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Asura Zilean (LoL skin idea) by dnekrufi Asura Zilean (LoL skin idea) by dnekrufi
a.k.a. Chronokeeper's Wrath.

Artwork revision:
• 2013-01-31: Repainted hair with smudge tool; fixed bad muscle structures.
• 2013-02-04: Changed the planet to a sun-like star to match the lighting on the character; modified the facial detail a bit.
• 2013-02-16: Added fiery particles on top.

This is my daily brainstorm which totally subverts the traditional depiction of Father Time. I'm aware that Zilean is a kinda outdated champion (released in April 2009), so even if Riot is making an Asura skin, it would probably be given to a more popular champion. But the more serious issue is that the design itself is a far cry from the classic Zilean which means nearly redoing the model, texture and motion from scratch. Although Riot can remove those 4 extra arms to make the motion work much easier.

Anyway the concepts behind this skin suggestion is that like the other Asura from the CXpcXm game, they both have bristle hair (Darius and Draven are grinning). Similar to many traditional Asura arts and statues, they usually have something round attached on their back. Lastly but not least, Zilean and Asura are both mythic figures and suffering some sort of karmic punishment.

Skill appearance:
• Time Bomb (Q): a small bronze Asura ring slowly spins CW above the recipient. The ring is increasingly glowing red-hot with sizzling sparkles. When the countdown is finished (or executed instantly due to another bomb placement on the same recipient), a meteorite drops to the recipient in the blink of an eye, breaking itself and the ring. The debris of both ring and meteorite scatter within the AoE of the skill, damaging the enemies.
• Rewind (W): a small blue Asura ring spins CCW above Zilean. A bead from Asura Zilean's necklace travels from the rim of the ring spirally towards the center of the ring CW.
• Time Warp (E):
• • on ally or self: 5 glowing golden beads spin outward CW and accelerate.
• • on enemy: 3 dully red beads spin inward CCW and decelerate.
• Chrono Shift (R / Ultimate): a big glowing golden Asura ring encircles the recipient (about the abdomen position like Lulu's ult) and spins CW slowly during its effect. When the recipient is slain, the ring breaks into shards and flutter midair (not crumbling into the ground nor disappearing instantly), then 4 beads spin CCW from ground to top around an imaginary sphere during the reviving process/invincible status. Just before the recipient is revived, the shards of the ring clump together at the center of the recipient. Finally a ray glows, signifies the completion of the revival.

New joke and taunt:
"Time flies like an arrow, and I am always ahead of it." (Not really a joke I know...)
"I have seen your death, it's nothing comparable to my eternal suffering." (Not really a taunt either...)

Take 2:
"I don't usually fail in a quick time event... But when I do, I ult myself instantly so I can retry."
"Foreseeing the future does not allow you to escape your inevitable death."
(P.S. The Chinese joke makes reference to Doraemon's time machine because the "fruit flies-banana" joke is untranslatable.)

Original sketch
Post in official LoL NA forum

• "Zilean" in this derivative work is the property of Riot Games.
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Gamebird8 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  New Deviant
Hey I like the concept and I was curious if you'd be interested in helping me out with some Champion Concept Slash Art. If your interested go to my website and fill out he form on the main page. The URL is
LaFanLocaDelDibujo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
:0 Amazing! A great skin idea!
Personally, if I had to choose a final skin for Zilean, this would definitely be included in my favorites :D
Darktilink Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Miiiiiiittthhhrrraaaaaaaa !
margomer Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
nice !

MadLockfreak Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Here is a new taunt.

"I have seen your death, time to make it worse!"
dnekrufi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let's change the future!
MadLockfreak Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Then the camera zooms in on him jumping up and high-fiving Ryze.
astre90 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow good ! ... Me too i love league of legends :D ... I made statue league of legends if you want to see :p (… ) if you let comments,I will happy :p
ChivalrousShark Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Nice concept! Featured here
avalonte Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
So much Pentas!
tourvader Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Underplayed Champion! Positively remarkable concept and visualization! =D
faolen Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Writer
This would be friggin epic, I'd play Zilean ALL the time :D
Aghorishaivite Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Writer
WOW. That is amazing.
VAXION Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome concept! :)
rwcombs Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool concept :)
bloodsakura Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
LeonHeartNL Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg, this is too badass
VaissLogus Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow thats trully awseome!
IAmZuo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, that's nice :heart:
PnoyDork Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow this is amazing. :)
ULTRAZEALOt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
JMtheTroll Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
NamiMisaki Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm sure riot's skin's have some religious ones too, and this would fit in very nicely with Zilean...I say they should totally recommend your idea! We need a better kick ass skin for him! THIS is what he needs! :) :heart: Wonderful work.
dnekrufi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Actually Riot may call it "Creator XXX" to tone down the reference to any particular religion. I checked the Champion skin themes on Wikia, Riot does deal with it with extra care for not evoking any unnecessary controversy from the religious zealots.
NamiMisaki Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Have you spoken to them about it? Did they like your idea for Zilean? I honestly think it would be a great edition...I mean they made greek god skins for some of the champs already, so I think adding your Zilean wouldn't have a problem.
dnekrufi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have posted this picture in the official LoL forum (the linked is in the description), but there's no comment or rating at all. To my knowledge, Riot only works on fan's suggestion if there is huge support from the community (e.g. Pool Party Ziggs and Handmistress Fiora). And I'm not upset that my idea wasn't taken seriously by Riot. I'm content that there is a fair amount of compliments in here and Elohell site for a really old champion.

About the Greek myth-themed skins, the largest denomination of religion in today's Greece is the Greek Orthodox Church and Christianity (from Wikipedia). So Greek mythology is no longer a well worshiped religion, no one would complain any reference to it in the many popular media.

Finally, thanks for your support all along.
lolicantdraw Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I dig it, although I doubt Riot would make a skin that has such blatant religious reference attached.
dnekrufi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's quite common to reference religions in gaming, it depends on if the topic is too sensitive to the said followers. AFAIK, Buddhist figures are quite less provoking than everything else, as long as you don't depict the villain of the myth "good" in your game.
Augusto-HS Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this skin is really awesome, I just can't fit the Ultimate, but imagine a shadow getting smaller the closer it is to ending the timer, getting a freaking meteor in the face :)
dnekrufi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the idea of the meteor for the Time Bomb :D. Actually I didn't give too much thought of the skill appearance of this skin while designing and drawing this. Now I think most of Zil's skills can replace the objects of the classic skin's skills with the Asura ring and/or necklace beads, maybe with different color and spinning behavior to differentiate.
AzureRat Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is one coolest Zil.
dnekrufi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx. Without this, Shurima Desert Zilean is currently the best skin for Zilean.
AzureRat Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Riot needs to make more skins for other champs than Teemo, Annie and Ashe all the time.
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