In-Depth Explanation of League of Legends Eternals
The first thing League of Legends players had to showcase their experience when playing a champion was their mastery level. However, Riot Games have introduced another, premium champion mastery system to the game, that goes into detail. So, what are Eternals League of Legends players use to flex on others?
What are Eternals in League of Legends?
As per the explanation of Riot Games themselves, League of Legends Eternals are champion-specific stat-trackers that capture, celebrate, and flex your moments of glory in and out of the game.
Eternals track both unique and general gameplay milestones on a per-champion basis. This means that when you reach a milestone for an Eternal, you'll see a callout pop-up in-game on the side of the screen pertaining to that specific Eternal.
In essence, Eternals are champion-specific ways to compile everything cool you've ever done with the champion.
How Many Eternals Are There?
As we've said before, Eternals track champion-specific information. However, they are all divided into groups, with each eternal representing a different playstyle.
|The Warden||Controlling enemy champions, and the flow of battle. Enemy champions affected by crow control, for example!|
|The Protector||Keeping yourself and allies in the fight. Buffing allied champions, or tanking enemy damage.|
|The Empress||Outplaying enemy champions with skill. The epitome of playing the same champion, and one-tricking them.|
|The Guide||The playmaker and shot-caller of the game, helping allies carry games without them knowing.|
|The Warrior||Crushing foes mercilessly, and being an unstoppable force on the Rift. Especially applicable when killing the same enemy champion over and over again in the top lane.|
|The Trickster||Controlled chaos. The ones who revel in clown fiesta games, and win them every time. Hitting enemy champions when and where they least expect it.|
Each of these is an Eternals icon, and there are 7 of them. These are all the forgotten Deities of Runeterra, brought to life in the form of statues.
What is the Point of Eternals in LoL?
Same as with the skins in League of Legends, the point of Eternals in LoL is to flex on your opponents.
Eternals appear during the match loading screen, showing the information relating to said champion, such as:
- The number of times you've dunked on enemies as a Darius,
- Enemy champions hit by a skill shot,
- Enemy champions stunned as Leona,
- How many turrets you've destroyed as Yorick,
- Epic monsters slain as a jungler,
- Enemy champions knocked up by an Alistar combo,
- Enemy champions killed.
It also shows your information when you've killed an enemy, for additional psychological warfare effect.
How to Get Eternals in League of Legends?
You can purchase Eternals' sets directly from the champion detail page, in the new Progression section, or from the Eternals tab in the Store:
- Open the in-Client Store
- Open the Champions Section
- Open the Eternals Tab
- Buy the Eternal for the corresponding champion
You’ll have two ways to unlock Eternals. You can either Unlock each set one champion at a time if you only care about your mains. This is the best option if you only want Eternals on a couple of champions.
Or, for the players who want it all, you can pick up a Series Pass that instantly unlocks all Eternals in a particular Series for all champions, forever.
That means that if you buy the Series 1 Pass, you’ll get all Series 1 Eternals for every champ that currently exists and all new champs Riot Games release in the future.
Can You Get Eternals For Free in LoL?
In a similar way to getting free skins in League of Legends, free Eternals are also available.
To get free Eternals in League of Legends, you need to earn Eternals Capsules. In them, you will find Eternals which can then be unlocked.
Simply complete missions or play in a ranked game during events. Once acquired, you can use Orange Essence to unlock Eternals for a champion.
The Eternals Capsules contain:
- Two random RP-only Eternal Set Shards for champions,
- Orange Essence.
Note that the Orange Essence contained within is not enough to unlock the Eternals by itself, so you'll need to stockpile it for when your RNG is good, and you get an Eternal for a champion you play.
And don't worry about the Eternals ever going out of fashion once new ones arrive, or a champion gets reworked. On the contrary, then your Eternals will become Legacy Eternals, making them even more valuable!