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All five new MountFits, as shown in the preview panel (all four channels with distinct colors, followed by a shot of each individual channel colored white with the rest black, to highlight what changes):

Discussion thread:

These are posted by u/idiivil.

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Thanks a lot, @Blood Red Arachnid.2493 — I wasn't at all tempted to buy before seeing it and now I'm reconsidering ;)(More seriously: nice shot; really shows it off in the best light. Good colors, too)

added: thanks also to @"Cragga the Eighty Third.6015" and @Haleydawn.3764, for their screenies (below); very helpful in deciding whether to plunk down 2k or save it for two MountFits in the bush.

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Well, I know that most of the attention has been on the Bioluminescent and Branded skins, so I thought I would post one of each of the new ones.6qHmnIw.png

Here is the flare-marked, which I thought looked really boring before I started messing with dyes, and now I think I like it best of the non-flashy ones.
Swampblack / Crushed BoneBloody Red / Incandescent

iZrp6rx.pngHere is the Caeldera, which is a little challenging to find a good dye scheme for, but can look pretty dramatic.Midnight bronze / IncandescentMagma / Resolution

Cs64L5w.pngThe wing patterns on the Axejaw are cool, just have to find colors with a nice contrast.Vintage Silver / CelestialMidnight Bronze / Enameled Emblaze

FQcIt3o.pngYou don't HAVE to make your Bioluminescent skyscale black with one bright color, but it's how it looks coolest. The two other color channels barely show.Midnight Ice / Pthalo BlueSunfire Lava / Electro Blue

9fQrAQb.pngMayhem wanted her Branded Skyscale to match her Branded Raptor. Somehow the skyscale is three times flashier.Pthalo Blue / Bloodstone Dark IndigoMagenta - Destroyer Orange.

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@Ayrilana.1396 said:Does the bottom left of the bio-luminescent one do anything?

Edit: Oh. It's the spots that barely show the color. Great use of a dye channel...

My experience with that channel suggests it effects intensity. If you put a bright color in there you get a consistently bright glow, if you put a dark color in there you get a more subdued glow.

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I've been experimenting with making the branded skyscale look like Aurene:RlCFQS7h.jpg

Surprisingly I've found it harder than with the griffon. Possibly because Aurene's scales are iridescent and the griffons feathers are similar, whereas the skyscale is more...patchy.

My elementalist has an on-going theme where I try to give her mounts which look like elementals (the idea being she's modified the spells to summon her own mounts). Since I ran out of elements I've had to combine them. The skyscale is fire & air, but I'm not sure the fire aspect really comes through:FQMODtwh.jpg

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I've played with these on most of my alts now. Some of them simply refuse to consider anything but Shimmerwing, but others seemed willing or even eager to try the new ones out. As usual my apologies for making these links rather than embeds (if anyone knows how to embed from Discord links like I can on the ESO forums, I'd be happy; managing image host pages has just gotten too clunky to deal with). Bright side, I'm using less vertical space here ...

It's a lot of shots but the other thread wanted to see what could be done with the non-glowy ones so I put in a lot of samples in case it helps/inspires someone.

The Axehead has offered the most visual interest to me. It has good delineation of dye channels and a very nice way to do a gradient effect from stem to stern.https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596118624423641104/AltdraggAxeSide.JPG - Brown-Orangehttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596118659873767425/AltdraggAxeFly.JPGhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596118702924234782/AndretAxeSide.JPG - Greenshttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596118757575753739/LordVAxeSide.JPG - Elemental Firehttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596118792065515530/LordVAxeFly.JPGhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596118839473864860/MarciaAxeSide.JPG - White-Bluehttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596118871207968788/MarciaAxeFly.JPGhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596118921594273793/RafeAxeSide.JPG - Blueshttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596118955370741790/RafeAxeFly.JPGhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596119019321425940/ScrappyAxeFront.JPG - Black-Redhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596119054461435924/ScrappyAxeFly.JPGhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596119134534762593/SolveigAxeFront.JPG Black-Bluehttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596119169565720593/SolveigAxeRear.JPGhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596119207633223680/SolveigAxeFly.JPG

The Caldera also gives a lot of nice contrasts but I find myself going for mostly natural/muted hues on it. Mostly.https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596119381638119454/AndretCalderaSide.JPG - Greenshttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596119429469831188/MouseCalderaSide.JPG - Muddy Brownshttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596119460990156820/MouseCalderaFly.JPGhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596119785331490826/TayyibCalderaFront.JPG - Blue-Goldhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596119829082275862/TayyibCalderaFly.JPGhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596119885273366558/YlfaCalderaSide.JPG - Brownish Greenhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596119920115449869/YlfaCalderaFly.JPG

The Flaremarked's been the hardest to dye well. Some things I'd want to contrast share channels, the big wing blotch lacks personality, and I personally don't care for the horizontally bisected nose color it's so easy to make so I have to match shades carefully, but that's purely a personal aesthetic and I can see why others would find it endearing (I prefer cats to have all one color nose, too, it's just me).https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596120082678022154/AndretFlareSide.JPG - Greenshttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596120161040465922/RevFlareSide.JPG - Brown-Orange-Creamhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596120209299865613/RevFlareFly.JPGhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596120289570455567/TaheefaFlareSide.JPG - Blue-Gold (really! Had bad lighting)https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596120331102453760/TaheefaFlareFly.JPG

The Branded does a lot of neat things, including shading the crystal spikes from base to tip depending on dyes. Samples:https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596120542889902100/FroblekkBrandedSide.JPG - Blue-Whitehttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596120586330308622/FroblekkBrandedFly.JPGhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596120635982348288/MyrkkiliBrandedSide.JPG - Black-Grey-Bonehttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596120663153049600/MyrkkiliBrandedFly.JPGhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596121435181940736/TalaniBrandedSide.JPG - Elemental Firehttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596121465846497310/TalaniBrandedFly.JPG

And Bioluminescent -- hmm. This one's harder than it seems at first glance if you don't want it dark and brooding. While the shifting illumination can brighten it during the glow pulse, overall I've found myself making them fairly dark with some shiny bits. Screenshots don't do it justice though, a lot of the appeal is in the constant swirl of color. One hitch is that dyes used affect the little bursts in the air from the wing flaps, and the hues tend to shift to green even if you don't want any green in the palette.https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596120821571780639/BriamorBiolum.JPG - Pink-Gold-Redhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596120853431713802/BriamorBiolumFly.JPGhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596120901330927656/DonariBiolum.JPG - Green-Goldhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596120974513143819/ScrappyBiolumFront.JPG - Gold-Red-Orangehttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596121031085654026/ScrappyBiolumFly.JPGhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/375715891280609285/596121146529808416/TalaniBiolumFly.JPG - This is actually red-gold but shifted a lot in this shot.

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@Donari.5237 said:I've played with these on most of my alts now. Some of them simply refuse to consider anything but Shimmerwing, but others seemed willing or even eager to try the new ones out. As usual my apologies for making these links rather than embeds (if anyone knows how to embed from Discord links like I can on the ESO forums, I'd be happy; managing image host pages has just gotten too clunky to deal with). Bright side, I'm using less vertical space here ...

It's a lot of shots but the other thread wanted to see what could be done with the non-glowy ones so I put in a lot of samples in case it helps/inspires someone.

Much appreciated. The Axehead is the one I've been on the fence over, and I quite like what you've done with it.

It's not quite enough for me to justify 2000 gems when I don't have any interest in the other four, though. I guess I'll wait for the next set (again).

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I have a Necro who's theme/design is based around a fire demon and ever since the Branded mounts pack i've been using this Primordus style colour scheme on them to make them look kinda like Destroyer or Fire demon mounts.It's worked out really well but the pack only applied for the 5 original mounts, so I've been hoping with each new mount that they would get a Branded skin so I could continue the set.I was very happy when Warclaw got one and over the moon when Skyscale did.Just look at this thing!! :D I love it

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All i'm missing now is a Branded Beetle skin, I seriously hope Anet add one to the game eventually.Here's some of the other Primordus themed mounts if you were curious on what they looked like :D

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