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This article is a guide to changing appearances with the use of items and spells.

Arakkoa

Basilisk

  • Eating [Magic Eater], which can only be fished up from the sewers of Dalaran, has a small chance to turn you into a basilisk for 60 seconds. This effect also prevents spell casting.

Bat

Only able to transform into a bat during Hallow's End.

  • Trick or treating with Innkeepers gives you a chance to get "Trick," transforming you into a bat for 1 hour.
  • [Hallowed Wand - Bat] allows you to turn a party member into a bat (100% chance).
  • [Hallowed Wand - Random] allows you to turn a party member into a bat (14% chance).

Blood Elf

Horde-only

  • Using the item  [Faded Wizard Hat] has a chance to turn you into a male or female blood elf for 30 minutes. The hat can be acquired after completely H [19] Farewell, Minnow. (Disguise is removed if hat is taken off)

Draenei-only

  • Using the item  [Orb of Deception] a Draenei can transform into a Blood Elf, for a limited time (5 minutes).
  • The Obelisk of Deception is a one-time use item that performs the same transformation that the orb does, but for 20 minutes.
  • Upon starting the quest A IconSmall Draenei Male.gifIconSmall Draenei Female.gif [20] What We Don't Know..., you are transformed into a blood elf for 10 minutes. The disguise also causes you to speak in Thalassian and persists even after the quest is complete.

Engineers-only

Broken

Cat

Alliance-only

  • After accepting the quest A [10] Totem of Vark, a furbolg spirit will transform you into a Ghost Saber. The buff also increases land speed greatly, and grants invisibility for a few minutes.

Crab

Midsummer Fire Festival time-only

Critters

  • During phase 2 of the Nefarian fight in Blackwing Lair, the raid's mages will cause random members to be polymorphed into one of the following:
CowCarrion grubGiraffeHouse CatSquirrel
  • Eating  [Magic Eater], which can only be fished up from the sewers of Dalaran, has a small chance to turn you into a roach for 45 seconds. This effect also prevents spell casting.
  • You have a chance to be randomly sheeped while in Dalaran by Minigob Manabonk <The Mischievous Mage>. Which a sometime later you get an item in the mail from him, the  [The Mischief Maker], which can then be used on someone else. Only usable in Dalaran, this lasts 30 seconds or until canceled.

Horde-only

SnakeChickenFrog

PvP/Duel-only

  • Mages can polymorph another player into a:
SheepPigTurtleBlack CatPenguinRabbitTurkeyMonkey

Noblegarden time-only

  • Looting Brightly Colored Eggs during the event has a chance to turn you into a pink rabbit for 60 minutes. Prevents spell casting and will break with damage.
  • The item  [Blossoming Branch] can also be used on players in your party to transform them into a white rabbit for 60 minutes. Prevents spell casting and will break with damage.

Hallow's End time-only

  • Trick or treating with Innkeepers, you have a chance to get "Trick", transforming you into a: (Lasts for only 30 seconds)
House catFrogMini-DiabloSnakeWorm

Pilgrim's Bounty time-only

  • The item  [Turkey Shooter] will transform any player target into a turkey. Lasts up to 60 minutes. Most actions will cancel the effect.

Engineers-only

Crow

Draenei

  • Using  [Overseer Disguise], that is created with 5  [Costume Scraps] (drop off mobs around Blackwing Coven), will turn you into a draenei for 3 mins. Only usable in Blackwing Coven, any action will destroy the disguise. WARNING: Do not use disguise while in an animal form, druids, as the item will be used and canceled at the same time.

Blood elves-only

  • Using the item  [Orb of Deception] a blood elf can transform into a draenei, for a limited time (5 minutes).
  • The Obelisk of Deception is a one-time use item that performs the same transformation that the orb does, but for 20 minutes.

Engineers-only

Dragon

Drake

Alchemy-only

  • Using  [Vial of the Sands] will turn you into a stone drake (with a saddle, for your passenger) until canceled. Entering areas flagged as indoors will also remove these form. The vial can be crafted by alchemist that receive a rare discovery.

Whelp

Druid Forms

See forms for information.

BatBearCheetahCrowLionLynxMoonkinOrcaSea LionStagTreant

Dwarf

Trolls-only

  • Using the item  [Orb of Deception] a troll can transform into a dwarf, for a limited time (5 minutes).
  • The Obelisk of Deception is a one-time use item that performs the same transformation that the orb does, but for 20 minutes.

Engineers-only

Dark Iron

Iron

Fish

Furbolg

Alliance-Only

The item can no longer be obtained.

Ghost

  • Will become a ghost when you die and release (not including night elves).
  • During the quest N [52] Meet at the Grave you can use the item [Videre Elixir] to kill yourself, thus transforming into a ghost.
  • Drinking [Ethereal Oil] will give you a ghostly effect for 5 minutes.

The following only available during Hallow's End:

Gnome

Alliance-only

  • Using the item  [Gnomeregan Pride] an Alliance player can take the look of a Gnomeregan warrior for 30 minutes. Most actions can be performed, however may hinder a few things that don't allow a "shapeshift form" (such as the  [Goblin Rocket Pack]). It has a 4 hour cooldown.

Horde-only

  • Using the item  [Orb of Deception] a tauren can transform into a gnome, for a limited time (5 minutes).
  • The Obelisk of Deception is a one-time use item that performs the same transformation that the orb does, but for 20 minutes.
  • Using the item  [Faded Wizard Hat] has a chance to turn you into a male gnome for 30 minutes. The hat can be acquired after completely H [19] Farewell, Minnow. (Disguise is removed if hat is taken off)

Engineers-only

Leper

Goblin

Worgen-only

  • Using the item  [Orb of Deception] a worgen can transform into a goblin, for a limited time (5 minutes).
  • The Obelisk of Deception is a one-time use item that performs the same transformation that the orb does, but for 20 minutes.

Horde-only

  • Using the item  [Faded Wizard Hat] has a chance to turn you into a male or female goblin for 30 minutes. The hat can be acquired after completely H [19] Farewell, Minnow. (Disguise is removed if hat is taken off)

Only available during Hallow's End:

  • Trick or treating with Innkeepers you have a chance to get "Trick", transforming you into a goblin for 1 hour.
  •  [Hallowed Wand - Random], allows you to turn a party member into a goblin.

Gorilla

  • Using  [Super Simian Sphere] transforms you into a gorilla. It is a world drop from WotLK raids, high instances, Storm Peaks, or Icecrown. The trinket has a 5 minute effect and a 1 hour cooldown.

Hozen

  • While inside Stormstout Brewery, players can purchase  [Wicked Wikket] for 15g. This allows players to become a hozen for 10 minutes. Lasts until cancelled (or when killed) or upon exiting the instance.
  • With the Pandaria cooking skill "Way of the Brew"  [Banana Infused Rum] can be brewed that turns players into a pirate hozen for 30 seconds.

Human

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Horde-only

  • Using the item  [Orb of Deception] an orc can transform into a human, for a limited time (5 minutes).
  • The Obelisk of Deception is a one-time use item that performs the same transformation that the orb does, but for 20 minutes.
  • Using the item  [Faded Wizard Hat] has a chance to turn you into a female human for 30 minutes. The hat can be acquired after completely H [19] Farewell, Minnow. (Disguise is removed if hat is taken off)

Death knights only.

  • After accepting the quest A Meeting With Fate you'll be turned into a human member of the Scarlet Crusade, along with your deathcharger into a  [Swift Brown Steed]. Completing the quest will remove this disguise, or if you go beyond the town it will be removed, but reapplied as soon as you reenter the town.

Ninja

Pirate

Kobold

Kobold.png

Engineers-only

Murloc

  • Using the item [Murloc Costume] will allow you to wear a murloc costume. Only way to have this was to have gone to Blizzcon '07. Disguise is removed when mostly any action is taken.
  • During the quest N [72] Surrender... Not! you are provided with  [King Mrgl-Mrgl's Spare Suit] which will allow you to wear a murloc costume similar to that available from Blizzcon '07. However, this murloc costume carries a white flag of truce, instead of a Blizzcon flag.

Engineers-only

Naga

Night Elf

Horde-only

  • Using the item  [Orb of Deception] an undead forsaken can transform into a night elf, for a limited time (5 minutes).
  • The Obelisk of Deception is a one-time use item that performs the same transformation that the orb does, but for 20 minutes.
  • The item  [Ambassador Disguise], which is provided by the quest H [17] The Blackmaw Doublecross, allows the Horde player to disguise themselves as a night elf for a short time (5 minutes).
  • Using the item  [Faded Wizard Hat] has a chance to turn you into a female night elf for 30 minutes. The hat can be acquired after completely H [19] Farewell, Minnow.

Engineers-only

Object

Crate

Box o' Tricks.jpg

Sandfern

Tree

Alliance-only

Orc

  • During the quest B [65] Who Are They? you'll be transformed into an orc to gain information. Performing any action (other than talking), or leaving the immediate vicinity, will break the disguise. Shadowy Hunters will also be able to see through the disguise.

Humans-only

  • Using the item  [Orb of Deception] a human can transform into an orc, for a limited time (5 minutes).
  • The Obelisk of Deception is a one-time use item that performs the same transformation that the orb does, but for 20 minutes.

Engineers-only

Fel Orc

Ogre

Engineers-only

Pandaren

Pandaren-only

  • Using the item  [Orb of Deception] a pandaren can transform into a pandaren, for a limited time (5 minutes).
  • The Obelisk of Deception is a one-time use item that performs the same transformation that the orb does, but for 20 minutes.

Skeleton

The following only available during Hallow's End:

Snowman

  • Using the item  [Winter Veil Disguise Kit] along with a  [Snowball] will transform you into a snowman. You won't be able to move, but the form lasts indefinitely, until the buff is canceled.

Sprite

Taunka

  • The player will have a chance to turn into a taunka with a given proc of the  [Deathbringer's Will]. Lasts for 30 seconds.

Tauren

Gnomes-only

  • Using the item  [Orb of Deception] a gnome can transform into a tauren, for a limited time (5 minutes).
  • The Obelisk of Deception is a one-time use item that performs the same transformation that the orb does, but for 20 minutes.

Engineers-only

Tigon

Troll

Dwarves-only

  • Using the item  [Orb of Deception] a dwarf can transform into a troll, for a limited time (5 minutes).
  • The Obelisk of Deception is a one-time use item that performs the same transformation that the orb does, but for 20 minutes.

Horde-only

  • Using the item  [Faded Wizard Hat] has a chance to turn you into a female jungle troll for 30 minutes. The hat can be acquired after completely H [19] Farewell, Minnow.
  • Using the item  [Darkspear Pride] a Horde player can take the look of a Darkspear warrior for 30 minutes. Most actions can be performed, however may hinder a few things that don't allow a "shapeshift form" (such as the  [Goblin Rocket Pack]). It has a 4 hour cooldown.

Engineers-only

Tuskarr

  • Using  [Underbelly Elixir] has a chance to change you into a half naked tuskarr, this will also increase your fishing skill by 50. Last for 10 minutes and only works while in Dalaran.

Undead

Night elves-only

  • Using the item  [Orb of Deception] a night elf can transform into an undead forsaken, for a limited time (5 minutes).
  • The Obelisk of Deception is a one-time use item that performs the same transformation that the orb does, but for 20 minutes.

Day of the Dead time-only

  • Performing a /dance with Catrina‎ will transform you into an undead for 12 hours.

Vrykul

  • The player will have a chance to turn into a vrykul with a given proc of the  [Deathbringer's Will]. Lasts for 30 seconds.

Frost

Wasp

  • Using  [Underbelly Elixir] has a chance to change you into a slow flying wasp, not just hovering but actually flying around like if on a flying mount. Only works in Dalaran. Last for 10 minutes.

Wisp

  • Eating  [Magic Eater], which can only be fished up from the sewers of Dalaran, has a small chance to turn you into a wisp for 60 seconds. This effect also prevents spell casting.
  • Using the  [Wisp Amulet], acquired through Archaeology, allows players to transform into a wisp for 20 seconds. Any action will cancel this effect.
  • Night elves turn into one when they die and release.
  • Trick or treating with Innkeepers (during Hallow's End), you have a chance to get "Trick", transforming you into a wisp for 1 hour.
  •  [Hallowed Wand - Wisp], allows you to turn a party member into a wisp (100% chance).
  •  [Hallowed Wand - Random], allows you to turn a party member into a wisp (14% chance).

Wolf

  • Using  [Rituals of the New Moon] allows you to change into either a giant White Wolf, Black Wolf, Grey Wolf or Red Wolf for 2 minutes. This can be used anywhere. This form is canceled if the book is removed from your off-hand slot. You cast spells in this form.
  • A [Ghost Wolf] form is available to shamans only.

Wolvar

Worg

Worgen

Northrend Worgen transformation

Goblins-only

  • Using the item  [Orb of Deception] a goblin can transform into a worgen, for a limited time (5 minutes).
  • The Obelisk of Deception is a one-time use item that performs the same transformation that the orb does, but for 20 minutes.

Other items

  • Using the  [Potion of Illusion] allows players to turn into any player close to them, usually the closest player, for 2 minutes.
  • Using  [Ai-Li's Skymirror] allows players to turn into their target (players only) for 10 minutes. Since the effect can take the form of anything the targeted player currently is, mounting is not allowed.