Scorpids Are Heavy

This set is a strict Leatherworking set, and fairly generic, I must admit. Still, it looks awesome.

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Items used:

  • Heavy Scorpid Shoulders
  • Heavy Scorpid Vest
  • Stylish Black Shirt
  • Heavy Scorpid Gauntlets
  • Heavy Scorpid Belt
  • Heavy Scorpid Leggings
  • Tough Scorpid Boots
  • Gyro-Balanced Khorium Destroyer

Ornate and Detailed

The Ornate set is one a lot of people seem to like, and I’m no different. There are a lot of ways to take this set, but this one is my favorite in particular. It’s based off one I stumbled across on BeautiWOW- though I prefer drops to some crafted items, especially when they don’t involve rare mobs.

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It uses one bit of Tailoring, but otherwise shouldn’t be too difficult.

Items used:

  • Harlan’s Shoulders
  • Night’s End
  • Ornate Breastplate
  • Archer’s Precision Grips
  • Ornate Girdle
  • Ornate Legguards
  • Ornate Greaves
  • Ironfeather Longbow

Purple Everywhere

While browsing through old transmogs I need to post, there was the very purple mail mog and now, here’s a very purple leather mog.

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Apparently I was in a purple phase.

Items used:

  • Flickering Shoulderpads
  • Baba’s Cloak of Arcanistry
  • Incendic Chestguard
  • Putrescent Bands
  • Cindersilk Gloves
  • Contender’s Wyrmhide Belt
  • Firecat Leggings
  • Phoenix-Down Treads
  • Wraith Strike (x2)

Purple is for Royalty

This one was called “Purple WIP” on my MogIt list… and boy, it is purple.

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See? I told you.

So this set has a lot of Leatherworking aspects to it, and one Blacksmithing aspect to it. Basically, it’s a profession transmog.

Items used:

  • Spiritbinder Spaulders
  • Nether Chain Shirt
  • Master Builder’s Shirt
  • Chromatic Gauntlets
  • Netherfury Belt
  • Netherfury Leggings
  • Netherfury Boots
  • Kor’kron Hand Cannon

Pretty Pretty Plate

Well, damn. This is another transmog I waited way too late to post. The shoulders on this particular transmog come from Heart of Fear raid finder. That just means I’ll have to dig in and track down some different ones soon!

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Items used:

  • Shoulderpads of Misshapen Life
  • Light-Bound Chestguard
  • Shockstriker Gauntlets
  • Poisonbinder Girth
  • Munificent Legguards
  • Greaves of the Stonewarder
  • Ook’s Hozen Slicer
  • Visage of the Doomed

So That Happened

Recently (as in about a week ago) – I was accused of copying someone’s transmog…from a transmog I posted over a year ago. Apparently, on the basis because the gloves are “hard to get.” (?) Given that I posted the transmog, like I said, over a year ago, I’m not too fussed about it. And it was one I had set up for a long time before posting it [when my warrior was one of my mains] because I didn’t even have this blog when I started transmogging in the first place.

Also, in regards to this particular situation, other items on the item list are completely different. [The transmog in question is this one, by the way, for anyone curious, and the ‘question’ was based off of the Darkrune Gauntlets.]

So, if I’m not fussed, why discuss it? Because there are a few issues here. A primary one being that I really, really hate rude people and accusations. But the main ones are that I like transparency, and I thought I should, in fact, discuss how I come up with some of my transmogs, since the biggest accusation stemmed from how hard an item was to get. And how I come up with my transmogs has nothing to do with how hard an item is to get.

Frankly, I don’t check that at all. [Though I probably should, to make some transmogs more accessible than others.]

I use MogIt. As anyone who uses MogIt knows, MogIt does not give a care how hard an item is to get. All in-game items are (I believe?) listed, complete with different colorings, even the most rare of rare items (the majority of the time). Also, when there are multiple items with a same color scheme, they’re listed in there. When they are listed, I will typically shoot for the crafted items above rare drops – like the chest piece – because most of the time, they’re easier to get.

I spend upwards of an hour designing my transmogs sometimes. I love it. It’s my favorite part of the game, and the majority of the time, all my transmogs are my own. It’s what I spend the most time in game doing. When my transmogs aren’t my own, I do in fact give credit (example here).

That said, I do browse the MMO-Champion forums like there’s no tomorrow, and different parts of transmogs can sometimes give me ideas. I see a pretty chest + shoulder together? I like it? I’ll take those two items and create a new transmog off of them. Or even a chest and legs? Same thing.

I don’t think this is particularly uncommon. But if it does, in fact, bother people – I will be happy to give that credit where it is due. [I don’t particularly feel that two items automatically make someone owner of a transmog, though.] Even with that, I try really hard not to post another person’s transmog. I think I’ve wanted to share the love of Pretty Fly for a Draenei’s monk transmog and of course, the badass hunter mog for quite a while. Or the countless dark ranger transmogs I’ve seen because I have Googled those. (Who hasn’t, right?)

I love having this blog and posting what I do. I have such a sense of confidence in it, and it just brings me a lot of joy. That’s not going to change, and it hasn’t changed. I just wanted to make it clear I would never copy another person’s transmog without credit. It’s not who I am. I know there are some variations on sets that are so hugely popular that there are crosses between them. I understand that. I also know that quite a few of my own transmogs have ended up in various places. I don’t mind. If I didn’t want to “share the love”, so to speak, I wouldn’t post them to begin with. ;)

It’s not about me, and my own selfish joy. It’s about the whole WOW community that loves transmogging. I respect that. I love that. It’s a close-knit community, especially for the larger bloggers. <3

Take care everyone, and enjoy the incoming transmogs!

– FF

In Which I Talk About an Invisible Staff

Wait, what?

One of my new favorite items is the Gas-Powered Stick. It is worth every bit of the 1,000 gold cost and was an early find for me in Warlords of Draenor – at least in regards to transmogging.

It is a transmoggable staff [even though it’s white quality], and it is invisible when sheathedSo, for a caster (which, with Alex as a warlock and Lana as a shadow priest, I run ’round with all the time) – you can hide your weapon entirely.

I’ll repeat it one more time, because it’s just so awesome to say:

You can hide your weapon [staff] entirely.

Once you transmog your current staff to the Gas-Powered Stick, your staff keeps the feature of being invisible when sheathed. And since casters never melee with their staves – you don’t see those staves anymore. Ta-da!

So now you can prance around in those amazing outfits that a staff might otherwise ruin – or you can prance around in your outfits where you just haven’t been able to get that elusive staff drop that matches the outfit.

There are other staves that match the model of the Gas-Powered Stick, but those do not become invisible when sheathed – so don’t waste your time and/or gold if you want an invisible staff without the 1k gold price. The Gas-Powered Stick is currently the only staff in game that is invisible when sheathed and is transmoggable to other staves.

You pick this staff up at Guh, in Frostfire Ridge – the coords for him are 37.4, 60.2 . He’s friendly for both Horde and Alliance. You talk to him, and he’s a bit pissy you knocked off all his friends. But if you bribe him to visit your Garrison, he’ll show up periodically and that’s when you can buy the staff from him.

Cheers, and happy transmogging!

Feathers and Frills

This is a pretty blue and brown hunter only set – due to the PVP pieces. It’ll take some bouncing around between quests, dungeons, Baradin Hold raids, and crafting, but it’s worth it (IMO)!

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Items used:

  • Shoulders of Lightning Reflexes
  • Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Chain Armor
  • Finder’s Keepers
  • Chillsteel Girdle
  • Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Chain Leggings
  • Den Whomper Boots
  • Ironfeather Longbow

Furiously Green

A couple pieces from a PVP set mixed with some PVE and Crafted sets = a pretty green set! Because of the PVP pieces, this set is hunters only.

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Items used:

  • Observer’s Mantle
  • Nanoprecise Cape
  • Furious Gladiator’s Chain Armor
  • Lifekeeper’s Gloves
  • Telaari Hunting Girdle
  • Furious Gladiator’s Chain Leggings
  • Furious Gladiator’s Sabatons of Triumph
  • Sonic Pulse Generator

Sparkly Bits

This is a pretty light green set that I really enjoyed on my hunter. It’s unfortunate that these shoulders were part of raid finder, but I’ll check out new shoulder options for this set and make another post! (It’s just so pretty!) This set works for both shamans and hunters.

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Items used:

  • Shoulderguards of Dark Meditations
  • Scaled Breastplate of Carnage
  • Gloves of Quickening
  • Chained Belt of Remembrance
  • Rip-Flayer Leggings
  • The Darkspeaker’s Sabatons
  • Wrathful Gladiator’s Longbow