Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Transmog Spotlight: Wrath Tank

Wrath Warrior and accessories. Click here to use the 3D Viewer and item info. The 3D viewer is accessed by clicking the little triangle in the top left corner of the box containing the set's icons.

There seems to be a lot of purple colored warrior sets out there. This is my favorite of the bunch. The helm and shoulder combo work so well, with their giant blades. Even now, seven years later, this set stands out. I'm not a fan of adding tabards to my transmogs. They seem to obscure the armor set too much, which is the focal point of transmogging in the first place.

I paired this set with a nice gold laiden cape, the most excellent Blessed Qiraji Bulwark, which is 4th on my favorite shields, and The Unbreakable Will. I love this sword, because it follows the traditional stylings of a sword with no strange gimmicks, and of course it sheaths on your back, which behind the right shield, looks simply stunning. I'm not really feeling much of the warrior gear in this expansion so far. It's mostly all ugly, save a few pieces here and there. Let's hope the upcoming thunder king patch brings prettier gear.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Raiding break!

So I was booted from my raid group and replaced by an alliance spy. We made excellent progress and managed to get 3 heroic bosses on farm in our run together. They booted me because I'm black. I have come to terms with it. There are injustices in the world and trying to reason with them is a pointless endeavor.

black guy wow

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Rarest Item Ever

Many years ago, during the age of vanilla WoW something stranged happened. A typical 40-Man raid group was mid way through their Molten Core raid, just finishing a fight against Baron Geddon. The boss was defeated and as the guild was going through the spoils of the victory, something peculiar appeared in the loot. A legendary neck piece; The Talisman of Binding Shard.

talisman of binding shard
While pretty standard as far as stats go, it did have some decent resists, plus a permanent lightning shield similar to the shaman ability., complete with floaty electric ball shield. The player that it was looted to was Noktyn of 'Nurfed' on the Archimonde server. This legendary item only dropped once, was the first legendary item to ever be looted to a player, and was removed from the loot tables by Blizzard staff, never to be seen again. Apparently during an adjustment to boss loot tables, this item was accidentally added to Baron Geddon's loot list.


However, the GM's allowed Noktyn to keep his truly unique item. This warrior has since been renamed Savorx and relocated to the Blackrock server, and sadly is stalled at level 72. Perhaps one day this warrior will once again bring glory to the Horde!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Transmog Spotlight: Sunscale Warrior

Sunscale Plate and accessories. Click the image to use the 3D Viewer and item info. The 3D viewer is accessed by clicking the little triangle in the top left corner of the box containing the set's icons.

Golden Warrior! It's true that there are many golden colored plate sets in the game, but none that pop quite like the Sunscale set. Conqueror's Plate is another. Sunscale unfortunately is incredibly hard to collect. I have been hunting it for 5 months and only have 3 pieces. The reason is because these pieces are world drops for mobs in the level 50-55 range. This means the odds of getting a sunscale piece are about 1:2500.

If you are hellbent on collecting these off mobs yourself, Winterspring or Un'goro Crater is a good start. I prefer Un'goro because the mobs are closer together.

My method is just to check the Auction house every time I log in. Like collecting other transmog sets, the fun is in the thrill of the hunt. And this hunt is one of the grandest. Good luck transmoggers, and may the odds be ever in your favor.