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League of Legends Build Guide Author DubCore

Renekton, the sand between your toes.

DubCore Last updated on February 23, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

Not Updated For Current Season

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: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 9

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

Utility: 0

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Hi I'm DubCore and this is my first guide on Mobafire.
Having trouble sticking to the basic guide? Please refer to the optional items section!
Thank you for reading this, and your possible +1's. ;D

Abbreviated Terms
AoE = Area of Effect
CC = Crowd Control (Stun, fear, slow, snare, etc)
CDR = Cooldown Reduction
HP = Health
MR = Magic Resistance
DPS = Damage Per Second; also: Strong Auto-attacker

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League of Legends v1.0.0.109, 01/18/2011 - 03:16
- Renekton Released

League of Legends v1.0.0.110

  1. Cull the Meek
    o Cooldown changed to 8 seconds from 12/11/10/9/8
    o Base damage increased to 60/90/120/150/180 from 40/70/100/130/160
    o Attack Damage ratio increased to 0.8 from 0.6
    o Healing reduced to 7.5% from 15% (Fury-enhanced heal unaffected)
    o Champion healing increased to 4x from 3x
  2. Ruthless Predator cooldown reduced to 13/12/11/10/9 from 14/13/12/11/10
  3. Slice and Dice armor reduction changed to 15/17.5/20/22.5/25% from 10/15/20/25/30
  4. General
    o Health per level increased to 87 from 82
    o Base health increased to 513 from 508
    o Armor per level increased to 3.8 from 3.2
    o Base armor increased to 19 from 17.2
  5. Fixed a bug where Renekton was gaining bonus attack damage while wounded

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Pros and Cons


  • Uses no mana
  • Good Farmer
  • Can be somewhat tanky
  • Capable of crowd control and burst damage with Ruthless Predator (W) especially in combination with The Black Cleaver
  • Excells at chasing with Slice and Dice (E) wich can also be used as an escape mechanism, and can jump through walls.
  • His ultimate, Dominus (R) can really change you're chances of survival if u seem like dying.
  • His passive Reign of Anger makes him stonger when below 50% health.
  • It's Nasus EVIL brother muwhahaha!

  • Uses Fury, wich is something you will have to get used to, and might force you to play more agressively especially early game.
  • Is squishy early game wich can make him a target in fights, remember your not a tank with this guide.
  • Vulnerable to CC, especially without Mercury's Treads.

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Runes and Masteries

Rune choices:
greater mark of desolation: Armor Penetration: Your a physical champion and these happen to be the best runes out there for you.

: Dodge Chance: More survivability, especially in combination with 'Nimbleness' in the masteries.

: Flat Cooldown Reduction: Big crocodile, big cooldowns, so why not reduce those by an extra 5,85% ?

greater quintessence of desolation: Same as goes for the marks.

I went for a standard 21/09/00 DPS mastery build. If you don't happen to have dodge runes you could drop the points in Nimbleness and Evasion, and put those into Alacrity, Archaic Knowledge, Hardiness and Improved Ghost (if using Ghost offcourse).

Alternative would be

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Summoner Spells

and .
Ghost makes for excellent chases and escapes, wich is usefull because your E Slice and Dice might be on a long cooldown.
Exhaust: We put a talent point into this one, wich makes it even lowering armor and magic reststance and increases it's duration. Great for ganking, but also good for getting away.

Other choices I would recommend instead of these:
: Somewhat of an extra E, but with a longer range. In 3v3 this makes u able to 'jump' the thick wall above the lizard, and in front of the bases.
: Great skill to get away, on a not so big cooldown. Removes Exhausts, Taunts, and some ultimate effects.
: extra DPS with this DoT, possible counter for Dr.Mundo/Tryndamere/healers.

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Skill Explanations

(Passive): Renekton uses a new resource system called Fury. Renekton gains Fury by attacking or dealing damage with spells. When he has gathered enough Fury, the resource will be expended to empower his skills with bonus effects. Renekton gains 5 Fury per autoattack. Having sufficient fury empowers Renektons abilities with bonus effects, but this drains Fury. Out of combat, Renekton loses 5 Fury per second. When under 50% health points, Renekton gains double Fury per autoattack making him more deadly.

(Q): Renekton swing his blade, dealing damage to nearby enemies and healing for a portion of the life dealt (more health gained if you hit champions). Fury Bonus: Heal amount raised dramatically. This is your first harassment skill, and it will make you lane longer by healing yourself. Make sure you hit as many champions/minions (max. 5) as possible with this skill in order to gain more health.

(W): Renekton's next attack swings twice, dealing a portion of his weapon damage, stunning his target briefly and applying on-hits each time. Fury Bonus: Renekton's next attack swings three times, dealing a huge portion of his weapon damage, stunning his target greatly and applying on-hits each time (like The Black Cleaver or Madred's Bloodrazor). This is your second harassment skill, your main damage skill, and will therefore be maxed out first.

(E): Renekton dashes forward, dealing physical damage to targets along the way. If he hits a target, he can use Dice for a brief period of time (4 sec) for the same effect. Dice Fury Bonus: Renekton deals 50% increased damage and reduces the armor of units hit. We put a point into this on level 2 for some epic escapes (through thin walls), ganks, and chases.
These are the locations for the twisted treeline, where u can slice/dice through walls. (Note: these drawn maps arent accurate, the wall beneath dragon is in-game actually the thickest of walls u can slice/dice through!)

(Ultimate, R): Renekton empowers himself with dark energy, gaining size and bonus health. He deals periodic damage to enemies around him and rapidly gains Fury. If u know 'Asterix and Obelix', well, this is kinda something like the magic potion they drink. U turn into one B.F.Gator, with an even B'er.F.Sword!

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Item Choices

1: : The shield will give you a chunk of survivability early game. I prefer this item over doran's blade because it also generates health when ur not in the position to attack minions.

2: : These are just fit for Renekton because of the 15% cooldown reduction. Renekton uses long cooldown spells, and these will help reduce them.

3: : Attack Damage, Cooldown Reduction and Armor Penetration, everything we are looking for.

4: : More survivability, damage and a chance to slow wich has a nice synergy with your W Ruthless Predator.

5: : This is just PERFECT for Renekton. Attack Damage boosting your auto-attacks and skill damage, attack speed wich makes u generate Fury faster, and a passive debuff wich lowers the target's armor. Your W Ruthless Predator will instantly put 3 debuff stacks on your target when casted with the Fury bonus, reducing the target's armor by a massive 45! We start this item out with a B. F.Sword for the DPS increase with auto-attacks and your QWE skills.

6: : Attack Damage, Survivability, and throws in a 40% slow for each melee physical attack. We start this off with Phage because of the Attack Damage, Health and chance to slow.

7: : Upgraded brutalizer, the active of this thing is just insane increase of dps! Also got a nice synergy with your W when activated, because u land 2/3 hits wich will give u longer buff duration.

7: : We take this to increase our DPS and survivability. The more minions you farm, the more you get of both. We also start this item out with a B. F. Sword for the same reason.

8: : If you managed to farm enough gold to get this far, sell you Doran's Shield and buy this item. This will give you a big chunk of survivability, granting armor and magic resistance but also the resurrecting passive each 5 minutes.

9: , , and : These buff health, attack damage, attack speed, critical strike chance, ability power, cooldown reduction and stealth detection. These CAN be used when no item slots are available and will be consumed immediately granting you the buffs. DO NOT FORGET THESE, IT'S A COMMON MISTAKE!

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Optional Item Choices

Don't feel like the standard build is working for you? Take a look at your opponents and check out these items!

Utility Items:

sight ward

3v3 tips:
Make sure you ward lizard and dragon. Use vision wards at dragon/lizard if u spotted them planting wards at that spot, or ward mid if they have Twitch or Evelynn in their team.

Offensive Items:

: If your a big fan of snowball items, go ahead and pick this item after your boots, it's just not my cup of tea.

: When a lot of your enemies are stacking lots of armor, this is the weapon for you.

: A lot of magical nukers? This item could help you to survive. Counters Karthus' Requiem.

Defensive Items:

: Don't feel safe with that many Crowd Control in the opposing team? Feel free to take these boots and enjoy it's magic resist and CC-reduction! If u feel u got a lack of CDR, throw in either a Spirit Visage or a Randuin's Omen as stated below.

: Encountering a lot of physical DPS? This item grants you health, armor, even more cooldown reduction and a built in slow both passive and active. Great item for teamfights. It also got a nice synergy with Dominus, making them ubable to move away from it's AoE quickly, taking more damage from it.

: Just like with Randuin's, if you encounter a lot of physical DPS this item could prove usefull to you. It doesnt have that many armor, cooldown reduction or built in slows, but it's cheaper and also got a nice AoE-DPS wich stacks nice with Dominus. Great item to farm minions, and could replace the black cleaver when against a lot of physical DPS.

: Encountering a lot of magical DPS? This item grants you the most magic resist of any item in-game! It also comes with a nice 8% movement speed increase and health regeneration. Combined with your Slice and Dice you will be able to chase almost any champion out there!

: Grants some nice Magic Resist and comes with a Cleanse-like ability. The good thing is this is better! It removes ALL debuffs including DoT's like Ignite and Mordekaiser's Children of the Grave.

: This item could prove usefull against teams with a lot of physical-high DPS. If you use Dominus with this item your next to instoppable against such a team, watch them kill themselves while you finish them off!

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Optional basic build (more tanky)

*Under construction*

Doran's Shield > Ionian Boots of Lucidity > Sunfire Cape > The Black Cleaver > Youmuu's Ghostblade > Force of Nature > Guardian Angel

For seals I chose HP/lvl because they are top-tier and the health is more usefull in combination with armor and magic resistance, like in this case. Also, the health quintessences got nerfed, making these a more viable option for health.

In the masteries I skipped the dodge masteries and Nimbleness because I skipped the dodge runes.

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Playing as Renekton

Try to get as much last hits as possible, only using your Q for harassment or healing yourself. You do this because you don't want to push too far now. It's good to be aggressive, to get last hits and fury, and scaring off the opponent. Only do this, however, when it is actually safe enough to do this. You can heal any possible harassment damage by using your Cull the Meek. Remember to keep an eye on any misses on the enemy team.

once you have gathered enough fury;
Slice and Dice in > Ruthless Predator > Cull the Meek > Slice and Dice out.
(E > W > Q > E)

Team Fights:
Focus the (squishy) DPS role, and position yourself so your Q and R can do the most damage output. Remember not to use R before the team fight is actually engaged so they don't **** their pants and you don't waste precious time on your ultimate. Start tearing the squishy DPS apart with your empowered W and using your Q (heal/dmg/fury gain) and E (dmg/escape/armor reduction) tactically.

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Final Words

This guide is to be expanded with more chapters and such. Please think of this when rating this guide. If you comment, please leave some constructive feedback for me to improve this build. Please, no flaming/trolling.. Dont hestitate to ask any questions!

Much love (no****),
and don't forget not to swim in the sand ;)