Norra Revealed As First Legends Of Runeterra Exclusive Champion

Riot Games has unveiled Norra, a Legends of Runeterra exclusive champion, that will be joining the game in the new Darkin Saga: Awakening expansion!

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Norra is a brand new Legends of Runeterra exclusive champion! | © Riot Games

Listen up, people - this is big news! We'll be getting our first-ever Legends of Runeterra exclusive champion, named Norra, in the next expansion. Before this announcement, every champion released to the game was based on those already present in the roster of League of Legends. This is unsurprising as Legends of Runeterra is inherently a game based on League, but the news of an exclusive champion means that we could finally see some individuality and card diversity introduced to the game.

Norra will be released in the new expansion, The Darkin Saga: Awakening, which will be coming to Legends of Runeterra on August 31, 2022. We couldn't be more excited. So let's go over everything we know so far about her lore and cards.

Who Is The New LoR-exclusive Champion Norra?

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If you've been a long-time follower of League of Legends lore, then chances are you're already familiar with Norra. She's a Yordle that mysteriously left Bandle City. This catapulted her cat Yuumi, a League-staple champion, to go on a desperate adventure in search of Norra.

Norra may be based on League lore, but she will only be available in Legends of Runeterra. There are currently no plans of Riot introducing her to the League of Legends champions roster any time soon.

First Legends Of Runeterra Exclusive Champion - Norra

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Norra brings a whole new slew of cards to Legends of Runeterra in the new expansion! | © Riot Games

Norra will be the third of the five total champions that we're expecting to see in the new Legends of Runeterra expansion. Kayn and Master Yi were the previously announced champions and brought with them new keywords and origins. With Norra, Riot will be introducing more RNG to the game courtesy of the new Mysterious Portals card. For those unfamiliar with it, it is basically a spell that will summon a random 2/3-cost follower (creates a 0-mana cost Fleeting copy if your board is full).

Let's take a look at all the cards and their respective texts:

Card nameCard text

Norra

  • 2-mana 1/2 Yordle with Elusive.
  • Nexus Strike: Plant a Mysterious Portal randomly in the top four cards of your deck.
  • Level-up: You've summoned 6+ created allies.
Norra (Leveled-up)
  • 2-mana 2/3 Yordle with Elusive.
  • Your Mysterious Portals now summon 4, 5, 6, or 7 mana cost followers instead.
  • Nexus Strike: Plant a Mysterious Portal randomly in the top four cards of your deck.
Norra's Portalpalooza
  • 5-mana Burst Spell.
  • Plant two Mysterious Portals randomly in the top four cards of your deck. Draw one card. Create a Norra in your deck.
Portalpalooza
  • 5-mana cost Burst spell.
  • Plant two Mysterious Portals randomly in the top four cards of your deck. Draw one card.

Norra Will Come With New Supporting Cards

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Three cards will be joining Norra in the new expansion! | © Riot Games

Three additional cards will be joining Norra in the new expansion. They will supplement her and synergize well with one another in a potential Norra-themed deck. Besides this, they build upon the many Yordles and Faes that have already been revealed to be coming to Legends of Runeterra in the new expansion.

Here are the cards and their respective card texts:

Card nameCard text
Realm's Caretaker
  • 6-mana 4/4 Yordle.
  • Each round, the first time one of your traps or boons activates, give all allies +1|+1 and Impact this round.

Living Library

  • 5-mana 4/3 Fae with Elusive.
  • When I'm summoned, if one of your traps or boons has activated this round, draw one round.
Eclectic Collection
  • 7-mana Burst spell.
  • For each ally, plant a Mysterious Portal and three Chimes in the top ten cards of your deck, and plant a Flashbomb Trap and three Poison Puffcaps on random cards in the enemy deck.

Will There Be More Legends Of Runeterra Exclusive Champions?

Yes, we will be seeing more Legends of Runeterra exclusive champions. As reported by Riftfeed, Riot already has another champion in store for us, but the identity of the champion and its release date has not been revealed yet.

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