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Skill usage

  • Be careful when using Ambush.png Ambush near enemy turrets, as turrets can see invisible units.
  • It is always good to use Ambush.png 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 Venom Cask.png Venom Cask 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.
  • TwitchSquare.png Twitch's Ambush.png Ambush has a timer. Watching the timer is very important when using stealth. TwitchSquare.png Twitch is very good at scouting ahead of his allies while stealthed.
  • Contaminate.png Contaminate has a large range, apply as many stacks of Deadly Venom.png Deadly Venom as possible before using it.
  • When the first hit with Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.png Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat is a critical strike, all the units hit with that shot will suffer critical strike damage.
  • Play cautiously around characters with crowd control. TwitchSquare.png Twitch's low health makes him especially vulnerable to bursts of damage.
  • Be careful of enemy champions who have a Vision Ward item.png Vision Ward or the Oracle's Lens item.jpg Oracle's Lens as well as champions who have abilities that can detect stealth, such as MorganaSquare.png Morgana's Soul Shackles.png Soul Shackles. This makes TwitchSquare.png Twitch unable to scout safely or move close enough for a kill.
  • Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.png Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat 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 TwitchSquare.png Twitch player and a skilled jungler, you can move TwitchSquare.png 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.
    • TwitchSquare.png 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.png 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(AmumuSquare.png Amumu, OlafSquare.png Olaf, etc.).
  • If you take Ambush.png Ambush first, use it sparingly so that you don't run out of mana early game.
    • Taking Ambush.png Ambush early game allows TwitchSquare.png Twitch to check bushes without taking too much damage and allows him to counter jungle more efficiently.
  • If you take Contaminate.png Contaminate 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.
  • Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.png Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat will not damage an enemy nexus.

Build usage

Recommended builds

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Blade item Health Potion item Warding Totem item
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Blade of the Ruined King item Youmuu's Ghostblade item
Offensive Infinity Edge item Last Whisper item Statikk Shiv item
Defensive The Bloodthirster item Banshee's Veil item Guardian Angel item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item Sight Ward item Vision Ward item Elixir of Wrath item
The Howling Abyss
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
Starting Boots of Speed item Prospector's Blade item Health Potion item2
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Infinity Edge item Phantom Dancer item
Offensive 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
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Blade item
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Infinity Edge item Phantom Dancer item
Offensive 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 TwitchSquare.png Twitch when he comes out of the stealth as he is extremely squishy.
  • The easy way to counter TwitchSquare.png Twitch is to purchase a Oracle's Lens item.jpg Oracle's Lens to detect him when he is stealthed or placing a Vision Ward item.png Vision Ward in a path where you think TwitchSquare.png Twitch usually stays.
    • For Twisted Treeline, purchasing a Hextech Sweeper item.png Hextech Sweeper is recommended to prevent TwitchSquare.png Twitch from escaping from a deadly situation.
  • Keep your allies spread if TwitchSquare.png Twitch is using his Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.png Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.
    • Keep in mind that it also procs on hit-effect such as life steal and critical strikes, allowing TwitchSquare.png Twitch to wipe out your team single-handedly.
  • Very few ADC's can match TwitchSquare.png Twitch'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 TwitchSquare.png Twitch is no longer seen in lane, let your allies know by calling mia/ss, lowering his high ganking potential with Ambush.png Ambush.
  • Due to his low health, hard CC such as stuns and snares are devastating to him.
  • TwitchSquare.png Twitch's late game power is extremely high, as he can burst down entire teams - don't let him get to that point!
  • TwitchSquare.png Twitch can easily backdoor as Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.png Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat lets him outrange turrets, this however leaves him somewhat weaker, as he loses the powerful damage boost from Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.png Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat.

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