Dragonblade Riven

Dragonblade Riven

Riven as an armoured, eastern warrior.
Skin Score: 34125
Price: 1350 RP
Category: Legacy
Champion: Riven
Model: New model for Riven and her sword: broken and re-forged.
Particles: New fire particles for her abilities.
Animations: New animations for her hair and sword tassel plus new recall animation.
Sounds: New sounds for her abilities and recall.
Related Skins: Redeemed Riven,   Crimson Elite Riven,   Battle Bunny Riven,   Championship Riven,   Arcade Riven

DRAGONBLADE RIVEN SKIN REVIEW

The idea behind Dragonblade Riven is clearly that of a warrior with an eastern style.

The armour is believable enough as it seems well adapted to an agile fighter without sacrificing protection.

Also, the blade has an attractive design that balances ornamentation with practicality.

Add to that her animated hair and sword tassel and Riven’s appearance has a lot to offer.

However, most of these additions are difficult to notice at a distance: most are rather subtle and the homogeneous colour palette makes her aspect seem simpler than it really is.

Fortunately, the red particles provide an eye-catching display; especially for Wind Slash.

This makes the skin quite good all around but not enough for its actual price.

In particular due to the extremely subtle new sounds and brief new recall animation.

It’s, technically, an attractive skin but it also feels overpriced as the changes don’t add up and many elements are almost imperceptible.

Therefore, Dragonblade Riven is an appealing skin better caught while on sale as it provides a lot but not at the level expected for its regular price.

Dragonblade Riven

DRAGONBLADE RIVEN SKIN INFO

  • Dragonblade Riven was featured in Lunar Revel 2014, with Warring Kingdoms Tryndamere and Lunar Goddess Diana.
  • Riven also appeared in Summoner icons, called as "Path of Freedom". Diana imaged in "Path of Truth" icon series. Tryndamere - in "Path of Power".
  • She shares this theme with Talon.

DRAGONBLADE RIVEN SPLASH ART

  • The setting is a battlefield flooded with flames and soldiers.
  • At a glance, it’s an eye-catching panorama but a closer look is marred by diffuse scenes that don’t clearly show what’s going on.
  • The result is that much is suggested but little can be perceived.
  • That’s not the case with Riven, quite the opposite actually, as she’s clearly depicted leaping in a furious attack.
  • The clothes are well done yet the fabric looks simple.
  • However, the fantastic lighting adds a lot of depth to her portrayal.
  • Her sword also grabs attention despite being behind her.
  • The expression on her face is also very explicit but a tad unfitting for her usually calm demeanour.
  • Maybe if it harkened to her violent Noxian past it would make more sense, there’s still some of that in her, yet it seems like an exaggeration.
  • On the whole, it’s a vivid piece that gives a great first impression.
  • It works quite well as a portrayal but suffers from some minor but significant ailments on the whole.