2010 Harrowing Login

The Harrowing log-in screen for 2010.

Harrowing Login 2011

The Harrowing log-in screen for 2011.

The Harrowing is an event to commemorate Halloween festivities in the world of Valoran. It introduced a few temporary cosmetic changes to the game (items, maps), and some Limited Edition skins and runes. The event started on October 18th and culminated on October 31st, 2010. In 2011, there was another Harrowing which lasted from October 19th to October 31st.

Lore 编辑

Each calendar year, the celestial bodies of Runeterra align in a particular astronomical event. This lengthy occasion -- beginning with a partial eclipse on the 18th of October and culminating in a full solar eclipse on the 31st of October -- is of one of the most significant holidays in Valoran. The alignment occurs annually around the time of the harvest, and is known as the Harrowing due to its dusky setting. For obvious reasons, the occasion is marked by superstitions surrounding the world's dark denizens, creepy crawlies, and things that generally go bump in the night.

While rural folks still believe that this is a time of great foreboding, most of Valoran has taken to commemorating the Harrowing through a bit of good, clean fun. Citizens of the city-states don monstrous costumes and exchange holiday sweets with one another as part of the revelry. Large costume parties, where patrons wear either light or dark costumes (with the intention of either warding off or confusing evil) are quite popular, and those of opposite colors are encouraged to exchange gifts with one another. However they're celebrating, all across Valoran, spirits are as high as the night is long.

As with all things Runeterran, the League is a major participant in the holiday festivities. Summoner's Rift is decked out with special lanterns to provide lighting (and a bit of atmosphere) during any scrimmages that take place during the eclipse. Minions are also decked out to honor the occasion, and even some champions choose to join in the merrymaking, donning costumes before they take to the battlefield. Additionally, the alchemists of the Institute of War brew special holiday concoctions, and the rune forges produce special runes for summoners who display valor during this time.[1]

Champion Skins 编辑

Some limited edition champion skins were released for a few League favorites who were really in the spirit for the Harrowing.

Features 编辑


Minions decorated as witches and wizards

  • Limited edition Holiday Runes
  • Some sinfully sweet editions of your favorite in-game consumables
  • Frighteningly festive costumes for your minions
  • A sinister overhaul of Summoner's Rift featuring a more nocturnal motif
  • A terrifying new login screen to get you in the mood

Runes 编辑

6 special holiday runes were released and they were only available from October 18 to 31.These runes can be located in the Tier 2 section of the store. All of them however were Tier 2.5 Quintessences:

  • QuintessenceofthePiercingScreechQuintessence of the Piercing Screech (Tier 2.5, +1.75 Magic Penetration)
  • QuintessenceofBountifulTreatsQuintessence of Bountiful Treats (Tier 2.5, +24 Health)
  • QuintessenceoftheSpeedySpecterQuintessence of the Speedy Specter (Tier 2.5, +1.39% Movement Speed)
  • QuintessenceoftheElusiveWerewolfQuintessence of the Elusive Werewolf (Tier 2.5, +1.39% Dodge)
  • QuintessenceoftheWitchesBrewQuintessence of the Witches Brew (Tier 2.5, +4.56 Ability Power)
  • QuintessenceofUnknownQuintessence of the Headless Horseman (Tier 2.5, +3.08 Armor Penetration)

Items 编辑

Some items received a new temporary icon to celebrate the festivities:

Map 编辑


Summoner's Rift artwork during the 2010 Harrowing.

The Summoner's Rift was replaced with a seasonal variant that includes many Harrowing holiday elements. It also contains Easter Eggs:
  • To the right of the blue team's top tower is a blue slab surrounded by green smoke. Urf Urf the Manatee's Ghost (complete with name and description) will appear when a Champion stands near the gravestone. [2]
  • Bringing Warwick Warwick over in the Urf skin prompts Urf's Ghost to throw his spatula at Warwick and shake his head, as seen here
  • The extreme lower right has 3 coffins, containing the rumoured heroes Averdrian, Plant King, and the 20px Voodoo Shaman. This could be interpreted as a "nail-in-the-coffin" confirming their cancellation. [3]

Galleries 编辑

2010 Harrowing 编辑

2011 Harrowing 编辑

  • Bewitching Nidalee
  • FrankenTibbers Annie
  • Definitely Not Blitzcrank
  • Haunting Nocturne

2012 Harrowing 编辑

  • Zombie Brand
  • Headmistress Fiora
  • Pirate Ryze

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