Mobafire League of Legends Build Guides Mobafire League of Legends Build Guides

Ahri Build Guide by RockitoAhri

Like Build on Facebook Tweet This Build Share This Build on Reddit
League of Legends Build Guide Author RockitoAhri

[8.20] Ahri Guide! +Glacial Augment Build! [CHALLENGER AHRI]

RockitoAhri Last updated on October 13, 2018
Did this guide help you? If so please give them a vote or leave a comment. You can even win prizes by doing so!

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!

Thank You!

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

Team 1

Cheat Sheet
Previous Champion Build Next Champion Build

8.20 Ranked Ahri (Electrocute)

Ahri Build

LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
LoL Rune: Zombie Ward
Zombie Ward
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

+12 Attack Damage or +20 Ability Power, Adaptive

LeagueSpy Logo
Middle Lane
Ranked #15 in
Middle Lane
Win 53%
Get More Stats

Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

Threats to Ahri with this build

Show all
Threat Champion Notes
Pyke You probably won't see him on mid. BUT IN CASE YOU DO. His only way of killing you is following up on a GANK! So get wards! This is how you beat him. You ward - You win. (Also he has a heal passive. Poke only with Q. Using more abilities for poking that won't kill him, makes it worth for him to go out of vision and heal it back up, and you just wasting ur mana. Small chunks into all in AND WARDS!)
Nocturne Not particularly a matchup you will face on mid lane often, but still here are some tips for when he turns off the lights and comes do to stuff for you...: Always open up with W as soon as you see him travel towards you. 90% of the time he will spellshield that and he is open to your E and Q DMG. Do not ult away as soon as he lands on you. Do it after you charm so you escape his fear.
Table of Contents
Guide Top


Patch 8.20: Ahri Ultimate Cooldown nerf:
Cooldown increased from 110/95/80 to 130/105/80
Conclusion: The nerf is nothing to write home about. The champion won't fall off because of it, nor will it make your win rate drop in any significant way. Just tighten up your early game and you will forget it's even there.

D1 (Ended D1 This season) Ahri main with 1.5 Million Mastery points. This is the build and runes that feel the most optimal at this moment. I have climbed to the top of the ranked ladder with Ahri and this build feels one of the most competitive ones for the champion. Hope you find it useful.
(Season 7 Achievement)

Active Discord community of Ahri mains(and not only) where you can ask me or anyone else any questions you might have (@Rockito912) or just have fun. (Join link below) ^^

Basic Attack Animation Cancelling
Cancelling some of the basic attack animation, makes you much harder to engage on or poke, since you move away from the target (most often a minion) much quicker than without it.

Lane position while playing Ahri.
This is the optimal position to take in lane. Parallel to the minion wave, it allows you to avoid minion blocks, dedicate wards to only one side of the map and harass your opponent from an angle which makes your skillshots harder to sidestep. Your wards are placed depending on what side of the lane you choose to play on. (You should play on the side that your jungler focuses on).


Important. Minion wave 1 to 3 are best taken with auto attacks only! Use your Q mostly to pressure/poke your opponent, since it does minuscule DMG to minions and it will make you lose CS because of it + High Mana costs early.(Unless you strictly want to push the wave in ASAP.)

General Mid Laner Early Positioning
This is the spot you want to cover as a Mid laner when your jungler is going for Red Buff. You serve as a warning system against an invade, and it keeps you safe as well... Oh, and you stay there up until minute 1:20-1:25 .

Charm > Flash Mechanic

Steps are described during the video below!

Guide Update in progress......

An Ahri Montage Made by me. Give it a view if interested.

Starting Items

Best starting items in almost every situation.

First back

You try to aim to get 1300 gold


your first back. This gives you the best momentum on lane. Backing before that will make your laning even more inefficient.

If fed

The items are built in the order presented.

Void Staff

gives you more damage even the enemies are not building much MR. By the time you build it, the enemy has enough base MR that the 40% pen. comes extremely handy (not to mention if they do build MR).

The moment you have your

Rabadon's Deathcap

is when your biggest power spike in the game. The damage you output with this is disgustingly big. No squishies or tanks can afford taking a hit from you.

In most scenarios you go THIS

If you got out of lane even or behind and you are not playing vs. a particularly difficult matchup, you can afford to go Oblivion Orb into Morello. It gives you HP for surviveability and the +15 Magic Pen allows you to deal damage in early to mid game and apply the Grievous Wounds debuff which is really helpful in fights

(after it I usually continue with Rabadon's Deathcap, UNLESS they are clearly stacking MR. In this case you go Void staff) .

If vs. Tanky Team

Your build order goes like this.
> > > >

You get Rabadon's Deathcap after the void so you can make use of the high amount of ability damage + 40% Magic Pen. Liandry's Torment is built after to provide further damage to high HP targets and make you harder to kill because of the extra HP.

If vs. Scary AD or Heavy AD enemy team

Seeker's armguard is built BEFORE Lost Chapter if you feel you are in deep ****.

If the matchup is managable you go 2x Cloth Armor > Lost Chapter > Armguard

You always finish Luden's Echo BEFORE zhnonia's zhnoya's hourglass.

Runes remain the same for patch 8.16 despite the changes. It gives you a better lane, and less burst as an assassin. For Ahri its just an adjustment that we have to adapt to.

Electrocute is what you will pick for 90% of your games. Unless you have decided your laning phase is extremely important in some situations, then Aery is viable.

Now you pick Transcendence and Scorch on secondary tree. Laning Phase became much more impactfu the recent patches. This is why we are giving up on gathering storm.

Sudden impact is self explanatory. You dash, you gain Magic pen. You kill.
its better than cheap shot as its guaranteed to proc.

Zombie ward? Avoid those ganks boi. Junglers love mid lane this season.


Kinda works? Don't pick it tho..

If Ahri earns 2 spell hits against an enemy champion within a 1.5 second period, she gains 20% movement speed for 3 seconds.
Q- Orb of Deception
Ahri throws out and pulls back her orb, dealing 40 / 65 / 90 / 115 / 140 (+35% of ability power) magic damage on the way out and 40 / 65 / 90 / 115 / 140 (+35% of ability power) true damage on the way back.

If Ahri earns 9 spell hits (max 3 per cast), she gains Essence Theft, causing her next Q cast that lands to restore 3 / 5 / 9 / 18 (at levels 1 / 6 / 11 / 16) health for each enemy hit.

40 / 65 / 90 / 115 / 140 (+ 35% AP)
While the orb is travelling, Ahri gains 300 - 80 (based on time) bonus Movement speed

Q still gives movement speed. If you hit a Q both ways you still get the movement speed, use it by walking forward, throwing an auto and using W. This will trigger Electrocute as well and give you a fantastic trade.
W- Fox-Fire
Ahri releases three fox-fires, which after a short delay lock on and attack nearby enemies (prioritizes champions), dealing 40 / 65 / 90 / 115 / 140 (+30% of ability power) magic damage. Additional fox-fires that hit the same target deal 30% damage, up to a maximum total damage of 64 / 104 / 144 / 184 / 224 (+48% of ability power).

Fox-Fire prioritizes any enemy champion affected by Charm's damage amp and the target Ahri most recently basic-attacked within the past 3 seconds.

W. Don't cast it at the same time with your ult(R). Doing that will almost always result in the fox fires flaying the fk away to a target you don't want. R > Then use the W.
E- Charm

Ahri blows a kiss that deals 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 (+40% of ability power) magic damage to an enemy and charms it, causing them to walk harmlessly towards her for 1.4 / 1.55 / 1.7 / 1.85 / 2 seconds.

When Charm damages a champion, Ahri's abilities deal 20% more damage to them for 5 seconds.

60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 (+ 40% AP)
1.4 / 1.55 / 1.7 / 1.85 / 2

E. You can wind up the animation of the charm. Cast E. About 0.5 seconds (max) you can flash and your E will have (almost) no cast animation and cast from the location you flashed to (you will stop for a brief second to cast it). You point to the location where you want the charm before you flash, not after.
R- Spirit Rush
Ahri dashes in the direction of the cursor and fires up to three energy bolts that each pursue one of her nearest visible enemies, dealing magic damage. Each enemy can only be hit by one bolt at a time.

70 / 110 / 150 (+ 25% AP)
Spirit Rush can be cast twice more within 10 seconds of activation at no additional cost before going on cooldown.

210 / 330 / 450 (+ 75% AP)

R. Too lazy to type for this one. Later.

Flash ignite only. I honestly don't take anything else.

In some situations taking an alternative spell is better. But I don't ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Cleanse, exhaust and barrier/heal are the other viable spells for Ahri that you can take.

Mid Lane Coaching - Ahri - 23$

Availability: Every day, 8AM to 2AM. (GMT+3)

1. Early Game laning (how to play the lane, when to trade, how to track jungle, good warding spots, when to roam, etc.)

2. After we have established an early game base, we can talk about mid/late game, how to rotate and what to build, depending on the demands.

3. After steps 1 and 2, I will duoQ/assist you from a smurf to help you apply the knowledge during live gameplay so you can feel the difference by yourself.

4. Ahri micro. (Spell dodging techniques, landing more skillshots, how to play fights when certain champs are around)

5. Homework. I will give you a set number of games that I will revisit your performance after. If you are not seeing proper results I will give you another session to get you in the right path (improving and winning).

This all takes about TWO AND A HALF hours. (Analysing a recent game + DuoQ to apply live what we talked about during the replays)

Requirment: 2-5 Recent SOLOQ Games played as Ahri.

For Contacts:

Discord: Rockito912#1314

Or comment on this guide.

Guide Top

Glacial Augment Build!

I use Glacial when I have a team with champions that deal a lot of Damage and are known as "carries". An example team where I would pick Glacial would be, Darius Top, Graves Jungle, Vayne ADC. Everyone can provide a lot of Damage, if they have a way to get to the enemies. This is where your Glacial Runes and Build comes in.... Now for example you have Ornn Top, Sejuani Jungle etc. In that case you want to go Electrocute. You are supposed to be the main damage dealer (along with the ADC)!