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    Hextech Craftsmanship is a game reward system implemented by Riot Games Inc. for League of Legends. The reward system is directly related to Champion Mastery.

    It was released on PBE on January 13, 2016. The first live tests were done on the Turkish server since patch 6.3 on February 10, 2016.



    Hextech Crafts was launched on:

    • NA in patch 6.5 (March 15, 2016)
    • All other servers in patch 6.6 (March 24, 2016)

    Summary

    • 1 Objects
      • 1.1 Common Crafts
        • 1.1.1 Hextech
        • 1.1.2 Hextech Key
        • 1.1.3 Loot
      • 1.2 Masterwork Chest
      • 1.3 Champion Capsules
      • 1.4 Honor
        • 1.4.1 Honor Capsules
        • 1.4.2 Honor Orbs
        • 1.4.3 Honor 5 token
      • 1.5 Little Legend Eggs
      • 1.6 Loot Exclusive Content
    • 2 Crafting Material
      • 2.1 Crafting Costs
    • 3 Removed Content
      • 3.1 April Foods 2018
      • 3.2 MSI Capsules
      • 3.3 Epic Capsules
      • 3.4 Old Crafting Cost
    • 4 Patch History
    • 5 Development
      • 5.1 Hextech Annie
    • 6 FAQs
    • 7 See also
    • 8 Media
    • 9 References

    Objects

    Common Crafts

    Hextech

    Hextech Safes



    Players earn a Chest of Mastery as long as they or a member of their pre-made party earns an S-, S, or S +, while playing against an eligible champion to earn a chest and have a chest slot available.

    • Players can only earn chests while playing against a champion they own.
    • Players can only earn one chest per champion per competitive season.
      • Champions eligible to win chests are displayed on the Champion Collection tab.
      • Note that a champion becomes ineligible after earning a chest, not after earning an S rating.
    • Players can earn 1 chest every 7 days, storing up to four available chests in reserve. The number of chests available is displayed in the Summoner Profile.
    • Although the Profile refers to them as "Mastery Chests", the Chests rewarded for Degrees of Mastery are identical to the Hextech Chests purchased from the store.
      • Hextech Chests can be purchased from the Shop for 125.
      • Purchased Hextech chests do not count towards the earned limit.
      • Up to 25 Hextech chests can be purchased per day.

    Hextech key

    Key Fragments

    Hextech key


    Hextech keys are used to open hextech chests.


    • 3 can be combined Key Fragments in a key.
      • Each filtering bag key fragments are periodically distributed to honorable players (Honor 2 or higher).
      • You can earn up to 12 Key Fragments in a 4 week period. Every four weeks, the counter is reset.
      • Each filtering bag key fragments they can often be purchased with Mission Tokens.
    • Hextech keys can also be purchased from the shop for 125.

    Botín

    Open a hextech chest

    Unlocking a Hextech chest with a Hextech Loot key awards. You are guaranteed to receive one of the following: [1]

    • 1820 or less Champion Skin Shard or Permanent Definitive - Common (57.14% frequency)
    • 4800+ champion - Uncommon (21.43% frequency)
    • Permanent gestures - Uncommon (8.57% frequency)
    • Sentinel Skins Fragment + 150 - Uncommon (9.86% frequency)
    • Permanent summoner icon + 150 - Rare (3% frequency)

    There is also a chance to get an additional drop of one of the following:

    • Hextech Chest and Hextech Key - Uncommon (11. Template: Recurring% Frequency)
    • Gem - Rare (4% frequency)
    • Mythic Skin Permanent Skins - Rare (0.0 Template: Recurring% Frequency)
    Notes
    "This item is in the middle of a major expansion or renovation"
    • Caution, this article or section is out of date or not translated.
    • The content of this page may change abruptly at any time, soon.
    • Equal Odds: Skins are not more likely to drop based on their price tier. An ultimate skin is just as common as a standard skin.
    • Big Drops, Free Unlock: Ultimate and Mythic skins are dropped as Permanents, meaning they do not require any Hextech crafts to redeem.
    • Bad Luck Protection: The chance of getting a Champion Skin Shard is 50%, but you can't open three chests in a row without dropping at least one skin shard. This raises the effective drop rate of skin shards to roughly 57%.
    • Bonus Gemstones: Gemstones have a chance of dropping as a bonus alongside normal chest content. Gemstones have light "bad luck protection," so you can't go more than 50 boxes without getting a gemstone. This raises the effective drop rate of Gemstones to 3.6%. Gemstones can also drop from bonus chests, bringing the overall drop rate up to 4%.
    • Chests inside Chests: Bonus chests (with a key) have a 10% chance to drop whenever you open a Hextech chest. Each of these bonus chests also have a 10% chance to drop with another bonus chest (and key).
    • You cannot get skins valued lower than 520.

    Masterwork Chest

    Masterwork Chest



    With patch V8.7, Masterwork Chests became purchasable from the store for 165 ( 225 for a chest and key), or 2250 for a bundle of 11 chests and keys. Masterwork Chests also require a Hextech Key to open.

    • Champion Skin Shard – Common (71.94% Frequency)
    • 525 – Uncommon (9.35% Frequency)
    • Emote Permanent – Uncommon (9.35% Frequency)
    • Ward Skin Shard + 150 – Uncommon (9.35% Frequency)

    There is also a chance to get an additional drop of one of the following:

    • Hextech Masterwork Chest and Hextech Key – Uncommon (11.Plantilla:Recurring% Frequency)
    • Gemstone – Rare (4% Frequency)
    • Mythic Skin Permanent – Rare (0.0Plantilla:Recurring% Frequency)
    Notes
    • All the same "special rules" that govern normal Hextech Chests also apply to Masterwork Chests. The chance of getting a Champion Skin Shard is 70% but because of bad luck protection the effective drop increases to roughly 71%.

    Champion Capsules

    Champion Capsule

    Champion capsules are awarded when leveling up. They contain between one and four champions shards, and potentially some raw Blue Essence, for a total value (after disenchanting) between 810 BE and 1,260 BE.

    Honor

    Main article: Honor

    Honor Capsules

    Upon leveling up to Honor level 3, 4 and 5 players receive a Honor Capsule. Honor Capsules do not require a key to open and contain key fragments, ward skins, emotes, champion shards, and Honor-exclusive skins.

    Level 3 CapsuleLevel 4 CapsuleLevel 5 Capsule

    Honor Orbs

    Upon reaching checkpoints at Honor level 3, 4 and 5 players receive a Honor Orb. Honor Orbs do not require a key to open, and contain key fragments and champion shards.

    Level 3 OrbLevel 4 OrbLevel 5 Orb

    Honor 5 token

    Honor 5 tokens are obtained with Honor 5 Capsules. One Honor 5 token can be redeemed for either:

    • Medieval Twitch skin.
    • Grey Warwick skin.
    • 75px Medieval Twitch Sapphire chroma + icon.
    • 75px Grey Warwick Sapphire chroma + icon.

    Little Legend Eggs

    Main article: Teamfight Tactics: Little Legends # Eggs

    20px Little Legend Eggs and 20px Little Legend Series Eggs are purchasable from the store.

    Series eggs and Rare eggs have the same drop rate:

    • Legendary (5% drop rate, 30% chance for double drop).
    • Epic (20% drop rate).
    • Rare (75% drop rate).

    If all Little Legends variants are obtained, a Rare Egg is rewarded instead.

    Loot Exclusive Content

    Main article: Gems

    Gems can reward the player with loot exclusive content.

    Main article: Prestige point

    Prestige points can reward the player with loot exclusive content.


    Crafting Material

    Gems

    Gemstones ( Gem) Main article: Gems

    Blue Essences

    Blue Essences ( EA) Main article: Blue Essence

    Orange Essence

    Orange Essence ( EN - Cosmetic)
    • Used for unlocking cosmetic shards: champion skins, ward skins, summoner icons, and emotes.
    • Obtained through disenchanting cosmetic shards.
    Shards
    • Champion Shards
      • Can be combined with Esencia Azul to permanently unlock the champion.
      • One shard can be consumed to temporarily unlock the champion for 7 days.
      • Can be combined with the champion's Mastery Token to improve the champion's mastery rank to 6 and 7.
      • Can be disenchanted into Esencia Azul, which can be used to upgrade other Champion Shards or buy champions for full price from the Store.
    • Cosmetic Shards
      • All available, Legacy Vault and loot exclusive champion skins, ward skins, emotes and summoner icons can be obtained as a cosmetic shard.
      • Can be combined with Esencia Naranja to permanently unlock the cosmetic. The Esencia Naranja cost scales with the content's RP cost.
      • One shard can be consumed to temporarily unlock the skin for 7 days, excluding summoner icons and emotes.
      • If you do not own the champion, the option to permanently or temporarily unlock the skin is disabled and the additional option to purchase the champion is added, redirecting you to the store.
      • Can be disenchanted into Esencia Naranja, which can be used to upgrade other Cosmetic Shards.
      • Mystery Emote Tokens are periodically available in the store for 195. They award a random unowned emote.
    • Permanent Cosmetic Shards
      • Reroll: You can combine 3 cosmetic shards of the same type (champion skins, wards skins, and summoner icons) to obtain a permanent shard of the same type you do not own. The 3 selected shards are deleted in the process.
        • You cannot get skins valued lower than 520.
        • When receiving a 520 permanent champion skin shard, you also gain an additional 100 Orange Essence.
        • Permanent shards are automatically activated, other than when you gain a shard for a champion you don't own.
        • You also have a 10% chance of getting an additional Hextech Chest and Hextech Key.
        • Hextech exclusive skins have a 0.04% chance to drop.
      • A permanent shard cannot be redeemed temporarily.
      • A permanent shard has no cost associated with unlocking it permanently.
      • Permanents can still be rerolled and disenchanted, and are worth more Essence when disenchanted.
    Blue Essence (BE)Orange Essence (OE, Cosmetic)A Shard (Incomplete)A Permanent

    Crafting Costs

    Champion Shards
    Store Cost Upgrade Disenchant () Disenchant ()
    450 / 260 () OR ( + 270 ) 90 225
    1350 / 585 () OR ( + 810 ) 270 675
    3150 / 790 () OR ( + 1890 ) 630 1575
    4800 / 880 () OR ( + 2880 ) 960 2400
    6300 / 975 () OR ( + 3780 ) 1260 3150
    7800 / 975 () OR ( + 4680 ) 1560 3900
    Champion Skin Shards While not being directly available in the store, gemstone skins (e.g. Annie Hextech) and prestige skins ( Kai'Sa K / DA Prestigious Edition) cost are considered to be 2450. Honor Capsule skins ( Warwick Pig and Twitch Medieval) are considered to be 2400.
    Store Cost Upgrade Disenchant () Disenchant ()
    520 () OR ( + 220 ) 104 260
    750 () OR ( + 450 ) 150 375
    975 () OR ( + 675 ) 195 488
    1350 () OR ( + 1050 ) 270 675
    1820 () OR ( + 1520 ) 364 910
    2400 N/A 1200
    2450 N/A 1225
    2775 N/A 1388
    3250 N/A 1625
    Ward Skin Shards
    Store Cost Upgrade Disenchant () Disenchant ()
    640 () OR ( + 340 ) 128 320
    Emotes
    Store Cost Upgrade Disenchant ()
    450 225
    Summoner Icons
    Store Cost Upgrade Disenchant ()
    250 125

    Removed Content

    April Foods 2018

    The 2018 April Foods event came with exclusive capsules and bags. [2]

    Birdie Capsule

    • Birdie Capsule - 700
      • Three 975+ skin shards.
      • 150.
      • A chance to obtain one of the following:
        • One Birdie Bag.
        • One Gemstone.
        • One Gemstone-exclusive skin (includes Alistar Hextech).
      • Notes:
        • All 975+ RP skin shards have an equal chance of dropping.
        • Limited and Mythic skins are excluded.
        • Gemstone and Gemstone-exclusive skin drop rate multiplied by 1.5.

    Birdie Bag

    • Birdie Bag - 5% chance drop from Birdie Capsule
      • Contains a random, complete set of skin shards for over 60 skin lines such as Blood Moon, Star Guardian, and PROJECT.
      • Skin lines have an equal chance of dropping.
      • Limited and Mythic skins are excluded.

    MSI Capsules

    MSI Capsules were limited time capsules bought for 600. They rewarded you with 3 skins which one will be exclusive Team Skins.

    Epic Capsules

    Epic Capsule

    Epic Capsules were limited time capsules. They rewarded you with 3 skins, at least one being Epic and increased Chance of getting Gemstone.

    Old Crafting Cost

    These are the old crafting prices prior to patch V7.22.

    Champion Crafting
    Store Cost Re-roll Upgrade Disenchant Activate
    450 / 260 3 60 87 () OR 130 () 1
    1350 / 585 3 285 195 () OR 293 () 1
    3150 / 790 3 490 263 () OR 395 () 1
    4800 / 880 3 580 293 () OR 440 () 1
    6300 / 975 3 675 325 () OR 488 () 1
    Skin Crafting While not being directly available in the store, gemstone skins (e.g. Annie Hextech or Vayne Robaalmas) cost are considered to be 2450.
    Store Cost Re-roll Upgrade Disenchant Activate
    520 3 220 173 () OR 260 () 1
    750 3 450 250 () OR 375 () 1
    975 3 675 325 () OR 488 () 1
    1350 3 1050 450 () OR 675 () 1
    1820 3 1520 601 () OR 910 () 1
    2450 3 2150 817 () OR 1225 () 1
    3250 3 2950 1083 () OR 1625 () 1
    Ward Skin Crafting
    Store Cost Re-roll Upgrade Disenchant Activate
    640 3 340 213 () OR 320 () 1

    Patch History

    V9.19 - Estimation
    • Amumu Hextech added to the Hextech Crafting.
    V9.18 - September 11, 2019
    • 20px Little Legend Series Four Egg.
    V9.16 - August 14, 2019
    • Honor 5 token, reward for Honor level 5, added.
    • Rammus Hextech added to the Hextech Crafting.
    • 20px Little Legend Series Three Egg added.
    V9.14 - July 19, 2019
    • Cho'Gath Estrella Oscura returns as a Hextech Crafting loot.
    V9.13 - June 26, 2019
    • 20px Little Legend Series One Egg added.
    • 20px Little Legend Series Two Egg added.
    • A new section for Little Legends
      • 20px Little Legend Eggs can be opened here.
      • 20px Little Legend Series Eggs can be opened here.
    V8.24 - December 20, 2018
    • Renekton Hextech added to the Hextech Crafting.
    V8.20 - October 10, 2018
    • Malzahar Hextech added to the Hextech Crafting.
    V8.14 - July 18, 2018
    • Poppy Hextech added to the Hextech Crafting.
    V8.11
    • Can now gift Hextech Crafting materials.
    V8.10
    • Can now consume 1 Gemstone to craft a Masterwork Chest instead of a regular Hextech Chest. This still grants a Hextech Key.
    V8.8
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug that was causing gemstones to drop 5% more often than intended.
    V8.7
    • New Masterwork Chest (cosmetics only chests).
    • When in possession of multiple key fragments (more than 6), can now craft multiple Hextech Keys at once.
    V8.6 - March 28, 2018
    • Key fragment image updated.
    • Alistar Hextech added to the Hextech Crafting.
    V8.5 [3]
    • Ultimate and Mythic skins now drop as auto-redeeming permanents.
    • Champion fragments found in Hextech cannot be worth less than 4800 shop-price.
    • Getting a ward skin fragment from a chest now comes with a bonus of 150.
    • Champion Mastery 6 upgrade cost reduced to 2450 from 3250.
    • Champion Mastery 7 upgrade cost reduced to 2950 from 3900.
    V8.3 - February 8th, 2018 [4]
    • 2018 Lunar Revel crafting material added to the Hextech Crafting.
    V7.24b - December 23, 2017 [5]
    • Removed: Skins above 1350 have less chance to drop in rerolls.
    V7.24 - December 7, 2017
    • Kog'Maw Hextech added to the Hextech Crafting.
    V7.18 - September 23, 2017 [6]
    • 2016 Worlds crafting material added to the Hextech Crafting.
    V7.16 - August 17, 2017
    • 2017 Arcade crafting material added to the Hextech Crafting.
    • Hecarim Lancero Z added to the Hextech Crafting.
    V7.13
    • Honor rework, key fragments are now obtained with Honor instead of after winning games.
    V7.12
    • Order and Chaos crafting material added to the Hextech Crafting.
    V7.8
    • 2017 MSI crafting material added to the Hextech Crafting.
    V7.7 - April 13, 2017
    • Darius Nova Terrorífica added to the Hextech Crafting.
    V7.1
    • 2017 Lunar Revel crafting material added to the Hextech Crafting.
    V6.24
    • 2016 Snowdown Showdown crafting material added to the Hextech Crafting.
    V6.23
    • Players can now sort and filter their Hextech Crafting inventories.
    • Can now also open 10 Hextech Chests at once.
    V6.19 - September 28, 2016 [7]
    • 2016 Worlds crafting material added to the Hextech Crafting.
    V6.17
    • Bug Fix: Removed custom PROJECT chest animations from Hextech Crafting to mitigate a client memory issue that could lead to crashes. Unopened PROJECT chests will still be in your inventory and will still award the same loot, but will use the Premium (purple) Hextech chest animations.
    V6.15
    • PROJECT crafting material added to the Hextech Crafting.
    V6.13 - June 29, 2016
    • Vayne Robaalmas added to the Hextech Crafting.
    • Hextech Ward skin added to the Hextech Crafting.
    V6.11 [8]
    • Mystery champion shard added to the shop.
    V6.10 - May 19, 2016
    • Champion mastery level 6 and 7 added.
    V6.7
    • Key fragments now have a chance of dropping after winning ARAM or Twisted Treeline games.
    • Tuned the drop rates to be the same across game modes based on a number of factors such that it's not easier to earn fragments in any specific mode even though game lengths are shorter.
    • Colors for skin tier have been added:  Ultimate (Orange),  Mythic (Purple),  Legendary (Red), and  Epic (Teal).
    • New animations have been added throughout Hextech Crafting.
    V6.6 - March 24, 2016
    • Hextech Crafting added to all other servers.
    V6.5 - March 15, 2016
    • Hextech Crafting added to the NA servers.
    • Annie Hextech added to the Hextech Crafting.
    V6.3
    • Live testing on the Turkish servers.

    Development

    Hextech Annie

    By Mirross [9]

    Hi all!

    Everyone’s favorite combo of sugar, spice, nice, and plenty of burning is getting a new skin as part of hextech crafting and loot. In order to secure appropriate testing for Hextech Annie, we’re putting her and her hextechnically-augmented Tibbers on PBE early, but don’t expect her to debut with the launch of hextech crafting and loot.

    Featuring an all-new model, textures, animations and particle effects as well as new sounds, Hextech Annie is intended to be available exclusively through hextech crafting and the loot system by acquiring 10 gemstones either in normal chests and promotional chests through rare drops or by picking up special promo chest bundles (which’ll guarantee a gemstone drop). Gemstones are rare loot drops that can be crafted into a chest and key bundle or saved to combine to craft Hextech Annie.

    Promo chests will only be available at limited times and may have different content inside compared to normal chests. For testing on the PBE, we’ve unlocked Hextech Promo Chest bundles in the store so players can pick up Hextech Annie as soon as possible. During this test, buying one of the 10-chest bundles guarantees a gemstone in addition to the gemstones you can find in the chests themselves.

    As we mentioned at the beginning, Hextech Annie won’t be available at the launch of hextech crafting and loot. We’ll test her on PBE before testing her release to live servers in Turkey (where we’ve been testing hextech crafting and loot for a little while now). When hextech crafting and loot debut on all live servers, Hextech Annie will follow shortly after.

    Lastly, we’re pretty sure everyone’s used to this by now, but please keep in mind the promo chests have been heavily discounted for testing on PBE, and the drop rates of items in the chests may also change before we go live.

    Leave your feedback on the skin or even the idea of a free, exclusive skin in hextech crafting below, and we’ll see you on the PBE battlefields!

    FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can you freely pick a skin to craft or if you have to have a shard?

    Essence is used to upgrade shards only, not to pick specific items.

    Are all champion skins obtainable?

    Only very few skins are not obtainable.

    If a friend gets an S rank with a different champion, will it count as your chest for whichever champion you are currently playing?

    This is accurate. If you are playing Vi, and your friend is playing Jax and gets the S+, you get the chest for Vi.

    So if I play a same champion after I obtained a chest from him, will I get another chest for that champion if one of my friends gets an S rank in the next match?

    Nope. You would still earn keys, and they could get you a chest for that specific champion though.

    Do you have notices about earning champion mastery playing Dominion?

    We're looking at putting champion mastery into other game modes, but no specifics to share yet. Only Summoner's Rift for now.

    Can IP also be used for getting components?

    We've discussed keys for IP. It's possible we'll integrate IP into the system at some point in the future but no plans as of yet.

    What if a player has unlocked all champions in his roster, How does Champion Essence work then?

    We'll likely have a special case for this. We'll be revealing details at a later point though.


    See also

    • Champion Mastery

    Media

    • Videos
    • Gallery

    Hextech Crafting & Loot preview

    • KDA Orb Opening
    • KDA Orb
    • Spooky Bottom Orb Opening
    • Spooky Bottom Orb
    • Spooky Jungle Orb Opening
    • Spooky Jungle Orb
    • Spooky Mid Orb Opening
    • Spooky Mid Orb
    • Spooky Support Orb Opening
    • Spooky Support Orb
    • Spooky Top Orb Opening
    • Spooky Top Orb
    • Worlds 2018 Orb Opening
    • Worlds 2018 Orb
    • Masterwork Chest Opening
    • Masterwork Chest
    • Hextech Crafting Chest openning.gif Old Hextech Crafting Chest Opening
    • Champion Shard Opening
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    References

    1. ↑ Hextech Crafting Guide
    2. ↑ April Foods Evens
    3. ↑ Hextech Crafting update on the LoL boards
    4. ↑ Lunar Revel 2018 Event
    5. ↑ Skin Reroll changes on Reddit
    6. ↑ Worlds 2017 Loot
    7. ↑ Worlds 2016 Hits the Rift
    8. ↑ Riot Socrates Tweet
    9. ↑ Hextech Annie
     v · eTienda de Riot
    Coins
    • RP Moneda
    • Blue Essence
    • Gems
    • Prestige Points
    Direct objects
    • Champions
    • Increases
    • Champion Skins (Chromas)
    • Gestures
    • Summoner icon
    • Sentinel skins
    • Eternal
    • Packages
    Hextech Craftsmanship Objects
    • Gems
    • Prestige Points
    • Minileyendas
    • Event Loot (PROJECT Crafting, Coin Mission)
    Game Systems
    • Hextech Craftsmanship
    • Event Pass (Missions, Events)
    • Gift Center
    • Essence Emporium
    • Servers
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can you freely pick a skin to craft or if you have to have a shard?

    Essence is used to upgrade shards only, not to pick specific items.

    Are all champion skins obtainable?

    Only very few skins are not obtainable.

    If a friend gets an S rank with a different champion, will it count as your chest for whichever champion you are currently playing?

    This is accurate. If you are playing Vi, and your friend is playing Jax and gets the S+, you get the chest for Vi.

    So if I play a same champion after I obtained a chest from him, will I get another chest for that champion if one of my friends gets an S rank in the next match?

    Nope. You would still earn keys, and they could get you a chest for that specific champion though.

    Do you have notices about earning champion mastery playing Dominion?

    We're looking at putting champion mastery into other game modes, but no specifics to share yet. Only Summoner's Rift for now.

    Can IP also be used for getting components?

    We've discussed keys for IP. It's possible we'll integrate IP into the system at some point in the future but no plans as of yet.

    What if a player has unlocked all champions in his roster, How does Champion Essence work then?

    We'll likely have a special case for this. We'll be revealing details at a later point though.

     v · eTienda de Riot
    Coins
    • RP Moneda
    • Blue Essence
    • Gems
    • Prestige Points
    Direct objects
    • Champions
    • Increases
    • Champion Skins (Chromas)
    • Gestures
    • Summoner icon
    • Sentinel skins
    • Eternal
    • Packages
    Hextech Craftsmanship Objects
    • Gems
    • Prestige Points
    • Minileyendas
    • Event Loot (PROJECT Crafting, Coin Mission)
    Game Systems
    • Hextech Craftsmanship
    • Event Pass (Missions, Events)
    • Gift Center
    • Essence Emporium
    • Servers


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