Card styles are cosmetic customizations for cards. They were introduced in patch 1.16, starting with the Prismatic card style. Card styles aren't separate copies of a card but rather an applied effect to existing copies in the players collection, and can't be acquired for a card without owning at least one copy of it.
Once a style for a card is acquired, it will apply to all copies of the card in the player's Collection. They will also appear in the player's deck when selecting them. When editing the deck loadout, the player can choose to apply a card style by choosing the top-most tab on the customization banner. There, the player can toggle on or off the Prismatic card style as well as select any available skin for each champion in their deck.
Prismatic Card Style
- The Prismatic card style will add a silver border around a card (gold for Champion cards) and a holographic effect to the card image. Cards with the Prismatic card style applied become Prismatic cards, or Prismatics. The Prismatic card style was introduced in patch 1.16 as the first card style. The style can be applied to any collectible card, as well as non-collectible ones (See Notes).
Prismatic cards can be acquired by:
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- Prismatic Chests, pick one out of three cards you own with the Prismatic card style applied.
- Event progression rewards.
Acquiring a prismatic card style for a card does not grant the player an extra copy of the card. Therefore, a player must first acquire a copy of a card for the prismatic card style for it is available for purchase or through chests. The exception is when a specific Prismatic card is offered in event rewards; a copy will be included with the card style if the player does not already three copies 𝐏𝐄𝐍𝐃𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐓𝐄𝐒𝐓 .
Cards created by other Prismatic cards will also be Prismatic. Prismatic cards that create a copy or transform a non-Prismatic card will still generate a Prismatic card. However, copies or transformations generated by non-Prismatic cards won't be Prismatic even if the original card was. The exceptions are revived or released units and exact copies, all of which will be Prismatic if the original copy was. It is also possible to take an opponent's Prismatic card through the likes of effects such as Nab.
Skins are categorized by rarity:
- Common skins include new art for the level 1 and level 2 cards for the champion, as well as new flavor text.
- Rare skins include the same as the Common in addition to a Reskinned level-up animation. Maybe include a new animation for another card that is specific to that champion, like 0 Mark of the Storm of 1Kennen.
- Epic skins include the same as the Common in addition to a new level up animation.
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Skins can only be acquired using coins.
If the player does not own a copy of the champion a skin is for, then one will be included when purchasing it on the Skins tab in the Collection or Store page. The coin price for the skin will be adjusted for the added copy in the store page and when purchasing the skin, but not when viewing the list of skins in the Collection page.
Copies of champions with skins equipped work similarly to Prismatics, with the added exception that champions created by champion spells will also have the skin. It is unclear if copies or transformations made by other cards outside the established exceptions will have the skins as there is currently no way to do so with champions. However, non-exact copies of 3 Zed's Shadowshift will not have the skin equipped.made by anything other than