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Legends of Runeterra patch v3.4.0 - New cards, buffs, nerfs, more

Riot Games has taken a new approach in regards to balancing the game, here are the new cards added with patch 3.4.0.
Legends of Runeterra patch v3.4.0 - New cards, buffs, nerfs, more

Legends of Runeterra continues to be constantly updated by Riot Games. Events, expansions, new cards, and modes make the free-to-play a must-try for all card game enthusiasts. 

As patch 3.4.0 rolls around, Legends of Runeterra is set to receive a new small batch of cards, balance changes across the board, more cosmetics, and even UI improvements that make tracking things while in the heat of battle way easier. 

LoR patch 3.4.0 - Full patch notes

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The new patch brings a plethora of changes. (Picture: Riot Games)

This is a rare occasion for LoR players, as no new expansion or set was announced to drop with this patch, however, Riot is experimenting with game updates.

"In addition to the usual card updates, we’ve taken a holistic look at gameplay patterns that aren’t easily or quickly addressable by changing existing cards, so instead, we’re adding a few new cards," said Riot Games.

Here's everything players can expect from Legends of Runeterra patch 3.4.0.

New Cards

"This patch, we took a look at regions that lack core tools to deal with wide boards, as well as elusives, leading to one-sided matchups against that archetype, and we’ve created a new spell card for each of them to help shore up that weakness: Piltover & Zaun, Targon, and Shurima."

DESERT DUEL

  • Give an enemy -2 I 0 this round. An ally and the enemy strike each other.

CELESTIAL WONDER

  • Stun two enemies

ROCKET BARRAGE

  • Deal 3 to an enemy and 1 to all other enemies

Card Updates

First up take a look at all the Champions and Related card changes

GIFTS FROM BEYOND

  • CHANGE: Cost: 1 → 2
  • ALL MOON WEAPONS Cost: 3 → 2

CRESCENDUM

  • CHANGE: Summon a 2 cost follower from your deck. If it has Nightfall, activate it. → Summon a 2 cost follower from your regions.

AZIR (LEVEL 1)

  • You’ve summoned 13+ units. → You’ve summoned 13+ units or landmarks.

GNAR (LEVEL 1)

  • BASE STATS (LEVEL 1): 4|3 → 3|3

GNAR (LEVEL 2)

  • BASE STATS (LEVEL 2): 6|5 → 5|5

PANTHEON (LEVEL 1)

  • BASE STATS (LEVEL 1): 4|2 → 3|2

PANTHEON (LEVEL 2)

  • BASE STATS (LEVEL 2): 5|3 → 4|3

PYKE (LEVEL 1)

  • BASE STATS (LEVEL 1): 2|3 → 1|3

PYKE (LEVEL 2)

  • BASE STATS (LEVEL 2): 3|4 → 2|4

RUMBLE (LEVEL 1)

  • LEVEL UP REQUIREMENT: I’ve dealt 12+ damage. → I’ve seen allied Mecha-Yordles deal 12+ damage.

LIL DIPPER

  • BASE STATS: 5|3 → 6|3

DUNEHOPPER MECH

  • BASE STATS: 5|6 → 6|6

TRUMPETECHER

  • BASE STATS: 4|5 → 5|5

SALTY SPINNER

  • BASE STATS: 0|4 → 0|5

FURYHORN CRASHER

  • BASE STATS: 3|2 → 3|3

VIKTOR (LEVEL 1 + HEX CORE UPGRADE TOKEN)

  • TOKEN COST: Hex Core Upgrade now costs 0.

Followers, Spells, and Landmarks

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Shen's getting a new skin with this update. (Picture: Riot Games)

XER’SAI DUNEBREAKER

  • BASE STATS: 3|6 → 3|5

TWISTED CATALYZER

  • BASE STATS: 3|2 → 2|2

VANGUARD SERGEANT

  • BASE STATS: 3|4 → 3|3

CONCHOLOGIST

  • BASE STATS: 2|2 → 2|1

LOPING TELESCOPE

  • COST: → 3
  • BASE STATS: 2|1 → 2|2

PADDLE STAR

  • CHANGE: Deal 4 to an enemy that attacked this round or is Stunned. → Deal 5 to an enemy that attacked this round or is Stunned.

QUICKSAND

  • CHANGE: Give an enemy -4|-0 and disable its keywords (excluding any negative keywords) this round. → Give one enemy -4|-0 or two enemies -2|-0. Disable their positive keywords this round.

SHE WHO WANDERS

  • CHANGE: Obliterate ALL followers with 4 or less power in play and in hands. → Obliterate ALL units with 4 or less power in play and in hands.

SHERIFF LARIETTE ROSE

  • BASE STATS: 6|5 → 7|6

SHARPSIGHT

  • CHANGE: Give an ally +2|+2 and “I can block units with Elusive” this round. → Give an ally +1|+2 and “I can block units with Elusive” this round.

TWIN DISCIPLINES

  • CHANGE: Give an ally +3|+0 or +0|+3 this round. → Give an ally +2|+0 or +0|+3 this round.

KING JARVAN III

  • BASE STATS: 3|6 → 5|6

TATTERED BANNER

  • CHANGE: Effect is no longer consumed by units that already have Challenger.

SACRED PROTECTOR

  • CHANGE: When I’m summoned, draw a Shen. Allies with Barrier have Double Attack. → Play: Give an ally Barrier and draw a Shen. Allies with Barrier have Double Attack.

SIGIL OF MALICE

  • COST: 4 → 3

CALCULATED CREATIONS

  • CHANGE: Create an Armed Gearhead, Ballistic Bot, or Nyandroid in hand. → Create an Armed Gearhead, Ballistic Bot, or Nyandroid in hand and grant it +1|+1.

FLASHBOMB TRAP

  • CHANGE: Cards that previously planted Flashbomb Traps in the top 10 cards of an opponent’s deck now plant them in the top 8 cards of an opponent’s deck.
  • This affects Caitlyn, Sting Officer, Advanced Intel, Justice Rider, House Whump, Piltover Peacemaker, and various items & powers in The Path of Champions.

CAREFUL PREPARATION

  • COST: 3  2

CAMPHOR, THE DOUBT

  • BASE STATS: 5|4 → 6|5
  • CHANGE: When I’m summoned, if you’ve targeted allies 6+ times this game, grant me Spellshield, Overwhelm, and Challenger. → When I’m summoned, if you’ve targeted allies in 4+ rounds this game, grant me Spellshield, Overwhelm, and Challenger.

Gameplay UX Updates

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Legends of runeterra's new update has a lot of balance changes for almost every region. (Picture: Riot Games)
  • Nexus Health Previsualization: We’ve all been there… missing lethal or passing on block because you forgot about that pesky Dreadway or a champion leveling up after committing an attack, and you forget to check the Oracle’s Eye. With Nexus Health Previsualization, you’ll see exactly how much damage you’re dealing, or how much your Nexus is taking before it’s too late. The indicator will get a bit more emphatic if incoming damage is lethal.
  • Unit Destruction Previsualization: Just like with Nexus health, it’s easy to lose track of just how much damage a unit is taking, especially when you’re facing a 5-spell stack and Tough / Formidable units on the board. This update makes it so units will now display cracks when they’re facing lethal damage during an interaction.

Miscellaneous

  • Updated the loading screen for encounters in The Path of Champions.

Bug Fixes

  • Revised an inaccurate description of Yuumi’s Level 2 ability - no functionality has changed. Previously, the description implied that she would gain +2|+2 on level-up; her level 2 stats, as well as the bonus, rather than the intended +1|+1 from the level up increasing her base stats.
  • Fixed a few crashes related to reconnecting, tutorials, and spell swapping.
  • Pantheon can now complete the Call of Destiny and Cuddle Buddies challenges.
  • Updated text descriptions for some cards to remove typos, fix translations, and better align cards with game mechanics.
  • Fixed several UI, UX, and general visual bugs to improve game clarity and player experience.
  • Dates have been corrected in the Tournament tab for A Curious Journey’s Seasonal Tournament - the correct dates are May 14 (Open Rounds) and May 21 (Playoffs).

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