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Pyke Build Guide by M4DN355

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Updated on August 12, 2022
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Runes: Main Runes

1 2 3
Domination
Hail of Blades
Cheap Shot
Zombie Ward
Ultimate Hunter

Resolve
Bone Plating
Unflinching
Bonus:

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

Spells:

1 2
Normal
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

Threats & Synergies

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Champion Build Guide

Beginner Pyke Support Guide

By M4DN355
Strengths and Weaknesses
Pyke is a roaming assassin support. Able to pick up kills in other lanes to help his team get fed, he can also grant the gold from his executes straight to his allies, allowing both him and his allies to snowball. With his strong early game and high kill potential, he can become unstoppable if played right.

But he also has his drawbacks. For starters, his passive causes Pyke to lose out on health from any items that may grant health to other champions, meaning he is very squishy. His engage may also be his downfall if played incorrectly or if it has bad timings. Pyke also relies on lethality items, making it almost impossible to buy other items since he scales so much with lethality.

Pyke is easy to lose with just as he is easy to snowball with. If you can't snowball in the early game as Pyke, your mid-late game may be a bit difficult.
Combos
Pyke's bread and butter combo is a charged Q into his E. Hooking an enemy into yourself then dashing over them with E to stun is his most basic yet most effective combo. Pair this with auto attacks from Hail of Blades or the close range explosion from aftershock and you can deal a high bit of damage every 10-15 seconds early on.

Here is a list of combos. Try these out in practice tool or in a normal game to see how well you can pull them off! If you don't understand a combo listed, YouTube it:

Basic:
Basic Combo - Q > E > Auto
Flashy Combo - Q > E > Flash (Flash right before Phantom collides with Pyke)
Kill Combo (against squishies) - Q > E > Auto > R
Gap Closing Combo - E towards far enemy > Q > Auto
Another Gap Closing Combo - E towards far enemy > W (to make sure your E hits) > Q > Auto

Advanced:
Quick Slow Combo - Q+Flash (in that order) > Auto (with Duskblade for extra slow)
Flash Hook Combo - Q Charge > Flash > E
Multi-E Combo (Situational) - E into one enemy > Flash behind a different enemy right as phantom collides with Pyke
Stun Hook Combo - E (make sure enemy is stunned) > Q (walk back in front of them to Q them into your teammates)

Prowler's Claw Combos:
Easy Stun Combo - E > Prowler's Claw
Gap Closing Combo - Prowler's Claw > E/Q (either works)
Pyke Main Big Brain Combo - E > Tap Q+Flash > Prowler's Claw (before phantom catches up with Pyke) > Auto > R
Gameplay Tips and Tricks
Roaming is Pyke's specialty. Picking up Oracle Lens and Umbral Glaive allows Pyke to easily clear vision and pick up kills in other lanes. Once you hit your Mobility Boots power spike, don't roam right away. Wait until your lane is pushed or, if your ADC is a god and somehow got 8 kills before level 6, you can just perma leave the lane and help your other teammates get fed.

Pyke is an early-mid game champion, but his late game is very weak, so make sure to snowball and end the game as quickly as possible when the enemy team has scaling champions (Kayle, Master Yi, Kog'Maw, etc.). It will be impossible to do anything as Pyke later game when everyone has items and levels since he can die easily and is useless in team fights without a team full of CC.

Don't always go for hooks on people. I see this mistake everywhere and even I make this mistake when I get fed and crave more kills. Stick with your team as you are very weak when you are alone (except against squishy ADCs farming alone in side lanes). If you do go out on your own, make sure you have your escape tools ready at all times just in case you get caught. Do not face check bushes! This is an easy way to get CC locked and killed. Later game, this can cost your team an objective or even the game.

Peel for your carries. As Pyke, you will be getting a lot of kills due to your R resets, but don't let that get you thinking you can 1v5 the enemy team. Just because you are full build and the enemy team isn't even at their third item yet doesn't mean you can go in and kill them all alone. Stick with your team. Remember that you are a support and you can die easier than any ADC can!

If the enemy team has a ton of scaling champs (3+) then make sure you understand the risk of picking Pyke into them. If you can snowball early and take advantage of the scaling team's weak early game, you may be able to win. But if you mess around and take too long to end the game, then you'll become more useless than a caster minion. Always see what the enemy picks before locking in Pyke (and always ban Lulu).

Pyke's passive allows him to heal whenever he's not in view of the enemy after being damaged. Since his W gives camouflage, he can use it to heal up quickly while staying in lane.
Conclusion
I have been playing Pyke since he was released in 2018 and he has been one of my favorite champions to play as since then. I have a collective amount (across multiple accoutns) of around 300-400k mastery points and I've spent more time playing Pyke than any other champion. I have tried many builds on him in many lanes and I believe that lethality and support are his best bets. I love how annoying he is to play against when I play him and it always feels amazing when I get multi-kills with his R. He gets gold faster than any other champion in the game (if you can land your R) and is easily one of the strongest early-mid game champion in the game.

If you have any questions or suggestions for this guide, please PM me and let me know. I hope you enjoy playing Pyke just as much as I do. Good luck on the rift!

- M
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