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Transmutation is a crafting system in Elder Scrolls Online, that allows players to change the traits on their gear, including weapons and armors. This feature was added with the Clockwork City DLC and Update 16.

 

How to Transmute Gear in ESO?

In order to Transmute an item, you must locate a Transmutation station and have the item trait researched in your crafting Skill Line. This means if you’d like to add the Sharpened trait to your dagger, you must first ensure you have the ability to craft daggers with that trait. You’ll be able to find a Transmutation station in the heart of the Brass Fortress within the Clockwork City or acquire one for your home from a certain Master Writ merchant.

In addition to the crafting skill requirement, Transmutation requires a special new currency called Transmute Crystal that you’ll need to collect and save. You’ll be able to earn Transmutation Crystals by completing veteran level content (such as Veteran Mode Dungeons or Trials).

Players cannot currently transmute Jewelry traits.

 

Where is the Transmutation Station

The game-provided Transmutation Station requires you to own the Clockwork City DLC and to travel to the Brass Fortress within the Clockwork City. A special icon denotes the "Hall of Refined Techniques" and the station. eso-transmutation-station-location-clockwork-city

You can also purchase a Transmutation Station by completing Master Writs and placing it within your house. This makes stations available for players without the DLC

 

Who can Transmute Gear in ESO?

All players who are proficient on Blacksmithing, Clothier or Woodworking can transmute gear if they have the necessary equipment.

Players can only transmute gear that belongs to themselves or are not yet bound. When you transmute an item, it will be bound to you.  This means that you cannot ask someone to transmute an item for you.

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What Items Can I Transmute?

This new system will allow you to change the Trait for the following item types:

This includes items such as Asylum, Master, or Maelstrom Weapons, Monster Masks, and weapons and armors dropped from Trials or Group Dungeons.

How Do I Transmute An Item?

In order to Transmute an item, you’ll need the following:

A Transmutation Station can be found within the heart of the Brass Fortress in the Clockwork City, or you can purchase a personal Transmutation Station for your home from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Merchant found in each faction’s capital city.

You are also required to have the ability to craft items with the Trait you wish to apply. For example, if you want to change your one-handed sword from Powered to Sharpened, you need to be able to craft one-handed swords with the Sharpened Trait already. This means in order to Transmute some items, you might need to research  the desired Trait first at a regular crafting station.

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Finally, when you Transmute an item, you’ll need to spend Transmutation Crystals in order to do so. These rare crystals can only be earned from certain activities, such as daily dungeon quests, pledges, or from completing arenas.

If you have everything you need to Transmute an item, you simply need to use the Transmutation Station, select the item you wish to change, choose the item’s new Trait, and then confirm.

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*Using a Transmutation Station on PC/Mac and consoles.

Where Can I Get Transmutation Crystals?

You can earn Transmutation Crystals from the following activities:

Guaranteed drops:

Chance to drop:

  • Dungeon Final Bosses
  • Rewards for the Worthy mails, after your first for the day
  • Random LFGs after your first

Note that while some activities are guaranteed to reward Transmutation Crystals, others only have a chance. For example, you will always receive Transmutation Crystals for completing your daily Undaunted Pledges, but you will only have a chance to receive them for defeating a dungeon’s end boss.

The amount of Transmutation Crystals you can receive also varies with the activity. Some activities will only reward one crystal, while others, such as the Rewards for the Worthy, can reward you with many more.

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Can I Transmute items for my friends?

No. When you Transmute an item, it will be bound to you. You cannot Transmute an item that is bound to another player.

Can I Transmute items for my other characters?

Yes. Transmuted items are bound to your account. Since you can move them between characters on your account via the bank, you can use a character with the ability to craft the right Trait to Transmute an item for another of your characters.

Do I Have to Own the Clockwork City DLC Game Pack To Transmute Items?

While the only public Transmutation Station in Tamriel is located within the confines of the Clockwork City’s Brass Fortress, it is possible to purchase a personal Transmutation Station for your home from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Merchant found in each faction’s capital city.

Note that visitors can use crafting stations in homes they are invited to enter. Have a friend or guild mate who owns a Transmutation Station? Ask if you can drop by!




    • Anonymous

      20 Mar 2018 08:40  

      I'm literally crying of joy!
      First they tortured me by forcing to run same content over and over and over again and again and again and again to get some piece I wanted, now they allow me to do what any sane person suggested in the first place.
      Truly, sometimes all you need to do to make someone happy is to torture one a bit less.

      • Anonymous

        06 Dec 2017 09:23  

        Whoever wrote this should be aware that it contradicts itself by saying "other players can transmute your gear so long as it is not bind on pickup" and then "No, when you transmute something, it is bound to your account" the top leads us to believe we can have bind on equip gear transmuted by others.

        • Anonymous

          19 Nov 2017 13:12  

          "Players can only transmute gear that belongs to themselves or is not bound. This means that you cannot ask someone to transmute a "bind on pickup" item for you."

          "When you Transmute an item, it will be bound to you. You cannot Transmute an item that is bound to another player."

          wat?

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