Period: 16th to 19th of December, 2014
Skins: Headhunter Rengar, Full Metal Pantheon and Royal Shaco
Champions: Nautilus, Kennen and Urgot
A legendary hunter, a knight of metal and a royal buffoon appear in this week’s sale. That’s a varied lot so let’s see what they are up to.
The concept behind Headhunter Rengar is good but the implementation, while elaborate, isn’t very attractive. It’s a skin with an appealing style and still has some nice features. Fans of the Pridestalker will find it an interesting skin with room for improvement.
In practice, Full Metal Pantheon is a full re-model that appears as a convoluted caricature. The concept is interesting but at this price the execution needs to be much closer to the expectations set by the splash art. The Artisan of War has better options available.
Simple, humble but quite attractive is Royal Shaco with his bright and colourful jester clothing. The classic base is noticeable but, considering the low price, the result is quite appealing. It’s a very nice option for fans of the Demon Jester.
Saving IP is better done with the help of Nautilus: his anchor can be of great help in that pursuit. Kennen can be a viable option too but his hyperactivity isn’t as dependable. Finally, Urgot could be an alternative but his IP price is reasonable and shouldn’t pose too many problems.
Nautilus has had some activity this year. He was seen in Subterranean places in June and busy with Astro work in May. What is left is for him to return to Abyssal areas; a place he hasn’t been around since August, 2013.
A yordle of many occupations, Kennen was Deadly in May, a M.D. in April and a Karate practitioner in March; ninja business isn’t what it used to. So, it’s only a matter of time until he returns to Arctic Ops; it’s been almost a year now: December, 2013.
Brief but clear in his acting choices Urgot hasn’t reprised his stellar role of Giant Enemy Crabgot since October, 2013. At least, we were fortunate to see him this year, in June, in his Battlecast guise. Hopefully, he won’t be typecast.