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 Frostbite.
Frostbite is a keyword with a primarily defensive effect, and a keyword uniquely found on cards from the Freljord. When a target is Frostbitten, its attack power is reduced to zero for the remainder of the round—quite the debuff.
While a card affected by Frostbite has zero attack, it can still be used to block incoming damage and even line up as attacker. That may seem a bit weird, especially the attacking part, but units that are under Frostbite effect can still be buffed afterwards. They are not locked out of combat. Some examples of cards with the Frostbite effect can be found below.