Best Thresh Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends
Thresh is the champion support players choose when they want to one-trick a champion, which can be used in all manner of ways, due to his versatile kit. So, here are the best Thresh build, runes, spells, items League of Legends can offer him, as well as his greatest counters and synergies.
Best Thresh Build
Thresh is the perfect blend of an engage support champion, who peels for his carry as well as makes plays that net important kills. That is precisely everyone one-tricks Thresh.
Best Thresh Runes
Thresh support takes the usual approach to runes, as an engage support, with Aftershock to make him tankier in the early game. While some Thresh players prefer Guardian, which is a Thresh build that is focused on passive play and won't give you a way to influence the game as much as you could.
|Best Rune Path||Resolve||Inspiration|
|Best Slot 1 (Rune)||Font of Life||Biscuit Delivery|
|Best Slot 2 (Rune)||Bone Plating||Cosmic Insight|
|Best Slot 3 (Rune)||Unflinching|
It is especially so, considering that the rest of his rune set focuses on going all-in onto the enemy. On the other hand, the secondary Rune Tree is Inspiration, to give Thresh some lane sustain and ability haste.
Best Thresh Rune Shards
Thresh is focused on hitting his skillshots to win League of Legends games, so ability haste lets him shoot them out more often.
|Offense||+8 Ability Haste|
|Flex||+9 Adaptive Force|
On the other hand, his abilities deal magic damage, while his powerful auto attacks deal physical damage, so Adaptive Force is a must to get both ability power and AD. And armor is just common sense when playing into ADCs. Should you find yourself facing a double mage bot lane, then you can take Magic Resist instead.
Best Thresh Spells
When it comes to Summoner Spells, there are only a few champions who are managing League of Legends trials, without using Flash. Those are Shaco or Tryndamere. Flash is a must-have when playing Thresh, as Flash is, without a doubt, the best Summoner Spell in the game, overall.
And, as an engage champion, to secure early-game kills, Ignite is a must.
Best Thresh Abilities Order
The first ability to max on Thresh, out of his skill order, is his Q - Death Sentence. It's the main engage tool Thresh has, and the best way to carry games with this champion. TO play Thresh properly, you must have enemies hit with almost every hook. There is a reason he is the Chain Warden, after all.
After that, the next ability in his skill order is his E - Flay. This ability can be used to either bolster Thresh's engage, or to peel from enemy engage.
Finally, besides Thresh's ultimate, we have his W -Dark Passage, aka the Lantern. It's the last ability to be leveled, as its usage does not lie in its shield, but in the fact that it can save your carry even when they are being jumped by the entire enemy team.
And, as always, Thresh's ultimate must be leveled at levels 6, 11, and 16!
Best Thresh Items
Thresh is an engage support, so he builds the tank items optimized for support gold income.
Best Starter Thresh Items
As a support champion, the natural choice is Steel Shoulderguards along with two Health Potions.
|First Item||Second Item|
|Steel Shoulderguards||Health Potion|
Best Mid Game Thresh Items
Thresh has a choice of Mythic Items and boots to buy as his mid-game items.
|First Item||Second Item||Third Item|
|Pauldrons of Whiterock||Boots of Mobility||Locket of the Iron Solari|
The highest win rate Thresh builds will have you build Locket of the Iron Solari, for extra survivability of your allies, as well as boots of Mobility for easy early roams.
Best Final Late Game Thresh Items
As a tank engage support, his items focus on survivability and offering additional options for his team, instead of damage.
|First Item||Second Item||Third Item||Fourth Item||Fifth Item||Sixth Item|
|Pauldrons of Whiterock||Boots of Mobility||Locket of the Iron Solari||Zeke's Convergence||Knight's Vow||Watchful Wardstone|
So, we have Zeke's Convergence and Knight's Vow, to buff your carry's damage and survivability respectively, with Watchful Wardstone for vision control. For teams with a lot of healing, Thornmail can be an alternative as well.
Best Champions to Pair Thresh With
Thresh works best with champions that play aggressively from the start, and those that can make the best use of his crowd control and peel.
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Strongest Champions Against Thresh
Thresh does badly into lanes where his engage can be stopped, or outright out healed in the current meta. Or simply those he just can't catch.
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Weakest Champions Against Thresh
On the other hand, the champions whose engage he can stop, or those that can't punish his roaming are the champion Thresh does well against.
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It is no secret that Thresh is not so strong in the current League of Legends meta, but with this Thresh build, you can make Thresh support seem broken if you have even a modicum of skills.