Tristana Build Guide by heda209

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League of Legends Build Guide Author heda209

HYBRID TRISTANA is the way to go! >:D

heda209 Last updated on June 16, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 14

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 16

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Info Of Build

This build is intended for the best use of Tristana's abilities; also keeping in mind having some damage for her auto attack.

Here are the stats you should get after runes and items:

Health 2908.48 at 18
Mana 769 at 18
Health Per 5 sec 16.8 at 18
Mana Per 5 Sec 27.89 at 18
Armor 69 at 18
Magic Resist 30 at 18
Damage 396 at 18
Critical Chance 11.66 at 18
Ability Power 553.22 at 18
Magic Penetration 20 at 18
Movement 380 at 18

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***Still Working On Runes***

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For her masteries I go with a weird 14/0/16

Putting points on the offensive side and on my summoner spell, in this case, Ignite.
And I put the rest on the utility side to help my regen and health. Up to you if you wanna go all attack then go for a 21/0/9.

If you want a more defensive sorta tanky tris go for the 0/21/9 or 9/21/0.

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Items; replacements and usage

There are many ways you can start off with Tris. You can buy a , , , , but in this case I started with an and a since i'm rushing for . This item is excellent early-game because it gives me the advantage to slow my enemies and make chasing easier. In between, I get my this boots are excellent for her i will tell you why in a few. My next item is for some damage and survivability, The Bloodthister is a great item if you are getting epicly harassed and/or have found yourself harassing and taking much aggro. Keep putting some beef (damage) into your cannon and get it will give you attack speed to make a chase and take down quite easier than before. Now, this is where the fun begins, the next item will make your abilities burst your enemy. A good choice to follow is it will send you to around 400 AP (Ability Power). Best for last, more life steal and more beef (damage) and AP (Ability Power) the .

Now back to the boots.
Yes you can get , they will give you attack speed.
Yes you can get , they will give you Magic Penetration
Yes you can get , they will give you "Tenacity"??? and Magic Resist.
But!, you can just get , and have the advantage that you can use get away from the enemy or enemies and get the boost these boots grant you. That's why they're so special :D

I don't really have replacement items for this build....
I believe it is nearly perfect how it is so yeah
But if you think you have a good replacement suggestion, go ahead and comment down there i will take anything in consideration.

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Q,W,E,R - Abilities

For a good harassing start against your lane, you should open with your E and max it out.

Follow with both and putting a point on whenever available.

For best usageof abilities this is a sequence I follow:

- - - (Auto-Attack) - and if you haven't finished the job, use to finish off and enemy or to put damage over time and also you can use Ignite if not enough.

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Summoner Spells; Replacements and usage

This has to be between one of the two spells you take. Either this or Flash.

- Good summoner spell. Not for Tris though.

- This is a really good replacement for Ignite, it helps you chase and get some damage on the foe.

- Never, ever in my life i've seen Tris Jungle. Although if you find it difficult to farm for some reason, you could take it.

- Now Clarity i would take instead of Ignite. It helps a lot.

- This is the best replacement for Ghost as it acts kind of the same.

- Hmmmmmmmmmmmm no.

- ? no thank you

- I've never seen Tristana Teleport.

- This could be a good choice, up to you if you know how to handle it.

- nah

- never

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Farming; the lane work

Farming, haha Tristana is one of the best farmers in LoL.
Her auto attacks explode when she kills a minion and surrounding minions take damage. she can clear a whole wave using and then combining it with . Take advantage of this and push hard on your lane and take that damn turret down :D

As i said, she is a great pusher as well.
(I just hate when I get aimed -_-)

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Unique Skills :D

Her passive helps her as she levels. It gives you increased range as you level.

A good escaping route and also a ability to catch up to someone.

This ability is like a Shroom. perfect if you have this build :)

Great life saver and finisher :D

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"It's a team-fight!!!!!"

You should start off staying back Auto-Attacking, because trust me, she will get aimed. After you put some damage on your enemies start finishing peoples with your abilities. Try saving your ult for last if anyomne in your team is getting aimed hard or if they are about to die you may save them. If they have a , a , a , an , a , a , a you can counter them all. You can also use to get out of Jarvan's Ult.

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Pros / Cons


Best farmer
Great pusher
Nice chaser
Good damage output
Rocket Jump out of sticky situations
Great unique abilities when you have some AP (Ability Power)
Easy to play


Squishy as hell
Might get aimed by heavy hitters
Must be able to time her abilities

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The End!

Uhm The End :)