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Choose Champion Build:
Strong reliable crowd control
Great range on the snare providing a good initiation skill
AOE damage reduction ult that provides return damage
Very tanky and can easily lead a tower dive fight
Good magic damage output
Great farming capabilities
Runs out of mana easily early on, must make the decision to save mana for a fight or use it to farm and harass
Not as tanky early game
A good combination of damage and defence
The AOE reduction mastery points works well with your ult up
And the rest of the points in defence just mainly provide you with health amour and magic resist
The cool down reduction you get from the defence tree and the offence tree should be sufficient
Purchase basic shoes
Build into a catalyst with a choice of more mana or health, choosing either of the crystal to your needs. After a catalyst upgrade shoes into merc treds, this will be very useful later on in team fights.
Next finish the Rod of Ages, at this point you are ready to initiate teamfights
The next item after the rod of ages is situational if the other team is ap heavy go with the abyssal scepter if they are heavy with ad go with the frozen heart
The aegis of the legion will work well with your ultimate
A guardian angel to finish off with your tank build
This Item build gives a good balance of damage and defence.
With a lvl 3 sapling toss aim the aoe right on top of the 3 caster minions the landing of the sapling and the explosion should give you all 3 minions in one shot. this method is great for farming early when your unable to get up close with melee hits.
^and... that's the trick :)
To initiate a 2v2 in lane fight try land a sapling on the enemy champion and immediately follow with your snare and your knockback slow. If you land this combo and your partner puts in some of their own hits or summoner spells this will grant a kill or even a double if they decide to fight you.
This is also the way to initiate other teamfights or tower dives.
Finish Blue and start the normal jungle route spamming your skills along the way to get health back from your passive.
2. Blue Buff
5. Double Golem
6. Red Buff
7. Wraiths again if you are able to continue, you could also recall or gank