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    Legends of Runeterra adds 3 spells for Udyr, Elites, and Reputation archetypes

    A total of three Legends of Runeterra spells are getting added via Patch 3.6 within the Noxus, Freljord, and Demacia regions. 

    Riot Games continues to drop new LoR spells into updates, improving a region’s ability to remain competitively viable within the meta. Three spells were added during Patch 3.4 and three more are getting added in Patch 3.6: For Glory!, Might of the Vanguard, and Inner Beast. The goal of these three new spells, according to Riot, is to improve the Elites and Reputation archetypes while also boosting gameplay options for the LoR champion Udyr. 

    Here are the three new Legends of Runeterra spells dropping in Patch 3.6.

    Inner Beast

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    Synergizing with Udyr’s new level-up condition and Stances, Inner Beast is a solid two-drop worth playing with the spirit walker. 

    • Mana cost: Two
    • Region: Freljord
    • Speed: Burst
    • Ability: Give an ally +1/+1 this round. Create a Stance Swap in hand. 

    Patch 3.6 changed Udyr’s level-up from damaging the Nexus seven-plus times to playing Stance Swap three-plus times this game. Inner Beast speeds up the Udyr level-up while also functioning as a two-drop LoR combat trick at Burst speed. 

    Might of the Vanguard

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    Elites of Demacia once dominated the meta. While it’s still a strong archetype, the LoR team has decided to buff it with Might of the Vanguard.

    • Mana cost: Three
    • Region: Demacia
    • Speed: Slow
    • Ability: To play, spend all of your mana. Summon a Dauntless Vanguard and grow its stats to that amount. If nine-plus mana was spent, grant other allied Elites +2/+2. 

    Dauntless Vanguard is a three-drop 3/3 Elite that also gets summoned via the Succession Demacian spell—synergizing with Battlesmith, For the Fallen, and Field Promotion. Might of the Vanguard is also a solid Demaciia region top-end finisher in conjunction with Cithria the Bold and Cithria, Lady of the Clouds. 

    For Glory!

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    The Reputation archetype never had much time in the LoR spotlight, prompting the balance team to create For Glory!

    • Mana cost: Six
    • Region: Demacia
    • Speed: Slow
    • Keyword: Reputation—I cost three
    • Ability: Summon two Trifarian Gloryseekers

    Reputation is an LoR keyword that triggers effects when you have struck for five or more damage at least four times this game. And Trifarian Gloryseeker is a two-drop that has Challenger and can’t block. For six mana, this is a bad deal, unless it’s played in a Reputation-specific archetype. At three mana, the spell is decent and has potential.

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