Monday, March 26, 2012

Smooth Gold

I have a favorite hammer. It's the Lucky Old Sun from Forge of Souls. I decided I should do a transmog to match it. I recalled seeing Zandalar Freethinkers Breastplate in my bank and I tried putting them together. It didn't look too bad, so I started finding the rest of the smooth gold set. Some of the pieces are no longer available, such as the chest piece I used, and have no look alike peices in the game unfortunately. You can however put the entire set together, you'd just be missing the chest. There as some good substitutes that I have listed. The only other draw back is the shoulders. There are shoulders with the same graphic, the only problem is the shade of gold is slightly different.




ShouldersSpaulders of the Grand CrusaderNo Longer Available
Chest Zandalar Freethinkers Breastplate No Longer Available
BeltElemental Plate GirdleGordok Tribute
LegsEldritch Reinforced LegplatesDire Maul - Prince Tortheldrin
BootsEarthmender's Plated BootsQuest - Escape from Coilskar Cistern
HandsSpiritualist's GauntletsQuest - A Fate Worse Than Death

The first image is the full smooth gold set. This is essentially a recolor of the Dark Iron set. As you can see I've put together some possible matches for the chest since you can't get the Zandalar Freethinkers Breastplate anymore. The helms I used are the Glorious Headdres, the Templar Crown (with the blue gem) and the Warbringers Crown. All three head pieces are random green drops.

Alternate Chest Pieces

Field Plate Armor Random green
Glowing Breastplate of Truth Serpent Shrine Cavern - Lurker
Phantom Armor(H)Shadowfang Keep - Lord Walden
Bullet-Pierced ChestplateQuest - Fashionism

Here are the shoulders. I actually found quite a few more that would work but only chose to show a small sampling. The chart lists the chest in order of appearance. I list both the Mantle of the Horusath and the Templar Pauldrons because they share the same graphic as the Shoulders of the Grand Crusader although the gold is slightly differently. The Templar will probably be harder to get than the Horusath, but I never count on bosses dropping anything for me so...

Alternate Shoulder Pieces

Mantle of the Horusath* Same Ruins of AQ - Ossirian
Templar Pauldrons* Same Random Green
Ripfiend ShoulderplatesWorld Boss - Doom Lord Kazzak
Pauldrons of the Argent SentinelSerpent Shrine Cavern - Morogrim Tidewalker
Heroes Remption ShoulderplatesPaladin Tier
Lord's PauldronsRandom World Green

And last but not least the full set my paladin is currently wearing! I changed out a few of the "accessories" to put the emphasis on the aqua shades of blue in the Lucky Old Sun I also kept the extra pieces to a "diamond" theme. If you look at the gloves, belt and shoulders, each of them have diamond shaped markings on them. I lvoe the way it turned out. After seeing three other girls in Orgrimmar in my red "super hero hooker" outfit (as my guildies calls it anyway) I decided I need a change and something unique. My biggest concern with putting this quest together is that I had already don the quest in BC and therefore wouldn't be able to get the items. Luckyily I hadn't finished them although I had started the quest lines. I flew around to each NPC in each quest line hopping to be able to pick it up again.

My second biggest concern was the gloves. I confess. I don't have the Topaz Studded Battlegrips yet. Kazzak a) isn't spawning while I'm camping and b) he's not dropping them when he does spawn! /grumblerottenjerkgrowl I keep a character camped in Hellfire to watch for him on my alt account (don't laugh, I'm addict and can admit it!) and regularly check the AH for any of the items he drops, just to see if he spawned, got killed and I missed him. Been doing that for weeks now, no gloves. /cry I live in hope.




ShouldersValorous Redemption ShoulderplatesPaladin Tier - Purchase in Dalaran*
Chest Zandalari Freethinkers BreastplateNo Longer Available
BeltBorak's Belt of BraveryQuest - Cipher of damnation
LegsEldritch Reinforced LegplatesDire Maul - Prince Tortheldrin
BootsEarthmender's Plated BootsEscape from Coilskar Cistern
HandsTopaz Studded Battlegrips World Boss - Doom Lord Kazzak
HammerLucky Old SunForge of Souls - Bronjahm
ShieldBlessed Qiraj BulwharkQuest - Imperial Qiraj Armaments
CloakCloak of Arcane EvasionCrafted - Lower City Honored Required

Here's a little teaser of the next set I'll be show casing. It's a set I put together for a holy paladin in my guild. He's pretty good at kissing up and keeping me alive while I'm tanking so I was nice and designed a new outfit for him. He liked my super hero hooker one so much I had to design him his own!

Also coming up in the next week, tips and tricks for customizing your own transmog sets! I know you can look up certain sets on Wowhead, or pull on off a transmog blog but it's so much more fun and rewarding to mkae your own. You can make unique, look good and match your personality.

*Many tier pieces used to require tokens dropped off raid bosses in order to purchase them. Now however you can simply purchase the token with Justice Points and then use the token to purchse the item so you don't have to run old raids repeatedly hoping you get your class token for that week's lock out.

1 comment:

  1. You can once again get the full set from random greens that drop on the Isle of Thunder!