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League of Legends Build Guide Author Powerhaus

Critzcrank - The new Rocky Balboa

Powerhaus Last updated on February 17, 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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 8

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 1

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Pros / Cons to Critzcrank

-Insane melee attacks
-POWER FIST(E) is on a 3.8 second CD and it deals 2k damage with full build
-People will view you as a tank unless they look at your build so they are less likely to focus you
-OVERDRIVE(W) makes you attack faster than jesus
-AOE silence on Ult

-OOMs quickly
-Squishier than most blitz builds
-You will fail if you suck at skill shots

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This is Critzcrank. If your tired of seeing a huge steam golem with massive fists tank and support than this build is right for you. Whenever i see a Tank Blitzcrank it makes me sad because hes got these huge fists and i just want to see him punch someone and make it hurt real bad. This guide's goal is to show you how to build Blitzcrank as a lean, mean, punching machine - like good ol' Rocky! Now i know what your thinking, Crit Blitz!? if i wanted to play a crit champion why dont i just play Tryndamere or Gangplank? What? F that! can Tryn or Gangplank pull people? Does tryn or Gangplank have a stun with a 3.8 second CD? does Tryn or Gangplank have an AOE silence????? DOES TRYN OR GP HAVE MASSIVE FISTS???? ARE TRYN AND GP STEAM ROLLIN' GOLEMS??? no :)

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I take all crit runes - why? its so awesome, so so awesome. With the crit masteries and runes you will have a 22% crit chance. Nobody expects you to have a 1/4 chance of critting because this build starts out like all the rest of them. They will try to attack you and your partner and after 2 seconds they are not gonna know where their HP went. Plus it makes it so with your full build you will have 100% crit instead of 78%. Of course you can take other runes if you want but i find this effective.

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This build is dps/phisical damage and crit so im going to take 21/8/1 taking the exaust and ghost masteries and building all the important stuff down offensive and taking a bit of defence masteries so you are a bit more durable.

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Like most builds i start with Sapphire Crystal and 1 Health Pot and 1 Mana Pot. After that i get my Sheen and Boots of Speed. Then i go for a Zeal because this gives us some nice crit, atk speed, and move speed - plus it will help us build trinity in the long run. Now you have a lot of choices for Boots, usually i take Mercury Treads only because i hate dealing with CC and it makes me more effective against mages. But you can take Boots of Swiftness for chasing or Berserker's Greaves for attack speed. Now at this point builds that are like mine rush the Trinity Force. This is good but i don't want it yet. The other stats in Trinity are nice but we mostly want 150% damage on our next attack and sheen gives us 100% so im content with that for right now. So what i like to do is get Infinity Edge first simply because it will give us a total crit chance of around 50-60% in all(if you have runes) and it will give us 75 damage AND 250% damage for crits instead of 200%. Then you go for your Trinity Force. After this you pretty much rape everything that isn't covered in armor. This build is expensive so i assume the game is over by now but if not you open to a number of options. I go for Phantom Dancer because it has everything we want. Then i would take Atma's Impaler because it will give us 30 damage or so, 45 armor so we can stand against those damn carries, and it will max out our crit chance. I doubt you will get this far in your build but once in every blue moon you will have a 70 minute game and thats when ill get a Black Cleaver for the armor pen, damage, and attack speed.

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Skill Sequence

First i take ROCKET GRAB(Q) because its awesome for trying to get first blood. then i take POWER FIST(E) because that is your main skill, Your bread and butter, if bread and butter did 1k damage and popped people in the air on a 3.8 second CD. Then i get OVERDRIVE(W). After that i get my ultimate at 6/11/16 like everyone and i max out Powerfist. After that is maxed i switch off taking points in Q and W every other level.

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Summoner Spells

[*] Teleport: This skill is good for everyone because you can get back to your lane faster and it's good for blitz becuase he ooms if you spam his abilities.
[*] Exaust: I take this skill most of the time because i hate it when people run away and you never know if your going to miss Rocket Grab.
[*] Ghost: I also mostly take Ghost too because combined with Overdrive you just dip across the map at like 550 speed.
[*] Clarity: This is the final Option because as i said Blitz ooms quickly if you arn't careful.

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Early Game

So you start with the crystal and the health and mana pots and go to your lane with your partner(preferably a good CC champ). Try to get first blood in the brush because you will always beat the other team unless they run successfully into their tower. Now this phase will happen until about level 8 when people start ganking and pushing towers with their whole team. If for some reason the other team is pushing you back to the turret then pull those idiots to the turret and knock them up and vice versa, if they are turret hugging then pull them out of turret range.

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Mid Game

So mid game you should be working on your Infinity, and if your fed you will have or be working on your Trinity. You should be ganking and pushing because you are one of the best fight initiators. Troll with your homies from lane to lane killing everyone you see.

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Late Game

So this is 16-18. Nows the time you have your Infinity and your Trinity and maybe the other items if your fed you should be wrecking squishes in 3 hits spamming E while in W.