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Ironforge Mountaineer

Ironforge Mountaineer

Armor Type: Mix of cloth and leather, except for the pants which are plate
Level Req.: 68
Source: The crucial items are BoE or BoP world/boss drops
Availability: Some pieces very hard to obtain. If you want perfection, you need to wear plate, have a 350 engineering skill and a lot of time

How to get the set:
This set requires both a trip to the Auction House, completing a low level quest and crafting an engineering belt. The recipe for the belt can be purchased from Findle Whistlesteam in Dalaran. The bracers are hard to get, because of the source being a very rare elite inside Gnomerigan. Consider finding another pair as it could take some time to complete that little detail.

There is an alternative to the chest piece in case you’re more up for questing your way in Outland. The chest is called Lifewarden’s Breastplate, it’s still leather and rewarded from the group quest Destroy Naberius! which you can find in Netherstorm at the end of a six part quest chain.

The two-handed mace is not shown on the picture above, but there’s a picture of an Ironforge Mountaineer, as they look in game, wielding one depicted at the very bottom of the post.

If you’re not an engineer, and can’t wear plate (and not a perfectionist), I’ve made a set that is easier to get, which you can find further down the page.

HeadEldr’naan Hood (BoE Outland drop)
ChestFungus Shroud Armor (BoP boss drop in Maraudon from Meshlok the Harvester at 32%)
WristsEmissary Cuffs (BoP from the rare elite in Gnomerigan Dark Iron Ambassador at 37%)
HandsRiding Gloves (Quest reward from The Everstill Bridge in Redridge Mountains)
WaistNigh Invulnerability Belt (Crafted by gnomish engineers at 350 skill)
LegsField Plate Leggings (BoE world drop)
FeetGossamer Boots (BoE world drop)
Two-handed MaceRoyal Mallet (BoE world drop)
GunNesingwary Longrifle (BoE world drop)

Easier Ironforge Mountaineer Alternative

Armor Type: mix of cloth and leather
Level Req.: 41
Source: Most items are BoE or BoP world/boss drops
Availability: Easy to get

How to get the set:
This set is easier to get overall and available to more players. However it doesn’t match the real Mountaineers that well. Although as long as you have the chest, you’ve come a long way as the set wouldn’t look right without it and the green hood. Also notice that the level requirement went down a notch.

To the right, you can see an image of an Ironforge Mountaineer ingame.

HeadConjurer’s Hood (BoE world drop)
Chest – Same
WristsGuardian Leather Bracers (Crafted by most leatherworkers at 195 skill)
HandsGossamer Gloves (BoE world drop)
WaistThick Cloth Belt (purchased from a Cloth Armor Merchant in any capital city )
LegsConjurer’s Breeches (BoE world drop)
Feet – Same
Two-handed Mace – Same
Gun – Same


Ironforge Guard


Ironforge Guard

Armor Type: Plate
Level Req.: 77
Source: Mostly BoE world drops, a quest reward and a vendor item
Availability: Alliance only but rather easy to get

How to get the set:
For the axe, checking the four vendors regularly should yield it rather fast, as for the Grimscale set, it may take a while due to the sheer quantity of items. Checking the AH regularly is the best bet.

If you have done the quest for the shield, it might be a tough call, since this shield is the only one sharing looks with the real Ironforge guard’s shield.

The helmet can be a challenge given that people will often vendor it and not put it on the AH, so there is a chance you will need to farm for it yourself. There is another helmet with the same model, Horned Viking Helmet, but it is only available to members of the Horde, which is somewhat sub-optimal for a would-be Ironforge guard!

Head – Frost-Worn Plate Helmet (low quality world and instance drop in Northrend)
Shoulder – Grimscale Pauldrons (BoE world drop)
Shirt – Red Swashbuckler’s Shirt (crafted by most tailors)
Chest – Grimscale Armor (BoE world drop)
Gloves – Grimscale Gauntlets (BoE world drop)
Waist – Grimscale Belt (BoE world drop)
Legs – Grimscale Legguards (BoE world drop)
Feet – Grimscale Sabatons (BoE world drop)
Wrists – Grimscale Vambraces (BoE world drop)
Mainhand – Callous Axe (Held by certain alliance vendors at the quantity of 1)
Off-hand – Royal Treasury Courier’s Shield (Quest reward from The Mosshide Job in Wetlands)


If the above shoulders aren’t to your taste, you can try the following:
Shoulder – Field Plate Pauldrons (BoE world drop)

This is how an Ironforge Guard looks in the game: