Riot Games is expanding its game catalog and, ten years after the launch of ‘League of Legends’, it is finally starting to look at the mobile market. After releasing ‘Master Tactics’ a few weeks ago, Riot has just released ‘ Legends of Runeterra ‘, his new title for smartphones. It is a card and strategy game based on the ‘LoL’ universe that, like all signature games, is completely free to download.
‘Legends of Runeterra’ is the second of the three games that Riot Games has prepared for mobile. The first was ‘TFT’ and the third will be ‘ League of Legends: Wild Rift ‘, an adaptation of its well-known MOBA for PC. Be that as it may, the one we are dealing with today is ‘Legends of Runeterra’, also known as ‘LoR’, so let’s get to know it better.
The basics of ‘Legends of Runeterra’
‘LoR’ is based on the universe of ‘League of Legends’, so there will be a lot of well-known characters in the game, just like in Blizzard’s ‘ Heartstone ‘ and the ‘Warcraft’ universe. The games are one-on-one and each player starts with four cards randomly selected from their deck, 20 life points, and no mana.
When the game begins, players can choose to exchange any of the cards they have received for others in the deck. After this “pre-phase”, each player receives a mana point and it is decided who attacks and who defends. For this you can use cards of champions, followers or spells , each with its respective mana cost. The role of attacker and defender rotates with each round and, obviously, the one who previously runs out of life points loses.
This is the basics of the game, but the key is to build our own deck and find the best synergies and combos between the cards. Speaking of the cards, these will be unlocked as the game progresses, although they can always be purchased in the in-game store with coins (which, in turn, can be purchased with real money). You cannot buy loot boxes, but there are microtransactions for up to 54.99 euros.
For already players highlighted that ‘Legends of Runeterra’ comes with the new “Pleamar” card set, which includes 120 new cards, six new keywords, and 11 additional champions to add to the deck. The game is now available for download on Google Play and the App Store and the minimum requirements are quite affordable: Android 5.0 Lollipop or iOS 9.0 or higher, so almost any smartphone fits.