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Legends of Runeterra's new cinematic trailer confirms the arrival of Zilean, Irelia, and Malphite in its upcoming expansion, Guardians of the Ancient

Zilean, Irelia, and Malphite to set foot in Legends of Runeterra (Image via Riot Games)
Zilean, Irelia, and Malphite to set foot in Legends of Runeterra (Image via Riot Games)
Modified 27 Apr 2021
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More updates on Legends of Runeterra: Guardians of the Ancient are around the corner as Riot unveils its second expansion of three in the Empires of the Ascended.

The upcoming expansion will be arriving on May 5, 2021, and will launch 42 new cards in the game, three of which are champions. The three new champions to set foot in Legends of Runeterra are Zilean, Irelia, and Malphite.

Riot's new cinematic trailer features Zilean elucidating spiritual knowledge while Ionia's Noxian invasion happens simultaneously. In addition to the arriving champions, the trailer features Captain Farron from the Foundation set and Field Musicians from the Empires of the Ascended set.


Blade, Chip, and Clockwork Curator to join the upcoming Legends of Runeterra expansion

Image via Riot Games - Legends of Runeterra
Image via Riot Games - Legends of Runeterra

Riot teased three cards in the trailer, namely Blade, Chip, and Clockwork Curator, which fans can expect to arrive shortly in Legends of Runeterra.

Blade is a one-mana 1/1 Ionian token. This uncollectable card possesses a unique effect that wipes itself out every time it leaves combat.

Chip is a Targonian token, which is also a one-mana 1/1. Chip's ability allows granting a permanent +2/+2 as long as a player has summoned a Landmark at any point in the game.

Lastly, Clockwork Curator is a token from Shurima, which is a two-mana 2/2. Its ability allows all of a player's allied Landmark Countdowns to advance by 2.

With the three new champions Zilean, Irelia, and Malphite included in this new set, it is quite evident that Legends of Runeterra players will now get to explore the regions of Ionia, Targon, and Shurima with much broader steps.

Fans think it's only a matter of time now for the remaining champions to set foot in the Legends of Runeterra roster.

As confirmed by Riot, Legends of Runeterra: Guardians of the Ancient set will be unveiled on May 5 once the game's third seasonal tournament is concluded.

Published 27 Apr 2021
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