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League of Legends Build Guide Author SKDav

Tristana

SKDav Last updated on May 2, 2011
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Ability Sequence

4
9
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
1
3
5
7
8
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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
Awareness
4/
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction

Hi, this is a DPS build for tristana. With this build, you can carry your team and do a lot of damage on any champion. You can easyly kill tank in 5 second and farm creep very nicely. It is also a double-edge sword because you are very squishy and often the target of team fight.


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Runes

My runes are quite simple and there is many runes combination you may want for tristana.

The runes i choose give armor penetration and critical damage.
I prefer these runes because i love to obliterate my ennemy. Even with other runes, you can kill easily with trist but i prefer taking them down before they get to me. These runes also put you in an ever more squishy position. So you need a good tank or support to back you up against many ennemy. If you hit and run, you are able to battle against any champion and most of the time, you can just hit and hit if you are fed enough.

There is many runes combination that are good, so let me give you some. I also know that each player has his playstyle so if you don't like these runes combination, it's ok to try others. These are just what I prefer. So heres the list :

Greater Mark of Cooldown Reduction
Greater Seal of Scaling Mana Regeneration
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
Greater Quintessence of Vitality
Greater Quintessence of Scaling Cooldown Reduction

You can combine the damage and armor penetration runes with these. Here why i consider these stats important.

- Cooldowns : If you can cast your Rocket Jump 1 second faster, it can save your *** sometimes. It is also nice to be able to cast Rapid Fire faster to kill even more.
- Mana regen : help you cast your 2 same spell i mentionned in the cooldowns sections. When your low in mana and you want to escape or when you want to finish up an ennemy champion, it's really nice to get this boost.
- Magic resist : Many champion deal magic damage and its always nice to get more protection on squishy champ.
- Health : You are squishy and a very good carry. So you will often be the target and so you want this boost to help you survive longer to be able to kill/escape.

Here is my runes suggestions. Always remember that it is my preference and that you may like other type of runes. So if you find any great combination, be sure to tell me so i can try it and maybe add it to this build.


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Masteries

For me the masteries is a question of "what spell am i gonna take?"

If you take ghost and exhaust like me, you can take the masteries combination : 21-0-9
if you picked other spell then maybe you want to boost them. (like flash)
But i think that whatever your spells are, damage is what take tristana to its peek. So try to get as many damage you can with your mastery.

And yes, spell damage is good because it kill creep faster with rocket jump.


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Items

The items listed in the build are the most common items that you can use. But, in this game, you need to get different items depending on the situation. Here is a list of these situational items :

Madred's Bloodrazor : Against Tank that has 4000 hp or more.

Wit's End : against lot of mage. This item is not used often, but it can be very good when you have the attack speed to rape all their mana.

Banshee's Veil : If you are sqishy and against a team that got a lot of CC

Guardian Angel : If you are always the target in team fight.

Zeke's Harbinger : Tristana is not really the best champion to support because she can die easily, but if you have a lot of AD in your team, and they are all close range, you will surely be the one to survive in a team fight due to your long range.

Mercury's Treads : Good against a lot of CC

The Bloodthirster : i put it in situationnal because it's rare that i have the time or the money to buy this item late game. I often pick up defensive item before bloodthirster if i am not killing enough and on the other side, if i am killing enough, they surrender before i have the time to buy them. So it's really just an add-on item for your damage output.


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Skill Sequence

It's pretty easy to select your skill sequence.

First : get your Explosive Shot

Second : get your Rocket Jump

And after that you max your Explosive Shot skill and Rapid Fire skill.

i prefer getting explosive shot faster because it kill creep so easily, but if you can harass ennemy champ, get your rapid fire to be able to kill them.


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Skill use

Tristana is an easy champion to play but if you want to master her, you need to use your skill more efficiently.

But before this, here some tip :

- dont initiate a team fight
- dont jump in the ennemy jungle if you dont know who is there
- dont use your Buster Shot in the start or in the mid of a fight

Tristana can use her movement speed combined with ghost to Rocket Jump over an ennemy and shoot him in the opposite direction with Buster Shot. Its a good way to gank solo player near a tower.

In team fight, you dont want to jump in the start, so just use your rapid fire to do great damage and if there is some dead ennemy champ, then you can chase them with your rocket jump combine with your exhaust spell.

Explosive Shot is more an harass skill and a finishing move if you know he is gonna escape your range.

After that, its up to you to try many skill sequence. There is many place where you can and cant jump to. so be sure to be close to them when you want to do a quick escape.


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Summoner Spells

I Prefer going with 2 easy spell : Ghost and Exhaust
There is other good spell like flash, ignite and teleport but i dont like them with my playstyle.

Flash is a really good spell but i hate its instant use. Its great but once its used, you cant do anything. i think its better versus champ like jarvan or other that can "trap" you but still, if you are a good player, you should not be in these situation because you can jump out or get them away with your ultimate.


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Summary

With tristana, play safe behind you tank and kill everyone hit by hit. Dont be greedy, take your time, hit and run, and once they try to get close to you, just explose your fury and "Boom" in their face!