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League of Legends Build Guide Author Death Rising

Twitch - The Plague Harbringer

Death Rising Last updated on August 7, 2010
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 9

Description: Twitch is a very unique fast hitting killer designed for picking off weaklings or to dominate team fights.

Skills:Ambush - Twitch hides in the shadows, waiting for a nearby enemy. If he attacks, he will gain bonus attack speed.
After 1.25 seconds, Twitch becomes stealthed for 20/30/40/50/60 seconds. If Twitch attacks a unit while Stealthed, he gains 30/45/60/80/100% attack speed for up to 10 seconds, depending on how long he was stealthed before attacking.
Cost 60/60/60/60/60 Mana
Range 20
Ambush is a stealth mechanism can be used for stalking getting away and obviously valued for its attack speed bonus.
Debilitating Poison - Infects all nearby champions with Debilitating Poison, slowing their movement speed.
Slows nearby enemy champions' move speed by 30%, plus 6% per Deadly Venom they have.
2.5/3.25/4/4.75/5.25 second duration.
Cost 80/80/80/80/80 Mana
Range 200
Pretty simple used to slow so you can get away or catch up and kill or just stunt there movement. DOES BRAKE STEALTH
Expunge - All nearby enemies secrete Twitch's toxic venoms from their bodies, dealing damage for each stack.
Deals 30/60/90/120/150 +(AP) magic damage to each nearby poisoned enemy, plus 20/30/40/50/60 additional damage per stack of Deadly Venom applied to them.
Cost 90/90/90/90/90 Mana
Range 200
Expunge is used for killing run away enemies or just damaging a lot of poisoned enemies or plainly hurting a foe DOES BRAKE STEALTH
Spray and Pray - Twitch closes his eyes and fires his crossbow as fast as he can, spraying piercing arrows ahead of him.
Twitch gains 40/60/80% attack speed and his attacks become long range line missiles for 7 seconds, dealing 100% damage and poisoning all enemies hit.
Cost 150/150/150 Mana
Range 1200
This skill is where enemy team fights are put down, it increases your range by 100% letting you sit back and watch and damage is still 100% and it poisons every enemy the shots pass through DOES BRAKE STEALTHand stealth effect doesnt apply so shot once and then activate.
Deadly Venom - Twitch's attacks infect the target with Deadly Venom, which deals damage each second, stacks up to 6 times, and lasts up to 8 seconds.
Simple applys poison to every shot you fire and is used to initiate skills such as Expunge each new stack of venom renews the time of deadly venom, it can also be thought as a health regen halter.
Summoner Skills
Recommended: Exhaust - useful for 1 on 1 and being able to win slow with exhaust is a devastating slow on your side.
Flash - Useful to get close or to stealth and get away from damage long enough for it to take effect and can be used to fly over walls.
Ignite - Not really recommended as your poison already does about this, just useful for throwing it on and getting a kill.
Cleanse - May be useful to get away but damage is usually still applied with stuns/snares so really no point...
Not Recommended: Teleport - Your job as twitch is to explore and stalk as well so getting to a destination faster isnt very useful.
Revive - Use if you like to feed!
Clairvoyance - Again you explore no point in getting this.
Clarity - Your mana costs are usually low besides ultimate a waste of space.
Rally - Usually when the enemy sees you shooting them they run, with rally there no real point to add a miniscule 35 attack damage to your huge damage.
Smite - Yay you killed..1 MINION!
Ghost - No real point when you can stealth and slow about 60%
Heal - Your squishy heal will give you a extra second of life...for 1 or 2 shots in...might help but i doubt it
Fortify - This is up to you extra minion damage could just take smite but tower defense is up to you you can stealth so running away while they dive you is no problem.
Items: Twitch benefits GREATLY from items so i start out with Avarice Blade for the extra gold and with greed thats 6 per 10 seconds and the extra critical chance is nice.
After that i go for boots to attack faster and get around faster so obvious choice is Berserkers Greaves
Mid Game: about mid way into game you'll notice enemies can sometimes dodge you ultimate by just moving left or right, if so it means you need more attack speed so get a recurve bow and after 1k buy Last Whisper for armor pent ensure that most of your damage is applied. After that theres Situational Items if the enemy team has a lot of tanks/high health champions dont stand back and wait for a opening MAKE YOUR OWN with bloodrazorwhich instantly chops away 4% of there health a shot so in 2.5 seconds 20% of there health is gone appealing right? BUT if the enemy team is mostly squishys such as tristana or another twitch or ashe go for Infinity Edge to boost damage and have the bonus 50% to a critical hit which youll be doing a lot of. You should evaluate and determine which to get first after you get the item go for the other. Some people think getting Black Clever is better then last whisper but i DO NOT recommended this as it will destroy your attack speed and harm most of your armor pen as some tanks get about 200 armor so the limit on cleaver isnt useful the damage is nice but last whisper has some more penetration in this case.
Final minutes: during this time the game is closing and most of anything will decide the victor so the extra firepower with lifesteal comes into hand grab a Bloodthirster off your shelf of demonic weapons and finish that Youmuu's Ghostblade for extra critical and pen, as well as its cd reduction and active ability.
High damage output and attack rate
Escape mechanism if no wards/oracles are nearby.
Large range of weaponry that fits well.
Very weak starting off
Hard to choose a balance of items
A Primary team target
Overall twitch is a great pick for initiating and exploring as well as damage output and speed.