Rengar Build Guide by Mowmowtank
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Hey guys, so this is my first guide on mobafire. Just saying my spelling is bad and i'm not the best with grammar so yeah. This is my guide on how to play Rengar solo top and jungle. I wanted to make this guide cause i didn't really like how everyone else was building Rengar so me and my friend came up with a pretty good build that can be used in the jungle or solo top with change around a few items according to the situation.
So for solo top you can switch out Cloth Armor for boots if u don't think their top will be ad, like if they sent Diana or Rumble top.
For jungle you will usually take Cloth Armor unless u want to gank level 2 which then u take boots and 3 pots.
You will usually keep Wriggle's Lantern all game if they have a lot of ad on there team but if they don't have many ad or u are just super fed and don't think u need the extra armor u can sell it and buy a The Bloodthirster.
I have found in the time that u don't need to build much magic resist casue u are very tanky just form all the health u have. Also your Battle Roar at max rank give about 60 magic resist and armor.
Your choice of boots comes down to either they have a lot of auto attackers or if they have more stuns and crowd control. Take Ninja Tabi if it is a heavy auto attacking team or they have a lack of stuns and more ad. Take Mercury's Treads if they enemy team had a lot of stuns or have more ap then ad.
Also ALWAYS get the Bonetooth necklace because even if u don't get the stacks on it u still get 46 ad at level 18 which is more then a B.F. sword and about half the price.
This necklace is like a snowball item where when u get kills or assists u get stacks on this item giving u extra stuff.
At 3 stacks u get +10 armor pen and +5% cooldown reduction.
At 6 stacks u get +25 movement speed
At 9 stacks u get +150 bonus range on your leap.
At 14 stacks u get 3 seconds added to your [thrill of the hunt] stealth timer adding up to 10 seconds of stealth. Also next ability used after [thrill of the hunt] generates +1 Ferocity.
Also don't buy Doran's Blade i have found they don't work well with Rengar. For the small amount of health, damage and life steal they aren't worth the money.
When building Trinity Force u will start with the Phage and then u can get Zeal next if u do enough burst damage or u can build Sheen second for better burst
Passive - Unseen Predator - While in brush or stealth, Rengar will leap at the target when using his basic attack. Rengar builds 1 Ferocity with each ability he uses on enemies. When reaching 5 Ferocity, Rengar's next ability becomes empowered, granting it a bonus effect.
This passive is what makes Rengar Rengar. It allows u to be able to jump from a bush onto an enemy champion or minion. U can also jump to an enemy champion or minion while in your stealth but we will talk about that later. He also have a interesting system called Ferocity. U gain 1 Ferocity
Savagery - Rengar's next basic attack deals bonus damage and grants him increased Attack Speed for a short duration.
Ferocity Bonus: Rengar deals enhanced damage and his Attack Speed bonus increases.
This is one of my favorite abilities on Rengar. Max Ferocity on this abilities followed up by the normal abilities does massive amount of damage and gives about 2.2 attack speed once u get the Trinity Force. It is an auto attack reset so try to use it after u hit a melee attack.
Battle Roar - Rengar lets out a battle roar, damaging enemies and gaining bonus Armor and Magic Resist for a short duration.
Ferocity Bonus: Rengar heals himself for a large amount.
I like to max this ability last since i like the slow on Bola Strike more and i have found that the health i have can keep me alive. If u are getting focused in fights or are the one starting fights. At max rank it gives about 60 armor and magic resist.
Bola Strike - Rengar throws a bola at his target, slowing them for a short duration.
Ferocity Bonus: Rengar roots the target.
This is a great ability for chasing and escaping. With max Ferocity u can root fleeing enemies or root pursing enemies. Also maxing this first gives u around a 70%-75% slow which is great for catching enemies or running away.
Thrill of the Hunt - Rengar activates his predatory instincts, stealthing and revealing all enemy champions in a large radius around him. He gains Movement Speed and rapidly generates Ferocity while stealthed.
This ability here is what makes Rengar Rengar (yes i did say his name twice in links :)) This is an amazing ability for ganking lanes that are warded, building ferocity or escaping. It stealths u allowing u to jump onto an enemy. I like using this to jump onto an enemy hitting Savagery twice followed by Bola Strike and a Battle Roar usually u will only need a few more auto attacks and a q to kill them by that point.
This skill order for laning Rengar. U can always get Battle Roar at level 3 for better farming or to build up Ferocity stacks for better harassment. U could also get Battle Roar at level 2 and get Bola Strike at level 4 for the armor buff and aoe farming. The reason i max Bola Strike first is becasue i like have a slower slow then having more magic resist and armor. I really haven't seen many counters to Rengar but u could say Pantheon is a small counter. Also if u have no health pots or are getting harased to much u can use Battle Roar at max Ferocity to heal u. Olaf cna also but somewhat of a threat since he can do more damage then u in a short amount of time at low levels.
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Smite - U should always take this when jungleing.
Ghost - It is good for chasing down escaping enemies or for gank. I would use ghost then ult so u have your stealth while are sped up.
Flash - I favored flash more then ghost because i could ult jump to player kill them and if their team was there i could flash ult away. Well that doesn't make much sense the way i put it but whatever i like flash cause it is easier to get way from enemies or to get to closer enemies.
Exhaust - I don't use this spell much since i have had better luck killing people with ignite then exhaust but if u don't want the enemy escaping or doing as much damage or u want to slow then and run away it is a good spell.
Ignite - this is my favorite spell for top lane since u can slow the enemy with Bola Strike if u have full Ferocity u can double Savagery and u can auto attack and ignite and they could be dead.
When jungleing as Rengar there are two paths u can take.
BLUE PATH - The first path is starting with Cloth Armor and 5 Health Potion. Your jungle route with these items is start blue (see if your teammates can damage the blue buff a bit making it easier to kill). Then do wolves, head to golems. You will end your jungle route with red buff and do wraths and wolves one more time. You then can teleport back to base and buy items or u can try to gank a lane.
RED PATH - The second path is to start with Boots of Speed and 3 Health Potion. Your jungle route with these items is start red buff(see if your teams will damage the red buff a bit for you making it easier to kill). Then make sure u get bola strike level 2 and have make sure u have max ferocity. Then u will head to a lane to gank. If your ganks succeeds and u have the health to finish the jungle off do so the order at this point doesn't matter but take the first blue buff and if later on in the game your mid or top wants blue buff give it to them so they can have an easier time with farming or fighting.
As of right now i am done with the part of the guide i will update in the future and add chapters for stuff i have forgotten or want to add. Thanks for reading my Rengar guide leave comments with feedback on how i did. Also leave suggestions on stuff i can change or test.