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Ahri Champion Spotlight06:34

Ahri Champion Spotlight

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Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Ring item Health Potion item2 Warding Totem item
Early Boots of Speed item Lost Chapter item Needlessly Large Rod item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Morellonomicon item Luden's Echo item
Standard Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Void Staff item Banshee's Veil item
Situational Zhonya's Hourglass item Rabadon's Deathcap item Liandry's Torment item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Ring item Refillable Potion item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Wooglet's Witchcap item Abyssal Mask item
Offensive Void Staff item Morellonomicon item
Defensive Hextech Protobelt-01 item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Howling Abyss
Starting Orb of Winter item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item3
Essential Morellonomicon item Luden's Echo item Sorcerer's Shoes item
Offensive Rabadon's Deathcap item Void Staff item Liandry's Torment item
Defensive Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Zhonya's Hourglass item Abyssal Mask item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item


Playing As Ahri Ahri
  • Use Charm.png Charm to set up your combos, it will make landing Orb of Deception.png Orb of Deception and Fox-Fire.png Fox-Fire dramatically easier.
  • Initiate team fights using Charm.png Charm, and chase down stragglers with Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush.
  • Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush enables Ahri's abilities, it opens up paths for Charm.png Charm, helps double hitting with Orb of Deception.png Orb of Deception, and closes to make use of Fox-Fire.png Fox-Fire.
  • It is wise to use Fox-Fire.png Fox-Fire when you are chasing down enemies with Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush.
  • Harass enemies with Orb of Deception.png Orb of Deception as it does massive damage.
  • Unlike most assassins; Ahri's teamfighting (5v5) is much better; because she can harass with Orb of Deception.png Orb of Deception (not easy to dodge in messy teamfights when they're all clumped up), Charm.png Charm to force an enemy outside their teammates protection (and enable a quick follow up by your teammates besides ensuring a full blast of your Orb of Deception.png Orb of Deception).
Playing Against Ahri Ahri
  • Ahri's mobility is significantly reduced when her Ultimate, Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush, is down. Plan engages and ganks accordingly.
  • Stay behind minions to make Charm.png Charm difficult to land, this will reduce Ahri's damage potential significantly.


Ability Usage
  • Essence Theft.png Essence Theft (passive) will heal Ahri for its maximum potential when used with Orb of Deception.png Orb of Deception on a minion wave. The passive helps Ahri stay in lane longer than other mid laners.
  • Orb of Deception.png Orb of Deception is Ahri's main farming and harassing tool during the laning phase. The massive movement speed it grants can help Ahri Ahri avoid enemies' skillshots when trading skills.
    • An ideal early game harassment would be Orb of Deception.png Orb of Deception + an autoattack (which will proc Thunderlord's Decree mastery 2016.png Thunderlord's Decree). This can deal quite a large amount of damage, especially on those who don't have much Magic Resist.
    • Throw Orb of Deception.png Orb of Deception backward when running to maximize the duration of the movement speed. This can help when running away or chasing an enemy.
    • Orb of Deception.png Orb of Deception's mana cost is quite high during early game, with a relatively low cooldown of 7 seconds, so it can be tempting to spam this ability which will burn out Ahri Ahri's mana very quickly. Therefore, it is advised not to spam it recklessly.
    • Use the movement speed bonus to steer the Orb on its way back should the enemy attempt to sidestep it.
    • The movement speed is also useful in escaping ganks when her ultimate Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush is not available.
    • It is best to aim Orb of Deception.png Orb of Deception at its maximum range to ensure both parts of the ability will hit the enemy.
    • When your opponent moves forward to harass you, launch Orb of Deception.png Orb of Deception at them and use the movement speed to dodge their skillshot.
    • Maxing Orb of Deception.png Orb of Deception is generally best, as it increases the unmitigatable damage in Ahri Ahri's kit.
  • Fox-Fire.png Fox-Fire is Ahri Ahri's single target nuke that is best used when at close range to an enemy champion.
    • At rank 1 and 2, Fox-Fire.png Fox-Fire's damage is negligible and has a long cooldown. However, beyond rank 3 it will start to put a hurt on those who dare to charge into Ahri Ahri.
    • Fox-Fire.png Fox-Fire will proc Thunderlord's Decree mastery 2016.png Thunderlord's Decree immediately should the 3 spectral flames hit the target, thus making this ability a low-mana cost harassment.
    • Maxing out Fox-Fire.png Fox-Fire first before Orb of Deception.png Orb of Deception is not a bad idea when it comes to extreme melee matchups (e.g.: Yasuo Yasuo, Fizz Fizz, Akali Akali). The secure single-targeted damage (as the ability is auto-targeted) helps Ahri retaliate should they try to engage or juke.
    • Be wary that using Fox-Fire.png Fox-Fire at close range also puts Ahri Ahri into risk of being disabled or worse, bursted down, as she is a squishy champion.
    • Fox-Fire.png Fox-Fire can also be used to charge up Essence Theft.png Essence Theft due to its low mana cost or to quickly kill 3 low-health minions (the flame will split automatically if the damage is sufficient to kill the target)
    • When using your E-Q-W combo, ensure you land an autoattack before casting Fox-Fire.png Fox-Fire to ensure that it targets your opponent and not the nearest minions.
  • Charm.png Charm is Ahri Ahri's trademark skill and only form of disable. It will only affect the first enemy hit; enemy minions can block it.
    • Charm.png Charm has a long cooldown and a high mana cost early game. Take great care when using this ability to trade with your opponent as it will burn out Ahri's mana quickly.
    • Setting up a perfect Charm.png Charm for a gank will devastate your opponent,usually resulting in a kill or at the very least force them to use Flash.png Flash.
    • Use Flash.png Flash during Charm.png Charm's casting animation will result in the projectile fired in the position that you are flashing into. Use this technique will more likely to catch your enemy off-guard than Flash.png Flash Charm.png Charm.
    • Charm.png Charm can lure the enemy into your turret's range, thus favoring you in a trade.
    • Although Charm.png Charm can no longer disrupt dashes, it can still stop Sweeping Blade.png Sweeping Blade.
    • During teamfights, try to Charm.png Charm the enemies' carries, which will likely result in their death. Alternatively, you can use Charm.png Charm to save your marksman(s) from diving assassins such as Zed Zed and Talon Talon.
    • Charm.png Charm has a decently long range and the projectile is small. Practice hitting your opponent with it through gaps in their minion waves.
  • Ahri Ahri's ultimate-Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush is what makes her slippery and versatile. Use Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush in teamfights to re-position yourself if enemies try to lock you down.
    • With 3 charges of Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush and Flash.png Flash, Ahri Ahri can cover massive distance to close or expand the gap with enemies. Often, opponents will burn their own Flash.png Flash in a futile attempt to escape her; if you know your opponent has Flash.png Flash, save one charge of your ultimate for it.
    • Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush can dash through most walls. Use this trick to create shortcuts when chasing or escaping.
    • Focus on using Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush to juke any incoming skillshots rather than damage the enemies as the damage of 3 dashes is still somewhat low unless you are very fed.
    • Use the 10-second span after your first use of Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush to wait for your abilities' cooldown then engage your enemies again.
    • In rare scenarios however, Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush's damage can be used to finish off low health champions if other skills are unavailable lest they Flash.png Flash away.
    • Use Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush right where you stand (hover the mouse over your champion) to deal the immediate damage from Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush without putting yourself into an unfavorable position. Use this technique when your Charm.png E-Orb of Deception.png Q-Fox-Fire.png W combo doesn't deal enough damage to kill your target.
    • Flash.png Flash can also be used in the same manner with Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush, simply Flash.png Flash mid-dash (or Flash.png Flash and Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush) will fire the bolts in the new position, thus dealing damage to any outranged enemies.
    • The best use of Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush comes with reaction time - if you can react to your opponent's aggression in time, you can turn it against them. Many midlaners rely on landing their combo as quickly as possible, like Vel'Koz Vel'Koz and Zed Zed. Dodging their all-in combo plays leaves them completely open to Ahri Ahri's return aggression, resulting in an easier kill.
Mastery Usage
  • Thunderlord's Decree mastery 2016.png Thunderlord's Decree is generally the best Keystone for Ahri Ahri, as one spell combo in lane will proc the mastery, adding more damage to her mid-late game burst combo as well as giving her more assassination potential.
  • Deathfire Touch mastery 2016.png Deathfire Touch may be more suitable for a DPS build, but you will lose the early game power and burst potential of Thunderlord's Decree mastery 2016.png Thunderlord's Decree.
Item Usage
  • Morellonomicon item.png Morellonomicon is a good item to rush on Ahri Ahri, offering mana sustain,high ability power, and cooldown reduction.
    • The item also resolves Ahri Ahri's mana hunger. Furthermore, the passive is good for countering healing opponents such as Swain Swain and Vladimir Vladimir.
  • Alternatively, Rod of Ages item.png Rod of Ages can be a potential choice as the item is the combination of both Morellonomicon item.png Morellonomicon and Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.png Rylai's Crystal Scepter. Rod of Ages item.png Rod of Ages will resolve Ahri Ahri's mana problem and grant her quite a chunk of AP as well as health (over time), both of which are very useful stats for Ahri Ahri.
  • Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.png Rylai's Crystal Scepter is no longer an excellent item for Ahri; while much of her kit involves kiting around enemies and dodging skillshots, the slow is too weak to make much of an impact in duels, and it does not scale as well into the late game. While it can be useful if you are pressing an advantage, Luden's Echo item.png Luden's Echo is usually a better buy, as it greatly enhances her all-in potential.
  • As an ability power carry, Rabadon's Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap is a must-buy. Ahri Ahri can clear waves of minions with a single Orb of Deception.png Orb of Deception once she has Rabadon's Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap. The extra AP means more damage on Orb of Deception.png Orb of Deception's true damage.
  • Banshee's Veil item.png Banshee's Veil and Zhonya's Hourglass item.png Zhonya's Hourglass are good against magic and physical damage, respectively.
  • Both Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.png Ionian Boots of Lucidity and Sorcerer's Shoes item.png Sorcerer's Shoes are good boots for Ahri Ahri.
    • The former is useful when the enemy team has lots of sustain or when you need more CDR while the latter may come in handy if the enemy team has squishy carries who are going to build MR to counter you.
    • Ahri Ahri is quite flexible when it comes to boots choice. She can also buy Ninja Tabi item.png Ninja Tabi to fend off heavy physical damage dealers such as Yasuo Yasuo and Zed Zed. Likewise, she can equip herself with Mercury's Treads item.png Mercury's Treads to counter devastating Crowd Control effects and heavy magic damage dealers like Veigar Veigar or Annie Annie.
  • Cooldown reduction is helpful on Ahri Ahri, due to her being a combo mage/assassin - having your abilities available more often not only increases her DPS in teamfights, but also her survivability with Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush.
  • Keep in mind that once you have maxed it, Fox-Fire.png Fox-Fire will deal massive damage to squishies. If they build magic resist, counter with a Void Staff item.png Void Staff.
  • Hextech Protobelt-01 item.png Hextech Protobelt-01 boosts Ahri Ahri's mobility even more, while offering more cooldown reduction and health. However do keep in mind that Hextech Protobelt-01 item.png Hextech Protobelt-01 will not help you dash through any wall.
  • In a similar manner, one can purchase Hextech GLP-800 item.png Hextech GLP-800 in lieu of Hextech Protobelt-01 item.png Hextech Protobelt-01 and Rod of Ages item.png Rod of Ages to get more CC and extra damages.
  • Luden's Echo item.png Luden's Echo is a great item to get early if you are doing well and roaming, but keep in mind that you will lose some of the early utility gained from a Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.png Rylai's Crystal Scepter.
    • Combining both Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.png Rylai's Crystal Scepter and Luden's Echo item.png Luden's Echo will gain a massive amount of AP and kiting abilities to burst down carries or to deal with fighters/tanks. However, these 2 items are quite costly and do not provide any mana regen or CDR, which are also important to Ahri Ahri.
  • If the enemy team is stacking health to counter your true damage, Liandry's Torment item.png Liandry's Torment is an acceptable choice. Combined with Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.png Rylai's Crystal Scepter, they will grant Ahri Ahri a large chunk of extra health and percent health damage. As a bonus, Liandry's Torment item.png Liandry's Torment features a nice piece of magic penetration.
    • Consider building Liandry's Torment item.png Liandry's Torment over Void Staff item.png Void Staff if the enemies, especially key targets, don't have any much MR-i.e., the amount of Magic Resist is under 50 as you can completely negate their whole defenses, dealing nearly true damage.
  • Lich Bane item.png Lich Bane can add a surprising amount of damage to Ahri Ahri's burst, provided you can find a moment to land an autoattack. It also offers mana, movement speed, and cooldown reduction, which are all very useful stats for her.
    • Lich Bane item.png Lich Bane goes well with Luden's Echo item.png Luden's Echo in terms of bursting power. This build is extremely effective to one-shot annoying and slippery champions who are likely to sidestep to dodge nearly all of your skillshots with their huge movement speed boost like Kalista Kalista, Ezreal Ezreal, Zed Zed, or Yasuo Yasuo.
    • Lich Bane item.png Lich Bane will proc with each cast of Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush. Carefully weaving autoattacks and spells will result in extreme DPS.
  • Ahri Ahri does not have a very high burst by herself unless she is ahead, so avoiding her skillshots will cut her damage exponentially.
  • Banshee's Veil item.png Banshee's Veil can provide protection against Charm.png Charm which is key for Ahri Ahri to maximize her damage.
  • Side stepping her Orb of Deception.png Orb of Deception, especially on the return damage, is pivotal to win the lane against Ahri.
  • Keep track of her Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush charges in skirmishes and team fights. Avoid wasting summoner spells if she has all of her escape options available. You can tell if she has dashes remaining by the swirling lines around her feet.
  • Stay near minions all the time will greatly reduce Ahri Ahri's bursting power as they will cover Charm.png Charm, absorb a portion of Fox-Fire.png Fox-Fire and Spirit Rush.png Spirit Rush.