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What are your guesses for the Legendary Greatsword next Episode?

So the highly anticipated Greatsword will be the last of the Gen 2 Legendaries to be released and it surely has built up some expectations. What do you guys think will the weapon's theme be?

I've seen comments (especially after Rytlock's short story) that we might get a Sohothin + Magdaer double legendary, which we will be able to combine into a "Destiny's Edge", which sounds so over the top that it quickly became one of my favorite ideas as well.

I doubt that we will get another triple legendary GS, but maybe that's exactly why it is the very last weapon that gets released.

Will we get another Fire themed weapon? Balthazar's Greatsword (it has a gemstore skin, but that doesn't have to mean anything since it doesn't have any fancy effects) would come to mind and was rumored around the start of PoF. The "Stellar" theme is kinda done already thanks to our beautiful Gen 1 Greatswords and Astralaria is using the kind of effects I had in mind the first time I imagined the gen 2 Greatsword all those months ago. Could we be in for another Icy weapon? Or even a lightning based one?

Personally I have had everything ready to craft it on day 1 for the last 2 episodes now and I will craft it even if I happen to strongly dislike the design.

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  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    the destiny's edge suggestion with sohothin is just stupid.

    but whatever it'll be it'd probably have some thematic ties to next episode (or the season in general)

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  • kins.3294kins.3294 Member ✭✭

    When is the new episode coming?

  • thehipone.6812thehipone.6812 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 1, 2019

    Considering that we got a very human themed sword and a very charr themed dagger, I hope it is an asura themed greatsword that is super cheesy looking/joke legendary like a golem on a stick or something.

    Wouldn't surprise me to see a Glint-themed weapon though.

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @kins.3294 said:
    When is the new episode coming?

    We don't know. Maybe March, maybe April

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

    @jwaz.1908 said:
    Another fiery greatsword would be so cliche, and we already have so many (volcanus, molten, fused, etc...). I'd rather see something truly unique and one of a kind.

    Fully agree! Though I would be interested in what they can do with them if they amped those up to 11.

    @derd.6413 said:
    the destiny's edge suggestion with sohothin is just stupid.

    but whatever it'll be it'd probably have some thematic ties to next episode (or the season in general)

    It's stupid, that's why I like it so much! Though it would probably upset more people than make them think "okay, cool". But taking only the last part: Craft "Destiny's Edge", as a testament to all the work we've put in, despite our failures, we have come a very long way and a legendary could perfectly tie into that. Now I really like that idea.

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  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Blocki.4931 said:

    @jwaz.1908 said:
    Another fiery greatsword would be so cliche, and we already have so many (volcanus, molten, fused, etc...). I'd rather see something truly unique and one of a kind.

    Fully agree! Though I would be interested in what they can do with them if they amped those up to 11.

    @derd.6413 said:
    the destiny's edge suggestion with sohothin is just stupid.

    but whatever it'll be it'd probably have some thematic ties to next episode (or the season in general)

    It's stupid, that's why I like it so much! Though it would probably upset more people than make them think "okay, cool". But taking only the last part: Craft "Destiny's Edge", as a testament to all the work we've put in, despite our failures, we have come a very long way and a legendary could perfectly tie into that. Now I really like that idea.

    it's the sohotin part that's stupid, idc what they name it

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  • Gehenna.3625Gehenna.3625 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Well I hope it's designed by the same people who designed Pharus.

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  • cptaylor.2670cptaylor.2670 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Probably Destinys Edge and it will be some shard made from Kralk. And maybe have the charr dagger draw animation but with ghosts of the destinys edge crew or something instead. Who knows though. Could be another chainsaw for all we know.

  • cptaylor.2670cptaylor.2670 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @thehipone.6812 said:
    Considering that we got a very human themed sword and a very charr themed dagger, I hope it is an asura themed greatsword that is super cheesy looking/joke legendary like a golem on a stick or something.

    Wouldn't surprise me to see a Glint-themed weapon though.

    A forgotten theme could be cool.

  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭

    As long as it doesn't look like the hideous graphic bug looking ones that are in the game currently.. it'll be an improvement XD

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

    Maybe branded themed. It’d be cool if you could fuse Eternity with the Gen 2 one though to create something really epic.

  • TexZero.7910TexZero.7910 Member ✭✭✭✭

    A Wooden Row Boat Oar.

    I'm totally not making an homage to a certain fighting game by suggesting this....

  • Palador.2170Palador.2170 Member ✭✭✭

    Well, the general pattern has been to alternate between silly and serious. So, I guess this one should be silly?

    Maybe some kind of gigantic, oversized buster sword, with little asuran rocket thrusters on it to help you swing it?

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  • Vancho.8750Vancho.8750 Member ✭✭✭

    We might get Magdaer lore and create replica like the Shining blade. And don't start with it is one handed, the sword is basically light saber.

  • I know that magdaer was going to get fixed (honestly with it broken I would have thought new legendary dagger, fig. it would lead to logan and thus guardian getting dagger next) but I hope it's niether that or a mix of the two swords.

    I also hope it won't be themed to the episode either. I would have liked to have seen an asuran tech greatsword with a beam of light within changing colors and the footfalls being different colored strobe ligths that radiate out in a circle. And when you swing it each swipe (sort of like sunrise/twilight) is displays a different color. But this is a very silly idea.

    For something more serious and if it is themed over the episode I hope it'll be a slimmer greatsword. Either way i'll be making this one.

  • I'm betting Choya themed surfboard. Projectile skills now fling choya at your targets. Blade trails/footfalls are splashes of salty tears seawater.

  • I could imagine the Greatsword is a Caladbolg 2.0 or has to do with Ventari's Tablet or something.
    The Sylvaris are the only playable race who are not involved in the gen 2 legendarys until now.

    The claw of the Khan-Ur is an ancient charr artifact,
    The shining blade is the symbol of a human elite force,
    Nevermore is connected with the raven spirit of the norn
    and hope is designed from the asura.

  • something lore related would be cool.
    maybe a shard of glint or kralks fang lol.

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  • You know it's name. I was surprised that the game didn't have a version of it already since it already got Mjölnir and Gungnir.

  • mortrialus.3062mortrialus.3062 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 3, 2019

    Tooth of Kralkatorik. You know the Jormag tooth in Hoelbrak? Yeah imagine that with a hilt and purple. Monster Hunter style, baby. Purple crystal effects for it's draw animation, aura, projectile, weapon trail and foot falls.

    @Palador.2170 said:
    Well, the general pattern has been to alternate between silly and serious. So, I guess this one should be silly?

    Maybe some kind of gigantic, oversized buster sword, with little asuran rocket thrusters on it to help you swing it?

    ?

    Binding of Ipos > Claw of the Khan-Ur > Verdarach > Xiuquatl > Pharaus.

    I wouldn't describe any of them as silly, though Verdarach is hilariously large.

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  • cptaylor.2670cptaylor.2670 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @mortrialus.3062 said:
    Tooth of Kralkatorik. You know the Jormag tooth in Hoelbrak? Yeah imagine that with a hilt and purple. Monster Hunter style, baby. Purple crystal effects for it's draw animation, aura, projectile, weapon trail and foot falls.

    @Palador.2170 said:
    Well, the general pattern has been to alternate between silly and serious. So, I guess this one should be silly?

    Maybe some kind of gigantic, oversized buster sword, with little asuran rocket thrusters on it to help you swing it?

    ?

    Binding of Ipos > Claw of the Khan-Ur > Verdarach > Xiuquatl > Pharaus.

    I wouldn't describe any of them as silly, though Verdarach is hilariously large.

    Definitely expecting something related to Kralk. Though the foreshadowing in Requiem implies that Sohothin is a possible contender. Or some merging of that plus Magdeer or whatever.

    I'm sticking with it being called Destiny's Edge though. lol Maybe it will be a giant purple Soul Caliber -esque sword that's a giant purple crystal/shard of Kralk. And in the center of the crystal you'll see Kralk's eye peering out at you and looking in all directions Lord of the Rings style.

    Hoping it will be pretty cool though. Seems like they've intentionally saved it for last. And everyone has different tastes, but it's hard to beat the original legendary greatswords. So whatever the design is I'd expect it to be pretty over the top to compete.

  • TexZero.7910TexZero.7910 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @mortrialus.3062 said:
    Tooth of Kralkatorik. You know the Jormag tooth in Hoelbrak? Yeah imagine that with a hilt and purple. Monster Hunter style, baby. Purple crystal effects for it's draw animation, aura, projectile, weapon trail and foot falls.

    @Palador.2170 said:
    Well, the general pattern has been to alternate between silly and serious. So, I guess this one should be silly?

    Maybe some kind of gigantic, oversized buster sword, with little asuran rocket thrusters on it to help you swing it?

    ?

    Binding of Ipos > Claw of the Khan-Ur > Verdarach > Xiuquatl > Pharaus.

    I wouldn't describe any of them as silly, though Verdarach is hilariously large.

    The pattern is generally relative to the G1 Legendary counterparts not between the same ones.

    The only one that really bucks that trend is Claw instead of Incinerator and even then Claw is more practical than Incin is.

  • mortrialus.3062mortrialus.3062 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @TexZero.7910 said:

    @mortrialus.3062 said:
    Tooth of Kralkatorik. You know the Jormag tooth in Hoelbrak? Yeah imagine that with a hilt and purple. Monster Hunter style, baby. Purple crystal effects for it's draw animation, aura, projectile, weapon trail and foot falls.

    @Palador.2170 said:
    Well, the general pattern has been to alternate between silly and serious. So, I guess this one should be silly?

    Maybe some kind of gigantic, oversized buster sword, with little asuran rocket thrusters on it to help you swing it?

    ?

    Binding of Ipos > Claw of the Khan-Ur > Verdarach > Xiuquatl > Pharaus.

    I wouldn't describe any of them as silly, though Verdarach is hilariously large.

    The pattern is generally relative to the G1 Legendary counterparts not between the same ones.

    The only one that really bucks that trend is Claw instead of Incinerator and even then Claw is more practical than Incin is.

    Shining Blade, Verdarach, Flames of War, Pharus, Astralaria, Nevermore, aren't "silly" either (Though lots of people hate FoW) either and neither are their gen 1 counter parts.

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  • A crystallized blade forged from aurene's shed tail (you know how tequatl leaves his tail behind every 3hrs then regrows it again. And again), with baby aurene's after image swiping beside ur sword.

    When a mesmer uses attack 1, aurene's pewpew comes out

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  • phs.6089phs.6089 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 3, 2019

    I really hope it would be something like BDO Dark Knight Awakening GS. It's purplish and slick :)

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  • Some kind of water sword. I would say called "The Maelstrom" if that hadn't already been used in game on a rather unimpressive trident skin :/
    Waves crash up and down the weapon while in use, spraying foam. Draw effect is a large water vortex surrounding the player. Footfalls are mini crashing waves.

    Possible lore reason (includes recent Living Story spoiler):

    Kralkatorrik survived the recent encounter with the Commander, but was severely wounded. With his energy greatly reduced, he has joined Primordus and Jormag and returned to a dormant state to recover.
    A certain Deep Sea Dragon senses the power vacuum left in Tyria, is tired of being called "the other one", and decides it's time to remind everyone what his actual name is. The next Living Story episode ends with the Commander discovering this, leading on to the next Living Story instalment with a new dragon emerging.

  • Tzarakiel.7490Tzarakiel.7490 Member ✭✭✭

    Not sure about the appearance of the weapon, but my guess is that you have to combine 2 Eternities in the forge to get the precursor.

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  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭✭

    They should of done a competition, and let the community show them what they would like since the last bow (which I have) was so hated. But maybe also the story behind it and it's place in the lore.

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

    @Dami.5046 said:
    They should of done a competition, and let the community show them what they would like since the last bow (which I have) was so hated. But maybe also the story behind it and it's place in the lore.

    The weapons were already finished a long time ago, no real spot for a competition.

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  • zealex.9410zealex.9410 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Destiny's edge being magdaer and sohothin sounds hype af imho.

  • borgs.6103borgs.6103 Member ✭✭✭

    It's gonna be a Gratesword. The foot trail will be mozarella, the stow/draw sound effect would be the sound of a chalkboard being scratched by fingernails, and the aura will be a confetti of mixed vegetables.

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  • It will be called infinty and have a blackhole looking blade and when combined with eternity it will make a new sword called oblivion. The blade will suck in defeated enemies. It will have a black aura that distorts everything around you. Foot falls will look eternities only that it will implode.

  • Celsith.2753Celsith.2753 Member ✭✭✭

    @PlagueParade.7942 said:

    I also hope it won't be themed to the episode either. I would have liked to have seen an asuran tech greatsword with a beam of light within changing colors and the footfalls being different colored strobe ligths that radiate out in a circle. And when you swing it each swipe (sort of like sunrise/twilight) is displays a different color. But this is a very silly idea.

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  • DanAlcedo.3281DanAlcedo.3281 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Palador.2170 said:
    Well, the general pattern has been to alternate between silly and serious. So, I guess this one should be silly?

    Maybe some kind of gigantic, oversized buster sword, with little asuran rocket thrusters on it to help you swing it?

    We already got 3 silly Greatswords.
    Time for a serious one.

    To the Topic:
    A Aurene theme/crystal sword probably.
    Not what i want but my guess.

  • Balsa.3951Balsa.3951 Member ✭✭✭

    i like a legendary which transforms u similar but totally different theme to what reaper shroud is

  • Pirindolo.9427Pirindolo.9427 Member ✭✭✭

    One of these:

    1) A greatsword that doesn't look like a greatsword, it's the size of a surfboard and causes epileptic attacks with its neon lights

    2) A last-minute re-skin of a gemstore greatsword (like they did with pharus)

  • Gopaka.7839Gopaka.7839 Member ✭✭✭

    I would say Kralkatorik Greatsword + Aurene Greatsword... just imagine the fusion... some bad kitten bluish purplish crystal greatsword.
    Other idea is Unbound Greatsword + Volatile Greatsword... the binding of those two together will be unthinkably awesome !

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 5, 2019

    @phs.6089 said:

    prolly this with steaming effect.

    I am afraid that it will be something over-the-top like that (at least the size will certainly fit :/ ), or something "sci-fi" looking like Pharus (also not very desireable).

    I kid, I kid.

    No, you don't. You nailed the general weapon design policy of the past two and a half years.

  • There's 3 main kinds of legendary weapons. And weapons can be of more than 1 of these at the same time, but they will always have a 'main' type that is more prominent than the rest.

    • Lore-based. These are replicas of ancient weapons or weapons inspired in or related to lore elements like events, people or places such as ancient Orr, the Krait, the Shining Blade, etc.
    • Elemental. These are based on simple and basic abstract themes like "Fire", "Darkness", "Chaos", "Light", "Corruption", "Demonic", "Celestial", "Nature", "Sky", etc.
    • Silly. These are based on fun silly concepts like "Firing confetti" , "firing unicorns", "A disco ball", "a quagan in a bowl", "holding a boat and firing cannonball", etc.

    The Gen 1 greatswords were 'elemental': "Shadow/Dark" and "Light/Holy" being the elements.

    That means the Gen 2 one will be either lore-based or silly.

    I would be interesting if it was a combination of Magdaer and Sohothin, reforged into one weapon.

  • I think it will be called the Timewarp. Only one person per server can craft it. It will be shard based and when unsheathed will force all characters within 1200ft to perform the full RHP timewarp dance, then gives stage 4 terminal eye cancer to all players still alive. Owner will receive special glasses from Arenanet to block lighting effects and vouchers for 2 free psychiatric sessions.

    Or the boat oar works too.

  • @Blocki.4931 said:
    I've seen comments (especially after Rytlock's short story) that we might get a Sohothin + Magdaer double legendary, which we will be able to combine into a "Destiny's Edge", which sounds so over the top that it quickly became one of my favorite ideas as well.

    No. They combine to make Fate's Razor.

  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ghostrider.6879 said:

    You know it's name. I was surprised that the game didn't have a version of it already since it already got Mjölnir and Gungnir.

    both of them are from nordic mythology, that one is from english legends. (and if you look at the non-anime version A.K.A the legendary accurate one, it's quite a boring looking sword)

  • Despond.2174Despond.2174 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 10, 2019

    @Swagger.1459 said:
    I’m feeling that it will be a greatsword that you can combine with Eternity to make another greatsword.

    I think I wouldn't mind this. Hey, we always need new projects to help us keep interested. :D I hope it's something that's not close to skins already like fire, cold etc. I doubt it will beat Eternity and the whole other world theme but if it does I will make one. I also hope it looks good sheathed and not "contracted" like they are doing with many weapons now.

  • @sorudo.9054 said:

    @Ghostrider.6879 said:

    You know it's name. I was surprised that the game didn't have a version of it already since it already got Mjölnir and Gungnir.

    both of them are from nordic mythology, that one is from english legends. (and if you look at the non-anime version A.K.A the legendary accurate one, it's quite a boring looking sword)

    Ya that's my point. Real life mythology reference is not off the table. And since it's one of the most famous sword, I kinda want to see anet's version of it.

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