Warwick Build Guide by berronii
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+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
Threats & Synergies
Trundle is still one of the strongest 1v1 champions in the game duo to his R and W. Avoid fighting him as you'll always lose. Wait until you finish Hydra, with Warrior and Hydra you might be able to 1v1 him.
Olaf is also one of the strongest 1v1 champions, and do the same as you've did against Trundle - avoid 1v1 with him until you finish Warrior and Hydra.
He's one of the hardest champions to get to in the jungle, you'll get a bunch of damage just by getting close to him. E as fast as he turns back to you, and start going towards him. He'll deal some damage to you even through your E, but you have your Q so you shouldn't worry. Once you get close to him, it'll be hard but you can win if you've finished Warrior. Don't start fights with him before finishing it.
Don't try to 1v1 her as she'll always escape from your E with her E, and then comes the Q which lets her go wherever she wants without being seen.
She's OP since she got reworked, you can't do anything to her as she can disappear and damage whenever she wants. Don't 1v1 her.
Same as for Graves.
There's nothing that can stop him when he has full rage and Shiv finished. If he doesn't have any items finished, 1v1 him. Otherwise - run as fast as you can.
You'll get insane damage just by trying to get her. Be smart, don't.
You counter nothing he has, he counters nothing you have. It's a pure skill matchup.
Her spiders make it immposible to 1v1 her at early. After you finish Warrior and Hydra, you'll be able to destroy her. Don't rush in earlier.
Jack in the Box makes it immposible to 1v1 him at late if he's fed. Destroy him at early or suffer at late, simple as that.
You can 1v1 him at any stage of the game, while you're blinded you have your E to reduce the damage which you're not giving back, when the blind expires Q and heal back the damage he dealt - keep smashing him and you'll win it. If you E before his blind, you will lose the fight.
He has turned you into beast. Don't try to revenge, if it goes wrong god knows what will he turn you into now.
It's a skill matchup where the better player wins. Counter his Q with your E, if you're too late don't use E just like that, use it as he uses his E. You'll be able to 1v1 him at any stage, your early is tronger and we're building Warrior which makes it impossible to lose.
Never 1v1 him. Simple as that.
Zyra is a champion that has highest CC with her R, by my opinion. Always focus her in teamfights, whether she's fed or not.
Worthless champion with 2 lifes. His ganks can be good, his 1v1 sucks. Don't let him feed his teammates.
He's a strong 1v1 champion, when he stuns you use your E. Then get to him and destroy him. It's quite a skill matchup.
Fight him if he's building AP, as you know that he's not relying on this teammates. If he fights you back, kill him as you know that teammates are not coming. If he's building tank and fights you back, start running as fast as you can as someone is coming.
Still an S Tier on MID if you ask me. He's a champion that has a great ganking resistance with his tool turrets. 1v1 him only if he has no turrets close, or if he already used his E.
You can 1v1 him at any stage.
It's a skill matchup
You can 1v1 him at any stage of the game.
Morderkaiser can't win a lane against anyone who has any skill. You can 1v1 him at any stage.
He's a freeze champion with no damage, you can easily 1v1 him at any stage as his freeze can't be compared to your W. Run from him if he has any teammates close.
You can 1v1 him quite easily.
He's broken for years, yet nobody from Riot cares. Run as fast as you can, don't even trust your instincts against him.
He's a tank with small damage. You can 1v1 him at any stage indeed, but his CC gives him an easy escape, if he has any teammates close start running. Don't let him get fed, invade him throughout the whole game.
You can't 1v1 pantheon mid/late. Try to get a kill on him following the "Early Jungling" chapter of the game.
1v1 her before she gets level 6, then don't rush in a lot, play smart.
Don't 1v1 him.
You can 1v1 him, especially if you have Flash. He'll try something with his shurikens and R. Your E will block half of it's damage, and as he relies on these abilities he has nothing to use after them except basics. Anyways, try to dodge at least 1 shuriken - he'll R back to his starting shadow, FLASH-E-hold Q-E and he'll die.
1v1 him easily before he gets 6. Then 1v1 him easily again, but when he gets Shiv stop 1v1ing as it won't be easy, start playing smart against him.
Dodge her Q, activate W and kill her. Simple.
You're probably dead if he taunts you.
Skill matchup. P.S.: Never Chase Mundo!
1v1 her at any stage of the game, easily. When she use her R - R to her and she's dead.
You're a werewolf, he's a tree. What do you think, who's gonna win?
You can 1v1 her, but play smart.
He's OP at Late, he's weak at early - use it as your advantage.
When he uses his E, you use your. Try to time it perfectly so you have enough time to reactivate it and get out of his E range at time. You won't even get stunned, and he'll start running away. It's a skill matchup, be sure to play safe.
1v1 him at any stage.
Don't 1v1 him, no matter if you're fed or not.
He's a minor threat as he can be Late God, or weak throughout the whole game. Focus ganking him, don't let him take a single kill or cannon minion, and that will win a game for you.
She's strong, but you can 1v1 her. When she starts using her combo, E as fast as possible. You'll get some damage indeed, but Q and keep smashing her. You should win the fight if you're both even with items. It's a skill matchup.
Run away from her as soon as you see her in the river, that's her strongest position - she has easy access to each of the 3 elements she's using.
You can 1v1 him easily at any stage of the game.
Nunu & Willump
You can 1v1 him easily at early, but it's not gonna be that easy mid-late game if he's building HP-AP. If he's going full AP, destroy him - otherwise play safe.
Don't let him catch you in these walls, dodge it however you can. It's a skill matchup.
You should spend more time in his jungle than in your own.
She'll destroy you with her slows. Try to take her down as soon as you get a chance. If you don't get it, die trying to get it.
If he's stacked a lot, don't even think about falling into his stun. If you fall into it, you're dead as Veigar is by my opinion a champion that has strongest one-shot ability. It's a skill matchup.
It's a skill matchup. Let him damage you, then Q and E. He'll be low, you'll be high with HP. He'll use his broken ultimate to heal and change the positions, but then you can R and turn it the back it was before. He'll start running, kill him however you can.
Don't all in before she uses E, when she does use it - kill her. Skill matchup.
You can win easily 1v1 at early. At mid-game, you still can 1v1 but not easy as that. At late, you'll die mostly to her R.
Champion Build Guide
x Tips & Tricks
x Jungling Phases
Hello. I am berroni. My current division is Diamond III and I main Volibear. Since Volibear is destroyed by Rito, I'm maining Warwick as I've always enjoyed playing him. :)
Warwick is a monster who hunts the gray alleys of Zaun. Transformed by agonizing experiments, his body is fused with an intricate system of chambers and pumps, machinery filling his veins with alchemical rage. Bursting out of the shadows, he preys upon those criminals who terrorize the city’s depths. Warwick is drawn to blood, and driven mad by its scent. None who spill it can escape him.
Though many think of Warwick as no more than a beast, buried beneath the fury lies the mind of a man—a gangster who put down his blade and took up a new name to live a better life. But no matter how hard he tried to move on, he could never escape the sins of his past.
Memories of that time come to Warwick in flashes before they’re inevitably lost, replaced by searing echoes of the days he spent strapped to a table in Singed’s lab, the mad chemist’s face looming above him.
His world a haze of pain, Warwick could not recall how he fell into Singed’s grasp… and even struggled to remember a time before the suffering began. The scientist patiently carved into him, installing pumps and hoses to inject chemicals into his veins, seeking what an alchemist always seeks: transmutation.
Singed would reveal his subject’s true nature—the deadly beast hidden within a “good man.”
Tiamat is great cleaning item, to help you with birds/gromps/golems.. Boots of Speed to boost our W, and we've also playing Predator runes. Control Ward to have eyes over the whole Jungle.
-> Titanic Hydra is a great item to help you both, clear the jungle camps and dominate the enemies. It gives you a nice AD boost, especially it's passive, and it also gives you enough HP to survive the gray alleys of Zaun. Combine it's passive, Crescent, with the Predator runes and you'll deal insane Q damage.
We're playing Warrior Enchantment, as we have our Q and runes which are enough for surviving anything, we don't need HP Jungle Item. It's the second item you are going to build on Volibear, after Hydra.
Next 2 items
-> Firstly go for Sterak's Gage, then for Spirit Visage, and choose one between Ninja Tabi and Mercury's Treads boots. Sterak's Gage is going to make us big enough to take damage, and Spirit Visage is going to boost the healing we receive from our Q. That 30% boost on Q's healing + our runes and maxed Q = Can't be killed.
Ninja Tabi boots are OP because of the passive that blocks 12% of the damage from basic attacks. You will take it against the hard-hitting champions.
Mercury's Treads are needed if you are playing against champions with strong CC like Heca, Shaco...
-> Wit's End for dominance in each fight.
What's more cancerous than a Warwick that can't die? 2 Warwicks.
Our passive grants us bonus damage, and besides it when we're low on HP we have a chance to heal in the Jungle, which is not something a lot of champions can do. Besides healing 10-44 in Jungle when you are below 50% health, have in your mind that when you're below 25% of max hp your healing is increased by 150%.
The most important fighting ability and also a tool for survivalwith the damage it deals and the HP it heals. Warwick doesn't need a recall or anything since he has this ability. We are maxing it, since we are playing Taste of Blood & Ravenous Hunter runes - they will boost it's healing. Even tho it deals damage and heals for insane amount, there are 2 ways to use it. The first is most usual one, press Q heal and damage and keep fighting. The second way is pressing it and holding the Q button, so warwick dashes through opponent making it harder for him to escape.
When your opponent drops below 50% of hp, you'll get a blood line between you two and as you are walking toward them by that lane you'll get insane bonus movement speed, for up to 55%. When your opponent is below 20% of max hp, that bonus will increase to up to 137.5 bonus movement speed. Have in your mind that when your opponent which is not below 50% steps between you and the low enemy champ, you won't get the bonus movement speed. Blood Hunt can also be activated, gaining you bonus movement speed for the closest enemy in your range.
Magnificent fighting ability, as it blocks a lot of damage your opponent deal to you while it's activated, and then makes your opponent flee giving your teammates or you a chance to deal damage to them while they can't fight..
Use your R whenever you're fighting someone and you both get low, as you'll get a bunch of HP and your opponent will start running.
Predator is the rune you will be playing on Warwick because it goes very well with your Q since it provides damage and movement speed boost when your W is not in function.
Taste of Blood boosts the amount we heal with our Q!
Eyeball Collection boosts the amount of our AD as it grants it for permanently.
Ravenous Hunter boosts the amount we heal with our Q(real-time)!
Triumph is a rune that helps against Ignites at each stage of the game, that helps with each teamfight, that helps with each 1v2, whenever you takedown someone you're gonna get a nice amount of health to keep smashing.
Coup de Graceworks well with predator-Q combo
Start with red, take scuttles, make your opponent flash on mid. Take the scuttle at your blue JG side, go for blue, clear wolves, enjoy a free kill on mid since he has no Flash anymore. Now think of invading(since your OP early), and go wherever your opponent is at this stage. If it's ex. Lee, it's obvious he'll be smashing Blue for XP since he started with Red, so invade him at Blue. Enjoy a free kill. Now, you're ready to recall since you have enough gold to buy Triumph, boots, CWard. Your level 4 now. Go for drake, don't ask for help. Nobody expects you taking it, so don't let them see your teammates went towards it. Nobody expects it, but since your Warwick, you'll have it without taking any damage, for free at level 4. Start clearing your jungle that's closer to TOP, and wait for the perfect chance for gank. Gank, using predator-longer hold Q combo, E your opponent so it starts running toward your toplaner, but don't follow it. Keep your distance in the middle, between your opponent and his Turret. Don't let him Flash, just wait for it. Your opponent should kill it by now, but if it fails and flashes, kill it.
[*]If more enemies attempt to take you down, heal with Jaws of the Beast and then use your Primal Howl to escape.
[*] Jaws of the Beast is significantly boosted by the runes.
[*]You are hungry for mana, always aim at having Blue, when it expires whether kill the enemy jungler who has it or steal it from him.
[*]Your R, Infinite Duress makes every 1v1 possible and successful in most cases.
[*]Don't use Infinite Duress unless you're 100% sure your opponent can't escape
[*]Your Q and R, both, proc on-hit effects - using any damage active of any item and then Q will proc it's on hit-effect, just like Predator will proc it damage with your Q.
[*]Nobody expects your healing to be that high at early, take it as your advantage and take Drake as soon as possible.
[*] Spirit Visage increases your Q's healing effectiveness. Taste of Blood + Ravenous Hunter + Spirit Visage = Full-HP Healing.
[*]Warwick has low ban rate in low elo, take it as your advantage.
[*]Don't use Jaws of the Beast early against nobody(champ/monster), use it when you take some damage from it so you can actually have something to heal.
[*]You don't need potions at any stage of the game, your Q replaces them
This guide surely will be updated with every patch, and it is still not completely finished, there is still much work to do. Thank you for reading it, if you've liked it leave a s Vote and give me your critique in the Discussion section.
Good luck in the Fields of Justice & thank you for reading.