As of right now, League of Legends has a total of 1211 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 1211 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.
13) Silver Kayle
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?
12) Black Alistar
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.
11) Young Ryze
Players who pre-ordered their copy of League of Legends at launch received the Young Ryze skin.
10) UFO Corki
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.
9) 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.
8) 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.
7) Rusty Blitzcrank
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.
6) Victorious Jarvan IV
At the end of a ranked season, Victorious skins are rewarded to those with an ELO of Gold or higher. There are many Victorious skins, but Jarvan is one of the rarest. Victorious Jarvan was rewarded to players in Season 1. Since there weren’t as many players in Season 1, and the fact that you had to be gold to get this skin, it was and still is, a pretty rare skin.
5) Grey Warwick
The only way players could obtain the Grey Warwick skin was to get 50 other players to join League of Legends, and after they joined, those players had to hit level 10 before the skin was rewarded. Unfortunately, League of Legends doesn’t have the “recruit a friend” feature anymore.
4) King Rammus
The King Rammus skin looks familiar because it is based on Bowser (the Mario villain). This is a skin that was released at the end of the beta, so only LoL veterans have it.
3) Pumpkinhead Fiddlesticks
Pumpkinhead Fiddlesticks was available during the Halloween event in 2010. From time to time, it pops up as a legacy skin, so if you ever have the opportunity to grab it, you should.
2) Championship Riven
Those that attended the Season 2 World Championship received Championship Riven. During the 2015 title games, Riot reintroduced this one – it was available to players that managed to guess every winner during the Championship. According to our research, only one player obtained the perfect score, making Championship Riven one of the rarest skins in League.
1) Pax Twisted Fate – The Rarest League of Legends Skin
Pax Twisted Fate was given to those individuals that attended the PAX event in 2009 (it was given through a redeemable code). As mentioned earlier, the redeemable codes are no longer redeemable, so you can no longer get this skin.
If you have any of these skins on your League of Legends account, we’d love to hear it – go ahead and drop your comment and tell us what your favourite skin is.