Season 2018
Forge Your Path

Runes

See Runes (Season 2018) for full article.
Runes 2018
Starting with Season 2018, Runes and Masteries are being combined into a single, streamlined system, which combines elements of both. Summoners may choose two from a selection of 5 Paths, which are thematically similar to the three Mastery Trees from previous seasons.
  • Precision icon Precision (Improved attacks and sustained damage)
  • Domination icon Domination (Burst damage and target access)
  • Sorcery icon Sorcery (Empowered abilities and resource manipulation)
  • Resolve icon Resolve (Durability and crowd control)
  • Inspiration icon Inspiration (Creative tools and rule bending)

Each Path is structured like a Mastery Tree, with each branch (now Slot) providing a unique selection of 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. IP and RP purchased made prior to September 2017 will be partially compensated.

Compensation
1 Rune Page

Rune Pages

  • Epic Capsule

    Epic Capsule

    Epic Skin Mystery Epic Skin for every 4 Rune Pages purchased with RP Riot Points (rounded up).
  • Blue Essence 1500 for Rune Pages purchased with IP Influence Points.

You still keep your Rune Pages in the new system.

Marks, Seals and Glyphs

Tier 3 Marks, Seals and Glyphs

  • Blue Essence 100 for purchases before Season 2017.
  • Full Refund for purchases during Season 2017, up to August 31st.
Quints

Tier 3 Quints

  • Blue Essence 300 for purchases before Season 2017.
  • Full Refund for purchases during Season 2017, up to August 31st.
Harrowing QuintSnowdown GlyphSnowdown MarkSnowdown QuintSnowdown SealMore

Limited Edition Runes


Leveling

Leveling 2018
The leveling and rewards system is being overhauled to better facilitate unlocking champions, which are now the only item within the store that can be purchased with IP Influence Points. Firstly, IP Influence Points and Blue Essence Blue Essence are being combined into a single currency, Blue Essence Blue Essence.
  • Removed Summoner Level limit.
  • Removed End-of-game currency.
  • New Levelling Capsule each time you level-up.
Level-up loot 2018
Levelling capsules contain champion shards and Blue Essence Blue Essence. At special milestones, such as 25, 50, 75 and 100, you will earn additional rewards like Rare Gems Rare Gems and Emotes. The champion shards earned scale with champion level, with newer players more likely to receive beginner-suitable champions.

To accommodate this:

  • A player's current Blue Essence is multiplied by 6.5.
  • A player's current IP is converted 1:1 into Blue Essence Blue Essence.
  • Disenchanting Champion Shards now gives slightly less Blue Essence.
  • Removed Rerolling champion shards into champion permanents.
  • Store costs are unchanged - e.g. items that previous cost IP 6300 now cost Blue Essence 6300.
  • Enchantment costs multiplied by 6.5 - e.g. unlocking a RP 975 Champion shard now costs Blue Essence 4,385 (up from Blue Essence 675).
  • First Win of the Day is now a Mission that grants 575 Experience.

End of Season Event

To give players something on which to spend all that Blue Essence compensation, Riot hosted the first Essence Emporium, which included the extremely rare WarwickSquare Urfwick 2017 [S|L] skin for Blue Essence 150,000. This sale lasted until from November 8th to November 27th.[1] For more information, see the main article.

Participation Rewards
Rune Enthusiast Ward

Exclusive Rune Enthusiast Ward

Awarded to:
Defender of the League EmoteChampion of the League EmoteConqueror of the League Emote

Exclusive Veteran Emotes

  • Awarded by accumulating 500, 1500 or 2500 hours of Game Time prior to Season 2018.

The awarded Emote does not evolve based on future game time.

References

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