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

10) Blazing Passion

Forever-Lovely Rose, Pauldrons of Roaring Flame (N), Avenger’s Breastplate, Bloodscale Belt, Avenger’s Legguards, Bloodscale Gauntlets, Master Cannoneer Boots, Pink Mageweave Shirt, Solianti’s Insect Smasher, Masterwork Spiritguard Shield
I was feeling like I might have drawn the well of inspiration for Love is in the Air kits featuring the Bloodscale Belt dry, but Kelynaera insisted that she needed a Bloodscale Belt outfit, too. Looking around for something pink that I hadn’t used yet, I happened across the AQ40 pants. I rather like the sunset combination of pink and orange, so here we go.

9) Sunforged


Crown of Empowered Fate, Demonic Combatant’s Scaled Shoulders, Felforged Chestplate, Lawbringer Belt, Flintlocke’s Piloting Pants, Gauntlets of the Shining Light, Grim Sabatons, Twisted-Ritualist’s Shawl, Archon’s Gavel, Sunward Crest, Tabard of the Shattered Sun/Army of the Light Tabard
Although I will probably never play through those questlines with Kelynaera in-game, in RP-space, she was a stalwart member of the Army of the Shattered Sun during the effort to reclaim the Isle of Quel’danas, she was at the Sunwell when the Sunwalker brought the miraculously recovered Quel’delar and presented it to Lady Liadrin, she was among Lady Liadrin’s company assisting at Auchindoun on Draenor-of-the-alternate-timeway, and she travelled with the Vindicaar to Argus and worked with the Army of the Light to clear the way to the Burning Throne. All these experiences slowly infused her with Light until her eyes had changed hue once more — from quel’dorei blue to sin’dorei green to belore’dorei golden.

8) Bloodied Hand

Cruel Combatant’s Scaled Armor with Helm of the Crestfallen Challenger, Thorium Belt, Greatcloak of the Turned Champion, Blood Knight Tabard, and The Silver Hand (upgraded, This Side Up tint)
It occurred to me that the PvP tint of the Broken Shore set offered some new possibilities for Blood Knight kits.
This hat just seemed like the right thing to go with the hammer.

7) Empyrial Bastion

Empyrial Titan Crown, Demonic Combatant’s Scaled Shoulders, Chestguard of Exile, Uktar’s Belt of Chiming Rings, Magistrate’s Greaves, Gauntlets of Radiant Glory (N), Pillarfoot Greaves (N), Sunsoul Scepter, Aldori Legacy Defender
The chestpiece of this outfit is an early Outland quest reward that is very similar to the Paladin T4 Justicar chestpiece — only with the dangly chain to make it fancier.

6) Silver HandFist of Argus

Vicious Gladiator’s Scaled Armor with Tabard of the Lightbringer, Cerulean Filigreed Shirt, and Draenic Ribsmasher
I’m not quite sure why I have this fixation with wanting to look like all (or at least many) of the NPCs at the Sanctum of Light, when I don’t have a corresponding desire to try to look like the NPCs in the other Order Halls. Maybe it’s just because Paladins are Teh Shiney?
The Defenders of Argus are wearing the Justicar (Karazhan) set and the Argus Purifiers are wearing the Radiant Glory (Dragon Soul) set.

5) Silver Hand Blood Knight

Inferno Tempered Armor with Helm of Infinite Visions, Darksoul Shoulders, Goblin Girdle, Cloak of Blade Turning, Tabard of the Lightbringer, Blade of Exotic Magic, and Blood Knight Defender
Wouldn’t it be nifty if Blood Elf Paladin players could also get the black-and-red recolor of T1 worn by some of these Blood Knight NPCs? I wouldn’t want it instead of the classic white-and-yellow T1 look, though — I’d want it as a race-specific additional look.

4) Silvermoon Paragon

Judgment Spaulders, Bloodforged Chestpiece, Girdle of the Silver Hand, Hyperion Legplates Gauntlets & Greaves, Scarlet Filigreed Doublet, Silvermoon City Tabard, Blood Tempered Ranseur*/Hammer of the Penitent + Bayeaux Shield/Ashbringer (default, original tint)
I like to use the Hyperion set with the Silvermoon tabard because of the colors. Rather than just doing the same things I’ve done before with the Hyperion set, I decided to put on the Judgment shoulders. Then I was delighted by how nicely the Order Hall belt coordinated… which really shouldn’t have surprised me, given that the Judgment set and the Silver Hand set use similar red-black-gold color schemes.

3) Redeemed Blood Knight III


Fearless Combatant’s Scaled Shoulders Girdle Gauntlets & Sabatons, Liadrin’s Plate chestpiece & legplates, Blood Knight Tabard, Wild Gladiator’s Mageblade, Blood Knight Defender
I acquired the PvP recolor of the crafted Leystone set specifically so that I could make this combination with the Liadrin’s Plate set. I wonder… does the blue Alliance PvP recolor work equally well with the Turalyon’s Plate set?
Before I faction transferred her, I’d gotten my original Blood Elf Paladin up to about level 63 or 64, which was high enough to solo the pre-Cataclysm Blood Elf Paladin mount quest chain. Because by that point in Wrath the Paladin mounts were learned automatically with riding skills at level 20 & 40, I did the quest chain primarily to get the auxiliary reward of the Blood Knight Tabard — which then got transmuted into a generic guild tabard when I faction transferred her. I was relieved to see that my new Blood Elf Paladin had access to the Blood Knight Tabard in the Appearances collection.
For “Redeemed Blood Knight II” see “Things my Paladin Wears”, outfit #8.

2) Sunwell-Purified Soul

Sunsoul Battleplate
I never quite stopped missing my Blood Elf Paladin, so when Battle for Azeroth gave us golden-eyed Blood Elves, I re-rolled and Boosted her.
Boosted characters receive this armor set. It can also be obtained from the Warlords Garrison Salvage Yard.

1) Redeemed Blood Knight I

Bloodscale pauldrons, Ursa’s Embrace, Leggings of the Ursa, Hyperion belt gloves & boots, Tranquillien Champion’s Cloak, Sin’dorei Warblade
Once upon a time, I had a Blood Elf Paladin. When Cataclysm gave us Tauren Paladins, I faction-transferred her into a Dwarf.
This set is a slight iteration of an outfit I originally described in “The Well-Dressed Paladin, Revisited” guest post I wrote for Manalicious.

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

59) Un-Fallen Hero

Chilled Shoulderplates, Chestplate of the Great Aspects, Lurker’s Girdle, Bone-Inlaid Legguards, Gloves of the Pythonic Guardian, Boots of the Fallen Hero, Heart-Lesion Runeblade
Kaumaleia finally got tired of lounging around in her party clothes and wanted a real Transmogrification kit again. I didn’t think she’d worn the powder-blue recolor of the DK starting zone gear yet, so I used that as a starting point for this kit.

58) Blue Bunny

Blue Spring Circlet, Blue Lovely Dress
I’ve wanted to have a blue version of the Spring Circlet for players to use ever since Cataclysm, when I spotted it on a Goblin gal NPC at the Kajaro Trading Company pool party in Kezan, just before everything went to pieces.

57) Lovely Flowers


Crown of Dark Blossoms with Lovely Black Dress; Crown of Prosperity with Lovely Red Dress; Crown of Courage with Lovely Purple Dress; Crown of Good Fortune with Lovely Blue Dress
This outfit isn’t exactly a real Transmogrification kit at all, as wearing it requires one or both of the items (depending on time of year) to be actually equipped instead of Mogged. Kaumaleia is wearing both items as equipped items. She insisted that she be allowed to include it in her official Wardrobe listings, however, because if Kandrista can have purely RP-clothes outfits in her official Wardrobe listings, then why not the Underpowered Death Knight?
I would really like to have the Mogging window for the flower crowns expanded to include Love is in the Air and Noblegarden in addition to Lunar Festival.

56) Fortress of Eternal Winter

Crown of Eternal Winter, Heaving Plates of Protection, Icebane Chestguard, Swordhook Slingbelt, Legguards of the Emerald Brood (N), Magma Plated Handguards (N), Treads of Savage Beatings, Icy Ebon Blade
When the three helms for Transmogrification debuted at the Blizzard Store in 2013, the only one I liked well enough to buy for $15 was the Jewel of the Firelord. I liked the base crown design of the Crown of Eternal Winter well enough — but I didn’t like the spooky frosty skull animation. I thought, however, that if the Crown of Eternal Winter ever went on sale for, say, $5, then I might get it. In 2018 — just prior to being retired — it finally did. The Underpowered Death Knight was very happy to get a hat that she’d been wanting for over five years!
While I was assembling this kit, I experimented in the Dressing Room with a darker variation that used the Crafted Malevolent Gladiator’s Dreadplate Chestpiece and Honorary Combat Engineer’s Heavy Legplates, which I thought looked very good —

— but the Underpowered Death Knight has a fundamentally cheerful personality that is better suited by the brighter variation.

55) Airsick Lowlander “Winter” Clothes

Red Winter Hat & Red Winter Clothes with Emerald Gauntlets & Sabatons/Green Winter Hat & Green Winter Clothes with Bloodforged Gauntlets & Sabatons, Darkmoon “Sword”
Once, Kaumaleia would have thought that these southern continental folk have very nonsensical and totally impractical ideas about what to wear in snowy weather. Ever since her time at Acherus, however, she doesn’t seem to notice cold at all — and these silly clothes do look cute.

54) Silver Hand Frostbringer

Truesteel Pauldrons (stage 3), Empyrial Breastplate, Girdle of Valorous Deeds, Legplates of the Argent Armistice, Grips of the Fallen Council (LFR), Life Force Chargers (H), Royal Cape, Tabard of the Lightbringer, Icy Ebon Warsword
Waaaaitaminnit… Nice try, Ebon Blade, but you’re still not welcome at the Sanctum of Light.
In a departure from my usual aesthetic preference for having matching gloves and boots, every item in this kit comes from a different set. That’s not why I’ve saved this outfit to use for the “Mismatched” theme the next time Trial of Style comes around, though. But is the class-based incongruity too subtle for the average Trial of Style group?

53) Pumpkin Head, Kraken Heart or Evil Pumpkin King VI

Hallowed Helm, Crystalvein Pauldrons, Krakken-Heart Breastplate, Veteran’s Scaled Belt, Greaves of the Bloodwarder, Royal Gauntlets of Silvermoon, Kraken Greaves, Yal’s Leafwrap Cloak, Blades of the Fallen Prince (upgraded, third tint)
I wasn’t quite sure what weapons I was going to use for a Hallow’s End kit this year — and then when I looked at the “Legion Artifacts” options, it was instantaneously obvious that these flaming blades were exactly the weapons I needed.

52) Brewfest Brawler

Blue Brewfest Hat, Pauldrons of the Touched, Durotan’s Battle Harness, Frostwolf Stalwart Girdle, Dalaran Warden’s Legplates, Gloves of Brawn*, Sabatons of the Endless Vigil, Chain Link Towel, Tuxedo Shirt, Tremendous Tankard O’ Terror
A half-baked attempt to mimic the appearance of the Brewfest Regalia lederhosen in plate.
Maltendis’ Handguards are the same model as the Gloves of Brawn, in a slightly darker, richer shade of brown.
This chestpiece has a lime green contrast color area on the back that I find quite distracting. Fortunately, this little cloak is just perfect to cover that up.

51) Reinforced Yak-Herding Apparel

Sunsong Armored Helm, Chilled Shoulderplates, Breastplate of Kel’balor, Dojani Girdle, Felsworn Legplates, Reinforced Hound-Handler’s Gauntlets (LFR), Lead-Soled Seabed Striders (LFR), Yak-Herder’s Longstaff
As promised, a more “everyday” sort of outfit using this combination of shoulders, gloves, and boots.

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

67) Zandalari Ambition

Glorious Headdress, Pauldrons of Ambition, Monel-Hardened Breastplate Gauntlets & Boots, Ghost-Forged Belt, Fetish Greaves, Strom’kar (default appearance, original tint)
These Zul’Aman pauldrons and pants coordinate quite nicely with the Horde appearance of the Battle for Azeroth crafted plate set.

66) MARVEL



Warhelm of the Bold, Pauldrons of the Promise, Lost Chestplate of the Reverent, Replica Belt of Heroism, Legguards of the Emerald Brood (N), Replica Lightforge Gauntlets, Hyperion Greaves, The Willbreaker, Crusader’s Shield
This outfit was built around the chestpiece. The Lost Chestplate of the Reverent, shown in the center, is a sort of combination of the Templar chestpiece, shown on the left, and the Runic Plate chestpiece, shown in the right.

Plate kits usually feel like they need shoulder armor to be properly balanced, so I chose these small, cap-like shoulders that still display much of the color of the shoulder and upper arm part of the chestpiece. These particular shoulders were mail prior to the beginning of Legion, and I’m still sad that a mail equivalent wasn’t added when they were converted to plate!

65) Bloodtotem Basher


Warbringer’s set with Drake Talon Pauldrons, Belt of the Sand Reaver, Replica Blood Guard’s Cleaver, and Sternhorn’s Shield
Some of the Bloodtotem did not succumb to the Legion’s influence and become Feltotem. These Bloodtotem Survivors, of whom Kounaqiwa is one, now make their home on the outlying bluff of Thunder Totem where Ethel Waterwise lives.

64) Conqueror’s Carapace



Conqueror’s Battlegear with Booty Bay Helm, Burden of Mortality (H), and Mighty Gorian Greatsword
If I ever happened to create a purple elf Warrior — whether a ren’dorei or a dark-eyed kaldorei — perhaps she might wear something very similar to this.

63) Hyjal Warden

Pauldrons of the Wardancer, Krakken-Heart Breastplate, Fel Iron Plate Belt, Greaves of the Bloodwarder, Royal Gauntlets of Silvermoon, Emerald Sabatons, Tabard of the Guardians of Hyjal, Slavemaster Axe
Here’s a kit that’s what, three expansions overdue?

62) Bronze Val’kyr

Shoulderplates & Treads of the Chosen Dead, Bloodfist Breastplate & Legplates, Gleaming Celestial Waistguard, Fists of Thane Kray-Tan, Lotrafen, Blazing Wings
A half-baked attempt to look like a Val’kyr. I initially thought to use the Glorious Breastplate, but when I tried that, I just couldn’t get the rest of the kit to work out at all. This chestpiece has a slightly better shape match to the Val’kyr metal bustier, anyway.
The effect is a little better on one of the more human-like races.

And yes, I put my Demon Hunter through the effort of getting this toy from the Darkmoon Faire many moons ago specifically for the purpose of using it in this kit.

61) Funerary Plate of the Chosen Dead

Funerary Plate of the Chosen Dead (N)
Although my Paladin is the one who did the quest to get this set of armor, it seemed like my Warrior ought to be the one to wear it, to use it with the Fury Artifact swords.

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

19) Kul Tiran Monel-Hardened Armor

Monel-Hardened Armor with Monel-Hardened Cutlass and Monel-Hardened Shield
The Alliance version of the Battle for Azeroth crafted plate armor matches the Tiragarde Sound quest set. This is a very handsome set of plate armor, perhaps one of the most handsome yet produced by the art department.
Horde characters wanting the Alliance appearance should look for the Ashvane Company BOEs.

18) Silver Hand Protector


Relentless Gladiator’s Scaled Armor with Tabard of the Lightbringer, Ardent Gavel, and Ardent Defender
Dwarves and Humans have the closest connection among the Paladin races; at the Sanctum of Light, Dwarf and Human Silver Hand NPCs are wearing the same gear, whereas all the other races have their own unique gear.

17) Brewfest Lederhosen

Brewfest Regalia, Cobalt Legguards, Maltendis’ Handguards, Brewfest Boots, Tremendous Tankard O’ Terror, Professor’s Sandwich Plate
To Mog with this holiday item successfully, the pants slot must also be mogged into shorts that are short enough to hide under the shorts that are part of the chestpiece. These gloves are just about the only plate gloves that will display underneath the sleeves of the chestpiece.

16) Turalyon’s Victory


Turalyon’s Plate shoulders chestplate & legplates with Demonic Gladiator’s Scaled belt gloves & boots, Wild Gladiator’s Gavel, and King’s Bulwark
After making a kit for my new Blood Elf Paladin that combined Liadrin’s Plate with the red Horde PvP recolor of the crafted Leystone set, I wondered if Turalyon’s Plate would work equally well with the blue Alliance PvP recolor of the Leystone set. It didn’t, not at all — but it does look fabulous with the Alliance PvP recolor of the Antorus raid set.

15) Radiant Glory

Battleplate of Radiant Glory (N) with Stormwind Vanguard Polearm or Archon’s Gavel + Masterwork Spiritguard Shield
The Valkyra shieldmaidens of Stormheim wear a unique recolor of the Dragon Soul Paladin set. It is most like the LFR coloration, except brighter and more golden. At present, though, I only have the Normal mode version of the set.
As NPCs, the Valkyra can wield a polearm as a 1H weapon together with a shield. Players have to choose one or the other. This particular polearm is awarded from the pre-Leigon Broken Isles scenario and is thus faction specific. The Alliance version is this one, golden with a blue gem. The Horde version is dark grey, like tarnished silver, with a red gem.

14) Summer Sky-Guardian

Circle’s Stalwart Helmet, Embossed Plate Pauldrons Gloves & Boots, Icebane Chestguard, Girdle of Unity, Legplates of the Destroyer, Tabard of Summer Skies, Coldsinger Scepter, Skyguardian’s Shield
I could very easily have made this outfit all in blue… but because it’s for the Fire Festival, it needed to have some orange in it, too. Maybe I put too much orange in it? Oh well, I like it like this. The overall effect does look rather more balanced between orange and blue when I unsheathe the weapons.

13) Vindictive Highlord of the Alliance

Vindictive Gladiator’s Scaled Armor with Lightbringer Greathelm, Gladiator’s Salvation, and Maximillian’s Shield
It’s so nice that when I purchase a PvP appearance with a Horde-side character, I also get the corresponding Alliance appearance. I’m so very very fond of the blue-white-gold color scheme that whenever there is gear with faction-dichotomous appearances, I almost always like the Alliance version better.

12) Silver Covenant Spellbreaker

Imperial Plate Shoulders, Breastplate of the Lost Paladin, Lurker’s Girdle, Plates of Aku’mai, Warsong Gauntlets*, Icebane Treads, Silvermoon War-Mace, Spellbreaker’s Buckler
This outfit is a revision of a kit I originally created in mail for mini-Kam. The shoulders, chestpiece, and leggings are plate lookalikes of the crafted mail Blue Dragonscale set. The Bellipotent Gloves are a good alternate for the gloves.
I haven’t done Silver Covenant rep with Kyraleia, so looking at the outfit with the tabard on in the Dressing Room will have to suffice.

11) Boastful Humility

Crown of Boastful Words (LFR), Turalyon’s Spaulders of Conquest, Chestguard of Illumination, Truesteel Waistguard (3-670), Legguards of the Emerald Brood (H), Replica Gauntlets of Heroism, Sabatons of the Humble, Blue Linen Shirt, Mace of the Order, Azure-Shield of Coldarra
I originally designed this kit for the “Make Me Laugh” theme at the Trial of Style; I made a mostly-coherent kit with a somewhat silly hat and one wildly out-of-place item: the Bloodscale Belt.

It placed second, and I liked it enough to swap in a better-coordinating belt and keep wearing it.

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When Love Is In The Air, I like to make at least one of my plate-wearing characters an outfit using the Bloodscale Belt. I have also used the Bloodscale Belt in Noblegarden outfits.

2019: Blazing Passion

Forever-Lovely Rose, Pauldrons of Roaring Flame (N), Avenger’s Breastplate, Bloodscale Belt, Avenger’s Legguards, Bloodscale Gauntlets, Master Cannoneer Boots, Pink Mageweave Shirt, Solianti’s Insect Smasher, Masterwork Spiritguard Shield
I was feeling like I might have drawn the well of inspiration for Love is in the Air kits featuring the Bloodscale Belt dry, but Kelynaera insisted that she needed a Bloodscale Belt outfit, too. Looking around for something pink that I hadn’t used yet, I happened across the AQ40 pants. I rather like the sunset combination of pink and orange, so here we go.

2019: Shards of a Scorned Heart

Forever-Lovely Rose, Mantle of the Resolute Champion, Truesteel Breastplate & Greaves (stage 2), Bloodscale Belt, Darkcrest Gauntlets, Thorium Boots, Shard of Scorn
And then of course Kandrista wanted a Bloodscale Belt kit, too. I’d kind of been wanting to try using the deep maroon of the stage 2 Truesteel items in a Bloodscale Belt kit. I think this works rather well.

2018: Shall We Dance?

Forever-Lovely Rose, Nobleman’s Coat, Bloodscale Belt, Nobleman’s Pantaloons, Grash’s Fireproof Handguards, Noble’s Fancy Boots, Terokk’s Quill
Using the cosmetic Nobleman’s items is perhaps a bit of a cop-out for a “plate” kit, but it was an idea that just had to be used.

2018: Crusader for Love

Forever-Lovely Rose, Relentless Gladiator’s Ornamented Spaulders, Breastplate of the Righteous, Bloodscale Belt, Legplates of the Innocent, Gauntlets of Blurring Fingers, Stormwind Boots, Hammer of Judgment, Aegis of the Vindicator
I hadn’t managed to use this pink 1H mace in a holiday kit yet.
Full pink plate didn’t seem quite right for this character. Instead, this combination of golds and silvers lets the pink shine in an accent role.
Now that I have it, “the Beloved” seemed like the appropriate title to wear with this kit.

2018: Achy, Breaky Heart

Forever-Lovely Rose, Pauldrons of Swift Retribution, Thorium Armor, Bloodscale Belt, Pristine Lightforge Legplates, Flameguard Guantlets, Magma Tempered Boots, The Burning Crusader
I think these axes with the floating shards from Burning Crusade are so, so silly. The colors of this one are perfect for a so, so silly Love is in the Air kit, though!
I wasn’t feeling like I could do anything new with the pink plate items, so I thought I’d try this chestpiece and see what I could do with it. These pants pair with it beautifully! Then, of course, there needed to be some more gold in the outfit, and these gloves and boots fill that out quite nicely.

2017: Cold Heart II

Blood-Stained Pauldrons, Imbued Plate Armor Leggings & Gauntlets, Bloodscale Belt, Chromatic Boots, Roffle’s Flowing Raiment, Skettis Curved Blade
These pink crystal swords should be good for a Love Is In The Air kit, right?
Oh hey, this cloak has pink decorations on it, and it coordinates nicely with the hilts of the swords.
But oh, now going all-out pink with the rest of the outfit makes the cloak seem mismatched.
What is the right balance between blue and pink for this outfit..?
I ended up with an iteration on the first Love Is In The Air outfit I designed for Kregga, five years ago.

(Apparently I just wasn’t feeling the holiday spirit in 2016, because I didn’t make any plate Love Is In The Air outfits that year.)

2015: The Power of Pink


Blood-Stained Pauldrons, Bloodscale chestpiece belt & gloves, Imperial Plate Leggings, Chromatic Boots, Nethervoid Cloak, Skettis Curved Blade, Aegis of the Vindicator
I thought perhaps I’d pass on dressing Karaelia up for Love Is In The Air this year. She kept poking me, however, that she hadn’t spent all that time in Hyjal Summit last year farming for the Blood-Stained Pauldrons to not wear them during Pink Season this year.

2015: Heartburn

Runic Plate Shoulders, Boulderfist Armor, Bloodscale Belt & Gauntlets, Legguards of the Shattered Hand, Bloodforged Sabatons, War Paint Cloak, Hammer of Destiny
What is this thing called “love”? And why does it hurt so much?
Some kind person tossed a Lovely Rose at me as I was coming out of the Warpweaver‘s shop. It was the perfect finishing touch for the outfit!

2015: Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry


Pauldrons of the Wardancer, Bloodscale chestpiece & belt, Brutish pants gloves & boots, Pink Mageweave Shirt, Ironhew Cloak, Hammer of Destiny
My favorite part of Love Is In The Air is that it gives me an excuse to wear some very silly outfits. I intended to just re-create the brown-and-pink outfit that I forgot to make for my secondary Warrior during Love Is In The Air last year — but then I remembered that I had these shoulders in the bank, and I could not resist the silliness of using them to resemble the crown of sepals at the top of a strawberry…

2014: Pretty Pally Princess

Circle’s Stalwart Helmet, Pauldrons of the Touched, Chestguard of Bitter Charms, Legguards of the Apostle, Bloodscale belt gloves & boots, Shroud of Akali, Scimitar of Seven Stars (LFR), Aegis of the Vindicator
I’d been farming Plague Quarter of Naxx-25 for the Girdle of Unity. These DK starting zone recolor items also drop in Plague Quarter, and I happened to pick them up along the way. Looking at their powder blue color, I was reminded of a recent OLRG conversation concerning the suitability of baby blue and pink for Warlock attire — and then I just had to make this kit!
I didn’t make this outfit for a holiday, but it belongs in this collection anyway.

2014: Very Berry Cream

Alabaster Plate Pauldrons, Bloodscale chest belt gloves & boots, Commander’s Leggings, War Paint Cloak, Wound Dressing, Hammer of Destiny
This outfit just wasn’t complete without this specific weapon. Fortunately, one showed up on the AH at a not-too-outrageous price just when I wanted it. I keep wanting to call it the Hammer of Density, though…

2014: Chocolate-Covered Strawberry


Wyrmslayer Spaulders, Bloodscale chestpiece & belt, Brutish pants gloves & boots, Dire Maul, Shield of Maraudon
Oh oh oh! Oh no! I totally forgot that I had wanted to make this outfit for my secondary Warrior for Love Is In The Air this year until after the holiday had come and gone. Fortunately, I had some screenshots of the holiday decor from previous years that were suitable for compositing.

2013: Frozen Flower

Commander’s shoulders & chestpiece, Bloodscale belt, Imbued Plate leggings & boots, Area 52 Engineering Gloves, Balmy Drape, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, The Hammer of Destiny
This was about as pastel and spring-like a look for Noblegarden as I could get out of Kregga’s available wardrobe options. Even so, it’s still quite chilly.

2013: Brightly Colored Shell

Bloodcraver Pauldrons, Jade chestpiece & leggings, Bloodscale belt gloves & boots, Rimblat’s Cloak
Shades of pink, mint green, and robins-egg blue create a brightly colored shell for a plate-wearing character!

2013: Sealed with a Kiss

Runic Plate Shoulders, Bloodscale chestpiece belt gloves & boots, High Chief’s Legguards, Mageflame Cloak, Shield of Comrades*/Embossed Plate Shield
Someday, perhaps, I will obtain the Blood-Stained Pauldrons to wear with this set. Until then, the Runic Plate Shoulders will do. I’m delighted by how nicely the High Chief’s Legguards coordinate with the Bloodscale items — they’re just the right shade of purple.

2013: Soft-Hearted Fighter



Embossed Plate Pauldrons, Ursa’s Embrace, Bloodscale belt gloves & boots, Leggings of the Ursa, Lantresor’s Warblade, Scout’s Tabard
I’ve been fond of the combination of orange and pink for many years. I’m quite pleased with this outfit, but if you don’t like it, that’s okay.

2013: Red-Hot Romance

Commander’s pauldrons/Tyrant’s Epaulets, Andrethan’s Masterwork, Commander’s/Bloodforged leggings, Bloodscale belt gloves & boots, Massacre Sword, Sawbones Shirt*
Kregga was all set to wear the outfit on the left for Love Is In The Air this year, but then I saw Prinnie’s paladin wearing the variant on the right, and it was so yummy that I just had to yoink it. I hope she doesn’t mind too much… 😉
In the left-hand image, I had merely equipped the Massacre Sword for the purpose of the picture itself; in the right-hand image, it glows with a runeforging because I’d actually Transmogrified it over Kregga’s current quest-set 2H sword.

2013: A Formal Affair

Alabaster Plate Pauldrons, Gilded Crimson Chestplate, Bloodscale belt gloves & boots, Flintlocke’s Piloting Pants, Runed Soulblade, Wound Dressing
Every plate-wearing woman who is at or above level 60 should own a Bloodscale Belt. Kaumaleia is theoretically a pseudo-Ironman, but I’d bought a Bloodscale Belt for her anyway, and I just couldn’t let Love Is In The Air pass by without allowing her to wear it. The black pants and white shoulders give this ensemble a bit of elegance.

2012: Commander’s Rose

Commander’s shoulders & pants, Andrethan’s Masterwork, Bloodscale belt gloves & boots, Pink Mageweave or Sawbones Shirt*, Massacre Sword
Not a Love Is In The Air set per se — I already had this set assembled to use when Love Is In The Air came around again when JD Kenada invited us to join him in observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October 2012 by putting together our best pink Transmogrification Kits — but it does use the Bloodscale Belt.

2012: Cold Heart


Imbued Plate chest & pants, Bloodscale belt boots & gloves, Chilled Shoulderplates, Bloodbane Cloak, Pink Mageweave Shirt, Forever-Lovely Rose
Alas, neither of the named male Tauren Death Knights in Icecrown were moved by Kregga’s flirting. Being undead, they weren’t even interested in munching on her rose.

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

60) Silver Hand Sunwalker Dawnchaser

Battleplate of Immolation (N, lookalike) with Barbaric Iron Breastplate, Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes, Embroidered Shirt, Tabard of the Lightbringer, and Talon Guard Wingsmasher
I’m not quite sure what weapon the NPCs are wielding — though I’m fairly certain that it’s a PvP model — so I just picked something from my collection that had similar coloration and somewhat similar aesthetics.

59) Silver Hand Sunwalker Brave

Mantle of Winged Triumph (LFR), “Fireproof” Venture Co. Blastplate, Greatbelt of Living Waters (LFR), “Super Sterilized” Blastguard Legplates, Grips of the Fallen Council (LFR), Sabatons of the Humble, Tabard of the Lightbringer, Lightborn Spire
The Sunwalker Braves at the Sanctum of Light are wearing the Normal mode Siege of Orgrimmar Paladin set, albeit with a different chestpiece. I only have the LFR version of the set, however, and the pants are the one item of the set that I didn’t get. So I have subbed in these Warlords items that are vaguely similar in color and design.
I don’t have the Tabard of the Lightbringer and probably never will, unless I decide to spend some time during Battle for Azeroth doing the Shadowmourne questline with my Death Knight. Many many thanks to Coffee Cakes & Crits, who tipped me off that the Tabard of the Lightbringer is BoE and can sometimes be found on the AH. I looked, and there it was. The list price of 255 K might not be much for some folks, but for me, it took a bit of pooling cash — with Kamalia and Kaelinda, who have been level 110 the longest and thus have had the most time to rake in gold from Order Hall missions, being the major donors — to be able to afford it.

58) Spark of the Titans

Crown of the Fire Festival, Spaulders of Manifold Eyes (N), Vestment of Summer, Ghost-Forged Belt, Leystone Gauntlets, Blade of the Titans
I wondered how I would get a plate outfit to work with this robe — until I thought of these shoulders. Voila!
Taeshalach would be perfect for a Midsummer Fire Festival Outfit.

image from Wowhead
I haven’t got that weapon, though, so the Blade of the Titans will have to do.

57) Sunwalker Avenger

Khan’aish Helmet, Liadrin’s Plate shoulders breastplate & gloves, Girdle of Unity, Ango’rosh Legguards, Bloodfist Greaves, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, Cloak of Whispering Shells, Greatsword of the Sunwalker
For the Retribution set, I knew that I wanted to use the Greatsword of the Sunwalker, the 2H weapon from the Tauren version of the SFK Paladin quest, because of its completely unique design. I used the turquoise decorations on the sword as an accent color and looked across the color wheel to copper for the main color.
One of the things that continues to make me angry about the destruction of Camp Taurajo and the Alliance expansion into the Southern Barrens is how it prompted the Tauren — who, let me remind you, were a nomadic people for whom all the territory surrounding Mulgore was their range — to fence themselves in with the Great Gate because they felt so threatened. Even the centaur, et cetera didn’t threaten them that much!

56) Sunwalker Mender

Crown of Empowered Fate, Glorious Shoulderpads, Refuge Armor, Hyperion Girdle, Judgment Legplates, Area 52 Engineering Gloves, Insignia Cloak, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet
Although I also like the red and gold Fiery Plate or Hyperion gloves with this outfit, I stuck with the blue gloves I’d originally chosen to keep more of that Thunder Bluff turquoise in the color scheme.
I originally designed this kit with a 1H Mace + Shield, but of course the current Artifact paradigm for Holy Paladins is a 2H weapon. After looking at all of my 2H Maces, the base appearance of The Silver Hand itself seemed the most fitting for a Sun Paladin.

55) Sunwalker Defender

Glorious Headdress, Runic Plate Shoulders, Plate of the Shaman King, Thorium Belt, Imperial Plate Leggings, Warbringer’s Gauntlets & Sabatons, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, Insignia Cloak, Battlehammer of the Sunwalker, Saltstone Shield
Several years ago, I designed a set of outfits representing the three Paladin specs specifically for Tauren Paladins. It’s about time that I actually wear them. This kit, as you might guess, is for Protection Sunwalkers.
This chestpiece is the only Transmogrifiable item out of the set worn by Aponi Brightmane and Sunwalker Saern.

54) Blazing Leaves

Bloodscale Helm, Darksoul Shoulders, Overlord’s Chestplate & Legplates, Thorium Belt, Bloodforged gloves & boots, Firebreather, Bloodforged Shield, Tabard of the Scarlet Crusade
This kit combines ideas from outfits originally designed for Dragonray’s “Mog the World in 80 Days” competition by PlaidElf of Plenty of Paladins, to represent the country of Georgia, and SyrcoOwl, to represent the country of Canada.

53) Avatar of Aethrynn

Lightbringer Greathelm, Dawnsteel Shoulders, Aethrynn’s Everwarm Chestplate, Replica Lightforge Belt, Fists of Thane Kray-Tan, The Willbreaker, Templar Shield
I wonder who Aethrynn was? And Thane Kray-Tan and Queen Yh’saerie, for that matter? Are these names community tributes or tidbits of lore-stories (that will likely never be fully explained)?

52) Pink Peony

Crown of Courage, Festive Pink Dress, Bloodscale Belt, Maltendis’ Handguards, Tempered Vis’kag the Bloodletter, Aegis of the Vindicator
Pink is for Paladins!

51) Titan’s Teardrops

Sunsoul Helm, Pauldrons of the Argent Sentinel, Talonrender Chestplate (LFR), Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Clasp of Meditation, Legplates of the Lightning Throne (LFR), Glorious Gauntlets of Crestfall, Blue’s Greaves of the Righteous Guardian, Forgotten Champion’s Blade
Frequently, while making an outfit for one character, I stumble upon a combination of items that doesn’t fit the idea I have in mind for that specific character, but is so good that I have to make an outfit using it for another character immediately. This combination of pauldrons and chestpiece is yet another example of that phenomenon.

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Four years ago, for Winter Veil 2013, Erinys created for me a beautiful set of outfits inspired by the Tauren creation myths found on scrolls hanging in the big tent on Elder Rise in Thunder Bluff. Ever since then, I’ve been wanting to actually make those kits in-game for my characters to wear. Although I haven’t created them exactly as Erinys originally designed them, I think that the changes I’ve made are consistent with her vision.

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Before the Age of Memory, the gentle Earthmother breathed upon the golden mists of dawn. Where the amber clouds came to rest, there were endless fields of flowing wheat and barley. This was the basin of her works – the great basket of life and hope.

Endless fields of flowing wheat and barley
Erinys wrote: This is built around one of my favourite items in-game, the conifer cone staff. In my head, the Greatmother is a Shaman so this outfit had to be mail.

Crown of Flame (H), Mantle of the Golden Forest, Khan’s chestpiece, Engraved Girdle, Valorous Earthshatter Kilt, Bloodlust Gauntlets, De’rizu Greaves, Amber Filigreed Doublet, Conifer Cone Staff


Crown of Flame (N), Mantle of the Golden Forest, Khan’s chestpiece, Engraved Girdle, Valorous Earthshatter Kilt, Bloodlust Gauntlets, Amber Filigreed Doublet, Giant Club, Sternhorn’s Shield
Unfortunately, in the current Legion weapon paradigm, Shaman don’t use staves. I’ve made this kit in Resto spec so I could use this club, which seemed like a reasonable substitution, and I’ve picked a quintessentially Tauren shield design to go with it.

~*~*~

The Earthmother, her heart heavy with her children’s plight, could not bear to watch them fall from grace. In her grief, she tore out her eyes and set them spinning across the endless, starry skies. An’she and Mu’sha, seeking to ease the other’s sorrow, could only chase each other’s faint glow across the sky. The twins still chase one another with every turning of the world.

The Twins: An’she
Erinys wrote: I decided against going for the obvious golds and yellows, choosing to focus more on the dawning and setting sun, those delicate shades which paint the whole sky with just some subtle hints of gold to suggest the sun at its midday peak. The Sun had to be plate, whether I was influenced by those lines from Shakespeare’s Richard III,

Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York;

or perhaps I’ve just pvped too much but it makes me think of arrogant warriors and paladins charging into battle.

Crown of Empowered Fate, Pauldrons of the Souleater, Commander’s Armour, Belt of the Seven Seals, Triton Legplates, Gauntlets of the Righteous Champion, Gothic Sabatons, Amber Filigreed Doublet, Ashkandi, Greatsword of the Brotherhood


Crown of Empowered Fate, Pauldrons of the Souleater, Commander’s Armour, Belt of the Seven Seals, Triton Legplates, Gothic Plate Gauntlets, Avenger’s Greaves, Amber Filigreed Doublet, Cataclysm’s Edge
The gloves Erinys chose drop from an AQ40 optional boss that is even now very difficult to solo due to its mechanics. So I swapped sets for the gloves and the boots.
Because of Mr Rossi at Blizzard Watch, I think of Ashkandi as a Warrior weapon. So I used this sword instead because it has colors that gorgeously coordinate with the rest of this ensemble and I’ve long wanted to use it for a Ret Paladin kit.

The Twins: Mu’sha
Erinys wrote: This could only be a cloth transmogrification with the Mooncloth Robe at its heart.

Moonsoul Crown, Aurora Mantle, Mooncloth Robe, Relentless Gladiator’s Cord of Salvation, Safeguard Gloves, White Tuxedo Shirt, Redemption


Moonsoul Crown, Aurora Mantle, Mooncloth Robe, Warmongering Gladiator’s Satin Gloves, White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Staff of the Faithful
At the time that Erinys designed this outfit, the Safeguard Gloves were the closest to all-white gloves that were available. I even farmed them up specifically so that I could later make this kit. In the interim, however, these bright white gloves became available.
This robe has always been difficult to find a good belt for because it really looks better without one. I think Erinys picked a great belt for her original design — but now that belts can be hidden, hiding the belt was definitely what this outfit wanted.

~*~*~

This tale speaks of how the Earthmother gave the Shu’halo the love of the hunt. The Tauren became great hunters, but one spirit eluded them, Apa’ro, the white stag (called Malorne by the Night Elves.) The Tauren hunted Apa’ro to the ends of Azeroth, and finally the stag fled into the heavens. where his great antlers became tangled in the starts. As the moon, (Mu’sha) chased her brother across the skies, she saw the helpless stag, and immediately fell in love with him.

The White Stag
Erinys wrote: The fact that Malorne’s a Druidic icon, so to speak, meant that this set had to be leather. We know that he is a pure white stag so the Boneshredder set seemed like the perfect starting point for this.

Crown of the Forest Lord, Boneshredder Shoulderguards, Boneshredder Jerkin, Heraldic Belt, Jinxed Hoodoo Kilt, Boneshredder Gloves, Dreamer’s Dragonstaff


Crown of the Forest Lord, Pauldrons of Malorne, Boneshredder Jerkin, Moss Cinch, Jinxed Hoodoo Kilt, Ghostwalker Gloves, Conifer Cone Staff
Because I couldn’t use the Conifer Cone Staff in the Earthmother kit, I decided to use it in the Malorne kit, instead. Then this belt seemed like a good addition, to pull in a little bit more of that orange from the eye in the staff. I felt like this Malorne-themed kit should have something from the Druid tier set named for Malorne, so I’ve put in those shoulders.

~*~*~

Thank you so very very much again, Erinys! ❤

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