Blue Essence is the most important resource in League of Legends. It’s how you buy the most important thing in the game — Champions! Every time I want to buy a new Champion, I always end up needing another two or three thousand Blue Essence (BE).
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Fortunately, getting BE is fairly easy! In this article, I’ll take you through several simple ways to farm Blue Essence fast, and answer some FAQs players have about this handy resource.
How to Get Blue Essence in LoL: Top 5 Methods
Let’s start with one of the easiest (and perhaps even best) ways to start your League of Legends Blue Essence farming.
Opening Champion Capsules
Champion Capsules are the easiest and best way to farm BE.
You get one capsule each time you level up, so there’s nothing hard you have to do. Champion Capsules usually give you between 1–3 Champion Shards, and sometimes a flat amount of BE. You can dismantle Champion Shards in exchange for BE, or you can unlock the champion the shard is related to for a discounted BE price. From my experience, you typically get between 750–1000 BE per capsule.
Every day you get a mission called First Win of the Day.
Completing this mission will grant you 50 BE and 400 XP. This includes other matchmade game modes, including ARAM and rotating event modes when they’re available.
Every so often, League has events that grant Event Tokens. These Event Tokens are usually exchangeable for a number of items including exclusive skins, emotes, and chromas. However, you can also use them to purchase BE. Using Event Tokens on BE is one of the quickest ways in the game to farm it, so I strongly recommend doing so when events come around. There are also usually a lot of missions that go along with events, and some of these will give chests, champion shards, and/or BE, so watch out for those too.
Events usually occur alongside new skin line releases, major holidays, and esport events such as World’s and MSI.
Chests have a chance to reward you with a Champion Shard, which can be turned into BE.
You can get chests by receiving an S- or higher in a game, or by being queued with a teammate that wins big. You can only get one per Champion each season, and only a certain amount per month. Chests are a slow way to farm BE because of all the restrictions surrounding them, but they’re worth getting when you can.
Wondering how to get Blue Essence in LoL for free? Watch eSports!
That’s right — Riot often offers rewards for watching League of Legends eSports live. To get these rewards, make sure you log into your Riot account when you watch. You’ll need to watch on the League eSports website to get your rewards, so make sure you don’t accidentally end up watching somewhere else. The exact rewards you get vary from event to event, so be sure to look up exactly what you need to do beforehand. MSI and Worlds are the two major events each year, so I would expect the rewards to be active during those two events at the least.
FAQs: How to Get Blue Essence in League of Legends
Next, let’s go over some common questions asked by the League community.
What is Blue Essence?
Blue Essence is the in-game currency used to purchase new champions. It can also be used to buy various cosmetics from time to time.
Is Blue Essence the same thing as IP?
Pretty much. Blue Essence serves the same purpose that IP used to serve before its removal in 2017. The only difference is in the ways you acquire it.
Do I get Blue Essence at the end of every match?
No. Unlike the former IP system, Blue Essence is awarded upon leveling up or through earning rewards and chests.
What can I spend Blue Essence on?
How much Blue Essence do I get in a Champion Capsule?
What events grant Blue Essence?
How do I get Blue Essence from watching eSports?
What is the best way to get Blue Essence?
Do chests always give Blue Essence?
How many Champion Capsules does it take to buy a 6300 champion?
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That’s it for our Blue Essence guide — thanks for reading! Hopefully you’ve learned enough about how to farm Blue Essence here that you’ll be able to unlock your most wanted Champions in no time. Be sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter for more guides like this.