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Massive changes to League of Legends' rune balance

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In the next League of Legends update, patch 4.5, Riot Games will implement some "basic changes" to the game's rune system. Although the developer is "still committed to exploring the best way to make runes and interesting and dynamic system for all players," the next update will implement the following adjustments. Riot notes that only Tier 3 changes are being shared, but "you can assume roughly equivalent changes for the lower tiers). In all honesty, you should only be buying Tier 3 runes anyway.

Seals

Armor

  • PER SEAL1.41 armor ⇒ 1.00 armor
  • PER 9 SEALS 12.69 armor ⇒ 9.00 armor
  • SUPPLEMENTARY All champions will gain +4 base armor in compensation

Scaling Armor

PER SEAL 2.7 armor at level 18 ⇒ 3.0 armor at level 18

PER 9 SEALS 24.3 armor at level 18 ⇒ 27.0 armor at level 18

Health

  • PER SEAL 5.35 health ⇒ 8.0 health
  • PER 9 SEALS 48.15 health ⇒ 72.0 health

Scaling Health

  • PER SEAL 19.44 health at level 18) ⇒ 24.00 health at level 18
  • PER 9 SEALS 174.96 health at level 18 ⇒ 216.00 health at level 18

Health Regeneration

  • PER SEAL 0.43 health regen/5 sec ⇒ 0.56 health regen/5 sec
  • PER 9 SEALS 3.87 health regen/5 sec ⇒ 5.00 health regen/5 sec

Glyphs

Scaling Cooldown Reduction

  • PER GLYPH-1.11% cooldowns at level 18 ⇒ -1.67% cooldowns at level 18
  • PER 9 GLYPHS-9.99% cooldowns at level 18 ⇒ -15.00% cooldowns at level 18

Scaling Magic Resist

  • PER GLYPH 2.7 magic resist at level 18 ⇒ 3.0 magic resist at level 18
  • PER 9 GLYPHS 24.3 magic resist at level 18 ⇒ 27 magic resist at level 18

Mana Regeneration

  • PER GLYPH 0.31 mana regen/5 sec ⇒ 0.33 mana regen/5 sec
  • PER 9 GLYPHS 2.79 mana regen/5 sec ⇒ 3.00 mana regen/5 sec

Scaling Mana Regeneration

  • PER GLYPH 0.99 mana regen/5 sec at level 18 ⇒ 1.20 mana regen/5 sec at level 18
  • PER 9 GLYPHS 8.91 mana regen/5 sec at level 18 ⇒ 10.80 mana regen/5 sec at level 18

Quintessences

Cooldown Reduction

  • PER QUINTESSENCE -1.67% cooldowns ⇒ -2.50% cooldowns
  • PER 3 QUINTESSENCES -5.01% cooldowns ⇒ -7.50% cooldowns

Scaling Cooldown Reduction

  • PER QUINTESSENCE -2.5% cooldowns at level 18 ⇒ -5% cooldowns at level 18
  • PER 3 QUINTESSENCES -7.5% cooldowns at level 18 ⇒ -15% cooldowns at level 18

Attack Speed

  • PER QUINTESSENCE 3.4% attack speed ⇒ 4.5% attack speed
  • PER 3 QUINTESSENCES 10.2% attack speed ⇒ 13.50% attack speed

Life Steal

  • PER QUINTESSENCE 2% life steal ⇒ 1.5% life steal
  • PER 3 QUINTESSENCES 6% life steal ⇒ 4.5% life steal
  • SUPPLEMENTARY The offensive mastery, Feast, will now restore 3 health on minion kill (up from 2)

To help you adjust to the changes, Riot will be offering a 30% off Rune and IP Boost sale that will last from the start of the next patch through the end of April. Unfortunately, no refunds will be offered for runes previously purchased or purchased between this announcement and the official sale start.

It's unknown when the next patch will go live, but it's shaping up to be quite a massive one. Check out all of the other proposed changes through the links below:

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