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Renekton - AD - Offtank

xOverLordx Last updated on April 8, 2012
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Welcome to my Renekton - Guide, my name is xOverLordx and I want to show you how to play Renekton. The reason why I created this guide is, that I see very many people who simply can't play him in LoL. He is my Main Char and I play him every day so I really know what I am talking about. I think, Renekton CAN be the ultimate Champion, if you play him correctly. Of course you can't win every game, but if you play like me you won't lose many times. When you know how to play Renekton he is the ultimate Teammate and Tank and for the enemy it can really be frustrating because you are nearly immune vs Ganks and in Team fights they simply can't kill you.

Some facts about Renekton :

Renekton was my first 6300ip purchase so I have a lot of experience with him.
Renekton uses Fury mech instead of Mana.
He is normally a offtank or a tank, but I optimized his build, masteries, runes and his skill sequence.
You should play him solo - either on midlane or solo top.
His duty (in teamfights) is to charge in on enemy AD-carries and dealing damage to the opposing team.
On the lane his duty is to make kills in early game in cooperation with your jungler, or alone.

Before we start....
... special thanks to Jhoijhoi and A Chubby Baby for the great tips about Coding and improving my guide !!!
And please leave a comment to my guide and upvote/downvote it!!!

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On a faraway world, Renekton was born a member of a race of bestial guardians created to serve as the rulers and protectors of their people. Alongside his brother Nasus , Renekton oversaw the upkeep of the Great Library, which served as both a vault of ancient knowledge and the repository of the teachings of the Cycle of Life and Death. While the enlightened Nasus taught those scholars who came to study, Renekton served as the Great Library's gatekeeper. He could sense the true natures of those who sought Nasus ' teachings, and he sent away those with dark ambitions. Over time, however, his repeated exposure to this evil infected his mind. He grew furious with the malevolence in the hearts of men, and as he descended deeper into madness, he discovered he could quell the fury by cutting the evil from the men who possessed it. Unfortunately, the relief was as short-lived as the subjects, and the ''butcher's rage'', as it came to be known, would resurge even stronger.

Consumed by his anger, Renekton turned on the one being who could defeat him -- his own brother. Nasus pleaded with Renekton to see reason. Realizing that he was beyond redemption, the despondent Nasus valiantly struck down his wayward sibling. Defenseless, Renekton waited eagerly for death's release. It never came. He was spared when summoners from the League of Legends claimed his brother. Caught in the wake of this powerful spell, Renekton tumbled for what seemed like ages between realities. When he finally emerged, he fell deep into the sewers of Zaun. Insane with fury, Renekton languished in his newfound home, driven senseless by his rage. That is until, by happenstance, he caught a familiar scent in the air. Believing that the familiar scent would guide him to the solace that was fading from his memory, he traced his brother to the Institute of War.

''My brother has become hollow. Full of rage, but empty.'' -- Nasus , the Curator of the Sands.

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Benefits of this Guide ( Pros/Cons)

+ very tanky
+ one of the best solo top laner, or midlaner
+ one of the best Chars in Team fights
+ the opposing jungler will have hard problems to gank you because of your spells and Slice and Dice you can get away from every situation
+ your ulti will be much stronger because of Sunfire Cape
+ your abilities AND your auto-attacks will deal high damage
+ your attacks slow the opposing Chars thanks to Frozen Mallet
+ you are OP in early game because your abilities have a high standard damage

- the opposing team maybe focus you in teamfights
- you are sensitive against Chars with spells which you make silence or stun you
- you are sensitive in late game against Chars with high AP (like Ryze , Karthus ,etc...)

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I take this runes because I get extra armor which is extremely good for Renekton because in early game he hasn't got much armor (perfect for enemies like Garen , Talon , Fiora ), extra magic resistance (perfect for enemies like Galio ), extra Attack damage (because it improves your damage and the damage of your abilities).

Greater Mark of Attack Damage :
I rally like this runes on Renekton because they improve his early game power. With this rune, your early game will become godly and not only quite good. Your abilities will deal tons of damage and you don't need to buy any AD improving items at the beginning.

Greater Seal of Armor
Armor is simply the best for Renekton aspecially if you play him solo top. Normally you'll play against another offtank on toplane and this help you in fights to stay alive and win 1 on 1 situations. Simultaneously it will protect you against the jungler's physical damage and you will have it easier, to escape, or if you are strong enoguh - to kill both the jungler and the opposing solo toplaner.

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
Such a great rune for him aspecially if you play him as a midlaner. You will dominate the midlane because you'll deal high damage and if you charge in you won't get much damage from your oppenent. Simultaneously it guards you against the damage from the opposing jungler's abilities.

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
You will deal such an awesome damage to your opponents thanks to this wonderful rune. Your early game power will be doubled up and your ability damage will simply be OP.

9x Greater Mark of Desolation or,
9x Greater Mark of Attack Damage

3x Greater Quintessence of Desolation
3x Greater Mark of Attack Damage


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I take these Masteries because they improve Renekton is so many ways. They improve his spells, his abilities, his attacks, his health and (that's the most important thing) - they improve his harass. I tried many masteries but these are the best for playing Renekton. They make not a big difference but sometimes they can secure your life. You have to play with these masteries in combo with the item build and the runes and than you'll see the use of these masteries.

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Instead of Wriggle's Lantern you can buy The Bloodthirster for extra life steal, a bit more AD and of course your abilities will deal more damage, or you buy The Black Cleaver . Or you buy Guardian Angel to get nearly unbeatable. in early game you can also buy Doran's Blade for extra life, damage and a bit lifesteal to be a bit OP in lvl 1.
Also you could buy Phage instead of Wriggle's Lantern and later you could buy Youmuu's Ghostblade for lesser cooldown. Or you buy Mercury's Treads , if you play mid, or if you play solo top vs 2 AP's, for example AP Sion and Kennen .

Why do I buy Wriggle's Lantern ?
Well, first of all because I get more attack damage with simultaneously improves the damage of my abilities. But thats's not the only reason. I get extra armor and which is very important - I can stay longer in teamfights thanks to the high life steal. Also it helps me with farming because I got a chance to deal really hard damage to a minion.

Why do I buy Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Simple as that : I get extra movement speed and as bonus, I get 15% lesser cooldown for all of my abilities, which is extremly important for Renekton because his slicce and dice has a really high cooldown and you need this ability for many situaions.

Why do I buy Sunfire Cape ?
It is such an great item on Renekton because it improves your farming. Also you'll get a lot of health which helps you aspecially in 1 on 1 situations but also in teamfights.This item works so great with Dominus and you'll deal high damage to your opponents just by standing towards them.

Why do I buy Wit's End ?
Well because it works pretty well with Cull the Meek . I deal more damage to all opponents which are around me and simultaneously I get more magic resistance. It is a great item on Renekton

Why do I buy Frozen Mallet ?
Because I get so much life (+700 health) which makes me tanky and I get a bit extra attack damage. But that's not all - every auto attack I use will slow the enemy for 40% of his movements speed, which helps me to kill the enemy, if he's running away.

Why do I buy Atma's Impaler ?
Well thanks to Sunfire Cape and Frozen Mallet I am very tanky. If I buy Atma's Impaler I'll get a lot of extra damage and my ability damage will simply be awesome. Simultaneously I get extra armor and a 18% high chance to deal a critical damage. Believe me - your set will be complete if you buy this and you'll be very strong at late game!

If you play with this items in late game Ruthless Predator will deal 560 - 800 damage!!!!!
Cull the Meek will deal 300-500 damage!!!!!!
Slice and Dice will deal 350 - 490 damage !!!!!!

This bulid includes all :
Health, lesser Cooldown, Attack speed, Attack Damage, Armor and magic resistance, Movement speed.
Also it improve his farming and it gives him a chance to deal critical damage.
These are the most important things for Renekton !

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Explanation of the Abilities

Here are Renekton 's abilities and their explanations :

Reign of Anger
This is the passive ability of Renekton. Everytime you hit an opponent you get 5 Fury. If you got 50 or more than 50 Fury your next ability which you will use is more powerfull and it costs exactly 50 Fury . When Renekton is out of the fight, he will lose 2 Fury every second second (sounds funny :D ) .

Cull the Meek
This is his first active ability. If you use it, you will hit all opponents around you with 2 hits and simultaneously you'll get life back and for each hitten enemy you'll get more life. If you got 50 Fury and you use it, the damgage will be increased and you get more life back. Perfect for farming.

Ruthless Predator
In my opinion, this ability is the most powerful of all abilities from Renekton if you want to deal damage. If you use it, your enemy get stunned for 0.75 seconds and you'll deal a lot of damage. When you got 50 Fury the enemy will be stunned for 1,5 seconds and you hit him 3 instead of 2 times which deals more damage. Try to use it on opponents like Katarina or Malzahar when they use their ultimate ability - you will stun them and their ulti will end insantly.

Slice and Dice
This is an really awesome ability - like all of Renekton 's abilities. You can use it to initiate a fight, or to get away from your opponent instead of wasting a spell-space for Flash . It can be used as introduction for some really hard combos. If you use it with 50 Fury , the damage will be higher and the armor of the enemy will be reduced for 25% (only for 4 seconds).

This is the ultimate ability. If you use it, you will get a (fiew seconds) bonus health and every second you get 5 Fury . Simultaneously you deal damage to all close opponents every second. It can be your safeguard, or a possibility to kill an opponent with low life when he is standing behind a tower. It can be used in 1 on 1 situations or in teamfights. It is such a great ability, but you have to use it wisely.

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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Well Cull the Meek has to be maxed first, so that you don't have to worry about your life in early game. When you got your ulti( Dominus ) in combo with Frozen Mallet or Sunfire Cape and Cull the Meek you can handle 2 enemies at once when you play him correctly. And you unusually have to go back to base. Improving Ruthless Predator is absolutely necessary for laning - it is your most dangerous and strongest ability ( of course Dominus is stronger but we are talking about damage :D ). Slice and Dice has to be maxed at last because you only need it for getting to your opponent or getting away from your opponent.

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Spells and possible alternatives


- Exhaust and Ghost
because you can slow the opposing Char and make him weaker at the lane and simultaneously use Ghost for extra movement speed to get away or follow the enemy or you can use both to get away from junglers ganks ; in team fights you can get away with Ghost or use Exhaust for the opposing AD-carry.


- Ignite
you can use it to pick up a kill or you can make opposing Chars with a high heal,life steal weaker (for example: Dr. Mundo when he uses his ulti, AD, carry with The Bloodthirster )
- Teleport
you can use it for more map-control to farm at different towers, but it's better when you take it ONLY for midlane

You won't need any other spells. All of the other spells are usseless for Renekton and...
You got Slice and Dice for what the hell you need Flash ?! Many people take it for Renekton but that is a total waste. PLEASE DON'T BE SO DUMB look at the TOP SPELLS these are the best for Renetkon . That's why you call 'em : "TOP SPELLS".

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Good Combo's which you should use

The Combo of Wrath goes like this :

1.: Slice to your opponent
2.: Use Ruthless Predator to stun your enemy
3.: Use Cull the Meek to deal extra damage and get life back
4.: Dice away from your opponent

It is only for dealing damage to the opposing Char!
Farming Combo :
1.: Slice into the middle of the opposing minions.
2.: Use Cull the Meek to deal high damage to them and get life back.
3.: Use Dice to kill the minions in front of you.
4.: Kill the other minions (if there are minions left) with auto attacks.

Sometimes you won't need the third and the fourth step of this combo.

Counter Combo :
This combo is ONLY for opponents which have a strong Ulti which you can stop with your stun (for example Malzahar , Katarina , Warwick ! Only in Teamfights or in 2vs2 siuations !

1.: Slice in on the opposing Char when he uses his ulti to another teammate.
2.: Use Ruthless Predator to stop the opposing Ulti and stun them.
3.: Slice away (if you don't have enough time for using Cull the Meek

It really doesn't matter if you got little or many Fury the only purpose of this combo is to protect your teammates and maybe win the teamfight.

Escape Combo (without using Ghost or Exhaust )
If the enemy jungler is attacking you, or you are running away from your opponent because you are nearly dead you have to :
1.: Run into the bush near the Summoner's River.
2: Wait for your opponent and when he is in the bush you have to use Ruthless Predator to stun him.
3.: Slice through your enemy and Dice again to get away.

Your opponent normally hasn't got any abilities left to kill you and you can escape.

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How to play Renekton

Well Renekton is one of the best solo top laner or midlaner. You can either play him in Mid lane, or solo top. Playing botlane with an Teammate isn't the best choice because you aren't an AD-carry. If you can't play Renekton solo than take another Char.
1st you have to get Wriggle's Lantern because of the extra armor, extra AD and high life steal.Your abilities will deal high damage at the beginning and exactly that will make you OP in early game. And as you all know - early game is decisive for the rest of the game. The 1st ability you'll need is Cull the Meek you should use it when you stay right in the middle of the opposing minions so that you deal high damage and get a bit life back.

ONE TIP: if you got 50 or more Fury only use your abilities for the opposing Char, or use Cull the Meek in the middle of the minions when you got lesser than 50% of your life. If you reached lvl 3 start to use the COMBO OF WRATH (I call it so :D ) : SLICE to get to your opponent, Ruthless Predator to stun him and deal damage, Cull the Meek to deal even more damage and get life back and than DICE to get away. Your enemy won't have a chance to attack you and you will kill him soon or he will go back to base.

Every time you killed your opponent decide if you have to go back to base and get items or stay there and kill him once again. If you get fed : take Giant's Belt if not take the BOOTS and if u are weaker take Chain Vest (but only for FIGHTERS like Garen ).

When you are lvl 6 and you got your ulti - only use it when the opposing char has nearly taken you down and you have to run away or if you face him in a 1vs1 battle (if he is dumb because you should win in most situations). Sometimes the enemy forgets that you got this ulti and so they are running into your tower and attack you. Than you simply have to use your ulti, stun the opponent, use Cull the Meek and Slice and Dice to get away, he will run away from turret or he tries to take you with him cuz he knows that he is nearly dead. In both situations you are safe. Sometimes the opponent can kill you if they use their ulti (like Fiora ) but normally you should kill 'em and stay alive.

If you play with this guide and play smart for the rest of the game you'll have many supports and many kills to less deaths.

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Lane Phases


Early game is one of Renekton advantages. He is OP in early game and that's why you should try to pick up first blood, or at least you should kill your opponents at least one time until the 5th minute. Also, you should farm a lot to get your itmes earlier than your opponent. Try to fear the enemy with your combos so that he won't get much experience or money from the minions. Please don't push too hard, the opposing jungler could punish you for that. If you play you should always include the combos, they will help you to dominate your lane.


Mid game is a bit different from early game. Sometimes teamfights break out - don't be dumb and help your team fast, because you are the one who is decisive for every teamfight. On laning it's simple like that : If you got a good start, you'll simply dominate your lane and you should be at least a bit tanky thanks to Sunfire Cape if you got an awesome beginning you could have Wit's End too. Continue to farm and get even more gold so that you can buy your items fast.

Many people think, that Renekton gots a worse late game. But I don' think so, you just play constantly. You make kills and supports there and sometimes you get killed. But in teamfights Renekton is simply OP in lategame. A great Renekton will decide the teamfights for his team in a positive way. While now you should have most of your itmes, or all. Try to push different lanes sometimes, so you can farm again and simultaneously the minions will deal damage to the opposing towers.

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Team Fights

In Team fights you are the one who is decisive for winning or losing it.
My tactic :
Initiate with SLICE while slicing in I use Dominus , than I stun the opposing AD-carry, after that I use Cull the Meek to deal damage and get life back and after that I decide if I get away with DICE (because they focus me when I slice in). But if my team is good, I normally can stay right in the middle of the opponents because we kill 'em without that they killed me or anybody else from my team. But if the opponents are as strong as your team or a bit stronger than your team you might have to get back with DICE. But you have to try to stay in the middle as long as possible, so that you can use Dominus and the COMBO OF WRATH and thanks to Sunfire Cape and Dominus you'll deal ca. 150 damage per second just by standing at the enemy. Of course you get killed sometimes but normally your team should win every team fight if you play smart.

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If you want to play Renekton as a jungler - forget it. You will destroy his godly early game power and your abilities are much better on solo lanes. Sure you could slice in and stun the enemy but that is not a jungler's job at all. It's better if you stun the enemy, if your jungler tries to gank and of course his combos would be simply useless. Renekton is so much better on solo lane, so don't play him as jungler. Really DON'T DO THAT.

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As Renekton you play solo top. That means you have to get last hits and for killing minions Cull the Meek is your best ability. Try to scare the opponent with the[ COMBO OF WRATH so that he is almost feared before you enter because than he won't get experience or gold from your minions if you try to chase him away.

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Last Words

Well that is my Renekton - Guide I hope you like my way of playing Renekton .
Please leave a comment and tell me about your experiences which you have made with this guide and playing Renekton like me.
Thanks for your attention,
Your xOverLordx