Build Guide by LetsMakeThisFun
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This is my 2nd build on Mobafire, and I decided to do Tristana, the moglin gunner, because you never see Tristana anymore in matches. I personally love tristana and I think she has so much potential. So I thought I would show you all my approach to Tristana and hopefully boost her popularity.
For my masteries I chose an offensive approach. I really tried to build up attack speed and critical chance. I put a point to increase the amount of the heal spell, and I added some basic things in utility to help you out.
I like to get explosive shot first, because it does a fair amount of damage if you decide for a beginning game gank, and the passive will help with minion farming and getting the gold necessary for your build. I get rocket jump next, because as other players more daring and taking risks with tower dives and ganks, you will need to get away fast and easily. also with rocket jump you will be able to gank more, by simply jumping into a battle to assist or initiate a gank. Also tower diving is much easier. If your opponent is below 1 bar and you know rocket jump will kill them, you can jump in for the kill, and due to rocket jump's passive you can rocket jump right back and out of turret range to safety. I stack those skills 1st and then stack rapid fire later when you get closer to tackling those turrets.
I selected a good amount of different rune stats to add to Tristana's effectiveness. I added armor penetration and attack speed. This will give Tristana a great advantage beginning game. Also the extra health quintessences make Tristana able to withstand some heavy damage beginning game.
Tristana's item build is carefully crafted to make her a heavy damage dealer end game. She will deal great damage with Black Cleaver and Infinity Edge. Also the combination of Phantom Dancer with Infinity Edge adds great critical chance and critical damage. I decided the Guinsoo's Rageblade was a great item for Tristana, because with full stacks it will give a great attack speed and damage boost, but also it gives AP which fuels all of Tristana's abilities and will add a good amount of extra magic damage. I threw in Madred's Bloodrazors because it is a great item for any champion with good attack speed (which you will have with Tristana) This item will also make Tristana perform well against tanks with a lot of health.
I get heal and flash, simply because you will not have much health on Tristana early game, and not much end game either. I got flash because if you use your ult and blast an enemy champion back, you might not kill them and they will most likely run. Flash will allow you to regain the distance lost and get the kill if rocket jump is on cooldown.
I like to get Explosive Shot, and Rocket Jump to lvl 3 ASAP. these skills combined are amazing for a quick gank. With Rocket Jump's passive you can jump in to tower dive and kill an enemy with low health, and then jump right back to safety without much health lost. Explosive shot's passive will help with minion farming early game and does good amount of damage with a DOT to enemy champions. And get your ult whenever possible at the regular 5 lvl intervals.
All in all, Tristana will be a force to be reckoned with, keep in mind, you will not have much health throughout the game so be careful. But with this build you will be killing enemy champions so fast...that you wont even need health ;)
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