LEAGUE OF LEGENDS – CHAMPIONS
The Ionians have developed some of the most breathtaking and deadly martial arts in all of Runeterra - just one manifestation of their pursuit of enlightenment. The most remarkable blade style to emerge, however, was the unusual byproduct of foreign intervention.
Master Lito was a swordsman whose teachings were sought by ruling classes from nearly every city-state. His art was a highly-guarded secret, but it was said that ...
There are few dwellers, let alone champions, residing in the blasted and dangerous lands that lie south of the Great Barrier. Much of that world still bears the scars of past Runes Wars, especially the mysterious Kumungu Jungle. There are long-forgotten treasures in these strange places which many risk life and limb to acquire. Nidalee was only a young girl travelling with her treasure-seeking parents when they lost their way in the dense, rainy jungles. The jungle was unforgiving, and she ...
"There is no such thing as redemption. Only penance."
Long before the regulation of magic, mages experimented with the creation of artificial life. Now forbidden, instilling golems with reason was once not so uncommon a practice amongst the more expert of craftsmen. One such visionary was the Demacian artificer, Durand. Peerless at crafting sentient beings, Durand's constructs served as tireless guardians for the border towns of his beloved city-state, affording them ...
Fiora, the Grand Duelist
“I have come to kill you for the sake of honor. And though you possess none, still you die.”
The most feared duelist in all Valoran, Fiora is as renowned for her brusque manner and cunning mind as she is for the speed of her bluesteel rapier. Born to House Laurent in the kingdom of Demacia, Fiora took control of the family from her father in the wake of a scandal that nearly destroyed them. House Laurent's reputation was sundered, but ...
LEAGUE OF LEGENDS – SKINS
The intentions behind Headhunter Akali are clear: to make her into a predatory assassin, futuristic and tribal at the same time.
The execution of such an attractive idea isn’t as good as one would like.
The new model tries to convey the Predator style but the scant armour isn’t as eloquent as the new kamas in conveying the idea.
In fact, her outfit appears to be more revealing than Predator-styled with only brief suggestions of the meshes and bones that would ...
There’s little more fitting for a powerful lich than to dress like the Angel of Death.
However, despite the fitting concept the execution doesn’t make the most of such a wonderful choice.
The model changes are relevant and accomplish the distinct appearance that is to be expected.
Yet, it all conforms to the classic base and, modifications and all, there’s a lot of common ground.
On its own, the skin realizes the image of Death well but without going out of ...
Thanks to an effective array of particles and sounds, on top of a fine model, Eternum Rek’Sai is a convincing alien creature.
The design is interesting though it adheres too closely to the classic blueprint.
Regardless, it conveys the theme due to the effective use of reflection and glow. The ability and auto-attack sounds aren’t striking but give a new feel to Rek’Sai’s usual activities.
However, the particles manage to stand out mostly because of the new ...
Secret Agent Miss Fortune literally places her in the shoes of the archetypal femme fatale of spy films.
It definitely suits Miss Fortune and works perfectly with her personality, manners and abilities.
The dress has an elegant blue tone but the pattern on the cloth is difficult to notice; if it survived.
The golden guns look sleek and lethal; quite befitting her.
Unfortunately, the skin shows a propensity to imitate Jessica Rabbit: from the hair to the clothes ...
Panda Teemo can be considered Badger Teemo 2.0, as the basic black and white design is similar; it also could be another take on Cottontail Teemo’s concept.
So if it isn’t original, is it well executed? The bamboo blowgun and rucksack are quite good looking, the panda suit looks fluffy enough and the rice dumplings as Noxious Traps round the theme with their new particles; but their design isn’t attractive.
Furthermore, Teemo’s face seems to have been forcefully ...
This skin is an alternate colour scheme for Ashe and nothing else.
While differences with Classic Ashe do exist they aren’t very pronounced.
If you want more green and brown on Ashe it delivers; but that’s all.
Sherwood Forest Ashe is just a simple re-texture and better suited for dedicated Ashe ...
Perseus Pantheon is a peculiar skin as the Greek hero was supposed to slay the Medusa with a sword and a shield; along magical helm, sandals and knapsack for the eventual escape.
Therefore, the armour and trident are an odd choice, in particular the trident as it’s the symbol of Poseidon; who may have something to do with Medusa’s aspect.
Nonetheless, the helmet looks good, the sandals passable but the armour plain on the back and unattractive on the ...
The aggressive design of Marauder Olaf’s armour doesn’t leave much to the imagination: he’s a warrior to be feared.
Combining fur, leather and sensible plates this is a Berserker that has equipped himself keeping in mind the need to maximize protection and mobility.
The general feel that the armour gives is of a deadly enemy that has thought his preparation over.
In that regard, the decorations, even if fantastic, are moderate but give the armour an appealing ...
The look of a veteran of many wars, tired and weary yet proudly carrying the scars that mark his many victories seems completely absent from Rugged Garen.
To be fair, nothing looks rugged in this skin: Garen looks young, inexperienced, naive and idealistic.
Aside from a few dents on his sword, both his clothes and armour seem to have been just purchased while his clean skin and finely combed hair convey the opposite of what the skins aims to be.
Rugged Garen’s aspect ...
Human: being a clear clothes fetish, French Maid Nidalee manages to be suggestive without being ridiculous.
The uniform is enticing but correct and avoids high heels for a higher dose of realism.
The javelin-duster is a bit rough but the general idea is well presented. Cougar: aside from a new bib and fur colour the cougar form remains practically identical.
The lack of tusks plus new colour isn’t enough to display a domestic cat; or other kinds of ...