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The 8 Keystones in League of Legends: Wild Rift

League of Legends: Wild Rift is the most trending 5v5 MOBA game right now. Since its open beta release in the selected regions, the game has garnered a decent player base and fan following. With December just around the corner, the open beta for LoL Wild Rift will be coming to the following regions:

  • Europe
  • Turkey
  • Russia and CIS
  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • Vietnam
  • Oceania

What’s more interesting is that new skins, in-game content, and four new champions: Darius, Diana, Draven, and Teemo will be coming to Wild Rift with the December 2020 update. Moreover, the game will be coming to America and India by the spring of 2021. In this guide, we’ll be talking about the primary runes (also termed as ‘Keystones’) in specific as using the right keystone with your champion can enhance its potential.

The 8 Keystones in League of Legends: Wild Rift

Even though the game presets the keystones recommended for the champion you choose to play with, you can always customize the keystone and runes from the ‘LOADOUT’ section of the game. This guide will teach you how to select the best possible keystone for a champion to get better in-game results.

The 8 Keystones in League of Legends: Wild Rift

Keystones

Based on the type of champion you’re playing with, the default recommended keystone will be assigned to your champion. Yet, you can always change the keystone before you queue up for a ranked or PvP game or even when you’re in the champion select lobby.

The 8 Keystones in League of Legends: Wild Rift

In Wild Rift, you get to select a keystone just like the PC version of the game. But, the keystone does not lock you in a specific tree, like precision, domination, etc. Instead, they’re a standalone rune that you can select separately.

It means that in LoL Wild Rift, standard Rune trees are gone. And instead, you can select just four runes with a restriction to each slot on what you pick from there. There are a total of 8 keystones in League of Legends: Wild Rift:

  • Electrocute
  • Aery
  • Conqueror
  • Fleet Footwork
  • Grasp of the Undying
  • Aftershock
  • Font of Life
  • Kleptomancy

Do not forget that these Keystones can synchronize with the type of items you’re building with a particular champion. You can even enhance the output of some of your in-game items if you’re using the right ‘Keystone.’ Now, let’s talk about these keystones in detail.

The 8 Keystones in LoL Wild Rift

  • Electrocute (Burst Damage)

    • Electrocute is precisely similar to PC League in terms of damage and Cooldown. The only significant difference is that the Cooldown of this keystone does not scale down (does not reduce) with champion level. This keystone is mainly used with Assassin champions.
    • Explanation: Hitting an enemy champion with 3 different attacks/abilities within 3 seconds deals bonus adaptive damage
    • Damage Dealt: 30-164 (depending on champion level) + 40% bonus physical damage + 25% magical damage
      Cooldown: 25 seconds
    • How to Use: Just hit the enemy champion with 3 different attacks/abilities every 25 seconds to deal with this keystone’s bonus damage
    • Suggested Champions: Akali, Ahri, Evelynn, Annie, Fizz, Yasuo, Lux, Zed, Graves, Lee Sin, Twisted Fate, Gragas, Seraphine, Aurelion Sol

The 8 Keystones in League of Legends: Wild Rift

  • Aery (Poke / Protect)

    • Aery in Wild Rift is also similar to League PC. However, in LoL Wild Rift, the Damage bonus and Shielding effect is much more than the game’s PC version. Aery is generally used with Support champions.
    • Explanation: Attacks and abilities send ‘Aery’ to a target, shielding allies or damaging enemies. Aery cannot be sent out until she returns
    • Damage Dealt: 10-60 (depending on champion level) + 20% bonus physical damage + 10% magical damage
    • Shield: 20-60 (depending on champion level) + for 40% bonus physical damage & 20% magical damage (for 2 seconds)
    • Cooldown: None but, Aery takes 0.5 seconds to reach the selected target
    • How to Use: Attack enemy champion with an auto-attack or an ability to use it, AND when you heal/shield an ally, Aery is sent to them to provide bonus stats
    • Suggested Champions: Lux, Nami, Janna, Oriana, Sona, Seraphine, Soraka

The 8 Keystones in League of Legends: Wild Rift

  • Conqueror (Stacking Damage)

    • Undoubtedly, Conqueror is one of the most crucial keystones in both Wild Rift and League PC. In League PC, Conqueror stacks 12 times to stack up completely and heals for a small amount unlike, LoL Wild Rift (only 5 times and no bonus healing). However, Conqueror’s bonus AD/AP damage is much more in Wild Rift than PC League of Legends.
    • Explanation: Gain stacks of adaptive force while hitting a champion with different attacks and abilities. After 5 stacks, it dishes out adaptive bonus damage
    • Per Stack: 4-12 Ability Power or 2-6 bonus Attack Damage for 8 seconds
    • Fully Stacked Bonus: 10% adaptive bonus damage to champions
    • How to Use: Hit an enemy champion with 5 consecutive attacks/abilities to proc it and do bonus adaptive AD/AP damage
    • Suggested Champions: Yasuo, Nasus, Vi, Lee Sin, Master Yi, Tryndamere, Garen, Graves, Camille, Fiora, Shyvana, Jarvan IV, Jax, Xin Zhao, Olaf, Ezreal, Varus, Ashe, Jhin, Miss Fortune, Kai’Sa

The 8 Keystones in League of Legends: Wild Rift

  • Fleet Footwork (Mobility / Heal)

    • Fleet Footwork is also similar to what we have in League PC. The only significant difference being it’s 15-85 heals at 100 stacks instead of 3-10, which is quite a big difference. More interestingly, in Wild Rift, it gives full value (complete 15-85 heal) when used with minions and jungle monsters, which isn’t the case with the Fleet Footwork keystone in PC League. Best keystone for sustaining in the laning phases of the game.
    • Explanation: Moving and attacking builds energy stacks. At 100 stacks, the next auto attack heals the champion and grants increased movement speed
    • Heal: 15-85 (depending on champion level) + 30% bonus physical damage + 30% magical damage
    • Movement Speed Bonus: 20% for 1 second (at all champion levels)
    • How to Use: Move around with your champion till it reaches 100 stacks
      Suggested Champions: Akali, Jhin, Ashe, Miss Fortune, Ezreal, Jinx, Fiora, Vayne, Varus, Kai’Sa, Twisted Fate

The 8 Keystones in League of Legends: Wild Rift

  • Grasp of the Undying (Tank / Heal)

    • Grasp of the Undying in Wild Rift is 100% the same as its League PC counterpart (same numbers, same range penalty, etc.)
    • Explanation: Every 4 seconds in combat, the next auto attack on a champion will be enhanced based on your maximum health
    • Heal: 2% of your maximum health; permanently increases your health by 5
    • Bonus Damage Dealt: 4% of your maximum health (magic damage)
      [This effect reduces by 40% when using a ranged champion]
    • How to Use: Keep in combat with the enemy champion to get the healing effect from this keystone
    • Suggested Champions: Dr. Mundo, Jax, Nasus, Malphite, Singed

The 8 Keystones in League of Legends: Wild Rift

  • Aftershock (Control / Offense)

    • Aftershock is probably the only keystone that is weaker in Wild Rift than its counterpart in PC League of Legends. In Wild Rift, Aftershock has lower bonus Armor and Magic Resist ratios and lower base damage on the aftershock effect. Moreover, instead of dealing 8% of your bonus health, it only deals 3% of your maximum health as damage. Hence, we can say that this keystone is nerfed and is less rewarding on champions on which a player is already planning to build tanky.
    • Explanation: Gain defences and then deal a burst of damage around you after immobilizing an enemy champion
    • Defenses: 35 Armor + 60% bonus armor and 35 Magic Resist + 60% bonus magic resist (for 2.5 seconds)
    • Damage Dealt: 12-110 (depending on champion level) + 3% of max health (magic damage)
    • Cooldown: 20 seconds
    • How to Use: Hit an enemy champion with crowd control (CC) ability to proc it
    • Suggested Champions: Braum, Vi, Xin Zhao, Gragas, Blitzcrank, Alistar, Singed, Amumu, Malphite

The 8 Keystones in League of Legends: Wild Rift

  • Font of Life (Team Heal)

    • Font of Life is 3 times power in LoL Wild Rift. It provides healing (3% of your max HP for seconds) to allies that attack marked enemy champions compared to 5+1% of your max HP for 1.75 seconds in LoL PC. This keystone is worth taking on support champions and tank champions that are to be played in the baron lane. It’s a better option than Aftershock for several champions.
    • Explanation: Impairing the movement of an enemy champion marks them. Allies that attack marked champion heal based on your max health
    • Heal: Equal to 3% of your max health (for 2 seconds)
    • Mark Duration: 4 seconds
    • How to Use: Impair the movement of an enemy champion to trigger it
    • Suggested Champions: Janna, Dr. Mundo, Soraka

The 8 Keystones in League of Legends: Wild Rift

  • Kleptomancy (Random Buffs)

    • Kleptomancy was removed from League PC last season in 2019 but is currently available in Wild Rift. In League PC, kleptomancy granted champions with items like health pot, mana pot, elixirs, a bag of gold, and so on. However, in Wild Rift, kleptomancy grants champion with a random item effect every 25 seconds after hitting an enemy champion. Active effects of the following items can be obtained through this keystone:
      • Blade of the Ruined King
      • Iceborn Gauntlet
      • Gargoyle Stone
      • Locket of the Iron Solari
      • Luden’s Echo
      • Redemption
      • Statikk Shiv
      • Righteous Glory
      • Twin Shadows
    • Explanation: After using an ability, your next hit or ability on an enemy champion grants you a random item effect
    • Cooldown: 25 seconds
    • How to Use: Hit an enemy champion with an auto-attack or ability every 25 seconds
    • Suggested Champions: Ezreal, Soraka, Ziggs, Nami, Seraphine, Sona

The 8 Keystones in League of Legends: Wild Rift

Sometimes more than one keystone can work well with a single champion in League of Legends: Wild Rift. Do try out different keystones with your favorite champion in training or PvP mode before entering a ranked match.

As mentioned in a previous guide, in League of Legends: Wild Rift, you can create different combinations of primary (Keystones) and secondary runes for the champions. To learn how to set up the best possible runes for your champion, make sure you go through our Wild  Rift Runes Guide.

What keystone you’d like to see introduced into Wild Rift?

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