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Tristana Build Guide by VuKing

Ultimate Tristana - Guide season 12

Ultimate Tristana - Guide season 12

Updated on March 10, 2022
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Runes: Standard

1 2 3
Hail of Blades
Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter

Legend: Alacrity

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


1 2 3
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Heal


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Champion Build Guide

Ultimate Tristana - Guide season 12

By VuKing
Pros And Cons
+ Very flexible
+ Atrong early game damage
+ Attack range increases with level
+ Super strong late game
+ Heal reduction strong vs soraka
+ Strong single target damage
- No AD scaling on skills
- Not much poke in lane
- Is reliant on items
- R at the wrong time can also help the enemy
- Improper or reckless usage of her W-Rocket Jump can immediately get her killed due to how squishy she is

Passive - Draw a Bead

The range of Tristana's auto-attacks, E and Ultimate increases based on level.

Q - Rapid Fire

Empowers her cannon, gaining bonus attack speed for 7 seconds.

W - Rocket Jump

- Jumps to the target location, dealing magic damage to all nearby enemies on impact and slowing them by 60%. Takedowns and detonation of E at maximum stacks on an enemy champion will reset this ability's cooldown.
- While your W-Rocket Jump can be used aggressively, before jumping in, make sure the enemies CC abilities are down and the Jungler is not nearby. Jumping forward into the waiting arms of the enemy Jungler/ Support will leave you for dead.

E - Explosive Charge

- Passive: Enemies explode when killed by Tristana's basic attacks, dealing magic damage to all nearby enemies.
- Active: Places an explosive charge on the target enemy or enemy turret. After 4 seconds, the charge detonates, dealing physical damage to nearby enemies and turrets. This explosion radius is increased when used on a turret. Each auto-attack and ability against the target increases the Explosive charge's damage by 30%, stacking up to 4 times.
- When using your E-Explosive Charge make sure you auto-attack the enemy as much as possible to increase it’s damage output

R - Buster Shot

- Fires a massive cannonball at the target enemy, dealing magic damage and knocking back at the target and all enemies around them.
- In team fights, use your Ultimate R-Buster Shot as a self peel tool. Use it to knock away the enemy frontline to keep yourself safe.

Hail of Blades helps Tristana duel very well. This keystone is by far the best one for Tristana at the moment since it helps u proc your passive and deal a high DPS with your three attack proc.
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Eyeball Collection Eyeball Collection gives kai'sa attack power when Kai'sa joins the kill
- Triumph: Gives tristana the ability to heal when taking down enemies
- Legend: Alacrity: Gives tristana extra attack speed when taking down enemies
Attack speed, damage, armor help Tristana farm creep and trade well in the early game.
Summoner Spells
Flash is always the spell of choice for each adc. It gives you the mobility you need
This is the basic spell when you go bottom. It can save you and your teammates' lives when needed
If the enemy has a lot of cc, take it


Kraken Slayer
Build Kraken Slayer for damage. Kraken Slayer is fantastic for fighting and boosts your damage output immensely. This item alone is a huge powerspike.

Buy Galeforce if you want more mobility for Tristana. At the same time, it also helps you to accumulate damage quickly in a short time

Immortal Shieldbow
Build Shieldbow to survive. You must build this item against team comps that will insta-kill you. It is only meant to keep you alive to deal damage. Otherwise Kraken Slayer is superior for damage.


The Collector
The Collector: Very strong for snowballing, cost-effective. Crit is great for the crit Tristana build and a great 2nd/3rd item against opponents without armor.

Phantom Dancer
Phantom Dancer gives great sustained damage for teamfights since it gives a ton of attack speed. It also synergizes really well with Hail of Blades, as it’s passive triggers. Phantom Dancer’s movement speed also helps you stick on to opponents well.

Wit's End
Wit's End: Because of akshan's high attack speed combined with Rageblade it might be a good idea to build Wit's End What makes Wit's End good is that it deals bonus magic damage which makes a huge difference. You might ask yourself why that is a big deal Guinsoo's Rageblade gains 3 unique passives, one is has "15% Magic Penetration" the other is "Deal an additional 15 magic damage on-hit" and the third is of course "Every third basic attack triggers on-hit effect an addtional time" this makes it so you will deal massive amount of Magic damage on their tanks that might build full armor towards you

Infinity Edge
Infinity Edge: Won't be used in this build because of Infinity Edge Unique passive that counter Guinsoo's Rageblade passive. However, there is a build path that goes Kraken Slayer, Phantom Dancer and Infinity Edge which works really well also for akshan, giving his that big 3 item spike after completing Infinity Edge

Lord Dominik's Regards
Lord Dominik's Regards: In most scenarios, Lord Dominik's Regards won't be needed.However, if their team is really heavy armor reliant, such as Ezreal Frozen Heart ADC, Tank support, tanky Jungler and tanky Top laner, Lord Dominik's Regards could grow to be useful. On top of that it grants a great 35 pure Attack Damage boost

Runaan's Hurricane
Runaan's Hurricane: Gives a heck ton of attack speed for late game teamfights and essentially TRIPLES on-hit effectiveness when the enemy team is clumped up together.

Stormrazor: Gives tristana Attack speed,Crit and slow. With the ability to slow, Tristana can comfortably deal damage as well as chase or flee

Berserker's Greaves
Berserker's Greaves:This is the standard equipment of each ADC. It has hit speed, move speed. Too good for the price of 1100 gold


Guardian Angel
Guardian Angel:Is a really good item vs AD assassins. has pure AD that boost your damage and also gain a huge amount of armor. The unique passive is one of the most powerful item passive in the game. After the assassin used their ultimate on you they will need to kill you again but this time without it. By the time you get back to life their Assassin might be dead already. I recommand this item vs: Rengar Zed Kha'Zix Kayn Viego and Nocturne

Mortal Reminder
Mortal Reminder:Is a great item vs champions that rely on healing the 40% healing reduce up to 60% from Grievous Wounds make a world of difference. I recommand to buy this item only if they have fed champions on opposite team such as: Vladimir Darius Soraka Warwick Volibear Yuumi Viego and Dr. Mundo

Rapid Firecannon
Rapid Firecannon: Is the more defensive iteam. It increases Tristana's attack range and some necessary stats

Rabadon's Deathcap
Rabadon's Deathcap which will increase your magic damage the most

Mercurial Scimitar
Mercurial Scimitar:AKA is great vs champions that rely heavy crowd control such as Ashe Mordekaiser , Morgana , Lux , Sejuani , Cassiopeia , Elise , Skarner , Malzahar , Another thing to note is that quicksilver works against Mordekaiser Realm of Death It also has a decent Attack Damage, Life Steal and Magic Resistance

Blade of the Ruined King
Blade of the Ruined King: Blade of the Ruined King is one of the core item for Tristana It grants Physical Damage and Attack Speed which are both great stats, but the important is the passive and life steal from Blade of the Ruined King The passive grants her a huge damage boost combined with Guinsoo's Rageblade and the life steal from Blade of the Ruined King makes Tristana laning much easier. The active is a crucial part of Blade of the Ruined King The active deals 100 Magic Damage to an enemy champion and steals 25% Movement Speed from the target for 3 seconds. The movement speed helps him in skirmishes and 1v1s vs melees by kiting and also grants him a higher chance to dodge certain abilities which gives an edge in the skirmish. The raw Magic Damage from the active is not too bad either, even when you are vs a range and nothing to dodge, it could still be useful as it is an instant cast.

Bloodthirster: Gives a bunch of AD and a whopping 20% extra lifesteal. As said earlier in the runes section, with Legend: Bloodline Tristana gets up to 40% lifesteal! The passive shield gives you even more survivability in teamfights. If you get to this three item spike, you are essentially unkillable.

Maw of Malmortius
Maw of Malmortius: Helps attack damage-based champions against enemy teams with high amounts of magic damage. Can absorb most of the initial burst of magic damage from an enemy champion and give the owner an opportunity to attack or retreat. It is very useful against ability power casters with long cooldowns.
Maw of Malmortius still provides less effective health against magic damage than dedicated, anti-magic damage defensive items like Spirit Visage or Force of Nature. However, Maw of Malmortius come with the advantage of not sacrificing offensive potential, which allows an Tristana champion to better recover from behind when facing an enemy AP champion. Keep in mind, however, that Maw of Malmortius's passive is not useful at all against most Tristana champions, while the other aforementioned defensive items still give effective HP and sustain to use against an enemy Tristana, even though the magic resistance itself is not useful. This can be significant during the mid game if you aren't preparing an armor item against them, or if the enemy Tristana champion is fed. Choosing wisely between those items can overcome this issue.
How To Play
Early Game

+ Play safe for the first few levels. You need time to come online and you shouldn’t be fighting unless you have a clear early advantage.
+ After destroying the bottom lane tower, rotate to the mid lane and try to take that tower. This will open up the map and give your team a gold lead.
+ Once you have a few levels under your belt, you can start to play aggressive and look for aggressive plays. You benefit from extended trades, so try to go for them frequently.

Mid Game

+ Try and stick with your Support throughout the mid-game. You’re quite vulnerable and easy to kill if you’re on your own. By staying with your Support, your survivability will increase.
+ Continue picking up farm in the side lanes when no team fights are occurring, but spend as little time away from your team. You need gold and XP to buy items and if you fall behind, it will be unlikely that you’ll be able to dish out damage in fights.
+ Look for picks with your Support/Jungler to get kills and increase your lead. If you kill a key target, you could make the call for Baron.

Late Game

+ Just like in the mid-game, you should stick with your Support throughout the later parts of the game. Do not go around the map alone as you will die easily.
+ Do not play super aggressive in team fights. Just kite and auto-attack the nearest enemy champion. If you walk too far forward, the enemy will focus you and take you down.
+ Continue to kite in team fights and consistently adapt your positioning. Avoid standing still in fights as you’ll be an easy target.
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