League of Legends is a game with over 1000 skins. We all love skins because they’re a fun way to customize our favorite champions. Skins can either be bought with real money or gotten for free. And with the introduction of the Loot System a few years back, Riot Games allowed many players to receive rare and precious skins too. Gemstone skins are one of the most sought-after skins in the League of Legends community, so let’s take a look at why that is so.
But first of all, why are the Gemstone skins so popular?
Simply put, the skins you can purchase with Gemstones are some of the best skins ever designed. They all have new animations for nearly all abilities, sometimes new voice lines, and they’re often a reimagination of the original champion concept. Gemstone skins completely revamp the look of the champion, but also the way the champion feels while playing him.
And how exactly can you get these Gemstone skins?
Now the difficulty of acquiring these skins is another reason why they’re so popular. You see, each of the Hextech skins can be purchased with 10 Gemstones. Gemstones are a crafting item in the League of Legends’ Loot system, but you can’t purchase them directly, either with an essence or with real money.
In other words, there is no way to directly purchase the Gemstone/Hextech skins. You’ll need to open enough chests to randomly receive 10 Gemstones so you can then spend them on one of these skins. The chance of receiving a Gemstone from any chest in League is 1.5%
That said, let’s take a look at the top 5 best Gemstone skins you can get!
1. Hextech Annie
Hextech Annie is the best skin you can get with Gemstones in League of Legends. If you love playing this champion, I 100% recommend you to spend your 10 precious Gemstones on this skin. And here’s why.
This Hextech skin gives Annie a steampunk spinoff look. It changes her red and orange fire into blue mechanical energy that you can see on the rest of the Hextech skins. Annie is dressed in a blue dress and looks more serious than ever.
All abilities in this skin have new animations. Most notable, Hextech Annie’s Tibbers is a large robot that smashes her opponents on the Rift. Tibbers’ colors are bronze and blue. The rest of Hextech Annie’s abilities are also blue, but the design is high quality, and it overshadows all other skins for this champion.
Playing Annie with this skin feels very satisfying.
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2. Hextech Tristana
Similar to Annie, Tristana has a Hextech skin too that she received pretty recently. Hextech Tristana features the small yordle as a high-powered steampunk soldier that blasts people with her big crystal-rocket gun. As a bonus, Tristana’s gun glows when she activates her Q, radiating the famous blue Hextech energy.
Tristana here has silver hair and a small aristocratic hat. And her entire outfit is in blue and gold.
Of course, all abilities have new animations with this skin. For example, when Tristana jumps with her W, she also creates a wide blue circle in the area of landing. Additionally, Tristana’s bomb from her E looks like an unstable futuristic device that’s ready to explode at any moment on the target’s head!
I’d definitely give 5/5 stars to the Hextech Tristana skin!
3. Soulstealer Vayne
In the third place, we have Soulstealer Vayne. This is one of the few non-Hextech skins that you can get with Gemstones in League of Legends. And because of that, it’s even more special!
Ever since this skin was added to the Loot system, it’s been a priority for most LoL players. And the reason is that Soulstealer is the only green and undead skin that Vayne has. Its aesthetics reminds us of the Shadow Isles and are very similar to all the Ruined skins we saw recently in League of Legends.
Soulstealer Vayne has some great animations on this champion’s abilities. First of all, the rings around Vayne’s target that mark her true damage are green and bright, making it very easy to follow them. But her E animation is also unique because it looks like a large green arrow pushing the target away.
All in all, this is one of the best skins to own in League!
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4. Dark Star Cho’Gath
And Dark Star Cho’Gath is the next-best skin you can get with Gemstones. If you love Cho’Gath, then this skin is a must-have, and I’d definitely suggest you save all of your Gemstones and spend them on it.
All abilities of Dark Star Cho’Gath are clean, bright, and wide in appearance. Their aesthetic is the same as the other Dark Star skins, which means a lot of dark blue, purple, orange, and red colors mixed together. I’d definitely say that playing Cho’Gath with this skin is much easier than any other skin this champion has.
Cho’Gath himself here looks like a cosmic devourer, a truly scary creature to look at. As normally, his size grows the more stacks of Feast he has, which also lets you enjoy this skin from up close.
5. Hextech Swain
Hextech Swain is the last super cool skin I want you to consider if you have 10 Gemstones to spend. Unlike all other appearances that this champion has, the Hextech skin turns Swain into a mechanical overlord that’s ready to dominate the Summoner’s Rift.
Swain’s outfit here is entirely blue, and he looks like a distinguished aristocrat dressed in a large coat futuristic coat. And like Hextech Annie, all abilities here have blue animations that look very pleasing to the eye. This is particularly true when Swain activates his ultimate because his large coat turns into a pair of wings, and he radiates the blue Hextech energy around him!
Swain may not be the most popular champion in League, but his Hextech skin is undoubtedly one of the greatest. So if you like this champion, then definitely save your Gemstones for it!
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So there you have it! I’d say that all Gemstone skins are amazing and worth the price. They’re really exceptional, and we can all tell that Riot Games has put extra effort when designing them. However, these 5 Gemstones skins appear like the best examples among the rest. So I definitely recommend you check them out!