12 Rarest League of Legend Skins Ever Released

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League of Legends (LOL) has been around for about a decade and its still one of the most popular video games in the world. Over the past decade, thousands of skins have been released for the game’s various characters, which are called champions. While many of the skins are common and still available for purchase, many of the earliest special edition skins aren’t for sale. Most of the skins on this list were exclusive promotional items from years ago when fewer people were playing LOL. This means that only a very small percentage of LOL accounts have these skins unlocked today.

  1. Vancouver Amumu
  2. Number of Players with Skin: unknown for sure, estimated to be no more than 25,000
    Current Value: $84.40 to $431.65
     Reason for Rarity: Only available during 2010 Winter Olympics
    Year Released: February 12, 2010
    Vancouver Amumu
    photo source: LeagueSales

    Vancouver Amumu was a special skin only available during the 2010 Winter Olympics, which were held in Vancouver, Canada. No one knows for sure how many players picked up Vancouver Amumu while it was still on sale, but it is estimated that only about 25,000 accounts have the skin. While Vancouver Amumu can’t be purchased, he can still be randomly obtained through mystery gifts.

    Did You Know?

    The color of Vancouver Amumu’s mummy bandages represent the Olympic Rings, which are blue, yellow, black, green, and red.


  3. PAX Sivir
  4. Number of Players with Skin: 2.279% of all accounts
    Current Value: $290.25 to $667.75
     Reason for Rarity: Only available to 2011 PAX (Penny Arcade eXpo) attendees
    Year Released: August 26, 2011
    PAX Sivir
    photo source: LeagueSales

    The 2011 Penny Arcade eXpo (PAX) was the last time that Riot gave out an exclusive League of Legends skin. PAX Sivir was only available to that year’s attendees. Like the other rare PAX skins, some attendees who didn’t play LOL sold their skin codes. PAX Sivir was not quite as valuable as PAX Twisted Fate and PAX Jax and only worth about $200.

    In 2017, Riot did give out an exclusive PAX skin after six years, but it was just a re-color of PAX Sivir dubbed Neo PAX Sivir.

    Did You Know?

    The design of the PAX Sivir skin was inspired by the Tron film and Sivir is wearing an outfit similar to those worn by the movie’s characters.


  5. UFO Corki
  6. Number of Players with Skin: 1.938% of all accounts
    Current Value: $42.75 to $232.05 (account also has Black Alistar)
     Reason for Rarity: Special promotional skin given to any accounts registered before January 14, 2010
    Year Released: January 1, 2010
    UFO Corki
    photo source: LeagueSales

    UFO Corki is a rare skin that was never available for official purchase. Instead, UFO Corki was given out as special promotion to celebrate the first year of League of Legends. The skin was automatically given out to any LOL account registered before January 14, 2010. Players were also gifted the Corki character as part of the promotion.

    Did You Know?

    Many League of Legends players consider UFO Corki to be the very first legendary skin.


  7. Championship Riven
  8. Number of Players with Skin: 1.193% of all accounts
    Current Value: $220.90 to $929.65 (account also has Neo PAX Sivir)
     Reason for Rarity: Only available for a short time during and after 2012 LOL World Championships
    Year Released: October 14, 2012
    Championship Riven
    photo source: League of Legends PBE Board

    There are two versions of the Championship Riven skin that can be seen around League of Legends and only the original 2012 version is considered truly rare. The Championship Riven skin from 2012 (aka Legacy Championship Riven) was initially given out to the 8,000 people who attended the 2012 LOL World Championships. Following the Championship finals, Championship Riven was available for purchase to everyone else.

    In 2016, Riot re-released the Championship Riven skin in a Championship Bundle for that year’s championship. To make the 2012 Championship Riven skin still feel special, visual updates were made, including a crown and updated sword. The original skin owners also received a special loading screen banner.

    Did You Know?

    The design of the Championship Riven skin itself was inspired by neon blue lava from an Indonesian volcano called Ijen.


  9. PAX Jax
  10. Number of Players with Skin: 1.188% of all accounts
    Current Value: $245.90 to $2,579.05 (account also has Silver Kayle)
     Reason for Rarity: Only available to 2010 PAX (Penny Arcade eXpo) attendees
    Year Released: August 26, 2010
    PAX Jax
    photo source: LeagueSales

    PAX Jax is another exclusive Penny Arcade eXpo (PAX) skin that is still very popular with League of Legends players today. This special version of Jax was given out at the 2010 PAX event. The design of PAX Jax was inspired Cardboard Tube Samurai from the webcomic Penny Arcade, which is written by the founders of PAX.

    Did You Know?

    The PAX Jax skin features a symbol that looks like the classic video character Pac-Man.


  11. Silver Kayle
  12. Number of Players with Skin: 1% of all accounts
    Current Value: $72.05 to $2,579.05 (account also has PAX Jax)
     Reason for Rarity: Only available to players who pre-ordered League of Legends Collector’s Edition
    Year Released: November 13, 2009
    Silver Kayle
    photo source: LeagueSales

    Silver Kayle is the last of the four special skins that were available to anyone who pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition of League of Legends in 2009 – one skin, Goth Annie was rare, but can still be obtained in special bundles through the official LOL store. Kayle is a popular LOL character, which is why more Silver Kayle codes were redeemed than the other two rare collector’s edition skins.

    Did You Know?

    Silver Kayle features Kayle wearing silver and blue armor, a giant matching sword, and blue tinted wings.


  13. Victorious Jarvin IV
  14. Number of Players with Skin: 0.812% of all accounts
    Current Value: $171.65 to $419.25
     Reason for Rarity: End of Season 1 Reward; there were less LOL players back then
    Year Released: August 23, 2011
    Victorious Jarvin IV
    photo source: LeagueSales

    Victorious Jarvin IV was the very first end of season reward ever released back in 2011. This special Jarvin IV skin was given out to LOL players who reached at least Gold tier during that season. Four more Victorious skins were released for other characters in subsequent seasons, but Victorious Jarvin IV is the rarest because there were fewer people playing League of Legends in 2011.

    Did You Know?

    Unlike the other Victorious skins, Victorious Jarvin IV has no special animations, sounds, or particles.


  15. King Rammus
  16. Number of Players with Skin: 0.749% of all accounts
    Current Value: $51.35 to $315.60
     Reason for Rarity: Only given to players who participated in the closed League of Legends Beta
    Year Released: October 21, 2009
    King Rammus
    photo source: LeagueSales

    King Rammus was a special skin only given to players who participated in the closed beta of League of Legends. The beta ended on October 21, 2009 and players were gifted the King Rammus skin, which was inspired by the iconic Nintendo character Bowser. Unlike some of the other rare skins on this list, King Rammus was automatically given to player accounts that participated in the beta; there were no codes that could be sold.

    Did You Know?

    The King Rammus skin is one of the most affordable rare skins on this list and can be purchased for as low as $51.


  17. PAX Twisted Fate
  18. Number of Players with Skin: 0.390% of all accounts
    Current Value: c.$657.43
     Reason for Rarity: Only available to 2009 PAX (Penny Arcade eXpo) attendees
    Year Released: August 9, 2009
    PAX Twisted Fate
    photo source: LeagueSales

    Of all the rarer skins on this list, PAX Twisted Fate is probably one of the most popular, which explains why there’s still a fairly high number of these skins around in the game. This special version of Twisted Fate was only available to people who attended the 2009 PAX (Penny Arcade eXpo) event.

    One reason for PAX Twisted Fate’s popularity is the skin’s black, silver, and blue color scheme. PAX Twisted Fate also has a special cape with the PAX 09 logo on it.

    Did You Know?

    PAX Twisted Fate is so popular that it is one of the most valuable rare League of Legends skin, selling for over $650 today. Even back in 2009, PAX Twisted Fate codes were going for more than $450.


  19. Young Ryze (Human Ryze)
  20. Number of Players with Skin: 0.298% of all accounts
    Current Value: c.$328
     Reason for Rarity: Only available to players who pre-ordered League of Legends Collector’s Edition
    Year Released: June 14, 2009
    Young Ryze (Human Ryze)
    photo source: LOLSKIN SHOP

    Along with Black Alistar, Young Ryze was another skin exclusive only available to players who pre-ordered the League of Legends Collector’s Edition. Based on pre-order sales, about 65,000 copies of this version of LOL were sold. So there are around 65,000 or so Young Ryze skins and for whatever reason, based on various estimates, there are more Young Ryze skins than Black Alistar skins currently circulating.

    Did You Know?

    The Young Ryze skin not only shows what Ryze looked like when he was a young man, but it also features a more natural skin tone – instead of regular Ryze’s blue skin – and green tribal tattoos.


  21. Black Alistar
  22. Number of Players with Skin: 0.258% of all accounts
    Current Value: $218.30 – $356.80
     Reason for Rarity: Only available to players who pre-ordered League of Legends Collector’s Edition
    Year Released: June 14, 2009
    Black Alistar
    photo source: LeagueSales

    Black Alistar is another early League of Legends skin that was hard to come by and fairly exclusive. The skin was only available to people who purchased a copy of the Collector’s Edition of League of Legends. It is estimated that only around 65,000 players received the Black Alistar skin. However, it is likely that some of the codes were not redeemed, meaning there are much less than 65,000 Black Alistar skins out there today.

    Did You Know?

    Back when the Black Alistar skin was first released, people were selling the codes for around $400+.


  23. Rusty Blitzcrank
  24. Number of Players with Skin: 0.206% of all accounts
    Current Value: $465.15
     Reason for Rarity: Quickly removed from store
    Year Released: November 20, 2009
    Rusty Blitzcrank
    photo source: LeagueSales

    Rusty Blitzcrank is not a particularly interesting skin and was poorly received when it was first released back in 2009. Players felt that the skin was low effort and very few sales were made. Riot quickly took the skin down and it is estimated that only 0.206% of all League of Legends accounts have the skin, making Rusty Blitzcrank the rarest League of Legends skin ever released.

    Did You Know?

    According to the few League of Legends players who do have Rusty Blitzcrank, it looks so similar to Blitzcrank’s normal skin that other players don’t usually notice that they’re using Rusty Blitzcrank skin.

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