It’s one thing to transmogrify your cloth gear into an established tier, dungeon, or green set, but quite another to mix-and-match the available options to create something truly unique and completely yours.
Five famed bloggers from around the WoWosphere have done just that, stepping up to share with Disciplinary Action their own unique picks for the well-dressed transmogrified cloth wearer in patch 4.3.
Enjoy their choices, their writing, and their insights into the very latest in designer duds!
THE PVPER Cynwise | THE ACADEMIC Perculia | THE LOREMASTER Rades | THE RAIDER Vidyala | THE CLOWN Liala
Cynwise’s Notes, Outfit 1: Cynwise
“Cynwise is modeling this silver, black and red outfit, suitable for fiery casters with a bit of a dark side. Drawing inspiration from the gorgeous Mantle of the Scarlet Crusade, this is suitable both for roleplayers looking to play a disillusioned ex-Crusader or for PvPers trying to capture the gestalt of Drakedog in DD5.
The Infernoweave Robe gives an aura of subtle menace to the outfit, letting your opponents know that you mean business (and are going to resist their fire spells.) The fingerless Black Mageweave Gloves, made of the finest cloth culled from the desert ogres of Tanaris, provide protection while granting maximum dexterity for tricky spell casts. (Coincidentally, they also don’t obscure the sleeves of your robe, making them an excellent choice for nearly any DPS outfit.)
Cynwise has chosen to accessorize this outfit with matching Rose-Tinted Goggles, giving it an air of modernity befitting the post-Cataclysmic fashion movements while providing much-needed eye protection in case of a reflected Incinerate or Chaos Bolt. If you are not of the engineering persuasion, the Trisifal Cowl gives the outfit a more priestly look, but you may want to consider pairing it with the matching Trisifal Mantle.
Cynwise has paired it with Firesoul in the main hand, adding a Fiery enchant to underscore that this outfit is designed to blow things up.
This outfit is not for the faint of heart nor the timid of behavior. This outfit is for those who believe that the best way to fight fire is with more fire – lots more fire.”
Gear, Outfit 1: Cynwise
Head: Rose-tinted Goggles
Cynwise’s Notes, Outfit 2: Cynstar
“Each twink bracket spawns its own distinctive look as players agree upon which gear truly is best in slot. This outfit captures the feeling of Horde casters in the 19 bracket during Wrath of the Lich King, letting you raid and Arena with retro-styling of the best twinks in the game.
The Inferno Robe was the best caster robe for all classes due to two reasons – it had a massive amount of Spellpower (+19 Spellpower!) and an item level of 40, allowing BC enchants to be placed upon it – most commonly, the +150 Health enchant. A Horde-only quest reward, this robe was far and away the best caster twink robe in the bracket. Before faction changes, this robe was worn by holy pallys, priests, mages, warlocks – anyone who could use the spellpower. Sadly, it was removed from the game with the Sundering, and later nerfed to not allow BC era enchants, ending its dominance and ushering in the rise of the Tattered Dreadmist Robe.
The Crimson Silk Robe captures the look of the classic Inferno Robe, with the beautiful details on a rich crimson silk background. Beautifully hand-crafted by artisans inSilvermoonCityand Stormwind, this robe will set you apart with distinctive, classic styling, transitioning from Warsong Gulch to Deathwing’s lair with ease.
The Sunderseer Mantle, with its rich gold and black accents, complements the robe nicely, giving it a martial air while letting onlookers know that you know your PvP history and that the PvP heirlooms were the first Bind-to-Account items in the game. The Lucky Fishing Hat completes the ensemble, establishing that your character is a serious twink, willing to invest the time to get only the best gear. Arena opponents wouldn’t be surprised if the black bubble of the Arena Grand Master trinket suddenly appeared around you!
My blood elf mage, Cynstar, has chosen to accessorize this outfit with the Dawnblade and Furbolg Medicine Pouch, both Stamina-boosting items used by casters in the 19 bracket. Keller’s Girdle, a popular favorite in the 19 bracket before the dungeon finder introduced other rewards, is slung low around her waist. And while the Magefist Gloves may be a more historically accurate choice, she’s gone with the Black Mageweave Gloves so as not to obscure the exquisite detailing of the Inferno Robe’s sleeves.”
Gear, Outfit 2: Cynstar
Head: Lucky Fishing Hat
“I wanted to replicate the classic Perc look on Twitter and elsewhere–angry bloodsoaked demon hunter– but it’s leather! So I tried to find cloth items that had the same kind of aesthetic– kilt, buckled harness, sandals, dramatic sword that sheaths on the back. It can’t be exactly the same because there isn’t a blindfold (although male night elves have a face option with one) but I’ve tried to do some clever layering to give the effect of a harness.
As for what Perc’s classic look is? I was inspired by Alandien, the only in-game female demon hunter. Her outfit isn’t obtainable for leather-users (nonexistent kilt, plate top) but I tried to copy the general silhouette. Generally she runs around in a dark pink outfit– Battered Leather Harness, Mystic Sarong, Sandals of the Insurgent– that has some actual rogue tier– tier 8 gloves and shoulders.
As I’ve based the character on my imagination and also in-game events, I like including some nods to her raid gear. I also have an alternate outfit with the Buckled Harness, Stormreaver Shadow Kilt, and tier 4 gloves and shoulders. To complete the look is the trio of items from Black Temple– the Cursed Vision of Sargeras and the two Warglaives of Azzinoth. I have wonderful memories of learning Black Temple as progression– interspersed with terrible memories raging over Warglaive droprates and my guild dying in Sunwell– so completing the full set, even years later, was overly satisfying. Any weapon that sheaths on the back could work though.
If you want to see more shades of grey about demon hunters, check out the Ghosts in the Dark achievement, the Wanted: The Demon Hunter quest, and the NPC Altrius the Sufferer. Perc isn’t a demon hunter proper, but she knows a thing or two about slaughtering them after 10,000 years. She’s good at killing things that move, less so about giving up her autonomy.”
Shoulder: Mur’ghoul Shoulderpads
Rades’ Notes: Morgion
“In her ‘down time’ Morgion prefers dark, muted colors. Unobtrusive, nondescript garb that helps the wearer blend into shadows or remain unseen. Her outfit is suitable for comfortable meditation in the Undercity or some quiet back-alley assassination work.
No armor or metal since she wears those normally, and plate is bad for stealth. She feels that she must always be prepared for combat, so a small, easily-concealable yet sturdy weapon is a must. The sword is purposefully generic to hinder identification or eyewitness testimony. The lantern is a special Forsaken invention; it sheds illumination only visible to undead creatures.”
Head: Cultist Acolyte’s Hood
Vidyala’s Notes, Outfit 1: Millya
“Millya had a tough time deciding what to wear! This is
This is one of my favourite, easily obtainable Burning Crusade sets. Although the set bonuses are mage
Gear, Outfit 1: Millya
Vidyala’s Notes, Outfit 2: Vidyala
“Vid, being a paladin, doesn’t often have occasion to wear cloth. The only time she wears cloth is when she’s working on
Appropriately, here she is in a ‘working’ outfit, with the beginnings of her tiny robot army, and a stick of dynamite. What else does a lady need?”
Gear, Outfit 2: Vidyala
Head: Visage Liquification Goggles
Terrible cartoonist, mediocre priest, and unrepentant abuser of PUG tanks, Liala should certainly not be a part of such rarified company. Unfortunately for all concerned, no one could prevent her lamentable inclusion.
“I always get excited about outfits that look profoundly different from the intended ‘look’ or feel of a class; as someone who plays priests almost exclusively, my fed-up factor with loose dresses could not be overestimated.
I knew I wanted pants, above all else, and whatever I could find that was the opposite of ethereal and/or saintly. The Silver Thread set, with its figure-hugging cut and Borg-like sensibilities, immediately appealed to me. The addition of a pair of non-Engineer quest goggles and updated belt completed a look that was miles away from the standard servant of the light, but still evocative of the speedy ninja heals of the Discipline Priest.”
Head: Junior Technician 3rd Grade Goggles