LEAGUE OF LEGENDS – CHAMPIONS
"The sun's rays reach all of Runeterra, so too must the image of its champion."
On the upper slopes of Mount Targon, the warriors of the Rakkor live and breathe only for war. However, Targon's peak is reserved for a special group of Rakkoran who answer to a "higher" calling. Members of this group, called the Solari, retire their mantles of war, choosing instead to devote their lives to reverence of the sun. According to legend, the Solari were formed by a warrior who could ...
"There is a place between war and murder in which our demons lurk."
In Noxus, any citizen may rise to power regardless of race, gender, or social standing - strength is all that matters. It was with committed faith in this ideal that Riven strove to greatness. She showed early potential as a soldier, forcing herself to master the weight of a long sword when she was barely its height. She was ruthless and efficient as a warrior, but her true strength lay in her conviction. She ...
"The life of an arrow is fleeting, built of nothing but direction and intent."
For his incomparable skill with the bow and his unquestioned sense of honor, Varus was chosen to be the warden of a sacred Ionian temple. The temple was built to contain an ancient pit of corruption so vile that Ionian Elders feared it could envelop the island in darkness. Varus prided himself on his position, as only the most exceptional Ionian warriors were selected for the role. He lived with his ...
Kindred, the Eternal Hunters
“Tell me again, little Lamb, which things are ours to take?”
“All things, dear Wolf.”
Separate, but never parted, Kindred represents the twin essences of death. Lamb’s bow offers a swift release from the mortal realm for those who accept their fate. Wolf hunts down those who run from their end, delivering violent finality within his crushing jaws. Though interpretations of Kindred’s nature vary across Runeterra, every mortal must ...
LEAGUE OF LEGENDS – SKINS
The astral concept behind Cosmic Reaver Kassadin is quite attractive and the splash art makes a good first impression.
The actual three-dimensional recreation isn’t as close to the given idea as it should.
For starters, the clothing has some different designs, mask included, and while it’s more elaborate it doesn’t incorporate the duality of star-based body framed by solid gear that the splash art implies.
In spite of that, the appearance is unique and the starry ...
Pumpkinhead Fiddlesticks is a skin that does much with little: just a new head and new textures for his rags and sickle blade.
Truth be told, there really isn’t any need for additional changes; as in this case Fiddlesticks stays as a scarecrow.
With so little the skin manages to provide a different but still menacing look that it’s as appropriate as it’s well executed.
This is a skin that proves that a great concept doesn’t need high technicalities to be ...
Emumu is quite simple in its execution: a bit of hair, a tee shirt and a pair of fingerless gloves.
There’s a little more to it than that: the hair is dyed and stylized, the tee shirt is printed and the bandages are darker.
Still, it seems like the easiest and laziest solution was chosen to deliver the concept.
Therefore, Emumu has a clever and fitting concept but an execution that lets down in every ...
In theory, Master Chef Tahm Kench is a new model with various extras.
Unfortunately, each change isn’t as relevant as it could be and they don’t work together to further the theme.
Let’s start at the base: he seems to have a new model but it feels like a re-colour with a new set of clothes.
There may be some extra modifications to the model but the classic base is too evident.
In fact, the chef aspect is shyly expressed: first comes the monstrous toad and ...
At a glance, Gladiator Draven’s looks are hardly astonishing.
In fact, the limited armour and tattooed body are nothing novel.
So, while his asymmetric axes have a couple of attractive designs the general aspect isn’t particularly exciting.
That’s where the particles come in: the spark-emitting incandescent blades are quite a spectacle to gawk at.
Whether it’s his auto-attack or his abilities Draven is sure to attract attention with such a display; ...
While the aim is simple the result of Sea Hunter Aatrox is quite interesting.
The concept may be merely to turn the Darkin into a pirate but the fantastic interpretation of the concept, necessary due to his nature, makes the skin stand out from the usual buccaneer.
The gargoyle-like appearance stands out as Aatrox’s physiognomy could very well evoke the shapes of certain sea creatures.
That makes the lack of proper boots rather reasonable as his body may be as adept at ...
Lollipoppy’s really distinct characteristics are the new weapons: her hammer as a huge lollipop and her buckler as a little bar of chocolate.
The clothes are nice: they suggest the classic colours and patterns associated with sweets.
However, they feel merely functional even though they suit the theme.
The new weapons are definitely unique but smashing people’s heads with them can only stay funny for so long.
Fortunately, Poppy’s charm is enhanced by the ...
Aristocrat Vayne has a very distinct look with heavy steampunk inspiration.
Vayne’s design is quite exotic, even extravagant, and that may not appeal to everyone.
Moreover, her arm crossbow is only re-textured; the model is the same as Classic Vayne.
In spite of all of this, the skin provides an interesting look for a very attractive price.
It may not be for everyone, but those that do like it shouldn’t miss on Aristocrat ...
Mafia Graves is a skin that adapts a good concept to a fitting champion; the end result is both sensible and attractive.
The clothes definitely suit Graves and are elegantly designed.
The newsboy cap is fitting but a fedora or homburg hat would’ve probably been a better choice.
Regardless, the general fashion style is consistent while the hanging revolver furthers the mafia theme.
The shotgun is imagined in the style of the famous, or infamous, Thompson machine ...
Haunting Nocturne doesn’t, or even try to, hide it’s obvious re-model nature.
On the contrary, it humorously exploits it by turning Nocturne into a traditional sheet ghost.
If that were all the skin is, it wouldn’t be very impressive but the excellent particles raise the skin to a whole new level.
In particular, the Duskbringer trail is particularly satisfying; especially when hitting multiple targets, each leaving their own trail.
The model sure isn’t ...