Lists of Legends: More of the Champion Teasers You Might’ve Missed (Part Three)
From Orianna to Nami, we released a number of official teaser pieces that tended to be a little more static than recent examples. And with Gnar’s sleek new motion graphic breaking the ice of a still image, we thought it was fitting to share a collection of a ton of teaser art in one place.
Here are the last eight teasers in this list. Let us know if you enjoyed this traipse down memory lane, or if you’d like to see different kinds of lists in the future. As a reminder, these pieces were untitled on release, and we’ve added them here for context, hilarity, or clarity.
8. Shyvana, “This Isn’t Even My Final, Well, Yeah, I Guess It Kind’ve Is, Isn’t It?”
Another comic-style teaser, this one shows off Shyvana’s sheer size as a dragon.
7. Graves, “Full House of Pain,”
For those of you who only read the captions for trivia to use to snag skin cards or stage time at live events, Graves’ shotgun does, in fact, have a name. He calls it, “Destiny.”
6. Xerath, “Live Wire”
Xerath looks a little angry. As angry as someone without a face can look, anyway.
5. Riven, “Blade of the Exile”
Classic fighting game animations partially inspired the particles for Riven’s Dragonblade skin. With her array of animation-canceling moves and chained combos, playing Riven can sometimes feel like playing a coin-op fighter.
4. Talon, “Cloak of Daggers”
Careful observers will note that Talon is wearing his Crimson Elite facemask. It’s a teaser for a launch skins inside the teaser teasing the champion. Teaserception.
3. Leona, “A Different Kind of Warrior”
More trivia: when Leona tags Zyra with Sunlight, Zyra’s model becomes 10% bigger. Because plants.
2. Yorick, “Every New Beginning Comes from Some Other Beginning’s End”
Yorick is probably the only champion with in-game interactions referencing both the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Monty Python.
(For those of you who don’t want to research that anywhere else, we feel you: Famine, War, Pestilence and Death are the names of his abilities, and the East Altar on the Twisted Treeline chimes “Bring out your dead!”--a common phrase during the Black Death, but also a chant in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”)
Here’s a bonus gameplay trick for Ori: if you lose track of yourself or the ball in teamfights, mouse over your splash portrait (normally in the bottom-left of your screen) to cast Command: Protect on yourself).
So, 25 teasers you might not have seen before. There’s every chance we missed a few (some were particularly tricky to track down). Share your favorite teaser arts in the discussion below, and don’t forget to tell us what you think of Lists of Legends while you’re here. Until next time, may all your ultimates end in Pentakills!