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All Guides Tryndamere Guides Full Guide Revamp Updated For Season 5! ~ fwii & Hao - No Fudge Given ~ wee
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Tryndamere Statistics for Hao

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

Value
Average
Games Played
10
7
Win %
50
45
Kills
8.2
6.2
Assists
5.2
5.2
Deaths
9.1
6.8
KA:D Ratio
1.5
1.7
Gold Earned
14K
12.8K
Creep Score
212.5
181.0
Average

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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Always!6.png14.pngAlways!


6.png over 4.png because your [skills/tryndamere/e.png] is #1. If they end up flashing away from you, you'll catch up faster with ghost.


14.png The damages are strong in this one. Nothing can really replace ignite, as it can help you get kills during tower dives. You will dive a lot of towers with Tryndamere. It is a must.

Asking To Lose Your Lane: WHY?
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Basically, getting other spells that are focused on being PASSIVE over AGGRESSIVE equals losing your lane. 

Some may consider, why not 
12.png on Tryndamere? Since your splitpushing all game, wouldn't this be good? Yeah, your splitpushing all game, why do you need it thenRemember, SOLO QUEUE is about winning your lane.


ADDED FLASH TO THE POSSIBLE SUMMONER SPELLS, IT WAS ASKED MANY MANY TIMES AND YES YOU CAN USE FLASH!

Runes Back to Top

  • 3x
    +0.95 attack damage Greater Mark of Attack Damage
  • 6x
    +1.7% attack speed Greater Mark of Attack Speed
  • 4x
    +0.28 attack damage Greater Glyph of Attack Damage
  • 3x
    +0.64% attack speed Greater Glyph of Attack Speed
  • 1x
    +1.34 magic resist Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
  • 1x
    +0.16 magic resist per level Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
  • 9x
    +1 armor Greater Seal of Armor
  • 3x
    +2.25 attack damage Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
Tryndamere scales with ATK Speed. He does not scale with critical chance / critical damage. The faster you attack the more critical hits you can get thanks to your passive. 

Q: Why no more lifesteal?
A: Lifesteal runes are not needed anymore, have a balance between AD and ATK Speed. You will end up killing them level 1-2, then they'll teleport back to lane like douches. There is no possible way to outsustain them the moment they teleport back with more health pots. Make sure you push the wave and back, or kill them again. DO NOT DILLY-DALLY AND STAY IN LANE TRYING TO OUTSUSTAIN AND LETTING THEM FARM. If you aren't killing anyone, then go heal and go back and kill them. A farming lane is a lost lane. Abuse your strength even though you aren't level 6.


Q: Why one MR (magic resist) rune?
A: Reason why you have only 1 MR rune of each is so your MR isn't lonely and blue. Keep your stats all green to scare your opponents to think that you have MR, but you really don't. Most of the people you lane against are AD, so MR is not needed. This does bait your opponents to think you have MR if you lane against an AP champion. If its blue, they will tend to play more aggressive thinking you have no MR.




tldr; Win Lane Win Game!



-fwii runes ^                                    



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Masteries Back to Top

1/1
3/4
2/4
0/1
0/1
3/3
0/3
0/1
0/1
1/1
0/1
3/3
0/1
3/3
0/3
0/1
1/1
3/3
0/1
1/1

Offense: 21

2/2
2/2
0/2
0/2
1/1
3/3
0/1
0/1
1/1
0/3
0/3
0/3
0/1
0/1
0/1
0/1
0/4
0/1
0/1

Defense: 9

0/1
0/3
0/3
0/1
0/3
0/1
0/1
0/3
0/1
0/3
0/1
0/1
0/1
0/3
0/2
0/1
0/3
0/1

Utility: 0

Offensive


"Feast" is not significant enough to affect anything. "Dangerous Game" does not do a significant change after killing someone, unless your a tank with tons of health. "Enchanted Armor" only gives so little Armor / Magic Resistance, so getting a little bit of health regeneration is better. Everything else is self-explanatory.


9 Defense vs 9 Utility -> More early game is what Tryndamere needs, not late game.


Defensive


Going 9 in Defensive gives you the early game advantage that you are looking for. Every point counts. Armor + Health! All Day Every Day.


Utility


Going 9 in Utility is not that worth. Usually I go 9 in utility for longer buff duration, but in this case of Tryndamere of early game advantage, take the 9 in the defensive tree.


Explanation of Offensive Masteries

This is basically the standard mastery page for almost every AD champion.

Summoners Wrath: Boosts ghost + ignite. Makes you run faster, +5 AD, and +5 AP.

Fury: 1% ATK Speed per point. Because Tryndamere scales with ATK Speed, this is really good.

Deadliness: Bonus AD, the more the merrier.

Weapon Expertise: Gives you Armor Pen, 8% is rather a lot. Free armor penetration is always a must.

Havoc: Though 2% more damage is not a whole lot, there is no other points to put 3 points into.

Brute Force: Bonus AD, the more the merrier.

Sunder: Gives you +5 Armor Pen, the more the merrier.

Executioner: 5% more damage is not a whole lot, but its the completion to the offensive tree.



tldr; Always run 21/9/0 masteries for Tryndamere. Basically, the masteries in the offensive tree is perfect for Tryndamere. There is not a single wasted point. 

tldr; Masteries in Season 4/5 sucks now, they made it all late game, the masteries are not made for early game anymore.



Abilities Back to Top

Passive
Q
2
3
5
7
9
W
4
14
15
17
18
E
1
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16
p.png > r.png > q.png > e.png > w.png


Level 1: Always Start E
Level 2: Q
Level 3: Usually Q, W is Rare. Preference-wise.
Level 4: W, or Q if you got W at 3.
Level 5: Q
Level 6: R

R > Q > E > W.

Reason why you can usually get  q.png at level 3 instead of w.png is because you will usually hit level 4 in no time. Getting Q first will give you an early advantage when harassing. At this point of level 3. You are probably right next to their tower, there is no need for W yet because you will be harassing them on the tower. More damage over debuffing them.


Q: Why max E over W.
A: Lower CD + Damage > ATK Debuff & Slow Percentage

Output more damage, as I said before. Focus on winning your lane, not losing your lane.


tldr; Q for more damage. E for more damage. W for less damage. R > Q > E > W.


Items Back to Top

Starting Items

Core Items

    Core Items
    Core Items v2
    Jungle Items ~ PLEASE GO TO BUILD SECTION FOR DETAILED INFO. -ITEM BUILDS v2

Situational Items

 Starting Items:

 

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Q: Why no 1055_32.png start?

A: Similar to starting elixir. You're wasting 475 GOLD for it building into nothing. You need that early 1053_32.png & 1001_32.png. Taking even a detour would set Tryndamere back. Also, you will not be able to win your lane by starting 1055_32.png because you have no sustain with health pots. 


First Trip Back:

 

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Self-explanatory, should usually always be able to afford these two on the first trip back.

Situational:

 

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Usually you get this when you mess up in lane, or are really behind. This helps you keep sustaining because you will most likely be on your tower harassed over and over. Hurts to be on the other end ):/

Core Items:

 

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Statikk Shiv is basically all Tryndamere needs to be unstoppable. The reason for this item is the passive which deals +100 lightning magic damage, +200 if you Crit. Works perfectly with Tryndamere. Most of your opponents will stack armor against you.. About 200-300 armor by then and they would have 30 MR, which shows why you need this magic damage. Another reason for this item is its pushing potential, its so strong when it comes to AFK pushing or splitpushing.


Final Build:

 

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*IE 1ST > LW 2ND > BOTRK 3RD

IE: Just adds to your Crit DMG multiplier. Get this before any other item.
LW: Armor Penetration, to those who stack armor. Dirty.
BOTRK: Might as well finish cutlass. ^^;;

Q: WHY BOTRK SO LATE?
A: You only need cutlass for the slow, the movespeed bonus & lifesteal bonus is not needed. It is too costly when there are clearly better options which increase your damage output.

Q: When do I get Botrk early? 
A: 
If you are broke and can't afford IE/LW after your Shiv.



                                                                                                                                        


Jokes: 6TH Item (FROM BEST TO WORST)

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7th Item: Trinity Force -> Sell Berserker Greaves


BEGINNERS: 4NOOBS - 1029_64.png/1054_64.png 

Q: When do you exactly get these?

A: You would usually get it against strong AD champions that can outdamage you.


Q: Why don't you get these?

A: Once your advanced, there is no reason for this anymore. It is only for people starting out if you wish to, I don't recommend it.

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Aatrox
    Hard
  • Akali
    Medium
  • Alistar
    Easy
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Brand
    Medium
  • Cassiopeia
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Hard
  • Darius
    Hard
  • Diana
    Easy
  • Dr. Mundo
    Medium
  • Elise
    Hard
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Fizz
    Easy
  • Gangplank
    Easy
  • Garen
    Medium
  • Heimerdinger
    Medium
  • Irelia
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Easy
  • Jax
    Hard
  • Jayce
    Easy
  • Kayle
    Medium
  • Kennen
    Hard
  • Kha'Zix
    Medium
  • Lee Sin
    Medium
  • Lissandra
    Easy
  • Malphite
    Medium
  • Master Yi
    Easy
  • Mordekaiser
    Medium
  • Nasus
    Medium
  • Nidalee
    Easy
  • Nunu
    Easy
  • Olaf
    Easy
  • Pantheon
    Medium
  • Poppy
    Medium
  • Quinn
    Hard
  • Renekton
    Medium
  • Rengar
    Medium
  • Riven
    Hard
  • Rumble
    Easy
  • Shen
    Hard
  • Shyvana
    Easy
  • Singed
    Hard
  • Sion
    Medium
  • Soraka
    Easy
  • Swain
    Medium
  • Teemo
    Hard
  • Trundle
    Hard
  • Udyr
    Medium
  • Vayne
    Hard
  • Vi
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Medium
  • Volibear
    Easy
  • Warwick
    Easy
  • Wukong
    Medium
  • Xin Zhao
    Medium
  • Yorick
    Easy
  • Zac
    Easy
  • Zed
    Easy

VS

Aatrox

Hard

266_64.pngAatrox: ★★★★☆ 1 - (Pay attention to his 3rd HIT, GO in When its down, Same 4 Passive, Stack Fury before going in)

VS

Akali

Medium

[champ/akali.png]Akali: ★★★☆☆ 3 - (Buy pinks, Do not trade if there is a Q on you)

VS

Alistar

Easy

12_64.pngAlistar: ★☆☆☆☆ 3 - (Walk up to him and do not E in, bait his CC and go all in)

VS

Annie

Medium

1_64.pngAnnie: ★★★☆☆ 1 - (Go in early, don't let her get levels over you)

VS

Brand

Medium

63_64.pngBrand: ★★★☆☆ 1 - (Dodge skills, that's about it)

VS

Cassiopeia

Medium

69_64.pngCassiopeia: ★★☆☆☆ 1 - (Squishy, kill her Level 1-2, abuse b4 LVL 6)

VS

Cho'Gath

Hard

[champ/chogath.png]Cho'Gath ★★★★☆ 3 - (Be weary of PROs who Max E, Watch 4 ULT DMG Output)

VS

Darius

Hard

[champ/darius.png]Darius: ★★★★☆ 3 - (Play passive until level 6 or Statik Shiv, Watch 4 ULT DMG Output, bait out his Spells untill he is OOM)

VS

Diana

Easy

131_64.pngDiana: ★★☆☆☆ 1 - (Squishy, not much to do, abuse b4 LVL 6)

VS

Dr. Mundo

Medium

36_64.pngDr. Mundo: ★★★☆☆ 1 - (Don't fight under his E, TOO STRONG!)

VS

Elise

Hard

[champ/elise.png]Elise: ★★★★★ 1 -  (Go in early, don't let her get levels over you) ~*IF GOOD ELISE

VS

Fiora

Medium

[champ/fiora.png]Fiora: ★★★☆☆ 3 - (Pressure, bait W, then go in) ~No Problem

VS

Fizz

Easy

[champ/fizz.png]Fizz: ★★☆☆☆ 3 - (Make sure debuff is gone before using Q, dive after you bait his E)

VS

Gangplank

Easy

[champ/gangplank.png]Gangplank: ★★☆☆☆ 3 - (Pressure, bait W, then go in)

VS

Garen

Medium

[champ/garen.png]Garen: ★★★☆☆ 3 - (Keep Passive Off, Don't fight in his E, Watch 4 ULT DMG Output)

VS

Heimerdinger

Medium

74_64.pngHeimerdinger: ★★★☆☆ 3 - (Bait his E, should be easy afterwards~)

VS

Irelia

Medium

[champ/irelia.png]Irelia: ★★☆☆☆ 3 - (Fight when her W is down, Bait her E before diving)

VS

Jarvan IV

Easy

[champ/jarvaniv.png]Jarvan: ★★★☆☆ 2 - (Dive when E + Q combo is down, Do not spin in he will trap you IN)

VS

Jax

Hard

[champ/jax.png]Jax: ★★★★☆ 3 - (Fight when E is down, bait Stun then go IN, if he jumps on you E into a bush and hit him with your E, free Damage and an escape)

VS

Jayce

Easy

126_64.pngJayce:  ★★★☆☆ 2 - (Bait his E in hammer form, diving is Easy, Really Squishy w/ No Armor)

VS

Kayle

Medium

[champ/kayle.png]Kayle: ★★★☆☆ 1 - (Fight when her E is down, She has no damage then)

VS

Kennen

Hard

[champ/kennen.png]Kennen: ★★★★★ 1 - (Tricky, Go in when you know you can land few hits B4 getting Stunned)

VS

Kha'Zix

Medium

[champ/khazix.png]Kha'Zix: ★★★☆☆ 1 - (Tricky, Avoid being isolated, Buy a pink for dives.)

VS

Lee Sin

Medium

[champ/leesin.png]Lee Sin: ★★★☆☆ 3 - (Fight when his E debuff is down, Make him burn his R before diving)

VS

Lissandra

Easy

127_64.pngLissandra: ★★☆☆☆ 3 - (Harass by E'ing in and get a couple hits off, Trade and Sustain, BAIT ULTI B4 DIVE)

VS

Malphite

Medium

[champ/malphite.png]Malphite: ★★★☆☆ 3 - (Fight when his E debuff is down, Make him burn his R before diving)

VS

Master Yi

Easy

11_64.pngMaster Yi: ★★☆☆☆ 1 - (Do not let him get that 4th hit off you, Back Off at 2ND Hit)

VS

Mordekaiser

Medium

[champ/mordekaiser.png]Mordekaiser: ★★★☆☆ 1 - (Fight where he cannot E both you and your minions)

VS

Nasus

Medium

[champ/nasus.png]Nasus: ★★★☆☆ 3 - (Fight when his W is down)

VS

Nidalee

Easy

[champ/nidalee.png]Nidalee: ★★☆☆☆ 1 - (Squishy, Abuse Nidalee EARLY!)

VS

Nunu

Easy

[champ/nunu.png]Nunu: ★★☆☆☆ 1 - (Fight even when his E on you, only make sure there are not a lot of minions on his side)

VS

Olaf

Easy

[champ/olaf.png]Olaf: ★★☆☆☆ 1 - (Bait LONG Range AXE then Fight w/o his CD Q on Pick-UP)

VS

Pantheon

Medium

[champ/pantheon.png]Pantheon: ★★☆☆☆ 1 - (Sustain till he is Out Of Mana (OOM) he is pretty weak)

VS

Poppy

Medium

[champ/poppy.png]Poppy: ★★★☆☆ 1 - (Sustain till he is Out Of Mana (OOM))

VS

Quinn

Hard

133_64.pngKennen: ★★★★★ 1 - (Tricky, Don't fight B4 Level 6, Only go in if you can land a few hits without too much harrass)

VS

Renekton

Medium

[champ/renekton.png]Renekton: ★★★☆☆ 1 - (If he is annoying and only hit-and-run with abilities, Go 2-3 Vamp Scepters)

VS

Rengar

Medium

[champ/rengar.png]Rengar: ★★★☆☆ 1 - (Stay away from Bushes + Full Rage, Pay attention to what he maxes)

VS

Riven

Hard

[champ/riven.png]Riven: ★★★★☆ 3 - (Bait stuns and usually Riven does not stack armor, Easy damage output, don't get hit by her 3rd Q)

VS

Rumble

Easy

[champ/rumble.png]Rumble: ★★☆☆☆ 3 - (Do not fight when he is overheated, Dodge Stacking E slows, 2 Vamp Scepters)

VS

Shen

Hard

[champ/shen.png]Shen: ★★★★☆ 3 - (DO not fight under his TAUNT 50% DMG Reduction, Then FIGHT!)

VS

Shyvana

Easy

102_64.pngShyvana: ★★☆☆☆ 1 - (Don't let Q hit you, Everything ELSE ezPZ!)

VS

Singed

Hard

[champ/singed.png]Singed: ★★★★☆ 1 - (Stay away from range of fling-to-tower, If he starts E punish him, 2 Vamp Scepters)

VS

Sion

Medium

14_64.pngSion: ★★☆☆☆ 3 - If he maxes E you most likely can't trade without getting too much Damage, if he maxes Q or W you win by default, just jump on him and get a few Hits off.

VS

Soraka

Easy

16_64.pngSoraka: ★☆☆☆☆ ? - (Nothing to really say.. Sustain?)

VS

Swain

Medium

[champ/swain.png]Swain: ★★★☆☆ 1 - (Squishy, does not usually stack armor, Easy to dodge Snares) 

VS

Teemo

Hard

[champ/teemo.png]Teemo: ★★★★☆ 3 - (ALL IN early LVL 1-2, otherwise go 4 LVL 6)

VS

Trundle

Hard

[champ/trundle.png]Trundle: ★★★★★ 1 - (Poke & E Away, Trade damage then come out Champion!)

VS

Udyr

Medium

[champ/udyr.png]Udyr: ★★★☆☆ 3 - (Bait Tiger Stance B4 Fighting, Bait Stun B4 Diving)

VS

Vayne

Hard

[champ/vayne.png]Vayne: ★★★★★ 3 - (Have a pink ready, Otherwise Impossible to Kill, Stay away from WALLS)

VS

Vi

Medium

254_64.pngVi: ★★★☆☆ 3 - (Bait skills & Avoid 3rd PROC on W, Disengage THERE)

VS

Vladimir

Medium

8_64.pngVladimir: ★☆☆☆☆ 3 - (Dive After Baiting his W, Really Squishy)

VS

Volibear

Easy

[champ/volibear.png]Volibear: ★★☆☆☆ 3 - (Bait his flip, and Make sure you don't dive while slowed, its really annoying)

VS

Warwick

Easy

[champ/warwick.png]Warwick: ★★☆☆☆ 1 - (2 hits Passive & Disengage!, Do not let his passive Stack)

VS

Wukong

Medium

[champ/wukong.png]Wukong: ★★★☆☆ 3 - (Pinks 4 Dives, disengage on HIS ulti~!)

VS

Xin Zhao

Medium

[champ/xinzhao.png]Xin Zhao: ★★★☆☆ 1 - (Spin IN after he knocks you up, Make sure you don't get knocked up while spinning)

VS

Yorick

Easy

[champ/yorick.png]Yorick: ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 - (Sustain long enough till he is out of mana)

VS

Zac

Easy

[champ/zac.png]Zac: ★★☆☆☆ 1 - (Pressure & Step on HIS blobs!)

VS

Zed

Easy

[champ/zed.png]Zed: ★★☆☆☆ 3 - (Bait his W before going in on him, Do not go in with E)

Introduction Back to Top

Tryndamere takes a lot of skill to play, if you think hes only a right click champion. Think again! -Hao


***README - Revamped the whole guide for Season 5. Updated February 22, 2015


**README - Please thank Dennis for this update as he kept asking me over and over ._.




Changelog & Credits Back to Top

Contributing Authors:


[NA] Hao


[NA] Kobato Hasegawa - General Matchups


[NA] K9 Officer - LoLKing Guide


[NA] Genesis - Highlights & VODs


[NA] A Master Jax - Highlights & VODs


[NA] SoulyX - Highlights & VODs


[EUW] Dennis - LoLKing Guide v2 - Made Me Update Kappa



4/26/2013 - Initial Guide Content Released

4/27/2013 - General Matchup Guide -Credit to Kobato Hasegawa

4/28/2013 - Added Video, In-Depth w/ Most Chapters

5/7/2013 - Updated 4 New Freljord Patch

5/10/2013 - Added Few Champions To Matchup List

5/12/2013 - Added Few Champions To Matchup List

5/24/2013 - Video Matchups 4 Champions

5/28/2013 - More Video Matchups + Critical Chance Mechanic Video

6/4/2013 - Added More Videos -> Will Add More In Future + Updated 6TH Item List

6/18/2013 - Aatrox Patch + Updated Everything. Just Read.. D:<

7/8/2013 - BIG UPDATE + Added Weird Matchups ?_? + Banning Section/Chapter + tldr; Every Section

7/14/2013 - Probably last update till new patch. Added Jungle + Mid section. Enjoy (: + /owo :3 & Do's & Dont's VOD

8/7/2013 - 3.10 Patch Update ^^;; Added 2 Matchups & Added General Info

8/28/2013 - Another Critical Hit Mechanic Video & Tower Understanding & Update 2 TLDR;

8/29/2013 - Contact Info 4 Questions in Final Comments ~ I REPLY ALL DA TIME (:

9/6/2013 - Updated Matchups & Bans & STUFFS~!

11/3/2013 - Patch 3.13 Update.. Fairly Small Update! Skins/Skills/Item Builds

11/24/2013 - Only changed masteries + builds. Sorry for being busy. ;; Will update l8rz!

2/22/2015 - Full Guide Revamp Updated For Season 5!

A Must Read Back to Top

Even though this is a Tryndamere guide, this is one of the most in-depth solo queue guides you will find. You will learn more and improve as a player with these general tips overall. There is a lot of general tips in this guide rather than Tryndamere tips.

~Hao 2013: Feed to get better, learn your limits, do crazy stuff, tower dive, be a one man army, learn from your mistakes, never blame others, blame yourself, get good, do as you please, enjoy the game, rest in peace. Enjoy!

Why Play Tryndamere? Back to Top

Video says all.

 


Introduction Back to Top

fwii is known as #1 Tryndamere Africa, I, Hao, #1 Tryndamere NA made the guide and credited it towards him because I copied his Tryndamere and just expanded on it. -Dyrone

Although Tryndamere is known to be a "troll pick" or only known as "AP Tryndamere", he's still a very strong pick as a top lane. TOP LANE* NOT JUNGLE!


2/22/2015 - As of Season 5, Jungle Tryndamere is more preferred to Top Tryndamere because there are more squishies/weaklings to kill in the jungle versus tanky top w/ teleport meta.

Due to the current meta of TANKINESS and BARRIER, of course Tryndamere is something that is not a part of the meta. There are clearly better champions than him. (IN TEAM PLAY)

This guide is focused on SOLO QUEUE TRYNDAMERE and focused on helping you understand how to win mostly every game with him top. Why a solo queue guide and not a team play guide? Consider this, why teach you how to play Tryndamere in a team environment? At some point when you join a team, there are indeed better champions than Tryndamere that is best fitted to your team, but that will not happen for a while. Face reality, get up there first and be recognized, wherever it may be.

Pros:

  • 1v2, 1v3, 1v4, 1v5 Material
  • King of Split Pushing (Annoyance)
  • Snowballs Quickly
  • Cheese Strategy (Early Level 2)
  • Best Tower Diver
  • Strong Damage Output (All Game)
  • Fun To Play HEHEHE!
  • Crazy Mobility
  • High AD (Passive Q)
  • Infinite Sustain
  • UNCOUNTERABLE.. ~ :3.. hehe..


~To save all Tryndamere players, I will not tell you Tryndamere's only counter unless you come visit ME!

Cons:

  • Risk Taker
  • CC'd to Death (Bad In Team Fights)
  • Easily Kited
  • Reliance On Lucky Criticals (Early Game)
  • REALLY HARD TO PLAY
  • Challenged Teammates


tldr; Tryndamere never loses lane top. NEVER! He is REALLY hard to play, NOT EASY as it looks. 1-6 (HARD MODE) 6-18 (EASY MODE) There is more to Tryndamere than just right clicking. Need a lot of experience playing Tryndamere, cannot master after one game. Just know that. Really high skill cap, involves a lot of mechanics, and is not easy as sustaining lane by spamming Q.

Season 5 - Patch 5.3 w/ OLD Updates Back to Top

Patch 3.13


WHY UPDATE: This guide update is to mainly address the questions about the Tryndamere nerfs.


Only one quick note about Tryndamere.I do not feel his nerfs at all, nothing has changed. That is all. (: have fun tryndamere-ing~! Play like you always have, it just stops you from doing mad plays/jukes in people' jungles because you cant hit minions and lower CD for e.png as fast.



Cheesing


Cheesing is still possible. You cannot stop Tryndamere. It is just a lot harder to do. Being able to do those early jungle camps ensured cheesing was possible. Now it is just a lot harder to cheese. There is a 50/50 chance that you will hit level 2 first if you play it correctly, and a chance that you might not be able to. It is just more difficult to lane, but more practice with you as Tryndamere. Most lanes now are just gonna be a normal lane, doesn't mean you are gonna lose your lane. Nothing changed about Tryndamere. The jungle camps were! GET IT!?

~Getting LVL 2

  • Autoattack the lane a bit for fury.
  • Go in with e.png if possible and harass a bit.
  • Go back to last hitting.
  • Hit LVL 2 with an e.png initiate and ghost.png if needed.
  • If baited flash.png/ghost.png. ~Go in and get that FB!



Season 5 - Patch 5.3
Tryndamere - Jungling / Strategies



Once in a while, its better to play Tryndamere in the jungle versus playing him top. Everyone plays a tank top now with the dumbass skill called 12.png which makes it hard for you to even shut them down. 12.png autoloses lane, but doesn't matter. They just feed while farming and suddenly carry late game because your team is feeding. This game is too much of a team-oriented game now and Tryndamere cannot take advantage of that. Being in the jungle means you can solo almost any jungler that you encounter because junglers don't have any tank items early on.


***ONLY THE FIRST DRAGON OBJECTIVE IS IMPORTANT, Please make sure that your team/YOU do not die for dragon or even suicide for it to give them a small lead. As long as you have the first dragon, it does not matter. Since dragon does not give global gold, make sure that you don't feed them extra gold by trying to steal a dragon. Getting to five dragons usually, RARELY NEVER happens. Jungle Tryndamere helps you get FOUR dragons in 24 minutes, but games usually end at the 20 minute mark with Jungle Tryndamere as well similar to Top Tryndamere. He honestly is way stronger in the jungle but it is a slow process. This is because there is no more jungle pressure in this game. Junglers can barely gank because they die in the jungle most of the time. Kappa. This lets Tryndamere get big in the jungle, counterjungle, and encountering the enemy jungler which practically shows that it is its own separate lane.

***READ #12 OF tldr; Notes! THANK YOU.

tldr; Nothing changed about Tryndamere besides his build and jungling is more preferred/stronger/easier. 

tldr; Notes Back to Top

1. Remember, its SOLO QUEUE. PLAY SOLO. NOT 5s. (LAST HIT ALL KILLS)

2. You are the team, lead your teammates to victory! HAH. paradox.

3. Bring the lanes to you, don't waste your time going to other lanes.

4. Make their jungler camp you, kill them both.

5. Enjoy SOLO QUEUE, you win some you lose some. Don't make it stressful.

6. Taking risks may involve a lot of mistakes, but you will usually have the lead either way.

7. Always have more farm than your opponent. = AHEAD

8. K/D/A does not determine skill, you can tell if a person is good or bad by their farm.

9. Man Up, Take Risks, Win Game. You have to take risks as Tryndamere.

10. Carry, Rinse and Repeat! ~ No Fudge Given. - Better Recognize!

11. This is a PURE SOLO QUEUE TRYNDAMERE Guide.

12. Kills > Kills > Kills > Kills > Baron > Kills > Kills > Dragon > Kills > Kills > Nexus > Kills > Kills > Dragon > Turrets > WIN!


~Its A Guide: Treat It Like One:

Remember its a guide, you do not have to completely follow it. I do not go into depth into every single thing, but give you quick notes and information. It guides you through winning with Tryndamere, the rest is through experience. At some point you will consider your own build/preferences, it is up to you.


~Quick Note:

The early, mid, late game are IDEAL SITUATIONS where you will never lose, Tryndamere takes a lot of skill, and this guide is focused on auto-win tops. In situations where you lose lane, will be discussed in one section only. Find it!


~Skins: Animations

Highlander Tryndamere is his best skin. Do not use Demonblade/Sultan Trydamere. Highlander > King > ... GO CLASSIC! The Critical animation is different depending on the skin. Some skins attack faster than the other. Remember this! Too bad Highlander Tryndamere is GONE!


~Skin +1: Hitboxes

Another reason why some skins are better than the other is due to hitbox. Highlander Tryndamere has probably the smallest hitbox if you compare it to another skin like.. Sultan Tryndamere.


~Truth About Skins: Real?

OK.. to help everyone out there. The best skin out there is actually Sultan Tryndamere. But I don't recommend it as it is fairly ugly.


Pros:

Faster Autoattack Speed / Critical Animation (test it and try to cancel vs other skins)

Longer Reach than Expected

Advantageous for beginner Tryndameres.


Cons:

Huge Hitbox = Easier to be Targeted.

Cannot Test Critical Chance 4 Diving

Ugly Looking Skin.. .__.


~What To Ban:

ALWAYS BAN WHAT BEATS YOU TOP. IGNORE EVERYONE ELSE. You're first pick, the rest does not matter. If you're not first pick, request at least one champion to banned (IF POSSIBLE). ~Details in next section/chapter.


~Experience:

Please remember that its all experience with Tryndamere. You will learn most through playing him, you cannot just pick up on him from reading this guide extensively. Tryndamere has a lot more mechanics to him more than anything.


~Disclaimer:

Tryndamere is hard as fawk to play.. Don't think hes easy. ALMOST EVERY single matchup BEATS Tryndamere top. You need a lot of skill to play him correctly. D:< Even though I say that he beats everyone, that is if you a good Tryndamere and outplay them well. It involves knowing a lot of situations within split seconds. Live on the edge. (:

Champions to Ban (A-Z) Back to Top

Patch 5.3 ~ ATM.

***Stars represent their ban priority. 5 Stars meaning a must ban.

84_64.pngAkali: ★★☆☆☆ - Akali is a anti-carry. She stops people from carrying. For some reason, she always gets fed for NO apparent reason at all. Similar to a 55_64.png, she gets fed no matter what.



268_64.pngAzir: ★★☆☆☆ - Azir is a shitty ass champion, if he gets to late game he just does so much damage and you cant even reach him. Don't let him get there and you will win. Not worth a ban, but if you have an extra and you hate him, feel free to. WELL is worth a ban, but.. You know what, you get the idea.



59_64.pngJarvan IV: ★★★★★ - Jarvan IV is a pretty dumb champion, he is just overall strong in general as a jungler OR top. For some reason he always seems to get fed or even if he doesn't get fed, hhe always is useful in some way. Similar to 254_64.png, it's your preference. People would ban Jarvan IV over Vi because of his strong one-shotting potential. Yes, he can one-shot, BAD players will build tank. Smurfs AKA me, will build full AD and one shot anyone.

 


429_64.pngKalista: ★★★☆☆ - Kalista is absolutely cancerous to this game. You will not find any NEWB playing her, but if you meet a smurf that plays her, you will be glad you banned her. You ban Kalista so the smurf will play something else that you can actually kill. Why make a champion that no MELEE can absolutely touch?



127_64.pngLissandra: ★★★★☆ - Lissandra is overall a strong champion due to her skillset. Similar to Warwick, the moment she uses her ultimate, someone will die. Guaranteed free kills helps her snowball both her and her team quickly. She can be played aggressively or passively and will still contribute to a team ALWAYS. 



35_64.pngShaco: ★☆☆☆☆  - Shaco ruins games, worst than 429_64.png. Basically, if you have an extra ban and don't know what to ban. Go ahead and ban Shaco, even though theres a 1% chance you will be facing against Shaco. HENCE why 1 STAR. Shaco makes people play cautious which makes them play worse, and you cant outplay a gank if you don't know when hes coming. I can't get a double kill if Shaco just ganks me out of no where. I will always dodge against a Shaco pick, unless he is on my team.



14_64.pngSion: ★★★☆☆ - Sion needs a nerf, especially on his mana costs. This is a champion that never dies and always wins lane if he actually knows how to press buttons. Besides that, he is pretty useless. Ban Sion if you don't want to get annoyed, otherwise than that he doesn't do much unless you just let him farm and get big. He's similar to Tryndamere, if you don't stop him then he'll just get super big. 



254_64.pngVI: ★★★★☆ - Vi is a pretty dumb champion, she is just overall strong in general as a jungler. For some reason she always seems to get fed or even if she doesn't get fed, she always is useful in some way. Similar to 59_64.png, it's your preference.




tldr; I recommend banning 35_64.png > 254_64.png > 429_64.png



tldr; Continued: Smurfs will play these champions, so if you hate smurfs and can handle the other champions here is the list.



TOP: 107_64.png


MID: 1_64.png7_64.png101_64.png


JUNGLE: 59_64.png254_64.png


ADC: 429_64.png


SUPPORT: 40_64.png




Skills Back to Top

[skills/tryndamere/p.png] Passive: Battle Fury

Explanation:



Self-explanatory.
35% Crit at 100 Fury. Keep this up at all times if possible. This is what makes Tryndamere so strong in level 1 or even level 2 fights. 35% will give you a lot of lucky PROCs (Percent Rate of Chance) to crit. This is what make Tryndamere such a risk taker when fighting/diving. But do not always rely on this to win. It involves a lot of mechanics more than just this.

[skills/tryndamere/q.png] Q: Bloodlust

Explanation:



BE CALM AT ALL TIMES
. This is one of the hardest skills to use with Tryndamere. It is more than just pressing Q and then just healing up. There are many different situations where using this and not using this is good or bad. If you deplete your fury, then you no longer have 35% Crit, take that into note. 

Passive:

  • Bonus +5 AD x Level
  • Bonus .35 AD x 1% HP Missing


Tryndamere scales with ATK Speed, there is no reason to go other runes besides ATK Speed, this is what his Passive is for. The faster you attack, the more hits you can land, especially with these bonuses.

[skills/tryndamere/w.png] W: Mocking Shout

Explanation:



This skill lowers the ATK DMG of your opponent. This is what makes it so strong. Whenever you start engaging on them,use it if its just a trade-off of damage NP. They will not stay and fight a Tryndamere. If you know your damage output and are stronger than them from the start, save this until they start running and use it for the slow debuff.

~Usefulness
This can be used for facechecking bushes because this skill becomes available when a target is in range. Take note of that when going alone.

~Fighting
This can be used both defensively and offensively. ex. 
92_64.png If a Riven is about to engage on you, use it defensively beforehand by activating W, reducing her attack damage and trading damage with her before you finally disengage. Offensively = Self-explanatory, slow them and chase them down to harass them.


[skills/tryndamere/e.png] E: Spinning Slash

Explanation:



Many different situations to use this skill. Will give quick notes. List goes from Early game to Late Game.


  • Clearing Level 1 Wraith/Wolf/Golem Camp
  • Getting To Lane Quicker
  • Cheesing Level 2 (Engaging)
  • Harassing On Tower (Auto-attack Then E)
  • Escapes/Juking


Importante~!

  • Please get into the habit of using [skills/tryndamere/e.png] to both to DAMAGE & REPOSITION. It should never be one or the other. Always Both!
  • You can land your [skills/tryndamere/e.png] to do double damage. Spin past them and then they might flash/walk into it which will do double damage. Will post a video showing later~!

[skills/tryndamere/r.png] R: Undying Rage

Explanation:



BE CALM AT ALL TIMES. Tryndamere involves a lot of risk taking. Knowing your damage output and your enemy's damage output is the key to winning. EVERY SECOND COUNTS. Using it too early may cause your death, using it too late may cause your death, use it just right. This just involves a lot of experience with Tryndamere, it is not something you can immediately pick up. Remember to tower dive a lot when your ultimate is up. ^^;; Usually you will hit 6 before your opponent, take advantage of this and get ready immediately to trick them thinking you still level 5 and dive.

Item Builds v2 (Core Items v2 / Jungle Items) Back to Top

Core Items v2:


3074_64.png3006_64.png3087_64.png


Q: When do I build 3074_32.png vs. 3087_32.png? (WHEN DO I GO CORE BUILD vs CORE BUILD v2?)
A: It may sound weird, but when your up against tanks BUILD 3074_32.png. When your up against squishy/weaklings BUILD3087_32.png. This is because of this tanky top/teleport meta, your forced to wither down their health pots/flask while outsustaining them. It is also easier to push the wave with your hydra and then roam mid for a free kill. There is more damage output with a hydra versus shiv. Relying on Shiv to crit everytime in order it for it to do maximum damage is not as efficient as a hydra.



Build Order:


1036_64.png > 1037_64.png > 3077_64.png > 1053_64.png > 3074_64.png > 1001_64.png > 3087_64.png > 3144_64.png > 3006_64.png 


Build what you have money for, this is why the build is so random. Understand?



Jungle Items:


3074_64.png3006_64.png3710_64.png


Devourer because you attack fast and autoattack a lot, so do more damage! Hydra because you will usually be farming the jungle which helps you farm it faster.



Final Jungle Items:

3074_64.png3006_64.png3710_64.png3031_64.png3035_64.png3153_64.png


Games usually end at jungle items, I never usually go past a hydra.

tldr; I don't know what else to say about jungling builds, its mainly about jungling strategies as Tryndamaere from level 1-6, so read that portion ^^;;. 



Matchups (A-Z) Back to Top

READ FIRST!

I will no longer update this huge list of videos as it'll just be more and more blocks of text. I have organized all YouTube videos into their appropriate playlists. Please visit my YouTube channel and watch from there. I have organized more than 500+ YouTube videos for you! (:


Please skip to final comments for further information if there are questions on matchups. The only things posted here will be VIDEOS ONLY against certain matchups. Please know that Tryndamere loses to no one top once you master him. This list will be updated from time to time. Some videos are early game only, some are lengthy, some are short, and some are just quick pointers.

[NA] Hao: http://www.youtube.com/user/iTzHaoZ

84_64.png #1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvvy8lpPITI

31_64.png #1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC-bmtPoNYk

122_64.png #1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcrhat7qC_E

122_64.png #2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H5VeO2kXIU

126_64.png #1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cFRsL4btHs

24_64.png #1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSa5wBqal7w

24_64.png #2- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag8qW3OeoM8

54_64.png #1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz5LNGtUbsU

54_64.png #2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acDVp7pOc74

54_64.png #3- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTVn7FX3cSw

58_64.png #1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNPC0gO7koA

58_64.png #2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNRJaYvaMfA

107_64.png #1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skQp-mQDsuY

68_64.png #1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka4_-4QPRqg

27_64.png #1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m851nkeemVA

27_64.png #2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp1Zns-oyQ8

17_64.png #1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOyaDKfj9SM

17_64.png #2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-BJ5oe9Oy0

48_64.png #1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEBOV2p7FE4

8_64.png #1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDR0-3g2rGE

8_64.png #2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX1l9qtt2j8

133_64.png #1- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=belpzl-jB9A






~Patch 3.8 (JUNGLE CAMP CHANGES)
Shen -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCkf1rnGqN4
Akali -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2foM4ferLM
Reneketon -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0BC_NnWqlw
NOOB Kennen -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8Yf4wJ2FQI
Rengar -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TM2GJhIzME
Cho'Gath -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_DG_tK8twA
Nasus -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJHRcY3bZD8
Jax -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8p_MpSnIGs
Another Jax -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-CdPIGC9Mw
Malphite -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OTMpOmOTjE
Another Malphite -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4royYfDOhRM
Vayne -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iRwbjEISdc
Trundle -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz2qLYW66pI


~Patch 3.9+ (ALL AFTER 3.8) ~ Including 3.10
Rengar -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYLN1MWmdSQ
ComCast & Riot -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRYhT-rHo88
Leeroy Jenkins -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyKYefgHdyg
Jax -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-yZvcvmi4w
Garen -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtEgqd7i9bI
Malphite -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3n_Am93UFw
Teemo -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=558QSBkp-mc
Another Jax -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlqnYlHMlNY
Sion -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gozuH1v1ULY
Nasus -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtmYyz3fU6M
Maokai -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzN2Ed4zGCo
Kennen -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRxoblfHfBQ
Another Kennen -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-0yF-0lEO4
Another Nasus -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDciTEAhXls
Reneketon -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1hgY1AZHNM
Riven -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHeyDsgEdNY
Teemo -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDsVBgka-Pg
Another Nasus -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgohgu0m5Pc
Master Yi/Xerath -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akXjFtkZ06A
Lane Swap -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MIrCJ-U6H8
Ryze -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLFFGcEX3so
Udyr -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZIVtQN1ids
Wukong -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIkmVi9p8io
Shyvana -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fS5i8GNszg
DST -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsWJux8kaOw
Lee Sin -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8nW2PE_L8Q

 

 Jungle Tryndamere Games ~
Zac -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEOSt2eYJzY
Nunu -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwajZU4FWvY
Shyvana -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLD7ZpTw_Aw

Early Game Back to Top

When is early game for Tryndamere? ~Remember Ideal Situation

  • Level 1-6
  • B4 3RD Buff Spawn (13 Minutes)
  • B4 1st Tower
  • B4 3087_32.png


Cheese Strategy


Cheesing basically is a quick rush to level two without your opponent knowing and taking advantage of that. Immediately spin on them if possible and get hits off. If first blood is possible, go 
6.png and 14.png if needed.


If You Got First Blood


Keep your advantage, continually harass them on the tower. Tower dive when possible, trade the kills and they will lose a lot of experience and minions. To harass on tower. Auto-attack once, then 
e.png away. The spin has a big AOE which will hit. Sometimes tower will not even aggro hit you because you spun away too quickly.

Shoving Lane VS. Freezing


Harassing on enemy tower is Tryndamere's speciality. When you are behind/weak you should freeze the lane and last hit until you believe you are ahead. When you know you are ahead, shove the lane as fast as you can and harass them on the tower. It puts them behind because of the pressure. To harass on tower, autoatack once then E away quickly.

Anything Else


If just a farm game and no kills till 6. Take advantage of your level 6 and immediately dive when possible.

tldr; Rush level two and get FB, continue to keep your lead and take advantage of any given opportunity.

Jungler Ganks Back to Top

Q: What do I do with an early LVL 3 jungler gank?
A: Junglers start 1039_32.png rather than 1029_32.png. This is what a lot of people do not realize. Junglers no longer have armor when ganking. You should know that you can kill the enemy jungler pretty quickly and especially when hes jungling he probably comes to gank you at around 1/2 HP or 3/4 HP. Kill him right away.


Q: Why do you buy no wards Hao?
A: No reason to because even if I know its warded, I will still fight and take them both on.

Q: Why do you not want your jungler to gank your lane?
A: Your jungler will only mess up your lane, only way he can help your lane is to give your opponent double buffs. Try to let your jungler die and then take the doubles yourself. It gives you 3 minutes of dominance.

tldr; You never want your jungler to gank your lane. **** people in LoL never say. -Hao 2013.

Mid Game Back to Top

When is mid game for Tryndamere? ~Remember Ideal Situation

  • Level 11-15 ~
  • 3RD Buff Spawn (13 Minutes into the Game)
  • Baron Spawn (15 Minutes into the Game)
  • After 2nd Tower
  • 3144_32.png3006_32.png3087_32.png
  • 3074_32.png3006_32.png3086_32.png


~Keep pushing, take all enemy jungle.
After your Statikk Shiv, you should be unstoppable. If you are on the blue side, the purple team’s top jungle should be yours. Try to steal their golems, wraiths, and red buff (usually 13 minutes) constantly after you have pushed your lane. On the purple side, you should try to steal wolves and blue buff whenever possible. Constantly focus on applying pressure to both jungle and top lane.

Your mid game goal is to destroy and constantly push your lane that the enemy jungler and mid lane comes top to gank. When this happens, and you are sure you can’t escape, just fight and take one of them down. It will be a 1 for 1 trade. While you are 1v2/1v3ing top, your jungler and mid laner can roam bot or even take dragon if it’s up. Basically you are ‘distracting’ the enemy team so your team can get ahead by taking objectives.

tldr; Main idea mid game is to keep pushing, take enemy jungle and control top. Bring the enemy to you.

Late Game Back to Top

When is late game for Tryndamere? ~Remember Ideal Situation

  • Level 16+
  • After Inhibitor Tower
  • 2/3 Final Build
  • Do Baron w/ 3031_32.png (Bring Jungler REST OF TEAM Pressure MID)


~Keep pushing, take all enemy jungle.
Main idea late game is to keep pushing, while your team is doing objectives. Since by the time you have most of your build, you should be able to 1v1 about anyone on the enemy team. Because of this, the enemy will send more than just 1 person to stop you from pushing. When they come and try to stop you, you ask your team to take objectives such as towers and baron. If the enemy team is ignoring your split pushing, you tell your team to just stall as much as time possible without engaging. While your team is doing this, just keep pushing to their nexus.

~IF YOU GOT A INHIBITOR~

You tell your team to stand by objectives again while you push another lane that has an inhibitor up. By doing this, the lane with inhibitor down will constantly push to their nexus. Their team would have to send people to keep the super minions from attacking their nexus turrets while dealing with your split push. This makes situations like baiting baron and taking a tower more effective. You continue this until you get all 3 inhibitors and eventually their nexus turrets!

~Builds 4 Solo Baron
~Build 1: 3153_32.png3006_32.png3087_32.png3031_32.png3035_32.png
~Build 2: 3144_32.png3006_32.png3087_32.png3031_32.png1053_32.png1053_32.png
~Build 3: 

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tldr; Main idea late game is to keep pushing, bait enemy team to go 4,5 man baron. Get free inhibitors. Do baron when possible. SOLO With 
3031_32.png + 3153_32.png3035_32.png.

Mid Tryndamere Back to Top

Q: Why would I play Tryndamere in another lane besides top?
A: When someone takes your top because they are a *bleep*. I kid.. UMM, basically these other roles can fit your playstyle better if top is more difficult to learn. But, I recommend Tryndamere top over mid/jungle as he is stronger in those lanes.


Q: Why should I mid?
A: Free farm till no end, longer sustain mid and more control over the whole map as no one can stop you. Easier chance for double buffs if your jungler is really aggressive. You can follow up and help your jungler out. Tryndamere > AP Carry. CAMP JUNGLE AS YOU CAN SPIN THROUGH WALLS~


MID TRYNDAMERE:

  • Farming Till LVL 6 Mainly
  • Help / Follow Jungler 4 Doubles
  • Only need 1053_32.png & 1001_32.png.
  • Free jungle camps whenever on free time.
  • Easy ganks/dives. Not splitpushing, but team player.
  • Boring.. Who Farms!? D:<
  • Mid/Late -> Go Back To Normal Tryndamere


tldr; MID TRYNDAMERE: ONLY PLAYSTYLE CHANGES

Jungle Tryndamere - Season 5 (Patch 5.3) Back to Top

I'm getting pretty lazy, I realized how much work and effort I put into this guide. Took me like 6 fking hours already to update everything, but anyway quick rundown to anyone who wants to try it out.


General Idea of Jungling:
  • Always start GOLEMS first (need it for 450G, starting GROMP will not yield you 450G.)
  • Do not POP a HEALTH POT until you are around 200 HP @ RED BUFF. NEED Q passive for AD.
  • Smite GOLEM right at SPAWN for the BUFF!
  • Start doing RED BUFF, before it dies, PRESS Q. then kill it. (SHOULD HAVE 40 FURY at the END)
  • ~200-300 HP, Do not Panic. Go Do Wraiths and Kill The Big One (~60 HP, Make Sure to Press Q at the right TIME!)
  • When you back, you should have 1 1/2 SMITE up, 450G 4 Stalker's Blade & 1 HEALTH POT.
  • Go do BLUE BUFF, SPIN on it FIRST, then PRESS Q. Then start autoattacking it. IF blue side, PRESS Q and Heal. IF purple side, KEEP your FURY!
  • Run to dragon, SMITE it right away since you have another smite coming up.
  • Use health pot at 200-300~ HP, Press Q when LOW, and Spam E over and over.
  • LVL 3 DRAGON HYPE PogChamp \o/.
  • Kill the scuttlebug? -> Jungle A Bit More Until you Drop Dead!
  • SOLO Anyone, Gank Free Kills ETC. get Dragon Everytime Every 6 Minutes.
  • 4 Dragons @ 24 Minutes HYPE! PogChamp \o/.
  • Do Baron @ 20 Minutes!

Ganking with Tryndamere is pretty dumb, chilling smite / mocking shout is a free kill.


Solo Queue Ganking Tips:
  • Always last hit the kill, enough said.
  • Only gank lanes that you can get kills in, DO NOT EVER "HELP" your laners by ganking.
  • Judge before you gank, CAN I GET A KILL?
  • SPAM ping, make them go in first (THE GREEN PING THAT YOUR COMING).

How to Splitpush ~ General Tryndamere Idea Back to Top

Splitpushing is basically just going alone and drawing pressure in another lane. Tryndamere excels in splitpushing due to his 1v2 1v3 1v4 1v5 potential. There are many different situations where you splitpush and where you cannot. Being able to understand these situations come through experience.

When to Splitpush:

  • Way Ahead, (1v2 Potential)
  • Way Behind, - If your useless, why help your team, why group? You should understand that your more useful pushing another lane than grouping.
  • No objectives to be taken or hard to get. Splitpush then let your teammates get the objectives.


Transitioning/Rotating:

  • Annoying people who can 1v1 you, Won't let you push & Won't die either.
  • Whoever gets Thornmail, is AUTOLose game. Just go pick off his teammates till no end.
  • If your teammates are just losing and cannot 4v4, take an objective for them. Rarely Happens due to the pressure apply to your lane.


Map Awareness:

  • Call for Baron/Objectives When Ganked (SPAM PING SO THEY LISTEN)
  • Don't split when your teammates are farming jungle/being useless.
  • Your call to buy wards to protect yourself or not, usually I just take them all.


tldr; Always splitpush with Tryndamere.. There isn't a game where you arent. Ignore your teammates and carry them.

Advice, Strategies & Tips Back to Top

~What Is Pressuring?
A must read. While your on their tower, you can apply a lot of pressure without even touching your opponent. You can even hurt them without landing a single hit on them. A good player while your on their tower will not aim for you if you have a lot of minions on your side. You should know that if the enemy opponent hits you once that they will draw minion aggro. If they do hit you, take advantage of that, it is okay to take a hit for them to take minion aggro. If you feel at that point you can dive them, go for it.

~Baiting - You are able to bait a lot of skills through pressuring without even touching them, try to do this before ever diving if possible. Don't waste too much time if they are smart. Dive them if baiting does not work out.


~Tower Diving Tips:
When tower diving, know your damage output if you have no 
[skills/tryndamere/r.png]. Basically, to learn Tryndamere's tower diving potential, you just have to experience it first-hand by tower diving over and over. It is not something that can be taught. When your [skills/tryndamere/r.png] is currently in use. You have about 3-4 seconds and the last second is usually for your escape. This is more than enough time to kill your target. Do not ever tower dive in with your [skills/tryndamere/e.png] as they might flash away. Just walk up to them and then when your close enough follow these steps.


  • Make sure you have 100 Fury for 35% Critical Chance.
  • Do not hit them if they have CC.
  • Scare them and pressure them to bait their CC.
  • Start attacking them and lower their health.
  • If you notice that you can kill them, use your [skills/tryndamere/e.png] for the last hit. Gets you the kill and gets you out alive.
  • If tower is still hitting you and your [skills/tryndamere/r.png] is still in use. (Last Second). If the last tower particle hit is coming to you, WALK BACK INTO THE PARTICLE ASAP. Do not continue running because the particle will still continue to chase you. You have to take the particle hit in order to live afterwards because of the tower buff. You can heal up after that.


~Tower Understanding
TWO TYPES OF TOWERS: TOWERS ARE RANDOM.

  • Attacks fast and deals no damage.
  • Deals damage and attacks slow.


You should be more afraid of towers that deal a lot of damage compared to attacking fast. Towers that deal a lot of damage are more deadly because after you tower dive then escape, that last tower hit is probably gonna do 300+ which ends up outdamaging your q.png.


~Zoning:
Usually as Tryndamere, you will have a strong lead against your opponent. Zoning involves preventing them from getting any experience and CS (creep score) which sets them behind. You have to understand when to zone and when not to zone. At some times you have no reason to zone, the better alternative to zoning is just to initiate and tower dive them for the kill. This puts them more behind as their tower will kill your minions. At some point, your minions will stack up because you were zoning. This allows you to dive at some point and would be a good trade if you get the kill because they lose all the minions that were piling up in lane.




~Understanding Minions & Pushing:
Sometimes when you do an early cheese and get that FB. You will be completely ahead and dominate the lane because the enemy opponent has died at level 1 and lost a lot of farm because you immediately pushed the lane right after. Even better, their lane will push towards your side which gears you up to start to zone them. They will still be level 1 when you are level 5. If you are able to do that, you will punish the enemy opponent pretty easily. Understanding when your lane is pushing towards his or when his lane is pushing towards your side is essential to trading. If you end up trading a kill and your lane is pushing towards his side, that is a bad idea because the enemy opponent will come back with a small level advantage.

-Scenario Example


Basically, even though you notice that the enemy team has 7 minions. 3 Melee + 3 Ranged + 1 Tank minion, you should be able to immediately tell that the lane is pushing towards my side. It is because that the enemy team's 7 minions are grouped together. Even though one of the enemy's minion is at low health you might assume that my lane is pushing towards his side. However, on my side the 7 minions are in single formation and all at full health. One minion on my side will immediately get targeted and killed which would make it a immedaite 6v7 minion fight. In this case, you can say that his lane is pushing towards my side.

~Seasonscall: Sandwich Method
Picture a scenario where you are split pushing one lane while your team stalls for mid turret. If you are strong, the enemy team will have to pull at least 2 people from mid in order to try to kill you. When those enemies back, take that opportunity to flank the remaining enemies at mid tower, killing them all and taking the turret. Obviously this is not the only situation that can be defined as a sandwich, but this is just an example of one. You can use this technique to take buffs, dragons, barons, and just about any objective on the map if done properly.

~A Must Read: Last Hitting

  • Last hit every single kill if possible. Tryndamere excels in snowballing.
  • How to Beat Tryndamere: Go Full AD/AP, Do Not Stack Armor EVER!. Reason why is because Tryndamere will outsustain it, so if you are playing Tryndamere and you notice your opponent stacking armor. You already won the lane, don't worry about it. Lets say they are 4/0 with 100 Armor. You are winning your lane as 0/4 Tryndamere because at some point they won't be able to kill you.

A Must Read: Last Hitting

  • Last hit every single kill if possible. Tryndamere excels in snowballing.
  • How to Beat Tryndamere: Go Full AD/AP, Do Not Stack Armor EVER!. Reason why is because Tryndamere will outsustain it, so if you are playing Tryndamere and you notice your opponent stacking armor. You already won the lane, don't worry about it. Lets say they are 4/0 with 100 Armor. You are winning your lane as 0/4 Tryndamere because at some point they won't be able to kill you.

~I'm In ELO Hell, My Team Doesn't Know What Split Pushing IS! D:<

Treat league players like children. What do toddlers do? They hurt themselves over and over, then they realize, oh.. I should stop doing that. At some point they will learn. Treat league players the same way. Keep splitting if you have to, at some point your teammates will group and listen to you and you will end up winning. If not and suddenly you end up losing. Just know this. Losing to teach a lesson is a good thing! -Hao 2013. Never be discouraged from a loss.

Team Fights Back to Top

If you are forced to fight a 5v5 as Tryndamere (rare cases but possible if all lanes lose), you should never ever go in first. Doing so will get massive CC on you, rendering you from doing nothing for the duration of your HP and ULT. What you need to do is to be on the side of the team. For example, if you are fighting a 5v5 at mid lane, you should be in the wraith camp or wolves camp. As the fight starts, bruisers/tanks will dive toward your carry, whether it is the AD carry or the AP carry. While they do this, the enemy’s backline will be unprotected! This is when you E through them and assassinate them! Either cut into the backline and assassinate the enemy team’s carries, you let your teammates fight and you clean up. At some point you will annihilate their whole team.

tldr; Team fights don't exist with Tryndamere. He'll get CC'd to death. If you really want to team fight, your team has to engage 4v5 first. You are the clean-up crew, never be the first one to go in. That is all.

Losing Situations Back to Top

Sustainability: Champions out-harassing/out-trading you means you should get two vampiric scepters.

Feeding/Camped: If this happens, AFK farm till 6, try to get a kill off them. If doesn't work, try to take advantage of enemy mistakes. If this doesn't work, farm till Statikk Shiv, then you should start winning lane again.

Hardcore Loss: AFK top all game and keep your fed top from roaming. If he roams, you get free towers. If anyone else comes that is not your fed top, dive him. Make money and profit.

Failed To Cheese:
Mistakes happen, if they just got lucky, do not be demoralized. You will still be ahead in time play normally and judge when you are stronger or weaker.


Final Comments Back to Top

Any extra questions, please try not to ask from the comment section, as I will not check it regularly. Easier to ask by going to one of the two streams listed below.

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~Have A Question? Or want a way to learn faster?
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-Lose to learn how to never lose! cuz If you start winning every game.. then You've lost enough! -Hao

^ Remember that. HAH!


tldr; Sorry a guide is a lot of work and I can't maintain it as much anymore. I'm really busy lately with stuff and stuff. I quit league a long time ago and am a filthy casual, please talk to me there regarding anything. I play league once in a while. SEASON 1/2 is the best of League of Legends, the game is like so MEH now.

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