Following the announcement of transmogrification, I’ve been busy creating at least one set for each of my characters – two for my main (one for tanking, one for DPS). I know most people will just go with a full tier set, not care at all, or deliberately throw together the ugliest set they can, but I want to look stylish, damnit. So yeah, it took some time.
In the process of creating the sets, I’ve managed to collect a list of resources and tools for World of Warcraft gear. Rather than have it sit and rot in my bookmarks, I figured I’d post it up and potentially have other people benefit from it as well. I’ll try to keep it updated as I find new things, but no guarantees.
WoW Model Viewer
If you’ve not heard of WoW Model Viewer – what rock have you been living under? It’s a standalone program that allows you to see models for characters (and NPCs, but that’s beside the point as far as this list is concerned) and dress them up in your choice of armor and weapons. Note that sometimes, effects may be missing from armor and weapons – always double-check in game or by looking at screenshots on Wowhead to see what an item actually looks like.
An addon providing an in-game gallery of item looks, grouping items together by model and texture and listing sources. Although I built my sets mostly in WoW Model Viewer, I’ve used this addon quite often, for inspiration or just to track down the perfect item for a set without scrolling through WMV’s entire item library. (Also, it gives me something to do while I’m waiting for a raid to start or in an instance queue!)
Obvious resource is obvious, but still very useful. The Transmog Sets feature helped me a lot, as did the various transmogrification guides on their news blog.
Disciplinary Action: Illustrated Transmogrification Guides
Convenient screenshots of all sets in the game, including both tier and non-tier gear? Yes, please. The link above leads to the page for cloth sets; guides for other armor types are also available.
A Sunnier Bear: World of Fashioncraft
Sunnier highlights good-looking staves and polearms, then branches out into putting together some outfits that go beyond “oh what the hell, I’ll just wear my favorite tier set.”
Orcish Army Knife: Non-Raid Transmog Weapon Compilation
These lists focus on weapons usable by death knights that can be obtained (mostly) by yourself, rather than requiring the help of others. Good for people who play alone or don’t feel like constantly bugging their friends to help them run old raids for transmogrification items.
WoW Roleplay Gear
What it says on the tin. Outfits, outfits and more outfits, categorized by armor type and, where necessary, by class.
Icy Veins: Transmogrification Guides
Lists and screenshots of armor and weapons, categorized by classes that can wear them. Each list includes the names of the items, with drop locations and Wowhead links.
Revive & Rejuvenate: Leather Sets
What it says on the tin – lists of leather sets, with a focus on druids (sorry, rogues), with screenshots showing all possible druid races of both genders.
Harpy’s Nest: Transmogrification Picks – Staves, Maces and Daggers
Plenty of screenshots, showing how the weapons look in the hands of a gnome. Not that I play a gnome, but still.
A thorough look at weapon and shield models from a design perspective. An awesome resource, although posts stopped before all weapon types were reviewed.
World of Wardrobes
Lists and screenshots of weapons and armor. Armor is sorted by armor class and color, which can make this website very useful when you’re trying to color-match items.