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This week we have the end of one series, the continuation of another, and a standalone.

Professor of Potions

Fel-Proof Goggles, Duskhallow Mantle, Silver-Thread Robe, Ivycloth Sash, Fel-Infused Grips, Sorcerer Slippers, Warmonger’s Cloak, Green Martial Shirt, Arakkoa Divining Rod, Flask of Forest Mojo*
This is my “Severus Snape” outfit.
The combination of the sleeveless Silver-Thread Robe with a Martial Shirt produces a deeper black overall appearance than the nearly identical, sleeved Black Velvet Robe would.
The only still-available item with the same model as the Flask of Forest Mojo is the Tears of Heaven.
I didn’t include a hat in the original design because Snape doesn’t wear one. I initially thought about using a black hood to mimic Snape’s hair. Goggles are better, though. These gloves are better, too. Really, the lack of proper personal protective equipment in the Hogwarts potions labs is quite appalling…

Fel-Etched Soul

Spaulders of the Unseen, Nightglaive’s Vest, Eighty Silver Links, Blackfathom Leggings, Inscribed Leather Gloves + Illidari Bracers, Sablehide Footwraps, Fel-Etched Glaive
Kiralaira’s previous outfit, which I made to go with the glaives that a newly-created Demon Hunter begins with, looked equally good with these glaives that have been acquired by the end of the starting zone experience. I wanted to make a new and different kit, though, and after a little fiddling around, I came up with this. I liked how the pattern of the contrast color straps on the pants echoes on her legs the pattern of the tattoos on her arms. Then the rest of it was finding other items that were the right sorts of colors to blend into a coherent overall look.

Barkskin

Eternal Blossom Shoulderwraps, Robes of Eighty Lights, Thatch Eave Vines, Ranger Gloves
The bark-and-fur look of this armor nicely complements the appearance of the Claws of Ursoc, and the colors perfectly complement the Fangs of Ashamane.
I am quite amused by how the Hood of Stilled Winds that is part of this set looks like a bear mask —

— but I like seeing my characters’ faces too much to actually ever wear it.
Although I did play Kerisa as herself to collect the Guardian Artifact, she’s never been really comfortable with being a bear. So for this Guardian spec kit, I’ve given her the alter-ego appearance of my secondary Druid, Kaiuna, who was created to play with the melee Druid specs.

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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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Everyone who wears plate gets new clothes in this edition of the Sunday Mog Show.

Semi-Doomplate

Noble Plate Pauldrons, Breastplate of Vaulted Skies, Brawlgoth’s Choker, Flintlocke’s Piloting Pants, Gauntlets of the Vanquisher, Obsidian Greaves, Old Dwarven Hammer
I’d thought to perhaps use the Pauldrons of Abyssal Fury in a kit with these pants and boots, but somehow that idea didn’t quite work out for my Warrior as well as it had for my Paladin. So I used these shoulders instead, and ended up with a kit that is an approximation of Thrall’s classic Doomplate armor.
As far as I know, player characters can only obtain these pants and boots that are exact lookalikes of the Doomplate. The Warbringer’s set is a recolor of the Doomplate, and its shoulders are the closest match to Thrall’s shoulders. I like the style of these shoulders better, though.

Warmaster

Felbane Shoulderguard, Bogslayer Breastplate, Rubium War-Girdle, Flintlocke’s Piloting Pants, Boneclenched Gauntlets*, Ribsteel Footguards, Whelp Slaying Axe
An idea I had while making my Warrior’s most recent outfit. I didn’t want to wait a week or two for my Warrior to be ready to change her clothes, though, so Kaobeqa (formerly my secondary Warrior, now the Deathlord’s understudy) gets to make a reappearance to model it.
If I am remembering correctly, these gloves dropped in the original version of Scholomance.

Halcyon Hyperion Days

Hyperion armor with Pauldrons of Roaring Flame, Glorious Belt, and Ogre Splitting Axe
I’d recently made kits for the Underpowered Death Knight using the pink (Commander’s) and blue (Imbued Plate) versions of this style of armor. Now that the summer holiday season is here, it seemed like an appropriate time for her to use the red (Hyperion) version.

Ancient Watcher

Geodecrack Shoulderguards, Breastplate of the Righteous, Girdle of Valorous Deeds, Legplates of the Innocent, Catapult Loader’s Gloves, Deepstone Treads, Sorthalis, Hammer of the Watchers, Triptych Shield of the Ancients
This shield has been a favorite of mine ever since Kamalia won and used it during her earliest raiding days.
I knew I wanted to use these Cataclysm quest pieces because they are are just the right shade of shimmering polished hematite black to coordinate with the shield. Then the rest of the outfit needed to be brighter, and the Righteous armor seemed just right for a Paladin.
The Blood Knights wield the PvP version of this shield, which has dark black panels and blood red edging.

Guardian of Ironforge

Earthshape Pauldrons, Warbringer’s chest pants gloves & boots, Belt of the Sand Reaver, Gavel of the Order, Royal Treasury Courier’s Shield, Ironforge Doublet & Tabard
I’d use the Ironforge Cloak, too, but I haven’t got the rep for it.

Yes, even the Male Tauren Warrior gets a new outfit that’s actually armor and not just RP clothes!

High Society Gilnean Plate

High Society Top Hat, Noble Plate Pauldrons, Heroic Judicator’s Chestguard, Earthswell Belt, Exalted Legplates, Gauntlets of Enforcement, Boots of the Ancient-Killer, Cloak of the Red Flight, Burnished Quel’Serrar, Flamescarred Draconian Deflector
Because he has the Top Hat, I decided to put the Male Tauren Warrior into this “aristocratic Gilnean” outfit that I originally designed about five years ago.

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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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I was looking forward to finding out what the Trial of Style cosmetic rewards would be, so that I’d know if this event would really be something I’d want to put a lot of time & effort into.

Well, the rewards have been previewed… and they’re not particularly exciting to me.


Trial of Style reward preview images from Wowhead

I don’t really like that cloth set at all; I like the bottom half of the leather set but not the top half; there are other low-level mail sets I like better anyway; I do like this plate set, though.

Furthermore, they are all appearances that are obtainable in other ways… and I’ve already collected as much of those sets as I’m interested in acquiring.

I guess I can see where the devs are going with that; I suspect that they want the Trial of Style to be a thing folks do more for the fun of doing it and the Twitter/blog bragging rights of winning it than for the tangible rewards, and they also don’t want folks to complain about feeling obligated to do it because the cosmetic rewards are too desirable.

Still, I think it would be more interesting if the rewards were at least new & unique colorations of these armor models. For the cloth set, perhaps pale pink where it is teal, pale gold instead of silver for the metallic areas, and emerald green for the jewels? There already exists a blue version of the pants for the leather set, but no other items in that coloration, so a full set of a blue version of this leather gear would be nice. I’d go for that mail gear in blue, too, whether it was blue & silver or blue & gold. For the plate set, a black & red Blood Knight version might be appropriate.

The shirt reward for actually winning the competition appears to be a darker version of the Gilnean Adventurer’s Shirt. It’s something that would be nice to have… but not “must have” to the level of strenuously trying to get it.

Still, I’ll probably try out the Trial of Style at least once or twice just to see how it goes. (Then again, I still haven’t gotten around to going Timewalking, even though in principle I think it’s a great feature…)

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It was so long between episode 24 and episode 25 that by the time I finally got 25 published, everyone else needed new outfits.

Professor of Transfiguration

Wicked Witch’s Hat, Mantle of the Tribunal, Embroidered Gown of Zul’Drak, Living Mojo Belt, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Sorcerer Slippers, Cloak of the Grassy Cline, Mahogany Wand, Ironmender
This is my “Minerva McGonagall” outfit. Although she is the Head of Gryffindor House, whose colours are red and gold, Professor McGonagall is clearly described as wearing “emerald green” robes. In the movies, she wears a dark forest green outer robe over a black dress.

Dalaran Summoner

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
The Dalaran Summoners found in the Dalaran Crater sub-region of Hillsbrad Foothills (and some of the wandering Dalaran Citizens) wear this robe. I don’t think the NPC outfit is particularly attractive, however, so I wanted to make a kit that I wouldn’t be embarrassed to be seen wearing.

Gryphon Mail

This classic set is the style, albeit not the color, of the garb of Night Elf flight masters throughout Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms.

Champion of the Sha’tar

Mantle of the Desert Crusade, Breastplate of Righteous Fury, Girdle of Gallantry, Ornate Leggigns of the Venerated, Gauntlets of Vindication, Ornate Boots of the Sanctified, Scepter of Sha’tar, Sha’tar Tabard
Alas, I didn’t fulfil the requirements to get the “Hand of A’dal” or “Champion of the Naaru” titles back in the day, and now they are unobtainable.
Due to its garish coloration, I had not planned to ever collect this Burning Crusade dungeon recolor of the Paladin T1 set. Then I thought about making a kit with the Sha’tar mace and Sha’tar tabard, and it occurred to me that perhaps this purple and red armor might be just the thing to wear with that purple and red tabard…

Loa-Seeker

Tread-Bind Spaulders, Forlorn Loa-Binder Robe, Laughing Skull Waistguard, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Sacrificial Blade + Steamscar Vessel/Stanchion of Primal Instinct
Kazithra makes another appearance because I wanted to make a kit using this Warlords off-hand model, and it seemed somehow more suited to a Shadow Priest than to a Fire Mage.
Although, being Shu’halo, she still primarily worships and draws power from An’she, Mu’sha, and the ancestors, Kazithra is nevertheless keenly curious about the mysterious Loa spirits venerated by the Trolls.

Golden Feathers

Chieftain’s Headdress, Passive Resistor Spaulders (H), Vest of Forceful Fury, Belt of Hidden Keys, Woundseal Leggings, Hydrolance Gloves (H), Kafa Leather Boots, Drape of Icy Intent, Giorgio’s Caduceus of Pure Moods (LFR)
These shoulders with molting golden feathers and this staff with molting golden feathers just needed to be used together.
Using a muted blue cued from the vest and darker brown tones in the bottom half of the kit keeps the focus on those beautiful golden feathers in the top half.

Fel-Stitched

Somber Shawl, Headhunter’s Armor, Thatch Eave Vines, Nature-Stitched Kilt, Runesworn Grips, Sablehide Footwraps, Illidari Warglaive
Eight out of the twelve outfits I’ve created for my Demon Hunter since she finished her starting zone have used swords or axes instead of warglaives. Partly this is because of the paucity of warglaive models — there are only four non-Artifact-appearance warglaives (five if we count the Warglaives of Azzinoth). I’d made outfits with the two (three) non-Artifact warglaives that can be obtained outside the starting zone, but I hadn’t yet made any new outfits that used the two warglaives that are obtained as part of the starting zone experience. So I decided to do that, then make a series using the four colors of the base model of the Twinblades of the Deceiver. Watch for this warglaive outfit series to continue in subsequent episodes of the Sunday Mog Show.
(Hey Blizzard, can we get Altruis’ and Leotheras’ warglaive models for player character Demon Hunters, please?)

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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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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Oh, I am so tired of Blackwing Lair. So tired of Razorgore and the eggs, so tired of the suppression room. But Nefarian hasn’t dropped my Priest’s robe yet, and Chromaggus hasn’t dropped my Rogue’s shoulders yet, and Broodlord hasn’t dropped my Paladin’s boots yet, and Vaelastrasz only drops his shield for people other than my three shield users. And so I keep coming back, every Tuesday, hoping that this week, the things I want will drop so that I won’t have to come back again next week.

I’m still working on getting a few bits and pieces from other tiers*, too, and trying to get a couple of raid drops that aren’t tier pieces. I’m almost finished with Outland dungeons — I just need one item from one Heroic. I’m starting to say to myself, as I look through my list of things that might be nice to have, “ehh, I don’t really need that” or “meh, I’ll farm that if and when I think of a mog idea that would actually use it”.

After all, I already have so many fun-looking items** that I could probably do another year or more of “Sunday on the Promenade” before I’ve used everything in my wardrobe*** at least once.

Although my choice to ignore the Patch 7.2 content in favor of focusing on filling the gaps in my wardrobe was deliberate and considered, by now, I’m starting to feel like I’m really falling behind. Seeing that this week’s Legionfall quest is to kill three Elites, I wonder if there will be enough people still doing Broken Shore stuff to help me with that when I finally manage to catch up. I basically haven’t done World Quests since Kamalia got to 36 traits in all of her Artifacts. I haven’t been running Order Hall missions. Most of my characters haven’t even been to their Order Halls for weeks, except to change the color of their Artifacts. So I’ve been taking the baby step to ease myself back into Legion content of starting to spend time fishing up the coins in the New Dalaran fountain.

Just as I’m wanting to start doing current content again, however, my 10-week-old baby has decided that he needs to be carried. Last week, I could just hold him in my off-hand arm while I read a book, typed, or ran through a legacy content dungeon or raid using my main hand. This week, I can’t get away with that anymore. Being moving by being in the swing isn’t good enough; after a few minutes, he will start yelling. Being held isn’t good enough; if I sit still for longer than a minute or two while holding him, he will start yelling. I either have to be walking around with him or, if I’m sitting down, actively playing with him instead of just passively holding him. This new behavior is even worse for my summer plans to revise lab manuals and restructure my online homework assignments than it is for my WoW-playing goals…

* Well, all the legacy content through Cataclysm, that is. I’ll wait until my characters are level 110 and wearing at least World Quest-level gear to attempt the Mists raids and Warlords dungeons.

** Some collected recently, some collected not-so-recently (but I still haven’t quite gotten around to actually using them)

*** All the items that I actually like, at any rate. I’m not going to try to use the stuff that I don’t particularly like!

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Twenty-five… Next milestone is fifty, but because I’m not posting these every week, it won’t happen until well after the anniversary of the first post in this series.

Night Seer II

Hateful Gladiator’s Linked Spaulders, Steadfast Breastplate, Stillwater Girdle, Scaled Greaves of Patience, Bloodbinder’s Gauntlets, Hydra Scale Sabatons, Streamtalker Slicers, Titansteel Shield Wall, Nightfallen Tabard
While skimming through some of the posts I made during the first year or two after Transmogrification debuted, I found this outfit idea, and it occurred to me that it would go quite nicely with the Nightfallen tabard. I’ve kept the core components of the original design — shoulders, chestpiece, belt, and pants — but changed all of the peripheral pieces.

C’thun’s Disciple of Chaos

Greathelm of the Voracious Maw (N), Pauldrons of the Great Ettin (H), Chestguard of the Exhausted, Warlord’s belt gloves & boots, Minister’s Number One Legplates, Antiseptic-Soaked Dressing, Kalimdor’s Revenge
A palette swap of the Normal for the Heroic helm and the Heroic for the Normal shoulders, coordinating rusty-colored chestpiece & leggings, and some reddish-bluish-plum belt gloves & boots to evoke the colors of the crystals in Silithus — and lo, an anti-paladin of C’thun appears.
A detail I particularly like about this kit is the coordination between the shirt and the pattern around the edge of the sword.

Bloodfire

Circle of Flame, Shoulders of Mercy Killing (25H), Sanguine Robe, Belt of the Hero, Leggings of Mischief, Mir’s Enthralling Grasp, Plague Scientist’s Boots (25H), Dark Silk Shirt, Bloodfire Greatstaff
I’m glad that the Warlock green fire effect can be toggled on and off because this firey kit wanted traditional orange fire to go with it.
I like this style of shoulders with this style of robe a lot, though admittedly the green version of the shoulders coordinate better with the other colors of the robe than the orange version of the shoulders do with the red version of the robe.

Shado-Pan Mistdancer

Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Spaulders of Determined Resolve, Mistdancer Vest Cord & Legguards, Bandit gloves & boots, Crimson Steel
The sigil and colors of this handsome fist weapon suggested the Shado-Pan to me — at least for a kit for my Monk. With other classes that use fist weapons, I’d go in different directions.

Bogslayer

Bogslayer set with Gilded Thorium Cloak and Big Black Mace
Is a “bogslayer” someone who slays things that live in bogs, or is it a thing that lives in bogs that slays intruders?
I like the stripeyness of this set.

Barricade of the Blues

Pauldrons of Conviction, Chestpiece of High Treason, Greatbelt of Living Waters (LFR), Legplates of the Argent Armistice, Gauntlets of Revelation, Boots of the Treacherous Path, Fang of the Leviathan, Barricade of Eternity
This outfit concept — combine the shield from Malygos’ lair with the blue dragon pauldrons — proved unexpectedly difficult to pull together satisfactorily. Nothing that I already had in my collection was working quite right. When I went and looked at items I hadn’t collected yet, it seemed like this chestpiece & leggings — which I already had on my “things to get” list — might be just what I needed. The dungeons those items drop from are kind of annoying to run for mechanics reasons, so thankfully they were worth the effort it took to get them.

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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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I loved the dragon-head pauldrons of the plate set that dropped from the Hour of Twilight dungeons of the last major Cataclysm content patch from the moment I first saw them. I attempted to solo those dungeons with my plate-wearing characters at the end of Mists, but couldn’t quite manage it. By the end of Warlords, though, my Paladin could handle those dungeons with ease, and so I spend a few weeks running them daily, until I’d collected all three colors.

Over the past few months, I’ve put together a set of Transmogrification kits using these pauldrons for each of the three plate-wearing classes.

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Ruby Dragonsworn

Faceplate of the Forgotten (N), Temporal Pauldrons, Truesteel Breastplate (3-670), Ogre Beater’s Belt, Elder Tortoiseshell Legplates, Gloves of Gnomebliteration, Ramkahen Front Boots, Ashkandi, Greatsword of the Brotherhood

Life Dragonsworn

Temporal Pauldrons, Breastplate of Solemn Vows, Elder Tortoiseshell Girdle, Legplates of Fractured Crystal, Gauntlets of the Heavy Hand, Jasper Clawfeet, Blade of Infamy, Garrett Family Crest

Bloody Dragonsworn

Temporal Pauldrons, Mightstone Breastplate, Sha-Trapper Waistguard, Sha’tari Keeper Legguards, Truesteel Gauntlets (2-655), Ramkahen Front Boots, Massacre Sword

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Emerald Dragonsworn

Demonbreaker Helm, Pauldrons of the Dragonblight, Breastplate of the Terrible Price, Girdle of the Immovable, Greaves of the Bloodwarder, Crystalplate Gauntlets, Highstrider Boots, Sword of Nefarian’s Hand

Dream Dragonsworn

Pauldrons of the Dragonblight, Wildguard Breastplate & Leggings, Earthswell Belt, Bamboo Plate Gauntlets, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Warboots of Alacrity, Dragon’s Call, Emerald Shield

Unholy Dragonsworn

Pauldrons of the Dragonblight, Sunveil Breastplate, Truesteel Waistguard (1-640), Legguards of Stratholme, Refitted Bruiser Gauntlets, Raceway Boots, Manslayer of the Qiraji

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Azure Dragonsworn

Seabone Heaume, Pauldrons of Conviction, Breastplate of the Bold, Belt of the Emerald Guardian, Legplates of the Bold, Pillager’s Gauntlets, Coldbite Warboots, Blue Workman’s Shirt, Frostbitten Greatsword

Ley Dragonsworn

Pauldrons of Conviction, Everbright Breastplate, Truesteel Waistguard (3-670), Greaves of the Outcast Knight, Gloves of the Stela, Boots of Valiance, Runescribed Blade, Bastion of Light

Frosty Dragonsworn

Pauldrons of Conviction, Chestguard of Salved Wounds, Clear-Eyed Waistguard, Truesteel Greaves (3-670), Schooner-Savior’s Grips, Insubordination Boots*, Hailstorm

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I had been thinking how nice it would be to have topaz and onyx colored versions of these shoulders with which to do a set of Bronze and Black Dragonflight kits. It looks like I’ll be able to get the topaz version, at least — the plate Transmogrification set for winning the Deaths of Chromie scenario is exactly that!


armor preview image from Wowhead

Looks like I’ll be running that scenario with my Paladin, then.

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