League of Legends skin concept makes Jinx even deadlier with awesome Steel Valkyrie design - Dexerto
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League of Legends skin concept makes Jinx even deadlier with awesome Steel Valkyrie design

Published: 20/May/2019 19:14 Updated: 20/May/2019 19:34

by Alan Bernal

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The League of Legends community has a knack for giving their favorite champions incredible redesigns, and a new mock-up for Jinx gives her the perfect introduction to the Steel Valkyries universe.

Riot Games have an incredible Steel Valkyries skin line featuring the likes of Morgana, Kayle, and Miss Fortune, to name a few. But a huge omission to that universe has been filled with one artist’s take on the game’s Loose Cannon who’s now equipped with a state-of-the-art exo-suit.

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Concept artist Walther ‘Nebura’ Sorg debuted a complete look into a Bullet Reaper Jinx design that gives the popular ADC a futuristic high-tech suit and her trusted weapons Pew-Pew and Steelbone a mind of their own.

Walther Sorg ArtstationSorg’s design even included how the character might look on the Rift.

In their design, Jinx trades in her regular wardrobe for a gradient combat suit more in line with the experimental military designs from others in the Steel Valkyrie timeline.

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Her weapons also got a matching upgrade and, according to Sorg, the skin would also incorporate unique voice lines depending on which of her two armaments she’s carrying since “each gun has a different personality.”

Walther Sorg ArtstationThe full look into Bullet Angel jinx.

Jinx’s abilities would also be getting tweaked with Sorg’s concept, with her Chomper traps and Super Mega Death Rocket getting a high-tech makeover that perfectly ties together the Bullet Angel design.

The champion’s W ability would also be getting a fresh take with the skin, switching up the regular Zap with a wrist-mounted blaster to slow down enemies.

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Walther Song ArtstationThe design’s concepts for Jinx’s Ultimate along with her other abilities.

The League of Legends community are no slouch with awesome skin designs

Fan-created skins have come a long way in League of Legends. From slight tweaks to in-game characters, to completely overhauled looks that completely change the champion’s design.

Making an incredible fleshed out design like Sorg’s is no easy feat. There are tons of elements that can go into making a great skin, like how Riot Games showed when creating Invictus Gaming’s personalized World Championship skins.

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Walther Sorg ArtstationThe concept artist even gave Bullet Angel Jinx different chromas to change up her style even more.

Sorg’s design is easily one of the cleanest to come out from the community in a while and would be a terrific fit for the alternate reality that it’s based off.

While it’s unknown if Riot will be adding Jinx to the Steel Valkyries any time soon, they definitely have a good contender in Sorg’s design if they ever decide on going that direction.

Cosplay

League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos

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Diana has descended from the heavens of Mount Targon here on Earth ⁠— or so you could be mistaken into thinking. Scottish cosplayer ‘anaelic’ has once again delivered the goods for League of Legends fan, putting on an epic display with her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay.

Seeing a Diana cosplay for League of Legends is rare. However, finding an exquisite one is almost impossible. The Scorn of the Moon, with her heavy armor and massive Moonsilver blade, isn’t up there with one of the popular champions to cosplay.

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However, that hasn’t stopped anaelic from creating one of the best ⁠— if not the best ⁠— Diana cosplay with her incredible rendition of the Lunari’s Dragonslayer skin.

Dragonslayer Olaf and Diana in League of Legends
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The Dragonslayer skin for Diana is one of her most intricate, but that didn’t stop anaelic.

Anaelic has been working on her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay since lockdown began. She was originally going to take it to conventions, but with 2020 stopping all of those, she instead used the project as motivation.

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“This project has instead been my distraction, the thing that’s kept me motivated to stay productive, and I’m so proud that I at least have this to show for all the extra time I’ve had,” she said on Instagram after completing her cosplay.

You can tell just how much effort she put into it right from the first glance. Anaelic has managed to recreate the Aspect’s sunset-colored armor perfectly, not forgetting a single panel on Diana’s intricate outfit.

She managed to keep all the pieces together with velcro, although the cosplay is ⁠— understandably ⁠— very hard to get around it.

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“I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive a full day at a con in this cosplay because it is so hard to move about it! It was well worth it though because we got some amazing photos,” she added.

 

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Anaelic also considered all the small details ⁠— she recreated the smoky effect on her blade with a smoke machine and LED lights built into the crescent. The cosplay is not only one of the best Diana ones we’ve seen, but one of the best cosplays of the year. Period.

The Scottish cosplayer isn’t stopping here though. If you’re wondering what anaelic’s next project is, wonder no more. She is currently working on a Spirit Blossom Lillia cosplay, and she’s trying to make it perfect from head-to-hoof. We’ve even covered her progress on it so far!

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