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Champion Rotation Info Thread

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MistressHel

Senior Member

02-27-2012

Inspired by Coreporeal's Skin Sale Thread, and Eat Orange Be K's Champion Sale Thread, I decided to create a thread providing people with info on the weekly champ rotations. There used to be a couple of threads that helped inform everyone about the weekly champion rotations, but they slowly dropped off, so I decided to make one, just in case people needed it as a resource.
For the most part, Riot does an acceptable job making every champion free to play, but some champs are free a lot less frequently than others, and if you want to play a certain champ, you can have an idea when they were free last, and maybe free again in the near future. Some people will want to try every champ before they take the next step and purchase, so I hope to help in that respect. Riot says in it's old champ rotation info thread how they like to make every champion free to play "eventually," but some of you might just interpret that as an early form of Soon™. Perhaps if Riot sees this, they may realize that certain champs haven't gotten love in awhile.
I will be listing the amount of times a champ has been free since the end of Season One, as well as the last time they were free. Know that a champ is never free two weeks in a row, so if they are free this week, they will not be free again for at least 1 week. (EDIT: Riot has now broken this rule, with Rengar being free the weeks of 9/3/13 AND 9/10/13. I hope this is not a trend!) Also new champs are free for the first time 2 weeks after their release. I will also leave a * next to any champ that was created after season one, since newer champs will have had less time to make it into the rotations.

*****EDIT: I've lost a very dear real life friend and fellow summoner, AtwasAwamps. I will try my best to maintain this list in a timely fashion for the next few weeks, but playing League and many things League related are very difficult for me to do at the moment, it's bringing up too many memories. He was the best tank a team could hope for, and he had a Heart of Gold on the fields of justice and off. He will be missed. Thanks for your understanding guys.*****

*****EDIT 2: Now that Season Two has ended, I'm resetting the list to count only for Pre-Season and Season 3. All champs that have this * next to them will be champs that were patched in from Pre-Season 3 and on. Trist also never made it into the rotation for Season Two. She is the only one who never appeared, otherwise every champ has made an appearance in Season 2. I don't expect most people to be upset about that, since Trist is extremely easy to get.

*****EDIT 3: Riot has recently announced that they are pushing their debuts of champions to 3-4 weeks instead of every two. There will still be a patch every two weeks, but champs are now debuting slower. All information pertaining to this announcement can be found here (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2924158)

*****EDIT 4: With the end of Season 3, the list is being reset once again. This Season, everyone was free to play once except for Tristana, Poppy, Alistar, and Yorick. In case you're unsure what the reset entails, read edit 2 and just change which Season is being applied.


Last updated for Season 4 Week 3

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Riot's Unpopular Champ List
These are the top least seen champs since Season One ended.
1. Tristana (0 appearances) (last seen 6/21/11)

These are the top least seen champs since Season Two ended.
1. Poppy (0 appearances) (last seen 6/26/12)
2. Alistar (0 appearances) (last seen 10/23/12)
3. Yorick (0 appearances) (last seen 11/6/12)


These are the top 10 least seen champs since Season 3 ended.
1. Sion (0 appearances) (last seen 1/22/13)
2. Hecarim (0 appearances) (last seen 6/4/13)
3. Zac (0 appearances) (last seen 6/25/13)
4. Maokai (0 appearances) (last seen 6/25/13)
5. Swain (0 appearances) (last seen 7/2/13)
6. Dr. Mundo (0 appearances) (last seen 7/2/13)
7. Nidalee (0 appearances) (last seen 7/23/13)
8. Mordekaiser (0 appearances) (last seen 8/6/13)
9. Urgot (0 appearances) (last seen 8/6/13)
10. Vi (0 appearances) (last seen 8/13/13)



Champs Removed From the Unpopular List: None. Please check back next week.
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Riot's Popular Champ List
These are the most seen champs since Season Three ended.
It's now a race to see who gets to 5 appearances first!


Popular Champions for this Free Week include: None. Please check back next week.


For more info visit Champion Rotation Info Thread: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=1865087

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Aatrox-last free: 12/3/13 times free: 1

Ahri-last free: 1/14/14 times free: 1

Akali-last free: 12/31/13 times free: 1

Alistar-last free: 10/23/12 times free: 0

Amumu-last free: 1/7/14 times free: 1

Anivia-last free: 2/4/14 times free: 1

Annie-last free: 12/17/13 times free: 1

Ashe-last free: 1/28/14 times free: 2

Blitzcrank-last free: 1/7/14 times free: 1

Brand-last free: 1/7/14 times free: 1

Caitlyn-last free: 1/14/14 times free: 1

Cassiopeia-last free: 12/3/13 times free: 1

Cho'Gath-last free: 12/10/13 times free: 1

Corki-last free: 1/14/14 times free: 2

Darius-last free: 11/5/13 times free: 0

Diana-last free: 12/31/13 times free: 1

Draven-last free: 2/4/14 times free: 2

Dr. Mundo-last free: 7/2/13 times free: 0

Elise-last free: 2/4/14 times free: 2

Evelynn-last free: 9/3/13 times free: 0

Ezreal-last free: 12/24/13 times free: 1

Fiddlesticks-last free: 1/7/14 times free: 1

Fiora-last free: 1/28/14 times free: 1

Fizz-last free: 1/14/14 times free: 1

Galio-last free: 9/3/13 times free: 0

Gangplank-last free: 12/24/13 times free: 1

Garen-last free: 12/31/13 times free: 1

Gragas-last free: 8/20/13 times free: 0

Graves-last free: 12/10/13 times free: 1

Hecarim-last free: 6/4/13 times free: 0

Heimerdinger-last free: 12/10/13 times free: 1

Irelia-last free: 12/10/13 times free: 1

Janna-last free: 12/31/13 times free: 2

Jarvan IV-last free: 12/24/13 times free: 1

Jax-last free: 1/7/14 times free: 1

Jayce-last free: 1/28/14 times free: 1

Jinx-last free: 1/7/14 times free: 1

Karma-last free: 1/21/14 times free: 2

Karthus-last free: 2/4/14 times free: 1

Kassadin-last free: 9/3/13 times free: 0

Katarina-last free: 1/21/14 times free: 1

Kayle-last free: 11/26/13 times free: 1

Kennen-last free: 1/28/14 times free: 1

Kha'Zix-last free: 2/4/14 times free: 2

Kog'Maw-last free: 12/24/13 times free: 1

LeBlanc-last free: 8/27/13 times free: 0

Lee Sin-last free: 12/31/13 times free: 1

Leona-last free: 12/31/13 times free: 1

Lissandra-last free: 1/21/14 times free: 1

Lucian-last free: 1/7/14 times free: 1

Lulu-last free: 1/28/14 times free: 2

Lux-last free: 1/14/14 times free: 2

Malphite-last free: 2/4/14 times free: 2

Malzahar-last free: 1/7/14 times free: 1

Maokai-last free: 6/25/13 times free: 0

Master Yi-last free: 12/10/13 times free: 1

Miss Fortune-last free: 1/21/14 times free: 2

Mordekaiser-last free: 8/6/13 times free: 0

Morgana-last free: 12/17/13 times free: 1

Nami-last free: 2/4/14 times free: 2

Nasus-last free: 11/26/13 times free: 1

Nautilus-last free 12/3/13 times free: 1

Nidalee-last free: 7/23/13 times free: 0

Nocturne-last free: 1/28/14 times free: 1

Nunu-last free: 12/17/13 times free: 1

Olaf-last free: 1/21/14 times free: 1

Orianna-last free: 2/4/14 times free: 2

Pantheon-last free: 1/28/14 times free: 1

Poppy-last free: 6/26/12 times free: 0

Quinn-last free: 1/28/14 times free: 3

Rammus-last free: 1/14/14 times free: 1

Renekton-last free: 11/26/13 times free: 1

Rengar-last free: 1/14/14 times free: 1

Riven-last free: 1/21/14 times free: 1

Rumble-last free: 8/20/13 times free: 0

Ryze-last free: 12/31/13 times free: 1

Sejuani-last free: 12/17/13 times free: 1

Shaco-last free: 12/10/13 times free: 1

Shen-last free: 2/4/14 times free: 2

Shyvana-last free: 1/7/14 times free: 1

Singed-last free: 8/27/13 times free: 0

Sion-last free: 1/22/13 times free: 0

Sivir-last free: 2/4/14 times free: 2

Skarner-last free: 1/21/14 times free: 1

Sona-last free: 1/28/14 times free: 2

Soraka-last free: 12/24/13 times free: 1

Swain-last free: 7/2/13 times free: 0

Syndra-last free: 12/24/13 times free: 1

Talon-last free: 12/3/13 times free: 1

Taric-last free: 1/14/14 times free: 2

Teemo-last free: 12/31/13 times free: 1

Thresh-last free: 1/21/14 times free: 2

Tristana-last free: 6/21/11 times free: 0

Trundle-last free: 12/17/13 times free: 1

Tryndamere-last free: 1/21/14 times free: 1

Twisted Fate-last free: 12/10/13 times free: 1

Twitch-last free: 1/21/14 times free: 1

Udyr-last free: 1/14/14 times free: 1

Urgot-last free: 8/6/13 times free: 0

Varus- last free: 12/31/13 times free: 1

Vayne-last free: 12/31/13 times free: 1

Veigar-last free: 11/5/13 times free: 0

Vi-last free: 8/13/13 times free: 0

Viktor-last free: 8/20/13 times free: 0

Vladimir-last free: 11/26/13 times free: 1

Volibear-last free: 12/17/13 times free: 1

Warwick-last free: 11/26/13 times free: 1

Wukong-last free: 12/3/13 times free: 1

Xerath-last free: 12/24/13 times free: 1

Xin Zhao-last free: 1/28/14 times free: 1

*Yasuo-last free: 12/24/13 times free: 1

Yorick-last free: 11/6/12 times free: 0

Zac-last free: 6/25/13 times free: 0

Zed-last free: 9/24/13 times free: 0

Ziggs-last free: 11/12/13 times free: 0

Zilean-last free: 8/13/13 times free: 0

Zyra- last free: 1/7/14 times free: 1


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MistressHel

Senior Member

02-27-2012

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you get your information from?
Aside from the Announcements, the LoL Wiki is very handy when looking at whole season's rotations at a glance. http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wik...f_Legends_Wiki (http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/League_of_Legends_Wiki)

Are there any free champs available?
Yes, if you subscribe to Riot's Youtube channel, you can get Alistar and his Unchained Skin for free, and if you have a Facebook page, you can get Tristana and her Riot Girl Skin for free too. Here are the corresponding threads on how to get these free champions.
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...ad.php?t=80451 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=80451)
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...hained+alistar (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=1272395&highlight=unchained+alistar)

Where is the information about all champs being free "eventually?"
There is always a link to this thread in the post of the Week's New Rotation, but I will post it here as well: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...ad.php?t=46045 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=46045)

Do you have any idea when the "Unpopular" Champs will be free?
Unfortunately, it's anyone's guess, especially since some champs won't be free for six months, or even over a year! My best suggestion if you want to test a champ before you make the purchase, and the champ you want to try is on the "Unpopular" list, save IP till they become free, and then if you like them, you will most likely have enough IP saved up to purchase that champ. The only "unpopular" champs that are 6300ip are Hecarim, Zac, and Vi. The rest are 4800ip or less, so if you start saving now, you will most likely have enough to pay for them in full by the time they are free. If saving up and waiting for the free rotation isn't an option, then I just recommend buying them if you really can't wait.

Why is 'X' champ listed as being free 0 times, when they had to have been free at one point?
During Season One, every champ was free to play at least once. I'm making this list for after Season One, that way anyone that happened to make an account after Season One ended, will have an idea who has been free to try for them and who has not. *Now that Season Two has ended, every champ except Tristana was free to play at least once. All tallies have been reset with the beginning of the Pre-Season for Season Three.*
*With the end of Season Three, everyone was free to play at least once except for Tristana, Poppy, Alistar, and Yorick. The tallies have once again been reset.*

Why on your Unpopular list, are champs with more appearances listed before ones who have less?
I go by the date of their last appearance. I put the amount of appearances in as well, in case people want to know at a glance, but if I went solely on the amount of times they were free, it would be all of the newest debuted champs, since they're all only one or two appearances. I go by how long it's been since they've been seen instead.

Other handy info to have:
Coreporeal's Skin Sales Thread: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...1#post15223928 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=15223928&posted=1#post15223928)

Eat Orange Be K's Champion Sales and History Thread:http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=1293049 (http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=1293049)


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Queen Justice

Senior Member

02-27-2012

This week's roation: Garen, Nautilus, Riven, Morgana, Veiga, Ashe, Jarvan IV, Cho'Gath, Corki, Fiddlesticks
Nice beginner friendly rotation this week.


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SmartAlec13

Senior Member

02-27-2012

Great post, I always wondered which ones havent been free. Not suprised to see Trundle on there.


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CursedEgg

Senior Member

02-27-2012

nice post


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Queen Justice

Senior Member

02-27-2012

Quote:
MistressHel:

Skarner-last free: 12/27/12 times free: 3

The year seems to be error: It should be 2011, not 2012.


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ImCzone

Senior Member

02-27-2012

Not sure about the rest of them, but I'm almost positive that Akali has been free at least once since I started playing last summer.


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jinxedchef

Senior Member

02-27-2012

Is there a reason behind why certain champs never get picked. I can understand why certain ones are used more. You need some easy ones for the beginner players. But why would certain ones never be on rotation?


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Morphine

Senior Member

02-27-2012

Nice information to have. May want to make that intro paragraph a little less blocky, but overall, great thread.

Still waiting on Udyr zzzz


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ImCzone

Senior Member

02-27-2012

Quote:
Queen Justice:
This week's roation: Garen, Nautilus, Riven, Morgana, Veiga, Ashe, Jarvan IV, Cho'Gath, Corki, Fiddlesticks
Nice beginner friendly rotation this week.


Where did this come from?