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For the trait, see Protector (Teamfight Tactics).


The Jeweled Protectors are giant mythical winged carnivores of Ionia with a mix of tiger and lion features. Jeweled Protector profileicon Protectors are born wingless and without manes until 01IO023-full a certain age when they grow their manes while their wings grow out from their backs. Their other noticeable features are their two tails and gems embedded along their spines and forehead that glow with a mysterious power.



You can unlock skins for this Little Legend by purchasing a Little Legend Egg, which costs RP icon 490. Cracking open your egg will grant you a random tier-1 unlock from the pool of available skins, including their original skin. Obtaining a duplicate will upgrade your skin to the next tier, up to tier 3, at which point the skin is removed from the reward pool.

Tier 1Tier 2Tier 3
Protector Jeweled Tier 1Protector Jeweled Tier 2Protector Jeweled Tier 3
Protector Reigning Tier 1Protector Reigning Tier 2Protector Reigning Tier 3
Protector Shadowgem Tier 1Protector Shadowgem Tier 2Protector Shadowgem Tier 3
Protector Fierce Tier 1Protector Fierce Tier 2Protector Fierce Tier 3
Protector Skygem Tier 1Protector Skygem Tier 2Protector Skygem Tier 3
Protector Sunborn Tier 1Protector Sunborn Tier 2Protector Sunborn Tier 3


  • During development it was known as Gem Tiger.
  • This little legends looks like a cat with two tails, similar to a Nekomata.
  • The Sunborn variant resembles the Shiny variant of Litten from Pokémon.
  • The Jeweled Protector Little Legends references the unit Jeweled Protector in Legends of Runeterra


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