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League of Legends (LoL) Question: When/why should I go lethality over crit on Rengar?

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  • Tonylowkey

    When/why should I go lethality over crit on Rengar?

    So I have tried many of these myself but can't figure out which one is the most useful or when I should actually use them beside maybe building around the enemy team comp and even if I try this I never really get a good understanding of how it could benefit these situations.

    Full Lethality Build- I know lethality lessens armor but why build this over crit when most squishys have no armor most of the time.

    Crit Build- I've had my fun with but I think it falls off late game and don't know if this is a good build to stick with because of that.

    Korean/Bruiser Build- this build looks interesting but don't understand the playstyle for it since it doesn't seem like it has the one-shot potential like his usual style.
  • Answers (3)

    BlackRoseGirl (8) | January 16, 2020 10:58am
    I would suggest trying Trinity Force and see what you think about it. Other good items include Static shiv,Dead man’s plate,Hextech Gunblade, etc. I’m REALLY missing the spear of shojin.
    BIG1ROBBY2DON (6) | December 17, 2019 10:44am
    So here's for the ScrubNoob build (Rengar One Trick)
    The build usually goes the typical Lethality
    Tiamat, boots, Duskblade, Edge of Night, LDR or Mortal, then Phantom. AS you finish the build in order; If you don't finish the game, you later will TRANSITION into the Late Game Monster. Later Sell your boots for Infinity Edge, then after Sell your Dusk Blade for Essence Reaver. This will now provide you not a great amount of AD, but also 75% CRIT CHANCE and 20% CDR from Essence Reaver which is very good for just one shotting and destroying the enemy team.
    Also Complete the Tiamat into Hydra once you get the Essence Reaver(ER).

    So the reason Lethality is built is because they pretty much do very strong damage especially to enemies with no armor, so therefore it really helps progress the one shot and your damage overall. It's more cost efficient than Crit as Crit takes a while to ease into, therefore Lethality is built first to snowball and one shot people, then later progressing into Crit for more damage as you won't lose any value of building crit since you are pretty much full build.
    Good Luck!
    BlackRoseGirl (8) | January 16, 2020 10:53am
    LDR=Lord Dominik’s Regards, right?
    BIG1ROBBY2DON (6) | January 17, 2020 9:08am
    Yep but also look at their team too if it's not required
    For Example they may have a soraka and a Darius, Probably want Mortal Reminder. So Don't forget that !
    Fruxo (326) | January 16, 2020 12:22pm
    PsiGuard (1495) | December 16, 2019 10:37am
    Lethality items tend to be cheaper and offer some great unique passive effects. Lethality increases ability damage as well as basic attack damage, so the bonus damage from Savagery will be increased along with the base attack. In contrast, critical strikes only increase the base attack's damage, and doesn't amplify the bonus damage from the ability.

    I'd say lethality and crit builds do a similar job, but the crit option gives you better DPS while the lethality option gives you faster power spikes and better unique passives. I'd guess that lethality is also more cost-efficient damage against squishies, while crit doesn't fall off as hard against armor.

    I'm pretty sure you can get lethality in the early and mid game and then add on crit in the late game viably. The two stats work fairly well together.

    I don't play much Rengar personally as I prefer Nocturne, so I can't comment on the bruiser build.
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