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League of Legends Build Guide Author xxelementz

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xxelementz Last updated on December 28, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 0

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 9

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Hi. This is my second guide. It's based off a build I first saw when I bought this amazing champion and I tweaked it out. Hope you like it.

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Ahri is a great champion to work with as she's middle ground between a 2 second nuker (Leblanc) and a damage per second caster (Malhazar) Her taunt is like Morgana's stun. It sets her combo rolling. It's EXTREMELY viable in teamfights because you can initiate from afar and let your team do the work. Like Akali, she's a great kill stealer, as both utlimates have 3 shots and have short/no cooldown during use. Her ultimate makes her a very versatile player. The 3 flashes (as they've been dubbed) allow her to retreat to safety, position her spells or harass at different points. She's honestly not a hard player, as Riot makes her out to be. If you are at least a decent player and not a total noob, you will experience the world of Ahri. Have fun Summoners(;

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With runes, I get and for flat ability power. Flat ap runes are a lot better than tiered ones because you get a lot more out of them early game. Late game, the extra ability power doesn't make much of a difference.

I get for magic penetration to maximize magic damage, as is standard with most casters.

is bought because it gives the most cooldown reduction you can get without sacrificing some ability power. This is personally my preference but is also a good altternative.

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Doran's Ring

    extra health, useful mana regeneration and ability power

Rod of Ages
    Catalyst makes her less squishy, the health and mana return after leveling is also nice, the permanent additional health and mana is great late game

Will of the Ancients
    the team buff will help your entire team, assists allied mages GREATLY, and the buff can stack multiple times
    I personally get
first then and finish this item after

Sorcerer's Shoes
    magic penetration is always beneficial

Rabadon's Deathcap
    packs on pure ability power, it's unique passive stacks on with the extra ap from the mastery

Morello's Evil Tome
    the mana regeneration makes
unnecessary, and the mana -> ability power passive from from it is weak
it give's the same amount of cooldown reduction as the blue golem

Zhonya's Hourglass
    I get this because Rabadons don't stack, zhonya's gives about the same amount of ability power and the stasis can save your life

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Skill Sequence

I max Orb of Deception (q) first because the true damage is awesome. It also gives a MAJOR health refund when you use it with her 9 hit spell vamp ability.

Next I max Charm second because fox fire isn't very strong until you have LOTS of ap. Charm allows ahri to be a counter to Rammus (the taunt) as well as the true damage from q.

I max Fox-fire last because as I said, it's not very strong early game, because of that decreasing damage thing Riot put in. It's still a great move since it prioritizes champions, but that's how I do it.

Her utlimate Spirit Rush is upgraded every time it's available, as standard with all champions.

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In my opinion, the mastery I use for Ahri is universal for mages. Because of the Sorcerer shoes, they end up being kinda of slow, due to the fact that mages don't need attack speed (zeal, phantom dancer, etc.). Executioner and Havoc help increase your damage dramtically, and Archmage is the ****. Let me demonstrate. Say you have 600 ability power. 600 times 1.05 = 630. And the other offense moves stack on, giving you around 660 from 600 originally.

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Ranked Play

Ahri is such a great player, she's already a common ban (no wonder). With Ahri, I've won most of my games, even carrying the feeders sometimes. At this point in LoL, the noobs should have some idea on how to fight her, but you should still be able to dominate pretty well. Her orb of deception allows her to be successful in any lane. You'll outfarm the enemy and wihin 10 minutes, their turret will be down.

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Summoner Spells

I get Ignite to ensure kills and Exhaust is great against gankers like or . It also neutralizes the effect of . The combination of these two have saved my *** many times before I have my ultimate ready. There's not much else I can explain here but the Summoner Spells are very situational. Adjust them to your team or to the enemy.

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Pros / Cons


    true damage against enemies with high magic resist
    at least 3 flashes in one use (depending if you use flash for a summoner spell)
    hard pusher
    abilities prioritize champions

    kinda squishy before catalyst, watch out for jungle ganks
    if they corner you and you have no ultimate ready to use, you're butt ****ed

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Team Work

Her taunt is a great way to set up your team's attacks. It can allow stuns to hit and that champion you just focused is dead. She is an awesome team player. Your team won't need a tank as long as you have an ally that's hp heavy.

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Unique Skills

Her taunt is great and she has one of the very few spells in the game that deals out true damage. Her ultimate is kinda of unique (however akali and irelia kinda match it).

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This girl farms like a boss. She can dominate a lane as well as Singed or Morgana. Just q and last hit the creeps and you're good to go.