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Astralaria

Type
Axe
Strength
900 – 1,100
Skin
Astralaria
Rarity
HLegendary
Req. level
80
Binding
Account Bound
Item link
Skin link
API
API
Gallery
Astralaria.jpg

Click to enlarge.

Astralaria stowed.jpg

Stowed.

Astralaria footfalls.jpg

Cosmic footfalls.

This item allows selection of stats. See below for a list of available prefixes.
Superior Sigil of Ice.png Superior Sigil of Ice
Infusion Slot Unused Infusion Slot

— In-game description

Astralaria is a legendary axe crafted in the Mystic Forge, through various materials and tasks tied to the Heart of Thorns expansion.

Acquisition

Astralaria
Source
Mystic Forge
Output qty.
1
Ingredients

Graphics

Astralaria is an iridescent axe that features the effects of stars and constellations in the night sky seeping into the world, a rotating armillary and a sextant with a moving arm on the pommel.

  • The blade of Astralaria, similar to Twilight & Sunrise, is a window into the cosmos.
  • Like the aforementioned Legendaries, the blade also leaves a trail when swung.
  • The constellations shown on the blade look as if they're seeping out into our world.
  • The centerpiece is an armillary that glows in a multitude of colors and rotates.
  • The pommel is a sextant, that has a moving counterweight that moves along a gear track. You can hear the sound of the weight as it moves.
  • The axe has a unique sound effect when swinging with it.
Draw/Stow Effects
  • Upon being drawn, the axe emits a subtle tone, (intentionally) similar to skill sounds of the Celestial Avatar. This is accompanied by a burst of blue light that emanates from the character, followed by large, nested, rotating golden rings that are an exact replica of the armature of the armillary, and which will surround the character momentarily.
  • Whenever the axe is drawn and held, any arm holding it becomes imbued with the same cosmic background effect as the one on the axe blade, from the hand up to just under the shoulder, and this effect bleeds out into the surrounding air, diffusing out over the nearest several centimeters, particularly near the area of the hand. Additionally, the wrist receives a persistent, embedded replica of the armillary's armature, much like the one displayed momentarily around the character's body at the moment of drawing the axe, and which appears as an ephemeral set of nested, rotating, glowing golden rings. These rings and their glow overlay the arm's cosmic effect.
  • When stowing the axe, a tone is played, like that of a device shutting down, as the armillary and the sextant stop moving when stowed.
Footfalls

Astralaria's footfall effect is a white ring, followed by a light blue cloud and underneath is the cosmic effect of the axe on the ground.

Skill effects

Similar to Frostfang, Astralaria also has skill changes.

Kill animations
  • Default damage type is Ice.
  • Enemies killed by Astralaria will display chilled death animations.

Gallery

Full material list

Required item Primary ingredients Component materials
Gift of Fortune.png Mystic Tribute Gift of Condensed Magic.png Gift of Condensed Magic x2
1  Gift of Blood.png Gift of Blood
1  Gift of Venom.png Gift of Venom
1  Gift of Totems.png Gift of Totems
1  Gift of Dust.png Gift of Dust
Gift of Condensed Might.png Gift of Condensed Might x2
1  Gift of Claws.png Gift of Claws
1  Gift of Scales.png Gift of Scales
1  Gift of Bones.png Gift of Bones
1  Gift of Fangs.png Gift of Fangs
Mystic Clover.png Mystic Clover x77
~231  Mystic Coin.png Mystic Coins
~231  Glob of Ectoplasm.png Globs of Ectoplasm
~231  Obsidian Shard.png Obsidian Shards
     (485,100 Karma.png or 3,465 Fractal Relic.png Fractal Relics or 231  Laurel.png Laurels or 11,550  Bandit Crest.png Bandit Crests)
~231  Mystic Crystal.png Crystals or ~1386  Philosopher's Stone.png Philosopher's Stones
    (cost of either: 139 Spirit Shard.png Spirit Shards)
Mystic Coin.png Mystic Coin x250
Gift of Astralaria.png Gift of Astralaria Gift of the Mists.png Gift of the Mists
Gift of Glory.png Gift of Glory
Gift of Battle.png Gift of Battle
Gift of War.png Gift of War
Cube of Stabilized Dark Energy.png Cube of Stabilized Dark Energy
Icy Runestone.png Icy Runestones x100
100 Gold coin total, bought from Rojan the Penitent
Gift of the Cosmos.png Gift of the Cosmos
Can be obtained by completing Legendary Weapons Collections Achievement
Gift of Metal.png Gift of Metal
Recipe cost: 10 Gold coin, bought from Miyani
Requires 400 Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.png Weaponsmith to make.
250  Orichalcum Ingot.png Orichalcum Ingots
250  Mithril Ingot.png Mithril Ingots
250  Darksteel Ingot.png Darksteel Ingots
250  Platinum Ingot.png Platinum Ingots
Gift of Exploration.png Gift of Maguuma Mastery Gift of Maguuma.png Gift of Maguuma
Gift of the Fleet.png Gift of the Fleet
Gift of Tarir.png Gift of Tarir
Gift of the Chak.png Gift of the Chak
Gift of the Jungle.png Gift of the Jungle
Essence of Artistry.png Gift of Insights
Essence of Divinity's Reach.png Gift of the Itzel
Gift of the Nuhoch.png Gift of the Nuhoch
Gift of the Exalted.png Gift of the Exalted
Gift of Gliding.png Gift of Gliding
Bloodstone Shard.png Bloodstone Shard
200 Spirit Shard.png Spirit Shards
Crystalline Ingot.png Crystalline Ingot x250
250  Crystalline Ore.png Crystalline Ore
250  Fulgurite.png Fulgurite
250  Glob of Ectoplasm.png Glob of Ectoplasm
250  Amalgamated Gemstone.png Amalgamated Gemstone
The Mechanism.png The Mechanism
Can be obtained by completing Legendary Weapons Collections Achievement

Trivia

  • Astralis is a Latin adjective meaning "of the stars".
  • Aria is an Italian noun and in music, it denotes a composed melody or tune to be performed as a solo centerpiece of a movement.
  • Hence Astral-aria means "Song/music of the stars"
    • The concept of a "music" produced by celestial bodies is an ancient philosophical concept known as Musica universalis.
    • The "gyroscope" in the middle of the axe is likely modeled after depictions of the Harmony of the Spheres[1] i.e. old representations of the cosmos as a harmonic mechanism.
  • This weapon was named after The Astralarium, which first appeared in Guild Wars Nightfall.[2]
  • The constellations on both the swing effect and on the user's arm when the weapon is drawn are nearly identical to the constellations embedded within the background of the cogs that comprise the building's entrance façade at The Vaults in Lion's Arch.

See also

References

  1. ^ Harmony of the Spheres, image of the Harmony of the Spheres
  2. ^ Comment by Linsey Murdock, Reddit