Warwick Build Guide by Come at me bro
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Welcome to the beginners guide for Warwick, the Blood Hunter! In this guide, I will give you some hints and a guideline on how to play Warwick.
Warwick counted himself amongst the most powerful and revered men in his home city-state of Zaun. Over the course of his infamous career as an alchemist, Warwick won many honors for his craft, not the least of which was a lucrative offer for service in the Noxian military during their campaigns against Ionia. Sequestered in his labs far from the front lines, Warwick and his apprentice Singed toiled relentlessly to manufacture all manner of appalling concoctions for the Noxian army. So potent was his art that even the greatest of Ionia's healers - under the leadership of the Starchild Soraka - struggled to combat the poisons and chemical weapons generated by his despicable mind. Warwick's reign of terror grew so horrific that his very name became a curse in the eyes of his Ionian foes, and they began referring to him only as ''the Deathmaker.''
But even one under the protection of the Noxian High Command is not wholly beyond the reach of retribution. For as Soraka strode across the myriad of death and destruction left in the wake of one of Warwick's chemical attacks, her heart finally gave way. She called down the wrath of the cosmos on Warwick, wishing that his form should mirror the cruelty in his heart - a curse that would come at the price of her aspiring divinity. Within his laboratory, a terrible thirst took hold over Warwick. As his apprentice looked on in horror, Warwick threw open the doors to his bastion and sprinted off toward parts unknown, a bloodcurdling howling marking his passage. He had become a werewolf; a wild, murderous beast. Today, the Blood Hunter fights for Noxus within the League of Legends... thankful of the curse that his now-mortal enemy bestowed upon him.
The way I lay these items out is generally for a 3 v 3 game, and for you that are familiar with a 3s game, you know about the infamous gank that always seems to happen at the beginning of the game. For those who generally play only 5s games or are new to the game, usually at the beginning of the 3s game, both teams fight to get to the bottom bush or somewhere near the bottom in order to get the upper hand by getting first blood. The way i customized my items is to be able to hit hard at the beginning of the game so your team can get first blood. By getting the Long Sword at the beginning you are now hitting harder as usually get boots or something with Lifesteal or AP. Since Warwick has a passive Lifesteal it is not needed in the beginning of the game.
I find it best to get Hungering Strike first. By the time Me and my teammates are down at the bottom if we in the bush first I find it easier to have your tank to be closer to the enemies base side of the bush. When the first person from the other team runs to the bush, they are generally stuck by everyone beating on them, and since you do have a likely chance of getting hit, you are taking life way by hitting them with Hungering Strike and you tend to hit them hard with the Long Sword. I then follow by getting Blood Sent so that I can see injured enemies that think they can get the upper hand by hiding in the bush. Since they are most likely waiting there for Warwick injured they tend to have a teammate next to them which would become visible if they are close enough to each other. If your team is doing amazingly, you might be pushing on a tower which is why it is helpful to have Hunter's Call so that you (and teammate if you are bottom)are hitting the turret fast enough to do as much damage as you can before you attacked by the opposing team. It is best to NEVER, AND I MEAN EVER USE YOUR ULTIMATE IF IT IS YOU ATTACKING 3 PEOPLE!!!!! The best time to use Infinite Duress is when you know where mos of your opponents are so that you are not ambushed while still hitting your enemy. If you really want to be fed and your team is fighting off two of the other champions, I find it best to use your ultimate on the ranger/caster followed by a Hungering strike blow. If you are fed by this point, right there the ranger/caster should be dead.
I chose these Summoner Spells usually cause it helps to get kills pretty fast and you tend to become annoying to the opposing teammates.
Exhaust can be used in two ways: Option 1, You are trying to bring down someone quick so you can get a kill, with the applied Masteries, your exhaust will reduce your opponents armor so you are hitting hard as hell. I found it fun and easier to kill people by Exhausting them, use my Ultimate on them and BAMM they are dead. Option 2, Exhaust can be used as a weapon to get away so that you can live to fight again, usually sometime soon. The exhaust will slow down your enemy and if they have less than 50% Health, you can run fast and they will not be able to catch up to you unless they stack some speed...
Flash can also be used in two ways: Option 1, if your enemy is trying to get away and she/he has speed items or buffs, flash can be used to get to them to deliver the final blow. Option 2, Flash can be used to get away as most people use it frequently to get away from their killer. Flash can be used to flash through walls if you use it at the right time at the right distance. This will help you get away easily.
This build can greatly help you on farming for XP or money. By getting Madred's Razors first, you can easily farm for money quickly since you have the chance of dealing 500 damage to minions while hitting them. With this build, I have been able to farm minions so fast and actually been able to push and destroy a tower and get away before the opposing team got to me. With this build i have also been able to get the dragon buff by level 7 alone. I have done this by hitting the dragon popped my Hunter's Call and while I am hitting the dragon, his hp is dropping fast by the 500 additional damage hitting him. I use Hungering strike just to gain my health back and dealing more damage to it at level 7. If you seem to have trouble taking down the dragon at level 7 by your self with this build, you might have a better chance of taking it out with Smite (which would be more helpful to have instead of flash if you prefer to jungle). At higher levels soloing the dragon becomes so simple that you do not have to use Hunter's Call and you will not be able to tell that you lost much health, if you do lose a lot of health at a high level, then it will not be much from the passive lifesteal giving you most of it back. This build also helps to get all the possible buffs pretty early in the game by yourself.
Try it out, and if you fail, YOU ARE DOING WRONG!
Have Fun with trying out this build, but if you are having trouble with it and want to actually be successful, PM me and I'll get back to you soon!