Warwick Build Guide by KingStix
NEW [10.8] Warwick Jungle Guide - Challenger - KingStixBy KingStix | Updated on April 14, 2020
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+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Level Up!
Threats & Synergies
Nunu & Willump
Mid priority for Warwick to invade and CC
AD burst and mobile to keep up with Warwick
Mid priority and CC
AD burst and AOE CC
Can speed up Warwick, revive him, and double bomb whoever Warick ults for free
Champion Build Guide
A Challenger Jungler (NA) and Youtuber
Hello, I'm KingStix. I'm a challenger jungle main and I play a variety of jungle champions. However, it's no doubt that one of the things I'm best known for is my Warwick gameplay. I love Warwick because of the intricate parts of his kit. It's satisfying to have enemies flash over the wall just to find you on the other side with him due to your perfectly timed Q. Or having an enemy find you low health in the jungle & smiling at the free kill they're about to pick up only to realize they lose the fight. Or how about chasing down low health enemies who feel safe hiding away in their bush? Yes, Warwick is great. I hope you enjoy this written guide and if you'd like to see a video guide as well you can view that below-
If you interested in more educational League of Legends content from a challenger jungle main, you can find it on my YouTube channel .
Warwick is one of the strongest 1v1 champions early game.
He stays high health in the jungle.
He has reliable CC.
He is good with (& against) most team comps.
He can solo objectives at an early level.
Warwick is not good late game.
He has limited choices for damage items because he does AP + AD mix.
He struggles in team fight when enemies have high AOE CC.
He is not good at split pushing.
Start with your bot lane for the best leash. Get both buffs + gromp (no matter which side of the map you are on). You will now be level 3 and ready to gank! OR if you are going looking to kill the enemy jungler early, try to get vision and start on same side as him (If he goes to his top red, you start your top blue)
You can start ganking on Warwick at level 3. If you can not come in from behind the enemy, just keep farming instead to not waste time on a failed gank. If you can get behind them, walk into the lane and activate your W immediately. Run up to them and keep autoing until they start getting out of range then press your E then Q. After you land on your Q, you will be behind them and can activate the second part of your E to fear them.
Tiamat is the first thing you buy after your starting items. Yes, even before you finish any of your jungle item.
After Tiamat, you go tier 1 boots, full jg item, tier 2 boots (see items at top), then finally Titanic Hydra.
After Titanic Hydra, as your fourth item- you almost always go Dead Man's Plate. 2 exceptions:
1. Go Spirit Visage if the enemy team is full AP.
2. In the rare case that you are ahead, the enemy team is full AD and squishy, and you're playing super aggressive for a fast win- you can go Guardian Angel at this point.
Which jungle item though?
Go Skirmisher's Sabre - Warrior if you have a tank on your team and the enemy team is mostly or all squishy.
Go Skirmisher's Sabre - Cinderhulk if you are behind or your team needs a tank.
Go Skirmisher's Sabre - Bloodrazor if the enemy team has 2 or more mega tanks.
Next here are the super optional items depending on the game-
Adaptive Helm is good against champions like Malzahar,Brand,Karthus, Evelynn, and Teemo that hit you with the same spells repeatedly (damage over time champs).
Gargoyle Stoneplate is good for surviving longer in team fights to pull aggro away from your back line. Specifically into a mixed damage enemy team.
Locket of the Iron Solari is a good item for peeling for a carry late game since Warwick falls off. This will provide him with more team fight value.
On Warwick, you should avoid 5v5 team fighting late game unless your team is at a big advantage. Instead, you should be focusing on objectives and getting picks on the enemy team when you find someone out on their own (such as the support going to ward). You do not want to play late game as Warwick. If you do not build up a lead early, you are now reliant on your team to win. Relying on teammates is a good way to be hardstuck so practice building your lead and closing out games before they go too late.
Smite Ignite Warwick
Smite/Ignite is great with Nimbus Cloak! You can view how to optimize the ignite spell with Warwick jungle here:
Playing Against Tanks
Here is a video to help you understand how to play Warwick VS a tanky enemy comp.