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Season 7 Trundle: Filled with Fervor (It's hard to grasp) (u
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Threats & Synergies
Your ult is basically a big f*ck you to Malphite. While he's still an issue in lane IE him building armor while inflicting magic damage, a late game ult from you can ruin his ultimate after glow and allow you to punish his backline.
Like Malphite except even funnier. If you ult him during his W, the amount of Armour/MR stolen doesn't adjust when W wears off. IE you're stealing an extra 50 Armour/MR off him at max rank. However, you are AA based so pay attention for Thornmail
Riven's a match up where I'm not sure if he's strong against her, or the one's I've faced are just poor. My experience is that levels 4-5 you can punish her severely for wasting Q's. With a Tiamat and some armour, if they've rushed BC components level 6 should swing in your favour.
Bird is not the word. It's disgusting. Basically in ranged match ups such as Quinn, you have to build carefully to simply be more useful than them after laning phase.
Sucker punch this little shit. Seriously though Teemo at level 6 is a doddle for most. Bait out his Q, turn, ult, turn him into satanic roadkill. Not just for Trundle, but pretty much every toplaner
Susan is the probably one of the best match ups for Trundle. Laning phase you need to beat his little brain in as hard as you can. You can forsake CS to do this, just keep fighting him. You out DPS him and will always win in a straight out fight early. Tanky Trundle is still good against him, since late game you can steal all his resistances.
Introduction to Trundle: Who, what, when and why?
Personally, I believe he's at his peak against AD fighters who will build armour and health relatively early IE Garen, Jarvan etc. While having a simple kit, he's all about paying attention to cooldowns and seizing opportunities to punish his opponent. This guide will start with a brief description of Trundle's role in the game depending on whether he's a fighter or a tank.
Shrek, you play very aggressively because you simply out damage. You go for Q's if they get close and once you're certain you'll get kill or a flash, pop a pillar up behind them as they go into CS. Throw your W as far down the lane as you can and proceed to start bonking them. It's a simple strategy, but an effective one. The most extreme example of this is against Nasus. Every wither you force out of him is 4 less stacks.
Next is Donkey. You talk **** from a distance but don't want to fight them yet. This is the grasp of the undying style where you only want quick brief trades to eventually push them out of lane. This is mainly for Juggernauts and champions that win sustained fights harder than you IE Illaoi.
Finally, Prince Charming. Play like a lil ***** and CS under turret. Most ranged champions are taken on with this style until an opportunity presents itself. Let's say Kayle has pushed you under the Blue side tier 1. If her E ends and she's near a wall, use that chance to give her a schneaky pillar and whack them a bit. Even if you don't get a kill, the Kayle player will probably be a bit spooked.
If you're consistently pushing your opponent under turret with Tiamat or forcing them to back, feel free to roam. Your ganks are surprisingly potent due to your E being so powerful.
Split pushing with Trundle is basically a beacon shouting "Come get me u lil *****". Either at least one person will toddle up to lane to be murdered, or you'll waste their time due to how difficult you can be to kill mid game.
Mid-game teamfights, you have three jobs you need to balance: Semi engage, Peel, and partying with their backline. Well I say partying, it's more like... clubbing. Against heavy mobility comps, you should focus on semi engage and peel, since you'll probably just get kited while they reduce your ADC to goop.
If you're confident your carries will be safe or that you're doing the carrying, you can also look for flanks. Flanks are powerful on Trundle since he can place his pillar in an awkward position more easily. If you can catch out one or two champions that have overextended, you can isolate them fairly easily.
Late game Duelist Trundle is still able to duel Tanks and Bruisers. However, by this point a lot of Immobile Carries are powerful enough to wipe him out. Tanky Trundle however can take their burst and beat their little booties if they're on their lonesome and can't kite you. ADC's become your worst nightmare though. If they have a high dps such as Jinx or Vayne, stay away and only try to fight them if someone's around to burst them. If they have that reload mechanic IE Graves and Jhin, you still stand a chance. While it's optimal to ult tanks, you can still ult carries if you want them dead a bit faster.
The reason I believe it's a lot stronger on Trundle now isn't just due to the stickiness, but due to the tweaks to fervor that cause you to gain flat AD rather than simply bonus damage. This is very strong on Trundle since this also increases the damage on your Q which maintains the stacks as it's an AA modifier. During an extended fight (which Trundle will almost always be in) Fervor will almost always out damage grasp.
Ravenous however does more damage sooner and allows him to take towers sooner whilst being a stronger dueliest. Trundle late game can be hard to kill, but he can also be kited to hell and back, so Ravenous to splitpush mid game so this is never a problem is understandable. However, TH gives him a far greater presence in teamfights as a tank as well as allowing splitpushing, thus I personally feel it's the stronger variant on Trundle unless snowballing.
However, if you want to build TH in a game, I strongly recommend holding off completing it until your 3-5th item. The passive won't be very effective early game and there's better items available for you.