|Author||Riot Games, Inc|
|Version||Varies with device|
|File Size||Varies with device|
Who says card games are boring? Legends of Runeterra proves it otherwise! Here’s everything you need to know about this awesome strategy card game!
After years of anticipation, Riot Games finally released Legends of Runeterra for mobile! As more and more big gaming companies are releasing their games on mobile, Legends of Runeterra wouldn’t want to get left behind.
The Legends of Runeterra is set in the world of League of Legends which is another popular game by Riot Games. But this time, they set their heroes in to the continent of Runeterra. Creativity and skills are all you need in this game as you need to combine cards to form strong decks against enemies. Think you have what it takes?
A Skill-based Game
If you’ve played Hearthstone, then you’ll get this game in no time. Also, if you have previous knowledge of MOBA games, then you’ll notice the same elements apply in here. But in Legends of Runeterra, you start by collecting cards from the deck. You need to take into consideration each card: their attributes and characteristics.
Once you’ve decided on a card, you’ll place that card on the battlefield table so that the enemy can see it. The opponent will then decide how to counter your card based on your card. But before any match, each player will have the time to arrange their formation to the best of their abilities. This ensures balance.
At the beginning of the game, each player will have 20 points. Each time you lose in a match of cards, you’ll lose points. The match will end once a player runs out of their gems. But as you win, you’ll receive money and EXP points. This is sort of like a chess game but only with cards. The only difference is that you don’t have to rush in here. So, take every action with utmost consideration.
Features of Legends of Runeterra
There have been plenty of iterations of mobile card games in recent years. There are Auto Chess games that are massively successful. And now, we get to play this game. But what exactly separates this piece of work from others? Let’s break it down feature by feature:
Impressive Hero Collection – If you’ve played League of Legends, you’ll see a lot of familiar faces in here. After all, they’re made by the same developers! But in this game, the heroes are in the form of cards. Each card is unique as you’ll see their corresponding attack, defense, and other traits. There are also some special cards which can be combined with hero cards to double their strength.
Balanced – As with any hero-based game, the key to a great game is having balance. In Legends of Runeterra, each card has their own strengths and weaknesses. It’s your job to know what they are and how to use them to your advantage. Like we said, this game relies heavily on your creativity and your skills to properly utilize the cards.
Different regions – In this game, there are 6 regions (categories) for all the cards: Demacia, Lonia, Shadow Islands, Noxus, Freljord, and Piltover & Zaun. Each region has their own advantages and disadvantages that allows you to create endless possibilities. But a more impressive approach would be combining different cards from different regions to create an even stronger card. It will be entirely up to you!
Treasures and tasks – As you log-in and play the game daily, you’ll receive treasures. The more you play the game, the valuable the treasures you’ll get. As there are rarity to each card, this means that you’ll get a higher chance of getting rarer cards. From time to time, you’ll also get a mysterious card that you can convert into any card. And aside from the game, there are other daily tasks to complete. After completing them, you’ll also receive rewards.
A unique gameplay – Riot Games took it upon themselves to combine elements from popular MOBA games and card games into one cohesive game. Although there isn’t much action compared to MOBA games, the cards have some insane graphics on them. Not to mention the background and the fight sequences. There are enough special effects from this game that would satisfy many gamers looking for something new to play.
Tips to Master Legends of Runeterra
First time players may feel intimidated when playing Legends of Runeterra. Don’t be! The game may look intimidating, it’s actually fun once you get the hang of it! To help you with these, we collected these tips:
Identify the aggressor – Every game has an aggressor. At the start of each match, it’s your job to assess who is more aggressive between you and your opponent. By doing so, you’ll be able to devise a more compatible gameplay and counter tactics to help you win the match.
Manage the board – The more you play the game, the more you’ll understand that the board is your engine to victory. Understanding how each of your cards work together is the key to success. Use your knowledge and exploit your opponent’s weaknesses to your advantage. As this is a psychological battle, it’s important to not be too aggressive. Use your time to correctly judge a situation.
Balance your deck of cards – You’ll have plenty of cards to choose from to form the ultimate deck. But how do you go about creating one? Do you just blindly pick the strongest cards there is and form the ultimate team? That is a sure recipe for failure! Instead, you should build a deck that is balanced in all sorts of things. Try to pick a deck that is built around a certain theme. In addition, try to get cards that will help you win a certain situation. However, there are no perfect decks. It’s just a matter of who uses their cards better. So, it doesn’t matter if you have a deck that consists of weak cards because if you use them right, you might even win!
Legends of Runeterra is a fun and new way to enjoy MOBA and card games! This is a unique card game that tests your skills and ability to utilize deck of cards.