Build Guide by Doomium
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What is so special about this build?
The main difference between this build and others is the pure aggressiveness in this build. That seems to be the opposite of whats happening early game, due to rushing a guardians angel. The point of rushing the guardians angel is to allow yourself to initiate and effectively suicide.
Ok that was the wrong word to use, There are two things to remember as renekton when playing like this.
-If you have a guardians angel, You generate fury while reviving if you have your ult before you "die".
-Tower Diving with guardians angel is not ALWAYS a good idea. Early game you can get a couple extra kills if you dive with it, But late game your needed for something else.
Pros / Cons
-Great early game
-Great for initiating if needed
-Massive AOE to bring down people in a team fight
-Easy to misjudge your power when first learning
-Your team has to work with you to make you useful
-Items cost alot for this build
-Not a auto attack build, AD > Attack Speed
-You will start to get targetted alot late game, Altho this can work in your favor sometimes
For runes, I use some pretty standard melee dps runes. Renekton benifits from CDR a fair amount so i use % per lv which catches up with the base % runes by time it starts to really matter.
I use a 22/0/8 build because personaly i dont favor greed much, but you can take a point out of the offensive CDR to put in greed if you really think it matters. You will not cap out on CDR if you do so tho, You hit 40.1% CDR with my guide so you need that little bit to cap it. In reality that probably doesnt matter much tho, its your choice.
Doran's BladeI use this item as a starting item because it gives me a little extra health and damage. The lifesteal is also nice since i dont get cull till lv 3.
BootsA little move speed early game lets you catch up, Altho in some cases you dont need boots THIS early with the runes vs slow champions.
Guardians AngelThe core item to my build and playstyle. There is a good chance you need to recall before you get the item item, so build the pieces you need in the order that you want. This HAS to be abused to make this build worth it.
BrutalizerSome CDR and armor pen is nice.
B.F. Sword x 3My build doesnt explictly show this, But in most cases, It is more worth it to build 3 BF swords before upgrading any of them. The reason i dont show this is because if people dont read this section they will mess things up, and if they do, they get this advice.
If you are left to farm you can get these very quickly, But if the enemy is making it hard to farm, you may need to just buy upgraded versions of BF swords, Stop farming them, and move on to the ghostblade. It is good for the movespeed boost and will save you, or get you kills depending on how you use it
B.F. Sword UpgradesDepending on how the game is going, You normally will build 2 blood thirsters and 1 black cleaver out of the B.F. Swords.
GhostbladeThis can be built earlier, But i dont suggest it in most cases. This item is a small boost on your brutalizer but its magic comes with the activation. It will let you disengage or chase as needed, Sometimes saving guardian for later.
I use this build to play extremely aggressive and normally end up going positive or at least even with as many assists as kills. You make for a great initiator early game due to your survivability and guardian revive.
In general, You want to save your being targeted to some extent. The reason is, If you die and revive, You will come up with full fury almost and can cull and dash out, Leaving you with a decent health pool. Of course this wont work if 4 people are standing around you and your team leaves you. This tends to happen sometimes, Just make your team aware your going to revive and blow up in the enemy team dealing massive AOE damage.
Late game, You will steamroll. Your ruthless predator will hit for upwards of 1100 fury charged + stun. This will let you pick of anyone.
This build works especially well in solo ranked when you have a partner you can coordinate early game kills with, You lane well with anyone else with a stun. Early game you should be able to domiante your lane except against a couple bulky champions or high ranged players that refuse to get in range of you.
Remember, You can dash thru minions, then dash into them and stun them to hold them there for a second to let your laning partner stun them as well. A couple early kills lead to a early guardian.
Renekton is a amazing farmer, He can aoe down a entire wave of minions. It is very common for minions to end up pushing in a group of 15+...You want to take every opportunity you can like this to go over and farm them. Your items tend to be very expensive.
When you are not helping your team push a tower, Or perform a gank, You need to be farming.
Creeping / Jungling
Its not worth it, Nuff said. If someone asks you to jungle, Tell them to forget it. It technicly is possible to jungle with renekton, But he is a slow jungler. Look elsewhere if you wish to jungle.