I have been playing League of Legends for a good 5 - 6 months and have played almost every single champion Riot has to offer, Renekton really appeals to me because of his lethality. Renekton is one of the few champions I like in league of legends, I have been playing Renekton since Riot released him, I have yet to stop or not have fun with him. More times then not, I decimate the enemy players with this build. I hope you enjoy and use my build for your gaming pleasure.
Renekton's an interesting champion, his mid/late game is very dependent on how you do on your early game, that's why I personally like to play it safe until I get my ultimate unless I have a champion like Zilean or a champion who can do very well early game to carry me. For example, one game I laned with a Nunu who's early game was great, and at level 3 we got first blood and at level 5 we got a second kill. In turn this made my mid/late game amazing, I went 17/0/16. Another example is I played a game with a Master Yi, we gave the other team first blood at 3 minutes and 4 more kills before we even hit level 10, mostly because of the lack of early game survivability. Which in turn made my mid game and late game horrible, I went 5/7/9 and we surrendered 30 minutes in.
Pros / Cons
1. Renekton can be a ridiculously over powered champion if played correctly.
2. His mid and Late game can be so powerful he can start to 3 - 4 shot people.
3. His itemization is very easy to follow, usually Attack Damage/Attack Speed or Critical Strike/Attack Speed.
1. His early game can be horrid if with a bad lane partner or bad map awareness (like every other champion :P).
2. He is very squishy most of the game, which is why I get life steal items.
Masteries - Why these?
Offensive - I take the obviously route in damage for boost in damage through physical damage, I also got the cooldown reduction in there as well, it helps with having Dominus up for teams fights/being able to spam your ability more often.
Defensive - Why go into defensive you ask? I found that with that dodge seals, the speed boost is significantly better than just 1 gold every 10 seconds/health regeneration.
Lane Partners/Team Fights
When it comes to Renekton's role in a team fight, he is a champion who catches up to someone trying to run away, stuns them and then the rest of the team or the lane partner catches up and kills the player. In the case of who is good to lane with Renekton, taunting champions are an amazing combo with Renekton, stuns are second best because stuns couple very well with Renekton's insane damage/stun ability, especially with 50 fury. Slows are pretty good but not nearly as good as taunts and/or stuns but can do very well anyway. Renekton is very dependent on his lane parter, I've attempted to do a 2v1 lane with Rekenton but his lane presence early game isn't too good, with the coming patch, it should improve by a large amount.
When it comes to Renekton's skill sequence, it's very prioritized after level 3.
Level 1 - Cull the Meak
2 - Ruthless Predator
3 - Slice and Dice
After level three, the priority for skills is :
2. Ruthless Predator
3. Cull the Meak
4. Slice and Dice
When it comes to killing people as Renekton, the way I open up on people goes :
Slice and dice towards them if ghost isn't up, otherwise ghost to them with Ruthless Predator ready with 50 fury, get the stun off, pop Dominus, Cull the Meak, if the player is still alive, Slice and Dice to keep up with them/auto attack them until Ruthless predator is up. More times then not, they are already dead but otherwise rinse and repeat.
Renekton is a very squishy champion but can have amazing potential if you know what you're doing, and through this guide, you should know how to bash people's skulls into the ground. Please leave a comment on what you thought about my guide, even if it's negative or just a friendly suggestion.