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Perfection of the Kill

6th of December, 2016

Sale Overview: 12.06 – 12.09

PROJECT: Lucian, Night Hunter Rengar, Runeguard Volibear and Sewn Chaos Orianna plus Gnar, Rek'Sai, Brand and Karma

I see them: glowing lights on polished skin. A dash to a side, a mark on the target, a shot to start the party and a barrage to end it. I always watch their moves: precise, lethal, inhuman. They are the future or that’s what we are told. Others chose genes over electronics and also paved their own future beyond humanity. I didn’t choose but I was to be part of that future. A future where we could all be more than we were. Did we really need all this? Because this is all I’ve known and I don’t feel any bit special. Perhaps they do when the assault our villages and prune the world of obsolete organics; that’s what they say.

Sale Overview: 2017 Season Kickoff

2017 Season Kickoff Sale

As the 2017 Season starts a handful of sales slash prices in half across several pieces of content. Besides sales there’s also a selection of five champion bundles each with a choice of specialists at one specific role. The discount is a paltry 25% so unless you are in a rush for more champions you’re better relying on IP and discovering each champion with time.

The second selection of bundles includes skins grouped by the game-play patterns that the respective champions tend to follow. There’re seven bundles of five skins each with some legacy offerings added as well. Let’s take a quick stroll round this gallery of discounts and see what’s ripe for the taking.

A Multifaceted Gem & Human Reflection

29th of November, 2016

Elementalist Lux Review

Elementalist Lux Splash Art

Light, it’s the mother of all life. With her guidance wind, water and fire nurture and life blooms. Sometimes, there’s too much of them. The storm ravages the sky, ice spreads its silent mantle, magma explodes out of the inside of earth; they put an end to what light gave a beginning. It’s a sad, fact, ironic in a sense that light is responsible for both extremes but everything is linked by a thread and so is light. Wherever light freely offers her warm embrace there’s the coldness of the dark within. Now imagine if all that power were mine!

Note: purchase either Elementalist Lux or the Master Elementalist Edition Bundle until the 13th of December to receive the Elementalist Icon and the Elemental Origin Border for the loading screen.

A Tome to Bind Them All, Golden Victory & For a Slice of Cake

21st of November, 2016

RPG Skins’ Review

Sejuani Dawnchaser, Jayce Brighthammer and Bard Bard Splash Art
Karthus Lightbane Splash Art
The One Tome To Rule, To Find and Bring Them All and In Darkness Bind Them

No mountain too tall to climb, no abyss too wide to circle, no adventure too daunting to tackle. This is just a squabble in our long tale with an end we already know. Nothing resists our advance to our objective. We have seen sombre might before and we’ve triumphed over it. It never was one of us though but it makes no difference. The true self will prevail and peril will pass as before. We’ll see this through to its end and a new day will break again.

She is the will to chase the dawn and hit with the strength of a Sun. He is the brilliance of faith and the zeal to persevere with trust in a good cause. I am the charm of a sweet melody for a friend and the strength of a booming horn for a foe. He was the advice of wisdom and the resourcefulness of experience. All came to naught once that damned tome was opened. The light was drained from his eyes, the only glint that remained in them was sheer greed.

You have no idea. How can I explain the indescribable visions, the unimaginable knowledge, the pure power. They sunder the mind and claw at the flesh. It’s a need, a desperate wanting for secrets that yet lay to be discovered. They beckon with promises of unmentionable extent. How can you refuse this promise? How can anyone turn their back on a universe beyond conceivable form?

Once our dependable fountain of wisdom, he was snatched from us in an instant. He remains in there, he’s struggling still against the cursed runes in those pages of madness. We will set him free. We won’t rest until we pay his loyalty with our devotion to his freedom. We won’t stop until his flame shines bright again. He will escape the grasp of that tome, if not in body, then in soul.

Victorious Maokai Review

Victorious Maokai Splash Art

For the best, triumph needed no more than a wreath of laurels. For the modern era, gold hanging from the neck marked victory. In the digital world, a full laurel tree gilded and decked in blue is enough.

End of a Civilization & Unyielding Fires

11th of November, 2016

Worldbreaker Skins’ Review

Worldbreaker Nautilus and Trundle Splash Art
Worldbreaker Hecarim and Nasus Splash Art

From the sea they came. The waters rose and parted to reveal monstrous beings of colossal magnitude. Their power had no limit and neither did our desperation. The few survivors gazed at the coast with relief. As they drew closer they realised their mistake. With wild eyes they stared at beings of gargantuan proportions disintegrating the land with their sole presence. It was the end of civilization and there was no averting the course of fate.

Nothing Can Save Us Now & Suited for a Party in an Overload of Sales & Bundles

21st of October, 2016

Bewitching Morgana Review

Bewitching Morgana Splash Art

A step, careless, taken on the ground,
Malignant fumes surround you all around.
It’s too late, the deed is done,
Even if you don’t move you will be gone.

Stirr and pour, cook it all,
Sprinkle some death and all will fall.
The night is dark, the summon starts,
Scamper and hide, evil is his art.

Bewitching Tristana Review

Bewitching Tristana Splash Art

Nothing to see, everywhere to hide,
When you feel the sting, you will die.
Run, fight or yield, the end’s the same,
No place you find will ever be safe.

So, gather and push, more into the pot,
No small sacrifice, throw in the lot.
The wind grows cold, his figure appears,
Pray and flee, for the end is near.

Little Devil Teemo Review

Little Devil Teemo Splash Art

A gentle smile at all evil’s root,
If you see it then struggle is moot.
Don’t move, don’t look, there is no chance,
No matter where you go, doomed is all advance.

He laughs, he pokes, you chase after him,
The greastes mistake, believe you weren’t seen.
You choke, you fall, he starts to savour,
With eyes pierce and with teeth devour.

The First Star Shines Bright on Us & Four Heroes

7th of October, 2016

Star Guardian Jinx Review

Star Guardian Jinx Splash Art

“You’ve yet to understand the power and the responsibility you have accepted.”, bored impersonation. Nobody understands what really makes this job worthwhile. All the stars and sparks are nice and all but it’s the explosions they make, you have to see them. I know what I have to do and I know what it means to be a Star Guardian and blah, blah, blah. Why can’t I enjoy all the wanton destruction anyway? Now, is that the call to action? I’m ready, wait for me! I’m always ready! Shiro, Kuro, come on! We’ll get left behind! Wait! I’m going!

Star Guardian Janna Review

Star Guardian Janna Splash Art

“You will be their guide and also their guardian.” I still remember the exact words of the First Star. When I received this power I thought it would be something special, that I’ll be a heroine; we all did. It is, but not how any of us imagined. They are all gone now, reunited with the First Star but how I miss them. How I long to be with them again. Their light is not lost. The First Star and the Star Guardians need me. Our light will shine brighter than ever before. We can glow again, we only need to work together. Star Guardians, the light of the First Star shines on the world! To action!

Star Guardian Poppy Review

Star Guardian Poppy Splash Art

“Your strength is only surpassed by your determination but you still need to understand.” I clearly understand: they are a menace to the First Star and I have the hammer to smash them. I will leave nothing behind, they shall see justice. It is my duty, the purpose that was bestowed upon me. But, I wonder sometimes. Are we really ready to fight this war? Are we powerful enough? Yes, we are, we will be. The First Star shines on the world, the Star Guardians are required. For the light of the First Star, here we go!

Star Guardian Lulu Review

Star Guardian Lulu Splash Art

“We are all one, separated but whole. Spread my light on the world and protect it.” The First Star shines bright and I feel the warmth inside me. It colours everything with a bright, sweet glow and the world seems made out of a lot of small lights burning together. We are all little stars, apart but all shining together united by the song of the First Star. We have to share this wonder and let all the others shine too! The First Star signals a spot on the world. Follow the light and share the radiance with all. Star Guardians, the First Star calls us with her light!

Save the King’s Sweetness

6th of October, 2016

Candy King Ivern Review

Candy King Ivern Splash Art

All hail the King, the Candy King! Candy grows after his very step. Sweets for everyone! But, what is that? The King and his trusted friend, Daisy, are being attacked by a group of gingerbread men. The King must not be consumed by these voracious little monsters. To arms! Defend the King! Everyone grab a candy stick and charge!

Championships and Challengers plus Dragon Square

27th of September, 2016

Championship Zed Review

Championship Zed Splash Art

The World Championship is here and it doesn’t come empty handed. Champinship Zed completes the team lineup but is he more than a blue ninja? Take a look at the skin’s review and find out if there’s more than a change of colour.

Worlds’ Skins & Bundles

On top of the return of Championship Riven there are several bundles. To start with, all World Champion team skins return. They can be purchased individually or in bundles with a small but useful 30% discount; except for the SKT T1 S5 bundle which has no discount. You can find the respective reviews above for more detailed information.

Worth checking for fans of special skins are the Championship and Challenger skins; which also come in bundle form. The Championship bundle offers a 30% discount if you like the skin line. Do know that even if you already own Riven you still have to pay for her new Championship 2016 skin.

The Challenger bundle is identical but restricted to two, albeit, nice skins. It’s another good option for a discount on legacy skins with some nice features. There’s more information on the skins in their review.

Sale Overview: 09.27 – 09.30

Dragon Trainer Lulu, Hextech Janna, Warring Kingdoms Katarina and Outback Renekton plus Jinx, Jayce, Orianna and Zilean

Dragons, dragons everywhere! “Close the palace gates, now!” The guards rushed but they were too slow for the swift flight of the dragons. The rooms were filled with the little things. “Where could all these baby dragons come from?” wondered one of the guards. An investigation was in order. She grabbed her daggers and swords, always well armed just in case, and left the palace. She followed the trail of dragons and other traces of their presence to the centre of town. There she witnessed how an actual whirlwind of dragons of all sizes circled over the main square.

Pièce de Résistance, Soul Gathering and Concert Within a Concert

9th of September, 2016

Chef Skins’ Review

Chef Skins Splash Art
Culinary Champions

Food can be an acquired taste but when expert chefs assemble a menu of unique quality no patron shall leave unsatisfaied. Welcome to the restaurant, pull up a chair and enjoy a culinary experience like no other. There is no menu, everything is pre-arrenged and we can assure you that you have tasted nothing like what this magicians of the kitchen can accomplish. Bon appétit!

Yorick Visual Upgrade Review

Yorick, the Shepherd of Lost Souls

Yorick, the Shepherd of Lost Souls constantly travels the Shadow Isles, gathering tortured souls. His duty demands as much: cleanse the Blessed Isles of its corruption. To fight monsters, sometimes you have to become one. The source of his power is his burden and both are terrifying to face. His order has prepared him well for this task and no matter on which side of the veil his enemies are the mists will claim them, or his maiden. Raise yourself and take a look at his skins’ review to discover what’s behind the man with the spade.

Rebels Before Revolution

26th of August, 2016

Arcade Ahri Review

Arcade Ahri Splash Art

Enter a world of pixellated fun with Arcade Ahri. Orbs of pixels fly left and right, flames crackle in chiptunes and hearts charm everyone, as always, while dashing all round the stage. There’s no moment to lose when the power of pixels is at Ahri’s hands. Are you ready for it?

Arcade Corki Review

Arcade Corki Splash Art

Invasion incoming! Package secured, missiles ready, let’s go. They’ve come from space but Arcade Corki is prepared to face them. His pixel bullets while get them all and they’re getting a special deliver of them. If it isn’t enough he always has a Big Pixel for them. The action starts now, ready for it?

Arcade Ezreal Review

Arcade Ezreal Splash Art

Use your wits and pixel tools wisely. The path is tricky but Arcade Ezreal never fails a chase for a worthy artifact. Throw your blade, release the hook and teleport to a side: the dragon is still undefeated but you have your final weapon. Release the power of the sword and triumph over the most difficult bosses. This fight’s over but there are many more to come, are you ready for them?

Chroma Packs, Left and Right

25th of August, 2016

Base Chroma Packs Review

Blitzcrank Steel Chroma Pack

Base chroma packs offer different colours for each champion’s classic skin. As re-colours, what matters the most is if they offer a different look to the classic one and if it is pleasing to the eye. It’s also worth considering if a skin employs colours in a way that highlights characteristics of a champion that are appealing. With all that in mind, let’s see which chroma packs are worth getting.

Skin Chroma Packs Review

Koi Nami Element Chroma Pack

Skin chroma packs provide the opportunity of customising a champion’s skin with specific colour combinations. When a chroma offers a different look, that’s visually attractive and that also enhances or plays with the skin’s features it can be worthwhile. However, that’s only provided both champion and skin are owned. With that assumption firmly in place, let’s see which chroma packs are worth getting.

Charge!

11th of August, 2016

Sir Kled Review

Sir Kled Splash Art

“Onwards, onwards brave steed! The giants will be stopped.” With their wide arms they swing but Sir Kled charges without doubt. His noble mount is sent flying but Sir Kled doesn’t let go of the hook. He takes off into the air but before falling to the ground he mortally sounds the titan. Tales will be told about his bravery. The legend of Sir Kled only gets larger. Now he just needs to find Skaarl.

Welcome Digital Life

3rd of August, 2016

PROJECT: Ashe Review

PROJECT: Ashe Splash Art

“Snow white and dim blue, the glowing neon on the streets casts its hue. The scout listens, a mission’s due; her drone follows, through the city blur.
She draws her bow, an arrow glints; virtual yet real, she’s got ready her sting. They fly and bite, they swarm the prey; slow and weary, escape is in vain.
A mission done, she isn’t gone; another comes, start recon.”
– Text found in retrieved AVAROSA(TM) chip

Impressed by human ingenuity? You can be just as skilled and creative with the new ‘Legendary’ line of PROJECT enhancements. Improve yourself with the best cybernetic tech available. The ‘Legendary’ line will let your body and mind reach beyond what you’ve ever imagined. If that’s not enough, try the new creative chip which will boost your imagination with millions of literary and historical ideas. Don’t lead just a normal life when there’s so much more to experience. Visit your nearby PROJECT shop and access an enhanced reality. Restrictions and limitations apply.
PROJECT Inc.: making a better you.

PROJECT: Katarina Review

PROJECT: Katarina Splash Art

Welcome to PROJECT, how can we enhance your life? It’s true, the new ‘Legendary’ line is something impressive. Improved aim, sight and burst capabilities are a few of its features. However, we are afraid that you don’t have the necessary credit for it. Of course we know everything about you. We investigate thoroughly each and every prospective customer. Yes, we have the very package for you. The ‘Red Blade’ line is custom made to improve your acrobatic and throwing skills and it also comes with a teleporting module.

That’s doable, we can enhance coordination and link systems for improved communication and reaction. Indeed, the price isn’t low but there’s a lot the ‘Red Blade’ line can do for you. The added tracking system connected to the targetting module will make it impossible for any thrown blade to miss its target. The amount has already been deducted from your account. Everything’s ready, please come this way and get ready to start living a brand new and better life.
Thanks for choosing PROJECT: we make your dream you, the real you.

PROJECT: Ekko Review

PROJECT: Ekko Splash Art

Welcome to PROJECT: how can we upgrade your self? You’ve heard about the new ‘Legendary’ line. It’s a wonderful package without doubt. The virtualised vision allows for enlarged field and range. Plus, the optics systems are linked to both vision and targetting modules with additional modules on the weapon itself. Unfortunately, you lack the necessary funds for such a package but we have something just for you. This is our ‘Green Drive’ line, perfect for time winding rascals.

You see, the holographic system keeps perfect track of your place in the delayed time stream. It also improves the communcation and overlapping of time phased versions and comes with the latest technological additions for your most used devices. It isn’t a cheap investment but the ‘Green Drive’ line will augment your experience in every way. You’ve already been charged, please come this was. Everthing is ready and waiting for you to step into a whole new and superior time-skipping experience.
Thanks for prefering PROJECT: we augment the best version of you.

Making a Splash / Deals and Flushes

15th of July, 2016

Pool Party Fiora Review

Pool Party Fiora Splash Art

Dare to strike back? Hold up your weapon and get ready to try. Unrefined, insolent, no precision or grace? To the water. Don’t hesitate, pose a challenge but be sure that you won’t succeed: she has no equal.

Pool Party Miss Fortune Review

Pool Party Miss Fortune Splash Art

Feeling hot? Anything making you nervous? See her pass by? Drink something cold, fast. If not she may take matters into her own hands and cool you down with shock and awe. Willing to give it a try? They always do. Good luck then but it won’t help you: she always shoots first.

Pool Party Taric Review

Pool Party Taric Splash Art

Ready to try the deeper end of the pool? Don’t worry, because there’s someone on guard to protect you. Your beautiful life is safe when he’s around and he will be. So dive with confindence and rejoice: he’s watching over you.

The Wandering Archmage

14th of July, 2016

Ryze Champion Update Review

Ryze, the Rogue Mage Splash Art

Ryze, the Rune Mage isn’t an archetypical wizard, transformed by the arcane power he wields his skins revel in his unique idiosyncrasy. Some skins take his peculiar image to fantastic extremes while others try to root it as much as possible into the realm of the believable. The power of the runes must be contained and their call is strong, too much too resist. So, if you are desperate for the power to make Ryze look like a true arcane master, read his skins’ review.

Thieving Villains, Sea Expeditions and Soul Harvesting

1st of July, 2016

Deep Sea Nami Review

Deep Sea Nami Splash Art

Do you dare delve deep into the waters? The seas hold many secrets and few were meant for human eyes. Go ahead, dive where light doesn’t reach and find out what seek. Know that what you find may consume you. If not in horror then whole.

Soulstealer Vayne Review

Soulstealer Vayne Splash Art

What is a soul but the pure source of life? Some are dedicated to create and nurture. Others, they don’t deserve to exist. If you decide to dance with shadows you better don’t fear what you find within. If darkness eats your soul then you’ll be hunted and become ammunition for the night.

A Disruption in Space & Miss the Queen

17th of June, 2016

Dark Star Thresh Review

Dark Star Thresh Splash Art

To absorb, to consume, to gather and collect. The voracity of the black hole knows no limit and the power of its master is just as oblivious. When matter is bent and subdued without effort be aware that Dark Star Thresh is near.

Dark Star Varus Review

Dark Star Varus Splash Art

Focus, concentrate, compress and release. Matter becomes a common resource that is extinguished for its energy and unleashed within the same vicious circle. Qualities are irrelevant, only quantity is a concern when Dark Star Varus aims at his objective, again.

Lucha Libre & Abyssal Meal

3rd of June, 2016

Lucha Libre Skins’ Review

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Unleashing the Beast Inside

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to this unique evening which will be remembered for all time. Our contestants are ready, the crowd is ready, the air vibrates with anticipation before this monumental battle.
Without further ado, on this corner we have the leonine champion, the primal rage, the uncontainable primitive might of… El León Gnar!
On this other corner, there’s the ursine champion, the roaring lightning, the thunderous mystic power of… El Rayo Volibear!

Everyone ready? The referee signals the champions to get prepared. Only one shall come out on top tonight. The air is so thick that it feels heavy with… But wait! What’s that on the air, in the middle of the ring? It’s the mad champion, the cleaving juggernaut, the inexhaustible strength and style of… El Macho Mundo!
This is no common fight: three champions duke it out to determine the ultimate luchador. Lucha libre in its purest form, ladies and gentlemen. Get ready for… the fight of the century!

Note: the Lucha Libre bundle as well as the IP price for El Tigre icon last until the 6th of June.

Super Galaxy Activation & Fire Working

27th of May, 2016

Super Galaxy Fizz Review

Super Galaxy Fizz Splash Art

Aquatic unit check. Shredding maw ready, all systems go: release the shark! The seven seas have a new hero to defend them against villians below and above water. Super Galaxy Fizz… activate!

Super Galaxy Kindred Review

Super Galaxy Kindred Splash Art

Targetting unit check. Enemies located, tracking movement now: follow the Wolf! Villiany has no escape when this duo catches its trace and Lamb has it on her sights. Super Galaxy Kindred… activate!

Super Galaxy Shyvana Review

Super Galaxy Shyvana Splash Art

Heavy fire unit check. Villains tagged, on the chase: spirit of the dragon, manifest! Evil has nowhere to hide, once it receives the mark the dragon nothing can stand against her pure might. Super Galaxy Shyvana… activate!

Weaving Ice and Surfing

19th of May, 2016

Freljord Taliyah Review

Freljord Taliyah Splash Art

A new path but in the same direction. Freljord isn’t a bad place to be. At the beginning the cold was a problem and snow. It gets everywhere and makes you even colder. After a while it wasn’t so bad. It turns out that ice isn’t that different from rock. If you know how to weave one then you can weave the other and, of course, surf! Now if you’ll excuse me I have to take a little trip round some mountains. If you want to know more about Freljord and what I think of its culture then take a look at some of my homework.

Gothic Omens and Yeti on Their Way

6th of May, 2016

Gothic Skins’ Review

Iron Inquisitor Kayle, Cursed Revenant Nocturne and Black Scourge Singed Splash Art
The End, the Hope and the Disease

The wood complains under the weight but there’s much more for the cart to carry; many more. The plague doctor looks with glass eyes and an expressionless visage. The Lady of Iron has been crying dark tears for a good while but this plague is too much even for her divinity. Whatever is the true source it overloads graveyards to the point that bodies pile up on top of others; which makes spirits restless to wander the streets only adding more death on the cobblestones. The doctor signals the cart and it creaks as it catches a bit of speed. Nothing can be done for these poor, doomed souls but to pray for a painless end. The rest, is in the hands of our stern Lady.

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