All Guides Rakan Guides [S8] RAKAN SUPPORT BUILD - Aery Initiate
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Rakan Statistics for Hotrod08

Author's performance with Rakan compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
207
6
Win %
53
43
Kills
1.7
1.9
Assists
13.7
12.2
Deaths
3.7
5.6
KA:D Ratio
4.2
2.5
Gold Earned
9.6K
8.3K
Creep Score
20.8
22.9
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

New Runes Back to Top

Primary Path: Sorcery
Summon%20Aerie.png?width=64: Adds extra shielding to allies that you heal or shield, as well as extra poke when you do damage to enemies.
Nullifying%20Orb.png?width=64: Adds an extra magic shield to yourself when you go below 30% health, providing extra survivability to your kit.
Transcendence.png?width=64: Provides Rakan 10% CDR, since he does not have much CDR built in early. You can also go Celerity as a preference if you wish.
Gathering%20Storm.png?width=64: Adds extra AP depending on how long the game has gone. Below is the specifics:

  • 10min: 8AP
  • 20min: 24AP
  • 30min: 48AP
  • 40min: 80AP
  • 50min: 120AP
  • 60min: 160AP
Secondary Path: Inspiration
Celestial%20Body.png?width=64: +100 Health at the cost of -10% damage before 10min.
Magical%20Footwear.png?width=64: Provides free boots @10m +10 extra movement speed when received.

Abilities Back to Top

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Q
E
Q
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
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W
Passive
Q
2
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W
1
14
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17
18
E
3
8
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12
13
R
6
11
16

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

Core Items

Situational Items

Starter Items:
-Start off with Ancient Coin, your 3 Health Pots and your Trinket

First Backs:
-Upgrade your coin into Nomad's Medallion for the extra money income, get a Dark Seal for the extra AP and mana in lane, finally get a Sightstone and a control ward to get better vision.

Core Build:
-Boots of Mobility: Allows you to initiate picks and team fights easily, as well as allows Rakan to roam around.
-Talisman of Ascension: Provides durability and movement speed to initiate.
-Ruby Sightstone: Good amount of health as well as wards.
-Ardent Censer: Great AP boost as well as provides your ADC extra attack speed and damage.
-Locket of the Iron Solari: Extra durability as well as a shield to nearby allies that scales with your extra health from Ruby Sightstone.

Situational After Core:
-Redemption: Provides an AOE healing effect as well as stronger healing/shielding on your abilities.
-Mejai's Soulstealer: Upgrade your Dark Seal only if your team is doing great and you are barely dying.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

Introduction Back to Top

Hello LoLKing,

My name is Hotrod2693 (NA), and I am a Diamond IV Support player coming out of Season 7. Rakan was the champion that got me almost by himself up from Platinum to Diamond before his nerf.

Rakan has been one of the funnest champions I have ever played in the game. As soon as I saw that he was being released, I instantly fell in love with him, and I hope you enjoy him too. Below I will cover the goal of the build, the reasons for the rune build, and an explanation on each item chosen.

Video Back to Top

I have also made a YouTube video going over the choice of runes, as well as some game play with it. If you enjoy the video, I would absolutely appreciate any subscriptions to my channel. If you you have any questions you would like answered, either ask here or on the comments in the video and I will do my best to reply to it fast!

YouTube Profile Link: Hotrod2693
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Video Link: RAKAN BUILD SEASON 8 RUNES - Aery Initiate | SupportCraft
**Note: The video shows the build using Celerity. After its nerf and general playing, I do believe Transcendence is the correct choice now.

Goal Of The Build Back to Top

Our goal with this build is to provide Rakan extra mobility to long-range initiate team fights, provide enough durability to survive, and abuse his awesome AP ratios to the max.

To put Rakan's AP ratios into perspective, we will do some math for you. I will calculate just 150AP, which is rather easy to obtain with this build (I have played several games with over 300AP as well).

-Rakan's passive shield rakanpassive.png has a 90% AP ratio on it. With 150 AP, he will be provided an additional 135 shield when the passive comes up, as well as the base shielding together.
-Rakan's rakanq.png has a 70% AP ratio on the heal, adding an extra 105 health each time you hit an enemy champion with it and heal yourself and allies.
-Rakan's E rakane.png has a 80% AP ratio on the shield, which adds an extra 120 shielding on use. Note that you can use Battle Dance twice, meaning that EACH of the two shields has an extra 120 shielding on it, adding a total of 240 extra shielding.

This is why I build AP on Rakan, and why I put a strong emphasis on obtaining it.

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