Runaan's Hurricane is a legendary item in League of Legends.[1]

Recipe

Runaan's Hurricane item
Runaan's Hurricane
Gold 2600 (Gold 800)
Dagger item
Gold 300
Zeal item
Gold 1200 (Gold 500)
Dagger item
Gold 300
Dagger item
Gold 300

Cost Analysis*

Gold Value

Gold Efficiency*

  • Runaan's Hurricane item.png Runaan's Hurricane is 95.25% gold efficient, without its passive.


Similar Items


Notes

  • Secondary bolts do not prioritize champions.[2]
  • Secondary bolt critical strikes are dependent on the triggering attack; if the triggering attack critically strikes, so will the secondary bolts. Likewise, the secondary bolts will not critically strike if the triggering attack does not critically strike.
  • The lowest base movement speed in the game is 325. At this speed, Runaan's Hurricane item.png Runaan's Hurricane grants 22.75 movement speed.
  • The movement speed stat only increases flat movement speed, and will not interact with other percentage increases.
  • While in possession of Runaan's Hurricane item.png Runaan's Hurricane, you gain a small floating orb that accompanies you around the battlefield. This orb fires up to two additional missiles, functioning similar to Lulu Lulu's Pix, Faerie Companion.png Pix, Faerie Companion.
  • Bolts from Runaan's Hurricane item.png Runaan's Hurricane will not increase the frequency of Guinsoo's Rageblade item.png Guinsoo's Rageblade's Phantom Hit even when hitting 2 additional targets because Phantom Hit is triggered with On-Action Effects (not with On-Hit ones) and the bolts hitting 2 additional targets still counts as only one On-Action Effect.

Strategy

Compared to the other items building out of Zeal item.png Zeal, Runaan's Hurricane item.png Runaan's Hurricane offers 3 assets over its siblings:

  1. Improved teamfight damage. 40% per target might not sound like much, but it adds up. Especially when having utility like Slow icon slows or on-hit effects coupled to your auto-attacks, this item's impact is not to be underestimated.
  2. Improved lifesteal. By effectively increasing your attack damage by 80%, your lifesteal is improved as well. As a result, you can heal up faster on minion waves or monsters and are less prone to Thornmail item.png Thornmail's reflected damage.
  3. Improved waveclear. While falling short to Statikk Shiv item.png Statikk Shiv's strong waveclear potential, it still speeds up your waveclear. However, this might very well be an undesired side effect when buying this item, as it makes freezing waves impossible. This is not a problem after the early game, since freezing at this point is less powerful and you want to push and take out towers as fast as possible.

For those three reasons, Runnan's Hurricane is one of the most, if not the most commonly purchased attack speed/crit chance item.

There are still, however, some crit-focused champions which do not purchase it. For example, champions which do not have synergy with its passive (e.g. Vayne Vayne, Draven Draven),champions which are focused on casting abilities instead of constantly auto-attacking (e.g. Jhin Jhin, Ezreal Ezreal), or champions which cannot purchase Runaan's Hurricane at all (e.g. Tryndamere Tryndamere, Yasuo Yasuo, Master Yi Master Yi).

Some on-hit ranged champions like Kayle Kayle and Kog'Maw Kog'Maw purchase it because it allows them to apply their on-hit effects in more than one target, even if they are not going to purchase other crit items.

Trivia

  • Runaan's Hurricane is named after Devon 'Runaan' Giehl, an Associate Creative Designer at Riot Games.
  • The orb that fires the 2 bolts and floats around the champion it's equipped to is most likely a reference to a similar power up in the Gradius games.
  • The item may have been inspired by the alpha/beta item Hurricane item.png Hurricane, which was also a bow, though Hurricane's Alpha effect is unknown.


Patch history

V7.9
  • New Recipe: Dagger item.png Dagger + Zeal item.png Zeal + Dagger item.png Dagger + Gold 800 = Gold 2600
  • Removed: Basic attacks deal an additional 15 physical damage on hit.
  • Wind's Fury bolt AD ratio increased to 40% AD from 25% AD.
V6.1
  • Movement speed increased to 7% from 5%.
  • Lesser bolts now use Range model er instead of Range center cr.
V5.24
  • Total cost increased to Gold 2600 from Gold 2500.
V5.22 Reworked
  • Runaan's Hurricane item.png Runaan's Hurricane:
    • Recipe: Recurve Bow item.png Recurve Bow + Zeal item.png Zeal + Gold 300 = Gold 2500
    • +40% attack speed.
    • +5% movement speed.
    • +30% critical strike chance.
    • Unique passive: +15 bonus on-hit physical damage.
    • Unique passive - Wind's Fury: When basic attacking, bolts are fired at up to 2 enemies near the target, each dealing 25% AD physical damage. Bolts can critically strike and apply on-hit effects.
V5.8
  • Added Unique passive: +10 bonus on-hit physical damage.
  • Item cost increased to Gold 2500 from Gold 2400.
  • Combine cost reduced to Gold 500 from Gold 600.
V3.8
  • Item cost reduced to Gold 2400 from Gold 2450.
V3.6
  • Item cost reduced to Gold 2450 from Gold 2750.
  • Combine cost reduced to Gold 700 from Gold 1000.
V3.04
  • Secondary target radius increased to 375 from 300.
  • Fixed a bug where Hurricane could target invisible enemies.
V1.0.0.152 Added
  • Runaan's Hurricane item.png Runaan's Hurricane:
    • Recipe: Dagger item.png Dagger + Dagger item.png Dagger + Recurve Bow item.png Recurve Bow + Gold 1000 = Gold 2750
    • +70% Attack Speed.
    • Unique passive: Your basic attacks fire minor bolts at 2 nearby targets, each dealing 10 + 50% of your Attack Damage. These apply on-hit effects.

References

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