League of Legends: the Louis Vuitton skin is incredible

League of Legends. Photo courtesy of Riot Games.
League of Legends. Photo courtesy of Riot Games. /
True Damage Qiyana. League of Legends.
League of Legends. Photo courtesy of Riot Games. /

Yesterday, Riot Games announced the first League of Legends skin designed by Louis Vuitton. Here’s why the skin is well worth the purchase.

As Riot continues to grow and expand its reach across media, from television to comics to various other games, it seems that high fashion is finally hitting League of Legends. Louis Vuitton, one of the most expensive and iconic fashion companies on the planet, has partnered to design the next prestige skin, which will come with the release of the True Damage skin line.

The lucky beneficiary of this makeover will be one of League of Legends’ newest champions, Qiyana, as she will be sporting the Prestige True Damage Qiyana skin. While Prestige skins have often been criticized for not being worth their price, I can assure you that this one is not.

First, the splash art which has a lot of very beautiful and ornate details. When compared to her “base” True Damage skin splash art, it’s quite clear that there are a lot of fashion influences that elevate the artwork. This is something that my girlfriend, who never plays League of Legends, pointed out when I showed it to her.

Second, though, the animations for this skin are incredible. Honestly, looking at this skin in the game with all the animations that are on display, I would not have thought this skin was made by a fashion designer. The particles on Qiyana’s animation are incredibly impressive, as we would expect, especially her ultimate which really looks like you’re throwing the element itself at the enemy.

Third and finally, the really unique aspect to this skin is how her weapon changes with each element she acquires. It’s not just that her blade changes color, but the design on the blade has a subtle change to go along with it. The grass element has needles protruding from the sides, the river has little crystals on the blade, and the mountain has little jagged edges.

Prestige Qiyana may have been designed by Louis Vuitton, but you shouldn’t fret that the fashion designer made a skin that emphasizes art and elegance over fun. This skin does the things that you expect from a high-end skin like great animations that elevate the champions kit and great artwork, and combines it with the letvel of detail that only a designer like Louis Vuitton could provide.

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This skin was a home run and a great indication that other types of artists and designers could be very well equipped to design League of Legends skins. Prestige Qiyana is one of those rare skins that costs a lot, but that price tag appears to be worth it.