All You Need to Know About Blood Moon Skins in League of Legends
League of Legends has 163 champions currently and this list increases regularly with Riot Games adding new characters to the game. The best part about the game is that players are presented with different options when it comes to choosing skins and cosmetics for their favorite champions. There are different themes, lores, alternate universes within Runeterra and the Blood Moon is one such series of alternate universe skins in League of Legends. It is set in the mythos of Ionia and features many Ionian champions as demons or cult worshipers of the Blood Moon.
The Blood Moon skin line was introduced to the game after it was first featured in the (Issue 22: Ionia Celebrates Annual Festival of Fire).
Here’s everything you need to know about the Blood Moon skins in League of Legends, the lore behind them and the champions who have undergone this makeover.
Blood Moon Skins in League of Legends
In the official lore, Riot Games describes the Blood Moon theme, “An ancient cult, seeking irresistible power, surfaces on nights of the Blood Moon to perform profane, esoteric rites—merging their flesh with demonic spirits, and becoming one with an ever greater darkness.” In League of Legends, the Blood Moon is among the most powerful entities of the multiverse.
As mentioned earlier, the Blood Moon skins are split into two:
Blood Moon Cultists
Blood Moon Demons
Here are the champions and skins under each category:
Blood Moon Akali
Blood Moon Diana
Blood Moon Elise
Blood Moon Jhin
Blood Moon Shen
Blood Moon Sivir
Blood Moon Twisted Fate
Blood Moon Katarina
Blood Moon Master Yi
Blood Moon Yasuo
Blood Moon Zilean
Some interesting trivia about the cultists is that Zilean is the figurehead of the cult while Twisted Fate is their true leader. Jhin is an ink-mage and the master of ceremonies presiding over summoning rituals with Sivir, Elise and Akali taking up the role of priestesses. Yasuo is considered the ceremonial executioner and Shen is the bodyguard to important persons. Meanwhile, the Blood Moon lore states that “Diana is a cultist who carries lost secrets that even demons don't know.”
The Blood Moon demons are as follows:
Blood Moon Aatrox
Blood Moon Evelynn
Blood Moon Kalista
Blood Moon Kennen
Blood Moon Pyke
Blood Moon Thresh
Blood Moon Talon
Blood Moon Rhaast
Blood Moon Tryndamere
Aatrox is considered the progenitor of all demons and is a world-endign creature birthed directly from the Blood Moon. Whereas, Pyke, Evelynn, Kennen, Talon, Thresh and Kalista are simply demons who are summoned on the night of the Blood Moon.
Simply put, the Blood Moon skins share similarities to most of the Shadow Isles skins but they just have an Ionian twist to them.