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League of Legends Build Guide Author LukeBladeX

Maven's Ahri Guide (With Video)

LukeBladeX Last updated on January 8, 2013
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Ability Sequence

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

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 0


Utility: 9

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Video Guide

I made a special video, where I am showing everyone how I play Ahri (with Commentary of course). It covers all the things you should know when playing Ahri (it's a Guide video). If you enjoy it, make sure to Subscribe, to instantly become an Expert with Ahri ;)

*PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL KEEP UPDATING THIS GUIDE UNTIL IT'S PERFECT! I will be adding more pictures, changing colours, so it looks best! :)*

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Welcome to my Second guide on MobaFire! Today, I will be teaching you how to play Ahri and eventually Master her as you practice. Please Do not down-vote the guide if you don't like the items, everyone has their own opinions on gamestyle. I might add an experimental guide, where I go more defensive. I prefer an Offensive play style. I hope you will enjoy the guide :)

- Luke

*Ahri Info*

Ahri is an AP Carry that can easily carry the team to victory. She has big presence in the top and bot lane as well, with her amazing mobility. This is a full damage guide/builld for Ahri, so prepare to go Offensive on your enemies! Do not spare anyone, kill the all! Charm your enemies to follow you and they will die. Lead your team to victory!

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Pros / Cons


  • She can easily Carry her time to Victory if played correctly.
  • She has high mobility.
  • She can burst down her enemy.
  • Can quickly take out the enemy team's carries.
  • She is very fun to play! :)

  • She is Squishy.
  • She is dead when everything is on cooldown.
  • Must enter the fight after the tank (or she will instantly die).

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Abilities Breakdown!

Passive: Her passive abilities gain charges of Essence Theft whenever one of her spells hits an enemy. The maximum amount of charges per spell is 3. When she reaches full 9 stacks/charges, her next ability will have 35% spell vamp!

Q Orb of Deception: Ahri throws out and pulls back her awesome orb dealing magic damage on the way out and true damage on the way back! When you reach 9 charges with your passive, use this ability to regenerate the most health possible! Make sure to hit as many enemies as possible!

W Fox-Fire: Ahri releases three fox-fires, which after a short delay lock on and attack nearby enemies (prioritizes champions), dealing magic damage! If it hits the same target more than once, it will deal 50% of the damage.

E Charm: One of the coolest and sexiest, most charming abilities in the game! This spell causes Ahri's enemy to move harmlessly towards her without being able to do anything! This will be the start of your combo, detailed in the next chapter.

R Spirit Rush: Your amazing ultimate, like a Triple flash, dealing tons of damage to your enemies. You can use it to dodge skill shots and apply damage to your enemies, use it as a triple flash to escape. It even works through walls!

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The Combo is also covered in the video guide, so for a more detailed description along with the actual gameplay of it, check out the first Chapter of the guide! :)

The combo:

R + E > Q > W

Start with your E Charm and make sure to land it! Then use your Q Orb of Deception and instantly your W as well Fox-Fire. That's the level 3 combo, but once you hit level 6, combine your ultimate R Spirit Rush. You can use it to deal tons of damage to your enemies and dodge their skill shots, which will make you win the team fight if everything goes well ;)

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Runes & Masteries

I've picked out the Standard AP carry runes, which work great on Ahri in my opinion. They will be very useful in your matches. The runes I use are at the top of the page ;)


You don't have to follow the masteries completely. This are the masteries that I prefer the most, but you can play around with them, experiment different styles and find what you like the most :)

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Ranked Play

Ahri is a great champion for ranked matches! She can carry teams to victory and help out the top and bottom lane on her way to victory! It's FREE elo when you play Ahri, once you Master her ;) You can do incredible things with her, so do your best.

If the top/bot lane is losing, go help out! Push your lane or kill your enemy, then quickly run to the other lanes and kill their carries! Your Spirit Rush gives you incredible mobility to engage, so make sure to take advantage of that!

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Start the game with Boots of Speed and 3x Health Potion

If you are facing a tough opponent buy Crystaline Flask, 4x Health Potion, 1x Mana Potion and a Sight Ward. You will have incredible sustain and will be able to stay in lane forever, long enough so you get some offensive/defensive items, depends on the situation you are in.

Once you have enough Gold, recall and get your Doran's Ring, Hextech Revolver and later on Rabadon's Deathcap. Continue with your Death Fire Grasp for more burst and damage. Next up get your Will of the Ancients, Void Staff and Zhonya's Hourglass.

*Will be added soon - Still working and experimenting with it*

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Summoner Spells


Ignite - Take it for more damage and when your opponent is almost dead, so even if they use Flash, it will secure the kill in most situations!

Flash - Take it for more mobility/escape. With your Spirit Rush it will be like a QUADRA FLASH! Extremly useful ability, NOBODY will catch you if you combine the spell and ability together. Use it only when in danger, don't waste it for something you could survive wihout it. It has a LONG COOLDOWN!


Exhaust - Your charm isn't enough or you are facing a quick opponent? Use Exhaust and they will never get away!

Cleanse - Your escapes aren't enough? Their team is full of CC? Use Cleanse and simply dash away ;)

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With Ahri you can farm easily ;)

In the early game, make sure to last hit minions, because you will run out of mana quickly if you keep using your Orb of Deception. It doesn't do enough damage, so just use the old school last hits.

Later in the game you can farm with your Orb of Deception when you are in need of pushing the lane, you can destroy it with your Q and then simply go gank another lane or take Wraiths!

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Team Work & Team Fights

Team Work!

As I have mentioned earlier, use your extreme mobility to go gank other lanes if your team mates are in trouble. It will give them a nice boost in lane and you will eventually win the game! Remember, it's not only your lane that is important, other lanes are too! And if other lanes will lose, you might not carry the team. It's like a 5v1 in that case... Not good ;)


Team Fights

Remember, NOT to engage in team fights! Let your tank/bruiser go in first, then follow them, using the combo that I wrote / showed earlier!

Also, in the Video Guide, I've made a special section just for Positioning in Team Fights. Make sure to stay back, behind your allies in safety and when your enemies are low, rush in with your Spirit Rush and execute your combo! EASY!

If you are low you can also bait your enemies to bushes, where your allies are waiting. Simply Charm and Enemy and your team (and you) will take them out! Once it's a 5v4, ACE their team and push to win!

As I've said above, your Charm is very important. Charm the enemy team's carries, so they cannot do damage and you can kill them first. Focus is important! Without their carries, they will die.

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This guide isn't finished yet. I will keep updating it and adding pictures.

If you enjoyed the guide so far make sure to UP-vote it and go Subscribe to my YouTube channel. It helps a lot! :)

Thanks for reading it and I hope you enjoyed it,

- Luke