The Best League of Legends Skins 2018

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The Best League of Legends Skins 2018

When it comes to League of Legends, there are literally hundreds upon hundreds of skins available to choose with new ones being added every month.

Since the dawn of LoL there has always been a question lurking in the back of players’ minds:

What is the best League of Legends skin?

From DJ Sona to Snow Day Ziggs, it’s a hard decision to make when there are so many different skins to choose from. But in order to decide on the best League of Legends skin, we need to take certain factors into consideration.

Now we’re not just going to list the rarest or most expensive skins as the best, because that would be wrong. Instead, we are going to look at the overall popularity of a skin, the style, graphics and how much time and effort has been put into them.

With all this research and background information we can start to determine which skin is actually the best. Here at LoL-Smurfs, we’ve picked the top skins that we think are the best League of Legends skins. Here are our top picks and why we picked them.

The Best League Of Legends Skins In 2018

7 – Dragon Master Swain

The newest skins on our top League of Legends skins list is Dragon Master Swain. Released in 2018 after years of teasing and memeing, Riot certainly delivered an impressive skin with its release. Based on a fire-breathing dragon, this skin combines plenty of cool animations, particles, and sound effects to create a top quality skin.

The skin itself features Swain in his human mode with long silver hair and a pointy tiara. He also has a huge cloak with dragon fangs on the bottom and an embroidered dragon like symbol. The highlight of this skin is definitely his ultimate when he turns into a huge flaming dragon complete with rising flames that follow him around.

Currently, the Dragon Master Swain skin is still available in store for 1350RP and is likely to be there for a while. If you want to blow everyone away with your firepower then be sure to add this red hot skin to your collection!

6 – Pug’Maw

One of the funniest skins on this list has to be the Kog’Maw skin, Pug’Maw. Unlike his default skin, this skin transforms Kog’Maw into a cute and lovable pug doggo. If you’re a big dog fan, then you’ll definitely want to add this skin to your collection.

Released in 2017, the thing that makes this skin so good is the various animation changes that are all dog related. His recall has been changed to him playing with a ball, while one of his emotes has been changed to him butt scratching around in circles! If you own a dog, then you’ll know exactly how lil Pug’Maw feels.

Pug’Maw is currently available in the store for 975RP and as one of the only dog skins in the game (expect Nasus) he’s one of the best League of Legends skins. If you want to add this awesome creation to your collection then be sure to grab him before he’s removed.

5 – Definitely Not Blitzcrank

Coming it at number 5 on our list is this mysterious shady character, whoever he is, he’s definitely NOT Blitzcrank as the title suggests.

Released in October 2011 this skin features the 1 and only Blitzcrank wearing a fantastic disguise that leaves his opponents completely baffled. What makes this skin so good is that it is clearly a joke that everyone finds funny when they see this skin on the rift.

With his fake glasses, mustache, and eyebrows Blitzcrank has had a complete makeover and is almost unrecognizable. Although the model and visuals have been changed entirely, the skin does not include any new animations, particles or sounds. However, even with the lack of new sound effects and particles, it’s still an amazing skin that players love.

Initially launched in the store for players to buy, the skin has since been removed and is no longer available.

4 – PAX Twisted Fate

Next up on our list of the best League of Legends skins is PAX Twisted Fate. Originally released back in September 2009 as part of a free giveaway at the PAX event, PAX Twisted Fate has become insanely popular with fans everywhere.

Probably due to his awesome blue lined suit and cape with the PAX logo on it, this skin definitely stands out when on the rift. Although there are no new particles, animations or sounds for this skin its popularity is due to its rarity as well as its appealing visuals. The blue on black contrast looks awesome with his white cape to finish off the style.

Since Riot disabled skin coupon cards in 2014, this skin is no longer available which is just another reason why it is one of the best League of Legends skins.

3 – Little Devil Teemo

Released in October 2016 to celebrate the Harrowing event, Little Devil Teemo is an excellent skin that players adore. Even though Teemo is meant to be the actual Devil, you can’t deny that he looks pretty cute! Like a fluffy dog walking down the street, players everywhere instantly fell in love with this skin and we can see why.

Wearing his little red outfit and crown, Teemo has been completely visually transformed. His blowpipe has been switched to a trident, and his mushrooms have been changed to evil ghastly faces. One of the best things about this skin is his recall animation where he gets sucked into a hell hole on the floor. As terrifying as it might look it is actually pretty funny! This is just one of the reasons why we think this should be on our best League of Legends skins list.

Originally released in the store for the Harrowing period, the skin has since been removed and is no longer available. There is a good chance it will return in the future at some point but until then you’ll just have to keep him on your wish list.

2 – Dunkmaster Darius

Do you even dunk bro? Just missing out on the title of the best League of Legends skin by less than an arm’s length is Dunkmaster Darius. Possibly the best sports-related skin in League of Legends, this skin is popular with fans everywhere due to its awesome visuals, new sounds and of course his new ultimate animation.

Released in October 2014, this skin is full of surprises and awesome effects which makes it one of the best League of Legends skins. Darius’s traditional axe has been changed to a basketball pole with a net on the end, he now also has a ball that he carries around to shoot some hoops. When recalling he plays some ball before teleporting back to base. The best thing about this skin is definitely his ultimate where he jumps up high into the air and does a SLAM DUNK!

Currently available in the store for 1820 RP, if you want to own one of the best skins in the game then be sure to grab it before it’s removed.

Best League of Legends Skin In 2018

1 – Elementalist Lux

A drum roll for the best League of Legends skin…

And the title goes to Elementalist Lux!

Released in November of 2016 just before Christmas, the skin features an incredible 10 different skins in 1. The 4th ultimate skin to be released after DJ Sona, Elementalist Lux contains new animations, textures, and particles for all of her 10 skins.

During a game, Lux has the ability to change her form twice once her elemental power has been maxed. Starting in Light form, Lux can transform into any of the following forms:

  • Light
  • Water
  • Fire
  • Air
  • Nature
  • Ice
  • Storm
  • Magma
  • Mystic
  • Dark

Each individual form has new recall animations, particle effects, and voiceovers. This makes the skin super awesome as not only can you change to whatever form you want but you also get incredible new textures.

Available in the store for an expensive 3250 RP, Elementalist Lux is an epic skin and definitely deserves the title of the best League of Legends skin. With 10 unique styles and personalities to match, you can see an incredible amount of time and effort has gone into making this skin.

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