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Skill usage

  • When cast on a group of enemy minions, Phosphorus Bomb.png Phosphorus Bomb along with Missile Barrage.png Missile Barrage allows CorkiSquare.png Corki to farm extremely fast.
  • Phosphorus Bomb.png Phosphorus Bomb casts quickly and does good burst damage for a lot of the game. It can be used to harass an enemy last-hitting by autoattacking them and then quickly casting Phosphorus Bomb.png Phosphorus Bomb.
  • Valkyrie.png Valkyrie is a great farming, initiation, and escape skill. Use it wisely due to its long cooldown.
    • Valkyrie.png Valkyrie can be used to jump over terrain and walls in the jungle and with Flash.png Flash, CorkiSquare.png Corki can jump over 2 walls and escape most ganks.
    • Since CorkiSquare.png Corki is a squishy AD carry, you should rarely use Valkyrie.png Valkyrie offensively. Use it to keep up range between yourself and the enemy.
  • Maximizing the damage and armor reduction of Gatling Gun.png Gatling Gun will require Corki to be facing and attacking the target constantly for its four-second duration. It must be activated carefully to reach its full potential.
  • The armor reduction from Gatling Gun.png Gatling Gun will be removed two seconds after the last tick of damage the enemy has taken.
  • CorkiSquare.png Corki can use other abilities and auto attack while Gatling Gun.png Gatling Gun is active, so blast away with Missile Barrage.png Missile Barrage and auto attacks.
  • Always watch your Missile Barrage.png Missile Barrage quantity before entering a fight so you don't run out of it early. If possible, prepare a Big One. (Have at least 2 stacks towards one.)
  • Remember that Missile Barrage.png Missile Barrage is an AoE skill, and it doesn't have to hit the enemy champion directly, it may be hit onto a nearby minion for the same damage. The Big One does more damage and has a larger AoE radius.

Build usage

Recommended builds

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Blade item Health Potion item Warding Totem item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Trinity Force item Infinity Edge item
Offensive Last Whisper item The Bloodthirster item Blade of the Ruined King item
Defensive Guardian Angel item Banshee's Veil item Mercurial Scimitar item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item Sight Ward item Vision Ward item Elixir of Wrath item
The Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Blade item2 Health Potion item2
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Manamune item The Black Cleaver item
Offensive Trinity Force item Sanguine Blade item Infinity Edge item Phantom Dancer item
Defensive Banshee's Veil item Mercurial Scimitar item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Crystal Scar
Starting Boots of Speed item Prospector's Blade item Health Potion item2
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Trinity Force item The Black Cleaver item
Offensive Lord Van Damm's Pillager item Phantom Dancer item Sanguine Blade item Last Whisper item
Defensive Guardian Angel item Dervish Blade item Odyn's Veil item Atma's Impaler item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Blade item
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Trinity Force item Sanguine Blade item
Offensive The Black Cleaver item Lord Van Damm's Pillager item Phantom Dancer item Last Whisper item
Defensive Banshee's Veil item Dervish Blade item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item

Countering

  • Try to stay away from the AoE of his Gatling Gun.png Gatling Gun. It can reduce your armor heavily if you are careless.
    • Try to pressure CorkiSquare.png Corki while he is using it. Making him turn around to kite will cause him to waste part of it.
  • Although CorkiSquare.png Corki has a great lane dominance, he is fairly squishy. Work with your lane partner to harass him often and/or kill him early.
  • Focus CorkiSquare.png Corki down if he leads the battle with his Valkyrie.png Valkyrie.
  • When chasing him, do not overextend as his Valkyrie.png Valkyrie can help him outrun you.
  • Stay away from the minion wave when he uses his Missile Barrage.png Missile Barrage. The spell deals AoE damage even when it hits minions.

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