Weakly Wardrobe 9.6.16

Welcome, to the Weakly Wardrobe  Do you find yourself inspecting people for xmog ideas more than gearscores? Then this is the post for you! As I travel across Azeroth inspecting people I’d like to share some of the outfits I’ve seen and really enjoy.

Arkah from Moon Guard

Weakly Wardrobe Score:  star star star star star star star emptystar emptystar emptystar

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At first I didn’t even realize she was a warlock! How dastardly. She shows up on your doorstep looking all priestly just before she puts your soul in some random stone!

Arkah’s done a great job putting this ensemble together and I gave her 7 out of 10 stars. I love the golds and whites… (uhoh I’m starting to see a trend. I promise next week won’t be gold and white!) The difficulty of this outfit is also quite high for any nonpriest as the helm is from a tier set (13) and the shoes come from a Warlords of Draenor raid so you can’t just run in and solo the boss.

She’s done a fine job pairing several different expansions together into one cohesive look. It has just enough glow effects as well with the helm having a nice golden plume and the shoulders emit a blue hue better seen ingame that helps to tie the robe into the whole outfit better.

I did have to knock Arkah’s score down a bit because the golds in the robe are slightly off from the helm. You also have the obvious which is the blue-grey in the robe is not even close to matching the helm. The robe is a vanilla WoW texture so in some of the pictures you’ll notice the differences in the higher res textures.

Beyond the nit picking though I’m really happy with the look of the outfit.

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There’s also a cloak that goes with the outfit that I couldn’t get to display in WoW Model Viewer but it shows up on the link below for the WoWHead dressing room.

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The goodies list….

Helm
Soulgaze Cowl – tier 13 priest (normal mode, Warmaster Blackhorn)

Shoulder
Amice of Brilliant LightShade of Akama, Black Temple

Back
Cloak of Arcane Mysteries – Drop, several bosses

Chest
Gossamer Robe – World Drop, 49-50 elites… try Black Rock Depths

Hands
Soulcloth Gloves – Tailoring

Waist
Warmongering Gladiator’s Cord of Prowess – PvP

Feet
Inferno Breath SandalsBeastlord Darmac, Blackrock Foundry

Weapon
Staff of Immaculate RecoveryGurtogg Bloodboil, Black Temple

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing Arkah and her outfit. Make sure to comment if you decide to wear or modify this. Would love to see what you’ve come up with!

Transmogratification and 4.3 Raidin

Transmogrification (or gratification as I’m calling it) is the whole reason I came back to WoW.  I’ve spent more time getting things ready for this feature than getting ready for raids.  It’s just literally the best feature in game right now.

My main, the lovely Xeonio, is currently sporting a wondrous tier 5 priest and is wielding some cotton candy from Hyjal I think is where it’s from.  I’ve always been a huge fan of the Avatar set and getting to wear it again makes me happy.

It’s super popular though and I’ve been seeing lots of priests with it on.  I’ll probably be changing sometime soon.  I’m going to be running lots of old world raids to help peeps with gear so I might get my tier 1 or go with the mage recolored Tirisfal set.

Sooooo many options.

My rogue on the other hand has been pretty easy to get a look for.

Her bank was FILLED with daggers and weapons to transmo’ when it came out.  I wanted really badly to wear torturing pokers as her daggers but they don’t really seem to go with her current outfit.  I think they might be too low res for her current armor set (which isn’t complete).

She’s wearing a recolored version of t10 but her chest isn’t the right color so it looks a bit out of place.  I just need 300 more JP to get the right chest piece.  Her feet are still wrong as well cuz I have to find a stupid crafter to make them.

I settled on dissectors for this tier of gear just ‘cuz I love the sleekness of the weapon.  It’s always been a favorite of mine.

Did you know that since they took Edwin Vancleef out of the game you can’t get the defias chest piece?

Yea.  It’s not possible to make the defias set now unless you are horde (they have a quest that gives you a look a like) or had it prior to his removal.  That’s a set I could pair the pokers with.

“The transmo room needs better lightning.”  – Daemia

That’s enough transmogratification for now.  On to the rest of 4.3!

Raiding:

Dragon Soul I’d have to say has been disappointing so far.  I know it’s not supposed to be back breaking but clearing the first 4 bosses on normal mode in our first night seems a bit meh.

Maybe it’s an Icecrown redux?

You mow through the first half of the instance and then spend the next few months trying to kill the 5th boss.  Ultraxion didn’t seem all that difficult though.  We did a test pull since we ran out of time and the mechanics seemed pretty simple.

The first boss, Morcock, could be killed by a bunch of brain dead monkeys.  A crystal spawns and the 3 closest people (on 10man) get a beam.  They run and stand by the crystal.  It explodes, you heal, super simple.  He also does an AE stomp and the damage is split between everyone within 15yds(?) I think.  It wasn’t significant.  He also spawns some spikes you run and stand behind to avoid black blood.

SILLY EASY.

There’s two bosses you can choose between for the second boss.  We chose Warlord Zonads.

He was the hardest boss of the evening.  He spawns an orb that goes for the wall.  Your ranged stand in front of it and it’ll explode and bounce off them, heading back for the boss.  It has to explode and bounce off the melee to go back to ranged.  Very ping pong.

Each time the ball explodes the damage is split between the people near it and it gets an extra stack to do more damage.  We were doing it to stacks of 5.  Then you want all the melee to move the fuck outta the way and let it hit him.  It puts a debuff on him that increases damage done and sticks around.  The raid clumps up on him because the healing gets rough.  Otherwise it’s just a burn phase.

That’s both of his phases and you just rotate between them.  Pretty easy.  We used 1 tank.

Yor’sahj the Unsleeping, I was pretty sure he was going to be difficult but he’s not.  He’ll spawn 3 oozes of different colors.  You kill 1 of the three and the other two will give him a buff.  Just setup a priority on killing them (purple > green > yellow > black is what we went with).  Purple is just bad shit.  Green makes the raid spread out (but red / yellow make you collapse in so you can see why this would be bad).

We 1 tank’d this fight as well and it’s WAY easier than you’ll expect it to be.

Hag of the Storm is a completely mechanic driven fight.  Two phases.

Frost phase you run around the outside of the room killing some crystals and not getting hit by the frost spikes that travel clockwise or the ice that falls to the ground.

Lightning phase you kill an add then form a conga line to transfer lightning around the room to each flux capacitor.

Those phases rotate until she’s dead.  It helps to mark where the flux capacitors spawn and then setup groups accordingly so everyone knows where to run.  It takes 3 between a capacitor on 10man to arc it to each one.

There’s the first 4 bosses in a nutshell.

If you dumb that down significantly… like… A LOT… you have the LFR.  You just have to try it out to find out how sad it is.

This post is already silly long so I’ll wrap it up here and talk about class changes later and probably have a new look for Xeonio!

Transmogrification & Armor Looks (for everyone)

I know… the title of the post is silly long but I wanted it to be informative.

Screw you!

Anyway…  For along time I wanted the ability to look like something different in WoW.  I would often wear items that weren’t as good as stuff I had just because I hated what it would do to my look.

Then I went and quit WoW.

So they went and added in transmogrification.  This is one of those changes that could drag my ass kicking and screaming back to the game.  Granted, I deleted my priest and made sure I sold every item or destroyed it but I could bug Marisse and she’d be up for farming every zone until we got our old gear.

“Visiting a Transmogrifier will present players with a new interface that will allow them to change the appearance of an item while retaining its original stats. “

I know the items you change it into has to be something you’d be able to wear (so I couldn’t don my seksy priest Xeonio with an awesome warrior set /sad panda).  You also can’t change the armor type.  I couldn’t change my cloth robes into a plate chest or vice versa.

It’s about time though and it’s an AWESOME change.  I’m not sure of the cost but I’d probably be in a different outfit for every raid.

Jeezy Creezy, I just realized I can wear other classes cloth sets.  EVERYONE is going to look like a warlock.  This change will make pvp a helluva lot more awesome though.  No identifying what people are by what they are wearing.

It’s changes like this that really get my goat going.

One thing I’ve noticed about this announcement is the fact that some of my old posts about tier gear have been skyrocketing in popularity.  I think that’s due to peeps looking for pics to see what they have to track down.

Here’s some helpful links…

Priest Tier 1 – 11
Druid Tier 1 – 11

I also remembered that WoW Wiki has several pictures for sets so I’ve decided to borrow those images (all images below this point are from WoW Wiki).  I’ve decided to present them in a simple format with just the class name and a link to each picture.  I’d prefer to have them all load in a smaller format but there would be a FUCKTON of images so I think this is probably the easiest way.

Warrior Sets
Tier | PvP | Faction | Dungeon | Arena | UN

Druid Sets
Tier | PvP | Faction | Dungeon | Arena | UN

Paladin Sets
Tier | PvP | Faction | Dungeon | Arena | UN

Priest Sets
Tier | PvP | Faction | Dungeon | Arena | UN

Rogue Sets
Tier | PvP | Faction | Dungeon | Arena | UN

Warlock Sets
Tier | PvP | Faction | Dungeon | Arena | UN

Shaman Sets
Tier | PvP | Faction | Dungeon | Arena | UN

Mage Sets
Tier | PvP | Faction | Dungeon | Arena | UN

Death Knight Sets
Uhhh… yea…
PvP’ish | T7 | T8 | T9 | T10

Hunter Sets
Tier | PvP | Faction | Dungeon | Arena | UN