We’re combining runes and masteries into a single, streamlined system that you can use to adapt and customise your playstyle in champ select. Runes Reforged concentrates your pre-game power into a focused set of options, so every choice matters more. All 60 of the new runes are free.
Click the images below to see the most powerful runes—called keystones—in each path.
Runes Reforged lets you specialise your champ's abilities. Check out tactical-strike Jhin, speedy dog Hecarim, and divebomber Leona.
While you're waiting for preseason to arrive, use the tool below to theorycraft some new builds. To get started, just pick a primary and secondary path, then choose your runes!
RUNES FEATURED ABOVE ARE WORKS IN PROGRESS.
EXPECT TO SEE UPDATES THROUGHOUT PBE AND BEYOND.
We're removing the level 30 cap, and the new cap is… infinity! We're also replacing the IP grind with a revamped rewards system that levels up with you.
Instead of getting IP after every game, you'll receive an unlocked chest each time you level up. Capsules contain champ shards and blue essence, and if you hit special milestone levels, you'll earn special rewards like gemstones or rare emotes.
To tie all these changes together, we're connecting the leveling and loot systems by merging IP and blue essence. The newer, bluer essence will work in all the places IP and BE worked before, including loot and the champion store. And everything in the store will cost the same as it did in the old, IP-based system—for example, it'll be 6300 BE for a newer champ like Kayn.
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The transition will leave some of you with more blue essence than you know what to do with, so we've got something extra planned. At the start of Preseason, after converting your IP into blue essence, we'll open up a limited-time blue essence store. You’ll be able to purchase things like ward skins, chromas, and (especially for veterans) a few super-rare items like the URFWick skin.
Mystery Mini Icons Box (exclusive)
URFWick skin (exclusive)
Mystery Icon Box
Mystery Ward Skin Box
Expect more updates this preseason, including balance changes for every single champion in the game to support Runes Reforged. To keep up with all the changes, check out the FAQ page below and look for the patch notes on November 8th, the day before preseason hits.