General Guide by DEWO
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Welcome to vol. 2 of my ideas on champions.
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He used to be the worst champion i've played.
But as i am a stubborn *****, and i like challenges I decided to try learning him no matter what.
Investment of 6300 IP Points was painfull in the begining but now i think i could help ppl accualy play this champion and show them that he is not so bad at all!
RULE NO. 1
DO NOT, and i mean it, DO NOT go AP or hybrid.
You might say but he scales nicely and has low cd's and so on. Well that is true but still you will loose viability after you shoot your rockets... beeing rather annoying fly not a real threat. go AD.
and tbh... you are done... Later on is just advancing that build finaly ending with:
AD, AD, AD. It all that matters here.
You will not believe what you can do to your enemy just shooting him with Gatling Gun and slowing with Phage. In perfect situation you should trigger Gatling Gun activated when your Phage procs.
in early game, focus TOTALY on last hitting with your basic attack minions. You need those Boots of Swiftnes and Phage realy ASAP. The standalone Vampiric Scepter will help you get this red buff as frequently as possible to be undependant on Phage proc.
mid/late game, try positioning yourself so you will use Gatling Gun on as meny champions as you can. Use Phosphorus Bomb as last hitter or to reveal those pesky stealhters or to totaly screw up akali :).
If you face a heavy carry team, try to place your Phosphorus Bomb on as many of them as possible in start of the teamfight to minimise the damage they do.
Between fights try to always have "big one" from your Missile Barrage ready. This is a pretty tool for last hitting a fleeing enemies. In bigger teamfights spam your Missile Barrage when you can after you enable your Gatling Gun and aquired your basic atack target. DO NOT try to fly over enemies in teamfights with Valkyrie to make your damage higher. Use it to escape or chase. Use is as a dps tool only in 1v1 situations.
When completing your items try focusing on those AD items 1st, with special priority on B. F. Sword.
Try to get both Blue/Red buffs as frequently as possible from the time you get your Vampiric Scepter.
Trundle is kinda specific champion. He is quite situational. For long time i didnt even have any idea for him. So far best results are those when i played him a DPS-Tank mode.
You can go offensive early game when he is quite powerfull and than go bulky when your dps is not as effective.
Your job will be mainly supporting and assuring the kills while getting kills yourself from time to time.
It still needs alot of testin coz i am not satisfied with it fully. Its just the idea that gave me best results so far.
Ok i highly suggest on starting with Boots of Speed. 2x Health Potion and 1x Mana Potion.
You should get Boots of Swiftness as soon as possible. Why +3? Well your Contaminate is % based. This is the best choice to be a freakin Flash speed.
If you want to be a bit more tanky ingame you should get either Mercury's Treads or Ninja Tabi dependable on what lane opponents are you facing.
Mercury's Treads stack additivly with Contaminate.
In most situations i go with +3 anyway for this insane mobility.
Your next item should be Phage standalone. Getting enemy slowed is something nice when towers are still quite near the fights. You can use Pillar of Filth to catch up, than constantly slow with Phage. We dont have time and gold to make it a full Frozen Mallet. I usualy can wait a bit with any item by this time, that is why next item is quite costy. I'm speakin about B. F. Sword. This will make you quite hard opponent and you should have no problems in getting squishies down now.
I like to Jungle a bit by this time since mana is constantly a resource that is on the low side. That is why i like to get a Vampiric Scepter standalone. It will be enaugh for your jungling purpouses. Enaugh for teamfiths also.
We got B. F. Sword, we can turn it into Infinity Edge. I like it to deal those occasional damage spikes :) You can make it into The Bloodthirster for more lifesteal and survival. This is also a very valid choice since you dont have much crit.
If you are still doing good and you can focus a bit more on your damage side, you can get Zeke's Harbinger for additional ArP/Lifesteal and most of all AS.
If you already got Zeke's Harbinger or you HAVE TO go a bit defensive that you skipp it your next item should be either Thornmail or Force of Nature. This should keep you alive through teamfights while you heal just by watching enemies going down one by one.
Last item should also be a tanky item in my opinion. Most situations i get Guardian Angel becouse of the passive that will make ppl leave you alone coz "he will ressurect anyway", and coz of the flexibility.
Good choices are also:
Thornmail - If you got Force before.
Force of Nature - If you got Thornmail before
Banshee's Veil - Another "Dont focus me" item. :) For those pesky cc casters that like trollin you.
Frozen Heart or Randuin's Omen - If you need more portection against heavy carry teams.