Friday, April 27, 2012

Transmogrification Week: Day 5 - Custom Sets

Welcome to the final transmogrification installment this week. Today's sets are sets that came about because someone had a tough time matching a specific item they really liked to a set they could like just as much. I asked on Twitter the other day if there were items that folks were having trouble matching into their transmogs. I got a few bites, and decided to make up a few sets.

This week's schedule:
Day 1: Cloth
Day 2: Leather
Day 3: Mail  
Day 4: Plate
Day 5: Matching to a certain item: Sets I've created on request

To see the items on WoWHead, click on Item List or links provided beside each set.

Outfit #1: Matching Lava Spine for a Death Knight for Shateiel (@QuietAmbition)

I wanted to try and find sets that had a nice green tint to them, or in the case of the black and gold set, something that would really make Lava Spine *pop*. The Horseman's Helm really complements the sword, both have that nice, bright green colour on them.

Item Lists from left to right:
Horseman's Helm
Black and Gold
Ulduar (what else?)
Black and Green

Outfit #2: Matching Mando'kir's Tribute for a Troll Hunter - (@esalgado90)

I created these two sets at first, and while the requester liked the green set here, it wasn't really 'troll' enough. So I got back down to work.

Green set: Item List
Red set: Item List

I ended up creating these two sets, and I think they look sufficiently "trollish". The pieces are relatively easy to get; some are drops while others are purchased via JP and Honor Points.

Item List
Helm: Headdress of Sharpened Vision
Shoulders: Pauldrons of Nalorakk
Chest: Hauberk of Furious Elements
Belt: Waistband of Hexes
Gloves: Polished Waterscale Gloves
Legs: Zombie Walker Legguards
Boots: Treads of the Life Path

This set can easily incorporate the items from the Red set above; legs, belt or shoulders for a more mixed look.

Item List
Optional Helm: Headdress of Sharpened Vision
Shoulders: Defiler's Mail Pauldrons
Chest: Scaled Drakeskin Chestguard
Belt: Waistband of Hexes
Gloves: Gauntlets of Rapidity
Legs: Leggings of the Pursuit
Boots: Treads of the Life Path

Outfit #3: Finding matching shoulders for @featherwind_'s Flamestrider's Robes

I went through and chose a myriad of shoulders that might match with the set Feather had on in her armory. In the end she chose the shoulders from Ulduar with the orange-y colouring (far right) - Shoulderguards of Assimilation.

Outfit #4: Matching heroic tier shoulders for @SerrinneWoW

The difficult part of this set is that there really isn't anything that matches these shoulders exactly, apart from the matching tier and tier look alike. Serrinne had already picked out the robe beforehand and I just filled in the blanks.

Item List:
Shoulders: Mantle of Dying Light
Chest: Mooncloth Vestments
Gloves: Constructor's Handwraps
Belt: Cord of Reconstruction
Boots: Neatherweave Boots
Main hand: Cataclysmic Gladiator's Shanker
Off hand: Leviathan Fueling Manual

Swaps for main hand: Wrathful Gladiator's Gavel, Terrok's Nightmace
Potential swaps for that offhand: Slavehandler Rod, Opulent Scepter or Bloodwoven Rod

Outfit #5: Finding gloves to match Arachnidian Robe for @SerrinneWoW

Easy enough, right? There are gloves that specifically match the set! Yes, but Serrinne happens to not like that style of gloves. I had my work cut out for me.

I went another route and looked at matching the bracers to some gloves, but that proved pretty difficult as well. The main differences between the sets are the shoulders Serrinne picked out beforehand, and the main hand/off hand combinations.

Item List:
Shoulders: Lightning Infused Mantle
Chest: Arachnidian Robe
Belt: Arachnidian Girdle
Bracers: Arachnidian Bracelets
Gloves: Dreamweave Gloves
Boots: Vinerot Sandals
Main Hand: Bashguuder
Off Hand: Gaea's Scepter

Item List:
Shoulders: Valorous Shoulderpads of Faith
Chest: Arachnidian Robe
Belt: Arachnidian Girdle
Bracers: Arachnidian Bracelets
Gloves: Dreamweave Gloves
Boots: Vinerot Sandals
Main Hand: Spirit-Clad Mace
Off Hand: Scepter of Purification

Thank you for checking out this last installment of Transmog Week here at Power Word: What?. I hope you enjoyed seeing the various sets all week!


  1. on the 4th outfit, there's an error on the off-hand name: it's Manual instead of mantle.

  2. what are the far left shoulders for the flmaestrider robes? I have been looking for awhile and those are perfect for me!


    1. They're called Wanderer's Shoulders - link here: