Hey, Summoners! The PBE has been updated and features quite a bit of new content! The 7.7 patch cycle has officially begun. It looks like we will be seeing a new legendary Lee Sin skin (say that five times fast!), a new Darius skin obtainable through hextech crafting, and Karma’s splash arts have been remade!
God Fist Lee Sin (1820 RP)
God Fist Lee Sin is a sight for sore eyes. I imagine that this skin is exactly what Lee Sin mains have been waiting for. Lee Sin hasn’t gotten a new skin for quite some time. The last skin that was released for him was Knockout Lee Sin two years ago.
God Fist Lee Sin has an all-new model and textures, all new visual effects, a completely revamped voice-over and special effects, and new animations. And he’s golden! I assume this is to give him the aura of a divine being. Anyone who did not fear Lee Sin before definitely has something to fear now.
I may or may not be talking about myself. Lee Sin terrifies me. God Fist Lee Sin is scheduled to be a Legendary skin priced at 1820 RP. Expect him to dash onto the Rift soon.
Check out the God Fist Lee Sin skin spotlight, courtesy of SkinSpotlights!
Dreadnova Darius (Hextech Crafting)
The Dreadnova skin line was first introduced to League in January with the introduction of Dreadnova Gangplank. This time around, Darius is receiving intergalactic powers.
Dreadnova Darius showcases a new model and textures, new particles, new sound effects, and a new recall animation. Around this time last year, Hextech Annie was released. This was the first skin that could only be obtained via the Hextech Crafting system. Since then, Soulstealer Vayne was added to that list, and now Dreadnova Darius will be the third skin that can only be obtained by forging ten purple gemstones together. These gemstones are obtained by opening hextech chests and are pretty rare. Since their release, I have only managed to obtain about seven of them. The super lucky Summoners among us also have a chance to win the Dreadnova Darius skin shard, but the odds of that happening are slim. For those hoping to add this skin to your arsenal, may the odds be in your favor!
New Karma Splash Arts
Some time ago, Riot began revamping really old splash arts to bring them up to par with the game’s current graphics. A lot has changed graphically since League of Legends began. This time around, Karma was due for splash art updates and it looks like we’ll finally be getting them.
Below, I will post the new and old versions of each splash art so that they can be compared.
Sun Goddess Karma
Order of the Lotus Karma
As you can see, the old splash arts absolutely needed to be redone. Their quality was just not up to par with the current standards. Since Order of the Lotus Karma was the newest of these, very little was changed in this splash art. Details near her eyes were the only changes made. I quite like these and think the graphics team did an amazing job.
Patch 7.7 is off to quite the adventurous start. I wonder what we’ll see next. Stay tuned to find out! Which new upcoming update is your favorite?
Photo credit: Surrender at 20