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How Diablo 4 Transmog System Works

To be fashionable is a choice.

In games where you have to mix and match armor parts to get the best stats, you often end up looking like a weirdo with no sense of fashion consistency. Thankfully, the modern Diablo games have a system in place to ensure your character’s outfit is properly coordinated without having to sacrifice the efficacy of your preferred armor. Here’s how the Diablo 4 Transmog system works.

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How Diablo 4 Transmog System Works

In a carryover from Diablo 3, Diablo 4’s Transmog system (short for “Transmogrification”) allows you to, in a nutshell, copy over the appearance of a piece or set of armor onto the set that you’re actually wearing without affecting your equipped set’s stats. So, for instance, let’s say you were wearing, say, a helmet that gave you an attack buff but looked ugly as sin. Using the Transmog system, you can replace that helmet’s appearance with the appearance of another helmet, while still holding onto that attack buff.

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The Transmog system can be used to copy over the appearance of any piece of gear you’ve either obtained as an in-game drop or purchased from the in-game store. You can even purchase dedicated Transmogs from the store if you don’t care about the actual gear. You can perform this process through your Wardrobe, which you can access near your Stash in most major towns. In addition to copying appearances, you can also tweak the appearances of your gear by using various Dyes, as well as hide the appearance of certain gear slots entirely. If you feel so inclined, you can wander around buck-naked while still enjoying the effects of your favorite armor.

Transmog System Limitations

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The Transmog system is generally pretty liberal, allowing you to make all kinds of minute tweaks to your wardrobe, though its applications aren’t quite infinite. In my opinion, the single, iron-clad rule to the Transmog system is that you can’t use the appearances of any gear you haven’t already obtained. What I found is if you haven’t purchased or found a piece of gear, you can’t Transmog your equipment into it.

That said, once you have obtained a piece of gear at least once through any means, then it’s available for Transmog forever. You can sell or dismantle the gear from that point on; it doesn’t have to stay in your inventory. As long as you had it in your Stash at least once, you can use its appearance again whenever you want. So, for instance, if you really like the look of a helmet you found at the very beginning of the game, you don’t need to keep the helmet in your stash to keep using its look.

If you’re worried about looking like a mismatched fashion reject during your Diablo 4 journey, don’t be. The Transmog system is always available to ensure you both look your most trendy and have your best armor buffs. It’s functional fashion, the best of both worlds!

For more helpful tricks and functions in Diablo 4, check out our guides on how to switch and hotkey weapons and how to respec your character. Visit our Facebook page as well for the latest news and guides.

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Daniel Trock
Since the first time he picked up a controller as a child, Daniel has been a dyed-in-the-wool gaming fanatic, with a Steam library numbering over 600 games. His favorite pastime, aside from playing games, is doing deep dives on game wikis to learn more about their lore and characters.