As of right now, League of Legends has a total of 1132 skins. That’s a whole lot of skins, isn’t it!? It’s fun to look through all of the shiny skins and sporting them around in matches against those who are stuck wearing the basics. It makes us feel a particular type of special, right?
While there are 1132 skins, if you really want to stand out from the crowd, you need to go for the rare skins. Today, we are here to look at the rarest skins in League of Legends and how players got them.
The hardest skins to get aren’t always the rarest …
There are some skins in LoL that aren’t available to purchase. These skins are commonly referred to as “Legacy Skins” and are the oldest ones in LoL. These skins were obtained during special events, or they may have been discontinued after they were released. If you come across a player that is wearing legacy skins, then chances are that you are playing within a real LoL veteran.
This is a skin that was released with the original copy of LoL when it first came out back in 2009. It’s almost impossible to find a copy of League of Legends with the original code, and even if you managed to find it, the codes were disabled in 2014. Did you know that Silver Kayle is one of the most expensive League skin in 2020?
This skin could only be obtained if you purchased the digital version of the collector’s edition during launch. Not many gamers purchased League of Legends when it was free-to-play, so it’s super rare to see this skin in a match.
Players who pre-ordered their copy of League of Legends at launch received the Young Ryze skin.
UFO Corki is an all-time favorite – this was given to players who had a League of Legends account before January 14, 2010. This skin was given to players as a celebration for an award LoL won that year.
Riot Squad Singed
You could get this skin if you attended Gamescom back in 2010 – Squad Singed was given out as a party favor. Afterward, this skin was available in the store, but it is still one of the hardest to get because the codes were discontinued.
Whistler Village Twitch
In 2010, during the Vancouver Winter Olympics, to celebrate, this skin was put in the store and was available for a limited time.
Rusty Blitzcrank is one of the rarest skins on League of Legends. This skin looks a bit on the plain side, but the story behind it explains why. On September 2, 2009, after League of Legends was officially released, they released Blitzcrank as the new champion. Blitzcrank was released with default skin and an additional skin that players could purchase in the League of Legends store – this was the Rusty Blitzcrank skin. The skin was removed ten days later because players complained that it was similar to the original skin. For this reason, people had the opportunity to trade the Rusty Blitzcrank skin in.