Transmogrifishouhlaskdmefication.

Or however you spell it.

I have been having too much fun with it lately. This is funny, since when the transmog feature was first announced I thought it was stupid and could not envision myself using it.

Haaa…

Cut to now, and I am the biggest transmog addict alive. My bank and void storage are both near full, and that’s only for one character. My main druid has 7 sets with a few odds and ends here and there of sets I am passively working on. Most of my alts, with a few exceptions, have a set or two. Most of those sets come from the Burning Crusade era.

Maybe it’s because BC had brighter colors and more whimsical models, but whenever I am poking around Mogit looking for my next foray into WoW haute couture, I always end up selecting things from BC. I have heard a lot of whining and moaning about the “clown costume” look from that era. Functionally Retarded Paladin says the paladin tier sets look goofy. But I adore the bright colors and the overall feel of the armor sets. So naturally I collected a ton of them so that Sylv can go prancing around dungeons looking utterly fabulous.

I also collect staves. I am a whore for staves. And polearms, to a lesser extent. But staves are my favorite thing to collect. My void storage is overflowing with staves. It doesnt matter if it doesnt currently match any of my sets. I want it because someday it could.

So I had planned to make a big collage showcasing all of my transmog sets in one picture, but I ran in to two issues. First, I have too many characters with too many sets for that to be feasible, and two, I’m lazy. Rather, I am going to split them up and showcase a separate set every day. Because I honestly have nothing better to do right now.

Without further ado.

This is Sylvestris in his blue and gold garb. It is mostly a level 70 dungeon set. The belt and boots are from a much lower level set and the staff is from Wrath. It took me about 3 or so days to grab everything. Most of what you see was nabbed from dungeons on the first or second run. It was less an exercise in farming than I had expected, which was nice. As easy as it was to nab, I get the most compliments from random people for this set. It tends to stand out over a sea of druids and rogues wearing dark “menacing” looking sets. The gold shoulders are particularly eye-catching. I decided not to grab the actual shoulders for the set (a recolor of druid tier 2) because I think those shoulders look ugly. The leafy ones are much more druidy in my opinion. I also decided not to use the matching set gloves because I liked the blue ones better. All in all I think it turned out well and I never cease to smile when people whisper me about the look.

Want The Look?

The purpose of these posts is not solely for me to show off all my sets. I like transmog and I like people who like transmog, so if you see something you like, of course I’m going to share it.

This set is a recolor of the druid tier 2 set. If you want the full set, all pieces can be found in Burning Crusade dungeons and heroics.

Head — Moon-crown Antlers — Captain Skarloc in Old Hillsbrad Heroic
Shoulders — Mantle of Autumn — Laj in The Botanica
Chest — Starry Robes of the Crescent — Pandemonious in Mana-Tombs Heroic
Gloves — Serpentis’ Gloves — Reward from the quest “Cleansing the Caverns” — Wailing Caverns
Belt — Beggar’s Belt — Reward from the quest “Deliver the Thread” — Darkshire
Boots — Moonstrider Boots — Darkweaver Syth in Sethekk Halls
Cloak — Proudmoore Cloak — Reward from the quest “The End of the Deserters” — Theramore
Staff — Tower of the Mouldering Corpse — Devourer of Souls in Forge of Souls

This set was not difficult to obtain. The only real wall you may run in to are the drop rates in heroic Old Hillsbrad and heroic Mana-Tombs. One shot a day can make you go insane if the piece you want just wont drop. However, the rest of the list is easily obtainable with a little bit of time and patience. If you want to collect the entire set (instead of subbing some pieces out like I have done), you may see a bit more of a time investment. The gloves, belt and cloak can also be obtained on the auction house, as their models are shared by many other pieces of gear. If you for some reason cannot complete the quests I recommended (ie, you completed them months ago and vendored the loot) then your best bet is to comb the AH looking for an identical piece. For example, the belt can also be found as part of the Glyphed leather set. The cloak can also drop from the final boss in the Steamvaults. There are many options available if the specific piece I listed is unavailable to you. I tend to find the piece I want by poking through Mogit (awesome addon for any transmog fiend) and then looking to find the easiest piece of gear with that model. I don’t like difficulty, so you can be assured that the pieces I listed here are probably the easiest ones to get. This set is dependent upon your level due to the staff being in a level 80 dungeon. If you’re level 70-ish and don’t want to wait for the staff, I’m sure there are a number of staves out there that would match (or at least not stick out horribly) this set.

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About Sylvestris

Gamer, nerd, book worm, baker.

Posted on August 20, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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