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Pyke Build Guide by PykEugeo

Support ✔️ [13.1B] The Most detailed Guide ever made on Pyke ✘

Support ✔️ [13.1B] The Most detailed Guide ever made on Pyke ✘

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Runes: Best Rune for pyke PreSeason 13

1 2 3 4
Domination
Hail of Blades
Cheap Shot
Ghost Poro
Treasure Hunter

Inspiration
Magical Footwear
Future's Market
Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist

Spells:

ALWAYS
LoL Summoner Spell: Exhaust

Exhaust

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

Items

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Champion Build Guide

✔️ [13.1B] The Most detailed Guide ever made on Pyke ✘

By PykEugeo
Introduction
Welcome to my guide, I'm PykEugeo, I am going to show all my experience with Pyke in this guide both to those who have mastered it well enough, and to those who would like to learn it.

After a long time playing the other champions, one day I realized that Pyke had the kit and the style of play that I prefer.
Of course it's not always plain sailing to play with him ( hard skilling ), but I'll show you the reasons to pick Pyke and why it's good to play with.

Below I show you my mastery points and my rank, I finished season 12 with the rank of silver 4, but I wasn't stuck at that rank, I just preferred to play more draft with friends often than ranked. In the draft I often encountered tremendous botlanes against samira and nautilus gold 2, winning above all so I guess my rank last season was between gold 1 and platinum 4, but for this season I will try to get platinum 4. I will update you on my rank over the months.
Update:
i was bronze 2 26/08/2022 in S12
i was silver 4 13/09/2022 in S12
i'm scaling 19/01/2023 in S13

Only Pyke Ranked/Draft

Pyke Ranked & others champs
Pros and Cons
PROS
A excelent Roaming
More gold to himself and others with the ultimate
After roaming, you can easily gank own lane
Pyke can executes the enemy with ult
Pyke can go through walls thanks to Phantom Undertow
Higher mobility on LOL ( later Talon )
You are assassin, if you snowball, game is won at 70%
Your Phantom Undertow is a good utility for your adc and to get a kill early game.

If you want to play cunning and aggressive, Pyke is the champion for you, in fact thanks to his kit you will not only be able to get the better of certain champions, but you will be able to surprise even the enemies left by solo late game thanks to its powerful roaming sometimes serving as a second jungler. Not only is Pyke's roaming extremely effective, but also the gold he is able to multiply every time he kills or gets an assist from his ultimate, in this way, you will be able to build your adc much faster than that enemy and have a huge advantage.
CONS
Pyke is squishy cause his passive Gift of the Drowned Ones
So much Tanks, and/or sustain and/or high dps enemies in botlane is worst matchup for Pyke
A bad roaming stop your snowballing
Vulnerable to the poke enemy
Without your R, Pyke is useless in late game
No snowballing or No Team, u cant do anything

Like any champion, Pyke also has some weaknesses, the first of which is not only being an assassin and therefore one shot by mages and other assassins, but due to his passive, any item you would build but that gives hp, he won't give them to you because it will convert them to attack damage. Having a team that knows how to keep up with Pyke is important because if you don't snowball enough and if this happens due to large enemy sustain or too much dps, it will make your game a hell that you will want to get out of immediately by giving up. Unfortunately the hard cc is also a problem for pyke as for any other champs.
Abilities
PASSIVE ABILITY
Gift of the Drowned Ones
Pyke's maximum health cannot increase except through growth (per level), instead he gains 1 bonus attack damage per 14 bonus health.

Pyke gains 1 bonus movement speed while in the river.

Pyke stores 9% (+ 0.2% per 1 Lethality) of the post-mitigation damage he takes from enemy champions as grey health on his health bar, increased to 40% (+ 0.4% per 1 Lethality) while there are two or more visible enemy champions nearby. He can store up to 80 (+ 800% bonus AD) grey health, with an upper cap of 55% of his maximum health.

When Pyke is not visible to enemies, he rapidly consumes his grey health to power heal for the same amount.
Q
Bone Skewer

Target range: 400 − 1100 (Based on channel time)
Effect radius: 550
Width: 140 / 200
Cast time: 0.25 sec.
Cost: 74 / 78 / 82 / 86 / 90 Mana
Cooldown: 10 / 9.5 / 9 / 8.5 / 8 sec.
Physical Damage: 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 (+ 60% bonus AD)

ACTIVE: Pyke charges while being slowed by 20% for up to 3 seconds to increase Bone Skewer's range over the first second of the channel. Bone Skewer can be recast at any time within the duration.

RECAST: Pyke hurls his harpoon in the target direction that deals physical damage to the first enemy hit, (knock up) pulling them towards his direction, during which they are also revealed, and slowing them by 90% for 1 second.

Releasing the ability within 0.4 seconds causes Pyke to instead thrust his blade in the target direction, dealing the same damage to the closest enemy champion, or closest enemy otherwise.

If the charge is silenced, interrupted or completes without reactivation, Bone Skewer is cancelled and the ability is put on cooldown full cooldown but refunds 75% of the mana cost. Bone Skewer's mana cost is refunded if it hits an enemy champion.
W
Ghostwater Dive

Cost: 50 Mana
Cooldown: 12 / 11.5 / 11 / 10.5 / 10 sec.
Detection radius: 600

ACTIVE: Pyke submerges into water, entering camouflage for 5 seconds and gaining 40% (+ 1.5% per 1 Lethality) bonus movement speed that decays over the duration. Enemy champions within 1500 units of Pyke are alerted of his presence and whether he can execute them with Death from Below.

Attacking or casting abilities ends Ghostwater Dive immediately.
E
Phantom Undertow

Target range: 550
Effect radius: 110
Width: 110
Speed: 3000
Cost: 40 Mana
Cooldown: 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 sec.
Physical Damage: 105 / 135 / 165 / 195 / 225 (+ 100% bonus AD)

ACTIVE: Pyke dashes a fixed distance in the target direction, leaving behind a Phantom.
After a 1-second delay, the Phantom homes back to Pyke to stun enemies around it and those it passes through along the way for 1.25 (+ 0.1 per 10 Lethality) seconds. Enemy champions hit also take physical damage.
R
Death from Below

Target range: 750
Effect radius: 125 / 282.5 × 100
Cast time: 0.5 sec.
Cost: 100 Mana
Cooldown: 100 / 85 / 70 sec.

ACTIVE: Pyke marks the target location with an X before striking it, executing enemy champions within the area that are below 250 − 550 (based on level) (+ 80% bonus AD) (+ 1.5 per 1 Lethality) health. Other enemies hit and enemy champions above the threshold are instead dealt ( 50% of the amount as physical damage ).
If Death from Below hits an enemy champion or at least one is killed inside the X by an ally, Pyke will blink to the center of the X. For the latter case Pyke also gains the ability to recast within
20 seconds at no cost.
Each successful execution grants one to the last assisting ally, instead of its natural assist gold. In addition, each enemy champion killed inside the X by an ally during Death from Below's cast time grants Pyke one .
Skill Curiosity
PASSIVE ABILITY
Gift of the Drowned Ones
Game elements that increase health based on the champion's health (e.g Overgrowth) will increase the health before getting converted by Gift of the Drowned Ones, thus granting increased bonus AD.

Spirit Visage and Grievous Wounds, a debuff that reduces all of a unit's healing and health regeneration received by 40%, take effect after Gift of the Drowned Ones's healing cap.

Pyke's grey health does not have a time limit, and will stay on his health bar until Pyke leaves enemy vision or dies.

Since Pyke's maximum health cannot be increased, Gift of the Drowned Ones reaches the upper cap of 60% of maximum health at 40.25 − 172.85 (based on level) bonus attack damage.

Untargetable champions count towards Pyke's modified grey health storing.

The maximum amount of additional grey health storing gained possible from all lethality sources is 52% at 130 lethality. This is reduced to 24.4% while there are fewer than two enemy champions nearby.

Gift of the Drowned Ones is 93.75% gold efficient.

1 HP = 2.66 gold. (calculated with Ruby Crystal. 400g / 150 hp = 2.66)

1 AD = 35 gold. (calculate with Long Sword. 350 g / 10 ad = 35 g)

AD/HP (35 / 2.66) = 13.125 (this is to find where AD=HP, meaning 13.125 HP is equal to 1 AD. The equation would be 13.75 [HP] = [AD])

Pyke's passive converts every 14 bonus hp into 1 ad. so if you divide 13.125 by 14, you get 0.9375, meaning each bonus HP you buy is only 93.75% the gold value you get for each AD.

100% efficiency would be 8 AD for every 105 HP.

Mathematical calculations on the passive


Q
Bone Skewer

Only the charged version of Bone Skewer will be intercepted.

This ability will cast from wherever the caster is at the end of the cast time.

Pyke can still use summoner spells besides Flash, Teleport, Hextech Flashtraption, and Mark/Dash while hurling the harpoon but he cannot perform any other action.
W
Ghostwater Dive

When an enemy is alerted, sharks will circle underneath their feet while a sound will be played to them that changes based on health threshold.

The maximum amount of bonus movement speed gained possible from all lethality sources is 195% at 130 lethality.

Mathematical calculations on the W


E
Phantom Undertow

The dash distance can be extended to up to 900 units (estimated) when targeting across terrain.

Like most projectiles, the flying Phantom cannot hit targets whose center is behind the position it originates at or beyond the position it catches up to Pyke at, but the spell can hit targets behind its origin as long as their hitbox radius overlaps with the original unit Phantom's 110-radius check at the end of its lifespan.

The maximum increase in stun duration possible from all lethality sources is 1.30 seconds at 130 lethality, with the base duration included for a total of 2.55 seconds.

Mathematical calculations on the E


R
Death from Below

Applies raw damage to executed targets and area damage to targets above the threshold.

Raw damage is a type of damage that ignores all resistances and shields active on target. Invulnerability, (e.g. Divine Judgment) is only way to reduce raw damage, but Spell Shield will also negate its application where applicable. All current champion-sources of raw damage deal in excess of 100% of the target's current health, and so this damage type is often referred to as execution damage.
By default, raw damage will also ignore minimum health threshold and resurrection effects. However, all current interactions between champion-sourced raw damage have been handled to not-kill protected champions. It is worth noting that for Undying Rage and Lamb's Respite, the special-cased behavior to prevent affected champions from being executed will leave them on 1 health rather than the amounts specified by the ability.

The following effects trigger a champion to enter in spell shield against Q and ( only for Nocturne, Sivir, Pantheon* ) too R:

Braum's Unbreakable block Pyke's Q (R is not a projectile)
Dr. Mundo's Goes Where He Pleases block Pyke's Q, E
Fiora's Riposte block Pyke's Q, E ( DONT BLOCK R here proof)
Kled's Skaarl the Cowardly Lizard could block Pyke's R in right time
Malzahar's Void Shift block Pyke's Q, E
Morgana's Black Shield block Pyke's Q, E
Nocturne's Shroud of Darkness block Pyke's Q, E, R
Samira's Blade Whirl block Pyke's Q
Sivir's Spell Shield block Pyke's Q, E, R
Yasuo's Wind Wall block Pyke's Q
Edge of Night block Pyke's Q , E, R
Pantheon's Aegis Assault block Pyke's E, R
*only if the shield is in the direction Pyke's R or E started*.

The following effects trigger a champion to enter in Unstoppable:

Camille's Hextech Ultimatum block Pyke's Q, E, R
Corki's Valkyrie block Pyke's Q, E
Hecarim's Onslaught of Shadows block Pyke's Q, E
Illaoi's Leap of Faith block Pyke's Q, E
Jarvan IV's Cataclysm block Pyke's Q, E
K'Sante's Path Maker block Pyke's Q, E
Kalista's Fate's Call block Pyke's Q, E
Malphite's Unstoppable Force block Pyke's Q, E
Nocturne's Paranoia block Pyke's Q, E (recast)
Olaf's Ragnarok block Pyke's Q, E
Ornn's Bellows Breath block Pyke's Q, E
Rammus's Soaring Slam block Pyke's Q, E
Rek'Sai's Void Rush block Pyke's Q, E
Sett's The Show Stopper
Shyvana's Dragon's Descent block Pyke's Q, E
Tahm Kench's Devour block Pyke's Q, E
Udyr's Blazing Stampede block Pyke's Q, E
Vex's Shadow Surge block Pyke's Q, E
Vi's Cease and Desist block Pyke's Q, E
Viego's Heartbreaker block Pyke's Q, E
Warwick's Infinite Duress block Pyke's Q, E
Yone's Soul Unbound block Pyke's Q, E (recast)

The following effects trigger a champion to enter in Dodge but this effect DOESNT WORK on Pyke's Death from Below:
The following effects trigger a champion to enter in Invulnerability:

Ekko's Chronobreak block Pyke's R
Kalista's Fate's Call block Pyke's R
Kayle's Divine Judgment block Pyke's R
Kindred's Lamb's Respite block Pyke's R
Lissandra's Frozen Tomb block Pyke's R
Taric's Cosmic Radiance block Pyke's R
Tryndamere's Undying Rage block Pyke's R
Xin Zhao's Crescent Guard block Pyke's R (only invulnerable to champions a certain distance away)
Pantheon's Aegis Assault block Pyke's E, R (only invulnerable to non-turret damage coming from a specific direction)

The following effects trigger a champion to enter in Untargetable:

Camille's Hextech Ultimatum block Pyke's Q, E, R
Elise's Cocoon / Rappel block Pyke's R (rappel)
Evelynn's Last Caress block Pyke's Q, E, R
Fizz's Playful / Trickster block Pyke's Q, E, R
Galio's Hero's Entrance block Pyke's Q, E, R
Gwen's Hallowed Mist block Pyke's Q, R ( E depend )
Kayn's Umbral Trespass block Pyke's R
Lissandra's Frozen Tomb block Pyke's R
Maokai's Twisted Advance block Pyke's Q, E, R
Master Yi's Alpha Strike block Pyke's Q, E, R
Shaco's Deceive Dodge Pyke's Q, E, R at the right time
Shaco's Hallucinate Dodge Pyke's Q, E, R at the right time
Sylas's Hijack block Pyke's Q, E, R (stealing correct ult )
Xayah's Featherstorm block Pyke's Q, E, R
Vladimir's Sanguine Pool block Pyke's Q, E, R
Viego's Sovereign's Domination Dodge Pyke's Q, E, R at the right time
Zed's Death Mark block Pyke's Q, E, R
Bard's Tempered Fate block Pyke's R (Q,E)
Ekko's Chronobreak block Pyke's R (Q,E)
Zhonya's Hourglass block Pyke's R (Q,E)
Mordekaiser's Realm of Death could dodge/block Pyke's R if used in right time on another Pyke's teammate

Death from Below cannot execute clones. They are always dealt 50% physical damage.

If the target is in a zombie state or does not enter the death state, Death from Below does not grant Your Cut nor the recast.

The following effects trigger a champion to enter a Zombie State:

If an enemy champion dies inside the X during Death from Below's cast time, Pyke will be shown as having received an assist in the kill feed, but this will not trigger takedown effects.

Death from Below cannot be interrupted; Pyke will always appear at the target location if enemy champions are caught inside the X even if he is moved (e.g. by being displaced) during the cast time.

The only exception is if he is being suppressed (e.g. by Nether Grasp, in which case he will not blink.

The following effects trigger a champion to Suppress:

The maximum execution threshold increase gained possible from all lethality sources
is 195 health at 130 lethality.

Mathematical calculations on the R



Patch

Tips on skin of Pyke's X

Playing League of legends, I realized the difference in pixels between one Death from Below and another in terms of skin. In fact, each skin should be used based on both who you are playing against and who you are playing with: In fact it will be easier to get a pentakill using a certain X, since based on the skin the X changes, or kill more people in the same X, thanks to the synergies with certain champions, such as Yone, Yasuo, Diana, Orianna and so on, see the synergies section for more information.
From this fact the desire to write this section was born, in order to help you choose the best skin for Pyke in the right games.
Vote for X
x 6/10 for the pentakill
x 5.5 / 10 for more kills in the X
Tips
This is Pyke's Death from Below without skin. This X is poor both from the point of view of wanting to get a pentakill, and to want to kill as many people as possible in the same X. I advise you to always use a skin if you have one, avoid it as much as possible, but if you can't do without it because you don't have a skin then it's fine.
Vote for X
x 10/10 for pentakill ( killing 1 for 1 )
x 7/10 for kills in same X
Tips
I advise you to use this skin in ranked e or in a game in which you want to try hard, because thanks to this skin not only your grabs will be more effective since the tip of the blade is absurdly well done, but your R is perfect for killing. at maximum range an enemy and at times, to be able to kill him under the tower and then escape. So use it if in your team there is no Diana, Yasuo, Yone etc but even if there were it does not matter, because it has so much potential.

Vote for X
x 7/10 for pentakill ( killing 1 for 1 )
x 7.5/10 for kills in same X
Tips
This skin has modest potential for both trying hard and killing more people in the same X as the central part is more thunderous.

Vote for X
x 7.5/10 for pentakill ( killing 1 for 1 )
x 7.5/10 for kills in same X
Tips
This skin has modest potential both to try hard as the sides of the X are slightly elongated and to kill more people in the same X as the central part is more booming.

Vote for X
x 8/10 for pentakill ( killing 1 for 1 )
x 8-/10 for kills in same X
Tips
This skin has good potential both to try hard as the sides of the X are slightly elongated and to kill more people in the same X as the central part is more booming. But not only does it also have particle effects that can confuse those who play against this skin, so it has a more than good rating from me.

Vote for X
x 7.5/10 for pentakill ( killing 1 for 1 )
x 10/10 for kills in same X
Tips
This skin has excelent potential for both trying hard and killing multiple people in the same X being the most thunderous in the middle.
I recommend this skin in matchup with Yasuo, Yone, Diana, Orianna and so on since you can more easily kill more people in the same kill, with the consequence of being able to achieve a pentakill.

Vote for X
x 8+/10 for pentakill ( killing 1 for 1 )
x 8+/10 for kills in same X
Tips
This skin has great potential for both trying hard and killing multiple people in the same X being the most thunderous in the middle.
Its peculiarity is having the X formed by broken segments, this makes it not only difficult to perform, but when you learn it, satisfying because you will be able to take samples in certain particular points.
Vote for X
x 9+/10 for pentakill ( killing 1 for 1 )
x 7/10 for kills in same X
Tips
This skin has great potential for both trying hard and killing multiple people in the same X being the most thunderous in the middle.
Its peculiarity is having the X formed by broken segments, this makes it not only difficult to perform, but when you learn it, satisfying because you will be able to take samples in certain particular points.
Lethality and Pen. Armor


Duskblade of Draktharr

Serylda's
Grudge

Youmuu's Ghostblade
Before moving on to the gameplay, being Pyke an assassin support, we need to understand and know certain fundamental concepts for the role of an assassin, lethality and armor penetration. Lethality is a scale effect that depends on the player's level, and it is a stat that serves to produce more damage, where few would be produced due to the fault of those who build armor or are tanks.

Lethality
Lethality
The formula for calculating the amount of armor you will ignore is: flat armor penetration = lethality × (0.6 + 0.4 × level ÷ 18). As a result, at level one you will always have at least 60 percent of the fixed armor penetration the item gives you. As you level up, you will receive a portion of the second equation of 0.4 multiplied by your level and divided by 18. This stat accumulates additively and cannot reduce a target's armor below zero.

Pen. Armor
Pen. Armor
Lethality is the sister stat of bonus armor penetration and is applied to the target after clearing bonus armor penetration.
In a scenario where you would have 20 flat armor penetration from lethality and 30 bonus armor penetration, the target would lose 30 of their armor, before losing the fixed amount of 20. At 200 armor, for example, the target would be reduced to 140 from bonus armor penetration and then to 120 from flat armor penetration.
(200 - 30% bonus armor pen) - 20 flat armor pen = (200-60)-20 = 140-20 = 120

Last considerations
Tips
The stat is useful for assassin champions who want to snowball, as it will increase their damage at the beginning by a good margin, even climbing more levels you earn during the game. Some AD champions like Senna, Draven, Jhin, and Varus can benefit a lot from this stat if they make it through the lane. Since most bottom lane champions have a small amount of basic armor, you can punish them pretty hard and make sure you get a good mid-game transition. While lethality is a great stat and can help you play snowballs, it's not that efficient against champions who build a lot of armor. In such scenarios, choosing lethal items may not be the best choice. Aiming for bonus armor penetration will be much more efficient as you will ignore more armor than lethality.
Items in Gameplay


Duskblade of Draktharr
Duskblade of Draktharr
It is the mythical item par excellence of Pyke and the most suitable for him, not only for its slow of 99% after an auto attack or basic that combined with your Bone Skewer will provide an even longer slow, but for the lethality of the object and both for the cd and through it it provides Pyke for its spells, a very important element to be able to spam them more often. Finally, also obtaining invisibility after each kill, is a huge advantage because it will not only allow you to escape in desperate cases, but to be able to get other kills by spamming Death from Below, since you cannot be self-attacked from invisible.

Prowler's Claw
Prowler's Claw
The prowler in preseason 13 is finally starting to be an interesting object for Pyke, because one of the defects it had, i.e. the cooldown you lost on non-supreme spells, can be obtained from only one other item, i.e. the Spear of Shojin. Unfortunately, the only flaw in this item remains, which is within the Duskblade of Draktharr, or the invisibility you get when you assist or kill an enemy champion.
Use this item against a team of 4-5 squishy enemies if you really want to.

Eclipse
Eclipse
This mythic item is not suitable for Pyke, unless playing against 4-5 tanks (remember the lesson we did in the previous chapter on pen armor) in fact the Duskblade of Draktharr is simply more effective than this object, since after an Death from Below, if you are not invisible, you are badly one shotted by 4 enemies.



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Mobility boots > Movement speed
They are boots that you will build often because not only do they help you roam, but their passive is very strong against those who do not get you burn damage, such as Brand,
Morgana, Annie, Malzahar, and will help you chase prey that will soon be excellent kills.

Mercury's Treads > TENACITY
In matches where there are either too many wizards, 2-3+ or where there are heavy cc's, these boots are for you and are a must. If in botlane you are against a Lux, and she should catch you with his Light Binding and then press Final Spark, you with these boots will never die for her Final Spark because you will always be able to press Phantom Undertow in time to escape, and therefore from the Lux's Final Spark you will not be never hit.

Boots of Swiftness > Counter Slow
Buy these boots if the opposing team abuses slowdowns.

Ionian Boots of Lucidity > For CD
If you are building a mythic item other than the draktar, I recommend that you buy these boots unless the team has heavy cc, remember that the heavy cc takes precedence over everything, as they will give you less cd in your abilities and will partially fill the empty of the
Duskblade of Draktharr.

Death's Dance
Death's Dance
It is a high survival item for Pyke, together with the Duskblade of Draktharr they represent the best items to build on pyke in 98% of the cases. Both due to the fact that the mitigated damage is also returned in the case of magical damage (before it was only physical) but when in a difficult situation you will find yourself dying and with a lot of gray bar, after an assist or a kill, yes it will first activate the Duskblade of Draktharr's passive making you invisible, then it will activate both Pyke's Gift of the Drowned Ones at the same time to recover the gray health and the damage mitigated by the Death's Dance. BROKEN. It is almost always built as a SECOND ITEM, after the Duskblade of Draktharr and the boots.

Axiom Arc
Axiom Arc
I don't build this item often, since in order to do it, you must not only have snowballed a lot, but be sure that the next kills you do will be yours, since every time that happens, the cd of your supreme will be reduced. I generally prioritize other items, but if you want to build it every now and then when u arent trying hard then that's ok.

Serpent's Fang
Serpent's Fang
It is an item that I don't build often, but it should be built for all those games where you have against teams that have a large amount of shield generating, such as Lulu, Sett, Rakan, Seraphine and so on. The Pyke's Death from Below ignores the shields, so even if the enemy shield is 4000 but the health remains in the red bar, then with an X you can kill it anyway, so I avoid building it, but work with Pyke.

Youmuu's Ghostblade
Youmuu's Ghostblade
It is an item that I generally build as a third object almost always, after the Death's Dance both for the movement speed bonus that its passive gives, and for both lethality and your active. Great for escaping or chasing dying enemies.

Edge of Night
Edge of Night
It is an item that I almost always build as a fourth or fifth item if there are dangerous enemies in the enemy team that rely so much on an effect or a spell that focuses on a single attack, such as Rengar, Lux, Morgana, Malzahar, Gangplank, Karthus, Zed and so on.

Umbral Glaive
Umbral Glaive
It is a utility item, and is bought either as a second item when you notice that the enemy team is placing a lot of Control Ward, or if you haven't been able to snowball that much, it is cheap enough to provide you with a lot of lethality and get you back into the game. You might think about building it as the last item if the game lasts more than 40-45 minutes, selling your support item (this should never be done) but if you need, just do it.

Wit's End
Wit's End
This is an item to build as a last item as due to its passive that scales with levels, it will get more one hit damage, but not only the attack speed is very friendly to Pyke, and you will be able to kill enemies very well squishy. You should build this item when there are 3-4 hard AP on the enemy team.

Dead Man's Plate
Dead Man's Plate
This item must be built against a team with hard AD, so many assassins, especially if there is Talon, and bruisers who build assassin, having a lot of armor will help you and thanks to his passive, the attacks he makes are more powerful as well as giving speed of movement.

Maw of Malmortius
Maw of Malmortius
This item must be built against a hard AP team, almost similar to Wit's End, it will save you by providing you with a magical shield that absorbs damage when your damage drops below a threshold. It is the second quintessential survival item for Pyke. While it doesn't provide lethality, Pyke isn't based on that alone, survival plays a key role to win.

Chempunk Chainsword
Chempunk Chainsword
After FINALLY the buff on the antiheal and on the stats of this item, i suggest to build it in case of need against comp with high sustain rate. I suggest you look at the tips sustain chapter where I talked about the various types of sustain.

Essence Reaver
Essence Reaver
After the Infinity Edge's buff for its 40% activation, it is useful for Pyke to find a critical item to match this, the perfect item is the essence reaver both for the cooldown reduction, which has been removed from the Death's Dance and both for the effect of enhancing your basic after a spell.

Infinity Edge
Infinity Edge
After the Infinity Edge's buff for its 40% activation, this item starts to become important for Pyke, especially for those games where you get to the late game and then full build, thanks to this item the Pyke basics will become USEFUL in team fights.
NEW ITEM SEASON 13
Spear of Shojin > More AD = Less CoolDown
It is an item that is built on Pyke only if you are building Prowler's Claw because as I already explained in Prowler's Claw you not only get the cooldown that you would lose by not building the Duskblade of Draktharr, but it is a very optimal on Pyke for the following calculations:

Spear of Shojin = 65 AD + 300 HP = 86,43 AD ( for Gift of the Drowned Ones ).
We know that only 80% of the AD scales within Death from Below, this means
80% of 86.43 AD = 69.144 scaling

Now suppose we take a very important lethality item for Pyke
that everyone has built, Youmuu's Ghostblade.
Youmuu's Ghostblade = 55 AD + 18 Lethality.
80% of AD scales in X, and 150% with lethality, then:
80% of 55 AD + 150% of 18 lethality = 44 + 27 = 71 scaling

Let us now take our results together, the damage contributions within the X for these items are
Spear of Shojin = 69.144
Youmuu's Ghostblade = 71

That is, the Spear of Shojin is a very optimal item for Pyke, because it has enough ad to contribute to not losing so much damage in those counted in the Death from Below, even if he doesn't have lethality in his kit, but thanks to the mythical passive, he recovers it.

Avoid item to Build


Titanic Hydra
Titanic Hydra
It is an item that does not work with Pyke due to its Gift of the Drowned Ones, in fact, not being able to raise the hp Pyke, it will end up with an item that will give the lowest bonus in one hit attack compared to any other champion. Instead of this item you could build Ravenous Hydra great if you want to play mid or as adc, to kill minions more easily, but I'll leave these considerations in a future guide maybe.

Sterak's Gage
Sterak's Gage
It is an item that before his nerf, gave Pyke a shield that was also quite important, so it could be built, but after his "nerf" or change, Pyke can no longer build it since the passive increases the shield with the hp that a item gives Pyke, but if Pyke's passive converts everything to attack damage, it will give Pyke 0 shield when hp are less than 30%, being TOTALLY useless, so if you are building it it means you are trolling.
New: There is only one exception to what I just said about the sterak, that is if you are building the Heartsteel on Pyke that giving you infinite ad, having the sterak a % bonus ad in the passive, it will create a very powerful synergy that will enhance your R.

The Collector
The Collector
Pyke's ultimate would need to not execute for it to have synergy with The Collector, meaning it would have to deal damage reducing the enemy below 5% maximum health but that is not practical since his ultimate's execution threshold is so low and the damage is reduced by 50% if the target is above threshold. The only benefit you're getting is the 25 gold and even then his ultimate will be giving much more anyway so 25 is a negligible amount. In my opinion, The Collector is a very bad item for Pyke and you'd much rather prefer other Lethality items. It doesn't make sense to have two executes.
Runes


DOMINATION
Hail of Blades
Hail of Blades: It is the prince rune for Pyke, there is no better rune than this, due to its way of playing around a hit and run thanks to its Bone Skewer. In fact, after a grab, you have to be able to hit the enemy with all 3 blows of hail of blades, and then go away. So it maximizes damage done by Pyke better than other runes in the short term. This combo will be explained further below.
Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot: It is chosen because of Phantom Undertow, in fact by stunning the enemy and thus creating an impediment, it will give you a bonus in damage, and being an assassin doing as much damage as possible is always very useful
Ghost Poro
Ghost Poro: This rune is very useful for increasing your vision points, as when your ward disappears, it will release a pore that will still provide you with vision for 90 seconds.
Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter: Very important as a final rune, as it will provide you with a lot of early game gold to help you snowball and as you will need to kill or get an assist from a different enemy champion every time and once, you will need to roam and make sure you can kill him. This, come to think of it, is an incentive that will help you roam better over time. Since Pyke got a buff in the cooldown reduction of his ultimate, playing with Ultimate Hunter is not convenient, because I assure you that always having the ultimate but not being able to use it in certain situations is not convenient because it is more efficient to have something that will make you gold.

INSPIRATION
Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear: They are simple boots that you get on average after 11 minutes if you get 2 assists or 1 kill and 1 assist or 2 kills, and it will give you not only movement speed, but a discount to finish the purchase of the boots you want, whether they are mercury or mobility or for the cd or for the slow, thus saving you 300 gold, which combined with treasure hunter, are already 850 gold
(how to get early game 3 kills)
Future's Market
Future's Market: Finally, the future market is extremely important, since every single time you return (early / mid game) to the base by going into debt to buy an item, which is also a simple sword of 10 attack damage, not only will it give you a huge advantage. , but it will be like coming back having killed someone before recall, or getting the extra gold that Pyke got when doing the assists on his own (more veteran pykes will remember this). The important thing is therefore to get DEBT every single time you go back to the base, if you don't, it will be as if you didn't have this rune, for this reason try to recall when you know you can get into debt, and I suggest you spam in chat the remaining money to buy the item you are about to build to help you with the calculus.

Combos and Mechanics

Normal Combos

Combos with
First Combo ( Q + E + basic x 3 + ? R ? )
This combo in addition to being simple will be the one you will use the most in the game,
in fact first you will use Bone Skewer (generally loading it) to generally grab the adc or an Enchanter sup,
immediately after if you are 99% sure to grab it you will have use Phantom Undertow to stun
the opponent and immediately afterwards perform 3 basic attacks because the rune Hail of Blades
will trigger, in this way you will perform 3 quick basic attacks but at the completion of the 3 you will have
to leave immediately because each second past after disabling the rune
will not be worth since Pyke does not have a high speed attack.
Remember that Pyke is a poke assassin champion, that is to inflict a certain amount of damage
in a short time and then stop the fight by going away, and then wait for the cooldowns
to do the same thing again, that is, it takes more fights before you can generally win one.
If his HP is in the red bar, just ult if u can.
Second Combo ( Q + E + W + basic x 3 + ? R ?)
Much like the first one, this combo makes you gain space forward if you can't reach the enemy
because they are running away or trying to dodge, in fact Ghostwater Dive will give you a lot of
movement speed for the first few seconds, then decaying over time, and this will cause
your phantom to be larger than normal.
If his HP is in the red bar, just ult if u can.
Third Combo ( Q + E + Flash + basic x 3 + ? R ?)
This combo is interesting because we can enhance the distance traveled by our phantom
( Phantom Undertow) with the Flash, or to change direction if we failed Phantom Undertow
or to stun more enemies, or to escape from an unexpected engagement with us.
If his HP is in the red bar, just ult if u can.
Fourth Combo To Kill ( W + E + ? Flash ? + R )
This combo allows you to perform the execution of Pyke even at great range, you can also
combine it with the Flash if you are desperate, the Phantom Undertow will not serve to stun but
as a dash to be able to get close, so use the flash after the Phantom Undertow.
Fifth Combo To Chase ( W + E + R + Q + basic x3)
This combo should be used in pursuit of an enemy with the HP bar above the red bar with 1-2
of your teammates and your Death from Below already in recast, when you click and then last
you have to make sure that the central part of the X is in the direction where the opponent is going,
in this way you will teleport in front of him and your phantom ( Phantom Undertow) will reach you stunned him,
at that point walk behind him and grab him to bring him closer to your teammates.
Sixth Combo ( W + E + basic (built Duskblade of Draktharr) + basic x 3 + Q + basic x #? + ? R ?)
With this combo we first get close to the enemy, then we go Phantom Undertow, even
before our phantom comes back to us, we pull an auto attack that will slow the enemy down because
we must have built Duskblade of Draktharr to be able to do so, then the enemy will be stunned
( Phantom Undertow) because continuing to go forward you will stun him for sure unless
he flashes away, maybe try to Flash too if you can, at that point give the 3 basic rune
( Hail of Blades) and then you can either load the hair-burning grab in such a way as to do not fail
or you can not load it and do more damage than a normal basic and causing a slow in such a way
as to make it continue to auto attack until either it is dead or ult him
or it will not be saved because of the enemies or whatever.
If his HP is in the red bar, just ult if u can.
Tips


Now that you know the items, the champion, the mechanics, we just have to talk about all the tips I offer you to follow to make your gameplay as close as possible to that of a high-elo Pyke.

We talked in the champion session, that there are several champions that use skill effects that cause them to go into invulnerability, untargetable, unstoppable, suppression, spell shield.

But we have never asked ourselves the question of how to deal with them. As you could see from those lists, many effects counter Pyke's abilities, roughly 1 in 4 champions in league of legends to date counter it, but then what should we do? The solution is to learn to adapt to being countered while having Pyke and to learn how to deal with certain spells.

I would say first of all to start with all those effects that I listed earlier: Well, just wait. This is because every effect does not last forever, whether it is non-targetable or invulnerable, so I prefer to use a way of playing Pyke much more focused on survival than on lethality, because if you survive (and you have to survive because your R is fundamental for others) you will be able to finish or kill after those effects all the champ that counter you, simply waiting for the right moment and learning the timing and sounds of each effect, for example the stasis of the Zhonya's Hourglass, that is already a first approach to learn that is. In fact, if you train to use supreme just 0.01 seconds after stasis, you will certainly kill the enemy.

The most serious counters in fact for Pyke (without contradicting myself with those lists that I have listed in the samples section) are the dashes and sustains (not shield-type, only the cures, since the R passes through any shield (except Sivir etc.)).

Let's start with the first one, the dash. There are several champions who abuse the dash to dodge Pyke's attacks.
Here is a list, I hope exhaustive, of all the champions who give dash their skills:

A B C D E F
G H I J K L
M N O P Q R
S T U V W X
Y Z
Item

A-Champions:

Aatrox's Umbral Dash dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Ahri's Spirit Rush dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Akali's Shuriken Flip dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Akali's Perfect Execution dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Akshan's Heroic Swing dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Alistar's Headbutt dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Amumu's Bandage Toss dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Azir's Shifting Sands dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

B-Champions:

Bel'Veth's Void Surge dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Braum's Stand Behind Me dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

C-Champions:

Caitlyn's 90 Caliber Net dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Camille's Hookshot / Wall Dive dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Corki's Valkyrie dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

D-Champions:

Diana's Lunar Rush dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

E-Champions:

Ekko's Phase Dive dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Elise's Venomous Bite dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Evelynn's Empowered Whiplash dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Ezreal's Arcane Shift dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

F-Champions:

Fiora's Lunge dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Fizz's Playful / Trickster dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Fizz's Urchin Strike dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

G-Champions:

Galio's Justice Punch dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Galio's Hero's Entrance dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Gnar's Hop dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Gnar's Crunch dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Gragas's Body Slam dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Graves's Quickdraw dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Graves's Collateral Damage dodge Pyke's Q,E,R ( reverse-targeted )

Gwen's Skip 'n Slash dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

H-Champions:

Hecarim's Onslaught of Shadows dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Hecarim's Devastating Charge dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

I-Champions:

Illaoi's Harsh Lesson dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Irelia's Bladesurge dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Ivern's Rootcaller dodge Pyke's Q,E,R ( when clicking a rooted target )

J-Champions:

Jarvan IV's Dragon Strike dodge Pyke's Q,E,R (when colliding with a Demacian Standard)
Jarvan IV's Cataclysm dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Jax's Leap Strike dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Jayce's To The Skies! dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

K-Champions:

K'Sante's Footwork dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Kai'Sa's Supercharge dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Kai'Sa's Killer Instinct dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Kalista's Martial Poise dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Kassadin's Riftwalk dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Kayn's Reaping Slash dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Kayn's Umbral Trespass dodge Pyke's Q,E,R ( and its recast )

Kha'Zix's Leap dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Kindred's Dance of Arrows dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Kled's Chaaaaaaaarge!!! dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Kled's Pocket Pistol dodge Pyke's Q,E,R ( reverse-targeted )
Kled's Jousting dodge Pyke's Q,E,R ( first and second cast )

L-Champions:

LeBlanc's Distortion dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
LeBlanc's Mimic dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Lee Sin's Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike dodge Pyke's Q,E,R ( second cast )

Leona's Zenith Blade dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Lillia's Watch Out! Eep! dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Lucian's Relentless Pursuit dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

M-Champions:

Malphite's Unstoppable Force dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Maokai's Twisted Advance dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

N-Champions:

Nautilus's Dredge Line dodge Pyke's Q,E,R ( when hitting a unit )

Nidalee's Pounce dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Nilah's Slipstream dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

O-Champions:

Ornn's Searing Charge dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Ornn's Call of the Forge God dodge Pyke's Q,E,R ( recast )

P-Champions:

Pantheon's Shield Vault dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Poppy's Heroic Charge dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Q-Champions:

Qiyana's Audacity dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Qiyana's Terrashape dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Quinn's Vault dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

R-Champions:

Rakan's Battle Dance dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Rakan's Grand Entrance dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Rammus's Soaring Slam dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Rek'Sai's Void Rush dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Rek'Sai's Tunnel dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Rell's Ferromancy - Crash Down / Mount Up dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Renekton's Slice and Dice dodge Pyke's Q,E,R ( and recast )

Rengar's Unseen Predator dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Riven's Broken Wings dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Riven's Valor dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

S-Champions:

Samira's Daredevil Impulse dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Samira's Wild Rush dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Sejuani's Arctic Assault dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Shen's Shadow Dash dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Shyvana's Dragon's Descent dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Sylas's Abscond dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Sylas's Abduct dodge Pyke's Q,E,R ( when hitting a unit )
Sylas's Kingslayer dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

T-Champions:

Talon's Noxian Diplomacy dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Thresh's Death Sentence dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Thresh's Dark Passage dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Tristana's Rocket Jump dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Tryndamere's Spinning Slash dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

U-Champions:

Urgot's Disdain dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

V-Champions:

Vayne's Tumble dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Vi's Vault Breaker dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Viego's Spectral Maw dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Volibear's Stormbringer dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

W-Champions:

Warwick's Infinite Duress dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Warwick's Jaws of the Beast dodge Pyke's Q,E,R ( when held )

Wukong's Warrior Trickster dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Wukong's Nimbus Strike dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

X-Champions:

Xin Zhao's Audacious Charge dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Y-Champions:

Yasuo's Sweeping Blade dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Yone's Mortal Steel dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Yone's Soul Unbound dodge Pyke's Q,E,R ( first cast )

Z-Champions:

Zac's Elastic Slingshot dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Zed's Living Shadow dodge Pyke's Q,E,R
Zed's Death Mark dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Zeri's Spark Surge dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Ziggs's Satchel Charge dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Items :

Prowler's Claw dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Galeforce dodge Pyke's Q,E,R

Hextech Rocketbelt dodge Pyke's Q,E,R


Let's continue talking about sustain now, that is only about the cures that are able with the right timing
to make you fail your X
( Death from Below). Here is a list, I hope exhaustive,
of all the champions who give sustain (cure or lifesteal) their skills:

A-E-Champions:

Aatrox's World Ender fail you Pyke's R

Ahri's Essence Theft fail you Pyke's R

Aphelios's Severum, the Scythe Pistol fail you Pyke's R

Bard's Caretaker's Shrine fail you Pyke's R

Darius's Decimate fail you Pyke's R

Dr. Mundo's Maximum Dosage fail you Pyke's R

Ekko's Chronobreak fail you Pyke's R

F-M-Champions:

Gangplank's Remove Scurvy fail you Pyke's R

Garen's Perseverance fail you Pyke's R

Hecarim's Spirit of Dread fail you Pyke's R

Janna's Monsoon fail you Pyke's R

Kayle's Celestial Blessing fail you Pyke's R

Kayn's The Darkin Scythe fail you Pyke's R ( red form )

Mordekaiser's Indestructible fail you Pyke's R

N-R-Champions:

Nami's Ebb and Flow fail you Pyke's R

Nasus's Soul Eater fail you Pyke's R

Nidalee's Primal Surge / Swipe fail you Pyke's R

Nunu & Willump's Consume fail you Pyke's R

Rakan's Gleaming Quill fail you Pyke's R

Renekton's Cull the Meek fail you Pyke's R

Rengar's Battle Roar fail you Pyke's R

S-T-Champions:

Senna's Piercing Darkness fail you Pyke's R

Seraphine's Surround Sound fail you Pyke's R

Sona's Aria of Perseverance fail you Pyke's R

Soraka's Starcall fail you Pyke's R
Soraka's Astral Infusion fail you Pyke's R
Soraka's Wish fail you Pyke's R

Swain's Demonic Ascension fail you Pyke's R

Sylas's Kingslayer fail you Pyke's R
Sylas's Hijack fail you Pyke's R ( stealing correct sustain ult )

Taric's Starlight's Touch fail you Pyke's R

Tryndamere's Bloodlust fail you Pyke's R

U-Z-Champions:

Udyr's Iron Mantle fail you Pyke's R

Vladimir's Transfusion fail you Pyke's R
Vladimir's Sanguine Pool fail you Pyke's R
Vladimir's Hemoplague fail you Pyke's R

Warwick's Jaws of the Beast fail you Pyke's R
Warwick's Infinite Duress fail you Pyke's R

Yuumi's Zoomies fail you Pyke's R

Since I would be wrong not to add even those who abuse life steal through items,
I will list both a list of objects and the champs that can most abuse them.
Early Game
Invasion


The team with Pyke very often can invade the jungle well, in fact you can get several kills thanks to Bone Skewer, in the map they are indicated with a circle and the arrow, the points where you have to stay still with the q ready to use it, and the routes according to the blue or red zone to follow in order to make a good invade.

If, on the other hand, you do not decide to invade, then you position yourself in the points with the circles and the arrow to wait for someone, if no one arrives, help your jungler with the red buff.

In Lane (liv 1-2...-5)

As soon as you arrive in your lane, don't kill any minions with the passive Steel Shoulderguards, because as soon as the second wave arrives, you will always have 2 stacks that you will need to give you a time advantage for the second level.

At that point you will unlock the E ( Phantom Undertow), having unlocked the q first ( Bone Skewer), and you can start hiring, or you have to, because if they are still at level 1, this will give you a huge advantage even without getting a kill but only taking away half life (a both hopefully as well). Prioritize the adc when engaging, unless you are up against a Soraka or some support that is misplacing.
Continue with your poke until you get a kill if you succeed before 6, otherwise wait until you have the R ( Death from Below) for more impact.
Do not forget to place the vision in the river and in the places that I will later show you in the guide (scroll down).

As soon as your support item transforms ( Pauldrons of Whiterock because you have finished the 500g mission, buy the red trinket ( Oracle Lens) and some Control Ward.

Roamming (liv 6-9) (if possible)

At about 9-10 minutes you will unlock the boots and about 15 minutes you should be able to buy them: if they are Mobility Boots, they will help you roam in the other lanes, especially the jungle to help your jungler in danger or in the midlane.

If instead you unlock those of Mercury's Treads or another type, concentrate in your lane if you can kill easily, otherwise if you notice that there is too much passivity in your lane, I advise you to abandon your adc and make it play safe, and to roam in other wools. This unfortunately will make you lose experience unless you do it at the right times, but everything has a price, try to find a balance.
Mid Game

X-Party(liv 10-15)

At this point in the game, taking advantage of my build, my champion tips, my combos, you should be able to either get a lot of kills and a few deaths, or your team couldn't keep up with you, because it's too poor , in fact, one of Pyke's flaws is having a decent team. At this point of the game you should continue to engage on the ADC if you find it only in the moor, or to provide vision to your teammates and to stay with them to defend them from possible ambushes, I remind you that the Pyke's w ( Ghostwater Dive) if you stay a few meters away from the bush but with the circle on it, it is able to give you vision even if your red trinket ( Oracle Lens) is on cd.

Pyke's X = Bank

If there are bounties to be taken, because some enemy champion is snowballing, try to coordinate with your jungler to win it, and in any case try to kill as many enemies as possible with the R ( Death from Below) because every kill it will provide Your Cut to whoever got the last assist, and by multiplying the gold you will sometimes be able to come back difficult games as well. Remember that your kill of X is always worth, because mathematically, if you waste it and your teammate kills, he only earns 300 gold, but if you kill him by R, and he got the last assist, you earn. 300 of gold and he 300g = 600g.

Last considerations on Mid Game

The early and mid game are the parts where Pyke is strongest, but moving forward with the game unless you have Veigar, Vayne, Nasus in the team or other champ who climb on match time, it will be increasingly difficult to play and you will become almost useless. So try to win within 30-40 minutes, no longer.

Map vision

Here I have shown in yellow the points where to place the ward in the botlane, in red the Control Ward and in white any other ward during the course of the game.
Late Game

The Hardest Part of the Game for Pyke

If you haven't been able to close the game before 30-40 minutes then prepare for the worst, because you will have to sweat and try hard to make the most of your X in clashes in which trillions of damage are inflicted and mega confusion in which sometimes you do not understand. Nothing, and where you could fail many times.

Try to stay calm and take a good look at the situation before jumping in, try to focus on who is further ahead of the enemies and try to kill him 5 vs 1 or 5 vs 2-3, then think about the rest.

Try to prioritize kills like this:
1) ADC
2) Jungler
3) Mid-laner
4) Sup
5) Top-laner

This scheme cannot always be followed, in fact a Soraka in the opposing team is enough to change the whole scheme. Try to figure out who has the most impact in team fights, and try to eliminate those first, after who does the most damage in dps (adc or jungler or mid).

Now I leave you one last very special map as a gift for being able to read my guide up to this point.
Here are marked the points where the Pyke 's E ( Phantom Undertow) can go through walls (almost like Talon), learn it because it will be very useful in some chases or in making epics escape:
Early Game
Invasion


The team with Pyke very often can invade the jungle well, in fact you can get several kills thanks to Bone Skewer, in the map they are indicated with a circle and the arrow, the points where you have to stay still with the q ready to use it, and the routes according to the blue or red zone to follow in order to make a good invade.

If, on the other hand, you do not decide to invade, then you position yourself in the points with the circles and the arrow to wait for someone, if no one arrives, help your jungler with the red buff.

In Lane (liv 1-2...-5)

As soon as you arrive in lane, if you are facing a poke wizard I advise you to wait for the minions to arrive under the tower to kill them, because otherwise they will be constantly targeted for damage over time and will find you with less than half life against a wizard with full hp. This way as soon as your opponent drops his guard, try to surprise him by engaging near the tower and use Bone Skewer to throw him into the radius of the tower, if he is forced to answer you, the tower will punish him, for this reason he seeks to make the most of the tower as if it were your adc in botlane.
It is very useful to stay under the tower and get the first of the opponents because in this way it will give the opportunity to your jungler to be able to gank without problems and get early game kills which is what you want.
If, on the other hand, you are against an assassin, Zed or Talon, try to engage him as you see fit xD without taking too much damage, do not look for useless clashes that would only bring you less hp than his, always try to equalize with the hp. Again, make the most of the tower if you have to.

Roamming (liv 6-9) (if possible)

At about 9-10 minutes you will unlock the boots and about 15 minutes you should be able to buy them: if they are Mobility Boots, they will help you roam in the other lanes, especially the jungle to help your jungler in danger or in the botlane.

If instead you unlock those of Mercury's Treads or another type, concentrate in your lane if you can kill easily, otherwise if you notice that there is too much passivity in your lane, I advise you to abandon your midlane, and to roam in other wools. This unfortunately will make you lose experience unless you do it at the right times, but everything has a price, try to find a balance.
Mid Game

X-Party(liv 10-15)

At this point in the game, taking advantage of my build, my combo tips, being champion able to get a lot of kills and some deaths, otherwise your team could not keep up with you, because it is too poor, in fact, one of the flaws of Pyke is having a decent team. At this point of the game you have more freedom to maneuver, both because some tower will have fallen and because from this moment on you are free to follow the adc to get some kills, or to accompany the jungler on some expedition to kill some enemy left alone in an area of ​​the map. Try to roam in this part of the game as much as possible and get as close as possible in scenarios where enemies may be left with red health to be able to execute them.

Pyke's X = Bank

If there are bounties to be taken, because some enemy champion is snowballing, try to coordinate with your jungler to win it, and in any case try to kill as many enemies as possible with the R ( Death from Below) because every kill it will provide Your Cut to whoever got the last assist, and by multiplying the gold you will sometimes be able to come back difficult games as well. Remember that your kill of X is always worth, because mathematically, if you waste it and your teammate kills, he only earns 300 gold, but if you kill him by R, and he got the last assist, you earn. 300 of gold and he 300g = 600g.

Last considerations on Mid Game

The early and mid game are the parts where Pyke is strongest, but moving forward with the game unless you have Veigar, Vayne, Nasus in the team or other champ who climb on match time, it will be increasingly difficult to play and you will become almost useless. So try to win within 30-40 minutes, no longer.

Map vision

Here I have shown in yellow the points where to place the ward in the botlane, in red the Control Ward and in white any other ward during the course of the game.
Late Game

The Hardest Part of the Game for Pyke

If you haven't been able to close the game before 30-40 minutes then prepare for the worst, because you will have to sweat and try hard to make the most of your X in clashes in which trillions of damage are inflicted and mega confusion in which sometimes you do not understand. Nothing, and where you could fail many times.

Try to stay calm and take a good look at the situation before jumping in, try to focus on who is further ahead of the enemies and try to kill him 5 vs 1 or 5 vs 2-3, then think about the rest.

Try to prioritize kills like this:
1) ADC
2) Jungler
3) Mid-laner
4) Sup
5) Top-laner

This scheme cannot always be followed, in fact a Soraka in the opposing team is enough to change the whole scheme. Try to figure out who has the most impact in team fights, and try to eliminate those first, after who does the most damage in dps (adc or jungler or mid).

Now I leave you one last very special map as a gift for being able to read my guide up to this point.
Here are marked the points where the Pyke 's E ( Phantom Undertow) can go through walls (almost like Talon), learn it because it will be very useful in some chases or in making epics escape:
Early Game
Invasion


The team with Pyke very often can invade the jungle well, in fact you can get several kills thanks to Bone Skewer, in the map they are indicated with a circle and the arrow, the points where you have to stay still with the q ready to use it, and the routes according to the blue or red zone to follow in order to make a good invade.

If, on the other hand, you do not decide to invade, then you position yourself in the points with the circles and the arrow to wait for someone, if no one arrives, help your jungler with the red buff.

In Lane (liv 1-2...-5)

As soon as you arrive in lane, if you are facing a poke wizard/adc I advise you to wait for the minions to arrive under the tower to kill them, because otherwise they will be constantly targeted for damage over time and will find you with less than half life against a wizard/adc with full hp. This way as soon as your opponent drops his guard, try to surprise him by engaging near the tower and use Bone Skewer to throw him into the radius of the tower, if he is forced to answer you, the tower will punish him, for this reason he seeks to make the most of the tower as if it were your adc in botlane.
It is very useful to stay under the tower and get the first of the opponents because in this way it will give the opportunity to your jungler to be able to gank without problems and get early game kills which is what you want.

Roamming (liv 6-9) (if possible)

At about 9-10 minutes you will unlock the boots and about 15 minutes you should be able to buy them: if they are Mobility Boots, they will help you roam in the other lanes, especially the jungle to help your jungler in danger or in the midlane.

If instead you unlock those of Mercury's Treads or another type, concentrate in your lane if you can kill easily, otherwise if you notice that there is too much passivity in your lane, I advise you to abandon your botlane, and to roam in other wools. This unfortunately will make you lose experience unless you do it at the right times, but everything has a price, try to find a balance.
Mid Game

X-Party(liv 10-15)

At this point in the game, taking advantage of my build, my combo tips, being champion able to get a lot of kills and some deaths, otherwise your team could not keep up with you, because it is too poor, in fact, one of the flaws of Pyke is having a decent team. At this point of the game you have more freedom to maneuver, both because some tower will have fallen and because from this moment on you are free to follow the midlaner to get some kills, or to accompany the jungler on some expedition to kill some enemy left alone in an area of ​​the map. Try to roam in this part of the game as much as possible and get as close as possible in scenarios where enemies may be left with red health to be able to execute them.

Pyke's X = Bank

If there are bounties to be taken, because some enemy champion is snowballing, try to coordinate with your jungler to win it, and in any case try to kill as many enemies as possible with the R ( Death from Below) because every kill it will provide Your Cut to whoever got the last assist, and by multiplying the gold you will sometimes be able to come back difficult games as well. Remember that your kill of X is always worth, because mathematically, if you waste it and your teammate kills, he only earns 300 gold, but if you kill him by R, and he got the last assist, you earn. 300 of gold and he 300g = 600g.

Last considerations on Mid Game

The early and mid game are the parts where Pyke is strongest, but moving forward with the game unless you have Veigar, Vayne, Nasus in the team or other champ who climb on match time, it will be increasingly difficult to play and you will become almost useless. So try to win within 30-40 minutes, no longer.

Map vision

Here I have shown in yellow the points where to place the ward in the botlane, in red the Control Ward and in white any other ward during the course of the game.
Late Game

The Hardest Part of the Game for Pyke

If you haven't been able to close the game before 30-40 minutes then prepare for the worst, because you will have to sweat and try hard to make the most of your X in clashes in which trillions of damage are inflicted and mega confusion in which sometimes you do not understand. Nothing, and where you could fail many times.

Try to stay calm and take a good look at the situation before jumping in, try to focus on who is further ahead of the enemies and try to kill him 5 vs 1 or 5 vs 2-3, then think about the rest.

Try to prioritize kills like this:
1) ADC
2) Jungler
3) Mid-laner
4) Sup
5) Top-laner

This scheme cannot always be followed, in fact a Soraka in the opposing team is enough to change the whole scheme. Try to figure out who has the most impact in team fights, and try to eliminate those first, after who does the most damage in dps (adc or jungler or mid).

Now I leave you one last very special map as a gift for being able to read my guide up to this point.
Here are marked the points where the Pyke 's E ( Phantom Undertow) can go through walls (almost like Talon), learn it because it will be very useful in some chases or in making epics escape:
Thanks to all those who supported and encouraged me in this guide, this is not goodbye but just the beginning :)
in fact I will update it as soon as possible when other patches come out that will have to heavily modify it ..

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