In League of Legends, there’s a wide variety of options to choose from when it comes to your in-game runes. There are five different paths, but players can sometimes feel pressured by the presence of runes. To truly use what a League champion has to offer, runes need to fit the role, the character being played, and the player’s playstyle.
Taking on the role of jungler means you need to be able to quickly clear your camps and help the laners win or defend their lanes, whether you do it with the burst from damage output or sustain and crowd control from tankier champions. There are various playstyles, but most of them are divided into either bruisers or tanks. Below you’ll find some choices for both roles so that you can dominate your games in League of Legends.
Runes for jungle bruisers
Are Elise, Graves, and Rek’Sai among your favorite jungle picks? Do you like being the jungler who can carry the team as a dominant force? If yes, then these runes are for you. A dominant force calls for the Domination path, which, paired with Sorcery, makes for fast movement in the jungle and high damage for ganks.
However, if you’re playing a more AD oriented champion you can go for Conqueror. Conqueror is easy to stack on most bruiser junglers and can help you do a lot of damage throughout the entire period fo the game.
Runes for jungle tanks
If, however, you’d rather be a force that no one can kill and will make sure the backline stays safe, Resolve is the path to go. It’ll make under-tower ganks easier and the jungler a lot tankier. Tanky junglers like Zac or Sejuani go well with Inspiration as a secondary path, receiving free boots and increasing your overall cooldown reduction.
Remember that runes are here to be customized to suit you and your champion the best. There’s no such thing as a standard rune page. But these pages present a great starting point for further variations and will help you find your own version—or they’ll simply be what you need when you autofill for a role you’re not experienced at.
If you are playing some unusual support like Ivern in the jungle, then you might want to go for Sorcery primary with the Aery keystone and pick up all utility runes to ensure that you can snowball your teammates.