- Playing As
- Attack Speed is among the highest in the game; try purchasing items with on-hit effect such as or .
- has a large range; apply as many stacks of as possible before using it.
- You can catch up to an enemy out of attack range with
- Playing Against
- is fragile. Work with teammates to focus on him when you're able to catch him out of .
- Spell Shields won't block the damage from , but they will block the effects can trigger with it.
- If you suspect has left the lane, let your teammates know that is "MIA."
- Ability Usage
- Be careful when using turrets, as they can see invisible units. near enemy
- It is always good to use to scout brushes and to look for enemies.
- Twitch can be very good at chipping away an opponent's health with the true damage from his passive. After hitting an opponent a few times, throw to hit enemies at long range and add two poison ticks, but more importantly to extend the amount of time they are taking damage from your poison.
- has a timer. Watching the timer is very important when using stealth. is very good at scouting ahead of his allies while stealthed.
- When the first hit with critical strike, all the units hit with that shot will suffer critical strike damage. is a
- Play cautiously around characters with crowd control. low health makes him especially vulnerable to bursts of damage.
- Be careful of enemy champions who have s or a as well as champions who have abilities that can detect stealth, such as . This makes unable to scout safely or move close enough for a kill.
- is a very good ability to use during teamfights, because you can hit all 5 members of the opposing team.
- At high levels and assuming that you are a skilled
player and a skilled jungler, you can move into the jungle. He is weak when it comes to farming in the jungle for long periods of time, however his ganks with red buff go unparalleled.
- attack damage carry in bot lane as well, and is best supported by a character that can hold the lane 1v2 while he ganks. can function as a
- When ganking, should be used early, so as not to be caught by regular wards on your way over. When you arrive at your destination, if your stealth timer is low, sit in a bush and wait to re-stealth prior to jumping on your opponent.
- At the start of the match, try waiting until the enemy jungler finishes killing blue, then kill him. If successful, this provides a substantial early game lead and can shut down junglers that scale into late game( , , etc.)
- If you take
first, use it sparingly so that you don't run out of mana early game.
- Taking early game allows to check bushes without taking too much damage and allows him to counter jungle more efficiently.
- If you take first, use the damage to farm effectively. Do not use it to harass unless you have six stacks of , otherwise you will run out of mana trying to harass and farm at the same time.
- Mastery Usage
- Item Usage
- attack speed is among the highest in the game, allowing you to focus on other offensive stats.
- is a highly recommended item to obtain first, granting the damage and critical strike-related stats lacks.
- Try purchasing items that provide a variety of stats for defense/offense, such as for magic resistance and for armor penetration.
- Using life steal also helps with small health pool, although when using your ultimate, you will only receive a third of the usual life steal per target.
- lets proc stacks on multiple enemies.
- A build with , , and will make you a nuke of damage in teamfights and solo duels if you position yourself correctly.
- procs on every target hit by . Use this followed by to deal massive multi-target damage.
- A usual build with is to take and as core items and then to take an to increase your potential. This build gives you and huge 1v1 potential as well as a good teamfight potential as you can use active with allowing you to deal huge damage in teamfight.
- Work with your team to focus on when he comes out of the stealth as he is extremely squishy.
- The easy way to counter is to purchase a to detect him when he is stealthed or placing a in a path where you think usually stays.
- Keep your allies spread if
is using his .
- Keep in mind that it also procs on hit-effect such as life steal and critical strikes, allowing to wipe out your team single-handedly.
- Very few ADC's can match 's power with a full build, if you want to duel him you must be way more fed than him or be an APC or assassin, else you will not be able to match his damage.
- When is no longer seen in lane, let your allies know by calling mia/ss, lowering his high ganking potential with .
- Due to his low health, hard CC such as stuns and snares are devastating to him.
- late game power is extremely high, as he can burst down entire teams - don't let him get to that point!
- can easily backdoor as lets him outrange turrets, this however leaves him somewhat weaker, as he loses the powerful damage boost from .