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When Should I Buy Runes?

Creator: ZeUnit November 28, 2013 10:10am
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I have recently started playing LoL for the first time and I am about level 15. I have watched a lot of LoL and eSports since the beginning of Season 3, so I know a lot about how Runes and Masteries and stuff like that works.

I was wondering however when is the best time to buy Runes? Is it worth buying level 1/2 runes know that are cheap that I can use, which make it easier to win games (slightly) or is it better to save up IP until I have reached the level at which you can buy level 3 runes so that I have enough money to afford a lot of them? Or is it better to do a combination of the the two?

If any experienced players can give me advice on what the best path is I would appreciate it a lot! ^^
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Save IP until Lv20. You will want AT LEAST 10k IP, if not 15k.
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Mostly people buy tier 1 runes and then replace them with tier 3 after reaching level 20. Tier 2 runes are a rip-off. You're already pretty close to level 20 though so it might be a better idea to just wait for tier 3.
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Spare your IP for lvl 20 and buy a tier 3 runepage only

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just save all your ip for runes from now on(you prohably should have started earlier) and get a good runepage at level 20 when you can buy tier 3 runes. one of the best points to buy an ip boost is at this level imo, so you might want to get one if you have spare rp.
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just save up IP for tier 3, if you do get runes now do not waste it on tier 2 over priced, and not enough of a difference between level 1 or 3 to be worth it.
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Try do not buy tier 2 runes since it has little different with tier 3 and you can save your IP. You can buy tier 1 runes and when reach 20 level – replace it with tier 3
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I would say save all your IP untill you can buy tier 3 runes, and just play without runes untill then :) This will make you a better player while leveling up, because you´ll have to be extra carefull when playing without def runes.
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Hold out. I know I regretted ever buying any tier 2 runes. Not only are they overpriced, they're annoying to still have in my inventory.
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And only one page? Does it mean you recommend playing just one kind of champion?
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