As we already know, transmog is coming to Destiny 2 at some point in Year 4 allowing any armor piece to become an ornament.
Today, one of the big questions surrounding transmog has been answered thanks to Game Director Luke Smith on a Twitch stream.
Transmog will pull from your Collections, meaning any armor piece you have ever acquired. You will not need to have the actual armor piece on your character or in your vault.
If you’ve been holding on to a piece of armor that you like the looks of but don’t wish to use and you were keeping it because of transmog, you can safely dismantle the item.
You hoarders of low stat rolled armor pieces, feel free to clear out your vault now.
Per @thislukesmith – You don't need to have armor pieces in your vault when Transmog goes live for them to be eligible. Collections based.
Free up some vault space.
— dmg04 (@A_dmg04) October 29, 2020