For my PvP healing set this season I used the Ornate Mithril Plate set. Well, ok I didn't really use the full set but I based my design on it. There is no belt and the shoulders are fugly as usual with Vanilla sets. I also changed out the breastplate. I think it turned out quite well. The Ornate Mithril set is crafted by Blacksmiths.
If you look on Wowhead it says the Hydralick Armor has the same model as the Ornate Mithril. It doesn't. The Hydralick has sleeeves. The Ornate Mithril leaves your arms bare in a nice tank top look. I like the sleeves however. I think it looks funny to have bare arms with larger shoulders. I've always wanted to use the Hydralick chest and one of the things that has stopped me was finding a good pair of shoulders. I was digging through my bags - literally (void storage was full, bank was full, all my 28 slot bags were full, you get the picture) and ran across Warchief's Mantle. DING!! We have a match! I had saved them from waaaay back when simply because I loved them. They're an excellent fit and fairly unique since the only shoulders that have the same graphic are all quest rewards or rare spawn drops or no longer available (unless a BS happens to have ancient crafting mats stored away). Going with the bluey teal color in the shoulders, I used the Royal Qiraji Belt that drops off the Twin Emperors in AQ40. A small belt that is perfect for bare midrift transmog.
There are LOTS of combinations of one handers and shields that I tried with this that looked very good actually. I must admit to using a contemporary shield and weapon set up however. I didn't plan on that. But once I earned my Prideful weapon and I saw it matched well...if it ain't broke, why fix it? Or in Transmog land...If it matches, why mog it? And the Shield of Mockery? Dude, totally creepy. I rather like the graphic even if the tongue thing does weird me out. Some other options would be Blackhorn's Might Bulwhark, Blessed Qiraji Bulwhark, Spire of Karabor, Unbreakable Will, Rimefang's Claw.
|Shoulders||Warchief's Mantle||Quest- Escape from Durnholde|
|Chest||Hydralick Armor||Random Drop|
|Belt||Royal Qiraji Belt||Ahn Qiraj - Vek'lor|
|Legs||Ornate Mithril Pants||Blacksmithing|
|Boots||Ornate Mithril Boots||Blacksmithing|
|Hands||Ornate Mithril Gloves||Blacksmithing|
|Hands||Conqueror's Helmet||Random Green|
|Main Hand||Prideful Gladiator's Gavel||PvP Vendor|
|Shield||Shield of Mockery||Siege of Orgrimar|
Now for the fine print. The tough part about getting this set is that the patterns for Blacksmiths to make the Ornate Mithril set are no longer in game. You need to find a blacksmith who did the quest lines for them way back when. Basically someone who was a glutton for punishment years ago. I of course looked up Gygan, who's my go to Blacksmith, sent him the mats, he made them and I gave him a nice fat tip. I'm gonna cry if he doesn't come back for WoD and I find another dusty old pattern I just need to have made. Here's a list of mats for full set:
- Mithril Bar x80
- Truesilver Bar x13
- Thick Leather x10
- Mageweave Cloth x6
- Solid Grinding Stone x5
- Heart of Fire x1
- Aquamarine x1