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WoW Dragonflight: The 10 Best Monk Transmog Sets

Harness your chi and look good doing it.

The monk class was added to the game in the Mists of Pandaria expansion, which was about halfway through World of Warcraft‘s current lifespan. The class draws inspiration from the martial arts, and their armor sets are often eastern-inspired to reflect this. Whether you’re a Mistweaver Monk drawing on the wisdom of the Jade Serpent to heal your allies, a Brewmaster Monk tossing back drinks to attract the enemy’s attention, or a Windwalker Monk pummeling foes with fists and feet, I’ve got some great looks for you in my list of the best monk transmog sets below!

I’ve ranked the transmog sets from pretty sharp to absolutely stunning.

#10 Fierce Gladiator’s Ironskin Armor

I’m starting off my list with an armor set from the Legion expansion. This expansion was known for its emphasis on class, including some of the most iconic class tier sets in the game. Fierce Gladiator’s Ironskin Armor is a vividly colorful set that is very clearly design for monks, with its rice hat and floating jade orbs.

This set originated with Legion PvP Seasons 5-7, and can still be purchased with Honor Points. The version pictured above is Horde-exclusive while Alliance can get a blue and black version. There’s also a green and black version that can only be obtained if you reached a 2000 arena rating when the season was active. Additional recolors of this set are also available as Tier 21, which can be looted from the Antorus, the Burning Throne raid.

#9 Xuen’s Battlegear

Up next I have another set from the Legion expansion. Xuen’s Battlegear also features some floating orbs, but this time the cool hat is shaped like the head of Xuen, the white tiger that the set is named for. This set offers a slightly more armored look than you’ll find in most monk sets.

This set is also known as Tier 20, and can be obtained from the Tom of Sargeras raid. The white version shown above drops from the Mythic difficulty while recolors can be found on the lower difficulties as well as in the Cruel Gladiator’s Ironskin Armor PvP set, which can be bought with Honor Points.

#8 Vestments of the Seven Sacred Seals

Going back one expansion further to Warlords of Draenor, the next set in our list is Vestments of the Seven Sacred Seals. These robes have a scholarly look about them, better suited to a monk who spends their time examining scrolls in the monastery than punching bad guys. The mask with its attached necklace could be mixed with other pieces for more of a ninja look.

This set can be looted from the Siege of Orgrimmar raid. The white set drops from Normal difficulty while recolors can be acquire through Heroic and Raid Finder.

#7 Grievous Gladiator’s Ironskin Armor

Originating in the same patch of the Warlords of Draenor expansion as our previous set, Grievous Gladiator’s Ironskin Armor looks more like something an actual fighter would wear. The masked hood again brings to mind a ninja, even if the ghostly glowing dragons on the shoulders let everyone in sight know that you’re a monk.

This set originated with Arena Season 15 and can be purchased with Honor Points. The version pictured above is Horde-exclusive while a slightly different hue can be obtained by Alliance. The elite version of the set with red dragons on the shoulders is no longer obtainable unless you reached 2000 arena rating while the season was active.

#6 Mystic Heron’s Discipline

The newest set on my list is from the current season of the Dragonflight expansion. Mystic Heron’s Discipline has a bit of an anime feel to it, with its bright colors and sweeping, wing-like shoulders and hood.

You can get this set from the Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope raid. The pink and navy version seen above drops only from Mythic difficulty, but recolors are available on the lower difficulties as well.

#5 Sin Slayer’s Leathers

This set takes us one expansion back to the Shadowlands, and it definitely looks the part. With its black and red color scheme and metal spikes, this may not look much like a monk set – and it’s not, it’s a universal set for leather-wearing classes. But it looks to me an awful lot like it came from the Final Fantasy games, and somehow that seems fitting for a monk set.

You can pick this up from the Castle Nathria raid, going for Mythic difficulty if you want the red and black version or one of the easier difficulties for a more muted color scheme.

#4 Garb of the Grand Upwelling

Sticking with the Shadowlands expansion, my next set is Garb of the Grand Upwelling. One thing you can’t really see in the still screenshot above is that the cloth on the shoulders flutters and floats as if in a wind, a very cool and fittingly transcendent effect for a monk.

Head to the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid to get your hands on this gear. The colors seen above are from Mythic difficulty, but you can get similar sets from the lower difficulties.

#3 Battlewrap of the Hurricane’s Eye

Back to the Warlords of Draenor expansion we go for another set of scholarly robes, Battlewrap of the Hurricane’s Eye. The highlight of this outfit is the helm, which not only features a mask for obscuring your identity, it also has a cool glowing symbol on the forehead.

Better known as Tier 18, this armor drops in the Hellfire Citadel raid. There are multiple colors available from the various difficulties, but if you want the green version shown above, you’ll have to farm it on Mythic difficulty. There are also recolors available in the form of Wild Gladiator’s Ironskin, which can be purchased with Honor Points.

#2 Vestments of Enveloped Dissonance

In my #2 spot is another fantastic monk set from the Legion expansion. Vestments of Enveloped Dissonance doesn’t have any flashy features. It’s just a very polished and nicely detailed suit of armor. The requisite hooded helm is suited to a ninja type character, while the blue orbs on the shoulders add a touch of interest to the look.

Also known as Tier 19, this set can be found in the Nighthold and Emerald Nightmare raids. The version seen above is from the Mythic difficulty of the raids, but as always, recolors can be found on the lower difficulties. You can also get a version of this set with Honor Points: Vindictive Gladiator’s Ironskin.

#1 Battlegear of the Somber Gaze

Claiming the #1 spot on my list, it’s another set from Warlords of Draenor. That expansion did not feature many memorable tier sets, but it seems they nailed the monk outfits. Battlegear of the Somber Gaze moves away from the ninja style and closer to a samurai theme, with its armored mask and the tail-like rope on the helm.

To acquire this armor, head to the Blackrock Foundry raid. The highly detailed green version you see above must be looted on Heroic difficulty. There are some less impressive recolors to be had from Normal and Raid Finder.

 

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