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LoL Legacy Skins: Everything You Need to Know

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What are Legacy Skins? | © Riot Games

Sometimes when opening a chest in LoL, you can find skins with the label "Legacy Content," but what exactly does that mean? Here is everything you need to know about the League of Legends Legacy skins. 

There are a lot of skins in League of Legends. At the start of 2023, we have around 1,400 unique skins in the game, and we can only expect the number to grow in the time to come.

Some skins are available all year round, whereas other appear for a short period and is then gone, either forever or until the same time next year. 

LoL - What Are Legacy Skins? 

Legacy skins are somewhat rare skins only available for a limited period and are then placed in the Legacy Vault. Legacy skins usually appear during specific times of the year, like certain holidays or big events. 

Most of the legacy skins can be found in Mystery Gifting and Hextech Crafting or on sale during certain events.

Heartseeker Jinx
Legacy Skin: Heartseeker Jinx is available for Valentine's Day | © Riot Games

LoL - Where Can I Aquire Legacy Skins?

Legacy skins are usually available for sale during events, either in bundles or sold separately. 

Most legacy skins are available through Mystery Gifting and Hextech Crafting. This does, however, mean that you cannot choose freely which skin you want unless they are available during a certain event, but have to be lucky enough to receive it in one of your chests.

  • Hextech Chest: 125 RP
  • Masterwork Chest: 165 RP

Types of Legacy Skins

There are a bunch of Legacy skins in League of Legends. Here is a list briefly summarizing the different types of legacy skins. 

Type of Legacy SkinsExplainedExample
World Game Event Skins

Skins available for certain World Game events, like the 2018 World Cup.

Red Card Katarina
Traditional SkinsSkins created to capture the original feeling of Riot Games' first fully reworked champions.  Traditional Karma
Event SkinsSkins available for certain holidays, like Christmas or Valentine's.Lunar Wraith Morgana & Happy Elf Teemo
Riot SkinsSkins acquired by either meeting a Rioter or attending an official Riot Games event. Riot Blitzcrank & Riot K-9 Nasus
Esports SkinsVarious Skins relating to either Worlds or MSIChampionship Ashe & SKT T1 Nami

Retired Legacy Skins

Magnificent Twisted Fate
The Magnificent Twisted Fate is one of the many retired Legacy skins | © Riot Games

Some skins are considered retired Legacy skins and are no longer available for purchase during the various events. Here are some examples of retired Legacy Skins: 

  • Almost-Prom King Amumu
  • Big Bad Warwick
  • Prom Queen Annie
  • Viking Tryndamere
  • Rune Wars Renekton
  • Hextech Janna
  • Striker Lucian

LoL: What is the Difference Between Legacy Skins And Limited Skins?

Retired and Normal Legacy skins are available during various events and can be obtained in the Hextech Crafting System. 

Limited skins, on the other hand, are only available when either completing certain tasks or when purchasing in a one-time-only event.

Limited skins are not available in the LoL Hextech Crafting system and have some of the rarest skins in League of Legends.

Lol black alistar skin
Black Alistar is a Limited Skin. | © Riot Games

All Limited Skins: 

  • Rusty Blitzcrank
  • Urf the Manatee/Urfwick
  • Victorious Skins from every season
  • Grey Warwick
  • Medieval Twitch
  • Triumphant Ryze
  • King Rammus
  • Judgment Kayle 
  • UFO Corki
  • Riot Girl Tristana 
  • Unchained Alistar
  • Riot Squad Singed
  • PAX Twisted Fate
  • PAX Jax
  • PAX Sivir
  • Silver Kayle
  • Black Alistar
  • Young Ryze
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