Hextech Crafting
Hextech Crafting

The latest patch in League of Legends has introduced a new mechanic: the Hextech Craftng. What does it mean, and why it matters?

Hextech Crafting
Hextech Crafting

Hextech Crafting and Loot

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The new system will reward you with chests that contain champions, skins, and summoner icons. How do you get your chests? By being good. Literally. You or you premade need to get a rank of S, S+ or S-, and you get a chest. That’s it. You can earn up to four chests each month, and each champion you play can earn you one chest per season. You can also purchase them in the store for 125 RP. You’ll see which champs you’re eligible for in champ select and on your champ details page.

League of Legends Key

To unlock your chests and redeem your loot, you need keys. Keys are not earned by ranking good. Instead, you have a small chance when winning matchmade games. The chances increase with the number of premades you play. You can also purchase them in the store for 125 RP. All chests contain random loot worth more than the cost of the chest, so you can purchase with the confidence of knowing you’re getting a good deal, if you don’t mind it being a random item vs the specific item you want.

Shards, Champion Essence and Cosmetic Essence

Shards are crafting materials that can be combined via Hextech Crafting to unlock permanent content, like champions and skins. Shards can also be redeemed for limited time use.
Champion essence is used to upgrade champion shards into permanent loot. Cosmetic essence is used to craft all other types of loot from different kinds of shards, such as champion or ward skins.

Disenchanting, upgrading and rerolling at the crafting table

In the crafting table you can redeem a single shard for 7-day limited time use or redeem permanent loot to add it to your collection. You can also reroll three similar types of loot into permanent loot of the same type. For example, reroll three different champion shards into a permanent champion guaranteed not to be a duplicate of one you own. To get essences, you can breakdown your loot. These essences are used to upgrade other items from shards to permanent loot. Finally, you can use essence to transform single shards into permanent loot. Champion Essences upgrade champions, Cosmetic Essences upgrade everything else.

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