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Heimerdinger's Lab

 
   "Ah, the sweet smell of science!"
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Labs are a more experimental take on game modes in Legends of Runeterra icon.png Legends of Runeterra, having a focus on variety and experimentation. The rules of Labs change periodically, usually with patches, and each named set of rules themselves is called a Lab. Each Lab is usually available for limited amounts of time. It is accessed from the Play LoR.png Play tab in the main menu of the game. Labs can be constructed. As of patch 1.16, players can choose to play one of a selection of three labs.

In Labs, a LoR Heimerdinger's Lab Board icon.png game mode board is forced, and there is no guardians, but the player can change their Card Backs and Emotes, which are by default all LoR Calculating... Emote.png Calculating.... The cosmetic loadout can be changed in the main screen for the lab for most labs, and on the deck selection screen for pre-constructed and constructed Labs.

The first Lab, A.R.A.M., was available with Patch V1.5.

Pre-constructed decks

Some Labs have the player select from a set of pre-constructed Decks. They can also see the contents of, the names of, descriptions of, and covers of the pre-constructed decks before playing.

See also: #Trivia and #Patch History.

List of Labs

A.R.A.M.

This Lab was temporarily available on patch V1.5 and was the first released.

Bestow

This Lab was temporarily available on patch V1.6 for the Spirit Blossom 2020 profileicon.png Spirit Blossom 2020 event and forced the Spirit Blossom Lab Board.

Quick Draw

This Lab was available on patch V1.7.

Discover Targon

This game mode was temporarily available on patch V1.8 for 20 days to celebrate the release of LoR Set 3 icon.png Set 3 (Call of the Mountain), and forced the Targon Lab Board.

Inventor

This Lab was made available for the V1.8 Micropatch, for 6 days, right after the end of the previous Lab. It forced the Targon Lab Board.

Welcome to the Jungle

It is the first-ever constructed Lab where players make a deck or play one of the 3 premade decks. This lab was made available in patch 1.10, for 14 days. It forced the Jungle Lab Board.

Journey To The Peak

This is the first ever single-player lab where players choose either LoR Champion Indicator.png4Leona or LoR Champion Indicator.png2Diana to climb to Targon's Peak. If a player manage to complete the journey, they will earn a unique icon based on the champion they pick. This lab was made available in patch 1.11.

A Landmark Occasion

This lab was introduced to showcase the new Keyword Landmark.png landmarks introduced in the Monuments of Power expansion. It consisted of 5 pre-made decks, one for each landmark. This lab was made available in patch 1.12.

Star Power

A two-week lab introduced for the K/DA All Out event. The first week will have the player choose from premade decks showcasing the 5 new K/DA epic spells, each with its own special ability. The second week will allow players to bring their own pre-constructed deck and choose from the afore-mentioned abilities to use with it. This lab was made available in patch patch 1.13.

Hexperimentation 101

A constructed lab that grants special abilities to decks made with specific constraints. This lab was made available in patch 1.14.

Recursive Heroes 101

This is the first ever constructed singleton lab. The player can make a deck with one champion and one only one copy of each card in the deck, or play one of the four preconstructed decks. This lab was made available in patch 1.15.

United Front

This is the first ever multiplayer co-op lab. The player can either play with friends or match with someone online. Both player choose one of three champions which then creates the deck for them to play. They both work together against a mono-Noxus LoR Region.png Noxus deck using either LoR Champion Indicator.png3Draven, LoR Champion Indicator.png6Darius, or LoR Champion Indicator.png5Swain. This lab was made available in patch 2.0.

Lab of Legends

This is the first of what's known as a "Legends Lab", a single-player campaign-style lab where the player's deck grows as they progress through it. The player chooses their starting deck as well as a special ability, and they'll get more options for abilities, cards, and buffs to add to the deck as the earn wins. This lab was made available in patch 2.1.

Heimer's Madness

This is a PvP lab where the players start with a pre-made deck of random cards and 4 mana. At the beginning of each round, instead of gaining mana, the cost of all player's hand and deck is reduced by 1, down to a minimum of 1. This lab was made available in patch 2.2.

Trivia and Visuals

  • Instead of Victory, Defeat, or Tie Game; in Labs, the end-game messages read Experiment Succeeded, Experiment Failed, or Experiment Inconclusive respectively, with unique visual and sound effects, to fit the theme of the mode.
  • There is unique sound effects and animations that play while the Labs section in the Play LoR.png Play tab is selected, to convey the environment of LoR Champion Indicator.png5Heimerdinger's Lab. In patches 1.6 and 1.7, it had a modified different background with pink smoke, sparks, and lights.
  • In Labs, the selected Emotes default to being all LoR Calculating... Emote.png Calculating..., to fit the theming of the mode.
    • In early Labs, the emotes couldn't be changed, so players could only use Calculating.... See Patch History.

Media

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Patch History

V2.2

  • Quick Draw removed from the game.
  • Heimer's Madness added to the game.

V2.1

  • Welcome to the Jungle removed from the game.
  • Lab of Legends added to the game.

V2.0

  • Star Power and Journey to the Peak removed from the game.
  • United Front and Welcome to the Jungle added to the game.

V1.16

  • Recursive Heroes 101 removed from the game.
  • Quick Draw, Star Power, and Journey to the Peak added to the game.

V1.15

  • Hexperimentation 101 removed from the game.
  • Recursive Heroes 101 added to the game.

V1.14

  • Star Power removed from the game.
  • Hexperimentation 101 added to the game.
  • Added the ability to share constructed decks in lab.

V1.13

  • ARAM removed from the game.
  • Star Power added to the game.

V1.12

  • Journey to the Peak removed from the game.
  • A Landmark Occasion added to the game (replaced with ARAM one week later).

V1.11

  • Welcome to the Jungle removed from the game.
  • Journey to the Peak added to the game.

V1.10

  • Inventor removed from the game.
  • Welcome to the Jungle added to the game.

V1.8 Micropatch

  • Discover Targon removed from the game.
  • Inventor added to the game.

V1.8

  • Quick Draw Lab removed from the game.
  • Discover Targon added to the game.
  • Emotes: Default emotes to customisable emotes as with any other game mode.
  • Card Back: Default Card Back to customisable card backs as with any other game mode.
  • Labs with selectable pre-constructed decks now allow the player to see what cards are in them beforehand.

V1.7

  • Quick Draw Lab added to the game.
  • Bestow Lab removed from the game.

V1.6

  • Bestow Lab added to the game.
  • A.R.A.M Lab removed from the game.
  • Emotes: All LoR Calculating... Emote.png Calculating... to the default set of Emotes.

V1.5

  • Labs added.
  • A.R.A.M Lab added to the game.

References

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