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Aug 27, 2017

Blacksmith Tier: Dual Sword Weapon Concepts

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I LOVE designing things! So when I decided to up my pledge to Blacksmith, I immediately began work on some ideas. The problem is that I only get to create one weapon, but I've drawn 9 ^^; So I'm sharing what I've come up with here with you all. I'd love to get feedback on the concepts and names. I'm not married to any of these designs, although I am leaning towards a couple and away from others XP So although I'd love to hear which is your favorite, I make no guarantee that even the most popular will be the one I choose to add to the game.

So, with that said, I've decided that my weapon will for sure be dual swords because that has always been my favorite fighting style. So even if only one weapon is here, just imagine two of the same.

Black Onyx - Twin Black Blades

Black Onyx is a pair of matching black katana.

 

Shadow Fangs - Twin Black Blades

Shadow Fangs is a pair of matching black scimitars. They have a purple aura showing their demonic taint. Crafted with magnus fangs.

 

Tsunami - Twin harpoons or harpoon & anchor combo (Tempest & Temblor)

Harpoons converted into dual blade use or harpoon chained to an anchor. Charge attack releases a giant wave.

 

Balance - Yin & Yang

Sister Dao Shu (Chinese swords) that represent yin & yang. A yin-yang symbol spins out and grows from beneath the wielder as an attack is charged.

 

Butcher's Tools - Cleaver & Carver

Blades inspired by kitchen knives. A giant cleaver and a sword that looks like a carving knife. Appear to constantly be dripping blood.

 

Fallen Wings - Twin Black Blades

A pair of matching swords designed after a Fallen Angel's wings. Scatter black feathers as they slash.

 

Eclipse - Celestia (or Sol) & Luna

Sister swords representing the sun and moon. Celestia is brilliant white and has a rainbow aura with a full yellow sun on the hilt. Luna is dark blue and has a cosmic aura making it look like a night sky with a crescent moon on the hilt.

 

Bane Blades - Angel's Bane & Demon's Bane

Angel's Bane is a black demonic sword. Jagged blade, eerie aura, chains bind it to right arm.

Demon's Bane is a white angelic sword. Smooth edge, golden glow, bandges secure it to the left arm.

The pair of Bane Blades counter each other. Angel's Bane's curse is held back by Demon's Bane's blessing. By weilding both, the user is able to take full advantage of both weapons without falling to any ill effects.

 

Clock Hands - Tick & Tock

Swords designed to look like a minute and hour hands of a clock. A clock appears beneath the wielder as an attack is charged, time rapidly moving forward.

Aug 27, 2017

I really like the demons bane:D! I would love to have that sword!

Aug 27, 2017

Thank you ^^ I'm rather partial to the Bane Blades.

Aug 27, 2017

Really nice concepts :) I like the bane blades and eclipse blades the most while I think the simplicity of the shadow fangs make them also very interesting.

Aug 27, 2017

Thank you. I thought it'd be good to come up with some simple designs as well as more complicated ones. And the Eclipse are definitely one of my favorite sets. Admittedly I usually go for a bigger blade, so it was interesting creating something more based on the rapier.

Aug 27, 2017

I like the Tsunami and the Bane Blades. Tsunami seems like a very pirate weapon to me (And I love all things ocean) and the Bane Blades look just generally awesome.

Aug 27, 2017

I love the creativity of an anchor and harpoon combo! Tsunami all the way!

I wonder if they'd allow us to give our weapons unique animations like that though? Apparantly they're gonna send the design-a-everything questionnaire emails in october so I guess we'll see what the rules are soon.

Aug 27, 2017

Really love the bane blades as well - the chain which raps around the arms is a great idea and will surely look fantastic!

Also love the black onyx, since I am a huge fan of katana!

Aug 27, 2017

I find it's a shame backer's weapon are vanity only and so, not caftable. I would have like making may of those. I like the Ying and Yang and the Eclipse. The Banes are nice, but they looks like greatswords, so their size would look akward as twin swords.

Aug 27, 2017

I love the Tsunami combo (it's nice to see unconventional weapons since the backer's weapons are just vanity), but I also really like the Bane blades. All of your ideas look great!

Aug 27, 2017

Thanks for the feedback everyone ^^ I'm glad so many people like my designs.

I should at least comment that I definitely put more creative thought than what may be allowed into my design descriptions. I have no idea if they'll be able to change the charge animation or colors. And I don't know if something like the Bane Blades altering the avatar's arms would be feasible either. I kinda get carried away when I start creating and don't worry about the actual work my ideas would create. Once I know the actual restrictions, I'll likely re-design my choice to work with their rules.

Aug 27, 2017

I like that you already think about particles and stuff :) I hope we have the chance to also include it into our weapon skins.

 

I definetly will follow this thread to see how it evolves. I hope its okay if I take your thoughts into my weapon consideration :p I need some inspiration since I really cant decide what I want it to be :(

Aug 27, 2017

I know game design isn't as simple as like cut and paste. I have a big appreciation for the whole Magnus Team for the work they have ahead of them. I definitely feel like the money I contributed was enough for me to be able to pick whatever weapon design I like, but I know realistically they can't change designs already in the game to compensate for my ideas. I'm sure I'll be happy with the end result though.

 

Absolutely. I can only choose one of those designs after all, so if any of those help inspire you with your own creation, then go for it.

I was actually considering making some other weapon concepts just for fun too. I'm definitely making mine dual blades, but I've thought about creating a couple of weapons for all the available classes. If that'd help anyone who is struggling with an idea, I'll do that and add it here.

Aug 27, 2017

Either the banes or the angel wings!! They look awesome! Im going to primarily be a dual wielder so im so glad theres gonna be some awesome skins!

Aug 28, 2017

Thanks ^^ I'm glad to hear from a fellow dual wielder.

Nov 8, 2017

I actually like the concept of Tick and Tock. But as for the design, maybe you can draw something along the lines of Castlevania's Aeon Sword.

Also, maybe one can be longsword/rapier and the other a dagger so that the length of the hour hand and the minute hand would be distinct.

Nov 8, 2017

Huh. Never played Castlevania, so this is my first time seeing that sword. Yeah, it looks cool. I wouldn't want to copy it exactly, but I could certainly redesign it to look more like that. I was honestly never entirely happy with the look of Clock Hands to begin with. I also like the idea of making them two distinct different style swords.

In all honesty, I don't know if I'm gonna get back around to drawing them. There's a lot of other designs I was supposed to sketch and I had some other ideas I was gonna do, but just haven't been up for it lately XP I do appreciate the input though and if I do decide to re-draw it, I'll definitely post it here.

Jan 9, 2018

Surveys are finally here! And I've gotten a little complacent ^^; I have not worked any more on my designs at all. I have decided for sure that the weapon I'll be submitting will be the Bane Blades dual swords. However, I think I should do some tweaking... First and foremost, I'm not happy with the name. So I need to think of something else to call them. And secondly, although I'm happy with the angelic sword, I feel like the demonic sword is a bit too big in comparison. So I'm thinking of redrawing it. Any suggestions for names or what I should change about the designs is more than welcome!

 

Jan 10, 2018

Angel and Demon?

I guess the demon should look like a big dagger. I think it the angel' bane that makes me find that image awkward. Like I said, it gave me more the impression they are great swords and not swift and maneuvable twins swords.

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