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Tryndamere Champion Spotlight07:12

Tryndamere Champion Spotlight

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Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Blade item Health Potion item Warding Totem item
Early Boots of Speed item Zeal item Kircheis Shard item
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Statikk Shiv item Infinity Edge item
Offensive Blade of the Ruined King item Youmuu's Ghostblade item Mortal Reminder item
Defensive Guardian Angel item Maw of Malmortius item Mercurial Scimitar item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Wrath item
Summoner's Rift (Jungler)
Starting Hunter's Machete item Health Potion item3 Warding Totem item
Early Stalker's Blade item Boots of Speed item Recurve Bow item
Essential Stalker's Blade (Bloodrazor) item Berserker's Greaves item Statikk Shiv item
Offensive Infinity Edge item Blade of the Ruined King item Youmuu's Ghostblade item
Defensive Guardian Angel item Maw of Malmortius item Mercurial Scimitar item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Wrath item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Blade item
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Blade of the Ruined King item Zeal item
Offensive Infinity Edge item Phantom Dancer item Ravenous Hydra item
Defensive Mercurial Scimitar item Maw of Malmortius item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Wrath item
Twisted Treeline (Jungler)
Starting Hunter's Machete item Hunter's Talisman item Health Potion item3
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Blade of the Ruined King item Zeal item
Offensive Infinity Edge item Phantom Dancer item Ravenous Hydra item
Defensive Mercurial Scimitar item Maw of Malmortius item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Wrath item
Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Shield item Doran's Blade item Health Potion item2
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Phantom Dancer item Ravenous Hydra item
Offensive Infinity Edge item The Bloodthirster item Youmuu's Ghostblade item
Defensive Mercurial Scimitar item Maw of Malmortius item Spirit Visage item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Health Potion item


Playing As Tryndamere Tryndamere
  • Delaying the activation of Undying Rage.png Undying Rage is a very effective way to make an enemy champion over-commit to trying to kill you.
  • Bloodlust.png Bloodlust is an excellent way to heal Tryndamere Tryndamere. Try not to let it fade off before you activate it.
  • If the enemy is tacking Armor, try building items like Last Whisper item.png Last Whisper or Youmuu's Ghostblade item.png Youmuu's Ghostblade.
Playing Against Tryndamere Tryndamere


Ability Usage
  • Bloodlust.png Bloodlust is Tryndamere Tryndamere's first and most important ability. Not only does it increase your lane sustainability, but gives you more attack damage plus a bonus in accordance to your missing health. In short, the less health Tryndamere Tryndamere has, the more damage he deals.
    • Given its passive effect, Bloodlust.png Bloodlust synergies well with Undying Rage.png Undying Rage, which prevents him from dropping below 1 health, giving him a massive bonus to his attack damage.
  • Spinning Slash.png Spinning Slash's true strength lies in its utility. In addition to dealing damage, it allows Tryndamere Tryndamere to pass through enemy units and terrain, including walls and turrets, making it an incredibly useful ability.
    • If you're running low on health, head toward a wall and spin through it. The longer it takes your enemy to walk around the wall, the better. But if you're caught in an open field and can't reach a wall, spin anyway, as it will put more distance between you and your pursuer.
      • If you have no chance of running way, it's sometimes better to turn around, activate Undying Rage.png Undying Rage and attack your pursuer, especially if they're alone. In-turn, if they start running away, press the assault and keep using Spinning Slash.png Spinning Slash to close the distance. With luck and a proper build, you'll be able to kill at least one enemy champion, and possibly even survive, if either your team helps or your enemy was alone.
    • Alternatively, Spinning Slash.png Spinning Slash can be a great offensive weapon, if used correctly. Thanks to its rapid casting time and range, you can use Spinning Slash.png Spinning Slash to position yourself, initiate ganks, and chase down fleeing opponents.
      • Spinning Slash.png Spinning Slash is also effective against minions, as it damages multiple targets at once and generates more Fury for Bloodlust.png Bloodlust. The more enemies you spin through and kill, the more Fury you'll get.
      • If you're taking down a weak enemy turret and see an enemy champion moving toward you, you can use Spinning Slash.png Spinning Slash to both run away and damage the turret even further. With proper timing, you'll both destroy the turret and put some distance between yourself and any possible pursuers.
  • Mocking Shout.png Mocking Shout is Tryndamere Tryndamere's debuff ability. Although it doesn't help deal damage, it still has its uses, as it automatically affects enemy champions within its radius without needing to be aimed.
    • Keep in mind that Mocking Shout.png Mocking Shout always reduces the enemy's attack damage, regardless if the slow is applied or not. This makes it an excellent ability to use in a team-fight. In addition, it can also be used during the laning phase to decrease an enemy champion's attack damage ―causing some of their last hits to fail, if well timed.
    • Mocking Shout.png Mocking Shout is an excellent anti-jungle/ganking tool, as it doesn't need to see an enemy champion in order to affect it. If an enemy champion is hidden, but within range, the ability icon will go from grey (unusable) to colored (usable). This can be very effective when walking through an enemy jungle, allowing you to gank enemy players.
  • Undying Rage.png Undying Rage is what makes Tryndamere Tryndamere so deadly. Though the invulnerability period is short, the few seconds it buys is sometimes enough to turn the tide of battle. Try to delay its activation as long as possible, as you can still lose health while it's active. Delaying it is also a very effective way to cause an enemy champion to over-commit to killing you. It is, however, always better to activate it a moment too early than a moment too late, while both can lead to your death, the former reduces the chance of being killed by a high damage burst.
    • Undying Rage.png Undying Rage's offensive application can be used to devastating effect. In addition to making you invulnerable, you'll receive a massive boost to your current Fury upon activation, drastically increasing your critical strike chance and overall damage output. Ideally, you'll want to be in melee range when you activate it, so you don't waste time chasing your opponents. Even if you don't kill your opponent, Undying Rage.png Undying Rage can force them to retreat.
      • Undying Rage.png Undying Rage also makes Tryndamere Tryndamere an excellent one-on-one dueler, as his high damage output can demolish enemy champions. You can also activate it whenever you're being chased in order to turn the tables, and possibly even kill your pursuer.
    • Undying Rage.png Undying Rage can save Tryndamere Tryndamere if the going gets tough. If you think you're going to die, activate it, then Spinning Slash.png Spinning Slash over a wall. By following it up with Bloodlust.png Bloodlust, you'll hopefully have enough health to survive any damage over time effects you currently have and enough distance to safely Recall.png Recall to base.
Mastery Usage
Item Usage
  • Tryndamere Tryndamere is a hard-hitting fighter that can slay his targets as quickly as an assassin and escape from danger just as easily. He becomes very dangerous the more damage he takes since he receives attack damage based on how low his health is. His prime attributes are attack damage, critical strike chance, and attack speed.
  • Statikk Shiv item.png Statikk Shiv will allow Tryndamere Tryndamere to push waves extremely efficiently. Because Tryndamere gets a lot of crit chance through his passive, he can afford to maintain this item instead of selling it later for Phantom Dancer item.png Phantom Dancer. However, Phantom Dancer item.png Phantom Dancer still gives Tryndamere Tryndamere superior DPS.
  • Infinity Edge item.png Infinity Edge is extremely effective. Tryndamere Tryndamere scales well with critical chance, and this item boosts his critical strikes' damage.
  • Youmuu's Ghostblade item.png Youmuu's Ghostblade greatly enhances Tryndamere Tryndamere's mid-game performance. It gives many different stats that all are useful to him.
  • Life steal can be very useful with Tryndamere Tryndamere as his hits deal high damage and can restore a great amount of his health each hit. The Bloodthirster item.png The Bloodthirster is therefore extremely good with Tryndamere Tryndamere's good farming.
  • Getting an early Zeal item.png Zeal can be very beneficial on Tryndamere Tryndamere, as attack speed and critical strike chance will greatly boost his damage output. The movement speed is useful, too.
  • If the team has a lot of damage over time or crowd control spells, it would be a good idea to purchase a Quicksilver Sash item.png Quicksilver Sash and/or Mercury's Treads item.png Mercury's Treads.
  • Maw of Malmortius item.png Maw of Malmortius makes timing of Undying Rage.png Undying Rage easier when fighting nukes. It also has a great synergy with Bloodlust.png Bloodlust and Undying Rage.png Undying Rage, as it gives attack speed, life steal, and spell vamp when at low health.
  • Cooldown reduction is useful on Tryndamere Tryndamere, enabling him more frequent chasing with Spinning Slash.png Spinning Slash and enabling him to use Undying Rage.png Undying Rage more often.
  • Even though Tryndamere Tryndamere does not need to purchase a lot of defensive items thanks to his ultimate, you may still want to build at least one defensive item on him. This is because his ultimate may not always be available for use, and the defensive items may have some utility of their own.
    • The best item in this case is Guardian Angel item.png Guardian Angel. Tryndamere Tryndamere is already extremely hard to kill on his own, and generally tends to attract all of the enemy team's CC. With this item, however, they must think twice before doing this if Tryndamere Tryndamere has Undying Rage.png Undying Rage available, since Guardian Angel item.png Guardian Angel will ensure that he will kill any target or escape alive.
  • During laning, Tryndamere Tryndamere is vulnerable to ranged harassment. If you can manage to keep him from last hitting, you can deny him his heal along with gold. Just be careful; some Tryndamere Tryndamere players have full Rune pages for crit chance and crit damage, which makes him deceptively strong at low health. Also, be wary, as he can quickly use Spinning Slash.png Spinning Slash to close the distance and deal damage of his own.
  • Although Malzahar Malzahar's Nether Grasp.png Nether Grasp and Warwick Warwick's Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress do not kill Tryndamere Tryndamere or prevent him from activating Undying Rage.png Undying Rage, suppressing him during it effectively wastes its duration, and with proper timing you may be able to kill him after his Undying Rage.png Undying Rage runs out as the suppression does not allow him to escape or heal, while their ultimates will still be doing damage. Both playing and countering Tryndamere Tryndamere is all about timing.
  • If you are a tank, are being focused by or have a lot more health than Tryndamere Tryndamere, Thornmail item.png Thornmail can be used quite effectively against him, as he will be quite literally killing himself if he cannot kill you quickly and will most likely be forced to use Undying Rage.png Undying Rage earlier than he would like to. However, do keep in mind that Thornmail item.png Thornmail deals magic damage. This means that if Tryndamere Tryndamere is paying attention to you building a Thornmail item.png Thornmail, he is more likely going to build items that will grant magic resistance, such as a Mercurial Scimitar item.png Mercurial Scimitar and/or a Wit's End item.png Wit's End. Getting a Randuin's Omen item.png Randuin's Omen or Frozen Heart item.png Frozen Heart will however be more useful for your team, as they can decrease Tryndamere Tryndamere's DPS via the attack speed slow.
  • Using Ignite.png Ignite after Tryndamere Tryndamere activates his ultimate counters the healing from Bloodlust.png Bloodlust and might kill him after Undying Rage.png Undying Rage wears off.
  • Hemoplague.png Hemoplague is an excellent skill to finish off Tryndamere Tryndamere due to the 5 second delay. However, it is not recommended to waste Hemoplague.png Hemoplague on Tryndamere Tryndamere if he is alone. Using it during a teamfight after he uses Undying Rage.png Undying Rage will almost ensure a kill.
  • All of Tryndamere Tryndamere's damage, aside from Spinning Slash.png Spinning Slash, is from auto attacks; blinds such as Teemo Teemo's Blinding Dart.png Blinding Dart or Quinn Quinn's Blinding Assault.png Blinding Assault will negate all of it.
  • As a carry, Exhaust.png Exhaust is extremely effective for countering him, since his damage comes almost exclusively from autoattacks.
  • Tryndamere Tryndamere excels at 1v1 fights. Ensure you are in a good position to give yourself an edge before committing to the fight. Be careful even when at your turret as it may not kill Tryndamere Tryndamere while his Undying Rage.png Undying Rage is in effect.
  • If Tryndamere Tryndamere attempts to turret dive you, run away and juke him until the duration of Undying Rage.png Undying Rage wears off.
  • Using Crowd Control effects (such as stuns, roots, and blinds) when Tryndamere Tryndamere uses Undying Rage.png Undying Rage will help counteract this ability.
  • Tryndamere Tryndamere is very reliant on Spinning Slash.png Spinning Slash to gap close. Remember to save displacement effects, such as Condemn.png Condemn, until after he uses it.
  • Tryndamere Tryndamere is centered around intimidating opposing players to over commit to highly disadvantageous situations and make bad choices. In particular, Tryndamere Tryndamere excels at chasing fleeing enemies. Experienced Tryndamere Tryndamere players know this and usually attempt to use his abilities to intimidate an opponent into fleeing; which almost guarantees an easy kill.