After a long wait, this year’s ultimate skin, Elementalist Lux, has finally hit the in-game store. It’s League of Legends’ fourth ultimate skin, joining Spirit Guard Udyr, Pulsefire Ezreal and DJ Sona. Elementalist Lux has 10 forms, making it one of the most detailed skins in the game, but also comes with a hefty price tag.
The skin went live in November, accompanied by the release of a FAQ page and this cinematic:
How much does it cost?
3250 RP for the skin, but 3950 for the Master Edition (no longer available). That’s about $25 for the skin and around $30 for the Master Edition. That 3250 price is on par with the three other ultimate skins, making them the priciest skins in the game.
What comes with the Master Edition?
The Elementalist Lux skin, Lux herself (if you don’t already have the champion) five icons and the Elementalist ward skin. The icons represent her tier two forms - Darkness, Magma, Ice, Storm and Mystic.
If you buy the skin before December 13, you will get a special border around your loading screen slice (similar to the PROJECT skins) and a special icon.
10 forms? How does that work?
Elementalist Lux has 10 forms: Light, Water, Fire, Air, Nature, Ice, Storm, Magma, Mystic and Dark.
After building up energy via attacking enemies, Lux can change her forms twice throughout the game. You start the game as the Light version of Elementalist Lux, and you then get to pick between Fire, Nature, Water or Air. Later on in the game, you can transform again, combining the elements to get her final form. The elements mix, so if you want Magma, for example, you have to combine Earth and Fire.
What are the combinations?
Magma - Fire + Nature
Storm - Fire + Air
Mystic - Water + Nature
Ice - Water + Air
Dark - Nature + Air OR Water + Fire
Can you play as all 10 forms in one game?
No. You will only play up to three forms per game, including the Light form you start out with.
What does it look like?
You can see the skin’s splash art at the top of this page. Here’s a video that both explains how it works and shows you what it looks like in-game:
So I can really buy it now? This isn’t a prank?
How often will it be in my games?
All the time. ALL. The. Time.