Twitch Build Guide by TheWoWClown
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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.
I have different stats color-coded in the guide, just to maintain some organization
Attack Speed- Dark Blue
Movement Speed- Light Green
Armor- Dark Green
Magic Resist- Light Blue
Attack Damage- Orange
Survivability- Dark Yellow
Critical Strike Chance- Purple
Also, all stats will be italicized.
Greater Mark of Health
Greater Quintessence of Health
Greater Seal of Magic Resist
Greater Glyph of Armor
The Greater Mark of Health and Greater Quintessence of Health really help Twitch over come his "squishiness". It is always good to stay alive that much longer in a team fight.
The Greater Seal of Magic Resist helps Twitch survive longer in a team fight, as well as be able to 1v1 better, because of not taking as much magic damage from AP carries and major casters, for example, Karthus.
The Greater Glyph of Armor helps Twitch majorly in the "squishiness" factor that all Twitches must take into account. I seriously suggest these if you wish to survive. As survival is a key part of being effective in a team fight.
Deadly Venom: This is Twitch's passive ability. It applies poison to every basic attack he shoots, letting him do immense amounts of DoT(Damage over Time) damager. It stays on the target for 10 seconds and stacks up to 6 times.
- You don't have to chase champions as much, with Deadly Venom. If you get them low enough, your poison will finish them off.
- Great for getting last hits on minions, even if you are not attack them at that moment.
- Once you get full stacks, you can use Expunge to do a lot of damage, or Venom Cask to slow the enemy down, so they can not escape.
Amush: [Ambush] is Twitch's "Q" ability. It puts the user into a state of stealth. He can walk around without being seen with the enemies bare eye. Ambush has many uses such as Ganking, Escaping, and Scouting out territory beyond your control, on the map.
You're going to want to max out [Ambush] before[Expunge] and before[Debilitating Poison].
- Twitch can use Ambush to gank enemies very readily.
- Ambush can be used to get away, because you can activate it as long as you are not taking damage.
- Do not try and use it to sneak up on someone using Oracle's Elixir.
Debilitating Poison: Venom Cask is Twitch's "W" ability. This ability slows an enemy down based on the amount of stacks of Deadly Venom on the victim. This ability has a specified range of 1200. The uses of this ability are varied. Venom Cask is useful for running down an enemy, escaping from an assailant, and slowing down a whole bunch of enemies in a team fight.
You're going to want to max out [Debilitating Poison] after[Ambush] and after [Expunge].
- You can use Venom Cask to slow down escaping enemies, to finish them off.
- Venom Cask can be used to slow down a pursuer, as to help you get away.
- Using Venom Cask does not consume any stacks of Deadly Venom, so feel free to use it as much as possible.
Expunge HERE Expunge: Expunge is Twitch's main damage spell. It does damage based on the number of stacks of Deadly Venom on all enemies around Twitch. This can be used to quickly kill enemies in a fight, or exterminate a scared little rat, running from you.
You're going to want to max out [Expunge] before[Debilitating Poison] and after [Ambush].
- Use Expunge to kill an escaping enemy.
- Expunge can decimate an enemy, when you have 6 stacks of Deadly Venom on them.
- To kill Tryndamere before he uses Undying Rage, use Expunge to destroy what's left of his health, before he thinks he needs to ult.
Spray and Pray: This abilty makes Twitch's basic attacks go through enemies and hit multiple champions. This spell also increases Twitch's Attack Damage.
- Use Spray and Pray to hit all enemies in a team fight, getting maximum damage outcome.
- Using Expunge after hitting multiple enemies with Spray and Pray will give you a better chance of getting the kills.
- Will maximize damage in a 1v1, letting you get the kill, and stay alive.
and Attack Damage.
Critical Strike Chance and Movement Speed. This item can be bought if you are doing really well.
In this section I will show you how to gank someone from a bush right next to them. The first thing you will want to do is turn on Ambush. When the enemy passes the bush, walk out and get behind them, so they have to run through you to escape. Activate Spray and Pray if you have it, and shoot at the enemy. When you use all of the hits in Spray and Pray continue to auto attack. If the enemy starts to run away use Venom Cask and then Exhaust. If they make it through this, turn on Ghost, shoot them a few more times and use Expunge to get the final hit. There is a good chance you wont have to do all of these steps, and if at any step the target gets to low health, use Expunge to kill them.
Lane ganking is similar to Bush Ganking in the fact that the rotation is similar. In this you might have to use Ghost at first, to get to the target fast enough, and use Exhaust right off of the bat. This is because they enemy has an easier job getting to their turret if they are in the middle of the lane. Just follow the steps said before, and you should do fine. You have to be careful not to do a bad gank on someone though. An example is, if you are ganking Teemo, use Ambush before you get to the area around his lane, so that you are not spotted by his mushrooms.
Twitch is a very useful champion in team fights, when he is not being focused. To avoid this, wait until the fight starts to come out of Ambush use Spray and Pray and mow down the enemies. When your ultimate runs out, use Expunge to clean them out. It is easy to get triple kills and up with this rotation. Make sure multiple enemies are in one area when using your ultimate, to get the biggest and best effect.
Twitch is one of the most fun champions to play in League of Legends, in my opinion. If you have any questions about my guide, or about Twitch himself, Personal Message me or leave a comment.
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Have fun in the sewers.
P.S. Thanks to Jhoijhoi for the separating bars and some of the formatting and editing tips.
V.1(4/9/12)- The guide is released for the first time.
v.2(4/9/12)- The guide is drastically changed, and is made much more in-depth.
v.3(4/11/12)- Toned down some of the aesthetics. Added in resizable icons in items section.
v.4(6/10/12)- Redone summoner spells and item selection to increase resistances.
v.5(6/11/12)- Redid the runes to increase survivability. Fixed a couple of errors.