Top Futuristic Skin Lines in League of Legends
With the release of a new Pulsfire skin, and makeover for the old one, it's the perfect time to breakdown what the best futuristic-themed skins in League of Legends are, and why. Some factors that will play in are overall popularity, skin splash art, and in-game quality.
#10: Battlecast Skins
The Battlecast skin line was not released all at once, but rather in groups over a period of time. They all follow a similar theme, featuring metal-made machines with red essence glowing from inside them. This skin line is tied into Viktor's lore, as the machines are part of his "glorious evolution". Creator Viktor is the skin that portrays him as the creator of the machines.
The splash arts for these skins are intriguing, but all feature very similar patterns of design. The in-game quality of these skins is also falling behind as League of Legends graphics continually improve.
Full list of skins in the Battlecast line
- Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath (1820 RP)
- Battlecast Kog'Maw (1350 RP)
- Battlecast Alpha Skarner (1820 RP)
- Battlecast Urgot (1350 RP)
- Battlecast Vel'Koz (1350 RP)
- Battlecast Xerath (520 RP)
- Creator Viktor (1350 RP)
#9: Eternum Skins
This series only includes two skins, but both are very high quality. While the Eternum skins do have the same color scheme as the Battlecast Skins (Red and Gray) they are a little more elegant. Each skin features metal-clad creatures made from swirling red technology. Eternum Nocturne was released first, and after a period of time, Eternum Rek'Sai was released as well. No word on future Eternum Skins, although popular community suggestions include Eternum Hecarim, Eternum Kindred, and Eternum Karthus.
The Eternum skins have very high-quality splash arts, with lots of detail. The in-game particles are also quite appealing, although they are getting old as well. Still, these skins are well worth your money should you choose to buy them.
Full list of skins in the Eternum line:
- Eternum Nocturne (1820 RP)
- Eternum Rek'Sai (1350 RP)
#8: Dreadnova Skins
Red and Gray seem to be the dominating colors of this list so far. Don't worry though, keep reading and it gets better. The Dreadnova skin line only features 2 items as well, but future skins are highly possible. Each skin has humans in bulky futuristic metal armor, with technologically enhanced weapons. Dreadnova Gangplank was released first, with Dreadnova Darius following shortly after, with a slightly different color scheme.
Being very new skins, both the splash arts and in-game design and particle effects are very up-to-date and high quality.
Full list of skins in the Dreadnova line:
- Dreadnova Gangplank (1350 RP)
- Dreadnova Darius (Craft using 10 gemstones)
#7: Program Skins
Finally a change in color scheme. The Program skins feature white and turquoise/orange robots. The robots still resemble their original humanoid forms, but provide a different viewpoint on the champions. Program Lissandra and Soraka were released together, while Program Camille was the launch skin for her later on.
The Program skins feature complete particle changes for all abilities in-game, and have very futuristic splash arts as well.
Full list of skins in the Program line:
- Program Lissandra (1350 RP)
- Program Soraka (1350 RP)
- Program Camille (1350 RP)
#6: DJ Sona
Ah yes, the ultimate skin DJ Sona. This isn't a series, just one skin with 3 forms that are interchangeable once in-game. Sona is the champion most closely associated with music, so making this skin was an obvious decision to make. It features Sona dressed up in techno gear with a futuristic helmet on, making beats on a totally redesigned instrument. (It's now a DJ pad, instead of the old gu-zheng type instrument in her default skin)
Being an Ultimate skin, it comes with many perks. Owners of the skin are able to play in-game music, that changes genres based on the form they are currently in. There are three forms: Kinetic, Concussive, and Ethereal. Buying the skin also gives access to special summoner icons and an animated profile background when equipped. The in-game particles are high-quality and also change based on the form.
DJ Sona costs 3250 RP.
#5: Full Metal Jayce
While this skin isn't as high-quality as DJ Sona, it captures the futuristic vibe that many of us look for much better than the last. From the Halo-style helmet to the very advanced hammer he's equipped with, this skin feels like something straight out of a cyberpunk movie. In the League of Legends lore, Jayce leads the main resistance against Viktor and his Battlecast skins. It is possible that this skin exists in the same lore, and portrays Jayce as the resistance leader.
Full Metal Jayce costs 1350 RP.
#4: Pulsefire Skins
The Pulsefire skin line was originally made up of just one skin: Pulsefire Ezreal. It was an Ultimate skin, meaning it was of the highest quality, similar to DJ Sona. However it did not age well, and the quality deteriorated over time. Recently, however, it received a massive overhaul, and it is once again worth the price. Along with the makeover, the skin line expanded to include Pulsefire Caitlyn. Both skins feature very cyber-like weapons and body armor, with white/gray and blue being the dominating colors.
The in-game particles for both skins, after the Pulsefire Ezreal makeover, are up to date and high-quality. They are both heavily inspired by cyber-like designs. League of Legends also released a mini-background on the skins: Caitlyn is a sheriff of time travel, trying to catch Ezreal, who is abusing it.
Full list of skins in the Pulsefire line:
- Pulsefire Ezreal (3250 RP)
- Pulsefire Caitlyn (1820 RP)
#3: Mecha Skins
This line of skins features large hulking metal structures, with the exception of Mecha Kha'zix. The whole series is based off of the movie Pacific Rim, where mankind deploys giant mechas to fight monsters spawning from a rift in the ocean. The resemblance is even more obvious in Mecha Aatrox and Mecha Zero Sion. Mentioned in the lore, Viktor is responsible for corruption Mecha Zero Sion, turning it against the creators. Because of this, it is possible that the Mecha Skins exist in the same lore universe as the Battlecast Skins, and Full Metal Jayce.
The amazing splash arts are what earns this skin such a high spot on the list. The in-game design of the skins, however, leaves much to be desired. The particles are awkwardly designed, and the actual look of the skin is so much different than one would imagine just looking at the splash arts.
Full list of skins in the Mecha line:
- Mecha Aatrox (1350 RP)
- Mecha Malphite (1350 RP)
- Mecha Kha'Zix (1350 RP)
- Mecha Zero Sion (1820 RP)
#2: Super Galaxy Skins
This series of skins is probably the most colorful on this entire list. It features various characters, both human and animal, in colorful robotic suits. It's all very fantasy-like, and very popular among League of Legends players. Super Galaxy Rumble was released first, followed by three other skins later on.
The splash arts for these skins are very colorful and detailed. The in-game particles are also very detailed and fit the theme extremely well.
Full list of skins in the Super Galaxy line:
- Super Galaxy Rumble (1820 RP)
- Super Galaxy Fizz (1350 RP)
- Super Galaxy Kindred (1350 RP)
- Super Galaxy Shyvana (1350 RP)
#1: PROJECT: Skins
Here we are at the top of the list. This skin line is the very definition of futuristic, robotic, advanced technology, lasers, you name it, they have it. The skins are very colorful, and have varying color schemes between each champion. Most of them are made for champions that are classified as sword wielders, with a few exceptions. Just take a moment to feast your eyes on the absolutely monumental art made for these skins.
The first group release of PROJECT skins (Fiora, Leona, Lucian, Yi, and Zed) also came with a trailer for the skins, that provides some insight on possible lore behind them.
Another Easter Egg that is included in the splash arts is in the PROJECT: Katarina art. Battlecast Vel'koz can be seen in the background of it, signaling that the PROJECT skins may exist in the same lore universe as the Battlecast and Mecha skins.
Full list of skins in the PROJECT line:
- PROJECT: Ashe (1820 RP)
- PROJECT: Ekko (1350 RP)
- PROJECT: Fiora (1350 RP)
- PROJECT: Katarina (1350 RP)
- PROJECT: Leona (1350 RP)
- PROJECT: Lucian (1350 RP)
- PROJECT: Yasuo (1350 RP)
- PROJECT: Yi (1350 RP)
- PROJECT: Zed (1350 RP)
The rest of the splash arts in the series are pictured below.