When I was thinking of names for this post, this was the worst one, so you’re welcome.
Alternative names were TUSKS-magosa or Big Blue Dragon and the Big Blue Feet. I pretty much regret all three.
When I heard Transmogrification was coming, I was excited. I really would have killed for transmog during tier 7 or 8 when the large shoulders would meat-grinder my head when I jumped, or made my already slightly awkward gait make it look like I’m jogging out onto a football field. Let’s not forget tier 8’s cloth *tunic* and bulky or invisible shoes – because nothing says “mage” like barefoot with metal leggings.
There was one mage tier I always thought looked best on us, and that tier is 4.
Mage Tier 4 is a great tier, and really looks good on any race! However there’s something about the fact that the shoulders have a nice downward slope instead of an outward bulk, the collar can be shown without removing most of my hair (did you know we were bald under there? We are.), the gloves aren’t the huge puff-tubes they usually are on trolls, and there’s a lovely pattern down the spine that makes your blue skin an accessory.
As luck would have it, this set matches the legendary Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa’s Rest – mostly because, well, she’s wearing it. It makes it a great and easy match should you be wielding or soon-to-be wielding this double-dose of destruction.
There are, of course, other weapons that look really great with this set. I chose tier 4 because it was my favorite, it looked best on my troll, and the legendary matching was just a perk that made me keep it on.
The set is easy to collect and farm at 85 – most of the sources are soloable/duoable Burning Crusade raids (just don’t make the same mistake I did and charge into The Curator with only Arcane spells on your bars. You WILL die before you can get your spellbook open to Fireball).
Good news! Since you can’t see your pants, you don’t actually have to kill Gruul – unless you want to (Coooome and diiiiiiiiie….). You don’t even have to WEAR pants! It’s just like raid night.
- Collar of the Aldor – Prince Malchezaar (Karazhan)
- Vestments of the Aldor – Magtheridon (Magtheridon’s Lair)
- Gloves of the Aldor – The Curator (Karazhan)
- Pauldrons of the Aldor – High King Maulgar (Gruul’s Lair)
- Nethershard Girdle – Moroes (Karazhan)
- (Kind of optional) Harbinger Bands – Attumen the Huntsman (Karazhan – if your current bracers poke out a little, you need these too!)
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