A few people have made very technically “standard” (as in, no fancy techniques or stuff, like out-of-canister) style builds as entries. Most of the time this seems to out of lack of inspiration or such like.
This, on the other hand, is how to do something like that right.
You’ve used just enough unusual pieces and techniques in the main build to make it unique, but still keeping it ultimately within a certain style. The height and proportions are fantastic, and I’m loving the shoulder armour (knights kingdom, is that? I don’t recognize it).
Those weapons are amazing. I love the shield and how absurdly large it is, as well as it’s unique silhouette (and I’m only just now spotting the Visorak mandibles you’ve used!). The spiked mace looks like an actual mace, as opposed to, say, a club (which some other builds seem to have gone for).
The figure is perfect - captures the proportions of a “frail warrior” very nicely. I can totally see her weary and exhausted, and yet I can also see her going berserk in combat, which I think are the two ways any MOC of Helryx needs to be able to be visuallised.
Out of every entry, this is the closest to how I would have imagined the character, but more importantly, it also ticks every box that a Helryx ought to tick. I can’t fault this design, and the only competition it has in my eyes is other builds of equally flawless attention to detail. I can see her standing next to Axonn and Brutaka, or the Toa Mata, without any issues at all in my mind.
Very well done.
(P.S. Clever to use such a universally disliked mask design for the one that will eventually get replaced by the art contest, although in all honesty it suits her better than the original Gali Mistika!)