Pyke Build Guide by DasGrauen_
Pyke Toplane Guide | S9.1 | Updated every Patch | In-DepthBy DasGrauen_ | Updated on January 19, 2019
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Runes: Pyke Domination+Inspiration (Fav)
+10 Adaptive (6 AD or 10 AP)
+10 Adaptive (6 AD or 10 AP)
+10 Adaptive (6 AD or 10 AP)
+10 Adaptive (6 AD or 10 AP)
Ability Order Pyke Abilities
Threats & Synergies
Darius will just dunk you out of the whole game and he will get you to the point to deinstall this game.. Play very very very safe!
His shields are so op on lane.. If hes using dark harvest you just popoff. Try to dmg him when hes not having a shield. wait for ganks. And try to avoid getting hit by his Qs.
His burst is pretty hard ;D If hes using PTA (Press the Attack) or ignite your doomed.
Hes pretty tanky late.. Try to kill him on early levels. Dodge his Q and E and get away if hes using his W(shield)
Range vs Meele is very unfair ;D Try to hook him and engage him then.
Everyone knows that teemo is a cancer champ.. Play defensive and dont engage him if hes using ignite.. Get the red trinked!
Skillmatchup.. E away if shes ulting. Poke her down bait her W out. Ult
You can dmg her pretty hard. If she ults you E away . You literally win this.
He cant do anything to you if you dodge his Qs.
Build an Item so he cant heal (the yellow sword) and he has no chance .
He has good dmg. But hes not very tanky if his passive is down. Get his passive down and Poke him till your execute.
Aatrox is a free laning-phase. Engage him when hes using his 3rd Q. E away when hes ulting. You are doing too much damage he cant fight you if you dodge his 3rd Q-
First , its a range champion against a melee... Her cc with R and W is deadly for you. Try to wait for your jungler.
This matchup is very even. The damage is very the same... Damage him after his W. Get away when you are low and the Garen-Ult-Mark is on you.
Akali is (for me) the most banned , and strongest champ in this meta. Shes raping you out of lane and lv 6 you are dead. You cant even really hit your Ult because of her mobility. Try to wait for ganks or dodge the game ;D
After reading my guide , you should be the better Pyke! xD
Yes, shes a range champ. But very very squishy so you can kill her at every part of the game.
Dont let him stack. The first one who gets the kill won the lane. If you die to him you lost ur lane. If you kill him you won your lane.
He is able to dodge your ult with a Dash with his jump and his dmg is fcking insane.. Try to wait ur jngler.
She R you R = Pentakill!
A 3x Yasuo knockup ult grants you a few kills :p
A good placed Orianna ult is a won game for you.
He has pretty much AOE dmg .. Very helpful for a few red enemys.
His ult is pretty op. You and your team cant die. So you could go crazy in with ur E and R the shit out of the enemys.
Her ult can throw the whole game because you fail ur ult ;D
A good Miss Fortune ult is a won teamfight.
His damage output can get the enemys ready to get ulted by you. (And that Nunu btw. idk why thats bugged)
Champion Build Guide
Pyke Toplane Guide | S9.1 | Updated every Patch | In-DepthBy DasGrauen_
+ Execute Ultimate
+ Fun to play
+ He has cc in his kit
+ good early midgame sustain
+ High Pentakill / outplay
+ underestimated on Toplane
Pyke is a very funny champion with CC thanks his Bone Skewer and Phantom Undertow , he has good early sustain ( Gift of the Drowned Ones and his base armor. He also has a very very very high Pentakill potential with his 5x Execute Ultimate Death from Below! Its actually pretty funny to poke the enemy down with your Bone Skewer if its not a hyper tank you will get like 12.5% Hp of the enemy as dmg from your poke and you can Execute him when he is like half life :D
- Hard to master
- Once E+ Flash failed you die
- Very squishy lategame!
- Hard to cs with
- Once behind hard to get back
- banned often
Pyke is a very funny champion but hes not that easy as many people think ... He needs good and much training to master him well. Yea, he has a sustain early and midgame but his late is ****. You will just be useless if the enemys are too tanky or got Guardian Angel. its also pretty hard to come back as Pyke if you are already behind - if you are behind just farm and farm and farm for beeing useful later.
|★ Pyke can proc Electrocute very well like you just need to Q the enemy and autohit him 2 times because of your slow. Bone Skewer. Sometimes your engage on the enemy gets him that down that the Electrocute finishs him down. You could also go Dark Harvest but its not that strong as Electrocute now so I would recommend playing on Electrocute|
|★ Pyke can proc Cheap Shot with his Bone Skewer and his Phantom Undertow, its nice true dmg for Pyke.Another Option would be Sudden Impact for the Lethality but I can play better with Cheap Shot its your choice with what you can play better.|
|★ Pyke can get the eyes from Eyeball Collection very good with his Duskblade of Draktharr, its good bonus Attack damage means you can oneshot enemys more easily.Instead of this you can go Ghost Poro or Zombie Ward both of this gives you more Vision on the map or Ghost Poro even more AD.. You playstyle your choice.|
|★ Pyke his Ultimate is the most funny Ability he has in his kit. Ultimate Hunter gives you that much Cooldownreduction on your Ultimate that you can cast your Ult every 30 seconds lategame! another option for this would be Relentless Hunter for better roaming.|
|★ Pyke needs a lot of Mana for poking down the enemy till your execute Death from Below and it works pretty well with your sustain and Time Warp Tonic (It gives you a chunk of your HP after using a pot etc..) . Bone Plating from the Resolve Tree would be another good option if you dont like Inspiration.|
Time Warp Tonic
|★ Pyke provides an insane amount of sustain thanks Time Warp Tonic (It gives you a chunk of your HP after using a pot etc..) . It works fantastic with your Biscuit Delivery and your healpots. If you dont like playing with Inspiration you can go on the Resolve Tree Revitalize for extra healing through your Passive Gift of the Drowned Ones|
Pyke also converts his bonus health into bonus attack damage instead. (Note - This scaling is intended to be poor, and not encouraging you to buy health items in order to gain bonus AD).
Hold: Pyke readies and then throws his harpoon, impaling the first enemy struck and pulling them a fixed distance towards him.
Both uses of Bone Skewer do very similar damage, so you don't need to take that into count. You will need to decide one of two things when using this. Is it worth holding and hooking in one target into the middle of your team.
Bone Skewer Will also always pull the target a set distance, no matter where you hook them. This means if you hook someone right in front of you, the target will go directly behind you.
Leveling Bone Skewer first gives you increased CDR and damage.
Camouflage hides Pyke from view while enemies remain outside his area. Attacking or casting spells ends camouflage.
Ghostwater Dive is your roaming engage and also your disengage to quickly heal with your passive if needed. When you press the button its casted instantly but works similar to Evelynn's passive and can be seen by a Control Ward and if you are near enemy champions.
Maxing this is the worst thing you can do.
Phantom Undertow is what you will be using with your Flash to hit multiple enemys. Can also be used as a dash to escape. The Phantom Undertow + Flash will increase the clone pathing range.
Level Phantom Undertow second,damage is increased moderately per level, stun duration is scales with your lethality.
When a champion dies in the X, the last ally that assisted gains full kill gold, and Pyke can use Death from Below again for a short period of time. Also, if he kills someone with his Death from Below there is a nice Bilgewater music in the background which changes at every killstreak.
Death from Below's execute damage goes through shields. Also there is a white indicator on the enemy health bar, if their HP is under that line, Death from Below will kill them and you will have a short window to use the ability again. Bare in mind it can be flashed as it is a skill shot.
Death from Below has to be used on an enemy champion to be able to dash away.
Duskblade of Draktharr
This blade gives you all you need ( Damage , Lethality for your Abilityscaling, burst damage and the ability to stack your Eyeball Collection , it also gives you very useful Cooldownreduction! Its an core item for Pyke
This is another nice item on Pyke because of the Lethality, damage and speed for roaming you get. It gives you even more Cooldownreduction for more Q poking on lane. Its another core item for Pyke
Edge of Night
One of my favorite items in league of legends as a assasine main.. This item gives you damage, lethality and also the chance to block a spell with your spellshield! Its a great item for Pyke after you build the Duskblade and Youmuus
You can build this item after your first back for having a easier Cs, more push potential and you can proc your Electrocute a way better. Instead of Tiamat you can rush an item for Youmuu's Ghostblade. More about the upgrades for it down under!
I really like playing with Guardian Angel because of the 2nd chance to do something in a teamfight.. It also gives you a bit Armor and a bit Damage.. Go this as one of your last items.
Death's Dance is a defensive and good item on Pyke because its unique passive ( If you take dmg, you get this dmg overtime) that means you can just heal up the dmg with your Gift of the Drowned Ones + Ghostwater Dive. And this item also gives you healing when you hit an Ability.
|The Titanic Hydra gives you damage + more damage because of the health you cant get and the unique passive to reset the autoattack and burst the enemy very smooth down.||The Ravenous Hydra gives you all you need.. 80 Attack damage , life steal , a waveclear and you got a autoattack reset its not that smooth like the Titanic Hydra but it gives you more AD.|
Ninja tabis > ARMOR
This is a very good Item against Adcs or Champs like Yasuo Kled etc (Autoattack based champs.Go the Tabis if the enemys have a lot of Ad dmg.
There are games when you are being caught out by CC and you haven't taken Cleanse for whatever reason, or if you're getting destroyed by ability power damage. Grab these boots instead of Ninja tabis for the tenacity and magic resist.
So, you should ward the bush for more protection of an enemy gank . You can try to deep ward the enemy jungle if you want.. you can easily escape with your Phantom Undertow so this shouldnt be a problem. If the enemy got a scuttle crab and its important to get vision at this situation because the enemy got a Udyr who can solo the Herold easily you should ward it.. Priority Agrressive means that you should use a Control Ward there.. Priority Defensive just means that you can ward your junglers buff If you want to be nice. Sometimes the jungle is not warding so you have to do it :)
Skill your E Phantom Undertow and you shouldnt push your lane. Farm minions and keep poking with your Q Bone Skewer
Skill your W Ghostwater Dive and now you can start your first Combo: E + Q + Autohit and escape with your W. Keep poking with your Q Bone Skewer the enemy should be half hp or low now.
Keep going your poke and farm more minions.. Ward your lane!! A good Lee Sin or Twitch or Udyr will gank you early top and you take too much dmg.
Now Pyke really gets his fun... Poke your Enemy with your Bone Skewer till you can execute and boom! you have a kill! If you got Teleport up you can try to tp botlane or midlane and get a few more kills!
Its the same thing... Poke execute , Poke execute, Poke execute... with your Death from Below If your tower falls or the enemy tower is done you should roam.
Now you should roam a lot!! Beeing on your lane is now a waste of time! Roam to any lanes or just stay with your team and try to hit your Ult in teamfights as often as you can.
Videos are at the bottom!
In teamfights try to go in when its a good moment. If you go in and fail your Death from Below the fight can be lost.. If you want to tryhard you can try your E+ Flash Q Combo and R 5 times xD , or play tactical and wait an engage from someone and try to pick a few kills with your Death from Below
Did you know?
× That Pyke gets 1 Movement speed on the river?
× That when Pyke kills someone with his Ultimate Death from Below that there is a nice stacking Bilgewater background music?
× That you cant execute someone ( Execute reset ) with your Death from Below if the enemy is in these Ultimates? ( Kindred Kayle Zilean Aatrox Tryndamere
* That Pyke is not untargetable during his Ultimate Death from Below?
* That your Death from Below , Ghostwater Dive and your Phantom Undertow scales on Lethality?
* That sometimes the Timer in the Hotbar is bugged? (It tells you 10 Seconds Cooldown left , and when you ping that its ready)
* That it rarely happens that you got the Ultimate reset but the Hotbar looks like its on cooldown?
This one was a good roam. I killed someone midlane and then botlane :)
here you see how much damage Pyke does a champ like Shen with his E+Q Combo
here you can see how my Teleport technique works!
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