Riot Games have produced a remarkable free-to-play game, millions of players all around the world are enjoying League of Legends with as much access to gameplay as a player who has paid thousands of dollars. Of course, Riot still make billions of dollars every year, so we need to look at where this comes from. Most of it will come from champion skins, so much awesome art goes into creating these purchasable cosmetics. Then there’s ward skins which, despite having a low cost, aren’t worth picking up for RP. Nowadays you can easily get ward skins in Hextech Crafting anyway.
I’m going to count down the top 10 rarest ward skins in League of Legends. There aren’t any actual statistics but I’ll be able to see the availability of each ward skin and make an educated approximate from there!
10. Nightbringer Ward
Available for a period of just two weeks, the Nightbringer Ward matches the rarity of the Dawnbringer Ward. Both were only obtainable by purchasing either the Way Of Order Pass or the Way of Chaos Pass. Due to this method being the only way, not every player was able to get their hands on this ward and it’s currently quite rare.
9. Gingerbread Ward
All Snowdown ward skins are likely the same rarity but I personally like this one the most so I chose it over the others. It was available for just under a month, starting from the 15th of December in 2012. It was made available again for around the same time period on the 10th of December of 2013.
8. 2015 All-Star Team Ice Ward
The All-Star event of 2015 was a memorable one, it pitted teams of Ice and Fire against eachother, with both containing star players from around the world. During this event, players could purchase Team Ice or Team Fire bundles, either of which gave relevant ward skins.
7. Season 4 Championship Ward
Riot loves to introduce championship ward skins and season 4 was no different. This ward was in the shop for the standard ward skin price of 640 RP. It was only available for a period of 18 days, many players likely missed this and it’ll be extremely rare to find one in-game.
6. Tomb Angel Ward
Just like the Snowdown ward skins, the Harrowing event saw 5 new ward skins introduced to League of Legends. All of which were available from the 26th of October 2012 to the 13th of November in the same year. There were plenty of ward skins to choose from, the Tomb Angel variant is the ‘lesser looking’ one of the bunch so I chose this out of all the choices.
5. Poro Ward
No one can deny the fact that poros are insanely cute, who wouldn’t love to have a ward represented by a poro? Well, I wouldn’t anyway. This ward skin was in the shop for 640 RP between the 16th of December 2014 to the 30th of January 2015. It is fairly basic so players likely chose other ward skins which is why you’ll never see this in-game.
4. Season 3 Championship Ward
This extremely limited ward skin is one of the rarest in the game, you’ll be hard pressed to ever get your hands on it. It was released on the 13th of December 2013 and was available until the end of pre-season. I estimate very few players got their hands on this skin, not realising how rare it would be in the coming years.
3. Victorious Ward 2015
A total of 25 ranked pre-made 5v5 wins were required for Riot to bestow this ward skin upon you. During the 2015 season, players could earn points by winning ranked games as a group of 5. I know this total doesn’t sound too difficult but if you think about it, a very small percentage of the community would own it.
2. Victorious Ward 2014
With the same requirements as the previous entry, this Victorious ward skin has always been rare and will be forever. League of Legends had nowhere near the players it has now back in 2014, so just imagine the percentage of the playerbase that has this ward skin at their disposal.
1. Riot Ward
We all know of PAX Twisted Fate, the rarest League of Legends skin of all time. Now I present to you the ward skin equivalent, only available by attending Pax East 2014. I believe it’s the only one on this list that can still be obtained (not legacy) but you need to get a code from an official Riot event, which is something that 99% of the playerbase will never get!
It’s still available via Hextech Crafting, now I want it so bad 🙁