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Twisted Fate Build
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AP? DPS? There are all kinds of builds for TF, but from what I've found, a hybrid works beautifully for most of the game. Nearing the end of the game, since AP becomes less useful, the items gotten for TF will generally be shifted towards DPS.
IMO? AP has become LESS EFFECTIVE, since AP scaling has been shot down. I also don't think burst damage is the way to go with this champion... I would leave that to our "OP" Ryze :). DPS TF, on the other hand, is waaaay too inferior to Jax and Tristana. You will just get eaten by them with your pitiful hp. If you become the main DPS of your team, you will be focused, and will most likely die pretty easily.
I've read lots of TF guides, but when testing them out, many are unviable.
Yeah, I can say that. I actually do my homework. Math is my strong subject.
Math and practicality are two separate subjects, so I test out everything beforehand.
By the way, if you're looking for a kiddie guide with lots of colorful pictures, you're sorely mistaken.
Please find another guide to fulfill your childish needs. Recording videos is too much of a hassle, as well. To the rest of the men, MOVING ON.
*NOTE* Twisted Fate is a delicate character- bad early game spells GG.
TF's top priority is to spam gold cards on the enemy's carry. Damage comes second. This is why we'll be reducing cooldown to improve his stun capabilities. Do this right, and you'll be called "OP."
*haha. I bet everyone else here likes being called OP from the enemy team. It's ******ic.*
AP vs DPS
+high burst damage
-low AP scaling
-after you've used up your skills, no significant damage for another 4-6 secs
+decent DPS...? lol
-inferior to true carries (Jax, Tristana, Ashe)
+decent AP burst due to Guinsoo's
+damage output is pretty close to DPS, almost the same.
+burst damage is pretty close to pure AP from early to mid game.
-in a 1v1 fight with pure DPS TF, hybrid would likely lose.
Pros and Cons
-Difficult to counter (since he's AP and AD)
-One of the top gankers
-Massive damage output
-2sec stun with 4-6sec cooldown (IMBA!)
-Extremely versatile character, capable of being a DPS and/or AP
-AKA Baron Stealer
-One of the best backdoorers (if not the best)
-If you're bouncing around, opponents will feel your lane presence and get paranoid
-"Quick! Build MR! That TF is going AP!"
"****, never mind, he's going hybrid."
-Hard to get used to
-can't get enough magic or armor penetration
Masteries and Runes
As far as masteries go, it's certainly debatable where one would put their masteries.
I personally go with 9/0/21, though you're certainly allowed to think differently.
marks = armor penetration or magic penetration runes
seals = health per level
glyphs = flat or /level AP runes
quintessences = flat health
why health? TF is squishy, hands down. If you can get your hands on 3 greater quintessences of fortitude, it'll increase your health by ~100 at the very start, raising your health from 400 to 500. In early game, it makes a pretty damn good difference. Health per level will make sure you have extra health as the game goes on- by lvl 18, you'll have 175 extra health with 9 of tier 3 seals. Like Calys so stated, magic penetration would work pretty well in this build. Armor penetration is for last hitting and being able to do full damage on squishies. (Every hero starts out with base armor, armor penetration therefore is pretty nice. Creep and minions have armor too.)
Runes are debatable. Whether you disagree with this rune set or not, I don't care, go cry to your mom about it if you have a problem.