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Are Wild Rift Exclusive Skins A Good Idea?

Skins 03-07-2022 13:00
Star Guardian Seraphine WR exclusive
This is one of her most requested skins! | © Riot Games

Seraphine is getting a Star Guardian skin! Unfortunately she is only going to be donning the skin in the mobile exclusive League of Legends title by Riot Games. This has caused much debate within the League of Legends community, since many feel that the PC gamers have been snubbed by Riot. 

There have been a multitude of skins which Riot has released for Wild Rift which many fans feel could also make for great skins in League of Legends. Of course, Star Guardian Seraphine has sparked the most debate, but there can be points made for a multitude of other skins to also be made available in League of Legends. 


Which Skins Are Wild Rift Exclusive? 

First let's check out which skins Riot has released since the launch of Wild Rift, which players can only obtain in the mobile game. Sure, skins like Star Guardian Ahri are in the game, as well as Firecracker Sett, but there are also more skins we could only dream of in the PC version of the game. 

  • Battle Academia Akshan
  • Cottontail Blitzcrank
  • Cottontail Ziggs
  • Crystal Rose Ezreal
  • Crystal Rose Lux
  • Crystal Rose Jarvan IV
  • Crystal Rose Sona
  • Zephyr Dragon Master Yi
  • Lunar Beast Miss Fortune
  • Stargazer Twisted Fate
  • Stargazer Camille
  • Stargazer Soraka
  • Glorious Tryndamere
  • Glorious Jinx
  • Glorious Lulu
  • Glorious Orianna
  • Psychic Detective Senna
  • Dream Raider Nasus
  • Hexplorer Jax
  • Hexplorer Teemo
  • Hexplorer Tristana
  • Hexplorer Shyvana
  • Hexplorer Galio
  • Star Guardian Orianna
  • Star Guardian Seraphine
  • Star Guardian Senna
  • Redeemed Star Guardian Xayah
  • Redeemed Star Guardian Rakan

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Why Does Riot Make Exclusive Wild Rift Skins? 

While there are quite a lot of skins in Wild Rift which originated from League of Legends, more and more exclusive skins seems to be making their way into Wild Rift. Obviously, one reason is to make the game more attractive to players and incentivize League players to also download Wild Rift. 

With the backlash of the Star Guardian skins, Riot EarthSlug went to Twitter to explain Riot's point of view on the whole debacle and why certain champions are only getting Star Guardian skins in Wild Rift. 

Each game evaluates things like time since last skin, total number of skins, what champions make sense for a skinline and many other details. This sometimes means that the Champions selected for a skinline differ. This is compounded by the fact that Wild Rift has less champions to consider in the pool

It also takes twice as long to make skins for Wild Rift than League of Legends, so the team has to start working on the cosmetics much sooner. When making skins for either Wild Rift and League of Legends, player base is also taken into account according to EarthSlug. 

Will Exclusive Wild Rift Skins Stay Exclusive? 

In the Twitter thread, Riot EarthSlug also explained that Wild Rift exclusive skins don't necessarily have to stay Wild Rift exclusive. So, even though Senna might not get her Star Guardian skin in League of Legends just yet, the future could bring her to the PC version as well. 

Where it makes sense we will sim-ship (simultaneously ship) skins to both games, and where it does not, each game will get skins that may be exclusive. Even if temporarily.

Will we get every single skin in Wild Rift? No. We also won't have every Wild Rift skin as a League of Legends skin though. Riot will likely take player feedback into account to make upcoming skins for either version of their games. 

Sabrina Ahn

Sabrina Ahn is the League of Legends and Riftfeed Lead. During her time at Concordia University in 2014 she fell in love with League of Legends and esports and has been playing LoL since then – how she hasn't lost...