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League of Legends Build Guide Author Meinhardd

Heey wanna fight? ohh, you just died!

Meinhardd Last updated on August 19, 2012
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Team 1

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Support Role
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Support Role
Win 52%
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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Offense: 9

Honor Guard

Defense: 0

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 21

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I thank Spoon for this AWESOME banner.

So, you ever wanted to be the kind of player who are THE game, you go from lane to lane and owne every player who stand in your way?? Then you came to the right spot. With this EPIC Fiddlesticks build you will be doing that. If you use your ulti right you can even get a penta kill. You just need to how and when to use it.

So my dear friends, there are many jungle and mid builds out there along with lane to i guess, and this is gonna be a lane Fiddlesticks build. I put a fair amount of effort into this guide, so I do implore you to reconsider any downvotes pending the actual trial and testing of my guide that I imagine you are planning to do. And above all, thank you for taking the time to read this Good Fiddlesticks build.

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Pros / Cons


+ Great 1 on 1 character. Early or late game.
+ Low cooldowns helps keep you draining even if you get interrupted.
+ Great hero for getting assists with Crowstorm.
+ Great laner. Can survive for as long as your mana lasts.
+ Great ganker. Covers the distance to any hero and keeps them there.
+ Great for tanking dragon or baron.
+ Amazing crowd control for getting away, saving a champions life or killing a champion!


- Not alot of mana so sometimes you have to be careful how you're spending it. Get blue buff!!!
- Crowstorm takes awhile to charge so you have to make sure you're out of sight when you start casting.
- Sometimes Crowstorm can put you right in the middle of a team fight. Sometimes that costs you your life.
- Sometimes slow at jungling.
- Not a good farmer! Dark Wind only hits 5 targets and using Crowstorm to farm is overkill. Need to be good at last hitting!

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Fiddle the Piddle, how to use ulti, and how to not use it

How to use Fiddle the Piddle's utli.

How to not use Fiddle the Piddle's ulti

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Greater Mark of Magic Penetration

Greater Seal of Scaling Mana Regeneration

Greater Glyph of Ability Power

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power

- Greater Mark of Magic PenetrationThe 8.55Mp is very good, and with your masteries it's very good. Every spell caster wants Mp don't they?.

- Greater Seal of Scaling Mana Regeneration You want Mp, and this should help you keep your Mp up early on, in late game u will have item's.

- Greater Glyph of Ability Power AP is what u will need with every spell caster u play, the spells are gonna make much more dmg.

- Greater Quintessence of Ability Power And ones again more AP, now you have great AP early game.][/h3]

With this setup you will be doing good dmg to your enemy at early game aswell as you keep your mana up.


Greater Mark of Magic Penetration

Greater Seal of Ability Power

Greater Glyph of Ability Power

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power

- Greater Mark of Magic Penetration I take these ones again becauseMark gives you the most Mp in runes(unless you choose Mp in quint). And Mp is always good. Your spells are gonna make much more dmg.

- Greater Seal of Ability Power Ap zeals. Ap is good, in early game this will be great. U want as much Ap as possible.

- Greater Glyph of Ability Power Again Ap. The same as above, you want as much Ap as you can get with spell casters.

- Greater Quintessence of Ability Power And last Ap to. With all these Ap runes you will get 29.07 Ap. Wicked sick in early game.

This setup will allow you to rape you enemy in early game(try to target the squish).


Greater Mark of Magic Penetration

Greater Seal of Scaling Mana Regeneration

Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power

- Greater Mark of Magic Penetration Gives you Mp, it's will help you a little bit in the jungle.

- Greater Seal of Scaling Mana Regeneration This will not help you so much in the jungle because you have Mp buff but in late game it will be good.

- Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power Take this instead of the flat AP because you don't need the early Ap so much.

- Greater Quintessence of Ability Power But here we take it because this gives you 14.85Ap. This is much Ap and will help you alot with your Drain when you kill mana golem.

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Summoner Spells

Always choose Flash if you are Fiddlesticks. Since he is not the fastest champ on the field Flash will save your *** ALOT off times, if you know how to use it, u can use it to come across a wall, and then the enemy player will need to run all the way around it(if he has flash he can do it to, so care for that). I would call this the MAIN summoner spell, EPIC.

I great spell. It's good if u wanna come on your lane as fast as possible after you recall. instead of maybe 5-15sec to run, this only takes 4sec. So if you are afraid about not getting the Xp you should get on your lane, this is very good. And also you can Teleport to a tower if you see it's soon going down, this is very help full and maybe CAN win you the game.

This is ONLY if you are gonna jungle, without this you can't take mana golem on lvl 1(i think so, plz tell me if im wrong), and that is what every jungler wanna do. So a must to EVERY jungler.( Warwick can do it without smite). A little trick to know also it that if you have warded the dragon and nashor, you can go steal it with smite.

A good spell because as i'w sayd alot of times in this build Fiddlesticks is a very slow champ. This will help you catch your enemy or get away from your enemy. A fine spell all around. But i would take Flash instead.

A good spell because you want to have your mana up all the time. And not only this, it will also give the rest of the team(if they are within 600range) some mana. If you have mana problems alot and you don't know how to use you abilities, then get this. If you are going to jungle, then don't use this!!!!

A very good spell against the carry in the enemy team. Put this on him and he will be slowed for 40% in 3sec, and he can't harm you(or the one he is attacking). So if you don't wanna lose because of the single carry, this CAN save your game because he will often be the target, and with this it will be much easier to kill him.

This can be used, but i like the Exhaust better because you are a spell caster, if you would be an AD champ you would be better with Ignite or i would do so. You can choose this if you like it very much but i wont tell you to.

I have never ever in tryed this summoner spell, i don't know why but this and Rally are the ones i'w never tryed. Can say if it is good or not, because never tryed it and don't know how to use it. U can if you think it's good.

Not i summoner spell i pick, because you have Drain but if you wanna be much more safer then pick it.

Here are what, why and why not for summoner spells.

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The skills i choose

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

-The skills i choose, here you max Drain and Dark Wind first. Drain is so you can stay at lane much longer and Dark Wind will let you farm a little better.

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

- This is for the jungle, here you max Drain and Terrify first. The reason for Terrify is because you are gonna gank alot, and it will fear them longer.

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About the skills

Nearby enemies have their Magic Resist reduced by 10.

I would not say that this is the best passive in the game, but with the runes and the items it get's epic.

- With Abyssal Mask, this passive is very good.

Strikes a target unit with fear, causing it to flee in terror for a duration.
Strikes a target enemy unit with fear, causing it to flee in terror for 1/1.5/2/2.5/3 second(s).

Cost 65/75/85/95/105 Mana
Range 575

This spell ain't doing any dmg, but it's a good spell if you know what to use it to.

-Can be used on champ like Katarina Nunu & Willump etc. Witch ulties can be canceled with fear and stun.
-Can be used to so your team can catch up, then you will almost be 100% secure to get the kill.
-It can be used to get away, if a fast champ is chasing you, use Terrify on him, and they will be feared so u can run away.

Fiddlesticks saps the life force of an enemy, dealing damage to a target over time and healing himself.

Deals 60/90/120/150/180 (+0.5) magic damage each second to target unit and heals Fiddlesticks for ////% of the damage dealt.
Lasts up to 5 seconds.

Cost 80/90/100/110/120 Mana
Range 475

This is going to be your main ability, u use Crowstorm, Terrify, Drain and then Dark Wind. Or if u understand this better then R,Q,W,E this is in teamfights, dont use your Ulti when your are 1vs1. 1vs1 u use Terrify, Drain] and then Dark Wind.

-This is the spell you are using if you jungle.
-Very good spell, so u can stand on lane long, if u have low hp, use it and you have full. always try to have blue buff.
-U can tank the dragon and even Baron Nashor.

A wisp of wind strikes an enemy unit and then bounces to nearby enemy units, dealing damage and silencing the victims.

Strikes an enemy target and then bounces to a nearby enemy unit. Deals 65/90/115/140/165 (+0.45) magic damage and silences for 1.2 seconds for each strike.

Can bounce up to 5/5/5/5/5 times and may strike the same target multiple times.
Cost 50/70/90/110/130 Mana
Range 750

A very good ability, it Silence and it can bounce, EVERY time they are 2 or 3 runnning away with no creeps around them u are gonna use Dark Wind, then it bounces between this players and they lose alot of HP. U can also use it to farm minions, it does great dmg and as i sayd Fiddle the Piddle is very item depended, so use it to that too.

-It silence, another spell that can cancel Katarina Nunu & Willump etc ulties.
-It bounces between your enemies, good spell if they are 2 or more running away. Don't use it if it's only 1 player.
-Very good farming spell.

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Core items

I think it's the items you start with. Tell me if i'm wrong.

I start off with a Doran's Ring, i have been looking at other Fiddlesticks build's and i'w seen that many have been choosing Amplifying Tome but i don't think that's better. Doran's Ring gives you "15Ap, 100hp and 5Mp per 5sec". And Amplifying Tome gives you "20Ap". So u can decide what you think is better. I would choose Doran's Ring.

Next it's the Boots of Speed. It's simple because Fiddlesticks is one of the slowest champ i the game. That's the reason. I upgrade this into Sorcerer's Shoes

Catalyst the Protector

I choose it for every spell caster. Most spell caster(if not everyone) has low hp. So this is a great item. 290Hp and 325Mp, very good. BUT not only this, when you level you gain 250Hp and 200Mp over 8seconds, that's epic and it has saved my life a couple of times. Later we will upgrade this into Rod of Ages.

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Item - Damage

In this case the dmg is AP! just so you know!

This item can be used as Dmg because it gives you 80Ap which is high, but it can be used for survivability too because of the 630Hp and 725Mp, and with the passive witch is 18Hp, 20Mp and 2Ap every minut(bonus cap at 180Hp, 200Mp and 20Ap. So it takes 10min to get max) it's good. So i did out this in the Dmg items, but i will put it in the other too.
But an EPIC item for a player who want's Ap, Hp and Mp, i can only say a great item. The reason i get this item so fast in the game is because Fiddlesticks don't have so much Hp in the beg, but with Rod of Ages that problem is gone.

I would say THE item to ANY spell caster in the game, if you are an AP champ, ALWAYS take Rabadon's Deathcap ALWAYS. This gives you 140Ap and 30% of your Ap is increased to Ap, so an MUST item to any spell caster.
When you have this, you got good Ap, now you should start on Hp and Mp, but try to get items with Ap in too like Rylai's Crystal Scepter or Rod of Ages like we have.

This is a great item, you get 80Ap and 500Hp witch it great. The 80Ap will stack great on Rabadon's Deathcap, and that is why this is an Dmg item and a Survivability item, it's great for both. One thing you should keep in mind is that the slow on this item does not work because every spell Fiddlesticks is casting slow the enemu by 15%(i will tell it again in the survivability item, so u don't miss it).

This item can also be on the Survivability list, but the SICK 100Ap makes it a better Dmg item(i think so). Zhonya's Hourglass gives you 100ap and 50armor, if you use it it put you into a stasis for 2sec, making you untouchable. I great item and it has a trick, i don't see many players use it, but it will be in the Trick's and Tips.

This is a very good item if you don't know or are bad to keep your mana up, if you are then you will buy this item. And every time you use and ability you will get 4, and this item also gives you 3% of your mana into Ap, so a great item.

A good item for your mana too, but the biggest with this item(i think so) is the Ap and the extra Movement speed. You get 80Ap and 7%movement speep, that's good. You also get 30 magic resist which is good if the enemy has Ap champs.

A fine item, not the best but it can be used. It gives you 75Ap which is great and 12mana regen per 5sec. The passive gives you 20% Cooldown reduction, and that's awesome. I would say a normal item, not best but not the badest.

A good item, you get 70Ap, but the best part is 40% magic penetration which is EPIC to your spells. Your spells will deal alot more dmg if you have high Ap to, so get this but try to grab it late on, because it wont be doing so much without any Ap.

Good item, gives you 50Ap and then 30Ap to your closest teammates(can some1 tell me if you also get the 30Ap, so you get 80Ap, i dont realy know). And another this thing gives you is 25% spell vamp which is fine, you will heal 25% of the dmg your spells are doing. good item.

So this are the items i choose and then other items which you can choose.

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Item - Survivability

I put it in here too because it gives you great surviveability. It gives you 80Ap 630Hp and 725Mp. A very good item to the normal squishy Fiddlesticks, now that is over. So i would recommend this to you!!!!!!

A sick bastard, 500Hp!!! SICK!!! you gotta love the Hp it gives you and then it gives you 80Ap, i guess you are thinking OMFG. Im Joking :D
This is a very good item for any spellcaster because it gives you 80Ap and 500Hp, that's very good. One thing you should keep in mind is that the slow on this item does not work because every spell Fiddlesticks is casting slow the enemu by 15%(I did tell it in the damage items too, so u didin't miss it).

Yeahyeah i know, maybe i should put it in the dmg item, but the 57 magic resist is to good a survivaility thing, i love it. And that's not the only thing, another EPIC thing about this item is that the enemy players will almost all go down to 0magic resist because of the passive witch reduces the enemy magic resist by 20, Dread help you there too.

So i think this is a very good item, 375Hp, 375Mp and 50magic resist. And also this item gives you a shield that will save you from 1 negative spell every 54seconds. Very good, and this can save your life sometimes.

I don't think this is a very good item, infact i don't think it's a good item, but i'w seen some Fiddlesticks with it, it gives you 25Ap and 200Hp as well as +20magic penetration.

A fine item, you get 250Hp and 30magic resist. 10% cooldown reduction and all healing done by yourself by 15%, this works well with Drain.

This are the item's i choose and then some other if you like them better you can choose them.

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So what boots should you buy? You need to look at the enemy team to know what boots you should buy.

You wanna buy this boots, ONLY if you think Fiddlesticks is slow. I wont say these are the best boots because all the other gives you a boost. So if you think he is slow(which he is) then grab these.

Fiddlesticks spell are on a long cooldown(you drain so long that the cooldown is almost over, but with these it will be). Drain has on lvl 1 15sec cooldown, Terrify has 15 sec cooldown and Crowstorm has 150sec cooldown. With these it will help alot. A good boots

If the enemy team has alot or high ap champ then buy these boots. It gives you 25magic resist. And almost every Ap champ has a CC and these boots also gives you 35 tenacity. Only if they have many Ap champs. Against Ad the tenacity will work but the magic resist won't be as good.

As you see i pick these in my game. All you spells will do much more damage with the 20magic penetration it gives. I would hardly recommend these boots buy you can choose the others if you like the boost they give better.

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Jungle paths

Here are 2 ways to jungle.

This is the jungling path i use, but as you see in the video he is using Ghost. I would use Flash instead. And ALWAYS look for gank when you can.

This is so you know another path, and maybe you like this better, In this video he has gank.

here is a picture for your path

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I guess you all wanna know where to ward, if you wanna know every thing about warding and what they can do for you then look no further then this amazing guide warding helper by Panglot

This can help you SO much, it's so good to know what a ward can do and where to place it. Always try to buy wards when you are on lane and when you jungle. It can really save your life.

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Tips and tricks

So there are some Tips and Tricks for Fiddlesticks here i will be telling you about the ones i know, and if you know any, then comment or PM me.

-The first is with your Crowstorm. If you use it and then the teamfight move(if you know what i mean) and you see that your ulti wont hit the enemy team. Then use Flash to get in again and, and you will do much more dmg to the enemy team.

- Zhonya's Hourglass. This is if you use your Crowstorm. Use your ulti to beg with and then Zhonya's Hourglass then the enemy team can't do anything to you, and you will still be beating the **** out of them.

-You can tank the Dragon and Baron Nashor with your Drain. Always good to know, because then you team won lose so much hp.

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Team Work

U wanna have good Team Work with EVERY champ u play, alwayse try to play with friends. And if u talk on Skype it only makes it better.

It's very good to lane with a CC like Taric, Sion, Xin Zhao etc. They CC u Fear=the enemy u target DEAD. Not alwayse but often.
U need to time your ulti Crowstorm, u need to be smart when u use it, u need to KNOW where the enemy are and not just "ohh i think they are in that bush, i use ulti, **** no1 was in there :I" Then u have wasted 1 of the best ulti in the game. So think before u use it!!!!!!!

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Send me your scores with this build and i will put it on here.

Allaxed got 11-0-7 and 14-10-13! :)

draconix44 got the scores 10-5-5, 9-11-8 and 12-10-2

PhoKingShet got the scores 7-2-12, 13-3-8 and 14-4-4 on his first time with Fiddlesticks!:D

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I couldn't have done anything without the EPIC AWESOME SICK IN THE BALLS making a build by jhoijhoi
-Everyone that wanna have a good build should go and check and read that guide!!!!!

Ones again i have to thank Jhoijhoi, he is awesome when it comes to a build helper. He did help me with the Blue line!

And a very much thanks to PsiGuard, he helped me alot with this build when i thought it was done.

A VERY VERY much tanks to Spoon for creating the banner. AWESOME.

Thanks to SirPlankAlot for showing me some things to improve. Awesome.

Thanks to Freddy Shopan for showing me some things to improve. Awesome.

Thanks to Xenasis for being awesome.

And a very much thank you who is reading this right now.

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You ask i answer

You can PM or comment me a question and i will try to answer it the best way.

- is your question.
+ is my answer.

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So this was my Fiddlesticks build, i realy hope u liked it. And ones again i will thank Making a build by jhoijhoi very much, his guide to making a build has helped me ALOT and i would ask you all to go and look at it.

Feel free to ask any question, i will try to answer them all. And dont forget to leave a comment, vote and rep me if u think it was good. :D

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Change log

10-09-2011: I made the Build

11-09-2011: Changed the items, and ghost as a good summoner spell, and did put pics in

13-09-2011: Very much did changes, now have 2 builds, 1 for lane and 1 for jungle. Did put videos too

22-09-2011: I almost changed all the build, the items, the abilities, the teamwork, almost everything.

25-09-2011: The masteries, the items and did put the lure down at the end.

28-09-2011: Now i tell you about all the items and summoner spell. And did something with the "The skills i choose" and the masteries.

02-10-2011: Did put jungle build.

09-10-2011: Did change the Pros/Cons, Summoner spells.

10-10-2011: The runes, the masteries, the abilites and the jungle path was changed.

11-10-2011: I did put blue lines.

11-10-2011: NUMBDER 1 Fiddlesticks BUILD!

9-11-2011: I got some scores now! :D