As every single F/GO player knows, craft essences are very important part of gameplay. But alongside in-battle effects they often come with very beautiful, interesting illustrations, often drawn by fan’s favourite aritsts!
Something caught your eye? Is nostalgic? Or maybe shows your waifu in very interesting ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) way?
Show us then!
Bigger or smaller explanations also appreciated =)
Before we start, quick rules:
- here we discuss only ARTWORKS and ignore CE’s effects
- it’s very appreciated to add images to your post BUT due this topic is going to be image-heavy, please try to use resize option! (noone is going to be banned for not using it tho, but it’ll help us all browsing the topic ^^)
- CEs that are currently JP exclusive are absolutely fine!
So… I’ll start!
I don’t have one favourite illustration because it’s simply just too many of them. But I’ll describe the ones that have very special place in my heart and post the best of best
Some of them I summoned/I plan to summon only because I love their artworks so much
Crown of the Stars [og Artoria’s bond CE]
Another breathtaking illustration and apple of my eye. og Artoria is my #1 waifu, so when I began my journey with F/GO I just had to check what is her bond CE and… I can’t describe the feelings I had. Love from the first sight. The details, light particles, the galaxy reflected in lake, the crown of my King.
It’s a reflection of her path as a knight, a king, prove of her kingship, ideals and life.
Ahhh… I’m so emotional towards one artwork. But this is reason why I love it so much - it has not only an artistic value but also very deep meaning, especially when you read actual Arthurian Legends
I love it to the point where I changed my CE sorting settings and whenever I have to pick CE, it’s the first I see so I can fall in love all over and over and over again
Imperishable Flames [Brynhildr’s bond CE]
I fell in love in this CE from the first sight. Anything that is blurple immidiately gots me. The badass, blue flames that also have shape of bird and a dragon are making it even more beautiful.
My love towards this CE also has very personal background, because I dived into Brynhildr’s lore (both in Fate and irl context) and this CE is a reflection of her life, death, tragedy and relationship with Sigurd.
If I’d ever summon Bryn, I’d go crazy with bond farming only to get it.
Another Ending & Victor of the Moon
I absolutely adore Extraverse, both Hakunons and Wada Arco-sama art style. Those CE artworks refer to ending of /Extra and /Extra CCC, have wonderful color palettes and you can see Hakunons being in the background of each other CE - which also refers to Hakunons lore background.
I have no words to express how badly I love those CEs, Wada just did awesome job! Also gave them clothes that I’d like to see being a thing in actual games
Illustrations that I absolutely adore but I don’t have a deep emotional attachment
[in order] First Sunrise, Imperial Capital Holy Grail War, Ring the Bell, Battle Olympia, Joint Recital, Boar King, Avalon Celebrate, Gilgamesh in NY