League of Legends Mythic Essence Explained

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Wondering what Mythic Essence is in League of Legends? We've got you covered.

With the hefty number of skins and other in-game content available for players to purchase in League of Legends these days, Riot Games is revamping the methods used to acquire the rarest cosmetics the game has to offer.

Once League of Legends' Mythic Content Overhaul begins with the release of Patch 12.6, the accessibility of Mythic skins, the game’s rarest tier of skins, will soon only be available for purchase with a new in-game currency — Mythic Essence. Here's a breakdown of what Mythic Essence is in League of Legends.

What is Mythic Essence in League of Legends?

Up to this point, many of League of Legends' Mythic skins have only been available through trading in Gemstones or Prestige Points. Both of these, however, are planned to be removed in favor of Mythic Essence.

As part of Riot's first phase of mythic content changes, Gemstones and Prestige Points are combining into Mythic Essence, a single new currency that never expires.

When the update happens, players' remaining Gemstones will automatically convert to Mythic Essence at a 1-to-10 ratio, but their Prestige Points will disappear.

As such, be sure to spend them in the Final Prestige Shop, which is open at the time of writing.

After the conversion, Mythic Essence will replace Gemstones and Prestige Points everywhere those two currencies appeared as loot or rewards. Mythic Essence drop rates from Masterwork Chests will temporarily increase to offset the removal of Prestige Points from bundles.