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Rengar Preseason Spotlight

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Playing As Rengar Rengar
  • Use Rengar Rengar's Thrill of the Hunt.png ultimate to find and assassinate high priority targets in team fights and skirmishes.
  • A lot of Rengar Rengar's comes from empowered abilities he uses at the right moment - choose wisely!
  • Make sure to take paths through brush when chasing opponents to take advantage of Rengar Rengar's Unseen Predator.png passive.
Playing Against Rengar Rengar
  • Rengar Rengar gains an empowered ability when his resource bar is full. Try to confront him when it's low.
  • Rengar Rengar's Unseen Predator.png passive enables him to leap out of brush, so avoid fighting him when near bushes.
  • Rengar Rengar's Thrill of the Hunt.png ultimate grants him temporary stealth, so try to avoid traveling alone when injured.


Ability Usage
  • Unseen Predator.png Unseen Predator allows you to gank unexpectedly. Use Thrill of the Hunt.png Thrill of the Hunt in order to not be seen across the map as you move towards your gank or save it for chasing if you think the target can escape with Flash.png Flash and/or stealth or dash ability.
    • Be careful with this as opponents will know if they are revealed.
  • Unseen Predator.png Unseen Predator allows Rengar Rengar to lunge to his enemies while camouflaged using his ultimate. Use this to your advantage and use Thrill of the Hunt.png Thrill of the Hunt combined with Savagery.png Savagery for an exceptionally well executed combo in rapid succession, then slow the enemy using your Bola Strike.png Bola Strike.
  • Rengar Rengar can hop over walls using Unseen Predator.png Unseen Predator. Place a ward next to a jungle camp and get inside a brush over the wall, then simply attack the monsters. However, make sure they're inside your circle.
    • This is a great tactic for stealing epic monsters when counter-jungling or killing the enemy jungler.
  • Maxing Savagery.png Savagery first gives you some wave clear power and burst.
  • Rengar Rengar is a great jungler as his Battle Roar 2.png Battle Roar heals him for some of the damage he taken. This allows him for excellent survivability both in lanes and jungles.
  • Maxing Battle Roar.png Battle Roar first gives you a good burst of AoE damage. Consider it over maxing Bola Strike.png Bola Strike, when jungling or playing defensively.
  • Use Bola Strike 2.png Bola Strike in order to stop enemies from running away.
  • Thrill of the Hunt.png Thrill of the Hunt is a decent tool for escaping ganks and other nasty situations.
  • Rengar Rengar can use his ultimate in order to see invisible champions, such as Shaco Shaco, Twitch Twitch, Evelynn Evelynn, or another Rengar Rengar.
  • When you cast Thrill of the Hunt.png Thrill of the Hunt Rengar Rengar does not immediately turn camouflaged but after about a 2-second delay. So keep this in mind while you are in battle.
  • Thrill of the Hunt.png Thrill of the Hunt allows Rengar to scout as it reveals enemy champions in a huge radius. This can allow his team to catch enemy champions hiding in bushes, or to prevent an ambush by the enemy hiding in bushes. This can also prevent enemy champions juking you or your allies using the fog of war or bushes.
  • When ganking a warded lane, use Thrill of the Hunt.png Thrill of the Hunt outside of the ward's range.
  • Item/skill usage ends Thrill of the Hunt.png Thrill of the Hunt, but with the half second delay Rengar Rengar can still leap. This is useful to finish off almost dead champions with Ravenous Hydra item.png Ravenous Hydra or Blade of the Ruined King item.png Blade of the Ruined King and then leap to another target.
  • Using Thrill of the Hunt.png Thrill of the Hunt with 4 Ferocity charges can lead to an overwhelming burst of damage, as he can leave stealth with an empowered skill, use his 3 non-empowered skills in quick succession on his target.
  • Rengar Rengar can cast Bola Strike.png Bola Strike and Bola Strike 2.png Bola Strike when he's leaping mid-air with Unseen Predator.png Unseen Predator. Therefore, casting Thrill of the Hunt.png Thrill of the Hunt first, leaping on an enemy champion with Unseen Predator.png Unseen Predator then using Bola Strike 2.png Bola Strike mid-air almost guarantees a root, then following Bola Strike.png Bola Strike for further slow. It is extremely effective when ganking and is very easy for your teammates to deal more damage for a kill.
  • Jungle Rengar Rengar is one of the best CC bursters allowing the player to Double Root:
    1. With 3-4 stacks of Ferocity, engage the enemy with Thrill of the Hunt.png Thrill of the Hunt.
    2. Use either Savagery 2.png Savagery for burst damage or Bola Strike 2.png Bola Strike for superior CC lockdown during or shortly after leaping.
    3. Then, use abilities to reach 4 Ferocity stacks again in which time you can Bola Strike.png Bola Strike to slow them for a ton, or use Savagery.png Savagery for further damage.
    4. Once 4 Ferocity stacks have been reached again use Bola Strike 2.png Bola Strike to root them again, or Savagery 2.png Savagery for more damage.
    5. After level 6 it should be OK to take 1-3 turret hits when ganking a lane to secure a kill.
    6. This combo is an effective lockdown tactic, which most champions would find escaping difficult (unless you miss the skillshots). This double Bola Strike 2.png Bola Strike root combo is mostly inescapable unless they have two or more flash/dash abilities.
    7. Make sure your lane partner(s) is there to deal the damage or alternatively you deal the damage while they focus CC abilities.
Mastery Usage
Item Usage

Rengar Rengar is generally played as an assassin or a bruiser, relying on mobility and disabling the enemies and dealing massive amounts of damage in a short burst. Therefore, he is meant to be built with items that help him achieve this.

  • Ravenous Hydra item.png Ravenous Hydra is a must for Rengar Rengar, because of its very high AD, some health regen and life steal, and it also gives very nice wave clear and its active is very important for his one-shot combo.
  • Youmuu's Ghostblade item.png Youmuu's Ghostblade Is an exceptionally good item for Rengar since his skills are limited only by cooldowns, and the item's stats and active effect synergize well with his kit.
  • CDR is one of the stronger stats you can get on Rengar, because you are not limited by mana whatsoever and Rengar's empowered abilities are VERY powerful.
  • Frozen Mallet item.png Frozen Mallet's Icy passive allows Rengar Rengar to squeeze in a lot more attacks when the enemy would otherwise escape.
  • Rengar has higher than average base attack speed as well as good AS per level scaling.
  • Spirit Visage item.png Spirit Visage can be a good choice since it grants you MR, health and cooldown reduction as well as empowering Battle Roar 2.png Battle Roar's healing and any lifesteal/spellvamp items that you may have.
  • Banshee's Veil item.png Banshee's Veil is a good choice as it can block a spell while you are engaging a fight with your ultimate, allowing you to not be interrupted by abilities such as Death Sentence.png Death Sentence or any kind of AoE ability.
  • Since Rengar Rengar will sometimes need initiate for your team, it might be a good idea to buy tankiness and initiation items, such as Locket of the Iron Solari item.png Locket of the Iron Solari or Sunfire Cape item.png Sunfire Cape. Ravenous Hydra item.png Ravenous Hydra is a very good choice to deal AoE damage and add burst to a target.
  • A possible item is Trinity Force item.png Triforce, as it pushes his burst damage even higher, but as this is not an optimal bursting item, purchase when very much ahead of opponents. However, if building a fighter Rengar Rengar, this will be a decent purchase.
  • Rengar Rengar can take almost any boots and benefit from them.
    • Berserker's Greaves item.png Berserker's Greaves gives you bonus attack speed for DPS builds.
    • Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.png Ionian Boots of Lucidity gives you 10% CDR for reduced cooldown on your skills, which is very effective on a skill-based resourceless champion.
    • Boots of Mobility item.png Boots of Mobility gives you more mobility and allows you to travel the map and gank more often.
    • Ninja Tabi item.png Ninja Tabi gives you armor and damage reduction from autoattacks.
    • Mercury's Treads item.png Mercury's Treads gives you magic resistance and Tenacity to make you less vulnerable to crowd control.
  • The assassin build is recommended only for assassin Rengar Rengar players. It capitalizes on Rengar Rengar's ability to catch out single targets and quickly burst them down.
  • Since Rengar Rengar deals mostly physical damage, buying armor is a top priority. Ninja Tabi item.png Ninja Tabi and Thornmail item.png Thornmail are very effective against him since the majority of his damage comes from autoattacks enhanced with Savagery.png Savagery.
  • Avoid fighting Rengar Rengar near and especially inside brushes as his passive Unseen Predator.png Unseen Predator provides him with great mobility and utility.
    • His passive has no cooldown making slows ineffective when fighting him inside brushes as he can constantly close the distance.
    • Skilled players can use Unseen Predator.png Unseen Predator to juke and escape when being chased and even dodge skillshots and avoid AoE damage.
  • Avoid dueling Rengar Rengar as his kit makes him excel at it.
  • When Rengar Rengar uses Thrill of the Hunt.png Thrill of the Hunt, nearby allies will get an exclamation point on top of their heads, which means he is close and could pounce you.
    • Always stick together or close to a tower so he can't leap towards your allies.
  • Avoid engaging Rengar Rengar when he already has 2 or more Ferocity, as when he uses all 3 of his basic abilities he will be able to cast one empowered spell as well.
  • Beware if Rengar Rengar is jungling as he has great ganking potential with Thrill of the Hunt.png Thrill of the Hunt - in addition to his high damage output and burst capabilities, Bola Strike.png Bola Strike and Phage item.png Phage or Frozen Mallet item.png Frozen Mallet prevent his target from escaping.
  • If Rengar Rengar uses Thrill of the Hunt.png Thrill of the Hunt while your team has sight of him a distinctive sound can be heard. Otherwise you will receive no warning of the ability's use, unless Rengar Rengar comes within 1450 range of enemy champion.
  • Rengar Rengar relies heavily on perfect surprise attacks and burst to take down his target, stunning him and getting out of melee range will stop his momentum and ruin his initial attack.
  • Placing a Control Ward item.png Control Ward near your lane can prevent Rengar Rengar from ganking you with Thrill of the Hunt.png Thrill of the Hunt. Placing one when Rengar Rengar uses Thrill of the Hunt.png Thrill of the Hunt to run can prevent his stealthy escape.
  • Traps such as Noxious Trap.png Noxious Trap can punish him for entering bushes, hindering his ability to leap at you. Additionally, he is particularly susceptible to Blinds, as almost all of his damage is autoattack reliant.
  • Rengar Rengar doesn't trade very well at low Ferocity, so if you can keep him at a distance and poke him constantly you will make him much more vulnerable in lane. However, be wary if he has maximum Ferocity, because in early laning a Savagery 2.png Savagery > Savagery.png Savagery combo can take more than half your health.
  • Rengar Rengar's damage, burst and sustain relies mostly on his empowered abilities. Aim to engage Rengar when he is low on Ferocity stacks so that he cannot heal back any damage (Battle Roar 2.png Battle Roar) or counter burst you (Savagery 2.png Savagery) or nullify your engage abilities using his strong CC (Bola Strike 2.png Bola Strike's Root icon root)
  • Rengar Rengar cannot function well in large-scale teamfights, as he is an assassin focused on picking off lone targets. Grouping late game and focusing him can make his ability to fight significantly lower.
    • However it can only happen if Rengar Rengar builds glass cannon. Some Rengar players especially Jungle Rengar players would probably require to build tank items on him in order to compensate Battle Roar.png Battle Roar and Battle Roar 2.png Battle Roar. It is very important to keep him underfarmed in order to hinder a Fighter Builld Rengar in teamfights.