Rakan Build Guide by Bughans
Oneshot EVERYONE (minus super tanks) - Full AP Rakan MidBy Bughans | Updated on April 8, 2021
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Runes: What i go every game
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
Ability Order game
Threats & Synergies
Can completely shut down your engage with a well timed E, bait our her E or wait for her to use it before engaging, play aggressive early, if you dodge her E you have more damage
A GOOD Anivia player can shut you down, however it'll require a lot of timing for the anivia player. Pretend like you're going up to farm, she'll guaranteed cast her Q, you can W through it and combo her from there, guaranteed kill if you're one item in
He can stun you and combo you in lane, and lategame he can fuck you up with his cc and combos but he's SO bad at the time of writing you'll probably see an Asol main every 2000 games
He's kinda... Odd. Insanely good Azirs can predict your engage and either ult you away or e-q or the likes, but mostly you're gonna stomp him in lane and after
Wait, he goes mid?
Can REALLY fuck you over, if she places her W on you in lane, ALWAYS W out of it. Either on her or away. Don't ever fight her, she's deadly as fuck, and bait out her ulti so she doesn't hit you while you engage.
She just kinda shields and kills you, unless you're somehow super ahead and oneshots her
CAN be majorly difficult, but can also get oneshot by you. If you land your full cc combo (r-w-aa-q) lategame, he WILL die. But if you don't finish him, you'll probably be the one to die.
Ban ban ban ban ban ban ban ban i hate fizz i hate him i hate him ban ban ban ban
No way he's still played right either way just combo him, easy as that
Disgusting champion, beats your ass in lane, but at the same time you can oneshot her before she starts building tanky items when she's just at BOTRK
Very dangerous, can absorb most of your burst and kinda just doesn't want to die most of the time, can dodge your w if you don't pop ult before engaging, but he's weak in laning at least
Disgusting katarina players sucking their own d*ck for the trillionth time, you don't beat her in lane, you don't beat her after lane, you don't beat her, you don't, you don't
Can dodge your W with a well timed W and engage on you and ruin your day, just pop r before engaging
Eats your entire ass both in lane and after, doesn't oneshot you but has enough cc to easily lock you down for a while to completely deny your burst
If you actually get against her you're gonna be winning SO hard it's unreal
God i hate him, personal bias here, he can instantly ult you if you go in, and with a spellshield up you won't be able to r-w him.
For the love of god dodge her E, but other than that it's a pretty even lane
She's incredibly easy to combo lategame if she's playing stupid, but mostly she'll be in the backline. Either way, you can still oneshot her after 1 item granted she doesn't shield herself.
Eugh, why can't she be too busy stepping on her simps for her to actually be played in game, god damn dashing all over the place Akali 2.0
Rakan mid is like basically trolling bro LMAOO reported in champ select bg ez
Please god (riot) nerf this godforsaken hellhound of a champion, i'd rather dip my balls in acid than lane against him
Difficult matchup but not completely unwinnable, he can dodge your W with his E, AND he can yoink your entire ultimate which really benefits him. Try and predict when he'll engage in lane, sylas players always play like it's their last day on earth
Can push you away, but if you hit her she's dead meat, she's not that OP right now
Ouch, my earlygame Push when he roams, 80% of the time he's gonna reach the other lane faster than you even if you follow, and oneshot everyone before you can help
Oof ouch owie get cc'd once and you're fucking dead as hell, THOUGH if you can hit him BEFORE that HE'S the dead one.
CAN cuck but mostly won't, can't quite poke you hard enough due to your ability to Q for heals and your passive shield. Plus he's immobile and SO squishy.
Eh, easy. Dodge his shit in lane, predict his flash so you don't end up getting towerkilled
I'm not entirely sure who'd win, he has shields and good burst, but so do you, so i'm placing him even.
CAN shut down your combo with his stun, but mostly won't, and you'll just oneshot him.
Just fucking e-e-eq-e-e-eq-aa-e-aaq-aar-e-q-aa-aa-q me in lane already and dodge all my shit Wait for minions to clear out so he can't dash away from your W, or wait until he dashes and W on him
Riot just remove his W on minion shielding, please!
Lategame can dodge your combo with a well timed R, but at the same time you can pop R while he's on you to guarantee at the very least your charm on him. You can also combo him from there, which mostly leaves him on 10-20% HP or dead. Is a pain in lane though.
Why do you exiiiiist RIOT WHY DID YOU MAKE THE LOLI 4000 YEARS OLD I CAN HEAR THE WEEBS JERKING OFF
Sexy bi girl, we stan a queen with a strong AOE pull who can engage for us
Very good jungler, can basically guarantee you a takedown
Oh my god if he catches multiple enemies inside his ult and your w is up.
Can put ult on you before you engage for extra damage
BEAUTIFUL ult, perfect for you.
Champion Build Guide
If you're looking for a mixed build I'd recommend checking out other builds. There's several mid builds on the Rakan discord server, FYI
he was rather confined to his role in support, as he had no significant damage output. Most people maxed E or Q on him, because the only thing that scaled on his W was it's rather small base damage pool.
People of course still played him mid, but with the old item pool as well, where no item really fit him, other than the few scrubs who insisted protobelt worked. Pathetic. Being a first mover and enjoyer of the fine life, I, of course also went him old Ludens Echo even back then.
But then... The item update happened.
imagine explosions here, it adds to the dramatic effect
BOOM, BRAND NEW and IMPROVED Ludens Tempest to DOMINATE the Rift.
Pathetic babies, of course, also have tried to push stuff like Night Harvester and Hextech Rocketbelt, and while those ARE viable, none work quite as efficient as Ludens does.
But I'm going off topic.
Why Full AP Rakan Mid, you ask?
a proud full build Rakan admiring the pure numbers he has put out via a full combo ca 2021 (colorized)
Also Rakan is really hot.