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Transmogs based on the Shado-Pan Helmets

 
Over the past couple of weeks, the most daily-dedicated of players have been reaching exalted with the Shado-Pan faction. Among the rewards made accessible by this reputation feat, are replicas of the stylish Shado-Pan helmets, no doubt recognisable to anybody who has quested in Townlong Steppes.

There is one helmet available to each armor type, all of which are visually identical, sold by Rushi the Fox for around 18 gold each. They work in the same manner as the Darkmoon Faire replica armors, as items without stats which are purely designed for transmogrification.

We’ve compiled four outfits below which are based around the style of the helmets. They are not intended to replicate the look of Shado-Pan members, but rather to explore other ways of incorporating the headpiece into transmogrification. There is further discussion of replicating the Shado-Pan in the second half of the article.

Ideas for creative use of the Shado-Pan Helmet


Replica Shado-Pan Helmet
(Cloth)


Armor Type: Cloth
Level Req.: 90
3D Model & Item List: Wowhead Link

This outfit is a combination of BoE world drops, tailor and scribe crafted items, and a single Valor Point purchase.

None of the pieces should be overly difficult to obtain, although the BoEs may require extensive Auction House scanning to locate.






Replica Shado-Pan Helmet
(Leather)


Armor Type: Leather
Level Req.: 90
3D Model & Item List: Wowhead Link

Most of the items in the leather set are BoE world drops, which are easy, albeit potentially time consuming, to obtain via the Auction House.

Aside from the BoEs, the cloak is a cheap Justice Point purchase and the bracers are crafted by leatherworkers.





Replica Shado-Pan Helmet
(Mail)


Armor Type: Mail
Level Req.: 90
3D Model & Item List: Wowhead Link

Our mail set is a mixture of many sources, with several BoE world drops, including the Warmonger’s chest and legs which feature prominently. There is also two crafted items, two raid drops, and a JP purchase.

It’s important to note that the shoulders are not available until 13-14th November, when the second part of the Heart of Fear LFR is opened.


Replica Shado-Pan Helmet
(Plate)


Armor Type: Plate
Level Req.: 90
3D Model & Item List: Wowhead Link

This set is comprised of crafted items, vendor purchases, quest rewards and a BoE world drop to boot. Most is easily obtained, although the chest and legs cost quite a lot of Justice Points.

Note that there are two pairs of quest reward gloves listed for this set, one for each faction.

Replicating members of the Shado-Pan

Whilst everybody can obtain the helmets, there are unfortunately not replicas of any of the other items in the outfit worn by the majority of Shado-Pan members. As such, trying to emulate the Shado-Pan look perfectly is quite a challenge.

By far the most popular look among the Shado-Pan is a blue and red outfit, both in tunic/pants and robe form, highlighted with brown, and either gold or silver, as seen to the right (click to enlarge).

As stated above, these particular items are not available to players, but combinations of these colours make a good starting point for creating an outfit that fits with the faction theme when accompanied by the helmet.

Leather wearers will generally have the easiest time copying the style, as this colour scheme is quite common to that armor type, and the Shado-Pan have an overall “roguey” vibe. WoW Insider has a short guide on piecing together an outfit, entitled Transmogrify your monk (or leather wearer) into a member of the Shado-Pan. You can also find a bit of information about the faction, as well as a list of all of the related NPCs, at Wowhead’s Shado-Pan Faction Overview.

Rogue-only Shado-Pan style

Also worthy of note, are a couple of NPCs who stand out with noticeably different armor from the standard Shado-Pan uniform. These NPCs do have outfits which are available to players, albeit only rogues:

  Tenwu of the Red Smoke wears the rogue Tier 6 Slayer’s Armor and an asymmetrical version of the shoulders from rogue Season 3 Vengeful Gladiator’s Vestments. A rogue would therefore be able to imitate Tenwu to a high degree of accuracy, but other classes would find it impossible.
  Ling of the Six Pools also stands out amongst those at Shado-Pan Garrison, but, as with Tenwu, she wears rogue only armor: Tier 3 Bonescythe Armor head and shoulders, and legs and chest from Tier 8 Conqueror’s Terrorblade Battlegear.


If you’ve put together a Shado-Pan themed set, or an outfit based around the helmet, then we’d love to see them!

MoP Valor Point Sets

It won’t be long before characters are able to reach level 90, and we will all be faced with the rush to gear-up that inevitably comes at the beginning of an expansion. This article highlights some of the outfits we’ll be seeing from the various faction vendors in the early stages of Mists of Pandaria.

The sets depicted below are all obtainable as Valor Point purchases distributed between four of the Pandaria factions: Golden Lotus, The August Celestials, The Klaxxi and Shado-Pan. Lookalikes of the Valor items are also available as Honor purchases, raid drops, and profession crafted, among other things, although only the Valor Points purchases constitute a full set.

Full details of the item sources and prices are included in each article.


Vestments of the Thundering Skies Set

 


Vestments of the Thundering Skies Set

Armor Type: Cloth
Level Req.: 90
Source: Reputation-based vendor purchases
Availability: Simple but time consuming to obtain

How to get the set:

This outfit is a Mists of Pandaria Valor Point set for cloth damage dealers, comprised of eight purchases distributed between four Pandarian factions: Golden Lotus, The August Celestials, The Klaxxi and Shado-Pan.

You need revered reputation with each of the factions before you can buy their items for this set, and the total cost for all eight items is 15000 Valor Points.

There are, however, a huge number of lookalike items available for this set throughout Mists of Pandaria, some of which are easier to obtain than the Valor purchases. You can view all of these alternatives here: Wowhead Eternal Dynasty Regalia. The reason we chose to focus on the Valor items is that they are obtainable outside of raids, and represent a complete set.

HeadFirecracker Corona (Shado-Pan – 2250 Valor Points)
ShouldersMantle of the Golden Sun (Golden Lotus – 1750 Valor Points)
ChestVestments of the Thundering Skies (Golden Lotus – 2250 Valor Points)
WristsMinh’s Beaten Bracers (The August Celestials – 1250 Valor Points)
HandsSunspeaker’s Flared Gloves (The August Celestials – 1750 Valor Points)
WaistKlaxxi Lash of the Orator (The Klaxxi – 1750 Valor Points)
LegsLeggings of the Poisoned Soul (The Klaxxi – 2250 Valor Points)
FeetVoid Flame Slippers (The August Celestials – 1750 Valor Points)


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Robe of the Five Sisters Set

 


Robe of the Five Sisters Set

Armor Type: Cloth
Level Req.: 90
Source: Reputation-based vendor purchases
Availability: Simple but time consuming to obtain

How to get the set:

This outfit is a Mists of Pandaria Valor Point set for cloth spirit users, comprised of eight purchases distributed between four Pandarian factions: Golden Lotus, The August Celestials, The Klaxxi and Shado-Pan.

You need revered reputation with each of the factions before you can buy their items for this set, and the total cost for all eight items is 15000 Valor Points.

There are, however, a huge number of lookalike items available for this set throughout Mists of Pandaria, some of which are easier to obtain than the Valor purchases. You can view all of these alternatives here: Wowhead Eternal Dynasty Regalia (Recolor). The reason we chose to focus on the Valor items is that they are obtainable outside of raids, and represent a complete set.

HeadYalia’s Cowl (Shado-Pan – 2250 Valor Points)
ShouldersTenderheart Shoulders (Golden Lotus – 1750 Valor Points)
ChestRobe of the Five Sisters (Golden Lotus – 2250 Valor Points)
WristsBracers of Inlaid Jade (The August Celestials – 1250 Valor Points)
HandsGloves of Red Feathers (The August Celestials – 1750 Valor Points)
WaistKlaxxi Lash of the Seeker (The Klaxxi – 1750 Valor Points)
LegsPoisoncrafter’s Kilt (The Klaxxi – 2250 Valor Points)
FeetStorm-Sing Sandals (The August Celestials – 1750 Valor Points)


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