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 Recall.
When a unit is recalled, it returns to its owner’s hand, removing all buffs and debuffs. The recalled unit is restored to its natural state, as if it had never been played. Needless to say, this effect is extremely powerful both offensively and defensively. When you’re on the offense and can Recall an enemy unit that otherwise might block crucial damage, it forces the opponent to play the same card again. On the defense, you can recover units before they die, or get another trigger of a useful on-play effect.
When it’s an enemy unit you are Recalling, it’s counted as a Skill ability, meaning it queues up as if it’s a Fast spell. This gives the enemy a moment to respond to the action, for example by playing Deny to directly prevent the effect from happening. When you’re Recalling your own unit, the effect triggers instantly. Below are some cards that work with the Recall keyword.
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