For 10 years, Riot Games' main interests revolve around its world-popular MOBA title - League of Legends. But now, the company's route has shifted, going into a more dynamic direction. The game studio releases a mobile version, a shooting game, and a card game known as Legends of Runeterra. Today, we'll take you on our Legends of Runeterra Android guide to navigate you through all the basics. Let's jump right into it!

About Legends of Runeterra

Legends of Runeterra, or LoR for short, is a free-to-play digital collectible card game developed and published by Riot Games. The game was released on April 29, 2020, for Microsoft Windows, Android, and iOS. It uses the familiar characters and origin stories of League of Legends, the best-known product of Riot Games.

The studio developed LoR based on the company's philosophy: "building a game for core gamers who really want to go deep into a genre." However, the game may feel different from others of the same genre. That's because it does not require players to invest in "blind decks".

Riot Games first announced Legends of Runeterra on the 10th anniversary of League of Legends. On this occasion, they also introduced the new animated series - Arcane and Wild Rift.

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Legends Of Runeterra is a new card game from Riot Games.

Regarding reception, most players respond positively to the new card game. Legends of Runetera was nominated for Best Mobile Game at The Game Awards 2020 as well as named as the iPad Game of the Year by Apple.

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Legends of Runeterra Android System Requirements

Being a game "made for everyone", LoR does not require a beefy phone to play. If you wish to download and enjoy this game on your Android smartphone, you just need the following minimum specs on your device:

  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • CPU: 1.2GHz Quad-core
  • GPU: Adreno 306
  • Operating System: Android 5.0
  • Storage: 4GB of available space
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This game is made for everyone to enjoy!

As you can see, Legends of Runeterra mobile only requires the system specs of a Samsung Galaxy J5. However, in order to enjoy the best that the game can provide, we recommend upgrading your system just a little bit. Here are the recommended system requirements for LoR mobile.

  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • CPU: 1.5GHz Quad-core
  • GPU: Adreno 306
  • Operating System: Android 5.0
  • Storage: 4GB of available space
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For iOS users, make sure you own one of the following devices (or better):

  • iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 2, iPhone 5S, iPod Touch 6
  • Operating System - iOS 9.0

How to Download Legends of Runeterra for Android

Players around the world can now start downloading LoR on their devices. The Legends of Runetera Android Beta phase has long concluded, and the game officially launched on April 29, 2020. Follow the steps below to install the game on your Android phones:

  • #1 Visit the Google Play Store
  • #2 Search for "Legends of Runeterra" using the search tool. It's a free game.
  • #3 Hit "Install"
  • #4 The game will automatically start downloading and installing on your devices. No further authorization required.
  • #5 When the installation completes, launch the game, set up your account, and play!
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Collect Cards and become the best!

iOS users can also download the game for free on the Apple App Store. Just follow the same steps as above and you're good to go.

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Legends of Runeterra on Android Gameplay Basics

Being a digital collectible card game, of course, LoR gameplay revolves around cards. Each match begins with 2 players in the 1v1 format. You start the game with a hand of four random playing cards (selected from your card deck), a 20-health-point nexus, and zero mana. If you don't like your starting cards, you can trade them for other random ones before the match begins.

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Legends Of Runeterra is all about the card.

After the pre-game phase ends, here's how it goes:

  • Both players receive a mana gem,
  • One player will attack first, and the other will defend.
  • After each round, the turn to attack switches between players, and each draws a random card from their deck.
  • The number of mana gems increases as the turn increases, up to a maximum of 10.
  • At the end of each round, any unused mana becomes spell mana, stack to a maximum of three. You use this mana to cast spell cards.


You can build your deck in Legends of Runeterra to your own unique style. However, a deck of cards must consist of exactly 40 cards, and no more than 3 copies of each card. Additionally, a player can't have more than 6 Champions in a deck. There are four types of cards: Champions, Followers, Landmarks, and Spells.

  • Champions and Followers: units that stay on the field and battle. Champions are more powerful.
  • Landmarks: trigger a special effect at the end of each round but cannot attack or block
  • Spells: single-use cards that cause special effects when placed.
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Control the cards and make the right move to win.

There you have it, our concise guide to help you started on Legends of Runeterra Android. If you like our article here, visit our website at for even more amazing content!

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