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Rakan Build Guide by PalestinianLuck

Support [12.6] Why you should never skill Q First! Quick Rakan Guide

Support [12.6] Why you should never skill Q First! Quick Rakan Guide

Updated on March 30, 2022
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Runes: For the Lane

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Bone Plating

Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


1 2
S10 forces the exhaust pick
LoL Summoner Spell: Exhaust


LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


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[12.6] Why you should never skill Q First! Quick Rakan Guide

By PalestinianLuck
Hello MOBAFIRE! Patch[10.12]
My name is Palestinian Luck and I am a 1 million Mastery Points Rank #1 Pyke OTP on the Server EUW. I started playing League of Legends at the end of Season 4 and have been OTP'ing Pyke since he came out. My peak has been Master 73LP and I am currently Master Tier. In this guide I will go a bit in-depth on his Abilities and Items and how to play with Pyke during the Laning Phase, Mid Game and Late Game.
If you have any questions that are unanswered, be sure to check out my Twitch or Discord and ask me there.
About the Ability Tree
Refering to some rakan guides people look forward to skill the Q first....
but I think you should not.
That skill route automatically reduces your lvl 2 potential! Imagine the enemy tries to counter your lvl 2
HOW would your Q help you out?

FIRST if the enemy runs ignite you already denied an efficient heal
SECOND The Q damage only equals the damage of a simple AA so it's basically an AA reset. (not strong)

The Better combo is if you start either with W or E
Imagine you are lvl 1 and bout to Hit lvl 2
you can easily engage with your W.
So now the enemy support or adc starts to focus your ally adc
what do u do now? OBVIOUSLY you gonna get back to him with E and shield him AND since your E has 2 charges you also extend the amount of damage that can be taken compared to your Q heal (which you don't even hit since the Q is a skillshot)

Maxing out E or W is a preference. If you wanna play it defensive and give your allys shields than go for the max out on E first
But if you think you guys can stomp the enemy max out your W first so you can go for more trades

idk if u understand what i say cause my english isnt that good, but skilling Q first is just a troll and a waste of great lvl 2 potential
In my opinion and playstyle I use the Q to prok items like Ardents Censer
Q scales well with the items you get but your E does better. In long fights you gonna need both of your E charges guranteed which puts the output shielding on a higher lvl than you output healing from your Q


+ Easy to play
+ Scales very well with ADC's
+ Roaming potential
+ Extremly Mobile
+ Can trade safe
+ Is Good lookin'
+ Special Synergy with Xayah

Rakan is a good bird
His mechanics have a decent Variety, but
an Insane outcome through out the game.
Thats it. You don't have to say more


- Squishy early game
- Long cd's early
- Missplays are very punishable
- Can't fly High with one Wing

Rakan's weaknesses are very limited
Slowly through late game you realize how uncatchable
you become, if you don't get hard cced.
You provide for every teammate in your team with your shields
and AoE Heals and get many actives to change the outcome of a game.
Rakan isn't that op since his release, but still a valuable Bird

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