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ADC A Bronzie's In-Depth Guide to Tristana in Season 11

ADC A Bronzie's In-Depth Guide to Tristana in Season 11

Updated on November 14, 2021
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Runes: Average Runes

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Hail of Blades
Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter

Presence of Mind
Legend: Bloodline

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


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Standard Bread and Butter
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Heal


Threats & Synergies

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Champion Build Guide

A Bronzie's In-Depth Guide to Tristana in Season 11

By I Am Not u

Greetings League of Legends players. I'm I Am Not U. I've been one-tricking Tristana for a few years now, and I figured I may as well help some people out with playing Tristana. Tristana is extremely fun and rewarding to play so long as you know how she works. Without further stalling, let us commence the rocket-hopping.
Why Tristana?
Why Tristana? Can she carry me out of ELO hell? What makes her different than other ADCs?


    Tristana is reasonably easy to pick up.
    Tristana has high burst damage
    Tristana has some insane mobility for an ADC
    Tristana technically counts as an Assassin, so you can easily pick off the enemy squishes.
    Tristana plays very aggressively so you can get those dopamine rushes.
    Tristana is absolutely adorable.


    Tristana relies on her ability to snowball heavily.
    Tristana plays very in. Playing safe is very difficult.
    Tristana's E's passive makes it hard to control the wave, so you'll be mainly pushing all game.
    She's got some long cooldowns and can chew up mana if you don't conserve it.
    It's easy to play her stupid.
Knowing your Champion
You can't play a champ if you don't know their abilities. So, let's go over them. One by one.


    You get free attack range as you level up. At a certain level, you can attack Baron Nashor from behind the pit. Not very useful as I don't believe it does that much, but I could be wrong. It helps kite pretty well.


    Otherwise known as the bratatatatata. Not really. Tristana's Q is great because it's free attack speed for absolutely NO mana. It's got a lengthy cooldown, but chances are you'll have it back up before you need to use it again. This thing is always nice because usually in the mid-game you'll hit the cap with this thing. My only recommendation is not to clear wave with it. You don't really need it.


    The fabled rocket jump. The engage. The gap closer. The escape. Tristana's W does so much for Tristana I can't crash course it. It's what her combos surround. In short, it makes you jump a good distance. You can cast abilities during this time because Yordle power.


    This is going to be your workhorse throughout the entire game. You throw it on to a bad guy, you wait, and it asplodes. Hit it once? It powers it up and deals more damage. Hit it four times before it explodes, and it deals even more damage. His your W down? If you blow it up early, you get your W back! You wanna wreck towers? Go right on ahead! Works the same except your W doesn't reset. Your W can also proc the bomb so it levels up and/or explodes early, though I wouldn't use it to do that.


    Ah yes, Tristana's R, one of the reasons people are annoyed by her so much in low ELO. It deals a bunch of damage and knocks people over walls at level 2. It also can save your little yordle booty when you're being chased down. Tristana's really good at escaping. It can also secure you kills.


By far the best rune set to go for when you play Tristana. Hail of Blades is perfect for an early game lead since you don't need to wait for an item to get the extra attack speed you need to proc your bomb off. If you can land your W when you slap an E on a bad guy, it should be a piece of cake to get a reset.


Not as common anymore, but there's still some Tristana mains out there that still live by this rune. Tristana can actually poke using this without giving up what could be an all-in with Hail of Blades. Also really good against tank team comps. It's my go-to in mid honestly.




Let's go over these one by one. Resolve is usually for mid since mages are pretty bad right now and Tristana destroys most assassins in mid. Precision is if you're running domination in bot lane, and domination is if you're running precision in bot lane.
Combos (The Fun Stuff)


The bad guy gets CC'd by the support, HoB procs, get the bomb off, there goes half their health. Get a reset, jump on them again as they try to escape, FIRST BLOOD. Tristana's easiest combo.


Tristana's basic Combo before level 6. Throw the bomb, hit your Q, and jump in. Auto attack the bomb until it explodes, and use the reset to keep going. Pretty much the same as the level 2 except you have more attack speed.


Her best combo. First, throw the bomb on the bad guys and activate your Q. Hit the bomb 3 times, just before it's about to explode early. Then, you want to jump on them to explode the bomb. Usually, you're going to want to jump behind them because when you do, you can ult them and it'll send them backward. You want this because they'll have less room to fight you. After that, just auto attack them until they die. Then, W away to go find another target.


Slap a bomb on them, jump on them, auto-attack until it almost explodes, and then use your R to blow it up. Your W and your R both act towards the E's early explosion, so utilize it. This one is more about ulting the bad guys into your team instead of getting some funny kills. Tristana can be supportive! Also, don't run Tristana support, please.


Bomb, kite, R, and jump away. You'll score some easy damage and a getaway.
Closing thoughts
Thank you for reading this Tristana guide. I hope it serves you well in your ranked games!
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