Saturday, March 31, 2012

Brogg's Better Battle Harness — Mail

Just a simple one today:

- Shoulder: Iceshear Pauldrons
- Chest: Brogg's Better Battle Harness
- Waist: Belt of the Betrayed
- Hands: Handgrips of the Savage Emissary
- Legs: Leggings of the Tireless Sentry
- Feet: Impressive Greaves
- Ranged: Windtalker Bow

It's a little bit of everything, isn't it? Cut me some slack when there are so many pieces I like, but nothing to properly pair them up with! :(

I also like any of the big bows with this regardless of color:
• Arrowsong

But also some more moderate designs:

It looks like I rather listed up my favorite bow designs... Ah well, add the Golden Bow of Quel'Thalas and I definitely have.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Robes times four — cloth


Time for some simple robe transmogs! I daren't try making sets with the more elaborate designs, there are lots of pretty ones but glancing at the shoulders, I think I'd have a hard time pairing them up. Going through all the belts and shoulders five times, I realized why I've seen so many cloth users ask for an option to hide these pieces of equipment - a notion that I completely support now! I had to ditch some robes I'd picked out simply because I couldn't match them up, or those items that were a match based on color, I really didn't like (think current tier tentacle-shoulders - shiver!).

As a result I've often left the belt out, too - in hope that whoever chooses to wear this will be able to match it up with something.

In this set:
• Twilight Mantle
• Anacondra's Robe
• Gloves of the Servant
• Slippers of the Holy Light

I'm pretty sure there are quite some lookalikes of most of these items, in case people have already completed one of the quests that reward them.

This is my favorite one from the lot, since all the rest are pretty simple and I've completely fallen in love with those shoulders - they come in three colors, yay! This one has a very priest-like feel, probably because of the whole black-and-white theme.

• Chief Architect's Monocle
• Shoulderpads of Knowledge's Pursuit
• Runecloth Robe
• Sunfire Handwraps
• Inquisitor's Girdle
• Lightheart Sandals

I quite like this design, there are also the Mord'rethar Robes which have thinner sleeves so the gloves will go over the sleeves. To get rid of the red in this set, swap gloves with Forge-Hold Gloves and Enumerated Shouldpads.


I couldn't match the purple/black set with a belt, again for the same reason. The items in these sets are:

Robe of the Moccasin (left) — Spellbinder Robe (right)
Mnemiopsis Gloves (left) — Mystic Gloves (right)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Part 4: maces that don't show enchants

This is part 4 out of 5 in the series of weapons that don't show enchants. For more info, go here. Be sure to check out the other parts as well by clicking the links to the right or the images in the slider above.

One, main and two-handed maces are listed here, roughly organized by the color of their innate effect. Check out the whole list after the jump!



Sunday, March 25, 2012

Part 3: swords that don't show enchants

Daschal's Serrated Blade Daschal's Serrated Blade
1-Hand
Quest: Bitter Departure
Gleaming Iceblade Yoke Slasher
1-Hand
Quest: Filling the Cages

Gleaming Iceblade
1-Hand
Quest: Conversing with the Depths
Blade of Diligence Blade of Diligence
1-Hand
Quest: A Tangled Skein
Blade of the Inception Blade of the Inception
1-Hand
Quest: Norgannon's Shell A/H
Seethe Seethe
Main Hand
Source: Forge of Souls — Devourer of Souls

Only drops in Heroic mode.
Azuresong Mangeblade Azuresong Mageblade
Main Hand
Source: Molten Core — Golemagg
Glinting Azuresong Mageblade Glinting Azuresong Mageblade
Main Hand
Source: Onyxia's Lair 10m

Polished Azuresong Mageblade
Main Hand
Source: Onyxia's Lair 25m
Restored Archeus Restored Archeus
1-Hand
Quest: A Daughter's Love
Saronite Spellblade Saronite Spellblade
Main Hand
Source: blacksmithing
Frostguard Frostguard
1-Hand
Source: blacksmithing
Honor's Call Honor's Call
1-Hand
Source: Honor Hold quartermaster

Requires Exalted reputation
with Honor Hold.
Bloodmaw Magus Blade Bloodmaw Magus Blade
Main Hand
Source: Gruul's Lair — Gruul
Windforged Rapier Windforged Rapier
1-Hand
Source: blacksmithing
Speedsteel Rapier Speedsteel Rapier
1-Hand
Source: world drop
Stormcaller Stormcaller
Main Hand
Source: Thrallmar quartermaster

Requires Exalted reputation
with Thrallmar.
Warpstaff of Arcanum Phosphorescent Blade
1-Hand
Source: Slave Pens — Quagmirran

Only drops in Heroic mode.
Crystalling Kopesh Crystalline Kopesh
1-Hand
Quest: Wanted: Durn the Hungerer
Scimitar of the Sirocco Scimitar of the Sirocco
1-Hand
Source: archaeology, Tol'vir rare
The Willbreaker The Willbreaker
Main Hand
Source: The Blood Furnace — Keli'dan

Only drops in Heroic mode.
Blade of Wizardry Blade of Wizardry
Main Hand
Source: world drop
Blazing Rapier Blazing Rapier
1-Hand
Source: blacksmithing, plans

The plans required to make this have been
removed with the Shattering, only
blacksmiths who had learned the pattern
before the Shattering can still craft this.
Fiery Prod Fiery Prod
1-Hand
Quest: Springing the Trap
Lydia's Sharpened Swordbreaker Lydia's Sharpened Swordbreaker
1-Hand
Source: world drop
The Horseman's Sinister Saber The Horseman's Sinister Saber
Main Hand
Source: Hallow's End

Drops off the Headless Horseman.
The level 70 and 80 versions also
hide enchants.
Broken Promise Broken Promise
1-Hand
Source: Naxxramas — Gluth

Only drops in 25-player mode.

Sheathes on the back.
Hope Ender Hope Ender
1-Hand
Source: Doom Lord Kazzak

World boss in Hellfire Peninsula.

Sheathes on the back.
Continuum Blade Continuum Blade
Main Hand
Source: Keepers of Time quartermaster

Requires Revered reputation
with Keepers of Time.
Skullforge Reaver Skullforge Reaver
1-Hand
Source: Stratholme — Lord Rivendare

Sheathes on the back.
Scimitar of the Nexus-Stalkers Scimitar of the Nexus-Stalkers
1-Hand
Source: Mana-Tombs — Tavarok

Only drops in Normal mode.
Warpstorm Warblade Warp-Storm Warblade
1-Hand
Source: Mana-Tombs — Prince Shaffar

Only drops in Heroic mode.
Greatsword of Horrid Dreams Greatsword of Horrid Dreams
Main Hand
Source: Shadow Labyrinth — Murmur

Drops in Normal and Heroic mode.
Mana Wrath Mana Wrath
Main Hand
Source: The Mechanar — Pathaleon

Drops in Normal and Heroic mode.
Gleaming Quel'Serrar Gleaming Quel'Serrar
1-Hand
Source: Onyxia's Lair 10m

Burnished Quel'Serrar
1-Hand
Source: Onyxia's Lair 25m

2-HANDED

Arcanite Champion Arcanite Champion
Requires level
Source: blacksmithing
Chromatic Sword Chromatic Sword
Requires level 40
Source: world drop

It is unclear if this item is still
in the game.
Corruption Corruption
Requires level 53
Source: blacksmithing (bind on pickup)

Can only be used by blacksmiths.

Druid in the wild — leather





This is what my feral set is transmogged to, and it is most definitely one for druids as it's the pvp season 10 set. I haven't been too keen on the pvp sets Blizzard has designed since the start of Cataclysm, although I did like the season 9 set that had that whie and green.

You don't see many people running around in current content gear since transmogrification was introduced. It reminds me of a blog post I read somewhere, about a priest getting called out that she isn't transmogrifying her gear, while she's actually taken a liking to this tier's priest gear (the one with the harlequin faces).

I am a bit sad that the weapon enchant stands out so vividly in these pictures, since I specifically chose a polearm that would go with my set's color scheme. If it bugs me enough, I might upload new screenies without the enchant. 


I also like switching the antlers for the iconic Ulduar-style Conqueror's Nightsong Headguard, it matches the yellow accents of the set nicely, but it can clash with my 130 Agility enchant which is a pity.

I'm a bit bummed out because of my character's face - this druid is the first character I made when I started playing WoW, back in vanilla - by the time TBC was out, the druid once called Punani but now renamed Meepz, had barely reached level 37 when the summer holiday was over. I was so sad, since I'd been looking forward to getting my ground mount so badly! I barely had 200g at that time and it seemed so much, how times have changed.
However, the point here is that however muchly I might love my druid, I'm really dissatisfied with the face I picked for her - it's so hard to match with a different color hair and she looks really weird when seen from the front, I think. Who knows, perhaps soon I will be able to justify spending fifteen euros on changing my character's appearance (doubt it).

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Part 2: axes that don't show enchants


This is part 2 of 5 in the series of weapons that don't show enchants bringing you one- and two-handed axes. For more info, go here. Be sure to check out the other parts as well, by clicking the links in the upper right or the images in the slider above. 

Alternatives, where applicable, are listed and axes are grouped by the color glow they have (roughly).

ONE HAND/MAIN HAND

Axe of the Sen'jin Protector Axe of the Sen'jin Protector
One-Hand
Horde-only
Requires level 80
Source: Argent Tournament quartermasters
Bogreaver Bogreaver
One-Hand
Requires level 70
The Underbog — Swamplord Musel'ek

Only drops in Heroic mode.
Hateforged Cleaver Hate-Forged Cleaver
One-Hand
Requires level 80
Source: Halls of Reflection — WotLK event

Only drops in Heroic mode.
The Brutalizer The Brutalizer
One-Hand
Requires level 70
Source: Black Temple — Supremus
Empowered Deathbringer Empowered Deathbringer
One-Hand
Requires level 80
Source: Onyxia's Lair 10m

Raging Deathbringer
One-Hand
Requires level 80
Source: Onyxia's Lair 25m
Grom'tor's Charge Grom'tor's Charge
One-Hand
Quest: The Cipher of Damnation
The Harvester of Souls Deathbringer The Harvester of Souls
One-Hand
Requires level 70
Auchenai Crypts Heroic — Exarch Maladaar

Only drops in Heroic mode.
Breeching Comet Breeching Comet
Main Hand
Requires level 70
Magister's Terrace — Kael'thas Sunstrider

Only drops in Heroic mode.
Edge of Winter Edge of Winter
One-Hand
Requires level 33
Source: blacksmithing, plans

These plans can be found in present
boxes during Winter Veil.
The Decapitator The Decapitator
One-Hand
Requires level 70
Source: Karazhan — Prince Malchezaar
Axe of the Legion Axe of the Legion
One-Hand
Requires level 63
Source: world drop
Firebrand Battleaxe Firebrand Battleaxe
One-Hand
Requires level 70
The Blood Furnace — Broggok

Only drops in Heroic mode.
Rising Tide Rising Tide
One-Hand
Requires level 70
Black Temple — High Warlord Naj'entus
Amani Venom Axe Amani Venom-Axe
One-Hand
Requires level 66
CoT: Old Hillsbrad Foothills — Captain Skarloc

Only drops in Normal mode.

2-HANDED

Torn-Heart Axe of Battle Torn-Heart Axe of Battle
Quest: The Cipher of Damnation
Reaver of Infinites Reaver of the Infinites
Requires level 70
CoT: Old Hillsbrad — Epoch Hunter

Only drops in Heroic mode.
Wyrmclaw Battleaxe Ingvar's Monolithic Cleaver
Requires level 70
Utgarde Keep — Ingvar the Plunderer

Only drops in Normal mode.

Wyrmclaw Battleaxe
Requires level 78
The Oculus — Eregos

Only drops in Normal mode.
The Burning Crusader The Burning Crusader
Quest: Nexus-King Salhadaar
Fiery War Axe Fiery War Axe
Requires level 35
Source: world drop
Darkmoon Executioner Darkmoon Executioner
Requires level 40
Source: Demon's Deck
Spinal Reaper Spinal Reaper
Requires level 60
Source: Molten Core — Ragnaros