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 Fleeting.
The Fleeting keyword only appears on generated cards; you cannot add any cards with Fleeting directly to your deck. Fleeting cards exist only temporarily. You have to play a card with Fleeting in the same round it was generated. Once you and your opponent swap attack/defend roles, the Fleeting card disappears from your hand.
Fleeting is different from Ephemeral in a critical way. Ephemeral cards disappear from the board after combat or when the round ends, but stay in your hand forever. Fleeting cards stay on the board forever (provided they aren’t killed), but disappear from your hand at the end of the round. Some examples of Fleeting cards can be found below.