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The Brackern are a species of sapient, crystalline scorpions with great magical power that live peacefully in Shurima.


Brackern Champions

Other Related Champions

  • Blitzcrank Blitzcrank is powered up by a brackern hextech crystal that Viktor Viktor obtained from Shurima.
  • Caitlyn's Caitlyn's hextech sniper rifle possesses as brackern hextech crystal.
  • Camille Camille and her family extracted brackern hextech crystals from mines in Shurima, her own heart being a Hextech crystal.
  • Ekko's Ekko's temporal device is powered by a brackern hextech crystal shard scavenged from the wreckage of Jayce's Jayce's and Viktor's Viktor's battle.
  • Jayce Jayce and Viktor Viktor once possessed a powerful but difficult to manage brackern hextech crystal, before Jayce destroyed it to thwart Viktor's plans.
  • Jinx Jinx and Vi Vi have stumbled upon several stolen shipments of brackern hextech crystals when they were young.
  • Orianna's Orianna's companion orb has a brackern hextech crystal for a hextech heart.
  • Seraphine Seraphine is one of the few individuals in Piltover capable of fully hearing the brackern voices within hextech crystals.


A brackern's most noticeable visual feature is its crystalline exoskeleton. It is unclear what kind of inner body anatomy they posses, however, they do posses mouths which would indicate the existence of some kind of internal anatomy (if at least a basic one). Brackern are a very long living species, with individuals being able to live for at least a millennia. They are also able to hibernate for centuries, only waking up when being disturbed by outside forces.

A brackern's namestone is one of the most important parts of a brackern's body, being critical to the livelihood and culture of the brackern, so much so that those with stolen stones face immediate death if they should wake, and many cannot even be roused from their slumber without one.


Piltover Medarda Map showing Sing-Stones of Kalamanda.

Through their namestones, the Brackern posses a hive mind connection with each other, being able to sense each other from long distances. Skarner Skarner himself was able to sense the cries of the namestones from as far as Piltover.

For thousands of years the brackern lived peacefully in a secluded corner of Shurima. With the coming of the Rune Wars, the brackern hid themselves by hibernating beneath the earth to wait out the devestation. In recent times the sleeping brackern were discovered by shuriman and piltovan thieves alike which stole several namestones from their bodies.

These namestones, dubbed hex crystals by piltovans, would be used to power mechanical inventions known as hextech (heavily supported by the Medarda Clan Crest icon.png Medarda Clan), as well as for trivial trinkets such as jewelry. Skarner Skarner, one of the strongest brackern, was able to wake himself and has set out to reclaim all of the stolen namestones while also ensuring that no humans ever find the valley where the rest of his kind is currently in hibernation.


  • Piltovan scientist have created synthetic hex crystals as an alternative power source for hextech devices. It is unclear if this was done to prevent the wide exploitation of Brackern namestones, or as a result of the namestones being a finite and a difficult to gather resource. Ferros Clan Crest icon.png Ferros Clan is one the clans which are responsible for the discovery of namestones as well as the production of synthetic crystals.
  • While Vi's Vi's weapons are hextech, it is unclear if they use brackern crystals or synthetic replicas.

See Also

Assassin TFT icon.svg Sapient Species
Main Sapient Species

Ascended · Brackern · Celestial · Dragon · Golem · Human · Minotaur · Spirit · Titan · Troll · Undead · Vastaya · Vastayashai'rei · Voidborn · Watcher · Yeti

Lesser Sapient Species

Azurite Eagle · Bubble Bear · Cat · Coral Creature · Dredge Dredger · Fish Folk · Molediver · Pengu · Plague Rat · Poro · Shellshocker · Squill · Vellox · Whump

Sapient Sub-Species

Aspect Host · Baccai · Darkin · God-Warrior


Aspect · Celestial Dragon


Celestial Dragon · Terrestrial Dragon


Demon · Faerie · Fae Fawn · Luonn Kon · Nixie · Spirit God · Treant · Yordle


Revenant · Wraith


Besheb · Canghapi · Chyra · Fauhwoon · Juloah · Lhotlan · Khonlui · Kepthalla · Kiilash · Makara · Marai · Ophelis · Ottrani · Oovi-Kat · Raylu · Vlotah · Shimon · Skard · Sodjoko · Strig

Dragon TFT icon.svg Sentient Species
Sentient Species

Abyssal Eye · Antlermouse · Argoth · Aurma Fish · Badgerbear · Bahrl Jay · Balestrider · Bellswayer · Bolbo · Bolor · Cat · Celestial · Clam · Cloud Drinker · Crag Beast · Crow · Dragon · Drakalops · Drüvask · Dunpor · Dormun · Eka'Sul · Elephant · Elmark · Elnük · Erbok · Fleetfeather · Four-eyed Hammerhead Shark · Frog · Frost Serpent · Furyhorn · Giant Crab · Giant Squid · Gigalodon · Golden Narwhal · Golem · Greathorn · Grellfeen · Hawk · Hushtail · Hooked Grouse · Ibex · Ibik · Ironback · Jaull-fish · Kmiros · Kraken · Kumangra Parrot · Lightcharger · Mwatis · Ocklepod · Octopus · Paddlemar · Platewyrm · Plundercrab · Powder Monkey · Protector · Ralsiji · Raptor · Rat · Raven · Sandswimmer · Scaled Snapper · Scuttle Crab · Sea Horse · Sea Serpent · Seagull · Shagyak · Shuriman Camel · Silverwing · Skallashi · Snow Hare · Spider · Spirit · Stellacorn · Stone-scale Viper · Stonehorn · Tamu · Targonian Mountain Goat · Tuskvore · Voidborn · Vulkodalk · Waverider · Whump · Wildclaw · Windfarer · Wing-Eared Devour · Wolf · Wolfseal · Worax · Yellow Crab · Zeeble

Sentient Sub-Species

Meep · Sparklefly


Basilisk · Drake-Hound · Wyvern


Mammoth · Tuskbeast


Krug · Sentinel


Light Vindoran Horse


Gutter Rat · Plague Rat · Wharf Rat


Spiderling · Vilemaw


Brambleback · River Sprite




Baron Nashor · Rift Herald · Xer'Sai


Dog · Gray Wolf · Murk Wolf · Rimefang Wolf

Celestial TFT icon.svg Alternate Universe Only Species
Sentient Species

Bantha · Chicken · Forest Chameleon · Minion · Porowl · Stag · Yonkeies

Mech-Pilot TFT icon.svg Other Species
Unique Creatures

These beings are unique, are endlings of their species and/or don't associate with any species.
Herald of Spring · Zephyr Sage · Characters with no specified species

Mentioned Species

These species were only mentioned, but were never elaborated on.
Carnotaun · Cougar · Croxagor · Devilfish · Elmark · Grelmorn · Lippertick Apple · Mewlark  · Razorhide · Rhoksha · Salamander Dew · Unnamed Species

Species Alterations

These alterations are characteristics that individuals of multiple species can have.
Chemical Alteration · Cyborg · Iceborn · Magical Alteration · Magicborn · Spiritualist · Void Touched