As League of Legends progresses, and more and more champions roll out looking a fair bit nicer than the classic champions from days of old (Okay, a few years ago), the dated look that the classic champions had has started to surface more and more, as that happens Riot is working on (slowly) converting the champions to a more cleaner look. Heck, what they did with Gangplank made his default skin look a lot better than the old one, making him not really need a different skin for a lot of players. ( I personally am not a fan of his other skins, save Toy Soldier Gangplank) If you couldn't tell already by the picture, title of the post, or any of the other clues about you, the latest graphical update to roll out involves Ashe, the 450 ip champion, whose ult more people miss than hit from a distance, but when built right like any other champion, can be a huge pain to deal with. Especially with her constant slows.
The graphical update for her was well needed and I have to say, she looks a heck of a lot better now. The updated look doesn't just cover the look of the players model but also updated the animations for her attacks, spells, and emotes. Improving her spell effects, which includes an overhaul to her Enchanted Crystal Arrow ability, and updated splash art to reflect the new changes (which you can see above.)
The improved looks don't just reflect the default skin as well, and has passed over to upgrade all of her other skins as well, which was similar to Gangplanks changes as well. One I am a bit more impressed with is the Woad Archer Skin, which I hated on her old model (she looked like a tree hugging zombie), but looks a lot better now to where I actually want to buy it.
This brings up a new topic of discussion, which champion(s) would you like to see get a visual upgrade next? I heard about the one for Soraka, so that is one I want, especially since she is one of my favorite mages. Other than that; Xin and Garen really need an upgrade, as I hate their default skins, which is why I have Rugged Garen and Viscero Xin Zhao.