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Corki ADC Guide
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Threats & Synergies
Caitlyn has one of the stronger laning phases out of most champions while Corki is a champion that needs level 6. Caitlyn can poke you from out of range and get a big advantage in lane, but at level 6, Corki can go for all-ins with rockets and Valkyrie.
Draven is a hard counter to Corki because of his strength in lane. It's hard to hit your Phosphorus Bomb because of Draven's speed steroid and Draven's poke is stronger at most levels. Another problem is that Draven can Stand Aside Corki's Valkyrie. At level 6, Corki can poke the Draven down with rockets and go for kills with the support.
Graves has the advantage in lane because of his Buckshot poke and his ability to dodge Phosphorus Bomb with his Quickdraw. At level 6, Graves has kill potential with his Q R combo, so try to poke with rockets before going for kills.
This is a pretty even match-up, with Corki's laning phase being a little stronger. Jinx has no dash\quick movement ability, so hitting Phosphorus Bombs is possible for strong poke. At level 6, Jinx gets a larger power spike than Corki, so play aggressive while trying to avoid her SMD Rocket.
Lucian is a strong laner and can out-trade Corki in the early levels. Lucian can dodge Phosphorus Bombs with his Relentless Pursuit, making poke hard to land. Go for poke with rockets before doing a big all-in because Lucian's full combo is stronger than Corki's in a 1v1 or 2v2 fight.
This is an even match-up because Twitch has a ramp-up time. Corki can be aggressive in lane because Twitch isn't a mobile champion and you can hit your Phosphorus Bomb for strong poke. The only thing to avoid is Twitch going invisible at levels 5 and later and going for all-ins. If he gets the jump on you, he can 100-0 you and chase you down with his ultimate.
This is an even match-up which depends on how many skillshots Ezreal can hit. If he lands a lot of Mystic Shots, the lane gets really rough for Corki. Ezreal has lots of mobility and can avoid your pre-6 Phosphorus Bomb poke. At 6, Corki can return the poke with his rockets, but be sure to save Valkyrie for Ezreal's ultimate in big trades.
The Laning Phase
If the champion(s) that you’re laning against have more sustainability than you, then you’ll likely have to burst them from near full health to zero in order to kill them. If this is the case, you should be less focused on harassment and more focused on farming.
Corki also farms into the neutral minions very well. You’ll want to use Missile Barrage (R) and then Valkyrie (W) and immediately Phosphorus Bomb (Q). This will enable you to clear a wraith camp very quickly. If you do this to the opposing jungler, you’ll not only get extra XP and gold, but you will be stifling their Jungler significantly early game. Just be sure to be careful before stealing the enemy wraith camp, know where their jungler is first. The support on your team should be able to CV properly or if you have a ward, you should drop it in the brush entrance to the enemy wraith.
Corki is great at dealing with harassment as well. If you find yourself getting zoned in a side lane through the use of brushes, remember to use Phosphorous Bomb (Q) which will reveal enemy champions in brushes as well as Missile Barrage (R) to drive them out of there. Don’t forget to use Valkyrie (W), Corki’s built in getaway, whenyou find yourself in a sticky situation.
Corki is a ranged AD carry. You should be farming for most of the game, while trying to contribute to the occasional dragon fight. Your role is basically to provide as much damage as possible in late game team fights. You are the “sustained DPS”, who provides massive amounts of single target & AoE damage by farming all game.
In team fights, you should be hiding in the back and getting auto attacks / rockets in every once in a while. Your strength is poking and dueling, but many tanky or melee DPS characters can 1v1 you with ease if you are not careful.
Use your range to your advantage. I personally am a very aggressive player, and Corki fits my playstyle well because he can overextend and play unsafe with his W spell. By carrying Flash & Exhaust as well, you can pretend to run, wait in a brush or in the fog of war, and turn on them with your QER burst & auto attacks.
-Another important trick for Corki to use is a Phosphorus Bomb (Q) to harass. It will deal damage and place a debuff the enemy champion.
-The use of Exhaust in a team fight will prevent certain champions from diving you, but it can also turn a fight completely around.