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Fizz Top: The Obnoxious Bruiser (Patch 9.23) (Preseason!)

By ifound1dollar | Updated on November 20, 2019
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Runes: Standard

1 2
Grasp of the Undying
Bone Plating

Sudden Impact
Ravenous Hunter

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


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Fizz Top: The Obnoxious Bruiser (Patch 9.23) (Preseason!)

By ifound1dollar

Hi! I'm ifound1dollar, a Diamond Vayne main in North America (spoiler: this isn't a Vayne guide). I enjoy playing Fizz's bruiser top build, so here's an unnecessary guide for it!

This is my in-depth guide to bruiser Fizz top. I hope you learn a thing or two!

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+Very safe
+Incredibly slippery
+Heavy CC
+High DPS/burst
+Good gank setup
Bruiser Fizz top isn't something you see very often, but it's quite strong in my opinion. He has surprisingly high DPS against tanky enemies and can still effectively burst down squishies, which is why this build works. Most importantly, though, is how incredibly slippery he is. Playful / Trickster is an ungodly overpowered ability in my opinion, plus he also has his passive which ignores unit collision and Urchin Strike for even more mobility. With his ult, he can stick to his target quite effectively, which is vital when building bruiser. Finally, post-level 6, he has very strong gank setup. His ult is basically a death sentence for enemy laners, as it has quite high base damage on top of hard CC.

-Weak early laning phase
-Low base Health early
-Little wave clear early
-Weak to ranged toplaners
-Somewhat team reliant
Fizz lacks damage very early in the game because a large portion of his damage comes from Seastone Trident and Blade of the Ruined King. He also lacks the ability to wave clear and push in the early game, so he has trouble doing much early on. As he's primarily a midlane mage/assassin, Fizz doesn't have much base Health. Because of this, you have to wait until you get a Jaurim's Fist and other Health items before you actually become tanky. As is the case with most other melee toplaners, Fizz is weaked to ranged poke. While he can flee to safety pretty effectively using Playful / Trickster, he can still get poked down easily.

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

This is the standard ability sequence for bruiser Fizz. You'll want to start off with a point in Playful / Trickster, your most versatile ability. Level 2 you should get a point in Seastone Trident, as it's your main DPS ability. Urchin Strike should be taken at level 3. Seastone Trident should always be maxed first, as it's base damage increases by quite a bit, and cooldown decreases. You should always max Playful / Trickster second, as it's cooldown decreases and damage increases per rank. Urchin Strike should be maxed last. A point in Chum the Waters should be taken at levels 6, 11, and 16.

Passive: Nimble Fighter
Cost: None
Cooldown: None
Range: Self

Nimble Fighter: Fizz's dexterity allows him to ignore unit collision and take 3 (+1% of Ability Power) less damage from all sources of damage, up to a maximum of 50% reduction.

Fizz's passive compliments his ability to be so slippery. It completely prevents the threat of being body blocked by minions or champions, which is incredibly useful for a melee bruiser. On top of that, the innate damage reduction, while little, can mean the difference between life and death.

Q: Urchin Strike
Cost: 50 Mana
Cooldown: 8/7.5/7/6.5/6s
Range: 550

Urchin Strike: Fizz dashes a fixed distance in the direction of his target, dealing his total Attack Damage as physical damage plus additional 10/25/40/55/70 (+55% of Ability Power) magic damage to it. The ability will also apply on-hit effects.

Urchin Strike is a vital ability to bruiser fizz. It has a decently low cooldown, especially when paired with CDR, and decent damage. Most importantly, though, is that it applies on-hit effects. Because of this, it procs Sheen and also Seastone Trident, which greatly helps with DPS.

W: Seastone Trident
Cost: 30/40/50/60/70 Mana
Cooldown: 7/6.5/6/5.5/5s
Range: Self

Seastone Trident:
Passive: Fizz's basic attacks rend enemies, dealing 20/30/40/50/60 (+35% of Ability Power) (+ 4/4.5/5/5.5/6% of missing Health) Magic Damage over 3 seconds. Multiple basic attacks will refresh the duration. The damage caps at 270 against minions and monsters.

Active: Resets Fizz's basic attack timer and empowers his next attack, dealing 50/70/90/110/130 (+50% of Ability Power) bonus Magic Damage.

If Seastone Trident's active kills a unit, 20/28/36/44/52 Mana is refunded and its cooldown is set to 1 second. If Seastone Trident's active does not kill a unit, Fizz's basic attacks deal 10/15/20/25/30 (+40% of Ability Power) bonus Magic Damage on-hit for 5 seconds.

Seastone Trident is what allows bruiser Fizz's to work. It's his primary DPS ability; it has very high base damage, and also does % missing Health damage, allowing him to effectively DPS both squishy and tanky enemies. Thanks to this ability, Fizz's damage becomes hybrid because you'll be building items that deal Physical Damage ( Blade of the Ruined King, Trinity Force, etc) while this ability deals Magic Damage. Lastly, a large portion of Mana is refunded if you kill an enemy with the active, so this is a very effective farming tool.

Tip: Seastone Trident resets your auto attack timer. This makes farming under tower quite easy, as you can simulate higher Attack Speed in order to beat the tower shot. It can also be used to increase DPS when trading with your enemy laner by attacking > W > attacking again for a lot of damage in a short period of time.

E: Playful/Trickster
Cost: 90/95/100/105/110 Mana
Cooldown: 16/14.5/12/11.5/10s
Range: 400

Playful / Trickster:
Playful (Active): Fizz hops onto his trident in a nearby location, becoming untargetable for 0.75 seconds and gaining the ability to use Trickster before the effect ends.

If Fizz does not use Trickster, he will slam the ground below him, dealing 70/120/170/220/270 (+75% of Ability Power) Magic Damage and slowing nearby enemies by 40/45/50/55/60% for 2 seconds.

Trickster (Active): Fizz hops off from his trident to a nearby location, dealing 70/120/170/220/270 (+75% of Ability Power) Magic Damage nearby enemies in a smaller area than Playful. This ability will not slow enemies.

Playful / Trickster is an incredibly powerful and versatile ability. It provides mobility, damage, CC, and untargetability all in one ability. It allows him to both hard engage an enemy, or escape to safety because it has a decently long range and can jump walls.

Tip: You'll almost always want to use this ability to dodge important enemy abilities like Malphite's Unstoppable Force or Veigar's Event Horizon. Urchin Strike will typically be all you need to close in on your enemy, so Playful / Trickster should be held as long as possible and be used for it's utility. Remember - you aren't stacking Ability Power with this build; most of your damage will come from other sources, so this ability's damage is mostly negligible.

R: Chum the Waters
Cost: 100 Mana
Cooldown: 100/85/70s
Range: 1300

Chum the Waters: Fizz throws down a lure in the target direction that attracts a shark, causing it to emerge after 2 seconds, dealing Magic Damage, knocking aside surrounding enemies and slowing them for 2 seconds. The further the lure travels in its initial flight, the larger the shark that is attracted, increasing its slow, eruption radius and knockback distance.

If Chum the Waters travels less than 455 units, it will summon a Guppy Shark, dealing 150/250/350 (+80% of Ability Power) Magic Damage in a 200 area of effect, knocking back enemies 150 units and slowing them by 40%.

If Chum the Waters travels between 455 and 910 units, it will summon a normal shark, dealing 225/325/425 (+100% of Ability Power) Magic Damage in a 325 area of effect, knocking back enemies 250 units and slowing them by 60%.

If Chum the Waters travels between at least 910 units, it will summon a massive Gigalodon Shark, dealing 300/400/500 (+120% of Ability Power) Magic Damage in a 450 area of effect, knocking back enemies 350 units and slowing them by 80%.

If an enemy champion intercepts the lure as it flies, it binds to them and causes the shark to emerge at their position. The lure's holder is slowed for the duration and knocked up for 1 second instead of away.

Chum the Waters is Fizz's hard engage tool. You'll always want to use it at max range to get the most damage and CC, but you can still use it point blank if you just need to slow your target in order to stick to them more easily. While this ability has a very high AP ratio (especially at max range), it's still effective with little to no Ability Power because of it's high base damage.


+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive Force (5.4 AD)
+6 Armor or +8 Magic Resist



Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying is an important keystone for any bruiser/tank. The damage/healing and permanent maximum Health it grants are important for both the laning phase and mid/late game, as they help with survivability. Aftershock isn't a very good option for Fizz, as his only form of hard CC is Chum the Waters, and Grasp of the Undying is much more consistent. Guardian is a rune designed for supports in duo lanes, and therefore isn't a very good option.


Demolish is a very useful rune for both the laning phase and mid/late game. The bonus damage to towers is very useful early while tower plates are active, and later on, when stacking Health, does quite a lot of damage. Font of Life can be a useful option as well when trying to support the team, but most of it's use comes from duo lanes, while Demolish is always consistent. Shield Bash will be completely useless in most cases, as Fizz doesn't have a shield.

Bone Plating

Bone Plating is a very strong, consistent rune. It negates quite a lot of burst damage in the early/mid game, and is therefore vital to any bruiser/tank. However, Second Wind can also be quite useful when facing ranged toplaners like Quinn or Vladimir. Conditioning is a pretty underwhelming rune on anyone who isn't a full tank, so it really shouldn't be taken.


Overgrowth is a great rune for any Health stacking champion. It really helps with tankiness, especially later on, as it also grants % maximum Health on top of a base value. Unflinching, however, can be useful for sticking to targets. The tenacity can really help when facing CC-heavy team comps. Revitalize is pretty useless as fizz has little to no direct healing/shielding.



Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact is very useful for all-ins as Fizz. He deals hybrid damage, so getting both Lethality and Magic Penetration for free is very useful. Taste of Blood can also be useful if you want a little more sustain, but it's basically impossible to consistently proc when in a losing lane. Cheap Shot can sometimes be useful, but it's not very consistent.

Eyeball Collection

Eyeball Collection is the only really viable option for toplaners in the second Domination tree. It's really snowbally, but is pretty useless when behind, which is why its almost always better to take runes in the first and third tree. Both Zombie Ward and Ghost Poro are really only very effective for junglers and supports, so they shouldn't be taken.

Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter is important for sustain, as it pairs well with Seastone Trident's base damage. While the healing is little early, it turns out to be quite a lot later in the game after getting all 5 stacks. Ultimate Hunter can be taken instead, but realiztically, Ravenous Hunter is usually better. Relentless Hunter is a really niche option, and doesn't really work for Fizz. Ingenious Hunter is very underwhelming in general and really shouldn't be taken.

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