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You Be Trollen(Off Tank DPS)

Last updated on December 4, 2010
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Ability Sequence

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

Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 22

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 8

This is my guide on how to play Trundle.

Masteries: The reason I went with this set is because it is your basic dps tree.
This gives good dps out put as well as getting your summoner spells in the tree for bonus effects.

Summoner spells:
Ghost: One of my favorite summoner spells. Gives you good chasing ability as well as getting you away from ganks. Note this effects STACKS with your Contaminate. So use this to chase down enemy champs.

Exhaust: One of the best spells to use with any melee dps champion. Makes the target have 100% miss chance as well as slowing down. Also use this for getting to the enemy.

Rally: Good spell make someone else get it.

Smite: Good spell if you are a jungler. Also good for your passive. The 5% hp will come in handy if you are on the run.

Flash: Also a good spell. However I feel that Ghost and Exhaust is much better.

Clairvoyance: Good spell. make someone else get it you will need to have the miss chance and the chasing ability.

Heal: Do not fall for the trap it is not a good spell late game.

Clarity: This troll is not very mana hungry making this spell useless.

Skill Sequence: I max rabid bite first. The reason is that this is your bread a and butter move. Gives you more attack damage and takes it away from your target. I then max Pillar of filth. I do this because you can use this move to split the team up. Instead of it being a 5v5 with a proper placed pillar and can turn into a 5v2. note this sequence can also be done by maxing Contaminate first. I just find that maxing pillar first makes it better for the team instead of yourself.

Runes: Standard melee dps champion. With armor pen dodge and magic defense. I put in health qunits because we are making this troll into an off tank as well.

Items: Start of with a ruby crystal. This gives you about 800hp at the start so you are very durable at the start. You then build this into a Phage. With the extra damage as well as a slow this is great for trundle (this item will be made into something later on). After the phage you get into making your shoes. If the enemy team has a lot of cc get some merc treads. However if the do not simple ninja tabi is fine. This is when you start making your zeal. With the extra crit, attack speed and not to forget movement speed (that stacks with Contaminate) it is good gold spent. Build this item into Phantom Dancer. This is when the build gets very different depending on the enemy team. If the enemy team has a lot of physical dps go with a thornmail if they are caster go with force of nature. After this step proceed to finish the frozen mallet. If the team is heavy on tanks then get a blackcleaver. If they only have one tank get a bloodthrister.After this make a last whisper. You can then sell your ninja tabi and buy a 2nd phantom dancer if the 20 armor is not needed.

For killing people start with a rabid bite then put a pillar of filth behind the enemy and drop a Contaminate. This should get the enemy down.

How to use your ulti.
Your ulti can be used in many ways. You can use it as a good move to defend yourself. To do this target the most heavily armored person. Hit him with your ulti and then just run.With the added armor, magic reset and heals you are as good as gold. For a team fight ping the tank and ulti him he is no longer a tank with 25% less armor and magic reset.

Tips and Tricks.
Rabid bites effect is longer than its cooldown use it when ever it is off cooldown.
Rabid bite also brings you forward a bit this can be used to both attack and run away.
Use Contaminate and ghost to run away they DO stack.
Use pillar of filth to separate the teams as well as blocking walk ways.

Thanks for reading!
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