I had a pickax and a sword on my Fury Warrior, and I wanted to have two pickaxes. But when I went to transmog it, I was unable to make my sword look like my pickax (counts as an ax). I assumed this was because the sword is a sword and the pickax is an ax. But, just to test it, I tried to transmog the pickax to look like the sword, and I was able to.

Why is it like this?

Both of them were two handed weapons and both were soulbound.

  • Some weapons (special items, fishing rods, anything lower than green,..) cannot be used for transmog. Try mogging another 2H axe with your pickaxe.. If that doesn't work the pickaxe is one of these unmoggable items. What pickaxe do you want to transmog?
    – dly
    May 17, 2018 at 13:35
  • @dly The pick weapon I am using is called the Cold Iron Pick, which is blue grade and a 2h ax, and the 2h sword was green grade. I did eventually get a 2h ax to circumvent the problem, but I want to know why I was able to make the ax look like the sword but not the sword look like the ax.
    – Shadow Z.
    May 17, 2018 at 14:07
  • 2H swords, maces and axes can be transmogged into each others as long as you can equip them (and Warriors can), so it's probably something else... What sword do you use / try to transmog? Maybe I can reproduce the error when (or if) I have both weapons.
    – dly
    May 18, 2018 at 7:18
  • I was able to transmog my Warrior's artifact weapons (2H swords) and another 2H axe using the Cold Iron Pick, so it does work. We need more details about what you tried to do (character level, what sword, etc)
    – dly
    May 18, 2018 at 18:44
  • @dly The Transmog is a Merc Sword, so I belive it was a Merc Sword of the Tiger. I was between level 12-18 at the time.
    – Shadow Z.
    May 19, 2018 at 16:00

1 Answer 1


From the WoW forums "Transmogrification Rules".

I think the issue may be coming from

• Main hand weapons can only be used to transmogrify Main hand weapons.

• Off-hand weapons can only be used to transmogrify Off-hand weapons.

• One handed weapons can be used to transmogrify a Main hand or Off-hand weapon.

Was it possible the other sword was an offhand weapon, so trying to transmog a pickaxe -> offhand didnt work?

  • Nope, 2H weapons cannot be main- or offhand items.
    – dly
    May 18, 2018 at 7:02

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