How to get Art of Metamorphosis in Dragon’s Dogma 2

How to get Art of Metamorphosis in Dragon’s Dogma 2
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Wondering how to get Art of Metamorphosis in Dragon’s Dogma 2 to edit your Arisen character or main Pawn’s appearance? The special tome comes in handy if you rushed through the character creator or created an abomination that you just can’t stand the sight of anymore.

We’ll walk you through how to get Art of Metamorphosis in DD2. For more help thriving Vermond and beyond, check out our Dragon’s Dogma 2 tips and tricks beginners guide, our The Caged Magistrate walkthrough, how to get Wakestones, and how to get Salubrious Draught.

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Where to find Art of Metamorphosis in Dragon’s Dogma 2

You can buy Art of Metamorphosis in Dragon’s Dogma 2 from Neomith, at the Vernworth Pawn Guild, for 500 Rift Crystals. The vendor is located next to the Grand Riftstone of Vermund in the large stone building just west of the Stardrop Inn in the Merchant Quarter.

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Neomith only stocks two copies of the Art of Metamorphosis book and from what we understand the item doesn’t restock unless you start a new game or fire up New Game Plus. This means you’re limited to two appearance changes per playthrough.

How to use Art of Metamorphosis

To use Art of Metamorphosis in Dragon’s Dogma 2, go to a barberie, interact with the vendor, and select Modify Appearance. From there, you can edit the hairstyle, body type, shape, voice, makeup, tattoos, and so on for your Arisen or Main Pawn. 

It essentially throws you back to the full character creator from the start of the game to tweak and refine the physical appearance of your character as you see fit. There are no other limitations other than you can’t change your race.

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For most players, the easiest barberie to find is Clovis’s Barberie located in the west of Vernworth, sandwiched between the Merchant Quarter main square and the West Vernworth Oxcart Station. Check the image above for the exact spot. You can find other barberies by looking for scissor icons on your map in major settlements and cities.

That’s all there is to how to get Art of Metamorphosis in DD2. Check out our other guides, including how to level up, the max level cap, how to get and use Ferrystones, and how to fast travel in Dragon’s Dogma 2.