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Can't Apply an Artifact Appearance to my Weapon

Updated: 6 months ago
Article ID: 175123

Common Problems

  • I cannot transmog to my Legion artifact appearances
  • I can't find an appearance at the transmogrifier, but I should be able to use it

To apply a Legion artifact appearance to a regular weapon, visit any transmogrifier.

Note to druids

Applying the Legion artifact appearance on a weapon at the transmogrifier has no effect on your cat or bear form. Cat and bear appearances are selected at the barber shop, not at the transmogrifier. The transmogrifier lets you choose the looks of your gear and weapon while humanoid.

Artifact appearances ignore general restrictions

Since Shadowlands, Legion artifact appearances ignore general transmogrification restrictions. For example, if you are a caster, you can apply the appearance of an artifact staff onto a wand. Sounds crazy? Don't worry, you won't be able to shoot a wand if you transmogrify it to a staff, the animation would be ridiculous!

Artifact appearances are class specific

Appearances are account-wide, but artifact appearances are class specific. For example, if you are a Warrior, you can apply any artifact appearance that you unlocked on any Warrior on your account, but not artifact appearances you unlocked on a different class such as a Death Knight. If you have the Apocalypse on a Death Knight, this is a sword, and Warriors use swords; however, a Warrior won't see that appearance available at the transmogrifier.

Understanding the drop-down filters

If the transmogrifier doesn't show the appearance you want to apply, check your filters and your current talent specialization.

Selecting Legion Artifacts will show you only the artifact appearances for your current talent specialization. For example, if you are a Druid in Guardian spec wielding a staff, the drop-down will show you the Claws of Ursoc appearance, and not the Scythe of Elune appearance as this is a Balance spec artifact. You can apply Claws of Ursoc to your staff (because artifact appearances ignore general restrictions as explained above). You can also apply the Scythe of Elune appearance to your staff, but to do this you will need to select the Staves drop-down, not the Legion Artifacts drop-down.

Selecting any drop-down other than the Legion Artifacts drop-down will show you the appearances that can be applied to your currently equipped weapon. Following the Druid example, if you are a feral Druid wielding a staff, you can transmog your staff to Scythe of Elune using this drop-down.

Want to transmog my Artifact

Just like any other weapon you can transmog your artifact into something else at the transmogrifier.

To apply a tint to your artifact instead, you will have to visit the Artifact Weapon Forge in your Legion Class Order Hall. If you are a Feral or Guardian druid, tint variations for your cat and bear form are applied at the barber shop.