Legends Of Runeterra New Expansion: Cards, Leaks, Kayn Champion, More

Riot is teasing the release of a new card expansion in Legends of Runeterra! Here's everything we know so far from the cards, leaks, release date, and more!

A new expansion is on the horizon in Legends of Runeterra! Riot Games
A new expansion is on the horizon in Legends of Runeterra! | © Riot Games

Things will be getting dark in Legends of Runeterra! Less than a month after the release of the last expansion, Forces From Beyond, Riot has already started teasing the next expansion. This will be a tall order to live up to as the last expansion saw the introduction of three champions: Kai'Sa, Evelynn, and Gwen. However, the promotional content has already driven up the anticipation levels as we could be seeing a new champion that looks to tear up the meta.

Additionally, Riot has revealed that:

The new expansion introduces a darker side to the land of Runeterra and includes five new champions, as well as a new card type and over 65 collectible cards!

Here are all the details about the new expansion's release date, how to watch the announcement live stream, and cards leaked from the new expansion!

Legends Of Runeterra New Expansion - Release Date

No official date has been announced to be the release of the new Legends of Runeterra expansion. However, we can expect that date to be revealed during the expansion reveal stream that will be taking place soon.

How To Watch Expansion Reveal Stream

Riot will be hosting a special live stream event where they will reveal the new Legends of Runterra expansion. It will be hosted on their Twitch channel on August 17, 2022, at 9 am PT.

You can be sure to catch the developers announcing the new expansion, revealing one of the new champions, and showing special insights and commentary from the expansion's lead designers.

Legends Of Runeterra New Expansion - Card Leaks

Many players have brightened the image that Riot posted with the live stream details and it looks like the Shadow Reaper, Kayn, will be one of the new champions joining Legends of Runeterra!

Several cards have been leaked from the new Legends of Runeterra expansion. They appear to confirm Kayn's addition as the new champion in the game. These leaked cards come courtesy of a Reddit post from u/AngelTheTaco. Let's take a look at all of them in detail!

The first set of card leaks we have from the new expansion! Legends of Runeterra Riot Games
The first set of card leaks we have from the new expansion! | © Riot Games

These are the descriptions of all the ten cards mentioned in the picture above (from left to right):

Card NameCard Description
Kayn's Shadowstep
  • 4-mana Slow
  • Give Kayn Quick Attack this round. He starts a free attack Challenging an enemy
  • Create a Kayn in your deck
  • 5-mana 2/5 Darkin
  • Challenger
  • Origin: The Shadow Reaper
  • Auto-Equip: The Darkin Scythe. When I kill an enemy, heal me 2
  • Level up: I've struck twice. When I level up, Recall me
Kayn (Leveled up)
  • 0-mana 3/6 Darkin
  • Play: Transform me and all copies of me into Rhaast or The Shadow Assassin
  • 5-mana 3/6 Darkin
  • Overwhelm and Challenger keywords
  • Auto-Equip: Corrupted Scythe. When I kill an enemy, fully heal me and heal your Nexus 2
Corrupted Scythe
  • 2-mana 0/0 Darkin Equipment
  • Equip: Attack grants Corrupted Scythe +1|+1
Forsaken Baccai
  • 1-mana 2/1 Cultist
  • Play: Predict. If you pick a Darkin or an equipment, grant me +1|+1
Ranger-Knight Defector
  • 4-mana 4/4 Cultist
  • Tough keyword
  • Once you've Equipped an ally this game, grant me Scout
The Darkin Scythe
  • 2-mana 0/0 Darkin Equipment
  • Attack: Grant The Darkin Scythe +1|+0
The Shadow Assassin
  • 5-mana 3/6 Darkin
  • Elusive and Challenger keywords
  • Auto-Equip: Shadow Scythe
Shadow Scythe
  • 2-mana 0/0 Equipment
  • Attack: Grant Shadow Scythe +2|+0

An additional seven other cards from the new expansion were leaked.

Another set of cards from the new expansion were leaked! Legends of Runeterra Riot Games
Another set of cards from the new expansion were leaked. | © Riot Games

Here are the full card descriptions (from left to right):

Card nameCard description
Tempting Prospect
  • 1-mana Cultist Burst Spell
  • Pick a follower or equipment from the top 4 cards of your deck. Draw it, place the rest into your deck
Draconic Bands
  • 4-mana +3|+3 buff spell
  • My bearer is a dragon

The Shadow Reaper

  • ??? mana card
  • You may put any Cultist cards into your deck during deckbuilding. Once you have summoned 3+ different Cultist units, draw a Kayn
The Darkin Ballista
  • 1-mana +2|+0 buff Darkin Equipment
  • When I'm Equipped, deal 1 damage to your nexus. You may spend 8 mana to play me as Naganeka of Zuretta
Naganeka of Zuretta
  • 8-mana 5/13 Darkin
  • Overwhelm keyword
  • Round End: The Strongest enemy and I strike each other
Heedless Resurrection
  • 5-mana Cultist Slow Spell
  • Once you have equipped an ally this game, I cost 2 less. Revive the Strongest dead allied Champion
Furious Wielder
  • 4-mana Fast Spell
  • An Equipped ally strikes an enemy

Of course, there can be some doubt over the accuracy of these cards as they are leaks. However, they seem rather accurate! It looks like we're seeing the developers introduce a level of RNG to gameplay and skill to deckbuilding. Whatever the full expansion brings, we're sure that it'll be an exciting one!

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