Legends of Runeterra Announces Guardians of the Ancient Expansion

by in Legends of Runeterra | Apr, 26th 2021

The next Legends of Runeterra expansion has been revealed, and that is Guardians of the Ancient! We have three new champions on the way, new mechanics that will alter the flow of a match, and 42 total new cards. Of course, there will be a host of neat cosmetics to come with it, but what about the cards? New card reveals will happen at 9 a.m. PT daily. We’ll be covering them as they go live as well, so don’t miss out. Hot on the heels of the Legends of Runeterra World Championship comes an expansion reveal!

Old Man Zilean Confirmed

Perhaps this will be similar to the Mount Targon updates, where we received three total expansions of new cards, each focused around particular factions. If nothing else, we do have confirmation that Zilean is coming, thanks to the latest trailer offered up by Riot Games. That’s right, everyone’s favorite time wizard is on the way to Legends of Runeterra through the Guardians of the Ancient Expansion. 

But that’s not all! We also have seen Irelia in the trailer, so it’s all but confirmed she’s on the way. What role the two will play and what abilities they have are anyone’s guess. But we have seen teaser cards that are surely going to be affiliated with Zilean and Irelia.

For Irelia, there is a Blade minion. It’s a 1/1 for 1, and it gets Obliterated (removed completely from the game) when it leaves combat. So it’s a highly aggressive little piece of hardware. We’re fairly sure the next card, Clockwork Curator, is linked to Zilean. It’s a 2/2 for 2, and when you play it, you advance an allied Landmark 2 rounds. If nothing else, it’s very useful for solo Shurima Landmark decks (and other landmark decks, for that matter). Finally, another 1/1 for 1 minion; Chip

This adorable Mount Targon minion gains +2/+2 once you’ve summoned a landmark this game. It sounds like it only triggers once, but we’ll see. At the same time, there’s no clue yet what Legends of Runeterra will see in the Guardians of the Ancient expansion. Make sure you stay tuned to Esports Talk, as we’ll have coverage as it happens!


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