So, you've seen all your opponents lock in Pyke and every single one of them has the new Ashen Knight skin? Well, that's all thanks to the Mythic Essence they've accumulated, but how did they do this?
Let's check out the newest currency Riot has just introduced with their mythic content revamp. How do you get Mythic Essence and is there a way to get it for free?
What is Mythic Essence?
The first and more important question is, of course, what Mythic Essence even is. Before Patch 12.6 Riot had two types of currency with which players could get mythic content such as prestige skins and Hextech skins. Riot Games has now decided to make one mythic currency with which you can get all types of mythic content.
That's where Mythic Essence comes into play. Your gemstones have been turned into Mythic Essence after League of Legends Patch 12.6. One Gemstone corresponds to 10 Mythic Essence.
Prestige Points did not cross over, you had to have used your points in the last-minute-shop before Patch 12.6 went live.
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How To Get Mythic Essence in League of Legends
Getting Mythic Essence is pretty simple. If you've got some money, you can just get Mythic Essence by purchasing the battle pass for whatever event is going on right now, or you can get it for free by saving it up.
Getting Mythic Essence for Free
It is possible to get Mythic Essence for free. One of those ways is to open different loot chests and orbs with the hopes of getting some Mythic Essence in the loot. But is League of Legends really a gacha game? Maybe.
These are the loot items which can contain Mythic Essence:
- Hextech Chest
- Masterwork Chest
- Orbs from Missions
You can also obtain Mythic Essence thanks to an in-client mission, in celebration of the first phase of the mythic overhaul. This mission is actually pretty simple and can be done within the blink of an eye. Seriously, all you have to do is play one game of League of Legends. You don't even need to win the game, just play!
This in-game event is taking place between March 31 and May 2 so you'll have to play a game to get your free Mythic Essence. You'll be able to get 10 Mythic Essence this way, which equates to one gemstone.
Can you even get anything with 10 ME though? Let's see what you can get:
- Random Skin Shard (10 ME)
- 50 Orange Essence (1 ME)
- 150 Blue Essence (1 ME)
Of course, you can also save it and hope to have enough for the new Ashen Knight skin, or enough to pick up one of the prestige 2.0 skins as well. Though, those will cost a tad bit more than just 10 ME. But if you had some gemstones saved up, then this is your chance!