Warwick General Guide by 69CtrlAltDelte69
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The Types & Their Purpose
Basically the great thing about warwick is his sustain. He doesn't damage much but those consecutive hits healing him more and more over time can really make you unable to 1 v 1 warwick. The Life Steal build is to increase the amount of HP you regen when attacking a champion. You can also solo baron when you get the zeke's herald
The Bruiser build helps you tank most of the damage away from your team mates and with a decent amount of life steal in the build you can regenerate most of the damage dealt to you.
If you are absolutely owning your enemies follow this build. It has the strongest weapons for warwick making him unable to kill from all the life steal!
In The Jungle
1)Blue Buff(With a leash)
4)Red Buff(If low on hp, dont red buff but since Warwick has high sustain it should be possible)
(level 6) Gank a lane.
Items,Summoner Spells, Masteries, Runes, Skill Sequence
Items (reason you buy them)
Life Steal Warwick
Most of the items in that list are life steal items, hence the build name "Life Steal". My favorite item and the first item we finish is the Blade of the Ruined King made perfectly for Warwick, it slows down the enemy and returns some health to Warwick. The 2nd major item we finish is Ravenous Hydra with a passive that has AoE damage and more lifesteal and attack damage, this item is just the right fit to fill in for more damage. The 3rd major item, Frozen Mallet is there for extra hp and some damage but it also slows down our enemies for us. The 4th major item we finish is the The Bloodthirster increasing our damage and life steal this allows us to destroy enemies faster. The last item we finish is the Zeke's Herald giving was more life steal, allowing us to solo baron ourselves!(watch out for wards!)
In case you do not have a tank in your team, Warwick can also be a bruiser(High HP, Decent Damage). Changing into the cloth armor this time for the early Warden's Mail which we will build into a Randuin's Omen. Next we get some boots for faster mobility and a Phage for some early damage and health which we will build into the Frozen Mallet. We Will get some Kindlegem and build a Spirit Visage for increased health generation on our skills and also extra HP as well. We Will get another Kindlegem to build a Zeke's Herald giving ourselves and our team mates some life steal with the aura. We also get a Hexdrinker to save us against magic damage when we hit low and build that into the Maw of Malmortius for more damage and magic resist plus a bigger magic shield.
If you get fed a lot at the start and keep owning your enemies then switch to this build. Quickly choosing more damage and life steal over HP to quickly make them surrender at 20! Most of the items here are in the life steal build but some items like the Infinity Edge for higher critical strikes and higher damage. We also use Furor instead of home guard to play more aggressive against our enemies.
Flash is a great way to escape enemies chasing you by flashing over walls. This is why I suggest it at every single build.
Smite is the normal spell used for junglers like Warwick to smite the neutral monsters.
Ghost is mainly used to chase enemy players but when some champions like Master Yi, Hecarim, Rammus who run faster than you even with blood scent on you, Ghost is not preferred.
Although it is not mention in this build, Warwick can also solo top and ignite is best for that.
To teleport to turrets in need and possibly save them, teleport is only very useful this way. Without flash, Warwick has no escape ability, making him very easy to escape from or to chase after.
Not Good Spells
Really no need for this since Warwick has very high sustain.
Warwick is not a suicidal champ making this not suitable for him.
Warwick can already do this by sniffing out low health enemies with blood scent, there is really no need.