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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 (*).

86) Combat Meditation

Aspiring Aspirant’s Hood, Eternal Traveler’s Spaulders, Purifier’s Silken Cape, Cruel Executioner’s Chestplate, Intimidating Initiate’s Crushers, Eternal Traveler’s Waistwrap, Cruel Executioner’s Legguards, Kul’Tiras Dress Sabatons, Blade of the Silver Hand, Kudebeh’s Remarkable Targe
Although the bronze was fun for a bit of a change, in general Karaelia likes gold better.
Maldraxxus has the environment I prefer the least, but its leveling and World quest reward sets have the colorations I prefer most! I almost wonder if the black and charcoal colorations of the Bastion sets were really intended for Maldraxxus, and the golden and navy blue colorations of the Maldraxxus sets were really intended for Bastion.

85) Oribos Bronze

Stoneforged set with Doomed Crown of Lei Shen (LFR), Improvisational Historian’s Cloak, Kaal’s Gloomblade, and Ceremonious Shield
Plate Shadowlands leveling gear. This version comes from Revendreth. Although the hues of the Throne of Thunder hat don’t quite match, I still couldn’t resist the combo.
Other colorations:

Waylight (Bastion), Cruel Executioner’s (Maldraxxus), Grove Warden’s (Ardenweald), Ceremonious (Crafted)

84) Starlord

Glorious Headdress, Celestial Observer’s Constellations, Celestial Observer’s Starshroud, Breastplate of the Righteous, Aspiring Aspirant’s Handwraps, Celestial Observer’s Buckle, Justicar Leggings, Vicious Gladiator’s Greaves of Meditation, Scimitar of Seven Stars (LFR), Ceremonious Shield
When I thought of making an outfit for Karaelia using items from the Celestial Observer’s set, the Scimitar of Seven Stars was the piece that I immediately knew must be in the kit.
Unsurprisingly, Paladins already have a lot of gear that plays nicely with the Kyrian aesthetic.
Karaelia had been wearing her previous outfit for 16 months, so she was very anxious for a change!

83) 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!

82) Silver Hand Sunwalker Brave II

Yaungol Deathcult Shoulderguards, “Fireproof” Venture Co. Blastplate, Greatbelt of Living Waters (LFR), Windfire Legplates, Grips of the Fallen Council (LFR), Fungal Resistant Plate Boots, Tabard of the Lightbringer, Lightborn Spire
After I acquired these shoulders from a lucky BMAH bid, I recalled that I’d also gotten some pants that were a better match for the Silver Hand Sunwalker Brave’s gear. Hence, it was time to make an upgraded version of Karaelia’s outfit #59.

81) Redeemer’s Promise II

Pauldrons of the Promise, Redeemer’s Plate, Shellbuckle Girdle, Flamewaker Legplates, Truesteel Gauntlets & Boots (stage 3), Blade of the Silver Hand, Steelforged Shield (stage 3)
A variation on an outfit I originally designed for Kyraleia (Dwarf Paladin #20). Also something of a complementary outfit to Karaelia’s own #70, which used the red versions of this sword & shield.

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Kamalia’s Guide to the Barbershop (bonus edition)

Patch 4.2 brought with it some new hairstyles at the Barbershop! I have collected and organized them here by race for convenience. Each new hairstyle has also been added to the appropriate style class page. For example, the new Night Elf “Sassy Tails” style has been added to the “Tails” page (section IV of this manual).

no new styles


sassy buns, wings


bangs ‘n’ braids, punky

Night Elf

sassy buns, sassy tails



no new styles


bangs, braided hawk
Added 1 Dec 2010; these styles were on the PTR for 4.2, but did not appear on the live realms until 4.3


backblown, sticks and stones


backswept, high, omega

no new styles

Blood Elf

braided tail

no new styles

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Kamalia’s Guide to the Barbershop (bonus edition)

Perodically, “blood elf face” floats through my search terms. I imagine they’re getting pulled in by my my previous assertion that Blood Elves and Draenei have all the same faces, but they’re probably looking for something a little more useful.

I have decided to compile a visual directory to the faces and skin tones available to female characters to make the ABMFS a complete guide not just to the Barbershop but also to the character creation screen; please keep in mind that face type cannot be changed at the Barbershop, and skin tone can only be changed at the Barbershop by Tauren, Worgen, and Pandaren characters. So choose your face and skin tone carefully, because unless you want to cough up $10 for a paid appearance change, you’re stuck with them!

I used WoW Model Viewer to prepare most of the pictures because it allowed me to get better close-ups than I could have obtained from the character creation screen or in-game.

For every race except Undead (and Pandaren, who cannot be DKs), the DK creation screen adds three extra faces (withered versions of three of the regular faces) that, when chosen, restrict the character’s skin tone to three zombie colors. The necrotic DK skin tones may only be accessed in combination with one of the withered DK faces; this also applies to the fur color of Tauren and Worgen DKs.

The pictures of the Death Knight-exclusive faces and skin tones were captured from the character creation screen and are shown with simultaneous cycling of face, skin tone, and DK hair color; these are only a few of the 27 possible DK-exclusive combinations for each race.

Faces and skin tones are shown in the order they cycle through on the character creation screen, stepped simultaneously. If there were more faces than skin tones, or more skin tones than faces, I didn’t change from the last value of the factor with less options while stepping through the remaining values of the factor with more options. For example, Humans have 15 faces and 10 skin tones, so the last 6 faces are shown with the 10th skin tone. Draenei have 10 faces and 12 skin tones, so the last 3 skin tones are shown with the 10th face. I haven’t iterated the Tauren and Worgen normal skin tones because those are already shown on the “Colors” page, and I have not prepared a correlation between Worgen wolf-form and human-form skin tones.


Worgen in human form have the first fourteen Human faces and the same DK faces, in the same order.



Night Elf







no new DK faces or skin tones

Blood Elf



Pandaren cannot be Death Knights

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Kamalia’s Guide to the Barbershop, concluded (part 10 of 10).

Each of the other races has a special feature that can be modified at the Barbershop.

Night Elf Tattoos

Shown in the order they cycle through. I have simultaneously cycled through the hair colors to show how hair and tattoo colors are linked.

None, Bear, Blades, Crane, Leaf

Claws, Wings, Serpent, Owl, Shadow

Draenei Horns

Shown in an approximate progression.

Short, High, Arced, Curled

Sweeping, Grand, Spread

Tauren Horns

These styles are available on the character creation screen.

Horned, Low, Long, Upturned

Small, Wide, Buffalo

Additional options are available at the barbershop.

Charger, Snapped, Gougers, Close, Stubs

Three new styles were added in Patch 4.2.

High, Omega, Backswept

Tauren may also change the color of their horns, choosing grey, tan, or black.

Troll Tusks

Shown from smallest to largest.

Nibblers, Short, Upturned

Straight, Oni, Long

Undead Features

Shown in the order they cycle through.

Intact, Stitched, Strapped, Rotting

Bonejawed, Toothy, Cheeky, Putrid

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Kamalia’s Guide to the Barbershop continued (part 9 of 10).

Goblins and Worgen change not just their earrings but also the entire shape of their ears.

Goblin Ears

Changing the shape of Goblin ears simultaneously alters the shape of the nose and chin, so I will show both a front view and a profile view of each style.

Shown in an approximate progression from smallest to largest.

Simple, Hoop, Perky, Studs

Skull, Tall, Tall Rings, Onyx n’ Rings

Rings, the Bone, the Beak

Worgen Ears

Shown in an approximate progression.

Small, Clean, Alert, Fuzzy

Tall, Tufted, Large, Wide

Pointed Pointer, Rounded Pointer, Scruffy, Flopped

The “Ears” in wolf form correlate to “Earrings” in human form as follows:

Clean, Tufted = Unpierced
Fuzzy, Tall = plain Earrings
Alert, Scruffy = Upper Earrings
Pointed Pointer, Small = Double Upper Earrings
Rounded Pointer, Flopped = Full Earrings
Large = Nose Ring
Wide = Nose & Brow Rings

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Kamalia’s Guide to the Barbershop, continued (part 8 of 10).

The third option for Humans, Dwarves, Gnomes, Orcs, Blood Elves, and Pandaren. Pandaren earrings do not fit neatly into the categories I have used to organize the earring options of the other races, so I have shown them as a separate block.



Differently Sized Earrings

“Small earrings” for the gnome and “hoops” for the blood elf.

Upper Earrings

The human has earrings on both sides, the dwarf has only one. The gnome can choose right side, left side, or both.

Double Upper Earrings

The human has earrings on both sides.

Full Earrings

The human has earrings on both sides. These are “small earrings” on the dwarf.

Jeweled Earrings

Pearls, Rubies, Dangling Rubies

Emeralds & Bars, Dangling Emeralds, Emerald & Pearl Bars

Nose Rings

Pandaren Earrings

None, Hoops, Discs

Spirals, Captive Beads, Seals

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Kamalia’s Guide to the Barbershop, continued (part 7 of 10).


The orc version is called “crest”, the troll version is called “mohawk”, and the goblin version is called “fauxhawk”.


Braided Crest

The orc version is called “braided hawk”.


The draenei style is called “slicked”.



The pandaren styles are “chopsticks loop” and “twin loops”. The dwarf style is “wings”.




The Bride

The troll style is called “backblown”.
I’d love to see wigs — a temporary form of headgear — of this hairstyle for everyone to wear during the Hallows End holiday.

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Kamalia’s Guide to the Barbershop, continued (part 6 of 10).

Azeroth has a serious dearth of curly hairstyles! I would love to see the draenei “jeweled band”, goblin “elegance”, and troll “wrapped braid” hairstyles made available to women of all races.

Jeweled Band

Such lovely ringlets!


My new favorite curly hairstyle, as it most closely matches the way my hair behaves IRL.



Wrapped Braid

I thought about putting this one in with the “braids”, but decided to put it here because of the lovely rippled hair in the back.

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Kamalia’s Guide to the Barbershop, continued (part 5 of 10).

The worgen styles were quite difficult to classify. I chose to group them with the styles that they most closely resembled, with the result that some styles called “tails” are in my “braids” category, and vice versa.

I adore braided hairstyles and wish that most of these were available to a wider selection of races, particularly humans and blood elves.

Back Long Braid

The dwarf version is “braided” and the orc version, “tail”. The pandaren styles are “braided tail” and “braids and falls”.
One of the most sensuously feminine hairstyles available to the female orc, in my opinion.

Front Long Braid


Short Braids

Two closely related styles, “short braids” on the left and “bangs and braids” on the right.

Braided Tails

The worgen style is called “twin tails”.
A “Twin Tails” worgen will have the “Bun” style in human form.

Looped Braids

Double Braided

Swept Braids

These worgen styles, with the hair bunched along the top of the head, are most similar to the troll “swept braids” style. The first style is called “beaded” and the grey-streaked style on the far right is called “salted tail”.
A “Beaded” worgen will have the “Loose” style in human form. A “Salted Tail” worgen will have the “Parted Long” style in human form.


The troll version is “braids” and the worgen version is “thin braids”.
A “Thin Braids” worgen will have the “Bobbed” style in human form.


Full Braids

A “Full Braids” worgen will have the “Short” style in human form.


The goblin styles are called “full tilt” and “cupcake”.

Two Buns

The dwarf and night elf styles are called “sassy buns”. The goblin style is “naughty”.

Many Buns

The goblin style is called “trifecta”. The troll style, with four little buns, is called “sticks and stones”.

Braided Buns

If this hairstyle was available to blood elves, my auburn-haired BE Paladin, Kiraleia, would totally wear it.

Braided Bun

The gnome version is called, appropriately, “tower”.

Partial Bun

These pandaren styles are called “chopsticks bun” and “bun falls”. I debated whether to put them here or with the “long” styles, because of how much hair is left loose.

Covered Buns

The second style is called “flowered buns” and has no loose hair hanging down the back.
These styles would be super cute on gnomes, dwarves, and goblins, too!

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Kamalia’s Guide to the Barbershop, continued (part 4 of 10).

Arranged roughly in order of increasing complexity of the style.

The worgen styles were quite difficult to classify. I chose to group them with the styles that they most closely resembled, with the result that some styles called “braids” are in my “tails” category, and vice versa.


High Tail

This style is called “pony left” on humans. The gnome version is simply “tail”. The pandaren styles are called “simple tail”, “gathered tail”, and “chopsticks tail”.


This style is called “pony right” on humans.

Elaborate Elegance

This style is called “elegant” on draenei and “elaborate” on blood elves.

Asymmetric Tail

The goblin styles are “bad girl” and “peek-a-boo”. The worgen style is “left tail”.
A “Left Tail” worgen will have the “Waved” style in human form.

Small Tail

This partially pulled back style is called “short tail” on night elves, “high tail” on trolls, and “belle bell” on goblins.


The softer troll style on the second row is called “jungle flower”. The goblin style is called “chavvy” and the night elf style is called “loose tail”.

Boar Tails

This style is called “cute” on draenei. The night elf style is called “sassy tails”. The second goblin style is called “curly cute”. The pandaren styles are “twin tails” and “twin tails falls”.
Everyone gets “Boar Tails” but the humans! *pout*

Twin Tufts

The pandaren style is “twin tufts”, the gnome style is “cute”, and the more barbaric orc version is “horns”.

Short or Thin Tails

The tauren style is called “tails”, the goblin style is called “twin tufts”, and the worgen style is called “long braids”.
A “Long Braids” worgen will have the “Tomboy” style in human form.


Four Tufts

This style is “tufts” on the tauren, “bangs n’ tufts” on the goblin, and “short braids” on the worgen.
A “Short Braids” worgen will have the “Pony Left” style in human form.

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