If you’ve heard a bunch of people talking about the Legacy Vault in League of Legends, but you don’t know what it is – don’t worry! Here we will tell you everything you need to know about this feature and why you should keep an eye on it. There are a couple of things that still are a mystery concerning this topic, so we best start explaining.
The Legacy Vault is a skin promotion that Riot Games offers during specific events. But it isn’t like the “Your Shop” feature or the general skin discounts throughout the year. The Legacy Vault holds all the skins that can’t be purchased anymore in League of Legends.
As you may know, there are a bunch of skins in the game that you can’t buy, even if you wanted to spend hundreds of dollars for them. Instead, they’re locked and unavailable. Well, the Legacy Vault is one opportunity to buy those kinds of skins for a very low price, but also for a very short period of time.
Also read: The Best Legacy Vault Skins in Season 11
So, the Legacy Vault is a great opportunity to buy some of the Legacy skins for your favorite champions. But which skins are precisely in it?
Which Skins Are in the Legacy Vault?
In short, all skins that you can’t buy with money freely and whenever you want. Think of Angler Jax or Professor Ryze. If you head over to League of Legends or the in-game store, you won’t be able to find these skins there. That’s because they’re one of the oldest skins in the game. And Riot Games have decided (for some reason) to ban these and similar skins for purchasing. But however we view the situation, some of these skins are truly Legendary, and we want them for our main champions.
Here is a list of skins that were up for sale the first time the Legacy Vault opened:
- Rusty Blitzcrank
- Urf the Manatee Warwick
- Crimson Akali
- Pharaoh Amumu
- Nightmare Cho’Gath
- Toxic Dr. Mundo
- Nottingham Ezreal
- Desert Trooper Garen
- Hillibilly Gragas
- Angler Jax
- Swamp Master Kennen
- Sonoran Kog’Maw
- Shamrock Malphite
- Leopard Nidalee
- Sasquatch Nunu
- Noxus Poppy
- Professor Ryze
- Frozen Shen
- Hextech Sion
- Badger Teemo
- Highland Tryndamere
- Kingpin Twitch
As you can see, these are all rare skins that are known for being particularly unique for the given champion. And here, we don’t mean game-changing spell animations or similar things, but only the champions’ looks. Because truthfully, these are all old skins and only change the way the champion looks. But they do so in such a cool way that they’ve become a true Legacy.
Now, the skins on this list aren’t all skins that the League of Legends Legacy Vault contains. Every year, more and more skins become unavailable for sale. And thus, they enter the Legacy Vault. So each time the Legacy Vault is opened, you can find more hidden skins than previously. Think of skins like Pax Sivir, Pax Twisted Fate, Death Sworn Katarina, Definitely Not Blitzcrank, Zombie Brand, or Champion Riven.
How Much is a Skin Worth in the Legacy Vault?
Since this is supposed to be a rare occasion, the skins in the Legacy Vault are relatively cheap. Most of the skins in the list above, during the first time the Legacy Vault opened, were initially priced at 190 RP. Some, like Angler Jax, were 355 RP, though. But, there was also a 50% discount on all of these skins, so their cheapest price was either 177 RP or 95 RP. Imagine that, purchasing a Legacy skin for only 95 RP!
This may come as a surprise to many players. But the pricing is understandable once we take a look at Riot Games’ reasoning. They’ve created skins that many people want to own, yet they can’t be purchased anymore. So, they’re giving us the Legacy Vault and the low prices so that anyone can buy one or two skins that they desperately want. The low cost isn’t because of the skins’ worth, but their limited availability.
How Often Does the Legacy Vault Open?
Truthfully, there isn’t a schedule for the Legacy Vault, and there has never been one. The safest thing we can say is that it opens up during or after important events in League of Legends.
For example, the Legacy Vault opened the first time after the League of Legends World Championship in season 3. Its starting date was 6 December, and it lasted until 29 December. It was an excellent addition during the end of the season, and people could buy and gift their favorite skins.
However, the Legacy Vault only opened a couple of times after that. It was never scheduled, and it was never made clear to us when it will occur the next time.
Well, don’t despair! There are a couple of things that we can do in the meantime. All of the Legacy and the unavailable skins that appear in the Legacy Vault can also be received from the Loot feature in the game. Yes, it is a completely free way of acquiring those skins.
So basically, whenever you open a chest or reroll three skins into a skin permanent, you have a chance of receiving one of the skins mentioned above. However, the loot system has its way of being too random, so you may want to try Mystery Gifts as well. If you have another LoL account or some friends willing to gift you some Mystery boxes, you’ll get a chance to receive your favorite Legacy skins. Keep in mind that this is all RNG, so you can’t know whether you’ll receive it or not.
When Will the Legacy Vault Open in 2021?
Like we mentioned above, the Legacy Vault isn’t scheduled, and Riot doesn’t give us all information around it. Currently, we have no news when will the Legacy Vault open in 2021. And the truth is that the Legacy Vault hasn’t opened for a couple of years now, and nobody knows whether it will ever open again. It seems like Riot Games has decided to completely replace this feature with the in-game Loot system.
If this is the case, we regard it as a poor decision since it doesn’t satisfy all the players. Yes, you may have the luck to loot your favorite skin on the first try. But you may also not have the fortune and try years and years for it.
One last thing to say is to keep an eye out for any whispers around the Legacy Vault. And make sure to visit our page because we will post all the news around this feature if they arise in one way or another. GL & HF!