Blessed by the Luminate - Tarir's Defender

By Hylek on July 14th, 2017
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: Heavy
Color: Gold
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Heyho guys o/

I have quite a lot of looks to upload atm, so i was unsure of which to pick. My choice fell on my recent favorite ;D

As the legi armor was revealed, i immediately thought that the heavy helmet would be great for an exalted look. Its unfortunate that the glow cannot be dyed, but its not a huge issue imo.
I know i already made an auric look for my warrior, but i thought this might be a little bit better than my old version ^^' (

I chose my favorite chest-shoulder comb for human male heavy armor as basis and created the look around that + the legi helmet. Luckily the legi armor doesnt actually cost much, if you have the t6 mats stored, so i was able to afford a second piece to combine with ;D
The colours are of course adjusted to the auric weapons and the Luminates Backpiece, which were obvious choices.

For the screens i stuck to Auric Basin and tried to resemble the exalted appearence. Therefore i chose not to shoot around with my fire-skills, even if that wouldve made for more exciting screens :S
I hope you still enjoy them!

Skins used (cant specify them for whatever reason):
Luminate's Backplate, all weapons are from the Auric set

Have a nice day/night and cya around :D


Ah yes, a MALE exalted look! Take my gold!
2017-07-15 0:33

Star-Spangled Skies
GW2 honestly could've used these in their ads for HoT way back.
2017-07-15 1:32

Fashion Collector
Wow! Now thats bad ass. And I never saw a look based on exalted. Great work!
2017-07-15 1:37

Absolutely gorgeous! Gold for me!
2017-07-15 4:55

Fashion Collector
Great work as always ^^ Gold.
2017-07-15 7:48

What a stunning update to your auric warrior :D I initially wanted to do this for my Envoy look but I got too tired of AB to finish the collection x( Absolutely love it.
2017-07-15 9:57

Fashion Guru
It's fantastic!
Perfect auric look, lovely presentation as always and the main picture is just awesome O_o
2017-07-15 16:09

omggggg I LOVE this kind of heavy armor! it's looking REAL heavy! :D
and soooo epic, I swear that helmet makes every outfit look godlike.
what else can I say.. nice auric look. the dyes are matched perfectly as always and the the armor itself looks totally badass.
you pass with a gold medal.
2017-07-15 16:33

I anticipated exalted looks when this headpiece came out, but I had not expected one so perfect!
The ornated guild pieces fit the theme so well and even the blaced armor doesn't look out of place. The dyes are on point and your screens are great. The first one looks kinda cinematic.
2017-07-15 17:15

Ohhh thank you guys so much ^,^
Im glad you all like it!
2017-07-15 18:49

Deathblade Kenny
Fashion Guru
it turned out great with the idea!
love this mix so much. i hate to make human looks but this one is a special one right here. great theme and screens as well.
u barely notice the shiny stuff from the legendaries so its all good. an auric gold from me
2017-07-16 10:28

Fashion Collector
Another Hylek look - another gold!
I really love it, I'm a big fan of the Exalted since HOT release.
2017-07-16 14:00

Wow very very nice! I love it! On point and great look! Take my gold!
2017-07-16 15:44

Thanks Kenny, Nemo and kraai!
Its cool to see that everyone likes the exalted. Im glad you like my look too!
2017-07-17 10:45

Awesomely done =)
2017-07-17 22:26

Ty ignisia :D
2017-07-17 23:17

Faye Grimm
This one is great! The dyes are perfect and the armor very well fitting. The only little tiny thing I dislike is the naked neck... But it's still gold. ;) Very well done.
2017-07-18 6:23

Thank you Faye :D
The back isnt naked! I use the luminates backplate, but its a bit small, so its not instantly visible ^^
When looking from the front, you can barely see it.
2017-07-18 11:12 in reply to Faye Grimm

Elessar Taralom
Amazing look ofc!
The headpiece was made for a luminate look and it´s definitely the even more shiny upgrade to you previous look
All the dyes are simply spot on and the presentation really has a great vibe, it´s good that you limited yourself to Tarir
Also some really neat gliding shots!
My vote is as golden as your look, badummtish
2017-07-19 5:04

Damn man, this is gorgeous ! And your screens really are something.

Straying a bit from the subject, how did you guys stayed hooked with the game all this time ? I mean I'm an absolute fan of GW2, but for many reasons (part boredom part living abroad so no access to the game) I didn't play for almost a year.
I still followed everything game-related and have a pretty good grasp of what happened during season 3 so far. I'm now considering going back in the game (thanks expansion leaks for the renewed hype), but I'm afraid I won't be able to stay hooked long enough :/
2017-07-19 9:03

Thanks for the compliments you two :D
Really glad you like it!
2017-07-19 10:58

Well, first of all im raiding 2-3 evenings per week. That kinda forces me to go online every now and then ^^
But i always do at least my daily so i come online everyday anyway.
The living story is actually enough for now to keep me playing the game. The 2-3 month pace is actually quite fast considering that we get a new map with every episode.
Apart from that, the leaks hyped me to oblivion xD
I cant wait for the expansion ... and anet said they want to release the expansion like a living world episode ... that means ~3 month after episode 6 ... and ~3 month after the expansion, they already start the new living story.
I do play other games besides GW2, but i login daily and actually play a lot (at least when a new episode comes out).

This is probably not very helpful to you, but thats how i roll with the game ;D
2017-07-19 11:05 in reply to Cykomore

Alright, I think this is were it got annoying for me. I played the hell out of HoT the first 2/3 months following release. However, partly for professional because reasons I moved to Africa then New Zealand which prevented me to play, I stopped for a while at this point.

I came back some time after season 3 kicked out, wanting to do raids and stuff, only to have these dreams crushed by the overwhelming cancer that is finding a group. I'm a relatively casual player, just having fun on the game and not really enjoying heavy grind. Which translates here in having a good knowledge of the game and mechanics, honestly a great mastering of my main class (reaper/necromancer). BUT not having full ascended gear (only trinkets and some weapons).

So the fact I couldn't do get a single time in raid paired with the fact I just didn't have the time nor the motivation to grind these ascended pieces made me completely unable to play. That, plus the fact I was for 7 months at the other side of the world too !
2017-07-19 11:54 in reply to Hylek

Faye Grimm
No, not back. Neck. ^^ Neither the helm nor the armor cover the neck part. That's what I meant. ;)
2017-07-20 7:00 in reply to Hylek

Oh lol i seriously misread that xD
Well then i know what you mean ^^
Yeah the naked neck is indeed a bit annoying, unfortunately it cant be helped with theses pieces :/
I tried other chest-pieces, but most of them cover even less of his neck, and the rest doesnt fit at all.
Thanks for clarifiying xD
2017-07-20 11:59 in reply to Faye Grimm

Love it !
This legendary helmet is so perfect for a auric look like this... I'm jealous ;P
Combined with the rest of the armor, the weapons, and the golden wings it looks so good ^^ He reminds me of a god !
I love the screens too, so have a big fat GOLD :)
2017-07-25 8:22

Thank you Acethyle ^,^
2017-07-25 8:54

Fashion Guru
Wow this is absolutely gorgeous! The way the helmet transforms is so convincing. I'm glad I checked back to see the looks I missed while I was away 'cause otherwise I would have missed this masterpiece. Awesome and screens are to die for!
2017-08-15 6:16

Thanks a lot Mihrean! :D
Im glad you like it this much ^,^
2017-08-15 10:41

I'm not a fan of legendary armor but for this exalted "cosplay" it is perfect. In the 8th extra screenshot he really looks an exalted. Honestly every piece of this armor seems from the same set.
Cool screenshots and very good idea.

Good job! I'd give you more than one gold! :D
2017-08-22 15:50

Thank you so much Migg!
Im glad i could "convince" you of my legendary style :D
TY for the Gold ^,^
2017-08-23 20:51

Wow, that's awesome
2017-09-04 8:42

Ty Kalz :)
2017-09-07 9:42

Pure Gold
2017-10-17 16:17

i LOVE how you make different pieces come to together so seamlessly, and that main screenshot really took my breathe away. GOLD!!
2017-11-22 22:33

This is stunning! I've wanted to see a great exalted-inspired look and you nailed it.
2018-08-17 23:23

Fashion Guru
Perfect. I literally cannot say anything else. The armor is perfect. The dye job is perfect. The story is perfect. You win. I don't know what you win, but you win, hands down.
2018-09-06 0:39