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Tristana Build Guide by TruMediaMix1
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Runes: My Runes
+10% Attack Speed
+8 Magic Resist
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
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Base Health Pool559 HP (increased by 88 per level)
Base HP Regen~4 HP/sec (increased by ~1 per level)
Base Mana Pool~247 (increased by 32 per level)
Base Mana Regen~7 (increased by ~0.5 per level).
Base Attack Damage61 (increased by about 3 AD per level)
Base Ability Power0 (does not increase by leveling up.)
Base Armor26 (increased by 3 per level)
Base Magic Resistance30 (increased by about 1 per level)
Attack Range525 - 661 (increases by 8 per level)
Attack Speed0.656 (increases by 1.5% per level)
Movement Speed325 (does not increase by leveling up)
4/5The higher this is, the more likely this hero can win the game for their team if they gain a significant gold advantage.
1/5The higher this is, the better they are at starting teamfights and getting away with it - ending the teamfight in their team's favor.
- Mid Lane0/5
- Top Lane0/5
- Bottom Lane5/5
- Tristana is currently the only hero in the game whose abilities and basic attacks gain increased range as the game progresses.
This means she can potentially outrange any hero - including Caitlyn, who has the highest base range in the game.
- Tristana's Rapid Fire costs no mana.
- Rocket Jump gives Tristana reliable mobility.
- Easy to learn, difficult to master.
|Every time Tristana levels up, the range of her basic attacks, Explosive Charge, and Buster Shot will increase. This makes Tristana very hard to get ahold of for many heroes if she gets an experience advantage, as she can use her abilities and auto-attacks from further away.|
|Rocket Jump is Tristana's main means of mobility. It allows her to jump over walls with ease, and damages any enemy that's near her landing site. If your Explosive Charge gets a kill or assist at max stacks, it'll reset Rocket Jump's cooldown.|
|Explosive Charge passively causes enemies to explode when Tristana kills them with a basic attack. It can be activated to have Tristana throw a sticky bomb onto a target - be it an enemy minion, hero, or building - that will detonate shortly after being thrown. Tristana can attack the target to aggravate the bomb, causing it to deal more damage. If Tristana attacks the target 5 times with basic attacks, Rocket Jump, and/or Buster Shot, the bomb detonates prematurely, dealing maximum damage.|
|Doran's Blade is arguably the only good starting item for Tristana. It gives her AD, HP, and lifesteal - the latter will scale with your AD as the game progresses.|
|You should always buy one of these when the game starts. In almost every game, your enemy will try to attack you during the early game at least once. These early game skirmishes during the laning phase are called "trades". If you've taken a considerable amount of damage after a trade, just pop open a Health Potion.|
|Due to the long cooldown and short placement range of yellow wards, I recommend you place these in areas where enemies are trying to hide or in areas of critical importance (like the dragon's den). During the early game, enemies like Lux, Caitlyn, or Veigar will typically hide in the bushes so they can harass you without having to worry as much about lane creeps coming to attack them. Placing a ward in the bushes they try to hide in will prevent them from hiding in them.|
EARLY GAME CORE ITEMS
|b.f. sword||It costs a pretty penny, but it pays for itself thanks to it's superb AD. You need this to build Infinity Edge later in the game.|
|Everyone needs a good pair of shoes. If everything goes well by the time you recall for the first time, you should have enough gold to buy a b.f. sword and a pair of Boots. You need these boots to build the Berserker's Greaves.|
|The Kircheis Shard charges up energy as you move and deal damage. When fully charged, your next basic attack will deal bonus Magical Damage. In 9.3 and onward, its reduced cost makes it a good power spike for many ADCs. You need this to build either the Statikk Shiv or the Rapid Firecannon later in the game.|
|The Berserker's Greaves synergize well with Tristana's Rapid Fire, greatly improving her damage output. Accept no substitutes!|
|Like the Kircheis Shard, the Statikk Shiv charges up energy to allow a fully charged basic attack deal bonus magic damage. With the Statikk Shiv, the fully charged basic attack will also chain to enemies, and the magic damage it deals is increased if the fully charged attack is a critical hit.|
|A must-have for any ADC that's building crit items. It gives your crits more power and it gives you a big heap of AD.|
|A pure anti-armor item. The Black Cleaver gives you some HP, some AD, and 20% CDR. Its passive ability lets every instance of Physical Damage you deal (including from your abilities) to deteriorate your enemy's armor.|
|The Bloodthirster is a raw damage dealer item that allows your basic attacks' lifesteal to overheal you - creating a shield that quickly decays outside of combat.|
|Death's Dance gives you a big heap of AD and CDR. It also allows your abilities to benefit from lifesteal.|
|A cheap anti-armor item that gives you some AD and allows your basic attacks to outright ignore a percentage of your enemies' armor.|
|An alternative to Lord Dominik's Regards, the Mortal Reminder will cause your Physical Damage to inflict the Grievous Wounds debuff on enemies, reducing the effectiveness of their healing.|
|The Rapid Firecannon is an alternative to the Statikk Shiv. When fully charged, your next basic attack gains extra range and will be a guaranteed critical hit.|
|Runaan's Hurricane allows you to attack up to 3 enemies at once, allowing most ADCs to greatly improve their presence in a teamfight. It's also great for clearing out waves of lane minions.|
|The Stormrazor got reworked in 9.3, nerfing its stats and changing its passive ability to enhance your Energized basic attacks.|
|The Hexdrinker gives you Magic Resistance and AD, along with an ability that activates when you're wounded. When activated, the Hexdrinker activates a small shield that absorbs magic damage.|
|The Mercurial Scimitar gives you AD, Magic Resistance, and lifesteal. It can be activated to purge almost all forms of Crowd Control (including suppression) and simultaneously boost your movement speed for a short time. It's a great item against enemies like Warwick and Malzahar.|
|Wit's End allows you to steal Magic Resistance from your target, gives you a huge heap of attack speed, and allows your Basic Attacks to deal Magic Damage.|
|Consuming an Elixir of Wrath will give you extra AD and will give you a huge heap of Lifesteal for a moderate duration. It's a pretty pricey consumable, so make sure you put it to good use!|
|Don't be afraid to spend a little extra gold on a Health Potion in the early game. It just might save your life!|
|An upgrade to the Blade of the Ruined King that increases its AD and Attack Speed stats thanks to Ornn.You can only upgrade ONE of your items.|
|An upgrade to Infinity Edge, giving it an insane amount of AD.|
|An upgrade to Black Cleaver, giving it more AD and more HP.|
February 5th, 2019
- Created and published this guide. I hope you like it! :D
Don't forget, I'm always intent on updating my guides as time goes on. College is keeping me busy, but I'm still doing what I can.
February 6th, 2019
Here's to Patch 9.3! :D
- Updated the splash art for my favorite skin - Riot Girl Tristana.
Rest In Peace, Riot Girl :(
- Removed the Ninja Tabi from the "Armor" tab in "Defensive Items".