So transmogrification is on the horizon and there are quite a few reasons I’m excited for it. When I collected and saved Dungeon Set 2 and Tier 1, it was purely for RP reasons and I hadn’t even dreamed of being able to use them outside that context. The meeting of RP and raiding is fantastic for me – I mean, what could be cooler than killing baddies in metaphorical high heels as it were! The other part of transmogrification is ofcourse the ability to hide particularly unflattering sets. Many of the tier sets look fantastic but we always have the odd one that just looks….awful. While I hardly look at my character while raiding, I still like to avoid cringing while logging in! And now, instead of “Follow the tree!” its turned into “Follow the Cactus-head!” or something like that. Unacceptable. There is a reason I am Noggenfogger’s best customer this tier.
My choices for transmogrification have a mix of fashion as well as the stories that make them special to me. Without further ado, here is the list!
Way back when Ulduar was out, I coughed up the money to buy Phaelia’s Vestments of the Sprouting Seed, a then awesome chestpiece that was named after Phaelia from Resto4life. I never had a chance to finish up the set and I saved it in my bank ever since, never being able to vendor it because it just looks so awesome. (And I hadn’t even begun to collect RP sets at that time….I doubt I knew what was RP was frankly).
Head: Thunderheart Helmet (Archimonde – Hyjal Summit)
Chest: Thunderheart Tunic (Illidan Stormrage – Black Temple)
Shoulders: Thunderheart Spaulders (Mother Shahraz – Black Temple)
Gloves: Thunderheart Gloves (Azgalor – Hyjal Summit)
Waist: Thunderheart Belt (Brutallus – Sunwell)
Boots: Thunderheart Boots (Felmyst – Sunwell)
Wrists: Thunderheart Bracers (Kalecgos – Sunwell)
Chest: Sunglow Vest (Mu’ru – Sunwell)
Shoulders: Veil of Turning Leaves (Illidari Council)
Gloves: Botanist’s Gloves of Growth (Teron Foregiend)
Head: Guise of the Tidal Lurker (Naj’entus)
Legs: Kilt of Immortal Nature (Shade of Akama)
Boots: Naturewarden’s Treads (Reliquary of Souls)
Waist: Belt of Primal Majesty (Gurtogg Bloodboil)
Another set that really screams druid, and not just with its name. I really love the down-to-earth, leafy look this has going. No fancy textures, no animations, no smoke rising up from gear – just simple druid awesomeness.
I originally farmed this out before the Shattering for RP reasons but I’m happy I’ll be able to get it out of the bank and use it more often! All of the items can be found in Molten Core:
Chest: Cenarion Vestments (Golemagg)
Shoulders: Cenarion Spaulders (Baron Geddon)
Legs: Cenarion Leggings (Magmadar)
Head: Cenarion Helm (Garr)
Boots: Cenarion Boots (Lucifron)
Wrists: Cenarion Bracers
(Trash Mobs (BoE))
Belt: Cenarion Belt (Trash Mobs (BoE))
Gloves: Cenarion Gloves (Shazzrah)
Nordrassil Raiment (Tier 5)
What I find really inspiring about the Nordrassil Raiment is its association with the current battle to save Hyjal. Despite being an old and obsolete tier, it has a strong presence with all the druids battling Hyjal decked out in this gear. I’d find it quite fitting if I were fighting the foes of Firelands in this gear. And it fits perfectly because really, we’re trying to save Nordrassil. Tokens for this set drop in Serpenshrine Cavern and Tempest Keep.
Chest: Nordrassil Chestguard (Kael’thas – Tempest Keep)
Shoulders: Nordrassil Life-Mantle (Void Reaver -Tempest Keep)
Gloves: Nordrassil Gloves (Leotheras – Serpentshrine Cavern)
Legs: Nordrassil Life-Kilt (Fathom Lord Karathress – Serpentshrine)
Head: Nordrassil Headguard (Lady Vashj)
While set doesn’t technically have “Nordrassil” named items for belt, bracers and boots, the following items complement the set rather well:
Belt: Girdle of Zaetar (Void Reaver – Tempest Keep)
Wrists: Grove Bands of Remulos (The Lurker Below – Serpentshrine Cavern)
Boots: Orca-hide Boots (Leotheras the Blind – Serpentshrine Cavern)