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Summoner Spells Back to Top

This is the most common pair of spells you want to use when playing assassin Rengar.Your main job is to kill the carries as fast as possible so with your R + Flash they want get away.Ignite is a nice choice to play aggressive in lane since you are one of the strongest 1v1 champion before level 6 at the moment.If played correctly you can kill pretty much anyone in lane, especially at early levels.



Late game you can instantly ignite the enemy ADC to prevent them from using and take full heal from their summoner spell.Also some supports who have a healing ability are in the meta(Sona,Bard) so with ignite you can reduce that heal by 50% as well.

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Abilities Back to Top

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Passive
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When playing as Rengar you wll notice that his early game cooldowns are PRETTY LONG (Except Q maybe).As you saw earlier this builds requires mostly armor pen. and CDR items/Masteries.In order to make Rengar's empowered abilities work you will need to use spells asap.


Passive - Unseen Threat xRengar_Passive.png.pagespeed.ic.SOwe1UW:Rengar's passive allows him to jump on targets when he is in a brush or stealthed.This is Rengar's most powerfull point since top lane has 3 brushes and jungle is a very helpfull environment for him.Rengar's leap range in at 500 (Not sure) but after collecting 8 trophies in your 3166_32.png it can be increased by 125, at 625 in total.Rengar also builds ferocity when using hiw abilities.At 5 ferocity he can re-activate any of his abilities with bonus features.



 Q - Savagery jn2.png :This is you main source of damage.It works as an auto attack reset so it will be best to auto attack then Q immediately for maximum damage.It deals 120% of Rengar's AD and builds 1 ferocity.


Empowered Q Empowered_Savagery.jpg :Deals 200% of Rengar's AD plus a bonus AD (I don't remember excactly) to enemies and grants bonus Att.Speed for a short time.When jumping on enemies this is your main source of damage since late game with one empowered Q you can take out instantly like 50% of enemy ADC's or APC's health.



W - Battle Roar Battle_Roar.jpg:Battle Roar give Rengar temporary bonus ARMOR and MAGIC RESISTS depending on enemy champion or jungle mosters  that are near.It deals Magic damage this is why I choose to max this one last.I take one extra point at level 8 because mid game you will need some extra armor in order to survive.But then again the damage reduction with a 2nd point in W is fairly noticable so you can level-up E at level 8 as well.


Empowered W Empowered_Battle_Roar.jpg :Deals bonus Magic damage, grants bonus ARMOR and MAGIC RESIST and heals Rengar for an amount.The less HP you have the more Heal you get.Keep in mind that when ignited and you are between enemies you can use your abilities fast and get 5 ferocity then activate W again and heal for some amount.Very usefull for escaping difficult situations.



E - Bola Strike e.png :Used to be a lock-on-target skill but since mid season 4 Rito decided to make this a skillshot.It has 1000 range and can be used for slowing enemies down and builds one ferocity.Keep in mind you can use it anywere, even in the fog of war.



Empowered E Empowered_Bola_Strike.jpg :Deals bonus damage and roots enemies for 1 seconds at place.Now that most ADCs that are playd have some escaping abilities (Like 42_64.png or 236_64.png or 104_64.png) you can use your empowered E to root them in place and then finish them off.Trust me 1 second is more than enough for you to finish them off since the damage from this ability is like 70-80% of your Empowered_Savagery.jpg.Remember than you can use this as well to escaoe difficult situations.



R - Thrill of the Hunt 41916129.png :One of my favourite abilities in LoL.This makes Rengar stealth, grants bonus mov.speed while and after the ability is used and gives Rengar 1 ferocity each second for 5 seconds.Keep in mind than when taking damage Rengar won't go stealth immediately but after a short time (I think 3 seconds).It's a really usefull ability especially if you have already built like 3-4 ferocity,jump on them and you have + 1 ferocity from R then use all your abilities again and you will have empowered abilities again.You can use this for escaping difficult situtations as well.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    This is the most common start for me when playing Rengar.It works really well with your armor pen. runes which will give you a nice and solid amount of AD.It can be built into a BRUTALIZER or TIAMAT.
    I like this start when playing vs strong AD champs or champs that have short cooldowns (Like RIVEN or RENEKTON or PANTHEON).Cloth armor offers a nice amount of armor and 5 potions will give you the sustain needed in order to stay in lane untill you get your Ninja Tabis. NOTE:If you want to play aggressive with this starting items then you must go in at level 2 with 5 ferocity.If you succeed in getting the kill then buy Ninja Tabis asap and then start building your brutalizer.If you want to play passive just farm untill you have 700 gold then B and complete you boots.

Core Items

    If you get first blod in lane and the enemy top laner has ignite you will be able to farm until 1000 gold which will allow you to finish your brutalizer if you started long sword + 3 potions.After level 6 you want to start roaming other lanes with R and pick up kills so boots are really help full.Then start building your Tiamat.
    I really like those boots when playing vs heavy ad like Riven or Pantheon.Start cloth armor and get those asap then start building Brutalizer + Tiamat.

Situational Items

    This is my most common final build with Rengar.As you can see it gives max armor pen. and a nice amount of cdr (After level 16 your R has like 50s cooldown).You will be able to oneshoot pretty much anyone (I not talking about heavy tanks lol) in the enemy team + the damage from Trinity Force is just ridiculous.I dont usually build a GA on Rengar because I dont need it since i can bring down instantly 2 people from enemy team the rest can't kill me 3v5.
    Get this if the game is even and you don't want to risk dying before a fight.But again I rarely buy this item since i try to catch people off and if I take 2 enemies with me and then die it's still worth.That's why I like to build Trinity force, to kill people asap and then die since I won't have any armor or magic resist

As you saw this build consists of Armor penetration, CDR and Movement Speed.This is what you need to bring people down instantly and don't care about dying after killing enemy ADC or APC.I doubt that you wll die after you use R since the movespeed it grants you is enough to escape.Remember that Rengar is pretty much useless if a fight breaks out and there are no brushes near or you don't have you R ready.It will be wiser to use R after building 3-4 ferocity and then being able to use 2 empowered abilities, since R gives you 5 ferocity and you will also spam keyboard.So you will have 2 empowered abilities available like in 2 seconds.Remember that you can activate  RengarQ.png or Empowered_Savagery.jpg when you are in your R and you won't remove stealth.The more ferocity you have before activating R the more the dmg will be on then since you will build up ferocity faster.




Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Aatrox
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Easy
  • Darius
    Hard
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Gangplank
    Easy
  • Garen
    Medium
  • Gnar
    Medium
  • Irelia
    Medium
  • Jax
    Easy
  • Jayce
    Easy
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Maokai
    Easy
  • Nasus
    Easy
  • Pantheon
    Hard
  • Renekton
    Medium
  • Riven
    Hard
  • Rumble
    Easy
  • Ryze
    Easy
  • Sion
    Medium
  • Tryndamere
    Hard
  • Vladimir
    Hard
  • Wukong
    Medium

VS

Aatrox

Medium

This is a normal match-up for Rengar.This guy has almost same abilities are you (He can jump,he can heal and he can slow you).His passive wll give him some advantage early game in 1v1 situations if his bloodwell is full.But again you can start 1029_32.png and 52003_32.png and you can get advantage over him after you get your 3134_32.png.

VS

Cho'Gath

Easy

This guy is fairly easy for me.You are more mobile than him since you can jump and outplay him in a brush.His early game is really weak so it will be wise for you to start 1036_32.png and just kill him at level 2.He will propably start E level 1 so he will lose pretty much all trades.After 6 he might be stronger.

VS

Darius

Hard

Nightmare for Rengar.His W grants him bonus movement, his passive is annoying and his E can bring you back to him if you try to escape.He will be stronger more likely in every 1v1 fight unless you have ferocity and you fight him like level 2 or 3.Remember that you have 1 more ability that deals damage since his E won't hurt you.The more stacks he has on you the more damage he will deal with his R.Just stay back and farm with safety.Wait for jungler.Definetly start 1029_32.png and get 3047_32.png asap.

VS

Fiora

Medium

I can propably win vs any Fiora at the moment.She is stronger she will have like 100 AD with her W level 1 and after 6 she just rapes you.But I think that if you get first kill in lane you can still win her even after level 6.Really annoying champ but not unbeatable.

VS

Gangplank

Easy

Easy macth-up for you.If he used Q to trade you early game he will be soon out of mana and then you can destroy him.He will generally play passive since he will need his trinity force in order to win 1v1 with you.Since he will just farm you can jump on him early levels and destroy him.After 6 you don't really care you can roam with R.

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Garen

Medium

Boring match-up and really annoying champion.He can run around all day with his Q.If you can't kill him early game then avoid 1v1 him after 6 since he will be stronger.Ask for you jungler's help after 6 to bring him down.

VS

Gnar

Medium

It's a bit hard to decide wether to put this match-up as medium or hard.He is a range AD champ so you will propably want to start 1029_32.png.If he puts his stacks on you he can win pretty much any trade.He has his jump which will allow him to escape so you might want to use empowered E on him and win some trades while he will be rooted.For me it's easier to win 1v1 when he transforms to Mega Gnar as he will play melee, like you, and he will propably all in but you can still out-damage him.

VS

Irelia

Medium

Damn this champion.A good Irelia can destroy you pretty much any time of the game.You can still win vs her though if you don't give her an early kill and wait for jungler.BETTER NERF IRELIA RITO!

VS

Jax

Easy

Easy match-up for Rengar.Although he as a leap + stun combo he will need to farm early game to either get his 3153_32.png which costs 3200 or 3078_32.png which costs around 4000.So the earlier you kill him the better for you.If you can't win trades just wait for your jungler.

VS

Jayce

Easy

Another easy match-up for Rengar.Although he is an AD range champ he will propably build 3070_32.png and then  3508_32.png which will pute him pretty behind in terms of items (700 for tear + 3200 for Essence = 3900 lol you will have your tiamat and brutalizer by that time).Bait him in brushes when you have ferocity and destroy him.You can even start 1036_32.png level 1.

VS

Malphite

Easy

Boring match-up like 86_64.png.He can run around all day but its easier for you.If he uses his Q to poke you then he will run out of mana soon.You can easy get a kill on him at level 2.He will propably build armor like and id*ot to be able to stay in lane more or he will built AP to be able to 1v1 you.In both cases you just dont care.In the first case you don't care since you will start roaming after 6 (he won't even have his frozen heart by that time) and start picking up kills in other lanes.In the second case even if he manages to kill after building ap in lane he will be useless for his team as they won't have a front lane tank.

VS

Maokai

Easy

Same as 54_64.png.Generally picking a tank vs Rengar just doesnt work.

VS

Nasus

Easy

You will propably easy win vs him early game.Even if you get first kill on him ask for a gank from your jungler and destroy him together.This will put him pretty behind in cs and stacks.If you can destroy 75_64.png early game just do it so that he can't destroy you late.He will focus on stacking his Q so you can easy win trades vs him.

VS

Pantheon

Hard

Bad matchup for you he is a really noob champ.No skillshots or anything.He just spamms Q on you then jump on you and he can kill you even if both of you are low health.You will propably lose every trade since his stupid passive activates when he uses an ability and when he takes an ability (this is like 2s in total lol) so he can block even your Q.It might be wiser to stay back and wait for jungler or you might want to max E since your Q can be blocked.

VS

Renekton

Medium

Normal matchup for you.He can outdamage you early on with his fury + Q or W combo and he has some sustain.His R will give him bonus HP and fury so it might be better for you to play aggressive vs him before level 6.After 6 you can farm and wait for your jungler.He will build tanky in most situations but the fury is annoying on him.

VS

Riven

Hard

F*CK THIS CHAMPION.No cooldowns, stun, knock up and tons of AD with her R and passive.This champ really needs to be nerfed or banned in almost every situation.Start 1029_32.png and try to win a level 2 fight.After 6 you will lose every single trade and she can kill you with 1 combo even if you are full HP.Wair for jungler and build 3047_32.png as soon as possible.

VS

Rumble

Easy

Easy match up this guy needs to farm early game just jump on him and destroy him.He will build AP but you can easy kill him even after 6.

VS

Ryze

Easy

Same as 68_64.png he will need to farm early game and stack his tear.Since his Prison isn't gonna stun you for a ling time just jump on him in every chance that is given to you and kill him.

VS

Sion

Medium

Could be an easy match up this champ in general is a slow champ.He needs to charge his Q but you can just run out of it.He will build tank but you can 1v1 him in almostevery situation.Just make sure to have an escape even after killing him (like jump on a near minion or flash) if you are low on health.

VS

Tryndamere

Hard

A good 23_64.png can destroy you in lane in almost every sitauation.Even early levels if he is lucky enough he will crit you and just melt you.He has mobility and damage + a heal.Better stay under turret and ask for help he can even dive you after level 6.

VS

Vladimir

Hard

Annoying matchup his core items are really cheap to get he has heal with almost every ability and he will escape the trades with his W.If he uses W his cooldowns would propably be up soon so it will be wiser to farm as well against him.He can burst you down but you can't either.After 6 start roaming and picking up kills.

VS

Wukong

Medium

Normal matchup you are stronger early levels but make sure you are not deceived by his W.After 6 he might be stronger if you are 0/0 by that time.

Matchups Back to Top

Basically Rengar loses against champions with strong CC, stun and range poke.Even if you get your  3047_64.png against some champions it might still be to 1v1 them.After 6 do not be afraid to use your R even in lane if that is gonna get you a kill

Early Game Back to Top

After picking proper items for each matchup you propably want to get first blood (who doeasnt xD).There is a specific strategy for this.FIRST LESSON NEVER LEAVE BRUSHES!The less they see you the more they are frighten of you.




STEP ONE:

As mentioned above Rengar is really strong when he has his empowered abilities.It is important to learn that you hit level 2 in lane WHEN THE FIRST MINION FROM THE SECOND WAVE DIES (Unless there are 2+ caster minions still alive from the first wave).When the wave arrives you activate your Q and jump on a minion.If you do this the wave will start pushing and you will already have 1 ferocity.If the enemy champion arrives with the wave immediately just jump on a minion and then Q + auto attack on the enemy.



STEP TWO:

You will already have won the first trade.Note that it is important to poke whenever it's possible but don't bring them too low as they might stay back and wait for cs and do not lose many cs from the first wave (losing 1-2 caster minions is worth if you poke).Do that and build up to 4 ferocity stacks.Remember to stay near brushes.



STEP THREE:

Now it's the most important part of this strategy.As I said you will hit level 2 when the first minion from the second wave dies.DO NOT GO OUT FROM BRUSH FOR THAT CS.The enemy will see that you hit level 2 and they wil propably go back since they know you are stronger.


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When you get a chance jump on them with Q use empowered E for root + 2 auto attacks + E + ignite to finish them off.This combo can deal about 70% as damage so as I said it is important to keep poking between csing but dont bring them too low as they will go back.Some people might as well panic flash.If you are lucky enough your ignite will kill them.If not it's stll worth flashing for them.In this case both you and your laner are vulnerable to ganks.

Mid Game Back to Top

This is where your power starts to shine.After taking first top turret swap lanes with your ADC and tell your support to start roaming.If you succeed in the previous strategy  you will propably have taken at least one more kill in lane (unless you get babysitted by enemy jungler).So by this time (level 9-10) you will already have your  3134_32.png  and  3077_32.png.Start split pushing bot.In this way the enemy ADC will come for the cs even under their turret and if he is alone you can easily dive him.If they have a support like  412_64.png or 89_64.png it will be wiser not to dive.Remember to remain unseen.What I like to do is to push bot wave to their turret and stay in the bot  brush closer to their side.In this way I remain unseen and I wait to see if the ADC comes for the cs.If he does I use R and I have plenty of movement speed to catch them.Note that your empowered E works mostly as a stun since they can't flash or jump (Like 238_64.png or 7_64.png).Trust me if you can use empowered E then go for it's damage is like 70-80% of empowered Q + 1 second of root it's still worth you will have the dmg to finish them on in 1 second for sure.Somewhere here upgrade your yellow trinket to a sightstone (I don't remember how it's called) and ward brushes you can jump to (for example the brush that is situated opposite to red buff.Ward it and you can jump there if someone shows up when you are in the brush next to the redbuff).Last but not least if their support is protecting their ADC even under turret then just keep split pushing so that your team can win a 4v3 fight.

Late Game Back to Top

At this point all you need is to take out ADC in 1 second.You will propably have 5 of your 6 items completed (since  3078_64.png costs quite a bit of gold) but your damage will be insane.Remember that Rengar is vulnerable to CC so you don't want to get caught in a fight.You basically want to remain unseen, activate R and go around and jump on ADC.Someone will either try to protect him and you will be able to kill them both and your team wins a 4v3 fight or if you kill the ADC you can keep bringing people down.Note that 107_64.png isn't very usefull when his R is down or when there are no brushes near.

Who are you? Back to Top

Hello everyone my name is Haris and I am a Greek LoL player.I started playing League at mid-season 2 and I fell in love since then with assassins.I love playing Rengar in the way I showed you above but I also like Talon and Zed and Katarina and generally any champ who can burst people down in seonds.I have over 400 games with Rengar in total and my master couldn't be anyone else than Ryan Choi.I have learned a lot of things from him and I have improved my gameplay with some stuff I changed.


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I used to be in the #400 best Rengars in the world according to LoLskill.com back in season 4 but since then I have been inactive due to studies.I have a small youtube channel make sure to check it out www.youtube.com/LoufasGR.I promise to upload more during summer period and if my channel grows up I might even start streaming. :)



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