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Lore

Tristana, the Megling Gunner
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Tristana Render
Gender Female
Race Yordle
Birthplace Bandle City
Residence Bandle City
Occupation Member of the Megling Commandos
Faction Bandle City
Friends
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The Megling Commandos are something of a legend in Bandle City. They have a history that spans centuries, and they remain the oldest yordle military unit still in service. They are renowned for their courage, deadliness, and ruthlessness, making them the most respected and feared of all warriors in Bandle City. Legends of Megling, the valiant founder of the commandos, are still heard throughout Valoran taverns. It was these legends that most fascinated a young Tristana. Since she was a wee child, Tristana wanted nothing more than to become the crack shot that her idol had been all those years ago. She trained her entire life, until finally she was old enough to join the military and able to earn her place among the Megling Commandos. The senior officers were impressed by her abilities, claiming that Tristana was a natural, and her dream was realized the day she donned her Megling fatigues.

Though her heart lies with her unit, the call to the League of Legends was irresistible and now Tristana protects Bandle City as a champion. While intense and focused as a Megling Gunner, Tristana is remarkably different in her personal life. Outside the Fields of Justice, she is friendly and cheerful - the sort of yordle who always has a kind word for everyone. Tristana recently struck up a close friendship with TeemoSquare.png Teemo, the Swift Scout. They are both members of Bandle City's Special Forces, so not only do they bond as yordles, but also as fellow warriors and champions... though she outright ignores any questions pertaining to a blossoming romance.

"If there's one person I'd trust to take on a difficult mission, it's Tristana!"
TeemoSquare.png Teemo

Prior to V1.0.0.116:

The Megling Commandos are something of a legend in Bandle City. They have a history that spans centuries, and they remain the oldest yordle military unit still in service. They are renowned for their courage and bravery, as well as their deadliness and ruthlessness, making them the most respected and feared of all warriors in Bandle City. Legends of Megling, the valiant founder of the commandos, can still be heard whispered throughout Valoran and it was these legends that most fascinated young Tristana. Since she was a wee child, Tristana wanted nothing more than to become the crack shot that her idol was all those years ago. She trained her entire life until she was old enough to join the military and could attempt to earn the rank of Megling Commando. The senior officers were impressed by her abilities, claiming that Tristana was a natural, and she realized her dream that day as she donned her Megling fatigues. Though her heart lies with her unit, the call to the Institute of War was greater still and now Tristana honors her tradition and protects her people as a champion in the League of Legends.

"Stand very still when she asks you to put an apple on your head!"

Quotes

Upon selection
  • Play "I wanna shoot something!"
Movement/attacking
  • Play "Direct hit!"
  • Play "Look at the pretty explosion!"
  • Play "Ka-boom!"
  • Play "Ready. Aim. Fire!"
  • Play "Wanna see the fireworks?"
  • Play "I wanna shoot something!"
  • Play "Let's get in range!"
Taunt
  • Play "Did you fall down and go boom?"
Joke
  • Play "Is that a rocket in your pocket?"
Laugh
  • Play Tristana laughs.
  • Play Tristana laughs.
  • Play Tristana laughs.
  • Play Tristana laughs.

Co-op vs. AI Responses

Match start

  • "Ready for some fireworks?"

Player team victory

  • "GG!"

Player team defeat

  • "Well, I had a blast!"

Development

  • Tristana was designed by Ezreal.
  • 1st Classic Splash Art
  • 1st Earnest Elf splash art
  • 1st Rocket Girl splash art (by Riot Artist Knockwurst)
  • Rocket Girl Tristana render
  • Rocket Girl Tristana concept (by Riot Artist The-Bravo-Ray)

Previous Abilities

Patch history

V4.18:

  • Stats
    • Attack speed per level reduced to 2.5% per level from 4%
  • Rapid Fire.png Rapid Fire
    • Duration reduced to 5 seconds from 7.
    • Bonus attack speed increased to 30 / 50 / 70 / 90 / 110% from 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90%

V4.17:

  • Buster Shot.png Buster Shot
    • Cooldown increased to 100 / 85 / 70 seconds from 60 at all ranks.

V4.13:

  • Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump
    • Slow duration changed to 1/1.5/2/2.5/3 seconds from 2.5 seconds at all ranks.
  • Explosive Shot.png Explosive Shot
    • Initial damage reduced to 80/125/170/215/260 from 110/150/190/230/270.

V4.10:

  • Draw a Bead.png Draw a Bead
  • Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump
    • Mana cost reduced to 60 at all ranks from 80.
    • Now more accurately checks for nearby landing spots when jumping close to, or over, walls.
  • Buster Shot.png Buster Shot
    • Base range reduced to 550 from 700.
    • Spell range calculation changed from 'center to center' of Tristana and her target's champion hitboxes to 'edge to edge' of the hitboxes.

V4.5:

  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 19 from 15.

V4.4:

V3.03:

  • Stats
    • Attack speed per level increased to 4% from 3.01%.

V3.01:

  • Rapid Fire.png Rapid Fire
    • Mana cost reduced to 50 from 80.
  • Explosive Shot.png Explosive Shot
    • Damage increased to 110/150/190/230/270 from 110/140/170/200/230.

V1.0.0.152:

  • Stats
    • Base movement speed increased to 325 from 300.

V1.0.0.150:

  • Explosive Shot.png Explosive Shot
    • Cast range now matches her attack range (including per level increases from Draw a Bead.png Draw a Bead).
  • Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump
    • Fixed: Rocket Jump is now more reliable when used around terrain.
  • Buster Shot.png Buster Shot
    • Mana cost reduced to 100 from 140.

V1.0.0.143:

  • Explosive Shot.png Explosive Shot
    • Passive damage no longer activates from spell damage.
    • Tooltip now reflects the ability power ratio.

V1.0.0.141:

V1.0.0.138:

V1.0.0.135:

V1.0.0.130(Hotfix):

  • General
    • Fixed a bug that caused Tristana's abilities to lock up.

V1.0.0.129:

  • Stats
    • Base attack damage increased to 46.5 from 44.5.
  • Explosive Shot.png Explosive Shot
    • Tristana will now automatically attack the target of Explosive Shot.
  • Buster Shot.png Buster Shot
    • Knockback radius increased to 200 from 175.
    • Now has an indicator around the target to show knockback radius (similar to BrandSquare.png Brand's Conflagration.png Conflagration.

V1.0.0.120:

  • Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump
    • Fixed a bug where the cooldown reset upon kill or assist could fail if Tristana's damage output was fully absorbed by a shield.

V1.0.0.115:

  • Explosive Shot.png Explosive Shot
    • Damage now applies over 5 seconds instead of 4-8.
    • Total damage increased to 110/140/170/200/230 from 100/125/150/175/200.
    • Healing reduction duration is now a static 5 seconds from 3-8.

V1.0.0.106:

  • Stats
    • Base movement speed reduced to 300 from 310.
  • Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump
    • No longer deals damage and slows if the jump is interrupted by another movement effect.

V1.0.0.100:

  • Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump
    • Debuff now correctly states the slow amount.
    • Can no longer be cast while rooted.

V1.0.0.86:

  • General
    • Updated several particles.
  • Explosive Shot.png Explosive Shot
    • Fixed a bug that was causing an extra tick of damage on impact.

V1.0.0.83:

  • Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump
    • Can no longer be cast while immobilized.

V1.0.0.61:

  • Explosive Shot.png Explosive Shot
    • Passive component no longer deactivates when on cooldown.
    • Healing reduction effect increased to 65% from 50%.

V1.0.0.52:

  • Stats
    • Auto attack missile speed increased to 2250 from 1450.
  • Rapid Fire.png Rapid Fire
    • Mana cost reduced to 80 from 100.
  • Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump
    • Mana cost reduced to 80 from 100.
  • Explosive Shot.png Explosive Shot
    • Passive explosion damage increased to 50/75/100/125/150 from 30/50/70/90/110.
    • Active component will now tick damage every second as opposed to every half second.
  • Buster Shot.png Buster Shot
    • Mana cost reduced to 140 from 150.
    • Pushback radius increased to 175 from 150.

v0.9.25.24:

V0.9.25.21:

  • Stats
    • Attack speed per level reduced to 2.8% from 3.1%.
  • Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump
    • Cursor changed to Area of Effect Indicator.
  • Buster Shot.png Buster Shot
    • Damage reduced to 300/400/500 from 300/450/600.

V0.9.22.16:

  • Draw a Bead.png Draw a Bead
    • Bonus range reduced from 0-180 to 0-162.

V0.9.22.15:

  • Stats
    • Base health reduced to 497 from 545.
    • Health per level reduced to 82 from 90.
    • Attack speed per level reduced to 3.1% from 3.3%.
  • Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump
    • Decreased damage to 70/115/160/205/250 from 60/120/180/240/300.
    • Increased cooldown to 22/20/18/16/14 seconds from 20/18/16/14/12.
    • Cooldown is now refreshed on champion kill/assist.
    • Removed AoE cursor (still AoE).
  • Explosive Shot.png Explosive Shot (Remake)
    • Reduced passive AoE damage on kill to 30/50/70/90/110 from 50/100/150/200/250.
    • Increased AoE range to 300 from 275.
    • New active: Single target DoT that reduces health regen/healing by 50% for 4/5/6/7/8 seconds.
  • Buster Shot.png Buster Shot
    • Reduced cooldown to 60 seconds from 90/75/60.

V0.8.22.115:

  • Stats
    • Base attack range increased to 550 from 500 (can now achieve 730 at lvl 18 with her passive).
    • Armor per level increased to 3 from 2.4.
    • Magic resist increased to 30 from 25.
  • Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump
    • Increased damage to 60/115/170/225/280 from 50/100/150/200/250.
    • Increased slow duration to 2.5 seconds from 2.

June 26, 2009 Patch:

  • Buster Shot.png Buster Shot
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 1.5 from 1.8.

June 19, 2009 Patch:

  • Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.8 from 1.
  • Buster Shot.png Buster Shot
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 1.8 from 2.

June 12, 2009 Patch:

June 6, 2009 Patch

  • Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump
    • Sped up cast time to make it more responsive and easier to hit with.

May 29, 2009 Patch:

  • Explosive Shot.png Detonating Shot
    • Damage increased to 50/100/150/200/250 from 40/80/120/160/200.

May 15, 2009 Patch:

  • Updated recommended items.
  • Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump
    • Damage reduced to 50/100/150/200/250 from 60/120/180/240/300.

May 9, 2009 Patch:

  • Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump
    • Updated tooltip to correct values (to 60% slow for 2 seconds from 30% slow for 3 seconds).
    • Cast range reduced to 900 from 1000.

May 1, 2009 Patch: Rework

  • Rending Shot.png Rending Shot
    • Removed
  • Draw a Bead.png Draw a Bead
    • Moved to Innate: Tristana gains attack range based on her level.
  • Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump
    • Added: Tristana jumps to a distant location, slowing and damaging surrounding targets upon landing.

April 25, 2009 Patch:

  • Fixed an issue with Rapid Fire.png Rapid Fire which caused unnecessary lag time when casting the spell.

April 11, 2009 Patch:

Alpha Week 6:

Alpha Week 4:

  • Stats
    • Range increased to 500 from 350.
  • Rending Shot.png Rending Shot
    • Fixed the tooltip that was not properly showing that the spell slows targets by 10/15/20/25/30%.

Alpha Week 3:

  • Rapid Fire.png Rapid Fire
    • Buff duration reduced to 7 seconds from 14.
    • Attack speed bonus increased to 40/60/80/100/120% from 25/35/45/55/65%.
    • Cooldown reduced to 20 seconds from 30.
  • Draw a Bead.png Draw a Bead
    • No longer slows and is always on.
  • Buster Shot.png Buster Shot
    • Damage reduced to 300/450/600 from 300/450/600.
    • Cooldown changed to 90/75/60 seconds from 100/75/50.
    • Mana cost reduced to 150 from 200.
    • Now pushes back all enemies around the target instead of just the target itself.

Alpha Week 2:

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