Following up on Zarhym’s tweets earlier this week about expanding transmogrification options, Ghostcrawler chatted with Wowjuju in an interview posted on Dec. 7. In it, he sayeth this:
Our plan (and like any long-term plans, it might not come to fruition) is to allow main-hand and off-hand items to be transmogrified to each other. We are also going to allow weapons that use the same animations to be used. This means specifically that one-handed axes, maces and swords can be transmogged to other one-handed axes, maces and swords and that two-handed axes, maces and swords can be transmogged to two-handed axes, maces and swords. In addition, staves and polearms can be transmogged. So for example you could have a one-handed axe look like a one-handed mace, but not a polearm look like a two-handed sword. We will probably continue to relax restrictions over time. It’s one of those things where we can take one misstep and never take it back, so we’re being pretty cautious with how we altar the transmog rules.
So, again, to recap:
- None of this may happen for patch 5.2, all of it may, or somewhere in between.
- One goal is to have all dagger types transmoggable regardless of hand restrictions.
- Another is to have all one-handed axes, maces and swords be cross-transmoggable.
- Fist weapons have not been mentioned.
Also, there are still no plans to allow folks to xmog legendaries. :) (GC has specifically called out Thunderfury as a major example of why they’re reluctant, since it’s got such a… prominent… aesthetic.)