Mar 292012
Lulu, the Fae Sorceress
Lulu, the Fae Sorceress

Lulu, the Fae Sorceress has very good skins available; as well as Pix. In fact, if you like the idea of not only changing the look of your champion but also that of your enemies, then you’ll find much to like in Lulu’s whimsical ways. If you want to glitter with the best looks that fae magic has to offer then her skins’ review has much to tell you.

Bittersweet Lulu
Bittersweet Lulu Splash Art Bittersweet Lulu Model
Category: Regular
Price: 975 RP
Concept: Lulu dressed in a confectionery theme with a candy cane replacing her staff, sweets decorating her hat and Pix displaying lollipop wings. She also carries a bag of sweets, has heterochromatic eyes and heavily curled hair.
Model: New model for Lulu, her staff, Pix’s wings and polymorphed enemies.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: New sound for Whimsy.
Splash Art: The splash art makes a good job at showing the confectionery theme in all aspects of the skin. Lulu’s new look takes centre stage with Pix flying nearby an enemy turned cupcake. The background is minimal, though a huge lollipop is visible to the left. The lighting is well used as well as the colours, yet for some reason the whole piece seems more bitter than sweet. Not a bad splash art, but overall it all looks a bit strange.
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Conclusion: Bittersweet Lulu is a skin that goes beyond changing the look of the champion and presents a whole concept. Lulu’s model is well done and Pix is modified to match the confectionery theme. The addition of cupcakes as polymorphed enemies is a nice extra touch that makes the skin stand out. Some people may not like the look as the concept may not be palatable for all. However, if you do like it Bittersweet Lulu is a great skin to get.

Wicked Lulu
Wicked Lulu Splash Art Wicked Lulu Model
Category: Regular
Price: 975 RP
Concept: Lulu dresses as a dark sorceress, Pix portrays her bat familiar and polymorphed enemies become cats.
Model: New model for Lulu, her staff, Pix’s wings and head; in addition to polymorphed enemies.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: New sound for Whimsy.
Splash Art: This piece shows Lulu in action as she blasts polymorphed enemies away. The way the cats fly due to Lulu’s spell is a great way of displaying her power. Pix stance also matches Lulu’s just as their looks do. The background is simple but adequate. The reflections produced by the magical energy are present all over nearby surfaces. All in all, the whole piece comes together quite well. A great splash art that shows that what is displayed is just as important as how it’s portrayed.
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Conclusion: Wicked Lulu is a skin that will probably appeal to just about anybody. The dark sorceress theme is present all over the skin without being exaggerated. Pix has a nice new look just as polymorphed enemies do and both match the concept. In Lulu’s case, she looks more traditional without becoming a copy of her classic incarnation. In summary, a very good skin that shows that a good execution can make an old concept stay fresh.

Dragon Trainer Lulu
Dragon Trainer Lulu Splash Art Dragon Trainer Lulu Model
Category: Regular
Price: 1350 RP
Concept: Lulu as a young human sorceress, dressed in elaborate clothes and partnered with a comical baby dragon.
Model: New model for Lulu, Pix and polymorphed enemies.
Particles: New particles for her abilities and auto-attacks.
Animations: New animations for Pix when using emotes, Glitterlance, auto-attacks and death.
Sounds: New sound for Whimsy and new Pix sounds for taunt and death.
Splash Art: The background just shows some trees, rocks and grass. With some imagination one could picture an opening in the forest near hills or mountains but the unexplainable brightness behind Lulu keeps the setting as a suggestion. There are also a few dragon babies that have recently hatched and their expression of panic and desperate escape give some context to the action. Both Lulu and Pix are rather well depicted with attractive poses and good shading. However, Pix and Lulu’s clothes look a little too dark while the light over Lulu seems too bright. Regardless, the shading is very good: cloth folds, hair strands and reflections look great. All things considered, it’s good splash art that suffers from a peculiar choice of colours and contrast.
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Conclusion: Dragon Trainer Lulu isn’t that different, in essence, from Lulu’s classic self. In spite of her human look and golden attire, she still behaves as a playful yordle sorceress. This skin actually centres the changes on Pix which in turn makes them less evident and not as relevant. That is, both Lulu and Pix receive good looking models and the new particles are quite eye-catching; just like Whimsy’s hatching dragons. Nevertheless, most of the work was placed on animating Pix and even so, aside from emotes, there isn’t much for Pix to do as Lulu is the central character. Therefore, unless you have an especial interest in Lulu’s companion, many features will be too subtle to notice. In conclusion, Dragon Trainer Lulu is a skin dedicated to Pix fans that feels overpriced despite all the fine additions; especially if you just want a novel look for Lulu.

Winter Wonder Lulu
Winter Wonder Lulu Splash Art Winter Wonder Lulu Model
Category: Legacy
Price: 1350 RP
Concept: Lulu as an ice sorceress and Pix as a poro.
Model: New model for Lulu, Pix and polymorphed enemies.
Particles: New particles for Pix, her staff, abilities and auto-attacks.
Animations: New flying animation for Pix and new recall.
Sounds: New sounds for Glitterlance, Whimsy, Help, Pix! and recall.
Splash Art: The monochromatic tones of this piece manage to present a fitting even if unsurprising setting. The background consists of a reunion of poros in a forest gathered around Lulu. The premise lacks depth just like the background but stands as an effective frame. Actually, the general tone of the piece is a bit cartoony but attractive nonetheless. Lulu’s magical display breathes some life into the piece along her bright eyes and clear smile. Her clothes are nice when they can be seen like the fur or the metallic decorations on her hat. However, the magic spectacle covers most of her coat. On top of that, her staff seems completely absent. Conversely, Pix can be wholly appreciated with sensible fur but a puzzling expression. In the end, it’s a splash art that successfully centres the attention on Lulu and Pix. Every element works towards that aim, even the colours, but it leaves a flat aftertaste of monotony.
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Conclusion: Winter Wonder Lulu is a very focused skin with a theme specifically spread over every aspect. From the clothes to the snow particles almost everything is linked to snow and ice. Some elements are more direct than others: for instance, the snowflake shield in contrast to a poro Pix. Nonetheless, it’s a very consistent skin even if unoriginal and a bit homogeneous in terms of colours. Still, when taken as the sum of its parts it’s a very satisfying and effective skin that not only communicates its idea well but is also attractive. In the end, this is a great skin for the Fae Sorceress but sadly too expensive for the features it provides. However, as it packs all of Lulu’s mischief with a different flavour it’s certainly recommended while on sale.

Pool Party Lulu
Pool Party Lulu Splash Art Pool Party Lulu Model
Category: Regular
Price: 1350 RP
Concept: Lulu disguised as a squid and Pix transformed into a pufferfish.
Model: New model for Lulu, Pix and polymorphed enemies plus new bubbles for her staff.
Particles: New particles for her abilities and auto-attack.
Animations: New recall animation, opening staff for her auto-attack, bobbing eyes for her squid hat and swimming animation for Pix.
Sounds: New sounds for her abilities, auto-attack and recall.
Splash Art: A clear sky, fresh water and some palm trees make up the setting for this piece. There seems to be a strange fog as the trees don’t seem to be so far away. Regardless, there’s some context to the action. The champions all share the spotlight and, fortunately, they all have a place; even Pix. It could be said that some seem more important than others but the feeling of fun is easy to perceive. What isn’t so clear is how the personality of each champion is reflected in their actions. In fact, the actions performed seem to be rather pedestrian and lack the unique colour that is natural to each of them. Specifically, Zac is just standing, Lulu and Mundo merely float away and Rek’Sai and Draven perform a stunt. Therefore, none of them do something that is unequivocally identified as part of their personality.
This all doesn’t mean that the piece is bad: the idea is clearly exposed and as far as a pool or beach party is concerned the message is conveyed. It’s just a pity that Zac can’t be more elastic, Draven more egocentric, Rek’Sai more alien, Lulu more mischievous and Mundo more nutty. In the end, it’s a splash art that manages a balance between the champions and places them in context but without showing enough of what makes each of them unique.
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Conclusion: If Pool Party Lulu had to be described with a single word it would surely be: charming. The water theme is adapted to Lulu’s fancy with a playful but believable style that seems custom made for her. As far as gear goes there’s nothing out of the ordinary: a swimsuit, inflatable armbands and a swim ring; at any rate it’s all expected and ordinary. Even Lulu doesn’t change much from her usual appearance except for a new bob haircut.
The skin gets interesting once we centre our attention on her large squid hat, her clam staff and inflated puffer fish Pix. These elements match her childish nature but also stand on their own with cute and colourful designs. In fact, Lulu doesn’t look far from a mischievous little girl wearing a costume and that familiarity, added to the appealing aspect, define a unique and attractive personality for the skin.
The water particles and sounds also help said identity even if the bubbles and clam patterns can feel a bit repetitive. Perhaps they aren’t impressive, strictly speaking, but the liquid feel of her magic is evident and the seal polymorph is a fittingly funny choice. The water on the abilities is complemented with references to the sea and the beach which are good touches that keep adding to the theme. The animations are few but they all contribute their bit to make the skin even more special. Specifically, the recall is a wonderful representation of Lulu that exposes her behaviour with warm eloquence.
All things considered, Pool Party Lulu is a wonderful skin with a pleasing personality that is defined through multiple additions that all work together to create a consistent whole. It’s not a perfect product and the price isn’t low but the result oozes appeal and captures part of that childish delight in enjoying a passion for the sea.


Champions’ release skins seldom come with this level of quality and few stay at the top with additional releases. As Lulu’s skins change her look as well as Pix and polymorphed enemies there’s a lot of space to explore. In general, Lulu’s skins have very interesting concepts with equally good execution.

In particular, Wicked Lulu is the recommended skin simply because its traditional concept might appeal to the most people. However, Bittersweet Lulu is just as good; so if you like to see Lulu surrounded by sweets you can’t go wrong with it.

Dragon Trainer Lulu is without a doubt one of the skins that adds the most but it also carries a price unlike most skins. Only dedicated Pix fans may appreciate the changes enough to consider it a good purchase.

The Snowdown addition of Winter Wonder Lulu comes with particularly nice looks that don’t completely make up for its high price. It’s far from a bad skin but more is to be expected from the skin as it doesn’t add much over cheaper options.

Finally, the charm of Pool Party Lulu is undeniable. The water theme is consistently implemented with a pleasing and charismatic feel. While the skin isn’t without fault it comes together to create a delightful style that expresses Lulu’s sea passion with playful innocence.

  44 Responses to “League of Legends: Lulu Skins’ Review”

  1. what about her new skin?

  2. Do you guys think buying Dragon Trainer Lulu on sale is a good deal?….because I like Lulu a lot and this skin is so freakin’ adorable but a little bit pricey ;x. Also is there any information if these 1350RP skins are immune to sales or they will go on sale?

  3. Should I get Dragon Trainer lulu or Wicked?
    im still stuck between these two
    I know that Dragon Trainer lulu is a bit pricey but the effects are nice
    help would be nice :D?

    • Dragon Trainer Lulu is surely nice but most of the work has been put in animating Pix as a little dragon. Lulu mostly received new particles so if you don’t care much about Pix’s new look then the skin doesn’t offer much to warrant its high price. Besides, Pix is secondary to Lulu so most of the skin’s work feels subtle.

      Wicked Lulu is more direct but certainly appealing as well as cheaper. Still, you should consider that Wicked Lulu was last discounted last year so it could go on sale again in the foreseeable future. Additionally, Dragon Trainer Lulu could be the next 1350 RP skin to be discounted; as per the new schedule. So, in a couple of weeks you could get Dragon Trainer Lulu for half its price and not worry so much about the expense.

      Ultimately, both are nice skins but Wicked Lulu seems more fairly priced; especially if Pix is of little concern. Regardless, if you wait for the sales you could be able to get them at a better price and diminish the impact on the wallet.

      Hope we could be of help.

  4. Will you review her new Winter skin soon? I’m thinking of getting Lulu as my next champ and I liked the Bittersweet skin best until I saw this new winter one making Pix a Poro! ^_^

  5. Please review the winter skins! I’d really love to hear what you’ve got to say about them.

  6. Out of all your reviews, the Concept section of Bittersweet Lulu stands out as unusually long. Why is that?

    • It appeared and still seems a rather strange skin that wouldn’t be accurately described by simply ‘Lulu dressed in confectionery’; for instance. We understands that it could well be said that we’ve been more ambiguous with regards to other skins but unintentionally.

      In this case, we though the extra detail was useful to better describe the skin as we didn’t come up with a clear description like ‘dark soceress’. Because the skin has a heavy emphasis in confectionery but it’s not all that is depicted. It’s a bit of a mix between confectionery and an elaborate style; like her hair and eyes.

      In the end, we accept suggestions: the more we look at Bittersweet Lulu the less sure we are about it.

  7. Winter Wounder Lulu actually has a new sound for using Help, Pix! on an allied champion. The sound is made by Pix I believe, it is quite noticeable.

  8. hi,
    i enjoyed reading your reviews. wicked lulu is on sale this week. i was wondering if i should buy it. Is bittersweet lulu better?

    • Actually both Bittersweet and Wicked are good skins for Lulu. The former is more extravagant while the latter is more traditional but both are attractive. It depends mostly on which theme you like more: confectionery or sorcery.

      The sales are the best opportunity to get the skins and neither should disappoint. You should choose based on which one you prefer as far as quality goes both are well done.

  9. So Zero, this summer’s Pool Party skins are on the PBE now, and I want to request your current thoughts on them. The theme seems to have been developed heavily since last summer, now featuring a lot of new water effects as well as some other treats, though also coming with higher prices. The least impressive of the 5, the Mundo one, can apparently be obtained for free by gathering enough points with the upcoming Pool Party event next week. Even though I don’t even play Mundo, a free skin is always welcome, especially one with a bit of extra effects/sounds.
    My personal favourite of the 5 is the Pool Party Lulu, which seems to be the summer counterpart of Winter Wonder, but I am happy with my Winter Wonder. The Rek’Sai one was somewhat unexpected for me, but seems like a decent funny skin with nice water effects. The long-awaited Zac skin also seems great but the high price can only be explained by the work it took to make the model I suppose. The high prices on the Lulu and Rek’Sai ones is hard to justify, as Atlantean Syndra offers pretty much the same features. The Draven one has an appropriate price thankfully, and looks like a good option for a funny Draven skin. Finally, the Mundo one I am not sure what I think about. For a potentially free skin it is great, but for 975 it seems somewhat unexciting.

    • The new Pool Party skins certainly seem to have embraced the water theme more than previous skins. However, the higher prices may not always be justified as there are examples of other skins with similar changes in both particles and sounds at lower prices.

      We do agree that Pool Party Lulu is one that seems really well done. Even the crazy style suits Lulu’s zany personality so that’s a great choice. Draven seems merely adapted like Graves and Rek’Sai puzzling; wouldn’t it be better if she flat out went the underwater monster way. After all, it’s questionable to have a Deep Terror Rek’Sai along Pool Party.

      Mundo seems like an afterthough and Zac interesting but most of the skin’s job seems hidden on the technical side. In spite of all the work the skin could take, the body seems re-coloured and, ultimately, it’s all about how it looks in the end not how much modelling and coding went on the skin.

  10. Hi, I noticed you missed some details on the Dragon Trainer Lulu skin. Such as Pix’s custom death animation, and the new sounds for his taunt, dance, and if you listen very closely you can hear a very faint cackling noise during the laugh.

    • You’re right about Pix’s dramatic death animation; that’s going with style. However, we didn’t notice any different sounds for the emotes. Could you be more specific? Thanks.

      • Near the end of her taunt Pix jumps forward and lets out a screech, during her dance when Pix starts swirling in the air he makes some weird (almost bird-like) noises, and like I already said, some faint cackling noise during her laugh. I didn’t notice any of these sound effects with her default skin.

        Maybe try adjusting (or muting) the Music, Voice, and Ambience volumes.

        • We took another look but are unable to pinpoint all the sounds. Some were probably added to the classic skin as well as they weren’t present at release; Pix was usually a pretty silent fellow and so were emotes in general. We’ll keep checking and updating the review as necessary; thanks for the information.

  11. Hi zero, I’ve been looking to get a lulu skin which changes her particles for a while now and I’ve finally chosen winter wonder. However as it is a legacy it wont be out for 4 more months. Is it worth the wait or should i go for dragon trainer or pool party instead?
    Keep up the good work.

    • Winter Wonder is quite good and has a unique theme so if you really like it getting either of the others won’t really give you that snowy feeling that it has. Regardless, Pool Party is quite well done and includes a few features that Winter Wonder lacks; like the animated squid hat. Dragon Trainer is also good but the changes are too centred on Pix. Unless you’re looking for an hyper-active dragon pet it may not have as much to offer as the others.

      There’s another reason to be patient and that is that Pool Party and Dragon Trainer can go on sale and with a price so high you can save a lot of RP. We would recomment waiting and getting the one you like the most, if possible on sale. They are all expensive so there’s much to be gained from waiting. Winter Wonder is a legacy skin and so it probably won’t go on sale but you may be able to catch it on a bundle.

      • Sorry for the late reply, but wasnt Winter Wonder available in stores last showdown as well as in a bundle?

        • Yes it was, legacy skins are available during their respective even, Snowdown Showdown in Winter Wonder’s case, and sometimes in bundles. There’s the possibility of other exceptions, besides the bundles, but they’d be very specific.

  12. Hey there,
    I just noticed that Pool Party Lulu’s hat eyes jiggle

    • That’s listed as ‘bobbing eyes for her squid hat’ under ‘Animations’. Becoming a squid-yordle isn’t without repercusions as we can appreciate.

  13. What i find disappointing in pool party lulu is it doesnt really stick to lulu’s main concept of being a glittery, shiny sorcerer. Lulu’s other skins stick to this concept with very attractive particles and costumes and while pool party does show her mischievous childish side, it doesn’t come across as a sorcerer’s outfit.

    • That’s true yet that is often the case with funny or joke skins. They throw the classic concept out of the window and stamp a new style regardless of how suitable it is. Sometimes it works better than others because of certain characteristics of the champion and skin concept. For instance Pool Party Lulu can rely on her playful and mischeavous personality. Sadly, that’s not always the case and in some instances it’s more notorious than others.

  14. Hi, how do you feel about the WIP texture/color update on DT Lulu?

    • It adds a bit of life to the general style that better reveals the fantasy theme. It’s nothing groundbreaking but a good change.

  15. Pool party or winter wonder.. I like the two!

    A question for the admin, ¿Is poolparty Lulu gonna be on sale sometime? :3

    Thanks for the reviews

    • Not at all.

      Both are good skins so it can depend on whether you are under a chilly winter or a scorching summer.

      They are nice skins but the legacy label on Winter Wonder means that the price stays high. That doesn’t help a skin that has a lot of features but that doesn’t have anything groundbreaking about it.

      Pool Party is a bit more playful with the animations and so it better explains the high price. Also, it can go on sale in which case there’s little point in skipping the skin if you like Lulu and her watery adventures.

      Pool Party Lulu is a rather recent skin so it hasn’t reached a sale yet. It definitely will but we can say for sure when. It reasonable to expect it to be discounted as late as next summer’s Pool Party event. It could happen before, which is feasible or even late; which would be a bit strange but probably due to the amount of skins.

      Take this into account as skins as expensive as 1350 RP greatly benefit from a sale. Additionally, Winter Wonder will be unavailable when Snowdown Showdown ends so that’s something else to keep in mind. That aside, it’s mostly a matter of taste; Pool Party is a bit better but nothing that makes Winter Wonder a skin to avoid.

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