Notes

  • Transcendence will only grant cooldown reduction at level 10, and you will not gain any bonus AP or AD from this rune until you go over the cooldown reduction cap. This means that this rune is really only effective in the mid-to-late-game.
  • While Cosmic Insight rune Cosmic Insight does raise the cooldown reduction cap to 45%, the rune does not actually affect the threshold of Transcendence, as it might initially seem to; the rune also grants you a 5% base cooldown reduction, meaning the threshold is identical regardless of whether or not you use Cosmic Insight rune Cosmic Insight.
  • The Thinking Manatee profileicon Ultra Rapid Fire raises the cooldown reduction cap to 80%, and also grants 80% cooldown reduction innately. As a result, most (if not all) cooldown reduction from other items, runes, and buffs are translated to adaptive stats.

Strategy

  • Transcendence is as gold efficient as Absolute Focus rune Absolute Focus when having 2.5% - 20% (based on level) cooldown reduction in excess, outside of The Thinking Manatee profileicon Ultra Rapid Fire.

Patch History

V7.22 Added
  • Sorcery icon Sorcery Slot 2 rune.
    • Passive: Gain 10% cooldown reduction at level 10.
    • Additionally, you gain either 2 Ability Power or 1.2 bonus Attack Damage (Adaptive) for every 1% cooldown reduction in excess of the cap.
    • Adaptive: Grants bonuses based on which stat you already have the most bonuses for. Defaults to the first listed.

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