, Ruthless Gladiator’s Felweave Handguards, Spirit Tender’s Slippers, Black Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Ulthalesh (upgraded, tint 2)
On a meta level, this outfit foreshadows Kalaneia’s fated choice to join the Necrolords. In-character, it’s simply about looking badass while wrecking dead dude faces.

73) Like, Totally, Not a Death Cultist, Okay?



Wicked Witch’s Hat, Mantle of Deceit, Ravencourt Formal Robes, Vicious Fireweave Belt, Whirlpool Gloves, Vile Manipulator’s Footwraps, Malevolence
WTB black lipstick at the Barbershop, kthx?
This kit is based on the Cult Couture/Collaborator’s Robes disguise collected at Aldur’thar and worn at Mord’rethar during the second stage of the Death Rising pre-launch event for Shadowlands.

72) Eternal Chosen



Mantle & Sash of the Chosen Dead, Royal Blouse, Eternal Traveler Leggings Gauntlets & Treads, Gild’s Crewneck, Etched-Blade Warstaff (stage 3)
At least one of my Eternal Traveler kits needed to use an alternate, tunic chestpiece, so as to show off the pants and shoes of the set. These items from Trial of Valor seemed thematically appropriate for an expedition to the Shadowlands. Kalaneia also insisted upon this aggressive, polearm-like staff. The swath she will carve through the Shadowlands…!

71) Red Queen




Crown of the Seducer, Mantle of Perpetual Bloom, Imperial Red Tunic, Wild Gladiator’s Cord of Cruelty, Leggings of the Festering Swarm, Gloves of Abhorrent Strategies, Infernoweave Boots, Cloak of the Betrayed, Rubellite Staff of Intuition
I was trying to figure out Kalaneia should wear next when Kishalla butted in saying, “I want to wear the crown”.

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Many non-raid Burning Crusade items were simply recolors of Classic styles. Here, I’ve collected some styles that are unique to Burning Crusade, but may only be available in one, or at most two, colors.

Soulcloth Vest, Anchorite’s Robes, Mana-Etched Vestments, Hallowed Garments, Chemise of Rebirth

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Soulcloth Vest

Soulmate Searching


Mantle of the Locusts, Soulcloth Vest, Wizard’s Belt, Titan-Forged Cloth Leggings of Salvation, Wraps of the Persecuted, Shattrath Jumpers, White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Staff of the Skymagi

Soulspark

Cloudscorcher Cowl, Angkhal Amice, Soulcloth Vest, Wizard’s Belt, Manaspark Gloves, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, Staff of the Redeemer

Soulwind

Netherwind Crown, Shoulderwraps of the Enthralled, Soulcloth Vest, High Councillor’s Sash, Darkweave Breeches, Sage’s Gloves + Crystalweave Bracers, Enumerated Sandals, White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Staff of Divine Infusion

Another Blue Dragon Princess



Frostwind Mantle, Recruit’s Robe*/Soulcloth Vest, Sprite Darter’s Sash, Celestial Kilt, Replica Sorcerer’s Boots, Spire of Coagulated Globules (LFR)

Aura of Twilight


Mantle of Closed Doors (H), Soulcloth Vest, Sprite Darter’s Sash, Bonecaster’s Sarong, Suspicious Slippers, Chelley’s Staff of Dark Mending

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Anchorite’s Robe

Karabor’s Shadow



Blood-Cursed Shoulderpads, Anchorite’s Robes, Sage’s Gloves & Boots, Apostle of Argus; Tabard of Summer Skies/Aldor Tabard

Homesick Warmage

Draenic Silk Robes, Gossamer Belt, Lightforged Tabard, Nimboya’s Mystical Staff*
This non-Moggable recolor of the Anchorite’s Robe is sold by Hakmud of Argus, the vendor on the Alliance version of the Traveling Tundra Mammoth.

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Mana-Etched Vestments

Tide-Etched

Mana-Etched Regalia with Beach Party Thong, Master’s Boots, Tabard of Kul Tiras, and Staff of the Royal Wizard

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Chemise of Rebirth
This item is also cross-listed in the Snazzy Sweaters collection.

Chemise of Celestial Rebirth

Feralfen Amice, Chemise of Rebirth, Willow Belt, Celestial Kilt, Heavy Linen Gloves + Celestial bracers, Arakkoa Divining Rod, Book of Many Blessings

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Snazzy Sweaters

In my real life closet, I have a sweater or two that are similar to the first style — and I wish I had a sweater that was like the sporty style in the middle!


Seer’s Padded Armor, Sage’s Cloth, Shimmering Armor, Crimson Tunic*, Chemise of Rebirth

The Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, however, has a post of its own!

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Seer’s Padded Armor

Role Model


Seer’s Padded Armor, Nightwind Belt, Simple Kilt, Heavy Linen Gloves + Sage’s Bracers, Sandals of the Neverending Bridge

Grandma’s Kitchen Garden

Seer’s Padded Armor, Willow Belt, Scarecrow Trousers, Riding Gloves* + Revitalizing Wristguards, Riven Priesthood Slippers, Garden Shovel/Farmer’s Broom

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Sage’s Cloth

Sagefish

Sage’s set with Aurora shoulders

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Shimmering Armor

S.A.F.E. Operative


Swoop-Tail Shoulders, Shimmering set, Jessera’s Fungus-Lined Cuffs, Green Linen Shirt

In Search of Kul Tiras


Slime-Encrusted Pads, Shimmering Armor, Belt of Unsolvable Problems, Greenblood Pantaloons, Hewing Gloves, Recomposed Boots, Stagheart Staff, Theramore Tabard

Sleek Sprinter

Regal Armor, Serenity Belt, Shimmering Trousers, Riding Gloves* + Earthmender’s Bracer of Shattering, Sage’s Boots, Competitor’s Tabard*, Helcular’s Other Rod or Torch of Austen + Tears of Heaven
Although this set uses the matching leggings, rather than the sweater itself, it just seemed right to include it in this collection.

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Crimson Tunic

Gnomeregan Runner

Crimson Tunic*, Captain Sanders’ Sash, Crimson Silk Pantaloons, Rotting Handwraps + Jessera’s Fungus Lined Cuffs, Warm Red Woolen Socks

Winter Flirt Warning

Theramore Arcanist’s Hat*, Consortium Mantle, Crimson Tunic*, Shimmering trousers belt gloves & boots, Starfire bracers, Injured Trapper’s Cloak, Vengeance Staff

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Chemise of Rebirth

Chemise of Celestial Rebirth

Feralfen Amice, Chemise of Rebirth, Willow Belt, Celestial Kilt, Heavy Linen Gloves + Celestial bracers, Arakkoa Divining Rod, Book of Many Blessings

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Blue Overalls

Although there are two colors of overalls, the brown version is such an absurdly rare drop (from Gnomeregan trash, of course) that I think it ought to be part of the Black Market Auction House inventory. Plus, it requires a Classic Engineering skill of 75 to equip/soulbind. As such, I don’t think I’ll be making an outfit with it anytime soon!


Blue Overalls, Mechbuilder’s Overalls (shown with Deckhand’s Shirt and Walking Boots)

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Blue Overalls

Tiller with Staff

Straw Hat, Outlander’s Pauldrons, Blue Overalls, Willow Belt, Tangled Thread Gloves, Apprentice Boots, Red Lumberjack Shirt, Rosethorn Staff

Fine Day For Fishing

Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat, Almost New Shoulderpads, Blue Overalls, Willow Belt, Durable Gloves, Duskwoven Sandals, Blue Lumberjack Shirt, Darkspear Shamanic Staff

Noble Gardener


Pink or Blue Spring Circlet, Blue Overalls, Durable Gloves, Fireheart Boots, Pink Mageweave Shirt, Garden Shovel

Country Girl

Blue Overalls, Willow Belt, Mangy Claw Mitts, Trogg-Slayer Boots, Excavator’s Rod*, Seer’s Fine Stein, Bright Yellow Shirt

The Kinda-Sorta Jean Jumper Dress

Double-Stitched Woolen Shoulders, Blue Overalls, Crime Scene Tape, Simple Kilt, Mangy Claw Mitts, Trogg-Slayer Boots, Excavation Rod*, Seer’s Fine Stein, Bright Yellow Shirt
A funny graphics effect that occurs when the Blue Overalls chestpiece is worn with kilt-style leggings.

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Mechbuilder’s Overalls

No Outfits Here Yet!

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