LoL 2022 Preseason Rune Changes: New Rune First Strike, Lethal Tempo & Glacial Augment Rework

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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New rune First Strike will make its debut on League of Legends 2022 preseason while Lethal Tempo and Glacial Augment are getting a rework.

League of Legends Preseason 2022 is currently available on the PBE, and it will be available for testing for four weeks. And after that, all the new changes are coming to League of Legends on patch 11.23.

Preseason has always been Riot’s testing ground to introduce new meta-defining changes in League of Legends. However, season 12 preseason will not have any significant changes; instead, Riot will improve the existing game system.

For the 2022 preseason, Riot has revealed two new dragons: Chemtech and Hextech drake, new Mythic items, and items changes.

After the last Preseason update, Glacial Augment became pretty much useless as currently there are hardly any items that can proc its passive. Similarly, Lethal Tempo also lost its mark to Conqueror and Press the Attack.

Now, for the upcoming 2022 preseason, Riot Games has officially announced that they are going to rework Lethal Tempo and Glacial Augment. Moreover, a new rune called First Strike will also make its way in the preseason.

Lethal Tempo Rework

  • Gain attack speed for 6 seconds when striking at least one enemy champion with each attack. This effect stacks up to 6 times.
  • While this effect is at its cap, also gain attack range and increase your attack speed cap to 3.0.

Glacial Augment Rework

  • Immobilizing an enemy champion will cause 3 glacial rays to emanate from them towards you and other nearby champions, creating frozen zones for a few seconds that slow enemies for 40% and reduce their damage by 15% against your allies (not including yourself).

First Strike

  • Damaging an enemy champion with an attack or ability b-efore 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

Riot Games confirmed that First Strike would be coming to LoL PBE a little later.

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Ali Ahmed Akib is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-chief of GameRiv. Akib grew up playing MOBA titles, especially League of Legends and is currently managing the editorial team of GameRiv.