On March 16, Riot released a list of all bug fixes and card reworks coming to Legends of Runeterra. Riot wanted to focus on balancing cards for patch 0.9.2, so Kalista and Hecarim are receiving updates, along with their corresponding follower and spell cards. In addition, 10 elite and follower cards will be adjusted with seven spell cards also receiving tweaks.
Bugs in Legends of Runeterra are going to be fixed as well. Players will no longer get stuck on an art screen when receiving a friend challenge. Plus, reaching the maximum number of decks will not affect actions to edit or save decks. Finally, crash bugs and card font glitches have been resolved.
Kalista was the lowest played champion last patch, so Riot decided to make Kalista synergize with aggressive Ephemeral and Fearsome decks. However, Riot is planning to adjust the Shadow Isles region, so leveling Kalista will be harder to achieve. Here is each card and their changes:
- Kalista Level 1: Before: Kalista could bond with an ally and grant them 2 additional health. In order to level up, 3 allies must die. Now: Kalista only requires the death of 4 allies without needing to bond. Her health also increased to 3.
- Kalista Level 2: Before: Kalista would revive the bonded ally. Now: Each round Kalista attacks, she creates an Ephemeral copy of the strongest dead ally. Additionally, she bonds to the revived ally and all the damage she receives is transferred to them.
- Kalista’s Black Spear (and original): Now costs 3 mana to cast
Hecarim was quite popular last patch, but players would not level him up. In order to entice players to get the full Hecarim experience, while making him blockable, Riot has reduced his health and quest triggers:
- Hecarim Level 1: Hecarim requires 7 Ephemeral allies to attack now, and health was reduced to 5.
- Hecarim Level 2: Hecarim now summons 2 Spectral Riders while granting all Ephemeral allies 3 additional damage.
- Spectral Rider: Damage has been reduced to 2.
- Hecarim’s Onslaught of Shadows (and original): Mana cost is reduced to 2.
Elite and follower card updates
Here are the 10 elite and follower cards and their updates in Legends of Runeterra:
- Border Lookout: Has been promoted to Vanguard Lookout and is now an elite card
- Mageseeker Investigator: Has been updated to create a Detain spell card after the player casts any 6+ mana cost spell
- Crowd Favorite: Health has reduced to 1
- Navori Conspirator: Damage has reduced to 2
- Mageseeker Persuader: Mana cost and health are now 2, while power is 4. Once a 6 mana cost spell has been played, he is granted Challenger and +1 for both health and damage
- Troop of Elnuks: Allows players to search for an Elnuk out of the top 6 cards in their deck
- Chump Whump: Health has been reduced to 3
- Unstable Voltician: After casting a 6 mana cost spell, this card receives +4 damage and Quick Attack.
- The Rekindler: Mana cost has increased to 7
- Mageseeker Inciter: After casting a 6 mana cost spell, grants +2 damage and health
Spell card changes
Spell cards in Legends of Runeterra can be game-changers. There are spells to destroy an opponent’s ally, to grant more health or damage, and much more. Here is each spell card that received a recent update:
- Brood Awakening: Mana cost reduced to 5
- Rummage: Players can use this card to discard 2 cards and draw 2 new ones, as well as discard 1 card to draw 1 card
- Poro Snax: Mana spell cost has reduced to 3
- Mark of the Isles: Grants one card Ephemeral and +2 health and damage
- Flash of Brilliance: Refills spell mana while placing a random 6 mana cost spell card in hand
- Iceborn Legacy: Grant +2 health and damage to an ally and all copies of it (includes opponent copies)
- Pack Mentality: For one round, gives all allies Overwhelm and +2 health and damage
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