Chroma skins are recolored variants of a champion's classic or purchasable skins. Each Chroma is available for purchase individually for , as well as part of a bundle known as a Chroma Pack at a discounted price. Chromas go on sale for 2000 or each during the Essence Emporium. The first Chroma skins came live with patch V5.8 on April 28, 2015 in Season Five. Some chromas are special than others:
- Golden: all Golden Chromas are a part of events and only unlockable through the Hextech system.
- Ruby: since V8.15, these chromas are only unlockable by buying the chroma bundle.
- This has not been the case as the first instance of these chromas being bundle exclusive goes as far as V8.3.
- Emerald: since V8.20, these chromas are part of the Partner Program (with some exceptions). For more information, see the Partner Program Chroma section.
- Chromas: 24/25 of his chromas are unlockable only by buying icons.
Here's the full list of chromas:
- The word 'chroma' is Greek for 'color', reflecting how a Chroma is a skin in 'another color'.
- Certain chroma assets will get updated if the parent skin/champion receives a new set of chromas or the champion in questions receives a visual overhaul.
- Chromas only change the base texture of their parent skins though on rare occasions, will change their particles.
- Each Chroma pack released prior to V6.17 were only available as part of a bundle, and had unique collection names. For example, a wearing a Chroma of his Classic skin would appear as Lucian Prime in the Loading Screen.
- For maintenance purposes, bundle names have been dropped from the League of Legends Wiki. The following is listed for archival purposes:
- Before V7.22, Chromas went on sale for IP twice a year. During IP sales, individual Chromas costed 2000 or each. After that, IP became BE, making the cost for Chromas 2000 or .
- Chromas are considered non-canon.