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Twitch Statistics for Ratical

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

Value
Average
Games Played
5
Win %
45
Kills
7.2
Assists
6.9
Deaths
6.2
KA:D Ratio
2.3
Gold Earned
11.8K
Creep Score
176.4
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.png Always take flash. Please.

7.png Standard second summ spell for ADC.

3.png 14.pngIf your support takes heal for whatever reason you can grab exhaust. If you're reaaaaallly confident you can snowball ignite could work too. It's a lot more risky though considering the rat's terrible early game. If against healing supports like 16.png ignite is a viable option, but still usually better for your support to take.

1.png Lotta cc on their team you think you can't dodge? Get this if you wanna.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

If need be you can swap out Double-edged Sword on any of the pages for Feast or vise versa, It's a personal preference. Assassin can also be taken instead of biscuits if you think there's a lot of potential for you to sneak around and get free kills alone.

nonono.PNG

I typically take this page along with the other "bad lane" rune page to garentee (hehe.) that I make it through lane phase. If you think you don't need the extra help from that rune page you can take the normal one and it's usually good enough help.

zipzoom.PNG

Thunderlords is... ok on Twitch. It's absolutely amazing early game, combined with E it does insane amounts of damage, but falls off hard come late game where the rat's supposed to shine. You miss out on a lot of the free damage fervor gives to your ult and the utility of bloodlust. If you plan on being extremely aggressive it can work though.

Abilities Back to Top

E
W
Q
E
E
R
E
Q
E
Q
R
Q
Q
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
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W
2
14
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18
E
1
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R
6
11
16

Ability Overview

(TL;DR at the bottom)

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Passive: Deadly Venom undefined.png : Twitch's basic attacks each apply a stack of Poison, dealing 2/3/4/5/6 true damage every second over 6 seconds and stacking up to 6 times for a maximum of 72/108/144/180/216 true damage over the duration.

One of the reasons you build 3085.png. Every auto-attack and extra bolt from  3085.png applies stacks of your passive, letting you get more stacks for undefined.png on multiple people. Don't underestimate the damage this does over time, if you can continually keep stacks on a person you can easily whittle them down if they're not careful. Of course it's not too strong early game, but many people will underestimate it late.

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Q: Ambush undefined.png : Twitch enters stealth for a duration after 1.5 seconds of not taking damage or 4.5 seconds else, gaining 20% bonus movement speed while stealthed and gaining bonus attack speed for 5 seconds upon leaving it.
Ambush's cooldown is reset if an enemy dies while affected by Deadly Venom, and entering stealth cancels Twitch's current basic attack. STEALTH DURATION: 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
BONUS ATTACK SPEED: 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50%

The attack speed boost got nerfed a bit a few patches back, from 30/40/50/60/70% to the now 30/35/40/45/50%. Not too awful a nerf, and still worth maxing 2nd (8 second stealth? NICE). If you're getting ganked/need to escape you NEED to hit this early. There is a 4.5 second delay before stealthing if you're taking damage (used to be 6 seconds, yikes!). I'll talk more about using this to position and juke later.

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W: Venom Cask undefined.png : Twitch hurls a cask of venom at the target area, infecting all enemies hit with 2 stacks of Deadly Venom and slowing them for 3 seconds. SLOW: 25/30/35/40/45%


Max this last, as only the slow is increased with rank. Much better to put points into other abilities.
You use this to apply more stacks when trading to set up for undefined.png or to chase/escape. It's a little mana costly though, so don't go tossing it out all the time.

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E: Contaminate undefined.png : Twitch damages all nearby enemies afflicted by Deadly Venom, dealing them physical damage increased by each of their stacks.
BASE PHYSICAL DAMAGE: 20/35/50/65/80
BONUS DAMAGE PER STACK: 15/20/25/30/35 (+ 20% AP) (+ 25% bonus AD)


Your main damage skill throughout early/mid game. (Lategame you rely more on your autoattacks/ult than anything, using undefined.png to secure kills.) Before using this you want to get as many stacks as possible on the person/people you're fighting, the burst can be surprising. I recommend having at LEAST 4 stacks up before using it, as anything under that does little damage and is really just a waste of mana at that point. 
A bug with undefined.png was also THANKFULLY fixed to the joy of Twitch mains everywhere. If someone flashed just as you activated undefined.png no damage would be done to the person, along with the ability going on cooldown/taking mana. :(
No worries now though!

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R: Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat undefined.png : Twitch gains bonus attack damage and bonus attack range for 5 seconds.
BONUS AD: 20 / 30 / 40 AD
Additionally, Twitch's basic attacks travel across their full range and skewer every enemy they pass through for the duration, dealing 20% less damage per enemy hit down to a minimum of 40% damage. These attacks apply on-hit effects to all affected enemies and can Critical strike icon critically strike against each individual target.


Your main assassination and killing tool. This makes you a teamfighting monster with 3085.png. You can easily take out most every squishy with a  undefined.png > undefined.png >3142.pngundefined.png >undefined.png combo. With a support like 89.png they can kiss their lane goodbye if you both manage to get off good ults. It doesn't have a very long cooldown either, especially if you build ghostblade, so don't be afraid to use it. It also allows you to outrange turrets! You can easily hit both Nexus turrets by standing to the side of one of them and autoing the furthest one. 

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TL;DR


You want to max twitchR.png and twitchE.png first for the spicy damage.
twitchQ.png next for the attack speed and longer stealth. You can put a couple more early points into it if you might need to escape or set up for kills better.

twitchW.png last because it does no damage and only the slow is increased with rank.

Sometimes if you want to invade the enemy jungle you want to take Q level one, to either scout for your team or escape if things go bad.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Typical starting items for most every ADC.
    If you're getting poked out of lane and know it's going to be a farm lane first back grab Cull, pots, wards, ect. and survive as best you can.
    Possible first backs.

Core Items

    If you're just farming til' late IE is one of the best first big buy options to stay relevant.
    Buy this every game either first or second item. First if you're winning lane. It's synergy with your ult is too good to pass up.
    This item got nerfed pretty bad but can be ok first in some cases. If they have a lot of HP tanks or you really want that sustain and assassination potential from the active, have at it.
    Your usual first buy, the active with your ult is deadly.
    If you're catching people out/dueling a lot.
    Example build.

Situational Items

    MR
    Lifesteal
    Armor Pen
    Other defensive options
    Elixir!

Normal Build Order:
3142.png3085.png3006.png3031.png ...Whatever else you need based on the enemy team.

Bad Lane Build Order 1:
3031.png3085.png3006.png...etc.

Bad Lane Build Order 2:
3153.png3085.png3006.png...etc.

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Alistar
    Easy
  • Anivia
    Medium
  • Annie
    Hard
  • Ashe
    Easy
  • Aurelion Sol
    Medium
  • Bard
    Easy
  • Blitzcrank
    Hard
  • Brand
    Medium
  • Braum
    Medium
  • Caitlyn
    Medium
  • Corki
    Hard
  • Draven
    Medium
  • Ezreal
    Easy
  • Graves
    Easy
  • Janna
    Easy
  • Jhin
    Medium
  • Jinx
    Medium
  • Kalista
    Hard
  • Karma
    Hard
  • Kindred
    Easy
  • Kog'Maw
    Medium
  • Leona
    Hard
  • Lulu
    Hard
  • Lux
    Medium
  • Miss Fortune
    Hard
  • Nami
    Medium
  • Nautilus
    Medium
  • Poppy
    Easy
  • Sivir
    Easy
  • Sona
    Hard
  • Soraka
    Easy
  • Tahm Kench
    Easy
  • Taric
    Hard
  • Teemo
    Medium
  • Thresh
    Medium
  • Tristana
    Hard
  • Twitch
    Easy
  • Varus
    Hard
  • Vayne
    Easy
  • Vel'Koz
    Medium
  • Volibear
    Easy
  • Zyra
    Hard

VS

Alistar

Easy

He's melee so poke the shit out of him and don't get headbutt.png'd into the enemy.

VS

Anivia

Medium
34.png hurts bad. Play safe and don't get trapped with flashfrost.pngcrystallize.png.

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Annie

Hard

Good luck.

VS

Ashe

Easy

She's extremely immobile so sneaking up on her and shooting away is relatively easy.
Before fully engaging you usually want to bait her into using asheQ.png it hurts like heck in long trades. If you don't think you can dodge her asheR.png go ahead and grab an early 3140.png to get rid of the stun and burst her down. A good 22.png will be able to use asheE.pngto keep track of you and keep you from surprising her with an ult to the face. However asheE.png doesn't reveal stealthed units so, so long as you're already stealthed you can blow her up without her running away.

VS

Aurelion Sol

Medium
136.pngis a really weird champ. Just dodge aurelionsolQ.pngand don't get hit too much by aurelionsolW.png. The damage from aurelionsolR.png can be pretty surprising too if he builds mostly AP so look out for that.

VS

Bard

Easy

Don't get flanked when 432.pngroams and ward well to catch him out. If you know he's a decent ways away from his ADC go ahead and engage on them for a free kill. Watch out for bardR.png.

VS

Blitzcrank

Hard

Just his presence in lane is enough to be oppressive. Farm as best you can and don't get grabbed.

VS

Brand

Medium

Another painful poke matchup. Survive as best you can and make picks as you can,

VS

Braum

Medium
201.pngcan block most all the damage from twitchR.pngwith a well timedbraumE.png.

VS

Caitlyn

Medium

A lot of people swear by 51.png being the rats top counter but I believe it's purely a skill match-up and very support reliant. If 51.png has a hard engage support like 89.png or a poke support like 43.png you better just farm for life. If she has someone more passive like 16.png an early 3123.png and a good engage with your support should be enough to get you going. Like 22.png cait is very immobile aside from a small dash/slow backwards, so if you can catch her out you win. Her poke is insanely obnoxious though with her having one of the highest ranges in the game. Be careful not to step on caitlynyordletrap.pngas they will reveal you (and annoy the rat... they're not even stale yet :c). caitlynaceinthehole.pngwill also reveal you if 51.png casts it just before you get into stealth.

VS

Corki

Hard

I haven't played against a good 42.pngin so long. It can be literal hell if he is good though. His phosphorusbomb.pngwill reveal you if you're hit just before stealthing and his poke is supreme. If you try to engage he can usually turn it around in his favor with ggun.pngor just carpetbomb.pngaway. Always keep an ear out for the siren that signal's he's picked up his package. If he does manage to split you and your support apart with it DO NOT STAND IN IT. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SO MANY PEOPLE UNDERESTIMATE THE DAMAGE OF THAT THING. IT FEELS COMPARABLE TO A 68.png ULT. It slows you for a massive 90% so don't think you're getting away any time soon either. Overall if he's good, farm til' late bb.

VS

Draven

Medium
119.pnghurts bad, but he's really immobile. If you can get your jungle to camp him so he can't get stacks. Or get a hard engage support89.png or someone with grabs53.png412.png.
If you can sneak up on him you should be able to burst him down easily with a 3142.pngtwitchR.pngif he isn't fed and you dont get hit with dravendoubleshot.pngand let him do tons of free damage to you.

VS

Ezreal

Easy

 81.png is annoying but not as hellish as 42.png. He'll just poke you for years and ezrealarcaneshift.pngaway if things get sticky. A sustain support like 267.pngor a good 201.pngis a godsend in matchups like these, so long as they don't get poked down as well. Like with every other AD with an escape, bait it out then go in. He can't do much with his escape down and an ult to the face.

VS

Graves

Easy
104.pnghas burst but very low range. Atm he's much better in top or jung. Just don't stand where his gravesclustershot.pngwill hit you and move out of gravessmokegrenade.png. Don't underestimate the damage of graveschargeshot.png if you're low, better to avoid fighting if you are. Bait gravesmove.pngand engage while it's down.

VS

Janna

Easy
40.pnghas a lot of ways to keep you off her ADC but she's really squishy so it doesn't matter much usually.

VS

Jhin

Medium

Yet another skill/support dependent matchup. 202.png is immobile but has a free root with jhinW.png. Combined with a support like 25.png you wont be moving anytime soon. His jhinE.pngcan also reveal you if you step on one. If you manage to get the jump on him however you can kill him fairly easily.

VS

Jinx

Medium
222.pngis extremely annoying. She can poke you with jinxQ.png,reveal you with jinxW.pngbefore you stealth, and can see the animation if you get trapped in jinxE.pngwhile stealthed. While annoying, she again is immobile. Get the jump on her with your support and you win.

VS

Kalista

Hard
429.png's kalistaE.pngis very similar to 29.png'stwitchE.png, however while the rat's stacks cap at 6
 429.png's have no cap and can slow you when she pulls them out. Her kalistaW.pngcan be used to reveal you before you stealth and get an idea of where you are. 429.png is very mobile with her passive and can completely dominate you if played correctly.

VS

Karma

Hard

I get PTSD every time i see Karma.

VS

Kindred

Easy

Not a lot of people know how to play 203.pngADC well. Their only mobility is kindredQ.pngand they need stacks to be much of a threat. You should be fine.

VS

Kog'Maw

Medium
96.pngis annoying but not as annoying as say 222.png. kogmawlivingartillery.pngwill reveal you before stealthing if you are hit, and kogmawbioarcanebarrage.pnggives him massive range/attack speed. He's horribly immobile and slow so you shouldn't have a problem killing him, just be wary of his passive when you're low though. Remember that your stealth resets on kills, so that very well could save yourself from him blowing up on you.

VS

Leona

Hard

VS

Lulu

Hard
117.png counters you in a lot of ways. She has decent pokeluluq.png, she has a polymorphluluw.png to keep you from doing too much damage, her lulue.pngreveals you before stealthing, and herlulur.pngcan mitigate a lot of the damage you do or keep you from securing kills.

VS

Lux

Medium

Play against like every other pokey lane.

VS

Miss Fortune

Hard
21.png out duels you throughout most of the game. If you can get a good flank on her while she uses missfortunebullettime.pngyou can kill her easy.

VS

Nami

Medium

Annoying but squishy. namiQ.pngeasy to dodge and namiR.pngmoves really slow.

VS

Nautilus

Medium

VS

Poppy

Easy

Don't get slammed into wall.

VS

Sivir

Easy

EZ PZ. Dodge spiralblade.pngand don't stand in waves when she uses ricochet.png. Her only "escape" is to onthehunt.pngor 4.png.

VS

Sona

Hard

No.

VS

Soraka

Easy

Early 3123.pngwill fk her heals up. She's squishy and immobile.

VS

Tahm Kench

Easy

Don't get ate.

VS

Taric

Hard
44.pngwill just dazzle.png you if you get close to his ADC or him. His tarichammersmash.pngwill probably negate yours too.

VS

Teemo

Medium

Battle of the poison. Have your support grab 3364.png to clear bantamtrap.png. Bait his blindingdart.png before you ult or you will do 0 damage.

VS

Thresh

Medium

Like blitz, don't get grabbed.

VS

Tristana

Hard
18.pngcan mess you up bad. If you ult or try to go in she can just rocketjump.pngbustershot.pngthen come back and stomp your little rat face in.

VS

Twitch

Easy

:^)

VS

Varus

Hard

Poke king. Good luck.

VS

Vayne

Easy

Your twitchE.pngis better than hervaynesilveredbolts.pngearly on. Grab a pink for lane when she vayneinquisition.png's. Don't stand near walls. You should wreck her.

VS

Vel'Koz

Medium

If you can flank him while he velkozR.pnglike MF you win.

VS

Volibear

Easy

His passive is annoying but you shouldnt have any trouble.

VS

Zyra

Hard

Weep.

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