Jun 292012
Ezreal, the Prodigal Explorer
Ezreal, the Prodigal Explorer

Ezreal, the Prodigal Explorer has an interesting wardrobe: it ranges from some minimal colour changes to an impressive cybernetic incarnation. Additionally, he’s no stranger to references and his skins add a few as well. The question is: how does he look while trotting around ruins? Read further on this skins’ review to find out.

Nottingham Ezreal
Nottingham Ezreal Splash Art Nottingham Ezreal Model
Category: Legacy
Price: 520 RP
Concept: Ezreal dressed in green with black metal glove.
Model: New textures for Ezreal.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: No new sounds.
Splash Art: Nottingham Ezreal’s splash art is elaborate and flashy but isn’t faithful at displaying Ezreal’s look. The background sets the stage, minimally, with structures that seem to exist in a black vacuum. Ezreal looks great wielding his magic and his depiction is very good. However, the Ezreal in the splash art has little in common with the Ezreal in-game. Therefore, on the one hand this is an awesome, eye-catching splash art. On the other hand, it hardly serves its basic function.
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Conclusion: Nottigham Ezreal is a re-colour topped by a literary reference. Unfortunately, the reference is mostly limited to the name as the skin itself hardly makes any effort on that regard. For all intents and purposes, this is green Ezreal and nothing more. Moreover, the colours aren’t particularly attractive: the green tones are quite similar and only the black metal glove stands out. Therefore, Nottingham Ezreal is a worthy purchase only for Ezreal’s most dedicated fans or collectors; it’s a skin that does little and not very well.

Striker Ezreal
Striker Ezreal Splash Art Striker Ezreal Model
Category: Legacy
Price: 520 RP
Concept: Ezreal dressed as an association football player.
Model: Moderate model changes for Ezreal.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: No new sounds.
Splash Art: This is a piece that hits most of the right notes as it gives Ezreal a good portrayal and setting. Although, the background is unnecessarily and inexplicable blurry it successfully recreates an association football stadium. Ezreal is quite well drawn: the shading shows the folds of his clothes as well as the tension on his legs’ muscles and the use of perspective is correct. The hair is a bit cartoony and the magic effects appear gratuitous but, on the whole, they mesh well with the piece. Besides, Ezreal’s magical glove is superbly delineated as well as the football. Overall, this is an excellent splash art that does its job with very few misses.
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Conclusion: The Fields of Justice have much in common with association football as they both are team activities. Regardless, a football player’s garments aren’t well suited for intense struggles and brushes with death. The model changes are well done and effective but they feel a bit plain nonetheless. It may be that this attire isn’t very exciting for a wielder of arcane magic. On that regard, the metal glove doesn’t fit with the football attire; they come from far too different sources to mesh well. In conclusion, Striker Ezreal is mostly a collector’s item but it also was a nice and cheap skin for association football fans that don’t mind about appropriateness.

Frosted Ezreal
Frosted Ezreal Splash Art Frosted Ezreal Model
Category: Regular
Price: 520 RP
Concept: Ezreal dressed in black and blue.
Model: New textures for Ezreal.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: No new sounds.
Splash Art: Amidst mysterious, dilapidated buildings the wind blows snow and death. The architecture suggests a splendour long gone and now, only wolves and memories haunt the place. Quite a perilous place to be in but it’s just a normal experience for the Prodigal Explorer. The detailed and sensible setting speaks volumes about the context to Ezreal’s presence: it sets the champion right where he’s at his best, a masterful stroke.
Speaking of whom, Ezreal’s depiction is sharp, detailed and full of great lighting and shading; though his body is a bit diffuse. His daring stance and concentrated stare indicate that he has everything under control as the expert he is. The magical bow also has an intangible feel that clearly exposes the meaning of his favourite tool: his magical glove. The colour palette is too restricted though; to the point that it shows a blue bow that isn’t really in the game. Not only in Ezreal’s portrayal but also in the background there’s a complete absence of anything outside the blue spectrum of colour. The pose is also a bit forced as if it doesn’t really fit the uneven terrain. It makes sense but when trying to find the plane where he stands it come as too inclined.
All things considered, this is an amazing splash art for far too modest a skin. The blue colour palette is too restrictive and the blue bow is deceptive as there are not particle changes. Regardless, the setting is meaningful and suitable while the portrayal reveals much about his personality. This makes an imperfect splash art yet one of the best in League of Legends.
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Conclusion: Maybe the original concept was that of an ice based skin with Ezreal exhibiting frost over his clothes. Nevertheless, what Frosted Ezreal actually became is a gothic or emo version of Ezreal. Therefore, the skins appeal will be largely based on your tolerance for such fashions. For a re-texture it’s quite well done because it provides a distinct and darker style for Ezreal. Besides, the textures are quite good: the clothes are made of convincing leather and denim; furthermore, the metal glove looks quite sleek. Notwithstanding the good apparel, the pinkish hair and dark eye shadow might be a bit too much. Consequently, Frosted Ezreal is a good looking, misleading and made up version of Ezreal. If you don’t mind the cosmetics it’s a nice dark skin to get, yet be aware that you may not be able to ignore them.

Explorer Ezreal
Explorer Ezreal Splash Art Explorer Ezreal Model
Category: Legacy
Price: 750 RP
Concept: Ezreal dressed as a spelunker.
Model: Major model changes for Ezreal.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: No new sounds.
Splash Art: A quick look to this splash art gives a reasonably good first impression but further analysis reveals a few problems. The background shows stalactites and stalagmites as well as crystals but between them there is an absence that the simulated fog is unable to fill. Ezreal is drawn with great quality: the folds on his clothes, the dim reflections of light on the metal and even the pose are good enough. Unfortunately, there’s a noticeable disproportion between Ezreal’s body parts. Just compare his feet to his hands or his legs to his arms; perspective isn’t to blame here as the body isn’t leaning. Therefore, despite the good techniques used to colour and compose the piece the uneven delineation of Ezreal’s outline can’t be ignored. Explorer Ezreal’s splash art fails at its base elements and though an acceptable portrayal it isn’t actually good.
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Conclusion: If you were looking for a skin that had Ezreal wearing his goggles then this is it. As a spelunker Ezreal is well equipped with a head torch on his loose hardhat, a short rope fixed to his left shoulder and a torch vaguely strapped to his right tight. That his equipment placement seems lax is not the only problem as his clothes look plain and uninspired. While his clothing is a true homage to Indiana Jones, as a whole, the skin isn’t actually attractive. Therefore, Explorer Ezreal is a disappointing skin: it has a good concept but its execution is unsatisfactory.

Pulsefire Ezreal
Pulsefire Ezreal Splash Art Pulsefire Ezreal Model
Category: Ultimate
Price: 3250 RP
Concept: Ezreal as a futuristic warrior employing cybernetic equipment.
Model: New upgradable animated model for Ezreal: it changes by levelling Trueshot Barrage; at levels 6, 11 and 16.
Particles: New particles for his suit, abilities, auto-attack, recall, taunt, joke, dance, Trueshot Barrage level up and enemy deaths.
Animations: New suit animations as well as new animations for his abilities, auto-attack, recall, emotes, walk, tower channel and two new occasional flying animations with full suit.
Sounds: New sounds for acquiring and using abilities, auto-attack, jokes, taunt, match beginning, recall plus new voice over for Ezreal and Pearl; his suit AI.
Extras: A Summoner icon and profile banner. Animated splash art for the champion’s profile overview. New in-game champion portrait.
Splash Art: This piece is completely devoted to showing Ezreal’s new cybernetic style to the point of practically skipping the background. In fact, the background may be simply black as the portal is directly linked to Ezreal; which is also the source of the light beams. Accordingly, everything in the piece is a part of Ezreal. However, there isn’t that much so it looks a bit empty. With that in consideration, Ezreal is expected to look impressive and he doesn’t disappoint. Ezreal’s depiction is, indeed, excellent: his clothes reflect light and are complex yet practical. His energy cannon looks stunning which coupled with the jetpack’s boost and flowing hair provide motion to the piece. Ezreal looks different from his usual self: stern, focused and maybe older. Still, the design is cohesive and greatly enhanced by the great lighting and numerous reflections. In conclusion, this is an alright splash art: Ezreal looks awesome but it sorely needs an interesting background.
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Conclusion: Pulsefire Ezreal finely propels the Prodigal Explorer into the future with a dazzling array of visual and aural modifications. Firstly, the model reflects a futuristic warrior quite well and the evolution of the armour makes a strong statement about the advancement of technology. Besides, the animated cannon and jetpack provide a welcome extra layer of complexity to his aspect.
The particles match the theme quite well and range from good to great. The normal abilities don’t impress but are well executed. Conversely, Trueshot Barrage is a fine example of what the skin can offer at its best.
The animations are definitely a highlight especially at the latter levels when Ezreal can fly with his jetpack. The abilities’ animations again range from good to great. Mystic Shot and Essence Flux are adapted to his cannon but Arcane Shift and Trueshot Barrange provide an attractive spectacle.
Additionally, the new sounds are a good addition to finish the suit capabilities. However, the voice-over is what stands out. The dual nature of both Ezreal and PEARL interacting is fantastic. Besides, PEARL habitually updates Ezreal about the situation and questions his actions; like a good suit AI is expected to.
On the whole, Pulsefire Ezreal is a skin that delivers a distinct and appealing experience that forces its way into a fantasy setting. The result is certainly attractive but suffers from a huge obstacle: its price. At the initial sale of 1625 RP the skin was certainly a great choice. Regardless, the normal price of 3250 RP is surely steep. It’s without doubt a fantastic skin but due to its price it may be better left for collectors or dedicated fans of Ezreal.

TPA Ezreal
TPA Ezreal Splash Art TPA Ezreal Model
Category: Legacy
Price: 750 RP
Concept: Ezreal as a gamer fan.
Model: New model for Ezreal.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: No new sounds.
Splash Art: The background suggests a big arena where the audience clamours for the champions. At least the lights of such incredible place are visible because the rest is just the imagination working. The champions are clearly portrayed though, but their simultaneous exposition makes them compete for attention.
Regardless, they manage to convey a bit of their personality in the depiction: Mundo is brutal and towering, Orianna vaguely humane, Ezreal overconfident, Shen sneaky while Nunu and Willump display their close teamwork. In parts they seem to be escaping from the diffuse maws of the background but the portrayals are correct anyway.
All in all, it’s a nice splash art that displays a team of champions celebrating the fruit of their labour. While it’s unclear in certain parts each champion has its place. Nevertheless, it’s a piece that seems better suited for a presentation of the full set of TPA champions than to be used in individual spotlights.
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Conclusion: As far as looks go Ezreal seems to seamlessly flow into modern day casual clothing; which maybe shouldn’t be unexpected. The outfit seems believable and correct to the point that it seems clean and polished with a subtle cartoony feel. This works to the skin’s benefit as it reinforces its identity. The same can be said about the lack of magical bow in his abilities: it makes them look different even though nothing was really added. TPA Ezreal isn’t a striking skin but it’s well designed and refined in its stylization. As such, it’s a nice addition for Ezreal fans; specially those that prefer less outdated weaponry.

Debonair Ezreal
Debonair Ezreal Splash Art Debonair Ezreal Model
Category: Regular
Price: 750 RP
Concept: Ezreal as an elegant and refined gentleman.
Model: New model for Ezreal.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: No new sounds.
Splash Art: As the other half of Debonair Vi’s splash art it completes the picture but also offers a more concrete setting. The background, despite its dusky illumination, at least displays a couple at the bar and a couple of admirers for Ezreal. He is undoubtedly the star of the piece as his earnings demonstrate. His good luck could also explain why his half seems more vivid than Vi’s. Moreover, his portrayal is more complete as most of his suit is visible and the colouring is also quite good; to the point of showing the reflection of his glove’s light on the sofa. In spite of all this visual quality Ezreal’s demeanour strikes as too arrogant even for his usual cocky attitude; perhaps to the point of looking distant and even unpleasant. Ultimately, this splash art is the better half of the Debonair duo as, flaws aside, makes for a compelling picture of how Ezreal would fare in a casino.
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Conclusion: If we talk about elegance then a good suit has to be included in the conversation. Debonair Ezreal doesn’t present us with any surprises in that regard. What is unexpected is how plain and discordant the suit ends up looking. The colours don’t reach harmony as the blue stands out too much over the other, duller hues. The chain and flower are on the opposite side of what the splash art suggests, struggling to be noticed. Besides, the shoes have a simplistic design plus, even if the ponytail and sunglasses evoke his cockiness they seem out of place. The art deco glove is nicely designed, though, with its exaggerated proportions fitting that style. His face and hair are also refined, which might be relevant until a visual upgrade arrives, but the differences aren’t major. To sum up, Debonair Ezreal is a skin that tries but fails to realize an elegant style. It seems like a kid trying to dress formally on his own; which could be fitting but not really debonair. Fans of Ezreal can find some interesting characteristics but, for the most part, it’s just acceptable.

Ace of Spades Ezreal
Ace of Spades Ezreal Splash Art Ace of Spades Ezreal Model
Category: Regular
Price: 750 RP
Concept: Ezreal dressed in a spades suit motif.
Model: New model for Ezreal.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: No new sounds.
Splash Art: In spite of the extremely blurry background one can get an idea of the setting. The throne room is inexplicably foggy and its architecture can only be guessed at but, at least, there’s a setting. In the throne we find the King of Clubs with his golden armour glinting under the sunlight. On the stairs, we find the elegant but distant Queen of Diamonds; not far from the sinister Joker. On the other side, in the darkness we find a knave discretely hiding his presence. In the foreground, a confident aristocrat greets us as we approach the room.
In general, each champion receives a portion of the spotlight and, mostly, characteristic traits are noticeable. Perhaps Shaco should’ve been in the darkness while Twisted Fate charmingly received the viewer or presented the court to us. Besides, Mordekaiser doesn’t say much sitting in the throne and doesn’t really strike as imposing; except for his title.
Ultimately, the splash art presents the champions in a rather clear way in an appropriate setting. The background could’ve been clearer and some champions could’ve been better presented. Still, considering how many champions vie for the viewer’s attention, this is a piece that manages to give each a relevant place that is supported by the others.
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Conclusion: With a flamboyant suit and hairstyle Ace of Spades Ezreal becomes a fashionable court member with a penchant for attention. The eye-catching yet elegant clothing suits his extroverted and even ostentatious personality while keeping the spades suit reference. The main colour is sober but the golden highlights, which match his hair, add elements attractive to the eye that also serve as lavish decoration. His glove also suits the general style and doesn’t seem imposed upon, as it usually is, so that it can feel like the extravagant choice of a rich aristocrat.
All in all, Ace of Spades Ezreal is a fine skin: it accomplishes what it intends with a well realized model. Although it’s effective it’s also unsurprising and leaves the feeling that it’s all right but that misses something else to place it into greatness.


Ezreal skins are good but they all have some caveats. Pulsefire Ezreal stands out as the best skin, as far as production goes, but the price is a huge deterrent. At the sale price, similar to a legendary skin, it was definitely worth getting as it offers even more than such a skin. However, at its regular price it’s a huge investment only valuable enough for collectors and hardcore Ezreal fans; though they probably already got it with the release sale.

Explorer Ezreal has an interesting concept and Indiana Jones reference but its execution is lacklustre. It’s clear about its concept but it fails to be anything exciting. Whereas, Frosted Ezreal is a nice re-texture but actually stands for an emo or gothic version of Ezreal that may dissuade due to its reliance on heavy makeup.

A more recent addition is TPA Ezreal. In spite of the skin being legacy and having a straighforward concept the result is appealing and well adapted to the Prodigal Explorer. Additionally, Debonair Ezreal isn’t as elegant as he should or could. Still, it’s a formal look that can be of interest to dedicated fans.

The extravagant court style of Ace of Spades Ezreal is a fine choice for those with a knack for aristocracy. The skin passes well the idea of an eccentric noble without forgetting the spades suit. It does feel like it just does enough to work but it still manages to be quite good.

  34 Responses to “League of Legends: Ezreal Skins’ Review”

  1. I’m actually surprised that you gave PFE 3 stars.

    Not that i care considering i don’t even use Ezreal to begin with, but i thought this was a 5 star, considering the very high number of changes.

    I guess the price really kills it a little too much.

    • Indeed, if it were priced as a legendary skin it would probably get five stars. However, Pulsefire Ezreal’s regular price is double that amount.

      While it’s a skin, or theme, that gives a new feel for Ezreal it’s also a huge investment.

  2. will pfe be on sale again or its like legendary skins?

    • According to Riot, Pulsefire Ezreal was never stated to be legendary. On top of that, it went on sale for a week after its release. A new sale shouldn’t be discarded, considering the information available, but it’s probably something that won’t happen often.

      • To quote riot on the issue (and avoid any misleading info) “They [ultimate skins] may have initial promotions or discounts, but will not be put on sale.”
        and for the sake of legendary skins “and they[legendary skins] will not be put on sale.”

        this is all according to http://na.leagueoflegends.com/news/skin-rp-price-changes-0

        • Thanks for clarifying the issue. Riot did disclose the rules for skin pricing in the Skin Price Changes notice and it’ll come in handy to avoid any confusions.

  3. Yeah I can see how Pulsefire Ezreal wouldn’t be worth it for everyone. But if someone were to have played Ezreal for a long time, genuinely had fun with him, and planned on continuing to play him for a while, then it could definitely be well worth the 25 dollars. I personally won’t buy until I have some time with Ezreal to see if he’s worth playing and worth buying even a normal skin with.
    In quality, it could be the best skin in League of Legends, however, in price, it is currently the most expensive item in the LoL store and costs more than double that of a Legendary Skin. Thanks for the review, though. If I’m going to get a skin with Ezreal it will probably be Explorer but who knows? Maybe sometime I will get Pulsefire Ezreal. But, my point is, I would need a DAMN good reason to.

    • Indeed, Pulsefire Ezreal is an incredible skin but its price also is. You shouldn’t discard the possibility of another sale as it, technically, isn’t a legendary skin. Still, at its current price, only the most dedicated Ezreal fans would find it appealing.

  4. will the tpa skins ever return because I didnt really like them when they came out due to the fact I was waiting for another skin but will it return this year? thanks in advance zero

    • As legacy skins they can return at any time but when is unknown. They were available for Mystery Gifting at last year’s Snowdown Showdown though it was a less than ideal way of getting them. Maybe they’ll be made available again when the next bundle of championship skins are released. However, there isn’t any firm information about it.

  5. You should probably review the classic skins for ALL champions because I found (personal opinion) out that some classic skins (Ezreal) are the best (excluding PFE cause of price). So maybe you should review the classic skins as well? So that people might decide to not buy skins at all and rather continue to use the classic skin.

    • We have considered that as it has been requested. The problem is that we lack something against which to compare a classic skin. In the case of purchasable skins we compare against the classic one and see whether it’s an improvement worth its price. In the case of the classic skins we need something else to compare them with.

      Besides, classic skins don’t have a monetary cost so they are a different kind of expense. In case a champion’s classic skin stands above the purchasable alternatives then those skins will have low ratings.

      We still think that it would be interesting to review classic skins but we need to find a way to do it so that it would be useful.

  6. Can you review Debonair Ezreal and Debonair Vi?

  7. 2 things. First, what exactly is tower channel? is that teleport?
    Also, in PFE, he technically gets a new dance.

    • Tower channel is the animation when capturing a point or relic in Dominion or other alternate game modes. PFE floats while his cannon channels the point.

      You’re right about his dance and the rest of the emotes are also different. We’ll give another look to the set of changes. Thanks for the notice, complex skins can be difficult to get all changes right.

  8. Why don’t you put TPA Ezreal in the conclusions?

    • We used not to add legacy skins in the conclusions so as to keep it centred on what skins were available. Nowadays we add a sentence at least to indicate where the skin would fit among the others when available.

  9. Nottingham Ezreal 520
    Striker Ezreal 520
    Frosted Ezreal 750
    Explorer Ezreal 750
    Pulsefire Ezreal too expensive to count as a skin for anything ever
    TPA Ezreal 750
    Debonair Ezreal 750
    and now … and other 750 skin Ace of Spades… so many missed opportunities. At least it looks nice even if the face represents a girl. Rito plz

    • Completely agreed, for a fan of Ezreal the best option is to have bought Pulsefire while it was on sale. Ultimate aside, if you really like him you only have a bunch of re-models that don’t go far in realizing their themes. Truth be told, it’s high time that Ezreal receives a good skin with fine effects.

  10. What do you think of the new Ace of Spades Ezreal skin? Personally I really really love the splash art (someone on Riot art has an Ezreal fetish or something, it’s so good) but the ingame preview is somehow really dull in color and kind of lacking in contrast.

    • It often happens that splash arts promise something that the actual skin doesn’t deliver. All in all, it seems a reasonable skin for its price. We’ll have to take a closer look to the whole set but it would be nice if they had some extras here and there; besides the new model.

      • Which skin would you recommend between Frosted Ezreal and Debonair Ezreal? Frosted is a less interesting concept to me, but the overall aesthetic is surprisingly good, whereas Debonair is a much more fun skin but a bit plain (the white tux doesn’t seem clean white).

        • Both skin aren’t very convincing as they don’t do much to develop their themes. If you aren’t sure we’d recommend buying neither of them. Frosted is cheaper but also uninspired even if it looks good for a re-texture. Debonair is superficial and the concept feels forced on Ezreal.

          Perhaps TPA could be more interesting as a modern take on the Explorer? The clothing suits Ezreal well and even if the glove isn’t very serious at least it keeps things consistent.

          At any rate, buy a skin that you are convinced that you’d like. There’s no point in buying a skin that you’ll end up not using.

          • I ended up buying the TPA Ezreal skin; while initially I didn’t include it because the particles coming out of the glove looked wrong, upon re-evaluation I actually found it kind of charming. Thank you for the recommendation! Now I have a skin I don’t regret buying. :)

            (Although Ezreal could totally use some new higher end skins from 900-1300 with polished particles and different themes.)

          • Completely agreed, it’s high time that Ezreal leaves PFE behind and gets new, elaborate skins.

            We are glad that you like TPA Ezreal and we hope you enjoy it; it has its charm. Now that we think about it, TPA removes the bow from his abilities so that it works better with his big glove. That’s a good touch to keep things consistent and adds to the skin’s personality.

  11. While looking at Almost-Prom King Amumu, I thought about which champion would have won prom king. Ezreal was the prettyboy who came to mind, but he’s in a liiittle different league in terms of age with Annie.

    With that said, it’d be pretty fun if Homecoming King Ezreal and Homecoming Queen Lux (or hell, Taric, but that’s even more unlikely) were skins, though I imagine Ezreal’s would be too similar to debonair. Or maybe a different pair of champions would better fit the theme? What comes to mind?

    • Not necessarily if it’s actually Homecoming as that is less formal than a Prom. The idea could work but it would be better if instead of being just a change of clothes the skins actually reflected the dancing in all their aspects. Perhaps they should even be more ambitious and reflect a specific dance or have a general musical style with new sounds and animations as well as particles. It’s an idea.

  12. Ezreal always has Dark Eye Shadow, not just in Frosted.

    • Perhaps in Frosted he overdid it because it’s too noticeable. Nevertheless, that’s not the main issue with the skin. The problem is that it’s supposed to have an ice theme and instead it’s a gothic or emo version of Ezreal. Even at that it’s a bit simple, not far from a re-colour. It’s not a bad skin but either theme needs to be more developed. Part of the issue could be that it’s a skin that tries to be two things at the same time.

  13. Hello! what’s your opinion about upcoming ”Frosted Ezreal” Splash art update?I know it’s nothing big but i’m quite impressed how it somehow looks less cartoony now.

    • It’s quite a good splash art, perhaps too good for a mere re-texture but it’s actually a great thing that the quality improved. It’s just peculiar that sometimes legendary skins received rather disappointing splash arts. Regardless, all splash arts should be impressive. After all, they are the presentation card of the skins and champions.

  14. Hey, I really like the concept of the TPA Ezreal skin, but after looking at the models on mobafire, I am struggling to decide between Debonair or TPA- which would you recommend? I’m swinging towards TPA, especially because these worlds legacy skins are not always available and I don’t really want to wait until next year if I change my mind 😀

    • As a youthful explorer TPA probably fits Ezreal better than Debonair. It could be said that he looks like a kid in a suit and not truly debonair but the casual clothing exhibited by TPA seems just the kind he would wear in the real world. After all, Ezreal is a fancy guy so while a suit fits him he’s a bit too young and reckless to seem serious and classy. He can look elegant as Ace of Spades demonstrates but he has a tendency for a bit of extravangance; mostly due to his personality.

      The disadvantage of TPA is that you won’t find it on a sale but it has that air of exclusivity. That aside these re-models are all rather nice but we prefer TPA and Ace of Spades to Debonair. Also take into account that TPA removes his bow when using his abilities. While that can be seen as a disadvantage it manages to better define the identity of the skin; contemporary magical gloves probably wouldn’t look so outdated.

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