The Rarest Skins In League Of Legends

The Rarest Skins In League Of Legends
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Written by 

Dave McAdam


23rd Jan 2023 12:07

The rarest skins in League of Legends are determined by where they come from, and how many people have them. League of Legends has been around for quite a long time now, with many rare skins that have come and gone. Here are some of the rarest skins in the history of League of Legends.

League of Legends Rare Skins: Early Adopters

League of Legends rarest skins: some of the earliest available exclusive skins
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League of Legends has been around since 2009, and exclusive skins have existed since the earliest days. As such, the skins that were rare then have only become rarer in the years since. There are several groups of rare League skins from the early days, particularly as the vast majority of players were not playing at the time and couldn't get them.

These early-day skins include the ones available for buying the game at launch in 2009. Yes, there was a time when you could purchase League of Legends, there was even a deluxe edition. These included Silver Kayle, Young Ryze, and Black Alistar. Other early skins that were available for a limited time include Rusty Blitzcrank and UFO Corki, which were only available in 2010, and made completely unavailable in 2014.

Perhaps the oldest and rarest skin of them all is the King Rammus skin. This skin doesn't change much about Rammus, other than give him a colour scheme that could get Riot in trouble with Nintendo. The skin was acquired by participating in the game's beta, something that a tiny sliver of the modern League fanbase was around to do.

League of Legends Rare Skins: Event Rewards

League of Legends rarest skins: some skins that were only available to those who attended PAX Prime from 2009 to 2011
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A common thing in gaming communities is players being rewarded with in-game items for attending real-world events. Gamers love their conferences, and many game publishers hold events at these conferences. Over the years, Riot has attended its fair share of expos and cons, and brought some exclusive skins as rewards for attendees.

Specifically, three skins were shared out at PAX Prime from 2009 to 2011. Those were Pax Twisted Fate, Pax Jax, and Pax Sivir. As these were only available to those who attended, the skins are exceedingly rare in the community.

The only chance players had at a later date was in 2017, when PAX Prime attendees were gifted with Neo Pax Sivir, a remake of the original Pax Sivir skin. This skin was also available to purchase through the store, but only until the end of 2017.

League of Legends Rare Skins: Other Sources

League of Legends rarest skins: Victory Skins from years previous
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There are many other skins that are or are nearly impossible to acquire today, from a variety of sources. For example, each year there is a Victorious Skin. This is a special skin for one Champion that is awarded to players who reach Gold rank in a season. If you missed out on those when they were available, then they are gone for good.

Furthermore, you have all the items in the Legacy Vault. These cosmetics, where many limited edition skins have gone to, are only available to purchase during special events, like Worlds. Not all items are available through the Legacy Vault, such as all the skins mentioned above. Still, many extremely rare skins are on this list, just waiting for an opportunity to reappear.

That is it for our rundown of the rarest skins in League of Legends. For more on the game, check out our League of Legends level borders guide.

Dave McAdam
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Dave McAdam
Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.
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