Build Guide by iNFuSeD
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iNFuSeD By Team-eQualite
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Doran's Blade or Doran's Shield + x1 Health Potion
Reasoning: Dorian Items, help twitch stay in lane longer. Added HP+Life Steal/HP regen+ 1 HP Pot. It really is up to preference. Dorian's Blade will more easily secure first blood due to the attack damage increase, but Dorian's Shield will increase overall survivability. *edit* I have been taking Dorian's shield more recently due to the survivability it gives (no reliant on auto attacking to get your HP back up.)
Second Item: Berserker's Greaves or Boots of Mobility or Mercury's Treads
Reasoning: Movement speed at the beginning will increase your overall time in lane. Boots are really about preference. I usually go Berserker Greaves to increase my overall DPS, but for those heavy gankers, Boots of Mobility is a better option. Mercury Threads are only for those idiots that don't know when to retreat and escape LOL jk. I recommend one of these three for your Twitch to be.
Malady or Executioner's Calling
Reasoning: I have heard that alot of Top Elo players consider life steal to be a noob item to be getting on Twitch. However, I really cannot agree. I normally have my boots and Malady by level 7, at that point most champions would have about 1k'ish HP. A malady would increase my DPS+make getting the lizard buff a whole lot easier and without taking damage. Executioners gives life steal, more crit crits, and shuts down HP regen hoars and healers. Taking Malady's passive into consideration+lvl 3-4 expunge will net you kill vs any champion at lvl 7 if you position yourself correctly and expunge at the right time. Another thing that's good about life steal on twitch is that when you use spray and pray and you hit massive amounts of people for ridiculous damage, you life steal off of all the things you hit. There have been times when I just sat there tanking with my spray and pray life stealing off of my attacks and survived a huge team fight because of it. Without that life steal I would have died, and died fast.
Reasoning: Twitch needs to dish out damage right? This is the best way to do it with a critical chance Twitch. Skip the stupid Avarice blades. Most matches finish before 25 minutes and avarice blades need 15 minutes before they even begin paying for themselves. I already have the crit that you do not with my runes at start up so I don't need two avarice blades to proc my crits. By the time u have the same amount of crit as me, I would have my malady and if we were to 1v1, well...I'm pretty sure my having the same crit rate as you, with higher attack speed plus malady's passive and my expunge being able to be used sooner would net me the win. Anyway, so what I usually do is I just buy parts of the Infinity Edge according to what I can afford at the time. Generally, though, you will want the BF Sword ASAP due to its significant damage increase. x) With an Infinity Edge you will have a 50% chance to crit, and it is very noticeable now when you are four hitting squishy champions.
Reasoning: After the Infinity Edge, you will have alot of DPS already. You can engage team fights and kill all of them... yes, you have your flash and cleanse, but what if they have something else to CC you? This is where Banshee's steps in. It will protect you from that extra bit of CC the enemy has, and will allow you to continue your spray and pray. It also gives HP and Magic resistance, two things Twitch is sorely lacking in. As they struggle to CC you, you will laugh and get even a couple more shots off. These extra two hits should be around 400-600 damage depending on the champion you hit. So, even if you yourself get killed in the process of being targeted, you did your job. You weakened your enemies past half health, and made it that much easier for your team to clean up the mess.
Sixth Item and Seventh Item (Sell the Dorian's Item):
Phantom Dancer or Madred's Bloodrazor or The Black Cleaver/ Last Whisper or Executioner's Calling or Oracle's Elixir
Reasoning: Usually Infinity Edge is enough damage to kill a team and you want to proc your crits for every hit, so you get a phantom dancer to do the job. With a phantom you get 82% crit rate at lvl 18. Inceased movement is always nice if you plan on back dooring something or whatever.
However, for those people that stack HP against you (i.e. Cho Gath that is fully feasted) Your crits will only be doing around 150 damage to them, which is not alot, lolz. So, you take the alternative path and go Madred's Bloodrazor's on them and let them eat faster attacks with 4% of their HP gone per hit. Granted, magic resistance would make the bonus bloodrazor damage about 2-3% HP per hit, it is still a very effective way to get rid of their HP.
Black Cleaver is a budget item for a similar situation, but for armor stackers. It takes time for the debuff to take full effect but overall the armor debuff might help in team fights as well.
Last Whisper is an even more budget item, but with arguably greater effectiveness because of its 40% armor penetration. Against a Rammus and Malaphite this is very noticeable.
Executioner's is another budget option late game. It provides extra crit and life steal for a very low cost. If you went malady first, then this is the item to get now.
Oracles is to be purchased, perhaps even before you reach this point. Buy one for Shaco, Eve, and enemy Twitches. Mostly, I purchase an oracles to get rid of pesky enemy wards. Let them waste their money. I will just take all their wards and teemo mushrooms out :D