[Top 20] League of Legends Best Character Designs And Why They're Great (Ranked)

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[Top 20] League of Legends Best Character Designs and Why They're Great (Ranked)

20-Spirit Guard Udyr

“I can taste our enemies' hunger for victory. Let them starve.”

The most powerful spirit walker alive, Udyr communes with all the spirits of the Freljord, whether by empathically understanding their needs, or by channeling and transforming their ethereal energy into his own primal fighting style. He seeks balance within, so that his mind does not get lost amidst others, but he also seeks balance without—for the Freljord's mystical landscape can only thrive with the growth that comes from conflict and struggle, and Udyr knows that sacrifices must be made to keep peaceful stagnance at bay.

What is great about this design:

  • The biggest difference between base and Spirit Guard is that, where normal Udyr left Ionia to return to the Freljord, in Spirit Guard he decided to stay.
  • This skin has no background lore, but it indicates Udyr’s ascension to perfect communion with the primal spirit.
  • The skin is purchasable in the store for 3250 RP.
  • Spirit Guard Udyr has an underwhelming start at the beginning of the game. However, it adds a final form when you max out each of his stances, granting access to a badass look for all the stances.
  • The skin also features unique effects but a rather calm recall animation with effects that change based on whichever stance you adopt.


19-K/DA All Out Seraphine

“This one’s for you!”

Born in Piltover to Zaunite parents, Seraphine can hear the souls of others—the world sings to her, and she sings back. Though these sounds overwhelmed her in her youth, she now draws on them for inspiration, turning the chaos into a symphony. She performs for the sister cities to remind their citizens that they're not alone, that they're stronger together, and that, in her eyes, their potential is limitless.

What is great about this design:

  • You’ll be able to unlock three forms as you complete the ultimate skin’s unique missions.
  • Not only do the forms look different, but they sound different, too!
  • Each form will have a distinct song associated with it.
  • The skin is purchasable in the store for 3250 RP.


18- Gun Goddess Miss Fortune

“The bigger the risk, the bigger the bounty.”

A Bilgewater captain famed for her looks but feared for her ruthlessness, Sarah Fortune paints a stark figure among the hardened criminals of the port city. As a child, she witnessed the reaver king Gangplank murder her family—an act she brutally avenged years later, blowing up his flagship while he was still aboard. Those who underestimate her will face a beguiling and unpredictable opponent… and, likely, a bullet or two in their guts.

What is great about this design:

  • Miss Fortune is equipped with some heavy artillery while in a sexy, skin-tight suit that seems pretty on-brand for her.
  • Each skin has its own set of particles, which are quite nice; the particles all look similar, though the auto-attacks differ in color.
  • When using Make it Rain and Bullet Time, the difference in particles really shines through.
  • The skin is purchasable in the store for 2275 RP.


17- Elementalist Lux

“The light inside is what makes me different, and I’m always careful where I shine it.”

Luxanna Crownguard hails from Demacia, an insular realm where magical abilities are viewed with fear and suspicion. Able to bend light to her will, she grew up dreading discovery and exile, and was forced to keep her power secret, in order to preserve her family's noble status. Nonetheless, Lux's optimism and resilience have led her to embrace her unique talents, and she now covertly wields them in service of her homeland.

What is great about this design:

  • Elementalist Lux starts every match in her light form.
  • As she gains Elemental Power by hitting enemy champions with a spell (using her Q, E, or R abilities), she will reach a power level that will let her transform.
  • Using the radial option over Lux's portrait, you can select an elemental form to transform into.
  • The skin is purchasable in the store for 3250 RP.


16- Pulsefire Ezreal

“If I don’t know the rules, then how can I be breaking them?”

A dashing adventurer, unknowingly gifted in the magical arts, Ezreal raids long-lost catacombs, tangles with ancient curses, and overcomes seemingly impossible odds with ease. His courage and bravado knowing no bounds, he prefers to improvise his way out of any situation, relying partially on his wits, but mostly on his mystical Shuriman gauntlet, which he uses to unleash devastating arcane blasts. One thing is for sure—whenever Ezreal is around, trouble isn't too far behind. Or ahead. Probably everywhere.

What is great about this design:

  • The biggest element is that the appearance of the skin will change as you level up Ezreal's ultimate ability, Trueshot Barrage, at levels 6, 11, and 16.
  • Over the course of the match, your Ezreal's sci-fi robotic armor will grow from an arm cannon and some flimsy metal plates to a fully-armored powermech suit.
  • The skin is purchasable in the store for 3250 RP.


15- DJ Sona

“My spies whisper to me of this Ionian treasure—that her melody moves the soul, and her silence sunders the body.”

Sona is Demacia's foremost virtuoso of the stringed etwahl, speaking only through her graceful chords and vibrant arias. This genteel manner has endeared her to the highborn, though others suspect her spellbinding melodies to actually emanate magic—a Demacian taboo. Silent to outsiders but somehow understood by close companions, Sona plucks her harmonies not only to soothe injured allies, but also to strike down unsuspecting enemies.

What is great about this design:

  • The skin itself is Sona as a DJ with her own decks and sound system built into her desk.
  • Throughout the game, DJ Sona can switch between three songs: Kinetic, Concussive, and Ethereal. Each song changes her appearance in the game, with a new model and colours for each one.
  • Every model has its own particles that change colour depending on what mode Sona is it.
  • The skin also has its own unique sounds, including new emote sounds, voiceovers, and ability sounds.
  • You can also share the music DJ Sona pumps out with your teammates.
  • The skin is purchasable in the store for 3250 RP.


14- Bad Santa Veigar

“You deny the darkness in your soul...”

An enthusiastic master of dark sorcery, Veigar has embraced powers that few mortals dare approach. As a free-spirited inhabitant of Bandle City, he longed to push beyond the limitations of yordle magic, and turned instead to arcane texts that had been hidden away for thousands of years. Now a stubborn creature with an endless fascination for the mysteries of the universe, Veigar is often underestimated by others—but even though he believes himself truly evil, he possesses an inner morality that leads some to question his deeper motivations.

What is great about this design:

  • In addition to the Santa outfit, he has Christmas elements to his powers.
  • The particles added to his abilities make a great addition to fulfilling the Christmas theme.
  • This skin comes in the shop for only 975 which is really affordable.


13- Snow Day Malzahar

“We are timeless. We demand sacrifice.”

A zealous seer dedicated to the unification of all life, Malzahar truly believes the newly emergent Void to be the path to Runeterra's salvation. In the desert wastes of Shurima, he followed the voices that whispered in his mind, all the way to ancient Icathia. Amidst the ruins of that land, he gazed into the dark heart of the Void itself, and was gifted new power and purpose. Malzahar now sees himself as a shepherd, empowered to bring others into the fold… or to release the voidling creatures that dwell beneath.

What is great about this design:

  • You get to whack your opponents with a sled and bring about a blizzard wherever you go.
  • Recalls allows you to ride a snowmobile-like device.
  • This skin comes in the shop for only 975 which is really affordable.


12- Snow Day Gnar


Gnar is a primeval yordle whose playful antics can erupt into a toddler's outrage in an instant, transforming him into a massive beast bent on destruction. Frozen in True Ice for millennia, the curious creature broke free and now hops about a changed world he sees as exotic and wondrous. Delighted by danger, Gnar flings whatever he can at his enemies, be it his bonetooth boomerang, or a nearby building.

What is great about this design:

  • The skin features Gnar with a new blue texture dressed in warm winter clothes, including a new hat and an ice pick as his weapon.
  • Gnar also features new particles for his autoattacks and abilities, when he transforms into giant Gnar, he now throws a big block of ice instead of a rock.
  • The skin also has a new recall animation where Gnar builds a snowman before teleporting back to base.
  • This skin comes in the shop for only 975 which is really affordable.


11- Snow Storm Sivir

“Coin may buy you skill for a day, but never loyalty.”

Sivir is a renowned fortune hunter and mercenary captain who plies her trade in the deserts of Shurima. Armed with her legendary jeweled crossblade, she has fought and won countless battles for those who can afford her exorbitant price. Known for her fearless resolve and endless ambition, she prides herself on recovering buried treasures from the perilous tombs of Shurima—for a generous bounty. With ancient forces stirring the very bones of Shurima, Sivir finds herself torn between conflicting destinies.

What is great about this design:

  • Winter and ADC fan?This skin is for you. Snow Storm Sivir is one of the Winter skins series and has a winter theme.
  • Starting from Sivir’s blade changing to a huge ice flake, every single detail is changed, such as recalls and skill effects that match the winter vibes.
  • You can gather your team and play with a full winter-themed team, which would look cool.
  • This skin comes in the shop for only 975 which is really affordable.


10- Spirit Blossom Sett

“Bein’ the boss… is a lot better than not bein’ the boss.”

A leader of Ionia's growing criminal underworld, Sett rose to prominence in the wake of the war with Noxus. Though he began as a humble challenger in the fighting pits of Navori, he quickly gained notoriety for his savage strength, and his ability to take seemingly endless amounts of punishment. Now, having climbed through the ranks of local combatants, Sett has muscled to the top, reigning over the pits he once fought in.

What is great about this design:

  • The Spirit Blossom Sett features his two Spirit Badgers, one on each side.
  • When normally attacking, he uses his hands, but when his attacks are empowered by Q, the badgers envelop his hands for a more spiritual punch.
  • His W changes depending on how much grit he has upon casting; when he has low grit, a forceful pink wave is emitted, but with high grit, a huge dark fist will instead meet his enemies.
  • The skin is purchasable in the store for only 1820 RP.


9- Spirit Blossom Tristana

“Boomer says hi.”

While many other yordles channel their energy into discovery, invention, or just plain mischief-making, Tristana was always inspired by the adventures of great warriors. She had heard much about Runeterra, its factions, and its wars, and believed her kind could become worthy of legend too. Setting foot in the world for the first time, she took up her trusty cannon Boomer, and now leaps into battle with steadfast courage and optimism.

What is great about this design:

  • Spirit Blossom Tristana is all about the purple color so if you are a lover of this color it’s gonna be your number one choice.
  • The skin focuses on awakening the purple spirit within Tristana to change all of her effects to the same theme.
  • The skin changes the Recalling, spirinting, and skill effects.
  • The skin comes in the shop for only 1350 which is a really good price for the changes it has.


8- High Noon Senna

“As shadows embrace the light, I will embrace them...”

Cursed from childhood to be haunted by the supernatural Black Mist, Senna joined a sacred order known as the Sentinels of Light, and fiercely fought back—only to be killed, her soul imprisoned in a lantern by the cruel wraith Thresh. But refusing to lose hope, within the lantern Senna learned to use the Mist, and reemerged to new life, forever changed. Now wielding darkness along with light, Senna seeks to end the Black Mist by turning it against itself—with every blast of her relic weapon, redeeming the souls lost within.

What is great about this design:

  • High Noon Senna is a character from the High Noon series, in which they come from hell and dress like badasses.
  • This skin is known for her sprinting effect as she rides a horse made out of fire.
  • The skin has all of its effects changed to match the same colors and theme.
  • This skin comes in the shop for 1820 RP, but it’s worth buying it for the effects.


7- Crystal Rose Zyra

“Where are your friends? Mine are all around…”

Born in an ancient, sorcerous catastrophe, Zyra is the wrath of nature given form—an alluring hybrid of plant and human, kindling new life with every step. She views the many mortals of Valoran as little more than prey for her seeded progeny, and thinks nothing of slaying them with flurries of deadly spines. Though her true purpose has not been revealed, Zyra wanders the world, indulging her most primal urges to colonize, and strangle all other life from it.

What is great about this design:

  • Crystal Rose Zyra is one of the Crystal Rose skins whose color influences their skills and recall.
  • If you are someone who loves the colors pearl white, rose, and green, this skin is for you as it would match your style.
  • You can also make a team full of crystal rose skin champions to match together.
  • This skin is in the shop for 1350 RP.


6- Crystal Rose Janna

“Do not fear the winds of change—they will always be at your back.”

Armed with the power of Runeterra's gales, Janna is a mysterious, elemental wind spirit who protects the dispossessed of Zaun. Some believe she was brought into existence by the pleas of Runeterra's sailors who prayed for fair winds as they navigated treacherous waters and braved rough tempests. Her favor and protection has since been called into the depths of Zaun, where Janna has become a beacon of hope to those in need. No one knows where or when she will appear, but more often than not, she's come to help.

What is great about this design:

  • Janna is one of the best-looking champions in the game, and with the Crystal Rose skin, she is very bright and gorgeous.
  • If you like pearl white with a hint of turquoise, this skin is for you, as all of her skills have the same colouring effect.
  • This skin is available in the shop for 1350 RP.


5- Project: Sejuani

“I was cut from the ice. Shaped by the storms. Hardened in the cold.”

Sejuani is the brutal, unforgiving Iceborn warmother of the Winter's Claw, one of the most feared tribes of the Freljord. Her people's survival is a constant, desperate battle against the elements, forcing them to raid Noxians, Demacians, and Avarosans alike to survive the harsh winters. Sejuani herself spearheads the most dangerous of these attacks from the saddle of her drüvask boar Bristle, using her True Ice flail to freeze and shatter her enemies.

What is great about this design:

  • This skin is part of the PROJECT: Series, which is all about futuristic ideas and AI designs.
  • If you are a lover of new technology and A.I., this skin is for you, as it has customised future robotics and a customised voice.
  • The only thing you won’t find is that it has nothing to do with the Icy Sejuani, but it’s still worth buying.
  • This skin comes for only 1350 RP, like most of the PROJECT skins.


4- Space Groove Nasus

“For centuries, I have watched. We approach a time of reckoning.”

Nasus is an imposing, jackal-headed Ascended being from ancient Shurima, a heroic figure regarded as a demigod by the people of the desert. Fiercely intelligent, he was a guardian of knowledge and peerless strategist whose wisdom guided the ancient empire of Shurima to greatness for many centuries. After the fall of the empire, he went into self-imposed exile, becoming little more than a legend. Now that the ancient city of Shurima has risen once more, he has returned, determined to ensure it never falls again.

What is great about this design:

  • Nasus in the cartoon version, although this skin looks a bit childish, has amazing effects for every single detail.
  • Space Groove Nasus has changed his voice, and that has had an effect on his abilities.
  • Space Groove Nasus is a colorful skin with a robotic skin, so you will love playing with it.
  • The skin costs 1350 RP in the shop.


3- Ruined Karma

“As Ionia changes, so must I.”

No mortal exemplifies the spiritual traditions of Ionia more than Karma. She is the living embodiment of an ancient soul reincarnated countless times, carrying all her accumulated memories into each new life, and blessed with power that few can comprehend. She has done her best to guide her people in recent times of crisis, though she knows that peace and harmony may come only at a considerable cost—both to her, and to the land she holds most dear.

What is great about this design:

  • If you are a green and black lover and a Karma player, this skin will fit you as it has everything made in green and black.
  • The skin has a customized, ruined voice, which would put you in a bad mood.
  • Ruined Karma has altered all fundamentals, skills, and memory.
  • Ruined karma is available in the shop for only 1350 RP, which is affordable.


2- Spirit Blossom Riven

“A warrior’s blade reflects the truth in their heart. Mine is black, and broken.”

Once a swordmaster in the warhosts of Noxus, Riven is an expatriate in a land she previously tried to conquer. She rose through the ranks on the strength of her conviction and brutal efficiency, and was rewarded with a legendary runic blade and a warband of her own. However, on the Ionian front, Riven's faith in her homeland was tested and ultimately broken. Having severed all ties to the empire, she now seeks to find her place in a shattered world, even as rumors abound that Noxus itself has been reforged...

What is great about this design:

  • If you like the colour purple, this skin is for you because it awakens Riven's purple spirit, causing all of her effects to turn the same color.
  • This skin is one of the most colourful, with huge effects such as the purple glow around her sword when she activates her ultimate.
  • Every single detail has been changed, starting from the recall with those roses and purple glow to every single skill.
  • This skin comes with only 1350 RP in the LoL store.


1-Dark Cosmic Lux

“The light inside is what makes me different, and I’m always careful where I shine it.”

Luxanna Crownguard hails from Demacia, an insular realm where magical abilities are viewed with fear and suspicion. Able to bend light to her will, she grew up dreading discovery and exile, and was forced to keep her power secret, in order to preserve her family's noble status. Nonetheless, Lux's optimism and resilience have led her to embrace her unique talents, and she now covertly wields them in service of her homeland.

What is great about this design:

  • Dark Cosmic Lux is one of the best skins for Lux, as it has that dark universe style.
  • The skin has the "Light Edition," which is called Cosmic Lux, and both have the same effects regardless of the color.
  • The good part about Dark Cosmic Lux is that it comes with a change in everything, from the Recall and basic hit to all of her skills.
  • The skin is purchasable in the store for only 1820 RP.


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