Guardians of the Ancient Card Spoilers & Expansion Guide

This expansion of cards is a part of the Empires of the Ascended set.

Legends of Runeterra's next expansion, Guardians of the Ancient, releases on May 5! Here is everything we know so far:

  • 42 new collectible cards are being added to the game.
  • 3 new champions to play with; It appears we're getting Malphite, Irelia, and Zilean.
  • New boards, guardians, emotes, and card backs featuring the new champions will be released.
  • Card reveals will take place every day at 9 AM PDT (12 PM EDT, 18:00 CEST).

Revealed Cards for Guardians of the Ancient






Piltover & Zaun

Shadow Isles


Guardians of the Ancient Trailer


  • Psychopomp's Avatar Agamaggan 480 170 Posts Joined 03/02/2021
    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

    From the trailer alone, you can infer we're getting Malphite, Irelia, and Zilean, so that's something to look forward to

    • Psymon's Avatar Red Riding Hood 1495 365 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
      Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

      For somebody who doesn't know the lore. Which are the regions for each one? Irelia is from Ionia but not able to find about the other ones. Zilean from Demacia? Malphite from Noxus?

      • BulboScumbeg's Avatar 225 14 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
        Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

        Zilean is from Icathia, once a vassal state in the shouth of Shurima. And Malphite comes from Ixtal, a Jungle region in the east of Shurima. So both champions would fit more or less into Shurima. Since they already showed Zilean in some of the Shurima cards, I guess they will add Zilean next and maybe Malphite in the third expansion. But I wouldnt be surprised If they wont add Malphite at all because there are many more champions that would fit better than Malphite, like Xerath.

        • FrostyFeet's Avatar Senior Moderator Derpcorn 2110 1420 Posts Joined 10/20/2018
          Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

          Icathia* for Zilean, I think that's what you meant though.

          Judging by the fact that Chip is a Targon card and the first three reveals were said to be related to the champions, Malphite will be put in Targon. And we're definitely getting Malphite now due to the trailer.

        • Psychopomp's Avatar Agamaggan 480 170 Posts Joined 03/02/2021
          Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

          True, but Malphite makes a physical appearance in the trailer, I imagine that's relevant.


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