Let’s face it, the main end of Guild Wars 2 is making your character look pretty. Many end up deciding to work towards getting a Legendary weapon, complete with the random Mystic Forge frustrations. But if you find yourself at level 80 and none of the Legendary weapon options are making you want to jump on the bandwagon, what are your options?
If you’re a regular player, you’ll probably have recieved a few exotic weapons and sold them for a few gold on the Trading Post. If you got really lucky, you may have had a precursor. But there’s a group of exotic weapons out there that cost nearly as much as or more than a Legendary that look amazing. Here’s a few of my favourites
Look at this thing. Yes it’ll cost you an arm and a leg to get it if you buy it or just the arm if you craft it, but it’s beautiful. Team with a beautiful blonde norn and play your very own Thor fantasies complete with lightning. If you’re thinking it looks familiar, it’s the same skin as the Elementalist’s Conjure Lightning Hammer skill.
Ingame code: [&AgFneQAA] ~ Wiki Link
Craft through the Mystic forge or purchase for 1150 Gold
The princess wand grown up. It’s got some fantastic effects on the weapon, but since the recipe calls for Giant Eyes and you need 250 of them, it’s going to be a very very hard farm to get this.
Ingame code: [&AgFReQAA] ~ Wiki Link
Craft through the Mystic Forge. Currently unavailable for purchase.
This is my current target; how can you resist a sword that not only glows runes but also has a gentle shower of sparkly particles coming from it. Beautiful, subtle and elegant.
Ingame code: [&AgFceQAA] ~ Wiki Link
Craft through the Mystic Forge or purchase on the Trading Post for 850 gold
If you like big bows with an aetherial glow and a rising mist, this and it’s twin Azureflame are for you. They form part of the series of weapons that look like the Guardian’s spirit weapons which includes Foefire’s Essence, Foefire’s Power and Eidolon.
Ingame code: [&AgFieQAA] ~ Wiki Link
Craft through the Mystic Forge or purchase through the trading post for 550 gold
Eye of Rodgort
Perhaps a bit gruesome for most characters, this is a perfect scepter for those wanting to play their character on the darker side. The eye moves in the weapon to add to that “ew” effect. For those of you interested in lore, it’s likely this weapons ties in with 2 former Elementalist skills from Guild Wars 1: Mark of Rodgort and Rodgort’s Invocation.
Ingame Code: [&AgFQeQAA] ~ Wiki Link
Craft through the Mystic Forge or purchase through the trading post for 330 gold
Another beautiful weapon, this time in a glowing purple that’s almost holographic. Again this is one in a series of weapons including items such as Ignus Fatuus, Ilya and Whisperblade making up what my guild affectionally calls the “mesmer’s weapon set”.
Ingame code: [&AgFSeQAA] ~ Wiki Link
Craft through the Mystic Forge or purchase through the trading post for 245 gold
Part of the Aetherized Nightmare weapon set that was introduced with the new Twilight Arbor path. I really like this weapon as it’s got a very unusual shape and a particularly nice glow about it. Other notable parts of the set are Snakeroot (Scepter), Haunting Cap (Torch) and Deathcamas (Axe).
Ingame code: [&AgFgvgAA] ~ Wiki Link
Drop from Twilight Arbor Aetherpath or purchase through the trading post for 390 gold.
Do you like your weapons on fire? Then this is the greatsword for you. The particle effects on this thing will give your computer plenty to crunch over, but once you’ve seen this thing in motion you can’t help but be impressed.
Ingame Code: [&AgFNeQAA] ~ Wiki Link
Craft through the Mystic Forge or purchase through the trading post for 435 gold
Wings of Dwayna
This bow reminds me of days spent in Aion. Graceful and elegant bow with a subtle animation of feathers falling from it. The skin is also available in shortbow form as the Feathers of Dwayna or The Lover.
Ingame Code: [&AgFeeQAA] ~ Wiki Link
Craft through the Mystic Forge or purchase through the trading post for 350 gold
This shortbow is made from pieces of ice floating together to make a bow and is similar to those conjured by the Elementalist skill Conjure Frost Bow.
Ingame Code: [&AgFjeQAA] ~ Wiki Link
Craft through the Mystic Forge or purchase through the trading post for 290 gold