For all the skins available to purchase in League of Legends, there are a handful that aren’t available to the public.
These skins, more commonly known as “Legacy Skins,” are some of the oldest in League of Legends. They were only given out during certain events or have been discontinued after their initial release.
If you see a player using these skins in-game, then you are likely playing with a true veteran who has been around since League’s initial closed beta period from April 10 to Oct. 22, 2009.
The release skins
Silver Kayle was released with the original retail copy of League of Legends in 2009. As stores pretty much never restock the physical editions, it’s near impossible to find a copy that has the original codes. And even if you did, Riot disabled the codes back in 2014.
Young Ryze, or Human Ryze as he was once known, was another skin given to players who pre-ordered a retail version of League of Legends at launch.
Black Alistar was only given to players who ordered the digital version of the League of Legends collector’s edition at launch. Few players bought the game (it was free-to-play), so not many players own this skin.
Rusty Blitzcrank was discontinued in January 2010 and was only available on the store for a mere three months before it was pulled. The skin looked too much like the original Blitzcrank skin, and was discontinued for that very reason.
UFO Corki was gifted to players who created an account for the game before Jan. 14, 2010. It was given to players as part of a promotion for an award League of Legends won that year.
If you tested League of Legends when it was still in beta, this was your reward. King Rammus (a subtle hint to another character by the name of King Koopa) is a Super Mario series nod that lets players know you are a League of Legends veteran.
The PAX skins (Twisted Fate, Jax, Sivir)
PAX Prime 2009, 2010, and 2011 gifted event-goers with one of these three legendary skins. The first skin of the trio, Twisted Fate, was given to a small pool of players attending the event to celebrate the game’s release and is the rarest skin in the game.
Those who attended the PAX Prime conventions the following two years were given Jax and Sivir respectively. These would be the last PAX Prime skins created until 2017, when Neo Pax Sivir was released.
Riot Squad Singed
Players that were lucky enough to attend gamescom in 2010 were given Riot Squad Singed as a party favor. Although Riot Squad Singed was occasionally available through the in-game store afterwards, the skin still remains one of the most difficult to find, seeing as codes for the skin were discontinued shortly after Gamescom.
This Kayle skin was awarded to players who competed in at least 10 games in Season 1 of League of Legends. As such, the skin is notoriously hard to find in a competitive match, and has not been sold since.
Urfwick was originally available in 2010 as a limited release, making it hard to find in the League community. It took seven years for the skin to finally make a resurgence—but at a cost.
Urfwick was brought back in the Blue Essence store in 2017, selling for a massive 150,000 blue essence. It has since returned to the legacy store and is unlikely to be seen again for a long time.
The Victorious Skins
Jarven IV (2011)
The Victorious Skins are only given to players who achieved a rank of Gold or higher each year in-game. The skin line started with Jarven VI back in 2011 and has continued to this very day, with Graves being the most recent champion to join the golden line of skins. These skins are rare due to them never being available in the store.