Originally Posted by volune
why would you want scaling runes?
by the time you are level 18, the effects of your runes are pretty small. vastly outweighed by the items you are carrying.
on the other hand, at level 1 you have no items. the non-scaling runes offer a huge advantage to low level stats. from what i can tell, the best strategy would be to rely on the non-scaling runes for early game stats, and items for late game stats.
its simple really in alot of cases, if u look and do the maths, ur scaling runes will over take flat runes by level 4, so for 95% of the game scaling runes are more useful, flat ones are only useful with the first one or two skirmishes at the start. However many runes are different, for example i take flat hp quints because the per level ones give you 48.5 or so and flat give u roughly 32, so flat is good in this case because scaling wont be better until mid-late game.
best to do some maths and compare scaling with flat before buying them