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 blast 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 and auto-attacks.
Sounds: New sound for Whimsy.
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 sound for Whimsy.
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.

Conclusion

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 the skin 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.

Lastly, 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.

  16 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.

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