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Riot games‘ hugely popular digital card game Legends of Runeterrabased on the equally popular League of Legends, has released its new major expansion; The Darkin Saga: Awakening. This is the first chapter of some planned expansions, all dealing with the Darkin, a race of demonic weapons that destroy their wielders.
Let’s go over the big new heroes being added with this patch, as they’ll likely be the most meta-impacting of the bunch. First we have the scythe-wielding assassin himself, Kayn. Kayn operates interestingly, with two different forms he can take after leveling up; Shadow Assassin and Rhaast. One form focuses on quick damaging attacks, while the other acts as a damage tank, healing both himself and your Nexus with each attack.
Next we have Master Yi and Jax. Master Yi focuses on the need to be multiplied as his skill buffers for every copy of other Master Yi cards and also reduces the spell cost in your hand by one. Jax, on the other hand, gets a stat buff based on the number of allies he has with equipment attached.
Then we have the new original character Norra, who is based on placing Mystic Portals in the top four cards of their deck. After leveling up and hitting the enemy Nexus, these portals will summon random 4/5/6/7 cost allies to your table.
And finally, Orn. Ornn can be played with an exact copy of an ally’s equipment or an equipment card in hand immediately, and will fake himself twice when he attacks. Forge is a new keyword that automatically upgrades the Forged card with +1/+1 or their equipment with the same buff.
All of these are really interesting additions to the game and are sure to shake up the meta along with the massive list of new common cards being added. If you’d like to check them out, take a look at dak.gg. In the meantime, if you’d like to get involved with Legends of Runeterra, you can download it for free at one of the links below!
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