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Corki Build Guide by rioun

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League of Legends Build Guide Author rioun

Corki got damage!

rioun Last updated on February 5, 2012
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
8
Ability Key Q
2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
3
9
10
12
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 24

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 6


Chapter 1

Abilities

hextech shrapnel shells An excellent passive for an AD carry. Note that is also scales with Sheen and Trinity force procs.


Phosphorus Bomb
A strong harassing tool in the lane and your only utility. This should be maxed for high magical damage output very early on, and allows you to be a threat even before you got any of your core items.
Instead of the partial blind this skill used to have, it now detects enemies for 6 seconds. I know that many people are disappointed with this buff, but I have to say that I think Riot did really good job. The partial blind was pretty op and made it impossible for almost any AD champion to 1v1 him. Giving him that ability back would have made him OP again. However the detection make this ability useful again, without making it OP. Corki obviously still needs a few tweaks, but Riot are definitely going in the right direction.


ValkyrieYour escape/reposition/chase ability, And an amazing one. Huge range, and with a decent cooldown. In team fights, its almost always better to use it defensively rather than offensively. While escaping, use it to jump over walls. If you bought Manamune, spam it in order to move faster around the map.
Max this last, for obvious reason. It is an escape mechanism, and 1 point in it is enough.



Gatling Gun This is your melt face ability. Just spray the enemy team, shredding their armor to nothing. A very cool thing about this skill is that it keeps firing even if you are stunned.
I max this second. Like all AD carries, your auto attacks will be pretty weak early game, and so this skill isn't vey strong at early levels. I prefer to focus on being a nuker early game, by maxing Phosphorus Bomb. Gatling Gun, In contrast to Phosphorus Bomb, it is pretty weak early, however it becomes stronger and stronger as the game progresses.
*The remade to Gatling gun didn't really change Corki. It does a bit more damage per second now, since 68 is higher than 40% of Corki's base AD. Basically the remade made the skill strong at early levels, But made it weaker at max rank, due to the fact that the old Gatling lasted for 5 seconds at rank 5. This remade didn't buff or nerf Corki, and according to Riot, it was just made so they will be able to buff Corki in the future without accidentally turning him OP like he used to be. could


Missile Barrage Amazing skill which is used for poking, harassing and increasing your DPS.
AOE, and super long range. Once you get this, you should be able to dominate your lane.
Use it in lane to harrase. Poke with it before fights. Spam it in the start of the fight to deal massive AOE damage. Scout bushes for campers. And of course, shot it between autoattacks to greatly increase your damage output. Before a gank, make sure you have the Big One ready. At lvl 7, Q+R combo kills the 3 mage minions.
Its possible to steal baron/dragon with it. If you have vision on the Baron/Drgaon and the enemy team are doing it, click on the monster to see it's health, charge a Big missile, and wait for the right moment to shot. It's extremely hard to beat smite with it, but doable


General tip: Use SmartCast! I started using smart cast a few weeks ago, and I can say that it is much easier and simpler to play thit way. I noticed instant improvement in my game once I got the hang of it. I recommend to bind your normal Q W E R D F keys to Smart Cast and use it on every champion. Smart casting on Corki may not be as important as for champions like Graves and Akali, though it does makes your Phosphorus Bomb+ spamming Missile Barrage easier to use, but the main reason I recommend using it on Corki is Valkyrie. Before I started using Smart cast, I remember many situations when I was stuned and I knew that pressing W and then right-click would not be fast enough for me to survive, so I was forced to use Flash. However if you smart cast, you can spam W while stuned, so it would be immediately used when the stun ends.