In 2022, Riot made some huge changes to the prestige skin system. This will be continued on in 2023, with new skins getting released, but how do you get these skins and which ones are available?
While the Season 13 livestream didn't give us much, we can still think of which champions might be receiving new prestige skins in 2023, as well as which old prestige skins are unvaulted in the mythic shop. Let's go over prestige in 2023!
Prestige Skins in 2023: Continuing Where They Left Off
Last year, Riot decided to completely overhaul the presitge system, by implementing a new currency to make it easier for fans and players to earn their favorite skins. It seems that Riot won't change much going into 2023.
During the LoL Season 13 livestream nothing was said about upcoming prestige skin, nor other mythic content. Fans will have to wait to find out more about the new mythic content skin line as well.
Rotating Prestige and Mythic Skin Shop
Riot implemented the Mythic Shop into the client. Each month new prestige skins can be purchased with Mythic Essence. Any prestige skins that are over a year old can be part of the shop.
So, if you missed Prestige Arcade Caitlyn or didn't have a chance to pick up a prestige K/DA skin, you might have a chance of picking up an older prestige skin that you've always wanted.
Which Skins Are Unvaulted?
The first mythic shop had unvaulted six skins, but now unvault new prestige skins every 2 patches, while mythic skins will rotate every 3 months. These are the skins currently unvaulted:
|Prestige Star Guardian Ekko||125 ME|
|Prestige Pulsefire Lucian||150 ME|
|Prestige Spirit Blossom Teemo||150 ME|
|Prestige Battle Queen Diana||150 ME|
|Crystalis Motus Taliyah||100 ME|
|Hextech Kog'Maw||100 ME|
|Hextech Swain||100 ME|
Which Prestige Skins Have Been Released in 2023?
In the previous year Riot released 13 prestige skins. They will likely do the same in 2023. Already the first patch of the year has two prestige skins, so for those of you who enjoy collecting... good luck!
- Mythmaker Sivir Prestige Edition
- Porcelain Lissandra Prestige Edition
- Broken Covenant Miss Fortune Prestige Edition
- Faerie Court Katarina Prestige Edition
- Inkshadow Yasuo Prestige Edition
- DRX Aatrox Prestige Edition
- Soul Fighter Shaco Prestige Edition
- Soul Fighter Pyke Prestige Edition
- Immortal Journey Sona Prestige Edition
- UPCOMING: La Ilusión Renata Glasc Prestige Edition
New Mythic Currency Introduced in 2022
In 2022 we got a whole new currency with which players can receive mythic content – this includes prestige skins. This means prestige points have been retired instead we got Mythic Essence!
Not only did Riot replace prestige points, but gemstones, with which players had been able to craft skins through the Hextech Crafting tool, were also cut from the LoL client. When the change from gemstones to Mythic Essence took hold, gemstones were converted to ME, while prestige points had to be used up.
This is the perfect new monitor to really see those prestige skins!
Like in previous chests, you're able to pick up Mythic Essence through Masterwork milestones and Masterwork chests, just like you could before with prestige points. Then, you're able to use them in a mythic shop to purchase what mythic content you want.
What Else Can You Get with Mythic Essence?
Gemstones were previously used to pick up hextech skins, but throughout the year's players have stopped appreciating them, deeming them not special enough for the grind.
Therefore, Riot will change up their hextech crafting for skins and will introduce yearly thematic skins which can also be picked up with Mythic Essence.
New Mythic Chromas Available
Riot has also introduced new mythic Chromas with the mythic shop. While the Ashen Knights receive their usual mythic chromas for their mythic skins, older legendary skins can also receive mythic chromas which will cost 40 Mythic Essence.
Has the New Mythic Shop and Overhaul Worked?
This mythic content strategy was supposed to make it much easier for fans to follow and receive mythic skins of their liking, but it seems that many have felt it was more of a grind to receive the skins they wanted than previously.
Also, Riot promised to change up the thematic for prestige skins, making them more high-fashion like the Louis Vuitton Senna and Qiyana skins were, but have they succeeded in doing so? Let us know what you think in the comments!