when should i use flat runes over scaling runes?

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Nidoking

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12-18-2012

could somone please give me some examples when i should use one over the other (like when should i use flat AP over scaling AP)


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Hah

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12-18-2012

besides MR/level and maybe HP/level, always take flat runes.


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I Like Tanks

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12-18-2012

Generally, runes are for an early game advantage.

So, you should pretty much always use flat runes, unless you want MR.


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Nintura

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12-18-2012

Only use flat runes if you are jungling or you are going to be super aggressive. Runes per level are generally the best as they pay off after hitting lv 5.


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rajeetmalarkey

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12-18-2012

calculate when the scaling runes are better than flat runes.

i think for mana regen, its like level 4 so I usually take scaling for those


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Nintura

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12-18-2012

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Originally Posted by rajeetmalarkey View Post
calculate when the scaling runes are better than flat runes.

i think for mana regen, its like level 4 so I usually take scaling for those

I believe they are all based on lv 5.


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LostLaneWonGame

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12-18-2012

I usually run 3 flats and 6 scaling unless it's MR or HP. This usually gives me a great level 6-10.


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Aeolian Melodies

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12-18-2012

Flat runes are there for an early game advantage, most of the time +15 AP at lvl 1 is more relevant than + 25 AP at lvl 18 when you've itemized for it.


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Nidoking

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12-18-2012

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Originally Posted by ComfyPanda View Post
besides MR/level and maybe HP/level, always take flat runes.
why do you say this?


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Aeolian Melodies

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12-18-2012

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Originally Posted by Nidoking View Post
why do you say this?
Because HP/lvl and MR/level are mostly used by mid laners, and they break even with their flat counterparts at lvl 6 - coincidentally, this is when most AP carries become truly dangerous. Lvl 1-5, most people aren't that scary, post 6, these runes can make the difference between you getting killed in one combo and you living to tell the tale. Also, you won't necessarily itemize for HP or MR quickly.

Offensive runes, on the other sides, you WILL itemize for AD (or AP) very quickly, so the bonus is better to have before that. + 24 AP at lvl 18 (full set of AP/lvl blues) is nothing for an AP carry.


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