The Might of Ascalon

He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.

I'm an avid League of Legends player. One of my favourite champions to play is by far Garen. Garen, the Might of Demacia. When I moved to GW2, the first classes I test ran were Warrior & Guardian and they've both been my favourite up until now. When Garen was reworked by Riot Games, I figured, why not pay some homage to the champion I adore? Furthermore, I changed it up a lot, paying homage to Ascalon as well. 

 

My initial ideas began with the full human cultural set (T3) and I built from there.  I already had most of the set; boots, shoulderpads, helmet and gloves, so building from there wasn't particularly hard for me. I considered the cultural chest and legs but the more I stared at Garen's new look, the more I played him, I couldn't help but notice that his leggings were more clothlike than the bulkiness T3 provided.  The Cultural T3 chest piece just made my character feel too fat.

Instead I opted for the two Vigil pieces, the leggings offering me a sleeker, clothlike feel and the chestpiece much slimmer, giving me the scarf around the neck as well. I had considered using the Dark pauldrons instead of the T3, but the dye channels didn't match, and on top, it didn't give the bulky feel I felt when using the Cultural. 

The grey (Burnished Steel) is a color I've been incredibly fond of for a while now. It brings out an immense amount of detail in Heavy armours. Sand was chosen over Gold because I find that Gold is a strong colour for metal, and I personally prefer a more faded, used colour. Sand was what came up. Sapphire was originally a colour I used as a house colour for my character's noble house and it stuck as it matches the deep blue of Garen's armour as well.

This armour definitely embraces Ascalonian Justice.

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Published Oct. 29th 2013

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