With plain but effective changes Tristana becomes a firefighter with a penchant for explosive, high-pressure water.
The classic look of hat and uniform as well as the cannon turned fog nozzle work in tandem with her yordle physique to represent a comical firefighter.
However, the fire extinguisher on her back strikes as an idea that seemed funnier on paper; a tank for a breathing apparatus would’ve made more sense. The addition of water-based particles and sounds help ...
Practically a re-model, the Magnificent Twisted Fate is a victim of the evolution of League of Legends.
What once would’ve been a formidable new model is now a product unbefitting of its legendary label.
Truth be told, it’s a good look that accomplishes the style of a classic illusionist.
However, a new look is all there is and currently, much more is expected.
Those that already own it will probably enjoy the refined model but for the rest it isn’t ...
Kitty Cat Katarina is a skin of extremes as its both desirable but disappointing.
On the one hand, it dresses Katarina in an appealing and funny cat suit.
On the other hand, that’s all this skin is: an exclusive fetish.
There’s no denying that Kitty Cat Katarina is a skin with an attractive look but the concept is quite basic and the execution is limited.
You could say that this is a bubblegum skin: it looks incredible in the beginning but in the end it ...
In an effort to adapt Gragas into Santa Claus some compromises had to be made; which were concealed with a veil of humour.
For instance, the disproportionally small suit allows for the belly and arms to be exposed, clearly showing that Gragas doesn’t fit the role well.
The humour may try to excuse Gragas drinking from his presents’ bag and throwing explosive barrel decorations.
However, it feels as it simply made the implementation easier.
Still, the result ...
Mundo Mundo is a skin with a concept that seems clever but that in practice isn’t as funny or interesting as it appeared.
In fact, the look is simply too similar to Classic Dr.
Mundo and, while intended, it just doesn’t add much.
In the end, the idea is executed but it’s hardly attractive.
In conclusion, Mundo Mundo is a skin that looks better on paper and that doesn’t provide enough for its ...
Snowmerdinger is quite basic in its execution: it re-models Heimerdinger, his tools and his turrets to make a snowman.
The result isn’t bad yet not remarkable either.
The irregular snow body is well designed and the look is fittingly comical, overall.
The turrets are cleverly designed as cannon gifts over little sledges and stand as one of the skin’s more attractive features.
Besides, they also have different colours that are chosen at random which is a great ...
Riot Blitzcrank turns him into a police-robot that despite his broad design manages to appear effective.
The appearance is hardly innovative but remains attractive with the expected additions like a shoulder siren and an emergency light over his head.
Besides, the armour combines metal and padding to approximate contemporary looks.
The addition of new animations and sounds is welcome as they nicely further the theme.
Thus, on the whole, Riot Blitzcrank is hardly a ...
Snow Day Singed is a skin with a clear funny vein but, fortunately, it’s more than that.
It also gives a plausible idea of how a person would ready to spend a day on the snow.
There is a certain degree of mad genius at work but it all, forcefully, adds up to be more than a mere joke.
The clothes and snow gear are reasonable and while they might seem a bit flat when inspected they fulfil their role well.
Thus, when the particles are added the skin comes to life ...
This is a straightforward skin: Nasus dressed as a riot police officer.
The padded armour that covers him is functional and believable though it only offers frontal protection and doesn’t seem very sturdy.
Casual clothing is visible underneath, instead of a uniform, and the armour should extend over other parts of his body, including his middle section.
The halberd is turned into an overly stretched baton that fills the need of the skin but doesn’t impress.
Snow Day Ziggs is a skin that chooses the perfect concept for the yordle bomber and executes it near flawlessly.
The clothes are nothing new but reasonable designed.
However, the snow bombs are simply great: they have faces, carrot noses or other elements to clearly resemble snow-man heads.
Moreover, the snow particles and sounds greatly help round the theme; despite leftover sounds like a lit fuse, metal clashing or explosions being present.
Even the recall has ...
Candy Cane Miss Fortune is a simple and uninspired Christmas skin.
The dress, hat and boots are as plain as they could be while the candy cane guns are just alright.
In fact the skin seems to have been made with little effort.
The result is simply sexy Christmas Miss Fortune.
In spite of this, the overall aesthetic is attractive as few would look as good as Miss Fortune wearing a Christmas hat.
In conclusion, it’s a skin with some value besides being a ...
FrankenTibbers Annie puts the little girl in the shoes of Frankestein’s bride; though with a more childish style.
The clothes and rucksack look alright but seem rather normal for a monstrous bride; even the arm bandages don’t deliver the concept well.
Still, the hair is eloquent enough to present a child version of the bride due to the iconic white lightning streaks.
On the other hand, Tibbers hulking figure is a great fit for the Monster.
His unrefined ...
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 ...
Headmistress Fiora aims to inspire the classic pupil fear of a strict and severe authority figure.
However, she simply looks too attractive and elegant to elicit any terror.
Nevertheless, the refined and enticing look is well done while the concept is a perfect fit for Fiora’s aloof personality.
Actually, the ruler makes for a comical yet effective method of punishment and the smacking sounds of her auto-attacks are great proof of the allure of such a ...
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 ...
At long last LeBlanc receives a skin that makes an effort to display her in a different light.
The concept chosen is that of an extravagant aristocrat, something that suits the Deceiver rather well.
The elegant dress with an abundance of feathers, the iconic staff and the elaborate cape are eloquent enough.
Unfortunately, the colours lack enough contrast and so elements mesh with each other.
Besides, some parts are just made out of textures and while not obvious ...
Reindeer Kog’Maw is certainly a picturesque take on the mouth of the abyss.
In spite of the festive spirit, the concept doesn’t actually suit Kog’Maw that well.
The idea heavily relies on humour but the execution feels more forced than funny.
The colour palette is restricted to drab colours and the model changes aren’t particularly effective at changing Kog’Maw’s aspect.
The new Deck the Hall’s extract is a nice little addition, though it replaces ...
As a ghostly card master Twisted Fate works better than could be expected.
The model suits him up in a dazzling outfit that combines chains and spikes for a distinct wraith-like aspect.
It looks as effective protection as it looks comfortable but the aesthetic is well realized.
Nevertheless, the new card particles are a stunning addition to deliver the theme.
White, semi-transparent and glowing they perfectly fit as the cards of a spectral gambler.
Riot Squad Singed is a rather reasonable look for Singed that is effective at adapting his bulwark but forces other elements into Singed’s whimsical, classic style.
The policeman look is quite nice with a fitting gas mask and reasonable gear.
Unfortunately, the grenades are a stretch; especially the large one.
As they always end up bursting with chemicals they look like capriciously designed flasks.
Still, the new poison trail colour helps give the skin an ...
Nutcracko is a clear reference to Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and an adequate Christmas skin.
Unfortunately, while Shaco may be nuts there’s little else linking him to a nutcracker.
Therefore, the concept feels more forced that clever.
Furthermore, the soldier uniform conforms to Classic Shaco’s style so it looks adapted instead of recreated.
In fact, while the adaptation is technically passable the result feels unexciting.
Shaco fans will find that ...