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Love Is In The Air, and the flower crowns can now be Mogged year-round, so I just had to log on for just long enough to do this:

Thanks, Blizzard, for making my wish come true!

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I’ve been looking forward to this year’s Lunar Festival for months — ever since the questchain to make the flower crowns Moggable year-round was datamined on the Patch 8.2.5 PTR. I didn’t spoil myself about it, and my favorite part of it was the graphics and flavor text for the different flowers that had to be collected to make the permanent version of each crown. I am excited to be able to use the flower crowns during Love is in the Air, Noblegarden, Midsummer Fire Festival, and anytime at all!

Blood Moon

Crown of Eternal Memorial, Gladiator’s Wyrmhide Spaulders, Vest of Flowing Water, Feral Cord, Gloomtalon’s Spare Kilt, Rapscallion Boots, Talon Guard Staff
It must be the gloomy influences of Nazmir, Drustvar, and Darkshore that made Kerisa want to go dark for her Lunar Festival outfit this year.

Everlasting Efflorescence


Crown of Boundless Courage, Cenarion Spaulders, Chestpiece of Malorne, Vine Waistband, Clefthoof Hide Leggings, Forest Leather Gloves, Forestlord Striders, Gossamer-Spun Greatcloak, Staff of the Verdant Circle
There were several different items that I wanted to be in this kit — the flower crown, the leafy shoulders, the staff, the kilt. Sometimes I have an idea for a group of items to put in an outfit and just can’t get it to work, so I was glad that I was able to find other pieces that pulled this outfit together quite nicely.

Eversong

Crown of Infinite Prosperity, Robes of the Battleguard, Buccaneer’s Pants, Kavan’s Forsaken Treads, Phoenix-Wing Cloak, Scarlet Filigreed Doublet, Rod of the Blazing Light
This kit for Kaelydia owes a great debt of inspiration to Syrco’s “Macedonia” outfit.

Edelweiss

Crown of Everlasting Fortune, Mooncloth Robe, Warm Blue Woolen Socks, Decalcified Elven Spear
I can’t claim any originality for this outfit; it’s in a Blizzard Watch header image that the writers often use when discussing holiday item Transmogrification. Nevertheless, I’d been wanting to make it when Lunar Festival rolled around again, and it occurred to me that it would look even more stunning with blue hair. The original outfit uses the Staff of Divine Infusion, but DKs can’t use staves.

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…

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

21) Everlasting Efflorescence


Crown of Boundless Courage, Cenarion Spaulders, Chestpiece of Malorne, Vine Waistband, Clefthoof Hide Leggings, Forest Leather Gloves, Forestlord Striders, Gossamer-Spun Greatcloak, Staff of the Verdant Circle
There were several different items that I wanted to be in this kit — the flower crown, the leafy shoulders, the staff, the kilt. Sometimes I have an idea for a group of items to put in an outfit and just can’t get it to work, so I was glad that I was able to find other pieces that pulled this outfit together quite nicely.

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Today’s collection showcases a few items that I’ve recently acquired from legacy content farming, in kits that are also nicely wintery in their color schemes.

Frostshear

Iceshear Mantle, Sanguine Silk Robes (25H), Lingering Illness (25H), Suspicious Slippers, Kamui’s Crystalline Staff of Wizardry (N)
Although there were some pretty staff models (including this one) from Warlords dungeons that I knew that I kinda-sorta wanted, I didn’t do a lot of dungeon running during Warlords. Recently, I decided it was time to go solo those Warlords dungeons and get those staves. This staff immediately suggested this robe to me — but I didn’t have this robe yet, so then I had to go do some ICC farming, too.

Blessed Waters

Khadgar’s Shoulderpads of Conquest, Sanguine Silk Robes (25H), Mindfire Waistband, Saltarello Shoes, Seafury Tamer, Chalice of Benedictus
I farmed Trial of the Crusader 10 for several months before this beautiful Alliance-specific off-hand finally dropped. This Kul Tiran wand (the first new wand style I’ve really liked for a long, long time) and this robe seemed like good items to go with it. I played around with a few different shoulders; these ones won out because of how their little orange gems coordinate with the orange gems decorating the Chalice, thus making the ensemble as a whole more coherent.

Arcane Torrents

Pauldrons of the Solace Giver, Carapace Robes/Mordant’s Travel Tunic, Laughing Skull Waistguard, Arcane Leggings, Gandling’s Gloves, Sigil-Laced Boots, Grand Magister’s Staff of Torrents
After making several outfits with the brown version of this robe during the 15th Anniversary event, I wanted to use one of the other colorations.
This outfit definitely benefitted from Kaelyla having leveled up enough to use Outland items.

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.

Druid of the Cycle II

Antlers of Malorne, Thunderlord Shoulderguards, Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor, Ferocious Gladiator’s Dragonhide Belt, Savage Leggings, Gloves of the Flayed, Wild Gladiator’s Boots of Victory, Antiseptic-Soaked Dressing, Twin’s Pact
The rattling bones of the Tauren Heritage Armor chestpiece suggested a variation on the Drust/Kul Tiran Druid Forms-inspired outfit that I originally created for my Night Elf Druid (Kerithian’s kit #16).

Azure Lightbringer

Brutal Gladiator’s Scaled Armor with Spaulders of the Silver Hand, Girdle of Divine Blessing, Blue Workman’s Shirt, and Admiral Taylor’s Greatsword
I fiddled around with this set for a bit while designing my Dwarf Paladin’s most recent kit, but ultimately decided that it was too busy to for the sword and shield I wanted to use.
Having been reminded that this set was in the collection, Kelynaera wanted wear it.

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

21) Arcane Torrents

Pauldrons of the Solace Giver, Carapace Robes/Mordant’s Travel Tunic, Laughing Skull Waistguard, Arcane Leggings, Gandling’s Gloves, Sigil-Laced Boots, Grand Magister’s Staff of Torrents
After making several outfits with the brown version of this robe during the 15th Anniversary event, I wanted to use one of the other colorations.
This outfit definitely benefitted from Kaelyla having leveled up enough to use Outland items.

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Whomever thought of using the cloak slot for Tauren totems — first for the cosmetic totem items from Highmountain in Legion (which overwrite the display of whatever item you have equipped in the cloak slot), and then for the Tauren Heritage Armor totem — was utterly brilliant. I’m delighted to see the devs & artists expanding that idea with the new backpacks.

I haven’t quite felt up to RAFing myself and paying a full year subscription fee* to get the Renowned Explorer’s backpack, though.

Now that I’ve had to pick up an extra class for this semester (classes begin tomorrow) because one of the faculty members in my department abruptly quit last week, the chances of me getting the Wrathion backpack have plummeted to essentially zero. Not that I was very likely to get it to begin with, as it requires 40000 Corrupted Mementos to purchase after spending 69650 Corrupted Mementos to completely fill out the Titanic Research Archive**. I will probably play through the Patch 8.3 intro questline to get the first stage of the new legendary cloak, and I do intend to go do the Assaults in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms at least once each just to see what they’re all about — but even before my course load increased, I wasn’t really feeling up to doing that kind of grinding anymore***.

I would still love to have a backpack or two that I could display on my characters.

My Big Wish for Professions in Shadowlands is that there will be crafted backpacks for Transmogrification. Tailoring and Leatherworking at least should each be able to craft a backpack.

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* Or trying to talk BTH into coming back using RAF and paying for a whole year, when at the beginning of BFA, he only lasted for six months

** Someone else, however, can do the maths on how many weeks it would take an “average casual” player to acquire 109650 Corrupted Mementos, and thus estimate the “expected lifetime” of Patch 8.3.

*** I never got around to doing Deaths of Chromie during Legion, and I still haven’t ever gotten around to playing through the Alliance version of the Patch 5.1 storyline, so I’m not likely to come back to do that if I don’t do it while the expansion is current…

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Silly me, what was I thinking asking myself if going questing to get a new pair of boots was a worthwhile use of my playtime because it “didn’t advance my ‘primary’ objectives”?

Transmogrification is one of my major game activities — as this semi-regular series of posts on my blog attests! — so doing something to collect new items to Mog with is always a good use of my playtime!

Here’s the plate outfit I was working on that initially prompted me to go after the Nazmani Warplate boots:

Rage Totem

Drake Talon Pauldrons, Ancestral Chieftain’s Armor & Greatbelt, Brutish Legguards, Gauntlets of the Immovable, Nazmani Warplate Treads, Antiseptic-Soaked Dressing, Ancestral Chieftain’s Totem, Kadrak’s Axe
Apparently I like the Ancestral Chieftain’s chestpiece more than I initially thought — at least for my Warrior. I think I might be happy to leave her in this kit for quite a while.

Seriously, whomever thought of using the cloak slot for a Tauren totem is brilliant and deserves all kinds of kudos (or kodos, as the case may be?).

Grim Totem

Reaver Epaulets, Drakescale Breastplate, Foundry-Fired Plate Girdle, Direwing Legguards, Boneclenched Gauntlets, Ribsteel Footguards, Ancestral Chieftain’s Totem, Warmongering Combatant’s Slicer
Once, this was my tribe…
(and she’d still wear the arm paint, though not the face paint, if that option becomes available in Shadowlands)

As she was the one to actually acquire the Nazmani Warplate boots, my Paladin wanted to make an outfit with them, too:

Sunwalker’s Warplate

Drake Talon Pauldrons, Plate of the Shaman King, Ogre Beater’s Belt, Legguards of the Fallen Crusader, Nazmani Warplate Gauntlets, Nazmani Warplate Treads, Warsword of the Ebon Blade, Skyhold Bulwark
Alas, the Grunt’s Plate items that match the chestpiece — and make up the outfit worn by Aponi Brightmane and Sunwalker Saern — are common quality (non-Moggable).
Because the shield comes from the Warrior Class Hall and the sword comes from the Death Knight Class Hall, this is an outfit I couldn’t have made if I hadn’t had a character of every Class at level 110 during Legion.

Having made a kit with the red versions of this sword & shield, naturally I then wanted to make a kit with the blue versions — and my Dwarf Paladin had been feeling like she needed a change.

Redeemer’s Promise

Pauldrons of the Promise, Redeemer’s Plate, Stormwind Belt, Flamewaker Legplates, Fierce Gladiator’s Scaled Gauntlets & Sabatons, Blade of the Silver Hand, Steelforged Shield (stage 3)
I’m rather fond of the contrast between the fancy gloves & boots and the very utilitarian design of the chestpiece and leggings (and the plainer design of the rest of the items, too).

Winter Veil having arrived, Kaelyla needed a Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater outfit; and the other Major Mages wanted Winter Veil kits, too.

Gaudy Cookie Baker

Finely-Tailored Green Holiday Hat, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Keyton’s Sash, Fuzzy Legwarmers, Fel-Infused Boots, Apron, Mystic Riverpaw Wand, Rolling Pin
Hurrah for loosening of Transmogrification restrictions, so that this fun flavor off-hand item can now be Mogged!

Winter Veil Ballgown

Finely-Tailored Green Holiday Hat, Slime-Encrusted Pads, Simple Robe, Shimmering Sash, Rotting Handwraps + Dryad’s Wrist Bindings, Kafa Silk Treads, Green Linen Shirt, Drape of the Refreshing Winds, Binding Staff
This mostly solid red robe seemed like a good starting point for a holiday outfit. The ensemble wasn’t quite finished until I found the cape, though — its red, green, and gold felt perfectly festive, and the deep brown keeps it from being overly gaudy. I chose this simple staff because the spherical shape and white color of the crystal suggested a snowball — and the white color also brings the amount of white in the overall ensemble into balance.

Ye Merry Gentlefolk

Finely-Tailored Green Holiday Hat, Swoop-Tail Shoulders, Councillor’s Tunic, Captain Sanders’ Sash, Willow Pants, Saltarello Shoes, Sawbones Shirt*, Drape of the Loyal Vassal, Stoneguard, Lantern of Hope
I wanted to make a holiday outfit with this vest, using trousers. It occurred to me that the colors and design of this cloak were quite festive, and I really liked how it looked with these shoulders.

Finally, a couple of Druid things, because I’ve done them and they need to be catalogued like everything else.

Preened Feathers

Preened Tribal War Feathers, Preened Ironfeather Shoulders, Preened Ironfeather Breastplate, Preened Wildfeather Leggings, Nimble Leather Gloves, Swashbuckler’s Boots, Staff of Orgrimmar*
This hardly counts as a Mog at all because half of it is just the default appearances of the Intellect leather Heirloom items — but I am rather pleased with how I’ve found some gloves and boots that complement the pants so nicely.
Why are the Heirloom pants not the same color as the Heirloom shoulders and chestpiece? I suppose we will never know — but it does make wearing them un-Mogged look a bit odd.

Here’s a caster variation on the Ancestral Ghostwalker set that I showed an installment or two ago, with Twin’s Pact as the weapon.

These pictures will just be appended to the existing entry for this outfit.

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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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