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Tristana Build Guide by Amorath

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Amorath

Tristana The Riot Commander

Amorath Last updated on April 3, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 24

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

This champion in my mind can be the most fun for the price. Tristana is currently listed at 1350IP in the riot games store. Tristana is very strong early game and she can easily get the first blood. Tristana when starting with other ranged characters such as GP or MF can usually dominate the lane.Try to get as many kills early games as possible because Tristana fed mid game can drag in more kills. Tristana in group fights should wait until most chammpions are lower health, She should lead off with rocket jump and then auto and explosive shot for easy kills. As a reminder, Tristana is a very strong champion, play very aggressive with her, but when running away from a fight use rocket jump and flash for a quick getaway!


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Pro's and Con's

PRO'S
~Strong early game
~Very High Critical Damage
~High AD
~Good for getting out of sticky
situations

CON'S
~Weak at late game group fights
~Expensive items
~Often times will need another ranged person in lane


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Early Game (Levels 1-5)

To start out the game you will want to hide in the far bush closest to their turret... Once in range pop ignite and explosive shot to take out a great amount of their damage. If you get first blood go back to get Bersekers greaves. When you take out one player at a time for most of the game it is called zoning. Zoning is a great strategy to get really fed as Tristana early game. This strategy can help you get to lvl 6 very fast.


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Mid Game (Levels 6-15)

Once you have gotten your ultimate, I consider it to be Tristana's mid game. This is because when she gets her ultimate her damage output will increase mahjorly. The best strategy to kill someone once you have reached level 6 is to let your team bait a player and to use your ultimate to knock them closer to your turret. This will cause the turret and your team to attack the player and get easy kills. Once you get to the phantom dancer you will kill players much easier due to Critical strike. Use Crit as an advantage when you play Tristana.


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End Game (Levels 16-18)

Now your have reached level 16 and your build should be close to done. This build focuses on crit, so nearly every time you hit someone crit will take out much more damage. at this point in game, Tristana should be able to take out turrets very quick. One warning is Tristana in team fights is very weak, so always let your team jump and initiate in the fight later.


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Farming

Tristana is a champion who needs a lot of gold to be good, so simple last hitting of minions can finish your build in no time!


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Team Work

Tristana will carry your team very hard early game, Tristana is phenomenal at ganking other lanes, by using your ultimate to knock back their players into your turret, you can grab a couple easy kills, in team fights Tristana will always need to come later, this is due to her lower health than other players, but once you initiate, your crit will deal tons of damage.


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Summoner Spells

For this build I have chosen Flash and Ignite, this is because flash + rocket jump makes for an insanely easy getaway. Ignite I use early game for lots of kills, and I use it in group fights to contribute majorly and to snag a couple kills


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Lanes

For Most champs lanes are a must, but with Tristana, I go any lane. Mid will benefit you most, because in mid, You can farm by yourself and get twice the xp helping your team later in game.