Renekton Build Guide by Strider_lol
HASHINSHIN'S RENEKTON | HOW TO DOMINATE LIKE THE SUPER TOPBy Strider_lol | Updated on September 18, 2020
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+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Threats & Synergies
Nunu & Willump
Champion Build Guide
+ Strong early game champion
+ Scales well into the mid-game
+ Ruthless Predator is single target point and click cc
+ Good mobility and healing
+ Can splitpush very well
- Struggles in lane vs ranged opponents
- Falls off late-game
- Relies on Flash to stick to targets and dealing damage to stay alive with the healing from Conqueror
Cull the Meek
1 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 9
Slice and Dice
2 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 13
6/ 11 / 16
3 / 14 / 15 / 17 / 18
Renekton has a similar skill order and logic behind to Aatrox. Cull the Meek is maxed first as it is our primary damage spell and skilling this gives it more damage as well as a lower cooldown. It is also and AoE ability so it will help us push waves faster when splitpushing. Slice and Dice is maxed second as this is Renekton's only mobility spell. He needs this to be able to close the distance on whoever he wants to go on, this can also be used to escape sticky situations.
Put points into Dominus whenever you can as this is Renekton's ultimate ability and is crucial for his dueling ability. Ruthless Predator is maxed last since we d not really gain much for it by skilling it. Having the one point in it until late game will be fine.
|Blade of the Ruined King, boots and Black Cleaver are going to be the three major items we are building on Renekton every single game. We want to rush Blade of the Ruined King as fast as possible buying nothing else that doesnt build into. This is because blade is currently in such a broken state that once you have this item there isnt much your opponent can do provided they dont have a huge lead over you. Blade of the Ruined King synergises especially well with Renekton because he is able to triple proc the passive of it with the enraged Ruthless Predator which will unleash a good chunk of unavoidable burst damage onto the target. We want tier 2 boots next, these can be either Ninja Tabi or Mercury's Treads however most of the time it will be Ninja Tabi since most top and jungle champions are attack damage based. We want Black Cleaver next because this gives Renekton a lot of stats that are really good on him. This includes HP, AD, armor shred as well as movement speed when attacking which will help him keep up with his targets.|
Ninja Tabi > ARMOR
I only pick up Ninja Tabi's when against an AD top and they have at least one other AD champion on their team (this will usually be the case in the form of their ADC). Ninja Tabi have this really good passive which reduces the damage from auto-attacks by 10%, and for a lot of AD top laners a good portion of their damage comes from auto-attacks making this one of the best defensive items to pick up. Consider where the enemy teams damage comes from, is it abilities or auto attacks? If auto attacks then I suggest you pick these up.
Mercury's Treads > MAGIC RESIST + TENACITY
I go Mercury's Treads when they have at least 3 magic damage users on their team. It can also be very useful to pick these up when you need the tenacity provided by its passive for when you're going against a heavy CC team. If you are against a team where you know you will have to build Ninja Tabi in champ select but they also have a heavy CC team, you can opt for the Legend: Tenacity rune to get around this problem.
The reworked Death's Dance is one of the best items in the game in my opinion. It gives you a bit of everything: damage, armor, mr, cooldown reduction and healing. When going against of balanced physical and magic this is a good item to go. Since its rework I would almost say this item is core, I build it in most of my games but if you find the enemy team are kiting you well there are better options for you.
Randuin's Omen is pretty much the best armor item in the game. I always recommend buying this when the enemy team has at least two champions who build critical strike chance. Most teams will always have at least one in the form of their ADC, and if they have a Yasuo mid or Tryndamere top you need this item. I sometimes just get this if the enemy team just has Caitlyn or Jhin because their crits are huge late game.
Thornmail is a great buy when you need the grievous wounds to reduce the healing on the enemy team. If they have champions like Vladimir, Aatrox, Soraka or Yuumi you cant go wrong with this buy. When super ahead I suppose you can go Mortal Reminder but in most games Thornmail will be your best bet as you want the survivability it provides.
I do not recommend buying Frozen Heart for the majority of your games, it is only useful in very specific ci***stances. The best stat Frozen Heart provides is its high armor and what does armor do? Armor directly counters lethality. I have only built this item once ever and that was when I was against a Zed mid and a Varus ADC building lethality.
Personally I do not build Guardian Angel that much but I do recognize the value the item provides. I think that Guardian Angel can be a good buy if you find you are getting focused a lot and you can trust your team to cover for you while you revive.
Get Spirit Visage when against teams with at least 3 magic damage based champions. This combined with your Mercury's Treads and Death's Dance will make you near unkillable on magic resistance alone, and then your gonna have the insane bonus healing that this item provides as well.
Adaptive Helm is only good into teams with mages and in particular mages with short cooldowns or with spells that deal damage over time. I'm talking about champions like Cassiopeia, Anivia and Malzahar etc. I dont find myself building this item that often but like Frozen Heart it is there for those very niche scenarios.
Mercurial Scimitar is a must buy against champions with hard cc that they can just point and click on you. You always want to buy the Quicksilver Sash component of this item first so you can use its active. I always recommend buying this item when against Malzahar or Mordekaiser for example.
MAW OF MALMORTIUS
Maw of Malmortius is a good item to buy when vs AP assassins like LeBlanc and Ahri. Its passive is similar to that of Sterak's Gage which gives you a shield upon losing health quickly, the only difference is Maw of Malmortius gives you a magic damage shield rather than a normal shield. Maw of Malmortius also gives you a huge boost in lifesteal and spell vamp when its lifeline passive triggers, helping keep you alive.
Similar to Death's Dance I would almost say Sterak's Gage is core on Renekton as well. This item is just made for funneling because when team fighting if the enemy team has any brains at all they are going to try and focus you. This means you will face a huge burst of incoming damage from them as they all unload their abilities on you. This means that you will most likely always proc the passive shield from Sterak's Gage and this will keep you alive for longer as well as giving you more tenacity so you can move better.