We have a list of the best League of Legends skins, but we cannot forget about those League of Legends skins that give us a bad taste in our mouth…you know, the ones that didn’t exactly stand out from the crowd for being great…or even okay. We understand that Riot puts a lot of time into the skins they create, and most of the time, that creativity shines through, but not all of the time.
Without further ado, we are going to introduce you to the worst League of Legends skins. If you continue reading this, you’ve been warned – these really are the worst (in our opinion).
The amount of poor skins has decreased over the past couple of years, so it’s evident that Riot is aware of their cringe-inducing skins and are working to make sure it doesn’t happen again. We’ve noticed that when an older champion is being reworked, they redesign their skins as well. Due to this, we’ve lost some legendary, yet disgusting skins, like Lollipoppy.
Despite this, we still have our fair share of atrocious skins (thanks Riot) in the game. Mind you; it’s not easy making a list of the worst League of Legends skins, but it is easier than making a list of the best LoL skins.
Writing this, there’s no complex criteria – the skin has to be either meaningless or appalling. Nothing more, nothing less – that’s all there is to it.
These skins aren’t listed in any particular order – they’re all awful in some way, shape, or form, so there’s no reason to rank them.
18) Nightmare Cho’Gath
Just look at nightmare Cho’Gath…it truly is a nightmare, especially if you’re one of the lucky (or not so lucky) LoL players that have received this skin three times in a row through Hextech crafting. Basically, this skin is just a recoloring, and there’s nothing special to it. This skin has a lot of potential on paper, but when it’s all said and done, it’s a let-down.
We’re sorry to say this, but Nightmare Cho’Gath is hideous. If you get it through Hextech crafting, it’ll feel as if it’s laughing in your face saying, “you could have gotten any skin in this game, but you ended up with me …again, hahaha.”
There’s truth to the name – as you are full of excitement and open up a chest, and you receive this skin, it turns into a nightmare for real.
17) Rusty Blitzcrank
This list of the worst LoL skins wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t include the Rusty Blitzcrank skin…he truly is rusty with this skin. It makes us wonder why this skin even exists. Did someone really get paid to make this skin? We’re sorry to the person that came up with the idea; we mean no disrespect, but come on.
Did it go something like this?
“Hey guys, we need some ideas for a Blitzcrank skin.”
“We could take Blitzcrank and make him rusty and stuff?”
“Love it! Design team, chop, chop!”
Did it go like this? If so, I’m sorry. There’s nothing good about this skin. Really, it’s just Blitzcrank in a darker shade. Basically, in our eyes, it’s just a big hunk of metal.
16) Magnificent Twisted Fate
With this skin having the word “magnificent” in it, we feel as if it’s misleading. We’re not really sure what to think of this Magnificent Twisted Fate Skin – it’s definitely not something we want to be caught with on the battleground.
Here’s the really funny thing – this is a legendary skin. You need to fork up 1820RP to get this thing. That’s just insane.
15) Spectacular Sivir
Spectacular? I don’t even think so – far from it. Sivir doesn’t really wear a whole lot of clothes, so we understand there’s only so much the design team can do with her…Unless, you know, you decide to give her an outfit.
If you’re going to put a slightly recolored bathing suit on her, then you might want to think about calling it something besides “spectacular.”
It’s hard to say whether something is beautiful or not because, in the end, it all boils down to personal preference. However, people in the LoL community can probably all agree that this is one of the worst LoL skins in the game.
14) Deadly Kennen
Deadly? Far from it. This skin is just Kennen in a different color. There’s nothing really praiseworthy about this skin at all. There’s a blurry line between an actual skin and chroma here, and it’s not creative either.
13) Shamrock Malphite
As if Malphite’s vanilla model skin wasn’t enough, there’s the Shamrock Malphite, which makes him look almost fluorescent. Malphite is overdue for a rework, wouldn’t you agree? Then again, maybe with this one, they shouldn’t even bother.
12) Union Jack Fiddlesticks
Interesting name, but that’s about it. Basically, this is good old Fiddlesticks wrapped up in a United Kingdom flag. That’s all there is to it, and it’s not worth 520RP, in our opinion. Looking at this skin, it’s hard for us to figure out how this one was even released. It’s not really a recolor, but it certainly is an underachiever.
This skin was released in 2010 during the start of the Winter Olympics. Perhaps Riot thought it would make players proud, but it did the opposite.
11) Vancouver Amumu
Could you imagine paying a total of 520RP just so you could recolor your torso and your feet? This is something we’re going to skip. To us, this skin just has “lazy” written all over it and is terrible in every way we can think of. To the design team that put the Vancouver Amumu skin together, we don’t mean any harm, but this one doesn’t fly well with us.
There aren’t a whole lot of Amumu mains out there, so the amount of LoL players who complained weren’t that high. This skin was released in 2010 during the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and it didn’t do the Olympics a whole lot of justice.
10) Badger Teemo
If you’re a Teemo main, we’re sorry about the Badger Teemo. The design team didn’t mean to do it. However, with the Badger Teemo, the little devil isn’t all that green anymore. When you purchase this glorified chroma, you’ll get something that is slightly recolored for 520RP.
9) Nosferatu Vladimir
Here, you will find yourself playing as a bald version of Vladimir, and we’re not sure exactly what to think about this. It’s hard to explain just how hideous this skin looks in the game, so you’ll have to look at the picture and see for yourself.
Yes, we get it, Riot tried to recreate Nosferatu from 1922, but “try” is about all they did with this skin. The film is great and has a piece of history, but the skin…it’s not even accurate.
Depending on who you ask, some may say it’s “not so bad,” but for us, we’re shoving it in the “worst” category.
8) Black Belt Udyr
Basically, all this skin is is Udy wearing a black belt, and that’s all there is to it. If you pulled this skin from a chest, you have every right to scream at your monitor.
On the front, there’s a reasonably visible Riot Games logo…you know, in case you forgot who made the game, while you’re playing it.
7) Sasquatch Nunu
We’re not exactly sure what the design team was thinking when they created Sasquatch Nunu, and we’re not sure we even want to know. Nunu isn’t precisely one of the most attractive champions in League of Legends, and this skin didn’t do it justice.
6) Marble Malphite
This is the second time Malphite is on this list – sorry Malphite, we’re not trying to hate on you or anything. Marble Malphite is just way too bright. Some LoL players will tell you that if you stare at this skin for too long, you’ll damage your eyes – you know like you would if you were to stare at the sun.
The marble skin is an interesting idea, and it looks nice if it didn’t look like the design team tossed paint all over it and called it a day.
5) Dreadknight Garen
Garen, we’re sorry they put this skin on you. Everyone out there has this skin…it’s everywhere, on every corner. It’s not exactly the ugliest skin on the block, but the disappointment you feel when you look at this skin is enough to play it on this list.
4) Swamp Master Kennen
Riot should never release a swamp themed skin – it’s just not something they should do. No champion, regardless, is going to look good with dirty clothing and green skin…not even Ahri. This is a legacy skin, which we’re thankful for because we don’t really see it in the game.
3) Riot Girl Tristana
Like the Dreadknight Garen skin, this one right here is owned by nearly every LoL player out there. You can get this skin for free, and that’s nice, thank you Riot, but it’s basically just a recolor, and that’s a bit on the boring side.
2) Golden Alistar
Why on earth would anyone take Alistar, of all champions, and make him golden? It’s not attractive in the least bit. When we look at the Golden Alistar friend, we feel that it was created for humor. Putting on this skin, you can almost sense other players laughing at you.
1) White Mage Veigar
Skins like the White Mage Veigar should be made into a chroma – all they do is change a couple of colors and have a new splash art. The colors on this particular skin just seem so out of place for us.
So there you have it – the worst League of Legends skins. No matter who you are and what your preferences may be, there’s got to be something you dislike from this list. Yes, it’s hard not to be grateful for the work the design team at Riot has done, but these are just horrible. On a more positive light (we don’t like being so negative), we truly are thankful for many of the LoL skins, just not the ones on this list.