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Celestial Armor by DNA-1 Celestial Armor by DNA-1
Celestial Armor is the top-tier (T9) reward in the new Paragon Rewards system, which launched as part of CITY OF HEROES FREEDOM. As such, we packed the set with as much cool stuff as we could think of. For starters, it's one of the first 'fantasy' themed sets in the game and one of the first to offer a ton of back details. The set features a large number of weapon options (not all shown here made the final cut), a cool riveted 'tights' layer, and all the latest texture FX (reflection, glow, etc.). As if that wasn't enough, Celestial comes with the game's first energy wings, which flow and undulate courtesy of our amazing FX team. All together, a pretty epic package that's worthy of the T9 distinction.

Artistically, I was inspired by divine/religious iconography--hence the glows, light, and omega symbols spread throughout. Another little detail I enjoy is the power source on the firearms: a tiny pinpoint of white light. I was thinking of the baby universe that powers the Authority's carrier ship when I drew that, not that you'd ever guess it from the art. :)

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WintersEdge7 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
That is more than epic and that is more than awesome. I cant even find a right word for this. Great job. :-)
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ROBOCOP603 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epicness! I love everything about it!
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Zaya121 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awsome I like all three can we use these for my group is called commission because we want more art on it and maybe you can also become a admin
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it. Not sure what you're asking otherwise?
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Veraldrisz Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
I'M PISSED they removed the Vet Reward for the Mecha costume... Grrr.
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haven't heard about that--what was the reward?
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ScarlettRowan Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this stuff. It's my got some of my favorite costume pieces in the game. (Chest piece and wings!) I really really really hope that bow will eventually come out.... It is rather epic.
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You never know...
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ScarlettRowan Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Having another Celestial Armor option/expanded set in the VIP rewards when it returns again would be really sweet. :D I have to go post in the Art thread now. O.O
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