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Guild Wars 2 Fashion: Elite Ascalonian Armor

A sexy armor set compromised of many different armors found all throughout Tyria. Come on in and take a look at the details, there's shurikens involved.

by 9 months ago

I'm Guades from Gandara and this is my attire, the self-proclaimed "Elite Ascalonian Armor."

Having always had a thing for Ascalon, especially pre-searing (the starter area of GW1: Prophecies), I decided it would only be fitting to name my armor set in honor of this gorgeous place.

I tried giving the armor an Ascalonian feel by using a dark metal color for the main parts of the armor accented with a deep red which symbolizes Ascalon (as well as being my favorite color) and along with the golden trim and detailing the armor gives off a very a regal vibe, "Elite" if you will.

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I've decided to submit my outfit to The Best Dressed Character contest because as time went on I've gotten random compliments here and there along the lines of "cool armor, dude." and  "what's that armor?". One guy was even so interested that he had me link all my items and asked for every dye I used.

Which brings us nicely over to what the armor actually is. Here is where you'll find me listing all the armor pieces individually as well as all their pro's and con's but I won't tell you which dyes I've used because the best way to find a combination you like is to experiment for yourself.

(Note: all names are from the PvP naming system so you probably won't find them on the TP.)

Head: Scaled Helm
By far my favorite helm in the game, the horns give your character that boost in height and the cloth draped across the back works well with the torso.

Shoulders: Divinity Avenger's Shoulderplates
A really nice set of shoulders that imitate a pair of wings but is by no means perfect. It's worth noting that when in combat stance it becomes painfully obvious that, like every game object, it's paper-thin and has nothing covering the back of your shoulders. It's a shame these are only for humans although that also makes it extra unique.

Torso: Heavy Armageddon Breastplate
An amazing piece of chest armor. The layers of sharp armor plates give the entire thing a scaly feel and the cloth covering the shoulders and the midget-skull necklace only adds to the awesome. The helm works well with this because it covers up the above necklace and keeps the colors balanced while you're looking at your character's back.

Hands: Whispers Gauntlets
One of the best pair of gloves in the game these gauntlets offer a lot of color customization and have an extra feature: wrist-shuriken. Do you really need more reasons to get these babies?

Legs: Heavy Armageddon Leggings
This wasn't actually my first choice of pants when I originally composed the armor set but they are the trousers that work best with everything. I chose these because my other choice had some pretty serious clipping issues with my weapon of choice: the greatsword. Given, this one also has some clipping issues while idling where the hands move through the top spikes but it's hardly noticeable and I've only noticed it when I took the above screenshots.

Feet: Plated Boots
Not a very popular choice but one of the only sturdy pair of boots I could find. Most other footwear looked more like shoes or slippers to me but I wanted something wide and stompy as I have a tendency to make a grand entrance by jumping with Death from Above into a crowd of WvW besiegers.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read through my wall of text. I hadn't intended for this to be so long for a simple contest entry but I like talking about these kind of things. Good luck to my fellow participants and the judges who've the tough job of reading through hundreds of entries like mine, although hopefully not as long.

 -Guades

P.S. : If you really, really, reaaaalllly want to know the dyes and where to get the individual armor pieces send me a message through GameSkinny or Twitter and I'll be happy to reply.
P.S.S : More screenshots can also be supplied through the same means as above.


Edit: While completing my Maguuma Explorer achievement I found my favorite location in the game yet. Obviously I needed to take some new screenshots to commemorate this find and since they show off my armor quite nicely I thought I'd add them here. The lighting effects are beautiful and it gives everything a nice and warm glow. Can you guess where I am?

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  • 60
    About 9 months ago,
    Amy White (Editor in Chief) said:
    Sweet set! Love the nod to Ascalon, too.
  • 1
    About 9 months ago,
    Namdu said:
    Now this is an amazing set of armour that has definitely caught my attention.

    The unity that this combination of armour provides is astounding, especially since they are not from a designed single set, something that can easily fool anyone. The choice of colour (as described the the designer) definitely provides a regal feel. The gold highlighting on the armour was a must and i could not have seen it accomplished any other way.

    A great design, down to the choice of weapon (a legendary twilight would look very awkward).
  • 7
    About 9 months ago,
    Guades (Contributor) said:
    You give me too much credit by calling me a "designer" I simply used the assets that Arenanet gave us and messed around with the dyes untill they matched.

    Although it's nice to see someone who completely understands me. :)
  • 5
    About 9 months ago,
    DreamAvenue (Contributor) said:
    Love your dye job! Very elegant.
    I'm going to hazard a guess as to the location of your location in the last few screenshots. Is it perhaps... Dierdre's Steps?
  • 7
    About 9 months ago,
    Guades (Contributor) said:
    Correct, now that I know how the area looks I've identified the zone in a few other competitors's screenshots but none seem to use the unique features of said zone, which are the lighting effects at the top. That strikes me as really odd since some entries could really benefit from a screenshot overflowed by sunlight and godrays.

    +1 kuddos to you for identifying it.
  • 3
    About 8 months ago,
    Murigen (Contributor) said:
    There are very few sets for heavy that look awesome and you have managed an amazing combination. Probably the coolest looking heavy I have seen and the dye job just wraps it all up nicely.
  • 13
    About 8 months ago,
    Ecobahn (Contributor) said:
    I simply LOVE this. Even without it being related to Ascalon, I think this mismatched armour is a superb and harmonious combination. Good job!
  • 3
    About 8 months ago,
    Zorby_4500 (Contributor) said:
    A lil' heavy on the boots, but this looks good and superb dye-job!
  • 4
    About 8 months ago,
    The Squid_3060 (Contributor) said:
    Your armour looks phenomenal. The colours work so flawlessly together, as if no other dye could do justice to the set.

    Bravo!
  • 3
    About 8 months ago,
    Pinchfist (Contributor) said:
    Very, very nice set!
  • 60
    About 8 months ago,
    Amy White (Editor in Chief) said:
    Congratulations! You've landed yourself an Elite rank indeed among the top 10 Most Fashionable, and we'll be picking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place from that group.

    Check out your fellow fashionable Tyrians here: http://www.gameskinny.com/umoe0/vote-on-the-top-10-gw2-fashion-finalists-best-overall/1
  • 1
    About 8 months ago,
    kurrtane said:
    Looks really good and shiney
  • 13
    About 8 months ago,
    Ecobahn (Contributor) said:
    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!