Snowdown 2015

Posted on at 7:04 AM by Moobeat
[12/23 UPDATE:The LEGENDARY SNOWBALL promotion is live through Januray 7th! FAQ here.]

"[Bard warbles incoherently]" Snowdown 2015 is upon us! Between now and January 7th we have a snowstorm of new content, returning legacy content, sales, and promotions are headed our way!
Continue reading for more information and previews of new & returning content!

Table of Contents

Snowdown Site

Snowdown is here! Between now and January 7th you can stock up on all sorts of cool content and deals!
"A chill in the air; A handful of ice
A present for you; How lovely, how nice!
It’s round and it’s cold; Packed tight and frozen
A face full of frost for the unlucky chosen
The battle starts now; Put some cold in your fist
Snowdown arrives with an aerial twist
So throw on some gloves and step into the sun
This Snowdown’s about snowballs and friends having fun!"

To get you on the mood, let's take a look at The Spirit of Snowdown:

"Gather ‘round the fire, dear friends; settle in for a treat
There’s so much to tell; grab a chair, take a seat. 
We hope you’re all cozy; our friends are here too
Look now, there’s Gnar, all bristly and blue
It’s snowing! He’s growing! Watch out for the ice!
It’s Snowdown, little yordle: be cool, play nice!
Always practice kindness, big fella, you don’t need a reason
Look! Even these guys are embracing the season!

It’s a magical time, so don’t be a brat
We’re in this together yordle, human, and...what’s that? 
Oh, it’s Bard, bundled up, doesn’t he look so snug?
What’s this, you bring gifts, like warm cocoa in a mug?
How thoughtful, how sweet - are those your little friends?
But is any of this real, or are we just playing pretend?
We must leave you now, Bard. Anything more to say?
[Bard warbles incoherently]
Same to you, dear wanderer! Have a happy snow day! 
Who’s that there? So lovely, quite dashing
Ah it’s Syndra in splendid garb, not a bit of it clashing
A mighty sorceress indeed: your power is stunning
Look at them go, hah! There’s no use running 
Her cold is too bold
It’s broken the mold
There’s no hope for you when her ice’s taken hold
But, it’s Snowdown, sweet Syndra: take a break from this violence
Let us savor this season of peace, love, and silence 
But Ziggs still loves Snowdown, and he’s brought friends along.
Hey! Please stop that now! You’re doing it wrong!
Tis the season for peace, not for war
That’s not what all of these snowballs are for! 
Stop fighting
Stop thrashing
Stop bickering and bashing
You’ll ruin everything with your constant harassing!
Snowdown is ruined; it’s over, it’s done. 
Then again, all this mayhem does look rather fun.
Perhaps the true spirit of Snowdown is this,
It’s bedlam and brawling, flinging magic and fists.
So build up an ice fort! Let those snowballs take flight!
Snowdown is here! Grab a friend, join the fight!

New Skins Now Available

Topping the tree this Snowdown we have three brand new Snow Day themed champion skins for Bard, Gnar (legacy), and Syndra (legacy) !

Snow Day Bard

1350 RP // On Sale for 975 RP through 12/14

Snow Day Syndra

1350 RP // Legacy // On Sale for 975 RP through 12/14
[Max Rank E]

Snow Day Gnar

975 RP / Legacy

While Snow Day Bard will be taking up permanent residence in the shop, both Snow Day Gnar and Snow Day Syndra are legacy skins available through January 7th!

New Ward Skin

Dashing through the snow is a new Penguin Skier legacy ward skin, available through January 7th!

Penguin Skier Ward

640 RP / Legacy

New Summoner Icons

We also have a slew of new summoner icons to obtain this Snowdown, all of which are available through January 7th!

Icy Minion Icon 
1500 IP or 250 RP / Legacy

Bundled Minion Icon
250 RP / Legacy

PROJECT: Poro Icon
250 RP / Legacy
[More details below on the Legend of Poro King poro skin included with this one!]

While you won't be able to purchase them specifically for yourself, these next four new legacy summoner icons will be available to send to friends for 100 IP each and include a one win IP boost!

Snowball Icons
100 IP Each / Legacy
"Show your friends you love them with a snowball to the face! You can throw four new Legacy Snowball icons at your pals for 100 IP each all through Snowdown. Each time you toss a Snowball icon, whoever it hits will get to keep one of the four randomly selected icons and rack up a one-win IP boost!"

Returning Legacy Snowdown Skins

Over twenty legacy Snowdown skins are also available through January 7th.

Re-Gifted Amumu

520 RP
[Splash / Video]

Dark Candy Fiddlesticks

975 RP
[Splash / Video]

Toy Soldier Gangplank

975 RP
[Splash / Video]

Santa Gragas

975 RP
[Splash / Video]


975 RP
[Splash / Video]

Slay Belle Katarina

975 RP
[Splash / Video]

Reindeer Kog'Maw

975 RP
[Splash / Video]

Winter Wonder Lulu

1350 RP
[Splash / Video]

Mistletoe LeBlanc

975 RP
[Splash / Video]

Snow Day Malzahar

975 RP
[Splash / Video]

Candy Cane Miss Fortune

975 RP
[Splash / Video]

Festive Maokai

975 RP
[Splash / Video]

Snow Bunny Nidalee

520 RP
[Splash / Video]

Workshop Nunu

520 RP
[Splash / Video]

Winter Wonder Orianna

975 RP
[Splash / Video]

Ragdoll Poppy

975 RP
[Splash / Video]


975 RP
[Splash / Video]

Poro Rider Sejuani

975 RP
[Splash / Video]

Snow Day Singed

975 RP
[Splash / Video]

Snowstorm Sivir

975 RP
[Splash / Video]

Silent Night Sona

520 RP
[Splash / Video]

Happy Elf Teemo

520 RP
[Splash / Video]

Earnest Elf Tristana

520 RP
[Splash / Video]

Bad Santa Veigar

975 RP
[Splash / Video]

Snow Day Ziggs

975 RP
[Splash / Video]

Old Saint Zilean

520 RP
[Splash / Video]

Returning Legacy Snowdown Ward Skins

Nine legacy ward skins are also now available through January 7th!

Poro Ward
640 RP / Legacy

Astronaut Poro Ward
640 RP / Legacy

 Battlecast Poro Ward
640 RP / Legacy

Gentleman Poro Ward
640 RP / Legacy

Dragonslayer Poro Ward
640 RP / Legacy

Underworld Poro Ward
640 RP / Legacy

Gingerbread Teemo Ward
640 RP / Legacy

Snowman Ward
640 RP / Legacy

Candy Cane Ward
640 RP / Legacy

Legend of the Poro King Game Mode

The most noble Legend of the Poro King featured gamemode is returning this Snowdown and will be available for play through January 7th!
"The poros are back and they’re joining your side in Legend of the Poro King. Jumping into a match, you’ll see two poro pals flanking you in combat. Each one grants a summoner spell that will help you call forth and aid the majestic Poro King! 
The Poro King is a mega-classy super minion that heals your team, regenerates mana, and deals AoE damage while handing out royal beatdowns to enemy towers on the Howling Abyss. Summon the mighty Poro King by landing Poro Toss ten times. The King will serve as a sieging dynamo for you until he is killed by the enemy team in a regicide most foul."
Miss out on the fun last year? Let's revisit the LotPK trailer:

The five legacy poro icons (which include a unique poro skin in the Poro King Gamemode) will also be returning to the shop for 250 RP each!
We also have a brand new PROJECT: Poro summoner icon available to power up your poro!
Here's a brief video showing the PROJECT: Poro in action!

Snowdown Minions

Through the end of Snowdown, minions will be bundled up in their most appropriate Snowdown attire!

Blue Minions

Red Minions

Purple Minions

Snowdown Bundles

While all the Snowdown legacy skins are available individually, we also bundles available through January 7th! These bundles include an assortment of champions, skins, and ward skins!

Self Mystery Gifting

[THIS IS OVER! Self Mystery Gifting was available from 12/10 - 12/15]
Feeling like a surprise? Between December 10th and December 15th, you can pick up mystery skins, icons, wards, and more in the shop!
  • MYSTERY SKIN - 490 RP 
  • MYSTERY WARD - 380 RP 

Snowdown Login

To ring in the Snowdown season, a Snowdown login screen will also be headed to live!

Snowstorm LEGACY Sale

[12/16 - 1/7]

In addition to ALL of the Snowdown legacy skins returning to the shop, over 100 legacy skins are also returning to the shop! They'll be on sale for full price as well as daily one-day legacy sales between December 16th through January 7th!

Here's Popstar Urf with more information:
… A Snowstorm sale is forecasted to bring one-day Legacy sales everyday all through Snowdown...Details below... 
*HAZARD TYPE… Daily Legacy skin sales 
CONDITIONS… Six different Legacy skins will go on sale everyday, starting December 16 until January 7 at 23:59 PST.
Experts are recommending bringing all poros indoor while the Snowdown Snowstorm sale is active to prevent any confusion between massive amounts of snow and massive amounts of fluff.
Note: Challenger Ahri erroneously appeared in a previous version of this article. We apologize for the confusion but she will not be participating in this sale. She will however be available in January for the launch of the 2016 Season."

Snowdown Shop

[12/16 - 12/30]
Between December 16th and December 30th, you'll receive a personalized batch of discounts delivered directly
"Stoke the fires and stock up on discounted champs and skins unique to you this Snowdown season. Your Snowdown Shop features six unique champions or skins (excluding Legendary, Ultimate, and Limited) released more than three months ago — all discounted at up to 70 percent off. 
Check out Your Snowdown Shop, opening soon!"
Click on the purple button nestled between the shop and profile buttons to view your personalized deals!

Legendary Snowball

The Legendary Snowball promotion is now live through January 7th! For the next two weeks, you'll receive a FREE MYSTERY GIFT when purchasing a legendary (1820 RP) tier skin!

From the Snowdown page: 
When you buy or receive a Legendary or Ultimate skin this Snowdown, you’ll unlock a free Mystery skin! If that Mystery skin happens to be a Legendary or Ultimate, it unlocks another Mystery skin and can continue to snowball from there. As an added bonus, we’re doubling your chance to unlock a Legendary when you receive each Legendary Snowball Mystery skin."
Here's KateyKhaos with a FAQ on Legendary Snowball:
"Hey guys! 
Just wanted to hop in and clarify that although Snowdown has officially begun, the Legendary Snowball doesn't begin until December 23rd. 
Legendary Snowball runs from December 23rd - January 7th. You can grab more info about the Snowdown and all the stuff that's going on here
TL;DR: When you buy a Legendary skin this Snowdown, you’ll unlock a free Mystery skin! If that Mystery skin happens to be a Legendary, it unlocks another Mystery skin and can continue to snowball from there. Ultimate skins also count! 
A couple things to note: 
  • If your Mystery gift is a legendary or an ultimate, you'll continue to snowball and receive another Mystery Gift.
  • If you gift a Legendary Snowball, the person you're sending it to will also receive the Mystery Gift.
  • If you gift someone a Legendary Snowball and their Mystery Gift is a legendary (or ultimate), they'll receive another Mystery Gift. (TL;DR, you can snowball from gifting.)
  • There is no limit as to how many skins you can snowball with! Feelin' lucky?
  • Surprise Party Fiddlesticks and Primetime Draven, while priced as 975 RP, are legendary skins and are part of the Legendary Snowball. They're permenantly discounted as a thanks to players.
  • Legacy Legendary skins listed in the Snowstorm Sale are also part of the Legendary Snowdown.
  • There's a double legendary chance for the mystery skin you get from Legendary Snowball. Normal mystery gifting doesn't have this multiplier.
  • Legendary Snowballs bypass the normal 10 available skins rule. You only need to have one eligible skin. This only applies to the Mystery Skin attached to the legendary. Mystery gifting still has the 10 item restriction.
  • You'll know if Legendary Snowball is active when you see the check box on the purchase confirmation page in the store. If you see that, there will be a Mystery Skin with your purchase!
I think this covers all the odds and ends! If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!


While all the legacy content is available through January 7th, here's a FAQ of more common questions!
Q: How does this work again?
A: When you send your friend a Snowball icon, they will receive one of the four icons chosen at random. If they own any of those icons already, they will not get it again and instead receive an unowned icon and a one-win IP boost. 
Q: Do my friends get to keep the Snowball icons I throw at them?
A: Yep! They will own that Snowball icon once you throw it at them. 
Q: Can I send my friend all four Snowball icons?
A: Yes. You can send them up to all four icons as long as they don’t own them already. 
Q: Can I buy myself Snowball icons?
A: You cannot buy yourself Snowball icons. 
Q: Do Snowball icons count against my daily gifting limit?
A: Yes, but we’ve raised the limit to 20 gifts per day for the duration of Snowdown.

Q: What is Your Snowdown Shop?
A: It’s a new in-client Snowdown store outfitted with deals unique to you. 
Q: How long will these deals last?
A: Each deal will be available from December 16 to December 30 at 23:59 PST 
Q: How long will Your Snowdown Shop be open for?
A: Your Snowdown Shop will be open from December 16 to December 30 at 23:59 PST 
Q: When I purchase a deal, does a new one take its place?
A: A new deal won’t take the place of any skin or champ you buy in Your Snowdown Shop. 
Q: Can I get a different set of discounted skins and champs?
A: We’re only offering the current displayed skins and champs in Your Snowdown Shop. 
Q: What happens if I purchase all of the deals from Your Snowdown Shop? Will it refill?
A: Then you’re all done! Once all available champs and skins are purchased, Your Snowdown Shop will be empty.  
Q: How does this work again?
A: From December 23 until January 7 at 23:59 PST, whenever you pick up a Legendary skin, you’ll get a free Mystery skin. If that Mystery skin is a Legendary, you’ll get another Mystery skin and so on. 
Q: Is there a limit to how many Legendary skins I could unlock?
A: Nope. You can snowball any amount of Legendaries if you continue to unlock them through Mystery skins until Legendary Snowball ends. 
Q: What if I buy five Legendaries, will I get five Mystery skins?
A: Yes. Yes you will. 
Q: What is a Mystery Skin?
A: Picking up a Mystery skin guarantees a random unowned skin worth 520 RP or more for a champion you own.

Q: How long will Legend of the Poro King be available?
A: The grand Poro King will grace Howling Abyss all through Snowdown! 
Q: If I have poro icons from last year’s Legend of the Poro King, will the poro skins carry over this year?
A: Yes! Your poro icons will work exactly as they did last year. 
Q: Where can I find Legend of the Poro King?
A: The game mode will be available to select in the game mode queue of the client. 
Q: I saw a PROJECT: Poro icon on PBE, will it be available for Snowdown this year?
A: Yes, the PROJECT: Poro icon will be available for Snowdown this year. We’ll update this site with it soon. 
Q: Will the PROJECT: Poro icon have all the features of the other Poro icons?
A: Yes, it will be a Legacy icon that you can pick up for 250 RP during Snowdown. If equipped during a Legend of the Poro King match, the PROJECT: Poro icon will unlock a PROJECT skin for your poro pals within the game mode.

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