League Leaks- SO MANY SKINS!

by Darkmoosen on Aug 11th, 2012 (6 years ago)

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A couple patches have surfaces on the PBE here recently, bringing a LOT of cool new skins, as well as a Katarina Rework and a new Champion!

I stop paying attention to League of Legends for just a day, and changes like this explode without me noticing! First of all, I’m sure many of you Katarina fans are extremely excited about the Rework and Model Rework. Hopefully the new skills will make her viable again, and the Rework will keep her on par with newer champions that are out right now! Well along with all that fun stuff in store for Kat, there has also been an incomplete skin file found for Cyber Katarina. So that’s yet another thing for Kat players to be pumped about!

That’s DEFINITELY not all for skins though. Brazillian players are going to be getting a sweet new launch skin for Gangplank. There is no released art of it yet, but there is a screen cap that someone took of the silhouette. This skin has been confirmed with another screen cap that mentions all of GPs skins, and it’s called Special Forces Gangplank.

The Nasus skin that is given out at Riot events looks like it’s being retired, since there’s a new Riot skin currently in the PBE. Meet Riot Graves! It doesn’t seem to have any cool new effects like some of the newer skins that Riot has been releasing, but it’s going to be hard to come by so that makes up for it a little bit. Anyways, the skin looks a little clunky right now in my opinion, but its a work in progress, so I’ll just wait until it’s actually out to start judging it.

Next up we have Hunter Rengar, the skin that is coming out with the new champion Rengar! ColbyCheeze has a first look on him for you if you want to know what Rengar is all about, but I can say for sure that he’s a champion that I’m excited to see come out. He has a lot of new gameplay mechanics that I’m pumped to play around with! His Hunter skin looks a lot like a homage to Predator from Alien vs Predator too, which is kind of cool, and a nice purchase for people who were really into that movie/series!

These next two skins are my personal favorites. If any of you frequent the forums or the LoL subreddit, you may have heard of a Summoner named MaTTcom. He’s created Fan Splash arts for some funny/awesome skin ideas, such as Runaway Bride Mundo, Pizza Girl Sivir, and Brorelia. One of his MOST popular skins is DragonMaster Swain. Well it looks like Riot has made his awesome dreams into an awesome reality. In the PBE we currently have Pool Party Ziggs, and Astronautilus. Those are the splashes that MaTTcom made himself, but I’m not sure what they’ll look like live.

Anyways, Pool Party Ziggs has some really cool effects! He throws water balloons instead of bombs, which splash on contact, his Satchel Charge is now a Ducky Floaty, his ult now leaves a large happy face on the ground to show you where its going to land, and all of his explosion particles have been replaced with splashes of water.

Astronautilus also has some cool new effects! His shield closes his space helmet and causes a large amount of meteorites to float around him, his Riptide now shoots rocks out of the ground instead of water, and his ult has a rock following a target that shoots a larger meteorite out of the ground to knock them up. He also moonwalks when he walks. Not Micheal Jackson moonwalks, zero gravity moonwalks.

Finally, we have a new Rammus skin called Full Metal Rammus. His Powerball sounds like a saw while he’s in it, his W projects a larger see through image of his shell around him, and his ult causes buzz saws to come out of the ground and slice into his enemies! Now this skin may not seem like a good skin to end on, but I did it for a reason! Promise! Anyways, there’s a little bit of speculation that the standing figure in the background of his splash art could in fact be the next Soraka skin (mostly because of the horn). Its a little bit of a stretch in my opinion, but a new Soraka skin and a model rework would be nice!

Along with all of these cool new skins, two new things have been found in the PBE. First off, they currently have a new addition that lets you add notes to the friends on your friends list! So if you ever have been looking through people to invite to a game, you’ll know why you invited them to be your friend in the first place by writing a quick note.

Also another rework is in store. This time not for a champion, but for the UI that we all know and might be getting tired of. I know I am after seeing this mockup made by a Riot team designer! It has nifty new text for all of the numbers that we’ve seen in our current UI, as well as cool little lights underneath spells that show how far you’ve ranked the spell. I think that this will be a cool new replacement to the UI we have now!

If you want to see these skins in action, head on over to Skin Spotlight’s Youtube Channel! Their videos have really helped me out when it comes to explaining what new skins will do, and I’ll try to keep doing that so people don’t just see a name and some splash art.

Many images in this article are from Surrender at 20. Thanks for being a good source of information!

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League Leaks- New item for upcoming Champion!

by Darkmoosen on Aug 8th, 2012 (6 years ago)

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Riot's website is an a good place to look for a little bit of League of Legends knowledge, especially when that knowledge happens to be a leaked item for an upcoming champion! (Don't hurt your eyes trying to read that picture, more details in the body of this article!)

Note: This leak is purely speculation. I have not seen this item on the website for myself, so I’m just going off the information of others right now, but I have no reason to doubt our community thus far!


Now that that’s out of the way, this time we have another champion leak, as well as a leak for a future champion only item! Over on the League of Legends website today, an item was placed on the website that hadn’t been released yet (probably by mistake) for a champion that goes by the name of Rengar. The item is called the Bonetooth Necklace, and is purchasable for 1000 gold. The description for the item is-

  • +20 Attack Damage (+2 per level)
  • UNIQUE Passive: Rengar collects trophies when killing Champions, and gains bonus effects based on how many trophies he has. Kills grant 2 trophies, assists grant 1 trophy, Rengar loses 1 trophy on death.
  • 2 Trophies: +25 Movement Speed
  • 6 Trophies: +10 Armor Penetration, +5% Cooldown Reduction
  • 12 Trophies: Rengar’s leap gains 150 bonus range
  • 18 Trophies: New Active: Instantly gain 5 Ferocity.

So there’s a few things that speculate about from this item description.

  1. This is going to be a purchasable item, instead of an item forced on you from the start. Riot probably realized that what they did with Viktor made him less viable because he only got 4 high tier items and boots, instead of 5 high tier items.
  2. He is going to have a resource called Ferocity. It may be like Dragon’s Rage on Shyvana, or it may be something like an “ammo” system, much like what we see on Akali and Teemo. I’m going to guess that it’s an ammo resource, because 5 of a mana like resource is a pretty low amount.
  3. He is an AD champion. He might also be another AD caster like Talon, hence the CDR and Armor Pen for 6 trophies, but that’s just a wild guess.
  4. He has an escape/gap closer. It also gains range after 12 trophies.

Hopefully this little tidbit about an upcoming champ will keep you excited for a little while, and will have you awaiting the next chamion impatiently!

League Leaks- Battlecast Cho’Gath Teasers

by Darkmoosen on Aug 1st, 2012 (6 years ago)

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This morning, Riot released a very interesting audio file teasing Battlecast Cho'Gath, as well as some blueprints. In those blueprints are some more hints to possible future skins!

If you ever played The Lost World: Jurassic Park for the Playstation, then this audio file will probably remind you of one of the opening sequences (I want to say it was either for Raptor or Survivor). In the audio file, two men seem to have found a blueprint for the upcoming Battlecast Cho’Gath skin and are hoping people can use it to find his weakness, and… well just listen to it for yourself! Anyways, underneath the audio recording is the blueprint that they two guys mentioned. They show off what weapons and body armor he has, and most of the weapons reference his moves. But you guys don’t really care about how awesome Cho’s new Rex Capacitor is, you want to know where this teaser is, well if you look on the top left, there’s a little code/serial number thing. It obviously is referencing the fact that this a Cho’Gath schematic, but if you look on the right, and turn your head sideways, there are 5 other things that look like that. For those of you that can’t read sideways, or have severe neck pains, here’s what it looks like flipped!

If this image is in fact a teaser to future skins, than that means that not only Skarner, but also Kog’Maw, Xerath, and Anivia will all be getting a new Battlecast skin at some point in time! So to all you fans of those champions, or even just robotics all together, start saving RP! Because if they’re any where close to as cool as Cho’Gath is right now, you’ll be in for a real treat!

League Leaks- New Skins for the Diana Patch?

by Darkmoosen on Jul 28th, 2012 (6 years ago)

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With the release of the newest PBE Patch, a couple skins have shown their faces. This time we've got one for Cho' Gath, and one for Diana, with a skin sneak peak for one more champion!

Hello there fellow Summoners! Feels like I haven’t really had anything to report for awhile, since the leaking of things has been kind of slow for a week or so. But finally I have something to write about, even if it is just a couple skins that are sitting around in PBE, waiting to be released.

Now whether you’ve Embraced the Heresy or Protecting the Faith, Diana is coming out pretty soon. With it, she’s bringing her original skin, as well as a Dark Valkyrie Diana skin (which I can’t find a splash for to save my life! My apologies!). Both of which have had models found of them and posted on Reddit for everyone to see, as well as the new Cho’Gath skins model! (Link to that right here*).

The new Cho’ Gath skin is another addition to the Battlecast set, with Battlecast Urgot leading that pack. It looks really cool, and it looks like Riot may have taken some tips from PFE when making this skins, since it has a few new voice overs, including one for Recalling, one for using Feast, and one for leveling up his Feast. These voice over changes are leading people to  believe that this skin may be the next Legendary skin to come out, but since we already have Gentleman Cho’Gath, I’m going to assume its a regular skin, and Riot just likes to 1up themselves time after time. Cho’ Gath is also getting a few changes to cast times in the next patch as well, making him feel better, and hopefully making him play a lot better as well. (Link to Battlecast Cho’Gath splash right here!**)

Now last but not least, there has also been a skin teased in the Battlecast Cho’Gath skin. In the background, under Cho’Gath’s right knee cap, you can clearly see Battlecast Urgot checking out Cho’s sweet new skin, but next to Urgot farther in the background, you can see another champion^ admiring the new metallic Cho’Gath. If you’ve clicked that link I put there, then you can clearly see that the next Battlecast champion will be Battlecast Skarner! (If you didn’t click the link, then what’re you waiting for!) Anyways, as a player that enjoys to Skarner Jungle, it’ll be nice to have a skin to chose from that will be a lot different from the classic one. And if they add the new voice overs like they did for Cho’Gath, I’ll be sure to buy it!


Credit for images-

*New Champion models- Credit goes to Eudaemons on Reddit

**Cho’Gath and Diana splash art- Credit goes to Slushe on Reddit

^Close up of new Skarner teaser- Credit goes to Kooprat on Reddit

League Leaks- Morello Plants a Teaser for Champ 101?

by Darkmoosen on Jul 7th, 2012 (6 years ago)

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Lead Champion Designer Morello has blatantly let something slip in one of many "Champ 100 isn't the special one" threads.

As people were going about their day in General Discussion in this past week, finding something to talk about and such, one thread stuck out. There’s been quite a few threads recently with conspiracy theories, saying champion 100 isn’t the surprise that Riot had in store for us like everyone thought. This particular thread said that champion 101 was the special one, because 101 in “1337-Speak” is LoL. While people were posting, something caught Morello’s attention, and he instantly started to tease this new champion. One of his posts were quite large as he was addressing the subject of the thread, but at the end of it he posted this as well as the picture you see as the header:


“So, I probably shouldn’t do this, but what the Hell. I’m really stoked about champion 101 too because I got to work much much more directly on it than I usually do and it’s an archetype I think we’ve needed. I’ll….plant a little teaser for you.

(Hint, she’s not made of flesh)”


People quickly started making assumptions as to who or what this new champion was. One misguided poster posted “holy jeez its spider queen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” in excitement, so Morello quoted it and answered with:


“This is not Spider Queen! THIS. IS. ZYRA!”


And among the excited Summoners, there was of course some skeptical Summoners, asking why they should be excited for Zyra? Morello once again dropped a tidbit of information about her kit for us that helps us better understand this champion:

“Something you’ve never seen before in MOBA, but I won’t tell


He also dropped a few more little tidbits about who is helping make it, and answered some guesses about her kit in that same thread, but if I keep posting quotes then this article will start to look ridiculous, so I’ll just drop a link riiiiiiight…… Here (For those of you that have never been to the forums before, just click on the First Riot Post button, and then use the arrows next to the Riot symbol in the top right to hop between posts).

So the next champion in line seems to be of the nature affinity, and has a VERY unique kit that no one has ever seen before? Anyone else excited? Also, does anyone else think she kind of looks like Blackthorn Morgana?

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League Leaks: Possible Character Art Remakes and a New Champ On The Way?

by Darkmoosen on Jul 6th, 2012 (6 years ago)

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There's a new red roaming around the forums, and he's been leaving sweet little tidbits in almost all of his posts!

The new red that I’m talking about is Grumpy Monkey, Sr. Character Artist of League of Legends. I’m not sure how long he’s been around, but he’s been posting a lot recently, and almost every post he makes is lined with some cool new information! In one of the first threads he posted in, IronStylus linked everyone his portfolio (which can be found here). Among many cool models from different games, such as a cute and cuddly Bumbledore and a darker Bam-Bu, there are some models for League of Legends characters! The first page has the newer Darius and Hecarim, but whats more interesting is that there’s models for Ryze and Nidalee (both old champs in need of model reworks if you ask me).

Of course, some new red’s portfolio filled with older work isn’t enough to assume that Ryze and Nidalee will be redone any time soon. But assuming is what us League of Legend-ers do best! So a fellow Summoner that goes by the name of Caramel Snow made a thread asking if those models in his portfolio were hints towards new reworks in the near future. His response was very Riot-esque at first, neither confirming or denying anything. But then he went on to post this quote:

“There are so many cool things happening regarding remakes and graphical updates. I can’t give you exact dates or what champions will get them (you guys are smart and can probably figure them out) But know that, I feel the same way that many of you do about some of our older models.And you will see some cool updates to your favorite veteran Champs start to work their way into future patches!

And then followed it up with this!

“@Tenrel, you are correct, those where made before I started at riot. But you know, I have the models…. why do the work twice
Not confirming the remakes are based on those though.”


Along with these character reworks being teased, he’s been leaking some other cool stuff for us. If you’ve seen him posting on the forums, you may have noticed that he has a very odd forum avatar. After posting for one of the first times in a thread asking who made the Full Metal Jayce skin (which is right here), someone asked him what it was, and this was what he had to say:


              wait what is your picture of Grumpy Monkey cant tell what it is a fat ghost?


All will be revealed Soon™”

Then in another thread, he said:


               what skin is that from, darkflame shyvana?


It’s from Battle Bunny Riven Splash. If you look hard you will see some familiar faces….and one not so familiar face, least not yet… I’ve said too much.”


So if you’re an avid Nidalee or Ryze player (or maybe even Sion), or if you’re excited about a possible new amorphous blob joining the league, then this is a guy you might want to keep up with! Hope this article was informative for everyone reading!

Header image created by Highskore on Reddit

League Leaks: Jayce Splash Art and Skins Revealed

by Darkmoosen on Jul 3rd, 2012 (6 years ago)

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Well wonder no longer! Jayce’s Splash art has been leaked to the public! After a little digging around on the League of Legends Subreddit, I came across this link that has pretty good pictures of both the classic and the nonclassic skin for Jayce (Not sure what the non default skin is called, but it looks really cool!) Any thoughts on the Splash art and skins? I personally think that Jayce looks a lot like the Medic from TF2, but with a hammer instead of a sweet healing gun!

Link to the skins on Imgur, and thanks to Tnomad on the LoL Subreddit for the find!

Looks like we also have some skins for some other characters as well! We’ve got a skin for Alistar, the leaked Glacial Malphite, and a Singed skin!

Thanks to EnteringSectorReddit for these finds!

League Leaks- Possible Champs with new Affinities?

by Darkmoosen on Jun 26th, 2012 (6 years ago)

League Leaks is a great source of finding leaked information for future patches! This time I'll be covering some possible new champs in the game, as well as a few skins that are in the mix!

Hello there, and welcome to the very first segment (and hopefully not the last) of League Leaks! My name is Darkmoosen, and I’m here to help you keep up with current League of Legends leaks. Hopefully everyone will find something that they can get excited about in this article! So lets get started with some possible champs, and then move on to some possible skins for champs we already have!

NOTE: As with any sort of leaks that are posted anywhere, these champions, skins, and skills are not necessarily going to be a final product of anything. These concepts are a work in progress and are subject to change!

First up, we have 6 leaked champion names that have been found in files floating around the internet. The names are “DarkSovereign”, “Diana”, “Xara”, “Teek”, “Seth”, and “HexMage”.

Dark Sovereign seems to be the champ with the most work done on it so far, with a plethora of files behind this name. From files referencing what it looks like using Zhonyas, to various skills. The skills referenced seem to be “Void Ballad” “Nova”, and “Q Missle”.

Surrenderat20 has had some good resources in researching this information – thanks!

Dark Sovereign