What is Scout in Legends of Runeterra?

Legends of Runeterra has many card effects that are common enough that they get their own keyword - a word or two that immediately tells you how the card works. Let's take a look at the Scout keyword.

The first time only Scout units attack each round, ready your attack.

Cards with Scout can allow you to attack twice in a turn. Your opponent will have to decide if they want to take the damage to better prepare for a larger attack coming up, or getting rid of your Scout units.

Keywords that Work Great with Scout

Challenger is a great Keyword to pair with Scout. By challenging your opponent's weaker units, you can prepare the battlefield for your second attack wave. The enemy will no longer have their weak units to defend with, forcing them to either sacrifice their big guys or take the damage completely.

Playing Against Scout in Legends of Runeterra

The best one can do against Scouts is to remove them as soon as possible, preferably via a Fast removal spell so they never get a chance to attack. Barring that, defend with your heaviest units first so they can survive the Scout attack, allowing them to also be available when the second wave happens. Save your weaker blocking units for the larger second attack.

Example Legends of Runeterra Scout Cards

Quinn Card Image Grizzled Ranger Card Image

Greenfang Warden Card Image Greathorn Companion Card Image

Quinn summons Valor, a small unit with Challenger. Use Quinn and Valor as a team to pick away at small enemy units, preparing the battlefield for your heavies to go to work.

Grizzled Ranger summons a Loyal Badgerbear when he dies, which is quite likely considering his 1 Health. Try not to let the 4 Attack go to waste on something small!

Greenfang Warden has Barrier to go with his Scout, allowing him to shrug off an instance of damage. This will help him survive long enough to be of use, triggering at least one additional attack wave.

Greathorn Companion is very straight-forward, a hefty Scout unit that can lead the charge. Its high Health can ensure it'll survive the first attack wave and still be useful in the second attack.


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