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 BE?
Twice a year we offer sales for individual chroma skins that are at least 5 months after their launch, however Chromas will return to sale status every other BE 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 BE sale, chromas will be sold individually for 2000 BE.
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 BE 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 75 RP each together with the BE sale.
Can I gift or mystery gift chroma packs?
This isn’t available at launch, but perhaps in the future.
How can I see all the chromas currently available?
Through the magic of hexspheres. Or if you don't have any of those, you can find chroma packs in the Bundles tab of the store.
Why don't chromas have new or recolored splashes?
At this point, we have no plans to recolor splash art for champions and skins with chroma packs. We're historically viewed splash art as an expression of a champ's or skin's core identity. Chromas packs are ways for you to share your personal style and deepen your experience with champions and skins, but they don't change that champ or skin's identity.
What's the difference between a chroma pack and a skin?
Skins provide an opportunity to experience a champion in a way that;s different from normal (like Rumble and Super Galaxy Rumble). We continue to look for new ways for you to engage with your favorite champions. Skins are usually about alternate fantasies, where chromas are working with a lot more than fifty shades of grey. Chromas are about expressing your style and personality, color-coordinating your team, or adding a new dimension to a champion or skin you play all the time.
Will particles be recolored as well?
Generally no, but we're looking into this with some champions and skins where it maks the most sense.