Mar 222012
 
Fiora, the Grand Duelist
Fiora, the Grand Duelist

Fiora, the Grand Duelist has few but very nice skins available. Whether you prefer to be a Musketeer or a capped vigilante you won’t be disappointed. While her wardrobe selection may be small, it stands up to the best skins available. If you want to know more about Fiora’s fashion choices lunge at her skins’ review.

Royal Guard Fiora
Royal Guard Fiora Splash Art Royal Guard Fiora Model
Category: Regular
Price: 520 RP
Concept: Fiora dresses as a French Musketeer of the Guard.
Model: New model for Fiora, her rapier and parrying dagger.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: No new sounds.
Splash Art: This piece is a perfect example of how to use a rich background to enhance the importance of the champion depicted. Fiora stands surrounded by the darkness of assailants while the Sun shines over her as she leads the way for reinforcements. Not only does the piece place Fiora at the centre of attention but it makes all the surrounding action to be based on her presence. A wonderful splash art without doubt.
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Conclusion: Royal Guard Fiora is a good skin in every aspect. The Musketeer concept is adequate and well executed. The skin changes all aspects of Fiora, without forgetting her rapier and main-gauche while portraying an unmistakable Musketeer look. The model is well made and uses quality textures to good effect resulting in a very detailed and nice looking skin. When a good concept meets good execution a great product is born, Royal Guard Fiora is such a product.

Nightraven Fiora
Nightraven Fiora Splash Art Nightraven Fiora Model
Category: Regular
Price: 750 RP
Concept: Fiora wears a dark suit of light armour.
Model: New model for Fiora, her rapier and parrying dagger.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: No new sounds.
Splash Art: The piece is dynamic spotlighting Fiora in action as she slices through her enemies with her rapier and parrying dagger. The moonlight shining on her armoured body highlights the charge against her enemies while the simple background frames the action. A solid piece that showcases Fiora without distracting.
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Conclusion: Nightraven Fiora draws from the traditional capped vigilante to provide a more battle oriented look for her. Inspired by Zorro in no small part, the new look of the armour, rapier and main-gauche show a dystinc style accentuated by the large ‘Z’ on her tiered cape. Fiora’s model benefits from good polygon quality and equally good textures that provide complex and multiple details. In addition to the quality, the effective concept makes Nightraven Fiora a very good skin choice.

Headmistress Fiora
Headmistress Fiora Splash Art Headmistress Fiora Model
Category: Legacy
Price: 975 RP
Concept: Fiora as a traditional ruler-wielding headmistress.
Model: New model for Fiora and her rapier.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: New animation for her taunt.
Sounds: New ruler-smacking sounds for her auto-attack.
Splash Art: The sunrays coming through the stained-glass window bathe the room with a warm radiance. As admiring followers, the lamps join in to highlight the pristine surface of the bookcase. On a side of the room a smirking Fiora signals with her ruler as the light shines on her porcelain skin and immaculate dress. The quality of this piece is absorbing and stunning: an incredible achievement. It isn’t a perfect piece but is so close that its minor flaws become irrelevant. The detail of the background, you can even notice the texture of the wood, added to the superlative portrayal of Fiora make this splash art one of League of Legends best without any shadow of a doubt.
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Conclusion: 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 to 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 weapon. Sadly, her abilities keep their classic sound which makes for quite an inconsistent combination; especially when using Lunge or Blade Waltz. Furthermore, the ability sounds are so loud that they completely eclipse the smacking auto-attacks and so they become inaudible. All things considered, Headmistress Fiora is a great looking skin but the added smacking sounds feel like a mere afterthought that ends up affecting the skin for the worse. Maybe it would’ve been better to wield a ruler with a keen edge.

Conclusion

Besides her legacy headmistress attire, Fiora’s only has her release skins available but few champions come with such quality skins. Both Royal Guard and Nightraven Fiora are good products that deliver a good concept backed by effective production.

At any rate, the choice should be based on personal taste according to the referenced material. As far as quality goes, both skins are excellent and should be an example for other release skins.

  4 Responses to “League of Legends: Fiora Skins’ Review”

  1. How you make those screencaptures?

    • There are screens available at the League of Legends’ site when skins are released and at sales. Also you can take a screenshot in-game by pressing F12.

      • Yes, but, I mean… How you get that 3d, effect? If i do a screenshot I just see my champion in the same perpective than allways.

        • Riot undoubtedly has tools or options to see the champions from whatever perspective they desire. Those aren’t available in the client but you can always rely on LoLReplay. With it you can watch a replay from different perspectives by simply dragging the mouse; if memory serves. So, you can take a screenshot seeing the battlefield from the side, for instance. Hope it helps.

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