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General Build (Critiquing) Thread
04-15-2011 08:32 AM
calumny
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General Build (Critiquing) Thread
EDIT: Posted in Strategy section by accident (-_-) Deleted and re-posted in Guide section.

So I figured, why not start a thread where people can post their builds for certain champions, and others can give constructive feedback to help improve them.

I main:
Katarina
Akali
LeBlanc


My Katarina Build:

Boots + 3 HP Potions
2 Amplifying Tomes
Sorcerer's Shoes
Turn 2 Amplifying Tomes into Hextech Revolver
Turn Hextech Revolver (+1 Amplifying Tome) into Will of the Ancients
Needlessly Large Rod + Blasting Wand
Turn Needlessly Large Rod and Blasting Wand into Rabadon's Deathcap
Lich Bane and eventually Zhonya's Hourglass

End Game Build:
1(2) Rabadon's Deathcap, Will of the Ancients, Lich Bane, Zhonya's Hourglass, Hextech Revolver(or Gunblade)

Explanation:
I always make sure to get a Deathcap at some point between 10-20 minutes to ensure early nuking and lane-intimidation. I start with the Hextech Revolver or Will of the Ancients EARLY, for the spell-vamp for higher lane-survivability. I take Lich Bane for its passive, because after I Shunpo, I usually land at least 1 Auto-Attack; this ensures maximum damage output. I get Zhonya's Hourglass if the opposing team is full of bruisers / combo-ers / or nukers; this usually gets them to unload all of their crap into me and while their skills are on cooldown, I'm chasing them down with Shunpo and BB.

Summoner Spells:
Ghost
To chase and get places quicker
Ignite:
To finish people off or add extra damage or prevent healing champs from regenerating health (Fiddlesticks, Swain, Janna, Soraka)

Skill Order:
I ALWAYS max Shunpo first; whatever the situation. Her other skills are not as powerful / as handy. Bouncing Blade is nice for kiting (I start off with this for early harassing), and the bonuses from Killer Instincts are not that great. I leave BB and KI at 1 and start maxing Shunpo out ASAP. Next, I max BB and then KI. I only use KI for its BB passive, as it wipes out minion waves extremely well.



My LeBlanc build:

Meki Pendant + 2 HP Potions
Mana Crystal
Turn Mana Crystal and Meki Pendant into Tear of the Goddess
Sorcerer's Shoes
Turn Tear of the Goddess (+1 Blasting Wand) into Archangel's Staff
Needlessly Large Rod + Blasting Wand into Rabadon's Deathcap
SITUATIONAL:
Void Staff
Banshee's Veil
Rod of Ages

Endgame Build:
5x Archangel's Staff, Rabadon's Deathcap

Explanation:
It's pretty simple. LeBlanc's mana-costs for skills is way too high early game, so I focus on increasing her mana-pool. I used to stack Rabadons, but now I find Archangel's to be more effective. She's purely a combo-nuke, so I have to focus on maximizing her damage output, and because with 5 Archangel's Staves, I'll be doing 15% of my maximum mana, which is usually around 3-4k. Shabam. 1 Rabadon for an AP boost + it's passive AP boost.

Summoner Spells:
Ghost:
For chasing and getting to places quicker
Ignite:
For finishing people off

Skill Order:
I always make sure I have all skills ready for combo-execution at level 6 (usually getting first blood). The combo is as follows: Distortion (to close distance) --> Aetherial Chains (to lock them in place) --> Sigil of Silence (Damage + Silence) --> Mimic (boom) + Ignite (to finish them off if they still have some HP left)



My Akali Build:

DISCLAIMER - many people have told me otherwise, but I LOVE Akali's AD builds, and her passive just BEGS for her to be hybrid; and so I always go hybrid with her.

Long Sword + 1 HP Potion
Boots of Mobility
Zeal + Sheen + Phage into Trinity Force
Guinsoo's Rageblade
Lich Bane
Phantom Dancer
OPTIONAL:
Frozen Mallet
Infinity Edge

Endgame Build (varies):
Trinity Force, Guinsoo's Rageblade, Phantom Dancer, Lich Bane, Boots of Mobility, Infinity Edge

Explanation:
Though it looks like it's focused on attack damage and speed (which I admit, it is) I try to throw in some AP boosting items in there, such as Trinity Force, Guinsoo's Rageblade and Lich Bane. I always start with Long Sword to activate her Spell Vamp passive which increases my lane-survivability.

Summoner Spells:
Flash:
To get away from ganks (Twilight Shroud + Flash = Awesome) and to close distance with runners
Ignite:
To add extra damage, prevent healing and finish people off

Skill Order:
I make sure to max Mark of the Assassin first as it's her main damage source. If an enemy is hit with an auto-attack while marked, bonus damage will be applied. This is GREAT for burst-kiting especially when done in your Twilight Shroud. I don't get Crescent Slash until later on because contrary to popular belief, you actually won't have enough energy for a second Mark of the Assasin attack if you use Crescent Slash as part of your damage-combo. Those few seconds you have to wait for energy to regenerate could cost you a kill. Nonetheless, it is great for wiping out minion waves. Her ultimate skill is amazing too, so don't forget to apply SP to it whenever possible (Levels 6, 11, 15). I use that to initiate my combo, which is as follows:
Twilight Shroud (placed in front of them to slow and increase my movement speed) --> Shadow Dance (to close distance and damage) --> Mark of the Assassin (damage) --> Auto-Attack (apply bonus damage from Mark of the Assassin) --> Crescent Slash (damage) --> Shadow Dance (damage while waiting for energy to regenerate) --> Mark of the Assassin --> REPEAT
This combo is beyond godly, continuous too (until you run out of Shadow Dance stacks), usually awarding you a kill or two instantly if you execute it correctly.


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04-15-2011 09:03 AM
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RE: General Build (Critiquing) Thread
no banshee on kat? ok it's not "MUST" item,
but really good to have one since cc = dead kat.



lichbane + trinity force?
you just proved yourself that you are dumb.

Sheen effect does not stack.

Twilight doesnt affect your own speed.

I have +500 games with akali, AP is far better then AD.


Akali is meant to be a super burst, not a beefy champion.
AP gives you extra damage to your skill
AND
better attack damage.
But yes, akali can be hybrid, but since her `burst`comes from AP,

AP is far better.

If you are going lichbane cuz of AP, go deathcap.

I use AP runes and Magic pen, to proc extra damage and get doran`s blade for great double passive.

I do not play LB, however, someone who can 1 combo kill casters, should get at SS rather than 5 staffs.



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04-15-2011 11:13 AM
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RE: General Build (Critiquing) Thread
(04-15-2011 09:03 AM)covacombo Wrote:  no banshee on kat? ok it's not "MUST" item,
but really good to have one since cc = dead kat.
lichbane + trinity force?
you just proved yourself that you are dumb.
Sheen effect does not stack.
Twilight doesnt affect your own speed.
I have +500 games with akali, AP is far better then AD.
Akali is meant to be a super burst, not a beefy champion.
AP gives you extra damage to your skill
AND
better attack damage.
But yes, akali can be hybrid, but since her `burst`comes from AP,
AP is far better.
If you are going lichbane cuz of AP, go deathcap.
I use AP runes and Magic pen, to proc extra damage and get doran`s blade for great double passive.
I do not play LB, however, someone who can 1 combo kill casters, should get at SS rather than 5 staffs.

Wow! Thanks for the feedback!
I'll definitely change my Akali build from now on.
But what AD items should I get to activate her spell vamp passive?

Also, I tend not to get into situations where the CC is focused on me, and even then I have Zhonya's Ring, which is a hell of a lot more reliable than BV in most situations (in my opinion)

What do you mean by SS for LeBlanc? Sorcerer's Shoes? I'll usually only have 5 staves when it's really late game, and I bring ghost along to quicken travel, so it's usually fine for me (in terms of mobility). Survivability with that build is the problem.


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(04-15-2011 11:13 AM)calumny Wrote:  Wow! Thanks for the feedback!
I'll definitely change my Akali build from now on.
But what AD items should I get to activate her spell vamp passive?

Also, I tend not to get into situations where the CC is focused on me, and even then I have Zhonya's Ring, which is a hell of a lot more reliable than BV in most situations (in my opinion)

What do you mean by SS for LeBlanc? Sorcerer's Shoes? I'll usually only have 5 staves when it's really late game, and I bring ghost along to quicken travel, so it's usually fine for me (in terms of mobility). Survivability with that build is the problem.
SS = soul stealer
Doran's blade = procs her passive / extra HP is always good.
and im pretty sure people will save at least 1 cc for kat.



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