Top 7 Best Champions for Glacial Augment Rune

Top 7 Best Champions for Glacial Augment Rune League of Legends

Runes are a vital part of League of Legends. They provide major and minor buffs to champions along with new abilities. There are a total of 17 keystones and 45 other runes. You can choose the runes that suit your champion and your playstyle to give you that sizable edge.

Additionally, you can choose to have three additional stat buffs such as increased ability haste, attack speed, and armor or magic resistance. They make up a large part of League of Legends.

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The best champions for Glacial Augment in League of Legends are:

  • Nautilus
  • Leona
  • Janna
  • Thresh
  • Blitzcrank
  • Morgana
  • Amumu

What is Glacial Augment in LoL?

What is Glacial Augment in League of Legends? ExplainedImmobilizing an enemy champion will cause 3 glacial rays to emanate from them towards you and other nearby enemy champions, creating icy zones that last for 3 seconds. Enemies within the icy zones are slowed by 30% and have their damage reduced by 15% against your allies excluding yourself.

Glacial Augment essentially creates a slow zone around that enemy target and reduces their damage towards your allies upon you applying crowd control to a target. This rune is extremely powerful for engaging as you can catch up to your enemy. Additionally, this benefits you by reducing the enemy damage by a significant amount for a duration, allowing you to burst your enemy much faster than they can anticipate. This keystone is great with support champions who have crucial crowd control abilities to assist their ADCs. It belongs to the Inspiration tree.

Top 7 Glacial Augment Champions:

Here are the best seven champions that benefit from Glacial Augment:

1. Nautilus

Best Glacial Augment Champion Nautilus League of LegendsNautilus is one of the best support champions in League of Legends. His kit allows him to lock down any champions in LoL. Nautilus can proc this keystone using three different abilities. As Glacial Augment activates upon applying crowd control abilities to an enemy champion, Nautilus can use his passive ability Staggering Blow, Dredge Line (Q), and Depth Charge (R) to hard CC a target and lock them in place. Staggering Blow empowers Nautilus’ basic attacks with bonus damage and the ability to root any target upon the first auto-attack. Nautilus’ Q, Dredge Line, hurls his anchor in the target direction that stops upon hitting an enemy and terrain.

Upon hitting an enemy champion, he dashes toward them, knocking them up and rooting them for a duration. Finally, Nautilus’ ultimate, Depth Charge, sends out a Depth Charge that chases a target and creates eruptions on its way. Enemies caught in the eruptions are knocked up and stunned. Upon reaching its target, the champion is stunned and knocked up.

Nautilus uses Glacial Augment in combination with Hextech Flashtraption, Minion Dematerializer, and Cosmic Insight. Additionally, you can go for Resolve secondary.

2. Leona

Best Glacial Augment Champion Leona League of LegendsLeona is also one of the best support champions in League of Legends. Just like Nautilus, she has three abilities that can activate Glacial Augment. She is very strong in terms of durability and can provide great crowd control for her allies to follow up on. Glacial Augment on Leona is extremely underrated as she is more popularly picked with Aftershock from the Resolve tree. Leona’s Shield of Daybreak (Q) allows her next basic attack grants her additional range, bonus damage, and a stun upon hitting a target.

Her E, Zenith Blade, allows her to project her sword in a direction that deals magic damage to all enemies it passes through. If it lands on an enemy champion, Leona dashes to that target and roots them.

Finally, her ultimate ability Solar Flare (R) calls down a solar flare that stuns all the targets at its center and slows all that are hit by its outer parts. Leona is extremely strong at any point in the game. Once she gets on an opponent, she leeches on that target and does not let them escape her grasp.

Leona is more often played with Aftershock, however, she is extremely strong with Glacial Augment combined with Hextrech Flashtraption, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight. She can still benefit from the resolve tree by picking it as her secondary set of runes.

3. Janna

Best Glacial Augment Champion Janna League of LegendsJanna is one of the best enchanter support champions in the game. She provides great utility for her allies using her kit. Apart from granting movement speed, attack damage, and healing her allies as well as shielding them, Janna can knock her enemies up and knock them back, applying Glacial Augment with ease and benefiting greatly from it.

Her Q, Howling Gale, allows Janna to summon a tornado in a target direction that can charge up over 3 seconds and knock up any targets in its trajectory. Its knock-up duration and travel distance increase with charge time. This can easily apply Glacial Augment from a safe distance. Janna also possesses a disengage ability Monsoon. It is her ultimate ability.

Monsoon allows Janna to unleash a blast that knocks back all nearby enemies. This not only knocks enemies back but with Glacial Augment, it lets you slow your enemies to keep them away.

Janna takes Glacial Augment in most of her played games in combination with Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight. For secondary runes, Janna often opts for options from Resolve or Sorcery tree.

4. Thresh

Best Glacial Augment Champion Thresh League of LegendsThresh has been a trademark support champion for as long as we can remember. He has one of the most appealing champion designs out of all the support champions in League of Legends. He is kitted with plenty of crowd control abilities, making the Glacial Augment rune perfect for him. Thresh’s Death Sentence (Q) as well as his E, Flay, are the perfect crowd control abilities after Thresh engages on the enemy.

On top of being able to lock a target down purely with his abilities, Thresh further slows them with this keystone leaving no escape for the enemy whatsoever.

Along with Glacial Augment, Thresh opts to go with Hextech Flashtraption, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight. For secondary runes, Thresh tends to go for the Resolve tree.

5. Blitzcrank

Best Glacial Augment Champion Blitzcrank League of LegendsBlitzcrank is among one of the best champions that utilize Glacial Augment to their advantage. We all know that if a Blitzcrank hooks someone, they are most likely going to die. Once you are hit with a Blitzcrank Q, Rocket Grab, unless they use a summoner spell or a key defensive ability, it is very likely that they will die to the enemy team. Still, it is not impossible to escape Blitzcrank.

That is where Glacial Augment comes in to eradicate the slight chances of escape. By creating glacial rays around a target, Blitzcrank can initially grab a target and pull it, then while they are slowed he can reach them, auto-attacking them using Power Fist, and chain CC them. This is enough to kill almost any target, making this keystone lethal on Blitzcrank.

Glacial Augment is combined with Hextech Flashtraption, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight on Blitzcrank. Resolve runes are great as secondary runes on him.

6. Morgana

Best Glacial Augment Champion Morgana League of LegendsMorgana is one of the most hated champions in all of LoL. Her ability to lock an opponent down is extremely annoying as her crowd control spells feel like they last for an eternity. Now imagine a root that lasts for 3 seconds that also applies Glacial Augment for an additional 3 seconds. It sounds just as broken as it is.

Although primarily Morgana’s main crowd control ability is her Q, Dark Binding, it can easily proc the keystone. It is her bread and butter ability and although it may seem like one cc ability, it is not to be underestimated because of its root duration.

Morgana, in combination with Glacial Augment, opts for Perfect Timing, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight. For secondary runes, Morgana can explore either Domination or Sorcery tree.

7. Amumu

Best Glacial Augment Champion Amumu League of LegendsAmumu is an S+ tier support champion. Traditionally, Amumu picks Aftershock as it works so well on him. However, Glacial Augment is extremely powerful on him as well. Amumu has two incredibly strong forms of crowd control abilities: Bandage Toss (Q) and Curse of the Sad Mummy (R). Already kitted with such cc, Amumu becomes stronger than ever in the support role with the reworked Glacial Augment keystone.

Amumu picks Glacial Augment along with Hextech Flashtraption, Minion Dematerializer, and Cosmic Insight. He opts for Domination as secondary runes.

Final Thoughts

Various keystones and runes suit various champions. Some champions on this list use other runes as well depending on the game. Who do you think is your favorite best Glacial Augment champion? What are your thoughts on the newest patch? We love hearing your feedback, so hit us with it in the comment section below!

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