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Dwarven Wardrobe: Wonder Woman

Dwarven Wardrobe: Wonder Woman

I was able to acquire one of the “Wonder Woman” tiaras before their respective loot tables were removed from the game. (If you weren’t able to get one, I really feel for ya. It wasn’t easy for me either.) Next to Speedy Racer Goggles, this tiara is one of my most prized items in the game.

Wonder Woman eagle emblem and Speedy Racer goggles. This guy has everything he will ever need.

There is also a chestpiece (part of the Phoenix armor set), clearly inspired by Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman costume, but it’s never been available to players. You can see it on various NPCs, such as Dungar Longdrink. I was always disappointed (still am!) that I couldn’t wear this as well.

However, once I acquired the tiara, there really didn’t seem to be a lot of good transmog choices in the cloth bracket at the onset. I felt that the leather/mail/plate transmogs had better visuals, especially for the parts that were metal such as the golden bracelets and belt. So the star tiara collected dust in my virtual closet until a couple things happened.

One, Wonder Woman’s outfit was updated to better reflect her warrior background for the 2017 movie, moving away from the cheesecake swimsuit look, a change I definitely appreciated. (Don’t get me wrong, I do dig the iconic look, but it just wasn’t practical and really needed to evolve for modern times.) I especially liked that several of my transmog pieces were obtained via PvPing, which was befitting for an Amazon.

Two, in-game graphics got more polished over time, especially with the current Battle for Azeroth gear. Cloth pieces started to have metal incorporated into their armor (spiky shoulders, hip plates, metallic belts, and so on to name a few), which allowed me to put together a satisfying warrior transmog as a cloth wearer.

Here’s my current iteration of a cloth-based Wonder Woman cosplay. I’m hoping this look will continue to evolve over the years as more items get added to the game.

“Never let your guard down. You expect the battle to be fair.” — General Antiope

Transmogrifications:
Head: Holy Diadem or Starfire Tiara
Chest: Aboriginal Vest
Shirt: Antiseptic-Soaked Dressing
Waist: Tyrannical Gladiator’s Cord of Meditation
Wrist: Zandalar Confessor’s Wraps
Hands: Fen Spirit Handwraps
Legs: Sinister Gladiator’s Silk Trousers
Feet: Furious Gladiator’s Slippers of Salvation

Dwarven Wardrobe: Dire Brew Illusion (Dark Iron)

Dwarven Wardrobe: Dire Brew Illusion (Dark Iron)

Speaking to the Dark Iron Brewer in the Grim Guzzler bar, located in Blackrock Depths, will yield a lootable Dire Brew mug (once he passes out, that is). Illusions vary based on armor types. Below is the cloth version of the illusion and a list of transmogs to recreate the look.

Left: Dire Brew Illusion. Right: Transmogrification.

Transmogrifications:
Head: Bloody Bandanna or Red Mageweave Headband
Shoulders: Geomancer’s Spaulders
Chest: Robe of Kelris
Belt: Sash of the Burning Heart
Boots: (any brown shoes will suffice, I used Harvester Boots)
Gloves (optional, not part of the illusion): Ebony Flame Gloves

The individual armor pieces are all low level, meaning this transmog is immediately available for a brand new Dark Iron cloth-wearing character, once the allied race is unlocked.

Breathtaking view of Blackrock Mountain, where Blackrock Depths resides.
Dwarven Wardrobe: Stormpike Emissary

Dwarven Wardrobe: Stormpike Emissary

To don the colors of Ironforge in cloth armor, look no further than the Stormpike Emissary for inspiration!

The emissaries used to appear in the Alliance capital cities to recruit soldiers for their ongoing battle against the Frostwolf Clan in the Alterac Valley battleground, but they were removed from the game in 2014 when the random battleground feature was implemented.

Call to Arms: Stormpike Emissaries
Stormpike Emissaries no longer appear in-game to promote the Alterac Valley battleground as the “Call to Arms” twice-weekly event was removed during Warlords of Draenor. The emissaries were the only Stormpike dwarves known to wear cloth armor, while their mail and plate-wearing counterparts can still be found at their training base in Hillsbrad Foothills. (Image credit: Wowhead)

It’s not possible to get the exact robe as above as the two known sources (High Robe of the Adjudicator and Enchanted Gold Bloodrobe) were removed from the game, but the Cindercloth Robe and Bloodwoven Wraps come pretty close and are easily obtainable. Pair it with a Stylish Red Shirt. Any generic brown gloves and boots will suffice. (The belt graphic is leather only, alas.)

Here’s my version with a few tweaks to the retro outfit:

Beli displaying her personal Stormpike Emissary transmog.
Dressing old school.

Transmogrifications:
Shoulders: Resilient Mantle
Chest: Cindercloth Robe
Shirt: Stylish Red Shirt
Belt: Veteran’s Silk Belt
Bracer: Earthmender’s Bracer of Shattering
Gloves: Manawracker Gloves
Boots: Sandals of Tainted Blood
Weapon: Crackling Staff (an Alterac Valley weapon)

For Khaz Modan!

Dwarven Wardrobe: Sawed Off Priest

Dwarven Wardrobe: Sawed Off Priest

This ensemble, built around the Sawed Off guild tabard, has been my go-to transmog over the years. The white color represents the snow of Khaz Modan while the brown color represents the deep earth that the Ironforge dwarves have fortified themselves in. The silver and gold trims reflect the metals found in fine dwarven craftsmanship. The fur fringes provide warmth against the chill and is a personal nod towards Frostmaw, Ringo’s long-time bear companion. I favor this outfit for its overall simplicity and practicality along with its layers of sentimentality.

Personally I prefer to carry maces like a proper dwarf priest when opportunity allows, however, the Crackling Staff is near and dear to my heart. It is a simple white crystal staff from Alterac Valley — a snow-covered dwarven PvP battleground that I spent many months in. At the time, the only reward for reaching exalted status with an Alliance race was to unlock racial-specific mounts for purchase. There were no incentives for dwarven players to reach exalted with Ironforge since we already had access to our own rams early on, but it was unthinkable to me to reach exalted with another race before my own. I even made sure that handing over armor scraps to a dwarven NPC, Murgot Deepforge, was the final action in reaching exalted. So anytime I’m not wielding a mace and a stick of dynamite, you’ll see me running around with this staff instead!

Transmogrifications
Head: Hidden (or Alaina’s Bonnet)
Shoulders: Outlander’s Pauldrons
Cloak: Mantle of Vivification
Chest: Barbaric Linen Vest
Shirt: Officer’s Shirt
Tabard: Renowned Guild Tabard
Belt: Sash of Arcane Visions
Bracer: Rocket-Fuel Soaked Bracer
Gloves: Evidence Collection Gloves
Pants: Leggings of Charity (or Archaeologist’s Pants)
Boots: Harvester Boots
Weapon: Crackling Staff