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Piece together YOUR dream skyscale...

Frostfang.5109Frostfang.5109 Member ✭✭✭
edited July 9, 2019 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

Piece together YOUR dream skyscale... to help A-net se what we find attractive in a dragon skin. Here is my dream skyscale:

  • Head: Medium triangular, rather big, expressive eyes (not as light as the shimmerwings and not as heavy/klunky as the default skyscales).
  • Body: Medium, like Aurenes or the Axejaws (Default skyscale is too heavy ans shimmerwings too thin).
  • Wings: Three fingered, like Aurenes and webbed, like Aurenes or any skyscale except for the shimmerwing.
  • Spikes/fins: Spikes along the spine with web in between, similar to a fish back fin or to what we ser in the shimmerwings front legs. Also spikes/fins at the base of the tail that are stiff in flight (not like a flopping skirt like in the shimmerwing), and a spikes/fin at the tip of the tail like the shimmerwing has. Also at the jawline, like the shimmerwing has. Also on the front legs, like the shimmerwing has. The tail fins should be folded when the skyscale stands still (not when stretching).
  • Colors: Oily/shimmering. The dyes of the scales/main body Schould behave similar as the shimmerwings wings. When you apply a dye, it could shimmering in either warm or cold colours depending on the warmt of the chosen dye. White could shimmer in Glints colours for example, Black like a magpie shimmers in blue and green.... and so on. The dye channels should be 1, main body, 2, chest, 3, spikes +horns and 4, fins. At night there should be a glow/bioluminescense that Aurenes has to the throat, chest, side of the neck and tail, and a little bit on the bony parts of the wings.
  • Horns: Not too heavy, and pointing bakc/upwards.
  • Fire: either like the shimmerwings or Aurenes.
  • Animations: A stretch that is like the Griffons but with a jawn and the wings being riset upwards an extended as the skyscale does the final part of the Griffons stretch. A feeding animation could be that the skyscale snatches a sanke that comes up from a hole in the ground.
  • Footfals: Like the shimmerwings!

The impression of this creature should be exotic and muscular, yet slender/agile. It will give the impression of being able to dive inte the sea to catch food and agile in flight.

THIS is my dream skyscale!
How is yours?


  • anninke.7469anninke.7469 Member ✭✭✭

    Well, I have her right now. The basic skyscale is probably not the prettiest, but that's the one "I" raised. So it's the right one, at least for my main.

    Otherwise I'd like a plant-ish Sylvari style skyscale (as wel as the rest of mounts).

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  • Udolpho.1209Udolpho.1209 Member ✭✭✭

    Asuran tech helicopter attached to head, like a propeller gadget hat. With grappling hook.
    Occasionally spits out disturbing sparks/smoke or drops a gear/shakes mid-air.
    On landing hat falls off and explodes.
    4 dye channals, 4th one dyes the smoke/sparks/explosions.
    Animations are mainly character player ones.

    Ideally as a set of Asuran tech mount "replacements": giant coiled foot springs for springer, hoverboard for skimmer, rocket launcher for raptor, magical blink/teleport device for jackel, tron bike for roller beetle, astro boy jet boots (with changing arm poses) for griffon. Or along those lines.

  • MithranArkanere.8957MithranArkanere.8957 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I go with a helmet that covers the eyes, making it look like it doesn't have eyes, like a how Fellbeasts are often depicted.

  • AshkyLicious.4729AshkyLicious.4729 Member ✭✭
    edited July 9, 2019


    This would be the absolute perfect skyscale skin for me, the Dragontail butterfly =) <3

  • ErikTheTyrant.4527ErikTheTyrant.4527 Member ✭✭✭

    A Forged or steam/clockwork skyscale.

  • Game of Bones.8975Game of Bones.8975 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Smokes and shows magma between the joints

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  • Wulfbane.4679Wulfbane.4679 Member ✭✭
    edited July 9, 2019

    Randulf...thanks for the memories
    Before I clicked on the clip I thought ...Neverending Story...afterwards the theme music started going thru my mind and had to go look it up :)
    I don't buy alot of mount skins but I would consider getting 'Falkor' the luckdragon...maybe I'll go back to work on the skyscale....unless someone wants to sell me a saddle ;)

  • jinxykat.6519jinxykat.6519 Member ✭✭✭

    There are so many they could do..the classic elements (fire, ice, air, earth) would be nice, as those are themes a lot of players are doing on their toons. A stone gargoyle would me my personal pick, but any winged creature could be a variant. The possibilities are endless.

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  • Rauderi.8706Rauderi.8706 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'm good with the basic design, even if it's a butterface.
    The head feels so crammed that detail gets lost.

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

    need i say more?

  • XYLO.7031XYLO.7031 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm not too picky about skins. Just the shimmer scale head and I'm content. BTW, if the new sets of skyscale skins had a single skin with the shimmer scale head, I would have bought them.

    As it stands, someone else said it best:
    I don't want a dragon mount with a pug face. Lol.

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  • Konig Des Todes.2086Konig Des Todes.2086 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Just give me the following skins as Skyscales, and I'll be happy:

    • Shadow of the Dragon
    • Risen Dragon (aka Tequatl the Sunless)
    • Claw of Jormag
    • The Shatterer
    • Death-Branded Shatterer

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  • Erasculio.2914Erasculio.2914 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I wish we had a pack including skins for all the older mount packs (such as the Exosuit one, the Mad Realm one, the Awakened one, and so on). We got a Branded one on the last pack, but I wish we could customize all our mounts under the same theme.

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  • Just give me something that looks like Toothless and I'll be a happy man.

    Realistically, though, just give me an Exo-suit skin to match the rest of my mounts. Or armor everything else up like the Dreadnaught raptor. That would be pretty spiffy.

  • bird.5920bird.5920 Member ✭✭

    Either something absolutely horrifying (Gaping Dragon from Dark Souls?) or...some sort of bird/dinosaur/bat. A bat would be cute, with a little snub nose. Maybe a chicken or a bearded vulture for the more avian side.

  • anninke.7469anninke.7469 Member ✭✭✭

    @NanoEliteSixSixSix.8935 said:
    Just give me something that looks like Toothless and I'll be a happy man.

    This has been on my mind too. Not gonna happen, I know, but it'd be awesome. :)

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  • Ben K.6238Ben K.6238 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I thought Aurene's hatchling form already had a rather uncanny resemblance. (I originally referred to her as Shameless for that reason.)

  • joneirikb.7506joneirikb.7506 Member ✭✭✭✭

    And invisible Skyscale, that makes the rider invisible, that I can buy Gemstore, and apply to everyone else.

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  • Jski.6180Jski.6180 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I am still do not have one and i do not feel the need to get one but i do love Panzer Dragoon a lot and i am a bit shocked no one suggested it.

    See ELE forms and you will get my views.

  • @anninke.7469 said:

    @NanoEliteSixSixSix.8935 said:
    Just give me something that looks like Toothless and I'll be a happy man.

    This has been on my mind too. Not gonna happen, I know, but it'd be awesome. :)

    Alas, we can only dream...

  • Dragon Priestess.9760Dragon Priestess.9760 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 11, 2019

    Upward pointed horns!

    Also, a nice, fleshy undead dragon would be nice:

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  • Ygdrasill.9135Ygdrasill.9135 Member ✭✭✭

    I like the basic model. It reminds me of Aurene before she ascended. I'm very glad they did a skin set that kept the basic shape and just gave us more patterns and dye channels. Now if they did a tribute to Mothra skin, I'd probably buy it, but that's unlikely.

  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭

    A Rathalos would be neat but Capcom and ArenaNet will never agree to one another for such crossover. On the other hand it would be kinda weird if a monster from the Monster Hunter franchise would appear in Tyria.

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  • Trise.2865Trise.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    My "dream skyscale" looks like this:


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  • Tekoneiric.6817Tekoneiric.6817 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Randulf.7614 said:

    We all want it, just admit it inside yourself

    Given Falkor's flight mechanics more closely match the griffon than the skyscale we'd be better off with a Falkor like skin for the griffon.

  • Tekoneiric.6817Tekoneiric.6817 Member ✭✭✭✭

    How about a plush skyscale skin. When we toss food to the skyscale it could be random candy treats.

  • Weindrasi.3805Weindrasi.3805 Member ✭✭✭

    A horrific eldritch abomination. Something like Zhaitan, or with tentacles and horrific deformities. Or something like this http://www.numotgaming.com/full-force-eldritch-moon-draft-emerge-revisited/

  • Plenty of cool ideas but no matter how cool it looks, it'll never be 20 bucks cool :x

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    My "dream Skyscale" would be the Shimmerwing skin without its firefly wings but default Skyscale wings instead.

  • Udolpho.1209Udolpho.1209 Member ✭✭✭

    ...I'm a sucker, would probably buy an undead dragon like those posted or a Falcor mount

  • Tumult.2578Tumult.2578 Member ✭✭

    My dream Skyscale would have very tiny wings, so all the other players could actually see the game they are trying to play.

  • Udolpho.1209Udolpho.1209 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 18, 2019

    @Tumult.2578 said:
    My dream Skyscale would have very tiny wings, so all the other players could actually see the game they are trying to play.

    ...A really, REALLY fat dragon that's super cute with teensy-tiny mini-wings that defy the laws of physics. Kind of cartoony dye patterns (polka dots or stripes). It's feet are so small it kind of waddles adorably, or maybe it just bounces. You toss it giant cakes and cupcakes to eat, and it coos happily. Instead of little flame bursts, it belches. It's engage skill is a colorful vomiting poison field.

  • Frostfang.5109Frostfang.5109 Member ✭✭✭
    • Mountain Banshee (from Avatar) inspired skin!
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