LEAGUE OF LEGENDS – CHAMPIONS
LEAGUE OF LEGENDS – SKINS
Pool Party Renekton suffers from the same ailments as many other funny skins but the clear suitability of the concept for a crocodile excuses some of those faults.
The Butcher’s appearance is particularly well adapted to the role but doesn’t provide anything striking to look at.
That’s the job of the bubble particles and recall which add some necessary flair to the style; as well as the sounds.
The red particles and auto-attack sounds merely keep the use of the ...
New staff, new clothes and a more human-like aspect are what Dryad Soraka actually delivers.
Her in-human features do convey the tree nymph aspect but in comparison to her classic self the changes make her less astral and more earthly.
These changes are, indeed, small but they are effective nonetheless.
Not all is good as the skin tends to look a bit monochromatic due to the restricted colour palette used.
Still, it’s a nice aesthetic that, while based on her ...
Made of wood and metal and following a design similar to a ship we find that Ironside Malphite isn’t exactly steampunk or dieselpunk.
It’s somewhere in the middle, with an antique look but perhaps a strong engine powering his moves.
This makes the aesthetic a bit ambiguous because the style incorporates elements that don’t associate together to create a clear theme.
At best, Malphite is some sort of old-fashioned robot that surely looks different but isn’t as ...
In many respects, Mecha Aatrox forcibly changes the fantastic aspect of the Darkin Blade into that of a machine.
There are some exceptions where the theme comes together but most of the time it’s all superficial.
To start with, the model realizes the mecha aspect well and the recall furthers it into Transformer territory.
The new particles have an interesting look and are also effectively supported by the new sounds.
This is especially noticeable during ...
Ragdoll Poppy is more effective due to its charm and suitability to her cartoony style than a wonderful execution.
While Poppy looks quite good her clothes and appearance suggest a traditional ragdoll more than represent it.
The yarn hair is the most distinct feature as her skin looks rather normal, for a yordle girl at least. Nonetheless, her weapons add a necessary dose of identity that helps deliver the theme.
Her legendary hammer as a wooden mallet is a classic ...
Aether Wing Kayle is a skin with its ups and downs: it has its brief moments of brilliance but fails at feeling truly inspiring.
Firstly, the concept is a mixed bag that fuses technology with mysticism and ends up constantly crossing between the realms of fantasy and sci-fi but never fusing them together.
Its elements not only feel confusing but they are also constantly clashing between both themes. Secondly, the model is rather simple for a hi-tech angel: the wings stand ...
Part of the appeal of Dragon Trainer Tristana is that it captures the childhood delight of forming a unique bond with one’s pet.
In most actions the relationship between Tristana and her dragon, Riggle, provides the skin with a distinct personality.
The new animations are the main changes responsible for such a feat but the stylized flames also contribute by keeping everything eye-catching and light-hearted.
Between the two Tristana is the most classic as she’s ...
Dragonslayer Vayne is a skin with a conventional concept and an atypical execution: instead of opting for heavy dragon-shaped armour Vayne wears light dragon-inspired armour; maybe too light.
The appeal of this unusual execution is what will actually decide if the skin is worthy of a purchase.
The actual execution is quite good: not only does her helmet and back crossbow match as dragon heads but her boots and plates also evoke a dragon look. Regardless, the colour scheme ...
Deep Sea Kog’Maw is a skin that goes beyond a simple visual change and instead modifies the feel of the champion.
Kog’Maw is usually considered a cute little monster, the void puppy, but Deep Sea Kog’Maw removes much if not all of that allure and replaces it with a more dreadful look.
The new model is inspiring and menacing: Kog’Maw practically looks like a mutated deep sea fish.
The thin long teeth, the membranes, glassy eyes and blood red skin present an ...
Kingpin Twitch proposes the idea of a criminal chief but that’s not something that can be clearly seen.
Twitch is well dressed with rich clothing over clean combed fur.
The crossbow’s design also speaks of a good weapon made by a professional.
The eye-patch seems to hint at the price of all this: unsavoury activities.
Regardless, the criminal aspect is, at best, thinly suggested.
That’s not to say that the skin doesn’t look good as it provides a ...