I have a dirty little secret. I love to make monk transmog sets, but I don’t have a monk high enough leveled to wear them. For months now these have sat shamefully, burning a hole in the back of my bookmarks. I’ve decided to come clean and show the world my dirty little secret. So please enjoy this rendition of Fussypants goes transmog crazy: Monk Style!
This first look was based entirely off the shoulders. I saw someone wearing these, and thought the dragon glow (which fades in and out of existence) was the coolest thing ever. But when I looked up the rest of the set, I was thoroughly unimpressed. A little searching and I created the perfect dragon monk set! Glowy and cool, but still practical and not too flashy. (BEWARE: There seems to be a bug on WoWhead right now where the chestpiece for this shows as invisible, so click the model viewer at your own risk)
Chest: Hillman’s Leather Vest Staff: Aspirant’s Staff of Harmony Gloves: Hillman’s Leather Gloves Head: Adventurer’s Bandana Legs: Rigid Leggings Shoulders: Grievous Gladiator’s Copperskin Spaulders Belt: Grievous Gladiator’s Waistband of Cruelty Boots: Rigid Moccasins
This was another one of those sets where I loved certain aspects of it, but not others. So I mixed some newer gear with older greens! Seriously, how can you not like those glowy blue orbs/beads? Note: This does not look as good on male toons because the boots do not cover past the knee and the shorts are frayed. If anyone can find a better alternative, please let me know!
Chest: Clefthoof Hidemantle Shoulders: Red Crane Mantle Belt: Weaver’s Cord of Eternal Autumn Gloves: Tharill’s Blessing Boots: Clefthoof Wanderboots Staff: Ghost Iron Staff Legs: Trickster’s Leggings Head: Red Crane Crown
The Drunken Brawler
Technically speaking, this next set is not restricted to monks only! I was going for a more rugged look for this, and also straw hats are fun! Another added benefit: because of the color scheme, many pieces can be swapped out if farming proves to be too difficult (I am guilty of this).
Chest: Heraldic Breastplate Shoulders: Shoulder of the Ogre Nabber Belt: Potent Belt Gloves: Heraldic Gloves Boots: Swabbie’s Booties Staff: Suen-Wo, Spire of the Falling Sun or Cranedancer’s Staff Legs: Earthbound Leggings Head: Straw Hat
The Road Warrior
Rejoice! This one isn’t monk restricted either! I was going for a sorta ‘warrior on the road’ vibe, and I kinda like how it turned out! Plus, this kilt model has always fascinated me because it is actually pants that have been stretched into a skirt. Yes, I think about the important things.
Classic Monk Set
A very classic monk look, slightly redone. And yes, not restricted to monks (rogues would look pretty rockin’ in this too!)
Chest: Leather Tunic of Eminent Domain Shoulders: Puncture-Binding Spaulder Boots: Landfall Leather Boots Gloves: Gloves of the Silver Assassin Belt: Belt of the Merciless Killer Legs: Leggings of the Broken Beast Head: Cursed Vision of Sargeras
Last but not least, a druid look! I respecced my druid to boomkin (with Glyph of Stars of course) and I realized that I had absolutely zero transmog outfits for her! That certainly won’t do! I was going for a starcaller look, hence the tabard. Keep in mind that I made this with the intention of having the Glyph of Stars up, so the whole thing would be blue and sparkle. And yes, this is not class restricted.
Chest: Lo’ap’s Tunic of Muck Diving Shoulders: Spaulders of the Ring Belt: Mighty Girdle Gloves: Gloves of the Silver Assassin Boots: Acidmaw Boots Staff: Ethereum Life-Staff or Apostle of Argus Legs: Shattrath Leggings Head: Phantasmal Headdress Tabard: August Celestials Tabard
It has been laid bare. My obsession over monk transmog, my apparent love for the one shouldered look, and my over-usage of the color brown in transmog. What do you folks think? Any improvements you would suggest? Which was your favorite?