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League of Legends Build Guide Author sanosukesa

Tristana the hybrid way to win!

sanosukesa Last updated on April 22, 2013
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.



Offense: 30

Honor Guard

Defense: 0


Utility: 0

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Hello! I'm Lindstrom, and I'm fresh level 30 player on NA, and leveling my account at BR server. I'm new to Mobafire as guide writer, and english isn't my first language, so I feel sorry for any gramatical error. I love to play LOL and I'm starting to play into all roles, after some time i met Tristana, and I really love this champion, she comes with a amazing skill set, and at late game is a little monster that can be more scary them the best Teemo out there, or even that Cho'Gath with infinite life. But everyone claims that she is very weak on mid game. And this guide is all about that, transform a possible weak mid game into a full of win mid game.

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Pros / Cons


Great damage at the whole game.
Sheen's Procs.
Phage's Slow.
Explosive Shot will act like a second ignite.
Your oponent's will be confused thinking "WTF" while you shred them into pieces.


Less life steal until get Guinsoo's 50% life buff.
Less critical chance with Trinity Force than Phantom Dancer.

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Runes and Masteries.

For the runes I read something about it, and since I'm not a pro with all the runes to test, I'll apreciate some help to define the best ones, but for now I'll indicate the runes and Masteries that will give you a much easier early game, so you can be well fed at mid game, and build your trinity force before level 18.

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Items early game.

At early game your playstyle will be almost like any other ADC, but since you are not rushing Infinity Edge, instead of take a early B. F. Sword, you are going to take a Pickaxe right before the lvl 7, or the first tower come down. If you are doing too well, and have money to take a B. F. Sword, still take a Pickaxe and your Blasting Wand, the point is, Guinsoo's Rageblade is what make this build shines and gives you a good mid game, since the enemy adc can have the same auto atk dmg as you, but his skills will be probably stronger, Guinsoo's Rageblade will change this really by making you give a good amount of auto atk dmg, increasing your atk spd and giving your skills a lot of dmg.

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Items mid game.

Blasting Wand and Guinsoo's Rageblade will be your key to mid game, since a full AD Tristana doesn't really shines here, your Guinsoo's Rageblade will make your skills bring you back to the game and a Hextech Gunblade will give you good AD/AP Ratio, even if enemy ADC have better auto atk dmg, you are going to be able to hold the game killing him and anyone else with your Rocket Jump + Explosive Shot. You should finish your Hextech Gunblade around level 14. Actually at level 15 It's normal to me already have a Zeal. Here is where you have to choose turn Zeal into Phantom Dancer or Trinity Force. For me a Trinity Force, can be much more effective, even with lower atk spd and lower crit chance, you can still slow your enemies and use Sheen's procs to output some free aditional dmg.

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Skill Sequence

Your Skill sequence will be like any other Tristana play Style, until late game you will like to combo like this:

Rocket Jump > Explosive Shot > Buster Shot

At late game you doesnt really need a combo to kill, so you will be using your skill like this:

Rapid Fire will be your "god of war" mode.

Rocket Jump will be used almost always, to chase, run, or kill, like a Kha'Zix.

Explosive Shot second ignite.

Buster Shot this one you can use to finish, but since I have a Trinity Force, and I`m doing Tons of Damage, I use this to save my teammates's ***, shoot this on the closest enemy of your teammate and throw him away with all enemies behind him.

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Version log:


Version: 1.1

    Adjusted final build to show correct stats.

Version: 1.0
    Published the guide.