The sequence of events and performed actions is of great importance in Legends of Runeterra. All actions that are performed during the game take place from left to right - both unit' attacks and spell activation.
By following this rule you can end a duel to your advantage by deploying units in a proper way or by using appropriate spells. Let's analyze the situation from the picture above.
- The player attacks with two units: 5/3 and 10/2.
- The enemy defends himself with two units: 4/3 and 0/2 of which Anivia's Egg has a Barrier keyword (let's recall that Barrier negates the next damage the unit would take).
- Darius has the Overwhelm keyword, which causes the excess damage to be dealt to an enemy Nexus. Due to the fact that the blocking opponent has a Barrier, Darius' attack will be completely neutralized.
- By using a single quick Whirling Death spell, the 5/3 unit will attack the 0/2 unit and shatter the Barrier. This will add 8 excessive damage points that can be used by Darius to inflict even more damage to enemy Nexus. This is it - game over!