I'm sick to the fucking bone of these shitters offering up hillarious trades because they believe they've stumbled across some "ultra rare skin". "price checks" also annoy me. To that end I have made a guide on skin values below.
The infamous skin among crackers, was given to every single fucking account that had played 1 game in 2014 and was not eligible for a free mystery skin because it did not own enough champs. THIS SKIN ADDS $1 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
Given to every single fucking account that played 10 matchmade games before June 2011, there a shitload of MILLIONS of these accounts. Plebs always crack this first and think they hit the goldmine. THIS SKIN ADDS $2 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
Once again given to every single fucking account, but at a much earlier date, January 2010. Once again plebs think they've hit the shit when the find this, but no you haven't. There are a good few hundred thousand accounts with this skin, making it nigh on worthless. THIS SKIN ADDS $5 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
"WOW, beta skin, much rare, gimme $$$". Stfu pleb, the closed beta of league was incredibly easy to get onto, with 110k people participating and getting this skin. In addition, there was a bug in 2010 that meant if you took the name of someone with King Rammus on another server, you got the skin too. As a result, several thousand more of these foul skins were conceived on EUW and EUNE. THIS SKIN ADDS $5-10 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT ($5 for NA, $10 for EU).
Wowee, a proper rare skin at last. This skin was available to the masses back in april 2010 in store. What makes it worth 10x more than King rammus/ufo corki? Well even though it cost only 50rp (yes, 50). It was only out for 10 days. In addition, new accounts did not get 400rp back then like they do now, so you won't many lv 5 pleb accounts with it. THIS SKIN ADDS $40-50 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
This skin was given out during Pax 2011 and Pax 2012. Unlike the other PAX skins, it was incredibly easy to get if you got into PAX, riot were handing them out en masse, and people were able FIVE of these codes no problem. As a result, PAX sivir is the least valuable PAX skin. THIS SKIN ADDS $25 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
This skin was given out during Pax 2010-2012. The difference was that you couldn't really just ask a riot employee for one like with PAX Sivir, you had to do stupid games like spin the wheel (theres a youtube video of it) and people generally didn't get more than 1 like with PAX Sivir. THIS SKIN ADDS $50 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
Riot Graves, Riot Nasus, Riot Blitzcrank:
SLC checker lists these as ultra rare skins because Killeragg is a noob unfortunately. They are often in store and you can still get them from mystery gifts. THESE SKINS ADDS $7 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
Riot SQUAD Singed:
This is a different story to the pleb riot skins. Unlike the other riot skins it cannot be obtained from mystery gifts, and hasn't been in store (it cost 975rp) since 2011. As a result it is exceedingly rare. It also adds cool particles (unlike most rare skins), making it desirable among singed mains. THIS SKIN ADDS $40 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
Lol, gold in Season 5 eh? Trash. THIS SKIN ADDS $15 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
Lol, gold in Season 4 eh? Still trash my friend. Season 3-5 was league's peak popularity. However unlike Victorious sivir this skin does add cool particles. THIS SKIN ADDS $20 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
Lol, gold in Season 3 eh? Still trash, but we're getting there. Like I said above, league was still incredibly popular and millions of people reached gold+ in season 3. THIS SKIN ADDS $25 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
Gold in Season 2 eh? Now we're talking. Season 2 was only the very beginning of the boom period for League, and not so many people played back then. However season 2 was arguably the easiest time to reach gold in league (they made it considerably easier than season 1). That being said THIS SKIN ADDS $30 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
Gold in Season 1 eh? This is the shit. Only the top 3% of the ranked ladder were deemed gold (yes, 3% confirmed by riot). Remember that from Season 2 onwards it was 20%+ that got the victorious skins. Coupled with that, season 1 had by far the fewest players of any season, making this skin truly rare and valuable. THIS SKIN ADDS $75 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
Notorious for being pulled from store because it was really shit. It was taken out of store on January 17th 2010, meaning that players had less than 3 months to buy it. However it did have an advertised final week sale, being reduced from 520rp to 390rp. This did convince some more people to buy it, but the overall purchase numbers were still exceedingly low. However the value of this skin is marred by its awful quality, as it is just a new splash art and a darker model. THIS SKIN ADDS $50-60 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
This skin was given to everyone who bought the physical collectors edition of league. The collectors edition stopped being available around 2011, but many people bought it for its good value. THIS SKIN ADDS $15 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
This skin was given to everyone who bought the digital collectors edition of league. This is actually still available in store, and as a result is worthless. THIS SKIN ADDS $5 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
This skin was given to people who won an official tournament. This is easier than it seems, as you can easily create and enter tournaments on the riot website. A lot of these tournaments are bronze-gold only, but these are inevitably full of diamond smurfs trying to farm the skin and the rp prize. This skin is becoming increasingly less rare, are more and more accounts get it. THIS SKIN ADDS $35 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
Perhaps the most infamous skin, revered for its appealing appearance and unquestionable rarity. This skin was given to those that PRE-ORDERED the digital collectors edition. Not many people preordered league at all, since it was a free to play game. Collectors edition preorders ended in october 2009. THIS SKIN ADDS $80-100 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
Black Alistar's less well known cousin. This was also for pre-ordering league, but the physical edition. This skin is perhaps even rarer than black ali, because it's harder to go into a shop and preorder than easily preorder online from the comfort of your own home. However it is less visually appealing than black ali, which detracts from its value. THIS SKIN ADDS $70-90 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
PAX Twisted Fate:
This skin was ONLY given away at PAX Prime 2009. It was officially supposed to be given to the first 20,000 people who attended (it was put in their goodybags), however sources clain that riot threw out several binfuls of the codes, which leads me to believe not all 20k were distributed. In addition, the codes were not even usable when they came out, people had to wait 2 months until league went from beta to release before they could put PAX tf on an account. This makes pax tf the rarest skin in terms of numbers, and means it commands extraordinary value. THIS SKIN ADDS $120 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
Dear god.... Dear god... This skin is several times more common than skins such as PAX tf, black ali, and urf ww. It was released for 2 weeks in 2012, and could be bought in store for the low low price of 975rp. However since then, league's popularity has grown significantly and the number of noob riven mains has drastically increased. The hype surrounding this skin is disgusting, and it's just because the skin has a couple of cool particles and a recall animation. The hype led to popularity which led to more hype which led to more popularity. A freaking multiplier effect. As a result this is by far the most sought after skin in league, which more than makes up for its not so great rarity (compared to other skins here). As a result..... THIS SKIN ADDS $120-150 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
ALL OTHER "RARE" SKINS i HAVE NOT MENTIONED:
Lots of plebs nowadays find accounts with things like red card/kitty kat kata, zombie ryze, ice toboggan corki, goalkeeper blitz, and think they are rare. These skins are only rare if they were FIRST EDITION. If you bought these skins first run back in 2009-2011 then you got a special summoner icon
and a special skin border
If your account does not have the border or the icon then the skin is WORTHLESS. If it does have these then THIS SKIN ADDS $25 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
Top 500 Beta icon:
Most noobs don't even know what this is. The top 500 elo in the beta were given a cool rammus summoner icon. Ranks 500-101 were given the Master Beta icon. Since only 400 accounts have this, it is rarer than any skin, however since its only a summoner icon its value is not as great as it should be THIS ICON ADDS $100-150 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
Top 100 Beta icon:
Ranks 100-1 in closed beta were given this orgasmic icon. It's the same as the top 500 icon, but it has a couple of extra metal elements to it. It is unequivocally the rarest thing one can have on their League of Legends Account. Now, with 100 million accounts created, there are still only ONE HUNDRED accounts with this icon. As a result.... THIS ICON ADDS $200-250 VALUE TO YOUR ACCOUNT.