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Wild Rift 2.3 Runes update: Phase Rush, Domination Runes, and more

Riot has revealed the upcoming runes changes coming to the League of Legends: Wild Rift 2.3 update, and here is the detailed information about it.
Wild Rift 2.3 Runes update: Phase Rush, Domination Runes, and more

League of Legends: Wild Rift 2.3 update is scheduled to release on 1st June and will add new champions including Irelia, skins, events and more to the game. The complete list of these additions is yet to be announced by Riot; however, they have revealed the upcoming runes changes in the 2.3 patch. 

The focus of making these changes is to provide more choice and variety in players’ pre-game setups. To achieve this, developers will improve the choice structure of runes, rebalance them, and reshape overly narrow runes having unclear value. 

Also, the total number of runes is kept the same to avoid extra complexity for players. Here’s what changes will be arriving in runes in the Wild Rift 2.3 update.

Wild Rift 2.3 Runes update

Keystone Runes

Developers have replaced one of the two underperforming keystones and reshaped the other one.

Phase Rush (Burst Mobility) replaces Kleptomancy 

Wild_Rift_2.3_runes_update_Phase_Rush_to_replace_KleptomancyPhase Rush (Burst Mobility) replaces Kleptomancy

  • [Removed] Kleptomancy: After using an ability, your next ability hit or attack on an enemy champion will grant you a random item effect.

  • [New] Phase Rush: Hitting a champion with 3 separate attacks or abilities within 3 seconds grants a large burst of Movement Speed and resistance to slows.

Font of Life reworked (Team Heal)

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  • Before Patch 2.3: Impairing the movement of an enemy champion marks them. Allies who attack marked champions heal over time.

  • After Patch 2.3: Hitting an enemy champion with an attack or ability marks them. When you or allies damage marked champions, heal those allies and yourself. Each ally can trigger this healing once per mark.

Domination Runes

Small balance adjustments have been made to domination runes that are too strong or too weak.

Resolve Runes

Riot has replaced and balanced a few resolve runes to define their roles better.

Wild_Rift_2.3_resolve_runes_updateBackbone, Regeneration, and Spirit Walker will be replaced by Bone Plating, Second Wind, and Adaptive Carapace, respectively (Picture: Riot Games)

Bone Plating (Anti-combo) replaced Backbone 

  • [Removed] Backbone: Gain bonus Armor or Magic Resist, based on whatever stat you have less of.

  • [New] Bone Plating: After taking damage from a champion, the next 3 champion abilities or attacks against you deal reduced damage.

Adaptive Carapace (Brawling) replaced Spirit Walker 

  • [REMOVED] Spirit Walker: Gain bonus max health and slow resistance.

  • [NEW] Adaptive Carapace: Gain bonus max health, and also gain increased defense when below 50% health.

Conditioning buffed (Delayed Armor/Magic Resist)

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  • Before Patch 2.3: Gain 8 bonus Armor and Magic Resist after 5 minutes of game time.

  • After Patch 2.3: Gain 8 bonus Armor and Magic Resist after 5 minutes of game time. Every 2 minutes after this gain 2 bonus Armor and Magic Resist.

Inspiration Runes

Adjustments have been made to a few inspiration runes.

Mastermind nerfed (Objectives, Gold)

Mastermind will be nerfed (Picture: Riot Games)

  • Before Patch 2.3: Deal 10% bonus true damage to epic monsters and turrets. Earn an extra 100 gold and 500 XP upon taking or assisting in taking these objectives.

  • After Patch 2.3: Deal 10% bonus true damage to epic monsters and 10% bonus damage (Adaptive) to turrets. Earn an extra 120 gold upon taking or assisting in taking these objectives.

Sweet Tooth Buffed (Honeyfruit, Gold)

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  • Before Patch 2.3: Increases Honeyfruit healing effect, each fruit also provides bonus gold.

  • After Patch 2.3: Increases Honeyfruit’s healing effect, each fruit also provides bonus gold when you or a nearby ally eat Honeyfruit.