1. #50521
    I'm enjoying both champions but for some mistery reason everytime my team completely rages at my Rakan. Every single game they type a wall of text telling me how to play him. LOL and i think i'm playing him perfectly For some reason the champion makes people mad because enemy Rakan's are saying the same, people are raging at them.

    Here is my build for him:


    I just love the idea of some AP on him for awesome shields and decent damage on squishy targets but i absolutely have to make locket of solari because that item is so OP.
    In laning phase i take the mastery thunderlords and W > Q > AA for insane damage and pressure.
    The only downside to this build is the phase when the enemy ADC is totally fed. You can no longer walk around like a crazy man in the midle of the action with your ult because you can be 3 shoted by the ADC. You have to stay back and play like an actual support.

    With thunderlords i'm making insane damage with Rakan. I had no idea he would have this much damage.
    For some decent "Rakan full AP action" watch BunnyFufuu video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x04Norrvjo
    Last edited by Shadowpunkz; 2017-04-21 at 03:37 PM.

  2. #50522
    BunnyFuFuu on PBE against lowbies with a champ barely anyone knows doesn't prove much though. I LOVE Bunny's videos (and mostly his editor), but it barely represents actual play. Hell, they barely represent HIS own play in general.

    He also scales quite poorly with AP in general. But it can be hilarious in those kinds of games where everything works yeah.

  3. #50523
    On hit Soraka top works as well. AP Renekton works. Everything works, doesn't mean it is good, or should be done.


    Anyways, climbed to Gold today (lol), played about 30 games when the Season came out, but got burned out because I got placed in Bronze1 from being Gold 1 the previous season (If you all can remember the problems they had with placement etc in the start of the season?). Climbed to S3 and gave up, because I was mostly facing Low Diamond/Plat players.

    Came back now a few days ago, had a 15 games winstreak with Teemo/Darius/Illaoi top. Lost a few because my MMR placed me in Plat games all off a sudden, then won the remaining ones I needed to get to Gold. Carried most, got carried some. Not sure if I will try to push for Plat or what ever this season, but I enjoy the odd LoL game every now and then when no one is online on WoW to do m+ farming with. Would assume I won't have any huge issues getting to Gold 3-2.

    Pro tip to everyone trying to climb out of Silver, pick a splitpusher that can manhandle 2-3 targets when you get fed. It's super easy, just tell your team to do what ever they feel like, dragons, barons, towers w/e. Just stick to Top lane, and push. But be prepared to get gang ganked 24/7 after the first turret. Which is why I run ghost/flash on most champions, to escape. I don't need TP, there is rarely a fight worth TPing to in lower elos.

    Splitpush wins games in low elo.
    Hook 'till you're hooked!

  4. #50524
    Quote Originally Posted by Led ++ View Post
    BunnyFuFuu on PBE against lowbies with a champ barely anyone knows doesn't prove much though. I LOVE Bunny's videos (and mostly his editor), but it barely represents actual play. Hell, they barely represent HIS own play in general.

    He also scales quite poorly with AP in general. But it can be hilarious in those kinds of games where everything works yeah.
    You are right, i'm pretty sure he was not playing seriously AT ALL
    But i was certainly inspired by how fun it looked playing him that way.

    The scaling on his shields is insane though. 80% AP. And we can shield 2 times

  5. #50525
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowpunkz View Post
    You are right, i'm pretty sure he was not playing seriously AT ALL
    But i was certainly inspired by how fun it looked playing him that way.

    The scaling on his shields is insane though. 80% AP. And we can shield 2 times
    Everytime I watch one of his videos I get inspired to play Thresh again, his content is great :P
    Hook 'till you're hooked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowpunkz View Post
    I'm enjoying both champions but for some mistery reason everytime my team completely rages at my Rakan. Every single game they type a wall of text telling me how to play him. LOL and i think i'm playing him perfectly For some reason the champion makes people mad because enemy Rakan's are saying the same, people are raging at them.

    Here is my build for him:


    -SNIP-
    Yeah I'm personally in LOVE with Rakan. On their reveal I thought "Oh god Xayah looks incredible" but she's actually boring as fuck to me.

    I've been running Windspeaker's, going Eye of the Oasis, defensive boots, Redemption, Locket, Athene's as my core, and then basically whatever I need. GA has been working pretty well for me so far, since his cooldowns are short you can get back in with your CC again once you revive.

    His mobility, his voicelines and his playstyle are just SO amazing to me. The only problem I have is his laning phase which feels pretty weak, but that could just be because I'm used to Zyra and Lulu's laning phases where I just crush people.

  7. #50527
    Quote Originally Posted by Aliez View Post
    The only problem I have is his laning phase which feels pretty weak, but that could just be because I'm used to Zyra and Lulu's laning phases where I just crush people.
    Try only one time thunderlords to see if you enjoy the playstyle. I started with Windspeaker's but once i tried thunderlords i got addicted to the damage.
    W > Q > Auto attack for the proc and you will take a good chunk of life from the enemy.
    Once i saw this i could never go back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowpunkz View Post
    Try only one time thunderlords to see if you enjoy the playstyle. I started with Windspeaker's but once i tried thunderlords i got addicted to the damage.
    W > Q > Auto attack for the proc and you will take a good chunk of life from the enemy.
    Once i saw this i could never go back
    Hmm, I'll give it a shot with a premade adc later I think. Don't wanna try it with a randomer who doesn't know they have to be within range of my E for me to actually cast it.

  9. #50529
    Atm with Rakan I'm running Coin, Redemption, whichever Boots I need, locket and Knights Vow. Yet to get to a 6th item game with him though, yet I have swapped Knights Vow for a Rylais which was pretty fun charming and slowing people at the same time with Ult, with some HP and AP for some fun.

    Masteries I run Colossus though, since getting a shield on your W knock up makes you tanky as hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowpunkz View Post
    Have anyone else received this icon for gifting Xayah or Rakan to a friend?



    I already gifted to a friend but the icon is nowhere to be seen Godam i want this icon so much
    There is nothing saying on the official page about when you receive the icon
    It literally says on their page that you will receive the Icon around 2 weeks after the promotion runs out.

  10. #50530
    5 dodges in a row, then I get autofilled into Jungle of all things. Needless to say we lost hard, I haven't jungled in like two seasons :O FeltBadMan
    Hook 'till you're hooked!

  11. #50531
    my god the new champs are fucking cancer on aram

  12. #50532
    Humm, i'm starting to think Rakan tank is better because in every game someone tells me so and i'm dying very fast.
    Need to try it.

    But i will never give up Thunderlords. It gives much needed lane pressure to an otherwise damageless champion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Dracula View Post
    It literally says on their page that you will receive the Icon around 2 weeks after the promotion runs out.
    I already got the icon. So happy
    Last edited by Shadowpunkz; 2017-04-24 at 01:51 PM.

  13. #50533
    @Shadowpunkz

    I've received my iconssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!

    Been trying Rakan on diamond queue (all those poor souls that have me as their teammate) and have been building tanky Rakan (trying out windspeaker's) but I think I still prefer having Bond if I were to go for like a full tank build or sorts.

    I've tried AP (with TDL) as well but didn't really like it because like what you said, I'm dying pretty fast. Problem is that E doesn't give Rakan the shield, it only applies to your teammate though your opponents supposedly will aim your AD or something but if you're the next squishy target, might as well just kill you in the midst of it HAH. BUT I really do like TDL on Rakan as well because the early game mobility + dmg can help you dominate the lane, providing that your AD knows your limits.



    PS: Oh I can post links now lol......... I make videos for fun so this is just something that I've just uploaded~ (but yes, I also received comments on how to use Rakan and/or "Rakan has a low win rate you know?" and stuff like that....... >_>) I think the problem currently is that most people (including teammates) doesn't really know how Rakan works, so they can't help you bring the full potential of the champ out


    Edit: the MF in the video was probably on the wrong runes and masteries cos she only had like 53 AD, still we did some good trades
    Last edited by flyingspacesheep; 2017-04-25 at 05:22 AM.

  14. #50534
    @flyingspacesheep

    Nice video man! I love those types of "several plays" short videos keep up the good work

    I just want to show a clip of mine that show the potential of the champ when used with insane synergy with your teammates.
    That Jinx was a random player but seems like she already knew me from the laning phase we spent together.
    Awesome play by her ^_^

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE5oRn5T79E
    Last edited by Shadowpunkz; 2017-04-25 at 06:10 PM.

  15. #50535
    @Shadowpunkz

    Haha thanks xD, liked and subscribed to you bwahaha~

    Anyways back to the topic, yeap I think there's certainly a lot of potential with Rakan (I'm even think that it could work on other lanes/jg due to engage potential). Having mobility and AOE CCs are really really good, can't imagine if neither one are banned in ranked games (had a game like that but too bad nobody chose Rakan to pair with the Xayah).

    @Darth Dracula

    I've actually never bought knight's vow before (or maybe I did once and didn't like it). I know that there were some changes but I'm unsure if it's worth the buy.

    On a side note, does Rylai re-apply when you run into the same champ again (like after charming, then you run back in again)?
    Last edited by flyingspacesheep; 2017-04-26 at 01:11 AM.

  16. #50536
    Quote Originally Posted by flyingspacesheep View Post
    @Shadowpunkz

    Haha thanks xD, liked and subscribed to you bwahaha~
    I liked and subscribed to you too xD I hope you make more of those videos.
    I only make crappy videos and personal stuff though

  17. #50537
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowpunkz View Post
    I liked and subscribed to you too xD I hope you make more of those videos.
    I only make crappy videos and personal stuff though
    Ahh thanks hah. I try to upload a video each week, I actually deleted all my previous videos cos I changed IGN and decided that old stuff aren't relevant anymore which I am regretting now but... too bad. lol.

    Was thinking if I should start a new thread but I wanted to ask for opinions on Flat AP Glyphs. I have always been on AP scaling and am on a weird build, 3 points to natural talent and 2 points to vamp cos I get that little more sustain + 2 AP per level due to the increases from runes and masteries.

    Lost some games recently because I was unable to apply early pressure and/or let my opponents escape. So I was wondering if I should go flat AP glyphs + ignite to max out that early game dmg to get myself ahead or if I should continue what I have been doing.

  18. #50538
    Quote Originally Posted by flyingspacesheep View Post
    Was thinking if I should start a new thread but I wanted to ask for opinions on Flat AP Glyphs. I have always been on AP scaling and am on a weird build, 3 points to natural talent and 2 points to vamp cos I get that little more sustain + 2 AP per level due to the increases from runes and masteries.

    Lost some games recently because I was unable to apply early pressure and/or let my opponents escape. So I was wondering if I should go flat AP glyphs + ignite to max out that early game dmg to get myself ahead or if I should continue what I have been doing.
    I have no idea if my answer is correct because i'm not a pro of any kind but doesn't it depend on the champion?

    If you only have 60% AP scaling on abilities you might aswell go Magic Pen instead of AP runes.
    If you have like 80% scaling go flat AP runes for early game.

    I heard some kind of pro saying Elise goes full Magic Pen because of crapy ap ratios. Might be true for other champions aswell.

    What champion are you playing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowpunkz View Post
    I heard some kind of pro saying Elise goes full Magic Pen because of crapy ap ratios. Might be true for other champions aswell.

    What champion are you playing?
    O.O As an an old Elise player (S5 OTP), this is news to me - time for some furious googling!
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  20. #50540
    Elise has been penetration oriented for as long as I can remember.
    Her core build is either really beefy or pen as fuck

    But what do I know I have all but quit this game and am decaying atm
    Keep up with what I'm listening to and rating here

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