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Skill usage

  • While some might have played manaless champions before, Renekton's Fury resource (shared with  Tryndamere and  Shyvana) can catch many players who are unfamiliar with Renekton off-guard. While he needs fury to enhance his abilities, he does not need it to cast them. Try to use this to your advantage.
  •  Cull the Meek heals more when an enemy champion is hit; try to use this to your advantage.
    • Empowered  Cull the Meek grants excellent lane sustain thanks to its increased damage and healing cap. Take advantage of this by building fury, then hitting as many enemy minions as once to greatly increase your health gain.
  • Keep in mind that the normal version of  Cull the Meek grants fury while the empowered version does not.
  •  Ruthless Predator resets the attack timer after usage, resulting in a possible fourth attack.
  • Keep in mind that Renekton is not able to move while hitting with  Ruthless Predator.
  • Note that  Ruthless Predator does not deal additional damage to turrets unlike  Shyvana's  Twin Bite.
  •  Slice and Dice has a number of great uses thanks to its mobility.
    • When you need to make a quick escape, use  Slice and Dice into a minion wave or champion. This will trigger the secondary effect, allowing you to use it again and clear distance very quickly.
    • When moving through the jungle, you can use  Slice and Dice to go through some walls. Ideally, try to Slice through walls where you will hit a monster camp on the other side, allowing you to cast Dice for increased chasing or escaping effectiveness.
    •  Slice and Dice can be used to harass enemies who have their abilities on cooldown. Slice in, land a few hits, and Dice back out of range in time before the enemy champion has time to react properly.
    • Remember that the second, not the first, dash of  Slice and Dice with loaded Fury will activate the bonus.
    •  Slice and Dice in combination with  Ruthless Predator is good for attacking ranged champions, since  Slice and Dice gets you close while  Ruthless Predator stuns the target. Once again, make sure you slice through minions or champions so you can dice the rest of the way if needed.
    •  Slice and Dice provides excellent mobility for dodging skill shots in lane. When you see an enemy lining one up Slice through nearby minions out of the way, and then activate Dice to further re-position yourself.
  • Although they aren't on-next-attack abilities,  Cull the Meek and  Slice and Dice also reset Renekton's autoattack timer. Try to weave all his abilities in between autoattacks to increase your DPS substantially. These autoattacks also generate fury, so do not neglect them!
  •  Dominus increases the range of  Cull the Meek – use this to your advantage in team fights.
  •  Dominus allows Renekton to easily win duels thanks to its mix of instant health gain, damage, and Fury gain, allowing him to make sudden comebacks.
    • If both you and your opponent are low on health and  Dominus is available try to lure them in and use it to get an easily kill.
  • Renekton can jungle with  Reign of Anger and  Cull the Meek.
  • Deciding how to use Renekton's fury bonus on abilities is very important.
    • The added heal from  Cull the Meek can help you sustain better in lane or in the jungle.
    • A increased stun from  Ruthless Predator will lock down an enemy longer when pursuing or escaping.
    • The armor reduction from Slice and Dice is increases physical damage dealt by yourself and the rest of your team.
  • By activating  Ruthless Predator during a dash from  Slice and Dice's and selecting a champion as your next basic attack, you can dash into an enemy and stun them immediately.
  • It is recommended to try to reach 100 Fury so you can use two empowered skills. You may activate empowered version of  Ruthless Predator and  Cull the Meek to maximize your damage and healing, or activate  Slice and Dice (second time) to shred enemy armor, then following with other skill or auto-attack.

Build usage

 Renekton is a tanky attack damage caster, relying on health and resistances to sustain himself in teamfights and cooldown reduction to maintain his fury.

Damage

Boots

Health

Cooldown Reduction

Recommended builds

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Blade item Health Potion item Warding Totem item
Essential Mercury's Treads item The Brutalizer item
Offensive The Black Cleaver item Ravenous Hydra item Maw of Malmortius item
Defensive Sunfire Cape item Spirit Visage item Randuin's Omen item
Consumables Health Potion item Sight Ward item
The Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Shield item Doran's Blade item Health Potion item2
Essential Mercury's Treads item The Brutalizer item Phage item
Offensive The Black Cleaver item Maw of Malmortius item Entropy item
Defensive Sunfire Cape item Atma's Impaler item Frozen Mallet item Spirit Visage item
Consumables Health Potion item
The Crystal Scar
Starting Boots of Speed item Ruby Crystal item Health Potion item3 Long Sword item
Essential The Brutalizer item Phage item Ionian Boots of Lucidity item
Offensive The Black Cleaver item Frozen Mallet item Sanguine Blade item
Defensive Sunfire Cape item Atma's Impaler item
Consumables Health Potion item
The Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Blade item Boots of Speed item
Essential The Brutalizer item Phage item Ionian Boots of Lucidity item
Offensive The Black Cleaver item Frozen Mallet item Sanguine Blade item
Defensive Sunfire Cape item Atma's Impaler item Overlord's Bloodmail item
Consumables Health Potion item

Countering

  •  Renekton has an extremely strong laning phase and very high early game damage because of the high base damage his abilities have, especially their Fury Empowered versions.
    • On the other hand, despite his strong early game power,  Renekton is highly vulnerable on being poked down early and his main gap closer,  Slice and Dice is relatively short. Ranged champions with good kiting mechanics such as  Teemo.  Kennen,  Jayce,  Ryze,  Nidalee,  Kayle, and  Lulu can crowd control  Renekton and/or safely create distance between  Renekton and kite safely.
    • Keep in note that  Renekton does not use mana as a resource, has a built in heal with empowered  Cull the Meek, and can build common lifesteal items such as Ravenous Hydra to stay in lane longer. Build accordingly to counter him.
  • Watch his Fury bar.  Renekton will usually be passive until he gains fury, then attack you with  Slice and Dice, hit you with a Fury empowered  Cull the Meek or  Ruthless Predator and back off with  Slice and Dice's secondary dash. Position yourself in the brush and make yourself hard to reach for  Renekton, force him to get out of position.
  • Never get careless against  Renekton: He has a powerful combination of a stun, mobility and sustain.
  • Due to  Renekton's "AD caster" playstyle, he's extremely weakened and disrupted by silences, but not blinds. Keep this in mind when playing against him.
  • One of  Renekton's biggest weaknesses is powerful burst nukers. Excluding  Slice and Dice's mobility, he's essentially a melee character that's easy to be bursted down from a range and kited with crowd control.
  •  Renekton has a naturally high health pool, further complimented by  Dominus, which leaves him vulnerable to items and abilities that deal percent health damage like  Deathfire Grasp unless he has built resistances.
  • Usually  Renekton's  Slice and Dice can be used once, but if it hits an enemy, he gains the ability to use it twice. This will allow  Renekton to cover over 800 units of distance. If the situation allows it, don't let him hit an enemy with  Slice and Dice, which can be difficult as he can use the ability on minions.
  • At level 6,  Renekton gains the access to use  Dominus. It can make turret diving him a very difficult task because he will quickly be able to receive a large bonus of health, which is also essentially a heal that cannot be reduced by Ignite. It will also grant him access to a lot of bonus Fury which can net him a powerful heal from  Cull the Meek or an extra-long stun from  Ruthless Predator.
  •  Dominus is an extremely powerful ability, especially in the early to mid-stages of the game. The extra health makes a  Renekton in this form more durable than most champions. The additional fury and AoE damage can enable  Renekton to dish out deceptive and overwhelming amounts of damage, essentially being able to kill two champions by himself easily. Approach a level 6  Renekton with care.
  • Be sure to build armor when playing against  Renekton. He deals high bursts of physical damage.
  •  Renekton might choose to build more towards damage or tanking. Pay attention to this: If you force him to build tanky he will greatly fall off late game because of the nature of his kit. If he builds towards damage, prioritize him accordingly in teamfights and be sure to lock him down with crowd control. He has extremely high ability ratios but low survivability outside of health, sustain, and  Dominus.
  • While tanky DPS  Renekton greatly loses power late game, he's very difficult to deal with early to mid-game. You should try to isolate him out of teamfights and always know his location.

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