Renekton Build Guide

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A quick guide to jungling Renekton

written by Solmina

Renekton Build



Table of Contents

  • Abilities

    Reign of Anger
    A very unique passive system, Rage builds as you attack. You gain 5 rage for every attack or 5 per second when your ultimate is activated. If you have over 50 it strengthens the next ability you use.


    Cull the Meek
    Your bread and butter skill, you use this to farm, gain health and damage enemies. Poking the enemy with this and Slice and Dice is a key skill that is further detailed in That's a Knife. 50 rage makes this ability heal more and do more damage.

    You'll get this skill at levels 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9.


    Ruthless Predator
    You attack twice and do a mini-stun or a longer stun and 3 attacks if you have 50 rage. This also resets your auto-attack timer.

    You'll get this skill at levels 2, 8, 12, 13 and 14.


    Slice and Dice
    Your escape, your chase, armor penetration and poking utility, this skill is what makes Renekton really shine. That's a Knife has a fantastic map of spots where you can dash through jungle walls. Be creative!

    You'll get this skill at levels 4, 10, 15, 17 and 18. I find two levels is enough early to provide sufficient armor penetration.


    Dominus
    Your ultimate, it adds health, damages in an area around you and generates 5 rage per second. This skill will allow you to buff up for a tower dive or generate rage and tank up for a team fight. It's very reminiscent of a certain brother's ultimate...

    You'll get this skill at levels 6, 11 and 16.


  • Introduction

    Hello, this is a quick Renekton jungle guide. Before reading this guide, I insist that you read this fantastic guide to Renekton: http://leaguecraft.com/strategies/guide/13004-that-s-a-knife-an-in-depth-guide-to-renekton.xhtml

    It goes into full detail about many aspects of Renekton that will not be covered here because I assume you will have read that guide. Beyond that, please enjoy my guide!

    These are my thoughts on Renekton; they may help you understand my build order and playstyle.

    Renekton is a very strong, but very slow starting jungle because of his low base damage, long cooldowns, and early game squishiness. However, building his items in a way that addresses his needs to balance durability and damage will make him a menacing force.

    When jungling you are very fast with 320 base movespeed and the ability to Slice and Dice through jungle walls. This also gives you key map control abilities that are so important for jungling, and while you aren't comparable to say, rammus with his powerball, you are still at an advantage if you play smart.

    Renekton is a new champion so as I adjust my own jungle build I will adjust this guide. If you have any suggestions please post in comments and I will test them out!

  • Changelist

    Patch v1.0.0.110: Removed Spirit Visage from DPS build and put Hexdrinker in its place.
    Added skilling discussion

  • Masteries + Runes

    8/21/1 or 0/21/9

    You need to decide if you want 1/2 Utility Mastery and XP bonus or flat CDR and crit chance. I use 8/21/1

    Recommended runes are:

    Greater Mark of Desolationx9 or Greater Mark of Malicex9
    Greater Seal of Resiliencex9 or Greater Seal of Evasionx9
    Greater Glyph of Focusx9
    Greater Quintessence of Fortitude or Greater Quintessence of Desolation

    Movespeed quints may be interesting but I haven't had the opportunity to play around with them. Since the latest patch Fortitude quints have been nerfed but I think they are still a good choice as they make blue golem much easier.

  • AD Build

    Core:
    Cloth Armor + Health Potionx5
    Boots of Speed + Health Potion
    Madred's Razors + Health Potion
    Wriggle's Lantern + Ionian Boots of Lucidity or Boots of Swiftness
    The Brutalizer
    Hexdrinker
    Youmuu's Ghostblade

    After your core there are lots of great items you can get.
    Stinger - If you didn't get Ionian Boots of Lucidity this is a good choice. A ton of cheap attack speed and CDR. If you can keep blue throughout the game that's great but usually you want your AP champs to have it late so Stinger is good idea if you couldn't grab Ionians.
    Frozen Mallet - Get the Phage first to round out your damage after the core.
    Infinity Edge - Crits, crits everywhere. Huge damage output, grab it if you don't need Cleaver's armor reduction.
    The Black Cleaver - Good DPS but lacking in survivability, Frozen Mallet is usually a better first choice. Because of the armor reduction changes this isn't as great of an item anymore.
    Banshee's Veil - If you need MR or a CC shield.

    Once you get Wriggle's you will not lose much health while jungling and so you will not need to be buying as many Health Potions, although one or two is always a good idea as long as you have a slot in our inventory.

    Ionian vs Boots of Swiftness is really just a preference. I really like Boots of Swiftness so I can zip around the map and move in and out of battles even faster. If they have really heavy CC Merc Treads are a good idea but Ionian and BoS are both preferable if you can pull it off.

    With Wriggle's + Hexdrinker + defensive masteries you should be sitting at about 100 armor and 80 MR as the game progresses. You should also be farming extremely fast with Wriggle's and Cull, even if you don't have jungle Renekton's lane farming is very good as well.

  • Tank Build

    Core:
    Cloth Armor + Health Potionx5
    Boots of Speed + Health Potion
    Madred's Razors + Health Potion
    Wriggle's Lantern + Mercury's Treads
    Spirit Visage + [item=Heart of Gold]
    Optional: Hexdrinker
    Youmuu's Ghostblade
    Randuin's Omen

    After the core:
    Banshee's Veil or [item=Force of Nature] - MR.
    Sunfire Cape or Thornmail - Armor.

    If you find yourself not really needing additional tank items to stay alive feel free to grab some items from the AD build.

    I realize the core is pretty expensive but that doesn't mean you can't gank! With Wriggle's, Visage, Merc Treads and Heart of Gold you'll be sitting at 120 armor and MR easily and Renekton is quite fast at farming.

  • Jungling with optimal runes

    Jungling with optimal runes is fairly simple. Start at blue golem. Ask your lanemates to cover you if you feel like the enemy team may try to gank you, and if they are willing one person from the closest lane can give you a few hits on blue to help you out and still make it back to lane before they lose experience. Hit the blue golem once to ensure you're tanking it then immediately Health Potion and Call of the Meek. Continue to spam Call of the Meek throughout the fight and Smite to kill the golem, waiting until your teammate has walked far enough away back to their lane to not leech exp. When finish golem camp and get level 2 head to wolves.

    Hit the big wolf once and use Ruthless Predator, then Call of the Meek as soon as you get 50 rage. Remember to keep your health potions up. After this move to wraith camp, then two golems, then recall to get boots and stack up on potions. If you jungle perfectly you may have 1 or 2 health potions left when you first recall, but it's okay you want to grab boots. After this grab lizard and continue with your jungle. Stealing their blue golem is a good idea if you stay map aware and they don't have a jungle or ward there. Once you have Wriggle's it will be much safer for you to steal from their forest as you will be able to ward for yourself.

    Remember that Slice and Dice is an excellent escape mechanism and great for the armor penetration against creeps. It's also quite nice for speeding up your jungle slightly by zipping through walls.

  • Jungling with sub-optimal runes

    If you don't have the perfect runes it's okay! We'll just have to adopt a slightly different jungle progression, more akin to Udyr's.

    You'll start at Wolves but save your smite, spamming Call of the Meek and using Health Potions when needed. When you finish Wolves head to Wraiths and smite the blue one, then finish the red ones with Call of the Meek and Ruthless Predator. Then head to double golem and finish them. You should still have 2 health potions left and just enough (or almost enough) for Boots 1. Head back and grab boots 1 and then head over to blue golem and take him down and clear the rest of your jungle. From here you can either grab lizard buff if your smite is back up or go steal their wraiths or blue if they don't have a jungle.

    Jungling will be slower without the best runes but it is still possible and will speed up quite a bit as soon as you grab Wriggle's. Remember to try in a practice game so you can get a feel for the timing and the jungle playstyle!

  • Conclusion

    I hope you enjoyed my guide and will go out and experiment with jungle Renekton! He is a very fun and dynamic hero. If you'd ever like to play a game feel free to drop me a message on League of Legends, I love playing with new people all the time. I go by Solmina on LoL, so hit me up for a game!



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