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League of Legends 2017 preseason guide

Everything you need to know about Season 8

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What do you need to know about League of Legends’ preseason this year? The Rift Herald has the answers. Regardless of if you are looking for rune suggestions, Blue Essence explanations or patch notes, we’ve got you covered.

League of Legends goes through massive changes every year, but 2017 is especially busy. We’ve broken up our guide into a few sections that explains runes, Blue Essence, leveling and patch notes.

Each of these guides is a living document. As Rioters make changes to these systems and update the power of these runes, our guides will help reflect that. This preseason is going to last for quite some time, so we’ll be growing this guide for as long as we can.

Runes Reforged

This preseason completely changed the runes and masteries in League of Legends. Now we have the new Runes Reforged system. These guides will help you learn this new system quickly.






The full list of runes

Level past 30

League of Legends now let’s you level forever, here’s what you need to know about it.

Blue Essence is replacing IP

League of Legends’ old currency, IP, is being replaces with Blue Essence. Here’s everything changing and how it effects you.

Patch 7.22 changes

This preseason hits on Patch 7.22. Here’s everything the patch changed in an easily digestible format.