I admit it openly, prior to the release of patch 4.3, I was too lazy to look for things to transmogrify. However, now right after the release I got the bug and began looking for interesting pieces for my various characters. The two I am currently focusing on are my warrior and paladin tanks. From the two, I have finally finished my paladin and it is looking pretty good.
I did not want to go for the judgment set, knowing every paladin between earth and sky was probably going for it. Instead I found a re-colored version which I am calling the Vengeance set.
- Head: Mask of Penance
- Shoulders: Justice Bearer’s Pauldrons
- Back: Periwinkle Cloak
- Chest: Breastplate of Many Graces
- Hands: Life Bearer’s Gauntlets
- Waist: Sha’tari Vindicator’s Waistguard
- Legs: Cassock of the Loyal
- Feet: Boots of the Watchful Heart
- Weapon: Blackout Truncheon
- Shield: Titansteel Shield Wall
It is a fairly easy set to assemble, as none of the pieces drop from raid bosses. The shield is a craftable (by blacksmiths) item from Wrath of the Lich King and the belt is a quest reward from a chain that begins at Area 52, in Netherstorm. Several of the items also drop from normal 5-man dungeons which means that you can farm them to your heart’s content. The rest come from heroic 5-man dungeons in Burning Crusade, all which are easily soloed by level 85 characters.
The only real frustration is the fact that there are many good looking models for 1-handed weapons but, for some convoluted reason, they are subclassed as either One Hand or Main Hand. The difference is that melee players, such as protection paladins use One Hand weapons, while casters, such as holy paladins use Main Hand weapons, and the two are not compatible for transmogrification. This is really annoying me because the problem persists for both paladin and warrior tanks, and especially for my personal taste, most of the really good looking models are made for casters.
For this paladin set for example, I had picked several good looking models, even farmed them before realizing the issue. E.g. imagine the Northshire Battlemace on this model and tell me it wouldn’t look awesome.