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 Fearsome.
Fearsome is a keyword especially good in the early game. Cards that are Fearsome can only be blocked by enemies that have three attack or more—all units with two or less attack are simply too scared to defend against Fearsome opponents. Fearsome can be used to manipulate your opponent’s blocking strategy, and gives you tools to steer the battle in the direction you want. Fearsome has great synergy with the Frostbite effect, as it reduces an enemy’s attack to zero for the rest of the round.
If your opponent is attacking with a unit that has two or less attack power and you put a Fearsome card in front of it to block, attacks will be carried out as usual. It’s only when you’re on the offense that Fearsome’s effect is activated. We’ve listed a few examples of cards with Fearsome below.
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