League of Legends Snowdown Hextech Crafting Explained

By   /   Dec 15, 2016

The annual festive League of Legends event is upon us, bringing a special Snowdown Hextech Crafting aspect for Summoners to enjoy for the next month.

While an official dedicated page attempts to describe the system in detail, this year’s Snowdown Hextech Crafting seems a bit complicated at first glance. It shouldn’t be though, but hopefully Riot Games will take this into considering for future events.

Here’s how the new Snowdown Hextech Crafting system works and what it offers:

There are three different chests for Summoners to obtain and each contains Snowdown Sweets, in addition to other gifts.

Winter Chest (Normal drops)
These are the same chests that have been dropping for Summoners all year long.

  • Guaranteed: x1 Snowdown Sweet
  • Chance: Poro King’s Treasure Chest fragments

Snowdown Chest (Thematic drops)
These can only be obtained from the store for 295 RP and require no key.

  • Guaranteed: x3 Snowdown Sweets
  • Guaranteed: Snowdown-themed skin shard
  • Double the Chance: Poro King’s Treasure Chest fragments

Legacy Chest (Legacy drops)
These can only be obtained on weekends from the store for 295 RP and require no key.

  • Guaranteed: x1 Snowdown Sweet
  • Guaranteed: Legacy skin shard
  • Chance: Poro King’s Treasure Chest fragments

Poro King’s Treasure Chest
These are not purchasable and can only be created by combining three Poro King’s Treasure Chest fragments.

  • Guaranteed: Permanent skin shard

What are Snowdown Sweets?
A certain number of Snowdown Sweets can be thrown into the Hextech Crafting window to create new Summoner Icons (some with limited-time emotes). Note that Summoners can buy two Snowdown Sweets every day on the weekends for 200 IP each.

  • Jolly Penguin Icon (6 Snowdown Sweets)
  • Gingerbread Man Icon (12 Snowdown Sweets)
  • Re-gifted Amumu Icon & Emote (24 Snowdown Sweets)
  • Poro Snax Lover Icon & Emote (36 Snowdown Sweets)

League of Legends Snowdown 2016 is scheduled to run until January 9.

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