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Spectacular new Dark Star skins revealed on LoL PBE

Published: 29/May/2019 11:38 Updated: 29/May/2019 12:37

by Joe O'Brien

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Riot Games have revealed three new skins as part of the ‘Dark Star’ cosmetic line in the latest League of Legends Public Beta Environment (PBE) update.

One half of the ‘Event Horizon’ alternate universe concept, the Dark Star skins line reimagines League of Legends heroes as powerful cosmic beings, worshippers of the Dark Star deity.

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With its bold, cosmic style, it’s little surprise that the Dark Star line of skins are among the game’s most popular cosmetics.

Now, three new champions are joining this skin set, with Jhin, Karma, and Shaco all getting the Dark Star treatment in the latest version of the PBE.

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Perhaps the most spectacular of the lot, Jhin’s new skin is the first of the set to break from the ‘Dark Star’ title, utilizing the same aesthetic but instead being named ‘Dark Cosmic Jhin’.

Riot GamesThe Dark Star skins are among the most popular in League of Legends.

The skin features a particularly impressive effect for his Curtain Call ultimate, with the ability’s cone opening up a stunning cosmic backdrop across which his shots fly like shooting stars. Fortunately for those worrying about map clutter, only Jhin himself will get to see the full effect, with a toned-down version for other players.

The new Shaco skin also means the champion will no longer be part of the ‘1000 days club‘ of characters that haven’t had a new skin in over 1000 days. That club now features 16 champions, with several more set to join in the coming months.

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All three skins also feature dark and cosmic effects for their abilities as well as unique recalls, giving every aspect of their champions the Dark Star aesthetic.

The new skins join Cho’Gath, Jarvan IV, Kha’Zix, Orianna, Thresh, and Varus in the Dark Star line.

Riot Games have yet to announce a release date or specific pricing for the new skins, but it seems likely they will be priced at either 1350 RP (roughly $10) or 1820 RP (roughly $14), with the Jhin skin looking more likely to fall into the upper category.

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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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