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Warwick Build Guide by The Lost Legacy of Riot

Warwick a Champ to be "Tankful" For

Warwick a Champ to be "Tankful" For

Updated on June 17, 2012
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LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


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In this Guide I will talk about my main champ, whom I owe so many wins to, and i figured maybe you can too. Tank-Wick is a champ some may underestimate and this build will help you get kills and help your teamates get some too.

This guide covers: Items, Summoner Spells, Runes, How to Feed Yourself,
Why we don't play with our food, and Masteries Plus Skill Sequences

(If this guide helps you in any way please feel free to comment or pm me)
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Pros / Cons

* Opens up a new way to defeat your opponents
* Not so glass cannon
* Can hold his own in a fight
* Takes a load of damage even in the beggining
* Can chase with the best of them


* Almost useless in the beggining (or so I've been told)
* Takes almost all kills in the beggining
* Not so good late game
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Why we don't play with our food

Tank-Wick is a champ who can't take most hits early game, so early chasing and harrasing is not advisable cause they will kill you.

Tank-Wick's Q Hungering Strike doesn't deal a lot of damage so its not a good sustain in a 2v1

Tank-Wick gets really useful around level 6 where he gets his ultimate R Infinite Duress

Tank-Wick is not a amazing ganker unless he ganks mid even then he has a hard time ganking

Even if Tank-Wick can't get his kill he still can get another one just check a bush sitting next to your original target (this is a trick that most players use and I take advantage of it)
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Masteries Plus Skill Sequence

The reason I chose these masteries


This mastery I really don't care about it's just a stepping stone to the others

This mastery is a good early game armor boost that I always prefer

An amazing mastery to start with it gives you just the right amount of health to start with to escape the 2v1 bush battle in the beggining

This health boost is worth the mastery point put into it


This mastery is really useful in between fights instead of pots you got your Q Hungering Strike with replenishes your health now combined with this you can use it every more often

Useful if after a team fight you wander off into the jungle and need to get back to base quick

This mastery contributes to the thrill of the chase and makes it faster to catch up to your opponents

I mean COME ON! Don't we all need a little gold during the game? This combined with the Heart of Gold will allow more access to your shopping spree

This is the mastery in which I like the most it helps get your ulti faster and all the stat boosts to your champ this combined with...

This is your minions income you gain levels faster and you get stat boosts I mean where is the wrong in these two masteries?

Intelligence? Obviously not if you are questioning it this gives your Q and your R more use and allows you to help in team fights

Same thing with Mastermind it helps you spam your moves

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

(These changes to the skill sequence are due to the comment of SpartaDeathAngel)

P: Eternal Thirst Each attack replenishes Warwick's health this effect stacks up to 3 times

Q: Hungering Strike Takes a bite out of an enemy and recharges Warwick's health by xx% of the damage dealt

W: Hunters Call Gives Warwick and nearby ally champions an attack speed boost

E: Blood Scent Warwick smells blood and reveals the wounded enemy champion under 50% health also giving Warwick a movement speed boost

R: Infinite Duress Warwick jumps on his target crippling them for a relentless attack that applies on hit effect this hits up to 5 times
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Items and How to feed yourself

Health Items
Heart of Gold
Warmog's Armor
Spirit Visage
Sunfire Aegis
SPACE Armor Items
Sunfire Aegis
Frozen Heart
Madred's Bloodrazor
SPACE Magic Resist Items
Spirit Visage
Force of Nature

The Health Items

Hmm A cheap, health item, that gives you 5 GPS seems worth it I recommend selling this when building your last item

This HUGE health boost item will prove useful in solo fights as well as teamfights

This item boosts up your Q by 15% when your Q reaches level 5 it becomes 95%!

This item gives you teh health you need and the firepower compellable when using Infinite Duress

The Armor Items

Once again this item gives you the armor and the firepower you need to knock down thier health with your Infinite Duress

This item slows their attack speed by 35% i\I think it is worth the money plus it gives armor and mana!

This item pumps up your ulti by applying on hit effects

The Magic Resist Items

This item also grants MR as well as health and it's unique passive

This health regen and MR is useful in almost every situation

Having these items is fine... but applying them in the perfect situation is another story

How to feed yourself

These tricks are useful in the beggining but I wouldn't use them a lot otherwise they might figure them out.

Trick 1 The Illuminator: In the beggining of the game run all the way to dragon then you take the direction to the river bush on bot then you run to the bush between dragon and their tower then you may gank from behind and have you partner come from the front therefore completing a early gank/flank

(Other Tricks will be revealed in my blog on Tricks for Warwick)
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Other Items of Interest

This item is a fair subsitute for Heart of Gold if you want more than health and GPS.

Atma's Impaler is not a bad item considering all the health you get I would replace Madred's Bloodrazor

This item would be better suited to replace Sunfire Aegis

A helpful armor item with an amazing passive it would be better suited in the Frozen Heart slot.

This item boosts your magic resist and gives fair attack speed... yes, I would use it to replace Force of Nature

Those items would be a good fit for this build and I hope that you win using this guiide and if you do please give credit in the comment section below thank you.
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Greater Mark of Attack Damage
Greater Seal of Armor
SPACE Glyphs
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
SPACE Quintessences
Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
Greater Quintessence of Health

Why I Chose these Runes and Alternative Runes

The Marks of Strength give Warwick that little attack power that makes a big difference in the beggining.

The Armor Seals is a big plus for any tank and seeing as how this is a tank-carry build they work really well.

These Glyphs give Tank-Wick the MR he needs when laning against Mordekaiser or Veigar or Malphite plus they help to take that Karthus ulti Requiem.

This rune, like the Marks of Strength, give warwick that attack boost needed to actually be helpful in the beggining.

A Health boost rune? A must have in every tank or beef build now I know some of you are like "Well i would rather get the Armor Quintessence rune" then you are probably right and that will be discused in the alterative rune section.
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Summoner Spells

Ignite is helpful in many situations such as if an opponent was getting away you cna ignite him or when you use your ulti you can ignite him to deal even more damage.

The getaway spell for Warwick with this summoner spell you can flash towards your enemy giving you time to hit them again or to block their path or you can use it to getaway by flashing or walls and out of tower range.

Other useful Summoner Spells

This spell is one of the only ones that I would offer up for Warwick seeing as how it would give him more sustain in a 1v1 or save him in the beggining bush fight

This spell will help to either get away or chase down the enemies to use your ultimate.

These spells would be the only spells that I would use in subsitute of Ignite and Flash

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In this guide I have explained Warwick's items, skill sequence, runes, masteries, how to kill your opponents, summoner spells, and the Pros and Cons. I hope This Tank-Wick Guide helps you as much as it has helped me please give me feedback on anything that you don't understand or if you find saomthing is wrong with this guide while playing in games.

WARNING: I have not played this build in a ranked game before so I advise you dont either

Thanks to jhoijhoi for her amazing guide on how to use BBCode and how to apply it.

If you see any typos or thing that are wrong with this guide please tell me in the comments below :)

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