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League of Legends Build Guide Author C4k3CooKieZ

Singed - the forgotten mascot [A guide for ranked gameplay]

C4k3CooKieZ Last updated on October 13, 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: 0

Veteran's Scars

Defense: 21

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

Utility: 9

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Introduction - Please upvote my guide! :D

Hey everyone. It's C4k3CooKieZ here bringing you yet another guide for ranked games. I have archived some of my earlier guides do to release notes or meta game changes. But enough about that. I play Singed a lot. I think he's the most unique champion in the game, and he has the ability to change the outcome of a game greatly - of course whenever he's not farming :)

Some quick info about me. I don't play that much ranked since I mostly play with 2-3 friends (disallowing ranked games). I played something like 100 games in Season 1 and got Gold Bracket, and I'm currently 1400 something in Season 2 after a couple of games. I might've been able to get a lot higher in Season 1 but as mentioned, I play mostly with my friends.

Since this is a guide for ranked games I believe abbreviated terms is not necessary. Else you can probably find it on the forums or in some other guides :)

  • Speed
  • Sustainable
  • Can tank the initial burst
  • Great farmer
  • Anti CC
  • Good kiter

  • Somewhat team reliant
  • Low burst damage
  • Useless if shot down early
  • Ashe will kite you easy late game
  • Needs farm!

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Empowered Bulwark: Singed's max health is increased by 1 for each 4 points of his maximum mana.
This means for every 100 max mana you have, you gain 25 hp. This is why Singed players tend to build a lot of mana.

Poison Trail: Singed leaves a trail of poison behind him for 5 seconds. Enemies caught in the path will be dealt magic damage each second for 3 seconds.
  • Cost Per Second: 13 mana
  • Cloud radius: 20
  • Magic Damage Per Second: 22 / 34 / 46 / 58 / 70[/color] (+0.3 per ability power)

You've probably been told this very often: Don't chase Singed! This ability is why. Combined with a good amount of movement speed Singed becomes unchaseable! He will be the one to kite you and not the opposite. He will slowly wear you down, and kill you for being pretty damn stupid. This is a great tool for farming, zoning melee champions and pushing.

Mega Adhesive: Throws a vial of mega adhesive on the ground causing all enemies who touch it to be slowed as long as they are in the adhesive and for 1 second once they are out of it.
  • Cooldown: 14 seconds
  • Range: 1000
  • Radius: 350 (estimate)
  • Cost: 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 mana
  • Slow: 35 / 45 / 55 / 65 / 75 %

Pretty damn harsh slow. Actually it is one of the best slows in the game simple because all it does is slowing you in the slimy area. You don't really need more than one rank in it until very late due to diminishing returns. I put 1 point in it early and leave it for later. Personal preference though Use it wisely as it is a skill shot. Also really great for setting up a Fling.

One thing though.
Consider leveling Mega Adhesive before Fling, as this spell grants you better zone control and CC, granting you high value of 75% slow, instead of Fling, which grants you only 50 bonus damage per level and increases its mana cost.

Fling: Flings an enemy behind Singed, dealing magic damage to it.
  • Cooldown: 10 seconds
  • Range: 125
  • Fling distance: 550 (estimate)
  • Cost: 100 / 110 / 120 / 130 / 140 mana
  • Magic Damage: 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 (+1.0 per ability power)

This - in my opinion - is the most unique ability in the entire game. The closest you get to something like this is Orianna's ultimate: Command: Shockwave. You can toss someone into your turret or your team. Combined with Alistar or Blitzcrank you can easily get someone into your turret. I love this spell. It can also interrupt channels like Absolute Zero, Infinite Duress, Nether Grasp or knock away champions with strong non-channeled point-blank AoE like Crowstorm, Slicing Maelstrom and Soul Shackles.

Insanity Potion: Singed drinks a potent brew of chemicals, granting him a flat increase to his combat stats: ability power, armor, magic resistance, movement speed, health and mana regeneration per 5, and crowd control reduction for 25 seconds.
  • Cost: 150 mana
  • Cooldown: 100 seconds
  • Enhanced Stats: 35 / 50 / 65
  • Crowd Control Reduction: 10 / 20 / 30 %

This spell is useful for chasing enemies and is a useful asset in any major team battle for its all-round bonuses. It has an incredibly short cooldown for an ultimate, so don't worry about wasting it to run away from a gank gone wrong. It's short cooldown also means it can be used in lane to simply regenerate mana and hp.

Yagamoth wrote:

Singeds ult and Mercury Treads stack multiplicatively
--> Basically this means, it results in dimnishing returns, as in: Shoes do not reduce CC-time by 35% if ult is active, it effectively reduces it by another 24.5% resulting in a total reduction of 54.5%

Note: Even though the effect is reduced, it's still very powerful

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

>> OR

1st priority is R for obvious reasons. Max Q first for damage and farm. Depending on the game max either W or E. If your team is low on CC max W after Q.

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Runes, Masteries and Summonerspells



Simple 0/21/9. This setup allows tankyness as well as utility. Singed's passive Empowered Bulwark kinda of says - BUILD MANA NAW! Because of this I put 3 points in to strength of the spirit to get som HPregen going on. Nimbleness is for the speed when you dodge(SINGED NEEDS SPEED). The dodge seals will support this mastery.



Greater Mark of Magic Penetration

Greater Seal of Evasion

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist

Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed

Singed only deals magic damage. Therefore Greater Mark of Magic Penetration is the superior choice.
Greater Seal of Evasion is for the synergy with Nimbleness . Singed needs speed, and a whole lot of it!
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist is the standard tank glyph of choice.
Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed: Singed needs speed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The current meta says: Flash + Exhaust, Ignite or in some cases Teleport.
I say: HELL NO! Singed does not need flash! He needs speed and lane presence/farm! I really don't see other summoner choice as a replacement to Ghost. You can take something else than Teleport if you want to, but teleport allows you to farm 24/7 and join early dragon fights/ganks.

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Starting items

There are 4 options for starting items depending on who you face. You will probably be going top lane.
  1. Doran's Shield - Is for sustain against AD champions
  2. Sapphire Crystal + 2 Health Potion - Is for rushing catalyst and general sustain.
  3. Boots of Speed + 1 Health Potion + sight ward - Is if you're purple (base is in top right corner) and fear a level 2 gank
  4. Boots of Speed + 3 Health Potion - Is to be aggressive in lane.

Core Items

These are the much needed items that you want to get in every game.
Catalyst the protector gives great sustain in the early levels and can be built into Rod of Ages or Banshee's Veil.
Get Mercury's Treads if you are facing a heavy CC team or Ninja Tabi if facing a right clicker team. I get Mercury's Treads in 90% of all games though since you rarely face a competitive team without some good CC.

Yagamoth wrote:

Singeds ult and Mercury Treads stack multiplicatively
--> Basically this means, it results in dimnishing returns, as in: Shoes do not reduce CC-time by 35% if ult is active, it effectively reduces it by another 24.5% resulting in a total reduction of 54.5%

Note: Even though the effect is reduced, it's still very powerful

Getting Boots of Swiftness adds a flat 20 movement speed over Mercury Treads, which is noticable but not a whole lot. (in fact, it's reduced too above a certain value of ms..)

In very rare cases or less competitive matches I get Boots of Swiftness
Rylai's Crystal Scepter gives you HP, AP and allows your harmful abilities to slow.

Situational items

After completing your core you want to look at the enemy team setup. AD? Magic damage? Balanced? Who's fed? Are they ranged? Melee? Do they rely on attack speed and such. THINK SMART!

Here are the best suggestions:
HP: Simply any mana item.
MR: Banshee's Veil Force of Nature Spirit Visage
Armor: Frozen Heart Randuin's Omen Sunfire Cape Thornmail
Anti-CC: Mercury's Treads Banshee's Veil - You don't really need a lot of anti CC due to your ult

I recommend Randuin's Omen mostly for armor against melee's/right clickers. For instance if Ashe tries to kite you she will be slowed from hitting you and you will be able to catch up. Frozen Heart is also really decent against right clickers! Sunfire Cape will let you farm like a boss.

For MR, I almost always get Force of Nature since the speed boost and HPregen is magnificent. It will return a lot of hp due to your great amounts of HP. For heavy AP teams I recommend both Banshee's Veil and Force of Nature - you will be unkillable! Otherwise I recommened that you get Rod of Ages early.

TL;DR. Be smart please. Think about what items you buy.

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Early game

You will probably be going solo top. If you are purple team, be careful of a level 2 gank since the jungler can sneak up on you from the back due to the way Summoner's Rift is designed. Other than that, just farm farm farm. Don't try to go for a kill unless you opponent is pretty damn stupid. Also be ready for an early fight for the dragon. Use Teleport to get there fast.

So pretty much just farm entire early and most of mid game. Of course ask for ganks if you're being zoned and unable to farm - you must keep farming!

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Singed's role in teamfight is basically just to beast the enemy carries and run around while doing constant damage to the entire enemy team. Things to remember while playing singed: don't forget to toggle your Q ability, and even I sometimes forget in a teamfight as I am getting beasted down. This can be the difference between a win and a loss, as Singe's Q ability has alot of sustained DPS to the entire enemy team as an AOE. In long fights, Singe's Q can account for a majority of your team's damage output. Also, a big thing I see Singe players do is using fling too quickly and without thinking. Firstly, bad flings can result in being benefitial to the enemy team in a variety of ways:

  • Flinging a tank into the middle of your team allows him to now have positioning on your carry. If the enemy team is nearby, they can use this as an initiate and you have just initiated the fight for them instead of you.
  • Flinging a carry onto your carry when your team is not ready to capitalize. In teamfights, people may not be on your target or people may be chasing. In this case, you might find yourself alone with your carry against 2-3 enemies. In these situations, using fling on their carry can result in him just beasting your carry down.
  • Flinging enemies away is not always a bad things. Many times in teamfights when I feel that 2-3 members are underperforming, I will babysit the carry. This means using Goo and Fling as defensive spells rather than offensive. Using Goo near the carry when he is getting focused allows him to kite through it while avoiding damage. Also, using fling to keep enemies off your carry allows him to stay alive and keep pumping out his massive deeps.

Basically always think before you fling. Never use fling to last hit, as you run a high risk of not actually killing your enemy and giving him a free flash away from your team. This is a mistake I see alot of people making as singed. Also, save your fling. You don't "need" to fling every time it is off cooldown, and chances are you won't always have a good fling opportunity. So save it until you get a good opportunity.

I got tired of writing obvious stuff so I just copy pasted this :)

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Replays and screenshots

This section is for posting screen shots and replays. I will start out by posting a few and then you can send me a link with your own games.

C4k3CooKieZ's replay

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I guess this is it. Now go rape!
Thank you jhoijoih for your guide to write a guide! Helped me organize some parts of the guide :). You can find it here!