Which runes to take: Mid lane
Hey everyone. Hope all of you been diving deep into the new runes, because here’s our second thought on it: This time for the Mid Lane.
Because the mid lane is played by many different champion types we want to focus on AP Mages and AD Assasins today.
As an AP Mage, you will most likely stick to the SORCERY tree.
In most cases we would go with ARCANE COMET:
Damaging an enemy with an ability hurls down a comet at their location, or, if Arcane Comet is on cooldown, reduces it’s remaining cooldown.
Adaptive Damage: 30 – 100 based on level (+0.2 AP and 0.35 bonus AD)
You might also want to use SUMMON AERY when playing a supportive champ:
Your attacks and abilities send Aery to a target damaging enemies or shielding allies.
Damage: 20 – 60 based on level (0.1 AP and 0.15 bonus AD)
Shield: 30 – 80 based on level (0.25 AP and 0.4 bonus AD)
Or you might just use PHASE RUSH if you are playing Ryze.
A typical rune page for AP Mages might look like this:
- Change THE ULTIMATE HAT with MANAFLOW BAND if you are really dependent on mana
- Change SCORCH with GATHERING STORM if things go to late
We think that INSPIRATION is the best way to go. This way you get a lot of extra utility that most AP Mages are lacking.
The best rune tree for AD Assassins is DOMINATION, to be able to quickly dish out a lot of damage.
The best keystone is ELECTROCUTE , which is basically a new version of Thunderlords:
Hitting a champion with 3 separate attacks or abilities within 3s deals bonus adaptive damage.
Damage: 50 – 220 (+0.5 bonus AD, +0.3 AP)
Cooldown: 50 – 25s
Or you can take PREDATOR if you roam a lot:
Enchants your boots with the active effect ‘Predator’.
Channel for 1.5s out of combat to gain 45% movement speed for 15s. Damaging effects or abilities end this effect, dealing 60 – 140 (+0.4 bonus AD, +0.25 AP) bonus adaptive damage.
Cooldown: 180 – 120s
A typical rune page for AD Assassins might look like this:
- Change SUDDEN IMPACT with CHEAP SHOT if you don’t have a dash
- Change GHOST PORO with EYEBALL COLLECTION if you don’t like vision and want damage instead
- Or change RAVENOUS HUNTER with RELENTLESS HUNTER if you want to roam faster
We’d go with PRECISION or SORCERY for the secondary tree, to maximize the damage output. If you want you could also go with INSPIRATION to add some utility.
Which runes do you take for the middle lane? Do you agree with us or not? Tell us what you think and how you like the new runes in general. Also, don’t miss our other talks about the reforged runes. See you on the rift, YOU ROCK!