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Most amazing League of Legends tattoos: Kindred, Gnar, Jhin, Xayah

Published: 8/Oct/2020 13:33 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 14:04

by James Busby

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Even if you don’t play League of Legends, there’s no denying how beautiful the game’s artwork is. While the majority of players are simply happy to purchase the game’s various in-game cosmetics, some fans have gone as far as tattooing their favorite League characters onto their skin. Here are some of the best designs we’ve seen so far. 

League of Legends is home to all kinds of colorful characters and Riot Games is constantly adding new members to its ever-growing roster. In fact, the World of Runeterra is absolutely brimming with mystical mages, devilish demons, monolithic monsters, and cute critters that keep fans invested.

Not only do each and every one of these champions have their own unique mechanics and voice lines, they also feature stunningly beautiful designs that help embellish their personalities. 

As a result, League players are drawn towards purchasing skins, official merchandise, and various artwork in order to show their passion for a particular character. However, some LoL fans have taken this dedication to a whole other level. Here, we take a look at some of the best League of Legends tattoos to ever get inked. 

Kindred Couple Tattoo

My wife and I first bonded over our mutual love of LoL. We got these right after the wedding last week! from gaming

This dynamic duo scours the Rift in search of their prey, bringing swift death to whoever dares to get in their way. Kindred represents the twin essences of death. It is said that the “Lamb’s bow offers a swift release from the mortal realm for those who accept their fate, while the Wolf hunts down those who run from their end.” While Kindred’s lore may be incredibly dark, this tattoo shares the inseparable bond the married couple have for one another. It’s certainly far from the lovey-dovey Xayah/Rakan combos we usually see, but it is cool nonetheless. 

A Gnarly transformation

Gnar may look cute and cuddly on the outside but this little critter has a devilish dark side. In fact, this tattoo perfectly captures Gnar’s horrifying transformation, blending both of his forms and turning them into an awesome sleeve design. The black and white illustrations are accentuated by splashes of vibrant orange and dark reds, making this tattoo feel like it could come alive at any minute. 

Meticulous marksman design

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Jhin is known for his painstaking attention to detail and believes murder is the best form of art. While we strongly disagree with the meticulous marksman’s idea of art, we do appreciate the level of skill used to capture Riot’s fiendish AD carry. Gustavo has used an expert blend of dark shadowing, bold black outlines, and vibrant dashes of red to help bring the Artisan Killer to life. It’s certainly a devastatingly beautiful look that captures the very essence of one of League’s most notorious characters. 

Draven’s deadly axes

Draven Axe tattoos
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paiN Gaming’s Felipe “brTT” Gonçalves wowed fans with his deadly Draven axe tattoos.

Draven wouldn’t be anywhere without his iconic spinning axes. The same sentiment goes for paiN Gaming’s Felipe “brTT” Gonçalves. This Brazilian pro player was once considered the best Draven player in the world, so it makes sense that he’d want to flex his axe throwing prowess with a dominant Draven-themed tattoo. 

This Kayn creation

Gustavo is back at it again with another fantastic sleeve design. This time Kayn is the leading role and boy does it look good. The tattoo uses the same shadowing techniques and careful use of color to make the Shadow Reaper really pop right out the skin. That glowing red eye never fails to send a shiver down our spines. 

Sturdy Braum design

Braun is known for his life-saving plays, giving squishy characters the protection they need to truly shine. What better way to show off your caring nature and hardy spirit than that of a Braum tattoo? This design may not feature the Heart of the Freljord himself, but it does show off his mighty shield. 

Amazing Xayah

Xayah tattoo
Gustavo Takazone
Xayah has always been a fan favorite amongst artists and cosplayers.

We really can’t help ourselves when it comes to Gustavo Takazone’s work, so here is another tattoo that showcases his mastery for recreating LoL’s most beloved characters. Unlike his previous works, this Xayah piece features a lot more color which really helps this piece pop. The dashes of red for Xayah’s hair and subtle fading on her clothing elevate this bird-like character’s design. 

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All Agent buffs and nerfs in Valorant update 1.11: Killjoy, Breach and Cypher

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:33

by Lauren Bergin

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While Skye is clearly the most exciting aspect of the new Valorant 1.11 update, let’s not forget the other agents who have received some attention this patch. 

Patch 1.11 has seen a wealth of updates to the Valorant world but the game’s newest agent, Skye, has certainly managed to steal the limelight from her fellow agents. Hailing from Australia and taking the concept of eco warrior to a whole new level, Skye is certainly something to be excited about.

Yet there a lot of other things to be excited (and slightly disappointed) over regarding the game’s newest patch. S-Tier character Cypher has seen some game-changing nerfs that may possibly end his current reign of terror, and there’s been a bit more balance introduced to stabilize Killjoy and Breach.

So yes, get excited about Skye but spare a thought to some of our favorite Sentinels and Infiltrators. Check out the full patch notes for all of the information regarding some of our favorite agents.

Breach's abilities in Valorant.
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Breach is one of the three Agents to receive significant adjustments.

Agent Changes:

Infiltrator

Breach

The main change to the Infiltrator class comes in the form of changes to Breach. The increase in his Full Flash time from 1.75 – 2 makes him a slightly less dominant force, but he still remains one of the game’s most powerful agents.

  • Breach: Full flash time increased from 1.75 >>> 2

Read more: Valorant players call for big changes to Rank system in Act III.

Sentinel

Killjoy

It’s the Sentinel class, however, that’s seen the biggest amount of adjustment this time around. This was to be expected, considering Killjoy was earning a bit of a reputation for being overpowered. The main changes taking place are to her turret, which as less cooldown but a now deactivate when she moves out with a 40m radius of the tiny bundles of bullet infested joy.

This also applies to her Alarmbot, which has seen significant buffs. The cooldown of the Alarmbot after pickup has been reduced from 20 seconds to 7, with the radius at which they are detected being decreased from 9m to 7m.

A final change has been made to her Nanoswarm, whose detection range has been decreased from 5m to 3.5m but the damage has been buffed from 40/s to 45/s. The damage also ticks much more smoothly, ending the burst damage that the Nanoswarm does and simplifying how it does damage.

Deactivation Range

  • Alarmbot and Turret now deactivate if she is more than 40m away from them—reentering the 40m range reactivates her little friends.

Turret

  • Cooldown after pickup reduced from 20 seconds >>> 10 seconds

Nanoswarm

  • Range at which Nanoswarm can be detected decreased from 5m >>> 3.5m
  • Damage increased from 40/s >>> 45/s
  • Damage now ticks smoother and faster while in Nanoswarm, instead of in chunks of 10 every ¼ of a second

Alarmbot

  • Range at which Alarmbot can be detected decreased from 9m >>> 7m
  • Cooldown after pickup reduced from 20 seconds >>> 7 seconds.

    Killjoy Valorant
    Riot Games
    Killyjoy, Valorant’s most recent addition, has received a lot of attention this patch.

Cypher

The other agent who has seen quite significant nerfs is Cypher, whose Trapwire and Spy Cameras are now visible and destroyed after the agent is killed. This ends his reign of silent terror, allowing the other agents to tread a little heavier – but not too heavy, after all.

  • Trapwire – disabled and revealed upon death.
  • Spy Cameras – disabled and revealed upon death.

So while Skye is a particularly exciting new addition to the Valorant agent roster, this collection of buffs and nerfs could see the game’s meta start to change. It’ll be exciting to watch how the meta changes around Skye and changes to adapt to these new buffs and nerfs, and this is made even more exciting by the imminent esports scene. Strap in, it’s going to be wild.