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-Every week, we will be posting a new blog post about the different tiers of rarity in League. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible rarities, but it should give you some idea as to how rare your favorite skins are!
Tier One: These skins are available for purchase at almost any time during the year. They’re often discounted and their price fluctuates constantly with current events or discounts on other items. Tier one includes both older legacy retro skin prices and normal priced legendary tier skins. Examples include Red Riding Annie, Gentleman Cho’gath, Obsidian Malphite, etcetera—nothing too special here! Expect these if Riot has been generous lately or there’s nothing more enticing going on.
Tier Two: These skins are available for purchase but only during a short time window of the year. Typically, these types of skins will be “discounted” versions (i.e., they’re cheaper than the tier above or other similar skins). Tier two includes legacy skin prices and discounted legendary tier price ranges. Examples include Snow Day Ziggs, Grungy Nunu, Lunar Wraith Morgana—again nothing too special here! Expect these if Riot has been stingy lately but not so much that you haven’t got anything to spend on at all!
Tier Three: These skins have very limited availability and can sometimes even be considered rare in nature due to their scarcity. They might come back every few years at best, unlike the tier above. Tier three includes legacy skin prices and discounted legendary tier price ranges. Examples include Ice Drake Shyvana, Arcade Sona, Divine Soraka—these are rare skins that you might never see again for a long time!
Tier Four: This type of skin is considered to release a new skin.
Most League of Legends players have experienced the frustration that comes with waiting for their favorite champion to finally get a chroma or an updated lore entry on the Universe page. It can be hard when you’re watching other champions who are actually being reworked and released in big batches! You might even feel like Riot is ignoring your favorite champ, but there’s hope yet! There are plenty of ways they show love to old champions too–whether it’s releasing more skins for them, adding some splash art, updating mainsite bios (and sometimes short stories), or giving them something as simple as voice updates.
There was one time where I tried out Skarner because he had been so neglected by Riot over the years. I quickly discovered that he was a champion who needed some love, and so after doing my research on the game’s history from his release to now, I wrote an article about how Riot could help him out. So many people liked it that Skarner finally got some much-needed changes!
In fact, they’re continuing with this trend of updating champions in need by releasing new Chromas for old favorites like Hecarim and Annie as well. This is great because everyone loves getting something shiny–especially when it comes to characters we’ve been following through thick and thin over these years. And if you want more than just a chroma? You can get them bundled together for BIG savings too!
There are plenty of other champions who could use an update, and when I think about it, Riot’s making some real progress on getting there.
The League of Legends is a game that has been around for quite some time now. With each new champion release the meta changes, as do the different ways to play them effectively. This can feel daunting to newer players because they aren’t always sure where to start in order to learn how best to utilize these champions or if they should even bother with certain ones at all. Some might be apprehensive about picking up Skarner due to his lack of viability until this year–but don’t worry! He’s got a place among the rest of your team now thanks to substantial buffs in Patch X.
When I think about it, Riot’s making some real progress on getting there–they’re taking champions who were once deemed unusable and giving them a second chance to find their place among the rest of your team. Whether or not you can pull out that one champion at just the right time is all up for debate, but with every new release they seem to be finding more ways to open up the pool while also maintaining balance across an ever-growing roster of different characters. There are plenty other champions who could use an update as well when I think about it (kinda hard not too), so maybe we’ll see some love coming back down this way soon enough!
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This is a blog post about Glorious Light Rarity Tiers, an lr tier list that’s been updated thanks to substantial buffs in Patch X. In this article I’ll tell you why Riot’s making some real progress and even giving champions who were once deemed unusable another chance at finding their place among your team while also maintaining balance across an ever expanding roster of different characters with every new release–whether or not you can pull out one champion at just the right time is all up for debate but they’re certainly opening up the pool of champions that you can choose from and play.
I’ll start off by discussing some of the issues with League’s current lr tier list situation, namely that a lot of people feel like certain characters are just too overpowered for their own good and end up dictating what other strategies become completely obsolete or unviable due to how powerful they’ve been given in terms of numbers–this is an issue because it means there’s less room to build your own strategy since these champions have already taken care of all the hard work for you (while this might sound tempting at first glance I’m sure most players would agree that variety is far more preferable than having one character who does everything better than everyone else). But then Riot started making changes and buffing the weaker characters, and these buffs have actually made a significant difference in how things are played. The problem is that now people feel like they’re forced to play as bad champions just because Riot has given them so much love–and this means that while there may be more variety for individual players, there’s less strategy-building potential for everyone involved.
In short: it feels like League shifts too quickly between extremes of overpowered or underpowered depending on whether certain characters get new numbers changes (which often makes no sense), without worrying about what effect those changes might have on other champion interactions; but then when any one character gets buffed at least some of the time it seems like Riot starts ignoring everything else in favor of giving every player a chance to use their favorite champion.
*The problem: League changes too quickly between extremes of overpowered or underpowered. It feels like Riot switches back and forth, with no concern for the effect it has on other champion interactions–but then when any one character gets buffed at least some time, they seem to forget about everything else in favor of giving every player a chance to use their favorite champion. – ** – When you’re forced to play as bad champions just because someone’s given them so much love—without considering whether this is good or bad for your strategy building potential—it starts feeling less about choice than about trying not to get left out. What we need are more viable options that can allow players who want different things from their games (think playing an