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League of Legends Build Guide Author bebopin jane

Twitch - Why didn't we focus him

bebopin jane Last updated on September 18, 2010
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Ability Sequence

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

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Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 9

So I've seen a lot a Twitch builds around and for some reason I don't like any of them, so I spent lots of time playing Twitch and came up with basically the best build I could think of making Twitch truly an unstoppable carry. the main thing i dont like about other builds is they tend to focus so much on getting attack speed for some reason, when the truth is that really only helps at super low levels, once youre 11, your ult and ambush give you plenty, so the extra attack speed isnt really necessary

Some Pros
Great ganker
good slow
awesome carry
bullets go through everyone
STEALTH to gank, run away, anything really

oracles (not too bad)
always focus

summoner spells

!!IMO an absolute must have on Twitch. Flash is a great offensive and defensive move for Twitch. Using it to go in near a tower to get that last shot->expunge off for a kill than flash away is great, but its best use is to quickly flash away from a sudden gank or mis-play on your part and ambush than laugh while the other team shoots skill shots in random directions to try to hit you. CAREFUL!! USING flash while stealthed takes off stealth. Only use it while stealthed if they can see you, otherwise youll just reveal yourself and probably die

!!Even post-nerf I still think cleanse is great on Twitch. so maybe he cant get off malz urgot and ww ult or those nasty ignites or other dots but still the cc that comes your way is always terrible. Cleanse is great combined with flash, just cleanse out of that focus and flash away if you get too low, but dont do it too early or your team will hate you for just running from battles all day. sometimes its better to die for your team.

Other possibilities, though i dont recommend them:

mehGood for ganking with the slow and blind, but can be cleansed off and just isnt worth is cause your slow is better and usually the other team will be running if you gank them, so the blind is unnecessary.

mehAlso good for ganking and mid laning if youre getting pushed. teleing to another lane and stealth could allow you to gank before the other team calls mia. also good for helping mid if you are getting harassed/pushed too much. probably better for new players but id still stick with cleanse flash

Other spells:
Ignite just not worth it, your should do enough damage to take them out without it, and its really only good earlyish game, where you are here to wreck teams in team fights late game.
Ghost gives lots of speed, but since basically everyone has it, it wont give you much of an advantage because Twitch has really low speed naturally.
Nothing else really is a viable option to me

Twich. Is. Squishy.
not a hard decision
flat hp quints for that early game boost
hp per level glyphs to help from lvl 6 +
armor pen marks for being a dps
and split magic resist flat and per level so casters dont smush you

AMBUSH After 1.25 seconds, Twitch becomes stealthed for 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 seconds. If Twitch attacks a unit while Stealthed, he gains 30 / 45 / 60 / 80 / 100% attack speed for up to 10 seconds, depending on how long he was stealthed before attacking.

This is what makes Twitch an epic carry. Gives invisibility and HUGE attack speed. -its also what separates the good twitches from the bad. a good twitch knows just when to come out of stealth for a gank or teamfight, or how to use it to run away in bushes by pressing q than going into a bush,but turning around and going out the way you came in when the other champ goes in. lets you get into stealth and easily run away.
DEBILITATING POISON Slows nearby enemy champions' move speed by 30%, plus 6% per Deadly Venom they have. 2.5 / 3.25 / 4 / 4.75 / 5.25 second duration.

Not really a main skill of his, but dont underestimate it! procing this DOES NOT remove the stacks of poison on the enemy, but only slows them. This is great in combination with expunge and with 6 stacks can be a 66% slow!
EXPUNGE Deals 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 (+100% of ability power) magic damage to each nearby poisoned enemy, plus 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 additional damage per stack of Deadly Venom applied to them.

Super super good early game, a great way to get kills. easily pop an extra 200+ damage on an enemy you are focusing and watch as they suddenly realize their hp is all gone and try to run. Not really significant damage late game since youll be focusing on dpsing, bus still can pick off those last scraps of hp on enemies running away.
SPRAY AND PRAY Twitch gains 40 / 60 / 80% attack speed and his attacks become long range line missiles for 7 seconds, dealing 100% damage and poisoning all enemies hit.

So 80% attack speed and gaining 1000 range and doing full damage to everyone hit. combine with ambush attack speed boost for 180% and say gg. SnP is what Twitch needs to rip through teams in team fights, but you have to go in at just the right time to do the most damage possible and also not get killed in one second.

Start with aAfter your first blue pill, go get aright away to maximize the gold you get, even if its not too much. also pick upbut if you cant afford em, just getdont go back your first time until you have at least enough for an avarice and lvl 1 boots, unless youre getting wrecked.
After these you should be able to lane and maybe get some kills until you can afford your firstfinish off yourthan put your cepter intowhich will be your main attack speed and survivability item. Now just save up and get threefor the damage and the stacking 36 armor pen per hit.

Possibility to replace the black cleavers withfor extra damage and life steal, but it really doesnt fit into my build cause my main goal is to first take out their damage dealers while helping the rest of the team by taking out everyones armor. the extra damage can be nice but its not as good as -36 armor per hit, and 20% life steal is really good enough for me.

After you finish starks, you should always have either the green, red, or both elixirs on you, for the hp, damage, as, and crit chance.

Also dont be afraid to pick up those treads or tabi if they have lots of magic damage or cc, the greaves arnt necessary just nice


early game
Now i know what youre thinking. OMG you need dorans for health. wrong. with quints and hp per lvl glyphs you start with around 550+, and by 6 youre more than caught up to what a dorans shield would offer. life steal allows for great laning, cause you can stay in your lane for sooo long. grab your cepter and head on over to mid and check out whos there. you most likely will stay for any hero, but in the case of mord or ryze you might want to switch. annie veigar and anivia can be rough too, but usually twitch can out play them. Really important point. Unless you are below half health, you should not be attacking the mins. only attack to last hit. it is ok if the other hero pushes you to your tower, it might take like 50 damage, and you can use the opportunity to get in some damage on the enemy. never really go past the walls on their side of the river unless all 4 other champs are accounted for on the side lanes, or you have wards placed to see a jungler gank. You dont want to overextend yourself because again, youre twitch, not shen. you die fast. keep this up and only b if you are like <150 hp, the enemy is dead and you have a good chance to buy and get back to lane before they do, or you push enough mins that the enemy will be distracted until you get back. Unlike most twitches, you shouldnt be doing too much ganking early game. Wait until you have some real damage output.

mid game-late game
its really all the same. by now you should have your ie and maybe starks and some elixirs, red buff would be nice too. it is time to go hurt some people. go find wherever their squishiest hero is or where a stacking carry is, and tell your team to go initiate. BEFORE INITIATING: make sure you check bushes for enemies hiding there and look at map to see if others are mia. dont initiate if all are mia because they probably know youre coming. stand behind the enemy, placement is key, and wait for your teammates to be close enough to be able to help you, but not too close to scare the other team away. FIRST auto attack out of stealth without your ult. if you ult right away, you wont get the extra bonus from ambush. auto attack once on the focus, than press r and watch their health drop in a second. in the off chance they actually dont die in 2 seconds, just slow, hit a couple more times with the ult, and expunge should finish the job. keep this up and you should have 10+ kills before the 25-30 minute mark.

team fights. the most important part of the late game. a twitch needs to know when he should initiate, which is definitly not first, or even when your team initiates. wait about 2-3 seconds, or until you see some crippling ults popped, than rush in and get them all. dont wait too long though, your team will di ebefore you can help. you want to try to get in right when you think the other team wont focus you right away, which will be their ultimate downfall. you really will learn good timing after experience, just remember not to get caught too early in the team fight or youll get focused and die too fast. your life steal should keep you in the fight even when youre getting attacked cause your hitting so many people and life stealing ALL the damage.

farming. twitch is really good at it. his expunge and his damage just make it easy. if you go in the jungle, just hit each monster 2-3 times, press e, all are dead. works on big groups of mins too. just hit each of them once and drop them all at one time.

Not really necessary but I like playing with a cool costume on my twitch, but im all out of riot points and dont want to spend lots on a costume. just go check out and check out their custom skins. They have some really cool ones and they tell you how to install them and everything. sadly, only you can see it, but its ok. personally, i use a really cool one called midevil twitch but browse their selection they got tons.

Thanks for checking out my guide hope it helped. Feedback would be nice too!