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Hecarim Build Guide by DjapeFromSerbia

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Hecarim , Jungle Guide for Season 9 [ Patch 9.21 ]

By DjapeFromSerbia | Updated on October 28, 2019
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Runes:

Precision
Conqueror
Triumph
Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand

Sorcery
Celerity
Waterwalking
Bonus:

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

Spells:

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

LoL Summoner Spell: Smite

Smite

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Threats & Synergies

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Abilites



PASSIVE
Warpath

Hecarim gains 15% − 30% (based on level) of his bonus movement speed as bonus attack damage.


Q
Rampage

Hecarim cleaves nearby enemies, dealing Attack damage physical damage, reduced to 66.6% against minions.
If Hecarim damages at least one enemy with Rampage, its base cooldown is reduced by 1 second and the damage is increased by 10% for 8 seconds, stacking up twice.
W
Spirit of Dread

Hecarim surrounds himself with the spirit of dread for 4 seconds, dealing magic damage per second to all enemies within its reach.
While Spirit of Dread is active, Hecarim is healed for 30% of the damage taken by enemies from any source within the area, capped from minions and monsters.

E
Devastating Charge

Hecarim is temporarily ghosted and gains bonus movement speed for 4 seconds, beginning at 25% and increasing to 75% over 3 seconds.
While Hecarim is charging, his next basic attack gains 50 − 250 (based on distance traveled) bonus range and causes him to dash to his target, knocking them back 250 − 450 (based on distance traveled) units, and dealing physical damage, ending its effects in the process.
R
Onslaught of Shadows

Hecarim summons spectral riders and dashes in the target direction with them Unstoppable icon unstoppably, dealing magic damage to all enemies in their path.
Enemies within range of where Hecarim stops are also made to flee from him for 0.75 − 1.5 (based on distance traveled) seconds, also gradually slowing them by up to 99% over the duration. This slow cannot be reduced.

The wave of spectral riders travels through Onslaught of Shadows's full length, regardless of where Hecarim himself stops.
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Summoner Spells




SUMMONER SPELLS
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Ignite: Ignite is really good option on Hecarim, I prefer using it in any situation, but if you want to try it out first, I would recommend you to take it in favorable matchup, where you can snowball a lead you get by wining 1v1's or 2v2's with your ignite. And that's main reason why ignite is being taken by Hecarim players, just to give you more potential early games duels.

Smite: Smite is obvious choice LOL! As for upgrade, I would recommend Stalker's Blade

Ghost: Ghost with Predator gives you high burst potential, so if you are facing a team comp which is built around one carry, you would maybe like to take this summoner spell instead of Ignite.

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Keystones




Predator is obviously the best rune for Hecarim. It's move speed buff is literally made for Hecarim.

Conqueror is curently by far best rune for Hecarim, playstyle is different than when you are taking Predator. Conqueror gives you helps with long trades and gives a huge sustain due to it's passive healing.

Aftershock is one of the runes, which Hecarim's players almost never used, even though it's obviosly synergy with Devastating Charge and Onslaught of Shadows. This rune allows you turret diving in early-mid game.


Conqueror

Huge sustain
More damage in extanded fights
Higher carry potential
Better dueling
Better againts tankier enemies

Predator


Great against squishy enemies
Burst potential
Better mobility [ Literally buying Boots of Mobility xD ]
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Runes



Triumph is best rune in this row for Hecarim, Overheal is obviously bad and Presence of Mind is just worse than heal and bonus gold which Triumph Gives you.

OR Legend: Alacrity boost your clear time a lot, and allows you to stack your Conqueror stacks faster.
Legend: Tenacity is also good rune if you are facing hard CC enemy team.

OR This choice depends on your playstyle. Personally, I'm taking Last Stand becuase of it's buffs from few patches ago and because of fact that many enemies won't expect that bonus damage at the end of duels.

Celerity preseason patch nerfed AD of this rune, but it grants you more movespeed, which seems like good trade fo Hecarim becuase of his passive.

Waterwalking is great rune for Hecarim which allows him to fight for early Rift Scuttler , and also to take herald, baron and drakes.

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Items



Skirmisher's Sabre
This is the best jungle item upgrade for Hecarim, even that Stalker's Blade seems better for Hecarim because it gives you bonus MoveSpeed after using Smite on enemy champion and giving you more AD because Warpath, Skirmisher's Sabre gives Hecarim increased duel potential and also more damage overall.

Trinity Force
You should rush TriFroce even before you finish your jungle item,because Hecarim doesn't need that much health in early game and benefits a lot from building damage and move speed, of course TriForce fix Hecarim's problems with mana( Sheen), and gives him a litle bit of tankiness ( Phage).

Mercury's Treads
This is best boots upgrade for Hecarim in current meta, because there is a lot stuns and roots which, obviously, counter Hecarim.
If you playing versus AD oriented composition you should instead take Ninja Tabi for more armor.

Sterak's Gage

This item is must-buy on Hecarim, because it's giving him insane amount of
tankiness and also great amount of damage.

Guardian Angel
This item is really good on Hecarim because it gives you AD for more burst potential, and of course you can use your Onslaught of Shadows and Devastating Charge for escaping after revive.

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Situational Items



This item is good if you make an early game adventage and you want to snowball and carry.It's active gives Hecarim movement speed for bonus burst potential.


This item also can give you snowball potential after early game lead. Also movement which you get from it's passive gives you bigger amount of burst, so this is deffinetly good idem on Hecarim

Great item for Hecarim if you are facing hard AP oriented team, you can buy this item even though you are playing against balanced damage enemy team because this item also increase your healing from Spirit of Dread

This item you can take if you are playing vs full AD enemy team or even if you are facing someone like Dr. Mundo, Fiora, Kayn, etc...It gives you a big advantage in teamfights.

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Jungle Pathing



Your route should start from one of the buffes, of course depending on the match ups. You should choose the buff from whom you will start by determining which lanes have the highest priority, and which is wining condition for your team.


Anyway, your route should look something like this:

After checking crab you should back and buy Skirmisher's Sabre and Boots of Speed
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Tips & Tricks



  • You can use your Q Rampage while you are in animation of R Onslaught of Shadows.

  • You can use E Devastating Charge with combination Onslaught of Shadows to catch someone, use your ultimate to get ahead of them to make the fear, then you can knock them back right in your team.

  • After changes in patch 7.16 on Onslaught of Shadows's, best option for team fights is to use your Onslaught of Shadows on max range because it will increase fear duration.

  • After buying Sheen/ Trinity Force don't forget to spam your Rampage if you are fight whenever is Sheen's passive up, to increase your damage output.

  • When you gank a lane an enemy you want to charge with your Devastating Charge and use your Rampage right at the moment when Hecarim begins to jump at them. The reason is the speedboost from E is still active, increasing your AD through your Warpath, giving you extra damage on your Rampage.
  • The center of the circular indicator of Onslaught of Shadows tells you where Hecarim will land. It has to be over the walls for you to get across. The fear direction depends on which side u hit enemy, enemies go away from the center where Hecarim lands, so you g want to land slightly behind the enemy to push them back towards your team.
  • Finally, your Devastating Charge allows you to cross narrow terrain. You can jump the blue buff wall for example. Devastating Charge is an AA reset and deals damage to towers.

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