…Continuing the series of top playstyles and builds from the Korean server with the remaining candidates for League Patch 11.16.
Mid Lane Eclipse Tristana
What exactly is Tristana Mid’s “new” in League Patch 11.16? From the runes – Hail of Blades, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Legends: Bloodline, Presence of Mind – to the major items – Infinity Edge, Phantom Dancer, The Collector, Lord Dominik’s Regards – it’s all familiar. The only difference is in the first item, Eclipse. What is the significance of Eclipse? What makes Eclipse stronger than Kraken Slayer in her standard builds?
If you can purchase the item before the opponent, Eclipse and The Collector make an excellent combination. You will have a substantial quantity of lethality and armor penetration in your grip at this point. Tristana has the confidence to jump in to inflict damage and then jump out safely because of Eclipse’s movement speed, additional shield from its passive, and finishing ability from The Collector that made her a monster in League Patch 11.16.
Tristana’s core gameplay in League Patch 11.16 with this build will be similar to that of an assassin approaching from afar, dealing with opponents, and then retreating incredibly quickly. This will assist you to snowball extremely well, especially at the mid-game stages where you can invade the enemy jungle and spread pressure throughout the entire map. If you’ve come this far, you’ll go even further with your pressure and advantage that will lead your team to victory.
Hail of Blades – Lethality Varus
Lethality Varus is not unusual, if not very popular at the time. But that’s Varus with the Arcane Comet rune, and today’s champion is Lethality Varus, but with Hail of Blades. This playstyle was also seen briefly in LCK, demonstrating Varus’ one-shot ability in League Patch 11.16.
Hail of Blades, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace are the complete runes that will be on your build in League Patch 11.16. Because of his W (Blighted Quiver) passive, each of Varus’ basic attacks will apply a stack of poison arrows on the enemy (maximum of 3 stacks on a unit), then the following ability triggers “poison arrow” and delivers damage depending on a percentage of that enemy’s maximum health. Varus will effortlessly accumulate and then face a devastating Q thanks to the Hail of Blades (Piercing Arrow).
Varus must be close enough to the opponent to shoot first, therefore Eclipse is a more effective lethality item than Duskblade of Draktharr or Prowler’s Claw with the extra shield and movement speed from its passive. The Muramana, Serylda’s Grudge, Edge of Night, and Guardian Angel (or Zhonya’s Hourglass) will be the items required for this playstyle in League Patch 11.16.
Hail of Blades Trundle Support
Hail of Blades Trundle, another familiar face in the Support role, has recently made a solid debut in LCK. However, in League Patch 11.16 patch’s rating, Koreans actually utilize him a lot more than ever before.
Hail of Blades assists him in dealing maximum damage on his initial three attacks, ideally complemented with the combo of Basic Attack + Chomp + Basic Attack. The Domination branch’s rest choices are Zombie Ward and Ultimate Hunter, since Chomp gives an immediate slow to the bitten target, Cheap Shot will help Trundle deal a bit of bonus damage, and Zombie Ward and Ultimate Hunter will be the better options of all for the support role.
Biscuit Delivery and Time Warp Tonic will be very interesting choices in League Patch 11.16; their aim is that when used while standing on Frozen Domain, Trundle’s healing ability will be incredibly “magical,” earning you amazing outplays potential with the extra bonus movement speed and damage from its effect.
Equipped like other tank supports, Trundle will still build Locket of the Iron Solari, Anathema’s Chains, Watchful Wardstone, Spirit Visage as his core items…
Skarner + Corki Mid Jung Combo
Korea is one of the most popular servers for using Corki, and many professional matches have demonstrated how strong Corki is late game. But what is it about Corki + Skarner that has gamers clamoring for it in League Patch 11.16?
Skarner will focus on “camping” to take care of Corki for an obvious cause. Although they appear to be ordinary and unremarkable, these two champions complement each other quite well. Skarker is particularly strong in single capture moments, with the ultimate oppressive that will hit pointing right at the target; with Turbo Chemtank, the ganks get even easier. When combined with the Phase Rush rune, the opponent will still get hauled out by Skarner’s incredible speed even if they hide in their turret.
Corki is a very weak champion in his early phases, thus boosting him will be a “guaranteed investment.” Corki, in addition to Skarner’s ability to capture single targets, works extremely well with Packages. When the other lanes call for assistance since Skarner is “taking care” of Mid, Corki can personally assist the other lanes using Teleport and Package. If there is no mistake in the early stages, Corki will become uncontrollable in the late game and become an absolute monster to be dealt with.