Apr 302013
 
Anivia, Ashe, Gragas, Janna, Nunu, Olaf, Tryndamere, Udyr, Quinn and Valor plus Volibear
Freljord Sale

Summary

Period: 30th of April to 6th of May, 2013
Skins: Hextech Anivia, Freljord Ashe, Gragas Esq., Frost Queen Janna, Demolisher Nunu, Glacial Olaf, King Tryndamere, Primal Udyr, Phoenix Quinn and Valor plus Northern Storm Volibear
Champions: Anivia, Ashe, Gragas, Janna, Nunu, Olaf, Tryndamere, Udyr, Quinn and Valor plus Volibear
Discount: 20%

Overview

Skins:

Hextech Anivia Splash Art Hextech Anivia Model
750 -> 632 RP
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Freljord Ashe Splash Art Freljord Ashe Model
520 -> 416 RP
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Gragas Esq. Splash Art Gragas Esq. Model
975 -> 780 RP
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Frost Queen Janna Splash Art Frost Queen Janna Model
975 -> 780 RP
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Demolisher Nunu Splash Art Demolisher Nunu Model
975 -> 780 RP
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Glacial Olaf Splash Art Glacial Olaf Model
520 -> 416 RP
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King Tryndamere Splash Art King Tryndamere Model
520 -> 416 RP
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Primal Udyr Splash Art Primal Udyr Model
975 -> 780 RP
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Phoenix Quinn and Valor Splash Art Phoenix Quinn and Valor Model
975 -> 780 RP
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Northern Storm Volibear Splash Art Northern Storm Volibear Model
750 -> 600 RP
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Conclusion:

Frost Queen Janna is without doubt the best option in this sale. She offers an elaborate and satisfying ice theme that suits her well and also brings a lot to see. Something similar can be said about King Tryndamere with its regal take on the barbarian. It’s a full re-model for a very low price and while fantastic it’s also appealing.

Alternatively, Hextech Anivia, Primal Udyr as well as Phoenix Quinn and Valor provide rather nice themes and executions. The first two are just re-models but well done ones. The last may not be as eloquent about its theme as it should but still has an interesting style.

Freljord Ashe, Gragas Esq., Demolisher Nunu and Northern Storm Volibear are options worth considering at the least. These skins aren’t as well developed as the previous ones but they offer some nice elements that fans may appreciate.

Lastly, Glacial Olaf is as simple a re-texture as it could be. The skin doesn’t offer much of interest and while not a terrible option it’s a rather uninspired one. If you are a dedicated Olaf fan you could consider it but there’s little to be excited about.

Champions:

Anivia Ashe
Anivia Splash Art Ashe Splash Art
790 -> 632 RP / 3150 IP 260 -> 208 RP / 450 IP
Gragas Janna
Gragas Splash Art Janna Splash Art
790 -> 632 RP / 3150 IP 585 -> 468 RP / 1350 IP
Nunu Olaf
Nunu Splash Art Olaf Splash Art
260 -> 208 RP / 450 IP 790 -> 632 RP / 3150 IP
Tryndamere Udyr
Tryndamere Splash Art Udyr Splash Art
585 -> 468 RP / 1350 IP 585 -> 468 RP / 1350 IP
Quinn and Valor Volibear
Quinn and Valor Splash Art Volibear Splash Art
975 -> 780 RP / 6300 IP 975 -> 780 RP / 6300 IP

Conclusion:

If you’d like to let IP farming freeze in the Freljordian tundra then Quinn and Valor along with Volibear are the best choices. Not only you’ll save a lot of IP but the discount, albeit small, applied to the high RP price nets the most saved RP as well. Of course, that also means you’ll be paying the most so decide wisely.

On the contrary, Anivia, Gragas, Olaf, Janna, Tryndamere, Ashe and Nunu aren’t worth unlocking with RP, even at 3150 IP. The IP prices aren’t very high so unless you are on an unlocking spree of Freljordian proportions it’s better to let the wallet breathe some fresh air and rely on your IP pool.

Source: League of Legends News: New Free Champion Rotation and Sale!

  2 Responses to “Sale Overview: Freljord Sale”

  1. Great Reviews

    I bought the Udyr, Jana, and Anivia skins because they were your recommended choices and being on sale made them better. Im happy with them though I might have put Jannas skin at 4 stars. Her splash art is fantastic but her champion skin leaves me slightly cold as I think more could have been done with her hair. The staff is fabulous. I would have bought the Freljord Ashe just because the splash art is fantastic except her hand seems beyond enormous. Her hand was already too big in the regular splash art and its grown in the Freljord version to cartoonish size.

    Actually, I hoped to see your review on the new Anivia skin before buying the Hextech version but Hextech is your recommended skin, its on sale, far cheaper, and Anivia isnt a frequently played champion. She looks better in game than in the pictures.

    Thanks Again Zero

    Great Work

    • Not at all, glad that you found the reviews useful.

      We think that Frost Queen Janna is worth recommending due to the extent and quality of the changes; even though the skin isn’t flawless. We agree that her hairstyle is practically unchanged from her classic one. Something more elaborate and regal would’ve fitted the theme well. Besides, if Frost Queen Janna is leaving you cold then we could say that it’s mission accomplished.

      Freljord Ashe’s splash art makes extensive use of proportions to show distance. That’s why her left hand seems so big and her right foot so small. Still, splash arts have little relevance when playing so it’s better to consider the model itself. In this case, there’s only blonde hair, white clothes and ice to take into account. Unless the new colour scheme appeals to you there isn’t anything else to worry about.

      Hextech Anivia is a rather nice re-model that doesn’t incorporate her ice powers well but that still looks very charming. Additionally, as Hextech and Blackfrost Anivia are so different in concept and price Hextech remains and attractive, albeit less elaborate, alternative.

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