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Examples of Ward skins.

Ward skins are a type of cosmetic that alters the appearance of all Stealth Ward icon.png Stealth Wards, Totem Ward icon.png Totem Wards, Control Ward icon.png Control Wards, Farsight Ward icon.png Farsight Wards and Farsight Ward icon.png Zombie Wards placed by the summoner.

Ward skins were initially released as a 7-day rental that you could stack up to 52 times, with all active rentals running concurrently. Some of the original ward skins were also available for IP Influence Point. However, in the year following their initial release Riot opted to turn them into permanent cosmetics.

Available Ward Skins

Ward Skin Name Cost RP RP Release Date
Starcall Ward.png Starcall 640 2013-10-01
Ward of Draven Ward.png Ward of Draven 640 2013-10-01
Luminosity Ward.png Luminosity 640 2013-10-01
Sad Mummy Ward.png Sad Mummy 640 2014-09-10
Armordillo Ward.png Armordillo 640 2014-09-10
Urf Triumphant Ward.png Urf Triumphant 640 2015-04-01

Ward Skin Name Cost RP RP Release Date
Dragonslayer Ward.png Dragonslayer 640 2014-05-15
Golden Goal Ward.png Golden Goal 640 2014-06-18
Mecha Ward.png Mecha 640 2014-07-24
Battlecast Ward.png Battlecast 640 2014-11-25
Lunar Dragon Ward.png Lunar Dragon 640 2015-02-10
Optic Enhancer Ward.png Optic Enhance 640 2015-09-08
Riggle Ward.png Riggle 640 2015-11-24
Definitely Not A Ward.png Definitely Not A Ward 640 2016-04-01
Mecha Zero Ward.png Mecha Zero 640 2016-04-14
El Poro Ward.png El Poro 640 2016-06-02
Dark Star Ward.png Dark Star 640 2016-06-16
His Royal Crabness Ward.png His Royal Crabness 640 2016-07-14
Recon Drone Ward.png Recon Drone 640 2016-08-11
GAME ON Ward.png GAME ON 640 2016-08-25
Star Guardian Ward.png Star Guardian 640 2016-09-19
Mechs vs Minions Ward.png Mechs vs Minions 640 2016-10-13
Blood Demon Ward.png Blood Demon 640 2017-02-09
Eye of the Dragon Ward.png Eye of the Dragon 640 2017-03-09
God Fist Ward.png God Fist 640 2017-04-06
Corruptant Ward.png Corruptant 640 2017-05-04
Pulsefire Ward.png Pulsefire 640 2017-05-27
Omega Squad Ward.png Omega Squad 640 2017-07-27
Pentakill Ward.png Pentakill 640 2017-08-09
Mimi Ward.png Mimi 640 2017-09-07
Divine Sword Ward.png Divine Sword 640 2017-09-28
April Foods Ward.png April Foods 640 2018-03-30
2018 Pulsefire Ward.png 2018 Pulsefire 640 2018-05-18
The Lion Ward.png The Lion 640 2018-06-27
The Wolf Ward.png The Wolf 640 2018-06-27
Hang Loose Pengu Ward.png Hang Loose Pengu 640 2018-08-02
Surfin' Pengu Ward.png Surfin' Pengu 640 2018-08-02
Wipeout Pengu Ward.png Wipeout Pengu 640 2018-08-02
Devil Vulture Ward.png Devil Vulture 640 2018-08-30
Space Lizard Ward.png Space Lizard 640 2018-09-12
Trained Dragon Ward.png Trained Dragon 640 2018-10-11
Pajama Guardian Ward.png Pajama Guardian 640 2018-11-21
Unassuming Snowman Ward.png Unassuming Snowman 640 2018-12-05
2019 Blood Moon Ward.png 2019 Blood Moon 640 2019-01-10
Cat Lover Ward.png Cat Lover 640 2019-03-27
Dog Lover Ward.png Dog Lover 640 2019-03-27

Ward Skin Name Bundle Release Date
Elementalist Ward.png Elementalist Elementalist Lux - Master Edition 2016-11-28
Exo-Ward Ward.png Exo-Ward Gun Goddess Miss Fortune - Payback Edition 2018-03-22

Ward Skin Name Cost RP RP Release Date
Sun Disc Ward.png Sun Disc 640 2014-09-10
Mother Serpent Ward.png Mother Serpent 640 2015-07-20
Slaughter Fleet Ward.png Slaughter Fleet 640 2015-07-20

Ward Skin Name Cost Release Date
Hextech Ward.png Hextech 5 Rare Gems 5 2016-03-15

Legacy Vault

The following wards are available, temporarily during specific events or promotions, in the store or as loot via Hextech Crafting or from Honor Capsules. It is only during these events that you may purchase them with Hextech Gemstones, have a chance to obtain the Ward Skin Shard or Ward Skin Permanent from a Chest or Capsule, or by rerolling 3 Ward Skin Shards.

Ward Skin Name Availability RP RP Cost
SKT T1 Ward.png SKT T1 2014-05-05 - 2014-05-19 640
Conqueror Ward.png 2017 Conqueror 2017-04-24 - 2017-05-24 640
SKT T1 kkOma Ward.png SKT T1 kkOma 2017-07-05 - 2017-07-19 640
MSI 2018 Ward.png 2018 MSI 2018-04-26 - 2018-05-21 640
Championship Hot Dog Ward.png Championship Hot Dog 2019-04-23 - 2019-07-05 640
2019 Conqueror Ward.png 2019 Conqueror 2019-04-30 - 2019-06-01 640

Ward Skin Name Availability RP RP Cost
Poro Ward.png Poro 2014-12-16 - 2015-01-30 640
Astronaut Poro Ward.png Astronaut Poro 2014-12-16 - 2015-01-30 640
Gentleman Poro Ward.png Gentleman Poro 2014-12-16 - 2015-01-30 640
Underworld Poro Ward.png Underworld Poro 2015-01-21 - 2015-01-30 640
Battlecast Poro Ward.png Battlecast Poro 2015-02-03 - 2015-02-13 640
Dragonslayer Poro Ward.png Dragonslayer Poro 2015-02-18 - 2015-02-27 640

Ward Skin Name Availability RP RP Cost
Bat-O-Lantern Ward.png Bat-O-Lantern 2012-10-26 - 2012-11-13

2013-10-29 - 2013-11-19

640
Haunting Ward.png Haunting 2012-10-26 - 2012-11-13

2013-10-29 - 2013-11-19

640
Widow Ward.png Widow 2012-10-26 - 2012-11-13

2013-10-29 - 2013-11-19

640
Deadfall Ward.png Deadfall 2012-10-26 - 2012-11-13

2013-10-29 - 2013-11-19

640
Tomb Angel Ward.png Tomb Angel 2012-10-26 - 2012-11-13

2013-10-29 - 2013-11-19

640
Vamporo Ward.png Vamporo 2016-10-20 - 2016-11-03 640
Tales from the Rift 2019 Ward.png Tales from the Rift 2019 2019-10-XX - 2019-11-XX 640

Ward Skin Name Availability RP RP Cost
Lantern of the Serpent Ward.png Lantern of the Serpent 2013-02-08 - 2013-02-25

2014-01-28 - 2014-02-18

2015-02-10 - 2015-02-23

640
Banner of the Serpent Ward.png Banner of the Serpent 2013-02-08 - 2013-02-25

2014-01-28 - 2014-02-18

2015-02-10 - 2015-02-23

640
Banner of the Horse Ward.png Banner of the Horse 2014-01-28 - 2014-02-18

2015-02-10 - 2015-02-23

640
Gong Ward.png Gong 2014-01-28 - 2014-02-18

2015-02-10 - 2015-02-23

640
Rising Dawn Ward.png Rising Dawn 2015-01-26 - 2015-02-08 640
Crest of the Rooster Ward.png Crest of the Rooster 2017-01-17 - 2017-02-02 640
Nasus Puppy Ward.png Nasus Puppy 2018-02-08 - 2018-02-19 Bundle Exclusive
Warwick Puppy Ward.png Warwick Puppy 2018-02-08 - 2018-02-19 Bundle Exclusive
Year of the Pig Ward.png Year of the Pig 2019-01-25 - 2019-03-04 640

Ward Skin Name Availability RP RP Cost
Snowman Ward.png Snowman 2012-12-14 - 2013-01-06

2013-12-10 - 2014-01-02

640
Gingerbread Ward.png Gingerbread 2012-12-14 - 2013-01-06

2013-12-10 - 2014-01-02

640
Candy Cane Ward.png Candy Cane 2013-12-10 - 2014-01-02 640
Penguin Skier Ward.png Penguin Skier 2015-12-10 - 2016-01-07 640
Santa Penguin Ward.png Santa Penguin 2016-12-14 - 2017-01-09 640
Dearest Deer Ward.png Dearest Deer 2017-12-12 - 2018-01-08 640

Ward Skin Name Availability RP RP Cost
Bouquet Ward.png Bouquet 2014-02-13 - 2014-02-20

2015-02-13 - 2015-02-23

640
Heartseeker Ward.png Heartseeker 2015-02-13 - 2017-02-15 640
Harpseeker Ward.png Harpseeker 2016-02-11 - 2017-02-15 640
Love Dove Ward.png Love Dove 2017-02-02 - 2017-02-15 640
Lovebirds Ward.png Lovebirds 2017-02-12 - 2017-02-26 640
Queen Poro Ward.png Queen Poro 2019-02-11 - 2019-03-04 640

Ward Skin Name Availability BE Blue Essence Cost
Essence Collector Ward.png Essence Collector 2017-11-08 - 2017-11-27 6000

Unavailable

These ward skins are unavailable and will not return.

Ward Skin Name Availability RP RP Cost
Season 3 Championship Ward.png 2013 Championship Released Dec. 13, 2013. Available in the store until the end of preseason., limited 640
All-Star 2014 Ward.png 2014 All-Star 2014-05-08 - 2014-05-18 640
Season 2014 Championship Ward.png 2014 Championship 2014-10-13 Available in store until Oct. 31, 2014. 640
Season 2015 Championship Ward.png 2015 Championship 2015-09-28 - 2015-11-05 640
2015 All-Star Team Fire Ward.png 2015 All-Star Team Fire 2015-11-10 - 2015-11-13 Obtainable by purchasing the Team Fire bundle during 2015 All-Stars.
2015 All-Star Team Ice Ward.png 2015 All-Star Team Ice 2015-11-10 - 2015-11-13 Obtainable by purchasing the Team Ice bundle during 2015 All-Stars.
2016 Championship Ward.png 2016 Championship 2016-09-29 - 2016-11-6 640
2016 All-Star Ward.png 2016 All-Star 2016-12-11 - 2016-12-14 640
2017 Championship Ward.png 2017 Championship 2017-09-18 - 2017-11-05 640
2018 Championship Ward.png 2018 Championship 2018-09-27 - 2018-11-19 640

Ward Skin Name Availability RP RP Cost
Dawnbringer Ward.png Dawnbringer 2017-06-15 - 2017-06-29 Obtainable by purchasing the Way of Order Pass.
Nightbringer Ward.png Nightbringer 2017-06-15 - 2017-06-29 Obtainable by purchasing the Way of Chaos Pass.
Arcade Poro Ward.png Arcade Poro 2017-08-10 - 2017-08-24 Obtainable by purchasing the Dungeon Pass.

Ward Skin Name Availability RP RP Cost
2017 Golden Championship Ward.png 2017 Golden Championship 2017-09-18 - 2017-11-05 Reedeemed with 320 Worlds Token during the 2017 Worlds Event.
2018 Golden Championship Ward.png 2018 Golden Championship 2018-09-27 - 2018-11-19 Reedeemed with 150 Worlds Token during the 2018 Worlds Event.
Pumpkin Cat Ward.png Pumpkin Cat 2018-09-27 - 2018-11-19 Reedeemed with 150 Worlds Token during the 2018 Worlds Event.
Pop Music A-ward Ward.png Pop Music A-Ward 2018-09-27 - 2018-11-19 Reedeemed with 150 Worlds Token during the 2018 Worlds Event.
Golden Snowman Ward.png Golden Snowman 2018-12-06 - 2019-01-07 Reedeemed with 100 Snowdown Token during the 2018 Snowdown Event.
Gold Year of the Pig Ward.png Gold Year of the Pig 2019-01-28 - 2019-03-04 Reedeemed with 75 Lunar Revel 2019 Token during the 2019 Lunar Revel Event.
Battle Academia Desk Ward.png Battle Academia Desk 2019-05-16 - 2019-06-18 Reedeemed with 125 Mid-Season 2019 Token during the 2019 Trials Event.
Demacia Vice Ward.png Demacia Vice 2019-06-28 - 2019-07-28 Reedeemed with 125 Arcade 2019 Token during the 2019 Arcade Event.
Pixel Arcade Poro Ward.png Pixel Arcade Poro 2019-06-28 - 2019-07-28 Reedeemed with 125 Arcade 2019 Token during the 2019 Arcade Event.
PROJECT Reckoning Ward.png PROJECT: Reckoning 2019-08-02 - 2019-09-19 Reedeemed with 125 PROJECT 2019 Token during the 2019 PROJECT Event.

Rewards and Distributions

Ward Skin Name Requirement
Riot Ward.png Riot First available at Pax East 2014, receive a code by attending an official event.

Ward Skin Name Requirement
Season 3 Victorious Ward.png 2013 Victorious Reach Silver or higher ranking during Season 2013
Conquering Ward.png 2014 Conquering Accumulate 20 points in Ranked Teams by the end of Season 2014
Triumphant Ward.png 2014 Triumphant Accumulate 45 points in Ranked Teams by the end of Season 2014
Victorious Ward.png 2014 Victorious Accumulate 75 points in Ranked Teams by the end of Season 2014
2015 Conquering Ward.png 2015 Conquering Accumulate 20 points in Ranked Teams by the end of Season 2015
2015 Triumphant Ward.png 2015 Triumphant Accumulate 45 points in Ranked Teams by the end of Season 2015
2015 Victorious Ward.png 2015 Victorious Accumulate 75 points in Ranked Teams by the end of Season 2015
2016 Conquering Ward.png 2016 Conquering Accumulate 15 points in Ranked Teams by the end of Season 2016
2016 Triumphant Ward.png 2016 Triumphant Accumulate 30 points in Ranked Teams by the end of Season 2016
2016 Victorious Ward.png 2016 Victorious Accumulate 45 points in Ranked Teams by the end of Season 2016
2017 Victorious Ward.png 2017 Victorious Reach Silver or higher ranking in two Queues by the end of Season 2017
For the end of Season four rewards, Riot awarded players who participated in ranked team play with special ward skins based on how many points they acquired at the end of the season. A player scores 1 point for a 3v3 ranked team win and 3 points for a 5v5 ranked team win.

Ward Skin Name Requirement
New Horizon Ward.png New Horizon Reedeemed with 4 Starlight Tokens at the Star Guardian Event 2017
Death Sworn Ward.png Death Sworn Kill 2 Barons, 2 Rift Heralds and 8 Barons during the Harrowing 2017 Event.
The Ripper Ward.png The Ripper Get 120 kills and/or assists and destroy 30 towers and/or inhibitors as a team during the Curse of the Drowned Event.
World Rune Ward.png World Rune Win a matchmade game as, with, or against Ryze, Sona, Trundle, Miss Fortune, or Nasus and/or Play 3 matchmade games where you placed a Control Ward during the Runeterra Map Event.
Gold Space Lizard Ward.png Golden Space Lizard Clear Odyssey Onslaught with each person having 3 or fewer Augments equipped.

Ward Skin Name Requirement
Rune Enthusiast Ward.png Rune Enthusiast Available to players who spent more than 125,000 IP on Runes in the previous system or owned a limited Quintessence.

Ward Skin Name Requirement
Season 2017 Honor Level 3 Ward.png 2017 Honor Level 3 A gift for all honorable player who reached Honor Level 3 in Season 2017
Season 2017 Honor Level 4 Ward.png 2017 Honor Level 4 A gift for all honorable player who reached Honor Level 4 in Season 2017
Season 2017 Honor Level 5 Ward.png 2017 Honor Level 5 A gift for all honorable player who reached Honor Level 5 in Season 2017
Season 2018 Honor Level 3 Ward.png 2018 Honor Level 3 This ward is rewarded to those who have reached at least Honor Level 3 in the 2018 season.
Season 2018 Honor Level 4 Ward.png 2018 Honor Level 4 This ward is rewarded to those who have reached at least Honor Level 4 in the 2018 season.
Season 2018 Honor Level 5 Ward.png 2018 Honor Level 5 This ward is rewarded to those who have reached Honor Level 5 in the 2018 season.

Ward Skin Name Requirement
Glorious Legend Ward.png Glorious Legends Reward for reaching Level 100

Trivia

  • The SKT T1 kkOma ward skin represents SKT T1 coach kkOma as a yordle.
    • Its death animation references kkOma's facepalms whenever his team commits an error.
      • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.

Rented Ward Skins

Ward skins first appeared during the 2012 Harrowing seasonal event, and the five new ward skins were put on sale for rent only and not permanent. Some of the wards were purchasable for a small amount of IP Influence Point while others were made obtainable with RP RP. Riot was just introducing the new idea of ward skins and listened intently to the feedback (that proved to be negative) for future ward skins.

Harrowing 2012

Announcement made by NeeksNaman:[1]

We're excited to announce ward skins, a new customization option that allows you to change the appearance of your Sight and Vision Wards on the Fields of Justice. In keeping with the season, these ward skins are inspired by the haunting guise of the Shadow Isles. Activating a ward skin will transform your wards into ghosts, spooky trees, spiders, creepy stone statues, or pumpkin-headed bats with their own unique visual effects, sounds, and animations.

Here's how they work. When you purchase a specific ward skin from the Wards tab of the League of Legends Store, it gets added to your inventory for one week. You can activate a specific ward skin to change the appearance of your wards in game. You can keep up to a year's worth (52 weeks) of ward skins in your inventory at a time, so don't hesitate to stock up if you have a favorite. Ward skins function the same as a regular Sight or Vision ward.

Ward skins EN.jpg

Here are the first five ward skins available to unlock:

  • Deadfall Ward – 200 IP 200* Haunting Ward – 800 IP 800
  • Tomb Angel Ward – 25 RP 25* Widow Ward – 75 RP 75
  • Bat-O-Lantern Ward – 165 RP 165

Free Ward Skins

After receiving the negative feedback from players voicing their objection against having to spend points on a ward skin that won't be permanent on their account, ward skins were made free to use for upcoming events. However, they were only available for use during the following seasonal event and removed once they were over.

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Snowdown Showdown 2012
  • Snowman Ward
  • Gingerbread Ward
Lunar Revel 2013
  • Banner of the Serpent Ward
  • Lantern of the Serpent Ward

Permanent Ward Skins

On October 1, 2013, Riot introduced the first permanent and champion- based ward skins.Announcement made by RiotWenceslaus[2]

If you've been hankering for some new ward skins, we've got some good news for you. The first run of permanent, non-seasonal wards is now hot off the presses into the League of Legends store.

To help you rep a trio of your favorite champs wherever you're laning, these new ward skins are all themed after members of the League of Legends lineup. You'll find them in the wards tab of the store for 640 RP once the new patch lands:

  • Lux: Light the way with some wand-shaped warding!
  • Soraka: Let the cosmos guide you by picking up Starchild wards!
  • Draven: Fly your League of Draven colors proudly with the official ward of the Glorious Executioner!

If you're a super-passionate ward-enthusiast or just like a little variety you can also snag all three as a bundle for 1632 RP 1632.

It's a good day to buy a Sight Stone, summoners. Happy warding, and we'll see you on the Fields of Justice.

Harrowing 2013

For the Harrowing event of 2013, the five holiday ward skins from the previous year saw their return to the store. This time they were free to use during the event and purchasable for 640 RP 640 to unlock them permanently.[3]

Ward Skin Reward

The assortment of Seasonal Rewards that players could receive had something new to offer in Season 3. As the season came to a close on November 12, 2013, Riot awarded summoners who achieved a ranking of Silver or higher the exclusive Victorious Ward Skin - the was first ward skin to be offered as a prize.[4]

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