Legends Of Runeterra Patch 3.13: Card Buffs And Nerfs

Patch 3.13 will introduce buffs and nerfs to 39 cards in Legends of Runeterra! Let's go over all of them!

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Patch 3.13 will introduce new buffs and nerfs to cards in Legends of Runeterra! | © Riot Games

After Riot Games released a rather disappointing patch 3.12 to Legends of Runeterra, many players were left wondering why there were no card changes in that update. At the time, Riot stated that they were "still keeping an all-seeing eye" on how the meta is evolving, and changes would likely appear in the next patch.

Well, patch 3.13 has finally been released - only a week after patch 3.12 was released - and there are certainly a bunch of card changes that will definitely upset and/or rebalance the meta! Here are all of them!

Legends Of Runeterra Patch 3.13 - Release Date

Legends of Runeterra will be updated with patch 3.13 on August 17, 2022. This swiftly follows the minor patch 3.12 update we saw released on August 8 and comes before the massive new expansion reveal stream.

Patch 3.13 Card Changes Overview

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Here are what cards we can expect to receive a buff or nerf in patch 3.13! | © Riot Games

Riot Games had previously released a preview of the cards we could see changed in patch 3.13. However, they have now released the full patch notes for all 39 cards that will either receive a buff or a nerf! Let's take a look at all of them

Legends Of Runeterra Patch 3.13 - Card Buffs

24 cards will receive a buff in patch 3.13 of Legends of Runeterra. Here are all of them:

Card NameChange
Karma
  • Base stats increased from 4|3 → 4|4
  • [Karma Level two] Base stats increased from 5|4 → 5|5
Gnar
  • Create pokey stick or if you have one reduce cost by 1 → 2
Cosmic Binding
  • Chime planting increased from Plant 3 Chimes → Chimes Plant 6 Chimes
Hate Spike
  • Cost reduced from 2 mana → 1 mana
Harsh Winds
  • Cost reduced from 6 mana → 5 mana
Kadregrin the Ruined
  • Card text modified: Grant an allied Champion or Dragon Challenger → Grant an ally Challenger and +1|+1
Mark of the Storm
  • Card text modified: Grant an enemy Mark of the Storm. If they already have it, Remove the mark to Stun and Deal 2 → 3
Starbone
  • Card text modified: If you behold The Messenger, grant Celestial allies everywhere +1|+1 → If you behold a Celestial, create The Messenger in your deck and grant Celestial allies everywhere +1|+1
Bloody Business
  • An ally with 5+ Power strikes an enemy → Reputation: I cost 2; An ally with 5+ Power strikes an enemy
Starshaping
  • Card text modified: Invoke a celestial card that costs 7 or more, then heal an ally or your Nexus 4 → 5
Thunderfist
  • Base stats increased from 2|3 → 3|3
Masa, Crashing Thunder
  • Base stats increased from 5|4 → 5|5
Rissu, the Silent Storm
  • Base stats increased from 1|1 → 1|3
Stormcloud
  • Card text modified: Impact → When I’m summoned, grant me Impact 3 times
Duskpetal Dust
  • Card text modified: The next unit with nightfall you play this round costs 1 less → The next Card you play this round costs 1 less
The Traveler
  • Base stats increased from 3|4 → 4|4
Squeaker
  • Base stats increased from 1|2 → 2|2
Bandle City Mayor
  • Base stats increased from 2|2 → 2|3
Nerverglade Collector
  • Base stats increased from 2|4 → 2|5
Battle Bonds
  • Cost increased from 4 mana → 5 mana
  • Slow → Burst
Benemone
  • Base stats increased from 4|3 → 4|4
Scarmaiden Reaver
  • Base stats increased from 4|5 → 4|6
Twisted Catalyzer
  • Base stats increased from 2|2 → 3|2
Zilean's Careful Preparation
  • Card text modified: To play, place a card from your hand into your deck. Predict, then create an exact copy of the chosen card in hand. Create a Zilean in your deck.

Legends Of Runeterra Patch 3.13 - Card Nerfs

15 cards will receive a nerf in patch 3.13 of Legends of Runeterra. Here are all of them:

Card NameChanges
Illaoi
  • Base stats decreased from 1|6 → 1|5
  • [Illaoi Level two] Base stats decreased from 2|7 → 2|6
Illaoi's Tentacle Smash
  • Spawn number decreased from 3 → 2
Bard
  • Chimes don't start planting until you have 3+ mana gems
Second Skin
  • Focus → Slow
Supercharge
  • Cost increased from 3 mana → 4 mana
Blighted Ravine
  • When I'm summoned, heal your nexus 4 → 2
  • Countdown 1: Deal 2 Damage to everything → all units
Frozen Thrall
  • Countdown increased from 8 seconds → 9 seconds
Boom Baboon
  • Base stats decreased from 3|1 → 2|1
Station Archivist
  • Card text modified: Pick a spell into the top 5 cards of your deck and create an exact fleeting copy in hand, then shuffle those top 5 into your deck.
Ravenbloom Conservatory
  • Countdown increased from 10 seconds → 12 seconds
The Stagehand
  • Base stats decreased from 4|4 → 4|2
Defiant Dance
  • Cost increased from 4 mana → 5 mana
Ancient Hourglass
  • Cost increased from 2 mana → 3 mana
The Winding Light
  • Overwhelm keyword removed
Papercraft Dragon
  • Cost increased from 5 mana → 6 mana

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