Click to open network menu
Join or Log In
Mobafire logo

Join the leading League of Legends community. Create and share Champion Guides and Builds.

Create an MFN Account






Or

It's time for the Midseason 12 Guide Contest! Create or update guides in the following 8 weeks for the chance to win up to $200 in prizes! 🏆
Rakan Build Guide by LoL_BrandZ

Support (12.5) Brand Z's Ultimate Guide To The Charming Bird Rakan

Support (12.5) Brand Z's Ultimate Guide To The Charming Bird Rakan

Updated on March 14, 2022
8.7
13
Votes
1
Vote Vote
master
League of Legends Build Guide Author LoL_BrandZ Build Guide By LoL_BrandZ 13 1 8,767 Views 1 Comments
13 1 8,767 Views 1 Comments League of Legends Build Guide Author LoL_BrandZ Rakan Build Guide By LoL_BrandZ Updated on March 14, 2022
x
Did this guide help you? If so please give them a vote or leave a comment. You can even win prizes by doing so!
Vote
Comment

You must be logged in to comment. Please login or register.

I liked this Guide
I didn't like this Guide
Commenting is required to vote!
Would you like to add a comment to your vote?

Your votes and comments encourage our guide authors to continue
creating helpful guides for the League of Legends community.

Runes:

Inspiration
Glacial Augment
Perfect Timing
Future's Market
Cosmic Insight

Domination
Zombie Ward
Ultimate Hunter
Bonus:

+8 ability haste
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor

Spells:

1 2 3
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

Threats & Synergies

Threats Synergies
Extreme Major Even Minor Tiny
Show All
None Low Ok Strong Ideal
Extreme Threats
Ideal Synergies
Synergies
Ideal Strong Ok Low None

Champion Build Guide

(12.5) Brand Z's Ultimate Guide To The Charming Bird Rakan

By LoL_BrandZ
About Me
https://www.twitch.tv/lol_brandz

you guys can come watch this build live and see how to use it and see how it works. Come enjoy and learn something as I am also a masters plus support player. I also play in amateur and proving grounds so if you would like to check those games out you can follow me on twitch.
About my Rakan
https://gyazo.com/84a0102b7fb4ac2372f7121af6495126
I am also stated as the rank 2 rakan in WORLD. Yes the World. and although I stopped one tricking the champ I am historically known for my rakan in comeptitive games.

In season 11 I hit rank 1 Rakan NA and rank 2 World. Rakan is my most played champion. I stream educational content. I used to be a one-trick, but now play a variety champs with an emphasis on Rakan. This is due to playing in amateur tournaments where my rakan is mostly target banned.
This guide
I have played amatuer and love the educational side of League of Legends. I want this guide to be constantly growing, so please ask questions about rakan and continue to involve how he is played Everything in this guide is from my own knowledge on the champ. As i continue to play and get better at this champ i will continue to update my guide.
Abilities
Fey Feathers (Passive)
RANGE: 0
COST: 0 mana
COOLDOWN: 40.0 - 14.5 Every (40.0 - 14.5) seconds, Rakan gains a (33 - 254 (+90% AP)) Shield. Rakan's Attacks and Abilities against enemy champions reduce this Cooldown by 1 second.
Lover's Leap (Passive)
RANGE: 0
COST: 0 mana
COOLDOWN: 0 Recall together and save some time. If either Rakan or Xayah is recalling, the other may move nearby and activate their own recall to join them. Both reach base at the time of which the initiator's recall ends.

Gleaming Quill (Q)
RANGE: 900
COST: 60 mana
COOLDOWN: 12/11/10/9/8 Rakan flings a magical feather that deals (70 - 250 (+75% AP)) magic damage to the first enemy hit.
If the feather hits a champion or epic jungle monster, restore (18 - 120 (+70% AP)) Health to Rakan and surrounding allies after 3 seconds or immediately if he touches an allied champion.

Grand Entrance (W)
RANGE: 600
COST: 50/60/70/80/90 mana
COOLDOWN: 18/16.5/15/13.5/12 Rakan dashes, then spirals into the air. All enemies in it's radius are Knocked Up for 1 second and dealt (70 - 290 (+70% AP)) magic damage.

Battle Dance (E)
RANGE: 700/1000 (with Xayah)
COST: 60/70/80/90/100 mana
COOLDOWN: 20/18/16/14/12 Rakan dashes to an allied champion, granting them (40 - 140 (+80% AP)) Shield for 3 seconds.
Rakan can Recast this Ability once within 5 seconds.

The Quickness (R)
COLLISION RADIUS: 150
COST: 100 mana
COOLDOWN: 130/110/90 Gain 75% Move Speed for 4 seconds. Rakan deals (100 - 300 (+50% AP)) magic damage and Charms enemies for 1/1.25/1.5 second(s) the first time he touches them. The first champion touched grants Rakan 150% decaying Move Speed.
Engage Combo
Since my build is focused strongly on combos this is what i will talk about.
The basic engage with this build is to either start the combo with a Grand Entrance(W) or The Quickness (R). After you start the combo with this ability target an enemy and use either W or R depending on which one you used to start the combo. After you have a enemy in your combo or enemies you follow it up by using your everfrost on your enemy. This leaves them unable to move for a little longer than a morgana binding. And this is way easier to land than a morgana binding. This also can combo more than one enemy!!
Lane Trading
In lane you can ake very short trades with W followed by autos then Q. Any time in the trade you feel threatened you can use your E to get out. If your jungler is ganking dont be afraid to wait for your jungler than using your E to dash to him and continue the gank. You can E to your jungler then W and do what is stated above.
The Best Rakan Combo
The best rakan combo possible with this build is to R then E onto an ally. After this run around and charm a group of enemies. After they are charmed press W so they are all knocked up around you. After this you can use your everfrost to cc them for a little longer. With your glacial augment as well the enemy is almost impossible to escape. You can then use your E to get out and wait for CD and then continue the fight.
Items
Zeke's Convergence
Zeke's Convergence is one of the best items for Rakan. When peeling or engaging you tend to CC your enemies a lot which gives your linked ally extra damage while facing the threat. I reccommend this item when the enemy team is tanky and your adc needs a little extra dmg to be a threat.

Chemtech Putrifier
Chemtech Putrifier is the go to anti-heal option for Rakan. I favor this item over Morellonomicon as Rakan does benefit more from the antiheal on the shielding then from the AP. Definitely look to build this early as it gives some ability haste aswell. I reccommend this when the enemy team is stacked with champs such as vladimir and you need that anti healing item.

Redemption
Redemption is a solid item in your build as it will help out during teamfights or during the time in between teamfights. It increases your healing and shielding by 20% which is a pretty good amount. The active heals your allies and damages your enemies for a small amount which can turn the tides of battle in your favour by keeping your key carries alive. I reccommend this item when the teamfights are close and they have short burst patterns rather than clear engage or a zed who can oneshot before your redemption is even used.

Knights Vow
Knights vow gives an ally that you bind some of the damage they take redirected so you take it instead. It also heals you for some of the damage that your binded ally does. All in all if their team is damage heavy and your adc needs the peel knights vow is a great item to help them 1v9 your game. I reccommend this item when the enemy team has burst your adc needs to live through.
Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Ionian Boots of Lucidity are the best way to go. They give you 20 Ability haste which equals approximately 17% Cooldown reduction when it’s your first 20 ability haste of the game. These are the boots you will go in about 60 percent of your games.

Mercury's Treads
If you are losing lane or the enemy team has a lot of CC, Mercury's Treads are the ideal boots for Rakan as they provide tenacity. These boots are very good against champs like leona and galio where your engage they will try to cc and burst you.

Boots of Mobility
Mobility Boots are a solid choice for boots when playing Rakan. Your out of combat movement speed will help you set up vision deep in the enemy jungle and threat the midlane with roams as you move faster across the river. Setting up flanks also get easier as you can get faster in place. I also only recommend going these if you have a feeling you can snowball other lanes if you have a lead. These boots are very good when your lane opponet is ezreal yuumi and you need to roam to win the game.
Starting Item
Relic Shield
Relic Shield is the item you take in almost all your games. It provides safety in lane and it scales with some good AP and Health when completing your support quest. You take Relic Shield over Steel Shoulderguards because of the AP you get from Relic Shield. This is the item you buy about 99 percent of the time and is just overall great for rakans kit.

Spellthief's Edge
Spellthief's Edge is the other support item you can consider taking. It gives more AP then Relic Shield but less Health. You take Spellthief's Edge over Spectral Sickle, because Spectral Sickle gives AD and you won’t benefit from this a lot. You can take Spellthief's Edge in matchups you can punish. Although punishing is an option know it is very hard for rakan to punish like other cahmps such as karma do. This item should rarely be your starting item of choice.
Why Glacial Augment?
Glacial Augment has been reworked in the preseason of season 12 and it has some good synergy with our boy Rakan. When using CC on an enemy you will shoot frost bolts around you which slow enemies and reduce their damage. This tool is pretty huge in teamfighting.
League of Legends Build Guide Author LoL_BrandZ
LoL_BrandZ Rakan Guide
Vote Vote
(12.5) Brand Z's Ultimate Guide To The Charming Bird Rakan

League of Legends Champions:

Teamfight Tactics Guide