World of WarCraft’s transmog system allows for greater visual customization of characters far beyond that of the barbershop. Even with the latest customization options added in 9.0, it’s transmog that makes characters truly unique. With nearly 20 years of content and thousands of pieces of armor to choose from, the style possibilities are endless.
When it comes to Warlocks, Blizzard has a fairly strong history of class set designs. Even the original Felheart Raiment set from tier 1 left both an iconic and lasting impression. It’s not just tier sets that make great transmog options, however. Some players get creative, mixing and matching various sets and individual pieces together to create a distinctive Warlock that looks like nothing or no one else in the game.
10 Custom: Eredar Lord
Three very popular armor pieces among Warlocks come from the final boss of Mythic Difficulty Hellfire Citadel in Warlords of Draenor, the very divisive expansion. Archimonde drops his own armor, previously unobtainable. It’s not a set, but the three pieces are the only ones of their kind in the game and match well with many different armor options.
This custom set, inspired by the Eredar Lord himself, utilizes Demon Prince’s Ascendant Crown, Mantle of the Eredar Lord, and the staff known as Edict of Argus which drops from the same boss. The Wanderer’s Stitched Trousers fit the whole aesthetic, but only the female variant of these pants work for the set. Additionally, the Gnomish Casting Boots match very well. Equip this transmog onto a female Blood Elf with the new jewelry options for a totally unique look. Bonus transmog points for players who use the Fel Succubus as their pet and Fel Drake mount with this set.
9 Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Felweave Armor (Elite Recolor)
The Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Felweave Armor set is a great option for Warlocks. For this transmog, go for the elite recolor with more red tones. It’s vicious-looking and tells the world this Warlock is ready for war.
Combine the set with Plundered Flamecaster Stave and the 3D Boots of Wrought Shadow for extra dimension. Overall, it makes for a particularly evil and witchy armor set with a nostalgic feel for long-time Warlock PvPers.
8 Corruptor Raiment
No Warlock’s transmog collection is complete without the fan-favorite Corruptor Raiment. It’s a stunning set from The Burning Crusade that still holds up today. This dark and brooding armor is the epitome of Warlock fashion and a perfect match for all three specs. It’s adorned with chains, spikes, skulls, and glowing eyes. What more could a demon summoner ever need?
Combine the set with the Brutal Gladiator’s Battle Saff and Vindicator’s Silk Footguards for an all-around match. Leave the belt off as the designs around the waist stand out and beg for 3D elements in an updated version.
7 Malefic Raiment
Warlocks must at least collect the helm from the Malefic Raiment if nothing else. It comes with a flashy effect that causes demon wings to sprout from the Warlock’s back and flap menacingly. The whole set together, however, is both nostalgic and intimidating. Everything glows with an eerie, burning red as if the Warlock just sprung forth from hellfire.
Combine it with Infernoweave Boots for matching color as well as Zhar’doom, Greatstaff of the Devourer for an additional demonic pet. If any demon asks, tell them it was the last fel hunter who dared disobey commands. If the retro style of this set is a turn-off, consider the updated version that drops from Tomb of Sargeras in Legion.
6 Custom: Oh So Charming
Those seeking a more regal look or simply want to be a student of Scholomance, look no further than the Oh So Charming set by the Fel Fashion blog. It’s an interesting aesthetic that many who play Warlocks may not even consider.
This set includes mostly Cataclysm pieces such as Mantle of the Faceless Shroud, Anraphet’s Regalia, and Evelyn’s Belt. Combine it with the Charmed Cierge Staff and Crafted Malevolent Gladiator’s Treads of Alacrity for the overall look. Be the best student Scholomance Necromancer Academy has ever seen. And the best looking, too.
5 Conqueror’s Deathbringer Garb (25 Man Recolor)
Fans of Warhammer Fantasy might appreciate the Conqueror’s Deathbringer Garb. It includes haunting raven skulls and black feathers similar to those worn by the followers of the Raven God. What even the oldest Warlocks of Azeroth may not know is that deep under the dark cowl, there are glowing eyes. It seems Blizzard skipped no details with this set.
While all three colors of the Deathbringer Garb are great options, purple stands out as one of the best. Combine it with the Heroic recolor of Lightning Rod and Pale Corpse Boots for this entire look. It doesn’t quite match the raid it comes from at all, yet remains one of the most iconic tier sets in the game. Even Sylvannas might fear it.
4 Gul’dan’s Regalia
Some demonic masters wear their faction badges proudly. Horde Warlocks who enjoy showing a bit of patriotism in the field without wearing the standard-issue armor might prefer Gul’dan’s Regalia. This rather spikey, Horde-only set comes from Trial of the Crusader in Wrath of the Lich King.
Combine it with the Sulfur Stave and Plague Scientist’s Boots and become a true menace of the frozen north. That staff’s color scheme matches the set nicely and adds more of a demonic feel to the overall set. Dawn the armor of a Demonic Crusader and put an end to the wrath of the Lich King.
3 Dark Coven Regalia (10 Man Heroic Recolor)
Become a true harvester of souls with the Dark Coven Regalia 10 Man Heroic Recolor. This set comes from 10 Man Heroic Icecrown Citadel in Wrath of the Lich King. Between the stitches, plaid design, and glowing purple runes, all will fear the malevolent scarecrow from hell.
Combine this set with the purple variant of the Scepter of Sargeras and (Heroic) Icecrown Spire Sandals for a complete look. Harvest souls and summon an army of little minions to cause chaos across the land.
2 Custom: The Beast of Deadwind Pass
They say among all the horrors that haunt the forboding trails of Deadwind Pass, one among them is feared the most. The custom Beast of Deadwind Pass set creates the guise of a robed psychopath who’s completely blind and compelled by a giant void eye.
This set makes use of several unique pieces of armor such as the Circlet of the Chosen Dead from the Ensemble earned from Trial of Valor in Legion. The robes themselves consist of the Corrupted Aspirant’s Silk set featuring robes, gloves, cord, and treads. What really pulls the set together is the caged eyeball, Uhnish Vwah, as well as the blade, Wintersail Sabre. While custom sets are neat, it’s very easy to stumble into hilarious territory if players don’t match colors well enough.
1 Shadow Council’s Garb (Mythic Design)
Who doesn’t want their Warlock to look like Gul’dan? Collect the armor of the Great Betrayer from Mythic difficulty Blackrock Foundry in Warlords of Draenor. Only the Mythic version of this class set is reminiscent of Gul’dan’s armor. Adorned with spikes, skulls, and chains galore, the should piece occasionally lights up in fel flames, inspiring fear into all those who witness it.
For the complete look, combine the set with Seeking Ember Girdle, Furnace Stoker’s Footwraps, and the Replica Staff of Gul’dan from the WarCraft film promotional period. While the set was originally worn on an old orc, it looks great on just about any Warlock whether they try to steal the power of the Nightwell or not.