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How to transmog armor in God of War Ragnarök

How to change your gear's appearance.

Can't figure out how to transmog your armor in God of War Ragnarök? We've got an explainer below on what you have to do in order to change your gear's appearance.

Just be aware that you can't transmog at the beginning of the game, as it takes a while to collect the resources required to do so.

For more help in God of War Ragnarök, check out our pages on Nornir Chest locations and solutions, Raven locations, and Muspelheim Seed locations.

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How to transmog armor in God of War Ragnarök

You might have heard that there's a transmog system in God of War Ragnarök and want to take advantage of a gear set's stats without having to wear its questionable design.

It's not explained in the game itself, but if you want to transmog a piece of armor in God of War Ragnarök you have to upgrade it fully to Level 9. This is easiest to do with waist armor and wrist armor, but chest armor will take the longest to fully upgrade and unlock transmogrification, as you need rarer resources like Smouldering Embers to max it out.


Ragnarök is finally here and we've got pages on Nornir Chest locations and solutions, Raven locations and rewards, Muspelheim Seed locations, and Thor and Alva boss fight strategies to help you on your journey through the nine Realms. If you want to know how long Kratos' epic adventure will take, we've also got a page on how long to beat and Platinum Trophy length.


To upgrade a piece of armor, you need to go to one of the dwarven shops and spend your resources there. Once your gear is at Level 9, go into your own menu, not the shop menu, to equip the gear with the stats you want, then press square to choose what design you want to transmog it to.

You don't need to max out the armor you want to take the design of, just the piece that you want to equip. It can then be changed to any armor piece you've found or crafted so far.

Special armor sets like Lunda's, Raven Tears, Fallen Stars, and Dragon Scaled require unique resources as well as the usual leather, ingot, and iron. This means you'll have to go hunting for these specialist resources separately. The Raven Tears, for example, required you to locate Ravens, while the Dragon Scaled set requires resources from killing dragon-type enemies and picking up any loot dropped.

Unlike Kratos, your companions don't have armor with stats in Ragnarök, so you're free to change their gear to whatever you like without affecting their combat abilities.

Hope you're having fun in God of War Ragnarök!

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