The Champion Rotation Schedule is the schedule of which champions are available to play for free (i.e., withoneeding to purchasing them with Riot Points or Influence Points).


Ten champions are available for free play at any given time. Usually, each set of champions is available for one week, beginning on Tuesday. However, there are exceptions to this; for example, if Riot Games is releasing a major patch or new content, they will often schedule the new rotation of champions to coincide with the patch release.[1]

Riot also occasionally shifts the rotation date to avoid rotating on US holidays. Because of this, week 9 of Season 1 began on Tuesday, September 7, rather than Monday, September 6 (which was Labor Day in the US). This resulted in a short week, as the next week started on schedule on Monday, September 13.

The European (EU) rotation is generally aligned with the United States (US) rotation.[2]

Next week's champion list is usually released between 5pm-10pm.

New champions

New champions were occasionally placed into the rotation for the week in which they are released. However, this was changed with Urgot OriginalSquare.png Urgot, who was released on August 24, 2010, was not placed into the free rotation until September 7. Riot Games has stated that their policy is to "allow players to preview all champions eventually"[1], and it is generally understood that new champions are held out of the free rotation temporarily out of respect for the players who purchased them early. After that, the new champions were free to play on the second week after they were released.

Since the release of Fiora OriginalSquare.png Fiora, however, new champions have been free to play on the third week following their release.

Champion types

Each champion is listed in the schedule along with a champion type (mage, tank, etc.). However, many champions can be played in different ways depending on the items, runes, and masteries the player chooses. (For example, Alistar OriginalSquare.png Alistar can be played as a tank, melee DPS or mage). The types listed in the rotation schedule are not meant to dictate how the champion is played, but to provide a very quick and simple overview of what kind of abilities the champion has, so that players who are new to the character are not overwhelmed.[1]

Every champion is in one of these champion type "pools". There are 6 champion type pools:

  • Fighter: 34
  • Assassin: 17
  • Mage: 25
  • Carry: 18
  • Support: 14
  • Tank: 11

Every champion is in one of these champion "Epicness pools".

Every champion is in one of these champion tier "pools".

  • Tier 1 (260 RP): 0
  • Tier 2 (585 RP): 0
  • Tier 3 (975 RP): 0

Some champions are excluded from the rotation because of balancing issues, although these have to be severe enough to warrant a full rework on the character. Currently the only champion removed from the rotation is Karma OriginalSquare.png Karma, however, Twitch OriginalSquare.png Twitch and Evelynn OriginalSquare.png Evelynn were also removed from the rotation prior to their reworks. Champions removed from the free rotation are also removed from the sale rotation.



  1. Ornn OriginalSquare.png 鄂爾
  2. Riven OriginalSquare.png 雷玟
  3. Rumble OriginalSquare.png 藍寶
  4. Sejuani OriginalSquare.png 史瓦妮
  5. Vi OriginalSquare.png 菲艾
  6. Akali OriginalSquare.png 阿卡莉
  7. Karthus OriginalSquare.png 卡爾瑟斯
  8. Ashe OriginalSquare.png 艾希
  9. Miss Fortune OriginalSquare.png 好運姐
  10. Lux OriginalSquare.png 拉克絲
  11. Morgana OriginalSquare.png 魔甘娜
  12. Wukong OriginalSquare.png 悟空
  13. Malphite OriginalSquare.png 墨菲特
  14. Cho'Gath OriginalSquare.png 科加斯
  15. Twisted Fate OriginalSquare.png 逆命

  1. Sion OriginalSquare.png 赛恩
  2. Shaco OriginalSquare.png 萨科
  3. Brand OriginalSquare.png 布兰德
  4. Udyr OriginalSquare.png 乌迪尔
  5. Ezreal OriginalSquare.png 伊泽瑞尔
  6. Kennen OriginalSquare.png 凯南
  7. Leona OriginalSquare.png 蕾欧娜
  8. Shen OriginalSquare.png
  9. Lux OriginalSquare.png 拉克丝
  10. Xerath OriginalSquare.png 泽拉斯
  11. Graves OriginalSquare.png 格雷福斯
  12. Gnar OriginalSquare.png 纳尔
  13. Braum OriginalSquare.png 布隆
  14. Illaoi OriginalSquare.png 俄洛伊
  15. Kalista OriginalSquare.png 卡莉丝塔

Champion rotation history

  • Champion Rotation Schedule (Pre-Season One)
  • Champion Rotation Schedule (Season One)
  • Champion Rotation Schedule (Pre-Season Two)
  • Champion Rotation Schedule (Season Two)