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 Support.
Though most of the time units have to fight for themselves in Legends of Runeterra, the Support mechanic breaks that rule. Units that have Support grant a buff to an ally, but there is a specific rule: the buff is only granted when you’re attacking with the unit with the Support effect. The unit directly to the right of the card with the Support effect, will be the one to receive the buff.
Support can be strong, but there’s a relatively simple strategy to counter it. Most units that grant a Support effect to an ally don’t have the best stat lines. Since they’re forced to battle in order to trigger their effect, they can be taken out with relative ease. Below are a few of the cards with the Support keyword.