In WoW, there are coordinates too, and they can be used strategically to pull together seemingly unrelated pieces of gear into different looks. This week, I'll be showing you three different looks for your mail-wearing hunter or shaman, all oriented around three easy-to-obtain mail coordinates.
- Shoulders Pauldrons of the Promise, a quest reward from Princess Theradras. This quest is one of the new auto-accept quests you'll find by running the instance Maraudon. The Tablet-Bearer's Pauldrons shares the same model and color.
- Chest Dark Vessel Breastplate, a quest reward from Dark Vessels (Alliance version). All That Skitters is the first quest in the small chain that players can begin at Eliza Darkgrin (or Fraggar Thundermantle for Alliance) in The Hinterlands. Gar'dul's Armor, Far-a-Day Mesh, and Chestpiece of Returning Strength all share the same model and color.
- Hands Swamp Gas Gauntlets, a quest reward from Twilight of the Dawn Runner (Survey Alcaz Island for Alliance). Both quests start in Dustwallow Marsh with Balandar Brightstar for the Horde and Lady Jaina Proudmoore for the Alliance.
Once you've got your three coordinates, the sky (or maybe just a sky blue kilt) is the limit ... Whatever it is, you've now got a lot of freedom and flexibility to wear whatever you want with your coordinates. You can mix and match different pieces you like from dungeons or quests. They can be different colors or all from the same set.
The night elf engineer
- Head Electroflux Sight Enhancers
- Back Dreadshredder Cloak
- Waist Mail Combat Belt
- Legs Labyrinthine Legguards
- Feet Star's Rest Treads
- Main-hand weapon Mithril Heavy-Bore Rifle
The blood elf adventurer
- Waist Champion's Girdle
- Legs Razorshell Leggings
- Feet Sentinel Scouting Greaves
- Main-hand weapon Advanced Night Web Crossbow
The draenei battle shaman
- Waist Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Waistguard of Cruelty
- Legs Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Ringmail Leggings
- Main-hand weapon Elementium-Edged Scalper
- Off-hand weapon Elementium-Edged Scalper
It should be noted that the coordinating shoulders, chest, and gloves in this transmog set all come in different colors. There are purple, gray, and red varieties that are all pretty easy to acquire through questing, and they'll work great if the other pieces you want to wear don't work so well with blue. Consider the draenei shaman above. The pieces all match, but the color is a bit off, isn't it? In this case, if I were really set on using the Bloodthirsty Gladiator's pieces I'd picked out, I might try pairing the outfit with the gray Orcascale Mail set instead.
Patch 4.3 lets you transmogrify your gear to look like any other gear your class can wear -- but you have to collect it first. Check out our coverage of transmogrification and start running those old dungeons!