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Tristana -- My Way

Last updated on April 17, 2011
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Cheat Sheet

Tristana Build

Ability Sequence

4
10
13
15
18
Ability Key Q
2
8
12
14
17
Ability Key W
1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R

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Introduction

So, I was getting tired of trying out other people's builds of Tristana and getting completely wrecked when I played as her. So, I decided, why not go back to how I was playing her? I'm a support character when it comes to start, but at the end I'm putting out massive enough damage that I don't care that I'm an assist rather than a carry. Now, when it comes down to it, I would rather be on the back lines making them eat my damage rather than be stomped down because I don't have any kind of back-up.


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Items

These items can be shifted around somewhat. Honestly, before I buy the Black Cleaver or the Bloodthirster I buy a second Dagger for the Attack Speed. Other than that, I generally follow this pattern unless I need more armor then Madred's Razors get pushed up a bit. The Avarice Blade is especially good for generating gold if you can't get a champion kill off early.


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Masteries

I focus on physical damage with a little Gold and Exp boosting. Simply because, it's kinda hard to get it when you start.


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Skill Sequence

I prefer this sequence over many others because I like to evenly bring Rapid Fire and Rocket Jump together after maxxing out Explosive Shot. It helps throughout those team battles to have both somewhat even, especially when you can combo them together.


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Runes

I choose mostly Armor Pen and Attack Speed because this is what you need to focus on first. Once you are firing like crazy, then you can build your damage up.


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Summary

All in all, Tristana starts off as a very squishy cannonneer with a giant target on her forehead. It's easy to get ganked and it's likely to happen since no one really wants you to get your damage up. If you can keep behind the Minions or your fellow champions, then you can slowly get your gold up and start to get everything in perspective.