Anti Doldrums Distractions – Translucence Sword Transmogrifications

Inspired by the outfit I put together for my Monk for May’s version of the ROYGBiV contest, I found myself a new distraction when it comes to WoW. Can I collect and put together outfits for all the translucence  swords in game. To further complicate the issue, I want each outfit to be for a different character and as swords are primarily used by classes I tend not to play this might require a spot of leveling on my part.

In total there are 7 swords which come in the following colours, yellow, purple, green, orange, blue and more jazzy purple.

There are to the best of my knowledge seven classes who can use one handed swords – Mage, Warlock, Monk, Warrior, Rogue, Deathknight and Paladin (I’m discounting Hunters simply because no Hunter would use a sword at the expense of a bow). My Monk has already effectively stolen green which leaves six swords and six classes to choose from.

Renataki’s Soul Slicer – yellow

Drops in Zul’Gurub from Renataki, one of the random bosses in the Edge of Madness event.


I’m thinking yellow for my rogue, partly because Renataki himself is the ghost of a rogue and also because my little Gnome rogue was fond of putting pink and yellow together.

Continuum Blade – purple with glow

Requires revered with the Keepers of Time.


This I think has to go to the Paladin and not just because it’s purpley pink.

Blade of the Archmage -purple

Requires exalted with Honor Hold.


This one for my Gnome tank.

Pilfered Ethereal Blade more purple, this time though with a slightly different hilt.

This is a quest reward from Declawing Doomclaw in Netherstorm.


And the Death Knight gets this.

Ethereum Phase Blade – green

This is purchased from Dealer Jadyan, dealer in exotic goods in the Stormspire.


My Monk already has the phase blade which can be bought at the Stormspire, (it’s possible you might need to switch the options on your buying screen to read all before you can see it) so I guess it’s back to Zul’Farrek for the rest of the outfit for her.

Vibro Sword – orange

This is a quest reward from Cutting your Teeth in Blade’s Edge Mountains.


Based on my love of the Mage tier 5, I’m thinking Merrily my Mage will be working on the vibro sword.

Phantom Blade – blue

Crafted by Blacksmiths, the recipe which is BoP drops in Stratholme.


I’m erring towards blue on my Warlock simply because she happens to be wearing an outfit which already complements it. Now she just needs to level high enough to be able to equip a phantom blade.

Hopefully by the time Warlords come rolling around, I’ll have managed to acquire all these weapons and suitable outfits to go along side because it seems only fitting that my characters head through the portal wearing at least something to remind them of the importance of getting it right this time around, a poignant reminder of the fractured world that our Draenor became.

7 Responses

  1. How fun! I love these swords too and had been collecting several of them recently as well, the difference is I was doing them all for mogs on my holy paladin because they just look like something he’d use. I can’t wait to see finished mogs for these as they come up!

  2. What a splendid idea! Best of luck with getting it all together, and I can’t wait to see the mogs you make to go with them. That’s a great set your Warlock has going already 😀

    • Ty. I’m pretty pleased with my Warlock’s look, especially since she’s only level 30 and it’s mostly stuff that’s either dropped for her or that she’s been able to craft herself. That dress design is one of my over all favourites in-game. It’s weird but I think I prefer the chest designs in vanilla to all the expansions that have come since. The shoulders on the other hand have definitely improved with expansions :p

      • I don’t think you’re wierd at all — I quite agree that vanilla had some absolutely wonderful chestpiece designs that the expansions haven’t necessarily improved upon. 🙂

  3. I guess I’d missed all those pretty swords as Cat can’t equip one and the Warlocks are too lazy to bother with getting a main AND offhand. I especially like those purple ones. I’m afraid I caved at the last moment and bought Wildstar to combat my doldrums.

    • I’m scared that we’re a long away off Draenor and so whilst I’m probably going to pick up Wildstar at some point, it won’t be for a few weeks til things calm down at work so I need distractions.

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