Champion Spotlight

Corki Champion Spotlight06:38

Corki Champion Spotlight

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Blade item Health Potion item Warding Totem item
Early Sheen item Phage item Boots of Speed item
Essential Trinity Force item Sorcerer's Shoes item
Offensive Essence Reaver item The Bloodthirster item Infinity Edge item
Situational Guardian Angel item Banshee's Veil item Void Staff item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Wrath item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Blade item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item2
Early Sheen item Phage item
Essential Trinity Force item Sorcerer's Shoes item
Offensive Essence Reaver item The Bloodthirster item Rapid Firecannon item
Situational Banshee's Veil item Maw of Malmortius item Mortal Reminder item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Wrath item
Howling Abyss
Starting Guardian's Hammer item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item3
Essential Trinity Force item Sorcerer's Shoes item Infinity Edge item
Offensive Essence Reaver item Rapid Firecannon item Maw of Malmortius item
Defensive The Bloodthirster item Mercurial Scimitar item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Wrath item Corrupting Potion item

Tips

Playing As Corki Corki
  • Phosphorus Bomb.png Phosphorus Bomb can be used to reveal enemy units that might be hiding in a nearby patch of brush.
  • Valkyrie.png Valkyrie can be used defensively as well, so try using it for a quick escape.
  • Corki can continue to attack while using Gatling Gun.png Gatling Gun. Maximizing Gatling Gun.png Gatling Gun is key to mastering Corki.
Playing Against Corki Corki
  • Watch out for Corki's Missile Barrage.png Missile Barrage. They deal splash damage, so you can get hit even when hiding behind minions.
  • Corki is vulnerable after he uses his Valkyrie.png Valkyrie or Special Delivery.png Special Delivery, so try switching focus to him if he uses them to enter a fight.

Tricks

Ability Usage
Mastery Usage
  • Natural Talent mastery 2016.png Natural Talent
    • This mastery is good option since Corki Corki has both AD and AP scaling on his abilities.
  • Piercing Thoughts mastery 2016.png Piercing Thoughts
    • This mastery is a good option since he almost only deals magic damage.
    • Precision mastery 2016.png Precision is an alternate choice, but the lethality granted, while not totally useless, is not fully utilized.
  • Warlord's Bloodlust mastery 2016.png Warlord's Bloodlust
    • This mastery increases his sustained damage.
  • Fervor of Battle mastery 2016.png Fervor of Battle
    • This mastery can be picked up if focused on a more basic attack reliant gameplay.
  • Thunderlord's Decree mastery 2016.png Thunderlord's Decree
    • This mastery is great for increasing his burst damage.
Item Usage
  • Corki Corki's ability to deal magic damage with his basic attacks, and his abilities doing magic damage and scaling with AD, allow him to take advantage of the superior AD itemization while still dealing a lot of magic damage and forcing the enemy tanks to not itemize just for armor.
    • Due to him dealing mainly magic damage, Sorcerer's Shoes item.png Sorcerer's Shoes is considered a core item for his build.
  • Although he deals magic damage with his autos, he builds mostly like a caster ADC, focusing less on attack speed and more on items like Trinity Force item.png Trinity Force to boost his burst damage. This does not mean that Corki Corki never builds attack speed. In fact, the combination of Statikk Shiv item.png Statikk Shiv and Rapid Firecannon item.png Rapid Firecannon is quite common on him, mainly due to the burst damage it provides, but it also happens to increase his sustained damage. When combined with Infinity Edge item.png Infinity Edge, he deals a lot of burst damage to a single target, while not sacrificing sustained damage.
  • Trinity Force item.png Trinity Force is a core item for him for the aforementioned reason. It synergizes well with his tendency to cast a lot of spells, and he has decent base AD for a marksman. Also, half of the Spellblade proc is converted to magic damage, thanks to his Hextech Munitions.png passive.
  • Even in an AD focused build, Void Staff item.png Void Staff is a recommended purchase. The majority of his damage is magic, unlike other marksman. Liandry's Torment item.png Liandry's Torment is also an okay option due to his abilities being either spammable or being damage over time.


Countering
  • Don't be fooled by the fact that Corki Corki builds AD. His only source of physical damage comes from his basic attacks (20%) and his Gatling Gun.png Gatling Gun (50%). His damage is mostly magic, and he is more focused on burst than sustained damage. As such, building items like Spirit Visage item.png Spirit Visage and Abyssal Mask item.png Abyssal Mask is better than building items like Thornmail item.png Thornmail or Frozen Heart item.png Frozen Heart which are the counters to most other ADCs.
    • Adaptive Helm item.png Adaptive Helm is actually the best defensive item to build against Corki Corki. He is going to auto a lot and spam his abilities, both count as magic damage sources done in less than 4 seconds. As such, they are reduced by Adaptive Helm item.png Adaptive Helm.
    • Randuin's Omen item.png Randuin's Omen is still a good option against him since he tends to focus on crit builds, although be wary that half of his crits are converted into magic damage. Corki Corki still deals a small amount of physical damage, so armor is not completely useless against him.
    • This also means that Maw of Malmortius item.png Maw of Malmortius and Abyssal Mask item.png Abyssal Mask are good options against him, especially if he goes mid.
  • As a bot lane ADC, he is mostly picked on full AD teams to make up for their lack of magic damage. However, he tends to fall off late game compared to other ADCs. His autos are short ranged, forcing him to rely on his spells to deal damage at a safer range, meaning he has less opportunities to deal damage at late game.
    • Also, despite the fact that he deals magic damage instead of physical damage, he doesn't actually have the tools to combat tanks. He tends to itemize for burst instead of sustained damage. In addition, he lacks things like percentage resistance reduction or damage based on a percentage of the enemies' health. Even with a build focused on sustained damage, his sustained damage still tends to be inferior to dedicated hypercarry ADCs like Vayne Vayne, Twitch Twitch, or Kog'Maw Kog'Maw.


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