The new meta guide is already live so if you want to learn for the best items on the meta champions for this patch, you're in the right place, check them down below!
Tank builds stay the say you still build the same order as described in patch 10.1. However, I didn’t really talk in-depth about Mordekaiser and Kled so I wanted to mention it there.
First, you either go Doran's shield or ring depends if you can win fights early or you prefer to stay healthy after a fight. Then after your first back choose one from items showed you should only go full tabis after first back if you’re barely keeping with enemy trades usually you go seeker into haunting guise into tabis to maximize your dmg and tankiness. Kindlegem if you’re planning to go protobelt first. As for boots, you go sorcerer’s only if you’re ahead tabi if the enemy is ad and mercury if they have a lot of cc. Build example is a standard if you’re not good at understanding what item is best to buy depending on the situation. Essentially you want to build more of utility/armor pen items rather than full ap or full tank items as you have a lot of base dmg already and you get enough tankiness through your kit.
The situational items are as presented, Hextech Gunblade for more healing/glacial rune page, Morello if the enemy has a lot of healing, Nashor's Tooth is good for dueling someone who has lots of mobility to dodge your q’s, Zeke is good as the last item it helps you in team fight after you get someone to realm you get the passive which deals massive damage itself and slows your enemy, twin shadow possible 3rd item if you’re going glacial rune page.
You should just follow the build there are not a lot of variations it usually stays like this every game. Just change between mercury and tabi’s depend on who you face. Get Tiamat, tabi’s and phage first before moving to complete all items. For situational items, you want to go if Maw if the enemy has a lot of ap, you can even go for it first item after Tiamat if the enemy has 3+ ap’s. If they have only 2 and they’re fed skip the Sterak’s and go for Maw instead. Adaptive helmet is a more tanky version of maw and you can go sterak’s as well then since you don’t have conflicted passives. Going essence reaver instead of the Black cleaver is an option if you’re really ahead of the enemy and can kill them easily. Same situation with Ghostblade. Just remember to get Tiamat before those items.
Here's the best builds for the champions presented on our Tier list:
Cinderhulk > Triforce > Streaks Gage > Boots depends on the enemy (armor or MR) > Guardian Angel
For Graves, I have 3 builds:
Warrior > Black Cleaver > Phantom Dancer > Infinity Edge > Deaths Dance > Boots depends
Warrior > Drakthar > Youmuu's > Edge of Night > Mortal Reminder > Boots depends
Warrior > Stormrazor > Cloak of Agility > Cloak of Agility > Cloak of Agility > Rapid Fire cannon > Infinity Edge > Phantom dancer
This build is for %100 crit and is built for almost every crit champion.
Runic Echo > Sorcerer's boots or Oblivion Orb > Lich bane > Rabadon or Zhonya > Rabadon or Void staff
If they have +2 assassins (like Zed or Kha), you can go oblivion orb and Zhonyas. If +3 enemy has +120 MR go for void staff, not Rabadon.
Runic echos > Protobelt > Zhonyas > Lich bane=Rabadon > If they have +2 Hard cc champs buy mercs
5. Lee Sin:
Warrior > Black Cleaver > Sterak's Gage > Guardian Angel > A tank item depends on enemy > Boots depends too
Warrior > Sanguine Blade > Black Cleaver > Guardian Angel > Edge of Night > Boots depends
Warrior > Black Cleaver > Sterak's Gage > Guardian Angel > Depends on the game, you can either go offensive item or defensive > Boots depends too
Warrior > Drakthar > Black Cleaver > Edge of Night > Guardian Angel > boots depend
Cinderhulk > Abyssal Mask > Ice Born Gauntlet
Warrior > Trinity Force > GA or streaks gage if they have too much burst > Armor or Mr item depends on the enemy team
Runic echoes > Sorcerer's boots > Hextech Protobelt > Zhonyas (very important) > Lich Bane > Rabadons Deathcap
Cinderhulk > Warmog's > Gargoyle > Rest is adaptive tank items
Items for mid lane are similar:
If your champions is AP:
- Archangel's Staff& Rod of Ages (Best on Cassio, Ryze, Kassadin)
- Zhonya's Hourglass (Best vs AD and burst champions and for Fizz)
- Hextech Gunblade (Best on Kata)
- Rylai's Crystal Scepter (Best on Cassio)
- Hextech Protobelt-01 (Best on Ekko, Sylas, Fizz)
- Luden's Echo (Best on Sylas and Syndra)
If your champion is AD:
Lethality items are very optional, if you are ahead you go for:
-Youmuu's Ghostblade & Duskblade of Draktharr and finish with GA or Last Whipser
Duskblade of Draktharr & Edge of Night/ Sanguine Blade
If you have mountain drakes, Banshee's Veil is makes you stronger and gives you a lot of MR (especially good vs AP mid & top/jungle). Build a Liandry's Torment if you're against tanks.
The items for ADC haven't vary much from the last patch but here's the build path for each one.
Aphelios: Essence Reaver, Runnan, Infinity, Phantom Dancer
Senna: Manamune, Duskblade, Yommu/Edge of the night (depends on the comp), Infinity edge
Miss Fortune: Essence Reaver, Infinity Edge, Rapid Fire Canon, GA/Phantom Dancer/Maw
Caitlyn: Stormrazor> Infinity Edge> Rapid Fire Cannon, after it you can go for a situational item or another crit.
Lucian: Botrk> Essence Reaver> Infinity Edge/ Phantom Dancer/ Rapid Fire Cannon> GA/MAW/BT
Jhin: Stormrazor> Rapid Fire Cannon> Infinity Edge> PH/MAW/GA
Every ADC after 2/3 core items, have to decide to pick up some items from list below
1. Maw of Malmortius
Strong vs AP Teamcomps, gives AD, CDR, MR, with a passive that gives you shield, lifesteal and AD.
2. Phantom Dancer
Items that gives you AS/CRIT/MS and shield vs both types of damage, useful on ADC that builds crit items (Tristana, Aphelios, Xayah, Miss Fortune, Draven)
3. Guardian Angel
After getting killed, you getting respawned with 50% of your base hp, gives AD/ARMOR. Very good item vs strong assassins
4. Quicksilver Sash
Item that remove one CC, useful vs team comps with a lot of CC or vs CC that will kill you when you will get them (Malzahar, Leona, Warwick, works vs Mordekaiser ult as well)
Gives AD/Lifesteal, passive that grants you shield, good on champions that need lifesteal but aswell they depend more on AD than attack speed (Draven)
6. Lord Dominik's Regards
Gives AD/ ARmor pen, good vs tanks, when you don't play a champion that have % dmg, like Kai'Sa, Kog'maw, Vayne
7. Mortal Reminder
Gives AD/Armor pen, 10% less armor pen than Lord Dominik's, but your auto attacks apply Grievous Wounds
The best items for support are:
Gargoyle Stone Plate: I usually don't build this item in solo queue but I been trying it out recently and it helps out to tank for your teammates and live enough to cc the right targets, although this item is exclusive for Nautilus, Leona and Thresh, you can give it a try on another champ like Shen, Blitz and Tham Kench.
Zeke's: Standard 1st item for any tank support, it gives armor, MR, mana, cdr and the useful active bonus damage and aoe slow for you and your linked partner.
Knights Vow: Good defensive armor item, armor, hp, and cdr plus the link shared damage passive for your teammates.
Solari: Standard 2 or 3rd item (1st if enemy team comp is heavy magic damage) it gives heavy MR, decent armor and the active aoe shield for your teammates that scales whit levels and hp
Redemption: Usually the last item you get on supports unless you really ahead off lane or rotations, it gives cdr, mana regen HP, and the active heal aoe plus empowers shielding and healing on certain supports.
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