League of Legends: Reviewing the New Guardian of the Sands Skins

League of Legends. Photo Courtesy of Riot Games.
League of Legends. Photo Courtesy of Riot Games. /

League of Legends is adding three new skins to the Guardians of the Sands skin line.

Guardian of the Sands might be one of the less popular League of Legends skin lines, however, it is about to get a boost in Patch 10.2, with Janna, Rengar, and Ryze joining the ranks. We break down each skin to see whether it is worth your hard-earned RP.

Guardian of the Sands Ryze

Cost: 1350 RP

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Personally, I think this looks like an okay skin. Even though I’m not the biggest fan of Ryze, I could definitely see him out in the desert somewhere working on his magic.

The channel on his ultimate is really cool with a bunch of hieroglyphics and stars surrounding the Realm Warp circle. Plus his abilities glow brightly in gold and green.

I believe this skin is on par with most of the alternatives available for Ryze. It certainly isn’t a must-have cosmetic, but I think there are several worse options for the champion.

Guardian of the Sands Janna

Cost: 1350 RP

This skin also glows brightly in golds and greens and is definitely a change in pace for the wind mage. It’s a skin that looks very appealing, especially the bird that follows Janna for her W and E shield.

I would recommend purchasing this skin for fans of the skin line, or just fans of Janna. This is arguably the best of the three new skins in the Guardian of the Sands line.

Guardian of the Sands Rengar

Cost: 1350 RP

It has the same green and gold color scheme as the other skins, but I don’t feel like this is as good a match for Rengar as the previous two champions. I keep wondering why would an assassin want to advertise their position with bright colors? Doesn’t this defeat the point of hiding in bushes if they can see your glow from a screen away?

I see why they made this skin though since it fits with Kha’Zix having one in the line as well. Rengar also has pretty limited choices when it comes to skins, so this is a welcome addition. I would call this the worst of the three new Guardian of the Sands skins hitting League of Legends in Patch 10.2 though.

Honestly, I could see these additions being a flop. Guardian of the Sands doesn’t seem to be a fan favorite, so I’m not sure why they added more to the line.

While they do look pretty solid, I don’t think many would fork out 1350 RP for any of the options. I’m just not a fan of this skin line compared to many of the other Riot has on offer.

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The new Dragon Slayer and Sugar Rush skins that launched recently look much better than the Guardian of the Sands line. I would recommend picking up those instead of Guardian of the Sands, however, if you want to complete your Rengar, Ryze, or Janna collections feel free to purchase these new skins.