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 next IP sale goes from March 22, 2017 to April 5, 2017 and includes that are at least 5 months after their launch, however Chromas will return to sale status every other IP sale. This means the Chromas that were on sale last time will not be on sale this time around (but will return next time). 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. As of March of 2017 we are also offering limited RP sales of chromas, so this time around Chromas that are overdue for an Early Sale will also be available for 195 RP each. Check out the breakdown below for the March 22 - April 5, 2017 sale.
We fully intend to smooth out this process so that moving forward, chromas will join Early Sales first and then have an IP sale.
IP Sale (2000 IP per chroma)
RP Sale (195 RP per chroma)
|High Noon Yasuo
Arcade Miss Fortune
Warring Kingdoms Xin Zhao
Battle Bunny Riven
Lunar Goddess Diana
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.