Legends of Runeterra 3.10 Patch Notes: Card Updates, Gameplay Changes, More

Patch 3.10 is here in Legends of Runeterra! We've got card changes, gameplay system updates and changes to The Path of Champions. Let's go over all of them.

Legends of Runeterra 3.10 update patch notes
Patch 3.10 is coming soon!| © Riot Games

Patches are a regular occurrence in any game. Today, that game is Legends of Runeterra. Patch 3.10 is coming just a few weeks after the release of the Worldwalker expansion. Naturally, some of the new cards from this expansion upset the game balance in certain regards so Riot is here to fix them.

As the release date was June 28, Riot has already released the full Patch notes. So, let's unpack everything that's in the new patch!

Gameplay System Updates

Before we dive into the specific card buffs and nerfs, there are a couple of gameplay changes that will complement the card changes and improve overall player experience. These are:

  • Scout has been removed as a generatable keyword. This keyword has been noted to be the crux of awful player experience as it overpowered. Hence, it was necessary to remove Scout.
  • Copied spells now count as being played. Just following the previous Play/Cast changes implemented by the Riot team, copied spells will now activate targeting quests, count towards making Lux Beams, and will also activate Augment.

Legends Of Runeterra Patch 3.10 Overview

Patch 3.10 Legends of Runeterra
These are just a sneak peek of the changes! | © Riot Games

Coming in the latest update is an adjustment of over 40 individual cards that will either buff or nerf several decks currently dominating the meta. We've divided them into two sections. Let's go!

Buff

There are a total of 32 cards that are receiving buffs. These are meant to improve the overall playability of certain underplayed cards. Here are the details:

  • Ashe
    • Level-up condition change: Now counts Power reduction on units that already have zero Power.
  • Bard
    • Level-up condition change: Now counts units that buff their own stats.
  • Ezreal
    • Level-up condition change: Increased to 8+ targets.
  • Kalista
    • Base stats: 4|3 → 3|4
  • Hecarim
    • Ability change: Ephemeral allies have +3|+0 → When Hecarim levels up, grant Ephemeral allies everywhere +3|+0
  • Irelia
    • Keyword change: Quick Attack → Quick Attack and Attune (for Level 1 and 2)
  • Shen
    • New Keyword: Barrier
    • Level-up requirement change: Allies gain Barrier 4+ times → Allies gain Barrier 5+ times.
  • Aftershock
    • Cost: 4 Mana → 3 Mana
    • Ability change: Deal 3 to anything or destroy a Landmark. → Deal 3 to a follower or destroy a landmark.
  • Avator of the Tide
    • Base stats: 4|5 → 4|6
  • Avarosan Hearthguard
    • Base stats: 5|5 → 5|6
  • Barbling Bjerg
    • Base stats: 3|3 → 3|4
  • Blighted Caretaker
    • Base stats: 1|1 → 2|1
  • Camavoran Dragon
    • Base stats: 4|3 → 4|4
  • Chief Nakotak
    • Base stats: 3|3 → 2|4
    • Ability change: When an ally transforms, fully heal it and grant it +1|+1. → When an ally transforms, fully heal it, grant it +1|+1, and Impact.
  • Crumble
    • Cost: 5 Mana → 4 Mana
  • Ember Monk
    • Cost: 4 → 3
    • Base stats: 3|3 → 2|3
  • Hothead
    • Base stats: 4|2 → 3|3
  • Inspiring Marshal
    • Base stats: 4|5 → 5|6
  • Justice Rider
    • Base stats: 3|4 → 3|5
  • Khahiri the Returned
    • Cost: 6 Mana → 5 Mana
    • Base stats: 4|4 → 3|3
  • The Lady of Blood
    • Base stats: 2|4 → 3|4
  • Lava Lizard
    • New Keyword: Impact
  • Murkwold Shaman
    • Base stats: 3|3 → 2|4
  • Riptide Rex
    • Base stats: 6|4 → 7|5
    • Ability change: Plunder: Play Cannon Barrage 6 times on randomly-targeted enemies. → Plunder: Play Cannon Barrage 7 times on randomly-targeted enemies.
  • Squeaker
    • Base stats: 1|1 → 1|2
  • Resplendent Stellacorn
    • Base stats: 4|5 → 5|6
  • The Arsenal
    • Base stats: 8|6 → 9|7
  • The Prefect
    • Base stats: 1|3 → 2|3
  • Trifarian Assessor
    • Cost: 5 Mana → 4 Mana
  • Vanguard Firstblade
    • Base stats: 2|2 → 3|3
  • Windfarer Hatchling
    • Base stats: 4|2 → 4|3
  • Yordle Contraption
    • Cost: 5 Mana → 4 Mana

Nerfs

A total of ten cards are unfortunately receiving nerfs. These are meant to curb certain cards that have grown too powerful in the current meta. Here are the details:

  • Disintegrate
    • Ability change: Damage mitigation now prevents units dying from Disintegrate’s effect.
  • Ferros Financier
    • Base stats: 2|2 → 2|1
  • Gleaming Lantern
    • Base stats: 3|3 → 3|2
  • Legion Deserter
    • Keyword change: Overwhelm → Fearsome
  • Murkwold Rager
    • Base stats: 5|6 → 4|6
  • Petricite Broadwing
    • Keyword change: Challenger → None
    • New effect: When you summon an ally, grant me Challenger.
  • Promising Future
    • Cost: 4 Mana → 6 Mana
  • Quicksand
    • Ability change: When targeting two units, give them -2|-0 and disable positive keywords this round. → When targeting two units, give them -1|-0 and disable their positive keywords this round.
  • Sands of Time
    • Ability change: Instant Century is now Fleeting.
  • Zenith Blade
    • Ability change: Grant Overwhelm. → Give Overwhelm This Round.

The Path Of Champions Update

Obtaining Shards has been a tiresome process and the devs have noticed. In this patch, they have introduced Wild Fragments so as to smooth out Shard acquisition. Here are the details on how they work:

  • Wild Fragments can be used in place of Champion Fragments to unlock or Star Up any champion in The Path of Champions.
  • When you earn Champion Fragments for a Champion that exceeds the amount to get that champion to 3 Stars, you’ll instead earn an amount of Wild Fragments.
  • Players who have already earned excess Champion Fragments will retroactively receive Wild Fragments.
  • When you earn duplicate Relics that are clearly not useful (e.g. a fourth copy of any Relic, or a second copy of any keyword-granting Relic) you’ll get Wild Fragments instead. This also applies retroactively!
  • Players can receive Wild Fragments from some Weekly and Daily Quests.
  • Riot is opening the option to spend Coins to unlock Champions instead of Champion Fragments or Wild Fragments.

That's all the notes for Patch 3.10 in Legends of Runeterra. Until next time, be sure to collect rewards you can get in the game before July comes: