I feel like I have finally completed my shado pan transmog for my monk RollingPin. I was inspired to do a shado pan transmog after reading a post by wreckage88 on reddit a few months ago. Even though I started out with this recommendations, I eventually used only the chest and the leggings from his list.
Here are the items I have used for the transmog to get this look:
- Vest of Flowing Water
- Booty Bay Pantaloons
- Gloves of Fanatical Zealotry
- Shoulderpads of the Intruder
- Waistguard of the Creator
- Encroaching Treads
- and finally, Replica Shado-pan helmet, without which it wouldn’t be a shado pan transmog.
Most of the items, namely the chest, gloves, boots and leggings, are acquired from doing low-level quests in Azeroth and require very little time, except for the Booty Bay Pantaloons which are acquired as a quest reward from a rather long quest for Bloodsail Pirates. These quest can be completed in an hour, especially for high level characters, however, the remaining items may take much longer.
The helmet can be bought from Shado pan quartermaster after becoming exalted with them, and this took weeks in patch 5.1, however, now that 5.2 is live and allows you to gain reputations towards 5.1 factions from doing heroics, this may be much easier to get. The shoulders and the belt are a random drop from doing Ulduar 25 man (shoulders from Steelbreaker and belt from Mimiron), and I got them both in my recent run, a couple of weeks ago. Getting these might take some time, since you can do Ulduar only once a week and drops may not drop the first time around. If you have some friends, running 25 man Ulduar can give additional drops from the bosses, increasing the chance of getting them.
Since drops from Ulduar can take quite some time, you can use the following items from wreckage88’s original recommendations to complete the transmog:
Puncture-Binding Spaulder – I sported the look of these one-sided shoulders for a while, until I got the drop from Ulduar and they look great.
Mud’s Crushers – These gloves share the same model as Gloves of Fanatical Zealotry, used in my set. However, I had already finished the quest for mud’s crushers, so I chose to go for gloves of fanatical zealtory.
There is unfortunately no alternative for the shado pan helmet, but even without it the transmog looks amazing.
Now I need to find a good looking transmog set for my healing gear. Until then, here’s another picture of RollingPin looking awesome: