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Transmogrification, Part 4: Matching Greens
2011/08/28 at 10:45 AM
This guide has not been updated beyond Cataclysm. For the up-to-date guide on Transmog BoEs including Patch 5.4, click here.
You still can't use your Twill Set, but there's numerous simple greens you can transmogrify. This guide will cover world-drop greens that form matching sets--perfect especially for leveling and covering up those repetitive BoAs. We've provided item lists, required levels, and a brief color description of each set.
Check out the previous guides to Transmogrification:
Transmogrification: Tier Armor covers all class-specific tier sets--both PvE and PvP.
Transmogrification: Unique Armor covers unique armor, distinctive weapons, and item sets that aren't class-specific.
Transmogrification: Look-Alike Tier covers all items that resemble class-only tier, which anyone ca
Transmogrification Guides: Look-Alike Tier (Updated for 5.4)
2011/08/27 at 9:53 AM
In this guide, I'm going to cover sets that resemble tier but don't have any class restrictions. There's a large amount of recolored class tier floating around the nether, except it fortunately doesn't have any class specifications. Blizzard has been especially diligent in MoP to have lookalike options without class restrictions for all tier sets.
We've include many links to our transmog sets, which can be filtered by each tier and include matching belt and boot options. On each transmog page, we also have new Filter this Set buttons up by the View in 3D button that opens the set in a new page where you can apply all sorts of filters and view sources for each potential item.
Check out the complete updated series of Transmogrification Guides:
PvE and PvP Tier Armor
Lookalike Tier Without Class Restrictions
Transmogrification, Part 2: Unique Items and More Tier
2011/08/21 at 9:56 AM
Last guide covered the basics of Transmogrification (shorted by the blues to Mogging) and class-specific tier sets, but what if you want something a little more creative? In this guide, I'll provide an overview of Void Storage as well as cover distinctive weapons, some unique items, and armor sets that do not have class restrictions.
There are several types of items that cannot be transmogged (and we've created an item filter for this):
Legendaries: a blue post clarified they can't be used :(
Stat-less gear: no starter, holiday, or vendor-bought gear. (How cool would it be to have a tank in a level 1 shield?)
Armor\/weapon disguises that don't use the accepted type for a class: DKs as rogues, hunters as warlocks, casters wielding large axes, etc.
Silly items: gear in the shapes of fish, flowers, or frying pans.
Even with these restrictions, there should be enough to keep you busy collecting!
We've updated this guide in 4.3 to include transmog set links and image mouseovers for item sets in the last table.
Check out the other guides to Transmogrification:
Transmogrification Guides, Part 1: Tier Armor (Updated for 5.4.7)
2011/08/19 at 6:54 PM
Wowhead is home to the unique Transmog Set database and we've got a popular set of transmog guides to help you find your perfect set!
This guide covers the basics of transmogrification, all Tier sets, and how to acquire them. We've include many links to our transmog sets, which can be filtered by each tier and include matching belt and boot options. On each transmog page, we also have new Filter this Set buttons up by the View in 3D button that opens the set in a new page where you can apply all sorts of filters and view sources for each potential item.
Check out the complete updated series of Transmogrification Guides:
PvE and PvP Tier Armor
Lookalike Tier Without Class Restrictions
Free to Play: Getting the Most out of Starter Edition Accounts
2011/08/14 at 12:07 PM
Last month, Blizzard introduced free-to-play Starter Edition Accounts. With these accounts, players could level up to 20--of course with some restrictions--and play for free indefinitely. It's an easy way for new players to test out the game, but it's also gained popularity among twinks who are looking for even more of a challenge with in-game restrictions. We've covered all the things you can and can't do on a trial account below.
Activating an Account
Players can get a Starter Account edition by visiting the home page, receiving a Recruit-a-Friend invitation, or through a trial key obtained from other Blizzard products.
Once signed up, you will be prompted to download the game, which can be played as the streaming client downloads data in the background.
Previous trial accounts made before 4.2, which had expired, are permanently reactivated. Characters level 20 and below on these accounts can be played again.
Upgrading an Account
Upgrade Online: Use [url=https:\/\/us.battle.net\/login\/en\/?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fus.battle.net
Fine Dining: A Guide to the Food and Drink of Azeroth
2011/08/07 at 3:39 PM
No matter how you choose to level or spend your time at 85, it's a sure thing you'll be needing to eat or drink at some point. On one hand, in-game refreshments seem quite simple--they restore health and mana. But there's over 600 types of food and drink in our database. Some require specific levels, some are only sold by one vendor in the middle of nowhere, and yet others can get you completely drunk. We'll cover basic food-related things like what to use while leveling and how to complete achievements, as well as featuring some of the stranger things your character can eat.
Here you'll learn about the basics: what to eat and drink while leveling, what quests grant food and drink, and how to easily complete related achievements.
It's Happy Hour Somewhere
: Once requiring alcoholic beverages, this now works on any drink in the game. Again, find various innkeepers and bartenders--should be an easy achievement.
Drown Your Sorrows
: Added in 4.1, you'll need to track down new beverage added in Cataclysm. Here's an easy table:
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The Entitled: A Guide to Titles
2011/07/29 at 12:53 PM
This guide covers all the titles in WoW from the serious to the silly, organized by topic and linked to their achievement and basic source details. Collecting titles became easier in Mists of Pandaria with account-wide titles and achievement progress.
In Mists of Pandaria, many titles became account-wide, meaning alts can use titles they haven't individually earned as long as they're at the minimum level it could be acquired at. For example, a level 80 alt could wear <Name>, Death's Demise if another character on the account earned it.
Only a handful of titles aren't account-wide, most notably RBG titles, Justicar, Conqueror, and of the Shattered Sun.
The other major change was account-wide progress on meta-achievements like
What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been
. Players can work on holiday, PvP, and raid meta-achievements across characters now, instead of repeating the achievements on any character that needed the rewards.
A few notable exceptions include
Master of Pandaren Cooking
Professions 201: A Guide to Collecting Recipes
2011/07/25 at 2:42 PM
Finding recipes is the mark of a dedicated collector--beyond dutifully ticking off achievements and diligently doing tasks simply for points. You are solely responsible for setting your collecting pace; the freedom can be frustrating at times, but exhilarating when you've finished a subset of recipes and feel like you've solved part of a large jigsaw puzzle, hunting down recipes from obscure instances and reputations. It's fun to chase down patterns across Azeroth, when so many achievements and quests are now straightforward. Plus, you may even find generous twinks willing to tip hundreds of gold for obscure recipes!
I began to collect recipes seriously during the dog-days of ICC. I rolled a priest to learn inscription techniques and tailoring patterns, as well as a deathknight to learn most blacksmithing. I began to care more about enchanting on my rogue, finished up most engineering schematics on my warlock, and hoped for transmute discoveries again on my alt rogue. For obscure reasons, Jewelcrafting and Leatherworking have never held a particular charm--perhaps it's because I rolled these professions purely for raid benefits and blithely unlearned them to pick up Tailoring and Engineering mounts.
It's been over a year, and
Vanity Roundup and Guides for 4.2
2011/07/18 at 12:15 PM
We've been enjoying the small additions as well as the major raid content in 4.2; here's an overview of some of the quirky items that didn't really fit anywhere else. We've also provided a practical guide to
Littlest Pet Shop
Mountain o' Mounts
if you've been trying to sort out the numerous options from our previous guides.
The Molten Front introduces 4 additional pets and two vanity items.
If you miss throwing bears from the dailies, check out
Hyjal Bear Cub
for . It is purchased from
Calling the Ancients
. We made a video featuring
here, also available from Varlan for --it's gorgeous and summons flowers and animals in your path.
costs , available from
. It is obtainable only after completing
Filling the Moonwell
. Ayla also sells
for . This chair is quite literally a mushroom chair\u2014perfect for fishing.
Vigilance on Wings
10 times will award you
The 'Unbeatable?' Pterodactyl: BEATEN.
. and Chirping Box. Inside will be the other mini jouster you
Leveling 201: A Guide to More Enjoyable Leveling
2011/07/17 at 9:46 AM
Leveling in Cataclysm is easy; but with all the additions, there's bound to be something surprising, whether you're a veteran or on your first alt. For better or for worse, Cataclysm has streamlined questing--but has also featured alternative ways to gain experience if questing becomes tedious on your 5th alt. Personally, I've leveled toons numerous ways: a rogue to 85 through questing on the first day of the xpac, a warlock in legacy epics through mining, a priest in full BoAs primarily through instances, a rogue strictly through herbalism, and a DK questing in half-BoAs. I've got a mage at 62 that's currently done a lot of LFD, but outpacing the quests for particular zones drives her crazy with the lore and consistent plot lines. I have friends that wait for Alterac Valley weekend for leveling, another that leveled a toon through LFD with 0 quests completed on purpose, and some insane guildmates that have leveled multiple toons through Archaeology in the hopes of getting an elusive epic (cough,
Zin'rokh, Destroyer of Worlds
) for their mains. Big thanks to Psynister for his expert leveling advice!
Once you hit 85, all the new Justice Point gear, Molten Front dailies, and Firelands rep farming await, so let's highlight all the ways you can get th
The Exalted: An Overview of all Reputations
2011/07/10 at 4:26 PM
Like achievement points and reputation rewards? 4.2 introduces a new raid-only reputation, the
Avengers of Hyjal
, as well as a slew of daily quests to boost reputation with
Guardians of Hyjal
. It's a crazy time in 4.2 with all the new things to do, but really, quest hubs and rep grinds are nothing new to the game. The Exalted is still a prestigious title to get, especially if you haven't been playing since vanilla, so we'll highlight the available factions and spotlight fun titles and vanity items you can get along the way. Blizzard has a history of putting in complex reputation hubs--Isle of Quel'Danas, Argent Tournament, so if you enjoy Hyjal dailies, these older hubs are worth checking out when the 4.2 dust settles. if you can't stand questing, you can zerg older instances in your level 85 epics. We've recently updated the information on some of our faction and currency pages, so now is a great time to check them out!
For personal achievements, there are a series of reputation-related ones:
Somebody Likes Me
5 Exalted Reputations
10 Exalted Reputations
15 Exalted Reputations
20 Exalted Reputations
25 Exalted Reputations
30 Exalted Reputations
35 Exalted Reputations
New Options in Firelands: A Guide to Gear in 4.2
2011/06/28 at 1:49 PM
Edit 7\/6: Clarified info about tier as well as upgradable gear with Firestones. All VP items can be upgraded with Firestones--you 'use' the stone on an item. Source: http:\/\/
Edit @ 7:00PM PST: Regular Firelands trash gives rep until 5999\/6000 Friendly, with Molten Giants and Hounds giving small amounts of reputation beyond that. Can hit honored just on trash.
Edit @ 3:00PM PST: Bosses give 250 (275 with
) rep; can get to friendly easily farming trash--this means Avengers capes are pretty easy to get.
Edit @ 2:00PM PST: Ashelia has confirmed that the new crafting recipes for boots and gloves drop from Firelands trash: Screenshot.
Firelands and 4.2 introduce a whole new set of epics; it's the easiest it's ever been to gear up. From raid epics to additional rep rewards, there's something for all playstyles. We've taken the basic framework of the 4.1 gear guide; this time we've skipped the blues and just compared the epics.
See how good the new loot is and also see what gear is easily obtainable before raiding right after the break!
This guide does not aim to provide a BiS set of heroic Firelands gear for e
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