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The Cosmetic store enables players to purchase Cosmetics for use in Ashes of Creation.[2]

Skins are cosmetic items that do not grant the user any benefit.[4] Nothing in the cosmetic store will be pay to win.[5]

We plan to include a shop for micro transactions. The shop will only include cosmetic items. Nothing in our shop will ever be pay to win as we believe this practice greatly hurts the MMORPG genre.[5]

All cosmetic store items will be non-tradeable.[8] There will be no gifting mechanism for cosmetic items.[9]

I don't want cosmetic items that can be purchased from the marketplace to be transferable... because it is in a way a transfer of money for potentially something in-game.[9]Steven Sharif

The cosmetic store will offer limited time, limited quantity items to help sustain game development.[10]

  • Equitable cosmetics, both from a quantity and quality standpoint, are achievable through in-game means.[10]

I want to incentivize purchase in the cosmetic shop for sustainability of what expansions we have intended, since we are not a box cost. I want to incentivize purchase by offering limited items: limited time, limited quantity, so you have confidence that when you purchase them, they won't be offered later on in some other way.[10]Steven Sharif

Artistic style

Ashes of Creation will have a higher graphical fidelity than most western games. It will not be too stylized or "cartoony".[11]

We can push the limits a little bit on the graphical fidelity, especially using Unreal Engine 4... My desire was not to see very cartoony games. I'm not a big fan of highly stylized art.[11]Steven Sharif

Racial skins

Racial skins enable a player to change their character's racial appearance.[13][14]

  • Racial skins can be toggled on and off.[14]

Racial skins are not costumes. This means that armor and character customization is possible on these.[15]

  • Skin color customization.[16]
  • Racial skins appear along with any costume appearances.[17]

There are plans to create other racial skins.[18]

  • Some potential future ideas include undead and werewolf (lycan) skins.[19]

Freehold building skins

Themed freehold skins were offered as Kickstarter and Summer crowdfunding rewards and are sold through the cosmetic store.[20][21]

Caravan skins

Caravan skins ("Pimp my caravan") are available in the cash shop (cosmetic store).[22]

Ship skins

Ship skins apply to certain ship types.[23]

Mount skins

Mounts are obtained through an early quest that is available to players in starting areas.[24]

We kind of want mounts to be ubiquitous for people.[30]Peter Pilone

There are going to be classes of mounts; and you will be able to achieve skins in the game or you will be able to achieve different types of those classes and summon them.[28]Steven Sharif

We won't have mounted combat, but we will have mounted abilities.[29]

Land mounts

Flying mounts


Gliding mounts

Aquatic mounts

Crowdfunding mounts

Cosmetic pets

Cosmetic pets are available for purchase from the cosmetic store.[3]

Guild hall skins

Guild halls serve as a focal point for a guild, offering a host of benefits and customization options.[32]

Guildhalls are the ultimate expression of a guild's power! In Ashes these structures will serve as focal points for a guild, offering any guilds who construct them a whole host of benefits as well as customization options.[32]


Costumes are available for purchase from the cosmetic store.

  • Costumes are not gender locked.[37]
  • Costumes are one piece outfits that cover an entire (gear) set.[38][39]

The costume cosmetic does not come in pieces. It will cover your entire set.[39]Margaret Krohn


Accessories are cosmetic skins purchasable from the cosmetic store.[3]

  • Accessories only cover a specific slot.[39]

Housing decorations

Housing decorations are available for purchase from the cosmetic store.

Gear appearance

Gear will have appearance slots (Transmutation/Transmog/cosmetic slots) that are used to copy the appearance of an item (in some cases).[40][41]

  • Cosmetic slots can be toggled on or off.[43]
    • This may happen automatically during battles to increase performance.[44]

I'm more of the mind that it wouldn't really serve a purpose to have bikini plate armor, just in like reality, if you're going to have armor, it should be protective. I think from a fashion statement is enjoyable for some people, but it's a kind of an immersive issue.[45]Steven Sharif

We're going for kind of a more realistic look; not necessarily realistic setting, but we want our characters to have weight and kind of feel like they're there.[45]Jeffrey Bard

See also


  1. Ashes of Creation cosmetic store.
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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 cosmetic skins.png
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Rime and Regal
  5. 5.0 5.1 kickstarter microtransactions.png
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Livestream, 6 December 2018 (41:43).
  7. Livestream, 28 June 2019 (1:25:55).
  8. cash shop non tradable.jpg
  9. 9.0 9.1 Interview, 11 May 2018 (32:36).
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Livestream, 8 April 2018 (PM) (58:29).
  11. 11.0 11.1 Interview, 20 October 2018 (2:17:43).
  12. Interview, 20 October 2018 (2:28:08).
  13. Livestream, 12 May 2017 (1:04:04).
  14. 14.0 14.1 cosmetic skins.jpg
  15. Kickstarter 12k+ backers.
  16. character colors.jpg
  17. costumes and skins.jpg
  18. February 8, 2019 - Questions and Answers.
  19. Livestream, 8 April 2018 (AM) (4:47).
  20. Warrior of Old.png
  21. Summer Warrior of Old.png
  22. Pimp your caravan.jpg
  23. Cygnus.png
  24. 24.0 24.1 kickstarter mounts.png
  25. racial mounts.jpg
  26. Livestream, 18 January 2018 (34:08).
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 Livestream, 30 September 2019 (1:39:01).
  28. 28.0 28.1 Livestream, 8 April 2018 (PM) (51:49).
  29. 29.0 29.1 Livestream, 8 April 2018 (AM) (12:34).
  30. Livestream, 24 May 2017 (20:32).
  31. Summer Leader of Men.png
  32. 32.0 32.1 kickstarter guild halls.png
  33. Livestream, 22 May 2017 (56:48).
  34. Podcast, 4 August 2018 (1:54:15).
  35. Podcast, 18 August 20189 (1:12:34).
  36. Ashes of Creation Store: Vestments of the Runecarvers.
  37. costume-gender.png
  38. costumes-1piece.png
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 costumesaccessories.png
  40. Interview, 24 August 2018 (5:28).
  41. Livestream, 17 November 2017 (22:33).
  42. Podcast, 4 August 2018 (53:43).
  43. Livestream, 9 February 2018 (50:29).
  44. Livestream, November 22 2019 (1:08:05).
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 Livestream, 26 May 2017 (19:51).
  46. 46.0 46.1 Reddit Q&A, 8 January 2019.
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  48. Livestream, 18 July 2017 (54:56).
  49. Livestream, 28 July 2017 (9:47).
  50. helmet.jpg
  51. Sparkly.jpg
  52. Livestream, 3 September 2017 (48:56).