A first look at Diablo III: Reaper of Souls’ new artisan, Myriam the Mystic

Myriam's Caravan

The first Diablo III expansion has been unleashed; read our Reaper of Souls review to find out the verdict.

Blizzard have dropped  a ton of knowledge about the new artisan coming with Diablo III – Reaper of Souls. She’s Mystic Meg Myriam Jahzia, and you first encounter her in Westmarch. If you save her she will join Haedrig and Shen and offer her worldly knowledge to you, mainly in the form of enchanting and changing your clothes for you.

According to the First Look post on the official Diablo III website, Myriam’s Enchanting ability will allow you to re-roll one property on Rare or Legendary items. All you need is the material cost, and then you take the item to Myriam and use her special Enchanting interface. Not every property can be re-rolled, but most can and you can re-roll it as much as you like, so long as you provide the same material cost. It’s worth noting though that the property you receive is randomised, so you’re never quite sure what you’re going to get. Don’t worry though, if you don’t like your new stat, and don’t want to pay for another re-roll, you can always keep the old one.

On a final note, once you’ve re-rolled your chosen property, only that property can be re-rolled in the future. All of the other initial choices get locked out, so choose wisely.

Myriam’s ‘Transmogrification’ skill is a little bit simpler. All items with a visual appearance are supposed to be eligible for Transmogrification. Or ‘mogging’ as we say in the office. You need to unlock alternative appearances by levelling up the Mystic, as you would the Blacksmith or the Jeweller, and once unlocked there’s alternative choices will be available to all Heroes on your account. Legendary and Set item appearances will unlock once you’ve identified them. Once you’ve found something you want to ‘mog, simply open Myriam’s Transmogrification window, choose what you want, and pay the set price! Hey presto!

Other things to bear in mind is that alternative appearances you unlock in Normal mode will be separate from unique item appearances you collect in Hardcore mode. Also, any items that drop before the expansion or pre-expansion patch will not unlock their own unique item appearances, but they can be ‘mogged. Enchanting and/or ‘mogging an item will permanently bind it to your account.

Reaper of Souls is due out on one of the 365 ¼ days of 2014. You can read the full Myriam overview here.