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Thresh Build Guide by Thr3shPrinc3

Support Thresh Support Guide! Relic Shield Start!!!

By Thr3shPrinc3 | Updated on March 23, 2020

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Runes:

Resolve
Aftershock
Font of Life
Bone Plating
Unflinching

Inspiration
Cosmic Insight
Biscuit Delivery
Bonus:

+1-10% CDR (lvls 1-18)
+6 Armor
+6 Armor

Spells:

1 2
Standard Spells -
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Thresh Support Guide! Relic Shield Start!!!

By Thr3shPrinc3
Why should you follow my advice?
I am a Thresh main and have been playing him at a high-gold elo. Although that doesn't sound remarkable, I play with 190ms and still perform well with Thresh which shows you that you don't have an excuse for not being able to play Thresh. I also start with Relic Shield and I haven't seen any other guides for this start so I figured I would make one :)
What I manage with 190ms! Back to Top
Why I start Relic Shield. . . Back to Top
Now at first glance you may think I am just being weird and trying to be different, but I convinced that Thresh works better with a Relic Shield. Thresh has really good AP scalings on both Q and R and even his E doesn't scale badly. Both of these abilities are key abilities for you're hard engage and kill setups. Being able to do more damage level 2 because of the increased damage on you're Q and having more damage on your R at level six can help you get kills were you normally wouldn't. It gives you more BURST damage as appose to sustained damage and can be the difference between an ADC flash + healing away and surviving or them dying (or even better burning both summoner spells and still dying!).
Cooldown Reduction!!! Back to Top
CDR is by far the most important stat on Thresh. Being tanky or doing damage doesn't help if you don't hit you're abilities. With the inbuilt 3 second deduction on you're Q cooldown if you hit ANY target (Minions and monsters included) you can really start cc locking people as long as you continue hitting you're Q's. It is obviously easier said then done but, wherever possible, try and throw your hook that even if you miss the champion you were aiming for you still hit a minion and get the cooldown deduction on you're ability.
Early game : Back to Top
Early game you will just try and abuse you're high kill pressure. Trying to get level 2 first is always a great idea since it will always guarantee summoner spells being burned and a high majority of the times, first blood. Look for engages wherever you can or try to position behind you're ADC if W is up and you don't have any vision. You can try and look for early roams once you have boots or if you're ADC backs and you have no reason to back at that time.
Mid game : Back to Top
Mid game if when Thresh really starts to shine if you are ahead and consistently hitting you're Q's. With you're high CDR you can constantly ensure you're team gets kills by getting picks or catching people out who don't expect the low cooldown of your Q. Try to secure as much objectives as possible with you're team and don't be too scared of leaving you're ADC when you know jungle is topside and you got them an early lead.
Late game : Back to Top
Late game you stay strong as long as you keep landing you're hooks(starting to see a pattern?) You have excellent CC and pick potential and also incredible peel for you're ADC. You can get teamates who recalled quickly back into the fight with you're W and help bait out cooldowns from the enemy team by pulling an ally out of danger with W.
Summary : Back to Top
All this being said and done at the end of the day it comes down to landing you're hooks and being at the right place at the right time . Keep on playing Thresh and getting familiar with his kit and you can start hitting those insane flash prediction hooks since you don't have to focus on you're own abilities anymore.
Conclusion Back to Top
I hope you guys find this guide useful and if you do please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel and supporting me. Hopefully you guys enjoy Thresh just as much as I do and remember, you can't force you're ADC to take lantern (sadly) <3