Ranik is a strategy fanatic and lover of card games. Before switching primarily to Legends of Runeterra he played Magic: The Gathering for eight years where he enjoyed dominating opponents with slow control decks. Now he focuses on creating Legends of Runeterra content for all players and enjoys discussing strategy and deckbuilding on Twitter @RanikGalfridian.
Top Masters Decks – Call of the Mountain Season – Week 3
We're back this week with a look at some of the hip new decks that are breaking the upper echelon of Master rank!
Call of the Mountain Expansion Review: Non-Targon Cards
CotM's main focus was on bringing Targon to the world of Legends of Runeterra. However, the expansion also added a decent amount of new cards to other regions as well - in this second part of my review I cover them.
Call of the Mountain Expansion Review: Targon
It is time to bring you an updated, full review of the new cards! My goal is to provide you all with some insight into the current playability of the new region's cards and offer some crafting suggestions.
Call of the Mountain Day 1 Decks: 7 Exciting Brews from Top Players Featuring New Champions
Call of the Mountain expansion is finally here! We have 89 new cards, including 7 champions and an entirely new Targon region. If you are interested in fresh decklists, you are in the right place.
Diana and the Lunari: Analysis and Ratings
As Leona brought with her the light, so too Diana brings with her the night. Here is a breakdown of all the newly revealed Nightfall cards!
Top Masters Decks – Season of Fortune – Week 8
We may be in the middle of spoiler season, but Season of Fortune isn't over yet!
Trundle and His Band of Trolls: Analysis and Ratings
Freljord is next to get some from love from the expansion coming to Legends of Runeterra on August 26. Freljord's ramp sub-theme is getting new payoffs and the region is gaining a new keyword as well.
Top Masters Decks – Season of Fortune – Week 7
Last week we received Patch 1.7, a cosmetic update, which left the meta largely unaltered. Regardless, players are making the most of what is currently available and continuing to push the boundaries of what decks are capable.
Top Masters Decks – Season of Fortune – Week 6
With two weeks to go before the end of Season of Fortune, the Runeterra meta is alive and well. Players are continuing to innovate, riding the wave of Patch 1.6's buffs and nerfs to shake things up.
Patch 1.6 Breakdown: Evaluating Heimer Tweaks and Other Balance Changes
Perhaps one of the most anticipated patches since the release of Rising Tides, 1.6 is finally here and brings with it not only an exciting new event but also a ton of highly impactful balance changes!
Top 5 Most Powerful Legends of Runeterra Cards Since Open Beta
Legends of Runeterra has had copious different meta environments. Despite this, there have seemingly always been a handful of cards or archetypes that stand out as dominant.
Epics’ Reworks in Patch 1.4: What Changed and What’s Working?
But where do the new changes to epics fall in the grand scheme of things? Let's take a look at the changed cards and whether or not these balance adjustments are impacting the early 1.4 meta.
Braum Rework: Early Impressions and New Exciting Decks From Day 1 of Patch 1.4
Our favorite mustachioed Freljordian received an unexpected rework in 1.4 update. Deckbuilders have spent the last few days tinkering with Braum to find where he fits best. In this article, I will share my first impressions of Braum's rework and the new decks that are cropping up.
5 Underplayed Epics We’d Like to See Changed in Patch 1.4
Recently Alexz Lee, Design Lead for the Rising Tides expansion, took to Twitter to ask folks what changes they would like to see to some of the underplayed Epic cards in Patch 1.4. I put my thoughts on the matter to proverbial "paper" to share with you all.
A Song of Ice and Fire: Sejuani/Miss Fortune Tempo Deck Guide
Tempo Sejuani have established itself as a top-tier meta deck since Patch 1.2 and has been successful climbing ladder as well as securing high finishes in tournaments. In this article, we'll cover the overall gameplan of the archetype and then dive into specific card choices and matchup strategies.
3 Most Problematic Cards and Mechanics in Legends of Runeterra
Nothing is perfect. We have heard it over and over again. And card games are certainly no exception - even with frequent updates, and as polished as LoR is, it is not without problems.
5 Things Legends of Runeterra Does Better Than Other Card Games
Legends of Runeterra is new. It's fresh. And it has plenty of wonderful qualities that make it worth giving a shot.
Does Legends of Runeterra Need RNG? Explaining Randomness in Card Games
The random aspect of card games is often what makes them fun. It provides thought-provoking moments where your decision-making will determine a victor. But what exactly is randomness?
Legends of Runeterra Rising Tides Expansion Constructed Review: Noxus, Piltover & Zaun, Shadow Isles
This is the last of Rising Tides review articles as we're wrapping things up with the three remaining regions. If you are wondering where is best to spend your shards and/or wildcards, you've come to the right place!
The Rising Tides Constructed Review: Demacia, Freljord, Ionia
The Rising Tides expansion may have added Bilgewater as a new region to Legends of Runeterra, but the 6 pre-existing regions got some new toys as well! In this article I will cover the new cards introduced to Demacia, Freljord, and Ionia.
Legends of Runeterra The Rising Tides Set Constructed Review: Bilgewater
A whole set of cards entering the mix at once can be a bit overwhelming. As such, this Constructed Review series of articles provides a baseline to gauge which cards you should be spending your valuable wildcards on.