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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Rakan and Zeke's.

Posted in Items | Tags: Rakan Zeke's Convergence 6,311

  • Ionia King

    Rakan and Zeke's.

    Alright so I've gotten pretty into playing rakan lately, I've gone through a whole bunch of random rune pages to find the best possible one that suits my playstyle, and now I'm looking for a better item set.

    I look at numbers during\just before game ends on items like Zeke's and Guardian\Aery Demolish if i took that, and so on, to see what gets the most value. Zeke's seems to only do around 800~ damage.. My question is, is it truly worth it? I get Ardent 2nd which I totally love, all the stats it gives is perfect for rakan. But I play him as more of a slippery tank engage, I enjoy being in the middle of everything so I go more on the tanky side, I love chasing people and I absolutely love standing between the enemy and my team just watching them cower in fear because they know once they move, I'm going to jump on them with my ult and cc lol.

    Kinda got off topic.. TL:DR is zeke's worth the gold if you're only getting an average 800 extra damage value out of it. Should I just go with Ardent first, then whatever I need 2nd? And just skip zekes entirely?
  • Answers (3)

    PsiGuard (1495) | February 5, 2020 1:11pm
    Zeke's is gold efficient even without it's passive. You don't need big damage from the passive, and it also provides a slow zone around you. It's pretty good in a lot of situations, especially since the item grants both resistances.

    That said, it sounds like you might enjoy Shurelya's Battlesong. Try it out as a rush item instead and see if it works better for you.
    Ionia King | February 5, 2020 1:36pm
    Unfortunately I've tried that too lol, the thing is with speed boost items like that, it's overkill for me :/ I don't miss my R when I use it and I can get 5 people in it and still hit my W on them all so I've steered away from speed boosting items like that. I tried zeke's out again and it did a little over 400 damage :( I'm also not in long enough for the slow aura to take effect, once I ult I zoom out to shield a low hp teammate, then I go back in, by that time the aura is over so idk.. I just feel like I could have something better, you know? I prefer something reliable
    xDopii (4) | February 9, 2020 6:25am
    I usually don't take Zeke's as Rakan because I consider it a tank item that also offers decent damage and CC. I generally like the item and build it a lot but I wouldn't give up an item slot on Rakan for it. I always go for Heal + Shield power rather than tank items on Rakan, so I replace it with Athene's or Shurelya's which are also great alternatives.
    mmbah | February 5, 2020 11:47am
    Whether Zeke's is worth it largely depends on what champions you're supporting. If you're getting more damage out of Ardent, and you don't feel too squishy, go with Ardent first, for sure.

    However, if your adc knows how Zeke's works and is playing a champion that auto-attacks often, it should be doing more than 800 damage. It's very frustrating to have a Lucian who ults as Zeke's goes off.

    A Twitch, on the other hand, will completely shred the enemy team with it.
    Ionia King | February 5, 2020 1:03pm
    I solo queue and don't play with an adc teammate, they're always randoms so everytime I ult.. the person I have zeke's on seems to ult or use abilities instead lol. The stats it gives just doesn't seem worth it for the amount of damage I never get out of it. I take conditioning with Rakan anyway so I'm not squishy at all, even early.
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