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Renekton Build Guide by xeross

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League of Legends Build Guide Author xeross

Renekton off-tanking like a pro

xeross Last updated on October 21, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 9

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 21

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 0

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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 on the air. Believing that the familiar scent would guide him to the solace which 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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Greater Mark of Desolation - Taking these just like any other physical character.

Greater Seal of Vitality - Find these much more effective than flat health seals because they will give you much more health at end game and will help you survive, and works much better in the long run.

Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction - Renekton is very reliant on cooldowns so this will help you a lot.

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist - your probably wondering why i didn't put another CDR glyph. Well the 8 glyphs already maxes your CDR and the extra magic resist ain't that bad.

Greater Quintessence of Desolation - Same as the Marks.

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Going full down defensive masteries as you should be taking damage because your the off-tank, then second on the offensive masteries as you should be giving out some damage aswell..

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Starting out with a Doran's Shield ensuring that you stay in lane for longer and giving you that extra survivability. By the time you go back you should have gained a lot of gold ensuring that you were fed well and maybe got first blood. Now you get Boots of Speed because movement speed is always good, while there you need to start building your way to The Brutalizer luckily on your first trip back you can get this, The Brutalizer is the best early-mid game item for renekton their is.

Next on your list is to get the Heart of Gold the extra gold helps because this build is quite expensive, you may want to get 2 if thats your playstyle because in the long run you will make a lot of gold and they both would have payed for themselves plus selling one for more gold, thus resulting in a lot of gold. You can also build the Avarice Blace which also gives you a nice 5 gold per 10 sec and builds towards your youmuu's but i think its only good for the 5 gold/10 sec the other stats are pretty avarage. Next building your brutalizer into the Youmuu's Ghostblade, this item is the perfect item for renekton, it gives damage, armour penetration, and CDR this will benefit you greatly always ALWAYS get this item it is beast for renekton.

Next up building off to your next item the Frozen Mallet, this will give you the majority of your health and still giving you some more damage aswell and even a slowing effect to give you more of a chance to succeed in a gank. Now you should be well into the game and perhaps even finishing it, now you should be looking who is building what and who the opposing team is made of, if their is a Katarina that is just tearing your team apart grab a Negatron Cloak and stun the ***** when she goes into ultimate, and build it into a Force of Nature as fast as you can, although if they have an equally annoying ashe or any other dps character finnish building your Randuin's Omen or if your looking for more damage output get the Atma's Impaler/ The Bloodthirster, the Bloodthirster can be the best AD/Lifesteal item in the game (with full stacks) and is very good with renek, if the other team has some heavy AP get the bloodthirster for the much needed damage.

Situational Items

Sunfire Cape - Great synergy with your ultimate and can help you push a lane and farm more, switch this with the Randuin's Omen, otherwise i prefer the Randuins because of its AoE slow effect.

Guardian Angel - dieing a lot than this item's passive will help you greatly and in a team fight if you die you can come back to life and grab an easy kill, or you die and get surrounded and die in a second. Anyway you have a chance to stay alive. Don't forget the stats though it is pretty good.

The Black Cleaver - Great for the damage input and it does work well with your W, if you like going for more damage output and the other team is packing a lot of armour than grab it.

The Bloodthirster - I do like the idea of Renekton getting some lifesteal seeing as riot nerfed his lifesteal with his Q. Anyway this is probably one of the best damage items in the game if your get enough stacks you will have over 100 extra damage and 25% lifesteal.

Quicksilver Sash - If the other team has tonnes of CC than grab this item to get out of it quickly.

Mercury's Treads - this is probably the best boots in the game but, i usually only get this item if they have tonnes of CC and magic damage.

Banshee's Veil - This item is pretty good and also contributes to the atma's for extra damage, even with the useless mana there its still a viable choice.

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Skill Sequence

Level 1-6

Starting off with Cull the meek, use this only to harass and last hit minions when your fury level is at 50. Next grab Slice and dice, this is a great harssing manuvere, slice in cull the meek then dice out. Grabbing Ruthless Predator at level 3 to make your harrassing incredibly effective and annoying and could even land a kill combined with your exhaust. Then just keep getting Cull the meek until you can level your ultimate.

level 7-12

Maxing cull the meek then maxing Ruthless predator and building your ultimate whenever you can.

level 13-18

Finnish maxing ruthless predator then maxing dominus and finally maxing slice and dice because i feel it doesnt give as much damage output as the other abilities and i only use it to run away catch up to someone and or initiate.

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Solo top

I,ve soloed top with renekton a couple of times and as long as they aren't ranged or have amazing harassing abilities then you will destroy the opposing person. Remember to fill your fury to 50 than harass like a mofo until they get scared to attack you, but at around level 4 you should have your jungler ready to gank your lane or the other jungler to gank your lane, at this time be careful and communicate with your jungler, or place a ward there.

Dual Lane

not very experienced in dual laning and i only do it when me and my friend are playing, he plays as pantheon and we own, not sure if its communication or if renek and panth own either way thats just how we role.

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Purpose of Off-tank

Basically you're there to releive the tank off of some of the damage. When the tank charges in jump in, target the one who's pissing you off the most or jump into the nearest carry. Hopefully you'll be able to get them dead, but getting them low is just as good. Now try and stay alive and do as much damage as possible until your carries come and **** **** up.

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Summoner Spells

Flash + Exhaust = The best combination for chasing or for running away. For example, someone is running away, first flash, stun then exhaust for a guaranteed kill. Or running away, exhaust the person chasing then flash then slice out of there pronto.