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GW2 Gemstore –Grand Lion Griffon Skin & Arcane Marksman Rifle

GW2 gemstore updated today with the Grand Lion Griffon Skin for 2000 gems and Arcane Marksman Rifle for 600 gems.

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New Items

Grand Lion Griffon Skin – 2000 gems

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Arcane Marksman Rifle – 600 gems

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Returning & Available for X Days

  • Marjory’s Axe Skin – 600 gems – available for 2 days
  • Marjory’s Dagger Skin – 600 gems – available for 2 days
  • Butterfly Harvesting Flute – 1000 gems – available for 7 days
  • Champion of Tyria Outfit – 1000 gems – available for 7 days
  • Dynamics Exo-Suit Outfit – 700 gems – available for 7 days
  • Firefly Mining Flute – 1000 gems – available for 7 days
  • Summit Wildhorn Springer Skin – 2000 gems – available for 7 days
  • Swarm Logging Flute – 1000 gems – available for 7 days

By Dulfy

MMO guide writer and blogger. Currently playing and covering SWTOR, GW2, and TSW.

39 replies on “GW2 Gemstore –Grand Lion Griffon Skin & Arcane Marksman Rifle”

A skin rifle that can be purchased in gemstore and is more beautiful than the legendary ones (mainly the ugly hms) makes me a little sad. I think I will buy this and put the skin on my predator 🙁

My first thought at seeing that rifle is from Hellsing’s parody
“I gave that b*tch a cannon, b*tches love cannons”
Or
“You’re gonna need some serious anti panzer cannons to get through armor this thick!
Yea, thats an anti panzer cannon.. THATS AN ANTI PANZER CANNON!!”

But in all seriousness, that thing looks three times the legendary that the ‘real’ legendary rifles look.
Too bad its too big, might’ve bought it if it wasn’t ridiculoussized

167 gold well spent. i do not even have a class which use rifle but it is so cool and sooner or later they will rework how guns works

167 gold well spent. i wish i had a class which uses rifle but sooner or later they will rework it and it’s perfect for my engi look

I hate how they make such good looking weapon skins but reserve any sort of projectile particel effect for legendaries only. In many cases some of these skins really need effects to make the weapon feel complete. That rifle shooting normal bullets is a 100% turn off.

True, but they do need to give the legendaries SOME kind of appeal that other skins don’t have. As BL/gemstore skins become more intricate, its really the particle effects and footprints that differentiate legendary items.

Also worth noting that sometimes, just sometimes… they add a custom sound effect trigger to the BL/gemstore weapons’ attack or wield animation.

One question: Will these single mount skins return again or do you need to get them when they’re available? It would be a sad if they’re only available when they just came out so you can’t get them later.

I don’t think there’s much in the way of skins that don’t get brought back these days, I think there’s a very high likelihood they’ll go into a rotation like outfits and such. I doubt they’d be able to justify the amount of work that goes into them by making them a one-time deal, and if they did they’d probably make it pretty clear to players to try to drive sales as high as possible.

A skin rifle that can be purchased in gemstore and is more beautiful than the legendary ones (mainly the ugly hms) makes me a little sad. I think I will buy this and put the skin on my predator 🙁

My guess would be that they’re using a legendary rifle skin that didn’t make it and now trying to make money off of it, pretty cheeky if u ask me..

That rifle model looks way too bulky and heavy to be wielded as casually as it is. The character makes it look light as a feather =p

Do the colors of this rifle work well with the Rata Sum Apparatus backpiece? I’ve not yet seen em side by side to see if they’d be a match, but they just might be!

that’s exactly how my engineer is equipped. i did not even use the gun but the look is soo cool i couldn’t resist and wasted the money i ‘ve been keeping away for my “the ascension”

Thanks for the confirmation! This was the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw the gun model on Dulfy. Glad to see they match! 😀

damm my obsession to collect everything cat related in this game… FINE i’ll get it.
Also yes. 2k gems is wayyy to much for a skin that was obviously supposed to be in the 30set. How did we go from the effects on the forged warhound to this something as simple close to the original as this.
Also let’s talk about that riffle… DANG dats nice. ok done.

Ok Areanet we understand that you guys are enjoying monster hunter worlds as well. Just don’t try the huge weapon thingie with our current character models. Hey hey i like big big weapons and i dig its being fantasy an all but lets not push it (Unless of course you are an Asura)

If they’re gonna make the guns so big, they should at LEAST adjust the character animations to look like the players are struggling to carry it, right now they hold it so gingerly like its Styrofoam.

Since I know they won’t be changing the animations to properly show the weight of the weapon, just make the rifle smaller and call it a day….

I love the detail on the rifle, but i agree its too big. i know practicality is a strange balance in fantasy worlds, but it can still be immersion-breaking.

the lion skin is nice, i dont mind that its not too flashy. Never gonna shell out $20+ for it though.

Out of all the 2k gem mounts, this one looks by far the best (from my perspective)….but i still refuse to pay this much for just a skin…sorry.

Thumbs up for the designer tho, great work.

As for the weapon, the animation on it is cool, but it’s just too big….i mean come on.

hard work? u do know that the work is problably the same regardless of the skinn quality right? not to mention that its the work of 2-3 ppl at most, easily being done in 1 workday, maybe 2. and yeah, lot of ppl agree that 25 bucks for something entirelly cosmetic and not even as present that much during playtime is in fact overpriced. like with all unlimited digital goods (unlimited in terms of copies) u cant really apply real world values to those things. but given the fact that u rarely see any of those 2k skinns around despite them looking good should prove that ppl arent rdy to throw away their money.

You are saying all that is done with in one day? do really know, how the whole process of character or creature creation is done or not?

It only takes a lot of time if the concep and the base model of the griphon didn’t exist in the first place..meaning you have to create the movement, the physics, flight, skills and so on.

This is just a skin applied over something already existing and already purchased with the expansion.

I agree with you, that much money for a skin. Lol I can buy a full game instead. But I guess there are people that don’t really care and don’t really compare the values of these products, they just buy it cause they like it. Hey over all great skin just not worth the price.

Yes, it’s not worth it. Technically it’s very fast to make specially with the technology and with the already existing resources they have. Only hard work is coming up with the idea.

This mount costs 25$. It’s the same price as some games. Now tell me, does 1 skin equal a whole game from scratch? Be it good or bad…just put into perspective the coding you have to do for a game, and the work you have to do for 1 skin (considering you just do a design in photoshop and then apply it to an already existing mechanism, the bow physics itself).

You have to know the value of money before you compare things. No, it is NOT worth it.

I love the detail on the rifle, but i agree its too big. i know practicality is a strange balance in fantasy worlds, but it can still be immersion-breaking.the lion skin is nice, i dont mind that its not too flashy. Never gonna shell out $20+ for it though.

If they’re gonna make the guns so big, they should at LEAST adjust the character animations to look like the players are struggling to carry it, right now they hold it so gingerly like its Styrofoam.Since I know they won’t be changing the animations to properly show the weight of the weapon, just make the rifle smaller and call it a day

It’s a seriously awesome skin, so many amazing and beautiful recolours, best money spent in gw2 so far. I’m in love with it.

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