MidJourney: Fantasy Medieval Weapons Guide
<note - this guide is from HyS, moved with permission>
[Note: For v3 era]
You wish to prompt up your own weapons? Just know, this requires A TON of googling and rerolling/vrolling, so pepper your angus.
Here's an example of the prompt I use to make my weapons:
ornate border frame containing nocked bow and arrow :: legendary insanely intricate whitewood recurve bow with gilded angel wings tips ends elvish :: by Bayard-Wu + by Anato-Finnstark :: Artstation game concept art :: full body standing upright recurve shortbow display shot :: dark ancient knowledge paper --ar 7:11 --uplight --v 3 --s 1350
What do all of these do?
ornate border frame containing nocked bow and arrow
- This frames up the image for MJ to know the final image will be framed and the item we want will be inside this frame.
legendary insanely intricate whitewood recurve bow with gilded angel wings tips ends elvish
- I know, the grammar here is trash, but it's trash for a reason.
- The beginning sets up how finely detailed the materials and weapon will be.
- I use "recurve bow" here to narrow down MJ's data to any similar weapons. For example, I made a greatsword using: Greatsword, Zweihander, Longsword, Dragon-slayer.
- The final part mentions the parts I want fully visible on the weapon. Mentioning the tips and adding details to them coerces MJ to render them out. I haven't noticed any impact by using proper grammar here, and we have to avoid confusing MJ with too many words as well.
by Bayard-Wu + by Anato-Finnstark
- I want the art to be done by some famous game concept artists. You can choose other artists/games here. The more related they are to your weapon, the higher success chance you'll have.
Artstation game concept art
- More coercing towards fantasy medieval art/game concept art tends to display the full weapon.
full body standing upright recurve shortbow display shot
- More coercing towards the final result. Full body display shot helps a TON with avoiding cutting off images.
Dark ancient knowledge paper
- This helps make the backgrounds for a lot of my weapons. Try to change the words to fit your style. For example, I use wild-west outlaw paper for cowboy stuff.
--ar 7:11 --uplight --v 3 --s 1350
- This is all your choice. --ar x:y determines the aspect ratio. You want tall weapon? Make tall ar. You want long weapon? Make long ar.
- I tend to leave out --uplight lately because I like v3's upscaler.
- I like using a middle ground for the --s value. I enjoy MJ's chaos. It's beautiful. But I like influencing that chaos too.
I hope this helps! If you need more ideas/help, feel free to DM me!
Also, follow and steal all my prompts! https://www.midjourney.com/app/feed/167535363257139200