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League of Legends Build Guide Author Joxuu

Renekton - Chop chop their healths away!

Joxuu Last updated on October 1, 2012
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Strong Early-Mid

[VS]

Basic Tanky Renekton

Ability Sequence

2
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
1
8
10
12
13
Ability Key W
3
14
15
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/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction


Sup guys. My name is joxuu and this is my first MOBAfire guide of Renekton the nemesis of Nasus.
I have played Renekton for really long time now and I find him amazing, especially early-mid game. Most of the guides tell you how you build tanky Renekton, but this guide will show you, that he is also good AD.
Please give it a try :>

Champion Spotlight


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Summary

in a faraway world, Renekton was born a member of a race of bestial guardians created to serve as the rulers and protectors of their people. Alongside his brother Nasus, Renekton oversaw the upkeep of the Great Library, which served as both a vault of ancient knowledge and the repository of the teachings of the Cycle of Life and Death. While Nasus taught those scholars who came to study, Renekton served as the Great Library’s gatekeeper. He could sense the true natures of those who sought Nasus' teachings, and he sent away those with dark ambitions. Over time, however, his repeated exposure to this evil infected his mind. He grew furious with the malevolence in the hearts of men, and as he descended deeper into madness, he discovered he could quell the fury by cutting the evil from the men who possessed it. Unfortunately, the relief was as short-lived as the subjects, and the “butcher’s rage”, as it came to be known, would resurge ever stronger.

Consumed by his anger, Renekton turned on the one being who could defeat him -- his own brother. Nasus pleaded with Renekton to see reason. Realizing that he was beyond redemption, the despondent Nasus valiantly struck down his wayward sibling. Defenseless, Renekton waited eagerly for death’s release. It never came. He was spared when summoners from the League of Legends claimed his brother. Caught in the wake of this powerful spell, Renekton tumbled for what seemed like ages between realities. When he finally emerged, he was deep in the sewers of Zaun. Insane with fury, Renekton languished in his newfound home, driven senseless by his rage. That is until, by happenstance, he caught a familiar scent on the air. Believing that the familiar scent would guide him to the solace which was fading from his memory, he traced his brother to the Institute of War.


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Pros / Cons

Pros / Cons

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Pros


+ // Good Solo top
+ // Awesome stun
+ // Fun to play
+ // Escape & Chase skill
+ // Really nice abilities

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Cons


- // Somehow squishy
- // No long-range abilities
- // Bad against tanks
- // Not easy to master
- // Item independant


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Attack Damage
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
9
Greater Mark of Strength - Pick this simply, because it gives much more damage early game.
Greater Seal of Resilience - This will help you lane and get those minion kills, also helps later on, at late game.

Greater Glyph of Warding - Same as above. Will help you lane if you're going against AP and helps against those minions again. You can also go for Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist, if you want more late-game bonus.


Greater Quintessence of Strength - This will give you INSANE damage in early game! You certainly must have it on Renekton!


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Masteries

Masteries
1/5
3/5
4/1
4/1
1/1
1/5
3/1
3/1
1/
2/5
2/1
4/1
1/1

The mastery is for damage for early game and some defensive
for some early-game defense, not much of it, but they do help.
Those will relief the early game squishiness.

Masteries
1/5
3/5
4/1
1/1
3/5
1/1
4/1
3/5
2/5
1/1
3/5
3/1
1/


These are a must have for more tankier Renekton
Gives the defense that benefit's a lot especially early game, but will also effect in a nice way later on.


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Summoner spells

Summoner Spells


This really blackouts enemies during duels and helps chasing enemies a lot.
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This helps you for the last hits for the kills early-game.
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This helps you chase down the enemy, or just use it for escape. Deffinately worth of picking, if you're not happy with Exhaust or Ignite.


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Abilities

Early-Mid Renekton

Ability Sequence
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More Tankier Renekton
Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18


Reign of Anger [Passive] - This gives Renekton a red bar, which is called fury bar, if your below 50% health, it doubles fury gained from resources.
Also if you have 50% or more, it will give some nice extra bonuses for Renekton's abilities.


Cull the Meek [Q] - This is Renekton's best ability early game and why not late game. It gives Renekton health, which allows him to lane longer and it's used for harass. It does a great amount of AoE damage and the cooldown doesn't hurt either, so it mixes well with your ultimate.

Use this to last longer in the lane and do some damage & farm the minions
and can be used to push and when escaping, you can use this while running without loosing any speed, so you can heal yourself if possible while escaping.



Ruthless Predator [W] - Good stun that helps Renekton soloing. However, it also takes a while to hit, so I hope that time while hitting would get reduced, but anyways. It attacks twice or 3 times, depending if you have over 50% fury. Then stun duration exstends by 0.75 seconds if you have fury. Use this to stop enemy from escaping and first when ganking. You can also use this to stun enemy and then escape.



Slice and Dice [E] - Really awesome escape & dashing skill. It has a small range alone, but if you hit an enemy with slice, you can use it again dice. This allows you to chase up to people. It doesn't do that much damage, so I prefer not to use it much for damage, but it does decrease armor, if fury is aabove 50%.
This skill is the cherry top of the cake, for early-game harass.



Dominus [R] - Ultimate very similiar to Nasus' Gives him INSTA hp, AoE damage and slowly regenerates fury. Allows Renekton to easily rush into a fight, even 2v1 and also can save you from ignite for example.
Hes ultimate allows you to easily dive in next to tower and kill enemies counting that you can't kill them, but you can prove them wrong!


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Items & Their explanations (Strong Early-Mid)

Item Sequence











Health Potion
50

Health Potion
50

Health Potion
50

The Brutalizer
1337

Ionian Boots of Lucidity
900

Youmuu's Ghostblade
2900

Phage
1250

Frozen Mallet
3100

B. F. Sword
1300

The Bloodthirster
3700

Guardian Angel
2400

Last Whisper
1300




Boots of Speed & 3x Health potion - They will help you lane in the beginning and allows you to escape and chase + harass the enemy better.



The Brutalizer
Will give you more early cooldown reduction, which is really awesome along with boots of lucidity. It gives you also early damage and 15 armor penetration, all that for such a cheap price is insane, you can buy boots before brutalizer, if you feel that you really need them.



Inion boots of Lucidity - Will give you the extra speed for harassing & chasing, but it's really for it's cooldown reduction. Renekton's skills are far from spammable, so the 15% CDR reduction helps more than you think.



Youmuus Ghostblade - Quite cheap, for the bonuses it gives.
provides really nice active that gives you the missing attack speed, more movement speed for chasing, slightly more cooldown reduction, damage & armor penetration.



Frozen Mallet
Gives you a great amount of health and gives you permanent slow! Will allow you to chase down the enemies more easily and also gives you some attack damage.



Bloodthirster - Will help you lane longer and farm those minions, it's attack damage is also very good, which gives a lot boost for your Ruthless Predator



Guardian Angel
Should give you enough armor and magic resistance, to last longer in teamfights & gives the missing survivalibity. You can pick this before Bloodthirster, if you are getting targetted a lot, but I doubt that, since if you use Slice and Dice effectively, they won't get you.



Last whisper can be used to destroy tanks if they have a lot of armour, like Rammus or Amumu


Situational items






Warmog's armor, Force of Nature, Sunfire Cape, Randuinds Omen and Guardian Angel You can choose actually any of these, if your team does not have a real tank. They all provide good armour, health or magic resistance, depending about the enemy team.
You may also want to go for Atma's Impaler, if you decide to go for more tankish build and you have a lot of hp.



Madred's Bloodrazor
Can be picked for the same reason as you would choose Last Whisper if the enemy team has lot's of tanks.



Doran's blades
Are wise choice early game, if you haven't done well. Doran's blade give you early life steal and damage that can be useful while farming.



Black Cleaver
Couldn't fit in my core items, but it can be useful, to provide the attack speed you're missing, without counting the active from youmuu's. Can be picked if enemy team doesn't really have a proper tank.


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Items & Their explanations (Basic Tanky)

Item Sequence











Health Potion
50

Health Potion
50

Health Potion
50

Doran's Blade
450

The Brutalizer
1337

Ionian Boots of Lucidity
900

Sunfire Cape
2900

Phage
1250

Frozen Mallet
3100

Chain Vest
800

Atma's Impaler
2300

Guardian Angel
2400




Boots of Speed & 3x Health potion - They will help you lane in the beginning and allows you to escape and chase + harass the enemy better.



The Brutalizer
Is amazing item for early game, since it's really cheap and grants some attack bonus, but also cooldown reduction & armor penetration. This item can be replaced tough, for example by Force of Nature, if enemy team has a lot's of AP.



Inion boots of Lucidity - Will give you the extra speed for harassing & chasing, but it's really for the cooldown reduction. Renekton's skills are far from spammable, so the 15% CDR reduction helps more than you think.



Sunfire Cape
will get you in the real way of tankiness. It provides nice armor bonus and the extra health points will go in good use. Also 35 damage AoE is quite a lot early game.



Frozen Mallet
Gives you a great amount of health and gives you permanent slow! Will allow you to chase down the enemies more easily and also gives you some attack damage.



Atmas Impaler
Transforms your healths into attack damage! The healths from Sunfire Cape and Frozen Mallet pays off here. It gives the attack damage which you need and along that, it gives some armour and critical chance.



Guardian Angel
Gives you both armor and magic resistance, which you don't have much, but now you do.
It's effect is also very nice, it can save your life, with the revive it grants.


Situational items






Force of Nature
Grants you rest of the missing magic resistance and it's health regeneration is nice, while you may be farming minions. So pick this if you have lot's of AP against you.



Maw of Malmortius
If they have really many powerful AP champions, this may safe your life
several times and grant you some attack power to fight back better!



Randuin's Omen and Warmog's armor
Can replace Force of Nature or Guardian Angel, if you have extra cash and for the most important, enemy team does not have AP champions or just one not so good.



Wit's end can be picked if enemy team has many AP champions and if you feel like going for the kills, choose Wit's End, which attack speed can be very useful and it gives you magic resistance for every hit you make.



Last whisper can be used to destroy tanks if they have a lot of armour, like Rammus or Amumu and it simply gives you more AD to fight back better.



Bloodthirster - Will help you lane longer and farm those minions, it's attack damage is also very good, which gives a lot boost for your Ruthless Predator


2x Doran's blades
Can be picked early, if you haven't done well. Doran's blade give you early life steal and damage + health that can be useful while farming.


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Ranked Gameplay

The second build of Renekton in team 1 is more for the ranked plays.
It's more unpredictable, but also effective. The idea came from a friend.
Renekton isn't used often in ranked plays, but he can do fine there.
Situational items, depending about what the enemy team has: Guardian Angel / Last Whisper / Force of Nature or Infinity Edge


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Early-Game Harassing

Very simple guide how you harass them.
Get all your 3 abilities unlocked as fast as you can.

1. Use Slice and Dice to dive trough minions.

2. Quickly use Ruthless Predator and stun him (try to have over 50% fury for the extra dmg and stun).

3. Then use Cull the Meek for hp and damage.

4. Finally use Slice and Dice to get out. While enemy is stunned, he really can't come chasing after you.


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Gameplay

Early game, try to get to lvl 3 as fast as you can, the health pots will help you a lot.
Farm minions and get those last hits. After you have reached level 3, use the harass tactic that is posted above. Slice and Dice in, stun with Ruthless Predator, use Cull the Meek for health and damage, Slice and Dice out. Try get in same lane with a long-range champion, AP for example. Don't seek for supporters since your stun can help your teammate to take out the champion if you're unable to. Supporter would just take hits.
At mid game, you should have some attack damage already and your Ruthless Predator will do insane amount of damages. Use it for ganking and for harassing. your Cull the Meek should be around max at this point so it gives a lot of health, so you don't really have to stay back in fights.
Tanks are your worst enemies, don't go fight them alone, unless you have armor penetration items.
Late game is the worst time for Renekton, but these items should really allow you to do lot's of damage. In the end your Ruthless Predator, which does around 900 damage! Try ganking a lot and don't afraid to activate dominius early.
This is pretty much what a Tankier Renekton can do, but not as effectively.


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Team work

In teamfights, Renekton doesn't get targetted very often.
Use your ultimate dominius and stun them with Ruthless Predator
let your teammates do some damage and then use Cull the Meekfor last hit and healths.
You should be using Slice and Dice very often, so you don't get targetted.
Renekton Is really good at killing carries and after that supporters, so target them first!


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Why you don't jungle with Renekton.

Many people say, that Renektonis a good jungler and you should go for that build.
It's true that Renekton can jungle, but there is so many champions that are way better in jungling. For example: Olaf, Shaco, Udyr and so many more.
Renekton can have hard times jungling in the beginning and it's just not worth of it.
Jungling items first of all are not that effective and Renekton is way better laner and even more awesome solo top.
So people, stop jungling with Renekton!


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Pictures & Screenshots

25 minutes and the enemy surrenderedI picked youmuu's and bloodthirster first and chose to build Frozen Mallet as third, because they had all Tank / AP build so I wanted to go for the kills.
Was going against Vladimir Dr Mundo Amumu Teemo Cassiopeia
So it was quite easy for me to get the kills.

Didn't do that well, but we still won and I ended up with positive score.



All-around champion gameplays :D

Feel free to post a screenshot and I will post them here under your name.


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Changelog

-- 11.4 --
-Added "Thanks list"
-Added pictures
-Edited items list

-- 18.4 --

-Fixed icons of gameplay
-Added Tankier Renekton build

-- 7.5 --
-Fixed some coding

-- 15.5 --
Fixed some grammar mistakes, text lining.
Still going troughout the guide and adding some borders.


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Thanks to

Thanks to Rosephoenix's Renekton guide and jhoijhoi's "how to make a guide" ---> http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/making-a-guide-101506

Thank you for reading trough and hopefully you liked it & will try it out.
Feel free to post constructive comments and vote upwards if u liked it :D