Legends of Runeterra 12+

Skilled Strategy Card Game

Riot Games

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Skill and creativity conquer all in Legends of Runeterra, a strategy card game featuring iconic champions and allies from the League of Legends universe.

In this strategy card game, skill defines your success—not luck. Mix and match iconic champions, allies, and regions of Runeterra to unlock unique card synergies and outplay your opponent.

Dynamic, alternating gameplay means you can always react and counter, but so can your opponent. Choose from dozens of champion cards to include in your deck, each with a different mechanic inspired by their original League of Legends abilities.

Champions enter the battle as powerful cards, and if you play smart, they level up to become even more epic. Level your champions multiple times in-game, and earn Champion Mastery crests the more you play.

Every champion and ally in the game comes from a region of Runeterra. You have access to cards from nine regions: Demacia, Noxus, Freljord, Piltover & Zaun, Ionia, Targon, Shurima, the Shadow Isles, and Bandle City.

Explore how different champions and regions work together to give you unique advantages against your opponents. Combine, adapt, and experiment with frequent new releases in an always-evolving meta.

In PvE, each choice you make shapes your journey. React to unique encounters, earn and equip power-ups, unlock new champions, and rise to new challenges as you move across the map. The enemies will get stronger, but so will you—and you’ll discover different endings the more you play.

Earn cards for free, or buy exactly what you want with shards and wildcards—you’re in control of your collection, and you’ll never pay for random packs of cards. While there’s always the option to purchase specific champions, you can easily complete your collection without spending a cent.

Victory or defeat, each battle brings experience and progress. Choose which region you explore first and unlock the cards that call to you, changing regions as often as you like. As you advance, you’ll collect new allies, spells, and champions.

Once a week, you’ll also unlock chests from the Vault. These chests level up the more you play, increasing the rarity of cards inside from common all the way up to champion. They can also contain wildcards, which can be turned into any card you want—no guessing required.

Labs are limited-time experimental game modes focused on more extreme changes to the classic Legends of Runeterra formula. Choose a premade deck with specific constraints, or bring your own. The rules are always changing, and sometimes you might need a little help from your friends! Go see what Heimerdinger is cooking up next.

At the end of every season, 1024 qualifying Ranked players on each of LoR’s four regional shards (Americas, Asia, Europe, and Southeast Asia) will be able to compete for pride, glory, and a cash prize in the seasonal tournament.

But Ranked play isn’t the only way to qualify—you can also run the Last Chance Gauntlet. Gauntlets are limited-time competitive modes with unique rules to play around and exclusive rewards to unlock.

What’s New

Version 3.12

This patch, we're focusing on bugfixes and various quality of life improvements.

Full Patch notes at https://playruneterra.com/en-us/news.

This patch:
- Bugfixes & quality of life improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
52.8K Ratings

52.8K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Set in Riot Games’ League of Legends universe, Legends of Runeterra adds thrilling twists to the collectible card game genre. Craft decks and take on opponents in nail-biting competitions that rely more on skillful strategizing than the luck of the draw. Each faction is wonderfully balanced—and with a generous amount of stunningly beautiful cards to play with, you’ll feel powerful right from the start. Deal yourself into this instant legend.

Spenser V ,

Easy to build a collection, simple to play but complex strategy and interactions

Easily the best digital card game on the market right now. I came mostly from a less known “tactical card game” “Duelyst” that shut down, and while this game doesn’t have the same kind of positioning, it excels in all the ways a card game should. I’ve never spent a dollar trying to build a collection— I have so many “shards” saved up I could easily buy any new cards that come out if I want, and it should be easy for new players to get the decks they want to try with just a little commitment, the game is very generous with its rewards and in giving “wildcards”which let you craft a copy of any card of that type. The main complaint I have is with how often patches or updates roll out; I would love to see changes to the meta be more frequent, even if it’s just minor nerfs/buffs to over/underplayed archetypes and cards respectively. The new PvE updates have been exciting and are great for those looking for casual gameplay and a challenge alike, nice to have where you don’t have the stress of the timer and fighting a “real” opponent. Honestly amazing for a free game that’s ACTUALLY playable as free, just want to see even more open communication from the devs and faster patches to the game if possible. Still 5/5 stars atm though.

Miss Terra ,

It’s not that Noob Friendly

I love League of Legends and find this to be a simpler card game I can possibly grasp, in aim to enjoy a card game with a lover of playing this type of stuff- To add, we’re both lovers of League of Legends too.

The thing is- The tutorial isn’t noob friendly, especially for those like me who have a hard time grasping understanding for card mechanics on its own. At first it’s fine, it makes you play the certain cards in order and tells you about them, but then after that it just gives you the cards to read with mechanics you never heard of and leaves you to figure it out. I sat here having to go through ‘try again’ after ‘try again’, slowly feeling more and more like an idiot unable to do it on my own to instead ask my friend to hand hold me what to do. Now this was for certain challenges understanding the hook mechanic and scout and so on so forth.

It would have been much better for these tutorial challenges, because they are tutorials for various different cards, to be a bit more hand holding or have an optional setting to turn on for hand holding on what to do. You can say, sit and figure it out- Which I can do, but I need to grasp how things work before I can start thinking on my own. This review mainly applies to those who can relate to me on this, having a hard time in general grasping card games and just want a better tutorial. I shouldn’t have to be spending more than two or five minutes trying to figure out how to play the cards...

App Privacy

The developer, Riot Games, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

Featured In

More By This Developer

You Might Also Like