As we've tweaked and tuned the visuals on Taric's co-stars, the crystal-coated, pizza-footed Demacian began to feel like an eyesore by comparison. Couple his outrageous visuals with an outdated kit, and we had a prime candidate for a rework—but our goal wasn't to completely replace him. Instead, we sent the Gem Knight on an epic journey to transform him into the Shield of Valoran.
Taric hit the Rift just a few months after League’s release, and while a bunch of the OG champs have gone through the champion update team’s brush up, the champion formerly known as the Gem Knight had to wait his turn. Until Now. We’re about to send the stunning Aspect back out to the PBE replete with a whole new kit, look—including the most glorious hair the Rift has ever seen—and audio. Read on for the details.
Lock your computer. Look at that screensaver. Now unlock it. Read this sentence: League artwork finally arrives for your idle screen. Now lock your computer. That’s a pretty cool screensaver. Now unlock it. Now lock it again. Ahhhhhhh yeah.