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Runes add or enhance champion abilities and statistics. Players can use them to customize their champions before the start of a game.

Runes are combined in Rune Pages. Each Rune page includes a Keystone Rune and five Secondary Runes. Keystone Runes are the most powerful. Before each match players choose the rune page they want to use. Rune pages can only be edited while outside of matches and during the champion selection lobby.

It is not possible to enter a match without an active, valid rune page. If a player selects a rune page that is not valid the game replaces it with a pre-made page.

Runes Reforged were introduced in Pre-Season Eight. They replaced Runes and Masteries, hence the adjective Reforged.[1][2][3]

Lore

The Rune Wars

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A World Rune of Runeterra.

Centuries ago, magical artifacts called "World Runes" were discovered. In the decades that followed, knowledge of the Runes began to spread as more were unearthed. The world's brightest minds studied the ancient glyphs, attempting to determine the powers they possessed. Few could even begin to understand the importance of their origins, or the sheer power held within them. Some surmised that the Runes were integral to the creation of Runeterra itself. The first use of these mysterious artifacts proved catastrophic, as they reshaped the landscape of entire nations. Mistrust quickly grew as those who knew of the Runes imagined such “Makers' Might” being used as a weapon. Conflicts related to these magical artifacts were known as the Rune Wars.

Open warfare raged across Runeterra. The first horrors of the Rune Wars sparked fear and aggression among those who now realized the power at their command. Ryze Ryze and his master, Tyrus, sought to lock away every World Rune beyond the reach of man for the protection of Runeterra. Some complied with their pleas, while others dismissed them due to their newfound powers and influence. After an incident with Tyrus, Ryze alone continued on his journey in gathering all Runic artifacts so as to prevent another Rune War from starting and possibly destroying the world.

Rune paths

Runes are divided into five paths:

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  • Precision icon.png Precision (Improved attacks and sustained damage)
  • Domination icon.png Domination (Burst damage and target access)
  • Sorcery icon.png Sorcery (Empowered abilities and resource manipulation)
  • Resolve icon.png Resolve (Durability and crowd control)
  • Inspiration icon.png Inspiration (Creative tools and rule bending)

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Each rune page contains runes from two paths: one primary and one secondary. The primary path has one keystone and three lesser runes. The secondary path has two lesser runes. There are also three Shard slots alongside the Primary and Secondary paths that follow a path separate from the five. Each individual slot can be filled with one selection.

Paths Keystone Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
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Precision Edit
Become a Legend
Press the Attack Press the Attack

Lethal Tempo Lethal Tempo Fleet Footwork Fleet Footwork Conqueror Conqueror

Overheal Overheal

Triumph Triumph Presence of Mind Presence of Mind

Legend: Alacrity Legend: Alacrity

Legend: Tenacity Legend: Tenacity Legend: Bloodline Legend: Bloodline

Coup de Grace Coup de Grace

Cut Down Cut Down Last Stand Last Stand

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Domination Edit
Hunt and Eliminate Prey
Electrocute Electrocute

Predator Predator Dark Harvest Dark Harvest Hail of Blades Hail of Blades

Cheap Shot Cheap Shot

Taste of Blood Taste of Blood Sudden Impact Sudden Impact

Zombie Ward Zombie Ward

Ghost Poro Ghost Poro Eyeball Collection Eyeball Collection

Ravenous Hunter Ravenous Hunter

Ingenious Hunter Ingenious Hunter Relentless Hunter Relentless Hunter Ultimate Hunter Ultimate Hunter

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Sorcery Edit
Unleash Destruction
Summon Aery Summon Aery

Arcane Comet Arcane Comet Phase Rush Phase Rush

Nullifying Orb Nullifying Orb

Manaflow Band Manaflow Band Nimbus Cloak Nimbus Cloak

Transcendence Transcendence

Celerity Celerity Absolute Focus Absolute Focus

Scorch Scorch

Waterwalking Waterwalking Gathering Storm Gathering Storm

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Resolve Edit
Live Forever
Grasp of the Undying Grasp of the Undying

Aftershock Aftershock Guardian Guardian

Demolish Demolish

Font of Life Font of Life Shield Bash Shield Bash

Conditioning Conditioning

Second Wind Second Wind Bone Plating Bone Plating

Overgrowth Overgrowth

Revitalize Revitalize Unflinching Unflinching

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Inspiration Edit
Outwit Mere Mortals
Glacial Augment Glacial Augment

Unsealed Spellbook Unsealed Spellbook Prototype: Omnistone Prototype: Omnistone

Hextech Flashtraption Hextech Flashtraption

Magical Footwear Magical Footwear Perfect Timing Perfect Timing

Future's Market Future's Market

Minion Dematerializer Minion Dematerializer Biscuit Delivery Biscuit Delivery

Cosmic Insight Cosmic Insight

Approach Velocity Approach Velocity Time Warp Tonic Time Warp Tonic

Shards

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
Slot 1
Offense
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5.4 bonus Attack Damage or 9 Ability Power (Adaptive)
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10% bonus attack speed
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8 ability haste
Slot 2
Flex
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5.4 bonus Attack Damage or 9 Ability Power (Adaptive)
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6 bonus armor
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8 bonus magic resistance
Slot 3
Defense
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15 − 90 (based on level) bonus health
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6 bonus armor
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8 bonus magic resistance

Substitutions

There are game modes and champions that don't benefit from certain rune choices so, whenever a player during champion select picks a rune that will have no effect on the locked in champion, the game substitutes that rune automatically with another.

You can find those specific situations below:

When the game starts the chat informs of these substitutions.

Rune Pages

Rune page inventory

All players have five preset rune pages that cannot be edited. Players of levels 1 to 9 cannot create nor edit rune pages. From level 10 they can create rune pages and can customize the whole rune page. New accounts have three empty rune pages. Players can purchase additional pages in the store for 590 RP 590 or 6300 BE 6300.

Any Rune Pages the player owned in the previous system were transferred across to the new system, in addition to the compensation received.

Each account can have a maximum of 25 rune pages. The preset rune pages are not counted toward this limit.

There is an option to hide preset pages.

Presets and Example


Trivia

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  • During development, Precision and Sorcery were originally going to be Primary path only.[4]
  • Runes and their surrounding areas have distinct visual appearances which bear similarities to certain Runeterran factions. This may be intentional in order to reflect the location of the World Runes:
  • The following statements generalize the changes made to compensate the loss of AD from Marks and Health/Armor from Seals, which were almost unanimously used due to the lack of options (and thus the game has been balanced, for example, around most champions having +9 Armor from Seals). The exact values may vary for specific cases, as Riot also took this opportunity to better distinguish classes (e.g. tanks from non-tanks; ranged from melee), as well as buff/nerf specific champions.
    • AD champions had the base damage on their abilities increased by 5.
      • Ranged AD champions also had their Attack damage icon.png base attack damage increased by 8.
    • Most champions had their Attack speed icon.png base armor increased by 9.
      • Most mages had their Attack speed icon.png base health increased by 12 (+12), instead. Primarily excepting junglers.
      • Melee supports had their Attack speed icon.png base armor increased by 20, instead.
  • Every rune that gives bonus Adaptive AD or AP, will always grant about 60% of the amount of AP as AD, or about 166.6% of the amount of AD as AP.
  • More runes and paths may be added in the game.
  • In Year in Review 2017 a joke phrase was added to each champion. A list with all phrases can be found over here.
  • The number of all rune combinations can be seen below.
Calculation of rune combinations
Count Paths Calculation
Primary path Secondary path Primary path Secondary path Total Combinations
1 Precision icon.pngPrecision Domination icon.pngDomination 4*3*3*3=108 3*3+3*4+4*3=33 108*33=3564
1 Precision icon.pngPrecision Sorcery icon.pngSorcery 4*3*3*3=108 3*3+3*3+3*3=27 108*27=2916
1 Precision icon.pngPrecision Resolve icon.pngResolve 4*3*3*3=108 3*3+3*3+3*3=27 108*27=2916
1 Precision icon.pngPrecision Inspiration icon.pngInspiration 4*3*3*3=108 3*3+3*3+3*3=27 108*27=2916
1 Domination icon.pngDomination Sorcery icon.pngSorcery 4*3*3*4=144 3*3+3*3+3*3=27 144*27=3888
1 Domination icon.pngDomination Resolve icon.pngResolve 4*3*3*4=144 3*3+3*3+3*3=27 144*27=3888
1 Domination icon.pngDomination Inspiration icon.pngInspiration 4*3*3*4=144 3*3+3*3+3*3=27 144*27=3888
1 Sorcery icon.pngSorcery Resolve icon.pngResolve 3*3*3*3=81 3*3+3*3+3*3=27 81*27=2187
1 Sorcery icon.pngSorcery Inspiration icon.pngInspiration 3*3*3*3=81 3*3+3*3+3*3=27 81*27=2187
1 Resolve icon.pngResolve Inspiration icon.pngInspiration 3*3*3*3=81 3*3+3*3+3*3=27 81*27=2187
1 Domination icon.pngDomination Precision icon.pngPrecision 4*3*3*4=144 3*3+3*3+3*3=27 144*27=3888
1 Sorcery icon.pngSorcery Precision icon.pngPrecision 3*3*3*3=81 3*3+3*3+3*3=27 81*27=2187
1 Resolve icon.pngResolve Precision icon.pngPrecision 3*3*3*3=81 3*3+3*3+3*3=27 81*27=2187
1 Inspiration icon.pngInspiration Precision icon.pngPrecision 3*3*3*3=81 3*3+3*3+3*3=27 81*27=2187
1 Sorcery icon.pngSorcery Domination icon.pngDomination 3*3*3*3=81 3*3+3*4+4*3=33 81*33=2673
1 Resolve icon.pngResolve Domination icon.pngDomination 3*3*3*3=81 3*3+3*4+4*3=33 81*33=2673
1 Inspiration icon.pngInspiration Domination icon.pngDomination 3*3*3*3=81 3*3+3*4+4*3=33 81*33=2673
1 Resolve icon.pngResolve Sorcery icon.pngSorcery 3*3*3*3=81 3*3+3*3+3*3=27 81*27=2187
1 Inspiration icon.pngInspiration Sorcery icon.pngSorcery 3*3*3*3=81 3*3+3*3+3*3=27 81*27=2187
1 Inspiration icon.pngInspiration Resolve icon.pngResolve 3*3*3*3=81 3*3+3*3+3*3=27 81*27=2187
Total
20 55566
  • Prior to the introduction of Shards, players received a bonus based on the combination of their sets (e.g. Sorcery + Precision). These combinations had specific Titles, which are shared with the corresponding presets. The following is listed for archive purposes:
Secondary ► Precision Domination Sorcery Resolve Inspiration
Primary ▼
Precision The Merciless Elite The Brazen Prefect The Eternal Champion The Savant
Domination The Twisted Surgeon The Aether Blade The Immortal Butcher The Wicked Maestro
Sorcery The Incontestable Spellslinger The Calamity The Ancient One The Cryptic
Resolve The Imperious Behemoth The Leviathan The Arcane Colossus The Enlightened Titan
Inspiration The Elegant Duelist The Ruthless Visionary The Stargazer The Timeless
  • 'The Perfect' preset was originally called 'The Prefect', as with the Set Title. It is unknown why this was changed.

Media

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Patch History

V10.23
  • Rune shard Ability Haste.png Slot 1 cooldown reduction shard now grants 8 ability haste at all levels, instead of 1% − 10% (based on level) cooldown reduction.
V9.23
V9.2
  • Slot 1 and 2 adaptive shard reduced to (5.4 bonus AD or 9 AP) from (6 bonus AD or 10 AP).
  • Slot 2 and 3 armor shard increased to 6 bonus armor from 5.
  • Slot 2 and 3 magic resistance shard increased to 8 bonus magic resistance from 6.
V9.1
  • Offense attack speed shard increased to 10% bonus attack speed from 9%.
V8.23
V8.11
V8.6
V8.4
V7.23
  • Added an option to hide preset pages.
V7.22 - Added
  • Added to the live servers.
  • Individual rune changes are documented on the respective rune's page.

References

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