Sep 052012
Rengar, the Pridestalker
Rengar, the Pridestalker

Rengar, the Pridestalker stands as one of League of Legends most vicious hunters; of any kind of prey. The concept of hunting is explored and expanded over his skins covering sci-fi and fantasy. However, do the ideas fully come to fruition in his skins? Read further on his skin’s review and discover the answer.

Headhunter Rengar
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Category: Regular
Price: 975 RP
Concept: Rengar as an armoured hunter.
Model: New model for Rengar and his blades.
Particles: New brown particles for his auto-attack and abilities.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: New clank of chains for Empowered Bola Strike and alien heartbeat for Thrill of the Hunt.
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.
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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 and sounds 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.

Night Hunter Rengar
Night Hunter Rengar Splash Art Night Hunter Rengar Model
Category: Regular
Price: 975 RP
Concept: Rengar as a cowled panther-assassin.
Model: New model for Rengar and his blades.
Particles: New dark blue particles for his abilities and auto-attack.
Animations: New cowl toggle for his taunt and new recall animation.
Sounds: New recall sounds.
Splash Art: The trees twist in this section of the forest as if tortured by the oppressive night. The waterfall ahead seems calm and welcoming. Then, the obvious: a dark assassin appears. That would be Rengar with his monochromatic look. He surely looks sleek, so much that he almost seems luminescent despite the Moon negating its warm light everywhere else. Still, his apparition gives us a good glimpse of him and he surely looks dangerous. Regardless, while his face looks photorealistic his legs seem cartoony. Besides, the background is a diffuse suggestion behind him. On the whole, it’s a splash art with an impactful portrayal that might be amongst the best in League of Legends yet, ultimately, feels too straightforward and somewhat uneven.
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Conclusion: Night Hunter Rengar is a skin with a modest aim: turn Rengar into a dark, hooded assassin. It succeeds but it shows that the skin’s concept wasn’t aiming high. The result is a dark panther that fills most of the requisites of the classic cloak and dagger stereotype. His feline nature adds some originality to the concept and the colour scheme is distinct though monotonous; which is furthered by the particles. Still, the disappearing effect for Thrill of the Hunt is fantastic and the aesthetic lends itself well to his role. Ultimately, Night Hunter Rengar isn’t an impressive skin but it’s surely pleasing because while it does little it does it well.

Samsung White Rengar
Samsung White Rengar Splash Art Samsung White Rengar Model
Category: Legacy
Price: 750 RP
Concept: Rengar wearing modern, casual clothing and gear.
Model: New model for Rengar and his blades.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: No new sounds.
Splash Art: This is a straightforward splash art that sets out to portray the champions in a simple but dynamic way. It’s effective but that’s all that can be said about it. The background is, apparently, a patch of sky mixed with Samsung White’s logo. The logo is understandable but it receives too much emphasis, mainly because there’s no setting.
The champions all appear in daring action but they are only posing. Their stances hardly tell anything related to their personalities and merely appear for show. They seem to share the piece with unequal levels of importance though they all have their place. That means that for some it’s easier to get an idea of their new look than it is for others.
All things considered, this is the corollary of what previous shared splash arts have announced. This minimalist or even simplistic approach manages to present the champions in their new look with uneven success. It may be a serviceable splash art but it’s also plain.
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Conclusion: Samsung White Rengar is a modest skin. Actually, it’s just a change of clothes: Rengar in modern clothing and that’s it. The addition of headphones only references the tournament source and the blades are, essentially, the same with a different colour. At any rate, the lack of a knee weapon makes him less deadly and he even looks uncomfortable in snickers.
All things considered, Samsung White Rengar is a passable contemporary set of clothes for the Pridestalker. It sets a simple objective and reaches it without any fanfare. That shows and makes the skin feel lacking.


While options are few for feline predators Rengar manages to expand his wardrobe with good options. The recommended purchase is Night Hunter Rengar because it suits his role and also provides a simple but attractive aesthetic. The colour scheme makes it look too homogeneous and the new particles fail at adding much fanfare to the action. So, fans of Rengar will surely notice that the skin is rather unambitious but the result is enjoyable nonetheless.

The alternative is Headhunter Rengar which is a bit of 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 classic 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.

Samsung White Rengar offers little: modern clothes. If you are looking for anything else then you won’t find it. The price is appropriate for what it offers but its limited scope leaves a lacklustre feel.

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

  1. I really like Rengar! He’s my favorite champion and I use him very often! When I’m not playing Farmville 2, I play LOL using Rengar as my champion!

  2. Didn’t know they changed his name to Regnar XD

  3. You should update it as soon as night hunter rengar comes out :3

  4. hey zero GJ on the review u made a little spelling error in the new animations part u wrote “toogle” instead of “toggle”

  5. I personally dislike the night hunter rengar skin, I personally think it makes him look like more of a thief than an assassin and prefer his headhunter skin.

    • We agree to an extent. the Night Hunter skin is more civilized and tries to conceal instead of display the menace that Rengar is. On the other hand, Headhunter is more visceral, primal and plainly exposes the threat that Rengar can be. They are two very differents approachs for the depiction of an assassin.

      As a concept, Headhunter feels richer and more interesting than the good old cowled assassin. However, the implementation tips the scales in Night Hunter’s favour.

  6. Night hunter rengar is a def a tribute to night crawler its just like his old cartoon and comic suit and “Night” Hunter very obv riot doesn’t just have to come scream it in our ears.

    • The aesthetic is certainly similar though the lack of a proper teleport or any fencing are noticeable differences. Actually, it’s the nocturnal assassin aspect that seems to be the shared element between them. It could very well be a tribute but it doesn’t seem as direct as others.

  7. can u please help me a bit which one to choose

    • If you mean among Rengar skins then the choice is clear: we recommend Night Hunter. You could wait for a sale in case you aren’t in a rush. Regardless, it’s a good enough skin to justify its price.

  8. There’s no need for insults. If you want to discuss our opinion on Headhunter and Night Hunter Rengar then you are welcome but do so in a constructive way, please.

  9. Hi there! Just wanted to comment that Headhunter rengar does have a new animation (which even night hunter doesn’t). Headhunter auto attacks with his knee. It’s pretty cool.


    • That animation is present in all of his skins even in the classic one. It’s one aspect of Rengar that the skin have been trying to keep, according to what a developer said, because it’s an iconic aspect of Rengar. That’s why in all of Rengar skins he has a deadly knee pad to attack with.

      • Oh.. my mistake then.. I checked that detail using the Skinspotlight videos in youtube. It seems that they forgot to show that knee auto attack in the Night Hunter review.

        Anyways, thanks for clearing that up and congrats on the site. Keep up the good work!

        • No problem, not every champion has little details like that which contribute to define their identity.

          Feedback is an important part that makes the site improve and we’ll certainly keep working hard.

  10. if headhunter is on sale while night hunter isn’t, then which one should i buy?

    • Nighthunter is a superior skin unless you particularly like the style of Headhunter. Even if Headhunter is discounted you should try to buy what you really like instead of what is cheaper. The problem is that a skin you don’t really like will probably not see much use even if it was cheap.

      We would recommend to wait for a sale on Nighthunter which shouldn’t take too long as it’s been released for a good while. It does require patience but it’ll pay off.

  11. Please do SSW Rengar as soon as you can i want your opinion on that skin please.

    • We’ll do so after it’s released. As a re-model there isn’t that much to get excited about except for a new look. There’re casual, modern clothes and some gear but nothing impressive. We’ll have to see the final product but if it stays as a re-model with the described features it won’t be anything groundbreaking.

  12. Hi Zero, I think Headhunter Rengar has new sounds for his E, could you check it please?

    Nice reviews!

    • Glad that you like them.

      We checked both Headhunter and Nighthunter and we could only notice a new, alien sounds for the heartbeats during Thrill of the Hunt for Headhunter. The rest, as far as we can tell, it’s all the same sounds.

  13. I am pretty sure Night Hunter Rengar has new recall sounds

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