Our first winner is Ranjiku from Daughters of the Horde (Bronzebeard-US). Here's what she had to say about her outfit.
Before mogging was even a glimmer, I won a roll for the Robes of Rhonin in an achievement guild run, and the robe was way too gorgeous to ever let go. So when [transmogrification] finally became a reality, I knew I'd use this robe first ... Then I found the [helm] pictured and BOOM, "Evil Queen from Snow White!"
Robes of Rhonin
- Head Ruthless Gladiator's Silk Cowl
- Shoulders Mantle of Deceit
- Back Deadly Gladiator's Cloak of Ascendancy
- Chest Robes of Rhonin
- Hands Deathsilk Gloves
- Waist Lurker's Cord
- Feet Black Mageweave Boots
- Main-hand weapon Ebon Shiv
- Off-hand weapon Fireproof Orb
There are items in the game like the Vestments of Shifting Sands or the Cowl of Absolution that are impressive pieces of gear by themselves, so using them makes it easy to create a striking outfit. It's not so easy to do that with the Robes of Rhonin, though, since they are somewhat understated in color and very busy in design. The robes could easily be an eyesore with different accessories; the wrong helm or shoulders alone could leave the bottom of the robes looking heavy and cluttered. That Ranjiku found an additional theme in the outfit as she was making it is just icing on the cake.
Thasus (Outland-EU) is a death knight of few words but was kind enough to explain that when the Faceplate of the Impenetrable dropped a few months ago in Black Temple, he kept it solely because of how awesome it looked. After the release of patch 4.3, Thasus decided to put together an outfit to accompany the awesome helm.
- Head Faceplate of the Impenetrable
- Shoulders Titan-Forged Shoulderplates of Triumph
- Back Dark Phantom Cape
- Chest Valorous Darkruned Chestguard
- Hands Valorous Darkruned Handguards
- Waist Dragonslayer's Brace
- Legs Valorous Darkruned Legguards
- Feet Relentless Gladiator's Greaves of Triumph
- Main-hand weapon Hanzo Sword
- Off-hand weapon Hanzo Sword
The hardest part about plate, leather, and mail transmog is the fact that so much more of the outfit is visible than it is on characters who wear robes. Robes usually cover a character's pants and most of the boots, which means there is less to worry about from a transmogrification standpoint. The boney knees of Forsaken characters makes things even more difficult. Keeping that in mind, what I find most impressive about Thasus' outfit is that it looks so intentional on his character. It looks as if it was specifically designed for his character rather than for the game's large population of female blood elves. He could be an NPC.
The final winner is a priest-specific transmog from Aeliel of Reunion (Silvermoon-EU). Here's what she had to say about her transmog.
I somehow have this feeling I'm not the only one to pair these shoulders and helm with this robe - but the desire to be original was trumped by "ooh, pretty". Once I found the shoulders, the mace was an obvious match, as were the gloves, belt and helm. Matching boots were a bit harder to find, but the skirt part of robes hides many flaws and non-matching colors. The off-hand's easy to get... if you're Alliance. If you're a filthy Horde, Lantern of Enchanted Flame from a quest in Storm Peaks looks identical, as does the world-drop BoE Beacon of Hope and the Eerie Stable Lantern from Shadowfang Keep.
- Head Heroes' Crown of Faith
- Shoulders Valorous Shoulderpads of Sanctification
- Chest Mooncloth Robe
- Hands San'layn Ritualist Gloves (heroic)
- Waist Lingering Illness (heroic)
- Feet Aurora Boots
- Main-hand weapon Ice Spire Scepter
- Off-hand weapon Nolkai's Lantern
Her choice of shoulders and helm also work quite well with the robe. Most shoulder armor that appears attached to the body tends to odd on the delicate halter top of the Mooncloth Robe. Using two pieces of gear that appear to float around the character instead make the outfit look more magical and less like someone had the afterthought to fasten bulky armor to a fine cloth dress.
Well, that's it. Hopefully we'll be able to hold another transmogrification contest in the future. Until then, let's give congratulations to the winners!
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!