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Smolder Build Guide by IHaveBadGuides

ADC Maximum Fun - Off AND On Meta Smolder Guide - Bronze Edition

ADC Maximum Fun - Off AND On Meta Smolder Guide - Bronze Edition

Updated on February 15, 2024
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Runes: [META] Korean Poke (My Favorite)

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Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band

Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10-180 Bonus Health


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Bot - Safe
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Heal



Starting Items
Items to Rush
[Meta] Sheen
Comps to build first out of an item
Korean Poke - Confident
Boots Options
Auto Attack Focus
"I am dying to AD"
"I am dying to AP"

Threats & Synergies

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Extreme Threats
Ideal Synergies
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Champion Build Guide

Maximum Fun - Off AND On Meta Smolder Guide - Bronze Edition

By IHaveBadGuides
What Is This Guide?
Do not use my guide to play ranked please I just want to have a little silly time.

Build Tags!
[Meta] This is the meta
[Fav] My favorite options/build
[Exp] Experimental, not tested enough, do not use in ranked!!
[WIP] This section of the guide may not be fully fleshed out and is subject to be incorrect, or even possible inaccurate. Do not take all the information in the [WIP] sections as pure fact, I am very busy and cannot work on this guide very often so I write what I can!

I'm Wyatt and I've been playing leauge for about 4 years mainly playing teemo and samira in that time.

I play leauge casually and play only for the fun value. Therefore this guide is made with a little humor in mind to share my favorite ways to play smolder. Please try to ignore the weird formatting errors, I am still learning how to use this website! I love playing off meta builds so that is what this guide more or less focuses on.

I am not that good at leauge normally, I'm only about level 250~ and I've been playing leauge for 4 years do I'm not the best at mechanics and gamesense, but I love making builds for characters so this is what this guide focuses on.

Please like this guide so it can stay at the top of the charts for fellow off meta players!
The Goal Of Smolder
~~The Goal~~
The overall goal of smolder is to reach a 1v9 status by getting at least 225 stacks on his passive. At 225 stacks, Smolder gains a permenant elder dragon effect on his Q projectiles. This applys a scaling max HP true damage burn and executes based on max HP.

~~How do I get to 225?~~
There are two ways to get to 225 stacks. Focusing on farming minions, and last hitting with Q, and hitting champions with abilities. Ideally you'll be able to do both of these simultaniously during the laning phase, but layer you'll have to choose which path to take based on the enemy's playstyles.
Item Explanations [WIP]
~~Why does smolder like crit?~~
Smolder's Q has scaling damage based on your crit chance, in addition his E does more damage based on crit. His Q is counted as a basic attack, apllies on-hit, and can critically strike. Because Smolder's main damage comes from his Q, building crit to take advantage of this is very efficient. Next, becausse of these same reasons lifesteal is very effective on Smolder's Q. In addition, building navori quickblades helps to scale this crit damage and ability based playstyle.

- Most Smolder DMG comes from Q
- Q scales with Crit, AD, and Stacks
- Q applies lifesteal
- Navori Quickblades scale abilities based on crit
- Double crit scale = good

~~Why can smolder build these weird items?~~
The idea behind the bruiser build is to build only items that buff our spell damage, riftmaker and liandrys build out of the Haunting Guise which increases spell damage, and the spear of soljin

~~Which Build Should I Pick?~~
Crit is only good if you have a solid frontline and you're able to kite. For example if your team has many ranged squishy chracters such as a Teemo top, Enchanter/Caster support, or a squishy midlane then you'll probably want to avoid the crit build and opt for something tankier like the bruiser build.
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