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Pyke Build Guide by Hotrod08

Support [8.15] Support Pyke Build | Updated + Video Of Runes/Build

By Hotrod08 | Updated on August 12, 2018
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Runes:

Resolve
Aftershock
Bone Plating
Second Wind
Revitalize

Domination
Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter

Spells:

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

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Win 48%
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Introduction

Hello MobaFire,

My name is Hotrod08(NA), and I am a Diamond IV Support player coming out of Season 7. I create weekly build videos (as well as other support-focused content), and am going to post MobaFire builds on here for each release of a new guide that I put out.

This MobaFire guide is going to feature Pyke, which will be based on making his laning phase rather strong while also providing him durability within team fights later on in the game.

6/9/18 Edit: I switched the build and video along with it to match what has been tried and true to work on Pyke. I am also not the biggest users of MobaFire, but I decided that it was worth my time to edit the guide to make it more visually appealing to my audience, so I hope you enjoy the changes! Please let me know any more tips you'd like from me too if you can think of any :)



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Video Link: PYKE BUILD SEASON 8 RUNES - Patch 8.15 Aftershock | SupportCraft
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Runes

Primary Path:

Resolve
Aftershock (Keystone): Flat durability when you engage a fight both early and in team fights.
Bone Plating: Extra durability when engaging fight both early and in team fights.
Second Wind: Gives you added sustain during the laning phase. You can take Conditioning as replacement if you don't need extra sustain.
Revitalize: Gives extra sustain and regen to both yourself and your ADC using Relic Shield. You can take Unflinching if you need the Tenacity instead.

Secondary Path:

Domination
Eyeball Collection: Extra AD for Pyke's autoattacks as well as his ratios.
Relentless Hunter: Gives Pyke extra out of combat movement speed, helping him get around the map faster. If you need extra vision control early in the game, take Ghost Poro instead.
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Items

Pyke scales with AD and works well with Durability, so those are the two stats that we are going to be looking at. He's still a support champion, so we'll be starting off with Relic Shield and taking it from there:

In-Game Build:
-Start Relic Shield, 2 Health Pots and Stealth Ward
-Upgrade to Targon's Brace
- Mobility Boots
- Remnant of the Aspect
- Frozen Heart/ Black Cleaver/ Frostfire Gauntlet into Hexdrinker (can be first before)

Finish off with either Maw of Malmortius, Knight's Vow, Zeke's Convergence, Mikael's Blessing, Dead Man's Plate, Randuin's Omen, Spirit Visage, Mercurial Scimitar, Duskblade of Draktharr, Lord Dominik's Regards, and/or Mortal Reminder.
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Abilities

PASSIVE: Gift of the Drowned Ones


When Pyke is unseen by enemies, he rapidly regenerates some of the health recently lost to enemy champions. Pyke also converts his bonus health into bonus attack damage instead.


Q: Bone Skewer


Tap: Pyke stabs and greatly slows all enemies in front of him.
Hold: Pyke readies and then throws his harpoon, impaling the first enemy struck and pulling them a fixed distance towards him.




W: Ghostwater Dive


Pyke dives into spectral waters, entering camouflage and gaining a significant increase to his movement speed that decays over a few seconds.
Camouflage hides Pyke from view while enemies remain outside his immediate area. Attacking or casting spells immediately ends camouflage.



E: Phantom Undertow


Pyke dashes, leaving behind a drowned phantom. After a delay, the phantom returns to Pyke, damaging and stunning enemies it passes through.



R: Death From Below


Pyke strikes in an X-shaped area, blinking to champions and executing those below a certain flat amount of health. Enemies in the X that are not executed take damage equal to this amount.
When a champion dies in the X, the last ally to assist also gains full kill gold and kill credit, and Pyke can instantly use Death from Below again for a short period of time.

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Ability Set

With Pyke, you'll want to Lv. 1 go Q, since it's your best harrass/initiate, Lv. 2 E since it's your reliable engage/disengage, and at Lv. 3, if you don't need the movement speed from W, put a 2nd point into Q, elsewise put a point into W. Max Q for extra initiate damage and lower cooldown, then E, then W. Upgrade your Ultimate at Lv. 6/11/16.
Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
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Additional Pyke Resources

I am gathering all of my Pyke videos together in one list so that you can browse through any of the resources that peak your interest. If anyone has any questions over Pyke, I'd be happy to answer them as well, as I have played around 5 full games with him and have a basic understanding of him and his kit.



When To Pick Pyke Support:


(4min Video) Goes over what the ideal conditions are to pick Pyke as Support over the other choices you can choose from.




Why Pyke Is A Support And Not Just An Assassin:


(5min Video) A lot of people aren't believing that Pyke is a true Support, and I'm here to argue that he IS a Support and not just an Assassin.




Pyke Support Matchups:


(7min Video) A quick overview of each Support matchup Pyke will be facing in the bot lane, giving Pyke a rating of Advantage, Even, or Disadvantage VS that Support.




Pyke ADC Matchups:


(6min Video) A quick overview of each ADC matchup Pyke will be facing in the bot lane, giving Pyke a rating of Advantage, Even, or Disadvantage VS that ADC.




Pyke: The Bloodharbor Ripper Trailer Reaction:


(4min Video) Pyke's trailer video shown with commentary on it.




Pyke's Abilities Revealed!:


(6.5m Video) Footage and overview of each of Pyke's abilities.




I also have two full-game VODs with commentary of playing Pyke on the PBE Server. If you'd like to see his game play, this would be a good way to see exactly how he works.

Pyke Gameplay VOD 5/25/18 (31min Game):





Pyke Gameplay VOD 5/28/18 (23min Game):


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Conclusion

Pyke is a very niche support, one that builds AD and Lethality, which is something no other Support does. If you play him well though, he will be a very fun support that can carry himself in games.

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