Riot Games has always remained vigilant when it came to skin for League of Legends, and 2020 was no exception. The game developers truly stepped up and released 120 skins in the past year, the highest amount of skins made in a single year so far.
Although every skin released in 2020 was very impressive in its own unique way, there were some releases that really blew away the competition and wowed the player base. Some skins were at a higher level in terms of design, special effects, and creativity. Below are some of the skins that stood above the rest in 2020.
Astronaut Gnar – League of Legends
One of the skins that compared to other releases is Astronaut Gnar, which was released back in May. This skin is good, since the little creature has two unique forms with completely different designs.
As his smaller self, Gnar is wearing an astronaut suit with a gold visor, ear covers, and his tail sticking out of it back. He attacks with a boomerang which is sci-fi styled , and when he recalls, he recalls with a spaceship with two little aliens inside.
When Gnar transforms, it bursts out of his suit and becomes a huge and ferocious monster of space. The only thing left is the helmet, since the rest of it has been reduced to tatters. He attacks with his mighty punches and hurls a satellite at his enemies with his ability.
It’s a great skin that was overlooked, since few people have been playing Gnar through this past year. Hopefully, we will see more playing time in 2021.
Storm Dragon Lee Sin
Lee Sin only got one skin this year at the start of October—but boy, was it a nice one. The Blind Monk was put in the Dragonmancer skin line, a new series of alternate universe skin where certain champions are blessed with the strength of a dragon.
Storm Dragon Lee Sin is a beautiful skin, complete with a new accent, electrifying audio and visual effects, and attacking animations that can make any player feel the power of the keyboard. All of his powers are punctuated with dragon-themed effects, and lightning can be seen sparkling in any move he does.
Cosmic/Dark Cosmic Lux
Cosmic Lux is another alternate universe skin that takes us back to the Event Horizon skin line, where champions represent supernatural beings that have the ability to form the universe at their will.
Lux is the right hand of the ruler of the stars, the Celestial Goddess Ashe, in this world. Through her powers, she generates constellations and keeps the world in order once things begin to break down. But she still has a dark secret that could see her betraying her queen and all her allies.
The skin comes in two versions: one belongs to the Cosmic Court, while the other has been tainted by the Dark Star. Both are gorgeous skin with a new voice and ethereal visual and audio effects. She also plays Beat Saber with asteroids for her dance animation, which makes the skin so much stronger.
Spirit Blossom Thresh – League of Legends
The Spirit Blossom event was one of the most successful events of 2020, with several beautiful skins falling out last summer. The best-looking skin of the lot, though, was Thresh, because everybody had a first look at what the Chain Warden looked like as a human being.
He came in complete with a new voiceover, stunning, purple-themed visual and audio effects, and the ability to change from his demon form to his human self in-game. The souls linked to his passive were also changed from simple sprites to flowers floating over the Summoner’s Rift, and his dance featured a chilling new song from his lantern.
K/DA ALL OUT Seraphine
As the only Ultimate skin to be released this year, Seraphine’s release skin has made the list a special way for players to unlock the two other types of skin. When the skin is first bought, the player immediately has access to her Indie version, which has a Starry-Eyed Songstress wearing casual clothes with acoustic guitar themed floating stage.
However, to obtain Seraphine’s Rising Star and Superstar forms, players should complete a series of in-game quests that reflect Seraphine’s journey as a musical artist.
Each type of Seraphine’s ALL OUT skin has new visual and audio effects, with a different song linked to each stage of her career, whether her K/”POP/STARS” DA’s or her latest track, “MORE.”