Thresh Build Guide by LiL Bunnie FuFuu
Climbing to Challenger with AP Thresh Mid [10.11]By LiL Bunnie FuFuu | Updated on May 29, 2020
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+1-10% CDR (lvls 1-18)
+10 Adaptive (6 AD or 10 AP)
+6 Magic Resist
Threats & Synergies
YOU FOOL! WHAT ARE YOU DOING OUT OF BOTLANE??
Hook counters electric pokemon
fat fuck who can't trade with you
big tanky BOI
he's not getting his wife back
IT'S TIME TO STOP
Captain Teemo is off duty
The build? AP Thresh. But not just any AP Thresh, AP Thresh Mid. Now you might have seen some AP Thresh Mid guides in the past saying stuff like "omgzz AP Thresh Mid is BROKEN. SO MUCH DAMAGE POGGERS!!!". These people don't know what they're talking about. AP Thresh Mid is just about the worst thing you can ever play - other than Janna ADC ;) ;) :)
But why is it so terrible? your Bronze mind might be wondering. After all, Thresh has AP ratios on all his abilities! Ah yes, the AP ratios. What a meme. Let's go through them real quick shall we?
50% AP on your hook with a base damage about as high as tyler1's height (5'6 LOOOOL)
40% AP on your flay with a base damage even lower than tyler1's height (XDDDDDD)
100% AP on your box which you have every 160 seconds and doesn't do anything unless some degenerate is stupid enough to walk into it
And that is the secret to this build. Sure AP Thresh Mid may be the second most ******ed thing you can do with Thresh other than Thresh Jungle but League is all about hoping the other team is dumber than you are. And in those moments where you happen to be against someone with no brain (Silver 4 and below) you can land your hook, you can poke with your flay, and you can land your box.
So without further ado lets get roiiiiiight into the build!
So if you aren't trading in the early game what are you doing? Jerkin it under tower of course. You jerk it until the wave pushes right under your tower (like right under your tower) and whip that sh*t with your E. You gotta whip it - give it a big ol' smack under the tower. You might miss half the wave but hey time is money. And if you're wasting time you're wasting money. So Flay with your E and get that money before Zoe pokes you with her Q again because my god, there is nothing more annoying than laning against a Zoe. F*CKIN B*TCH!!!
Now the other thing you do in the early game is mute people. Because there's always going to be that one guy in Silver 5 who thinks he knows something about anything (hint: he doesn't) and freaks out when you lock in AP Thresh Mid. That's understandable because you probably aren't going to win, but if he's Silver 5 he's not winning much anyway
PRO TIP:Be sure to play this Glorious Build while listening to 'Legends Never Die' because if you're a Legend, you won't die
Why? Because Lich Bane has this great passive that does 75% AD + 50% AP on hit. So when you whip a peasant with your charged Flay and Lich Bane you can feel really good about yourself until you get out-traded 2 seconds later
This is the part of the game the entire enemy team comes mid after your botlane loses - this will happen - and harasses the sh*t out of you. I mean you're AP Thresh Mid, it wasn't like the game was hard enough right??? Oh and as an Additional Challenge your 1-4 ADC will come take all the farm you could have had and will flame at you for trying to stop them
So uh yeah, there's that.
But there are positives to every situation. For example, in this situation you can access the /ff command, which is so powerful it can automatically end every game after 15 minutes. Unless you're in silver and NO ONE EVER F*CKING FF'S
Take the SORCERY tree for 20 free AP.
Arcane Comet doesn't work with Thresh therefore you should use it. It will miss every time you throw your hook but poking with your Flay is the most annoying thing except for all the abilities that do way more damage
The Ultimate Hat because your ult's cooldown lasts ******* forever and its the only ability that does damage. So instead of almost being able to 1 shot people every 160 seconds you can do it every 155!
Transcendence now the one thing AP Thresh Mid needs - other than an amazing team to carry the sh*t out of you - is CDR. All your cooldowns are really long and your autos do less damage than ricegum did to idubbz's reputation. So you need CDR, but not just 10 or 20% CDR. You need 40% CDR.
Gathering Storm Riot may have nerfed this rune into the ground (somehow without touching Vladimir or Aftershock LUL) but what's a worthless build without a worthless rune? Plus Gathering Storm does literally nothing in the early game, which is exactly what you'll be doing too. It's perfect!
Now in order to MAXIMIZE your AP you need to be inspired.How do you get inspired? By taking the INSPIRATION tree!
This tree will inspire you so much you'll not only get that juicy 20 AP start but you'll also get discount biscuits and another useless rune that no one takes except in meme builds like this.
Biscuit Delivery gives you so little food you might as well be on welfare. And considering how little gold you'll be getting you probably are on welfare - and we all know what that's like. F*ckin government
Cosmic Insight biscuits suck and as strong independent young Threshmains we don't want to be stuck on welfare for the rest of lane do we? Get that JUICY 45% CDR to make your extremely long cooldowns only really long cooldowns instead.
Time Warp Tonic formerly a bonus ability for building anything + INSPIRATION, Riot made this into a rune because the INSPIRATION tree didn't have enough useless runes already. I'm telling you, nobody builds this. I've looked all over the uncharted Mobafire and I still haven't found one guide that recommends Time Warp Tonic. Please PM me if you do. It's like looking for a good Adam Sandler movie - it doesn't exist
Perfect Timing used to be what made League tick before Riot nerfed it into the ground. Free zhonyas that you don't get until you don't need it anymore. Unless you're against a Zed because he's more broken than a used Stopwatch
I know this because I am a Threshmain. And as a Threshmain, I am Highly Experianced in doing a lot of dumb sh*t with this champion. But sometimes you just gotta try things - like this guide. And hey if it doesn't work out just do whatever Vapora DARK says because he knows how to play everything (seriously, just look at his profile - he has guides for everything).
Now if you are reading this guide you are either 1) a Threshmain, 2) someone aspiring to be a Threshmain, or 3) one of my hundreds of adoring fans - jk I don't have any
And if you want to truly understand how to play AP Thresh Mid you need to learn some Advanced Techniques and Tactical Moves. Fortunately, I am very learned in both areas.
One of my favorite Advanced Techniques is called "f*ck you Zoe" where you level the sh*t out of Flay and wait for your jungler to come so you can 2 shot her in a gank. This technique is particularly effective after purchasing Lich Bane
I was just joking about the Tactical Moves but I like saying "your abilities were no match for my Tactical Moves" after securing a kill.
Death Sentence yeah it's a Death Sentence. Usually for you because you're squishy as hell. That's why you play with Maokai top, Hecarim jungle, Blitzcrank support, and Urgot adc. Then you can actually use this ability without dying instantly.
Who knows, maybe if you land it enough times you'll almost do damage.
Flay meme ability that's useless for everything except one-shotting people. But being highly sophisticated people we do not opt for such cheap, exploitative tactics. Part of being a Master Tactician is understanding that to bait the enemy you must appear defenseless before your Maokai Hecarim Blitzcrank and Urgot cc them into the next dimension
Dark Passage ability that no one calls by its actual name. It gives this tiny shield that will absorb just enough damage for you to live while still getting constantly out-traded.
TACTICAL MOVE: Some people will try to help their teammates by throwing the lantern. Do not do this. Remember what I said earlier about people being stupid? Well that goes for your teammates too. They will never click on the lantern. Trust me. There is an entire subcategory on memegenerator.org for this
The Box only ability with a decent AP ratio (100%!!!). Excellent in low elo because people will always walk into it.
You know why I like bagels? Because of the little hole in the middle. It kind of looks like a 0, which is about how much health your enemies will have after you oneshot them.
note - all damage values assume approx. 100 AP from souls, 25 stacks on Mejai's Soulstealer, Elixir of Sorcery, fully leveled abilities, and a game long enough for you to actually get every item in the build
max AP: 973. does not include Gathering Storm or Baron, Infernal, or Elder dragon buffs
Death Sentence: 726.5 damage per hook
Flay: 574.2 damage per flay
The Box: 1523 damage oneshot POGGERS
Full Combo:: 2,823.7 damage
Once I have access to more reliable internet I will post videos of me playing AP Thresh Mid with this skin. As the saying goes, look like a Champion and people will think you are one when you have a Veteran medal for "100 games in Silver"
I'd also like to take this moment to remind @RiotGames to remove Zoe
after extensive testing and multiple reports I have decided to replace Lich Bane with Hextech Protobelt-01 as the first item.
replaced Time Warp Tonic with Cosmic Insight for that AP HOOK MACHINE GUN POGGERS
replaced Archangel's Staff and Seraph's Embrace with Luden's Echo after Seraphs nerfs.
replaced Arcane Comet with Electrocute. Also removed Transcendence
remember when I replaced the sorcery runes with domination? lol get trolled
replaced Luden's Echo with Rod of Ages because thicc Thresh is best Thresh