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Warwick Build Guide by limee
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The first thing you want to max out is . Maxing is not something that is mandatory but my preference. It comes in handy whenever you are chasing down those little escapees from team fights or even in the laning phase. Is something that could be useful for someone like your ad carries or pushing down turrets with a team, so just keep this in mind.
Runes are something that I find is made of preference. I like to use health quints as it gives me sustain early game. As a tank having some defensive runes really help. The Magic Pen runes are to benefit Hungering Strike.
Possible builds you can be using:
and continuing however you see fit.
You can see that I like the item Aegis of the Legion very much :) It provides a lot for tanks especially in the early game. The stats last throughout the game and if it is ever needed. This maybe something that people will argue over because you are a top laner and the aura does not provide much. It is something that can skipped over preference, but i find it a very useful item because it provides a considerable amount of each defense stat. It can be useful in team fights which you will be keeping until you finish your build. It will be the last item you sell which can be as late as 40 mins.
Galio is a hard counter to Warwick because of his range abilities and the fact that he builds MR. The main thing to remember when thinking about countering Warwick is countering his sustain which come from his Hungering Strike. Magic Resists greatly decreases his ability to exchange blows, especially a champion who deals damage from a range like Galio.
The amount of damage from Rumble's Flamespitter is ridiculous. It has a very low cooldown and deals tons of damage. Try to avoid his flamespitter at it's initiation and go in about 2 seconds before the timer runs out to take least amount of damage. If you decide to go in after it runs out, by the time you reach his with your Hungering Strike, he will re-activate Flamespitter and chase after you with his harpoons.
His resourceful shield takes tons of damage blocking your Hungering Strike. Becomes hard to harass and win over him. Best to just farm up and if needed, use Hungering Strike to last hit and heal off minions.
Pantheon has a high base movement speed and if he starts with boots of speed he will be kiting you easily. Not to mention his poke with his spear toss, you will not be able to win him in lane easily.
Anyone who builds health as primary stat (ie. Vladimir, Shen)
Low base defense champs that do not naturally build defense