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

The king of the trolls has a literal meaning in League of Legends, and when you follow this build guide, you can be the king of Summoner's Rift as well.

Updated on Mar 05, 2024
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Best Trundle Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends

From a sewer-living troll to a being that is one of the rulers of Freljord, we have Trundle. These are the best Trundle build, runes, spells, items League of Legends can offer him, as well as his greatest counters.

Best Trundle Build

Trundle is a melee tank killer. A bruiser who can dish out damage, and against a high tank team, take a lot of it as well.


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Best Trundle Runes

The Troll King is a jungle champion, who has a healthy clear, which is based on his high damage and regen from his passive. So, his runes focus on his damage, and quick movement. And while the Precision Tree offers Press the Attack, Lethal Tempo is far better in his case.

Best Rune PathPrecision
Precision
Inspiration
Inspiration
Best KeystoneLethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo

Best Slot 1 (Rune)
Triumph
Triumph
Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
Best Slot 2 (Rune)
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity
Best Slot 3 (Rune)
Coup De Grace
Coup De Grace

With this Rune Set, Trundle can have good map domination, due to high base damage, and easy ganks that he can set up for himself.

Best Trundle Rune Shards

In accordance with his damage being physical damage based on high attack speed, Trundle jungle takes bonus attack speed in his Rune Shards.

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

And, to make his attacks hurt, even more, Adaptive Damage is always welcome.

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

Best Spells
Icon
Flash
Flash
Smite
Smite

On the other hand, the only way to get any worthwhile experience from the jungle, is by taking the Smite Summoner spell, which is non-negotiable for any jungler.


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Best Trundle Abilities Order

The first ability to level on Trundle, out of his skill order, is his Q - Chomp. It's also the first ability to be maxed on Trundle jungle, as it offers a healthy clear, and is an excellent source of damage.

After that, the next ability in his skill order is his W - Frozen Domain. It's the second ability to be leveled and maxed on Trundle, as it's his main engage tool, whether it's while ganking or in a team fight, to run down enemy carries.


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Finally, besides Trundle's ultimate, we have his E -Pillar of Ice. It's the last ability to be leveled and maxed. Its main usage is as a crowd control ability, to proc his Approach Velocity rune.

And, as always, Trundle's ultimate is the ability that makes him the bane of all tanks on Summoner's Rift. It must be leveled at levels 6, 11, and 16, and it makes Trundle incredibly tanky when used on the enemy tank champion.

Best Trundle Items

Trundle itemizes the same as any other bruiser does, only he uses those items far more annoyingly than others. So the best items for Trundle, are also the best items for bruisers in general!

Best Starter Trundle Items

Starting off, Trundle takes Emberknife, for the red smite that reduces enemy damage, as well as a Refillable Potion, as these are his best starting items.

First ItemSecond Item
Emberknife
Emberknife
Refillable Potion
Refillable Potion

Best Mid-Game Trundle Items

In the mid-game, your core build should be ready. While some Trundle guides recommend going the Blade of the Ruined King route, the better route is still using the Mythic Items first.

First Item
Second Item
Third Item
Divine Sunderer
Divine Sunderer
Plated Steelcaps
Plated Steelcaps
Titanic Hydra
Titanic Hydra

Despite Riot trying to do so, Divine Sunderer is still broken in SoloQ League of Legends games, so, along with Titanic Hydra, is the highest win rate build for Trundle jungle.


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Best Final Late Game Trundle Items

Still, the Blade of the Ruined King is an item that makes Trundle a beast during the late game.

First ItemSecond ItemThird ItemFourth ItemFifth ItemSixth Item
Divine Sunderer Divine SundererPlated Steelcaps Plated SteelcapsTitanic Hydra Titanic HydraThornmail ThornmailFrozen Heart Frozen HeartBlade of the Ruined King Blade of the Ruined King

With healing in the game, as evidenced by Trundle, being so overpowered, Thornmail is an item that has become a must-have nowadays. Should there be a game where healing is not present all that much, the better choice for a fourth item is Spirit Visage.

Strongest Champions Against Trundle

Trundle is countered by champions that can gank far more than he does, or scale a lot better than him, while their tankiness is non-existent for him to abuse.

ChampionWin Rate %Icon
Shaco41.8%Shaco
Bel'Veth43.3%Bel'Veth
Elise43.9%Elise

Weakest Champions Against Trundle

On the other hand, the champions you want to play Trundle into are the tank junglers, who are perfect targets to subjugate.

ChampionWin Rate %Icon
Poppy54.4%Poppy
Maokai53.1%Maokai
Diana52.4%Diana

Trundle is a champion that can be played in the top lane and the jungle at the same time in the meta. So, whenever he is strong in the meta, you can use this highest win rate guide to abuse him as much as possible!

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