Transmogrification, implemented in Patch 4.3, provides the ability to exchange the appearance of your armor and weapons with those of other items. However you must possess and be able to equip both items, armor must be of the same armor type, and weapons must use the same attack style. Not all items or pairings can be used in the transmogrification process.
To transmogrify gear, first obtain items whose appearance you wish to impose on your equipped gear, and take them to a transmogrifier NPC:
- Warpweaver Dushar in the Drag in Orgrimmar, in the building opposite the cooking trainer.
- Warpweaver Shafiee in the Shrine of Two Moons.
- Warpweaver Hashom in The Three Winds in Stormwind, a shop next to the canal on the southwest side of Cathedral Square.
- Warpweaver Ramahesh in the Shrine of Seven Stars.
Note that each of these NPCs is accompanied by the NPCs who offer the void storage and reforging services.
Right-click on the transmogrifier. You will be presented with the transmogrification interface, which shows your current equipment, similar to the standard character equipment window. Worn equipment which has not been transmogrified will have gray icons, while equipment which has been transmogrified will bear the colored icon of the items whose appearance they are displaying.
To transmogrify an equipped item, mouse over its slot to have an arrow appear. Click the arrow to view a list all suitable items in your inventory, bank, and void storage. Click on the item whose appearance should be used. You can also right-click items in your inventory or drag them onto transmogrification interface.
You will be shown your character model as it would appear after the transmogrification, plus the fee that will be required. You can continue to try out the appearance of different items in different slots. Finally, click the "Apply" button. You will be charged the fee and your equipped items' appearance will change.
If you don't want to perform the transmogrification, close the window or walk away.
Obtaining model gear
Subject to certain restrictions, gear from nearly any source can be used to transmogrify, such as: world drops, quest rewards, badge vendors, and crafting.
For the dungeon sets 1 and 2 from Vanilla, which are no longer obtainable, you can buy replicas from vendors at the Darkmoon Faire. These items were specifically made available for transmogrification.
The auction house is a good source as well, though desirable items may command high prices.
- Transmogrifying heirloom items (as source or target) does not make them soulbound, but mailing a transmogrified heirloom to another character will restore the default appearance.
- Contrary to the blue post above, the quality (color) of an item does not matter at all, the basic rule is that it has to have attributes to be a valid source, and it also has to be Bind on Pickup, Bind on Equip or Bind to Account to be a valid target - other methods to make an item soulbound, such as certain enchantments, do not qualify the item for being a target.
- In addition, certain items without attributes are intended as sources for transmogrification. Examples of items that are valid sources despite not appearing as such on first glance:
- Transmogrification can also be used on certain miscellaneous items (armor that is neither cloth, leather, mail nor plate) but is only compatible to other miscellaneous items. As these are rarely used in combat situations, it has little use since you could just equip the item with the desired look anyway. At best, you can make your look like a .
- Items from the Legacy Armor and Weapon Quartermasters cannot be used in transmogrification. However, characters that acquired the right to purchase these items during Classic can acquire Replica items from vendors in Area 52 that are compatible. This cumbersome method had to be used because the Feats of Strength for the Classic PvP titles could not be directly associated with the ability to use these items for transmogrification, and because it cannot be determined when a player purchased them.
In general when transmogrifying weapons, target and source have to be of the same type. However, this restriction has been relaxed in certain ways since the introduction of Transmogrification.
Weapon types that can be transmogrified to each other:
- Ranged weapons (bows, crossbows and guns)
- Two-handed axes, maces, and swords
- One-handed axes, maces, and swords
- Staves and polearms
This leaves daggers, fist weapons, wands, shields and off-hand items as incompatible to other weapon types.
- was intended as a cost reduction to be added in the Mists of Pandaria, but was pulled when guild levels stayed capped at level 25.
- Patch 5.3.0 (2013-05-21): Players can now use items that are in the bank or Void Storage for transmogrification.
- Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Transmogrification rules have been broadened for several weapon types.
- Two-handed axes, maces, and swords can be transmogrified to each other.
- One-handed axes, maces, and swords can be transmogrified to each other.
- Staves and polearms can be transmogrified to each other.
- Patch 4.3.0 (2011-11-29): Feature added.
- ^ Patch 4.3 Preview: Transmogrification - World of Warcraft (English). eu.battle.net (2011-08-18). Retrieved on 2011-08-18.
- ^ Blizzard issues transmogrification system clarifications (English). wow.joystiq.com (2011-08-18). Retrieved on 2011-08-19.
- ^ Wryxian 2011-11-29. Level 60 PvP Gear and transmogrification. Archived from the original on 2012-04-10.