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Blue Essence (BE BE BE) is one of the primary currencies used to unlock League of Legends content, the other being Riot Points. Blue Essence can be obtained by leveling up, completing missions (particularly Awakening missions and the First Win of the Day), opening Champion Capsules awarded by leveling up, or by disenchanting champion shards contained within Champion Capsules.

Blue Essence was first released at the beginning of Season 2016 as a way to not spend Influence Points IP Influence Points to unlock champions. It then replaced the older currency in V7.22.

Blue Essence Use

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Acquiring Blue Essence

Leveling up

  • Between summoner levels 1 and 30, the player periodically receives Blue Essence as a direct level-up milestone reward, alongside access to the games features. They may also be rewarded with champion shards, alternatively to or in addition to direct BE.
  • Starting from summoner level 5, Champion Capsules are awarded at level ups. These capsules can grant BE to the player directly, or they can contain champion shards that can either be disenchanted to obtain BE or upgraded using BE to permanently unlock the champion.
    • The total BE awarded from a capsule's champion shards has set probabilities, with a minimum of 810 BE 810 and a maximum of 1260 BE 1260.[1][2][3]
    • Each shard can be disenchanted for 20% of the champion's purchase cost as BE BE BE. Upgrading a shard costs 60% of the champion's purchase cost as BE BE BE.
Shop value (BE Blue Essence) Disenchant value (BE Blue Essence) Upgrade cost (BE Blue Essence)
450 90 270
1350 270 810
3150 630 1890
4800 960 2880
6300 1260 3780
7800 1560 4680

First Win of the day

Blue Essence can also be obtained with the First Win of the Day mission which grants 50 BE 50 and XP 400.

Missions and Events

Some missions, during events, rewards the player with Blue Essence. Notably, the Awakening set of mission rewards the player with 800 BE 800 for each mission completed.

Some events award unique currency (tokens) for completing missions and playing. These currencies can then be used to craft additional rewards in Hextech Crafting. Blue Essence has been one of the exchangeable rewards, often for the leftover currency due to their low price.

References

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