League of Legends

First Strike League of Legends: New Rune Details

Coming soon to League of Legends PBE is First Strike, a new rune that grants players extra gold and damage against enemy champions.
Coming soon to League of Legends PBE is First Strike, a new rune that grants players extra gold and damage against enemy champions. / Photo courtesy of Riot Games

The new First Strike rune coming soon to League of Legends is one of the major additions making its debut for the 2022 preseason.

Starting Oct. 19, the League of Legends Preseason 2022 was made available on the PBE, allowing players to test plenty of new content over the next four weeks. Among the reveal of two new dragons, new Mythic items, and more, however, is the arrival of First Strike, a new rune that grants players extra gold and damage against enemy champions. Here's the breakdown of the new First Strike rune in League of Legends.

First Strike League of Legends: New Rune Details

Here is the official description of the new First Strike rune as detailed in the Preseason 2022: PBE Preview guide by Riot Games:

  • Damaging an enemy champion with an attack or ability before they do so grants 5 gold and First Strike for 3 seconds, causing your attacks or abilities to deal 12% extra damage against champions, and granting 100% (70% for ranged units) of that damage dealt as gold

Although players will have to wait a bit longer to try out this rune in game, as First Strike is slated to arrive "a little later" in the PBE cycle, there's no question that the new offering sounds pretty enticing on paper.

For more on League of Legends, feel free to check out our coverage of the Patch 11.21 release date.