Following Shaco and Leona, Riot Games has revealed that Orianna will also receive a VFX update in the upcoming League patch 12.7
Orianna may not be the most thrilling champion to play or watch, but she is a popular champion in League of Legends, and she is also a very old champion, having originally appeared in League in 2011.
The developers are working on improvements for champions whose skills need to be improved. The objective is to bring some of these classic champions’ visual effects up to current League standards while also improving gameplay clarity.
According to Riot Zhanos, the Visual Effect Artist in charge of Orianna VFX, this update will mostly focus on her W and R, but she will still receive a full update for improved visual clarity, cleaner hitboxes, and a quality push to meet the current standards.
Skins affected by the VFX update
- Base: Complete overhaul
- Gothic: Same as base
- Sewn Chaos: Same as base
- Bladecraft: Recolored from new base
- TPA: Same as base
- Heartseeker: Complete overhaul
- Winter Wonder: Recolored from new base
- Victorious: Matching new base FX
- Dark Star: Complete overhaul
- Pool Party: Matching new base FX
- Orbeeanna: Matching new base FX
Riot’s skins were updated with the new VFX as part of the other visual changes they’ve done in the previous few months. This implies that many of her old skins may be improved as well, although we still feel the changes won’t be as significant as we expected.
So keep a watch out, because Orianna will be getting some new animations and a much cleaner design in League patch 12.7.