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Renekton Build Guide by Lord Siris
Lord Siris' Guide to Bruiser, Full AD, and Jungle RenektonBy Lord Siris | Updated on October 20, 2018
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AD Jungle Renekton
Tank Renekton Jungle
Threats & Synergies
Skill matchup. This lane is volatile so don't let him get ahead. Darius wins levels 1 and 2 hands down. Levels 3-5 Renekton can trade with Darius but must be vary wary of his grab. Level 6, assuming the lane is even and both are at half hp from trading, Renekton wins this lane. Do not fight if he has stacks on you. Dodge his Q. Health and CD early are good stats. Don't let him cheese you in bushes at lane start or with a W start.
You can kill him early but don't expect to get fed. Freeze the wave and make him spam Q for CS. Stand behind minions so you don't eat cleavers for free. Care for his ult and rush an Executioners Calling if needed.
Don't auto trade with him. Freeze the wave and force him to farm with his high mana costs. If he wastes abilities, you can trade with him in relative safety. Care his CC. Rush Cleaver.
Don't W her W. That's the only way she wins. First couple of levels, care her vitals. If you walk off screen, the vital will reset (alternates between front and back vitals). Don't take poke for free; Trade back with her. You win the trade if you can combo her. Don't waste your E. Freeze the wave when you can. Bramble or Tiamat rush depending if you're winning and your end build.
Purely annoying. Farm up and freeze the wave. He is a lot of poke. EQ him for trades and try to waste his mana on his W. Care his passive and his E slows. You cant really stop him from scaling but you can slow it some. Force him to farm with Q instead of poking you.
Generally a farm lane. Don't let him Q you and run away for free. That's how you lose this lane. Activate W before he lands Q and auto him after he autos you. Your autos outdamage early levels of his E so don't be afraid to stand in his spin and auto him down. Make sure you turn off his passive so he doesn't out-sustain you. Be wary of his ult. At lvl 16, his ult can take half your hp away.
Renekton needs his abilities to trade so be careful about Gnar just autoing you after a trade. Avoid his Q. Kite out mega-Gnar. Wait for him to misposition before you go for a trade. His E is ~4s longer than your E, so you can abuse that window to trade with him. Survive lane.
Avoid her skillshots and you win. Make her waste her mana. Shove wave level 1 under her turret (She has trouble CSing under turret early) then freeze it on the bounce. Trade with her if she grabs your E and its safe. Do not let her hit both your champion and your spirit at the same time with the same spell/tentacle. Bait and kite out her ult. Trade with her when she wastes her abilities.
Simple matchup but his poke hurts. Avoid his Q and waste his mana. Back if low on Hp and save a dash to escape his ult.
A good Jayce will never let you touch him. Even a bad Jayce can smash you in lane. Avoid as much poke as possible. Rush Armor. Get as much CS as possible. Just survive and be wary of ganks, yours and his.
Extremely weak early. She autopushes so freeze and stomp her. Don't let her scale. She is ranged Nasus. Fight her for every CS. Kite her ult.
Rush MR. Don't let him get charges on you. If he wastes E or mispositions =, trade on him and retreat into the bushes. Freeze wave; he cannot push hard.
Very weak early game. Bully him off of CS. If he walks up, make him lose 1/4 his hp for the minions. Freeze the wave. Not 1 free CS. With his ult, Sheen and some armor, he can start dueling you. Your job is to delay that powerspike until he has no chance to come back. Cleaver is a good rush.
Has no kill pressure. Wait for him to waste his mana. Freeze the lane and punish him. Rush Cleaver.
Has no kill pressure. Wait for him to waste his mana. Freeze the lane and punish him. Rush Cleaver.
DO not fight him at level 1. He will chase you down with Q spam. Wait for him to waste his mana. If he wont spam Q, combo him often to force his W. All-in if he cant pick up his axe. Respect his passive, W and chase potential, and you'll win. Don't get cheesed early game and you outscale.
A good Pantheon will use his stun and passive defensively to escape any trades. If he runs out of mana, easy kill. You can out-sustain him early levels before he maxes Q. Once he gets Corrupting Potion and a Dirk, His Q really starts to hurt. Beat him before then.
A good Riven is annoying and can actually make lane challenging. She wins level 1 so keep distance from her and start W. Don't trade into her shield. Position so that she has to use multiple dashes to get onto you. Freeze the wave. You have sustain-She doesn't. If you get ahead, you crush her. Most Rivens are a piece of cake but there's always that one kid who thinks he's Boxbox...
No real kill pressure but can trade well. Freeze wave and zone him. Can kill early before he gets armor. Do not tower dive him. Stun him out of his ult. Don't W into his W. Take Tp to follow his ult if you need to.
Basically Gnar without a melee/tank form. Avoid as much poke as possible. Rush MR. Teemo is very squishy. Wait out his blind before you stun him. Freeze and make him overextend. Out-sustain him.
You win this match pre-6 but his ult will destroy you. Don't take Q poke for nothing. Kite out his ult and his W. Only fight when you want to fight. Freeze the wave pre-6 to bully him away from his sustain. Buy offensive items first then Hp and defensive last.
Force him to use fury to regen. Trade with him only when he has no fury. You beat him until late game unless RNGesus decides to bless him that day. Freeze the wave and punish him for every CS. Don't fight him with fury. Kite out his ult. Don't fight him with fury. Also don't fight him with fury.
Early levels are easy and your combo destroys him. Freeze the wave and jump on him whenever he tries to CS. If he Ws, run him down and finish the trade. Avoid his empowered Q.
Waste his passive and avoid his W. Freeze the wave so he can't stack his W. Trade fast and Kite him; He can't touch you. If he catches you, he hurts. Don't get caught.
Zed's hardest counter. I actively pick Renekton mid into Zed. Zed cannot do anything vs the croc. Freeze the wave and make him farm with Q. Your ult counters his ult completely. If you build damage, you can oneshot him out of his ult before he can move.
Mind game his E. Do not auto or W into his E because you will waste CDs and his E will do increased damage. Not fight him level 1. Level 3 contest every CS. Treat him like Nasus. Don't let him scale.
He can only win early. Wait for level 3 before you bully him. Freeze the wave. Don't stun his clone.
Buy early MR. Freeze if she'll let you. Try to make her use mana and CDs to farm. If nothing else, Just survive her.
Rush MR. Don't stand behind minions or you'll eat her poke all lane. If she wastes her E, all-in her. Her abilities push the lane so ask for ganks. Try to buffer your W with her W.
Don't underestimate him early. Stay away from bushes. You outscale him at 6. Control minion wave and trade with him when he tries to farm. Only way he wins is cheese early.
Rush MR. Don't eat his poke. Combo quickly and get out. He wins longer trades. All-in him if he overheats. Poke him when his abilities are on CD if you can. Avoid his ult at all costs. Survive. Get what CS you can. Care for ganks, yours and his.
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-Great Area of Effect abilities
-Decent splitpushing (Great if full AD)
-Great teamfight presence
-Renekton's level 6 is one of, if not THE, strongest powerspike in the game. Renekton outscales nearly everyone at level 6 (at least for the midgame)
-Surprisingly kitable (especially by ranged top laners, which is why the AD build features so many movespeed items)
-Teamfight presence is somewhat reliant on Flash (especially if build full AD)
-Item dependent/Falls off (Renekton only scales with the stats he builds. Eg. If you build damage, you will deal great damage but will be very squishy. A bruiser build tends to lack the damage to oneshot and isn't as tanky as juggernauts and tanks. If you build full tank, you will deal no significant damage and provide no utility)
-Cooldown reliant (Can be punished by shields, damage reduction, exhaust or champions that can plain auto-attack him to death)
-By far, the best choice for full AD. PTA increases your oneshot capability even more than Electrocute while still maintaining the ability to fight champions you can not insta-kill. The attack speed also helps in tower taking.
-Slightly better laning phase than PTA and scales slightly harder but is easily played around. Conq has to charge up before you can even use the keystone and Renekton has trouble keeping on an enemy but Essence Reaver helps negate this. Great for bruiser builds, Conqueror acts like armor penetration (but does not synergize with other pen or lifesteal which is why PTA is preferred on damage builds)
-Make sure you proc Conqueror with an auto before your W, otherwise, your keystone will not boost your the W damage.
-These go with your keystone
Triumph- Simply outclasses the other rune options here
Legend: Alacrity- Best for AD rune pages as it speeds up Renekton's combos but Tenacty is also great against a CC heavy team.
Legend: Tenacity- Great for bruiser builds that soak up CC for their team. Can also make an argument for full AD builds if against a CC heavy team.
Coup De Grace- Again simply outclasses other runes, especially with Renekton's high damage combos
Sudden Impact- Great all-around rune but does not synergize well with Conq. Can cancel your W with this rune (Flash W -> E)
Ingenious Hunter- The CDR on Youmoos, Botrk, Hydra, or Scimitar is unparalleled.
Ravenous Hunter- Great for sustain and split pushing but generally isn't as useful as Ingenius if you have 3+ actives.
-Hard or poke-heavy matchups
Bone Plating- The only reason why you would want this tree. Even after nerfs, it's a must have in hard lanes.
Chrysalis- Great for AD Renekton to scale out of laning phase and into his godly midgame.
Conditioning- Best if you plan to build a lot of HP and resistances. Otherwise, you lose a mastery.
-For AD builds but is generally outclassed by Domination
Celerity- Great but generally gets outclassed by Transcendence. Can be taken over Transcendence if you rush 40% CDR and will be against a very kite heavy team
Gathering Storm- Helps out with Renekton's late game, especially when building defensive items
Nullifying Orb- Only taken if against a hard AP laner and an AP jungler.
Level 1: Auto -> Q
Level 2: E -> AA -> Q -> E
Level 3: E -> AA -> W -> AA -> Q -> AA -> E
Level 6: E -> AA -> W -> R -> E -> (AA) -> Q -> AA
For everyone who says Renekton is an Easy champion, below is an extensive list of combos, double casts and animation cancels:
AA -> Q
AA -> W (Titanic as well)
AA -> E
AA -> R
AA -> Tiamat
AA -> Titanic
AA -> Protobelt (Please don't buy Protobelt...)
Tiamat -> Q
Tiamat -> W
Tiamat -> E
Tiamat -> R
Tiamat -> AA
Tiamat -> Flash
W -> Tiamat
W -> R
W -> Flash (Gotta be quick with this one)
W -> Recall
E -> Protobelt
If you cast E before CC or pullback and the animation hasn't begun by the time the CC ability hits you, you can cancel the CC/knockback (Eg. Vayne E, Blitz Q)
R -> AA (Titanic as well)
R -> Q
R -> W
R -> E
R -> Tiamat
R -> Flash
R -> Protobelt
R -> Recall
Flash -> W -> E (if Flash W procs Sudden Impact, Conqueror, Kleptomancy, or Aftershock and also with Heal and Cleanse)
Flash -> E
Q -> Flash
Panther Combo (Q cancel)
E -> Q -> AA
God(rekton) Combo/Tiamat Panther
E -> Tiamat -> Q -> AA
E -> Flash -> W -> R -> Tiamat -> AA -> E -> Q -> AA
E -> Tiamat -> AA
E (through target) -> Flash (behind target/opposite direction of dash) -> Q -> AA
W -> R -> E
- Survive to level 3. If the enemy is punishing your early levels, use bushes to deny poke and freeze the wave. At level 3, you can trade very effectively and begin to punish the enemy for trying to get CS. Freeze the lane on your side of the map and don't let your opponent farm for free. At level 6, don't shy away from 1v1s or 1v2s. Remember: Its better to pop your ultimate early to let your fury stack than to pop it too late and get killed in animation.
- Renekton is a mid-game monster. Dive, splitpush, take towers, invade enemy jungle, roam, help other lanes take towers. Your job in the mid-game is to snowball yourself and your team out of control. You can 1v1 almost anybody so don't be afraid to take (smart) fights. Deny the enemy all the gold and freedom you can.
- Late-game is not Renekton's friend. Other champions catch up to Renekton and potentially outscale. Renekton is most impactful as a splitpusher but if the enemy toplane or jungle can 1v1 you, group with your team and let your team (that you got ahead with your mid-game powerspike hopefully) carry you with their damage. Focus squishy champions or those that are most fed or problematic (A fed carry or someone like Lulu or Soraka)
- Renekton mid is surprisingly viable, however, is quite matchup dependant. Renekton is a great counter to assassins like Zed and Talon and to immobile mages like Vel'Koz and Annie. Although, make sure not to make your team full AD otherwise late-game will be infinitely harder.
- Relatively quick clear, very fast after building some AD
- Great duelist levels 3-11
- High damage ganks
- Enemies cannot solo invade after level 6
- Red buff is essential for early ganks
- Relatively unhealthy first clear
- Poor AoE clear without Tiamat or Talisman
- Needs level 3
- Use Fury on empowered W
- Avoid Raptors until you get either Tiamat, Hunter's Talisman or are level 3 with smite up
- With proper Fury management, Renekton can technically solo dragon at level 6 with only a machete and 2 refill charges or 4 with a Stalker's Blade/Skirmisher's Sabre but will generally want help due to how dangerously low he gets and how slow he takes dragon
- Weak in the meta but do-able
- Full clear is recommended but can clear scuttle for level 3 and gank if the enemy jungler cannot (or will not) contest but be careful because strong duelists will mess you up before you get level 6.
- Blue Buff, Gromp (Smite), Wolves, Krugs/Scuttle, Red (Smite), Raptors
Level 3 Rush
- Buff, 2 Baby Wolves (use empowered Q), Scuttle, Second Buff
- Red, Scuttle, Blue, Gromp (smite)
Level 2 Gank Path
- Level W then E if going for this cheese
- Red, Scuttle, Gank Mid, Scuttle, Blue (smite), Regank Mid