An addition to the menu of most craft tools with the Stygian Abyss Expansion is the ‘Alter Item (Gargoyle)’ option.  Note: Some special items, made by crafters that have read the appropriate recipes from Doom but not alterable by a crafter, can be altered by visiting Vrulkax the Exalted Artificer at the Crafting Plaza in the Royal City.


  • Items presented to Vrulkax must be in full repair
  • When altered to Gargoyle version the bone armor artifact item ‘cuffs of the arch mage’ becomes stone, repaired via Masonry


This can be used directly by a crafter, or through an alter service contract:

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Alter service contracts are created in the same way as repair deeds. The crafter selects ‘alter’ from the menu and targets a blank scroll.  The contract can be used at a soulforge by any player.

This page documents what this option can be used for.  Where a Gargish item of the same name exists like for like conversion occurs. eg.

  • Chaos shield becomes Gargish chaos shield,
  • kryss becomes Gargish kryss
  • wooden shield becomes Gargish wooden shield
  • half apron becomes Gargish half apron
  • platemail arms become Gargish platemail arms
  • Exceptional Platemail Samurai items having ‘mage armor’ property retain the property when altered

Smith Items

  • Ringmail or chainmail items can not be altered,  with the exception of gloves (as of publish 92, February 2016). Helmets,  gorgets and mempos can not be altered. Ringmail and platemail gloves, when not made from special materials, become gargoyle kilts – this includes ringmail blacksmith’s gloves of mining.
  • Craftable artifacts retain their original name; ie Butcher’s War Cleaver becomes a shortblade but retains the name ‘Butcher’s War Cleaver’
Item type
Buckler, Bronze Shield Yes Small Plate Shield
Heater Shield Yes Large Plate Shield
Metal Shield Yes Medium Plate Shield
Metal Kite Shield Yes Gargish Kite Shield
Tear Kite Shield No
Broadsword, Longsword Yes Dread Sword
Crescent Blade, No Dachi, Rune blade, Halberd Yes Gargish Talwar
Cutlass No
Scimitar No
Viking Sword Yes Stone War Sword
Wakizashi No
Lajatang, kama, Sai, Elven Spellblade, Bladed Staff, Double Bladed Staff, Spear, Short Spear Yes Dual Pointed Spear
Radiant Scimitar No
War Cleaver, Assassin Spike Yes Shortblade
Leafblade Yes Bloodblade
Elven Machete No
Double Axe, Executioner’s Axe, Large Battle Axe, Two Handed Axe, Ornate Axe Yes Dual Short Axes
War Axe, Hammer Pick, Mace, Scepter, War Mace, Diamond Mace Yes Disc Mace

Carpentry Items

Shepherd’s Crook No Use as is
Quarter Staff No
Bokuto No
tetsubo No
Wildstaff No
Club No
Black Staff No

Tailor Items

Note: Replica items such as the ‘Embroidered Oak Leaf Cloak’ that actually uses the shroud graphic, and not the cloak graphic can not be altered. Only leather/leaf armor arm, tunic and leg items can be altered, Studded/hide items cannot be altered, no clothing items, other than those listed below, can be altered. Publish 92, February 2016 saw the addition of leather gloves, which could be altered to become a gargoyle kilt, this included leather blacksmith gloves of mining but excluded gloves made from special materials.
All Footwear Styles Yes Gargish Talons
Robe No Wear as is
All quivers, Cloak Yes Wing Armor
Leather Bustier, Female Leather Armor Yes Gargish Tunic
Leather shorts, Leather skirt Yes Gargish Leggings

Tinker Items

Hatchet Yes Dual Short Axes
Smiths Hammer No Use as is
Pitchfork No
Skinning Knife No
Ring No Wear as is
Bracelet No Wear as is

Glasses, while not craftable, can be altered to their gargoyle equivelent by a tinker.