More Details on Dark Star Kha'Zix

by Matt Best

(Photo: League of Legends)

When League of Legends dropped the teaser for Dark Star Kha'Zix, everyone had to take a second or two to get their jaws off the floor. Everyone was in pure shock at just how cool the new Kha'Zix skin looked.

Our very own League of Legends Writer and Analyst, James Bates, agreed with the fact and said, "The most hotly anticipated part of any Dark Star skin is always the VFX, which are traditionally outstanding. These two are no different, though Kha'Zix definitely got the good end of the deal on this one. Orianna's effects are cool, but not that much better than those that she has for existing skins, and certainly don't live up to the user-created mock-up that they'll be compared to in the minds of many players. Kha'Zix, on the other hand, transforms completely into a creature that seems more a distortion in time than anything else, a fact that is only built upon by his new animations. His new animation for Void Assault, in particular, stands out as one of the best the champion has at his disposal."

"The vast reaches of space are Dark Star Kha'Zix's jungle. How many devoured planets will it take to sate his hunger?" - Riot LoveStrut

According to Riot LoveStrut, these are the changes that have already taken place:

  • All-new model and textures (Terror has evolved.)
  • All-new VFX (Slashing and leaping with the force of a collapsing galaxy.)
  • All-new SFX (The usual chilling space-bug sound.)
  • All-new animations (The predator slashes open a wormhole to hunt new prey.)
  • Set to be 1350 RP (prices are subject to change)  

Unfortunately, the community is still not satisfied with what they're seeing. One commenter stated that Dark Star Kha'Zix looks more robotic than biological, unlike the other Dark Star Skins. The biggest complaint people have been having is about his eye glow. Many have called it overbearing, unnecessary and that it looks like a pair of sunglasses.

By Matt Best

Matt Best is the Lead On Air Host and Producer for WWG. He has spent his professional career submerged in both the traditional sports world as well as esports. As one of the only Canadians at WWG, if you want to tilt Matt, just bring up awful Canadian stereotypes.