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Legends of Runeterra Regions

EditEvery card in Legends of Runeterra is sorted into a region based off a canon region of Runeterra Crest icon.png Runeterra. Cards within a region tend to share mechanics such as certain keywords and tend to synergise well with each other, and combining cards from different regions can lead to unique synergies and playstyles, with their own strengths and weaknesses. Game Modes have specific restrictions on the number of regions that can be in a deck.

Description

LoR Set 1 icon.png Set 1 Legends of Runeterra Regions

Legends of Runeterra Academy

Runeterra is a world divided. Each region holds within it the secrets to unparalleled power and the champions equipped to carry you to victory. All that remains is a simple choice... Whose side will you chose? Will you brave the frozen wilderness and focus your gaze on the Freljord? Or will you pass through the Black Mist and face the spirits of the Shadow Isles?

Legends of Runeterra has cards that appeal to a variety of playstyles. When you activate a region, your growth will result in greater rewards within your chosen realm. Don't feel beholden to any one region, however. Your progress will be saved if you focus your attention elsewhere, allowing you to activate any region at any time.[1]

Gameplay

A deck can consist of cards from a certain number of regions, depending on the Deckbuilding rules being used. In the main gamemodes, decks can only contain up to 2 regions, with some mechanics even disincentivising this, such as Keyword Allegiance.svg Allegiance - which provides a trade-off when building decks between the consistency of effects, or having access to the benefits other regions provide.

On the Rewards LoR.png Rewards tab of the main menu, a player can choose one region to progress at a time, and will then gain more cards from the region when leveling up.

Regions

There are currently 9 regional card sets: Bilgewater LoR Region.png Bilgewater e, Demacia LoR Region.png Demacia e, Freljord LoR Region.png Freljord e, Ionia LoR Region.png Ionia e, Noxus LoR Region.png Noxus e, Piltover Zaun LoR Region.png Piltover & Zaun e, Shadow Isles LoR Region.png Shadow Isles e, Shurima LoR Region.png Shurima e and Targon LoR Region.png Targon e. The mechanics and cards of each region are based off the eponymous linkRuneterra Prime (Universe) canon regions of Runeterra Crest icon.png Runeterra. Each has their own set of strengths and weaknesses.

Bilgewater LoR Region.png
Risk and Reward
Across the Guardian's Sea, nestled amongst the Blue Flame Isles, Bilgewater Crest icon.png Bilgewater Bay is as lawless as the denizens that call it home. Smugglers and cutthroats lay claim to these shores, making a name for themselves with sharp minds and sharper blades. The land is not the only perilous place, for danger lurks beneath the waves. Are you prepared to risk it all for the ultimate prize?

Main Mechanics: Keyword Attune.svg Attune, Keyword Deep.png Deep, Keyword Draw.png Draw, Keyword Fleeting.svg Fleeting, Keyword Can't Attack.pngKeyword Can't Block.svg Immobile, Keyword Nab.png Nab, LoR Tutorial Plunder icon.png Plunder, Keyword Random.png Random, Targeting, LoR Tutorial Toss icon.png Toss (Self-Mill), Keyword Vulnerable.png Vulnerable, Direct Damage, Keyword Skill.png Skill/Spell card.svg Spell buffs, LoR Blue Nexus.pngLoR Red Nexus.png Nexus damage
Lesser Mechanics: Creating LoR mana icon alt.png 1 cost cards, Keyword Attack.svg Attack, Keyword Elusive.svg Elusive, Keyword Fearsome.svg Fearsome, Keyword Rally.png Rally, Keyword Scout.png Scout, Spell card.svg Spellcasting, LoR spell mana icon alt.png Spell Mana, Keyword Fizzle.png Fizzle

Bilgewater LoR Background.png

Demacia LoR Region.png
Stand Together
Justice. Honor. Duty. Proud Demacia sits on the northwestern edge of Runeterra. Once a safe haven from a brutal war, Demacia Crest icon.png Demacia is now caught between the shifting tides of time. Can this mighty kingdom evolve to further serve its people, or do they face obsoletion along the march of progress? Stand on the side of justice!

Main Mechanics: LoR mana icon alt.png 6+ Cost Spell card.svg Spells, Keyword Attack.svg Attack, Avenging Keyword Death.svg Death, Keyword Challenger.png Challenger, Keyword Tough.svg Tough, Keyword Rally.png Rally, Keyword Barrier.svg Barrier, Keyword Scout.png Scout, Keyword Strike.svg Strike
Lesser Mechanics: Keyword Capture.png Capture, Keyword Silence.png Silence, Unit card.png Unit LoR mana icon alt.png cost reduction, Unit Groups, Spell card.svg Spell LoR mana icon alt.png cost increase

Demacia LoR Background.jpg

Freljord LoR Region.png
Frozen Fortitude

In the bitter cold of the frozen north known as the Freljord Crest icon.png Freljord, the wilderness is torn asunder from a savage, three-way civil war. Those who call this place home must find the fire within to persevere through harsh conditions and stand as paragons of fortitude and resilience. Can you weather the path to victory?

Main Mechanics: Beholding LoR mana icon alt.png 8+ cost, Deck Buff, Keyword Enlightened.svg Enlightened, Keyword Frostbite.svg Frostbite, LoR Power.png 0 Power, and Power reduction, LoR Health.png Health, LoR mana icon alt.png Max Mana, Keyword Overwhelm.svg Overwhelm, LoR Tutorial Plunder icon.png Plunder, Keyword Regeneration.svg Regeneration, Unit Groups, Conditional Power bonuses
Lesser Mechanics: Keyword Tough.svg Tough, Unit card.png Unit & LoR Blue Nexus.pngLoR Red Nexus.png Nexus healing, Keyword Vulnerable.png Vulnerable, Surviving Damage, Alternative win conditions, Keyword Draw.png Draw, Late-game LoR mana icon alt.png cost reduction, Untargeted damage, Keyword Obliterate.svg Obliterate

Freljord LoR Background.jpg

Ionia LoR Region.png
Swift and Sure

Balance: the cornerstone of the First Lands we know as Ionia Crest icon.png Ionia. Once, it existed aplenty, with the spiritual and physical worlds coexisting together in harmony...but such serenity is fleeting. Noxus, bent on imperial expansion, brought their insatiable hunger to Ionia's shores. Though the empire was driven out, there is an air of uncertainty hovering over the land. Are you willing to pay the price for peace?

Main Mechanics: Keyword Recall.png Recall, Keyword Stun.png Stun, Keyword Support.svg Support, Spell card.svg Spellcasting, Keyword Barrier.svg Barrier, Keyword Enlightened.svg Enlightened, Allied & Enemy Keyword Ephemeral.svg Ephemeral, Hand Buff
Lesser Mechanics: Situational Keyword Challenger.png Challenger, Keyword Draw.png Draw, Keyword Fizzle.png Fizzle, Keyword Summon.png Summoning, LoR mana icon alt.png Cost reduction

Ionia LoR Background.jpg

Noxus LoR Region.png
All-Out Assault

A brutal, expansionist empire where might makes right, Noxus Crest icon.png Noxus sprawls across the continent in a struggle for complete dominance. However, within the region's borders beats a heart fueled by the blood, sweat, and tears of its dedicated citizens, allowing any who would try for power to step forth and seize victory...if they're able. Do you have what it takes?

Main Mechanics: Keyword Fearsome.svg Fearsome, Few defensive mechanics, High LoR Power.png Power & Low LoR Health.png Health, Keyword Can't Block.svg Can't Block, Keyword Overwhelm.svg Overwhelm, LoR Power.png Power synergy, Keyword Stun.png Stun, LoR Blue Nexus.pngLoR Red Nexus.png Nexus damage, Direct damage (on allies and enemies), Surviving damage
Lesser Mechanics: Keyword Attack.svg Attack, Keyword Challenger.png Challenger, Keyword Discard.png Discard, Keyword Rally.png Rally, Keyword Support.svg Support

Noxus LoR Background.jpg

Piltover Zaun LoR Region.png
Machinations and Mayhem

Piltover Crest icon.png Piltover and Zaun Crest icon.png Zaun may seem worlds apart, but an unusual harmony connects them beyond mere proximity. On the surface, Piltover is a prosperous city of industry. Standing as Valoran's cultural center, innovation and ingenuity are prized. However, amidst the cliffs beneath Piltover lies Zaun. Swathed in a smog-induced twilight, Zaun thrives in the shadow of its sister city. When the brilliant scientists above find society too constraining, they journey below, into the toxic air to conduct their experiments. Will you choose to stay on the surface or chance what lurks beneath?

Main Mechanics: Keyword Burst.svg Burst-speed Keyword Summon.png Summoning, Comboing cards, Keyword Draw.png Draw (++Synergy), Keyword Discard.png Discard, Keyword Imbue.svg Imbue, Manipulating Keywords, Keyword Nexus Strike.svg Nexus Strike, Specific LoR mana icon alt.png cost synergy, Targeting, Keyword Trap.svg Trap, Copy, Exact Copy, LoR Blue Nexus.pngLoR Red Nexus.png Nexus Damage, Spell card.svg Spellcasting, Direct damage, Creating cards
Lesser Mechanics: LoR mana icon alt.png 6+ Cost Spell card.svg Spells, Keyword Elusive.svg Elusive, Keyword Random.png Random, LoR mana icon alt.png Mana, LoR spell mana icon alt.png Spell Mana, Keyword Support.svg Support

Piltover Zaun LoR Background.jpg

Shadow Isles LoR Region.png
Death and Sacrifice

The Blessed Isles Crest icon.png Blessed Isles were once a thriving, fertile land...until the king of the Isles, beset by grief, sought to defy the natural order of the world, bringing ruination to the land. Now the Shadow Isles Crest icon.png Shadow Isles, veiled by the sinister shroud known as the Black Mist, leech life from any creature who dares step foot on those cursed shores. Do you dare turn your gaze to the Shadow Isles?

Main Mechanics: Allied & Enemy Keyword Death.svg Death, Keyword Can't Block.svg Can't Block, Copy, Exact Copy, Keyword Death.svg Kill, Keyword Nightfall.png Nightfall, Keyword Obliterate.svg Deck ObliterateSee: Mill, Keyword Drain.svg Drain, Allied Keyword Ephemeral.svg Ephemeral (+Bonuses in exchange), Keyword Fearsome.svg Fearsome, Keyword Last Breath.svg Last Breath, Keyword Lifesteal.svg Lifesteal, , LoR Revive icon.png Revive, Keyword Summon.png Summon, LoR Tutorial Toss icon.png Toss
Lesser Mechanics: Direct damage, Keyword Deep.png Deep, LoR Blue Nexus.pngLoR Red Nexus.png Nexus damage, LoR spell mana icon alt.png Spell Mana, Keyword SpellShield.png SpellShield

Shadow Isles LoR Background.jpg

Shurima LoR Region.png
Awaken Your Empire
The champions of Shurima don't simply survive the harsh conditions of the Shuriman desert; they thrive on it. Merciless mercenaries and ascended warriors alike grow strong with the blessings of the sands. Are you ready to summon your own inner strength?

Main Mechanics: Advance, Allied LoR mana icon alt.png Mana Gem destruction, Champion card.svg Champion-related effects, Countdown, Keyword Fearsome.svg Fearsome, Keyword Landmark.png Landmarks and Landmark interaction, Keyword Level Up.png Level Up, Predict Swarming/'Wide boards', Keyword Vulnerable.png Vulnerable
Lesser Mechanics:

Shurima LoR Background.png

Targon LoR Region.png
Align the stars

The champions of Targon gaze toward the heavens for answers, and sometimes the heavens gaze back. By the glory of day or the strength of night, all may shoot for the stars. Are you ready to conquer the summit?[2] Main Mechanics: Beholding unit groups, Untargeted LoR mana icon alt.png cost reduction, Keyword Daybreak.png Daybreak, Keyword Nightfall.png Nightfall, Permanent effects, Keyword Stun.png Stun, Unit card.png Unit & LoR Blue Nexus.pngLoR Red Nexus.png Nexus healing, Keyword Invoke.png Invoke, Keyword Obliterate.svg Obliterate, Keyword Silence.png Silence, Keyword Slow.svg Slow and delayed effects, Keyword SpellShield.png SpellShield, Keyword Support.svg Support, Unit Groups
Lesser Mechanics: Keyword Burst.svg Burst, Manipulating Keywords, Alternative win conditions, Slow direct damage, Keyword Elusive.svg Elusive, Few Keyword Fast.svg Fast effects

Targon LoR Background.png

Upcoming

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  • A new region is said to be releasing every six months[3], the promised dates are:
    • August 2020 - A region based on Targon Crest icon.png Mount Targon
    • February 2021
    • August 2021

Trivia

  • Unused icons for many regions of Runeterra Crest icon.png Runeterra were found in the files of the game in early patches.
    • These icons were given the names "IconAtlas" and then a number, alongside the icons for released regions.
    • The Zaun icon suggests that at one point the region was going to be separate from Piltover Crest icon.png Piltover.
    • The Void icon may be themed after the Watchers.
    • The Bandle City icon uses an old version of the region's icon.
  • Each region has their own region theme Board skins, card back skins, guardians, and player icons.

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