Over the past several weeks, Riot has been showing off their plans for the Runes Reforged system. This will be a new way to adjust your champions power before the game even starts, replacing both the current runes and masteries. Runes Reforged will be releasing when the Season 8 pre-season starts this November.
Runes Reforged will work a little differently than either of our current systems. First, everything will be free and Riot has hinted that you won’t need to be level 30 to get the max benefits.
This new system will also be far stronger than either runes or masteries. Instead of many rune slots and 30 mastery points, we will be able to choose about eight new runes for each loadout. Because there are so few runes equipped at once, each will hold quite a bit of individual power.
So far, we have seen runes that hurl meteorites at enemies and grant you free boots at 10 minutes. The goal as that these should be far more impactful on each game, similar to the original goal of the Keystone Mastery
Everything here is subject to change over the next several months.