Druid Outfits: My Tier Picks for Transmogrification

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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!

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Roleplaying Outfits: Sets and Tier Gear

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There’s a certain special element about wearing a fully co-ordinated set while roleplaying. While leafy outfits and creative kilts look great, sets and tier gear have a completely different effect. They’re class specific and often named after great entities in lore, and they always have something unmistakably druidic about them. And they’re particularly fitting to wear if you’re on say scouting mission for Cenarion Circle, or representing the druids at an event etc.

On this fine morning of server maintenance, I will share the sets that I’ve collected as well as the sets I would’ve liked to get had I more bank space! (*hint *hint Blizzard!)

Cenarion Raiment

A set named after the demigod Cenarius himself! The highlights of this outfit are the leafy green shoulders and the unmistakable antler head-piece. I decided to get this set not just for roleplaying purposes, but also as my one complete set from vanilla WoW, as part of my pre-Cataclysm bucket list.

All the pieces can be found in Molten Core:

Cenarion Vestments: Golemagg 
Cenarion Spaulders: Baron Geddon
Cenarion Leggings: Magmadar
Cenarion Helm: Garr
Cenarion Boots: Lucifron
Cenarion Bracers: Trash Mobs (BoE)
Cenarion Belt: Trash Mobs (BoE)
Cenarion Gloves: Shazzrah

Here is a zoomed in version in the hope of capturing more of the details of this outfit. I love the little things here like the tiny leaves in the headpiece with the matching spaulders…not to mention the brown leaves on the gloves and bracers. Did I mention leaves yet?

Feralheart Raiment

Another set that ranks as one of my favourites. Its a little different from the Cenarion Raiment as it takes more nocturnal colours with a celestial theme. No leaves here but we have the moon, the stars and a lovely blue to match.

The Feralheart Raiment can be obtained by upgrading the Wildheart Raiment through a series of quests offered by Deliana. (For more information on this, see my previous Feralheart Raiment post).

A long time ago I began the upgrade quests but abandoned them shortly after, and did away with the gloves, bracers and belt of this set. I’ve never been a fan of GM tickets so I sought out decent replacement pieces as I completed my set.

Here is a closer look at the outfit in a different light as I walk through Ashenvale.

For the belt, I’m wearing Belt of the Raven Lord (from Anzu in heroic Sethekk Halls). For the hands and wrists, I’m wearing Ceremonial Leather Gloves and Ceremonial Leather Bracers respectively. These seemingly ordinary pieces surprised me with how well they matched the set.

The sets below are the ones I don’t currently have but would dearly love to, sometime in the future. *Cough* bank space *cough* (The images below are courtesy of WoWhead).

Wildheart Raiment:

Also, known as Dungeon Set 1, the Wildheart Raiment is similar in design to the Feralheart Raiment. I love the colours in this outfit – the subdued blues and pinks work very well together and they provide for a good off-beat colour scheme. The pieces themselves are relatively easy to obtain:

Wildheart Vest: General Drakkisath (UBRS)
Wildheart Spaulders: Girzul (BRS)
Wildheart Kilt: Baron Rivendare (Stratholme)
Wildheart Gloves: The Unforgiven (Stratholme)
Wildheart Belt: Scholomance and BRS Trash mobs
Wildheart Boots: Mother Smolderweb (BRS)
Wildheart Bracers: Stratholme and Scholomance Trash Mobs
Wildheart Cowl: Darkmaster Gandling (Scholomance)

Conqueror’s Nightsong Garb/Regalia/Battlegear:

Another stunning set to have. The detail of the robe and shoulders just blow me away while the crescent moon headpiece is fantastic to mix and match with other outfits as well. These pieces are obtained by turning it tokens that drop from various bosses in Ulduar (25-man). Note that the head and chest pieces can be bought from the Leather Armor Vendor in Dalaran using Justice Points.

Shoulders: Yogg-Saron
Hands: Mimiron
Chest: Hodir or Justice Points
Head: Thorim or Justice Points
Leggings: Freya

Well thats it for today. There are many sets out there but these really sum up my favourites in terms of aesthetics (well what else do we look for anyways? =P ) I had a lot of fun putting together these outfits and can’t wait to see the new ones we’ll have in Cataclysm! As always, thanks for reading =)

The pre-Cataclysm Bucket List

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Last night I spontaneously decided that I would farm out the Hyacinth Macaw. It was an absurd and ridiculous endeavour, but I did it anyway. The bird’s pretty blue and purple wings had me under a spell. WarcraftPets warned me about the drop rate – a whopping 1 in 5,000 chance, but I paid no heed. I challenged the gods of probability and set off to Stranglethorn Vale filled with false confidence.

After three fruitless hours of farming, and heck, revered reputation with the entire Steamwheedle Cartel, reality set in and I think I realise why I avoided those statistics classes back in college. At some point, I couldn’t bear to kill another Swashbuckler or Deckhand and questioned why I was there. I mean, I’m not even a pet collector! It was time to take a good long look at my to-do list before cataclysm. Some call it the “bucket list”…which I suppose works since Azeroth will be hitting the bucket pretty soon. I realise it’s less than a month before the cataclysm hits, but better late than never! Here it is:

  • Complete the Loremaster Achievement: Check! This was a fun one but then I am sort of a questing geek. I even found a quest while farming the Bloodsail mobs – Cortello’s Riddle. There’s no escaping it.
  • Acquire Reins of the Raven Lord: Check! It took about a month of daily dedicated farming for this one. Special thanks to my pocket-tank warrior, for this =)
  • Complete the Druid Epic Swift Flight Questline: Check! I actually completed all the steps to this one before the Wrath expansion, but the simply didnt want to go through heroic Setthekk at that level. I picked it up soon after completing my Guardian of Cenarius title – and I’m glad I did since they did away with the class-specific quests.
  • Acquire Reins of the Winterspring Frostsaber: Incomplete. I love my ground mounts, and I particularly love sabers. I hope I will have the patience and perseverance for this, but farming Wintersaber reputation is just about the most tedious thing I can think of. The hardest part is constantly travelling to and from the quest-giver – literally traversing Winterspring in its entirety. Did I mention it’s the same quest over and over again? Siiigh. But the saber is so pretty.
  • Acquire Swift Zulian Tiger: Incomplete. Ha! Sorry…I couldn’t resist. =P Well the drop chance for this beauty is extremely low at a 0.8% from High Priest Thekal. I have been farming this quite consistently now but I might never see it drop. Infact, some argue its better to get the 100% guaranteed Wintersaber than the elusive Zulian Tiger. I say, get them both!
  • Acquire Feralheart Raiment: Check! A beautiful set to have although the questline really does test you. For information on the quests and tips, see my Feralheart Raiment post.
  • Acquire Cenarion Raiment: Incomplete. So close yet so far! I decided to get this set for roleplaying purposes as well as to have my one complete set from vanilla days. I have everything but the Cenarion Vestments. Oh Gods of Molten Core drops, please shine down upon me!
  • Acquire Hyacinth Macaw: Incomplete. Yes, I’ve decided it goes in here afterall. Granted I’m not a pet collector but that bird just looks so darn cool! The good news from WarcraftPets is that it will not disappear come Cataclysm…so there is still hope. In the meantime, I might take to farming the Auction House instead. =)
  • Complete the Classic Dungeon Master achievement: Incomplete. I’m only missing one at the moment for this: Ragefire Chasm. Well, now I know what to do if I ever have sleepless night….sneak into Orgrimmar when all the hordies are asleep!
Now off I go to collect some incense and flowers for the Gods of Molten Core Drops and the Zulian Tiger Gods.

The Story of my Feralheart Raiment

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Many moons ago, there was a young druid who wandered the forests of Ashenvale in a quest for adventure. She was young and curious about the world and so she travelled far beyond her home in Kalimdor helping folks wherever she could.


One fine day, her adventures took her to the dwarven city of Ironforge where a woman by the name of Deliana had an interesting proposition for her. If the druid were to provide her with certain items of Wildheart and a few extras, she would exchange those for superior Feralheart items. Now the druid was starry eyed for she had never seen purple items before. She did as Deliana asked of her and obtained her items, but Deliana’s requests seemed to grow in price, time and effort! Considering this a waste of her time, she avoided Ironforge for a while.


In time, she discovered the Outland and while looking through her inventory, couldn’t see why one would keep hard-to-obtain armour such as those Feralheart things, when the Outland had so much better! Now, despite her adventures, our druid was rather naiive — she did not know of dungeons and raids, and she had not discovered the druidic power of healing! In her innocence, she did away with the items, and continued on her merry journey.


Leaping to present day, our druid is much more grown up and she has chosen to finish Deliana’s requests she abandoned so long ago. Why you ask? Simple really…they looked like the vestments of the moon itself! So pretty and nocturnal amidst the stars — really seemed like something worth having for a druid.

I speak of the Feralheart Raiment — also known as Dungeon Set 2. I don’t know whether this set will be available after Cataclysm given that blue posts mentioned revamping quests and thus rewards, as well as getting rid of class-specific quests. So, I embarked on the journey to obtain this set. After going through, what I consider a feat of strength (they really should make completing these quests an achievement), I feel obligated to share what I’ve learned with my fellow druids in the hope of making their experience…*searches for the right word*….smoother than mine =)

The Feralheart Raiment is obtained by upgrading the Wildheart Raiment through a long series of quests involving much travel, gold and time. The Wildheart pieces drop in Stratholme, Scholomance and Blackrock Spire.

Head: Darkmaster Gandling (Scholomance)
Chest: General Drakkisath (Blackrock Spire)
Spaulders: Gizrul the Slavener (Blackrock Spire)
Kilt: Baron Rivendare (Stratholme)
Feet: Mother Smolderweb (Blackrock Spire)
Hands: The Unforgiven (Stratholme)
Wrists: Stratholme and Blackrock Spire (random drop)
Waist: Stratholme and Scholomance (random drop)

In short, Feralheart Raiment = Wildheart Raiment + Deliana’s quests.

Here are my lessons learned, fellow druids. May they help you on your journey, and lighten the burden of this challenging quest.

  • The Wildheart Bracers, Gloves and Belt are all BoE – so keep an eye on the auction house for those to save you farming for them.
  • Having the Direbrew Remote, the Shadowforge Key, Crescent Key and Key to the City is almost a requirement – you will be sent to these instances numerous times for quests and to farm off the remaining Wildheart pieces needed for turn ins. Having these will cut down your dungeon time significantly.
  • Use your professions to help you cut down travel time as far as possible (such as Inscription and Engineering). If you have a mage friend who would accompany you, all the better.
  • Start collecting the items you need early on – WoWWiki has a great list of the quests and the items you need for them. Some of them are rather hard to find since Old World is now long forgotten – such as Mooncloth, Enchanted Leather, Dark Iron Bar and Stonescale Oil.
  • In particular, look out for Flask of Supreme Power and Scroll: Create Signet of Beckoning: Fire on the auction house. The first is needed as part of a quest turn in. The scroll is to save you having to farm out endless Twilight Trappings in order to have a chance of summoning the Duke of Cynders. You will need the Duke of Cynders as part of the quest Three Kings of Flame. This is often the most frustrating and challenging part of the questline, and keeping an eye out for scrolls early on can make a huge difference.
  • Some of the quests and items needed have a reputation pre-requisite such as honoured with Argent Dawn and friendly with Cenarion Hold. Do not worry about these for the moment – you will automatically get reputation while farming dungeons and in the case of Cenarion, farming for items. I ended up hitting exalted with the Argent Dawn simply while farming for my Wildheart Kilt and collecting scourgestones on the way. Friendly with Cenarion Hold is irrelevant now since they recently changed the starting reputation to be friendly for druids. Although I have heard stories of folks hitting exalted with Cenarion Hold while farming Twilight Trappings to summon the Duke!
All in all, they’re rather fun to do. You get to commune with ghosts, traverse the molten depths of the Spire, and even challenge the odd hero! They may be long, tedious and downright frustrating, but the reward at the end makes it worth it.
You’re probably wondering what happened to that innocent druid who did away with her Feralheart Gloves, Belt and Bracers early on. Indeed our druid  wished she could have those items back, but doubted that even the Masters of Warcraft could erase actions from history. Perhaps she should have a word with the Keepers of Time? Unfortunately, the end of that story will be revealed another time when we take a look at Sets and Tier pieces. Until we meet again!