Renekton Build Guide by KonnStann
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Intro to Pubstomping
I recently got into playing Renekton, and while the build I will be describing may not be the best, it is the one I go for whenever I get early kills. My reasoning for this is Renekton's early game damage is immense, and if you take advantage of that you could easily snowball into late game. I find this works really well if you have a laning partner with hard CC who is on skype or vent with you, as this coordination really helps with getting kills.
DISCLAIMER: Don't attempt this build in high ELO, you'll get killed way too fast, this is only for people in low-mid ELO, or those who want to get out of ELO hell.
Skilling Order, Masteries, Runes
I max Cull of the Meek for obvious reasons, due to damage increase and heal increase. This is your main farming skill, and gives you really good damage late game. After that, I max Ruthless Predator, for its insane damage output late game and really good stun. Renekton's E,Slice and Dice is saved for last, since it is used mostly for the mobility, both in chasing and escaping.
For his Masteries I go the standard AD carry taking increased cooldowns as well as spell pen, for his ultimate. I forgo utility for the extra armor and magic resist, mainly because we won't be building tanky till late game.
For Runes, i take arpen marks and quints, flat armor seals, and MR per level glyphs, for that extra tankiness, while still retaining your damage output.
My two faves are Exhaust and Ignite, which give me more early game power. I feel I don't need Flash because his E is usually escape enough, or Ghost for the same reason. Other viable spells are Teleport, for the map presence, and Cleanse for the defensive mechanism.
The core item build is pretty much the same as all the other Renekton guides out there, with the exception of Doran's Blade instead of Doran's Shield. It includes the Blade, Ionian Boots of Lucidity, and The Brutalizer. This item combo gives you really good Armor Penetration, damage, and around 30% CDR with masteries.
The next two items will both be Bloodthirsters, and i will explain why. In my opinion, Renekton is not an auto-attack champ, and as such doesn't need attack speed, just damage to boost his skills. The item that gives the most damage in-game is the Bloodthirster. It also gives you lifesteal, and having 2 gives you a total of 200 extra damage and 50% lifesteal, making your skills hit waaaay harder. keeping these stacked should be no problem, as after you get a BF sword, you can 1-shot the ranged creeps, and kill the melee ones in one hit.
After that, feel free to get a Guardian's Angel and a Randuin's Omen for tankiness, and then finish your Youmuu's.
NOTE: your W actually hits the opponent 2-3 times, proccing item effects, which when combined with lifesteal and its 1.5 damage ratio gives you a TON of life back. use it to turn fights around late game.
With Renekton, your safest bet for harassment comes with this simple combo: E in, W Q E out.
Escaping/juking: If you're in a bush, E into them, W, then E away. If not, head for the nearest jungle entrance by Eing through them.
In teamfights: R, E in, W the carry, Q, continue facerolling or E out.
Renekton's unique resource is fury. Fury is generated through dealing damage, taking damage, or your ultimate. Not a lot of things to remember, but here is the skill priority for the 50 rage bonus:
NOTE: I can't put E low enough. honestly, just wait for one of your other skills to come off CD.
YOU ARE NOT A TANK
YOU GO AFTER THE SQUISHIES
YOU ENTER THE TEAMFIGHT 2'nd
YOU GET THE CREEP, LASTHIT LIKE A BOSS
IF YOU DO THIS, YOU 1v1 THE TRYNDAMERE LATE GAME
any thoughts, post a comment. This is my first guide, so feedback would be appreciated. If you downvote, post why, and please don't downvote because this isn't viable in competetive play, I already said it wasn't. Have fun stomping!