Build Guide by Skyaz
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Hello, you've choosen to play Renekton. He's possibly 1 of the best solo top champions for ranked low/mid/high elo games. If you're looking for an early laning dominance build, this is the place.
Now you're probably asking yourself, why should i follow this guide? Well, if you're good at this game (last hitting, knowning all champions skills etc), you'll pretty much have stats like these by following it.
Pros / Cons
-AOE dmg based skills
-Good crowd control
-Can escape easy with his E
-Usefull ultimate for teamfights or 1v1
-Bad against ranged champions
-Vulnerable to hard CC
Runes are very important early game, and that's why i choose offensive runes and a bit of defensive ones.
I usually go with
Greater Mark of Desolation Greater Quintessence of Desolation
These are pretty standard runes for renekton, the Armor Pen is just too good early game, his lack of Magic resist can be covered with those seals, and the Cooldown is the cherry on top for early game harassment.
I use 0/21/9
Renekton doesn't need offensive masteries, he won't benefit from them, so i put 21 on the defensive tree, and 9 on utility.
Defensive masteries help you a lot when laning, you won't have to recall many times with them. The 9 masteries on utility are good for exping faster and for the improved ghost. Trust me, you don't really need 21 points on offense, neither 9.
Abilities and Early Game Domination
Ok, here i'm goin to explain you his skills, and how to use them effectively
His passive is Reign of Anger: Renekton gains 5 Fury per attack. Having 50 or more Fury empowers his abilities with bonus effects but drains 50 Fury when they are used. Out of combat, he loses 5 Fury every 2 seconds. When Renekton is below 50% Health, Fury gains are increased by 50%.
READ CAREFULLY: This passive is extremely good. With it you can stay in lane longer than your enemy, and it's good for early game harassment. It scales also with his skills! So if you use your Q or W you will get fury faster than using normal hits, since Renekton doesn't scale with Attack speed
His Q is Cull the Meek: Renekton swings his blade, dealing 40 / 70 / 100 / 130 / 160 (+0.6 per bonus attack damage) damage to nearby enemies and healing for 10% of the damage dealt, up to 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150.
When Renekton has more than 50 Fury he deals 50% additional damage and heals for 15% of the damage dealt, the healing hard cap is tripled. Consumes 50 Fury.
This is Renekton's best skill. When maxed, you can almost clear a wave of minions in 1 hit, it's good for harassing your enemy and it's perfect for teamfights.
When having FURY you can heal yourself for a lot when laning or even jungling.
REMEMBER to harass your enemy with this skill ONLY if you fight near minions, so you will get MASSIVE Lifesteal
His W is Ruthless Predator: Renekton's next attack swings twice, dealing 5 / 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 (+0.75 per attack damage) damage per hit, stunning his target for 0.75 seconds and applying on-hit effects.
When Renekton has more than 50 Fury, his next attack will swing three times dealing 5 / 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 (+0.75 per attack damage) damage per hit and stunning his target for 1.5 seconds. Consumes 50 Fury.
This is a stun bot skill, you can use it to assist a teammate, to save him, or to even destroy your enemy in 1v1. Use this skill carefully, for example, if you are vs nunu or a katarina, wait for them to ulti and then use it to stop them, you will probably save your team.
When using Fury, its damage is increased and the stun lasts much longer, depends on the situation, use it with fury only when you don't have minions around. Otherwise, use your Q with fury.
His E is Slice and Dice: Slice: Renekton dashes forward, dealing 45 / 75 / 105 / 135 / 165 (+0.6 per bonus attack damage) damage to targets along the way. If he hits a target he gains the ability to use Dice.
Dice: Renekton dashes, dealing 45 / 75 / 105 / 135 / 165 (+0.6 per bonus attack damage) damage along the way. When Renekton has more than 50 Fury during Dice, he deals 50% additional damage and shreds the armor of targets he hits by 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 for 4 seconds. Consumes 50 Fury.
This skill is amazing for escaping, for passing through walls and for harassment. Can't catch an enemy? use it on a minion, it will refresh, then use it to catch him and use your W to stun him. This is the best combo ever.
His ulti is Dominus : Renekton empowers himself with dark energies, gaining increased size and 300 / 450 / 600 health for 15 seconds. While empowered, he deals 50 / 75 / 100 (+10% of ability power) magic damage to nearby enemies and generates 5 Fury per second.
What can i say about this skill? Fiddle, Shaco and company need skills to fear the enemy? Use this skill and the enemy team will just run away because you're Renekton.
For Early Game Domination
Writing would be boring, so i'll post a video showing you how to play Renekton early game and showing the combos (healing/escaping/harassing/fighting).
Video coming soon.
UPDATE: the video will be delayed due to not having the possibility to fraps with this pc, i'll buy a new one in may.
I buy tanky/dps items such as frozen mallet, sunfire cape, youmuu's ghostblade, always. Never go full dps, or full tank, you will not be as good as tanky dps. If your team is crying because they don't have a tank, it's their own damn fault for not picking one
Standard items for starting. When you have farmed enough or got a kill, and you have 1100 gold, recall and buy Sight Ward and maybe some health potions if you haven't used them all.
Good, if you have these items and you haven't died yet, farm a bit or try to get some kills. After doing so, recall and buy . Perfect! now you have massive lifesteal and a permanent ward.
Next items are as following:
CDR, nothing better for Renekton.
Buy this item after the boots, CDR, damage and armor pen, it's what you need.
Good item for slowing, having HP and doing some dmg more.
Armor, HP and scales perfectly with your ultimate
Just get this after the sunfire
That phage didn't give enough HP, time to upgrade.
More Armor! More dmg! More critical! Perfect item for Renekton, more AD thanks to frozen mallet and Sunfire cape.
Last item, if it's a long match, and you die in a teamfight, maybe you can get a lucky ace if 2 enemies are alive with low HP after a teamfight.
Use the spells you want, this is just personal opinion.
I use and
You don't need the rest of the others spells, they're useless on Renekton.
But don't worry, stay tuned, i will update this build with more information.
For now, use it and post feedback please.