Rengar, the Pridestalker stands as one of League of Legends most vicious hunters; of any kind of prey. The concept of headhunting isn’t a stretch for him and a Predator-like style doesn’t hurt either. However, do all this ideas come to fruition in Headhunter Rengar? Read further on this skin’s review and discover the answer.
|Concept:||Rengar as an armoured hunter.|
|Model:||New model for Rengar.|
|Particles:||New particles for his auto-attack and abilities.|
|Animations:||No new animations.|
|Sounds:||No new sounds.|
|Splash Art:||Headhunter Rengar’s splash art is visceral and astounding. The colours, the lighting and the roar under the rain make for a piece that is a pleasure to behold. The background is eloquent, skull as trophies and trees that have been victims of a predator’s fury, while the rain reasonably clouds the vision of it all. Rengar seems to be between the moonlight and a fireplace, both bathing his armour and fur. Actually, the fur is barely identifiable but the drops hitting his armour make for an excellent effect; though it seems a bit inconsistent, as if a part of his body was under cover. Regardless of the minor gripes with the execution, this piece is one of the best in League of Legends. This is a wonderful example of how to show a champion.|
|Conclusion:||Headhunter Rengar suits the Pridestalker in armour, references Predators and gives him new particles. While the idea isn’t bad the quality of what is given is to be questioned. The armour is extremely drab and dark, there’s so little contrast that the whole skin looks washed out and the design isn’t attractive either; which is a pity as the skin is rather elaborate. The reference is passable but it leaves the feeling that it has to coexist with a fantasy theme; being a sci-fi reference it doesn’t work well. Finally, the new particles are visually attractive but they don’t all work. The brighter colour distances them from the almost bloody effect that Classic Rengar’s auto-attacks and Savagery had. Nevertheless, the other abilities are acceptable with the golden aesthetic; especially Thrill of the Hunt which looks amazing. As a whole, Headhunter Rengar seems like a good idea that couldn’t find its best form. It’s hardly a bad skin but it isn’t an attractive distinct take on a vicious hunter as it should.|
Headhunter Rengar is a disappointment, exacerbated by the good concept backing the skin. Rengar as a Predator makes perfect sense but the new look is too rooted on fantasy for the idea to be realized. Moreover, the new particles are flashy but not as visceral as the darker ones. Therefore, what the skin does well is balanced by something that doesn’t work making Headhunter Rengar barely a good product. If you like the mute aesthetic then the skin may be for you but it has no excuse for being so unexciting.