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Best Tristana Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends

She may be small, but her cannon is extremely big, making her deadly in the bot lane. And wit the proper runes and build, Tristana is even deadlier.

Published on Nov 25, 2022
Best Tristana Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends

Tristana is the most aggressive ADC in League of Legends, with excellent engage and snowball potential. So, here are the best Tristana build, runes, spells, items League of Legends can offer her, as well as her greatest counters and synergies.

Best Tristana Build

Tristana ADC is the one that no other ADC can take on during the early game, due to her high damage. So, her build focuses on boosting just that.

Tristana Build League of Legends

Best Tristana Runes

Due to her E stacking damage on an enemy champion, and being the biggest source of burst damage, the Domination Tree is the most suited for Tristana ADC. Especially Hail of Blades, for the bonus attack speed.

Best Rune PathDomination DominationPrecision Precision
Best KeystoneHail of Blades Hail of Blades
Best Slot 1 (Rune)Taste of Blood Taste of BloodTriumphTriumph
Best Slot 2 (Rune)Eyeball Collection Eyeball CollectionLegend: BloodlineLegend: Bloodline
Best Slot 3 (Rune)Treasure Hunter Treasure Hunter

The rest of the runes, are focused on giving Tristana as much gold and stats with early-game kills as possible, so she can snowball the game. Though, Coup de Grace can be more useful into teams with a lot of tanks, compared to Legend: Bloodline. It's situational.

Best Rune Shards

To boost her Attack Speed even higher, her Rune Shards are chosen in accordance, as well.

Best ShardsEffect
Offense Attack Speed+10% Attack Speed
Flex Adaptive Force+9 Adaptive Force
Defense Armor+6 Armor

The same goes for the Adaptive Force, while Armor is always taken when against ADCs.

Best Tristana 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 Tristana, as Flash is, without a doubt, the best Summoner Spell in the game, overall.

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Exhaust, on the other hand, is necessary when being engaged on by assassin enemies in a team fight, as you can't always have a good support to peel for you.

Tristana In-game Jump

Best Tristana Abilities Order

The first ability to max on Tristana, out of her skill order, is her E - Explosive Charge It's the main form of wave clear Tristana has, as well as her main damage-dealing ability, around which the rest of her abilities and build are situated.

After that, the next ability in her skill order is her W - Rocket Jump. This ability can be used to either engage on enemies, or run away from them. It's why Tristana is so broken with the right supports. However, that's all it's used for now, and its damage is disregarded. Because of that, this ability is leveled second but maxed last.

Tristana League of Legends Ability Order

Finally, besides Tristana's ultimate, we have her Q - Rapid Fire. Attack Speed to stack her Explosive charge is everything for Tristana, and Rapid Fire does the job perfectly, especially during the mid-game. So this ability gets leveled last but maxed second, as the level 2 power spike is carried by her rune set.

And, as always, Tristana's ultimate, R- Buster Shot,  must be leveled at levels 6, 11, and 16! It's a good finisher and an even better disengage, especially since with her passive, Draw a BEad, the range on her ultimate and auto attacks increases with level.

Best Tristana Items

Tristana is a straightforward ADC of the old design, so there isn't anything fancy that this champion needs.

Best Starter Tristana Items

As is the case with all ADCs, in most cases, the best items to start out are Doran's Blade and Health Potions.

First ItemSecond Item
Doran's Blade Doran's BladeHealth Potion Health Potion

Best Mid-Game Tristana Items

If you had a good support in lane, or simply weren't countered by the enemy, in the mid-game you should have an advantage and be ready to win some team fights.

First ItemSecond ItemThird Item
Kraken Slayer Kraken SlayerBerserker's Greaves Berserker's GreavesPhantom Dancer Phantom Dancer

Even though ADCs have a lot of Mythic Items to choose from, Kraken Slayer is the best one for Tristana. Add in the Attack Speed boots, Berserker's Greaves and Phantom Dancer for running enemies down, and you've got yourself a little monster.

Tristana In-game Stacking

Best Final Late Game Tristana Items

During most of the game, Tristana can take out a score of squishy targets. Not so much in the late game.

First ItemSecond ItemThird ItemFourth ItemFifth ItemSixth Item
Kraken Slayer Kraken SlayerBerserker's Greaves Berserker's GreavesPhantom Dancer Phantom DancerInfinity Edge Infinity EdgeLord Dominik's Regards Lord Dominik's RegardsBloodthirster Bloodthirster

So, the rest of her items are meant to cover for that weakness and give her a way to kill tanks as well as stay in prolonged fights with Bloodthirster.

Best Champions to Pair Tristana With

Tristana does the best when she has supports at her side who can either set up for her engage or follow it through wit their abilities.

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Strongest Champions Against Tristana

The champions Tristana does badly into are those that have abilities that allow them to evade her burst, and who can either keep her at a distance or burst her in return.

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Weakest Champions Against Tristana

On the other hand, Tristana's straightforward damage does wonder into champions who rely on mechanics such as Kalista's short dash, to win fights, or Varus's long-distance poke. One engage is all Tristana needs there.

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So, with these stats that show just how strong Tristana is, what are you waiting for? Follow this, highest win rate Tristana guide, and climb the ranked ladder!

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