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Illustrated Cloth Transmogrification Guide: Priest, Mage, & Warlock

Welcome to the Cloth armor installment of our illustrated transmogrification series! We hope it helps your cloth-wearing characters look their best in any situation.

The Illustrated Transmogrification Series

Illustrated Cloth Transmogrification Guide
Illustrated Leather Transmorification Guide
Illustrated Mail Transmogrification Guide
Illustrated Plate Transmogrification Guide coming soon!

It’s time to get excited about changing the appearance of your armor, Transmogrifying your boring old cutting-edge raid gear into retro sets that match your character’s innermost self!

All cloth wearers can Transmogrify their gear into any other cloth gear with just a few restrictions. As far as we know, any cloth-wearer can wear the cloth gear of any other class, provided there is no Class Restriction written in the item description.

An evil Warlock masquerading as a sweetness-and-light Holy Priest? Discos switching it up for fiery mage outfits? Mages and Warlocks wearing each others’ gear? The mind boggles!

In order to Transmogrify your existing gear to a new appearance, you’ll need in your backpack:

  1. the gear whose appearance you want to change, which must have some + stat(s) (ie, it can’t be a grey or stat-less white item)
  2. the gear whose appearance you want to change into, and
  3. both must be cloth or a weapon useable by your character (sorry, non-’lock Tier 7 warlock fanciers)

Take it all to your friendly local Ethereal Transmogrifier, located conveniently in Stormwind and Orgrimmar, and drop some gold for a whole new you!

Notes: If you don’t see anything that speaks to your soul in these thumbnails, you can download the WoW Model Viewer (it’s free). Simply load up a character on the left-hand side, customize it to look like you, and try on every garment in the game!

If you don’t see a set that you know exists here, do feel free to let me know in the comments section or by email and I’ll add it to the list.

Locations given for higher-tier raid gear refer to the 10man version of the raid, unless otherwise stated.

Some additional color variation exists between heroic/non-heroic versions; click the associated Wowpedia link to ensure you’re getting the right shade!

PvP items coming soon in their own post!

Sounds simple, right? Right! Now the only hard part is deciding what to wear… what to wear… and we’re off!

The Cloth Armor Guide

  1. Tier Gear: Priest | Mage | Warlock
  2. Dungeon Sets
  3. Crafted Sets
  4. General Cloth Armor & World Drop Sets

Tier Gear

Tier gear comes from running raids (not dungeons) and either turning in tokens that drop, accruing and turning in currency points (such as Valor or Justice), or from a direct drop in the raid itself.

Please also see General Cloth Armor Sets, which include pseudo-Tier Attire for those outfits which are no longer available.

Priest Tier Gear

Priest Tier 1: Vestments of Prophecy

Location: Molten Core

WoW Insider’s Guide to Soloing Tier 1

Priest Tier 2: Vestments of Transcendence

Location: Blackwing Lair

Priest Tier 3: Vestments of Faith

- No longer available-

Location: [Naxxramas Raid]

Priest Tier 4: Incarnate Raiment/Regalia

Location: Magtheridon’s Lair, Hellfire Citadel Raid (Hellfire Penninsula); Karazhan Raid (Deadwind Pass); Gruul’s Lair Raid (Blade’s Edge Mountains)

Sold in exchange for Tokens Of The Fallen Defender to Asuur (Aldor) or Arodis Sunblade (Scryer) in Shattrath City:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Soul-Collar of the Incarnate] Prince Malchezaar Karazhan
Shoulders: [Shroud of the Incarnate] High King Maulgar Gruul’s Lair
Chest: [Robes of the Incarnate] Magtheridon Magtheridon’s Lair
Hands: [Gloves of the Incarnate] The Curator Karazhan
Legs: [Leggings of the Incarnate] Gruul the Dragonkiller Gruul’s Lair

Priest Tier 5: Avatar Regalia/Raiment

Location: Serpentshire Cavern, Coilfang Reservoir Raid (Zangamarsh); Eye, Tempest Keep Raid (Netherstorm)

Sold in Shattarath by Kelara (Aldor) or Veynna Dawnstar (Scryer).Exchanged for specific Tokens of the Vanquished Defender, located:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: Cowl of the Avatar Lady Vashj Serpentshrine Cavern
Shoulders: Mantle of the Avatar Void Reaver Eye (Tempest Keep)
Chest: Vestments of the Avatar Kael’thas Sunstrider Eye (Tempest Keep)
Hands: Gloves of the Avatar Leotheras the Blind Serpentshrine Cavern
Legs: Breeches of the Avatar Fathom-Lord Karathress Serpentshrine Cavern

Priest Tier 6: Absolution Regalia/Raiment

Location: Battle for Mount Hyjal, Caverns of Time Raid (Tanaris); BlackTempleRaid (Shadowmoon Valley); Sunwell Plateau Raid (Isle of Quel’Danas)

The Head, Hands, Legs, Shoulders, and Chest items are sold by Tydormu inside the Battle for Mount Hyjal instance. The Wrist, Waist, and Feet items are sold by Theremis, who is located on a boat in the harbor at the Isle of Quel’Danas.

Exchanged for specific Tokens of the Forgotten Conquerer, located:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: Cowl of Absolution Archimonde Battle for Mount Hyjal
Shoulders: Mantle of Absolution Mother Shahraz Black Temple
Chest: Vestments of Absolution Illidan Stormrage Black Temple
Waist: Belt of Absolution Brutallus Sunwell Plateau
Hands: Gloves of Absolution Azgalor Battle for Mount Hyjal
Wrist: Cuffs of Absolution Kalecgos Sunwell Plateau
Feet: Boots of Absolution Felmyst Sunwell Plateau
Legs: Breeches of Absolution Illidari Council Black Temple

Priest Tier 7: Regalia of Faith/Garb of Faith

Location: Naxxramas Raid (Dragonblight); Chamber of Aspects, Obsidian Sanctum Raid (Dragonblight)

Exchanged for Tokens of the Lost Conquerer in Dalaran.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: Circlet of Faith Kel’Thuzad Naxxramas
Shoulders: Mantle of Faith Gluth/Loatheb Naxxramas
Chest: Raiments of Faith Gluth/Four Horsemen Naxxramas
Hands: Mantle of Faith Sartharion Obsidian Sanctum
Legs: Pants of Faith Gluth/Thaddius Naxxramas

Priest Tier 8: Sanctification Garb/Sanctification Regalia

Location: All are found in the Ulduar Raid (Storm Peaks)

Exchanged for Tokens of the Wayward Conquerer in Dalaran.

SLOT ITEM BOSS
Head: Circlet of Sanctification Mimiron
Shoulders: Mantle of Sanctification Thorim
Chest: Raiments of Sanctification Yogg-Saron
Hands: Handwraps of Sanctification Freya
Legs: Pants of Sanctification Hodir

Priest Tier 9 (Alliance): Velen’s Raiment / Velen’s Regalia

Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Dalaran.

Triumphant versions can be purchased with Justice Points plus [Trophy of the Crusade] from Trial of the Crusader

SLOT ITEM
Head: Velen’s Circlet of Conquest
Shoulders: Velen’s Raiments of Conquest
Chest: Velen’s Mantle of Conquest
Hands: Velen’s Handwraps of Conquest
Legs: Velen’s Pants of Conquest

Priest Tier 9 (Horde): Zabra’s Raiment / Zabra’s Regalia


Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Dalaran.

Triumphant versions can be purchased with Justice Points plus [Trophy of the Crusade] from Trial of the Crusader

SLOT ITEM
Head: Zabra’s Circlet of Conquest
Shoulders: Zabra’s Mantle of Conquest
Chest: Zabra’s Raiments of Conquest
Hands: Zabra’s Handwraps of Conquest
Legs: Zabra’s Pants of Conquest

Priest Tier 10: Crimson Acolyte’s Regalia/Crimson Acolyte’s Raiment

Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Dalaran; the legs and hands also drop from Toravon the Ice Watcher in the Vault of Archavon Raid.

SLOT ITEM
Head: Crimson Acolyte Cowl
Shoulders: Crimson Acolyte Mantle
Chest: Crimson Acolyte Raiments
Hands: Crimson Acolyte Handwraps
Legs: Crimson Acolyte Pants

Priest Tier 11: Mercurial Vestments/Mercurial Regalia

Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Stormwind or Orgrimmar except the Shoulder and Head pieces; those are exchanged for Tokens of the Forlorn Conquerer.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: Mercurial Cowl NefarianorAl’Akir Blackwing Descent or Throne of the Four Winds
Shoulders: Mercurial Mantle Cho’gall Bastion of Twilight
Chest: Mercurial Robes - -
Hands: Mercurial Handwraps - -
Legs: Mercurial Legwraps - -

Mage Tier Gear

Mage Tier 1: Arcanist Regalia

Location: Molten Core

WoW Insider’s Guide to Soloing Tier 1

Mage Tier 2: Netherwind Regalia

Location: Blackwing Lair

Mage Tier 3: Frostfire Regalia

- No Longer Available -

Location: [Naxxramas Raid]

Mage Tier 4: Aldor Regalia

Location: Magtheridon’s Lair, Hellfire Citadel Raid (Hellfire Penninsula); Karazhan Raid (Deadwind Pass); Gruul’s Lair Raid (Blade’s Edge Mountains)

Sold in exchange for Tokens Of The Fallen Defender to Asuur (Aldor) or Arodis Sunblade (Scryer) in Shattrath City:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Token] Prince Malchezaar Karazhan
Shoulders: [Token] High King Maulgar Gruul’s Lair
Chest: [Token] Magtheridon Magtheridon’s Lair
Hands: [Token] The Curator Karazhan
Legs: [Token] Gruul the Dragonkiller Gruul’s Lair

Mage Tier 5: Tirisfal Regalia

Location: Serpentshire Cavern, Coilfang Reservoir Raid (Zangamarsh); Eye, Tempest Keep Raid (Netherstorm)

Sold in Shattarath by Kelara (Aldor) or Veynna Dawnstar (Scryer). Exchanged for specific Tokens of the Vanquished Defender, located:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Token] Lady Vashj Serpentshrine Cavern
Shoulders: [Token] Void Reaver Eye (Tempest Keep)
Chest: [Token] Kael’thas Sunstrider Eye (Tempest Keep)
Hands: [Token] Leotheras the Blind Serpentshrine Cavern
Legs: [Token] Fathom-Lord Karathress Serpentshrine Cavern

Mage Tier 6: Tempest Regalia

Location:Battle forMount Hyjal, Caverns of Time Raid (Tanaris); Black Temple Raid (Shadowmoon Valley); Sunwell Plateau Raid (Isle of Quel’Danas)

The Head, Hands, Legs, Shoulders, and Chest items are sold by Tydormu inside the Battle for Mount Hyjal instance.The Wrist, Waist, and Feet items are sold by Theremis, who is located on a boat in the harbor at the Isle of Quel’Danas.

Exchanged for specific Tokens of the Forgotten Conquerer, located:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Token] Archimonde Battle for Mount Hyjal
Shoulders: [Token] Mother Shahraz Black Temple
Chest: [Token] Illidan Stormrage Black Temple
Waist: [Token] Brutallus Sunwell Plateau
Hands: [Token] Azgalor Battle for Mount Hyjal
Wrist: [Token] Kalecgos Sunwell Plateau
Feet: [Token] Felmyst Sunwell Plateau
Legs: [Token] Illidari Council Black Temple

Mage Tier 7: Frostfire Garb

Location: Naxxramas Raid (Dragonblight); Chamber of Aspects, Obsidian Sanctum Raid (Dragonblight)

Exchanged for Tokens of the Lost Conquerer in Dalaran.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Token] Kel’Thuzad Naxxramas
Shoulders: [Token] Gluth/Loatheb Naxxramas
Chest: [Token] Gluth/Four Horsemen Naxxramas
Hands: [Token] Sartharion Obsidian Sanctum
Legs: [Token] Gluth/Thaddius Naxxramas

Mage Tier 8: Kirin Tor Garb

Location: Ulduar Raid (StormPeaks)

Exchanged for Tokens of the Wayward Conquerer in Dalaran.

SLOT ITEM BOSS
Head: [Token] Mimiron
Shoulders: [Token] Thorim
Chest: [Token] Yogg-Saron
Hands: [Token] Freya
Legs: [Token] Hodir

Mage Tier 9 (Alliance): Khadgar’s Regalia

Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Dalaran.

Triumphant versions can be purchased with Justice Points plus [Trophy of the Crusade] from Trial of the Crusader

SLOT ITEM
Head: [Justice Points]
Shoulders: [Justice Points]
Chest: [Justice Points]
Hands: [Justice Points]
Legs: [Justice Points]

Mage Tier 9 (Horde): Sunstrider’s Regalia

Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Dalaran.

Triumphant versions can be purchased with Justice Points plus [Trophy of the Crusade] from Trial of the Crusader

SLOT ITEM
Head: [Justice Points]
Shoulders: [Justice Points]
Chest: [Justice Points]
Hands: [Justice Points]
Legs: [Justice Points]

Mage Tier 10: Bloodmage’s Regalia

Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Dalaran; the legs and hands also drop from Toravon the Ice Watcher in the Vault of Archavon Raid.

SLOT ITEM
Head: [Justice Points]
Shoulders: [Justice Points]
Chest: [Justice Points]
Hands: [Justice Points]
Legs: [Justice Points]

Warlock Tier Gear

Warlock Tier 1: Felheart Raiment

Location: Molten Core

WoW Insider’s Guide to Soloing Tier 1

Warlock Tier 2: Nemesis Raiment

Location: Blackwing Lair

Warlock Tier 3: Plagueheart Raiment

- No Longer Available -

Location: [Naxxramas Raid]

Warlock Tier 4: Voidheart Raiment

Location: Magtheridon’s Lair, Hellfire Citadel Raid (Hellfire Penninsula); Karazhan Raid (DeadwindPass); Gruul’s Lair Raid (Blade’sEdgeMountains)

Sold in exchange for Tokens Of The Fallen Defender to Asuur (Aldor) or Arodis Sunblade (Scryer) in Shattrath City:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Token] Prince Malchezaar Karazhan
Shoulders: [Token] High King Maulgar Gruul’s Lair
Chest: [Token] Magtheridon Magtheridon’s Lair
Hands: [Token] The Curator Karazhan
Legs: [Token] Gruul the Dragonkiller Gruul’s Lair

Warlock Tier 5: Corrupter Raiment

Location: Serpentshire Cavern, Coilfang Reservoir Raid (Zangamarsh); Eye, Tempest Keep Raid (Netherstorm)Sold in Shattarath by Kelara (Aldor) or Veynna Dawnstar (Scryer).

Exchanged for specific Tokens of the Vanquished Defender, located:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Token] Lady Vashj Serpentshrine Cavern
Shoulders: [Token] Void Reaver Eye (Tempest Keep)
Chest: [Token] Kael’thas Sunstrider Eye (Tempest Keep)
Hands: [Token] Leotheras the Blind Serpentshrine Cavern
Legs: [Token] Fathom-Lord Karathress Serpentshrine Cavern

Warlock Tier 6: Malefic Raiment

Location:Battle for Mount Hyjal, Caverns of Time Raid (Tanaris); Black Temple Raid (Shadowmoon Valley); Sunwell Plateau Raid (Isle of Quel’Danas)

The Head, Hands, Legs, Shoulders, and Chest items are sold by Tydormu inside the Battle for Mount Hyjal instance.The Wrist, Waist, and Feet items are sold by Theremis, who is located on a boat in the harbor at the Isle of Quel’Danas.

Exchanged for specific Tokens of the Forgotten Conquerer, located:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Token] Archimonde Battle for Mount Hyjal
Shoulders: [Token] Mother Shahraz Black Temple
Chest: [Token] Illidan Stormrage Black Temple
Waist: [Token] Brutallus Sunwell Plateau
Hands: [Token] Azgalor Battle for Mount Hyjal
Wrist: [Token] Kalecgos Sunwell Plateau
Feet: [Token] Felmyst Sunwell Plateau
Legs: [Token] Illidari Council Black Temple

Warlock Tier 7: Plagueheart Garb

Location: Naxxramas Raid (Dragonblight); Chamber of Aspects, Obsidian Sanctum Raid (Dragonblight)

Exchanged for Tokens of the Lost Conquerer in Dalaran.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Token] Kel’Thuzad Naxxramas
Shoulders: [Token] Gluth/Loatheb Naxxramas
Chest: [Token] Gluth/Four Horsemen Naxxramas
Hands: [Token] Sartharion Obsidian Sanctum
Legs: [Token] Gluth/Thaddius Naxxramas

Warlock Tier 8: Deathbringer Garb

Location: Ulduar Raid (StormPeaks)Exchanged for Tokens of the Wayward Conquerer in Dalaran.

SLOT ITEM BOSS
Head: [Token] Mimiron
Shoulders: [Token] Thorim
Chest: [Token] Yogg-Saron
Hands: [Token] Freya
Legs: [Token] Hodir

Warlock Tier 9 (Alliance): Kel’Thuzad’s Regalia

Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Dalaran.

Triumphant versions can be purchased with Justice Points plus [Trophy of the Crusade] from Trial of the Crusader

SLOT ITEM
Head: [Justice Points]
Shoulders: [Justice Points]
Chest: [Justice Points]
Hands: [Justice Points]
Legs: [Justice Points]

Warlock Tier 9 (Horde): Gul’Dan’s Regalia

Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Dalaran.

Triumphant versions can be purchased with Justice Points plus [Trophy of the Crusade] from Trial of the Crusader

SLOT ITEM
Head: [Justice Points]
Shoulders: [Justice Points]
Chest: [Justice Points]
Hands: [Justice Points]
Legs: [Justice Points]

Warlock Tier 10: Dark Coven’s Regalia

Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Dalaran; the legs and hands also drop from Toravon the Ice Watcher in the Vault of Archavon Raid

SLOT ITEM
Head: [Justice Points]
Shoulders: [Justice Points]
Chest: [Justice Points]
Hands: [Justice Points]
Legs: [Justice Points]

Dungeon Sets

Dungeon sets are comprised of pieces which drop from a variety of instance (not raid) bosses. You do not have to redeem any tokens for these pieces, but you may have to run a specific dungeon multiple times before the piece you want drops.

There were only 4 ‘official’ dungeon sets created in early Vanilla and Burning Crusade, though later dungeon drops do combine to create a unified look (please see General Cloth Armor Sets, below).

Dungeon Set 1: Vestments of the Devout

- No Longer Available-

Location: [Scholomance, Stratholme, Blackrock Spire]

Dungeon Set 2: Vestments of the Virtuous

- No Longer Available-

Location: [Vestments of the Devout, upgraded through quests]

Dungeon Set 3a: Hallowed Raiment

Location: Outland Instances

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Hallowed Crown] Harbinger Skyriss Arcatraz
Shoulders: [Hallowed Pauldrons] Grandmaster Vorpil Shadow Labyrinth
Chest: [Hallowed Garments] Murmur Shadow Labyrinth
Hands: [Hallowed Handwraps] Warchief Kargath Bladefist Shattered Halls
Legs: [Hallowed Trousers] Talon King Ikiss Sethekk Halls

Dungeon Set 3b: Mana-Etched Regalia

Location: Outland Instances

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Mana-Etched Crown] Aeonus The Black Morass
Shoulders: [Mana-Etched Spaulders] Quagmirran The Slave Pens (Heroic)
Chest: [Mana-Etched Vestments] Epoch Hunter Old Hillsbrad Foothills (Heroic)
Hands: [Mana-Etched Gloves] Omor the Unscarred Hellfire Ramparts (Heroic)
Legs: [Mana-Etched Pantaloons] The Black Stalker The Underbog (Heroic)

Mage Dungeon Set 1: Magister’s Regalia

- No Longer Available-

Location: [Scholomance, Stratholme, Blackrock Spire]

For alternatives, see General Cloth Armor Sets

Mage Dungeon Set 2: Sorcerer’s Regalia

- No Longer Available-

Location: [Vestments of the Devout, upgraded through quests]

For alternatives, see General Cloth Armor Sets

Mage Dungeon Set 3a: Incanter’s Regalia

Location: Outland Instances

SLOT BOSS LOCATION
Head: Harbinger Skyriss Arcatraz
Shoulders: Grandmaster Vorpil Shadow Labyrinth
Chest: Murmur Shadow Labyrinth
Hands: Warchief Kargath Bladefist Shattered Halls
Legs: Talon King Ikiss Sethekk Halls

Mage Dungeon Set 3b: Mana-Etched Regalia

Location: Outland Instances

SLOT BOSS LOCATION
Head: Aeonus The Black Morass
Shoulders: Quagmirran The Slave Pens (Heroic)
Chest: Epoch Hunter Old Hillsbrad Foothills (Heroic)
Hands: Omor the Unscarred Hellfire Ramparts (Heroic)
Legs: The Black Stalker The Underbog (Heroic)

Warlock Dungeon Set 1: Dreadmist Raiment

- No Longer Available (but identical to cloth heirloom gear)-

Location: [Scholomance, Stratholme, Blackrock Spire]For alternatives, see General Cloth Armor Sets

Warlock Dungeon Set 2: Deathmist Raiment

- No Longer Available-

Location: [Vestments of the Devout, upgraded through quests]For alternatives, see General Cloth Armor Sets

Warlock Dungeon Set 3a: Oblivion Raiment

Location: Outland Instances

SLOT BOSS LOCATION
Head: Harbinger Skyriss Arcatraz
Shoulders: Grandmaster Vorpil Shadow Labyrinth
Chest: Murmur Shadow Labyrinth
Hands: Warchief Kargath Bladefist Shattered Halls
Legs: Talon King Ikiss Sethekk Halls

Warlock Dungeon Set 3b: Mana-Etched Regalia

Location: Outland Instances

SLOT BOSS LOCATION
Head: Aeonus The Black Morass
Shoulders: Quagmirran The Slave Pens (Heroic)
Chest: Epoch Hunter Old Hillsbrad Foothills (Heroic)
Hands: Omor the Unscarred Hellfire Ramparts (Heroic)
Legs: The Black Stalker The Underbog (Heroic)

Crafted Sets

These sets are created through Tailoring and present a unified look. In cases where both a Robe and a Vest were set options, I chose the Vest so that we could see more of the set (legs, wrists, and feet are often obscured by robes). Some of the ‘sets’ are only a few pieces, but they’re still kind of fun!

The sets are listed in order of increasing Tailoring Skill required.

Phoenix ‘Set’

Hands:

[Phoenix Gloves]

Legs:

[Phoenix Pants]

Azure Silk ‘Set’

Head: [Azure Silk Hood]
Shoulders: [Azure Shoulders]
Chest: [Azure Silk Vest]
Back: [Azure Silk Cloak]
Hands: [Azure Silk Gloves]
Waist: [Azure Silk Belt]
Legs: [Azure Silk Pants]
Crimson Silk ‘Set’

Shoulders: [Crimson Silk Shoulders]
Chest: [Crimson Silk Vest] or [Crimson Silk Robe]
Back: [Crimson Silk Cloak]
Hands: [Crimson Silk Gloves]
Waist: [Crimson Silk Belt]
Legs: [Crimson Silk Pantaloons]
Black Mageweave ‘Set’

Head: [Black Mageweave Headband]
Shoulders: [Black Mageweave Shoulders]
Chest: [Black Mageweave Vest]
Hands: [Black Mageweave Gloves]
Feet: [Black Mageweave Boots]
Legs: [Black Mageweave Leggings]
Red Mageweave ‘Set’

Head: [Red Mageweave Headband]
Shoulders: [Red Mageweave Shoulders]
Chest: [Red Mageweave Vest]
Hands: [Red Mageweave Gloves]
Legs: [Red Mageweave Pants]
Dreamweave ‘Set’

Head: [Dreamweave Circlet]
Chest: [Dreamweave Vest]
Hands: [Dreamweave Gloves]
Shadoweave ‘Set’

Head: [Shadoweave Mask]
Shoulders: [Shadoweave Shoulders]
Chest: [Shadoweave Robe]
Hands: [Shadoweave Gloves]
Feet: [Shadoweave Boots]
Legs: [Shadoweave Pants]
Cindercloth ‘Set’

Chest: [Cindercloth Vest]
Back: [Cindercloth Cloak]
Hands: [Cindercloth Gloves]
Feet: [Cindercloth Boots]
Legs: [Cindercloth Pants]
Runecloth ‘Set’

Head: [Runecloth Headband]
Shoulders: [Runecloth Shoulders]
Chest: [Runecloth Tunic]
Back: [Runecloth Cloak]
Hands: [Runecloth Gloves]
Waist: [Runecloth Belt]
Feet: [Runecloth Boots]
Legs: [Runecloth Pants]
Brightcloth ‘Set’

Chest: [Brightcloth Robe]
Back: [Brightcloth Cloak]
Hands: [Brightcloth Gloves]
Legs: [Brightcloth Pants]
Ghostweave ‘Set’

Chest: [Ghostweave Vest]
Hands: [Ghostweave Gloves]
Waist: [Ghostweave Belt]
Legs: [Ghostweave Pants]
Frostweave ‘Set’

Chest: [Frostweave Tunic]or[Frostweave Robe]
Back: [Frostweave Cloak]
Hands: [Frostweave Gloves]
Legs: [Frostweave Pants]
Felcloth ‘Set’

Head: [Felcloth Hood]
Shoulders: [Felcloth Shoulders]
Chest: [Felcloth Robe]
Hands: [Felcloth Gloves]
Feet: [Felcloth Boots]
Legs: [Felcloth Pants]
Mooncloth ‘Set’

Head: [Mooncloth Circlet]
Shoulders: [Mooncloth Shoulders]
Chest: [Mooncloth Vest]or[Mooncloth Robe]
Hands: [Mooncloth Gloves]
Feet: [Mooncloth Boots]
Legs: [Mooncloth Leggings]
Wizardweave ‘Set’

Head: [Wizardweave Turban]
Chest: [Wizardweave Robe]
Legs: [Wizardweave Leggings]
Flarecore ‘Set’

Shoulders: [Flarecore Mantle]
Chest: [Flarecore Robe]
Wrist: [Flarecore Wraps]
Hands: [Flarecore Gloves]
Legs: [Flarecore Leggings]
Sylvan ‘Set’

Head: [Sylvan Crown]
Shoulders: [Sylvan Shoulders]
Chest: [Sylvan Vest]
Bloodvine ‘Set’

Chest: [Bloodvine Vest]
Feet: [Bloodvine Boots]
Legs: [Bloodvine Leggings]
Runed Stygian ‘Set’

Waist: [Runed Stygian Belt]
Feet: [Runed Stygian Boots]
Legs: [Runed Stygian Leggings]
Glacial ‘Set’

Head: [Glacial Headdress]
Chest: [Glacial Vest] or [Glacial Robe]
Back: [Glacial Cloak]
Hands: [Glacial Gloves]
Wrist: [Glacial Wrists]
Waist: [Glacial Waistband]
Feet: [Glacial Slippers]
Legs: [Black Mageweave Leggings]
Netherweave ‘Set’

Chest: [Netherweave Robe] or [Netherweave Tunic]
Hands: [Netherweave Gloves]
Wrist: [Netherweave Bracers]
Waist: [Netherweave Belt]
Feet: [Netherweave Boots]
Legs: [Netherweave Pants]
Imbued Netherweave ‘Set’

Chest: [Imbued Netherweave Robe] or [Imbued Netherweave Tunic]
Feet: [Imbued Netherweave Boots]
Legs: [Imbued Netherweave Pants]
Arcanoweave ‘Set’

Chest: [Arcanoweave Robe]
Wrist: [Arcanoweave Bracers]
Feet: [Arcanoweave Boots]
Spellfire ‘Set’

Chest: [Spellfire Robe]
Hands: [Spellfire Gloves]
Waist: [Spellfire Belt]
Soulcloth ‘Set’

Shoulders: [Soulcloth Shoulders]
Chest: [Soulcloth Vest]
Hands: [Soulcloth Gloves]
Primal Mooncloth ‘Set’

Shoulders: [Primal Mooncloth Shoulders]
Chest: [Primal Mooncloth Robe]
Waist: [Primal Mooncloth Belt]
Flameheart ‘Set’

Chest: [Flameheart Vest]
Hands: [Flameheart Gloves]
Wrist: [Flameheart Bracers]
Frozen Shadoweave ‘Set’

Shoulders: [Frozen Shadoweave Shoulders]
Chest: [Frozen Shadoweave Robe]
Feet: [Frozen Shadoweave Boots]
Soulguard ‘Set’

Wrist: [Soulguard Bracers]
Waist: [Soulguard Girdle]
Feet: [Soulguard Slippers]
Legs: [Soulguard Leggings]
Frostwoven ‘Set’

Head: [Frostwoven Cowl]
Shoulders: [Frostwoven Shoulders]
Chest: [Frostwoven Robe]
Hands: [Frostwoven Gloves]
Wrist: [Frostwoven Wristwraps]
Waist: [Frostwoven Belt]
Feet: [Frostwoven Boots]
Legs: [Frostwoven Leggings]
Mystic Frostwoven ‘Set’

Shoulders: [Mystic Frostwoven Shoulders]
Chest: [Mystic Frostwoven Robe]
Wrist: [Mystic Frostwoven Wristwraps]
Duskweave (and Black Duskweave) ‘Set’

Head: [Duskweave Cowl]
Shoulders: [Duskweave Shoulders]
Chest: [Duskweave Robe]
Hands: [Duskweave Gloves]
Wrist: [Duskweave Wristwraps]
Waist: [Duskweave Belt]
Feet: [Duskweave Boots]
Legs: [Duskweave Leggings]
Frostsavage ‘Set’

Head: [Frostsavage Cowl]
Shoulders: [Frostsavage Shoulders]
Chest: [Frostsavage Robe]
Hands: [Frostsavage Gloves]
Feet: [Frostsavage Boots]
Legs: [Frostsavage Leggings]
Spellweave ‘Set’

Chest: [Spellweave Robe]
Hands: [Spellweave Gloves]
Moonshroud ‘Set’

Chest: [Moonshroud Robe]
Hands: [Moonshroud Gloves]
Ebonweave ‘Set’

Chest: [Ebonweave Robe]
Hands: [Ebonweave Gloves]
Deathsilk ‘Set’

Head: [Deathsilk Cowl]
Shoulders: [Deathsilk Shoulders]
Chest: [Deathsilk Robes]
Hands: [Deathsilk Gloves]
Wrist: [Deathsilk Bracers]
Waist: [Deathsilk Belt]
Feet: [Deathsilk Boots]
Legs: [Deathsilk Leggings]
Spiritmend ‘Set’

Head: [Spiritmend Cowl]
Shoulders: [Spiritmend Shoulders]
Chest: [Spiritmend Robe]
Hands: [Spiritmend Gloves]
Wrist: [Spiritmend Bracers]
Waist: [Spiritmend Belt]
Feet: [Spiritmend Boots]
Legs: [Spiritmend Leggings]
Emberfire ‘Set’

Head: [Emberfire Cowl]
Shoulders: [Emberfire Shoulders]
Chest: [Emberfire Robe]
Wrist: [Emberfire Bracers]
Waist: [Emberfire Belt]
Feet: [Emberfire Boots]
Legs: [Emberfire Pants]
Fireweave ‘Set’

Head: [Fireweave Cowl]
Shoulders: [Fireweave Shoulders]
Chest: [Emberfire Robe]
Hands: [Fireweave Gloves]
Wrist: [Fireweave Bracers]
Waist: [Fireweave Belt]
Feet: [Fireweave Boots]
Legs: [Fireweave Pants]

General Cloth Sets

These sets are composed of pieces that either mimic an existing set, or else don’t fall into the general categories of Raid, Dungeon, or Tailoring sets.

Green World Drop Sets

There exist an enormous number of green ‘sets’ which share a name and look, and which can be found as world drops. These pieces frequently share models (ie, they look alike but with subtle shading variations), but present a unified look. Since they have stats and are cloth, you should be able to transmogrify into these looks.

I very much wanted to include drop locations of all of them, but they are so legion that I decided instead to just list them with a Wowhead link to the chest or leg piece, but generally they drop randomly in all level-specific zones. Some sets also include a tunic rather than a robe option; you can view those easily with WoW Model Viewer.

iLevel 10-20 Green World Drop Sets

Aboriginal . Ancestral . Apothecary . Barbaric . Beaded . Disciple . Native . Seer . Simple . Spellbinder . Willow

iLevel 20-30 Green World Drop Sets

Bright . Buccaneer . Greenweave . Ivycloth . Pagan . Ritual . Sanguine . Seer . Shimmering . Watcher

iLevel 30-40 Green World Drop Sets

Aurora . Conjurer . Durable . Elder . Embersilk . Geomancer . Nightsky . Raincaller . Resilient . Sage . Silver-Thread . Stonecloth . Thistlefur . Twilight . Vital

iLevel 40-50 Green World Drop Sets

Abjurer . Bloodwoven . Darkmist . Gossamer . Hibernal . Lunar . Mistscape . Regal . Royal . Silksand . Sorcerer . Windchaser

iLevel 50-60 Green World Drop Sets

Arachnidian . Arcane . Bonecaster . Celestial . Councillor . Duskwoven . Gaea . Highborne . Imperial Red . Mystical . Opulent . Resplendent . Twilight Cultist . Venomshroud

iLevel 60-100 Green World Drop Sets

Elegant . Elunarian . Eternal . Feralfen . Fireheart . High Councillor . Laughing Skull . Master . Outlander . Slavehandler . Starfire . Vindicator

iLevel 100-150 Green World Drop Sets

Archmage . Astralaan . Bloodspore . Bristlepine . Consortium . Eldr’naan . Elementalist . Farshire . Foothold . Mistyreed . Mur’ghoul . Shadow Council . Voldrune

iLevel 150-250 Green World Drop Sets

Aerie . Coldwraith . Condor . Crystalsong . Icemist . Oracle . Tethys . Vizier . Voldrune

iLevel 250+ Green World Drop Sets

Ameth’Aran . Baradin . Bluefen . Brightwood . Darrowmere . Everstill . Galardell . Mistmantle . Mystral

[Note: The sets listed in this section are identical. I know, I know.]

Lookalike Sets

Pseudo Magister’s Regalia

This set looks similar to the Dungeon Set 1 of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Shoulders: [Pauldrons of Arcane Rage] Watchkeeper Gargolmar Hellfire Ramparts
Chest: [Robes of the Augurer] The Black Stalker The Underbog
Waist: [Mindfire Waistband] Keli’dan the Breaker Blood Furnace
Hands: [Manaspark Gloves] Hungarfen The Underbog
Wrist: [Arcing Bracers] Broggok The Blood Furnace
Feet: [Ethereal Boots of the Skystrider] Nexus-Prince Shaffar Mana-Tombs
Legs: [Princely Reign Leggings] Mennu the Betrayer The Slave Pens

Pseudo Vestments of the Devout

This set looks similar to the Dungeon Set 1 of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Shoulders: [Pauldrons of Sufferance] Epoch Hunter Old Hillsbrad Foothills
Head: [Collar of Command] Shirrak the Dead Watcher Auchenai Crypts
Chest: [Raiments of Divine Authority] Keli’dan the Breaker The Blood Furnace
Feet: [Slippers of Serenity] Exarch Maladaar Auchenai Crypts
Legs: [Lifegiver Britches] Vazruden Hellfire Ramparts


Pseudo Arcanist Regalia

These sets look similar to the Mage Tier 1 set of the same name.

Option A:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Mage-Collar of the Firestorm] The Maker The Blood Furnace Heroic
Shoulders: [Mindrage Pauldrons] Pandemonius Mana-Tombs Heroic
Chest: [Bloodfyre Robes of Annihilation] Cache of the Legion The Mechanar
Hands: [Hands of the Sun] Swamplord Musel’ek Underbog Heroic
Wrist: [Arcanium Signet Bands] Hungarfen Underbog Heroic
Feet: [Embroidered Spellpyre Boots] Broggok The Blood Furnace Heroic
Legs: [Aran's Sorcerous Slacks] Lieutenant Drake Escape from Durnholde Keep Heroic

Option B:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Collar of Cho'gall] Gruul the Dragonkiller Gruul’s Lair
Shoulders: [Frozen Shadoweave Shoulders] - Tailoring
Chest: [Frozen Shadoweave Robe] - Tailoring
Waist: [Coldwhisper Cord] Rokmar the Crackler The Slave Pens Heroic
Hands: [Soul-Eater's Handwraps] Magtheridon Magtheridon’s Lair
Feet: [Frozen Shadoweave Boots] - Tailoring

Pseudo Vestments of Prophecy

This set looks similar to the Priest Tier 1 set of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Whitemend Hood] - Tailoring
Shoulders: [Primal Mooncloth Shoulders] - Tailoring
Chest: [Primal Mooncloth Robe] - Tailoring
Waist: [Primal Mooncloth Belt] - Tailoring
Legs: [Whitemend Pants] - Tailoring

Pseudo Nemesis Raiment

This set looks similar to the Warlock Tier 2 set of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Demonfang Ritual Helm] The Black Stalker The Underbog Heroic
Shoulders: [Mantle of Three Terrors] Chrono Lord Deja Black Morass
Chest: [Vermillion Robes of the Dominant] Warlord Kalithresh The Steamvault.
Waist: [Sash of Serpentra] Warlord Kalithresh The Steamvault.
Hands: [Gloves of the Deadwatcher] Shirrak the Dead Watcher Auchenai Crypts, Heroic
Wrist: [Crimson Bracers of Gloom] Omor the Unscarred Hellfire Ramparts, Heroic
Feet: [Extravagant Boots of Malice] Tavarok Mana-Tombs, Heroic
Legs: [Devil-Stitched Leggings] Laj The Botanica

Pseudo Netherwind Regalia

This set looks similar to the Mage Tier 2 set of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Headdress of Alacrity] Omor the Unscarred Hellfire Ramparts, Heroic
Shoulders: [Mana-Sphere Shoulderguards] Zereketh the Unbound The Arcatraz
Chest: [Robe of the Great Dark Beyond] Tavarok Mana-Tombs, Heroic
Hands: [Energis Armwraps] High Botanist Freywinn The Botanica
Wrist: [Bands of Nethekurse] Grand Warlock Nethekurse Shattered Halls
Feet: [Silent Slippers of Meditation] Murmur Shadow Labyrinth
Legs: [Khadgar's Kilt of Abjuration] Temporus Black Morass

Pseudo Vestments of Transcendence

This set looks similar to the Priest Tier 2 set of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Scintillating Headdress of Second Sight] Shirrak the Dead Watcher Auchenai Crypts, Heroic
Shoulders: [Vestia's Pauldrons of Inner Grace] Cache of the Legion The Mechanar
Chest: [Robe of Effervescent Light] Keli’dan the Breaker Blood Furnace, Heroic
Waist: [Cord of Belief] Mennu the Betrayer Hellfire Ramparts , Heroic
Hands: [Prismatic Mittens of Mending] Commander Sarannis The Botanica
Wrist:
Feet: [Light-Woven Slippers] Darkweaver Syth Sethekk Halls
Legs: [Pontiff's Pantaloons of Prophecy] Captain Skarloc Old Hillsbrad Foothills, Heroic

Pseudo Tirisfal Regalia

This set looks similar to the Mage Tier 5 set of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Cowl of the Grand Engineer] Void Reaver The Eye
Shoulders: [Mantle of the Elven Kings] Trash mobs The Eye
Chest: [Vestments of the Sea-Witch] Lady Vashj Serpentshrine Cavern
Waist: [Fire-Cord of the Magus] Trash mobs The Eye
Hands: [Gauntlets of the Sun-King] Kael’thas Sunstrider The Eye
Wrist: [Mindstorm Wristbands] Al’ar
Feet: [Velvet Boots of the Guardian] The Lurker Below Serpentshrine Cavern
Legs: [Trousers of the Astromancer] High Astromancer Solarian The Eye

Pseudo Corrupter Raiment

This set looks similar to the Warlock Tier 5 set of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Shoulders: [Illidari Shoulderpads] Morogrim Tidewalker Serpentshrine Cavern
Chest: [Robe of Hateful Echoes] Hydross the Unstable Serpentshrine Cavern
Waist: [Cord of Screaming Terrors] The Lurker Below Serpentshrine Cavern
Feet: [Boots of the Shifting Nightmare] Hydross the Unstable Serpentshrine Cavern

Pseudo Absolution Regalia

This set looks similar to the Priest Tier 6 set of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Cowl of Benevolence] Teron Gorefiend Black Temple
Shoulders: [Amice of Brilliant Light] Shade of Akama Black Temple
Chest: [Garments of Temperance] Gurtogg Bloodboil Black Temple
Hands: [Gloves of Unfailing Faith] Essence of Souls Black Temple
Feet: [Slippers of Dutiful Mending] Sold on Isle of Quel’Danas for Justice Points

Pseudo KirinTor Gear

This set looks similar to the Mage Tier 8 set of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Cowl of Icy Breaths] Cache of Winter Ulduar
Shoulders: [Iceshear Mantle] Trash mobs Ulduar
Chest: [Raiments of the Corrupted] Auriaya Ulduar
Waist: [Binding of the Dragon Matriarch] Razorscale Ulduar
Hands: [Pulsar Gloves] Gift of the Observer Ulduar
Wrist: [Combustion Bracers] Flame Leviathan Ulduar
Feet: [Treads of the Dragon Council] Yogg-Saron Ulduar
Legs: [Leggings of Unstable Discharge] Cache of Storms Ulduar

Pseudo Dark Coven’s Regalia

This set looks similar to the Warlock Tier 10 set of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Cowl of Malefic Repose] Blood-Queen Lana’thel Icecrown Citadel 10 man Heroic
Shoulders: [Shoulders of Ruinous Senility] Professor Putricide Icecrown Citadel 10 man Heroic
Chest: [Robes of Azure Downfall] Sindragosa Icecrown Citadel 10 man Heroic
Waist: [Cauterized Cord] Professor Putricide Icecrown Citadel 10 man Heroic
Hands: [Sister's Handshrouds] Lady Deathwhisper Icecrown Citadel 10 man Heroic
Wrist: [Ether-Soaked Bracers] Rotface Icecrown Citadel 10 man Heroic
Feet: [Icecrown Spire Sandals] Deathbringer Saurfang Icecrown Citadel 10 man Heroic
Legs: [Kilt of Untreated Wounds] Festergut Icecrown Citadel 10 man Heroic

Necropile Raiment

The cloth Scholomance instance set. Each piece can be dropped by any boss in Scholomance.

SLOT ITEM
Shoulders: Necropile Mantle
Chest: Necropile Robe
Wrist: Necropile Cuffs
Feet: Necropile Boots
Legs: Necropile Leggings

The Postmaster

All pieces drop only from Postmaster Malown in Stratholme. You can run it simultaneously for the Baron’s Mount!

SLOT ITEM
Head: The Postmaster’s Band
Chest: The Postmaster’s Tunic
Feet: The Postmaster’s Treads
Legs: The Postmaster’s Trousers

Essential Transmogrification Resources

WoW Roleplay Gear

Reddit WoW/Transmogrification Community

WoW Model Viewer

Wowhead

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Beginning Raid Leader Resources for Cataclysm

Most guilds out there, even if they want to raid, have gotten just about as far as… Magmaw. The vast majority of guilds haven’t gotten even him down yet.

The elite raiding core of the game may be chomping at the bit for Firelands, but the majority of us are still cooking dinner, dropping small humans at school, picking them UP from school, doing laundry, washing dishes, studying for exams, and, if we have the time, gearing for raids- to say nothing of actually running the raids themselves.

For guilds and groups that are just now starting to look at Magmaw, or have progressed only a few raid bosses into Cataclysm, most raid guides do nothing more than give you a wicked bad case of gear envy.

So for those of us who have more enthusiasm than time, can reliably expect someone to take a bio break to change a diaper, and run their dailies for points once in a blue moon, I’ve compiled a selection of indispensable real-life raid leader- and raider- resources:

1. Boss Blueprint: You’re standing in the middle of Blackwing Descent, trying to communicate to your DPS (who are assuredly not listening) that they need to go THERE and then HERE and then run THAT way when everything turns to steam, when it hits you: These damn colored floor flares are never, ever going to get your point across.

What you need is Boss Blueprint, a drag-and-drop online Strategy creator that you can easily customize and then mail out to your raid team. It’s so easy it’s stupid.

The beauty of Boss Blueprint is that you can do it at work, and then email it to your raiders, who can then look at it at work- which, as we all know, is the only place where any Real-Life Raider has time to think about strategy.

I'm realize I'm only amusing myself

 

 

2. Deadly Boss Mods: Everyone on your team should realistically have this. I realize there are some people who get all bent out of shape about add-ons, but… c’mon. C’mon.

When you look up ‘deadly’ on Google, the first suggestion that pops up is ‘boss mods’. Doesn’t that say it all? (PS- I don’t know why almost as many people are searching for ‘deadly women’, but it can’t mean anything good.)

DBM gets you out of the bad, reminds you to stand in the good, and shouts at you when it’s time to run away. Yes, that’s right: DBM is your mother.

 

3. Boss Loot Lists: Everyone likes to be encouraged to raid, and what better way to encourage your raiders than to remind them the phat lewts they might get their grubby paws on if they can actually remember to make it to the raid on time?

Just go to Wowhead, type in the name of the boss you’re attempting to kill, scroll down to ‘Drops’… and mail that list to your raiders. I guarantee your attendance will improve.

As an added bonus, Wowhead lists a nice, simple strategy for each boss, as well- a guide to create that Boss Blueprint image you’ll be sending around to the group?

For your ease and convenience, I’ve linked the normal raid bosses here:

BLACKWING DESCENT:
Magmaw
Omnotron Defense System: Arcanotron, ElectronMagmatronToxitron
Maloriak
Atramedes
Chimaeron
Nefarian

BARADIN HOLD:
Argaloth

BASTION OF TWILIGHT:
Halfus Wyrmbreaker
Double Dragons ValionaTheralion
Ascendant Council
Cho’gall
Sinestra

THRONE OF THE FOUR WINDS:
Conclave of Wind
Al’Akir

4. Email and Prosper: REMEMBER: With a group of mature gamers who have complicated lives and not nearly as much time as they’d like, email is a great way to get in touch with them. We can all read email at work. As most of us are blocked from viewing game websites, this is your best chance to get in front of your raid team when they have time to actually listen.

If a raider doesn’t want to give you their personal email address, fine: have them create a new one on Yahoo or Gmail and then forward it to their work address.

DO NOT put links in your email. If you want them to see anything, copy and paste it. Darned Websense, ruining our fun…!

Don’t overload them with emails, but one before each raid night is great. Include:
- The loot list, right at the top, to get everyone psyched

- A list of every person’s character name and their role, to remind everyone that they are important to the success of the team as a whole
Example:
Zacariah – Main tank (warrio)
Zoe – Off tank (bare)
Zebidiah – Healing Zachariah (disco)
Zusterke – Healing Zoe (pally)
Zoot – Healing Raid (tree)
Zounds – Ranged DPS (warlock)
Zeke – Ranged DPS (huntard)
Zabra – Ranged DPS (mage)
Zorym – Melee DPS (d nugget)
Zasha – Melee DPS (d nugget)

- A SHORT strategy (I find Wowhead’s length is good) with pictures you create at Boss Blueprint illustrating each stage or major change.

List people by name to tell them what they are doing at each stage. You may have to replace them, but at least everyone will know who is being replaced.

And when you have an entire raid yelling at a puggee to do exactly the same thing, it will- shock!- occasionally sink in.

 

IN CONCLUSION…

Just because you’re not finished with every boss in the game doesn’t mean you can’t raid and raid well. You have the inestimable bonus, with your group, of having actual fun.

Wiping is not fun. Losing is not fun. Knowing what’s going on, what your raid expects from you, and where you ought to be is. As a good raid leader, your job is to make it easy for everyone to come and have fun with you.

Now get out there and take down Magmaw!

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Disc Priest Cataclysm Gear: The Beginning Raider

Please see also
Patch 4.1: New Gear For Discipline Priests
Patch 4.2: The Intermediate Raider – Firelands & The Avengers of Hyjal 
ABOUT THE LEVEL 85 BEGINNING RAIDER

So you’re a level 85! Now what?

Once you hit 85 and you’ve gotten yourself mentally prepared to start running raids and Heroic versions of instances, your old 80-85 leveling gear isn’t going to cut the proverbial mustard any more.

The first raid you’ll look at running will most likely be Bastion of Twilight, Throne of the Four Winds, or Blackwing Descent, and this guide will get you ready to run it using Heroic instance drops, high-cost purchases, and even one or two raid drops (hey, you’ve got to run it a few times just to get the feel for the thing, right?).

We’re still maximizing:
Spirit > Intellect > Critical > Haste > Stamina

ENCHANTING RAIDING GEAR

Though you may be considering shucking off your newly-acquired low-level raiding gear for mid-range gear quite quickly, do consider good enchantments to be a non-optional part of gearing for raiding at any level. You’ll need the boosts enchantments give you, particularly regarding mana return, too much to miss out on their benefit regardless of cost.

Remember: You’ve gotta spend money to make money!

BEST DISCIPLINE PRIEST GEAR AND ENCHANTS: LVL 85 Beginning Raider

CHEST

Best In Show: Heroic Robes of the Burning Acolyte

Alternative 1: Heroic Shadowblaze Robes
Alternative 2: Heroic Mercurial Vestment
Alternative 3: Robes of the Burning Acolyte
Alternative 4: Robes of Embalmed Darkness (H)

Enchantment: Scroll of Enchant Chest – Powerful Stats or Scroll of Enchant Chest – Super Stats

Gems: Artful Ember Topaz and Zen Dream Emerald (best with H-Shadowblaze and H-Mercurial Vestments), or else 2 x Artful Ember Topaz

LEGS

Best In Show: Flame-Ascended Pantaloons BEST BUY!

Alternative 1: Heroic Mercurial Legwraps
Alternative 2: Heroic Legwraps of Astral Rain
Alternative 3: Heroic Mercurial Leggings
Alternative 4: Mercurial Legwraps
Alternative 5:  Breeches of Mended Nightmares BEST BUY!

Enchantment: Powerful Ghostly SpellthreadPowerful Enchanted Spellthread, or Brilliant Spellthread

Gems: Artful Ember Topaz x 2

FEET

Best In Show: Heroic Einhorn’s Galoshes

Alternative 1: Heroic Treads of Liquid Ice
Alternative 2: Einhorn’s Galoshes
Alternative 3: Treads of Liquid Ice
Alternative 4: Heroic Hekatic Slippers
Alternative 5:  Heroic Corpse Rompers

Enchantment: Scroll of Enchant Boots – Icewalker,  Scroll of Enchant Boots – Surefooted, or Scroll of Enchant Boots – Greater Spirit

Gems: Artful Ember Topaz

SHOULDERS

Best In Show: Heroic Mantle of Roaring Flames

Alternative 1: Meadow Mantle (H)
Alternative 2: Heroic Mercurial Shoulderwraps
Alternative 3: Heroic Mercurial Mantle
Alternative 4: Mantle of Roaring Flames
Alternative 5:  Heroic Mantle of Loss

Enchantment: Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone or Lesser Inscription of Charged Lodestone

Gems: Artful Ember Topaz

WRIST

Best In Show: Heroic Bracers of the Bronze Flight

Alternative 1: Heroic Bracers of the Dark Mother
Alternative 2: Bracers of the Bronze Flight
Alternative 3: Heroic Armbands of Exiled Architects
Alternative 4: Vicious Gladiator’s Cuffs of Prowess (I know, I know!)
Alternative 5:  Heroic Bracers of the Burningeye

Enchantment: Scroll of Enchant Bracer – Superior SpellpowerScroll of Enchant Bracers – Greater Spellpower, or Scroll of Enchant Bracer – Healing Power

Gems: Artful Ember Topaz

HANDS

Best In Show: Heroic Mercurial Gloves

Alternative 1: Flamebloom Gloves
Alternative 2: Mercurial Gloves
Alternative 3: Heroic Mercurial Handwraps
Alternative 4: Hands of the Twilight Council
Alternative 5: Gloves of the Painless Midnight (H)

Enchantment: Scroll of Enchant Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower or Scroll of Enchant Gloves – Major Spellpower

Gems: Artful Ember Topaz

HEAD

Best In Show: Heroic Mercurial Hood

Alternative 1: Heroic Power Generator Hood
Alternative 2: Heroic Crown of the Twilight Queen
Alternative 3: Mercurial Hood
Alternative 4: Power Generator Hood
Alternative 5: Heroic Crown of Burning Waters

Enchantment: Arcanum of HyjalArcanum of Burning Mysteries, or Arcanum of the Dragonmaw

Gems: Ember Skyflare Diamond and Artful Ember Topaz

WAIST

Best In Show: Heroic Belt of Arcane Storms

Alternative 1: Incense Infused Cumberbund
Alternative 2: Cord of Raven Queen
Alternative 3: Belt of Arcane Storms
Alternative 4: Dreamless Belt BEST BUY!

Enchantment: [The best Belt Buckle you can buy]

Gems: Artful Ember Topaz

BACK

Best In Show: Heroic Shroud of Endless Grief

Alternative 1: Heroic Shadow of Dread
Alternative 2: Ritssyn’s Ruminous Drape
Alternative 3: Shadow of Dread
Alternative 4: Heroic Periwinkle Cloak
Alternative 5: Heavenly Breeze

NECK

Best In Show: Heroic Valiona’s Medallion

Alternative 1: Valiona’s Medallion
Alternative 2: Lightning Flash Pendant (A) / Yellow Smoke Pendant (H)
Alternative 3: Eye of Many Deaths BEST BUY! (with Artful Ember Topaz)
Alternative 4: Heroic Pipefish Cord
Alternative 5: Heroic Pendant of the Keep

FINGERS

Best In Show: Heroic Signet of the Fifth Circle

Alternative 1: Ring of the Boy Emperor
Alternative 2: Signet of the Fifth Circle
Alternative 3: Twined Band of Flowers
Alternative 4: Ring of Warring Elements BEST BUY! (with Artful Ember Topaz)
Alternative 5: Spirit Creeper Ring

Enchantment: [Enchanters Only]

TRINKETS

Best In Show: Darkmoon Card: Volcano (for SmiteSpec users only)

Alternative 1: Soul Casket
Alternative 2: Mirror of Broken Images (H) / Mirror of Broken Images (A)
Alternative 3: Heroic Blood of Isiset
Alternative 4: Heroic Sorrowsong
Alternative 5: Heroic Tendrils of Burrowing Dark

WEAPON (Staves Only)

Best In Show: Heroic Chelley’s Staff of Dark Mending

Alternative 1: Chelley’s Staff of Dark Mending
Alternative 2: Staff of Sorcerer-Thane Thaurissan
Alternative 3: Staff of Ammunae
Alternative 4: Insidious Staff (H) / Insidious Staff (A)
Alternative 5: Heroic Emberstone Staff

Enchantment: Scroll of Enchant Weapon – Black MagicScroll of Enchant Staff – Greater Spellpower, or Scroll of Enchant Staff – Spellpower

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The Lich King’s Breakfast Table

Not quite a comic, not quite a full post, but my guild is gearing up to make our final assault on Arthas himself and I thought we needed a little something to get us all in the mood. Enjoy!

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Disc 101: Working With Other Healers

I know.

We’re imba.

Sooner or later, though, if you want to have chance of running 10-man raids, you’ll have to learn to get along with at least one other healer in a group. Working with other healers is a ton of fun, especially when you’re running with skilled individuals who do things totally differently but get fantastico results and make your job easier.

Getting along with your healing team is the single most important thing you can do to improve your success rate in raids. Learn to love them, listen to what they have to say, and always throw them a bonus heal.

They might even make you look better, if such a thing is possible! Then you can all retire to Ironforge for a beer amidst the cheers of your raid group for their healing team.

Understanding is the key to success!

Raid Healing Crib Sheet

Disc Priest & Paladin

Spells They Use:

Holy Light. Beacon of Light. Cleanse.

How This Affects You:

Holy Paladins are exclusively tank healers. If you don’t wanna be a tank healer, *footstomp*, tough shit. Unless there’s a shaman lurking around the back and you get to have that off-tank all to your lonesome, you WILL be the raid healer.

This is the trickiest combination of healers.

Neither of you have much in the way of group heal spells (oh, wait, what’s this under a rock? Circle of Whatnow?)- Paladins have none- and by the time your raid DPS’s get to 25% health it may already be too late to save them. And there’s not even another Disc Priests’ Penance bouncing around to help you out. You’re on your own completely, so be prepared to do a metric ass-ton of casting.

Keep Power Word: Shield up on all your targets. Start off with a rotation and then stick to it- “Click- shield, click-shield, click-shield”. If a DPS is taking damage, throw a Renew on them and keep moving. Watch who’s taking the most damage and hit that person with your Penance (sad fact: it may be you). Don’t bother bubbling the Pally, who has plenty of self-healing spells… besides which you’ll quite simply be too busy to bubble them.

Unlike the Marines, you may be leaving a man behind. On the plus side, your healing rotation gets much easier when you have one less person to keep alive!

Bonus Tip: Cast ‘Inner Focus’ before you slam down that last-ditch ‘Circle of Healing’. And pretend we don’t both know that if you’re doing that, it’s already too late.

Disc Priest & Shaman

Spells They Use:

Chain Heal. Healing Wave. Rip Tide.

How This Affects You:

Restoration Shamans are well-rounded raid healers. Congratulations! You’re bubbling the tanks.

It’s important to note that their Healing Stream Totem only heals the people in their party; Chain Heal, however, hits raid-wide. Shamans’ single-target heal spells are their Healing Wave and Rip Tide. Their raidwide heals aren’t as strong as a Druid’s, but they do have more flexibility to top up DPS who are taking more damage than the rest of the raid, which is reassuring if you run with one eye on the raid.

You’ll be perfectly fine just paying attention to your tanks without worrying too much about what’s happening in the raid, though bubbling the Shaman is a gentlemanly gesture which is always appreciated.

Bonus Tip: Stand within 30 yards of their Mana Tide Totem for better mana regeneration, and praise the Gods for giving you a Shammy.

Disc Priest & Disc Priest

Spells They Use:

Power Word: Shield. Penance. Flash Heal.

How This Affects You:

This can be a disaster waiting to happen, but it doesn’t have to be. The biggest issue here is that you’ll both end up trying to shield the same target that’ll screw up your cooldowns on Weakened Soul, or that you’ll place Penance on the same person.

This combination is particularly brutal when one or both of you don’t stick to your healing assignments.

Not sticking to the assignments means that on your frantic rotation through your raid group (let’s say you’re raid healing), you find that another shield is already up on one of your DPS. Now that person is off the scheduled clock- you don’t know how long that shield’s been up, how long it’ll be up, or how long the Weakened Soul will last, so you skip that dude and keep going. But it messes up your momentum, that DPS will invariably go without shielding for a while as you go on to the rest of your rotation, and it messes with your flow, man, your fuckin’ FLOW!

Don’t be that Disc priest.

With any other healer, you’re a saint for throwing a few raid bubbles on hard-hit DPS targets as you wait for your assigned tank’s bubble to wear off. With another Disc healer, you are just making them MAD.

Stick religiously to your assignments if you’re thrown in with another Disco. Keep Penance up on your targets (only your targets! You don’t want to hit the same person the other priest just hit and waste it). If you have the time and mana to assist on some non-assigned heals, you may feel free to dole out some Flash Heals.

Remember, if everyone in the raid just took a few huge hits, another disc priest cannot effectively heal them all at once. This isn’t like playing with a Shammy who has one enormous long Chain Heal she’s just on the verge of finishing; if you see seriously empty bars, you must help out your fellow Disc by Flash Healing the snot out of the second-worst damaged.

It’s the Code of the Discos.

Bonus Tip: Let each other know when you’re about to cast Hymn of Hope. Stand close to each other if possible. Trade off to ensure that the priest who’s casting is shielded, and you both get the most mana out of those two Hymns that you possibly can.

Disc Priest & Holy Priest

Spells They Use:

Prayer of Healing. Prayer of Mending. Circle of Healing.

How This Affects You:

A Holy Priest can perform single-target heals, but hopefully your Holy Priest will relish his role as a raid healer.

Lots of PUGing and LFD, though- especially if he’s overgeared- may have seduced your Holy into some bad habits: namely, using disc spells as quick fixes. This can be legendarily bad if it happens when you run together.

With any luck, your Holy Priest will not try to bubble. If they do, you’re going to have to figure out a way to ask them as politely as possible to stop. This is a recipe for disaster as it will screw up your Weakened Soul cooldown rotation and is a terrible waste of his mana to boot.

Otherwise, Holy priests make excellent raid companions. Do, do bubble them whenever you can; for some reason, I see Holy healers go down before any other healer class, and a fairy loses its wings every time a priest dies.

Bonus Tip: You both have Fade. Use it!

Disc Priest & Druid

Spells They Use:

Healing Touch. Nourish. Rejuvenation. Wild Growth.

How This Affects You:

Druid healers have lots and lots of loooooong HoTs (Heals Over Time). They are, to my mind, on the absolute other end of the healing spectrum from us fast and flashy disc healers. This is definitely a good thing: You perform triage, they keep up steady infusions.

You may find it helpful to keep up a bubble on the one DPS who is taking a ton of damage, simply because the Druid repertoire is very light on single-target heals. Tossing a Flash Heal or Penance on a DPS whose health is falling way behind everyone else’s will get you very far indeed with your tree.

The problem you may have with healing with a druid is mainly personal. It’s incredibly hard for me to see several low health bars and not do anything about it, ohmigod STAN, ohmigod he’s DYING *flash heal! flash heal! flash heal!*. The problem is internal. We aren’t patient, or we wouldn’t be Disc priests.

Trust your druid to keep on top of it. Repress the desire to bubble spam the raid when you’re tank healing (and you will be tank healing, if there’s a druid in the group). If you absolutely must, just avoid looking at any health bars that aren’t assigned to you. Be at one with nature, and compliment your druid’s foliage.

Bonus Tip: Always, always, always keep a bubble up on the druid healer. Yes, I know it’s not your assignment. No, I don’t care.

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Raid Boss Theme Songs

While thinking about my raid playlists yesterday, it occurred to me that it would be highly amusing to try to match the ICC bosses to their own personal theme songs. (Please note, I’m not advocating the songs themselves- some might burn your ears off with Suck).

These are my votes, but I’d love to see others take a crack at it!

Lord Marrowgar
George Thorogood – Bad To The Bone

Lady Deathwhisper
The Cult – Spiritwalker

(Gunship Battle / Interlude:
Blues Image – Ride Captain Ride)

Deathbringer Saurfang
Mahalia Jackson – Power In The Blood

Festergut
Mason Williams – Classical Gas

Rotface
Frank Zappa – I’m The Slime

Professor Putricide
Thomas Dolby – (S)he Blinded Me With Science

Blood Prince Council
The Chemical Brothers – Under The Influence

Blood-Queen Lana-thel
The Eagles – Witchy Woman

Valithria Dreamwalker
Concrete Blonde – Heal It Up

Sindragosa
Paula Abdul – Cold Hearted Snake

The Lich King
Coldplay – Viva La Vida

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Elevated Discourse: Professor Putricide’s Playlist

iPutrify

I need serious tunes when I raid in ICC. Ye olde iPod is my DJ of choice, and even with one ear open for Vent I can still get into a nice groove while downing the Lich King and his merry band.

I thought I’d share my Professor Putricide Playlist and throw out an open invitation for others to do the same. Do you have different playlists for each boss? One solid mix that carries you through the whole raid? A strictly enforced aural silence policy?

Bring it!

Professor Putricide’s Playlist

1. Faithless – Mass Destruction

2. Shiny Toy Guns – Major Tom

3. TV On The Radio – Wolf Like Me

4. Peter, Bjorn & John – Young Folks

5. Citizen Cope – Brother Lee

6. Kanye West – Stronger

7. Bloc Party – Banquet

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