What are chromas?
Chromas are a new approach to champion customization. While skins are generally reimagined versions of champions--Graves as a Mafia boss, Cho’Gath with Victorian sensibilities--chromas are more of a wardrobe change. These affect the color palette of a skin without altering its core theme.
Chromas are an experimental feature, so their future--from their cost to the way they’re offered--is entirely reliant on community reception and feedback, and will change, perhaps wildly, as the feature grows.
Can I buy chromas with IP?
Twice a year we offer IP sales for individual chroma skins. The first IP sale goes from August 25, 2016 to September 8, 2016 and includes all chromas launched before August 2016. During the IP sale, chromas will be sold individually for 2000 IP.
How do I buy chromas?
Chromas come individually or in packs of three as of August 25th, 2016. You can pick up chroma packs in the Skins tab of the store for 590 RP each, or an individual chroma skin for 290 RP. Unlike skins, you cannot buy chromas in champion select. To buy a chroma, you must own the original champion or skin it changes. When you view a chroma in the store, the list price adjusts based on whether or not you own the relevant champion or skin.
Can I refund a chroma pack?
Chroma packs or individual Chroma skins can be refunded within 90 days of purchase for one refund token. Please see our Content Refund FAQ for more information.
Will there be chroma sales, like skin sales?
Starting in August of 2016 we are now offering twice-yearly IP sales of Chromas. We don't currently have any plans for RP sales of chromas, but that may change in the future.
Can I gift or mystery gift chroma packs?
This isn’t available at launch, but perhaps in the future.
Will any existing skins be reclassified as chromas?
Despite Rusty Blitzcrank’s clear similarity to the idea behind chromas, we won’t be reclassifying any skins as chromas right away. These skins were created a long time ago, so integration with a new feature seems hasty. As with many aspects of this feature, this may change.
For more information about chromas packs, please see the official Chromas Packs FAQ.