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First Look: Renown Rank 75 Scenario Weapons

February 3, 2010

So the PTS opened up today and lots of people thronged to the new Vendors to check out the stats on the new weapons.

The ones that received the most comments were, of course, the Renown Rank 75 items.  Being the new end-game go-to items, there was definitely a lot of feedback flying around about them.

WAR Bureau put up links to the Destruction tooltips, Warhammer on Gorfang posted a jumbled mass of tooltips for Order.

The most common request was, of course, to see the artwork.  So, here it is!

While some is new (and frickin’ sweet imo), some is recycled.  However, I have assurances that what is recycled will be given new artwork in the future, so never fear!

Enjoy!

~Gaar

First off…

The Shinies

Word on the street is that these are earned mainly by doing Scenarios, although some are supposedly found in Open RvR.  From what we can tell in early testing: the higher your score, the more you get.  Bonuses also seem to be earned both by winning as well as hitting 500.  No word yet on how you obtain the high-level Insignias, but Conqueror’s seemed to come off Tier 4 wins as the bonus token.

(Scenarios are hereby renamed “Slot Machines” as far as I’m concerned.  :p )

Important Update: The higher level Insignias are earned by first purchasing a weapon that requires the Conqueror Insignias.  From that point on, you will then earn Invader Insignias.  This repeats up the chain to Royal Insignias/weapons.  The cost of each progressive weapon has already been based on including the cost of the one before it, so you’re not being double-charged.  You can break down Insignias to the previous rank if you wish to buy multiple versions of the weapon level you’re at.  This info will be put in the tooltip on the weapons themselves before they go live…hopefully.

Available in Tier 1

Available in Tier 2

Available in Tier 3

Available in Tier 4

Available in Tier 4

Available in Tier 4

Available in Tier 4

Available in Tier 4

Renown Rank 75 Scenario Weapon Screenshots

(If I missed something, I’m sure you’ll tell me.  lol.  The Chosen shield is MIA due to technical difficulties…~giggle~  Once again, some artwork is recycled, but I’ve been told those items will receive new, more appropriate artwork in the future.)

Chaos 1-handed Axe

Chaos 1-handed Sword

Chaos 2-handed Axe

Chaos 2-handed Sword  (Sweet mother of …hrm)

Chaos Charm

Chaos Staff

Dark Elf Chalice

~giggle~

Dark Elf 1-handed Sword

Dark Elf Spear (Sweet mother of…wait, I said that already)

Dark Elf Shield

Dark Elf Staff

Dwarf 1-handed Axe

Dwarf 1-handed Hammer

Dwarf 2-handed Axe

Dwarf 2-handed Hammer (Gimme!  Gimme right meow!)

Dwarf Handcannon

Dwarf Shield (I can haz new artwerk plz?)

Dwarf Spanner

Dwarf Staff

Elf 1-handed Sword

Elf 2-handed Axe

Elf 2-handed Sword

Elf Bow

Elf Shield

Elf Staff

Empire 1-handed Hammer and Tome

Empire 1-handed Sword

Empire 2-handed Hammer

Empire 2-handed Sword (Good lord…)

Empire Handcannon (Is that a scope!?!?!)

Empire Rapier

Empire Shield

Empire Staff

Greenskin 1-handed Axe

Greenskin 1-handed Sword

Greenskin 2-handed Axe (Umm..you got a bit of skull on your…nevermind)

Greenskin Bow

Greenskin Shield

Greenskin Staff

Marauder 1-hander

Squig Herder 1-hander

Witch Elf Knives  (Knives?  What knives…)

Zealot Dagger

Unless I missed something, which is highly likely considering how late it was, that’s all folks.  As these were taking on the PTS, everything is subject to change.  However, that’s what they were when I was able to get shots of them.

Hopefully we’ll see the updated artwork for the recycled pieces sooner rather than later.  (My shield!!!  My shield!!!)

Until then, I leave you with this catchy little tune just in time for the new Ironclad scenario…

Have fun!

~Gaar

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63 Comments leave one →
  1. Patriotic permalink
    February 3, 2010 3:31 am

    Warrior Priests will be forever cursed with the blunt axe hammer graphic. QQ

  2. Bortrung permalink
    February 3, 2010 4:05 am

    Warrior priest , again old model for hammer. Why Mythic , why?

  3. Nulf permalink
    February 3, 2010 4:23 am

    The Shaman staff is the same graphic as the purple bag staff from Stage 2 Temple PQ

  4. tinker permalink
    February 3, 2010 4:57 am

    The Dwarf hand cannon is the same model as the old purple bag reward from city stage siege.

  5. HEgetShafted permalink
    February 3, 2010 5:11 am

    The elf 2hander and 1hand is the same recycled sword for almost 80% of the the Elf Weapons…

    I just LOL to this patch…

  6. February 3, 2010 6:43 am

    What the heck did they think when designing the Shaman staff? Please gief us something epix as well 😦

    • HEgetShafted permalink
      February 3, 2010 6:49 am

      Shaman Staff looks like a lolipop….LOL

    • NohealzKarakNornEU permalink
      February 3, 2010 7:12 am

      Heard that the recycled graphics were going to be changed in the near future.

      As long as its not the BS staff-graphic I will be quite pleased really. Been running with that one for waaaay too long.

  7. Vayra permalink
    February 3, 2010 6:53 am

    OMG, the chaos 2hander is SICK!

    Same with the Dark Elf swords. Sorc staff is nice, but not the coolest looking (BW College staff takes that title).

    Not to mention the dwarf hammers.

  8. Lukasn permalink
    February 3, 2010 7:06 am

    Sweet mother of… Indeed. Gotta hit the PTS tonight =)

    Even though its recycled, i like the Engi gun, allways wanted that skin with good stats.

    -Lukas

  9. yofish permalink
    February 3, 2010 7:23 am

    as always, Gaarawarr you are AWESOME!
    thanks for all the pics!

    hell yeah my BGs gonna have the biggest [insert word] in the game, about time! looking forward to swing that giant piece of metal on the battlefield 😀

  10. Eterninox permalink
    February 3, 2010 7:55 am

    Once again WAR proves that its artwork is superior pretty much to any MMO out there. I am particularly liking the Chaos and DE stuff (it was the Chosen shield that I was most curious about, though ;). Nevertheless, I agree that the Empire and Chaos 2handed swords could use a little downscaling not to look so ridiculous. Kind of reminds me of WoW’s gnome warriors, whose weapons were bigger than they were most of the time…

  11. Vandrin permalink
    February 3, 2010 8:53 am

    since when did rune priests run around with a spanner… i think i’d prefer th starter staff compared to that weird looking thing

  12. February 3, 2010 9:16 am

    The Chaos 2 hander is really very nice.

  13. Kazen permalink
    February 3, 2010 9:21 am

    thanks for the pic that backguard stuffs looks really good

  14. February 3, 2010 9:27 am

    Hey now it isn’t a jumpled mess. Well ok maybe it is, but I was tired and I didn’t feel like doing a separate image for each one. Also nice job on the graphics. Knights again have the best looking gear.

    • gaarawarr permalink
      February 3, 2010 1:01 pm

      No worries man, was just teasing. Good job on getting them up so quick. :p

  15. February 3, 2010 9:57 am

    Concept Art

    Tier 1

    Tier 2

    Tier 3

    Tier 4

    Tier 4

    Now I would even love to see some of their lesser used graphics come into circulation



  16. Dalor permalink
    February 3, 2010 10:26 am

    lol they better update the Archmage graphics

  17. gaarawarr permalink
    February 3, 2010 1:01 pm

    Again everyone, as I stated twice in my post, the recycled artwork will be changed in the future to something more appropriate per Mythic. Until then, enjoy the stats, they’re more than worth it.

    • HEgetShafted permalink
      February 3, 2010 3:24 pm

      If i judge from the hype Mythic put for the revamped armor sets and the actual delay for about 6 months.

      Well I aint going to be around in 6 months…. to see them….

    • gaarawarr permalink
      February 3, 2010 9:34 pm

      Those weren’t released for far different reasons actually, but feel free to not wait.

  18. Sincore permalink
    February 3, 2010 4:37 pm

    It may be because I’m blind or didn’t look hard enough but, where is the chaos shield? :S

    -Sincore

    • gaarawarr permalink
      February 3, 2010 9:34 pm

      Read my post and you’ll know.

  19. February 3, 2010 5:10 pm

    Hot diggity. Makes me want to come back. Almost.

  20. Zartas permalink
    February 3, 2010 5:41 pm

    THANKS FOR NOTHING! ELVEN WEAPONS ARE THE SAME!

    WHY…WHY YOU NEVER DO A GOOD JOB?

    • Zodz permalink
      February 3, 2010 8:04 pm

      Rly nice artwork for squigs..
      the recycled weapons will be changed as they said i think.. so no worries 🙂

  21. gaarawarr permalink
    February 3, 2010 9:38 pm

    Just updated with the information on how to obtain Invader/Warlord/Royal Insignias. Enjoy!

  22. Yadad permalink
    February 3, 2010 9:45 pm

    Yeah for the same graphics for AM staff since T1 and is it just me but 90% of the Destro weapons look good to awesome while 90% of Orders look blah to ok.

  23. NeverDeath permalink
    February 3, 2010 9:52 pm

    Why are people complaining about those of the weapons with placeholder graphics?

    Mythic has stated already that some items will have placeholder graphics, that will be updated with original artwork in the near future. Hold onto thine panties.

    • Chris permalink
      February 3, 2010 9:57 pm

      Not that I disagree, but given delays in the armor set revamp (even if for different reasons) and the general speed at which Mythic seems to be operating at, it’s not unreasonable to have a hefty skepticism of claims of “soon” and “near future” from Mythic (especially second hand ones, unless you have an official statement you can reference).

    • gaarawarr permalink
      February 3, 2010 10:04 pm

      Official statement was in the Q&A tonight with Nate and Andy. They want it in as fast as possible.

    • gaarawarr permalink
      February 3, 2010 10:03 pm

      Nate answered in Q&A that the new art assets will be implemented for the weapons as fast as they can beat the artists with wet noodles to make them get it done.

  24. fuzulee permalink
    February 4, 2010 3:37 am

    How do you get a (for example) second conq weapon or a weapon + shield? I played on the test server and i think you cannot convert conq insignias to officer insignias (not sure if this is the same for invader -> conq etc.) .

    • Murdurus permalink
      February 4, 2010 6:33 am

      Can’t wait to see what the new Warrior Priest weapons graphics will look like. The rest of it looks pretty damn sick. Much better artwork than any other MMO I’ve ever played. Cheers!

    • gaarawarr permalink
      February 4, 2010 2:06 pm

      Once you’ve purchased a Conq weapon and are earning Invader Insignias, you can convert Invader Insignias down to Conqueror ones to purchase another weapon if you choose to. Makes it really easy.

  25. theerivs permalink
    February 4, 2010 2:18 pm

    Thanks for the pics….I guess to be evil, you have to have a spikey, pokey fetish

    • gaarawarr permalink
      February 4, 2010 2:34 pm

      It helps. 😉

  26. lomg permalink
    February 5, 2010 6:32 am

    Elves got another kick in their small balls, me want new sword artwork 😦

    • gaarawarr permalink
      February 5, 2010 1:03 pm

      Someone doesn’t read…

      And for the record, male elves are eunochs anyway. Take off their armor and tell me I’m wrong. 😉

  27. Vrorag permalink
    February 5, 2010 7:00 am

    Is there any chance to see Chaos shield?)) Plzzz!=)

    • gaarawarr permalink
      February 5, 2010 1:03 pm

      Once it’s fixed. As I stated, there was a technical difficulty with the Chaos Shield. Once it’s fixed, I’ll hopefully get a screenshot up.

  28. Eterninox permalink
    February 5, 2010 3:40 pm

    Anyway Gaarawarr, could you (pretty please) enlighten us as to how did manage to get those screenies? Were you somehow able to buy the weapons at PTS, or was it some dev presentation, or…? I would love to have a look also at the other (lower-RR) new artwork (apparently there is TONS of it *drools*), and I wonder if there might be a way…

    • gaarawarr permalink
      February 5, 2010 4:54 pm

      Mythic was nice enough to spend some time creating the items for me to see. There’s far too many of them to do all the levels though, so those will just have to wait for people to show off once they’re live.

  29. rajule permalink
    February 6, 2010 3:11 pm

    Most of those look awesome excluding the lollipop of course and what the hell is with the warrior priest hammer. that can’t be right. that’s the exact same model as every other warrior priest 2hander. you need some new ideas mythic…

    • gaarawarr permalink
      February 6, 2010 3:29 pm

      Seriously…does no one read anymore? /failpost

    • Dyeann permalink
      February 10, 2010 6:28 am

      These are the people that still beat on the tanks first.

    • Rienuaa permalink
      March 8, 2010 8:27 am

      And then ask for rezzes in ALL CAPS to make sure we’re “Listening” then WHOOPS we wipe. I guess the other people were using HAX. /sigh

      I also think these are the guys who spend their time camping fest in t1 and begging for Gale-Runner’s capes, too. /facepalm and /sigh

  30. HEgetShafted permalink
    February 7, 2010 12:03 pm

    Since you’re an internal tester for Mythic, do you know when the revamped armor will go live in 2 months? 4 months? or never?

    The excuse that some people didnt like the new armor is getting old by now. You can never satisfy every customer and creating a system that would exchange armor for new it’s the least this game need. Instead those resources could be used to enhance the RvR experience, well whatever is left of ti.

    Another problem that I see from their design with the new weapons is that if you want to go for the Mythic to get faster to royal insignia you need to buy the cheaper conq/invader/warlord rewards… Meaning that you have to skip the real weapon you need in order to achieve the ultimate goal. Also by doing this you earn 5 times more insignia thus getting faster to previous level rewards for example:

    1. 320 conq for the cheapest reward => earning invader
    2. 350 invader for the cheapest invader reward => warlord
    3. Now you get 5x times more invader through warlord insignia so you can buy the real reward you need from invader level.

    It seems to me a bit of weird desing.

    It would be more appropriate to split in RR range
    70-80 Royal
    60-70 Warlord
    50-60 Invader
    40-50 Conquer

    So by checking the RR of the player the apropriate insignia will be won from the scenario. It’s not like cheating even if due to the fact you need the RR to equip it anyway. On the other hand why should you put your high RRs to farm conq/invader/warlord weapons when they got LV/ToVL/Palace/etc weapons…

    • gaarawarr permalink
      February 7, 2010 3:25 pm

      First, I’m not an internal tester for Mythic. I’m an Oracle (Core Tester) which means I’m a player, not an employee.

      Second, just because you don’t like the reason for the new armor artwork not being released yet doesn’t make it invalid. Every business has finite resources available to them to get their jobs done. They could either spend those resources on creating a system to get that artwork into the game without upsetting a large portion of the player-base that likes the old artwork or they could attempt to fix the end-game RvR campaign. If you were to poll the WAR population, RvR would come before artwork, hands down.

      As to the issue you have with the new tokens, you’re basing some of your argument on false assumptions. You’re assuming that the new Insignias break down in a 1:5 ration like Crests, which they don’t. They’re 1:1. There’s nothing wrong with the system as they’ve designed it in terms of the overall health of the game. If you look at it from the perspective of a brand-new player, it scales perfectly.

      FYI: In the future if you want to discuss systems or give feedback, do so on the Official Forums. It’s pointless to do so here.

  31. February 17, 2010 11:33 am

    OMG, OMG, OMG. This weapon for Marauder is looking awesome! I wonder how much time I need to farm to get it – year? 2 years? If Royal Insignia drop rate is similiar to Royal Crest drop rate…well, this is really bad :/

    • gaarawarr permalink
      February 17, 2010 5:21 pm

      The primary delivery method for Royal Crests is in the City in the King encounters. Hence, loot-drops off players are low on purpose. However, the primary delivery method for Royal Insignias is Scenarios. That makes them much more obtainable for all simply because Scenarios are far more common than Stage 2 of the City.

    • Dyeann permalink
      March 8, 2010 2:41 am

      I’m on Warlord Insignias. Hasn’t been too hard a grind so far.

    • Dorf permalink
      March 15, 2010 8:15 am

      I’ve had 4 warlord token drops ever……. had more royal drops than that. 🙂

  32. Dorf permalink
    March 15, 2010 8:16 am

    Any pics of the Order trophies out there?

    • Thaded permalink
      March 19, 2010 7:44 am

      I’m not sure, i’ve been trying to find pics of them as well

    • gaarawarr permalink
      March 19, 2010 11:04 am

      I forgot to grab pics of the actual trophies on the day they happened to be available to all. /majorfail

      Hopefully we’ll see some floating around soon. The third one was a really nice skull imo.

  33. Tietun permalink
    May 14, 2010 12:59 am

    Why no Chaos Shield?

    • gaarawarr permalink
      May 14, 2010 12:37 pm

      It was bugged when these pics were taken, and is bugged again now. When they get it fixed finally, I’ll try to find an updated pic.

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