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Diablo 4 transmog system explained

Diablo 4 transmog allows players to pick out their favorite pieces of armor and replace their appearance with stylish gear to look both classy and powerful.

A female barbarian wielding a two-handed axe while wearing heavy transmog armour

How does the Diablo 4 transmog system work? Transmog – or transmogrification – allows fashion-forward adventurers to alter their appearance without salvaging different sets of equipment. An abundance of gear is open to customization, and we’re here to help you make sense of it all, with the end result being a unique character that stands out from the crowd.

That’s where the Diablo 4 transmog system comes into play. It’s long understood that item rarity doesn’t always translate to haute couture in RPG games – but it stands to reason that you want your favorite Diablo 4 classes to look and feel their best. If you want to achieve such splendor in Diablo 4 without losing any hard-earned stats or gem sockets, then here’s how to unlock and use the Diablo 4 transmog system.

A Diablo 4 menu showing what a Blacksmith has to offer

How to unlock Diablo 4 transmog

You can unlock Diablo 4 transmog by speaking to a Blacksmith in any settlement in Sanctuary. You can salvage any gear you’ve collected in your inventory, but only items that display a pickaxe in the upper right-hand corner will unlock a new look when salvaged. Once salvaged, you can equip and customize it in the Wardrobe. You only need to salvage an item once to receive its look for transmog, so be sure to sell any additional loot if you don’t require any crafting materials or Veiled Crystals from salvaging.

How to use transmog in Diablo 4

You can use Diablo 4 transmog by interacting with a Wardrobe located near your stash in any of the major cities, indicated by the wardrobe icon on your map.

Diablo 4 transmog includes two customization options: variants and pigments. Variants consist of the specific styles you’ve salvaged that are available to transmog, whereas pigments are the various color palettes you can apply to them. The pieces of armor that are open for transmog are your helmet, chest, gloves, pants, and boots. Additional decorative items can also be purchased to match your aesthetic, but are not able to be edited individually.

Pigments can either be applied to a single piece of armor or to all your gear, which makes styling your warrior a heck of a lot easier. It’s also possible to return an item to its original form before the creative juices start flowing by hovering over the item and selecting ‘Hide Transmog’.

The Diablo 4 transmog menu that allows you to pick a specific piece of armor and customize it to pick your favorite pigments.

How to save your transmog looks

You can save your favorite Diablo 4 transmog looks in the ensemble slots in the Wardrobe menu, allowing you to toggle between different styles with ease.

However, to unlock more slots you will inevitably need to part with some hard-earned gold. Your first slot is available for free, whereas the next one costs 2,500 Gold, then 5,000 Gold, and so on. Be sure to brush up on our Diablo 4 farming tips if you’re running around Sanctuary with light pockets and little coin to spare.

That’s everything you need to get you flaunting your fashion with the Diablo 4 transmog system. If you’re looking to truly wow your pals in the open-world game, then check out our list of the Diablo 4 Unique items available for your class. As you might expect, the best items in Diablo 4 are found in Strongholds or as reward for beating powerful Diablo 4 world bosses, so be sure to craft the best builds as chosen by Blizzard (and us) to overcome the toughest challenges that Sanctuary has to offer.