Skins in Wild Rift are a great way to keep the game fresh and enjoy playing your favorite champion. They’re also a great way for Riot to make money, and there are some that seem to toe the line between pay to win. However, sometimes having a pay-to-win skin can feel great because you’ll generally have better games, but it can be really annoying when it’s the enemy team who takes advantage of these differences. These are some of the most pay-to-win Wild Rift skins to buy or look out for.
What Makes a Wild Rift Skin Pay to Win
Wild Rift champion skins don’t have any official pay-to-win mechanics, like giving better stats or changing the size of the hitbox on the champion. However, there are still some that have a few advantages because of things like color choices and the effects skins have on abilities – even the pro scene of League of Legends bans some skins from competitive play because they give unfair advantages.
Keep in mind that just because you have any of these skins doesn’t mean you’ll win. You still need to play well, and your opponent will need to fall for some of the more gimmicky parts of these skins. Wild Rift has a few you should watch out for or add to your collection.
3. Blood Moon Diana
Diana’s an extremely strong assassin that can make or break team fights for some teams. Her ultimate ability pulls everyone together into a group near, which means it’s extremely easy for the enemy team to use other crow control abilities or to just dish out tons of AoE damage at once. Luckily, her ultimate ability is pretty easy to dodge when you see it coming.
Well, the Blood Moon Diana skin makes it incredibly difficult to see the ult animation. With no skin, the arc that appears on the ground to signal her ult is a bright white color. However, Blood Moon Diana’s skin has a purplish circle that blends in more with the colors of the map in the game.
This color tends to get lost easily in-game, especially in team fights when ten people are throwing around abilities. For Diana players, this is the perfect skin to have to throw enemies off just enough to feel like you have an edge in the game.
2. Battle Academia Lux
Lux has always been a problematic champion for Riot to deal with. Despite her obnoxious meme laugh that players can spam or various skin issues, the champion has an incredible amount of dedicated players.
Battle Academia Lux has many issues with visibility in Wild Rift. For anyone playing on performance graphics, her abilities are difficult to see clearly, especially in the middle of a game. Considering her abilities can already be difficult to tell apart because they’re used so quickly and look similar when they’re traveling, any skin that makes this harder can be a disaster. And since Lux has a stun and a slowing ability, not dodging her shots can be punishing.
That’s not all, either. The ultimate ability on this skin has a unique animation that’s not found on other Lux skins. While it is an arguably better animation, the fact that it’s different can be confusing to players, especially ones that aren’t familiar with Lux’s kit in the first place. Combined with the visibility issues with the rest of her abilities, this skin has some of the most pay-to-win qualities of any skin in Wild Rift.
IBlitzcrank is one of the most popular pay-to-win skins in the Wild Rift and League of Legends. As a Duo, there’s almost nothing more annoying than being grabbed by an enemy Blitzcrank. The only thing more frustrating is being grabbed by an iBlitzcrank instead.
The skin makes it so that Blitzcrank’s pull happens so quickly it’s almost impossible to dodge. Instead of dodging or seeing the ability wind up, you’ll need to try and predict what the enemy is going to do and dodge that way. This isn’t easy to do since you’re also trying to focus on other parts of playing the game, but it does make you aware of where your enemies are. For people playing Support in Wild Rift that want to try and get every advantage they can, iBlitzcrank is the perfect choice.
Brittany's been writing in the games industry since January 2020 and has had an intense passion for games ever since she was a small child. Catch her on mobile games she can play while taking care of her baby or monster-taming games on Switch.