Build Guide by DrOats
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My first guide
This build is mostly for the building of a guide that I can use and update for myself.
Due diligence: This guide is based very closely off of Maximum Glass Cannon Tristana By: nand.
I used nand's guide for a couple of weeks and really liked it. His (or her) guide was the highest rated and was a good starting place for me to learn Tristana. However, there are a few things that I wanted to change which I will explain later on.
"You took Greed over Utility Mastery."
Greed is good (hehe) because this is a fairly expensive item build and the earlier you can get more powerful items the better off you will be (duh). That is also why I get the Avarice Blade early, but if you find yourself finishing your item build well before the end of the game then you could consider swapping one or the other or both. Just keep in mind that it will ****** the rate at which you would otherwise grow throughout the whole game, not just the beginning.
This has nothing against nand's order, but I prefer to cap Explosive Shot ahead of Rocket Jump.
I simply changed the Seals and Glyphs to be primary instead of secondary and Celerity over Malice because this build has enough crit in it already.
The majority of the changes I made were with the items. Nand's build put Infinity Edge too early in my opinion. I started getting the Avarice Blade to start rolling in the gold as I covered earlier. I felt going for the Infinity Edge as the third item was too expensive and the crit rate at the point you get it is around 20-25%. Building the Phantom Dancer first gets you a massive increase in attack speed and by the time you pick up the Infinity Edge, you'll have 50-55% crit and the unique just makes them punch for more.
I dropped the Doran's Blade mostly for the sake of being able to grab two pots and stay in the lane longer, as Tristana is pretty easy on mana if you are just poking and farming in the first few levels, and it gets you into the final build faster.
Instead of dual The Bloodthirsters I finish Youmuu's Ghostblade. It is less Attack Damage, but the crit, armor pen and cooldown reduction make up for it.
This build is not as high damage as nand's, but the higher crit rate and higher attack speed earlier make getting last hits easier. Also, in team fights Tristana's damage output is very rapid and constant which fits my play style a little better.
I am aware that this build has little to no armor/magic resist as it is a fully offensive build.
For a more comprehensive guide please refer to nand's.
Leave a comment or build your own guide if you feel I left anything out or prefer something different.
Good Luck and Have Fun playing Tristana!