The tutorial of Legends Of Runeterra is going to tell you the basics. It is going to start you off with a basic deck that everyone starts with. The real fun starts after the tutorial of Legends Of Runeterra when you can build your own deck. In this Legends Of Runeterra deck building guide, we are going to go over how you can do that.
How To Build Your Own Deck In Legends Of Runeterra
The following is what you need to know about building your deck in Legends Of Runeterra:
There are 6 regions in Legends Of Runeterra and each one has 4 champions. All of these champions are part of League of Legends. If you have played LoL then you might be familiar with them. The following are the 6 regions that you should know about:
- Shadow Isles
- Piltover and Zaun
The different champions in the game have a unique set of abilities just like in League of Legends. While the regions do have their terms, in Legends Of Runeterra, you are majorly going to be concerned with the champions rather than the regions they belong to.
The champions are the major cards that you need to have and most of the other cards that you play are going to correspond with the champion cards. There are two other kinds of cards in the game as well. These are units (regular minions) and spell cards.
Breakdown Of A Deck
In total, a deck has 40 cards. 6 of these need to be champions. You can opt to have up to 3 copies of the same card but no more. You should have multiple copies of the same cards so that you can draw them reliably when needed.
If you like a certain region then you can choose to build a deck with all 40 cards of that particular region. If not then you can mix things up. When building a deck, you can combine any two regions and that applies to champions as well. Note that you need to have a region’s champion if you are interested in playing other cards of that region.
In the deck drafting part, you can have many cards in your deck and even have 50 cards but the game is not going to allow you to play with this deck. You need to narrow things down to 40 cards in order to save the deck and be able to play with it as well.
Importing And Sharing Decks
If you have a nice deck and want to share it with friends then you can do that in the game. You can create your own special string that includes all the cards that you have. You can share that with your friends and other members of the community.
You can also import a deck. Keep in mind that you cannot import and play with a deck if you do not have all the cards. The missing cards will be marked in red. You will only be able to play with an imported deck if you already have all the cards in that particular deck.
There are two ways of crafting missing cards, Wildcards and Shards. Wildcards are tokens that you can exchange for a card depending on the rarity of the card. These are Common, Rare, Epic and Champion Wildcards. You can get these as rewards or by spending real money.
Shards, on the other hand, are not tied to the rarity of the card but the higher the rarity of the cards the more shards you will need to spend. A Common card costs 150 Shards, a Rare 400, an Epic 1500 and a Champion card costs 4000 Shards.
The mechanics of the game and building a deck in Legends Of Runeterra are not difficult but making an outstanding deck is another thing entirely.