On Tuesday, the League of Legends Twitter posted an image of a gross purple egg with a mysterious shadow over it. This can only mean one thing: Zyra is getting a new skin!
Following up to the mystery egg, on Wednesday the League Twitter account revealed what we’ve been waiting for: two new skins -- Dragonslayer Xin Zhao and Dragon Sorceress Zyra. Dragonslayer Xin Zhao is the first skin released with chromas, while Dragon Sorceress Zyra is the first Zyra skin in nearly three years.
PBE Preview: Dragonslayer Xin Zhao and Dragon Sorceress Zyra pic.twitter.com/USIOnoFscc— League of Legends (@LeagueOfLegends) February 22, 2017
We already have a handful of Dragonslayer skins in the game: Vayne, Jarvan IV, Braum and Pantheon. We also have Dragon Tamer skins for Tristana and Lulu, but those motifs are much more lighthearted. We’ve never had a direct opponent for the Dragonslayer skin before Dragon Sorceress Zyra.
Since Zyra is directly summoning dragons with her plants, it’s probably a fair assumption that the Dragonslayers aren’t a huge fan of her.
Dragon Slayer Xin Zhao
Xin Zhao looks pretty official in red! We see him in armor a lot, but since the models for his older skins aren’t as smooth as this model, we welcome it. He definitely matches the newer Dragonslayer vibe that Pantheon and Braum both have.
Dragonslayer Xin Zhao will also have chromas to be released with his skin, which is the first time Riot has done this! Expect some kind of Dragonslayer Xin Zhao bundle on release! The tentative price for the skin alone is 1350 RP.
This is Xin Zhao’s seventh skin, and his first since his Secret Agent skin in March 2015! It’s his second set of chromas, though. (He has a set for Warring Kingdoms.)
Dragon Sorceress Zyra
Zyra looks like something out of a fantasy MMORPG in this skin! The horns on her head definitely are reminiscent of something out of World of Warcraft, in a good way.
Despite the intense swankiness of the Zyra skin, it’s not legendary! She’ll be priced tentatively at 1350 RP.
This is Zyra’s fourth skin to be introduced into the game, and the first since her SKT T1 skin in May 2014.
These skins will be up for testing on the Public Beta Environment this week.
This post will be updated as more information is released.