Pyke’s Best Skins in LoL (All Ranked)

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Are you a support main that’s been stuck in elo hell for years because your ADC has the map awareness of a shoe?

Are you tired of shielding and healing your allies when you know they’re just going to run it down mid?

Then maybe it’s time for you to try out Pyke, the only support that actively encourages you to take every kill for yourself.

Call right now and we’ll even throw in a free consultation for the best Pyke skin to get for yourself!

 

5. PROJECT: Pyke

PROJECT: Pyke Skin Splash Image from League of Legends
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Released: August 1st, 2019
Price: 1820 RP

Although I can’t say this skin is bad by any means, I have to admit that it’s my least favorite out of the bunch.

First off, the character model is just underwhelming for a legendary skin.

Sure, you have the usual high-tech aesthetic with your blade and shoulder pieces. But the rest looks somewhat bland.

Plus the visuals and sound effects also come off as a bit mediocre, as they feel exactly the same like every other PROJECT skin. Which again isn’t bad, but you would expect a bit more for such an expensive skin.

Sure, PROJECT: Pyke does offer completely new emotes, with the dance emote being by far the most badass – as well as a pretty epic backing animation.

But I just don’t think it makes up for the rest.

The skin does also have a new voice, home-guard, and death animation, but none of them are all that interesting if you ask me.

Overall, this is a competent skin. And it can be a valid choice if you want the biggest flex.

But I think the others in Pyke’s library give you a much better bang for your buck.

 

4. Sand Wraith Pyke

Sand Wraith Pyke Skin Splash Image from League of Legends
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Released: May 31st, 2018
Price: 1350 RP

Even though I’m placing this skin far down in the ranking, I have to give Riot props here – as they rarely nail a release skin as well as they did this one.

The sand bandit theme fits Pyke like a stolen glove. And the character model is everything you could want it to be.

Especially since it has a hood and hoods automatically make any skin cooler.

All of your usual ability particles have been replaced with sand, which really ties the whole think together. And your new backing animation just makes you feel like the cockiest and most powerful bandit to have ever roamed the Earth.

Or like Dio for that matter.

The skin also offers a voice filter, bonus voice lines, and most importantly, the only true pink chroma.

The only nitpick that I have is that your W still has sharks circling your enemy, which feels a bit off.

Nevertheless, it’s an amazing skin that’s only placed this low because of how even more amazing the others are.

 

3. Blood Moon Pyke

Blood Moon Pyke Skin Splash Image from League of Legends
Credit: Riot Games

Released: January 10th, 2019
Price: 1350 RP

Everything about Blood Moon Pyke is so beautifully cursed.

Your knife has blood constantly dripping off, which is bound to give you the intimidation factor.

Your W indicator has demonic Poros circle your enemy, and the soundtrack on both your fifth ult and backing animation just screams samurai massacre.

The character model is also completely based, with that cool skull devil mask arguably being the high point for me personally. And all of your new particles are crisp and demonic.

Plus, you have to appreciate how seamlessly you can substitute water for blood effects without losing a hint of immersion.

Overall, this is just an amazing skin with a great theme, distinct sound effects, good particles, and plenty of nightmares.

I definitely recommend this one if you’re a weeb as well, because let’s face it: we’re suckers for this kind of thing.

 

2. Sentinel Pyke

Sentinel Pyke Skin Splash Image from League of Legends
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Released: July 22nd, 2021
Price: 1350 RP

Sentinel Pyke is one of the newer skins to hit the shelves, and is therefore expectedly flawless in terms of performance.

The character model has a really nice noble vigilante vibe going for it, with the iconic mix of white, black, and gold, really hammering down the Sentinel aesthetic.

Your ability particles are as clean and crisp as they come, too. With the R being my personal favorite part – as it literally feels easier to land than on any other skin.

I also really like what Riot did with the W, as it perfectly threads that line of creepy and oddly beautiful.

The new backing animation has you fight your inner demons, as most Sentinel skins do, and the chroma selection is rather decent all around.

I was considering putting this skin in the top spot, since it seems like the most polished one out of the bunch.

But since I think the following skin is just a bit more appropriate in terms of the original champion fantasy, Sentinel will have to settle behind it.

 

1. PsyOps Pyke

PsyOps Pyke Skin Splash Image from League of Legends
Credit: Riot Games

Released: September 17th, 2020
Price: 1350 RP

PsyOps Pyke pretty much takes something that I liked from every previous entry, and combines it into one masterpiece.

It has a hood just like Sand Wraith, a futuristic feel like PROJECT, an overwhelming edge-lord approval rate like Blood Moon, and the demonic possession of Sentinel.

That last one is only visible in his new backing animation, but it still counts.

The skin just makes you feel like the badass merciless assassin you always knew you were – and all of the new animations and particles fit in together perfectly.

Honestly, the character model alone would have already sold me on the concept.

But the fact that your fifth ult also blasts dubstep on full volume really just makes this a no-brainer.

Overall, it thematically seems like the most natural fit for our Lethality-loving lollygagger. And the design team answered all of my prayers.

So I can confidently say this is my favorite Pyke skin out of the bunch.

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