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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Flat ap quints or per level?

Posted in Runes 7,102

  • iyasuu

    Flat ap quints or per level?


    I'm currently running 3x scaling AP quints and 9x scaling AP blues. But I always see other and pro players using flat ap quints. Is there a big difference? I like to play champs like Azir, Annie, LeBlanc and Lux in the midlane. Should i buy flat AP quints or stick to my scaling ones? Cheers ^^

    (Sorry for my bad english)
  • Answers (4)

    emoriam (287) | June 28, 2015 10:40am
    I don't see anyone using Greater Quintessence of Scaling Ability Power at all as Greater Quintessence of Ability Power are your best choice for flat ability power. You can try out magic resist or (scaling) cooldown reduction in glyphs / blues as well.
    Vynertje (386) | June 29, 2015 2:07am
    To expand: scaling ap quints just don't scale well enough (only 1.5x value at level 18, compared to 2.5x for most scaling runes)
    DJMurphster (4) | July 1, 2015 7:15pm
    I guess scaling Quints are good for champions that are masive late game, but have close to no damage early, kind of like Ahri. But champions like Annie have massive damage throughout the game so I would go for flat ap runes in those circumstances. Scaling for massive late, flat for massive early. Also keep in mind sometimes you won't even get to lat game, which is why i normally opt out scaling runes if i think it's going to be a quick game
    CrazeChimp (6) | June 29, 2015 6:23am
    It's too early in the morning still to work the numbers but:
    Basically it has to do with when the scaling runes beat the flat runes. Scaling AP glyphs (blues) pass flat glyphs around lvl 6 or so. Which means you trade some early game AP (where you typically are managing MP costs anyways) for more mid- to late-game AP.
    For AP quints, it seems to be around lvl 11 or 12. That means you'd be trading early- to mid-game AP for more late-game.
    In theory that could be decent but in practice, a lot can happen in mid-game and that extra mid-game AP can help you secure more kills/objectives/cs (read "gold") that can translate into more items which hold more AP.
    Of the champions you mentioned, maybe Azir could run the scaling quints if you plan on playing passive and farming up until late-game.
    iyasuu | June 29, 2015 8:48pm
    Thank you very helpful, I tried out the flat AP quints and its helping me out alot in the early game with Azir, and as you said i can secure more kills/objectives/cs in the early/mid game.
    Epicmaneuvers | July 2, 2015 11:53am
    Flat ap for early game

    Scaling for Late game
    Epicmaneuvers | July 3, 2015 6:46am
    again you just go ahead and assume stuff...

    I never said scaling was good. Read the comment.

    I said that scaling ap runes were made for late game, and flat ones for early game. how can you refute that logic? think before you type dude.
    Vynertje (386) | July 2, 2015 11:55am
    Scaling sucks overall. Explained this above.

    You're really asking for downvotes, aren't you?
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