Destiny 2 finally has its own transmog system that meets the long-awaited requirement of the player.
Play the newly released Season of the Splicer for the first time and you will be prompted to finish Synthesis of armor introductory mission. In the end, the new Ada-1 dealer moves into the tower and brings Loom along with her. The loom is home to a transmog system (also called Armor Synthesis).
But before you can use a loom, you need materials you can work with. And that means collecting a resource called Synthetic binding.
- How to earn Synthstrand, Synthcord and Synthweave in Destiny 2
- How to create ornaments using Synthweave in Destiny 2
- Synthesis of armor and shaders
How to earn Synthstrand, Synthcord and Synthweave in Destiny 2
Story, Synthetic binding is a craft component used in Armor Synthesis. In practice, however, it’s more like a new currency in Destiny 2. Once you have a certain amount of it, you actually use it to pay off to decorate your armor.
However, Synthweave is not just out there in the world waiting to fall into your open hands. The raw form of this component is called Synthstrandthat you simply earn from the enemies you defeat. With the new season, it seems that you can earn Synthstrand from almost any successfully hostile encounter in Destiny 2.
The next step is to take Synthstrand back to the tower and talk to Ada-1. For 150 Synthstrand, it sets a reward (specific to that class) and gives it to you Synthcord as a reward for their completion.
Once you have Synthcord, you can finally use Loom. Loom converts Synthcord to Synthweavewhich can then be applied to your armor and create embellishments.
Before learning about Ornaments, it is worth noting that you can create four subtypes of Synthweave:
- Synthweave template is used for production Universal ornaments.
- Synthweave board is used for production Titanium ornaments.
- Synthweave Bolt is used for production Warlock Ornaments.
- Synthweave strap is used for production Hunting decorations.
You can only equip universal ornaments and ornaments specific to the class of your character. So when you use Loom, make sure you make the Synthweave variety you really want.
How to create ornaments using Synthweave in Destiny 2
To create an Ornament using a new Synthweave volume, open the Character screen and go to the Appearance subscreen.
You should see a new one on this subscreen Possibility to customize the appearance at the top right.
On this new screen, click on any part of the armor to see its potential ornaments. You can experiment with the ones you already have, and also spend the right type of Synthweave to unlock the ones you don’t have (marked with a padlock icon). This will automatically create an ornament that you can use or not as needed.
Synthesis of armor and shaders
The new transmog system also simplifies and streamlines the use of shaders to customize appearance.
Disposable shaders are now a thing of the past and instead, everyone and everything you’ve unlocked will be accessible from this screen.
You still have to pay 500 Glimmers to use a shader per piece of armor (or 2500 to make an entire set of armor at once), but it’s still cheaper and easier than the old system.
To learn more about what’s new in Destiny 2: Season of the Splicer, read everything we know about the new season in our guide.