The 5 Minute Runes Guide For Wild Rift

Runes for Wild Rift made easy. Whether you are coming from AoV or PC League, this is the only items guide you'll need.

What are runes?

Runes

Runes add or enhance champion abilities and statistics. So how is that different from items? You can equip them at the start of the game unlike items and hence, do not need gold to buy them. It is a part of champ selection strategy and drafting. You can select runes that compliment not only your champion, but also your allies. These can be used to counter some abilities of the enemy champion as well. Runes are a free permanent buff to your champion before the match starts.

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How to equip runes?

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A Rune page in Wild Rift

To combine the runes, you can use rune pages. Each rune page includes a Keystone Rune and three Secondary runes out of which Keystone runes is the most powerful. You can choose choose the rune page that you’d like to use before every match. But remember, you can only edit the Rune pages while you’re outside of the matches or during the champion selection lobby. If you want to enter to match without a Rune page, it’s impossible. So you will be needed to select a rune page and in any case you select one which is not valid, then the game will replace it with a pre-made page.

Combining runes? Rune Pages?

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Rune page is all the runes your champion rides with into battle. To put it simply, you have 4 rune slots on one rune page. One rune slot is reserved for keystone runes, another for Domination, Resolve and Inspiration respectively. In the keystone slot you can equip one keystone rune from a selection of 8. While the other three slots have 6 keystones each.

So a total of 8x6x6x6=1728 rune page combinations are possible. But don’t get overwhelmed by the number. Remember, Runes are here to help you compliment your playstyle and your champion. Hence, you are the best judge of what runes are good in most cases.

A note for PC players

precision Precision and Sorcery is absent from the Open Beta Test of Wild Rift

The rune system is much less complicated than in PC. You will get the hang of it pretty quickly once you go through all the runes. Many of the PC runes are absent. But well, good news is you get Kleptomancy back! Don’t worry it isn’t as broken as it was in PC coz the number of items are less, and in effect item effects are less as well. Just like is the case with items, some of the art work varies.

A note for AOV players

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Slightly less complicated than the current AOV rune system so you will get the hang of it pretty quickly. Just make sure to read all the runes so that you can start whipping out customised rune pages fast, giving you more control over the game.

Lore

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The League of Legends is pretty extensive when it comes to it. The animated videos are fantastically made. Here’s to give you a feel of what the runes are all about.

A Thousand years ago, magical artefacts called ‘World Runes’ have been rediscovered. Over the following decades after such event, 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 later related to these magical artifacts were known as the Rune Wars.

Conclusion

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The rune pages recommended in our guides, or any guides for that matter, are not absolute. You can choose different runes to compliment your playstyle, your champions, your allies and counter your enemies.

We recommend you go through all the runes once. Here’s a list of all the runes in Wild Rift so far.