14th March, 2017

How Many Champions are in League of Legends?

As of patch 7.3, there are currently 134 champions with the latest champion being Camille, the Steel Shadow. To see when a champion was released we’ve made this helpful table that lists every release date of every champion.

Champion

Release Date

Camille

7th December 2016

Ivern

5th November 2016

Kled

10th August 2016

Taliyah

18th May 2016

Aurelion Sol

24th March 2016

Jhin

1st February 2016

Illaoi

24th November 2015

Kindred

14th October 2015

Tahm Kench

9th July 2015

Ekko

28th May 2015

Bard

12th March 2015

Rek’Sai

11th December 2014

Kalista

20th November 2014

Azir

16th September 2014

Gnar

14th August 2014

Braum

12th May 2014

Vel’Koz

27th February 2014

Yasuo

13th December 2013

Jinx

10th October 2013

Lucian

22nd August 2013

Aatrox

13th June 2013

Lissandra

30th April 2013

Zac

29th March 2013

Quinn

1st March 2013

Thresh

23rd January 2013

Vi

19th December 2012

Nami

7th December 2012

Zed

13th November 2012

Elise

26th October 2012

Kha’Zix

27th September 2012

Syndra

13th September 2012

Rengar

21st August 2012

Diana

7th August 2012

Zyra

24th July 2012

Jayce

7th July 2012

Draven

6th June 2012

Darius

23rd May 2012

Varus

8th May 2012

Hecarim

18th April 2012

Lulu

20th March 2012

Fiora

29th February 2012

Nautilus

14th February 2012

Ziggs

1st February 2012

Sejuani

17th January 2012

Viktor

29th December 2011

Ahri

14th December 2011

Volibear

29th November 2011

Fizz

15th November 2011

Shyvana

1st November 2011

Graves

19th October 2011

Xerath

5th October 2011

Riven

14th September 2011

Talon

24th August 2011

Skarner

9th August 2011

Wukong

26th July 2011

Leona

13th July 2011

Yorick

22nd June 2011

Orianna

1st June 2011

Vayne

10th May 2011

Rumble

26th April 2011

Brand

12th April 2011

Lee Sin

1st April 2011

Nocturne

15th March 2011

Jarvan IV

1st March 2011

Maokai

16th February 2011

Karma

1st February 2011

Renekton

18th January 2011

Caitlyn

4th January 2011

Cassiopeia

14th December 2010

Trundle

1st December 2010

Irelia

16th November 2010

LeBlanc

2nd November 2010

Lux

19th October 2010

Swain

5th October 2010

Sona

21st September 2010

Miss Fortune

8th September 2010

Urgot

24th August 2010

Galio

10th August 2010

Vladimir

27th July 2010

Xin Zhao

13th July 2010

Kog’Maw

24th June 2010

Olaf

9th June 2010

Malzahar

1st June 2010

Akali

11th May 2010

Garen

27th April 2010

Kennen

8th April 2010

Shen

24th March 2010

Ezreal

16th March 2010

Mordekaiser

24th February 2010

Pantheon

2nd February 2010

Gragas

2nd February 2010

Poppy

13th January 2010

Nidalee

17th December 2009

Udyr

2nd December 2009

Shaco

10th October 2009

Heimerdinger

10th October 2009

Nasus

1th October 2009

Katarina

19th September 2009

Corki

19th September 2009

Dr. Mundo

2nd Setepmber 2009

Blitzcrank

2nd Setepmber 2009

Malphite

2nd Setepmber 2009

Janna

2nd Setepmber 2009

Gangplank

19th August 2009

Taric

19th August 2009

Kassadin

7th August 2009

Veigar

24th July 2009

Rammus

10th July 2009

Anivia

10th July 2009

Amumu

26th June 2009

Cho’Gath

26th June 2009

Karthus

12th June 2009

Twitch

1st May 2009

Tryndamere

1st May 2009

Evelynn

1st May 2009

Singed

18th April 2009

Zilean

18th April 2009

Twisted Fate

21st February 2009

Tristana

21st February 2009

Teemo

21st February 2009

Soraka

21st February 2009

Sivir

21st February 2009

Sion

21st February 2009

Ryze

21st February 2009

Nunu

21st February 2009

Morgana

21st February 2009

Master Yi

21st February 2009

Kayle

21st February 2009

Jax

21st February 2009

Fiddlesticks

21st February 2009

Ashe

21st February 2009

Annie

21st February 2009

Alistar

21st February 2009

Warwick

21st February 2009


To give you an overview of all of the champions, here’s a funny video that sums up all of their individual personalities.

Which Were The First Champions Released?

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As you can see from the list above, 17 champions were released on the same day which was considered the alpha testing stage.

Singed and Zilean were added during the closed beta a few months later. Although there were numerous champions released before him, Singed was actually the first champion ever to be designed.

Champions Released By Year

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2009 - 42

Considering this was the first year of the launch it's only natural to expect the most champions to be released in this year. Back when there were so many different ideas and possibilities on the table, it wasn’t exactly hard to pump out champions at an impressive rate.

2010 - 24

The year following the initial launch of the game saw a lot of champions released but at a much slower rate than the year before. With 24 champions released through 2010 it was nearly half that of 2009. However champions were slowly starting to become a lot more complex.

2011 - 24

We’re not sure if this was planned or not, but in 2011 Riot released exactly the same amount of champions it released in 2010. Coincide or not? Who knows! With an average of 2 new champions a month players were probably getting giddy thinking of all the upcoming releases.

2012 - 19

After 3 years of over 20 champions being released, this was the first year that Riot started to slow down. With 19 champions released throughout 2012, it was still a lot but clearly less than the previous years.

2013 - 8

This is when it really started to slow down. In 2013 after 4 years of releasing over 10 champions a year, Riot finally slowed down the release of their champions. After all, there was already around 117 champions released at the time that rivalled even DOTA 2.

2014 - 6

Just went you thought they couldn’t release any less than 8, Riot released only 6 champions throughout 2014. With an average of around 2 releases per month, this was an all-time low for Riot which had suddenly started to put a lot more development and time into releasing their champions.

2015 - 5

Just shy of the 2014 record, 2015 saw the least amount of new champions released ever. At this point, there were around 123 champions out so it was unlikely for Riot to release any more than 10 within a year. As ideas started to run out Riot had to explore new concepts they had never looked at before. This meant releasing complex champions such as Ekko and Tahm Kench which have never been seen on the rift before.

2016 - 6

In the most recent year of 2016, Riot actually increased their number of released champions to 6,1 up from last year. With the likes of Aurelion Sol and Camille being released, Riot showed players that they weren’t all out of ideas yet and still had plenty of champions in the works.

2017 - ?

In 2016 the first champion was released on 1st February, since 2017 there hasn't been a champion released yet. We think things are going to get a lot slower and we could even see less than 4 champions released this year. Eventually Riot will run out of ideas or start to copy existing champions which they don’t want to do. This means a lot more time and effort will be put into thinking up unique ideas.

How Do League Of Legends Champions Compare To other MOBAs?

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Currently in League of Legends, there are 134 champions available to choose from, compare this to other games such as DOTA 2 and LoL is clearly the winner. Here’s a quick table to show which MOBA has the most champions.

MOBA

Number of Champs

League of Legends

134

DOTA 2

113

Smite

85

Heroes of the Storm

63

Paragon

28

Heroes Evolved

25

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