Transmog

Weapon restrictions and class identity World of Warcraft has weapon restrictions built into its class system. Over the years, it’s changed and relaxed some — Rogues didn’t used to be able to use axes, for example. However, Legion introducing Artifacts in a way reversed that. Even if you can still equip axes on your Rogue, you’re not going to be thanks...

What would make the Trial of Style better? It feels like it was only yesterday the Trial of Style took the World (of Warcraft) by storm, and yet, it’s already time to say goodbye. I still maintain that the Trial was one of the most popular and most successful micro-holidays to be added to the game, but that doesn’t mean it was without...




A quick guide to WoW’s Trial of Style One of the most anticipated micro-holidays just arrived in World of Warcraft, and it’s inspiring both transmog addicts and non-addicts to take a shot at earning first place and earn the glory of knowing you look fine as fel. If you’re not sure you want to enter, not sure how to enter, or just feel...

Have you been collecting tier sets? I may be just a little obsessive about transmog — no, let’s face it, I’m really obsessive about transmog. I’ve been obsessed ever since the feature was first introduced. Sure, the addition of the Wardrobe in Legion definitely helps with that whole bank-space situation. But we also got a lot of new achievements this expansion...

🔒 How transmog saved the World of Warcraft Transmog has kept me playing WoW even while I'm having personal reasons to play less. I can't make a raid schedule reliably anymore, I neither have the time nor the ability. But I can transmog whenever I want, however I want. And that kind of flexibility is something that the game has always desperately needed.

Do you obsessively need to finish collections? I just downloaded Collection Shop and I’m already down 20k gold. I bought every transmog piece I could that was under 1k gold, which turned out to be quite a few old greens I never bothered with, and while I’m glad that I got those pieces, I also know full well that I’ll never use...




The Queue: Sartorial Exuberance

I never noticed how crazy Blood Elf eyebrows were before.


What would get you to do that thing you hate? It’s no secret that I don’t like PvP in WoW and I haven’t since the Burning Crusade days. But I’ve been doing more of it in Legion. The thing is, I’ve simultaneously realized it’s the people I dislike (the ones who can’t stop ranting in obscenity-laden tirades when we’re one flag cap down in Warsong...



What’s your weirdest reason to come back? Okay, I’ll just admit it. I started playing WoW again seriously because I love my current transmog. I’ve been kind of playing occasionally while playing other games (Mass Effect: Andromeda, Diablo 3) but after a couple of decent drops I realized my ilevel was inching towards 900 and, more importantly, I look good. Even my...

The Queue: Polearms

One of the things I don’t like about playing a Night Elf Warrior is how they hold 2h weapons. They tend to hold axes, swords and maces up in front of themselves in a somewhat awkward grip that obscures the face. It’s really bad on a lady Night Elf.

But they don’t do this with polearms.

I’m always going to love Ashkandi best, but I’m indulging in the polearm animations on my Warrior right now, especially since I have a whole host of polearm skins I rarely get to use. The Ulduar ones in particular (the one pictured is Lotrafen if you’re curious) really go well with my current look.

Let’s talk about stuff.


What would you like added to the transmogrification system? We’re getting sets in patch 7.2, which is pretty great. The addition of the Wardrobe in Legion was a huge leap forward for transmog as well. Generally speaking it’s never been a better time to be a transmog fiend. But there’s always room for improvement, and so I ask you what innovations would you add...

Should there be more transmog items for sale? One of the less well-loved options in the Battle.net shop are the transmoggable helm appearances. I have seen relatively few of them used and don’t actually know anyone who’s ever bought one — I’ve certainly never been told that buying the Jewel of the Firelord would be an excellent present, unlike half of the mounts...

The Queue: Pretend I’m in Witcher cosplay

Never actually played that game, mind you. But I watch a lot of Man at Arms and they made the Witcher swords on that show, so I went out and got Destiny since it was going for cheap. I had Witchfury in my collection, but not Destiny, because I never could get that sword to drop. Back in Vanilla, Destiny was one of the swords that you saw on people who were DPS Warriors or Paladins before they’d get into MC or start PvPing heavily for the weapons. I went from the Barbarous Blade to the Arcanite Champion (sword spec ruled back then) and finally picked up my Sulfuras, but I never had Destiny. (I also never got Ashkandi back then, either… it took me six years.)

Yes, this has been ‘Matt natters on about transmog again’ and hopefully you’re used to that by now. I don’t have a PS4 and I can’t get one (or a Switch, for that matter) so you’re stuck with me talking about WoW for a while.


The Queue: More mail please

I don’t know if Blizzard is planning to add another class to WoW, and frankly I kind of hope they aren’t. But if they do, it really needs to be a class that wears mail. With the Legion changes, we no longer have classes that start off in one armor type (mail for Paladins and Warriors, leather for Hunters and Shaman) and we now have three cloth classes, three plate classes, four leather classes and only two mail classes. And this bothers me for no adequately understood reason!

Seriously I have no idea why this is a problem for me but it is.

This is the Queue. Let us talk.


The Queue: A Very Light Sabre

I’ve known about this weapon for literally years, and I even knew where to get it, and I just plain never bothered despite having rolled several Gnome warriors back before it existed. And it’s very easy to get, too. Takes like five minutes. I love it most of all because it’s the exact same size as the Argent Avenger, a model I already had, but it’s a two-hander instead of a one hander so I can use it with Titan’s Grip Fury. Seriously, go roll a Gnome Warrior, play it for a few minutes, boom, you’ve got this in your transmog collection.

This is the Queue. Let’s talk about stuff.


Patch 7.2: Sets tab coming to transmog UI with related achievements In a new blog, the World of Warcraft team discussed some changes to the transmogrification system coming in patch 7.2. Each past raid tier and PVP set will now be displayed in a new Sets tab in the transmog UI. In the past, you’d have to assemble and save these sets on your own, but...