| 27. February 2021

Legends of Runeterra | 17 Brand-New Empires of the Ascended Cards Revealed!

It seems that Riot is slowing down a bit — we’re not getting any more champion reveals. Instead, they’ve just showcased a whopping 17 brand-new cards that will be shipping alongside the upcoming Empires of the Ascended expansion! That’s quite a large number and, better yet, none of these cards are even remotely tied to Shurima!

Instead, they’re aimed towards other regions, so make sure to read the fine print! There’s a lot of ground to cover, so let’s begin!

Empires of the Ascended | Brand-New Cards

Freljord, Demacia, Shadow Isles, Noxus, Piltover & Zaun, Ionia, Bilgewater, and Targon are all getting new spells, units, and/or landmarks. So, if you’re currently running any of these decks, you definitely have a reason to celebrate!


Ancestral Boon is a 2 mana Burst spell that’ll grant the top ally in your deck with +2 | +2. If you happen to be Enlightened, this spell will grant all allies in your deck with +2 | +2 instead.

Spoils of War is a 3 mana Burst spell that’ll grant an ally +1 |+2. It also has a Plunder effect: grant +2 | +4 instead.

Empires of the Ascended cards

Dragon Chow is a 1 mana unit with 0 | 3. Once you play a dragon — and this unit is on the board — that dragon will strike it and you’ll draw a card. Basically a buffer that synergizes perfectly with the Fury keyword.

Towering Stonehorn is a 6 mana unit with 7 | 7. This unit is impervious to enemy spells and skills.

Shadow isles

Soulspinner is a 3 mana Spider with 3 | 2. Once summoned, it’ll gain +1 | +1 along with Fearsome if an ally unit happened to die that round.

Sea Scarab is a 2 mana Sea Monster with 1 | 2 and the Deep keyword. When another ally dies (or the Last Breath effect happens to activate), you can toss 1 card.


Crimson Bloodletter is a 1 mana unit with 1 | 2. The next time you summon an ally unit, it’ll take 1 damage and Crimson Bloodletter will gain +1 | +1.

Strength in Numbers is an 8 mana Slow spell that’ll summon two Legion Marauders.

Shrieking Spinner is a 4 mana Spider with 2 | 5. Once it attacks, all Spider allies will gain +1 | 0.

Piltover & Zaun

Production Surge is a 0 mana Slow spell. To play it, you’ll have to spend all your mana. Then you’ll get to summon random turrets whose total cost equals the mana spent.

Concurrent Timelines is a 1 mana Slow spell. For the rest of the game, the first time you play a follower each round, you’ll get to pick 1 of 3 followers with the same cost to transform it into. Quite a spicy effect!


Shadow Apprentice is a 1 mana unit with 1 | 1 and Elusive. Once summoned, it’ll gain +1 | +1 if an ally with Ephemeral is on the board.

Field Musicians is a 4 mana unit with 1 | 4 and Attune. Each round, once you’ve summoned three other allies, you’ll be able to refill your spell mana and draw a card.


Lost Riches is a 4 mana Burst spell that’ll allow you to draw a treasure. If there aren’t any for you to draw, it’ll create two treasures in your deck instead.

Loaded Dice is a 4 mana Slow spell. For the rest of the round, whenever you damage the enemy Nexus you’ll be able to nab a card.


Destiny’s Call is an 8 mana Burst spell that’ll grant an ally in hand with +8 | +8. Talk about a stat boost!

Startipped Peak is a 2 mana landmark with a Countdown value of 2. Once it reaches zero, you’ll get two random Celestial cards that cost 3 mana or less in your hand.

Empires of the Ascended cards

Legends of Runeterra | 2021 Roadmap

Closing Remarks

By the looks of it, the Empires of the Ascended expansion will shake the game up in a myriad of different ways! And, frankly, we can’t wait for it to happen! The official release date is right around the corner, so make sure to log in, queue up, and start grinding as soon as possible — these exciting new cards won’t come cheap!