4th September, 2018
With so many different League of Legends skins out there, you really are spoilt for choice! From the cool Star Guardian collection to the Pentakill rockers, new skins are added to LoL almost every month. These skins might look great in game, but with prices starting from 975 RP and higher, these skins can be very expensive.
If only there was a way to replace the default champion skins with new ones, and for free. Well luckily, there is.
There are currently thousands of custom-made LoL skins just waiting to be downloaded. Covering almost every champion released, these custom League of Legends skins are free to download and install. With some amazing works of art out there, you’ll never have to spend another dollar on League skins again.
To help you find the perfect custom League of Legends skin, we’re taking a look at some of the top creations. So sit back and prepare to have your mind blown by these awesome skins!
Before we show you the best League of Legends custom skins it’s important to mention that all the skins shown here will only be visible to you. This means once the skins are installed on your computer and you join a game, nobody but yourself will be able to see them. That might be a bit disappointing but hey, at least they’re free! The good thing about the custom skins is they are not available in the Riot store and they are totally unique.
The two main types of skins are champion skins and map skins. Champion skins are custom made skins for individual champions that users have created. Map skins on the other hand add some much needed new colour to the outdated summoners rift. Let’s have a look at some awesome custom skins!
Demonic Vayne - In our opinion, Vayne is an actual Demon. She destroys your HP bar with 3 Silver bolts and then tumbles away to safety – This skin is simply a representation of her true personality, and it shows it off very well!
It might appear to be a simple recolor of the Dragonslayer skin, but the horned green cape gives the appearance of a demons wing. Plus, red is definitely Vaynes color, and the dragons head on her crossbow is far more noticeable too.
Overheated Blitzcrank - There’s few things more fun than playing Blitzcrank and threading a hook between the tanks, grabbing that juicy carry. His default skin isn’t the best though, so why not spice it up with this sleek custom skin?
It’s based on the iBlitzcrank skin, but has been tweaked to give his body the appearance of hot metal; His blue paint job is now red, which if you ask us if way more menacing, even his hook has a crimson glow. Trust us, you’re guaranteed to have plenty of fun playing this crane machine simulator!
Donald Duck Veigar -
His hand does look a little wonky, but overall it’s a genius skin idea! Even Veigars squeaky voice fits perfectly too, what more could you ask for?
Beemo Teemo - Hate him or love him, Teemo is here to stay. This little speed demon is known for running circles around people and annoying the hell out of them, just like a bee! That’s why this custom skin sums up Teemo so well: cute yet annoying.
With this skin, Teemo has been transformed into the cutest bee with matching bee mushrooms. If you look closely, you’ll notice they actually look very similar to a certain Nintendo video game. Nevertheless, this Teemo skin definitely gets the thumbs up from us. Not only is it downright bizarre, but we think it’s pretty darn cool – and by popular demand, Riot have made it into a real skin!
Jack Skellington Ivern - If you’ve seen Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, then you probably know all about the pumpkin king Jack Skellington. Furthermore, if you’ve been playing League of Legends for long enough then you’ve probably noticed a champion that looks just like him. In fact, the champion Ivern is so similar to Jack Skellington, that it’s possible to say they based the entire champion on him.
Whether Jack Skellington or Ivern came first is irrelevant, what really matters is that someone has created this incredible skin. Run around the rift as Jack and show everyone who’s the true king. To things even cooler, his tree guardian Daisy has been remodelled into the Boogeyman! Whoever thought you’d see the 2 working together? If you’re a big fan of all things Halloween then be sure to add this custom skin to your collection.
Dark Star Brand - Brand has always been a favorite with fans, but his constant glowing can get annoying. To solve that problem, someone has created this cool Dark Star skin which completely transforms his default skin.
Looking like he's from a different galaxy, this skin is definitely a mix of Aurelion Sol and Syndra. Brand now has dark balls that he can throw around and cause some serious damage to his enemies. If you can’t stand the sight of the default Brand skin and want a change, then look no further for his replacement.
Pikachu Kennen - What happens when you mix League of Legends with classics such as Pokemon? You get a Pikachu Kennen obviously! With this skin, countless hours of work have been put in to transform Kennen into the Pokemon he’s always wanted to be. With his pointy yellow ears and electric bolts, this skin will definitely bring back the nostalgia.
If you want to Pika Pika a Penta-kill then this is the custom skin for you.
Gentleman Twisted Fate - If you think League of Legends needs more style and manners then prepare to be taught a lesson in class with gentleman Twisted Fate *tips fedora*. This dapper skin will have you upping your style in no time. Twisted Fates cards have been taken away from him and instead he now deals with bowties, just like every sir should!
Void Rift - This revamped rift comes covered in, ahem, void rifts. Oozing purple portals can be found scattered across the map, along with groups of Voidlings hanging out. The entire rift has a eerie purple filter over it, which truly gives a sense of otherworldliness. Unlike other maps, the jungle camps haven’t been revamped, they were scary enough anyway but a few extra tentacles wouldn’t have hurt – we do get a couple of Malzahars Snow day Poros though!
Frozen Rift - Winter is coming! To get you in the mood we’ve included this super cool frozen rift so you can see what it looks like beyond the wall. In this skin almost every in-game texture has been remade to give you the ultimate snowy experience. In fact, even the player's interface display and in-game music has been changed to match the theme. Considering this whole skin is free it would be rude not to download it.
Beach Rift - Summer might almost be over but at least it can live on in game. With this custom map skin, every game will be a day at the beach! This beautiful map skin has had hours of work transforming the cold dull summoner's rift into an amazingly colourful and vibrant beach. With 3 different themes to choose from and custom coral monster models this skin will make you view summoners rift as you never have before.
Mystic Rift - If you think League of Legends is missing its magical touch then think again. The Mystic Rift skin combines glowing and mysterious looking forests into a pleasant and calming skin that looks like something straight from Avatar. Although the textures of objects and monsters remain the same the whole map has a noticeable glow that gives it a nice effect. Trust us you’ll have to see it to believe how awesome it looks!
Execution Ground - If “Summoner’s Rift” sounds a bit too mainstream for you then how about swapping it to Execution Ground? This custom map skin catapults you into a completely new world where only 1 thing matters: killing everyone.
Each lane has been painstakingly transformed to feature its own crest on the floor. If you look closely you’ll also notice a huge path of skulls and bones, giving the skin a very dark theme. Stop playing LoL in the Summoner’s Rift fairy tale and switch over to this darkened battleground with this impressive custom skin.
Although it is possible to manually install skins by dragging and dropping the files into the correct folders, several people have made software that makes it much easier. We suggest downloading Wooxy from mapskins.com. The software easily allows you to install custom champion and map skins for League of Legends. The software also makes sure any new patches won't break your game which is always a good thing to have!
Simply download the software from the link above and install it to your pc. Once you’ve found some skins you want to install just download them and load them into the software. This will automatically install the skins into your League of Legends client. All you need to do then is jump into a game with your selected champion and voila the custom skin will appear.
There are plenty of places to find custom League of Legends skins online. Some sites are much better than others, but it’s worth checking as many sites as possible for the best skins. Here are a few other websites to check out if you fancy finding some more skins!
Since these custom skins are client-side only, it means only you will be able to see them in game. If you want a skin that everyone can see then you should check out our rare LoL skin shop!
All of our accounts are packed with rare skins such as PAX Twisted Fate, Championship Riven and Black Alistar to name a few! To view all of our accounts and rare skins be sure to head over to our LoL skin shop!