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Skill usage

  • While some might have played manaless champions before, Renekton's Fury resource (shared with TryndamereSquare.png Tryndamere and ShyvanaSquare.png 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.png Cull the Meek heals more when an enemy champion is hit; try to use this to your advantage.
    • Empowered Cull the Meek.png 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.png Cull the Meek grants fury while the empowered version does not.
  • Ruthless Predator.png 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.png Ruthless Predator.
  • Note that Ruthless Predator.png Ruthless Predator does not deal additional damage to turrets unlike ShyvanaSquare.png Shyvana's Twin Bite.png Twin Bite.
  • Slice and Dice.png 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.png 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.png 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.png 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.png Slice and Dice with loaded Fury will activate the bonus.
    • Slice and Dice.png Slice and Dice in combination with Ruthless Predator.png Ruthless Predator is good for attacking ranged champions, since Slice and Dice.png Slice and Dice gets you close while Ruthless Predator.png 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.png 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.png Cull the Meek and Slice and Dice.png 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.png Dominus increases the range of Cull the Meek.png Cull the Meek – use this to your advantage in team fights.
  • Dominus.png 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.png Dominus is available try to lure them in and use it to get an easily kill.
  • Renekton can jungle with Reign of Anger.png Reign of Anger and Cull the Meek.png Cull the Meek.
  • Deciding how to use Renekton's fury bonus on abilities is very important.
    • The added heal from Cull the Meek.png Cull the Meek can help you sustain better in lane or in the jungle.
    • A increased stun from Ruthless Predator.png Ruthless Predator will lock down an enemy longer when pursuing or escaping.
    • The armor reduction fromSlice and Dice.png Slice and Dice is increases physical damage dealt by yourself and the rest of your team.
  • By activating Ruthless Predator.png Ruthless Predator during a dash from Slice and Dice.png 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.png Ruthless Predator and Cull the Meek.png Cull the Meek to maximize your damage and healing, or activate Slice and Dice.png Slice and Dice (second time) to shred enemy armor, then following with other skill or auto-attack.

Build usage

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

RenektonSquare.png Renekton can benefit from 3 of the 4 elixirs.Elixir of Wrath item.png Elixir of Wrath grants additional damage for your skills and auto attacks,giving additional sustain,turning your already strong early/mid game in a bigger threat,as it can hardly snowball your enemies.Elixir of Ruin item.png Elixir of Ruin will give bonus health,and increase your split potential.Elixir of Iron item.png Elixir of Iron  gives extra tenacity to protect or attack the enemies in team fights,bonus move speed for champions,and increased size,granting additional range for auto attacks and Cull the Meek.png Cull the Meek,combined with Dominus.png Dominus,will make your attacks reach further as well giving Cull the Meek.png Cull the Meek enough range to hit every enemy on team fights.

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

  • RenektonSquare.png 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, RenektonSquare.png Renekton is highly vulnerable on being poked down early and his main gap closer, Slice and Dice.png Slice and Dice is relatively short. Ranged champions with good kiting mechanics such as TeemoSquare.png Teemo. KennenSquare.png Kennen, JayceSquare.png Jayce, RyzeSquare.png Ryze, NidaleeSquare.png Nidalee, KayleSquare.png Kayle, and LuluSquare.png Lulu can crowd control RenektonSquare.png Renekton and/or safely create distance between RenektonSquare.png Renekton and kite safely.
    • Keep in note that RenektonSquare.png Renekton does not use mana as a resource, has a built in heal with empowered Cull the Meek.png Cull the Meek, and can build common lifesteal items such as Ravenous Hydra item.png Ravenous Hydra to stay in lane longer. Build accordingly to counter him.
  • Watch his Fury bar. RenektonSquare.png Renekton will usually be passive until he gains fury, then attack you with Slice and Dice.png Slice and Dice, hit you with a Fury empowered Cull the Meek.png Cull the Meek or Ruthless Predator.png Ruthless Predator and back off with Slice and Dice.png Slice and Dice's secondary dash. Position yourself in the brush and make yourself hard to reach for RenektonSquare.png Renekton, force him to get out of position.
  • Never get careless against RenektonSquare.png Renekton: He has a powerful combination of a stun, mobility and sustain.
  • Due to RenektonSquare.png 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 RenektonSquare.png Renekton's biggest weaknesses is powerful burst nukers. Excluding Slice and Dice.png 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.
  • RenektonSquare.png Renekton has a naturally high health pool, further complimented by Dominus.png Dominus, which leaves him vulnerable to items and abilities that deal percent health damage like Deathfire Grasp item.png Deathfire Grasp unless he has built resistances.
  • Usually RenektonSquare.png Renekton's Slice and Dice.png Slice and Dice can be used once, but if it hits an enemy, he gains the ability to use it twice. This will allow RenektonSquare.png Renekton to cover over 800 units of distance. If the situation allows it, don't let him hit an enemy with Slice and Dice.png Slice and Dice, which can be difficult as he can use the ability on minions.
  • At level 6, RenektonSquare.png Renekton gains the access to use Dominus.png 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.png Ignite. It will also grant him access to a lot of bonus Fury which can net him a powerful heal from Cull the Meek.png Cull the Meek or an extra-long stun from Ruthless Predator.png Ruthless Predator.
  • Dominus.png Dominus is an extremely powerful ability, especially in the early to mid-stages of the game. The extra health makes a RenektonSquare.png Renekton in this form more durable than most champions. The additional fury and AoE damage can enable RenektonSquare.png Renekton to dish out deceptive and overwhelming amounts of damage, essentially being able to kill two champions by himself easily. Approach a level 6 RenektonSquare.png Renekton with care.
  • Be sure to build armor when playing against RenektonSquare.png Renekton. He deals high bursts of physical damage.
  • RenektonSquare.png 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.png Dominus.
  • While tanky DPS RenektonSquare.png 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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