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Maximum Glass Cannon Tristana

Last updated on January 2, 2011
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Ability Sequence

4
7
8
9
10
Ability Key Q
2
12
13
14
15
Ability Key W
1
3
5
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 22

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 8


This is the maximum DPS build I have been able to find after hours of trial and error testing, taking into account *everything*, that includes armor penetration (& enemy armor), runes, masteries, even the 100 extra damage every 4 attacks on sword of the divine.

This build focuses around getting E to level 3 for early-game harassment (it scales piss-poorly into mid-game though so only use it as a farming and anti-healing tool by then), and getting Q to level 5 as fast as possible, for the 90% attack speed buff.

You want to active Q and the active on Sword of the Divine at the same time, it boosts your damage output quite considerably, to somewhere around the triple the normal values. Make sure to get red and green buffs after your first Zeal, before that don't waste any money except wards if absolutely needed so you can rush your core build. (Ask your jungler to ward for you if you're in a premade, you need the 180 gold)

This build has a very high risk-reward factor. You need a lot of experience playing Tristana to make it work, since you'll go down immediately if you're out of position or can't rely on your team. Make sure to use SotD's active also to counter blinds and dodges.

And yes, a second bloodthirster does more damage than a second phantom dancer since you already hit the 2.5 cap with your Q's active - don't trust leaguecraft.com's calculator.

Also, don't question the item order. There is literally no better way to spend 4k gold than rushing an Infinity Edge, no matter what. Do not, I repeat, do NOT buy Berserker's Greaves *ever*, they're a waste of your money. Do not stack Doran's Blades - you'll do a bit better in early game, but your performance in mid will be awful. You can start off with a Doran's Shield instead of a Blade if you're facing somebody who can harass well, like Teemo or Malzahar - the HP regen helps.