Tristana Build Guide by CloseRange

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League of Legends Build Guide Author CloseRange

Fire Red Tristana

CloseRange Last updated on November 25, 2013
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Tristana is a vary high nuke if played right, she can also be vary efficient at melting, depending on your play style. This build focuses on helping her melt champions while keeping your own life up.

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Pros and Cons

-Long Range
-High Damage
-Easy at escape

-Can be hard to get used too

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Draw A Bead - Tristana's attack range and Explosive Shot's cast range increases by 9 every level (excluding level 1). At level 18, the bonus is 153 (703 range at level 18).

Rapid Fire - Active: Increases Tristana's attack speed for 7 seconds.

Rocket Jump - Active: Tristana fires at the ground to propel herself to a target location, dealing magic damage and slowing surrounding units by 60% for 2.5 seconds when she lands. Rocket Jump's cooldown resets whenever Tristana gains a kill or assist

Explosive Shot - Passive: Enemies explode when slain by Tristana's basic attacks, dealing magic damage to enemies within 75 range.

Active: Rends the target enemy with shrapnel, reducing healing and health regeneration by 50% and dealing magic damage over 5 seconds.

Buster Shot - Active: Tristana fires a massive cannonball at an enemy unit, dealing magic damage and knocking them and surrounding units back.

Ability Sequence
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Skill Stradagies

Tristanas Q -Rapid Fire- allouse her to gain attack speed, this spell should be activated when you iniciate, somewhere between the begging and middle of a fight

Trstanas W -Rocket Jump- Makes her jump to target

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This build starts out with Boots of Speed and four Health Potion, this is because at the begging you can take a lot of damage, so the 4 potions will come in handy a lot, before you get your first major item I recommend saving up for at least two Doran's Blade, this is vary useful so that when you are laning you can sustain your damage output while you are working up to boots. I recommend getting Ionian Boots of Lucidity for the cool down reduction, this build doesn't really focus on your spells, but they are still vary useful to have, being able to continually use your ultimate and jump can be vary important. The Bloodthirster focuses on survivability with life steal and high damage, The Black Cleaver focuses on health and armor pen, because if your enemy has too much armor you cant really do anything either way, finally Frozen Mallet is useful for slowing the enemy down so you can catch up while giving you a little damage and health.

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Runes and Masteries

The runes and masteries are pretty straight forward, all they do is help to make your item build more efficient and helps make it better begging game and late game. BUT that doesn't mean that they are not important. In fact they are what can change a games outcome.

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Ok well thanks everybody for taking the time to read my build on Tristana, she is one of my three favorite champions along with Teemo and Ezreal, and they all just happened to be part of my favorite relationships, Teemo/Tristana and Ezreal/Lux. Thanks again C: