Legends of Runeterra - Empires of the Ascended 2021

The desert whispers of an ancient empire, and the power granted to those that rule it. Shurima, once lost to time and the turnings of fate, has awoken, and Ascended Warriors once more walk the land. Myth and magic stir the dunes, and those who've called the desert home find themselves a part of a new era. Welcome to Shurima.

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The Empires of the Ascended rise in Runeterra on March 3rd, 2021 at 10:00 AM (PST) and reign until March 31st, 2021 at 11:00 AM (PST). To celebrate Shurima, you'll have the chance to unlock card backs, boards, and even a very regal (very good) pup.

Though the Empires of the Ascended will quiet on the 31st, Shurima joins Legends of Runeterra as a full region. Be sure to check out the patch notes for more information here.

Empires of the Ascended Pass

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Shurima demands loyalty, which really just means playing your heart out. Earn Sun Discs from playing games and completing challenges to unlock unique rewards for free. Upgrade to the Premium Event Pass for 975 coins to unlock all the Empires of the Ascended has to offer, including the new Fen guardian, only available during Empires of the Ascended.

Level

Reward

Pass Type

Sun Discs Required

1

Fen Guardian

Premium

0

2

Jackal Cackle Emote

Premium

10

3

1x Prismatic Buried Sun Disc

Free

20

4

The Butcher of the Sands Card Back

Premium

30

5

3x Ascendant's Rise

Free

40

6

3x Rare Wildcards

Premium

50

7

Prismatic Rewards

Premium

60

8

Pure Magic Emote

Free

70

9

1x Epic Wildcard

Premium

80

10

3x Field Musicians

Free

90

11

The Stoneweaver Card Back

Premium

100

12

1x Epic Wildcard

Premium

110

13

Exemplar of Demacia Icon

Free

120

14

Royal Powder Monkey Guardian

Premium

130

15

Deflated Emote

Premium

140

16

3x Loaded Dice

Free

150

17

Champion Wildcard

Premium

160

18

Prismatic Rewards

Premium

170

19

Just a Dash Emote

Premium

180

20

3x Destiny's Call

Free

190

21

The Curator of the Sands Card Back

Premium

200

22

Sunbeam Baley Guardian

Premium

210

23

Prismatic Rewards

Premium

220

24

3x Concurrent Timelines

Free

230

25

1x Champion Wildcard

Premium

240

26

The Emperor of the Sands Card Back

Free

250

27

Ascended Cosmo Guardian

Premium

260

28

1x Prismatic Azir

Premium

270

 

Sun Discs and Progression

The Empires of the Ascended rewards your efforts in-game, not just with experience, but with a unique currency called Sun Discs. The Sun Discs you acquire can be spent along the Event Pass to earn free rewards. These Sun Discs can be earned in two distinct ways: wins and quests.

Wins

Prove your fealty to Shurima through your victories! For your first win of the day, you’ll be rewarded with 2 Sun Discs. The Empire demands tribute be paid true, so Sun Discs will only be granted for PvP wins, not for wins against friends (or against AI). Don’t worry. Friend Challenge and AI wins still count towards the quests listed below.

Please Note

Friend challenge will not count toward quests when playing in Labs.

Quests

Early Bird Quests

This Early Bird quest for the Empires of the Ascended grants you a special reward as well as some shiny new Sun Discs.

 

Prerequisite Quest Requirements Reward
Purchase the Empires of the Ascended Pass within the first two weeks of the event Shuriman Expedition Explore the sands by playing matchmade or AI games with a Shuriman deck (wins count triple) x10 10 Sun Discs + Prismatic Inspiring Marshal

 

Repeatable Quests

Looking to increase your cache of Sun Discs? Win some matches and bask in the glory of your hard-earned rewards over and over again!

Quest Requirements Reward
Rise Up (Repeatable) Win a matchmade or AI games (matchmade counts double) x6 3 Sun Discs

Chained Quests

What better way to prove your dedication to Shurima than showing off in combat! Complete one quest to unlock the next, earning Sun Discs along the way.

 

Quest

Requirement A OR Requirement B

Reward

Only the Worthy

(1 of 12)

Seize your destiny and summon Champions (x8)  N/A  5 Sun Discs

Claim to Glory

(2 of 12)

Reveal the desert's fortune and spend mana on Shuriman cards (x150)  Spend mana (x270) 5 Sun Discs

Battleborne

(3 of 12)

Use a single unit to kill multiple enemies in a match (3 or more count triple) (x10)  See more than 3 units die in the same round (x25)  5 Sun Discs

Creation's Judgement

(4 of 12)

Manifest victory by dealing damage with created cards (x60)  Deal damage (x500) 5 Sun Discs

Favored Fighter

(5 of 12)

Summon the same unit at least twice in a match (3 times or more counts triple) (x10)  Summon units (x90) 5 Sun Discs

Favored Incantation

(6 of 12)

Cast the same spell at least twice in a match (3 times or more counts triple) (x12) Cast spells (x70)  5 Sun Discs

Ascended's Call

(7 of 12)

Answer the desert's calling and level up Shuriman Champions (x15)  Play Champions (x35) 5 Sun Discs

Future Sight

(8 of 12)

Shape your destiny and Predict (x40)  Draw cards (x165)  5 Sun Discs

Sacrificial Bond

(9 of 12)

Prove your faith and deal damage to, or slay, your own units (kills count triple) (x90)  End rounds with more units than your opponent (x70)  5 Sun Discs

Might of the Desert

(10 of 12)

Show the strength of the sands by dealing damage with Shuriman Champions (x180)  Attack with Champions (x55)  6 Sun Discs

Overkill

(11 of 12)

Assert dominance and overkill the enemy Nexus (x105) Win games with extra Nexus health to spare (x220) 6 Sun Discs

Majesty's Reign

(12 of 12)

Celebrate the desert's legacy by playing cards from the Empires of the Ascended set (x175) Play matchmade games (Wins count triple) (x40) 6 Sun Discs

Weekly Quests

Much like the desert itself, the passage of time reveals new riches as easily as it buries them. Be sure to check back each week to complete each new quest as they're revealed.

Prerequisites

Quest

Requirement A OR Requirement B

Reward

Event Start

Taliyah's Stoneweaving

Call upon the desert's strength and summon landmarks (x25)

Summon units or landmarks (x80)

4 Sun Discs

Complete: Taliyah's Stoneweaving

Sivir's Ricochet

Sway the tide of battle by activating Reputation effects (x30)

Attack with units that have 5+ power (x60)

6 Sun Discs

3/10/2021

Azir's Call

Grow your army by summoning units with spells and activated effects (x20)

Summon more than 1 unit in a single round (x45)

4 Sun Discs

Complete: Azir's Call

Azir's Ascension

Restore what was lost and countdown the Sun Disc (x250)

Play rounds (x200)

6  Sun Discs

Complete: Azir's Ascension

Azir's Might

Discover true power and play cards from the Emperor's Deck after leveling Azir (x30)

Play cards (x300)

10 Sun Discs  + The Emperor of the Sands Icon

3/17/2021

Nasus' Edict

Command the desert's wrath and slay enemies with Shuriman units (x40)

Slay enemy units (x150)

4 Sun Discs

Complete: Nasus' Edict

Nasus' Fearsome Reverence

Expose the enemy by striking their nexus with Fearsome units (x70)

Strike the enemy nexus with units (x100)

6 Sun Discs

Complete: Nasus' Fearsome Reverence

Nasus' Charge

Inspire the front lines and raise the power of allies in play (x65)

Block with units that have 5+ attack or health (x100)

10 Sun Discs + The Curator of the Sands Icon

3/24/2021

Renekton's Bloodthirst

Show no mercy by dealing damage to the enemy nexus with Overwhelm units (x120)

Deal nexus damage (x200)

4 Sun Discs

Complete: Renekton's Bloodthirst

Renekton's Dread

Cull the meek by challenging enemy units (x70)

Strike enemy units (x200)

6 Sun Discs

Complete: Renekton's Dread

Renekton's Fury

Channel the desert's rage and deal non-combat damage (x130)

Deal damage to units (x500)

10 Sun Discs + The Butcher of the Sands Icon

 

Empires of the Ascended Content

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May Shurima's bounty bless your board as the Oasis gives life to lost treasures. You can stand for Shurima with your entire loadout to truly pay homage to the glory of the Empire. 

  • Wardens of War Deck - 2115 Coins
  • Mistresses of Battle Deck - 2052 Coins
  • Ascended Oasis Board - 990 Coins

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New Lab: United Front 2.0

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Ready to join forces with friends once more? Team up to take down another pair of players in the new Lab: United Front 2.0! Choose your own deck, but share a board (and a strategy) to play your way to victory.

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