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A look at the unique weapons and armor sets of Oblivion and how they will actually look unique in Skyblivion.

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Oblivion had a lot of weapons with unique names that belonged to unique characters or could be found in specific locations.
Yet most of these weapons used standard models ranging from Iron battle axes to Ebony swords.
For the Skyblivion project we like to give these weapons some special treatment to make the player feel more accomplished for finding and collecting these weapons.

So how do we do this? Well we have some very talented concept artists who create an initial design for our 3D artists to follow. When creating these weapons we take a close look at the character it might have belonged to previously, the name that was given to it or the location it can be found. Based on this we create 1 or multiple designs. Once we have settled on a design the concept will receive some extra love and attention and the detailed art piece will be given to our best weapon artists who will create a 3D model that will be added to the game.

As always I like to actually show our work rather than just talk about it so below you will find a few of our concepts and 3D models for the new unique weapons.

Chillrend(3D model)34


Akaviri Sunderblade
roberto gatto akaviri sunderblad

WIP 3D ModelBasemeshAkavirisunderblade

DebaserDebase redesign final Roberto G

Apotheosis Staff
Apotheosis staff

Blade of Woe
Blade of woe

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I don't know who in your team is responsible for these , but I do hope they know just how amazing these designs are!!
each one is beautiful and unique in it's own way , just the way it should have been done

I do hope you plan on giving similar treatments to some of the "unique" gear in Skyrim that wasn't done by mods like Unique Uniques or such (if you plan on incorporating them) . Skyrim has plenty of such cases that could really use such a talented touch

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The one and only Roberto is responsible :D
You can find more of his work here: and here:

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Honestly the blade of woe model in skyrim is kinda silly, never understood why they changed a sensible straight dagger perfect for assasination to a curved dagger with the edge-lord look to it(curved dagger makes no sense).

Everything else looks fantastic though.

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