There are many League of Legends skins or skins that have no real impact on the lore or story of the game, and are simply a cosmetic line for certain popular champions or to complete the occasional event.
Something logical considering the amount of aspects that are in the game, but sometimes, Riot Games takes advantage of the advantage of these skins to link it with history that, for a long time, have been working on Runeterra.
The next champion that will arrive at Summoner’s Rift will be a before and after in the League of Legends universe, and that is that Viego, the Ruined King, has arrived to bring his deadly fog with him and the despair of many.
In the video ‘The Ruin’ with which they introduced Viego, it is seen how Lucian and Senna are on an island when, suddenly, they notice the Fog, and with it the Ruined King. A fog that, during the trailer, wreaks havoc.
From cities flooded with Viego’s trademark blight, to champions who are affected by this strange magic; curiously, weeks before we knew several champions with these aspects:
Draven, Karma and Shyvana They are the champions chosen to have a ‘Ruined’ skin, which means that they will have an importance in the lore of League of Legends related to Viego, but not only in the MOBA. This has been confirmed by a rioter, ensuring that the aspects They are canon and are part of the lore.
Riot Games will launch its game in early 2021 ‘Ruined king ‘, a story based on League of Legends that we have already talked about and that, of course, will have as its main asset continuing this story of the Ruined King.
What does it mean that Draven, Karma and Shyvana be ruined champions? At the moment, we don’t know, but we do know the effects of the Fog, which seems to control the character (like Viego himself in the Rift) and completely lose his autonomy.
According to the lore of Viego, he uses his Fog to try to get back his beloved and wife, Isolde, blinded by a corrupted love of death and misfortune, and he will do his best to claim vengeance.
With this in mind, it is likely that we will see these 3 champions in Ruined King, and that we will learn more about the lore through Viego’s dialogue with these champions if they have the Ruined skin on. Well played, Riot.