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Champion Background Strategy Skins & Trivia


  • Classic Skarner Skingallerybutton
  • Sandscourge Skarner Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 09-Aug-2011
  • Earthrune Skarner Skingallerybutton
    520 RP / 09-Aug-2011
  • Battlecast Alpha Skarner Skingallerybutton
    (Legendary) 1820 RP / 25-Nov-2014
  • Guardian of the Sands Skarner Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 27-Apr-2015

  • Classic Skin


  • Skarner was designed by Volty.
  • Skarner is voiced by David Lodge, who also voices GalioSquare.png Galio.
  • Skarner's name is likely derived from an old Swedish mining term "skarn", which referred either to silicate waste rock or iron-bearing sulfite deposits.
    • Similarly, the name of Skarner's people is derived from "brack", a Scottish past tense for break.
  • Skarner was first seen in BrandSquare.png Brand's Art Spotlight. The Art Spotlight was removed when the leak was noticed, and replaced with an edited version.
  • Some champions, prior to their release, have an article in the Journal of Justice which foreshadows their arrival. As Skarner's arrival ties directly into the fate of Kalamanda, his entry as a champion has been the longest known buildup in LoL's official lore.
  • IronStylus has stated that Skarner's head is based on an EVA unit from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
  • Skarner ties for highest base damage at level 18 with Cho'Gath (130).
  • In the U.R.F game mode (available in April 2014), Skarner was deemed overpowered and obnoxious, and was ultimately disabled in non-custom games.
  • His joke: "Oh no! I seem to have stepped on one of my cousins!" is most likely a reference to the first Men in Black movie.
  • SkarnerSquare.png Skarner shares a line with KhaZixSquare.png Kha'Zix: "Limb from limb!"
  • Skarner's quote while standing in the brush for a time (Skar-Skar-Skarner!) is a reference to the Pokémon franchise, specificially those who say their own name as their racial cry.
SkarnerSquare.png Earthrune Skarner [S|L]
  • It bears a resemblance to the elementals of the Selesnya Conclave of Ravnica in that they are made of bits of masonry connected by a system of plants. Examples of Selesnya elementals can be found here and here.
  • His head resembles that of Clank from the Ratchet & Clank games.
  • He shares this theme with Xerath.
SkarnerSquare.png Battlecast Alpha Skarner [S|L]
  • This skin appears in the bottom left corner of ChoGathSquare.png Battlecast Prime Cho'gath's splash art.
  • A view of his face and stinger can be found in the splash art for ViktorSquare.png Creator Viktor.
  • His dance is a reference to the popular Robot dance.
  • He shares this theme with KogMawSquare.png Kog'Maw, ChoGathSquare.png Cho'Gath, Vel&#039;KozSquare.png Vel'Koz, XerathSquare.png Xerath, UrgotSquare.png Urgot and ViktorSquare.png Viktor.
  • Given his quotes, the word "Alpha" in his name and the more simplistic technology compared to the other Battlecast "models", he might have been the very first of the Battlecast series, which was created by Viktor to collect the other champions for the Battlecast series.
  • The quote "You have been chosen." is likely a reference to a scene in Toy Story.
SkarnerSquare.png Guardian of the Sands Skarner [S|L]
  • His model might be inspired by the classical Egyptian scorpion, which matches in color pattern.
  • He somewhat resembles the scorpion from Lego's Scorpion Pyramid, part of the Pharaoh's Quest set.
  • In his recall animations, Skarner makes a stance similar to how a Zerg would look like.
  • The skin may be a reference to something out of Ahn'Qiraj from World of Warcraft.
  • He shares this theme with FiddlesticksSquare.png Fiddlesticks, RammusSquare.png Rammus, XerathSquare.png Xerath and KhaZixSquare.png Kha'Zix.


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Skarner Art Spotlight

Art Spotlight

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