Blizzard has gone into some detail on the new Mystic artisan that will be introduced in the upcoming Diablo III expansion Reaper of Souls.
The Mystic specialises in enchanting and transmogrification, skills that can alter the statistics and appearance of items.
Myriam Jahzia is a wise woman of a nomadic clan known as the Vecin, “a spiritual people, blessed with magical visions,” writes Blizzard on the Diablo III website.
The Vecin are a “matrilineal society who worship a powerful deity known as the Allmother. The Vecin believe that the Allmother is the source of their visions, and that it is because of her that all Vecin possess a sixth sense they call the Sight. While the Sight always manifests more strongly in Vecin women, it's especially strong in Myriam.”
Myriam must be rescued deep within the city of Westmarch, and she will offer her services irrespective of the player’s level.
With Enchanting, players will be able to pay a crafting material cost to reroll a single property on a Rare or Legendary item.
“While not all properties can be rerolled, most can, and you'll be able to reroll a single property over and over again, as many times as you like,” writes Blizzard. “This allows Enchanting to feel meaningful, while still allowing lots of room for you to hunt for even better base items.”
Transmogrification allows players to change the appearance of armour and weapons without having to sacrifice any of its power. All items, including Legendary and Set items are currently intended to be available for Transmogrification.
“In order to use a specific visual appearance, you’ll first need to unlock it; once unlocked, however, that appearance will be available to all heroes on your account,” writes Blizzard. “Common, Magic, and Rare item appearances will unlock as you level up the Mystic, while Legendary and Set item appearances will unlock only after you’ve identified them.”
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is scheduled for release next year.