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Fiddlesticks Build Guide by Goldenstinger

Jungle Unlock Your Potential as a Fiddlesticks Main: A Guide from the #1 Fiddlesticks Player in the World

Jungle Unlock Your Potential as a Fiddlesticks Main: A Guide from the #1 Fiddlesticks Player in the World

Updated on January 25, 2023
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Runes: New players

1 2
Inspiration
First Strike
Perfect Timing
Future's Market
Cosmic Insight

Domination
Cheap Shot
Ultimate Hunter
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-140 HP (lvls 1-18)

Spells:

Standard Jungle
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Smite

Smite

Threats & Synergies

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Champion Build Guide

Unlock Your Potential as a Fiddlesticks Main: A Guide from the #1 Fiddlesticks Player in the World

By Goldenstinger
Fiddle PRESEASON SOLO CLEAR UPDATED
Blue Side
Red Side


Credit to Teddysticks for the videos (https://www.youtube.com/@TeddyStick) He is a chall kr Fiddle main. This is the route I recommend you follow (we start buffs now).

!! Practice in practice tool before doing this, the clear is much easier than s12 clear now as not as much initial juggling between wolves and blue.
Season 12
Why this Guide?
The purpose of this guide is to help you not only master Fiddlesticks in the jungle and improve your performance, but also to develop a growth mindset and a deeper understanding of important aspects of the game such as macro, vision, and awareness. With the right attitude and knowledge base, climbing the ranks will be much easier.

To further develop a growth mindset, I recommend watching this video from a member of the community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y1rXRQ4SCA. This video provides valuable insights that can help you win more games at any rank, from Challenger to Platinum.

Here are some key points to keep in mind as you work to improve your Fiddlesticks play:

1. If you are using your stopwatch early in the game, consider pivoting into Zhonya's instead of finishing the Rocket Belt. Increasing your survivability is key to more consistent wins.

2. Before farming, take a moment to assess the state of the lanes. Look for opportunities to gank an enemy laner who is pushed up, or prepare for a counter gank if your own laner is pushed.

3. In champion select, consider your team's win condition and the gank potential of each lane. If you have a Leona and Tristana, for example, start on the top side of the map and clear towards the lane you want to focus on first.

4. Practice your clear to get consistently fast times, around 3 minutes 15 seconds or less. If you are struggling, use the practice tool and check out the clear section of this guide for video tutorials on both sides of the map.

5. Make sure to buy control wards and use them liberally for objective control.


6. Don't be afraid to attempt a level 3 gank if the opportunity arises. About 20% of the time, there will be a chance for a successful level 3 gank. Prioritize this over a full clear if you are confident you can get a kill (this will come with experience).

7. In high elo (Diamond 2 and above, but also good to be aware of at lower ranks), try to anticipate the path and intentions of the enemy jungler. For example, if they are playing Jarvan IV or Lee Sin, they are likely to attempt a level 3 gank. Communicate this information to your team to improve your awareness and attention to detail, and ultimately improve your overall performance.

If you want to take your climb to the next level, don't hesitate to reach out to me via Discord (Golden#3320) to discuss coaching today.



If you learn something from this guide please give it a thumbs up (Green button up the top no login required)! I will continue to provide updates every patch (it doesn't require a login)

Why Fiddle Jungle?
Fiddlesticks is currently a very strong pick, thanks to the effectiveness of his new items. Take advantage of this while you can, as there may be potential nerfs on the horizon. Fiddlesticks has a high win rate of 52%+ despite a low play rate of only 4%. He is a powerful, underutilized pick that can help you earn free LP.

In addition to his competitive potential, Fiddlesticks is also a lot of fun to play. As you learn how to pilot him, you will find it easier to carry games on your own. The thrill of landing a game-changing ultimate or scoring a quadra kill or pentakill is hard to beat. The low play rate of Fiddlesticks means that he is rarely picked or banned, making him a strong dark horse pick. If you follow the advice in this guide and practice with Fiddlesticks, you should have an easier time climbing the ranks.

If you would like personal coaching to improve your Fiddlesticks play, please don't hesitate to contact me on Discord at Golden#3320.
Who Am I?
As a Fiddlesticks main in OCE, I enjoy the challenge of solving problems and finding the most efficient ways to get things done. I am always looking to learn and improve, and I believe that helping others is one of the best ways to reinforce my own knowledge.

I have achieved Challenger rank with Fiddlesticks in both the support and jungle roles in seasons 8/9 and reached Grandmaster in season 10/11. I was also invited to play support for an Academy team in OCE during season 8, but due to negative behavior, I was unable to participate for a 12-week period. Since then, I have made an effort to improve myself and take responsibility for my actions. I strive to be objective and identify areas for improvement rather than pointing out the faults of others.

This mindset is something that I am constantly working to improve, both in and out of the game. I believe that having a positive mentality is key to success, and I discuss this throughout the guide for those interested. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about me, please feel free to leave a comment on this guide, message me on Discord (Golden#3320) or visit my Twitch channel at https://www.twitch.tv/gldn__/.
How to Play when all lanes are losing
I think this is an issue all of us Fiddle mains have gone through. The answer is probably not one you are looking for; each game is different and has different win conditions so there is no clear answer. As long as you are consistent with playing around vision control, farming and prioritising effectively, playing with agency and leading your team you can carry most games.

(In the short term, depending on demand)I would be happy to review a vod and provide some personalised feedback on a game that you think you did well in but couldn't carry.

This topic is more nuanced and will require more examples as each game is radically different with so many variables. I will be making a video on this topic in the near future to provide in field examples of decision making prioritisation.
Where to ward?

Ward deep if you can safely - the illustration above shows all the spots. Don't be afraid to move vision line - as a fiddle you should have one control ward out on the map and 2 in inventory at all times. Shift them as you gain control of objectives or you need to check if a spot is warded before ulting.
Is Fiddle actually strong?
I believe he is very strong in the right hands. In order to be a master of Fiddle you need to have a very deep understanding of the game. This requires practice and resilience in sticking to him, if you find his playstyle interesting and engaging then stick with him - he is worth it. Also, I am happy to help so feel free to ask any questions on how I have success with him if anything is missing in this guide.
Why RocketBelt as Primary Mythic?
This choice comes down to preference. I prefer the heavier AP and utility route (Rocketbelt) as it provides a more efficient build path and better raw stats. The items active dash helps to dampen one of fiddles weakest points in his movement speed.

Rocketbelt is risk adverse and opens up more play options than Liandries (which is good situationally against tank heavy team comps) and Night Harvester. For example, you need the stars to align for a good ulti or have flash up to reposition. With RB the enemy can be just out of range and you can easily close the distance netting kills that would otherwise not have been available to you. Its kind of a pseudo flash every 30ish secs. The higher rank you get, the smarter people are so the ms allows for ult results that you couldn't get on another item. Also the health is underrated.

The active took me a while to get used to - especially as Zhonyas and Predator are also core actives but over time you will get used to this.
Fiddle Combos
Combo 1 | Fiddlesticks full damage dealing combo
Combo 2 | Fiddlesticks W + Flash (fearing)
Combo 3 | Fiddlesticks W + Flash (fearing) 2
Top 10 Tips - Piece of Sheet for begginers
Really good video for Beginners
Mood Impact & Ranked
It's important to keep in mind that League of Legends seasons are long-term endeavors and not something to be rushed. If you are feeling unwell, unmotivated, or simply not in the mood to play, it is best to avoid ranked games until you are feeling more prepared. Playing ranked games when you are not at your best can lead to poor performance and can contribute to feelings of burnout. Instead, consider playing on a smurf or flex account if you want to continue playing, but prioritize your well-being and take breaks when needed. It's important to find the right balance and only play ranked when you feel up to it. Remember, we have the luxury of time, so use it wisely and aim to maximize your LP and ranked gains.
Is coaching worth it?
I absolutely 100% recommend coaching - it's a difficult task to understand what you can objectively be doing better. How are you supposed to know what you don't know and then figure out a way to implement it?

League has so many variables. I have been coached and found so many good insights into what I was doing ineffectively and the minor enhancements that could be implemented. Don't be ashamed to get coaching - there are coaches out there who can help you for free and are a great start resource for improving. Instead of mindlessly grinding use your growth mindset and seek out objective feedback from those in higher skill brackets than you.

I am also happy to help with free advice and vod reviews (limited time based on demand) on my twitch channel Twitch.tv/gldn__
Reviewing Pro Vods
I suggest watching videos of the other ELOs above you; not just the highest. Depending on your skill and ELO, you might see what a Challenger player is doing, but you might not know why.

There was this video of a Master player in bot lane with a Diamond player and he was coaching him along the way. That video stood out to me because of how great this Master ADCs awareness was. He was actively pinging, actively commanding the Support he was laning with, explaning what he was doing for the audience, all while watching the map and communicating with his team. It was nuts. I had no idea Master players track so many things. Conversely, when I watch Platinum players, they can make some great moves AND I understand a lot more of what they're doing. Sometimes too much information obscures your view from the most important things.
How to command your team?
Best post on this has already been done - I wont be able to be clearer so sourced author and source below:

Source: http://www.team-dignitas.org/articles/blogs/League-of-Legends/2713/Communication-What-and-why-its-important/

Author: Jeff Prasad
When & how to dodge?
If you want to climb seriously then look to incorporate dodges into games that are unwinnable.

The first thing I do when I get into champ select is copy all of my team mates names and paste into op.gg (https://youtu.be/-BJ08ryX1b0?t=160 - this is time stamped incase you haven't done this before - check out this video for how to)

If your team has more than 3AP champs (including you) or more than 2 Autofill's.. I would dodge. As a fiddle you need a good support so if your support is auto filled and you don't see any recent support games or a good win rate on a support on opgg I would also recommend dodging.

Dodging is cycled through a 24 hour windows so you can dodge once per day with limited penalty. Most importantly your mmr will stay in tact which is that variable that influences how much LP you gain and lose.

1st Dodge = 6 minutes & -3 LP

2nd Dodge = 30 minutes & -10 LP

3rd Dodge = 30 minutes & -10 LP

Look to prioritise games that have good comps to reduce your risk of a loss wherever possible.
Where can I ult from
There are so many different spots that work - prioritise getting in a good unwarded position if you can to use ult more effectively. Even if this takes more time!

This video here explains all the different spots and is still relevant.
Summary
I am keeping an eye out on Fiddle mains across the servers for what's working well for season 12. I will update this guide accordingly once I try different options. If you see having success with a Rune setup/build let me know and I can test it out.

Also ill be doing vod reviews for free on my twitch channel so come and learn with me if that interests you. Thanks for taking the time to read my guide and learn a bit about me. Hope you have an awesome season 12 and please let me know of your successes in the comments - I love to see them :)

IMPORTANT: If you want a more personalised experience to learn Fiddle or simply want to learn how to carry with him add me on discord Golden#3320 today.
Credits
Credits to a few people who helped provide reference content. I have reached out to them for their approval.
@SawyerNelson - https://www.twitch.tv/sawyernelson
@Teddysticks - https://www.twitch.tv/teddystick
@pieceOfSheet - https://www.twitch.tv/piece_of_sheet

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