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Tryndamere Build Guide by TwTvRANGERZX

Top [12.21] Challenger Tryndamere Guide by RANGERZX

Top [12.21] Challenger Tryndamere Guide by RANGERZX

Updated on November 2, 2022
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Lethal Tempo
Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand

Second Wind

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ghost


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Champion Build Guide

[12.21] Challenger Tryndamere Guide by RANGERZX

Hello, my name is Rangerzx I've been playing League since Season 2.
I played mostly normal games until Season 6 in which I reached Challenger, and have been Challenger ever since in two seperate roles, Mid- and Toplane.
I'm known for always stomping my way through the ladder with a small amount of games and high winrate, while being very consistent in my gameplay.

In the past I was known for being the best Jax, Darius and Tryndamere in the world, reaching Challenger on all three of these champions and coaching in the LEC for Team Vitality.

Nowadays Im focusing on fulltime content creation and private coaching-sessions, trying to teach my viewers the finesse of Tryndamere, toplane aswell as midlane and creating fun content on stream while conquering the ranked ladder on EUW.

Im also creator of the famous "Season 11/12 Tryndamere Guide by Rangerzx" and helped other creators create content all around the scene, so now that I've set the bar for your expectations lets get right into it.

Some examples of my accounts:
Why you should play Tryndamere
Tryndamere is one of the most iconic champions of the game. The players that play him love him, but the players that play against him hate him. In the end, Tryndamere is one of the best carry champions in the game and provides you with satisfying gameplay throughout the game. He is by far my favourite champion and you should give him a try.

[★] Great mobility
[★] Strong laning phase
[★] Insane carry potential
[★] Easy to play on a basic level
[★] Exciting and fast paced gameplay
[★] Good scaling throughout the game
[★] Big guy with a sword, what's not to like?
Runes and Summoner Spells

Flash: Flash is arguably the most OP thing in League of Legends for almost any champion. This spell has so much potential for outplays and safety, making it an obvious choice for Tryndamere.
Ghost: Ghost. One of my favourite things in the whole game. This spell gives you massive movement speed for a very long duration (extending on kills), and as you are a full melee champion that needs to be close to be effective, taking Ghost is a no-brainer.

Ghost and Flash are ALWAYS the best summoner spells for Tryndamere, no matter what matchup or lane.

The only runes you will ever need

Lethal Tempo , by far the best Keystone for Tryndamere. This rune gives you attack speed and auto attack range giving you massive damage. As Tryndamere is an all-in champion, Lethal Tempo fits his kit perfectly.
Triumph has great synergy with Tryndamere, allowing you to survive more easily after your ultimate ends, giving you a burst of health after a kill. This is good for surviving turret shots after diving, or just barely escaping after killing someone in a teamfight.
Legend: Tenacity amazing rune on Tryndamere. Crowd Control is your biggest enemy, and Tenacity is your best friend. Stacking up this rune allows you to get rid of CC faster, giving you more time to deal damage in fights. Only change this rune to Legend: Alacrity if the enemy has ZERO cc.
Last Stand is insane on Tryndamere. Spending the majority of your fights at low health due to your ultimate, you easily gain the Maximum Damage from Last Stand to help you deal more damage. This rune has amazing synergy with Tryndamere.
Second Wind is constantly active in laning phase due to you constantly getting hit for walking up to minions or trading. Tryndamere is weak at trading, so having this constant HP regen is essential to stay healthy in the early game. This makes Second Wind outvalue Bone Plating.
Unflinching provides you with extra Tenacity and Slow Resistance to help you stick to your opponents in fights. This rune has great synergy with Tryndamere as you spend most of your fights at low health, giving you the maximum value from Unflinching.
Always take Attack Speed, Adaptive Damage and a Resistance Rune depending on the damage type of your lane opponent.
Abilities and Items
P - Battle Fury Passive Ability
Tryndamere gains Fury from autoattacking and killing units, gaining Critical Strike Chance. Managing your Fury is essential for optimizing your damage and gaining more health with Bloodlust. As your only damage source is autoattacks, Fury will allow you to match the damage of other champions.
Tryndamere gains 0−40% critical strike chance depending on his Fury.

Q - Bloodlust Sustain Health and AD-Ampflifier
Passive: Tryndamere gains bonus Attack damage, plus an additional amount based on his missing health.
Active: Tryndamere consumes all of his Fury to heal himself, increased for each point of Fury consumed. As Tryndameres trading is quite weak, using this ability frequently in lane to sustain through the poke & trading of the enemy is important to stay healthy. More on this in the Gameplay section.

W - Mocking Shout Slow's the enemy and decreases their Physical Attack Damage
Active: Tryndamere reduces the Attack damage of nearby enemy champions for 4 seconds. Targets facing in the opposite direction of Tryndamere are also slowed for the duration. Using this ability correctly to slow the enemy is extremely important as you are a full melee champion that needs to stick to enemies to deal damage.

More on this in the Gameplay section.
Tryndamere the target does not have to be visible to be targeted by this ability.
Mocking Shout can also be used to reduce the enemys damage to have more favorable trades.

E - Spinning Slash Damaging movement ability.
Active: Tryndamere dashes to the target location, dealing physical damage to enemies hit and generating 2 Fury per Enemy hit. This is the most important ability of Tryndamere, as using it correctly is essential to keep up with kiting enemies. Being the only mobility ability of Tryndamere, Spinning Slash also helps you clear waves and jungle camps to help with farming. More on using Spinning Slash Gameplay section.
Bloodlust and Undying Rage can be cast during the dash.

R - Undying Rage Immortality for 5 seconds
Active: Tryndamere becomes enraged, gaining Fury and making him immortal for 5 seconds. Timing this ability correctly is ESSENTIAL for survival. You want to cast this ability as late as possible for more time in the fight. However make sure to actually cast your ultimate, as casting it early is still much better than casting it too late. Tryndamere is EXTREMELY dependant on his ultimate, so having this ability up for fights is mandatory.
Undying Rage can be cast while beeing affected by crowd control.


Building Tryndamere is very simple. All our item choices are based on maximizing our damage output by increasing our Attack Damage, Attack Speed, Critical Strike Chance and Ability Haste for easier access to enemies.

Mythic Items

Kraken Slayer
The best overall Mythic that will be good in any game.
Kraken Slayer provides you with all you need: raw damage, making this item great at killing squishies and tanks alike.
The Mythic passive is great at keeping your Attack Speed high throughout the game.

Ever since Durability Patch (12.10), Galeforce has fallen down in priority due to everyone being tankier.
However this item can still be bought if snowballing and versus a FULL squishy team.
Galeforce provides you with more Movement Speed and a High Damage-dealing dash to catch up to your enemies.

Legendary Items

Insane item on Tryndamere. Reducing your cooldowns on each Critical Strike giving you more heals, more slows, and most importantly more SPINS.
This item has amazing synergy with Tryndameres kit and it makes you catch up to enemies much easier.
More AD and more damage on crits. Simple as that. Great item on Tryndamere. This item will massively increase your damage, making it an obvious choice as 3rd item.
By the time you get to your 4th item, the enemy most likely has Armor or their Base Armor starts to be quite high, so Armor Penetration will increase your damage by a lot.
Serylda's also provides you with more Haste and a slow when you hit your Spinning Slash on targets, making it easier to catch up to enemies. Serylda's Grudge is better than Lord Dominik's Regards because at this point you already have 100% Critical Strike Chance, while also providing more useful stats.

Last Item

Mercurial Scimitar
Great versus hard CC. Gives you a huge movement speed boost upon activation. This item is better than Silvermere Dawn as the movement speed active is stronger.

Black Cleaver
Cleaver is an option as last item if you need to Splitpush to win the game and you are playing versus a very high armor target. This item makes it easier to kill/dive the enemy to be able to end the game.


Mortal Reminder
You can also buy Mortal Reminder or Executioner's Calling at later stages of the game if you are versus a champion that is very dependant on healing and you are trying to win clutch 1v1s on sidelane (for example Aatrox)

Lord Dominik's Regards
If the enemy toplaner or the enemy teamcomp in general is VERY high armor, going LDR instead of IE 3rd is better value in terms of damage. Buy this item instead of Serylda's Grudge, if you end up having to buy Armor Penetration by your 3rd item. The reason we do this is because Lord Dominik's Regards provides us with 20% Critical Strike Chance, to round out our Critical Strike Chance to 100% alongside our 2 first items and our passive Battle Fury. Doing this will make us buy Infinity Edge 4th.

Phantom Dancer
Gives you a lot of Movement Speed to catch up to enemies, while also increasing your damage slightly. You can also build this item as your last item, if Black Cleaver or Mercurial Scimitar does not fit the game.


Berserker's Greaves
Always Berserker's Greaves. These boots will give you a big spike in earlygame as your only damage is auto attacks and movement speed is great for sticking to enemies. Your build also slightly lacks in Attack Speed, making Berserker's Greaves the best choice.

Starter Items

Doran's Shield
You can't go wrong with Doran's Shield. As you are full melee and your trading in lane is weak, you're constantly getting hit by the enemy. This makes Doran's Shield's uptime very high, keeping you healthy through the early levels. This item also gives you a slight bonus to your damage against minions, allowing you to last hit minions easier. Doran's Shield is superior compared to Doran's Blade as you already have the highest Base Attack Damage in the game, while also having extra Attack Damage from Bloodlust.

Long Sword
If you feel like your lane matchup is very easy, you can opt into Long Sword and 3 Health Potion's to have slightly more damage in the early levels to punish your enemy. This also allows you to get to Noonquiver faster, however running out of potions will put you at a big disadvantage compared to having the constant regen from Doran's Shield.

DISCLAIMER: The exact order of items can be found at the top of the guide.
Strength & Weaknesses



  • Strong laning
  • Very high damage
  • Good scaling
  • Infinite sustain
  • High mobility
  • Strong splitpush
  • Great at turret diving
  • Easy to play at basic lvl



  • Vulnerable to CC
  • Weak trading
  • Countered by armor
  • Bad from behind
  • Useless without Ult
  • Expensive build
  • Reliant on Summoners

Gameplay (How to play)
Tryndamere has excellent potential at all stages of the game. This means that you should ALWAYS be looking to gain and advance your lead from the beginning of the game to the end. Examples of Plays and Mechanics can be found below in the Playmaking section.

As you are a Melee Carry, you are very dependant on items. Your build is expensive, so farming well is ESSENTIAL. Make sure to last hit minions well in lane and take jungle camps whenever theres no minions available, aiming for at LEAST 8 cs per minute.

Laning Phase

In the laning phase, you need to focus on farming well. Make sure to focus on last hitting minions, and taking jungle camps inbetween minion waves if any are available. Your items are expensive, making the constant income of gold extremely important for your success.

Another important thing in the laning phase is setting up all-ins. Even just the threat of all-inning the enemy is often enough to deny the enemy minions and experience.

This can be achieved with freezing the wave on your side of the lane, or stacking and pushing the wave for a dive. Examples of this can be found in the Playmaking & Ability Usage section.

Splitpushing & Teamfighting

Tryndamere is great at splitpushing and applying pressure. You are very strong in a 1v1 scenario, and can beat most champions in the game at any stage of the game. Going sidelane to splitpush applies a lot of pressure to the enemy team, making them have to come defend with multiple players which allows your team to fight on the other side of the map with an advantage.

Despite Tryndamere being great at splitpushing, this does not mean that it's always the correct play.
In the end League is a team game, and teamfighting is a big part of winning.
Depending on the enemy comp and game state, you need to make accurate decisions when it comes to this.

Things to look for when it comes to deciding your plan of action:

When to Splitpush

You don't have Summoner Spells available
Theres no objectives up (Baron or Dragon)
You can confidently dive the enemy sidelaner 1v1
When the enemy team comp is very heavy cc or heavy armor
The enemy is in a bad position to push against your team
The enemy base is already destroyed enough that you can end

When to Teamfight

Enemy team comp is low CC
Enemy team comp is squishy
You have Summoner Spells available
Objectives are up (Baron or Dragon)
Your team comp is better in teamfights
Enemy carries are lacking Summoner Spells

Flanking is extremely strong on Tryndamere as ideally you want to hit carries instead of the frontline, but accessing carries can sometimes be difficult. When going for teamfights, try to approach the fight from another angle to access enemy carries easier and to make the enemy have to fight on 2 different fronts, basically a Pincer move.

Despite carries being the ideal target for you, sometimes accessing them is too hard. When you feel like this is the case, Tryndamere is actually very good at killing frontline targets with Kraken Slayer and constant autoattacking with Lethal Tempo.

Selecting your targets well in teamfights is crucial as you are almost always on a timer due to being very squishy and only having 5 extra seconds of viable fighting with your ultimate Undying Rage.

Also hitting the frontline will cause the enemy carries to walk forward to hit you, which can help you quickly switch targets from the frontline to the enemy backline with your spin and summoner spells.

DISCLAIMER: League is a very complex game, and the smallest variance can completely change the CORRECT approach, so even if several of the things listed above apply, it does not mean that going for that play is necessarily the right one. Keep paying attention to the outcome of your decisions in-game, and eventually your decision making will be godlike.
Playmaking & Ability Usage

Early Game Playmaking

In earlygame, Tryndamere is capable of getting solokills with ease. Having the HIGHEST base AD in the game, alongside having an AD steroid from Bloodlust, a slow from Mocking Shout and mobility with Spinning Slash + Ghost + Flash, your kill potential is very high.

Tip: Try to start your all-ins from your side of the lane, so you have more space to run the enemy down.

How to trade in lane:

Spinning Slash into Autoattack

Autoattack into Spinning Slash

How to use Mocking Shout

Landing the slow on your W is crucial. A way to use this ability correctly is to pay attention to the movement & attacks of the enemy. Right after the enemy casts an ability or attack you, they will start running away from you, making it easy to land the slow.

You can extend your E range by flashing during your E animation, making the damage land where you land with your flash. You are also able to cast your autoattack instantly after. This is an excellent way to surprise the enemy with more range and a burst of damage at any stage of the game.

Simply try to use your ultimate as late as possible. Even a slight difference in timing your ultimate can lead to one or even several extra autoattacks which can easily make a difference in fights. Pay attention to how much damage the enemy is dealing, but make sure that you do NOT use your ultimate too late as then you are simply going to get instakilled. Remember that you can ALWAYS use your ultimate, no matter what. CC does not apply to your ultimate usage!!!

Manipulating Critical Strike:

Critical Strike in League of Legends is not a static % chance. League uses a Pseudo-RNG system. What this means, is when you have a chance to Crit, but you DONT Crit, your NEXT autoattack has a HIGHER chance of Critting. This works the other way around, when you have a chance to Crit, and you DO Crit, your NEXT autoattack has a LOWER chance of Critting.This causes you to be able to use this to your advantage, simply casting autoattacks and 'stacking' your Critical Strike Chance, and then going for a VERY high chance Critical Strike to your target.

Me using this strategy against the LEC MVP Misfits Vetheo in Challenger-Elo.

Overall Tips to get better at the game

Do NOT autopilot.

Every click, every decision, every move needs to be thought about and needs to have a reason. Pay attention to the outcomes of your decisions in-game. If you made a bad play, think why it was bad and make sure you play the scenario differently next time. Often people disregard the GOOD plays and only focus on the Bad, but focusing on the good plays is just as important. Often lower skill players will simply disregard the good plays, even when they do them unintentionally. So when you make a good play, make sure to think why it was good so you can repeat the same in future games.

Do NOT be toxic.

Sometimes League is not fair. Sometimes your team is bad, sometimes you have an AFK, sometimes the enemy is smurfing. Theres a lot of frustrating things in the game, but in the end all we want is to win.
Losing your focus by worrying about things OUT OF YOUR CONTROL is pointless.
Only focus on yourself, and mute anyone that distracts you.

Play a LOT.

Playing the game is easily the best way to learn. Make sure to play a lot of games, but as mentioned before, don't autopilot. Think about the outcomes of your decisions, but playing the game a lot to gain experience and a lot of sample size is key for improving.

Always try to win.

Sometimes the game is hard. Sometimes you just want to give up and go next. But learning how to play the game from behind, or dealing with difficult factors is ESSENTIAL for improving.
So many games I have won over the years have been comebacks.
In the end, everyone makes mistakes and the enemy can easily throw their lead, so always try to focus on winning no matter what situation.

Play aggressively.

Learning your limits is everything, especially on Tryndamere. Make sure to fight a lot, and figure out your damage limits and the enemys limits. Once you figure out the overall strengths and powerspikes of all the champions in the game, playing is much easier as you can abuse your knowledge.
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Making this guide to Mobafire has been a long time coming. I enjoy teaching others, and being the best Tryndamere player I felt obligated to pass my knowledge to others. I tried to make this guide simple, giving you the essential information in an easy way to read and internalize.

I will keep updating this guide patch by patch if anything changes, giving you the most up-to-date information.

Make sure to Subscribe to my YouTube channel, follow my Twitch channel and join my Discord channel for more gameplay and tips regarding Tryndamere and League of Legends in general.

I also recommend to check out my Season 11/12 Challenger Tryndamere Guide on my YouTube channel.

You can also check out my personal coaching information if you would like to book a coaching session here: Rangerzx Coaching

I would like to thank my editor Anact for doing the layout and coding for this guide.

And lastly, thank YOU for reading my guide! I hope you learned something new and good luck in your future games with the most fun champion in League of Legends.
Update Log
V 1.0 - 26.09.2022 First finished version of guide released
V 1.0 - 28.09.2022 Fixed "Manipulating Critical Strike" - Video
V 1.0 - 01.10.2022 Fixed some wording
V 1.0 - 10.10.2022 Fixed some matchup difficulties

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