It’s honestly astonishing how many things I realized were lacking from sword and shield after playing one of the older games. This game has amazing route design, creative gyms, the best music in the series, expressive idle animations, an interesting and engaging story, seasons that change up the routes and aesthetics of the game, and several routes and cities that aren’t part of the main story route. Sword and shield have none of that, hell they don’t even have a surfing or biking theme. I’m just so baffled how they could have left all that good behind. Even when I compare sword and shield to sun and moon there’s a baffling amount of great things they just replaced with something worse or left behind entirely. And I’m not even bothered by game specific mechanics like triple battles, z moves, and megas being left behind it’s every else.
edit: thanks to everyone for the responses. This has been relatively chill for a discussion post and I appreciate that a lot.
Final notes just for the sake of clarity. I’ve played almost every main series Pokémon game, it’s just been a long time since I had gone back and played one of the DS era games and thats when I started to notice everything that it had that sword and shield didn’t in a clearer light.
I almost wonder if Bungie has added some new VOG weapons to fill some of these slots that we don't even know about. Would be cool.
Based on the most recent trailer, class-specific swords are returning. For a quick refresher:
>Infinite Guard: Sword Guard has balanced defenses and maximized endurance
With the potential of these swords returning, I hope Bungie saw the tons of feedback on this subreddit and reworked the sword for warlocks...but I expect it will ship the same as it left: Underwhelming.
#BungieHatesWarlockFashion I was meaning this to be funny, not divisive.
Edit: Changed names of swords to reflect Heroic Menagerie random rolled versions
Edit 2: Wow...I am incredibly happy to see how this discussion has developed! For the most part, everyone has been constructive and/or supportive in their discourse. I am not saying we have answers, but I am saying that for at least this point, I feel heard. Thank you both to the community and community managers for their time and consideration.
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Growing up feral in a hell forest has given the lion a soft spot for hunting. As far as he's concerned, a good sword needs to be able to slay any beast. As a result, the sword is as long as him, with a chopping blade so wide it could be a paddle.
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Misunderstands the task but makes a really nice hammer for his bro Ferrus. Surprisingly practical for the phoenician, a beautiful example of friendship between two besties.
Makes 10 swords, each sword is relatively unimaginative but all are a superb quality. When finished, he swings each sword into his biggest anvil. The expert craftsmenship makes the swords incredibly resilient but eventually most bend or shatter. Standing in a pile of broken and shattered metal Perturabo only has 1 sword left, the strongest one.
The Great Khan:
A fast man needs a fast sword. A rapier is the obvious choice. Long, sharp, and light, the Khan can stab 2 flys at opposite ends of a room before the first has hit the ground.
This sword is a strange one, it has an incredibly long handle and an axe shaped blade. Malcador informs the Wolf King that he's just made an axe, Leman says he's a fool as it's clearly a wolf sword. Regardless, it splits xenos and logs with ease.
Dorn desperately wants to make a hefty sheild that could stand up to even Perturabo's blade. He can't do this though because the task was to make a sword, so to make anything else would be foolish. In the end the sword looks plain, but it's remarkably strong and practical. The parallels between Dorn and Perturabo's swords are uncanny.
While not particularly long or heavy, Konrad's sword is razor sharp and absolutely covered in spikes. The sword couldn't stand up to those made by the other Primarchs but that's not the goal, it will turn any human into a meat salad with a single swing. Oddly humain in a morally grey way, sheer vicious damage done to the 1st man causes the others to surrender.
An absolutely beautiful sword, gold decoration from pummel to tip. It would look more at home on Fulgrims wall than in a battle but don't let that fool you. A longsword based design with razer sharp edges and near indestructible blade. The sword would be perfect if not for a thin line of rust going through the middle of the blade. Impossible to see but one day the sword wil... keep reading on reddit ➡
I wanted to share my BBQ Leona cosplay with grill shield and hot dog sword!! This is one of my favorite cosplays ever - that hot dog made me cry multiple times, but in the end I absolutely adore it :)
The weenie fork is PVC pipe skinned with EVA foam (like yoga mats), and the weenie itself + the shield are made from XPS (insulation) foam. Most of the rest of the armor is sewn - I'm usually an armor maker so this was a nice break! I do love how the neckerchief came out - that's foam made to look like stiff fabric :)
e: I'm so glad y'all like my work! League cosplay and League of Legends in general was such a great distraction in 2020. If you're interested in following along, I'm currently working on Dragon Master Swain for my 2021 competition piece and All Out Kai'Sa as a side project :)
(Photos are by Munchkin Photos)