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Thresh Build Guide by xDopii

Support S12.16 Thresh Guide (Basics & more)

Support S12.16 Thresh Guide (Basics & more)

Updated on August 28, 2022
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Runes: Standard

1 2 3
Font of Life
Bone Plating

Hextech Flashtraption
Cosmic Insight

+8 Ability Haste
+6 Armor
+65 Base Health


1 2
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


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Champion Build Guide

S12.16 Thresh Guide (Basics & more)

By xDopii
Hi I'm Dopi, a diamond Thresh, Pyke and Nautilus main. Thresh was the first champion I ever played. I always thought Hook mechanics were the most interesting and Thresh kit seemed very promising. Playing Hook champs has taught me a lot about predictions and movement and I want to teach you how to play Thresh on a decent level as well.

Thank you for clicking on this guide ~Dopi

Who is Thresh?
Thresh is a Support champion with very high CC. He has good engages and a unique ability: the Lantern, which can get any teammate out of a bad situation. This ability is what makes him more interesting than the other Hook champions.

Thresh is a champion that has been seen in a lot of pro play and in normal games overall, as he has a very high pickrate. He offers unlimited skill potential which all depends on the one who plays him, making him the ultimate support.
The main item of every build will be Gargoyle Stoneplate. This is currently one of the most overused items on tank supports and I will explain why.

Passive: If 3+ enemies are nearby,grants 40 armor and magic resist. When activated, increases health by 40% but reduces damage dealt by 60%. If 3+ enemies are nearby, instead increase health by 100%.

The reason why this is so insanely good is because teamfights happen a lot, especially around drakes and they easily help us use our passive to gain a huge amount of HP. This greatly improves our survivability as any champion and makes us nearly unstoppable in teamfights while also providing a decent amount of armor and magic resist.
Pros and Cons


+ High CC, engage and peel
+ Unlimited skill potential
+ Unique ability
+ Very fun to play
+ Good in roaming and has a lot of presence in fights

Thresh is a very strong Support that will always be in meta. His unique variety of abilities allows him for some insane plays that will definitely be remembered by many. He can offer a lot of utility and fits into every team comp. He is also insanely fun to play and you will never get bored of him.


- Hard to master
- Depends on teammates
- Abilities can be hard to hit
- Lacks mobility

While Thresh has a lot of positive aspects, he also has some downsides. A high skill potential also leads to a very hard to play kit. Most of his damage depends on his teammates and he can be useless very easily, once his Hook is missed.
Ability Order:

Q > W > E > R



Has a chance to drop Souls whenever an enemy dies. Picking up a Soul grants Armor and AP.

Death Sentence [Q]

Thresh throws out a Hook in a direction. If it hits an enemy, they are stunned and slowly pulled towards him.

For a short duration, Thresh has the option to pull himself towards the enemy. The cooldown is reduced if it hits someone.

Dark Passage


throws a lantern that grants the first enemy it hits a shield. The lantern can be clicked by a single ally to pull it towards Thresh. The Lantern can also be used to collect souls.

Flay [E]

sweeps his chain in a line, pulling enemies either towards or away from him depending on how he is using it. Enemies hit by it, are also slowed for a short duration.

Passively this also increases damage on his next auto attack depending on how much time there is between each attack.

The box [R]

creates walls around him that deal damage and slow enemies that walk past them. Once an enemy walks through a wall, it is destroyed and the slow duration is halfed.
Runes explained in detail:

Aftershock: This is the main rune for Thresh as it offers the most survivability. You activate it by hitting an enemy with a hard CC such as your hook or your [E]. When setting up an engage you want to make sure that this rune is ready to use as it will help you to tank most of the enemy abilities with help of the protections it gives.

Font of Life: This rune is very popular and a decent alternative to demolish. The way it works is, that it heals your teammates when they hit an enemy you immobilize. This can help your teammates survive better in teamfights or skirmishes where you will be CCing a lot of enemies. Take this rune when you aren't so sure whether you'll win lane or not.

Demolish: Good rune to help yours and other lanes snowball as it destroys towers very quickly. Take this rune when you want to be more aggressive in lane and are in a matchup that favors you.

Unflinching: This rune is probably one of the most underrated and in the next patch (10.4) it is going to be buffed. It increases your tenacity by a lot and what this will do is reduce the CC duration used on you. This is very helpful when trying to survive since Thresh is already immobile.

Perfect Timing: The stopwatch is one of the most useful items currently as it helps us to get closer to Gargoyles Chestplate which is the main item of our build.

Cosmic Insight: Cooldown Reduction on our summoner spells, abilities and overall max CDR. Very useful rune.

Triumph: Helps us survive in fights and works well with the build as it contains a decent amount of health.

Legend Tenacity: Increases our Tenacity and can be very useful against enemies with a lot of CC. Improves Thresh's survivability.
Summarized Thresh is a very great champion that is not only fun to play but will also always have a solid position in the meta.

After reading and following this guide you will win almost every game with Thresh so make sure to abuse this untill it is nerfed. Good luck climbing using my Thresh Guide.

If you want to see some Support Gameplay in detail make sure to check out my Youtube Channel and my Twitch Channel where I stream almost daily.

Youtube: Check out my Youtube channel

Twitch: Check out my Twitch Channel
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