Renekton Build Guide by ThreeEyed
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More AD = More ELO
+9% attack speed and +10 ability power or +6 attack damage, adaptive
Threats to Renekton with this build
|Nasus||Nasus cannot escape me forever! This guy is really easy, just be super aggro early and win the game.|
|As of writing this guide, I am a Platinum IV Renekton main in NA under the username "ThreeEyed". This guide is here for Renekton players that aspire to be the best that they can, or newcomers that are looking for a great way to carry your team. If you have any questions or constructive criticism for me you can add on NA or you can post in the comments. Check me out on twitch as well: NOTE: THIS GUIDE IS NOT COMPLETE ON CERTAIN AREAS, AS I PLAY WITH THE BUILD MORE I WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE IT|
Pros / Cons
Playing Full AD Renekton can be very rewarding, and is arguably the best way to play him in the right hands, this however comes with both Pros and Cons.
+Strong at all stages of the game
+Insanely powerful at one-shotting carries
+Easy to play
-Requires a lot of gold to make useful
-CC destroys him in fights
-No good spams (Kappa)
Flash is a must-have on Renekton. It is essential to almost all champions, especially for new players. On Renekton it sets up many combos, escapes, and it is useful for various other situations.
Turn into a dragster. Ever since the changes in Patch 6.10, Ghost has been my go to secondary summoner spell. I love this summoner spell because it can be used to lock down a high mobility target that Flash just often doesn't do it for ( Riven, Yasuo, e.t.c) or using it as a second Flash that just can't go over walls. It is very helpful to burn ghost rather than Flash as the cooldown for Ghost is half of the cooldown of Flash.
Ignite is also a great secondary summoner spell on Renekton in lanes that have potential to have many kills, or lanes that Renekton struggles to win fights in. Ignite provides an extra 70-410 damage in a fight and will also provide grievous wounds, which is definitely something to keep in mind.
Exhaust is great against matchups where we are against powerful bruisers where we are looking to all in, with them doing the same. This is especially noticable in matchups that have champions that will auto attack a lot, such as irelia, jax, fiora, e.t.c.
Teleport is not a summoner spell that I take often. I find it very non rewarding as I feel like using Teleport to get back is a waste and the only thing that it provides early is a gank to bot lane, which is however very helpful. While many people take Teleport over ignite or ghost which is not something that is necessarily a bad idea I personally do not take it.
Well runes and masteries got a complete makeover! Pretty cool stuff, here are my thoughts on the optimal page.
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|Reign of Anger|
Reign of Anger is a passive that is very important to the success of Renekton. Fury should be managed throughout the entirety of the game, and we should not be making trades without it.
|Cull the Meek|
Cull the Meek is Renekton's bread and butter ability. Cull the Meek is good for early trades as it provides a large AoE damage, as well as sustaining us in lane. Cull the Meek is also a great ability to use fury on when we are low and need the extra health, or we need the extra damage in a fight.[/size]
Ruthless Predator is the spell that makes Full AD Renekton work. While, Cull the Meek is an all around great spell, Ruthless Predator makes Renekton attack 2 times (3 if Fury empowered). This works well with our build on so many levels, as it has the potential to triple our damage for an auto attack, and it scales with on hit effects, such as Fervor of Battle , or Blade of the Ruined King's passive.
|Slice and Dice|
Slice and Dice in lane is very helpful for dashing in and out of trades. Or if the fight is going well we can dash towards where they will be walking and commit to the all in. Renekton's Slice and Dice can be used to escape over walls, and if we hit and enemy with our Slice and Dice as we dash out we get a 800 range escape, as opposed to the regular 400 that it gives.
Renekton's ultimate, Dominus is great for baiting opponents, especially with the changes that it recived in Patch 6.15. Dominus is a great ability when you are initiating fights and it is an ability that unless we have 100 Fury, we should not be fighting without.
This shows the walls we can dash over with our Slice and Dice
My Renekton build is one that accomplishes many things that I have found I was not able to accomplish on a level anywhere near as I have done with this build; carrying games, dealing a lot of damage while not being easily killable, and having the most fun that I have had in League of Legends in a long time.
Item Choices and Why
Death's Dance has made it to being my first item that I purchase with the buffs that were made to it. It provides a huge powerspike and it absolutely crushes low elo. It works super well with Ravenous Hydra. I'm telling you, with this build you'll be able to 1v5 because people are often too dumb to purchase items that provide grievous wounds.
Ravenous Hydra Is great for split pushing, providing sustain and, animation cancels. It lets us shove waves with the passive and active. It works super well with Death's Dance. And it allows for some cool animation cancels (See Chapter 8)
Youmuu's Ghostblade used to be my favourite item on Renekton when it provided attack speed, but as it continued to get changed I lost interest and the build is constantly seeing items compete to have a spot in there so sadly, [[Youmuu's ghostplade[[ stays as a situational item for now, maybe in the future it will be back.
Guardian Angel is so good on Renekton now with the removal of the magic resist and the addition of ad to it. It is great and it allows us to become tankier while also dealing damage. It also helps because it gives you a second chance if you mess up and get caught out.
|Trinity Force and The Black Cleaver|
2 powerful items that we unfortunately only want to run 1 of the 2. Both give 20% cooldown reduction and both provide huge powerspikes. But which one do we pick? Trinity Force is great for burst as well as dps on Renekton, as it allows us to burst enemies very well with the Sheen passive and the ad that Trinity Force gives. The Black Cleaver is a great item to deal with tanks and to give yourself the most ad possible, as it can shred armor with its passive. I personally prefer Trinity Force over The Black Cleaver but for the average Renekton player, it is best to experiment with both and see which one you prefer.
Phantom Dancer is a great item that counters strong targets in a 1v1 situation. Also 30% critical chance is the optimal amount for Renekton, as high crit chance doesn't scale very well with Renekton's kit as his Ruthless Predator only can crit once.
|Blade of the Ruined King|
Blade of the Ruined King is a great item that works well with Renekton's kit very well, and provides a great amount of damage per auto attack.
Mercurial Scimitar is a powerful item that we will only be building if the enemy team comp has a decent amount of hard cc or one very power form of hard cc (i.e Infinite Duress)
|Duskblade of Draktharr|
Duskblade of Draktharr is an insane item as it provides a large amount of ad decent armor penetration, movement speed, and that sweet passive.
|Maw of Malmortius|
Maw of Malmortius is a great item into a heavy ap team comp, and it helps against burst champions very well.
|Locket of the Iron Solari|
Locket of the Iron Solari is insane on Renekton in season 7. It helps with one of his biggest weaknesses in the full ad playstyle. It makes him immune to hard burst whenever this is up. And with riot pushing for an assassin meta this works even better.
|Dead Man's Plate|
Dead Man's Plate is very nice as it allows for extra burst, makes us tanky as hell, and the movement speed is a lot of fun to play with.
Frozen Mallet is a niche item that we will build sometimes if we need the extra cc to slow our enemies or we need to build a beefy item.
Laning Phase is a time that many people consider Renekton to be his strongest. This is wrong to a certain extent, as Renekton powerspikes very hard once he gets his first item. However this being said, Renekton is still very powerful early game, especially at level 3 so making trades and being very aggressive is highly recommended.
Farming in the early game
Farming is fairly easily for Renekton, you don't want to be using his spells to clear minions unless it is a must or you are hitting an enemy champion in the process.
For trading with Renekton the combo is E+Q+AA+W+AA+E (Also known as the Panther combo, see towards the bottom of the guide for more information). We want to fight whenever we have at least 2 of our abilities up and our Fury is over 50.
Renekton's powerspikes are at levels 3,6, and when we finish our first item. With this in mind we want to keep them whenever we can and to pressure are when we achieve these powerspikes.
Combos and Animation Cancels (Long Swords display Auto Attacks)
Doing combos and animation cancels is very important to ensure that we are dealing as much damage as we can, it is especially noticeable in Full AD Renekton, where time means everything in oneshotting a carry.
|The Panther Combo|
This is an advanced but also essential combo to playing Renekton and dealing the most damage possible. Here is a guide on how to do it.
This is not necessarily a combo as it is more of a mechanic, but fitting in as many autos as we possibly can is core to Renekton's success in a fight. This is especially important when taking the Fervor of Battle Keystone
Renekton's Fast Combo is his "oneshot combo". It allows us to lock down a target, and if done properly, guarantees a kill on an important target. Here is a video on it.
Ruthless Predator Cancels
There are 3 Ruthless Predator cancels that I know of, and they are very important to saving time and dealing more damage.
The most basic animation cancel with Renekton, as it's very simple. We activate Ruthless Predator and as we are attacking, use Tiamat's active (also works with Ravenous Hydra.
This combo is not as good as the first one I talked about, but it is great if we do not have Ravenous Hydra in our build. This combo is done the same way with the first one, but instead we attack with Ruthless Predator and then use Dominus instead of Tiamat.
This combo is the least relevant but still is good to keep in mind. The reason that it is less relevant is because we have to kill a target with our Ruthless Predator to cancel the animation with Slice and Dice. We attack with Ruthless Predator, and if it kills a target, we can use Slice and Dice to cancel.
Where Should I Go For Help?
The very first things that you should do if you are looking to get better or pick up Renekton are go to a couple of Renekton mains that are also youtubers and/or streamers.
A few ones to look at are:
•SoloRenektonOnly: SoloRenektonOnly has recently quit playing League of Legends :'(. But his videos still remain as one of the best ways to learn Renekton and Top Lane as a whole, and he is the person that I watched on a daily basis to get me to where I am today.
•Godrekton: Godrekton has various videos that will teach you the core mechanics of Renekton as well as in depth guides for those that are very committed to the champion. He also streams regularly.
•Romanium: Romanium is the Papa Renekton main that many people know, as he peaked Challenger this season and pioneered the Full AD Renekton playstyle that many people, including myself use today. On his channel he has videos of him playing different matchups and his twitch channel is very helpful for learning.
•SApanther410: SApanther410 is a Challenger tier Renekton main who has over 1 million points on Renekton. His videos are very helpful and can teach a lot of the basics as well as advanced techniques.
•Bush Wookie: He's a cool dude and has helpful videos.
You can also go to the Renekton Mains Subreddit if you have any questions, or you can join the Renekton Mains Discord.