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

50) Farmhand

Straw Hat, Grimscale Armor, Overlord’s Girdle, Dalaran Warden’s Legplates, Maltendis’ Handguards, Sabatons of the Endless Vigil, Red Lumberjack Shirt, The Shoveler, Garden Pitchfork
Several years ago, I daydreamed, “Oh, if only Fury Warriors could use Titan’s Grip to dual-wield with polearms and staves — wouldn’t DWing a shovel and a pitchfork, or a shovel and a broom, or a pitchfork and a broom, be totally [awesome]?” Well, now they can — and the Warlords Garrison gave us some lovely Transmogrifiable Garden tools.

49) 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
I’d made new outfits for all my other plate-wearers, including the Dwarf Paladin, so I figured I ought to make a new real armor outfit for the Male Tauren Warrior, too. Because he has the Top Hat, I decided to put him into this “aristocratic Gilnean” outfit that I originally designed about five years ago.

48) 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.

47) 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…

46) 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
If this outfit looks very similar to my Paladin’s recent “Bold & Brassy” outfit, well, that’s because this is a concept that I worked up while creating that kit — then decided that I’d rather use for my Warrior’s blue Dragonsworn outfit, instead.

45) 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
Somehow, this kit just needed to use Ashkandi.
The purples of the High Chief’s set work quite nicely with the maroons of the shoulders, chestpiece, and leggings in this kit. I wanted this to read as a red outfit, not a purple outfit, though, so I opted to bring in some brighter reds instead. Those burning orange eyes in the helm also help to brighten up the overall look of the ensemble.

44) 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
This chestpiece was mail before Patch 7.0. Now that it’s plate, it combines nicely with these Warrior T5 recolor pants to produce a nice dragon-scaly look for this outfit.
Although I didn’t use hats in the kits I made for my Paladin and Death Knight using the Hour of Twilight shoulders, I couldn’t resist how splendid the combination of this hat and these shoulders looks.

43) Meeting of the Clans

Pauldrons of Morbidus, Durotan’s Battle Harness, Salt-Scorched Girdle, Crystal-Studded Legguards, Grash’s Fireproof Handguards, Greaves of the Traitor, Chainlink Towel, Gorehowl
The notion of making a kit using both the Warsong heirloom Gorehowl and the Frostwolf heirloom Durotan’s Battle Harness amused me. Hence, another attempt at making an Orc-like outfit to use with Gorehowl.
The chestpiece has a patch of lime-green accent color between the shoulderblades on the back. I found that quite distracting; fortunately, the very short Chainlink Towel cloak was just perfect to cover it up while still being coherent with the rest of the kit.

42) Warsong Legacy

Rakeesh’s Pauldron, Rough Stone Carapace, Overlord’s Girdle, “Super Sterilized” Blastguard Legplates, Field Plate Gauntlets, Grom’gar Plate Stompers, Grimtotem Cloak, Gorehowl
It was about time that I got around to making a kit with this iconic weapon, and it needed to be rough and ready and be something that might look good on an Orc.
I hope I succeeded with this outfit.

41) Royal Peacekeeper

Replica Soulforge Spaulders, Forgotten Peacekeeper chestpiece & leggings, Uktar’s Belt of Chiming Rings, Life Bearer’s Gauntlets, Windroc Greaves, Shadowvine Cloak of Infusion, Hammer of Grief
I had the idea to make a purple and gold kit to go with this purple and gold weapon. The relatively muted tones of the colors in the weapon prompted me to choose this chestpiece & leggings, which also have a relatively muted gold tone. I think that’s what saves this kit from being glaringly garish — though it’s still probably somewhat garish.

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

40) Oathsworn

The Oathsworn set is the gear that a Warrior is shown wearing on the new character selection screen. It is obtained in-game from the Warlords Garrison Salvage Yard.

39) Sixteen Tons

Underworld Helm, Hateful Gladiator’s Plate Shoulders, Breastplate of Vaulted Skies, Girdle of Gar’gol, Plated Magnataur Leggings, Fallen Brotherhood Gauntlets, Demonbreaker Crushers, Ebon Filigreed Doublet, Cold Iron Pick
A long-awaited mining outfit for my miner. I’ve kept putting it off to make other, newer ideas, but it has turned out better for the delay. In the beginning, I just knew that I wanted to make a kit with the mining hat and pick. I hadn’t really thought of anything else that I wanted to use in the outfit until I started to put it together. The Warlords chestpiece and boots, along with the Wrath PvP shoulders that I only acquired after they became available for gold, combine to make an appropriately gritty, grimy kit.

38) Fel Reaver

Fel Iron Plate set with The Horseman’s Horrific Hood/Demonbreaker Helm, Pauldrons of the Wardancer, Grey Woolen Shirt, and Greataxe of Trials
I would run, too, if this was stomping my way.

37) Apolyon’s Fury

Felforged set with Apolyon, the Soul-Render
This sword, claimed from Kil’jaeden at the Sunwell, somehow seemed the most appropriate weapon for my Fury Warrior to use with the plate Demon Invasions set.

36) Everbright Truesteel I

Everbright shoulders belt gloves & boots, Truesteel Breastplate & Greaves (3-670), Admiral Taylor’s Greatsword
So I thought to myself, if I liked the combination of the maroon Elder Tortoiseshell and stage 2 Truesteel items so much, the combination of the periwinkle blue Everbright and stage 3 Truesteel items ought to be equally attractive. For version II, see the Paladin page.
While creating this outfit, I also discovered that with the new Appearances feature, Horde characters can now use the appearance of Admiral Taylor’s Greatsword for Transmogrification. Hurrah!

35) Lord High Admiral

Fleet Commander’s Hat, Stockade Pauldrons, Overlord’s Chestplate & Legplates, Girdle of Uther, Gauntlets of the Vanquisher, Obsidian Greaves, Martial Shirt (any color), Forgotten Champion’s Blade, Admiral Taylor’s Greatsword
Horde characters can’t use the appearance of Admiral Taylor’s Greatsword for Transmogrification, but they can equip it — so Keija kept it equipped from the moment she solved the mystery of Admiral Taylor’s Garrison in Spires of Arak right up until she got her first Artifact weapon at the beginning of Legion.
An Alliance Protection Warrior or Paladin should use Revilgaz’s Cutlass and Wheel of the Lost Hope with this kit.

34) Truesteel & Truesilver

Truesteel Pauldrons Waistguard & Boots (3-670), Truesilver Breastplate, Imperial Plate Leggings, Replica Gauntlets of Valor, Steelforged Greataxe (2-645), Admiral Taylor’s Greatsword
I especially wanted to use the 3-670 Truesteel shoulders, so the rest of the set had to grow from there. I really liked the similarity between the filigree on the Truesilver Breastplate and the filigree on the weapon and Truesteel armor. The Truesilver blacksmithing patterns are no longer available in the game, so you’ll have to find someone who already knows the pattern or get lucky on the AH. If you can’t find the Truesilver breastplate, the Chivalric Chestguard coordinates excellently with the rest of these pieces, though the overall look of the outfit will be darker.
Horde characters can’t use the appearance of Admiral Taylor’s Greatsword for Transmogrification, but they can equip it.
Savage Blood Required: 105

33) Regal Truesteel

Spaulders of Manifold Eyes (N), Truesteel Breastplate & Greaves (2-655), Elder Tortoiseshell belt gloves & boots, Crimson Silk Cloak, Ramkahen Ceremonial Hammer
This alternative combination of the Truesteel and Elder Tortoiseshell items was created by Silverblade of World of MogCraft. It was the best looking kit using the T12-Paladin (lookalike) shoulders I thought I’d ever seen, and it impressed me enough to actually go farm them up to make the kit for myself.
The only difference between this kit as I have made it and the way Silverblade originally designed it is the weapon. Of the weapons I already had on hand, I really like the royal scepter look of the Ramkahen hammer, and its colors coordinate well with the armor, too.
Savage Blood required: 30

32) Truesteel Tortoiseshell

Truesteel Pauldrons Waistguard Gloves & Boots (all 2-655), Elder Tortoiseshell Helm Breastplate & Legplates, Stylish Black Shirt, Splinterspear Greatsword
Another example of the remarkable color palette coordination between Warlords crafted items and Mists items. The shirt fills in a gap between the bottom of the sleeve of the chestpiece and the top of the gloves.
Savage Blood required: 60

31) Bronze Thunder

Doomed Crown of Lei Shen (LFR), Contender’s Revenant shoulders breastplate & leggings, Truesteel belt gloves & boots (1-640), Tidebreaker Trident
This hat is so ridculously silly that I can’t resist putting it atop any armor that is the right shade of bronze to match it.
I originally designed this kit with Gorehowl as the weapon, but after having spent months farming Karazhan for the dang thing, when it came time to actually make the kit, I decided that I liked the look of this trident better. I also decided that the overall effect looked better with one weapon instead of two, so Keija has switched to Arms for the time being.

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

30) Hand of the Fire Lord

Jewel of the Firelord, Embossed Plate Pauldrons, Ursa’s Embrace, Cloudbreaker Greatbelt (LFR), Leggings of the Ursa, Fireskin Gauntlets (N), Arachnaflame Treads (N), Sulfuras, the Extinguished Hand (N)
When Keija was level 94, I decided to make an attempt on 10N Firelands to farm for the Paladin lookalike shoulders. I was pleasantly surprised at how easily she smashed the place. I was even more pleasantly surprised when Rags dropped his mace for her the very first time she defeated him! Naturally, I had to throw together a kit to wear with it right away; this outfit came together quite nicely almost entirely from stuff she had lying around already.

29) Frostwolf Stalwart

Frostwolf Stalwart set with Axe of Earthly Sundering
I kind of like the blues and the browns and the big honking horns on the shoulders and helm of this set.

28) 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…

27) Pretentious Purple

Replica Soulforge shoulders & gauntlets, Saltstone chestpiece & leggings, High Chief’s belt & boots, Hammer of Grief
Perfect for a Warrior or Death Knight pretending to be a Paladin.
Because of the gender dimorphism in the appearance of the Saltstone chestpiece & leggings, I would not make this Transmogrification kit for a female character. Hence, the creation and boosting of the Male Tauren Warrior.

26) Hellreaver

Faceplate of the Forgotten, Destroyer Shoulderblades & Greaves, Druidic Guardian Plate, Crafted Malevolent Gladiator’s Girdle of Prowess, Taldaram’s Plated Fists, Crafted Malevolent Gladiator’s Warboots of Alacrity, Orange Mageweave Shirt, Hellreaver
I’m not quite sure just what I was expecting to do when I set out to make Keija a set to go with her Hellreaver, as I’d promised after Hellreaver failed to work with her Shado-Pan kit. This certainly wasn’t it, but I like it a lot! The mostly-dark armor allows Hellreaver itself to be the star feature of the kit, while all those little bright orange accents both complement Hellreaver and keep the overall look from being too dark.

25) Mighty

Chromite Pauldrons, Burnished Breastplate & Legplates of Might, Belt of Might, Talonguard gloves & boots, Black Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Widow Blade, Flamescarred Draconian Deflector
The spikes on the shoulders of the Battlegear of Might have never really appealed to me, so I thought I’d try it with the similarly colored, but plainer, Chromite shoulders.

24) Amber is the Color of my Fury

Skybreaker’s Pauldrons, Silithid Carapace Chestguard, Sunscale Belt, Legplates of the Destroyer, Gloves of the Swarm, Bloodguard’s Greaves, Fool’s Bane, Mantid Sky Reaver, Klaxxi Tabard
While I was trying to decide which of the Klaxxi weapons to use for Keija’s “Wakener” set, I picked up this 1H mace in Karazhan. To my eye, it matches the style of the other Klaxxi weapons better than the maces provided by the Klaxxi themselves.
Although Keija originally chose to specialize as Fury for Titan’s Grip — why bother with one-handed weapons when you can dual-wield not one, but TWO big honking two-handed weapons? — this outfit concept convinced her to try out Single-Minded Fury for awhile. About the time that I’d collected all the pieces for this kit, however, Siege of Orgrimmar came out, and I ended up deciding to make that Single-Minded Fury set first.

23) Thunder Bluff Warrior of the Insurrection

Vicious Pyrium Shoulders, any sleeveless chestpiece, Shattered Hand belt, Imperial Plate Leggings, Jade Tiger Gauntlets, Grim Sabatons, Thunder Bluff cloak & tabard, Ymiron’s Blade
The Thunder Bluff Warriors who are occupying Razor Hill during the Siege of Orgrimmar wear neither gloves nor boots. If you have invisiboots, such as Griftah’s Authentic Troll Shoes or Ancient Skeletal Boots, by all means use them! Keija does not yet have any invisiboots, not having obtained any either by raiding or by grinding the necessary Kor’kron supplies during patch 5.3, but the Grim Sabatons blend in with the pants well enough to produce almost the same effect.
The NPC belt is the same style as the golden-brown Shattered Hand or blue-grey Grimscale belt, but in a warm grey color that is not available to players. I chose to use the Shattered Hand belt because I felt like the warm tones harmonized better with the tabard & cloak. The Jade Tiger gloves contain both silvery tones to coordinate with the pants and golden tones to coordinate with the belt and tabard, making them the best choice of Keija’s readily-available gloves.
The NPCs carry Ymiron’s Blade + Saltstone Shield, a brighter recolor of the Angerfang/Splinterspear/Bladestaff Hammer that is not available to players, a unique and unobtainable 2H axe, or sometimes even the giant totem that every Tauren player character dearly wishes she or he could wield.

22) 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.

21) Sea and Stars

Doomed Crown of Lei Shen, Pauldrons of Unholy Rituals, Imperial Plate chestpiece & pants, Swordhook Slingbelt, Diemetradon Plate Gloves, Cobalt Boots, Blue Workman’s Shirt, Starshatter (LFR), Whitefin Axe
This is not the outfit I originally imagined to go with Starshatter — it’s better! The Pauldrons of Conviction would look fabulous with this set, too.

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

20)Resounding Doom

Doomed Crown of Lei Shen, Pauldrons & Battleplate of Resounding Rings, Crafted Malevolent Gladiator’s Girdle of Prowess, Legguards of Lost Hope, Taldaram’s Plated Fists, Impaling Treads, Uroe, Harbinger of Terror, Cryptmaker
Although Keija hadn’t been to LFR in ages, she queued up for Pinnacle of Storms just so that she could pose with Lei Shen to show off this new Transmogrification kit.

19) Shado-Pan Blademaster

Replica Shado-Pan Helmet, Expedition Mantle, The Exarch’s Protector, Darkcrest Belt, Legguards of the Shattered Hand, Inferno Tempered gloves & boots, Gilded Thorium Cloak, Red Martial Shirt, Sturdy Yaungol Spear
Keija tried really hard to talk me into letting her use Hellreaver for her Shado-Pan set, even though I think it’s just about as overused a weapon as Judgement is a gear set. Then, as soon as she’d actually tested how it would look, she capitulated and agreed to use the spear that matches the NPC weapon. I’ll just have to come up with some other set for her to use Hellreaver with.

18) Knight in Shining Armor

Steel Plate Helm, Field Plate Pauldrons, Overlord’s chestpiece leggings gloves & boots, Belt of Might, Blade of the Unyielding, Hardened Steel Shield
The Overlord’s set is one of the most practical-looking plate sets. The contrast of the brightly polished plate surfaces with the dark connecting meshes always reminds me vaguely of Imperial Stormtrooper armor.

17) Death by Chocolate II

Brutish set with Rustic Workman’s Shirt, Wyrmslayer Spaulders, Broadaxe of the Horde, and Shield of Maraudon
Although I’d already collected the Brutish set once for my DPS warrior, I love it so much that I collected it again so that my Prot Warrior could use it with this awesome shield.

16) Battleplate of the Last Mogu

Plate of the Last Mogu (LFR) with Red Riding Hood’s Cloak and Fanged Axe
This is one of my favorite Mists tier sets. I love how the coloration of this set of armor repeats the color scheme of the great mogu edifices in the Vale. It’s like this armor is the imperial livery of the personal guard of the mogu emperor/dynasty who first built Mogu’shan Palace and its satellites, the Shrines of Two Moons and Seven Stars. I’m even happier that this coloration of the T15 Warrior gear was the LFR version and thus within my reach. I just wish I’d been able to get it all before the destruction of the Vale so that my screenshots could have been prettier.

15) Bright Sunreaver Juggernaut

Voice Amplifying Greathelm, Dawnsteel Shoulders, Ursa’s Embrace, Forgemaster’s Shattered Shackle, Lavacrest Leggings, Gauntlets of the Immovable, Sabatons of the Humble, Sin’dorei Warblade, Sunreaver Onslaught Tabard, Red Workman’s Shirt
I had two very different swords that I wanted to use with the Sunreaver tabard, and they wanted two very different outfits to go with them.
At the time that I made this outfit, the (Tournament) Sunreaver and Sunreaver Onslaught tabards were identical. At some time before Patch 7.0, the Sunreaver Onslaught tabard was changed to look slightly different from the (Tournament) Sunreaver tabard.

14) Dark Sunreaver Juggernaut

Great General’s Crown, Shoulderguards of Empty Memory, Druidic Guardian Plate, Goblin Girdle, Legguards of the Shattered Hand, Embercrusher Grips, Deathseed Crushers, Greatsword of the Sin’dorei, Sunreaver Onslaught Tabard, Red Workman’s Shirt
As Keija was questing through Hyjal, it occurred to me that the set she was collecting would coordinate rather nicely with the Sunreaver tabard. So I hung onto it, and, indeed, it did, mostly. The quest reward belt didn’t work very well with the tabard, but the Goblin Girdle which did go with the tabard didn’t go with the rest of the quest reward set. So I switched out the pants, too, and I think the result looks great with the tabard and decent without it.
At the time that I made this outfit, the (Tournament) Sunreaver and Sunreaver Onslaught tabards were identical. At some time before Patch 7.0, the Sunreaver Onslaught tabard was changed to look slightly different from the (Tournament) Sunreaver tabard.

Left: (Tournament) Sunreaver tabard; Right: Sunreaver Onslaught tabard

13) Insurrection Hero

Replica Battlegear of Heroism shoulders chest & pants, Imperial Plate Belt, Judicator’s Gauntlets, Sabatons of the Humble, Blubber Carver
I threw this kit together after I picked up my third piece of Insurrection gear from the Battlefield:Barrens event in Patch 5.3. It was mostly a placeholder while I worked on gaining reputation and collecting items for other kits I had planned.

12) Hero of the Southern Sands

Great General’s Crown, Caimas’ Spaulders, Wallwatcher chest belt & pants, Brutish gloves & boots, Sunset Cloak, Ramkahen Ceremonial Hammer
Iterating from the previous set, the dull golden tones of this helm and pauldrons from Uldum pick up the warmer tones in the Wallwatcher chestpiece and pants.

11) Brutish Wallwatcher

Brutish shoulders gloves & boots, Wallwatcher chest belt & pants, Sunset Cloak, Ramkahen Ceremonial Hammer
The chocolate-colored Brutish set is a natural first choice to mix-and-match with the mocha accents of the Wallwatcher set. I picked the maces to coordinate with this lovely cloak.

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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.


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


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


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


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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Not being all that keen on being a Stormwind Guard or an Orgrimmar Grunt for a day, I was going to give this micro-holiday a pass until I read that the transformation worked for guards in all of the major cities.

It’s part of my Warrior’s RP story that she spent several years serving first as a Bluffwatcher,

then as one of Cairne’s Honor Guards.

So on this day of acknowledging the service of the city guards, it was natural that she’d want to return to Thunder Bluff and assist the Bluffwatchers.

I was surprised that the first City Attacker that appeared after I got the guard transformation was a male Troll in Dragonstalker gear.

Why would a Horde person be attacking a Horde city? I had expected the City Attackers to be enemy NPC races such as centaurs, harpies, troggs, naga, or mogu.

Soon, I saw that there was a group of transformed players standing around near the inn, and that City Attackers were rapidly spawning near them.

I joined the group and fought until I reached the commendation for 50 kills… but by then I was already getting kind of bored of the activity.

I observed that all of the City Attackers were player races wearing T2 armor. As well as the male Troll Hunter, I saw a female Undead Priest, a female Human Mage, a female Draenei Shaman, a female Tauren Druid, a male Blood Elf Paladin, a male Orc Warrior, a male Goblin Rogue, a male Tauren Death Knight, and a Gnome Warlock that I didn’t get a close enough look at to determine if it was male or female. After I’d thought on it for awhile, I concluded that this choice of appearances for the City Attackers was meant to emulate fighting off a PvP raid on the city — though it still seemed very strange to me that my Horde city should have Horde attackers. I think it would have made more sense for there to have been two groups of City Attackers — a Horde group that would only spawn in Alliance cities, and an Alliance group that would only spawn in Horde cities.

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Shaman, Restoration 31 August 2016

Demon Hunter, Havoc 9 September 2016

Shaman, Elemental 23 September 2016

Shaman, Enhancement 23 September 2016

Mage, Fire 8 October 2016

Mage, Arcane 15 October 2016

Mage, Frost 22 October 2016

Priest, Discipline 28 October 2016

Rogue, Outlaw 29 October 2016

Warlock, Destruction 12 November 2016

Monk, Brewmaster 23 November 2016

Death Knight, Frost 26 November 2016

Hunter, Survival 26 November 2016

Warrior, Arms 30 November 2016

Paladin, Protection 1 December 2016

Druid, Balance 2 December 2016

Hunter, Marksmanship 10 December 2016

It didn’t seem quite right to claim Thas’dorah as a Tauren; that bow rightfully belongs to the children of the Sunwell. So I used the Orb of the Sin’dorei before I picked it up. I guess my camera angle was bad right at the moment when I clicked on Thas’dorah, because this is the best screenshot I got of the triumphal moment.

Hunter, Beast Mastery 10 December 2016

Demon Hunter, Vengeance 10 December 2016

Monk, Windwalker 23 December 2016

Monk, Mistweaver 23 December 2016

Death Knight, Blood 29 December 2016

Death Knight, Unholy 29 December 2016

Rogue, Subtlety 30 December 2016

Rogue, Assassination 30 December 2016

Warlock, Affliction 6 January 2017

Warlock, Demonology 6 January 2017

Druid, Guardian 11 January 2017

Druid, Feral 11 January 2017

Druid, Restoration 11 January 2017

I didn’t get a very good screenshot of picking up G’Hanir because the camera swung around to be under the surface of the nearby pond… but I was feeling to lazy to do the whole scenario over again just to get a better screenshot of the triumphal moment.

Priest, Holy 14 January 2017

Priest, Shadow 14 January 2017

Warrior, Fury 15 January 2017

Warrior, Protection 15 January 2017

Paladin, Holy 16 January 2017

Paladin, Retribution 16 January 2017


The Artifact questlines that packed the most emotional punch (for me) were the Ashbringer, the Doomhammer, and Fu Zan.

Three Artifacts are found on Niskara: Holy Priest, Marksmanship Hunter, and Blood Death Knight. I wasn’t able to determine the “canonical” order in which these events occur.

Three Artifacts are found at Tyr’s Fall in Tirisfal Glades. To the best of my understanding the canonical order of events is as follows: Arms Warrior, Shadow Priest, Holy Paladin.

Three Artifacts are found in the Tomb of Old Kings on Shield’s Rest island in Stormheim. To the best of my understanding the canonical order of events is as follows: Protection Warrior, Protection Paladin, Beastmaster Hunter.

Three Artifacts are found in the Karazhan Catacombs. Because all three questlines end with killing the same boss, I’m not sure which order they would canonically go in, but if I had to hazard a guess, I’d say Balance Druid, Unholy Death Knight, Affliction Warlock.

Two Artifacts are recovered from Felsoul Hold in Suramar. I’m not sure which event happened first, the Havoc Demon Hunter or the Demonology Warlock.

Two Artifacts are recovered from Icecrown Citadel. I’m not sure which event happened first, the Frost Death Knight or the Fire Mage.

Two Artifacts are retrieved from the Nexus. I’m not sure which event happened first, the Arcane Mage or the Discipline Priest.

Two Artifacts are retrieved from the Broken Shore. To the best of my understanding the canonical order of events is as follows: Retribution Paladin, Vengeance Demon Hunter.

Two Artifacts are found in the Helmouth Shallows of Stormheim. These two events, Survival Hunter and Fury Warrior, seem to be quite independent of each other and might have occurred in either order.

The locations for the Frost Mage (a Legion place that wasn’t Niskara), Destruction Warlock, and Beast Master Hunter were unique, but the other questlines for those classes went to shared locations.

The Druid Artifact quests go to one shared location (for Balance) and to three places that no other class goes: Grizzly Hills, the Shattered Locus, and Nordrassil.

Only Shamans go to Vashj’ir, the Temple of the White Tiger, or Deepholm.

Only Monks go to the Temple of the Jade Serpent, the Vortex Pinnacle, or the Terrace of Endless Spring.

Only Rogues go to the Temple of a Thousand Lights, Legion Citadel (it’s not on Niskara), and Stormwind.

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