Sett Embarks on a Journey in New Spirit Blossom Trailer
Spirit Blossom is one of the most anticipated events in League of Legends and the theme represents a thinning of the veil between the living world and the Spirit Realm. The skin collection and the event presented by Riot Games offer an alternate universe and the stories are from the Ionian Spirit Blossom festivals. It talks in depth about the afterlife and how during the Spirit Blossom festival, the dead return to their loved ones. Notably, the champions featured in the Spirit Blossom stories are actual folklore characters from the ancient Ionian myths.
Spirit Blossom event 2022
On 16th September, Riot Games released a new Spirit Blossom trailer titled “Wandering Spirits” featuring Sett. True to the essence of the theme, this Spirit Blossom trailer had vibrant hues of pink, blue and purple and screamed “sakura flowers” aesthetic. The trailer shows Sett talking to his mother and he leaves his home to find his azakana father, the Spirit of Abandonment. Riot Games wrote, “Will the spirits along the path lead him away? Or will he finally find the way back to his mother? You might also see signs of familiar faces along the way…”
A confident Sett says this is the year he finds “him” and that he knows the drill. The Spirit Blossom trailer also showcases many easter eggs and references and it also revealed three spirits that Sett encounters: Spirit of Legacy, Spirit of Chance, and Spirit of Freedom. Fans could hope to see three other skins apart from Sett’s. However, Riot Games has not confirmed the other skins and we don’t know which champions will be receiving them. It is also very likely that there would be a full-fledged event soon.
Sett tells his mother, “Sorry I left, ma. I really am. But my spirit hasn't really been at rest since he … Look, finding him is the only chance I got. Once I find my peace, I’m coming home. Love ya, ma.”
The last time players were treated to a Spirit Blossom event was in 2020 and this event saw the release of the Spirit Blossom skin line, the release of Yone, the return of Nexus Blitz mode, and also captivating missions called Spirit Bonds. It was hands down one of the best events League of Legends had in the past few years and the skins were also extremely pleasing to use in-game. Players saw the release of new skins for Ahri, Vayne, Thresh, Yone, Yasuo, Teemo, Kindred, Lillia, Cassiopeia, and Riven during the Spirit Blossom event.
It would be interesting to see whether the 2022 Spirit Blossom event coincides with the Worlds 2022 timeline or if it’s a standalone event in the coming patches.