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 Skill.
Skills, in Legends of Runeterra, are special abilities. For example, when a card reads “Play: Stun an enemy”, and you play said card, its Skill is to Stun an enemy. However, Skills don’t trigger immediately. They queue as if they were Fast spells, meaning your opponent does have a chance to play a card themselves before the Skill goes off, giving an opportunity to mitigate or negate the Skill’s effect.
So when is a cards’ effect a Skill, and when isn’t it? The rule of thumb is: when a unit’s effect directly damages, Recalls or Stuns an enemy, it is a Skill. Frostbiting an enemy is not considered a Skill. The exception to the rule is Minotaur Reckoner, who Stuns the weakest enemy unit automatically at the start of the round. His effect doesn’t queue as a Skill. Below are a few cards that have a Skill, or work with the effect.
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