|Human Transmuter, Elf Transmuter|
|Finding a Way|
Transmuters are members of the ancient and powerful Order of Change. Their mastery of inner force is a complete mystery to other magic users: they channel their power through glyphs, yet seem to do so without any techniques outlined in the Standard Magical Primer. It is difficult to say whether they are truly wizards or not.
The Human Transmuter shines on longer dungeons. Humans in general are good for longer runs, as they have possibly the best-scaling racial bonus in the game, and they have incredible synergy with . This makes them an excellent, if unconventional, choice for Tower of Gaan-Telet.
The elf has the smallest CP threshold, and will thus get the most uses out of . In addition, the elf's racial bonus synergizes with , offering a slightly more powerful Sword every time. Incidentally, the Elf Transmuter is the elf's best use of Mystera Annur. and the elf's racial bonus normally work at a cross-purpose, as the elf wants to convert glyphs on sight while rewards keeping them all to the end. With the Elf Transmuter, though, you should be able to hit a few CP thresholds without converting any glyphs, making this boon much more useful.
The Transmuter is a pretty unique class. class trait allows you to gain additional Conversion Points by casting spells, which makes the Transmuter one of the few classes that actually benefits from the larger size of some of the Vicious-level dungeons. You also need to time your conversions in order to make the most out of trait, which provides a huge damage spike. When used properly, a Transmuter can get level catapults very easily.
Don't put down on the free LEMMISI glyph. LEMMISI prioritizes revealing important items like altars, glyphs, boosters, and monsters, so it allows you to scout ahead and better choose the direction of your exploration. It also allows you to gain partial exploration bonus from areas that are normally inaccessible. Furthermore, it is cheap, and is one of the best spells to build Conversion Points with. A strong tactic can be to spend unneeded Mana by repeatedly casting LEMMISI when in need of health regeneration, or otherwise on a fully explored map (like a subdungeon or the Smuggler’s Den).
is similar to drinking a Strength Potion on conversion, the main difference being that the damage bonus of depends on your maximum Mana, not the amount of Mana drained. Therefore, unlike for Strength Potion, it makes perfect sense to trigger it with a (mostly) empty Mana bar. Nevertheless, keep in mind that when you trigger the conversion, you will lose all your remaining Mana.
The BYSSEPS and GETINDARE glyphs are very useful for Transmuters, because they are cheap (and thus provide more conversion points for the Mana you spend), and are combat buffs that further increase the usefulness of the damage spike. If you want to benefit from several additional conversion bonuses, be wary of relying too much on expensive glyphs, especially WEYTWUT or CYDSTEPP.
The Glowing Guardian provides additional conversion points via , and meshes in nicely with the Transmuter’s damage spike for even stronger level catapults. Taurog has a nice damage bonus, however early worship is not recommended if you plan to use a lot. Gods that require you to repeatedly use more expensive glyphs, like The Earthmother or Binlor Ironshield, are less recommended for Transmuters.