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League of Legends: Fizz Skins’ Review – StrategyZero
Oct 232012
Fizz, the Tidal Trickster
Fizz, the Tidal Trickster

Fizz, the Tidal Trickster has a firm sea theme that extends all over his skins. As a citizen of a lost city or the coldest Northern regions Fizz never loses his dedication to catching fish; a particular angle that is explored in great detail along a new pet. Catch the perfect outfit for this nimble fighter with the help of his skins’ review.

Atlantean Fizz
Atlantean Fizz Splash Art Atlantean Fizz Model
Category: Regular
Price: 520 RP
Concept: Fizz wearing light, golden armour as well as Chomper.
Model: Moderate model changes for Fizz, new model for his trident and new textures for Chomper.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: No new sounds.
Splash Art: The oceanic background is well depicted: Atlantic ruins are visible along a sunken ship as nearby schools of fish pass by. Besides, it’s all shown out of focus so as to display the natural turbidity of the water; also showing less detail. Fizz is nicely drawn with both skin and metal looking appropriately good. Just as much can be said about Chomper, as long as their cartoon-like aspect is kept in mind. Overall, the piece does its job adequately while displaying Fizz in his element; a good splash art.
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Conclusion: Atlantean Fizz appears like a variation on Fizz’s classic concept, one being armoured and the other not. Thus, it isn’t a skin that feels like a novel take or version of a champion. That’s not to say that the look isn’t good, on the contrary: the armour and trident have a nice design with shell shapes all over while Fizz’s aspect seems closer to an octopus and less cartoon-like. Chomper simply gets some light armour but it helps make the style cohesive. The problem lays in the changes not being striking and significant enough to make the skin stand out. To sum up, the Atlantic style is good but not distinct enough from Classic Fizz. Still, considering its price it’s a good looking skin worth considering.

Tundra Fizz
Tundra Fizz Splash Art Tundra Fizz Model
Category: Regular
Price: 750 RP
Concept: Fizz wearing heavy winter clothing; like an Eskimo with a pet orca.
Model: Major model changes for Fizz, new model for his trident and Chomper.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: No new sounds.
Splash Art: It could be said that this piece’s background is mostly Chomper as there’s little else visible besides the orca. Some waves and ice are all that join fragments of sky to frame Fizz. Besides, while Chomper depiction is acceptable the mouth seems a bit too large and extended; beyond what the perspective would make reasonable. Fizz has an interesting pose and expression that fit Chomper. Fizz’s clothes look good but the fur appears with the texture of cotton and coupled with the general rough colouring makes the piece seem a bit sketchy. On the whole, it’s a passable splash art but it has a general quality that doesn’t fit the pristine ice theme well.
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Conclusion: Tundra Fizz is a great example of a whimsical concept: a sea creature wearing warm clothing. The look is acceptable in its execution as Fizz is styled like an orca to match Chomper’s new look. Moreover, the clothes fit with their cartoon aspect and the trident appears hand-made; both nice touches. However, the concept is rather uninteresting and even unsuitable for Fizz. Furthermore, the overall look is rather unattractive as it doesn’t stand out in any way; except for feeling out of place. All things considered, it isn’t a bad skin but it neither has many elements to appeal; it’s only different.

Fisherman Fizz
Fisherman Fizz Splash Art Fisherman Fizz Model
Category: Regular
Price: 975 RP
Concept: Fizz dressed as a classic angler using a harpoon; like a lunatic with a pet manatee.
Model: Moderate model changes for Fizz, new model for his trident and Chomper.
Particles: New lobster particle for Chum the Waters.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: New sounds for Chomper in Chum the Waters.
Splash Art: The composition of this piece is quite good as it displays both fisher and manatee in a dynamic and adventurous way. The background is a little too blurry for a storm: a certain degree of fuzziness is reasonable but only the reef and lighthouse are actually visible past the rain. Fizz’s depiction is formidable: he smiles delighted at the prospect of riding Urf into a storm. His depiction is great: the skin shines, soaked by the rain, and the light reflects on him and his apparel. However, the clothes seem dry, unfitting for waterproof materials under heavy rain. Regardless, Urf advances with determination with bib and spatula as the light shines on his head; seldom has a manatee looked more daring. All things considered, the piece shows Fizz as a lunatic delighted with his madness and it works for the better. Without doubt and despite its minor flaws, one of League of Legends best splash arts.
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Conclusion: To like Fisherman Fizz you have to embrace the insanity proposed by the splash art and the legend of Urf. Even as such, it can end like a joke that stops being funny due to sheer repetition. The concept is actually interesting: the fish obsessed Fizz dressed as a classic angler meets Urf. However, the actual execution leaves a little to be desired. For all intents and purposes, it’s nothing more than a bearded Fizz wearing a coat and a hat. Even the presumed rod is really a harpoon that tries to incorporate a line and reel. Fortunately, Urf’s model is undeniably good: massive and solid but with lobster bib firm around the neck. Sadly, Urf’s participation is rather limited so much of him is usually not seen. On the whole, it’s a distinct and funny skin that can end like just a clothed Fizz with a new pet. Fans of Urf or fishing will probably find more to like in Fisherman Fizz that usual Fizz fans.

Void Fizz
Void Fizz Splash Art Void Fizz Model
Category: Regular
Price: 1350 RP
Concept: Fizz corrupted by the Void.
Model: New model for Fizz, his trident and Chomper.
Particles: New particles for Fizz’s joke and abilities plus Chomper’s circling when idle.
Animations: New trident animations when standing idle and auto-attacking plus new blinking for his third eye. New recall animation.
Sounds: Processed voice-over for Fizz and new sounds for his abilities.
Splash Art: In spite of the ethereal background, this piece manages to convey its malice very clearly. The setting is little more than a swirl that hardly suffices for the Void. Chomper is in charge of filling the rest of the piece with his new monstrous shape. Sadly, as his body fades into nothingness so easily it seems a vague suggestion. The one part where the piece shines is in Fizz’s depiction: it represents malevolence with implicit horror. The organic trident seems alive and Fizz’s tormented physique displays all its corruption. The result is a formidable portrayal that sinks into a disappointing background. Therefore, it’s a good but uneven splash art.
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Conclusion: Twisted by the Void, Fizz takes a on a monstrous appearance that does away with most of his youthful charm. That’s not a bad thing if well implemented but the underlying classical elements often clash with this new theme producing mixed results. Firstly, the new model incorporates features to make him unappealing: a third eye, claws and a wrinkled, dark skin as well as an organic, living trident; Chomper is also deformed into a nightmarish leviathan. The particles, like the sounds, aren’t particularly noteworthy but they add a nice new glow to the abilities; especially for Playful and Chum the Waters. The voice-over also has an interesting, distorted timbre that finely suits the theme.
The problem arises when we consider the animations: they embody the playfulness of a child even in the new recall. When used to sustain the rest of the skin we are left with a monster only on the surface. The result is a polarized skin that tries but doesn’t quite manage to marry playfulness and monstrosity. Taken only by the amount of features, it’s a good skin but when we consider how they were used we are left with mixed feelings. On the whole, it may convince dedicated fans but for the rest it could challenge Fizz’s charm too much.

Cottontail Fizz
Cottontail Fizz Splash Art Cottontail Fizz Model
Category: Regular
Price: 975 RP
Concept: Toothy Fizz dressed as a rabbit and wielding a carrot-trident.
Model: New model for Fizz, his trident and Chomper.
Particles: New particles for Chum the Waters, recall and Chomper circling Fizz.
Animations: New recall animation.
Sounds: New sounds for Chum the Waters and recall.
Splash Art: Rainbow on a clear sky floating over some grassy hills, a dirt path surrounded by even more grass and a lot of fog to set the scene. Without a doubt the setting is underdeveloped: one gets an idea of where the action takes place but the background, with its flying human figures, doesn’t collaborate much to the piece. There are three characters, though, that do add much needed relevance to the piece. A rampaging giant bunny is no other than Chompers who is terrorizing a Cottontail-dressed Teemo. Fizz merrily hops before them with a playful smile of satisfaction. With their clear depictions and detailed portrayal of Fizz the splash art finally states its importance. The comical scene is a significant part of the piece and also eloquently sets the tone for Fizz’s new costumed adventures. With a better realized, more colourful and relevant background this splash art could’ve been one of League of Legends’ best. As it is, it’s quite good but deficient.
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Conclusion: Knowing his playful personality Cottontail Fizz is a fitting concept that revels in its ridicule but not enough. The costume, despite the repaired ear is rather simple; even if effective. Fortunately, the trident is a monument to the concept as it even shows to have been gnawed by Fizz. That relates to his appetite for carrots well described in the recall; it’s a great addition that further exposes the personality of the skin. The same can be said about Chum the Waters with its fleeing carrot and gigantic rabbit; also present in the circling animation. These additions follow the recognizable traits from classic cartoons so that they are not only funny but they can also evoke familiar memories.
The skin’s main issue is that the implementation stops there. That’s all the skin changes and so we are left with an inappropriate joke, as well as some quotes, and water particles that make no sense. This leaves the theme incomplete and noticeably so. Where the theme is present it’s quite satisfying but it has a tendency to abandon the skin and leave one wondering why a bit extra couldn’t have been done. After all, we have seen much more elaborate skins even at this price point.
Sadly, the result is an uneven or, better said, incomplete skin that is rather enjoyable when the theme is exposed but that falls short of reaching excellence simply by not furthering the implementation. When Cottontail Fizz works, it’s great, but when the theme is absent it feels too inconsistent to the point of disappointment.

Super Galaxy Fizz
Super Galaxy Fizz Splash Art Super Galaxy Fizz Model
Category: Regular
Price: 1350 RP
Concept: Fizz as a Super Sentai hero and Chomper as a shark-submarine.
Model: New model for Fizz, his trident and Chomper. New fin circling when idle.
Particles: New particles for his abilities and auto-attack.
Animations: New recall animation.
Sounds: New sounds for his abilities, auto-attack and recall.
Splash Art: For a background we have a blue ocean with glowing air bubbles and a school of fish all around. It’s nothing remarkable but it does present a setting. Most of the piece is occupied by Fizz and Chomper though it’s not so clear at first sight. It’s easy to notice that there’s a machine to the left but it takes a while to realise what it exactly is. Once the idea of a mechanical shark sets in, the portrayal almost becomes dominated by its drama. To the point that it’s necessary to make an effort to identify how the maw is oriented to finally find the teeth, eyes and the rest of the body; which is mostly concealed with the help of a strong depth of field effect. Even though Chomper is usually only partially seen the depiction hides the majority and presents the rest without having clarity at the forefront.
Fortunately, none of this applies to Fizz. The depiction may be considered simple but it’s effective with his big grin behind the helmet. The lines are clear, the lighting sharp and highlighted by the nearby energy so that the costumed hero is appreciable. It’s also true that the body is mostly obfuscated by the position so that helmet, gloves and boots share the spotlight with the glowing trident. However, the torso that is to bind them all barely appears.
All in all, the dramatic approach of the piece affects the presentation of the characters for the worse. It makes a great first impression but reveals how clarity was sacrificed as soon as more details are sought. After a while, the splash art remains attractive and works to give a good idea of how this maritime duo looks. Regardless, the chaotic display doesn’t work to its benefit.
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Conclusion: At a glance, Super Galaxy Fizz seems to be all helmet and not very serious. Said helmet has turbines on the back and seems to centre all of the skin’s identity. That’s not exactly how things are actually. The shark design is evidently responsibility of the helmet. The visor is the maw from where a couple of big eyes stare at prospective enemies. The suit isn’t as colourful but follows suit with a tricolour style that is attractive despite its simplicity. It merely covers Fizz’s unique physiognomy but also respects its characteristics; like having pads for the tips of his fingers and toes. The bicolour gloves and boots complement the bicolour design of the suit so that they are connected yet have their own style. The back also sports a beacon that will be useful to call assistance and the harpoon looks advanced yet it’s a recognisable weapon.
The particles are vivid and colourful. In spite of the approach being minimalistic and brief there’s a distinct feel. Trails and explosions made up of several streams of colour and rings that superimpose like waves supplement the base colour scheme while also further defining the Super Galaxy identity. The ultimate relies on a certain beacon carried on Fizz’s back. It’s the device responsible for signalling where Chomper has to surface with an attractive display of colours. The sounds mix twinkling, splashes and playful tones to incorporate several elements of the skin’s identity into a whole. They are measured yet distinct and never overload an ability.
Special mention deserves the delightful recall. Not only is it a fitting exit for Fizz but also a quintessential part of what defines the skin’s personality. Short of merely referencing the theme it expands on it by showing in a suitable action an essential part of being a costumed hero: your vehicle. It may start with a needless show of aerobics on Fizz’s part but the final part is simply wonderful. Overall, it’s an example of what a recall should be.
All in all, Super Galaxy Fizz is an accomplished skin that without modifying the core nature, after all he’s simply wearing a fancy outfit, permeates his activities with the necessary dose of heroism. The theme is realised without groundbreaking but always effective and appealing additions. Individually, the features are good but together they are more than the sum. It still needs to bedazzle the eyes with eye-catching displays to be excellent and the Super Sentai feel could be more deeply integrated. Regardless, this is a great skin that even if it isn’t as showy as the theme it represents it surely doesn’t disappoint.

Omega Squad Fizz
Omega Squad Fizz Splash Art Omega Squad Fizz Model
Category: Regular
Price: 1350 RP
Concept: Fizz as a hi-tech combat diver.
Model: New model for Fizz, his trident and Chomper. New fin circling when idle and new dolphin for his recall.
Particles: New particles for his abilities, auto-attack and recall.
Animations: New recall animation.
Sounds: New sounds for his abilities, auto-attack and recall plus processed voice-over.
Splash Art: Above water there’s only chaos, a wreckage on fire, maybe, and a shark fin that is all that can be seen from Chomper. As chaotic and disappointing as the surface is below water things get more interesting though empty when there isn’t someone to be seen. On the left an experimented scuba diver thrusts forward with a nearby fish and plants. There’s also a newbie holding onto a trained dolphin, both of which seem to be having a great time, who join the action; perhaps the yordle is terrified, though.
Fizz due to being between surface and underwater can’t be seen clearly. Actually, there’s too little of him that can be appreciated. His face shows great quality with elaborate shading but a perspective that may deform the mask a bit; which could be reasonable due to how optics work in the water. A practical view of the general outline of his trident is given, with unexplainable but eye-catching energy underwater, and a bit of his arms and head outline can be seen. The rest, like Chomper, is only a guess. Fortunately, lighting is very good which adds complexity to a piece that can feel lacking otherwise.
With all that said, this splash art ends up being too convoluted to the point that it barely serves as a spotlight for Fizz. There’s a bit of him to be seen but not much is clear. Much of the friendly companion is depicted in a subdued way and the chaotic surface gives some context but not much. As a photograph of a fellow soldier in action the picture is questionable in its feasibility. As a specific time in action, whether training or in a real mission, it’s not very convincing how this picture could’ve been taken. Still, it does have meaning.
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Conclusion: Wearing a full neoprene suit, customised for his unusual physiognomy, and related gear Omega Squad Fizz readies the Trickster for underwater action; in case he wasn’t ready enough as a denizen of the seas. That aside, the suit is mostly dark with little in the way of details. Flippers have a classy design and the breathing mask stands out with its metallic surface. It also makes his eyes small glowing circles which still blink in a subtler way to his classic large eyes. The trident gets serrated blades, an electricity emitting centre and a propeller in the opposite end. Overall, it’s a good model but with few characteristics that catch the eye. Chomper becomes a large bottlenose dolphin with sharp teeth, perhaps too sharp and with shark tendencies even, some evidently water-resistant camouflage paint and some scars. The machine on his back and side stands out as its lights also light Chomper’s skin. It’s anyone’s guess what the huge tank connected to the canister is for but it should be important, right?
Particles are divided into dark water splashes and streaks of electricity. Urchin Strikes starts with a puff of dust that becomes dark water and bubbles with a streak of light flanking it. Straightforward but reasonable enough; even if the water may not seem natural. Auto-attacks show sparks on hit and Seastone Trident’s passive adds fittingly appealing streaks of electricity on enemies. The dark water bubbling out of them is less understandable and interesting. The indicator with an exclamation mark inside a triangle that shows affected enemies is animated elegantly and subtly. Seastone Trident’s active displays an appealing movement of horizontal lines, electricity on the trident’s blades and energy coming out of the trident’s other end. It’s all somewhat measured but certainly appealing. The empowered attack also shows an energy blast and leaves horizontal lines running up and down on the enemy. Playful has him glowing rather nicely on his trident. Trickster becomes a large splash of dark water with a glowing hemisphere around it which makes some sense but not too much with regards to the spread of fluid. Chum the Waters has Fizz throw a swimming mechanical fish with a light on its dorsal fin; which circles enemies or struggles on the ground. The radar reticle that ensues is quite suitable and eye-catching with threatening countdown included. Afterwards, comes out of the ground a large dolphin in a splash of dark water which doesn’t really deviate that much from the classic version of the ultiamte.
Sounds mostly support the visuals with consistency for energy and water alike. Auto-attacks sound like simple stabs, Urchin Strike has splash of water, and Seastone Trident vibrates with energy that results in an attack that clinks like metal. Playful also sounds like subtle and brief energy and Trickster is another splash. What does stand out, fortunately, is the radar beeping when Chum the Water’s mechanical fish signals Chomper’s location; the dolphin squeak is also quite good. For the most part, things are effective but few are memorable.
The recall has Fizz using his headlight and arm radar, presumably, to locate his dolphin friend; which doesn’t look like Chomper at all. Said friend is evacuated with him. Nothing eye-catching but at least no one is left behind, right?
All in all, this is a skin that can be redundant with its equipment but the worst part is that few areas are really noteworthy. There’re some aspects of the model, particles and sounds that are nice but most follow the magical water splashes of Classic without the fantasy luxury. The skin has some appeal but also seems to go through the motions in the adaptation without managing an effective effort to define an interesting and cohesive identity for Fizz.

Fuzz Fizz
Fuzz Fizz Splash Art Fuzz Fizz Model
Category: Regular
Price: 1350 RP
Concept: Fizz as a hyper Cocker Spaniel.
Model: New model for Fizz, his trident and Chomper. New fin circling when idle and new bone for his joke.
Particles: New particles for his abilities, auto-attack and recall.
Animations: New recall animation.
Sounds: New sounds for his abilities, auto-attack and recall.
Splash Art: Even though cats and dogs are separated in individual splash arts they are merely two sides of one single piece. In fact, each half of the piece makes little sense until the whole scene is assembled. In that case it becomes a straightforward competition that pits cats against dogs in a simple scenario. The best part is the many cameos visible around the four main champions. Left, right and centre it’s rather pleasing to scour the background for familiar faces.
Speaking of which, each of the four champions that star are well depicted. Colours are bright and surfaces detailed. While some furs can seem too fuzzy and some textures are unconvincing the result is sufficiently appealing. All this visual splendour is unable to give much meaning to generic portrayals which almost always fail to reveal anything relevant about each champion. At best, they have a fitting pose but the champions simply don’t show much, if any, of their personality.
All in all, this is a shared splash art that suffers from being simple. The best parts are the numerous cameos in the background and the visual quality of the portrayals. The champions, even if they have room to do so, don’t show much of their personality. Besides, dividing the piece in two splash arts makes each individual half lack context.
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Conclusion: It has to be admitted that Fuzz Fizz has a great model. The amphibian Tidal Trickster is fully transformed into a cartoony dog wielding a toy trident. A more suitable weapon could’ve been used, like a reference to dogs and their bone antics, but the model surely delivers the cute doggy it promises.
Particles, despite being eye-catching and colourful don’t bear any resemblance to the theme at hand. Only Urchin Strike and Playful/Trickster show brief paw marks; besides the ultimate. The rest of abilities show many stars and rainbow trails but nothing doggish. Seastone Trident’s passive use of glare bubbles is a very K/DA replacement for bubbles. Chum the Waters is the most eloquent of dog additions and yet it’s quite straightforward. Still, it’s playful, cartoony and clearly dog-inspired: a good choice.
Sounds have the same problem as particles. There are several playful tones and chimes but there’s no dog angle to it all. Perhaps they seem cartoony enough but the visuals don’t really deliver that, they’re just flashy, and sound simply follow suit. The classic voice-over’s many allusions to the sea surely clash with the dog theme.
The recall starts quite sensibly with a dog digging for a bone, a toy bone but the point stands. The helicopter ears at the end are an unnecessary addition because the action is so disconnected from the rest of the skin. It’s cartoony, fair enough, but what’s does it have to do with it all? If it intends to say that the dog has long, floppy ears it’s redundant and can even feel preposterous.
All in all, Fuzz Fizz has a good base to be an entertaining and appealing skin. In fact, it’s pretty effective when it focuses on the dog. The result, has potential but not fully realised because it’s not always focused. While it’s far from a bad skin, it clearly would benefit from extra focus on the dog concept to really shine.

Fuzz Fizz Prestige Edition
Fuzz Fizz Prestige Edition Splash Art Fuzz Fizz Prestige Edition Model
Category: Promotional
Price: 100 Prestige Points
Concept: Fizz as a hyper Cocker Spaniel.
Model: New model for Fizz, his trident and Chomper. New fin circling when idle and new bone for his joke.
Particles: New particles for his abilities, auto-attack and recall.
Animations: New recall animation.
Sounds: New sounds for his abilities, auto-attack and recall.
Splash Art: The Prestige Edition splash art makes a few changes, mostly the background. Chompers is fully visible and cameos are different. Unfortunately, the background is more diffuse and the gold mist makes everything monochromatic. Still, a good look at Fizz is available. It’s only a modification of the base skin splash art but it’s effective.
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Conclusion: Take all that makes Fuzz Fizz nice and add an unnecessary coat of regal whim on top and we end with the Prestige Edition. The model is a good example: a cute doggie wearing a crown and cape, wielding a sort of candelabrum-spear. Cartoony, yes, but rather arbitrary. As a pampered dog it’s too much and too whimsical.
Particles have an evident golden aesthetic but the design is identical to the base version.
Sounds seem deeper, with a more metallic tone to indicate gold but that’s all.
The ultimate, Chum the Waters, is what shows the most change. Instead of a tennis ball we find a delicious steak. Chompers is changed from a silly dog into a creepy pug with a crown. While it could be subjective, the new Chompers is hardly an improvement.
The result is that Fuzz Fizz Prestige Edition is, at best, questionable. It’s prestigious, royal angle may be understandable but it does feel arbitrary. The main issue is that it’s not done in an appealing way as the creepy Chompers and weak changes elsewhere show. In the end, the normal Fuzz Fizz is a better choice.


Fizz skins are hard to recommend for the wrong reasons: it’s not that they are all good but instead that for one reason or another they feel lacklustre. Therefore, his skins fit certain styles even though none stand out. As such, Atlantean Fizz is the recommended skin for those that enjoy Classic Fizz and wouldn’t want to deviate much from its style.

Tundra Fizz is a particular skin that may appeal to fans of orcas or icy regions. Unfortunately, the appearance feels a bit too forced and strange. An alternative is Fisherman Fizz: a skin for fans of Urf and funny skins; even if it’s more effective in the former than the latter. It delivers on what it promises but in a rather simple way.

Void Fizz is undoubtedly the most elaborate of his skins but also the biggest departure from his personality. It tries to generate a playful monster, like Shaco, but ends with a deep yet superficial darkness that struggles to mix with his light-hearted identity. Maybe the legendary route, with new malevolent animations, would’ve yielded a more consistent result. As it stands, Void Fizz is an interesting but unappealing idea.

Cottontail Fizz is a charming but incomplete skin that appears great when the theme is present but lets down with the leftovers from the classic base. It’s tryly a pity that more couldn’t be done to further the theme as what is present is quite good. Unfortunately, this means that the skin can have rather noticeable highs and lows.

Super Galaxy Fizz is a skin that doesn’t really impress with fantastic displays. However, its minimalistic and determined adaptation of the Trickster into the Super Sentai theme is accomplished. The different features add up to become more than the sum of their parts which results in a well rounded skin with a satisfying feel.

Omega Squad Fizz is a skin with some appeal but that mostly ends like a straightforward adaptation. The necessary changes are made but few are memorable. The result isn’t bad but there aren’t many features that collaborate in realising a new identity for Fizz. While there are some things to like, the Trickster doesn’t impress as a member of the Omega Squad.

Fuzz Fizz is a nice skin when it centres on the dog concept. The problem is that it doesn’t always do so and the potential is clearly there. The base is surely is appealing so it’s a good skin. It just needs some extra focus to really stand out. The Prestige Edition has a royal angle which seems arbitrary and a creepy Chompers is the most meaningful of changes. Frankly, normal Fuzz Fizz is the most appealing of the two.

  63 Responses to “League of Legends: Fizz Skins’ Review”

  1. Interesting review, I would love to see a review of Viktor’s skins.

  2. i would like to see shen skin review please

  3. Review zombie brand please x)

  4. Thank you for reviewing Fizz’ skins.

    I must say that I did not expect such bad marks for his three skins. I admit that they are not outstanding and probably a bit overpriced considering the job done, but still, I think they are rather good.
    The fact that ALL his skins are provided with a modified model for Chomper should be pointed out. The addition of new models and particles for spells is rare enough in the realm of skins to be noticed.

    Once again, excellent review although I would have given four stars to both Tundra and Atlantean Fizz on the basis of my personal taste and as a reward for the good job on Chomper’s model.

    • Well, three stars is not a bad mark; not great but good nonetheless.

      It’s true that all Fizz’s skins modify Chomper but consider that he only appears during his ultimate. Therefore, the shark isn’t present much; especially as he’s briefly visible and only half is shown. It’s without a doubt a good addition but Fizz models and concepts take precedence and they aren’t the best they could be; unfortunately.

      Besides, you make a good point: the review is a guide not an absolute truth. If you like the skins because of the concept or an appealing extra it’s a good argument. We simply aim to inform people so that they can make satisfactory purchases.

      Finally, thanks for the kind words and constructive criticism.

  5. It may be worthwhile to mention that void fizz is actually 1350, not 950.

    • You’re absolutely right. We wrote the right price in the skin list but wrote the wrong one in the review. Thanks for the correction.

  6. Zero

    Would you say that most 1350 rp skins are worth if they are on sale at 675?

    • Not all of them. Actually, we’d recommend only getting the ones you really like even on sale. You could perfectly say that the difference between 487 and 675 RP isn’t much; but it adds up quickly. At 1350 RP a skin starts to feel expensive so it needs to justify its price well. That’s not to say that 975 RP is cheap but on sale it becomes more reasonable. Besides, there are several legacy 975 RP skins that can’t go on sale that do feel worthwhile; sadly, again not all of them.

  7. Correct me if i am wrong, but i think that fisherman fizz skin makes chomper say “Urf,Urf” when he comes up to eat the enemy.

  8. Fisher man fizz went on sale for 600 due to harrowing.
    I mean, at 600 rp, i find it a very good deal

    • That would be a around a 40% discount which isn’t bad but you have to check every six hours to see what’s available. A regular sale means a 50% discount and you have more time to decide and buy.
      It’s certainly not a bad deal but the flash sales aren’t as convenient as regular sales nor are the discounts better; as one would expect.

  9. Do you think the texture update fizz will affect your scores?

    • From what we’ve seen of the texture update Fizz’s skins should maintain the same ratings. There are some adjustments of colour but nothing major that would affect the skins in a meaningful way.

  10. Could you add in Void Fizz’s review that he has a new particle for his Churn the Waters damage amplication that was added a while back in 5.2?

    • Also, Void Fizz has a different recall.

    • That would be part of the ‘new particles for his abilities’ phrase. We’d rather not go into too much detail so as to keep the descriptions brief. Do you think it’s necessary to clarify? The recall though was an oversight; thanks for the notice.

      • Looking back, I don’t think it’s that necessary. I just thought it might be a nice addition because it’s the only Fizz skin to change that.

        • That’s a good point. Looking through the other skins we seem to be rather specific with regards to what is changed. As in Void Fizz’s case all of the ultimate is different we’ll leave it as new particles as it’s actually true.

          However, for other skins we’ll have to check whether the damage amplification is changed or not and note it as appropriate. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

  11. when will you do the Cottontail Fizz skin? after its released or before?

    • Once it’s released we’ll make a review. We’d prefer the skin to be finished, so to speak, before we assess a skin.

  12. Hi zero, thanks for your work on these reviews, will you review also the chroma packs? i think that is really nice use a yellow or red fizz 🙂 but for others champ the colour doesnt change so much the champ

    • Not at all. We will review the Chroma packs starting with the base skins and then the chromas for paid skins. We agree that the re-colours are more effective for certain champions and with base chromas the review should be similar to a skin pack.

      With regards to paid skins we still have to decide on a few details before we are sure how to tackle them. Hopefully, the base chromas’ review will give us some insight in that regard.

  13. hey zero, with the cottontail fizz skin you say only his recall got a different sound.. right?
    but i think his ultimate also has another sound when the rabbit appears… would love you to look at it

    ~kogmaw lover

  14. I think Tundra Fizz is a reference to the strategy game series Dominions; one of the factions in the game is Atlantis, based on things like the Deep Ones of H.P. Lovecraft’s mythos. In the Late Age, they’re forced on land by a different faction, and their aesthetic and lore takes cues from Inuit myth. Also, thanks to a different faction, they utilize magical weapons forged out of ice. Given that Riot likes to reference things that they like in skins, and that “amphibious humanoid/Deep One dressed like an Inuit and armed with magic ice weapons” is a rather specific concept, I think it’s more likely that this is a reference than it is a coincidence.

    Tangentially this is also a major factor in why I’ll probably be getting it over Fizz’s other skins; while I haven’t played it in a while I really liked Dominions 3 and 4, and I’m not a huge fan of his other skins anyway. Its primary competition is Cottontail Fizz, which amuses me, and while I might get both eventually Arctic Fizz is cheaper and, in my opinion at least, pretty cool.

    • Interesting to know where the skin’s concept may come from. We took a look at Atlantis and it could be a reference. If we find it popular and clear enough we may add it to the review, we’ll have to check a bit more first. Thanks for the information.

      Fizz’s skins are good but there isn’t on that totally eclipses the others. If you like Tundra Fizz then you will enjoy it; that’s what really matters. The others may have more features but they are also more expensive and the concept may not be as appealing. It’s better to get what you really like.

  15. Hi zero, first let me congratulate you for the website and apologize for my bad english.

    I got a question for you: with the new discounts (the new “store”) I have Tundra Fizz at 70%. What do you recommend me, this skin or the chromas? (I also have void fizz at 60% but doesnt like me to much)

    • Thanks and don’t worry about it.

      The discounts are good but the don’t change what the skins offer. It’s more of a matter if the price stops being an obstacle now that it’s much lower. What really matters is if you like Tundra or Void. If you do like either of them then the low price should be the final push to get them. However, if you aren’t convinced that you’ll use them much you might as well just skip the skin or skins and get something you would actually enjoy.

      With regards to chroma packs, Fizz is a champion that benefits greatly from new colours. If you like the selection offered by the pack then it can be a nice option. It’s also a simple re-paint but succeeds at what it aims for.

      Ultimately, the higher discounts don’t change what the skins are. They help if you considered a skin too expensive for what they offered. Regardless, if you weren’t interested in the skin the lower price doesn’t change that. It just makes the expense less of a problem.

      • Well, I want a skin for the fish, but none of them really convince me. I like the Tundra Fizz’s “R” but as the skin doesnt offer much I considered due to its 70% discount. The main option I manage was the Chroma but I think its a bit expensive since, as you said, its only a re-paint.

        I will ask the pillow tonight meanwhile i’m wainting for lil sluggler turndle at 50%, the probably new skin of wukong and another one for Ekko (I think the 2 skins of him are pretty meh.. dunno not much elaborated).

        Thanks for your fast answer and again for the web ^^

        • Not at all, we are glad to help.

          The thing is that both Tundra and Void seem to have good discounts but if you don’t like them then the lower price won’t raise their value. If you did like them or have an interest that was dissuaded by the price then it would be a different matter.

          The truth is that Fizz doesn’t have particularly good skins. They aren’t bad but excellence has been avoiding him. We can only hope for the better in future releases.

          • exactly what I think, just good skins, maybe riot should give him something he deserves. Thanks and prolly i’ll go for chroma

          • Completely agreed, only time will tell. Hope you enjoy whatever you end up getting.

  16. Hey Zero,

    With Atlantean Fizz coming up for sale tomorrow at only 260RP, do you feel like it’s almost necessary to pick it up, considering that I’m a mid/top/jungle player?

    • We wouldn’t say that it’s necessary but it’s one of Fizz’s best skins. It’s mostly due to how unconvincing the others are. Regardless, Atlantean Fizz is appealing in its suitable simplicity. If you play a lot of Fizz it’s a fine option despite retaining a lot of classic Fizz.

  17. can you please review this skin? Super Galaxy Fizz

  18. This Cottontail Fizz is interesting. I kind of really like it and I kind of don’t. Mostly playing Fizz(due to my low fps plz no h8) I really don’t know if I should take it or take the Galaxy one or just play Classic because it’s O.K. I really love that running carrot and on the other hand I really like Galaxy/SciFi but the particles are not that interesting, the sounds make the skin great. or just stick with classic because it seems professional(this may not make sense).
    Great reviews looking forward for the Galaxy one.

    • Glad that you like the review; we’re ready for the release of the Super Galaxy trio.

      If you find Classic Fizz a good skin then perhaps there’s no real reason to pay for one. If you aren’t completely convinced by either Cottontail or Super Galaxy then, why spend the money? Let’s be fair, most of Fizz’s skins are outfits for him to wear so the classic base is always present.

      Super Galaxy seems like a rather nice skin but it isn’t a revolution. Cottontail has potential but the theme isn’t completely developed. From what you say, we’d wait until you really like a skin before making a purchase; especially as you like Classic Fizz. Better to save the money for a skin that you actually want to get for Fizz or another champion.

  19. I’m surprised but very glad that you made a review on super galaxy fizz so quickly, especially given the length of the analysis. Thanks! I got it in hextech crafting and had to choose between spending the essence on him or project:zed and decided to go with the fizz. keep up the good work!

    • Not at all, we are glad you find the review useful. It did take a whole lot of work but the Super Galaxy reviews are finally ready and, hopefully, helpful.

      Given the choice both are good skins but Super Galaxy Fizz is more rounded. PROJECT: Zed is still quite interesting but relies too much on the same particles over and again. Hope you enjoy the skin.

  20. Hi Zero..So I got Super Galaxy Fizz and I absolutely love the skin. The recall and to portray chomper as a submarine adds to the touch. Your review was great. keep up the good work. The only part I don’t get is that usually when skins release for 1350 they are initially out for 975rp in the first week. I had hoped the same for fizz too but nonetheless worth the buy.

    • Super Galaxy Fizz is rather nicely done; even though more could’ve been achieved. Anyway, the release sales that skins at 1350 RP had was replaced by early sales as described in this announcement. After six month of a skin’s release it goes on an early sale. Afterwards, it should reach a regular sale, sometime.

      • One thing that really confused me was why he didn’t have some sort of voice over. I mean, he has a helmet on for Christ sakes. If that was there, I think this skin would be worthy of 1350, but right now it seem like its half way in between 1350 and 975.

        • It’s a valid point, a processed voice-over would’ve made sense for Super Galaxy Fizz. It still manages to be an appealing skin but we agree that there’s ample room for improvement.

  21. You mistakenly called Atlantean Fizz “Atlantic Fizz” in the Conclusion of the whole review. (Ironically enough “Atlantic” is the more correct term.)

    • Must have been a slip of the mind. We might unconsciously be wanting to have everything with proper grammar and orthography. What would Freud say about it?

  22. what’s your opinion on the chromas?

    • The chroma packs for base or classic skins can be considered as a passable option. They are only re-colours but as three are offered it helps add variety. The colour schemes can be hit and miss with some being rather nice and other being disappointing. Overall, it’s usually better to spend in a good skin as the chromas don’t add much but if you are looking for some cheap variety that stays close to the classic style they work.

      The chroma packs for paid skins are something else because you need to own the skin. That is a particularly niche option as you are to like more than the champion: the particular skin. Besides, they are only a few different colours for the same skin. It’s something very specific that suits only fans of that combination. In most cases it’s better to spend on another skin. Truth be told, we don’t know very well how to approach this kind of chroma packs. Because if you don’t own the skin the chromas will hardly change your mind. If you do like the skin you have to be a fanatic not to prefer another skin and also like the bit of variety the chromas offer.

  23. So void fizz is half price for a couple days and I was wondering whether to get that skin or wait like 2 months for super galaxy fizz to go on early sales, which do you recommend? I like the new effects and stuff in super galaxy yet I like the void fizz theme a bit more but it looks like it has to have more effects.

    • We agree that Void Fizz’s adaptation needs more work as it ends up being superficial. He looks monstrous but behaves entirely like the playful Tidal Trickster everyone knows, loves or hates. We think Super Galaxy Fizz is more cohesive even if it could’ve been much more impressive in all regards. Still, the result effectively communicates the super-hero theme.

      You could look at Void Fizz as a flawed gem. It has a good idea behind it but the execution doesn’t bring it to life well enough. Super Galaxy would a polished even if imperfect gem. The concept is appealing and the implementation lets its charm come through. It doesn’t reach the heroic displays that would be associated with it yet it manages to permeate his personality with an aquatic super-hero style.

      We think that Super Galaxy is a better skin but on an early sale it would be more expensive than Void Fizz at a regular sale. Ultimately, the question is: which one you like the most? With that in mind, which one would you choose if you had both available? Void Fizz’s concept is more attractive but the implemenation has problems. However, Super Galaxy has nice effects though the concept doesn’t seem as interesting. Would you be able to forgive each skin’s flaws? Perhaps there are flaws that would compromise your enjoyment of a skin. In the end, it’s a subjective matter but, hopefully, these questions can help you make the best choice for you.

  24. Ever thought about adding the chroma reviews to each champions page?

    • We never thought of that. Perhaps we could add them at the end. The truth is that chromas have been very hit and miss but mostly miss. They are usually re-colours without much personality. There are exceptions but they are few.

      • maybe just an Icon of the recommended chromas, if any, at the bottom. even without an explantion. You have a favorite chroma from Victorious Graves?

        • Could be an idea. In the case of Victorious Graves, we did mention the chromas in the skin’s review. The 3v3 chroma in dark blue seems to fit the skin better though it’s rather similar to the base look. The other two, grey and green, don’t work well with the blue and gold used in the skin.

  25. Going to be a fuzz fizz review? and the prestige one?
    I don’t think they’re worth the money personally but I always like to see what you think

    • There will be. We aren’t fans of these joke skins either. While joke skins tend to be superficial some have nice features to make them appealing to some degree. This doesn’t seem to be the case with the 2019 April Fool’s skins and so we should review accordingly.

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