Mistshroud Set


The Mistshroud Set


Armor Type: Mail (and only mail users can wear it, plate users cannot obtain the items)
Level Req.: 70
Source: A variety of Outland sources
Availability: One of the most complex sets to complete. Only hunters and shamans may collect all pieces

About the set:

The Mistshroud set is without doubt one of the most complicated sets to gather in all of WoW, with a broad array of sources and demanding requirements. That said, if you know where to look and have some gold at your disposal, the set can be collected rather quickly, but there are still certain luck elements that might keep you at it for days on end.

Wowhead has very little information on the Mistshroud items, therefore we have included a highly detailed guide on how to gather this set at the bottom of this article.
HeadMistshroud Helm (BoP contained within Large Copper Metamorphosis Geode, purchasable after completing the quest Assault on Bash’ir Landing!)
ShouldersMistshroud Shoulders (BoP drop from Gorgolon the All-Seeing within one of the Ethereum Prison chambers in Blade’s Edge Mountains)
ChestMistshroud Tunic (BoE drop from Yor in heroic Mana-Tombs, at a 20% rate)
WristsMistshroud Bracers (BoP drop from any of the minor summoned Skettis bosses)
GlovesMistshroud Gauntlets (BoP contained within Small Copper Metamorphosis Geode, purchasable after completing the quest Assault on Bash’ir Landing!)
WaistMistshroud Belt (BoP drop from any of the minor summoned Skettis bosses)
LegsMistshroud Pants (BoE drop from Terokk in Skettis, Terokkar Forest, at an 11% drop rate)
FeetMistshroud Boots (BoP drop from Fel Tinkerer Zortan within one of the Ethereum Prison cells in Netherstorm)


BowGolden Bow of Quel’Thalas (BoP drop from Eredar Twins in Sunwell Plateau, at a 22% rate)

The following also works well with the set:
BowBlack Bow of the Betrayer (BoP drop from Illidan Stormrage in Black Temple, at a 15% rate)



Detailed Guide

In the following paragraphs, there is a detailed guide on how to get each individual piece of the set, but first of all, there are three factions that you will need to interact with to get the proverbial ball rolling.

From this point onwards, the means for obtaining each item will be divided by source, rather than specific item.

Assault on Bash’ir Landing – Head/Gloves

This section is soloable by level 85’s, although the final event will certainly keep you on your toes. Anyone of a lower level should bring company.

Getting the gloves and headpiece requires you to gather 7 Apexis Crystals. These in turn can be acquired by collecting 35 Apexis Shards per crystal, from creatures and Ogri’la/Sha’tari Skyguard daily quests in Blade’s Edge Mountains. Once you have 35 shards, you may use them at either of the Forge Camps near Ogri’la, in order to summon a level 72 elite demon. Upon killing the demon, you may loot an Apexis Crystal. This means you need at most 245 shards in total, 210 if you loot The Grand Protector (see the following paragraph for further info on this).

The gloves and head are contained within Small Copper Metamorphosis Geode and Large Copper Metamorphosis Geode respectively, both of which may be purchased from Aether-tech Master at Bash’ir Landing in Blade’s Edge, using the crystals. In order to gain access to the Master, you need to locate the Skyguard Aether-tech and participate in the Assault in Bash’ir Landing event. You don’t need a specific quest to participate, you just need to turn up and protect the Tech from increasingly challenging waves of creatures, until you kill the final boss, The Grand Collector. He drops an Apexis Crystal 100% of the time, so if you are solo gathering this set, take note that you only need to bring 6 crystals with you before killing the Collector.

Once The Grand Collector is dead, the Aether-tech Master appears and allows you to buy the Geodes. Note that the copper geodes are specific to Hunters and Shamans and have a guaranteed chance of containing Mistshroud pieces for these classes. However, this means that all other classes can not complete the Mistshroud set.

Skettis – Belt/Bracers/Legs

The bracers, belt and legs are all drops from summoned bosses in the Skettis region of Terokkar Forest, following a series of quests for the Sha’tari Skyguard faction. The whole process is soloable by level 85’s, and probably anyone 80+, but lower levels will likely require assistance.

Once you have arrived at Skettis (link quest listed into the faction introduction), take the quest World of Shadows. Following this chain will provide you with all of the necessary materials to summon the bosses. In short: Gather Shadow Dust by killing arakkoa in Skettis, turn in 6 at a time to buy Elixir of Shadows, drink the elixir and kill Time-Lost arakkoa in Skettis, loot Time-Lost Scrolls. This is repeatable, so you can gather an infinite number of scrolls.

Time-Lost Scrolls may be used to summon any one of four mini-bosses in Skettis. Find a skull pile, there are many in the area, and interact with it. This will give you the option to trade 10 scrolls to summon a boss of your choice: Darkscreecher Akkarai, Gezzarak the Huntress, Karrog or Vakkiz the Windrager. All four bosses have a small (c. 6%) chance to drop the Mistshroud belt and bracers. It may take many summons to get both items, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, it may help with the legs…

Terokk is the final encounter of the Skettis area and may be summoned using ‘body part’ drops from the four mini-bosses mentioned in the previous paragraph. Continuing the Skettis quest chain, you’ll end up with Adversarial Blood, requiring the unique drops from each mini-boss. Following this, you may summon Terokk once for every set of body parts your acquire, although there is a 15 minute respawn time on the skull pile used to summon him.

The Mistshroud Leggings have a 13% chance to drop from Terokk, so it may take numerous summons before you get there. However, the leggings, unlike much of the rest of the set, are a BoE drop, so I strongly suggest browsing the Auction House before you commit to hours of gathering and summoning!

The Consortium – Boots/Shouders/Chest

Gathering these items will eventually require revered reputation with the Consortium, but the quest chain leading you to them will at least raise your reputation quite high. As with the previous sources, this process is easily soloable by 85’s, but those below 80 will likely need help.

The first step is to go to Netherstorm and complete quests for Commander Ameer. The quests give reputation and are pre-requisites for obtaining the Mistshroud pieces. Completing A Mission of Mercy allows you to collect Ethereum Prison Keys, which are crucial for latter stages of the gathering process. Use one such key to complete Ethereum Secrets too. Note that prison keys may be traded, so be sure to check for cheap ones on the Auction House.. you’re likely to need a lot!

At this point you may use the keys to open Ethereum prisons at the Ethereum Staging Grounds, from which a variety of foes (and occasionally friends) will appear. One specific prison occupant, Fel Tinkerer Zortan, has a 10% chance to drop the Mistshroud Boots. Unfortunately, there are around 10 possible occupants for the prisons and with the low drop rate, this means you may need to use many, many keys before you get your hands on the boots. This is by far the worst part of the Mistshroud grind, due to the extremely low drop in relation to the rarity of the prison keys and the fact that the item is BoP.

Revered standing with The Consortium is required from this point onwards. If you still need reputation, consider farming Mana-Tombs. If you’re 85, it’s possible to clear the heroic version of the instance without killing bosses, then running out, resetting and repeating. You get about 1800 rep per run this way, as well as an average of 5 prison keys per run.

Once revered, you need to complete another quest for Ameer, A Thousand Worlds, as well as the follow up Stasis Chambers of Bash’ir, which directs you to Blade’s Edge Mountains. At this point, the Image of Commander Ameer in Blade’s Edge will open up two quests to you: Purging the Chambers of Bash’ir and The Mark of the Nexus-King. The former quest requires you to hand over 5 prison keys, in return for which you receive a key to open the nearby pink bubble prisons in Blade’s Edge. Upon opening the prison, one of four different creatures will spawn. One of these, Gorgolon the All-seeing has a 100% chance to drop the Mistshroud Shoulders.

In addition to shoulderpads, Gorgolon and the other creatures contained within the Bashir ethereum prisons have approximately a 20% to drop a Mark of the Nexus-King, the requirement for the second quest given by the Image of Commander Ameer. Handing this quest in will send you on a short trip to the Mana-Tombs, to open a prison in the second room of the dungeon, before directing you back to Blade’s Edge Mountains. You will now be presented with one of two options, depending on your Consortium reputation level.

If you are exalted, you will receive the quest The Eye of Haramad, if revered Nexus-Prince Shaffar’s Personal Chamber. Both allow you to open a giant prison in the final room for Mana-Tombs heroic, although the Eye of Haramad may be used an unlimited number of times, whereas those who are not exalted must gather a Mark of the Nexus-King for each time they which to open the prison. A large incentive to shoot for exalted reputation! The Mana-Tombs prison contains Yor, who has a 20% chance of dropping the Mistshroud Tunic. Yor may be summoned once per day, so the chest may take some time to obtain. Be sure to check the Auction House before blowing too much gold on prison keys, as the chest is BoE it may be cheaper if you are lucky enough to find it listed. Don’t keep your hopes up on this though, I doubt many people kill Yor these days!


So there you have it, a wall of text which symbolically represents the magnitude of the gathering process for this set. Don’t be disheartened though, the process is complex, but not exactly challenging if you are high levelled. If you are already well liked by the Consortium you are a big step ahead in terms of fiddling around, and even those without the reputation can catch up in a few hours. The real pain in the neck ankles is the boots, which really should have been BoE in my opinion.

As a ballpark figure, a level 85 character is probably looking at investing around 10 hours of activity to complete this set from scratch, not including prison key farming time. When I compiled this set, I struck it lucky with the chestpiece and got it first time, whereas the legs took 11 Terokk summons. The boots took 38 prison keys, which I consider to better than average odds. I used around 78 keys for the whole set, half of which I gathered very efficiently from farming heroic Mana-Tombs (about 5 per run, with a run lasting an average of 11 minutes). The other half were purchased from the AH at approximately 25g each, close to 900g for the lot.

Best of luck!

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29 Responses to “Mistshroud Set”

  1. Aspencrown says:

    This is my future transmog set, which I finished about a week or so ago. I absolutely love it, but my only beef with the set is the shoulders. They don’t quite seem to go. What I use are the Dragon-Quake Shoulderguards ( http://www.wowhead.com/item=28631/dragon-quake-shoulderguards#. ), which are a lovely black-ish purple with gold trim and dragon heads like that of Dragonstalker.

  2. Brocksley says:

    Just finished this set as well. A lot of work, but worth it for me. I just wish the shoulders matched like they do on all the NPC’s who wear this armor. Look at the guards in Arcatraz for an example.

    I think I will have this set exactly as you show it with the Golden Bow. I started farming it a long time ago. Keys were around 80g on my server. Took me longer than you. Closer to 20 hours.

  3. anei says:

    Nice guide. really is. I have that set and I wouldn’t change it for anything. Farmed it for long time. II combine it with some parts of hateful gladiator’s hunter pvp set. And I found really nice one side shoulder pad that matches perfectly bit is leather though(Puncture-binding spaulder). I will not be able to use it for transmog. Have to find better shoulders than those original for this set. here is my set,you will recognize parts of hateful set. ( http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s135/GIDRA_album/30298441-profilemain.jpg ) .Anyway, good work on this guide.

  4. Banard says:

    Any Suggestion on a cloak?

    Or polearm/staff?


    This set…like all sets…looks better on a dwarf.

    • Aspencrown says:

      First of all, I’m very glad I’m not the only one who considered a Firey Eye of the Beholder for a helm! Nice choice. 😀

      As for a cloak and two-hander suggestion, the best I could find are;

      • Cloak: Warmonger’s Cloak / Cloak of the Black Void {This cape shares a lot of models, but it’s black with gold trim.|
      • Polearm: I am personally using a Stoneraven, but I want a Blackfury eventually. Some suggested that I try Terokk’s Quill, but that is too black and too red, IMO. You might like it, however.

  5. arzen says:

    I have to concur, the dragon-quake shoulderguards really work great with this set.

  6. Brocksley says:

    For a cloak I use the inherited barons cape. For weapons I dual wield cruel barbs with the red beastslayer enchant and riphook for a bow.

    I don’t like the dragonquake shoulders. They don’t seem to match the theme of the armor.

  7. banard says:


    I decided to use http://www.wowhead.com/item=58928, the red on the polearm matched the red on the bottom of the chest piece and the inside of the legs.

    Also, the red shirt ( http://www.wowhead.com/item=41252 ) is the same color, which looks perfect covering the little space on the elbows that is not covered by the chest art.

    Enchant…what ever is optimal for raiding 😛

    Cloak….still looking.

  8. banard says:

    I am also envious of all Hunters who have/kept or can get http://www.wowhead.com/item=31547

    I am forced to use http://www.wowhead.com/item=31218 as a helm.

    • Aspencrown says:

      You know, you can petition a GM to have an item restored. Granted, you only have so many of the restores you can use for “superfluous” reasons, but you could get it back.

  9. Banard says:

    If it is in the data banks, but they purge the data bank. They do not keep data for years and years. And we are talking about a item that was vendored in 2007.

  10. Friend says:

    I had no idea Mistshroud was a set beyond what Yor dropped so thanks for posting about this great looking set.

    I went searching through model viewer and MogIt pretty extensively to find matching color-coordinated pieces for my hunter, and below is what I’ve come up with so far.

    For ranged I like the Magnetized Projectile Emitter (http://www.wowhead.com/item=45870) and for melee Shivering Felspine (http://www.wowhead.com/item=34183) was the closest match I found as far as attention-getting polearms go.

    Both of those have green/turquoise accents with I took the Greatcloak of the Turned Champion (http://www.wowhead.com/item=50014) to compliment. Also, the green/turquoise works pretty well with similarly colored orc and troll races.

    For the helm I haven’t quite decided whether I want to use Malefactor’s Eyepatch (http://www.wowhead.com/item=31547) or Storm Helm (http://www.wowhead.com/item=23534). I typically don’t like covering my character’s face, but the gold and red pattern on this helm work really well, I feel.

    As for a shirt, I already have the Sawbones Shirt (http://www.wowhead.com/item=14617) so I’ll probably be using that, but the aforementioned Red Workman’s Shirt is pretty similar in color.

    The last piece I added/changed were the bracers, as the Mistshroud bracers don’t show up underneath the gloves (at least on my dwarf anyway). I think I’m going to go with Sandstalker Bracers (http://www.wowhead.com/item=20476). They’re pretty ugly by themselves, but luckily all that’s visible under the set gauntlets is a bright golden band just above the top edge of the gloves.

    As for the shoulders, I’m somewhat at a loss as for what to do. I kind of like the plainness of the Mistshroud ones, especially since once transmogging is in full swing, almost everybody in the game is likely to have bright, glowing, gaudy shoulder armor, but at the same time, they just don’t quite fit with the rest of the set as they are. I’m kind of leaning towards maybe one of the Naxx shoulder sets (e.g. http://www.wowhead.com/item=39397). They’re all pretty low key, but they just don’t really fit aesthetically. I might also go in the exact opposite direction though and be the target of my own criticism and pick up Coral-Barbed Shoulderpads (http://www.wowhead.com/item=30097) for some extra-silliness. The golden chains and the red banner-things on the back go fairly well with the rest of the set, even if the lava shoulders don’t fit the almost-leather theme of the rest of the set.

  11. Killenger@Greymane says:

    I’ve been working on this set ever since I learned of it through this great blog! I just have the boots to go. I’ve tried out the pieces I collected so far on the PTR and they look great! I don’t even mind the shoulders. They at least match better than the helm, which I won’t bother with. One really nice pairing with this set is the the Sawbones Shirt (http://www.wowhead.com/item=14617) which drops in Scholomance. The red matches perfectly with this set! I will also be using my Black Bow of the Betrayer when transmog goes live. That with my Fiery Beholder Eye (http://www.wowhead.com/item=31218), I can’t wait. I wish I had never destroyed my Malefactor’s Eyepatch! I would give anything to get that back.

    I’ve noticed, while farming this set, there are several cloth, leather and plate set pieces that seem to drop as well. I think you’ve covered Skystalker set, but what of Slatesteel and Windchanneller?

    Honestly, I was unhappy with the transmog choices until I found this mail set on your blog. Thank you for the great find and the even better write up on how to obtain the pieces!

    • Noelani says:

      Hey there, I’m glad you found the guide useful! The cloth, leather and plate equivalents are on their way in future. I just happened to get Mistshroud out ahead of them as it’s my hunters set of choice for 4.3.

      I also use Black Bow of the Betrayer, no visible headpiece (although I have Crown of Destruction for that slot should I wish to show it), and Ebon Filigreed Doublet as a shirt.

      Best of luck in your hunt for the boots!

    • Killenger@Greymane says:

      Woot! I got my boots yesterday, with about 14 prison keys to spare. I was also lucky enough to have a GM restore my Malefactor’s Eyepatch. It was a shot in the dark, but the worst was they might say no… the GM took pity on me and put it in the mail. Now my set is complete and I’m ready for 4.3.

      Again, great blog and info!

  12. N says:

    Nice guide 🙂 But I must be a bit thick, I am at revered and have done the quests long time ago. How can I open the the boubles that has for example Gorgolon the All-seeing in them? Image of Commander Ameer gives me nothing. Thanks in advance

  13. FivEven says:

    Trying to work this set for my draenei shaman. Looks great but I find the boots and shoulders don’t work well for my tastes.

    Will probably try
    http://www.wowhead.com/item=56494 – boots (Not seen on draenei)
    http://www.wowhead.com/item=21684 – shoulders

    Not sure, but this look is worth working for!

    • Chrth says:

      Thanks for the Draenei boot tip; eliminates the most annoying part of this farm, and I like how it adds an extra red element to the outfit. Now if I can just get Yor to drop the chest piece, that’s one of my outfits done.

  14. Anonymous says:

    A cloak that might fit, although it also might be a tad “too fancy” for some, is: Cloak of Unforgivable Sin (http://www.wowhead.com/item=34241 – Drops of Kil’Jaeden in Sunwell Plateau.

  15. susiemac21 says:

    I am also a collector of this set and the boots make me want to kill puppies … I must have traded in 50- 60 keys and still no boots so thank you for the little hint about the Tsunami boots on Draenie. I think the shoulders are boring , so am thinking these http://www.wowhead.com/item=3841.

    Also for a matching shield try http://www.wowhead.com/item=32255. Dunno what to go for in a mace , might just keep my Ko’gun <3. Any other ideas for my shammy shield/weapon please?

  16. banard says:

    I used 200+ keys for the boots. After using about 50-60 I found a guy who had 400+ keys in his bank. I bought 150 of em and got the boots with 20 keys left over.

    Going to farm the sawbones shirt, it is a bit more clearer then the red workmen shirt. I am happy with my polearm but have no idea what i am going to use as a cloak. Probably, just keep it hidden.

  17. susiemac21 says:

    There is a red recolour of this set I actually like a bit better , see here :-

    I think my shammy is going for something along these lines now, with red Ravagers shoulders though.

  18. Venàtor says:

    This is by far my favorite mail transmog set. It took me about 3-4 days of farming/grinding to complete (all in all about 32-35 hours) but I am extremely happy with it, and thank you so much for the guide!

    A few notes
    1. Frequently check the AH for keys if you’re lucky you’ll probably only need about 100 of them. If you’re unlucky you’ll probably need about 150 of them (Personally I ended up using 112 keys total). Farming the trash in Heroic Mana Tombs is your best bet (kill all trash without bosses, run out and reset the instance). Mana tombs also gives you consortium rep, which it is well worth being exalted with them to farm your chest piece.

    2. I’ve found the most effective way to farm the Skettis pieces is to farm enough shadow dust for about 2 hours worth of elixirs (the elixirs last 20 minutes each) then farm scrolls summoning a boss whenever you came across a circle and have 10 scrolls. Also it’s more beneficial to summon Terokk as soon as you get the 4 parts from the sub-bosses, as he has a 10 minute cooldown on when he can be summoned.

    3. Personally, I don’t like the helmet… to me it doesn’t match the set (and isn’t displayed in the main picture either). If you feel the same way make sure you don’t waste the extra hour or two farming shards and such to get it if you’re not going to use it.

    4. If by some miracle you’re finished using keys and not exalted with consortium and you happen to be an advent mount collector, hit up the ogres in Nagrand. Farm the ogres for Kurenai rep, saving the warbeads for Consortium.

    Well sorry if I said anything that’s already been said; happy hunting!!!

  19. Necrofurion says:

    Excellent guide! Took me about 3/4 days to get the set….had to do many runs in mana tombs for prison key must have used about 150+ to get the boots finally. I dont show the helm and the bracers on worgen dont show but i farmed em anyway. Shoulders are dissapointing so went with http://www.wowhead.com/item=41215 as the yellow matches the numerous amounts of trim on the armor set. Also had a tailor make a http://www.wowhead.com/item=41248 as the red seems to once again match certain parts of the armor.


  20. Teigan says:

    Consider crafting or having someone craft all or part of the Flamescale set http://www.wowhead.com/search?q=flamescale. I made the boots and belt, after getting lucky enough to find the chest and legs on the AH. The match is amazing good. The color palette and details are nearly the same. Also, I opted for the Pauldrons of the Deafening Gale http://www.wowhead.com/item=47250 for shoulders, as the set shoulders don’t interest me. For a ranged, I chose the True-aim Long Rifle. http://www.wowhead.com/item=47568
    Right now, I’m using Khan’s Gloves http://www.wowhead.com/item=14782 as a stand in until I get the set gloves. They aren’t bad, but I do need to get the real ones!

  21. Daetur says:

    I’d like to suggest the Chainlink Towel (http://www.wowhead.com/item=9648) for an understated, matching backpiece. I find it adds a lot of texture to the back of the outfit without taking away from the rest of the transmog, looking like it would get in your character’s way, or being slightly off-color like most reddish cloaks.

  22. Dosin says:

    Following a few suggestions here, this is what I pieced together.

    Granted, this also has a black and dark red tabard on my toon, most days. I roleplay a Goblin who is a business consultant within a Sin’Dorei Political faction, and so I needed something to themeatically associate myself with elves, goblins, guns and the tabard colors.

    I’ll take a pic when I get everything prepared.


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