This May Sound Crazy
- It's crazy
- It's stupid
- It's idiotic
- It works
I don't know exactly how this works out but I absolutely LOVE playing Blitzcrank
solo top now because of this exact build. Believe it or not, this is a three item build with variations possible.
Masteries and Runes
The masteries are pretty straightforward. Take basic offensive masteries and 9 in defense for the extra armor, magic resist, and reduced and returned minion damage. If you would rather take utility masteries, it would work just as well, but I personally prefer the defensive masteries.
I personally like my runes for the extra armor penetration given by the marks and quints. As for the AD/level glyphs, I know that they are bad runes and it is just a matter of personal preference. The only thing that is absolutely necessary with this build is some form of attack speed runes. ATTACK SPEED RUNES ARE A MUST HAVE IN THIS BUILD. Beyond that, use whatever you see fit for runes.
Like I have already mentioned, this is a three item build and the rest is personal choice.
These are your core items. Attack speed is a must have, along with the Sheen
in the Trinity Force
. The Manamune
provides an excellent item to accompany your passive ability as well as plenty of AD to go along with it.
As mentioned several times, everything after this point is personal preference, but I would definitely recommend using at least the Frozen Mallet
for the additional health and overall tankiness.
Early Game Laning
Believe it or not, Blitzcrank
tends to dominate the early game, especially around level 6 when he gets his Static Field
. The damage from his Power Fist
allows you to decimate enemies' health and provides for a good crowd control effect in the case of an allied gank. Landing your Rocket Grab
can all but guarantee half of the enemies' health to disappear.
Later Laning and Early Ganking Phases
This is where Blitzcrank
tapers a little in his ability to deal damage quickly. It is absolutely necessary that you complete your Trinity Force
before trying to do too much, as the Trinity Force
is the key to your entire build.
Late Ganking and Teamfight Phase
I would recommend at least taking the Frozen Mallet
before varying the build, as the Frozen Mallet
provides health and damage and makes you next to impossible to kill. After that, the rest of the build is variable. I personally like the Atma's Impaler
for the damage and extra armor, but that is personal preference.
When entering a teamfight, try to focus out their AD carry and grab them with your Rocket Grab
, then finish them with your Power Fist
. If you cannot find their AD carry, or if they are too well protected, make their AP carry your second priority. In general, take down their squishies before anyone else.
I have nothing on this. Take whatever items you choose. Rely on your passive Mana Barrier. A lot. Do what you do. You're friggin Blitzcrank
As per a request, I will soon be attempting to create a section dedicated to my play of Blitzcrank solo top.
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23 October 12: Skill sequence changed to better suit laning needs