Most Common Build Order
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.
Threats to Urgot with this build
|Riven||A skilled Riven may be able to dodge your E, but if you can get her at the end of her dashes or during an animation, you can pull of your poke combo and push her out of lane easily.|
|Darius||Has a stronger all-in than you, stay just out of his range and use your poke combo to push him out of lane.|
Hey guys! This is my first guide ever! So let's get started.
I've been playing Urgot off and on for a while now, but this preseason is what really got me excited about him. All the changes that affect Urgot this preseason are buffs. Masteries? Yup. Changes to Maw of Malmortius and Youmuu's Ghostblade? Yup. Oh and the new item Death's Dance even gives Urgot some sustain that actually works with his kit! It's a good time to praise the Urgod.
Purpose of this Guide
This guide is mainly about what abilities to take, masteries to use, items to build, etc. I will not go in-depth on how to play Urgot, the mechanics of his abilities and combos, or how to play him at each stage of the game. I feel like a lot of people are confused about how to build Urgot since the preseason changes, and I hope to address that with this guide.
This section is going to be all about
, really. This is by far the best keystone on Urgot, and the cunning tree has
, which are both awesome for him.
Not convinced? Well I'll just cut to the chase. The reason why Thunderlord's is so good on Urgot is because you can proc it with your E -> Q -> Q combo. If you land your E, there's basically no way you won't land your two Qs. This means you will be able to proc Thunderlord's super easily every time it is up.
Want to win lane? Pay attention to Thunderlord's cooldown and use your combo when it comes up. During laning it does enough damage to push most opponents out of lane. Welcome to the Church of Thundurgod, brother.
The following items are presented in the order you will buy them in most games. Always remember to think about it when you are in game though! Different situations call for different items to be built at different times. Always be mindful of the game you're in and which items would most benefit you and your team in the situation you're in.
Doran's Blade is pretty safe and works alright. Corrupting Potion will make your poke really strong. Cull will get you to your big items a tiny bit faster, but your opponent may be more motivated to stop you from farming or beg their jungler to camp you. Pick whichever starting item fits your play-style and the matchup.
Farm until you have enough for Tear of the Goddess and back when you get a chance. This will ensure that you have plenty of mana to harass and push your opponent out of lane.
Your next item will be The Black Cleaver. Notice that your Noxian Corrosive Charge already shreds armor. Plus each tick of Corrosive Charge applies a stack of Black Cleaver's armor shred. This means you will be shredding up to 50% armor in an AoE with one ability. For added fun, couple this with a strong AD assassin or marksman and watch them melt people.
After Black Cleaver you will probably want to finish Manamune. This will give you some nice damage. And later Muramana will be an awesome item to have because of the huge mana pool it gives and the active which procs on your Acid Hunter.
Frozen Heart is a great item on Urgot. With it you will be super hard to kill for a lot of champions. Plus the mana is nice and the cooldown reduction is amazing. Don't bother getting it if the enemy team has an insane amount of AP. For example: Vlad, Zac, Azir, Corki, and Sona.
This item is awesome for Urgot. It gives health based on all physical damage you deal. So you will heal off of your Acid Hunter! I consider the creation of this item a buff to Urgot overall. Almost always a great pickup later in the game.
Here's another item that got better for Urgot this preseason. Urgot likes armor penetration and attack damage, since it makes his Acid Hunter hit harder. The magic resist is pretty nice too if you're against a lot of magic damage. The spell vamp passive even gives you some healing on your Acid Hunters. Definitely a nice item to try out in some situations.
Looking to get tanky? Need magic resist? Having trouble with poke on the enemy team? This is the item for you! You won't build this very often, but it does a really good job in rare the situations when you build it.
Why you shouldn't buy Iceborn Gauntlet
I've heard a lot of people say Iceborn Gauntlet is good on Urgot, but it really isn't. At this point it is just a noob trap. First of all you already get enough armor and cooldown reduction from Frozen Heart. Also the slow field is tiny as hell since you're a ranged champion. Additionally, your attack range sucks and you probably don't want to get that close except when you're doing some free harass in lane. And here's the kicker: slows don't stack anymore and you're already slowing with Terror Capacitor all the time so the slow on Iceborn Gauntlet is worthless.
Regarding Youmuu's Ghostblade
This seems like a pretty good item. All of its stats are good on Urgot now that the crit chance is gone. If you like this item, go for it. Personally, I never find a place for it in my build. Usually I will just grab Maw of Malmortius instead.
This guide is sort of a work in progress. I will try to update it and improve the formatting!