Warwick Build Guide by nlreturns
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EDIT1: IM CURRENTLY TESTING THE BUILDS: I WILL UPLOAD ALL GAMES ON LOL-RECORDER UNDER THE NAME: ABILLITY - BUILD TEST (buildname)
ex. Abillity - Build test (ww jungle1)
This build is yet made out of in-game experience playing VERSUS Warwick and has not yet been tested COMPLETELY. I AM planning to test them ASAP, but until that; don't use this build if you're a new Warwick player; there excists a guide for that, so READ ON!
PS. I will update the build/guide as soon as I have played Warwick enough (check in later for more precision in this guide/build!).
Hello Mobafire! This is my first build I've ever made (after playing LoL for a damn long time).
First I'd like to introduce our champion.
Warwick, he's a melee fighter, able to go either AP or AD and ridicilously good at tanking when build alright (more info on that later). He's also able to do a nice jungle without problems and able to kill few counter-junglers!
Pros / Cons
+ Can go AP/AD/Tank/Jungle
+ Can turretdive with ult for easy kills
+ EXTREAM lifesteal with this build..
+ Detect stealthed enemies with low hp
+ When winning 1v1, running will be impossible for your opponent
+ Plenty of cool skins!
- Not the BEST jungler
- Looks like he's stroking his enemies instead of hitting
- Seems to be a 'furry'
Created through-out 12-1-'12 - 13-1-'12 (europe dates: 12 january - 13 january 2012)
Released 13-1-'12 (13 january)
Testing the build (without ACCORDING runes)
Testing the build (with runes)
Improving the build (after testing)
More use of pictures (jungle map/champion pics etc)
Any possible Feedback
As if you're here for the jungling build/guide; you'll have to read this. If you're not; you can skip this completly as it will not give extra tips or anything; there will be a whole chapter about ganking and stuff so dont worry.
THERE WILL COME A VIDEO FOR THIS PART, SINCE JUNGLING IS ONE OF THE MOST COMPLICATED PARTS OF THE GAME AND I DON'T WANT YOU GUYS BE FAILING AT THIS; I JUST HAVE TO TEST THE BUILD AND PERFECTIONISE IT FIRST. ALSO IF THE GUIDE/BUILD WILL FAIL AND YOU GUYS DONT LIKE IT THE VIDEO WONT COME, BAD STORY.
Off we go, as Warwick isnt 1 of the best junglers in the game we will have a different route ahead:
First we start at double golems: use your W and start hitting the small one. Finish the big one off with (early) smite.
Early smite is used to get it back off cooldown faster!
Second we go to the witches, use your W and use Q just once, cause you'll HATE your mana bar.
Third we will do the wolves, use your W to finish them off.
Fourth we go to blue buff,
ASK YOUR MID LANE IF (S)HE WILL NEED BLUE BUFFif (s)he does; GIVE IT TO HER DAMNED; YOU'RE A JUNGLER. BUT, you WANT to smite that golem; it gives you 60 gold normaly; but when your mid lane gets it you wont recieve gold; unless you smite it for the 5 gold thanks to our masteries!
fifth we start the route over, just don't do it when any lane needs SUPPORT you're not gank-ready completly (!!). Go on with the route I described earlier until your smite is back (probably after double golems). Kill red buff and be sure to have 1 level in your E, since you're going to gank. And you'll gank HARD!
YOU MIGHT DONT WANT TO GANK AT ALL WHEN YOU'RE SOLO TOP, BUT I THINK IT'LL BE ESSENTIONAL TO READ THIS, SINCE IT'LL ALWAYS BE POSSIBLE.
Ganking with Warwick is like stealing candy from children, but now you're dressed in a furry suite ( CON!! ). You WILL want to have your E ready to chase them down or run away when you're going to **** up. DON'T ACTIVATE YOUR E YET, activate it when you're already fighting; because maybe the enemy will see you coming 'cause they're low HP already and your E triggers.
This is how you want to gank with Warwick (without ultimate): you're coming from the other lane/bush/flash over the wall/whatever; activate your E; YOUR TEAM WILL STUN THEM ELSE DONT GANK UNLESS THE LANE IS PUSHED SO HARD YOU WONT HAVE PROBLEMS.. and run right to your target; activate W after any possible stun; and use your Q between attacks to max. your attacks.
And this is how you want to gank with Warwick (WITH ultimate): You can barely call this a gank since your ultimate is OP to the limit. You will come from the bush or whatever and do the same as mentioned above; but this time if they run away or they just get in range and your team is close enough: R - Click - cant run mate? Also if you're ganking top lane and the player there is like 700 hp; not wanting to recall just standing next to your turret; tell your teammate from toplane that you'll tank the turret and ult the enemy. If you're team has an IQ above 40 he will attack the enemy and give you guys a free kill.
EXPLENATION BUILD / (my) playstyle
Solo top build: 30/0/0 masteries for full damage output, this might look insane, but the amount of lifesteal from runes/items AND alot of MR and a nice amount of armor will take care of most of your problems late game.
You don't want to push too begin game, since you won't have enough armor and MR, though your jungler will get alot of ganks, just support and keep your W ready for it. When you hit your spirit, you'll just start raping him + your ult will give you free kills when your opponent is low hp and just standing under his turret.
Jungle Build: 11/10/9 masteries for longer buff duration; extra damage to minion and neutral monsters AND magic pen. This will make your Q do extra damage for more life restoration.
Your build will get you TONS of attack speed and you'll also get Frozen Heart IF, and only IF, your support wont buy it. This item is so damn OP, gives you armor AND cooldown reduction.
'Tank'-Carry build: 15/15 masteries; just enough in offense to get the life steal, and enough in defense for movement speed. Your runes will give you survivabillity, and if you're playing bot-lane you won't have problems ( as long as you have a normal team with a support and not a farming douchebag ).
The playstyle you'll need will be just normal until you hit your 2nd scepter, your lifesteal and armor combined will give you enough to tank hitting ranged supports, let the farming begin.
Tips as playing with Warwick:
-Wait using Q until you've triggerd an auto-attack; this will reset your attackspeed thingy and you'll do 3 hits in the time of 2 (2 aa 1 from q).
-DON'T spam your abilities, you're warwick; not manawick. Also keep your W ready for teamfights and possible jungle ganks.
-DON'T waste your ult 90-70 cooldown is a pain in the ***; and a good used ult can safe your life, your team's life and... lifes.. well not your enemies'..
-If you're going to invade jungle ALWAYS ASK FOR A CV!!. My main role is jungling and I swear; each time I counter jungled without CV I got raped, and not just raped.. RAPED IN THE ***!!
-Warwick can clear dragon early on in the game; just ask someone from bot lane to tank drake, and dont listen to their whines CAUSE drake slows your attack speed; and you want to trigger as much madred passives POSSIBLE.. just tell your team to tank; if they dont: "no gold for you".
If you have anything to say about my guide/build or just have a question; feel free to ask. Do remember that this is my first guide/build and I'm planning to make more; feedback will be appreciated!!
Questions come here (be the first!)
PS. if I forgot something; feel free to tell me, and if you see any grammar or just general mistakes; TELL ME! I will check on it a few times; but not everyone is perfect!
I've just uploaded my first League of Legends montage EVER; you can view it here; please give me feedback on it :)