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

Warwick the blood hunter is a relentless beast that will chase you down even at the farthest point of the map when your health falls down a certain threshold!
Best Warwick Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends

With a win rate of 54.4%, Warwick jungle finds his way to the top of the jungler tier list this patch 12.18. He is a powerful bruiser and has one of the strongest heals in the game. His basic attacks alone greatly heal him and can kill a dragon pretty early in the game. This Warwick jungle build will help you find more wins in League of Legends as we discuss the best Warwick runes, skill order, and even his summoner spells. 

Best Warwick Build

Warwick jungle is already a tanky champion thanks to his 3rd ability Primal Howl and all of his sustainability from his passive. A basic bruiser item build will be enough to make him unstoppable and tanky at the same time. Before all the items, we're gonna start with the best runes on Warwick.

Best Warwick Runes

This Warwick build excels when he uses the precision tree to empower his offensive power. Lethal tempo synergizes with Warwick's blood hunt ability, increasing his movement and attack speed but is only a substitute rune. Blood hunt also synergizes with Legend: Alacrity as he can clear jungle camps much faster with more attack speed. 

Best Rune Path



Best Keystone

Press the Attack

Best Slot 1 (Rune)



Best Slot 2 (Rune)

Legend: Alacrity

Water walking

Best Slot 3 (Rune)

Last stand

Press the Attack is the best one to take on Warwick because while he has all the attack speed bonuses, he has to make his damage skyrocket after he procs press the attack. Jaws of the beast will also deal incredibly more damage after PTA is activated. 

While this might not be a good rune set for team fights it will work for faster clears and early-game encounters and even ganks. In league of legends, the early game is important as your teammates can snowball if they have a lead early on. With Warwick in the jungle role, he can also use these runes to kill major objectives early on in the game. 

Best Warwick Rune Shards

Having one point on attack speed and one point on adaptive force will really help you clear camps faster during your first clear. The attack speed on offense will also scale with Warwick as the game progresses as his 2nd ability being the blood hunter increases his attack speed the lower the hp of the enemy. 

Best Rune Shards



+10% Attack speed


+9 Adaptive Force


+6 Armor

Best Warwick Spells

For Warwick's Summoner Spells, a flash and a smite will do. Some might think that the extra movement speed from ghost walk is better than flash as it can increase the range of Warwick's infinite duress. This can be great, however, a flash can be used in all kinds of situations and having that one assurance of disengaging is better. 

Best Spells




Best Warwick abilities order

Jaws of the beast will be the first one to be maxed as this is Warwick's main damaging ability and it has incredible heal. He can simply spam this especially when he has a blue buff and he might not even need to proc his potions. 

Blood hunt comes next as this will be your main ganking ability. The movement speed bonus from this ability can be activated when initiating a gank. Nobody will outrun Warwick jungle as well as he gets faster the lower the hp of the enemy is. 

Primal howl is the least prioritized ability in this skill order because just one level of it is enough thanks to the reduced damage and crowd control it inflicts on enemies.

Best Warwick Items

Now comes the interesting part as he has lots of alternative items. We will mention the different alternative items but the generally good ones will be the highlighted ones. Riot Games really made bruiser and tank champions overpowered with the durability update. Tanks hardly die during patch 12.18 of league of legends and he can abuse it. The following is the item build order for this build.

Best starter Warwick items

An emberknife and a refillable potion will be Warwick's starting items. The smite from the ember knife when upgraded will make you even tankier when he fights 1 on 1 with the enemy jungler. The potion however only serves as a last resort as he has a pretty strong heal on his Q.

First Item

Second Item

Ember knife

Refillable Potion

Best mid game Warwick Items

When mid-game comes, he should have already completed his first item. Mythic items are the best items to rush as Riot games really made these items serve as a 5th ability. Divine sunderer and Titanic Hydra will make you both tanky and strong, he can clear jungle camps faster thanks to the AoE damage from Hydra. 

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Divine Sunderer

Plated Steelcaps

Titanic Hydra

Best Final Late Game Warwick Items

Warwick's value falls off during the late game in league of legends so his only option is to be as tanky as possible and Thornmail is just about the best item when it comes to armor. It has a high bonus armor and its passive also has great value as it inflicts grievous wounds on all enemies that attack him. Being a frontline champion, he can use this item pretty well. 

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Fourth Item

Fifth Item

Sixth Item

Divine Sunderer

Plated Steelcaps

Titanic Hydra


Spirit Visage

Blade of the Ruined King

Spirit Visage will mitigate any incoming magic damage from enemies during the late game and will also greatly increase the heal from his passive and Q ability. 

Best Champions to pair Warwick with

Champions that can deal tons of damage after a second of winding up synergize well with Warwick. After he uses his Infinite Duress on a carry, Vel'Koz and Swain can both perform their burst damage without the enemy being able to sidestep. These are the champions with the highest win rate when partnered with him


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Strongest Champions Against Warwick

Amumu can easily counter Warwick as he is much tankier than him and his abilities can easily shut off Warwick's ultimate. Amumu also has better value than him when it comes to the late game. His AoE stuns and damages can be great for team fights. 


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Weakest Champions against Warwick

Viego has incredible health percentage damage but when it comes to Warwick's sustainability he struggles. Warwick beat Viego in clear speed and ganking. Lee Sin however is beaten by him simply because his combo can be easily interrupted with the ultimate of the blood hunter. He has the highest win rate when facing these champions in the jungle. 


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Lee Sin


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