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Renekton Statistics for Rav

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

Value
Average
Games Played
16
4
Win %
56
44
Kills
4.5
4.9
Assists
5.9
5.6
Deaths
5.2
6.0
KA:D Ratio
2.0
1.8
Gold Earned
11.3K
11.3K
Creep Score
188.4
193.0
Average

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Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.png12.png  Standard 

The most common summoners combo since 2 seasons. I would advice you to take something else rather than tp if :

- You can't use teleport at all (that tp suuuckeed cit.)


 - You are 120% sure to stomp the enemy and make him and his tp a non-factor in the game


4.png14.png Greed


As i said You are 120% sure to stomp the enemy and make him and his tp a non-factor in the game. Also if you really like 1v1 


4.png3.png Unconventional but..

I would take exaust in 2 cases : You feel like your team will need an exaust and your support refuses to take it or if you feel like you NEED exhaust to survive. 


New Runes Back to Top

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Introduction


Ok so let's have a quick talk about Renekton and the new rune system.

They finally added a rune that fits Renekton yay ! 13003d6fa9393a112.png?width=32

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13003d6fa9393a112.png?width=64Conqueror


Currently the best option for 'Keystone'. Your early game will be kinda weak tho since you will have no starting AD bonus from runes. 

I'd go Domination 2nd to balance your lack of damage with Sudden%20Impact.png?width=32

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Summon%20Aerie.png?width=64 Summon Aery


It's not as optimal as Press%20the%20Attack.png?width=32 but the Sorcery tree gives you the starting 15 AD you need to have a stronger presence in lanephase. I would suggest to try this option if you really feel the lack of AD is hurting you early on

I'd go precision as second since i avlue Triumph.png?width=32 Coup%20De%20Grace.png?width=32 really higly both for teamfights and 1v1s.

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Masteries Back to Top

Aggressive mastery setup, afterall you are an angry crocodile aren't you?


We could make a point if you are still learning or if you are forced to go fulltank. In this case yo could go Colossus or Grasp.

Abilities Back to Top

Q
E
W
Q
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
4
5
7
9
W
3
14
15
17
18
E
2
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16

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Renekton depending on the matchup can start with different abilities and the first 3 levels are actually different depending on the matchup. I'll try my best to make it simple for you because if you are here reading this you should be searching for easy tips. 

I start W when 

You are vs a melee that is willing to fight you and to trade cs. 


I start W because

W gives you the best damage single target. W gives you better wave management.


I take E at lv 2 or 3 if..


Lvl 2. You know the enemy jungler pathing and you know you will get ganked really early on (before your lv 3)


lvl 3. You are trading fine and you know the enemy jungler wont be around. You feel like the sustain Q gives you or the stun time/burst is more beneficial than a low damage escape. 

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Standard
    Viable (read description)

Core Items

    Items i would build 99% of the times
    Example of full build

Situational Items

    Situational armor item (read description)
    Situational MagicRes items (read description)
    Situational Damage items (read description)
    Fun lifesteal build.

Starting item and boost choice

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Start dorans in everymatchp you are confident playing. Overall i think it's the best start.
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I would consider starting longsword when you are vs a fighter (riven/fiora) and you are not confident enough. The 3 pots will help you if you manage to fuck up some trades.
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Honestly at the current stage of the game tabi are 90% of the time the better choice. I would buy mercs if i'm vs 4 ap. And i would consider Ionian only for fun in a full ad build.

Situational Armor Items 


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So this item got changed. It now gives hp-armor-reflect damage based on your armor- inflicts grevious wounds to the attackers. So this item became more than a niche pick. It's pretty usefull vs champion like (yi/trynda/aatrox and basically every champion that is based on autos and lifesteal). 
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Overall the best armor item. It got changed and now it gives 20% crit reduction. That explains the item itself. If the enemys are crit dependant champions well don't even think and get it.
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If the only thing you need to do is to tank and soak damage in teamfight for your carries this item is actually a good addiction to your item slots.
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Need to catch someone? Need the mov speed to do it? Buy it. As simple as that.

Situational Magic Resist Items


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In some matchup it comes handy to start 3155.png well in this case it's worth to upgrade later on. Or if you feel like you could use more magic res other than 3065.png.
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The only time i would get this item over he one above is if you are really struggling not being able to do anything and getting cc locked.

Other situational items


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When you have a full ad comp and the enemys are building tons of armor. In this case your damage can come handy so consider it.
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If you are really stomping the enemy this could be a good buy. I honestly almost always go for a titanic but it's still not a bad buy by any means.
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Those are not bad items but well they don't really fit renekton that well. We know that rene has high base damage and not so good scaling. Try them if you want to YOLO it. (i take no responsabilities so do it at your own risk).

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Akali
    Easy
  • Camille
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Easy
  • Darius
    Hard
  • Dr. Mundo
    Easy
  • Ekko
    Easy
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Fizz
    Medium
  • Galio
    Medium
  • Gangplank
    Easy
  • Garen
    Easy
  • Gnar
    Medium
  • Gragas
    Medium
  • Heimerdinger
    Hard
  • Illaoi
    Medium
  • Irelia
    Medium
  • Jax
    Easy
  • Jayce
    Medium
  • Kayle
    Medium
  • Kennen
    Hard
  • Kled
    Medium
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Maokai
    Easy
  • Mordekaiser
    Easy
  • Nasus
    Easy
  • Nautilus
    Easy
  • Pantheon
    Medium
  • Poppy
    Medium
  • Quinn
    Hard
  • Rengar
    Medium
  • Riven
    Medium
  • Rumble
    Medium
  • Singed
    Easy
  • Sion
    Easy
  • Swain
    Medium
  • Teemo
    Hard
  • Trundle
    Hard
  • Tryndamere
    Easy
  • Urgot
    Hard
  • Wukong
    Easy
  • Yasuo
    Medium
  • Yorick
    Easy

VS

Akali

Easy

You are stronger pre 6 by far. Just bully her and trade for everycs. Even at 6 you have a lot of kill potential. Rush hexdrinker (better safe than sorry)

VS

Camille

Medium

Fast trade her dont go for long trades. Be carefull she's a good duelist so play safe and trade wisely

VS

Cho'Gath

Easy

This is an easy matchup lanewhise. The only problem is that unless you really get a good early advantage you won't be able to kill him. In this case just farm as good as you can and try to roam as much as possible. If he gets tanky rush an early tiamat push on and roam.

VS

Darius

Hard

Now this is an hard matchup because darius is a lanebully as much as renekton. Ill just go ahead and write on some tips.


dariuscleave.png if you can dodge it you better get close to darius (melee range) so you wont take as much damage and you can actually trade efficiently with him.

dariusaxegrabcone.png You cant really manage to get caught by that, if you do just renektonpreexecute.png-renektoncleave.png and double renektonsliceanddice.png away
Short trade him, you can't go for longer trades.

VS

Dr. Mundo

Easy

This is an easy matchup lanewhise. The only problem is that unless you really get a good early advantage you won't be able to kill him. In this case just farm as good as you can and try to roam as much as possible. If he gets tanky rush an early tiamat push on and roam.

VS

Ekko

Easy

Trade carefully, i don't have much to say about this matchup. it really depends on ekko's playstyle. If you really need you could rush an hexdrinker

VS

Fiora

Medium

If you are smart you can manage this matchup. Try to be as less predictable as possible if she fioraw.png your renektonpreexecute.png you will 100% lose the trade. Never follow the same pattern so try to stun her at different times every trade. She will outscale you tho, so vs this matchup unless massively ahead you will not be able to split push 1v1.

VS

Fizz

Medium

Carefull at 6 and rush hexdrinker.

VS

Galio

Medium

Tank vs offtank. if he's smart you will not be able to kill him. Early on you can abuse him and even a bit later since his ult is useless 1v1 and he would mostlikely go triple dorans ring.

VS

Gangplank

Easy

Gp is really a week laner. Just be carefull with barrels and always remember his gangplankw.png. I see way to many people get baited to dive and fail miserably.

VS

Garen

Easy

Garen can actually trade with you, i still classify this as an easy matchup since his kit is really binary. If he wastes garenw.png don't be afraid to trade in.

VS

Gnar

Medium

If gnar is good he will be painfull if he's bad he will be fresh meat. 


Work around gnare.png its a 22 second cd. Try to bait him to waste it. Without it he's indeed fresh meat.

VS

Gragas

Medium

Gragas has a good damage play carefully and trade smart. Please don't underestimate his damage.

VS

Heimerdinger

Hard

God fuck this guy, he will be reworked soon, as for now try to farm as much as possible. Trade with him only if he wastes heimerdingerw.png heimerdingere.png. Be carefull when playing 1v2 and flash if necessary to lock him down with renektonpreexecute.png and kill him asap. In long trades you will be fucked by heimerdingerq.pngs and heimerdingerr.png.

VS

Illaoi

Medium

This matchup is a challenge for every play. Basically if you can constantly dodge illaoiq.png and illaoiq.png illaoi is a non-factor. If you get hit tho it will be a lot of damage. Abuse early lvs u are stronger. Carefully at 6 if she ults you just renektonsliceanddice.png disengage.

VS

Irelia

Medium

Since the early days irelia used to be weak early and strong after 9 vs rene. Things haven't really changed that much. Abuse her early and group later on.

VS

Jax

Easy

Like the irelia matchup, you are stronger early but you won't be able to stand against him after 2 cores. Abuse him early and group later on.

VS

Jayce

Medium

This could be a very hard matchup if the jayce knows what he's doing.


Pay attention at 2 thing. You can trade easily if 2 things happen

1- He wastes jaycethunderingblow.png (pretty rare)
2- He is in hammer form and switches to cannon form. In this case he is locked for 6 seconds (can' recast jaycestancehtg.png to switch to hammer form) not being able to slow you with jaycetotheskies.png and knock you away with jaycethunderingblow.png

VS

Kayle

Medium

Prey that kayle isn't good. Early on his judicatorrighteousfury.png has 6 secs downtime so right when it ends you can jump on her and get out before it gets off cooldown again.

VS

Kennen

Hard

He has everything he needs to annoy you. Worst matchup for any melee toplane. Eventually if he wastes kennenlightningrush.png you can trade him but it shouln't happen if he is decent.

Ask for help and don't be afraid to flash renektonpreexecute.png him to get a succefull gank.

VS

Kled

Medium

2 basic thing. Dodge his kledq.png and force him to use kledw.png to farm. With kledw.png on cd he is really not that much of a threat

VS

Malphite

Easy

Farm farm farm, force him to lasthit undertower and bully him as much as possible before he gets armor and hp. Eeeeasy matchup.

VS

Maokai

Easy

Farm farm farm. Try not to stand to close to bushes since his maokaie.png deals double damage if it comes from a bush

VS

Mordekaiser

Easy

Be really carefull to his 3d mordekaisermaceofspades.png and try if possible to trade him without your minions around since he will get a bigger shield passive by striking them with mordekaisercreepingdeathcast.pngmordekaisersyphonofdestruction.png.

VS

Nasus

Easy

Easy matchup in lane, impossible to manage after lv 11. Abuse him while you can and if possible ask your jungler for early ganks. A nasus without golds/items is still a useless nasus

VS

Nautilus

Easy

This is an easy matchup lanewhise. The only problem is that unless you really get a good early advantage you won't be able to kill him. In this case just farm as good as you can and try to roam as much as possible. If he gets tanky rush an early tiamat push on and roam.

VS

Pantheon

Medium

This matchup can turn into an hard one if you don't respect his Q poke and damage. If you are not confident you can farm and short trade him till lv 6. At lv 6 you are stronger since his pantheonrjump.png is pretty useless in 1v1 fights.

VS

Poppy

Medium

- Don't get poppye.png into walls so respect it

- Try to get out of poppyq.png return damage

Respect her and farm.

VS

Quinn

Hard

VS

Rengar

Medium

Respect his damage that's really all you have to do. Try to stay as far as possible from bushes when he has full stacks of ferocity.

VS

Riven

Medium

Start lv 1 W always. If she trades you lv 1 just AA empoweredrenektonpreexecute.png AA her. You will win the trade.


- You can stun her 3rd riventricleave.png
- Theres a trick, if she comes to trade you just input buffer your renektonpreexecute.png ( activate it and click autoattack move near you) in this scenario your character will stun her at the same time she will be casting her rivenmartyr.png resulting in her stunned for much longer and you getting a free trade and being able to renektoncleave.pngrenektonsliceanddice.png away.

VS

Rumble

Medium

Respect his damage and short trade him, the important thing is to dodge rumblegrenade.pngs on your way out.

VS

Singed

Easy

You have the damage to match him and well don't chase him !

VS

Sion

Easy

This is an easy matchup lanewhise. The only problem is that unless you really get a good early advantage you won't be able to kill him. In this case just farm as good as you can and try to roam as much as possible. If he gets tanky rush an early tiamat push on and roam.

VS

Swain

Medium

Dodge his swainshadowgrasp.png and trade aggressively pre 6. After his first back and after he gets 6 swainmetamorphism.png that matchup will swing in his favour.

VS

Teemo

Hard

Fuck that guy. Ask ganks.

VS

Trundle

Hard

The only melee that can actually match you and stomp you. The only way to trade with him is by shorttrading early levels when he wastes trundletrollsmash.png on minions. Ask ganks he has no dashes.

VS

Tryndamere

Easy

The only matchup when i would strongly consider to run 14.png. Try to challenge him and trade him, he could become hard if you let him build fury on minions. 


A small trick vs trynda. His undyingrage.png duration is 5 secs. If you 14.png him after 3/3.5 seconds when he still think he's safe (cuz he has still 2 seconds left) the 14.png itself will do the job and finish him after his ult. (even if he tries to heal with his q)

VS

Urgot

Hard

A.S.K. F.O.R. G.A.N.K.S.


I really have no clue on how to beat this sjladfgoabg in lane. Unless he's really bad.

VS

Wukong

Easy

You are stronger early, you might want to build some armor to be sure to not die to his damage. Still be carefull and don't waste spells on minion and/or on his monkeykingdecoy.png

VS

Yasuo

Medium

Trade with him only when you have fury and always try to renektonpreexecute.png empowered him.


An easy tip vs yasuo is try to force fights when there are no minions or even a little number 1/2 so he can't really dash and juke around.

VS

Yorick

Easy

Farm ask for ganks and try do dodge his yoricke.png. Short trade him and farm. 

Fury Management Back to Top

Well fury is what make renekton unique and we really have to use it properly to get the 100% out of renekton's kit.


In this chapter i'll explain what fury does and how to manage it in lanephase.

So let's start what is fury and what it does to Renekton's abilities:

- Fury is the source that renekton use to empower his abilities 
- Fury is expended when it reach 50% of the bar (the bar turns red)
- Fury max out at 100% that menas you will be able to use at max 2 empowered abilities per time.
- Renekton generates 5 fury to every autoattack used against NON-STRUCTURES

So let's talk about how fury empowers renekton:

- Q - Cull the Meek deals 50% additional damage and triples both the healing and its cap. 
Must use it in fight, and you could consider using it in big minion waves or when you really need to heal.

- W - Ruthless Predator strikes Renekton's target 3 times, deals 50% additional damage, and increases the stun duration to 1.5 seconds. 
This is the main damage in lanephase, it count as 3 autos so it singergizes really well with Fervor of the battle and any on hit effect. Also stuns for 1.5 seconds so it's pretty usefull for setting up ganks or to get some quick picks mid-late game

- E - Dice deals 50% additional damage to all enemies and reduces their armor for 4 seconds.
This passive applies only to DICE that is the SECOND cast of renekton's E (remember to be able to cast dice you need to strike an enemy unit with DICE). If you have the fury bar DICE cast will consume it REGARDLESS if it hits an enemy or not SO CONSIDER IT while trading. This ability is under used and under appriciated. It reduced the armor of the targed that got it for 35% you SHOULD consider using fury on this ability when you are fighting a tank with a lot of armor or when fighting multiple enemys that stacked armor in a fight. It could be really a deciding factor between losing and winning a fight.

Consider building up fury on minions before trading and also try to not waste any fury on minions if not necessary. Even if it feels like nothing you are wasting a HUGE part of your damage on creeps and it will hurt your trades. Also remember people will be scared of trading with you when they see your fury bar built up. 

Read tips/tricks for some other tip on fury management.

Renekton's role/Playstyle Back to Top

What's renekton's role? Is he a tank or a fighter? How should i play it in teamfight? What's renekton task in lane?


Renekton's role

  
I consider renekton an ad caster that usually builds somewhat tanky to be able to use his medium/high base damage. Renekton scaling are not that good tho, that's why you usually turn into an offtank and start to build somehow tanky after your first 2 items.


Renekton earlygame/midgame/lategame/fights 


Early: As you should know you are THE lanebully, you will see in the matchup section that as renekton you have only a bounch of hard matchups. You need to dominate the lane, you need to out'cs the enemys you need to have the pressure of them. Renekton's Early is the best out of the 3 phase of the game by far, think about it you have sustain (q) hardcc (W) gapcloser (e) and a usefull ultimate that gives you fury/hp/range/aoe damage. You have all the tools you need to succed. Then what do you need to do to be able to get the most out of it? Do not waste cd's manage your fury carefully and undertstand minions damage.

Mid: If you played the early game correctly you should still be a huge factor in midgame. At this point of the game you should be looking to do 2 things. 1- Split pushing and holding your toplane if you are able to get an advantage out of it and you are confident to be able to not die if the enemy jungler and eventually some other champs are coming to you. 2- Group up with your team for objectives, at this stage of the game you are a PAIN to deal with for the enemy carrys and you are also super sticky to them with flash-doubledash-stun the huge range of your ulted Q.

Late: Not a really good sign if you went into the lategame. In this stage renekton slowly turns into a less usefull tank. You need to ask yourself 2 things at this stage of the game. 1- Is my backline (mostrly adc) dealing enough damage to be worth to protect them (peeling)? If yes you should consider getting you ass sticked to your adc trying to fight the enemy divers or anyone threatening him. 2- Is the enemy backline fed and do we need to shout them down to be able to win the fight? In this case you need to try your best to deal most damage as possible to thier carries and to be as annoying as possible to them. (since protecting your backline will mostly do nothing anyway)






Tips/Tricks/Combos Back to Top

  •  Never waste fury on minions unless necessary, you will lose trade potential.
  •  Always try to use empowered W for raw damage early on (lanephase 1v1), it's better than using fury for Q (unless you need healing).
  •  Most of the time when you know the enemy champ will engage on you you can cast W in advance and click on the enemy champ. W will go off as fast as possible usually resulting in a good trade for you (ex riven coming in to W you,  using this metod you will stun him while she will cast W)
  •  In a trade you actually need to have room to escape so the combo can vary depending on the champion you are facing. 
  •  Use autoattack in between spells. You can actually cancel part of the auto animation using a speel after.
  •  You can cancel tiamat with q-w-e-r.
  • An example of a basic trade combo would be E-aa-w-aa-q-aa-E.
  • You can use E to jump over thin walls
  • When escaping from someone is sometimes better to stop and get behind him before you use your E. In this case you will hit him with E so you will be able to use the second cast of your E to go further away.

Changelog (current patch 7.17) Back to Top

Renekton reverted to 7.8 state.


Thats a good thing since there was some bugs, one of those was pretty annoying with renekton getting stuck in the w animation too long and not being able to cancel it. yay.

Patch 7.12 

Nothing really changed for our croco

Patch 7.14 

Still not major changes. Thornmail new description will be added on the item chapter.

Patch 7.15

Again nothing worth mentioning for our croco

About me and my other Guides (check them out!) Back to Top

I started to play lol early in the days (half of the season 1), finished bronze (s1) gold (s2) diamond (every other season) i didn't really try to get higher since i think it would require me too much time.


I like to create guides and contents so expect some other guides coming soon, i don't have any stream or social media. Thanks for readying 


My other guide 


Aatrox Top: http://www.lolking.net/guides/187561


Leblanc Mid: http://www.lolking.net/guides/425163 


Karthus Mid: http://www.lolking.net/guides/425527

 


Comments and Suggestions Back to Top

Feel free to add a comment down below if you have any concerns, question and or suggestions. All kind of constructive critisism is appriciated. I hope this guide helped you <3


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