When it comes to skins in League of Legends there are hundreds upon hundreds of them. From legendary skins to limited edition collectors skins, over the years the number of available skins has increased tremendously. With new skins being constantly released, sometimes old skins need to be removed from the store in order to make way for new ones.
When a skin is removed from the store the chances of them ever returning are very slim. These removed skins often become what is known as legacy skins. Since they can no longer be obtained in game, they are viewed as collector's items. Not only are they good to show off to your friends, but they also show people how long you’ve been playing the game.
We’ve painstakingly arranged all of the legacy skins in an easy to read format just for you. Simply find the champion you’re interested in and take a look at their legacy skins.
Some legacy skins return on special occasions and some are never accessible again. The main example of a skin that was available for a very short time and is now extremely rare is Rusty Blitzcrank. Some skins most notably Snow Day skinline return yearly during Christmas. Esport skins return every year during Worlds. For your convenience we have noted down all special events when you can snap the Legacy skins for your collection. Keep in mind that the vast majority of Legacy Skins will most likely never be available in store again. So the only way to get these is by Hextech Crafting (some can't be obtained even this way), Shop events or by getting an old account. You can filter all our accounts by skins to find exactly what you need in our buy skins section.
These skins are available every season right at the start, by tradition thats around 15th January but can vary from season to season. If you want to check when exactly season starts and ends we have a comprehensive article about that here.
As the name suggests Mid season happens at the exact same time as Mid Season Invitational tournament (MSI), right after the Spring Split ends in all regions. Note that the exact timing will differ from year to year so you need to pay attention if you want to get one of the Conqueror skins.
Again the timing on this different is a little bit different from year to year. Usully it's about 3-4 weeks after the Worlds event ends. Past few years its been around 15-20th November. If you want to see the historical data about the end and start of season check it here.
When the Worlds Winner is announced after the finals Riot releases all skins from the past winners back to the shop for one patch.
This is a League of Legends version of our Halloween event it's celebrated at the exact same time but the stakes are much higher. Ever since the Shadow Isles have been taken by the undead every year the undead come for the living. If you want to get one of the skins below just make sure you login around 30th October.
Since 2011 Riot Games celebrates a start of a new Lunar Year with a special event. Lunar Year is celebrated in East Asian countries mainly China, Korea and Vietnamese. Each year correspondes with the symbolic creature from Chinese Zodiac system. Skins released that year will have a theme of the corresponding creature present. The exact timing of the event will differ year to year, because it's not based on Gregorian Calendar so stay cautious summoner if you want to add one of these skins to your collection.
Under this enigmatic name hides traditional Christian Christmas Holidays. You can expect this event every year during Christmas break from around 12th December until early January. This is the time of the longest League of Legends patch of the year while most of the Riot Staff is on holidays, so there is more than enough time to get these skins.
I don't think we have to introduce this event to anyone. You can get love themed skins available on 14th February's Patch every year.
Now you know every single legacy skin out there, it’s time to add some to your collection. Legacy skins might be legacy, but there is still a way to obtain them in game. Head on over to our LoL skinshop below to view our wide range of rare legacy skins.