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+9% Attack Speed and +15-135 Health (at levels 1-18)
Threats to Renekton with this build
|Tahm Kench||Tahm Kench- Builds into Tank, Magic Resist and Health Tahm Kench has low mobility and trading ability but has heavy sustain, base damage, CC, and tank. He usually combos by Q Auto W and when health gets low E. He has heavy CC as his Q slows allowing him to stack his passive, which sets him up for his W, devour. His W allows him to swallow an object, opponent, or minion, e.t.c which allows him to move with the object freely before eventually spitting them out. This allows for disengages and slow trades. That being said, playing Renekton into him is very easy and effective. If you land your E W Q E combo you are able to apply lots of dmg in a short amount of time, this forces Tahm Kench to retreat and since he can't really trade back damage very well, burst trades make him very ineffective against champions like Renekton.|
This is my first guide and I hope a lot of you pick up and learn from my guides!
I was a Diamond 2, Mastery 7, Kalista Main in Season 4, and I took a long break in between Season 5-6. I recently came back into the game and rejoined Ranked play back in Season 7. As of right now, I am currently playing in lower elos consisting of Silver-Platinum, so I can assist my friends and other players that need to climb. This guide is here to help people who want to climb, so please take a good look into the details that I put out for the veteran and new players alike!
Please do not hesitate to leave any questions, comments, or concerns in the comment section below, I am here to help! Also like I noted above, it is my first ever guide, so I am not used to many features, so if any of you would like to help me, that would be great, I would very much appreciate some feedback!
Renekton is a Well-Known Top Lane bully, his early game is unmatched and his using his abilities correctly are essential if you want to establish pressure and dominate the top lane. In the current meta in Season 8, Tanks dominate the top lane, however, a good Renekton can beat those strong picks. In lower elo, you will be seeing a lot of tanks like Dr. Mundo, Garen, Yorick, Singed, etc in the top lane. In higher elo, however, many players have already established their "pocket picks" so there really is no "meta", in higher elo you will see champions like Wukong, Quinn, Teemo, Malphite, etc, these are champs that can snowball and carry games without directly slaving the meta. As for Renekton, you need to be quick and fast with your combos, you will want to E W Q E and maybe R and Tiamat depending on the matchup and itemizations. These combo allows you to go in deal a ton of damage and get out without taking much return damage, this is especially good in the early laning phase as Renekton has lots of harass and lane control. On Renekton, you also want to push lane and deny as much CS as possible to prevent your laner from scaling or shutting you down. Gold and experience are key to winning lane and dictating your opponent's actions.
Kalista is a very difficult ADC champion but if you can master her combos and abilities, she becomes a scary late game powerhouse. Her early game is atrocious which is her only downside and she has slow attack speed early on, in order to prevent falling really behind in the early game, ward carefully and try not to trade as you will most likely end up losing. Kalista has high base damage with her spears and her E ability (Rend) which resets the mana used for the ability if it kills the unit. If possible, try not to play aggressively and most importantly, do not overextend, Kalista has very hard scaling and gets a power spike after she obtains her first item. From my personal experience, the Bot lane is the most influential role of the game, the support and ADC greatly influence teamfights and the outcome of the game. Therefore, during the laning phase, the bot lane must be careful to not feed or throw leads. In the current meta, Kalista isn't that strong, since squishy healer supports are more preferred over tankier supports, Kalista doesn't synergize well with them, she needs someone to frontline for her, like Alistar, Blitzcrank, Thresh, etc. That being said, Kalista has one of the lowest winrates in the ADC position right now, her winrate closes in around roughly 48% making her one of the worst ADC's in this current patch (8.11). Kalista's unique passive makes her one of the most mobile yet strangest ADC's ever. Her passive allows her to auto attack and at the same time, spontaneously move a couple tiles in any direction, this allows her to pass through thin walls and avoid enemy skill shots and abilities. This passive is only unique to her which makes her a tough opponent to deal with, especially if you're playing a skill shot oriented champion like Ezreal. Playing as Kalista is difficult, she has a very bad early game and if you fall too far behind or feed the bot lane is pretty much over, but if you do manage to survive and scale until late game Kalista becomes an unstoppable powerhouse. She itemizes so that she gains close to maximum attack speed and she has high damage late game, this allows her to almost shred a tank and it allows her to abuse her passive, which can allow you to dodge lots of skill shots at once, when playing as Kalista in the late game, you will most likely have full build which will consist of her most important item, Runaan's Hurricane, this allows Kalista to put multiple spears in multiple enemies at once and when she gets lots of spears in her enemies, her E (Rend) does incredible damage. If you can scale hard enough, the game will become significantly easier to win, and you alone can dictate the outcome of the game, depending on how you play.
Both Kalista and Renekton need to farm up CS in order to gain a significant gold and experience lead. Although their skills and abilities are completely different, they need to farm in order to get ahead of the laners to scale. Both of their first backs need them to have lots of gold, so try to always stay near perfect CS (This accounts for any champion other than supports). Your CS difference can be the difference between lvls and item power spikes.
Pros / Cons (Renekton)
1: Strong Early Game
2: Strong Harass + Trades
3: Tanky + High Damage
4: Good pushing power, can freeze, slow push, hard push
5: Strong wave clear
6: No mana, can spam abilities
7: E (Slice and Dice) is good for escaping ganks
1: Loses against heavy CC champions
2: Falls off late game
3: Low range, loses to ranged champs
Pro / Cons (Kalista)
1: Strong Engage
2: High Mobility
3: Strong Late Game
4: Good Poke
5: Good Wave Clear
1: Horrible Early Game
2: Bad Laning Phase
3: No Sustain
4: Mana, can't spam abilities
Unique Skills (Renekton)
On Renekton you can animation cancel, by using Q and the Tiamat active at the same time, Renekton's Q animation wont trigger but will still do the damage, the only animation that appears is the Tiamat being procked. Using Renekton's E (Slice and Dice) if you touch the edge of a minion with the start of the animation you can trigger the second prock. This is useful in escaping ganks or bad trades. The first E doesn't look like it touched a minion but it did, so you can prock it a second time allowing for some clean escapes.
Unique Skills (Kalista)
On Kalista you can jump over very thin walls with her passive. Killing a unit with spears in it with your Q (Pierce) allows the stacked spears to come into contact with the enemy hit by the Pierce, in other words, if a minion has 5 spears in it and you Q (Pierce) it and it kills the minion and hits another minion behind it, that minion that was hit will have 5 spears in it.
These guides are made on the champions that I currently am the best with, I am decent at other champions but not good enough to which I can post a guide on and get someone to a significantly higher elo. The highest these guides can possibly get anyone to is around Diamond, pass that it depends on the player and their personal preference and skill on that champion.
I hope you all enjoyed my guide! Thank you and I wish to keep making guides to help you all again soon!