Hextech Chests are little treasure chests full of goodies from League's store. Skins can also be crafted through their individual shards by combining 3 cosmetic shards together to permanently unlock it, or upgrading a shard with cosmetic essence. At this point, it would be far more efficient to collect the 10 gemstones instead. It also has a chance to drop as a skin shard when rerolling ward skin shards and permanents! Turn shards and essence into permanents, turn permanents into content. When you reroll these shards, you will get a permanent you don't currently have in your Hextech inventory. Be aware that using a shard to rent a skin 'activating' it will consume the shard. Big Drops, Free Unlock: Ultimate and mythic skins drop as auto-redeeming permanents no orange essence required to upgrade them.
Gemstones can also drop from bonus chests, bringing the overall drop rate up to 4%. These can also be bought like chests, however. There isn't a specific timeframe for this--it all depends on your behavior. Each player's key fragment drop rate is unique. We're looking at features to allow you to use the duplicate shards in various ways.
Keys and loot in the store To unlock your chests, you have a chance to randomly pick up a key each time you win any matchmade game and winning with friends results in finding more keys than going solo. Where loot is a relatively new experience in League, microtransactions have been a key part of the game for years. This page will be updated whenever we make changes to Hextech chests. Here are a few additional details: Redeeming Redeem a single shard for 7-day limited time use or redeem permanent loot to add it to your collection. I won't earn another chest playing Blitz, even if my team gets an S, for the rest of the season. For now, you can re-roll shards to guarantee a piece of content you don't own, or you can disenchant already-owned shards to help you create permanent content from shards you don't own.
Initially launched in March of 2016, Hextech crafting now allows players to unlock a total of 7 rare skins by collecting rare gems. Below, you can see full loot tables—and lists of special rules—that determine what loot is included in each Hextech chest type. These Essences go into making your shards permanent. Cosmetic shards can be any non-limited skin. So there you have it, that pretty much sums up the League of Legends Hextech crafting system.
If you already own the skin, you'll be able to disenchant them for orange essence. To do this, players have 2 options. You can also use champion shards, along with Mastery tokens of the same champion, to unlock Mastery Levels 6 and 7. How do I get the Hextech Ward? Keys unlock chests through Hextech Crafting. You cannot go 50 chests without picking up a Gemstone. Unlock chests with keys earned by winning matchmade games. Compare this to drop rate of unsold skin shards at 0.
When you earn a chest through a premade ally's S rank, the chest counts as though you earned it on the champion you played in that game. Want to play LoL with your friends? Permanent A completed piece of content in your Hextech inventory. If you've been punished recently for negative behavior, you'll be locked out of earning chests and keys from playing games for a duration of time. One chest slot opens up per week; you can see how many more days you'll have to wait in your profile. However, it takes a bit for new content to get added to the Hextech system, so we recommend waiting at least a day after a new item hits the store before trying to roll for anything new. Disenchanting a champion shard provides Blue Essence, which can only be used for unlocking champions. People were under the misconception that you earned whole keys.
You can use a champion permanent, along with Mastery tokens of the same champion, to unlock Mastery levels 6 and 7. The chances of actually collecting enough shards to unlock one is very slim. You can find a list of excluded content. Ward Skin Shard You can upgrade, activate, reroll, and disenchant these shards, same as the rest. Be sure to keep an eye out on new releases at Riot are continually adding new and exclusive skins that can only be redeemed through Hextech crafting.
Gem Forge gems into a key-and-chest bundle, or use them to unlock other content. You can earn them for free if you have a really great game or you can purchase them directly from the store. I understand some people might not understand some of these 'guides' so I will try to condense important information into bullet points. The Definitive League of Legends Hextech Crafting Guide Hextech crafting is one of the most popular ways of obtaining skins in League of Legends. Riot releasing this data and statistics list is part of its effort to improve transparency when it comes to loot and microtransactions.