Zed, the Master of Shadows arrived at the League of Legends to finally offer the ways of a true ninja. Hardly conventional, his shadows are based on deceit so he retains the familiar furtive flavour of the classic ninja. Conversely, his release skin takes a different angle that contrasts his armoured look and shadow games. Your enemies may not see you marking them for death but you can still look good in the shadows with Zed’s skins’ review.
|Concept:||Zed as a white-clad ninja with electric powers.|
|Model:||New model for Zed.|
|Particles:||New particles for his abilities, auto-attack and recall.|
|Animations:||New death animation.|
|Sounds:||No new sounds.|
|Splash Art:||A lightning storm as a background is a simple but striking frame for a ninja. Except for the clouds and lightning there’s a lot of empty space but the intention is clear: Zed wields the power of nature itself. Moving on to him, the portrayal is quite good due to a dynamic stance and complex shading. Intricate folds on his clothes, multiple reflections and eye-catching light effects make the piece rather stunning to look at. However, the perspective of his right leg seems unconvincing and the rather empty setting makes him float in nothingness. All things considered, it’s a great looking spotlight of Zed but the background looks like it didn’t reach the level of quality that the portrayal did.|
|Conclusion:||Shockblade Zed takes off the classic armour and instead turns Zed into a conventional white ninja. The appearance is interesting and retains remarkable facets like the dual blades and oversized shurikens. However, in general the look feels rather plain and uninspired. The particles add some flare to the skin with tame lightning effects but they never appear as impactful as lightning should. Furthermore, they seem to compete with and diminish the relevance of the shadow theme. Overall, it’s a traditional look for Zed that feels novel and appealing yet isn’t as stunning as one would expect.|
Zed is a ninja with an imposing armoured look deeply rooted on the use of shadows. Therefore, Shockblade Zed’s style is paradoxical as it lightens his aspect and also his shadows. It’s still a good skin that retains his classic style while adding a bit of light to his appearance. Hence, if you can stand the competition between lightning and shadows then Shockblade Zed isn’t a bad option.
: horrible skin, do not buy.
: not very good, buy only if you really like it.
: all right skin, not bad but there’s much better.
: very good skin, could’ve been better but it’s still worth it.
: excellent skin, recommended purchase, don’t miss it.