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League of Legends Build Guide Author Estupratom

Renekton Hard Killer/ Tanker

Estupratom Last updated on February 18, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 0

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 21

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 9

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Attributes: Farmer, Fighter, Melee, Pusher, Tanker

Renekton The Butcher of the Sands's Abilities

Reign of Anger
(Innate): Renekton gains 5 Fury per autoattack. Having sufficient fury empowers Renekton abilities with bonus effects, but this drains Fury. When out of combat for 12 seconds, Renekton loses 5 Fury per 2 second.

When Renekton is below 50% life he generates 50% more fury.

Cull the Meek
(Active): Renekton swings his blade dealing physical damage to nearby enemies and healing for 10% of the damage dealt up to a hard cap. Each target hit grants 5 Fury, up to 25. Heal amount is tripled against champions.

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.
Physical Damage: 40 / 70 / 100 / 130 / 160 (+0.6 per bonus attack damage)

Cooldown: 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 seconds
Ruthless Predator
(Active): Renekton����¯�¿�½���¯���¿���½����¯�¿�½������¢����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½s next attack will swing twice dealing physical damage and stunning his target for a 0.75 seconds. Each hit applies on-hit effects.

When Renekton has more than 50 Fury, his next attack will swing three times dealing physical damage and stunning his target for 1.5 seconds. Consumes 50 Fury.
Physical Damage: 5 / 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 (+0.75 per attack damage) per hit

Cooldown: 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 seconds

Slice and Dice
Slice: Renekton dashes forward, dealing physical damage to targets along the way. If he hits a target he gains the ability to use Dice.

Dice: Renekton dashes, dealing physical 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 for 4 seconds. Consumes 50 Fury.
Physical Damage: 45 / 75 / 105 / 135 / 165 (+0.6 per bonus attack damage)

Armor Reduction: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30

Cooldown: 20 / 18 / 16 / 14 / 12 seconds
(Active): Renekton empowers himself with dark energies, gaining increased size and health for 15 seconds. While empowered, he deals magic damage to nearby enemies and generates 5 Fury per second.

* Cooldown: 120 seconds

Continous Magical Damage: 50 / 75 / 100 (+0.1 per ability power)

Health Gain: 300 / 450 / 600


* Renekton uses a new Form of Resource, Fury.
* Ruthless Predator applies on-hit effects twice in the normal version, and three times on the empowered version.

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Greater Glyph of Focus
-0.65% cooldowns

rune mandatory, it needs a lot of CD Red.
Greater Mark of Desolation
+1.67 armor penetration

It greatly increases the damage it causes.
Greater Quintessence of Fortitude
+32.4 health

It makes a big difference at the start of the game.
Greater Seal of Resilience
+1.41 armor

Simply good. You can also use the dodge runes.

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Perfect for the beginning of the game.
Do not even think about doing another boot, he really needs CD Reduction.
Red CD very useful, and increases your damage.
the items combos with his second ability, becoming very useful
Not a necessary item, but it is useful. He is a cheap item that's a good amount of CD Red, and improves regeneration of life, including his ability.
Slow in area, very useful, lots of armor, and a little CD Red. Very useful
Good damage, and combos with Ruthless Predator (second skill)
orDo whatever is most useful in game, or both.
Earn a good amount of life, and improves the capacity to gank.

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Summoner Spells

Good for battles and to gank.
Useful, but it works best with ghost.
Perfect to chase the target, dealing damage with the ultimate and stunned with his skill. Also useful to escape.
If properly used, can bring great benefits.
Just use against: Mundo and Swain
Always useful.

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Skill Usage

* Ruthless Predator resets the Attack-timer after usage, resulting in a possible fourth attack.
* The combination of The Black Cleaver and Ruthless Predator, which triggers on-hit effects, can give the target 3 stacks of the armor reduction debuff almost instantly. Using this at the beginning of a fight can decide its outcome.
* When you need to make a quick escape use Slice into a minion. This will trigger Dice and allow you to clear a lot of ground very quickly.
* When escaping through the Jungle, you can use Slice to go through the wall, hit a minion, then use dice to hop another wall leading to a large distance between you are whoever is chasing you.

Build Usage

* Ionian Boots of Lucidity are usually the most useful type of boots to Renekton, as he gains Cooldown Reduction, which is a necessity on him as his abilities have no cost and only have a cooldown.
* Renekton����¯�¿�½���¯���¿���½������¯������¿������½����¯�¿�½���¯���¿���½����¯�¿�½������´s damage output benefits most from Attack damage, Armor Penetration/Reduction and Cooldown Reduction, making items like Youmuu's Ghostblade , The Brutalizer and The Black Cleaver very viable for him.
* Items with On-hit Effects, such as Madred's Bloodrazor and The Black Cleaver synergize well with Ruthless Predator.
* While Nashor's Tooth provide 25% cooldown reduction, since Renekton has only one ability that utilizes ability power and has no mana, it should be ignored in favor of items more useful to his build.
* Frozen Mallet is a very good item for Renekton, as it allows him to stay in range and constantly use his abilities. Plus, it gives him some much needed Health, as he is pretty squishy early and mid game.


* Renekton's stats also allow him to man a 2v1 Lane quite effectively.
* Even though Renekton doesn't use mana, the Ancient Golem buff is effective on him early when he needs more Cooldown Reduction.

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On 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����¯�¿�½���¯���¿���½����¯�¿�½������¢����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½s gatekeeper. He could sense the true natures of those who sought Nasus����¯�¿�½���¯���¿���½����¯�¿�½������¢����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½ 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 ����¯�¿�½���¯���¿���½����¯�¿�½������¢����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½butcher����¯�¿�½���¯���¿���½����¯�¿�½������¢����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½s rage����¯�¿�½���¯���¿���½����¯�¿�½������¢����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½, 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����¯�¿�½���¯���¿���½����¯�¿�½������¢����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½s 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.

����¯�¿�½���¯���¿���½����¯�¿�½������¢����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½My brother has become hollow. Full of rage, but empty.����¯�¿�½���¯���¿���½����¯�¿�½������¢����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½ ����¯�¿�½���¯���¿���½����¯�¿�½������¢����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½ Nasus, the Curator of the Sands

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* Even though Renekton has the fury system, his spells don't cost any mana, energy or life to be used. The fury gained through attacks is used to empower them only, thus allowing Renekton to be considered the third champion whose spells have no cost (the other ones being Garen and Katarina).
* Renekton is the first champion that uses Fury.
* His title was previously The Eater of Souls, but was changed to the current by Riot after his sneak peek, most likely due to Nasus' Innate skill.
* Cull the Meek was orginally called Tyrant����¯�¿�½���¯���¿���½����¯�¿�½������¢����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½����¯�¿�½������¯����¯�¿�½������¿����¯�¿�½������½s Reach but was changed for unknown reasons with the release of the Champion Spotlight.
* Renekton is Nasus' brother.
o Renekton and Nasus are the fourth pair of champions shown to be relatives, the other ones being Morgana & Kayle, Garen & Lux and Katarina & Cassiopeia.
+ Of these, Renekton and Nasus are the second sibling pair who are enemies rather than allies. (the first being Morgana & Kayle )
* Renekton and Nasus both bear resemblance to old Egyptian Gods, namely Sobek and Anubis. However, Renekton's lore is more resemblant to Ammit, a half-crocodile demon that, upon Anubis's judgment of a heart being impure, would eat the heart of the impure one. This is similar to Renekton's judgment of who was worthy of receiving Nasus' teachings. As such, it needs to be stressed that Renekton is NOT an alligator or alligator-like being.
* In his lore, it states that he awakens in the sewers of Zaun. This is a reference to the myth that crocodiles live in the sewers of various large cities.
* Renekton's Outback skin is a reference to Crocodile Dundee, a 1986 Australian comedy film set in the Australian Outback and in New York City.
o His Outback skin can also be a reference to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles villain Leather Head.
* Both Nasus and Renekton have a "Galactic" skin. Renekton's outfit resembles Ra's from the movie "Stargate", while Nasus resembles one of the guards onboard Ra's ship.
* The weapon he wields bears a strong resemblance to a Bat'leth from Star Trek.
* Like his brother Nasus, Renekton has an ultimate that makes him bigger, gives him more health, and damages surrounding enemies.
* Renekton was first revealed in the Journal of Justice, Volume 1 Issue 8, as Nasus' brother, though his name was spelled Renekhton there.
* Renekton's quote, "Light meat, dark meat, it's all the same." is likely a reference from the TV series, The Walking Dead.
* The name of his ultimate, Dominus, means lord in latin.
* Renekton bears a few similarities with Illidan Stormrage from the Warcraft Universe;
o Their weapons are both large crescent blades, although Illidan wields two
o Both were originally benevolent, but then slowly became treacherous.
o They both hold a great hatred for their brothers; Renekton hates Nasus and Illidan hates Malfurion.
* Renekton's weapon bears strong similarity to Klingon's Batleth in the Star Trek universe.
* Renekton is one four Champions to have an Art Spotlight. Others being Swain, Trundle and Cassiopeia.