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How to get Orange Essence in League of Legends

Published: 20/Feb/2021 6:56

by Andrew Amos

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Orange Essence is one of the three in-game currencies in League of Legends. It might not be used for much, but if you get your hands on it, you’ll want to put it into the right things. Here’s how you can get, and best use, your Orange Essence.

Orange Essence is the little cousin to League of Legends’ Blue Essence. The in-game currency doesn’t have as many uses, but you’ll need it if you find skin shards or eternals you really like.

Here’s how you can get Orange Essence in League of Legends, and what exactly it’s used on.

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Want skins? Keep some Orange Essence handy.

Crafting Orange Essence with Hextech system

The most efficient way to farm Orange Essence is by disenchanting shards in your loot tab with the Hextech system.

Skin shards, icon shards, emotes, eternals, and ward shards all drop the material, which you can then use to forge permanents of other items.

Buying it in the in-game store

You can technically buy Orange Essence in the in-game store, but it isn’t cheap. It comes as part of a bundle with 5 Hextech Chests and Keys for 975 RP. It’s hardly the most efficient way of getting the currency though.

Participating in events

While less common, some events will have missions with Orange Essence on offer. These can help you farm the material without having to get rid of stuff you already have in case you need a boost.

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Sometimes, Orange Essence is wrapped up in event rewards.

How to use Orange Essence

There’s two main ways you can use Orange Essence in League of Legends, and both of them are in the Loot tab.

  • Crafting skins in the Hextech shop: You’ll need Orange Essence to transform skin shards into skin permanents. Be sure to save up for a skin you really want, and hope you get the shard when you unlock Hextech Chests.
  • Unlocking Eternals: If you find an eternals set, you can unlock it with Orange Essence. This is significantly cheaper than just buying them in the shop too.