Cosmetic items

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Cosmetic items allow players to customize their character in-game.[1]

  • Eye color.
  • Skin color.
  • Hair color.
  • Hairstyles.
  • Tattoos.
  • Scars.

Cosmetic items that produce in-game cosmetic effects will also be available.[2]

Dyes

Modular Cleric armor concept by Jeff Delierre and Keith Kovach.[3]

Dyes in Ashes of Creation may refer to:

Dyes are craftable.[6]

Dye usage

Dyes are one-time use items that apply a cosmetic color change across all dyeable items that are equipped on a player's character (paper-doll).[7][8][9]

  • Two dye channels are provided per character that together influence up to 50% of the gear that is equipped by that character.[7]
    • The first dye channel is for lower grade dyes that influence 10 to 20% of armor appearance on that character.[7]
    • The second dye channel is for higher tier dyes that influence up to 30% of armor appearance on that character.[7]
  • The original design allowed individual items to be dyed with different dyes.[8]
One of the things that we want to do- again talking about player agency- is we want to give them the ability to kind of change the appearance of their armor sets that they're wearing; and the way we've approached the dye solution is through a channeled system. We have a two channel dye system where the first channel is a lower grade dye that it has influence over between 10 to 20 percent of your overall armor appearance; and then the second channel dye is a higher tier dye that you have to acquire; and by doing so you can influence the remaining thirty percent- up to thirty percent of that armor appearance: So up to a total of fifty percent influence that can occur across all the pieces that you wear. Now one unique approach to the way we're doing this dye system is we're not allowing individual dyes to be applied on individual items, but instead we keep a cohesion across the set by applying that dye channel to your character; and when you equip a piece with your overall character it will assume that dye channel from your paper doll. So you apply the dyes to your character and when you equip a piece of item it will take that dye and it will influence the channel over that particular piece so that it comes into alignment. And what the reason that we're doing that is there's a lot of options with regards to customization for your character appearance, whether it be through transmog, through costumes, through mixing and matching sets and pieces that you can wear; and what we want to avoid is the rainbow effect where these pieces do not look good together and it creates the clown that's walking down the street.[7]

The Kickstarter dyes are sets of unique colors that are not obtainable by players who did not participate in Crowdfunding. These dyes are not usable as normal dyes are. Instead they are used to override the color of another dye obtained in game.[10]

  • They are assigned to a character from a user's account management page.[10]
  • They do not expire, so they may be used to continually override dye colors.[10]
  • Once a dye has been overridden it becomes a bound dye to that character, so the colors cannot be sold for in-game benefit.[10]
  • When an item is sold or transferred, color changes are reverted.[10]

Tattoos

Tattoos in the Alpha-2 character creator (first pass).[11]

As of right now definitively there is going to be a tattooed system which will allow certain slots for you to apply stat migration, but it's a give-and-take relationship. There will be higher quality magical tattoos that can be applied to the character in order to adjust stats.[12]Steven Sharif

Tattoos in Ashes of Creation refers to.

  • Cosmetic items that allow players to customize their character in-game.[1]
    • These might be "sleeves" applied to different parts of the body.[15]
    • It may also be possible to create whole body sleeves.[15]
  • Tattoos that can be applied to a character to adjust their stats.[12][16]
    • These will have slots to allow stats to be migrated with a give-and-take relationship.[12]
    • Higher quality magical tattoos can be applied to adjust stats.[12]
      • They may also provide stat augments or other boosts.[16]

Tattoos can be removed.[16]

Ashes of Creation Apocalypse character appearance

Wand of many things

The Wand of many things is a backer goal reward from the Summer crowdfunding campaign.[18]

  • This is a flavor item that can "cause some chaos".

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