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Renekton Build Guide by RTO

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[9.24] RTO's 6,000 Game Challenger Croc Guide

By RTO | Updated on December 12, 2019
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Runes: Early Game Domination

1 2
Precision
Conqueror
Triumph
Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand

Resolve
Overgrowth
Bone Plating
Bonus:

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

Spells:

1 2
Primary
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ghost

Ghost

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[9.24] RTO's 6,000 Game Challenger Croc Guide

By RTO
Starting
RTO Here!
About Me

I am a One Trick Pony Renekton player on the NA server who has climbed as high as Challenger 520 LP. I also have the 3rd most games with Renekton in the world with a whopping 4 million mastery points.

I have played Renekton with, and against, a vast majority of the high elo top laners in North America - at one point or another, so I believe myself to be a master at this champion.

I play a very aggressive play style by building almost entirely damage, which allows me to make some ridiculous plays, ...as well as many other fails.



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Why Renekton? Back to Top


Renekton - Butcher of the Sands
Melee, Durable, Aggressive, Top Laner

Lane position: Top
Jungler ganking potential: Ideal
Speciality: Versatility

Why Blood and Vengeance?
Renekton is fun because he is easy to learn the basics and be successful whilst also having a very high skill cap that takes a ton of practice to be able to master. Renekton has high versatility in his build paths, good mobility and very high outplay potential.

Renekton is different to other champions, in that he uses rage instead of mana.
Effective rage management is essential to doing the immense damage that I, myself have showcased.
He can provide single target, non-dodgable CC, as well as mobility, healing and strong AOE.
Most champions have a very hard counter that completely shuts them down. Renekton is quite unique in that he can be blind picked into any lane, and still be effective. Of course there are still hard lanes, but none that are impossible.
What else is built into Renekton's kit, is that he is able to push lanes hard and still have 2 dashes to make clutch escapes from ganks. By keeping the lane pushed, he is able to use the enemy minions to dash off of.
AS OF 9.14 Renekton's Ruthless Predator now destroys existing shields on targets when empowered with 50 Fury before its existing effects - making him an even stronger laning threat vs champions such as Riven.

Proper Rage Management and nowing how to combo correctly are what separate the bad, and good Renektons. Proper wave management and macro play will get you to elite status.




Pros and Cons Back to Top

Pros


Strong early game
Even stronger mid game
Single target, unavoidable hard CC
Mobility
Healing
Split pushing


You left me alone in the darkness, brother..

Cons


Ranged Laners are difficult
Falls off late
Exhaust is his weakness
Flash reliant in teamfights
First 2 levels are exploitable
AD "Caster", bad auto trades
Summoners, Rage and Combos Back to Top
SUMMONER SPELLS


Flash is your engage summoner, your escape summoner, and all in between summoner. Take this every time.

I have been running Flash and Ghost together to help stick to my target, very good combination

Teleport is your primary summoner in place of Ghost, for split pushing and dominating lane early game.


RAGE MANAGEMENT

Keep your rage high for fights, and do not use it sparingly!

I tend to ult early when I see a fight about to break out so that I can build up my rage.

Heals you for up to (a hard cap) of 600HP - if used around many enemies - as well as increasing damage in an AOE.
Increases duration of stun from 0.75 seconds to 1.5 seconds, and also does up to 45 damage (+0.75 per AD) to the target. AS OF 9.14 Destroys existing shields on targets when empowered with 50 Fury before its existing effects.
Reduces the armor of the target, of the second dash. You rarely want to spend your rage empowered ability on Slice and Dice, and instead focus on the other 2 abilities.


BASIC COMBOS

You can animation cancel your W with your R


This is Renekton's level 2 all-in combo.


This is Renekton's level 3 all-in combo.


This is Renekton's Panther combo.


Runes Back to Top
PRECISION AND RESOLVE




PRIMARY CHOICES

You should always be taking Conqueror. It gives insane healing. There should honestly be no reason you are taking any other rune. The only exception to this is Press the Attack, which I can still recommend. Conqueror is in a spot where it is better than Press the Attack, but it is still viable if that's what prefer. My preferred build path is Conqueror.

Triumph helps you manage 1v2's easier, if you get one kill, you restore 12% of your missing health - turning the fight in your favor. You also receive an additional 20 gold, which is always beneficial.

You gain 3% attack speed plus an additional 1.5% for every Legend stack (max 10 stacks). I build very aggressive, and more attack speed is invaluable for this build, it has good synergy with Reign of Anger.
Legend: Tenacity is also useful if the enemy team has a lot of CC, you're in the middle of fights and you're bound to get CC'd.

This rune helps to increase your burst damage, you're always in the middle of the fray, taking targeted and AoE damage from all sources. If you know you can wait until you get to 30% HP - without dying - this will increase the potency of your entire combo.

boneplating
When you're going aggressive, you want to be taking boneplating, it helps negate a lot of incoming damage and especially during trades. We have enough sustain in our kit that we no longer need to take Second Wind.

Overgrowth is one of the best runes to take on Renekton, the more monsters or enemy minions that die near you, you permanently gain additional HP - this is great survivability for mid to late game teamfights.


OTHER OPTIONS

Magical Footwear is great when you're dominating lane and can get free early boots, saving us 300g that can be put towards our core items, and it gives us a bonus 10 extra MS, great for sticking to targets.

We love CDR, and it's been removed from a lot of items - so this rune is great in season 10. We've lost Spear of Shojin, so this rune helps make up for that as well.

Gameplay and Matchups Back to Top

EARLY GAME


Your main goal is to survive until level 3, this is when you hit your early power spike.
You can tell your jungler not to come top lane until they have taken the first dragon spawn.
Dominate your lane, you can tower dive, and/or force the enemy laners recall, keep the lane pushed for pressure.
Watch the videos below for very in-depth explanations on how to play during the early game.





MID GAME


This is your biggest power spike, and you need to push your advantage. Forcing dragons, split pushing and picking off enemies are all options. Ensure that all waves are set up correctly to maximize your CS, and deny CS to other team. Assassinate carries, or zone for your carries during team fights.
Watch the video below for a very in-depth explanation on how to play the mid game.



LATE GAME


You can be outscaled at this point, so you don't like getting to late game. Split pushing, and picking off enemies is your best bet. During team fights, assassinate enemy carries or zone for your carries again.

If you are fed and your team is behind, then you are going to be able to play more aggressively, and take more risks.

If your team is fed, you will play less aggressive and take less risks.

If the enemies are fed, then you are going to be trying to assassinate the most fed, if possible. If there is a Janna or Lulu, I usually prioritize them, because they will cause the most trouble, as of 9.14 Ruthless Predator now destroys their shields when empowered with 50 fury, making them easier to deal with. Renekton is the most powerful as a split pusher to keep rage built up, and for the 1v2 potential. I usually take bot lane during split pushing to ensure that we don't lose control over Baron Nashor 's pit.


MATCH UPS


This video introduces you to the Ultimate Matchup Guide for Renekton. Watch the video below before going to the guide, so you're aware of how to use it, and why I chose certain ranks.


VoD Reviews Back to Top
VOD Reviews


Below is a series that breaks down different games in high elo (Diamond 1 and higher) that goes into detail on my decision making process and how to carry or come back from behind.

Even if you are not a Renekton player, this information is extremely valuable and many people have told me that they have shot up many tiers or divisions just by watching these and implementing the concepts into their own games. I really hope that this helps you guys and look forward to feedback.



DARIUS MATCHUP
Focuses on:
Trading, wave management,
denying opposing laners, abusing power spikes,
snowballing and finishing game



JAX MATCHUP
Focuses on:
Coming back from a really bad laning phase,
having the right mentality to come back
and still have an impact on the game instead of tilting.



IRELIA MATCHUP
Focuses on:
Macro play, wave management
and decision making



JARVAN 4 MATCHUP
Focuses on:
Carrying, abusing mistakes, and
recognizing weaknesses



PANTHEON MATCHUP
Focuses on:
Capitalizing on mistakes and deciding
a game in the first 10 minutes


Conclusion Back to Top
Thank you to everyone whose read this guide, I hope you enjoyed it and I hope I have managed to teach you enough about
Renekton to Slice and Dice your way through the top lane.

If you're interested in seeing more of Renekton, and myself, please follow my stream! I am streaming every day, and I engage with my chat consistently.

Please DM Mossey#6340 on Discord for guide creation.
Update Log Back to Top
  • 06/18/2019 - Cleaned up layout.
  • 07/17/2019 - Reflected 9.14 changes.
  • 11/21/2019 - Updated for 9.23.
  • 11/30/2019 - Updated build items, runes for S10.
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