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Vapora's Guide To Tristana

Vapora Dark Last updated on September 12, 2017
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Bahmpocalypse | September 14, 2017 9:31am
What do you think about Tristana's place in the meta right now after the nerfs this patch (7.18)?
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Vapora Dark (509) | September 14, 2017 9:36am
I think she's probably still fine, but I haven't played her yet.
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SYWUNKAA | August 29, 2017 4:36am
Looks like a downgrade unless you're straight up rushing it to me. Time will tell.
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Vapora Dark (509) | August 29, 2017 4:43am
What is?
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Janitsu (525) | August 28, 2017 3:30pm
Stuff that pops into my head:

You seem to run 18/12/0 while most of the ADC mains have been using 18/0/12 for a long time due to the Cunning tree being rather pointless without Precision and Thunderlord's Decree .

Why don't you just take 1x Vampirism and 4x Natural Talent ? You lose basically nothing and gain even better lane sustain.

Doran's Shield is still a legit starting item that many do go for when playing Tristana. I think it at least deserves a mention :)).

Korean ADCs (Zhanqisususu and Deft to name a few) alternate between Fervor of Battle and Warlord's Bloodlust . Both are in my opinion rather viable and one is better than the other in some scenarios. It's also worth mentioning here that many ADCs that I regularly follow opt for the Runaan's Hurricane + Statikk Shiv/ Rapid Firecannon/ Phantom Dancer combo for the added power against clumped targets.

What is your opinion on going three levels in Explosive Charge and then maxing Rapid Fire by level 10?
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Vapora Dark (509) | August 28, 2017 4:10pm
Janitsu wrote:
You seem to run 18/12/0 while most of the ADC mains have been using 18/0/12 for a long time due to the Cunning tree being rather pointless without Precision and Thunderlord's Decree .


Yeah I'm going to be updating all of my guides for that in the future.


Janitsu wrote:
Why don't you just take 1x Vampirism and 4x Natural Talent ? You lose basically nothing and gain even better lane sustain.


"Why don't you just take 0x Vampirism and 5x Natural Talent ? You lose basically nothing and gain even more DPS."

Logic goes both ways, I just don't understand why 0.4% lifesteal is considered the perfect amount of additional sustain on all ADCs in the face of Doran's Blade/ Doran's Shield sustain, HP regen, Ardent Censer, support heals, Relic Shield heals, etc. You already have so much sustain from so many different sources, why is an extra 0.4% lifesteal exactly what you need in all situations, no matter the champion and no matter your other sources of sustain? If it's that good, why not more points in Vampirism ? If it's not that good, why not 0 points in it? Why is precisely 0.4% that important?

I've never understood the logic and I've never heard a convincing argument for it, so I don't buy into that particular Masteries strategy.


Janitsu wrote:
Doran's Shield is still a legit starting item that many do go for when playing Tristana. I think it at least deserves a mention :)).

I honestly thought I'd already updated the guide to include this, I'll get round to adding it in the near future.


Janitsu wrote:
Korean ADCs (Zhanqisususu and Deft to name a few) alternate between Fervor of Battle and Warlord's Bloodlust . Both are in my opinion rather viable and one is better than the other in some scenarios.

I don't know who the other guy is, but I just looked up Deft's 9 last Tristana games, which are all the ones he's played in the past week+, and he used Warlord's in every one.

Additionally Tristana in Diamond has an 85% playrate with Warlord's and a 15% playrate with Fervor; and even though Fervor is used so rarely, which would indicate it's only used situationally, it actually has a negative winrate on what is otherwise one of the strongest solo queue ADCs of the patch.

If there's any situation where Fervor is optimal, it's too rare and hard to identify for me to want to advocate it.



Janitsu wrote:
It's also worth mentioning here that many ADCs that I regularly follow opt for the Runaan's Hurricane + Statikk Shiv/ Rapid Firecannon/ Phantom Dancer combo for the added power against clumped targets.

I mostly stick to what's meta and I can't remember the last time I saw a Tristana in pro play or high Elo solo queue not build Statikk Shiv + Rapid Firecannon. Additionally the winrate of any other Zeal upgrade on Tristana is abysmal, so anything else doesn't seem worth considering.


Janitsu wrote:
What is your opinion on going three levels in Explosive Charge and then maxing Rapid Fire by level 10?

Personally I think the additional wave clear and tower damage from maxing Explosive Charge is too good to pass up on, but more points in Rapid Fire probably performs better in team-fights, especially once you have two crit items completed.


Thank you for your feedback, I'll get round to fixing some of the things you mentioned soon.
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Dharni | August 21, 2017 9:25am
Hii how about change rapid firecanon for runnans huracan? ty
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Atsu Kana | August 19, 2017 4:59pm
I have been seeing an odd build at the top of the list and I wanted to know what you thought about it. It has you get a bf sword on first backs but then proceed to rush Statikk shiv and then finally complete B. Grieves and IE. How viable do you think this is? I would think not so much as the IE can be completed faster if I remember correctly and if you are lucky can be a mich bigger power spike than a statikk shiv. Though at the same time you can get some bonus attack speed to finish your E stacking earlier but then again this is accomplished by the earlier finishing of your B.Grieves. Why would this end up at the top of the boards?
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Vapora Dark (509) | August 19, 2017 5:22pm
It's okay but whether you use it or not depends mostly on how much gold you back on each back, since Shiv components are all very cheap. If you keep backing with 1300+ gold then 875+ gold then 800+ gold, etc. then you may as well just complete IE first. Statikk Shiv is for when you can only afford Daggers on your backs.
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MasterCheez0324 | August 5, 2017 8:22pm
Just wondering, would Ravening Crossbow be good at all? Or is it just not worth it on trist?
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Vapora Dark (509) | August 19, 2017 5:21pm
I guess you mean Blade of the Ruined King? It used to be good but right now the build I currently have is much better.
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Revolao | July 26, 2017 7:56am
People are saying including DUSKBLADE OF DRAKTHARR is a viable option for Tristana instead of focusing only in items with critical increasing. What do you think about it?
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Vapora Dark (509) | July 26, 2017 12:45pm
Nah, Duskblade on Tristana isn't very good, especially since it's just been nerfed, and nerfed even harder for ranged champions.
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Revolao | July 27, 2017 6:50am
Thanks!
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Revolao | July 26, 2017 7:47am
Hi,
I was wondering if you would agree with me if joining team fights during mid game as Tristana (15~25 min) wouldn't be a good idea, as she has not enough build and can get easily killed. Instead, destroying t1 and t2 safely (with near jungle properly warded) would be a wise option (as she farms and distracts part of the enemy so they couldn't be together elsewhere). Besides, she has some scape strategies... In what situations do you think forcing t1 and t2 alone would be a viable option?
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Vapora Dark (509) | July 26, 2017 12:47pm
ADC's generally don't make very good split pushers, so you do have to group with your team and team-fight.
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Revolao | July 27, 2017 6:50am
Thanks!
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Beckenzi | July 19, 2017 5:38am
ty for the guide helped me out alot
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Rentaro Sama (2) | July 13, 2017 12:28pm
Oi, espada do rei é viavel? se sim? em qual situação?
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Vapora Dark (509) | July 14, 2017 7:54am
I don't speak Portuguese but I speak Spanish which is pretty similar, so if I'm correct, you said:

"What about Blade of the Ruined King? Is it viable? In what situations?"

I can read a great deal of Portuguese but I can't speak a word of it, so I'm afraid I'm going to have to reply in English. :P

Assuming that's what you said, Blade is still a good item on Tristana but right now it's just being outshined by the Energizer build, consisting of Warlord's Bloodlust , Statikk Shiv and Rapid Firecannon. Tristana is one of the best abusers for this build. So while Blade of the Ruined King was a great item on her for a few patches, right now it's still fine but simply not the best option.
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Rentaro Sama (2) | July 14, 2017 7:57am
Mas faz o item situacional contra campeões que escalam com muita vida?

obrigado.
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Atsu Kana | July 6, 2017 5:08pm
Another quick question which last whisper item would you use on zac? I am assuming lord dominik's regards since he doesn't really have the means to be picking up his blobs mid fight. Was just curious on this one because he seemed a bit more hybrid unlike poppy, maokai, or vlad for instance (vlad seems pretty tanky from my experience and things work out better when I take mortal reminder against him)
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Vapora Dark (509) | July 7, 2017 2:21am
I would build Mortal Reminder against Zac usually, but it depends on whether the rest of his comp benefits more from Mortal Reminder or Lord Dominik's Regards, since both are good against him. His healing isn't as absurd as Dr. Mundo's where Mortal Reminder is 100% core.
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