Runes 2018 paths

Domination, Precision, Resolve and Inspiration.

Starting from Pre-Season 2018, Runes and Masteries are being combined into a single system, which combines elements of both. [1] Summoners have access to a number of slots and may choose from a collection of Runes to occupy those slots. Similar to Masteries, Runes are restricted to collections that must be chosen prior to choosing individual runes.

The new system is available to summoners of all levels at no cost and can be customized in champion select, similar to Masteries. However, players may only have a limited number of saved pages but may purchase additional pages for convenience.

Overview

Runes 2018 announcement

Announcement image

Summoners may choose two Paths, one Primary and one Secondary.
  • The Primary Path has one Keystone Rune slot, one Greater Rune slot and two Minor Rune slots.
  • The Secondary Path has two Non-Keystone slots - i.e. you have the choice between the path's Greater and Minor runes.
  • Each Slot has a unique selection of runes - i.e. an individual Minor Slot has between 2 to 4 choices that are only available from that slot, and the other Minor Slot will have different options.
  • An individual path cannot be both your Primary and Secondary path.

There are five paths to choose from, although two are exclusively available as Primary choices:

  • Domination icon Domination
  • Inspiration icon Inspiration
  • Resolve icon Resolve
  • Sorcery icon Sorcery (Primary only)
  • Precision icon Precision (Primary Only)
Runes 2018 Korean preview

Korean stream

An additional Trait slot is depicted in the initial announcement but is not described in the text. Within a Riot: Korea stream[2], the slot is shown to provide a bonus based on your Path choices.

Compensation / Farewell Celebration

Existing Rune purchases will be compensated as described below:

  • Runes
  • Rune Pages
    • No refund for IP purchases. See below.
    • 50% refund for RP purchases, as well as an exclusive Runebooks Ward Skin.

The reason no IP is being refunded for Rune Pages purchases is because Rune Pages are not being removed - RP is being partially refunded as an act of goodwill. All purchased Rune Pages will remain unlocked in the new system.

To celebrate, as well as to give everyone something to spend tens-of-thousands of IP on, the following IP sale is set to occur:

In addition, all players will receive an Emote that reflects how long they have been playing League of Legends. This Emote is tiered, and does not update beyond the initial award.

Smallprint
  • Skins purchased with IP have an "I purchased with IP" loading screen border.
  • Only 1 gemstone can be purchased per account.

Paths

Domination

Domination can be chosen as either a Primary or Secondary Path.

Inspiration

Inspiration can be chosen as either a Primary or Secondary Path.

Resolve

Resolve can be chosen as either a Primary or Secondary Path.

Sorcery

Sorcery can be chosen only as a Primary Path.

Precision

Precision can be chosen only as a Primary Path.

Bonus Trait

The Bonus Trait is a largely undocumented feature, whose functionality is derived from a work-in-progress screen shot. The following is highly conjectural and subject to being completely inaccurate:

Secondary Selection ► Domination Resolve Inspiration
Primary Selection ▼
Domination
Resolve
Inspiration
Sorcery The Ancient One:
+15 Ability Power
Precision +% Attack Speed

Media

  • Concept art for the Domination crest.
  • Concept art of the Resolve crest.
  • Concept art of the Domination, Precision and Resolve crests.

References

  1. Announcement
  2. Generic examples @30 minutes