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Legends of Runeterra (LOR) Patch 1.7 breakdown: All you need to know

Riot has unveiled what is in store for the next Legends of Runeterra patch after the Patch 1.7 release. It also looks like they potentially dropped a hint about the release date of the next expansion. At the beginning of the patch notes, Riot mentions how the team is going to take the week of August 10 off. That’s great! Everyone deserves a break.

This does mean that the patches will be pushed a little further away than normal. Patch 1.8 will release August 26 (instead of the usual August 19). It will have some minor card changes but won’t be a big balance patch. Here, Riot hints that there might be more than just minor card changes, as they add an ominous ”though it may feature a few other things…” Could this be a hint at the expansion’s release date? After all, the expansion was listed as an August release. They also mention Patch 1.10, acknowledging that they are skipping 1.9.

Patch 1.10 will be coming out on September 16 and will be the usual balance patch. With this, we could speculate that the new expansion might be coming out with Patch 1.8 due to their mysterious wording. It could also be the unmentioned Patch 1.9. This is all speculation and shouldn’t be taken as confirmation in any way, but it is something to think about.

But enough speculating, let’s delve into Legends of Runeterra (LoR) 1.7 Patch notes.


Spirit Bloom Festival

The new emote reward

Riot added Two new epic quests in-game, one of which will give a new emote as a reward. You can know more about the Spirit Blossom event here.

New Lab: Quick Draw

Now, this is a very interesting lab. It seems to be inspired by games like Slay the Spire and Griftlands. You draw five fleeting cards every round. These cards are heavily discounted, which is good because you’ll only have 3 mana to work with.

Legends of Runeterra Patch 1.7 Quick Draw
Quick Draw Round

You will receive a ”prolong” card every other round, which removes the fleeting of a single card. If you use the prolonged cards effectively, you will be able to set up potentially big plays later on.

LOR Patch 1.7 Singleton Gauntlet Update: Tri-Region

Singleton Gauntlet is getting a game-changing new rule: you can include cards from three regions, rather than just two. We will have to dish out some new decks with this ruleset.

Deckbuilder

Some quality of life improvements are being added to the deckbuilder. You can now filter your decks based on whether they are meant for Standard or Singleton. You can also choose which unit you want to represent your deck.

New Cosmetic Items

The Nightshade Shrine is a new epic-tier board. It has interactive elements and unique reactions to the gameplay. It will cost you 1290 coins.

There will also be two new guardians; Dragonling and Nightshade Dragonling.

Legends of Runeterra Patch 1.7 Cosmetics
The Dragonling Bundle

You can get both by purchasing the Dragonling Bundle, which costs 975 coins.

There has been an addition of Three new card backs to the store:

The new card backs available in store
  • Spirit of the Bloom
  • Spirit of Nature
  • Crossed Spirits.

Expeditions Archetypes

They have made a few changes to the archetypes in Expeditions. They note that it’s to boost underperforming Ionian archetypes.

  • Fishbones: After choosing Fishbones in pick 1, you will now see both a Bilgewater option and a Piltover & Zaun option for pick 2. You will no longer be forced into a tri-region deck.
  • Disruption: Added Twin Disciplines and Removed Shadowshift.
  • Shadows and Dust: Added Navori Conspirator and Ren Shadowblade.
    Removed Shadow Fiend.
  • Spell Slingers: Removed Retreat and Ye Been Warned.
  • Total Recall: Added Greenglade Duo and Yusari. Removed Plaza Guardian.

This concludes the Legends of Runeterra Patch 1.7. 1.8 should be dropping August 26.


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Samuel Gonzalez

Card game enthusiast and aspiring writer. I'll game on any device I can get my hands on.
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