Runes reforged: Mid

What runes to pick: Mid lane

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.

AP Mage

As an AP Mage, you will most likely stick to the SORCERY tree.

Arcane Comet runeIn 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)
Cooldown: 20-8s

Summon Aery runeYou 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:
Ap mage rune page

  • Change The ultimate hat rune THE ULTIMATE HAT with Manaflow Band rune MANAFLOW BAND if you are really dependent on mana
  • Change Scorch rune SCORCH with Gathering Storm rune GATHERING STORM if things go to late

Secondary tree

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.

AD Assassin

The best rune tree for AD Assassins is DOMINATION, to be able to quickly dish out a lot of damage.

Electrocute runeThe 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

Predator runeOr 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:
AD Assassin rune page

  • Change Sudden Impact Rune SUDDEN IMPACT with Cheap Show rune CHEAP SHOT if you don’t have a dash
  • Change Ghost Poro rune GHOST PORO with Eyeball Collection rune EYEBALL COLLECTION if you don’t like vision and want damage instead
  • Or change Ravenous Hunter rune RAVENOUS HUNTER with Relentless Hunter rune RELENTLESS HUNTER if you want to roam faster

Secondary tree

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!


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