Posts Tagged ‘Transmogrification’


Amazing what shadows and highlights in Photoshop can do for a six-pack

But just another blog post. And if you haven’t seen the 300 movie, none of this will make any sense to you. All I can say then is; go see it, do it! Do it now! However, I saw the it (again) the other day. I know, I know, it’s so 2006 ish, but I still love it. I actually saw it three times in cinema! Not to mention I also quite like Nine Inch Nails, who have some music in the movie.  And it has nothing to do with the fact that there half-naked men in it. Nothing…*lick lips*…erm..where was I? Oh right. 300 naked men. I made my own in-game Spartan, and my Leonidas is here wearing:

Head: Bloodscale Helm

Chest: None. Mmm 😉

Waist: Xevozz’s Belt

Legs: Aboriginal Loincloth

Bracers: Wristwraps of the Cutthroat

Cape: Red Riding Hood’s Cloak

Speer: Gargoyle’s Bite

Shield: Black Gold Buckler

But what is a king without his queen? Queen Gorgo is wearing:

Chest: Spring Robes

Boots: Knitted Sandals

Bracers: Vicious Gladiator’s Cuffs of Meditation

Sadly these outfits are not optimal for transmogrification, since they a) lack slots and b) are a mix of leather, plate and cloth. But maybe for roleplaying? For those who are into that?

I am not the only one combining World of Warcraft and Sparta. I found this Machinima video which is a 300 parody, but it’s so nice. “-Our arrows will blot out the sun! -Then we will fight in the shade.” “Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty… For tonight, we dine in hell! ” and of course… who can ever forget “- This is blasphemy! This is madness! – Madness?! This.. is… SPARTA!” Wohoaa, kick down to the pit. Gotta love it 😀

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… I would have gone for something colourful and shiny. Isn’t that what plate is all about? Knight in shining armour and all? Anyway. While most people prefer transmogrifying their armor into tier pieces and other exclusive sets, the green items can look just as nice on. I have put down quite a few BoE plate armour sets for warrior, paladin and death knight transmogrification. Since you can’t wear plate before level 40, there are obviously none ower level armour to show. The green armour sets also get fewer and less exciting the higher level you reach, for the simple reason that you don’t enter end-game content with greens. At least you shouldn’t!

29 Green Armour BoE Sets (Click to enlarge):

Itemlevel 40-55:

Above: Warbringer’s Plate. Saltstone Plate. Symbolic Plate. Tyrant’s Plate. Bloodforged Plate

Above: Sunscale Plate. Ornate Mithril Battlegear. Overlord’s Plate. Jade Plate. Revenant Plate

Itemlevel 55-65:

Above: Templar Plate. Emerald Plate. Warleader’s Plate. Glorious Plate. Exalted Plate. Commander’s Plate.

Above: Lofty Plate. Vanguard Plate. Runic Battlegear. Imbued Plate. Thorium Battlegear. Hyperion Plate

Itemlevel 60-105:

Above: Bloodscale Plate. Fel iron Plate. Bogslayer plate. Darkcrest Plate.

Itemlevel 105-160:

Above: Conqueror’s Plate. Bloodfist Plate. Halgrind Plate.

How to get them:

All these armor sets are BoE that drops from random mobs in their respective zone. Meaning an item with an itemlevel of 45 would drop in zones where level 43-50 ish mobs are to be found. This could be a pretty endless project, considering there are several pieces to each set. Running instances would surely increase drop chances since the mobs are elite with better chance of loot, but still no guarantee that your item will drop.

Best way is  frequently looking out on Auction House, there are surprisingly many that sell their BoE’s rather than disenchanting them nowadays, after transmogrification was added to game. Also, there is no need to have a full set, a mix and match with colours and armour would make you more unique and stylish! Imagination is the keyword 😀


Red circus outfit: Cindercloth vest. Cindercloth pants. Cindercloth gloves. Red mageweave headband. All from tailoring, recipes drops in Burning Steppes and are also often to see in AH.

Fishing outfit: Blue overalls. Bright yellow shirt. Both from tailoring. Random gloves for +2 fishing enchant. Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat from doing daily fishing quest in Dalaran. Jeweled  Fishing Pole, also from fishing quest.

Cheerleader outfit: Green Winter Clothes. Tailoring, but recipe needs to be bought in Ogrimmar, so make it fast if you are Alliance.  As pom-poms: Spring Flowers x 2, obtained by gathering eggs during Noblegarden Event. Remember you must have dual wield to use them both at one time.  Forever Lovely Rose to wear in hair, drop from seasonal boss in Shadowfang Keep during Love is in the Air event.

Mexican outfit: Haliscan jacket and Haliscan Pantaloons from tailoring. Don Carlos Famous Hat, 100 % droprate from Don Carlos himself in Od Hillsbrad Foothills heroic.

Don’t have hooves, in need of shoes? Skip the flip-flops (Knitted Sandals) unless it’s for beach. Stay classy and go with Dress Shoes instead!

Hello!

Since I read about transmogrification (I don’t even have to look it up anymore!), I have been spending lots of time browsing wowhead and similar sites to look at armor, find out what would look good for the future. Not only for gear that can be transmogrified, but also outfits for different occasions, showing off in Stormwind etc. I guess there’s a hidden role player inside me after all! I love the Outfitter addon, been using it for years now. And yes, I know that Blizz has its own similar version, but I think still think Outfitter is better and better at organising my different gear sets, pvp, resto, elemental…and now also fishing, mexican, cheerleader and, hm…circus outfit?

Next thing I want is a pirate outfit, but I hope it’s doable without getting exalted with those Bloodsailers or whatever they are called :/ Already have the hat, shirt should be easy to get, trousers can’t be too hard, and since no boots look good on me, I might as well skip them. Sometimes I think it’s a real shame that I can’t wear plate too, because then there would be 25 % more armor I could put on. And it’s often the plate that have the shiniest colours not to mention some really nice twists. Cmon, who wouldn’t want to kill an end boss dressed as Princess Leia in her golden bikini? What’s your favourite outfit? 🙂

All pieces from the Glorious plate set (random drop, hard to get, chances are best to find them in AH)


Got this link from a guildie, made me lol a lot. Poor little dk’s, awwww.

 Yes. Just yes.

When I first read about patch 4.3 I was a bit depressed, because let’s face it, we haven’t exactly ruled in Firelands, which means our gear will  be so so for the next raid instance and we will struggle even more. But then I read about the word that I will never ever be able to remember or pronounce, Transmogrification, which cheered me up.  There have been endless blue posts, guides and blog posts on them so I think everyone who is a bit more than average interested in WoW already know what it’s about at this point. And perhaps just as excited as I am!

Many years, ago, my main was a clueless hunter. I didn’t know what a tier piece was. I didn’t know what a raid was. I didn’t know anything really, apart from knowing I was the best looking hunter in Azeroth. This is pretty similar to me in real life,  looking back on pictures from my teen years, where I then thought my, erm, somehow original and colourful outfits were the sickness, but now are making me gasp and think “what was I thinking??!”. Pretty much same thing in-game. I wore silver hot pants, a golden breastplate and red / golden boots. Actually all my armor was a mix of these colours, I looked like a mix of a spaceman and a teletubby. With, I must add, a very very slutty twist! I am no longer sure it was that good :s

Everything looks good on shammies. Tier set 1 is ofc no exception

However, there are quite a few outfits out there that are well good-looking. I must admit, being a dress collector and all, I’m a little jealous of the clothies, since they can wear the prettiest dresses and robes when they are raiding, while I need to find the best mail sets. Because from what I have read in the large jungle of posts on trans- uh- mogrification, you can’t wear mail and turn it into a cloth look. Which is sad panda news since I was already fantasising about this “angel meets butterfly meets fairy” outfit, based on leather and cloth, that would look so fabulous on my shammy that raid leader would probably command me back to Stormwind and change it back asap, since everyone would be losing focus on raid /nods.

Still, I will find some nice outfits, and my outfitter addon will be busier than ever from now. The first sets I want to get are the first two tier sets, Earthfury and The Ten Storms. I haven’t been too interested collecting all tier pieces until now, simply because I don’t have the bank space for it. With the incoming void storage this problem will hopefully be solved. No matter how much I clean up and organise, it’s hard for me to keep bags, both actual bags and the bank ones, neater than this:

In my bags I carry my offspec hear and a full set of pvp gear, a collection of items and armor I like to play with when I’m bored and of course the needed potion, reagents and mats. In my bank, pretty much the same, everything I don’t use on a daily basis is sent to bank alt, but there are things I want to keep close for different reasons, mostly sentimental ones. So void storage will be good.

I have been running Molten Core (tier 1 sets) and Blackwing Lair (tier 2 sets) recently, and have about half set of each. I think that I will be less bored with the upcoming transmogrification (seriously, who picked that name??) change, since armor and how it looks on your character have always been one of the things I appreciate the most in this game. Molten Core can definitely be 2 manned by 2 dps’ers, doesn’t hurt if at least one of them is a tank or have the ability to throw some heals. Can probably be soloed my most classes also, at least if you are the lucky owner of some nice gear and / or skills. Blackwing Lair should require at least 3 players, although I think it would work out better with 4+.

It’s pretty fun, fast and easy and apart from tier pieces drops of bosses there are boe blue items, gold, cloth and quite a few valuable items of interest. A very nice thing to do outside raids. I have noticed people are slightly stressed and trying to get all their armor sets before October, when patch 4.3 is expected. I don’t understand this, getting everything ready before it has even started? I’ll be happy if I can put on tier 2 or 2 set at release, but will spend time after hunting for more armor that can make my shammy look even more tasty than now (if that’s even possible).

Fun fun fun! Thanks Blizz 😀