There are many cards in Legends of Runeterra, and each have their own stats and effects to make them unique. It can be overwhelming, especially if you’re new to the card game genre, to learn all these effects. That’s why we’re dissecting all the keywords in a series of guides. In this one we’re taking a look at Elusive.
Elusive is one of the most powerful keywords in combat. Normally, when you line up your attackers, your opponent can place their units in front of the attackers to block incoming damage. But cards with Elusive can only be blocked by other Elusive cards. Elusive units have a very high chance of landing a blow on the Nexus. Important to note is that while Elusive units can only be blocked by other Elusive cards, they themselves can block any incoming damage.
If your opponent has an Elusive unit but you don’t, no need to worry: Elusive units can still be targeted by spells. Another way to get rid of your opponent’s Elusive unit is by mounting so much pressure on the board that they’re forced to block the incoming damage. Some examples of cards with Elusive can be found below.
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