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Astralaria vs Frostfang

Zaraki.5784Zaraki.5784 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited August 19, 2018 in Players Helping Players

Hello,
I would like to make a legendary axe but I like them both and I can't decide, each one having its pros and cons, especially, I like the smoothness/perfection on Astralaria but it lacks aggressiveness, on the other hand I like Frostfang for its overall design but I fear I could get tired of using a frost-themed axe forever.
What's your favourite?

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Astralaria vs Frostfang 64 votes

Astralaria
79%
nottsgman.8206Xaph.6835Haishao.6851Kaltyn of Torbins Deep.2946Curunen.8729Arden.7480lukey.8951calb.3128Haleydawn.3764Tanner Blackfeather.6509Nury.3062Witch of Doom.5739Silverstar.7415Hot Boy.7138Cragga the Eighty Third.6015crepuscular.9047AliamRationem.5172Infusion.7149ProtoGunner.4953Oglaf.1074 51 votes
Frostfang
20%
Randulf.7614sokeenoppa.5384Silv.1723Voltekka.2375rdfaye.4368Yannir.4132Steve The Cynic.3217Lexi.1398Calisanna.8732Chill Ra.3416Shivvies.3921SteamTank.1207GW Noob.6038 13 votes

Comments

  • Oglaf.1074Oglaf.1074 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Astralaria

    Astralaria for sure. Frostfang is a Gen One Legendary and as such the model, effects and all that is of waaaay lower quality than Astralaria.

    That being said, I definitely prefer the idea of Frostfang. It was the first ever Legendary I made for my Norn main because of it. If Frostie was ever reworked to be of the same level quality it would win no contest.

    But as is now, Astralaria will give you way more “bang for your buck”. The weapon trail alone beats anything you get out of Frostie (it is similar to Twilight/Sunrise trails which are the most noticeable of them all).

    Please Anet give us a hide Chest Armour-option. Tattoo-clad Norns everywhere beg of you.

  • Frostfang

    I vote Frostfang, but only because I have everything I need for it except just seven kitten Mystic kitten Clovers. And I can get those without any further faffing by waiting five days for Day Twenty Eight of my login cycle. (Chest of Legendary Doobly-Flops.)

    @Biff.5312 said:
    Exercise your whimsy.

  • Curunen.8729Curunen.8729 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Astralaria

    Astralaria does have Ice damage type as well, for flavour.

    Personally it's the most beautiful legendary weapon in the game. :)

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  • Rysdude.3824Rysdude.3824 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Astralaria

    Astralaria is such a great design. Everything from the weapon trail to footsteps just screams clean and crisp. I wish there was an armor to match it!

  • Hot Boy.7138Hot Boy.7138 Member ✭✭✭
    Astralaria

    Astralaria is the best looking legendary in the game.

  • Reverielle.3972Reverielle.3972 Member ✭✭✭
    Astralaria

    Astralaria is more subtle - especially when sheathed (for lack of a better term) - to that end I find it can compliment more styles.

  • Hesacon.8735Hesacon.8735 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Astralaria

    I love my Astralaria, and with the addition of Stellar weapons in Istan, there is something to pair it with.

    But man, I would not recommend doing the collections for Astralaria. Collection I is a 2 week time gate for some reason and you have to complete the Not So Secret jumping puzzle.

  • AliamRationem.5172AliamRationem.5172 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Astralaria

    I crafted Astralaria the moment I started seriously playing a class that uses an axe as a primary weapon (Mirage). It's always been my favorite legendary weapon and the animations on it look awesome on Mirage with all those axes whirling slowly through the air before zooming at their target.

  • Frostfang

    @Reverielle.3972 said:
    Astralaria is more subtle - especially when sheathed (for lack of a better term) - to that end I find it can compliment more styles.

    I believe the Preview window calls it "Stowed".

    @Biff.5312 said:
    Exercise your whimsy.

  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Go for Astralaria. It doesn't have that annoying af Ice sound effect when you hit something. I will get both, but I wish I got Astralaria first.

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  • Cyninja.2954Cyninja.2954 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Astralaria

    Going to go with Astralaria too. Looks great. Also the more prestigious legendary if that is of any consequence.

    Price wise Frostfang though:

    Astralaria - 2050g (with no premium for buying ascended crafting materials, otherwise easy 2-300g more)
    Frostfang - 1200g

  • Vayne.8563Vayne.8563 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I didn't vote, because for me it's more about what fits my characters than which I like better. I made both of them for different characters.

  • lokh.2695lokh.2695 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Whatever you like more. Don't let others tell you what to do, in a game about looks it all boils down, which design do you like more? To take your OP into account. Frostfang is lacking the smoothnes but maybe you'll get tired of using a stellar themed axe all the time. Toss a coin if you can't make up your mind, but I guess you already know which one you prefer, you just can't decide because it seems so final. Who knows, maybe you'll craft the other one too, no matter on which one you decide now.

    If you want X, and Y is needed to get get X, you also have to want Y if you really want X. If you don't want Y, you don't want X. It's easy.
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  • Astralaria

    I adore Astralaria, but it works perfectly in terms of aesthetics for my norn firebrand, so that's part of it. Frostfang would have been way easier to get, but I'm a sucker for astral-themed anything.

  • Oglaf.1074Oglaf.1074 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Astralaria

    @lokh.2695 said:
    Don't let others tell you what to do, in a game about looks it all boils down, which design do you like more?

    Well, he/she specifically created this thread asking for peoples’ opinions so while I agree with your sentiment in general, it sorta doesn’t apply in this particular case.

    Please Anet give us a hide Chest Armour-option. Tattoo-clad Norns everywhere beg of you.

  • Astralaria

    @Oglaf.1074 said:

    @lokh.2695 said:
    Don't let others tell you what to do, in a game about looks it all boils down, which design do you like more?

    Well, he/she specifically created this thread asking for peoples’ opinions so while I agree with your sentiment in general, it sorta doesn’t apply in this particular case.

    Whether the OP is influenced by our advice or not, having an outside opinion often helps to clarify our own feelings. Like flipping a coin whether to have a taco or a hamburger, and when the coin comes up hamburger, you discover that after all, you really, really would rather have pizza.

    I <3 my Astralaria, btw.

  • Reverielle.3972Reverielle.3972 Member ✭✭✭
    Astralaria

    @Steve The Cynic.3217 said:

    @Reverielle.3972 said:
    Astralaria is more subtle - especially when sheathed (for lack of a better term) - to that end I find it can compliment more styles.

    I believe the Preview window calls it "Stowed".

    That's the word I was looking for, thanks!

  • Arden.7480Arden.7480 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Astralaria

    Astralaria is gorgeous! I love it on my necromancer!

    Seek, and you shall find.

  • @Hesacon.8735 said:
    I love my Astralaria, and with the addition of Stellar weapons in Istan, there is something to pair it with.

    But man, I would not recommend doing the collections for Astralaria. Collection I is a 2 week time gate for some reason and you have to complete the Not So Secret jumping puzzle.

    What is the alternative ways besides doing collection? To avoid the time gate ...?

  • Haleydawn.3764Haleydawn.3764 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 28, 2019
    Astralaria

    @DHung.5263 said:

    @Hesacon.8735 said:
    I love my Astralaria, and with the addition of Stellar weapons in Istan, there is something to pair it with.

    But man, I would not recommend doing the collections for Astralaria. Collection I is a 2 week time gate for some reason and you have to complete the Not So Secret jumping puzzle.

    What is the alternative ways besides doing collection? To avoid the time gate ...?

    Hesacon’s comment is a bit misleading. You have to do the collections to get Astralaria. There’s no alternative other than to make Frostfang if you want a Legendary Axe. The “2 week timegate”, is the Ascended materials needed to craft The Device (Astralarias stage 1 Precursor), 15 Deldrimor Steel Ingots, 10 Spiritwood Planks and 10 Elonian Leather Squares (these can be bought from the trading post though). The Lumps of Mithrillium, Glob of Elderspirit residue and Spool of Thick Elonian cord to make them can only be crafted once per day, hence the “2 week timegate” comment.

    The collections aren’t as difficult as people make them out to be.

    EDIT: Totally forgot you needed Zin collection. I must have had this done prior to starting the collections for Astralaria last year. Either way, 2 weeks isn't horrendous, when the rest of the collections will keep you just as busy.

    The above was written as part of an attempt to waste time.

  • ProtoGunner.4953ProtoGunner.4953 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Astralaria

    I have both and Astralaria is so much better. It's imo one of the best legendaries out there. The detail is astonishing, go for it!

  • phs.6089phs.6089 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Astralaria

    @Haleydawn.3764 said:

    @DHung.5263 said:

    @Hesacon.8735 said:
    I love my Astralaria, and with the addition of Stellar weapons in Istan, there is something to pair it with.

    But man, I would not recommend doing the collections for Astralaria. Collection I is a 2 week time gate for some reason and you have to complete the Not So Secret jumping puzzle.

    What is the alternative ways besides doing collection? To avoid the time gate ...?

    Hesacon’s comment is a bit misleading. You have to do the collections to get Astralaria. There’s no alternative other than to make Frostfang if you want a Legendary Axe. The “2 week timegate”, is the Ascended materials needed to craft The Device (Astralarias stage 1 Precursor), 15 Deldrimor Steel Ingots, 10 Spiritwood Planks and 10 Elonian Leather Squares (these can be bought from the trading post though). The Lumps of Mithrillium, Glob of Elderspirit residue and Spool of Thick Elonian cord to make them can only be crafted once per day, hence the “2 week timegate” comment.

    The collections aren’t as difficult as people make them out to be.

    it's 12 days and it's mini collection, not really ascended mats that can be bought from TP given gold isn't a problem
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  • Hesacon.8735Hesacon.8735 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Astralaria

    @phs.6089 said:

    @Haleydawn.3764 said:

    @DHung.5263 said:

    @Hesacon.8735 said:
    I love my Astralaria, and with the addition of Stellar weapons in Istan, there is something to pair it with.

    But man, I would not recommend doing the collections for Astralaria. Collection I is a 2 week time gate for some reason and you have to complete the Not So Secret jumping puzzle.

    What is the alternative ways besides doing collection? To avoid the time gate ...?

    Hesacon’s comment is a bit misleading. You have to do the collections to get Astralaria. There’s no alternative other than to make Frostfang if you want a Legendary Axe. The “2 week timegate”, is the Ascended materials needed to craft The Device (Astralarias stage 1 Precursor), 15 Deldrimor Steel Ingots, 10 Spiritwood Planks and 10 Elonian Leather Squares (these can be bought from the trading post though). The Lumps of Mithrillium, Glob of Elderspirit residue and Spool of Thick Elonian cord to make them can only be crafted once per day, hence the “2 week timegate” comment.

    The collections aren’t as difficult as people make them out to be.

    it's 12 days and it's mini collection, not really ascended mats that can be bought from TP given gold isn't a problem
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Zinn's_Prize_Student

    This is what I was referring to.

  • crepuscular.9047crepuscular.9047 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Astralaria

    visually Astralaria is way better, but kitten the costs required to craft gen2s

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  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I made both. :p

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