How to use Transmog in Diablo 4: Armour, Weapons, Wardrobe, more explained

How to use Transmog in Diablo 4: Armour, Weapons, Wardrobe, more explained
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


22nd Aug 2023 13:00

Knowing how to use the Transmog system in Diablo 4 will let your character reach their full fashion potential to change the appearance of your armour, weapons, and more, at a Wardrobe - without sacrificing those all-important stats.

We've all been there - you've found a ridiculously powerful piece of gear in the game, but it just doesn't vibe with the aesthetic of your character. Blizzard has a nifty solution in Diablo 4, known as the Transmog system. This lets you retain the look and style of a certain piece of gear (weapon or armour), while retaining the stats of another.

So, if you want to know all about how to properly utilise the Transmog system in Diablo 4, keep on reading.

How to unlock Transmog in Diablo 4

How to unlock Transmog in Diablo 4
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Before you can use the Transmog feature in Diablo 4, you will need to unlock it, which thankfully doesn't take too long. 

First, finish the prologue, and then head to Kyovashad - the first main hub area in the game. This should only take a couple of hours at most. Once you arrive at Kyovashad, head over to the Blacksmith. He's marked on the map by an anvil icon. 

When speaking to the Blacksmith, you will have the option to salvage the gear you have in your inventory. When hovering over a gear piece, it should also say "Unlocks new look on salvage", which means it can be used in the Transmog process. 

It's worth noting that all gear can be salvaged, with the exception of accessories and some unique weapons.

Wardrobe locations in Diablo 4

The armour transmog screen in Diablo 4 at a wardrobe
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So, you've salvaged some armours for use with the Transmog - now you need to actually equip them and change your look. You'll need to start by heading to your wardrobe, which is found in the Kyovashad Inn and marked by a wardrobe icon.

After interacting with the wardrobe, you should see the armour pieces you have equipped, along with variants below them from the gear you previously salvaged and pigments at the bottom.

Here, you can select a gear piece, choose a variant to change the look of your equipped gear, and then select a colour. You can also save a look to an ensemble slot in this menu, though other ensemble slots will cost gold.

Wardrobes can additionally be found in plenty of other towns throughout the realm of Sanctuary, including the following, so keep an eye out for that very same wardrobe icon found in Kyovashad when traversing the world.

Can you Transmog weapons in Diablo 4?

Upgrading the weapon in Diablo 4
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There are some limits to the Transmog feature; for example, you cannot change the appearance of a weapon to a different weapon type, so there's no making your staves look like maces.

However, you can still transmog a weapon to look like something else, as long as it's one from the same weapon type.

That's all for our explainer of how to use Transmog in Diablo 4, and now you know how to change the look of your armour and weapons without changing the stats.

For more guides on all things Diablo 4, be sure to check out our Diablo homepage.

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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