Riot is planning to buffs many Runes with another round of balance changes in upcoming patch 8.24b, according to the latest PBE update.
The runes on the change docket are Celerity, Hail of Blades, Shield Bash, and the attack speed Stat Shard, and they’re all receiving buffs. They’re pretty straightforward, too. Celerity’s boost from movement speed boosts (don’t think about it too hard) is increasing to 10 percent, Hail of Blades’ attack speed is going up a very large margin across the board, Shield Bash will deal more base damage, and the Stat Shard for attack speed is being raised by one percent.
Of all these, Celerity and Hail of Blades caught our eye first. Hail of Blades’ buff is clearly the largest, with an increase as high as 75 percent more attack speed at max scaling. Celerity is only receiving a two percent boost, but combined, these two buffs are going to help one champion in particular—Jhin.
Jhin is already one of the only marksman left standing at the top in the aftermath of the pre-season, and with a reinvigorated Hail of Blades and boost to his zoomies in the form of Celerity’s buff, we imagine the gap between him and other carries will grow even wider. Obviously, only time will tell, and there’s a chance Riot doesn’t even ship these changes when the patch actually arrives.
Right now these changes set to arrive with upcoming patch 8.24b in the next week.