Urgot Build Guide by 12inchpvpness
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Runes: The Gladiator
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Welcome to another gimped champion guide brought to you by 12inchpvpness, generally you can find me floating around masters.
Today I am bringing you the crab with shotgun knees known as Urgot. While not as bad as a champion like Pantheon, this is going to be a wet and wild ride, so buckle up. Some have told me that my play-style is different from most other Urgot mains or a "Noob Trap", but it has done me well in past seasons and in this one as well. CURRENTLY UPDATING FOR CHANGES.
In this guide I will shamelessly plug my stream, give you cool descriptions of abilities that you probably already know the effect of, and Batista Bomb your teammate's ranked games with the one juggernaut that came out ranged.
-Can nuke squishies
-Highest priority dash in the game
-Reliable and Consistent
-Great mid game
-Decent late game
-Can ball up or play slow
-One Size Fits All build
-I stream him
-Slow Base Movement Speed
-Did I mention slow?
-Can get shut down hard
-All or nothing late teamfights
-Caught out easily
PASSIVE: ECHOING FLAMES
Echoing Flames Is an incredible ability for leashing, objectives, and burst damage. And with its scaling off your AD as well as percent max health damage, it packs quite a punch to tanks and squishies alike. Urgots 6 legs each cover ~60 degree arcs around him with small gaps in between the legs where if you attack neither leg will fire. Each leg has lower cooldown, increased attack damage scaling, and increased percent maximum health damage on levels 1/6/9/11/13 except for an additional increase in attack damage scaling at level 15.
The numerical values for those interested are as follows:
Lower Cooldown: 30/20/10/5/2.5
Increased Attack Damage Scaling: 40/52/64/76/88/100
Increased Percent Maximum Health Damage: 2%/3.5%/5%/6.5%/8%
Also Urgot's Echoing Flames are coded as spells, so they will proc Manaflow Band and Arcane Comet if you choose to take these. It will also proc Luden's Echo and Runic Echoes if you are drunk and decided AP Urgot made sense.
Q: CORROSIVE CHARGE
Corrosive Charge is no longer what makes or breaks Urgot, accuracy of Urgot's Corrosive Charge and his Fear Beyond Death are still what seperates a bad, good, and great Urgot though. This ability is still maxed second even though its importance has been drastically reduced due to the recent changes.
Purge is the sole reason why Urgot can build 0 attack speed and still be a different champion. Max this first and don't ever look back, permanently attacking at 3 times a second is worth an obscene amount of gold. At level 1 it surpasses the attack speed cap and lets you attack a whopping 3 times a second, which passes the attack speed cap of 2 times a second. However this doesn't come cheap.
Urgot loses 125 BASE movement speed, and does only 12+20%/24%/28%/32%/36% damage an auto.
Now I specify base movement speed because this cannot be avoided, this means that items that give you percent increased movement speed such as Trinity Force will give you a scaling movement speed from your lowered movement speed as debuffed from your Purge. Also as this is a base movement speed reduction, Boots of Swiftness will not mitigate it and should never be purchased on this champion.
Base movement speed is only lost while Urgot is attacking and can be reactivated to not attack at all and only keep the shield. This is great for when you are escaping or chasing down a target.
Purge will attack the closest target be that a Minion , Monster , Ward , or Deployable Unit( Deployable Units include Jhin's Captive Audience, Nidalee's Bushwhack, and Malzahar's Voidlings). This is a double edged sword as sometimes you want to clear minions as when you are sieging the opposition under tower you don't want to aggro tower or an issue when your opponent places a Control Ward next to you and you lose 4 attacks worth of damage to a Ward . You can control to an extend the targeting of your Purge by landing any ability on the Champion that you would like to target, however you cannot explicitly target Ward s, Monster s, Minions s. Keep in mind the mark put on by other abilities expires and must be reapplied by attacks from Purge specifically.
On a finer point of Purge, as it is a change to an auto attack, it is an auto attack reset. So if you are chasing someone or engaging, make sure to get in your first auto attack before activating Purge so you can get full damage off. Also if someone is about to get away or your ult is about to go out and you need a smidge of damage, consider taking off W to get full auto damage to get the job done. Generally a last resort, but good to keep in mind nonetheless.
WARNING: All on hit effects do 50% of the damage they normally do with Purge and items like Guinsoo's Rageblade and Blade of the Ruined King and extremely inefficient.
I cannot express my mixed feelings for Disdain with all the words in War and Peace, but i'm going to be grateful Urgot gets a dash and not look a gift horse in the mouth.
Urgot's Disdain is a channeled dash that takes .25 seconds to cast and cannot pass terrain. I mean literally any terrain. If there is a pebble on the ground, this dreadnought of a champion is gonna have to take the Dora the Explorer option and go around. Base movement speed of this champion is very slow so if running away or closing a gap, using your E is generally a good idea since .25 seconds is not much of an investment to move forwards quickly.
If Disdain hits a Minion , Monster , or Large Monster, it will do full damage and knock them aside. However if at any point in the Disdain dash a champion is hit, Urgot will stop moving, pick up the enemy, and flip them over while stunning them for .75 seconds. In .75 seconds not many things can happen, however what you do have time for is to land Fear Beyond Death and Corrosive Charge, if you choose to fire both of these be sure to fire them IN THAT ORDER. Tenacity is sneaky and everywhere, and just a smidge of it makes only one of these feasible.
Generally Disdain should be saved to escape, kill pressure, or interrupting a channel, dash, or enemy flip. You can interrupt an enemy flip by pressing your E key (assuming you smart cast) as soon as you are going to be flipped to create something called a buffer. Buffering an ability can let you use it through any CC and in any condition.
ALSO: Disdain is a movement ability classified as a dash, while this seems obvious, this means you can flash during the start of Disdain's windup to increase the distance and catch players by surpise. This does not work the same way as Shen's Shadow Dash and Vi's Vault Breaker since it has to be done during the .25 second windup and not during the dash itself.
Also your Distain gives a shield now which is pretty cool, less buttons to press when you engage or run away and you don't have to slow yourself to activate shield anymore.
Stats for Distain shield
60/80/100/120/140 + (150% Bonus AD) + (15% Bonus health)
R: FEAR BEYOND DEATH
Oh finally, you're here. This is it. This is why you play this clunky, slow, off meta champ. Fear Beyond Death is the real deal. 25% hp or less and its instant death, assuming they aren't invulnerable or unkillable for any other reason.
These exceptions to Urgot's execute are but are not limited to:
Kindred's Lamb's Respite
Taric's Cosmic Radiance
Aatrox's World Ender
Zac's Cell Division
Kled while going from Mounted to Dismounted
Tryndamere's Undying Rage
On top of these cancels, your ult and the chains that drag your opponent to their death are 2 different casts and abilities. Any out of map to any sort of suppression cleanse or stasis can clear the chains that drag your opponent to their death. Also Yasuo's Wind Wall can not only block the starting Chem Drill but the Chains that fire to execute the enemy. SO DON'T FIRE YOUR CHAINS INTO A Wind Wall!!!
Fear Beyond Death before the flashy kill is a massive long range skill shot that does low damage and slows for 4 seconds on impact based on the amount of health they are missing mirroring the slow it gives (ex. 45% slow for 45% missing health for 4 seconds). This can only be canceled by Urgot dying and nearby enemies will be Fear ed and slowed for 1.5 seconds. You can walk around to your pleasure while finishing your ult and can even use Flash, this means you can Fear Beyond Death one person and Flash onto the rest of the enemy team and Fear them all for 1.5 seconds. This can be a huge swing in teamfights and can pull a winning fight out of a losing one.
Onto a few finer details of Fear Beyond Death, double tapping R will automatically pull an enemy as soon as they drop below 25% while waiting until the end of the timer will also automatically pull when enemies are below 25% hp. As a rule of thumb, you want to pull asap, there are niche situations where you don't want to pull automatically which I will go into in my matchups library.
Flash is it. If you aren't taking this spell you are trolling period. This spell can literally do almost anything in the entire game, case closed, moving on.
Smite is for jungle Urgot. I will include a jungle Urgot video how to later in this guide, but in my opinion it isn't good and there are junglers that do what Urgot does but better.
Ignite is for support Urgot. God help you if you play this. It is awful and with the amount Urgot needs items, Ignite is the only way you can be moderately useful.
Teleport is what a sane human being takes. Be a good boy like me, eat your Wheaties, and take teleport to gain elo. You are slower than a dead tortoise in quicksand and teleport takes you anywhere where you need to go. So take it and don't argue :D. However if you're taking Unsealed Spellbook, run Ignite and just swap into Teleport as needed because you'll be using Ignite a lot more than Teleport.
I cannot express how good this item is on Urgot. If you proc an Echoing Flames with Urgot it is 2 stacks of The Black Cleaver out of the total 6 you need to shred armor by 24%. Armor penetration is amazing on Urgot since literally all of his damage is physical. 20% cooldown reduction is great as Urgot's abilities have long cooldowns, the AD is good since all 5 abilities use AD as a scaling, and the health is a great scale with his W shield. The movement speed The Black Cleaver gives isn't a percentage so it isn't an issue that Urgot has low base movement speed. This item is more important than any other on Urgot period, always build it.
Frozen Mallet is another must have. It procs Approach Velocity every single auto attack, gives great hp, and a little AD that shouldn't go unnoticed. Really nothing to the item past this. Its awesome and has great synergy with the rest of the champ. Build it.
Imagine a tank that has 3000 hp and a shield that scales off of said HP. Now double it and give it +80 armor and +80 magic resist. Now focus real hard and imagine it all for 2200 gold since you use your trusty stopwatch to build it. This item exists. It's a real item. Build it and never look back.
Get caught and you're crying where is my team? Pop this for double your Hp, press your shield that gives extra from the scaling and start walking towards those bad boys. Tank fights, do whatever, its super efficient.
To put this item at no active efficiency while around 3 people, its worth 3040 gold. You buy it for 2200, and that is before you use it to double your health. Why more people don't build this item on every tank ever baffles me, but we know the secret and we are going to use it. So build it.
This is a fine way to cap out 40% cooldown reduction. Some sweet 80 AD, Lifesteal applying on literally all of your damage and a bunch of resistance that when coupled with gargoyles makes you nearly invincible. Good candidate and an item that I buy almost every game to fill in your last 2 slots.
This item is so slept on, by so many people, its almost criminal. This item is infinitely better than Spirit Visage on almost every champion ever, yet no one opts to build it. Doesn't matter how efficient or how useless this item may seem in comparison depending on the enemy team comp, if you aren't building this, you are going into Maw of Malmortius. You have no healing so Spirit Visage isn't efficient and plenty of champs do the same effect multiple times in magic damage, so lowering damage by 20% is massive. Imagine Corki firing blanks at you because his auto attacks mostly do magic damage. You are rocking 12% resist from Ninja Tabi and another 20% from adaptive? Sounds a lot better than 30% bonus health regen am I right?
Am I a huge fan of this item over Death's Dance or Adaptive Helm? No. Does that mean that you shouldn't build it? Also no. This item, like many in the game have their own time and place, and if you are really hurting for some juicy MR, a spellshield, and some fat AD, its not a bad item. The Lifesteal and Spellvamp are great for your attacks and abilities, I am just not completely sold on the no bonus HP part. Item is great and if it is your speed you should go for it as an option in the pool for your last 2 slots.
Hell yes. This item is great, lowers healing, gives hp, and gives armor. What else do you want? If you're into auto attack based ADs or people who are healing a lot and attacking you like Dr. Mundo, it is definitely worth a thought as one of your last 2 items.
I would be flayed if I didn't include this item. I guess it's okay. Solves the problem of you being slow and slows your opponent. Issue is the item is barely 88% efficient without the active. For a champion that likes extended fights and slugging it out an item that can't even hit 100% efficiency with a 90 second cooldown is simply just not enough. So you can try this item if you want to, but its a no from me.
Would be awesome if it wasn't so one dimensional and gave some utility other than hp. Cool in theory, but we just need too many other items for an item that gives no resistances to come through. It does come with some Cooldown Reduction though, so it could be worse, just not my speed. It is in competition with the same spot Adaptive Helm and Death's Dance are fighting over.
If you're building other sources of armor, this item got way buffed for you. And we are, so it's great. If Udyr, Jax, Master Yi, or any other auto attack based champions are, slap on some Ninja Tabi and continue on your way.
Okay these boots have magic resist on them. Do not build them for this explicit reason. Build them for the tenacity because you can only obtain any other tenacity on a Elixir of Iron on Urgot. So choose from these two boots wisely, its very situational and just about 50/50. Sometimes I start with Ninja Tabi and sell them just because tenacity is that important.