Best Lee Sin Skins | LoL
Men can be dragons, and dragons, men. In Lee Sin, League of Legends has graced us with both options.
League of Legends is the first MOBA to introduce jungle as a role. The Blind Monk, master of kicks and one who channels the Dragon Spirit, is the face of this role. With famous combos and outplays, and his consistent place in the meta, Lee Sin has seared himself into our hearts. For his importance to League of Legends, we bring you a list of his best skins.
Traditional Lee Sin
The Traditional Lee Sin skin is a skin that shares a theme with other League of Legends champions such as Karma, Sejuani, and Trundle. Its splash art depicts Lee Sin practicing his famous Resonating Strike ability.
Traditional Lee Sin was released on April 01, 2011, alongside the champion’s release. AS such, this it the first Lee Sin skin, with a price of 520 RP, and a purely visual update in the form of a new splash art and in-game model.
The importance of the Traditional Lee Sin skin, however, is not in its updates, but in what it represents. It was the first draft of Lee Sin’s champion design, which was, ultimately, rejected before Riot Games decided on the Lee Sin we know today. Traditional Lee Sin can be seen in the Official League of Legends game trailer from 2009, as during that time, Riot had still not rejected Lee Sin’s first design.
Storm Dragon Lee Sin
The Storm Dragon Lee Sin skin is the most controversial Lee Sin skin among the League of Legends community. Many deride it for its splash art and in-game champion model, while others praise it for the same thing. We believe that the skin has managed to breathe new life into the champion, while keeping the core of his design as an ascended warrior-monk.
Storm Dragon Lee sin was released on October 01, 2020, and is Lee Sin’s newest skin, with a price of 1820 RP, with only the God Fist Lee Sin skin matching it in price. It updates Lee Sin’s animations, particle effects, and sounds, with a new voice for the champion, which raises its price from the moderate 1350 RP.
League of Legends Champions are usually connected in one way or another, via their lore. Storm Dragon Lee Sin, though, is connected to Aurelion Sol in particular more than any other duo in the game. With their matching theme, Storm Dragon Lee Sin channels the power of Storm Dragon Aurelion Sol, as a replacement for the Dragon Spirit the base champion uses.
God Fist Lee Sin
The God Fist Lee Sin skin shares its theme with quite a lot of League of Legends champions, that of Chinese xianxia, that is chasing immortality through martial arts. It is Lee Sin’s first skin where he is not blind. On the contrary, God Fist Lee Sin possesses a sight no mortal can match.
The God Fist Lee Sin skin joined League of Legends on April 05, 2017. As a skin with a price of 1820 RP, its updates include a complete overhaul of his kit, just like Storm Dragon Lee Sin, with new animations, sounds, and particle effects. The skin’s release date is preceded by and based on the Netflix superhero series, Iron Fist.
If you’re a can of pop culture, God Fist Lee Sin is a skin for you. The skin is full of references, as his appearance resembles Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender. This skin may also have been inspired by the video game Asura's Wrath, with Lee Sin's appearance closely resembling the game's protagonist, Asura. While the skin’s dance is a reference to Kurt Sloane's dance in the 1989 film Kickboxer.
SKT T1 Lee Sin
Though this is not the only Lee Sin skin made in honor of winning a League of Legends World Championship, it is certainly the one from the golden era of League of Legends.
As stated, SKT T1 Lee Sin was released on May 04, 2015, in honor of Benji’s championship-winning performance during the Season 3 World Championship. While a price of 750 RP seems attainable, the skin has been placed in the Legacy Vault and cannot be purchased until its opening.
Seeing this skin in action serves as a reminder to older players of what League of Legends used to be, a game full of wonder and a pioneer for gamers worldwide. Seeing Benji hit that Bicycle Kick with his ultimate over and over again, was the highlight of the first League of Legends events.
Muay Thai Lee Sin
Known as “the art of eight limbs”, Muay Thai is a multidisciplinary fighting style practiced by Thai boxers for centuries. Lee Sin, who has mastered many forms of hand-to-hand combat, is among its greatest champions.
Muay Thai Lee sin was released on July 24, 2012. In League of Legends, the skin is priced at 975 RP, while in WIld Rift it can be purchased with 725 WIld Cores. The skin was released as a celebration for the opening of the Thai League of Legends server, during a simpler time in League of Legends history, before its domination of eSports.
Muay Thai Lee Sin is the third non-Legendary skin with his own dance, the others being Dynasty Ahri and Jurassic Cho'Gath. In line with his theme and inspiration, the dance is a reference to Tony Jaa's training in Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior.
Released all the way back in 2011, Lee Sin has been dominating the RIft’s jungle for eleven years now. Admittedly, it took some time for the play base to develop their skill to the level required to make use of his versatile gameplay. His skin, Playmaker Lee Sin, is a perfect description of the champion, as there is no other jungler that can set up their own ganks, and then have the early damage to follow up on them, as Lee Sin can.
This blind warrior monk of Ionia has had time to collect a vast collection of skins, two of which are due to the champion’s dominance in various world cups. Faker’s advice to those who are intending to learn mid lane, is to learn to play Twisted Fate, while for the jungle all of the fan base agrees that the foremost jungler is Lee Sin, with his flashy gameplay and even flashier skins.
Another champion that shares Lee Sin’s love for flashy plays is the mid laner, LeBlanc. A secretive lady of Noxus, her array of skins is worth checking out, with the best being compiled on our list.
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