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Skill usage

  • Be careful when using  Ambush near enemy turrets, as turrets can see invisible units.
  • It is always good to use  Ambush 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 your poison vial (W) 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.
  •  Twitch's  Ambush has a timer. Watching the timer is very important when using stealth.  Twitch is very good at scouting ahead of his allies while stealthed.
  •  Expunge has a large range, apply as many stacks of  Deadly Venom as possible before using it.
  • PENDING FOR TEST  Spray And Pray only provides 33% of the usual life steal when attacking more than one target.
  • When the first hit with  Spray And Pray is a critical strike, all the units hit with that shot will suffer critical strike damage.
  • Play cautiously around characters with crowd control.  Twitch's low health makes him especially vulnerable to bursts of damage.
  • Be careful of enemy champions who have a Vision Ward or the Oracle's Lens as well as champions who have abilities that can detect stealth, such as  Morgana's  Soul Shackles. This makes  Twitch unable to scout safely or move close enough for a kill.
  •  Spray And Pray 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  Twitch player and a skilled jungler, you can move  Twitch 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.
  •  Twitch can function as a attack damage carry in bot lane as well, and is best supported by a character that can hold the lane 1v2 while he ganks.
  • When ganking,  Ambush 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( Amumu,  Olaf, etc.).
  • If you take  Ambush first, use it sparingly so that you don't run out of mana early game.
    • Taking  Ambush early game allows  Twitch to check bushes without taking too much damage and allows him to counter jungle more efficiently.
  • If you take  Expunge first, use the damage to farm effectively. Do not use it to harass unless you have six stacks of Deadly Venom otherwise you will run out of mana trying to harass and farm at the same time.
  •  Spray and Pray will not damage an enemy nexus.

Build usage

  •  Twitch's attack speed is among the highest in the game, allowing you to focus on other offensive stats.
    • Infinity Edge is a highly recommended item to obtain first, granting the damage and critical strike-related stats  Twitch lacks.
    • Try purchasing items that provide a variety of stats for defense/offense, such as Wit's End for magic resistance and The Black Cleaver for armor penetration.
  • Using life steal also helps with  Twitch's small health pool, although when using your ultimate, you will only receive a third of the usual life steal per target.
  • Runaan's Hurricane lets  Twitch proc  Deadly Venom stacks on multiple enemies.
  • Statikk Shiv procs on every target hit by  Spray and Pray. Use this followed by  Expunge to deal massive multi-target damage.
  • When Sword of the Divine is used in conjunction with his ult he can nuke down the entire team as every target hit by his ultimate gets the critical.
    • Infinity Edge Furthers this by making the 3 guaranteed criticals provided by Sword of the divine even stronger.

Recommended builds

Summoner's Rift
recommended items
Starting Boots of Speed item Health Potion item4
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Infinity Edge item Phantom Dancer item
Offensive Sword of the Divine item The Bloodthirster item Last Whisper item Runaan's Hurricane item
Defensive Mercurial Scimitar item Guardian Angel item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item Sight Ward item
The Howling Abyss
recommended items
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Blade item2 Health Potion item2
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Infinity Edge item Phantom Dancer item
Offensive Sword of the Divine item Sanguine Blade item Last Whisper item Runaan's Hurricane item
Defensive Mercurial Scimitar item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Crystal Scar
recommended items
Starting Boots of Speed item Prospector's Blade item Health Potion item2
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Infinity Edge item Phantom Dancer item
Offensive Sword of the Divine item Last Whisper item Runaan's Hurricane item Sanguine Blade item
Defensive Mercurial Scimitar item Guardian Angel item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Twisted Treeline
recommended items
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Blade item
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Infinity Edge item Phantom Dancer item
Offensive Sword of the Divine item Last Whisper item Runaan's Hurricane item Sanguine Blade item
Defensive Mercurial Scimitar item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item

Countering

  • Work with your team to focus on  Twitch when he comes out of the stealth as he is extremely squishy.
  • The easy way to counter  Twitch is to purchase a Oracle's Lens to detect him when he is stealthed or placing a Vision Ward in a path where you think  Twitch usually stays.
    • For Twisted Treeline, purchasing a Hextech Sweeper is recommended to prevent  Twitch from escaping from a deadly situation.
  • Keep your allies spread if  Twitch is using his  Spray and Pray.
    • Keep in mind that it also procs on hit-effect such as life steal and critical strikes, allowing  Twitch to wipe out your team single-handedly.
  • Very few ADC's can match  Twitch's power with a full build, if you want to duel him you must be way more fed than him or be a APC or assasin, else you will not be able to match his damage.
  • When  Twitch is no longer seen in lane, let your allies know by calling mia/ss, lowering his high ganking potential with  Ambush.
  • Due to his low health, hard CC such as stuns and snares are devastating to him.
  •  Twitch's late game power is extremely high, as he can burst down entire teams - don't let him get to that point!
  •  Twitch can easily backdoor as  Spray and Pray lets him outrange turrets, this however leaves him somewhat weaker, as he loses the powerful damage boost from  Spray and Pray engaging right after he will be easier to deal with.

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