It is an item that can strengthen the status of the champion. You can purchase from the store by IP.
Moreover, it can not purchase at RP.

Up to Lv 20, you can buy only 1 run of runes, and you can buy a high price & high performance runes when you become Lv 20.

Difference from Mastery

  • Purchase with IP
  • There is a limit on the number of pages that can be created
  • Strengthening of the status of the champion at the start of the game is large
  • You can not change the combination of runes from the champion selection screen

The effect of every single run is not big, but you can realize the effect by aligning the number.


The formation of runes

Rune or the word rune is often used in cartoons, animation, and games.
It is an old letter system originally used by the Germanic people and consists of 24 letters.

As long as it is confirmed, the oldest has been confirmed in the 2nd and 3rd centuries.
It was superseded by Latin, but it seems that it was used in Scandinavia until the Middle Ages.

Runes and divinity

It is expressed as "character used when using magic" in games and animation etc., but it is a practical character actually used in life.
In the 2nd and 3rd centuries, "fortune" and "unjust" are in close contact with their lives, and even if they were done with Rune characters, that was not "special character system" for them at the time.

Rune characters are closely related to Norse mythology.
The word was given to the people by the main god Odin of the Nordic mythology, and therefore there is an aspect as a "mysterious character".

Such "legend of character itself" is not only in Japan, it can be said to be one factor that is loved by fantasies all over the world.

LoL worldview and runes

LoL does not explain a clear world view (at least on the Japanese version official website).
Samurai, a Nordic mythical champion, a champion using heavy weapons, a chaotic world view among the middle.

I do not know if Riot is doing it intentionally, but still thinking that all the champions are receiving the benefits of Rune, the world of LoL may be said to be based on Norse mythology.