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Blitzcrank Build Guide by Helgasst

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Helgasst

A Fresh Jungle Beast! S4! (Support BC added)

Helgasst Last updated on February 23, 2014
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ATTENTION

Hi all!:) This is my Very First Guide! And i'm still working on it!:) This isn't the full Guide!:)!

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!Thanks for checking my guide!:) And please COMMENT if you can! ^.^ i'd appreciate!:)


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Introduction

Welcome, I just wanted to introduce my Jungle Blitzcrank build!




I think its looks like bit strange for some people, to see a Jungler Blitzcrank build! But i think, the common Blitzcrank players will like this one too!:) Because who plays Blitzcrank know, that he is a very flexible champion! Its one of the best Supporters, and very nice AD champions too! But if you want to try something awesome with Blitzcrank, here you go! Lets Try this Jungler Blitzcrank build!


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Stream

Hi guys! I've just started to streaming, so if you wanna see how i play this champ, using my build, just PM me, and ill stream it for you guys!:) My stream channel


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Who is Blitzcrank

Who is Blitzcrank?


Blitzcrank is one of the rarest champion. Why? Because he has a very, very wide usage, and he can do every form, what just you need! You want to build him AD? You can! You want to build him a Supporter? You can! You want to build him Jungler? You can! And you want to build him hybrid? Of course you can!





Thats why i really really love Blitzcrank. And he has got a really awesome laugh as well! And for those huge pros, you don't have to pay him 6300, nor 4800. Just 3150!

And here you go, lets try my build! If you are interested, please read more, and more! And for a little cheer up, i embeded a little video below!:)


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Pros / Cons

A Very good, and competitive guide for those players, who is a bit familiar with Blitzcrank, and if you use this, you will have a grate time!




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Pros

+ You have two CC spells
+ Jungle friendly ult. pass.
+ You have AOE Silence!
+ Easy Ganks with grab
+ Grate escape mechanism
+ Grate chasing mechanism
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Cons

- A bit expensive build
- Squishy early game
- It a bit hard to grab
- Mana hungry
- Need a good team
- Too awesome!
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Runes

Runes

Greater Seal of Armor
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Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
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Greater Mark of Lethality
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Greater Quintessence of Lethality
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This Rune Sequence is just some tips to get start your Journey to experience Jungler BC! If u play a lot of matches with him, you could find an alternative Sequence what is better for your usage.



If you have some questions, why i choose this runes, i'll tell you one by one.

For Marks i get Greater Mark of Desolation. Because, if you want to get the most out of your Attack speed bonus and the double AD bonus from your Power Fist, the best choose is the armor penetration, thats why i get Greater Mark of Desolation runes, and even a The Brutalizer.

For Seals i get Greater Seal of Armor because the armor is very, and trust me, very important for stay on the lanes much more longer. Because all of the Jungle monsters are damaging use by Psychical damage, and if you will gank a lot, you may get damage from the minions and of course the enemy champions. Thats why i choose armor Seals.

For Glyphs i get Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist because the most of your ganks, actually this isn't a rule, but i like to gank mid, so the most of your ganks will be on the mid lanes, where are usually plays AP champions, and its gonna be good if you will have some protection against them.


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Masteries

Masteries
3/5
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Again i want to tell you, you can choose from a lot of mastery variations, from the most tanky one to the highest DPS variation.



My Masteries are very Jungle Friendly.


SURVIVABILITY


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SP I included some survivability masteries. You will have more Armor by, Hardiness . And increased Magic resist by Resistance , i explained the importance of these at the Runes section. And of course a very little bonus HP Durability . But one of the most important is the Tough Skin because, you will get less damage from the monsters, and from the minions too! What is really good because when you gank some lane, you may tank a full minion wave, because you chase your opponent.
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PSYCHICAL POWER


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Items

Item Sequence











Wriggle's Lantern
1800

The Brutalizer
1337

Trinity Force
3733

Force of Nature
2610

Frozen Heart
2700

The Bloodthirster
3700

CORE ITEMS

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Wriggle's Lantern

is a basic item for an ad Jungler, i don't want to talk much about it, but i want to warn you, you can use that item as a ward too! This is a core item because, it gives you armor, magic damage against monsters and creeps, lifesteal, and of course a free Ward!
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The Black Cleaver

Currently the The Black Cleaver is a ridiculously awesome item, in season 3. Why? Because compared to Last Whisper it has way more armor penetration, you can even stack its passive bonus! You will have awesome Cooldown Reduction what is awesome for your very strong abilities. Just like Overdrive etc. You can stack a very nice amount of AD and HP, what is a very good advantage for an awesome Blitzcrank. So in my opinion its a very awesomly made item to be honest!
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Manamune

You can have Manamune after mardred's razors. Then you have enough mana after spamming your abilities, now you can upgrade it to a Manamune, but wait guys, i heard its Season 3 now! Now you can evolve your insanly OP Manamune, to another way more ridiculously OP item! You know what its name? Of course you do Jimmy, its the legendary Muramana!
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Boots of Mobility

Your team needs a lot of ganks? And you want to ruin your enemy jungle too? And want a fast positioning for your Rocket Grab? And want an ultimate Movement speed with your Overdrive? I think i don't have to talk much more of this boots:)
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Trinity Force

This item is FANTASTIC! Think about it how much movement speed did u have with Boots of Moblity and your Overdrive? And now you will have MORE! And the best thing is! When you use your Power Fist, u will have double AD for your next attack! Now u will have +200%+150%! This item is madness for Blitzcrank!:)
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OPTIONAL ITEM

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The Bloodthirster

(optional item) If you are doing well with your match, you are rich, you succeed, then you will be more happy if you have more AD! Very expensive item, thats why its not one of the real core items!
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Manamune
2400

The Bloodthirster
3700

Trinity Force
3733

Frozen Heart
2700

Banshee's Veil
2450


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Summoner Spells

GOOD SUMMONER SPELLS!


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You are a jungler! Take this! A lot of players thinks they can leave Smite, but no! This is not just for speed up your jungle route, this is to secure auras, drakes, baron buffs! Trust me! You will need it! ii
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Is a very good choose for an escape/chase summoner spell for Blitzcrank! You will have lot of movement speed, but if you chase someone to hit the to the sky, the unit collision will be there to stop you! Thats why i think its a better summoner spell for Blitzcrank than Flash! ii
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So Flash is the second summoner spell what recommend you to use with Smite of course. Why? Because you can juke your enemy trough walls, get out of AOE damage abilities, slows, etc. And you can make an awesome Rocket Grab insaness if you combine it with your Flash. Thanks to Ravenholm who told me this kind of usage with Flash! ii
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ALTERNATE SUMMONER SPELLS


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A nice choose for jungler Blitzcrank, but if you take Smite and Exhaust, you wont really have any chasing/escaping summoner spells, i don't say that you can't use it for these forms, but its not that best. You can counter Carries by this if you are in the middle of a team fight or a simple 1v1 fight. ii
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You can disable everything from you once, included Exhaust, Ignite and much more thing, so this is a grate spell for escaping enemy slows, and dieing from ignite. So if you want to be an unchaseable player, you can use this well. ii
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Not bad spell tough, but you won't have any chasing/escaping spells. BUT! If you have a grate team, with a lots of Wards you can gank, of move very fast, so if you are a very experienced player, who has a grate team, and know what its the best way to use Teleport, then its a very good choose for you! ii
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BAD SUMMONER SPELLS

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As i said, it a bit useless at early game, because they nerfed it, and its useless at late game too, and if someone has to bring heal, let it for the carries, they'll find a better usage than a jungler Blitzcrank. ii
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Actually the same as Heal, it's useless at late game, but if you are a huge team fighter or i don't know, if you bring this summoner spell, you can give more blue buffs to the ap carries as usual!
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A very bad Summoner Spell for this situation, because you can revive yourself every five minutes, so you can get living again and you don't have to wait 10secs... and successfully wasted a summoner spell slot. No this is a really bad summoner spell, don't use it now. ii
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By this Summoner Spell you will gain, a normal amount of bonus Attack speed what you don't need, because you will have way more by your Overdrive. Surge gave you bonus Ability Power bonus too, but you don't need that, because you are building to AD. ii
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No, really, you are not Shaco who can teleport through wall when he want. You need something to run away or chase the enemy. ii
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What do you want to Promote in the jungle? You can use it to make your Siege minions stronger, but you can't do really anything in the jungle. So i'm sorry you have to choose something else. ii
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The most of Blitzcrank users are play him supporter, so its a grate choose for those. But for you it isn't. Let this for them. By the way the point of this spell, is you can see any point of the map for a sort period of time, but it isn't very usable in the jungle. ii
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Jungle route!

THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF THE GUIDE!


So, lets start this post, there are 4 option to start a jungle route!

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You can start at Ancient Golem immediately, this is good, if you haven't got much Health Potion, Hunter's Machete, or just simply you aren't using tanky runes or masteries. But you want to gank right after you reach lvl 2.

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You can start at Grez the Lizard Lord , then a fast gank! This is a very dangerous one with Blitzcrank, but if you have the right team, you can have the first blood very fast! This is recommended when you want the [colo=#ff0000]Red buff[/color] but you aren't tanky, or have the tanky items! (just like when you do the fast blue buff run, just you with this you will have slow and bonus true damage, but less mana regeneration!)

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You can start at wolf s, then go to the Ancient Golem , this is good if you started with Cloth Armor and a bunch of Health Potion, because when you kill the Ancient golem , you will have enough Health Potions, to stay, and help your mates for a longer period of time!

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This is the same when you start with Grez the lizard lord , just it's a better choice when you are tanky or have the tanky items, such as Hunter's Machete and Health Potions. So kill the wraith camp, and move to Grez the lizard lord . And after a simple gank!:)

So lets start the real jungle route!:)


If you want to bring the most out of yourself, you should get a Cloth Armor then Health Potion x5!

The first of all, you need someone to help you, by dpsing the Giant wolf , and pull the Ancient golem . Be aware of the invades! Ping to someone to watch your Grez the lizard lord , and defend you from the invaders.

After you successfully have your Blue Buff, you have to check what should you do!

The first rule in my Guides, that THERE IS NO ROUTE FOR A PRO JUNGLER!


If you want to be a good Jungler, after you have your Buff, you should take a look on your minimap, and see, is there any lane where the enemy is

pushing

! Or, is there any lane where the enemy is in a good position for your Rocket Grab! If your can't gank, you should go, and finish the Wraith s, and get the Red Buff, then if you can't really gank anywhere, then, after the red buff, check the enemy Ancient Golem , to know, when it will spawn again! Then you have to gank somewhere, i think you may be able to gank after you did these things. Gank minimum once before you go home!
I made a little picture to explain what am i talking about!


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Ganking

Ganking Systems!


So about the ganking systems/mechanisms. There are several of them, for example when you gank mid, your opponent Annie, Cassiopeia haven't got anything for escape except Cassiopeias Noxious Blast, she gain a little movement speed but we will have more, and Annies Pyromania stun. So if you are against this kind of champions who haven't got any teleportation spells, like Kassadin etc. You can use the first version of ganking.


  • Ask your mate who is in the middle lane, for the information of the enemy flash, is it on CD or not.
  • You will activate your Overdrive in the bushes near the lane.
  • You will gank when your opponent is pushing or at the middle of his lane.
  • You will have a ton of movement speed by your Boots of Mobility, watch out for the minon aggro!
  • Activate your Power Fist! this is important because when you activate it, and your opponent will see that, and your huge movement speed, he will panic, and want to escape, but you will be faster.
  • If the enemy has got flash, wait until he use it. Chase him with your Power Fist try to hit him, if you are close enough, he will use his Flash.
  • When he used his flash you can easily get him with your Rocket Grab and punch his face with your Power Fist its a free kill or at least you sent him home.
  • If the enemy hasn't got Flash you don't have to chase him, just easily grab him with your Rocket Grab and punch him!


The second version of the ganking system is the same as the first one, but you have to use this version if you are ganking a Flashy champion, such as Kassadin or Ahri.
  • Chase him with your Overdrive and Power Fist combination.
  • He will use his kind of ultimate or anything depends on the enemy.
  • When he " Flashed" away you can grab him with Rocket Grab.
  • And here is the important part, when for example Kassadin tried to escape with Riftwalk, he cant use it again after your grab, so he will try to escape again with his flash, if he have.
  • To counter his second escape mechanism, use your Static Field, what silences the enemy and he cant escape again for 1 sec. And you can punch him with Power Fist so you will have another little time to kill him!

So thats why the well played Blitzcrank is unstoppable!


Thanks to Trallie, for the reply about the missing ganking mechanism:)


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Ranked Play and Farming

Some tricks and tips!




So first, i just want to tell you that, how is this Jungler Blitzcrank idea has created on my own. First of all, when i joined a solo que in ranked games, i watched Youtube... And when i realized that i was on a que that was too late, i was locked in by a ranked champion ( Blitzcrank) and with the wrong summoner spells! Smite and Ghost. So i had to that! And i was awesome! i was in 5-0-5 at the first 15mins. So i started to work on a normal build. And then, when i made it, i made that build right after!


Tips


So the first of all, you will be blamed at the first seconds, that you are a troll pick etc. So you will have to protect yourself, or join in duo ranked que! What is an alternate option!

What should you practice before you go ranked Blitzcrank?
  • Your Rocket Grab has to be very, very accurate!
  • Your warding tactic have to be on a high level!
  • You must know where you should gank, and what lanes should you leave, and when!
  • You can easily counter jungle the enemy by Rocket Grabing the monsters!
  • You have to be a leader one! Guide your team mates, and tell your supporter to put wards, and where the enemy had put the wards, so she can deactivate them!!
  • Ping when you see an enemy gank, or say ss when you saw where the enemy had left from his lane!


Farming



In the early game, you won't be very strong, to clean your jungle as fast as you need, because your build is a bit expensive, and you are very weak without the right gear!
Why am i saying this? Because you will have to build Wriggle's Lantern and Boots of Mobility at the early game, what ain't the strongest items in LoL. So thats why what we need? What we really, really need?

Trinity Force Oh yes we need this, and you know what we need too? The Brutalizer Aw yeah! We need this too! So, what we need to get these items? Oh yes, you know it!

We Need Gold!



So we know what we want! And we know what we need it to get what we want to win a ranked match! But how do we get it? And we need it fast! Can you remember what did i say before?

"In the early game, you won't be very strong, to clean your jungle as fast as you need"

. So we won't be able to farm fast! So we need a lot of ganks! And thats why i said before to be a

Leader!

Tell your enemy to don't push, and get counter wards, so you will can gank! And if we want to gank we need to be a master in Rocket Grab etc.!


Lets win that ****!


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Changelogs

Changed Things in 2012.12.13.

  • Fully updated to Season 3

    Changed Things in 2012.07.24.
    • Runes have been changed *NEW*
    • Masteries have been changed *NEW*
    • A New alternative build has been included *NEW*
    Changed Things in 2012.07.19.
    • Pros / Cons has been remade*NEW*

      Changed Things in 2012.07.05.

    • Spelling mistakes fixed!
    • Wrong runes fixed!
    • Added a new Chapter - Ganking *NEW*

    Changed Things in 2012.07.05.
    • Guide name has been changed several times.

    Changed things in 2012.06.27.
    • Items

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    • Summoner Spells

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    Changed things in 2012.06.26.
    • Who is Blitzcrank?

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    • Pros / Cons

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    • Items

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    • Jungle Route

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    • Ranked game And Farming

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Summary

Thank you jhoijhoi for your post what really helped me to made this guide!:) JhoiJhoi's Making A Guide