Leave Your Legacy in Aion: Ascension: design a weapon for the 4.0 'Bard' class!

Here's your chance to design a weapon for the 'Bard' class coming in Aion 4.0! The 'Bard' uses stringed weapons to channel magical energies!


Starting from today, Monday, December 17, 2012, to Thursday, January 3, 2013,, players can submit their original concept art for 'Bard' weapons. Your design might make it into the game! This is a design submission, so even if you can't draw all that well, if you have a great idea we want to see it! Creativity, innovation, and uniqueness is what we're looking for!

Remember, this is not a contest! There are no physical or digital prizes. If your submission is chosen, you will get official recognition that your artwork has been incorporated into the game, and you will be given the chance to participate in the naming process of your weapon once the 4.0 update is localized for Aion: Ascension! 

As this is not a contest, we encourage all of our Aion: Ascension players to participate! There are no territory restrictions. Please be sure to read the full terms and conditions below before sending in your work:

How do I participate?


  • Draw an awesome piece of concept art that represents your best idea for a 'Bard' class weapon.
    • Your artwork may be hand-drawn, or computer generated, but it must be your own original work.
    • You must present both a front and side view.
    • Notes explaining moving parts and effects are OK.
  • Submit your artwork to In the email, you must include the following information:
    • Real Name
    • Account, server, and character name
    • Age
    • Explanation of your concept and the intent behind your design
    • The following statement:
      • By submitting the artwork, I:
        a) represent and warrant that my entry is my own original work and that it does not violate any rights of any third party (including, without limitation, any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right, or any privacy, publicity or publishing rights of any third party), and that it is not libelous, obscene or otherwise contrary to law;
        (b) agree, in the event that my entry is selected to be used by Sponsor, to (i) assign to Sponsor all of my rights, title and interest in my entry, including, without limitation, copyright, in or to my entry; or, (ii) if I cannot transfer any of my rights, grant a perpetual, exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, transferable license to Sponsor to reproduce, distribute, publicly perform and display, create derivative works of and otherwise commercially exploit my entry; or (iii) if I cannot transfer or license any of my rights, waive enforcement of such rights. I further agree to take all reasonable actions, at Sponsor's expense, that are required for Sponsor to protect and enforce Sponsor's rights in my entry

Incomplete entries will not be considered. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm Thursday, January 3, 2013 in order to be considered.

The Aion team will then choose a number of submissions to send off to the Dev Team. These designs will be featured on our website and Facebook page on January 7, 2013. If one of these submissions is chosen to be used in 4.0, we will showcase the concept art alongside an official weapon screenshot on our website and social networks as soon as they are released to us.

Please note – although this is a contest in Korea, players on the NA servers are not eligible to participate in the Korean contest or win their prizes. Their contest only applies to players on the Korean servers. In addition, North America sending submissions does not guarantee that any will be selected for use. 

Best of luck, Daevas! We’re looking forward to your submissions. As we receive them, we will add them to the "Leave your legacy in Aion" photo album on our Facebook page! To get your creative juices flowing, here's a look at some of the 'Bard's' stringed weapons!