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Playing As Warwick Warwick
Playing Against Warwick Warwick


Ability Usage
  • Warwick Warwick's strength comes from his incredible sustain and durability in both the lane and jungle with his Eternal Thirst.png Eternal Thirst and Hungering Strike.png Hungering Strike along with his ability to support his team with Hunter&#039;s Call.png Hunter's Call and lockdown high priority targets with Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress. However, he lacks hard burst and is reliant on his teammates to follow up with him.
  • Due to the sustain granted by Eternal Thirst.png Eternal Thirst and Hungering Strike.png Hungering Strike, Warwick Warwick can easily remain at full health in the jungle, allowing him to take many jungle routes and making him difficult to counter-jungle.
    • In the jungle, Warwick Warwick benefits most from armor and attack speed runes as it increases the effectiveness of Eternal Thirst.png Eternal Thirst while making it easier to kill jungler monsters.
    • His lack of AoE makes his clear time somewhat slow, which aggressive junglers can take advantage of.
  • Due to the health regeneration from Eternal Thirst.png Eternal Thirst and Hungering Strike.png Hungering StrikeWarwick Warwick excels at 1v1 fights. Use this knowledge to your advantage.
  • Hunter&#039;s Call.png Hunter's Call can help a lot when pushing a lane since it will increase the attack speed of both you and your allies and also grants Warwick Warwick and his team strong objective control regardless of build.
  • Hunter&#039;s Call.png Hunter's Call can grant assists even if you are not close to the enemy champion, or even if you did not damage him yourself, so long as your ally had the buff active <15 seconds before making the kill.
  • Turn Blood Scent.png Blood Scent off to fool weakened enemies into thinking that you are not nearby, but don't forget to turn it on again later.
  • Warwick Warwick excels at hunting down fleeing or weakened enemy champions after teamfights. At max level, Blood Scent.png Blood Scent reveals the location of enemy champs with less than 50% health from great distances and gives him a large boost in speed for chasing, it also reveals their locations for all friendly champs, making escapes very difficult and preventing brush jukes.
  • Once Warwick Warwick hits level 6, his duelling ability and overall usefulness spikes as his Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress has decent range and its CC is inescapable without an interrupt.
  • Warwick Warwick is also very useful in killing his pursuers. While running, cast Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress to regain most of the health you have lost, then spam the rest of your skills. This should shut down your pursuer's hope in killing you and you may even kill them if you are strong enough.
  • Take care when initiating a teamfight with Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress, as the enemy team will likely focus you quickly.
  • To maximize your ganking pressure you should try to force enemies to use their escape abilities such as Flash.png Flash or Ghost.png Ghost before casting Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress.
  • When ganking, try saving Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress for later in the fight when enemies are trying to run away. This way you have a higher chance of getting a kill, however it is sometimes better to use Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress to suppress your target until your team catches up to them.
  • Only initiate the fight when your team can focus down an opponent to ensure they won't escape.
  • When choosing a target for Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress, be careful of targets who have spell-blocking abilities or Banshee&#039;s Veil item.png Banshee's Veil, as it will completely negate the suppression on your ultimate.
  • Casting Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress on the enemy carry is the priority for Warwick in any team fight. The cooldown on the skill is relatively short, so don't be afraid to use it if you think it will grant your team a kill.
  • Warwick Warwick's Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress suppresses an enemy, so using it on an enemy that is targeted by a friendly turret will ensure at least three turret hits. It can also be used to disrupt channeled abilities like Master Yi Master Yi's Meditate.png Meditate or Nunu Nunu's Absolute Zero.png Absolute Zero.
  • Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress is easily disrupted by a stun, knock-up or suppression, so wait for the enemy disables to be used before using this ability.
  • As a carry, Warwick Warwick's Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress can be used on an enemy carry to suppress them and, with Hungering Strike.png Hungering Strike, lower them to ~50% health, so that Blood Scent.png Blood Scent can kick in to chase and kill them quickly.
Mastery Usage
  • Courage of the Colossus mastery 2017.png Courage of the Colossus can help Warwick Warwick survive in the fray after initiating with Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress. Keep in mind that Warwick Warwick has no other ways to activate the shield aside from his ultimate so the mastery will be useless until he has it.
  • Fervor of Battle mastery 2016.png Fervor of Battle is useful if Warwick Warwick needs more damage as he autoattacks a lot and can utilise the bonus AD well. Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress synergises especially well with with the mastery as it both stacks it quickly and scales off the bonus damage.
Item Usage
  • Buying a Banshee&#039;s Veil item.png Banshee's Veil can force Warwick Warwick to get closer to you in order to use Hungering Strike.png Hungering Strike to break your spell shield before using Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress.
  • Quicksilver Sash item.png Quicksilver Sash is also effective for removing Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress if you are a high priority target.
  • Before Warwick Warwick has a few ranks in Hungering Strike.png Hungering Strike he can't trade damage well. Use this to your advantage to deny Warwick Warwick early on.
  • Pre-6 Warwick Warwick lacks powerful crowd control, so escaping his early ganks will be relatively easy if you're not overly pushed.
  • Warwick Warwick is a very resilient opponent at all stages in the game, and is fairly tanky along with his sustain from Eternal Thirst.png Eternal Thirst and Hungering Strike.png Hungering Strike, so you should avoid focusing him.
    • Due to this, he can also 1v1 most champions. Avoid fighting Warwick alone, and instead stay alongside your teammates. If Warwick tries to focus you, your teammates can CC him and prevent him from reaching you.
  • Warwick Warwick is much better at fighting extended trades as he needs time to stack Eternal Thirst.png Eternal Thirst and potentially Fervor of Battle mastery 2016.png Fervor of Battle and Wit&#039;s End item.png Wit's End. Take advantage of this by kiting him or poking him from afar as he also has no ranged abilities to retaliate.
  • Warwick Warwick's Hungering Strike.png Hungering Strike has an extremely high mana cost which is worsened by his terrible base mana (A mere 750 at level 18). Abuse this by making repeated short skirmishes to make him use his abilities to run his mana dry quickly.
    • Bear in mind that a lot of his damage is still tied to basic attacks so don't assume that an OOM Warwick Warwick is defenceless.
  • Always try to disrupt his Infinite Duress.png Infinite Duress with a stun, silence, knockup, knockback, blind, or at the very least reduce its damage with Exhaust.png Exhaust if you have one.
    • This reduces Warwick Warwick's overall damage while freeing one of your teammates for the fight.
  • An opponent who can match his sustain and continuously poke him like Vladimir Vladimir, Irelia Irelia orRenekton Renekton can handle him in a lane.
    • Forcing Warwick Warwick to switch targets during the laning phase with continuous pokes will prevent him from getting stacks in his passive leading to weaker heal from his Eternal Thirst.png Eternal Thirst.
  • Much like Dr. Mundo Dr. Mundo, Warwick Warwick is very tanky with sustain, so while he can be burst down, allowing him to heal back to full health will waste all your efforts.
  • During laning phase, if you are unsure of where Warwick is, and you are low on health, avoid staying at your lane, as Warwick can appear from nowhere. Due to its enormous chasing potential, it is hard to avoid being killed by him, especially considering how easy Warwick can towerdive, as well as his ultimate, which make even more difficult to avoid death.
  • Build magic resistance to lower the damage from Hungering Strike.png Hungering Strike and his ultimate, as those are his main sources of damage.
  • Since his DPS comes from attack speed and on-hit effect items (typically Blade of the Ruined King item.png Blade of the Ruined King and/or Wit&#039;s End item.png Wit's End), the counter is attack speed debuffs: Randuin&#039;s Omen item.png Randuin's Omen and Frozen Heart item.png Frozen Heart along with champions like Malphite Malphite, Darius Darius and Nasus Nasus or any other tank/offtank with an attack speed debuff such as Ground Slam.png Ground Slam or Ice Blast.png Ice Blast. Don't build too much armor, though, as explained above, most of Warwick's damage is still magic.
  • Getting health regeneration early on can be an effective counter against a laning Warwick Warwick, as his harassment is limited to using Hungering Strike.png Hungering Strike.
  • Try to cast Ignite.png Ignite on him in every teamfight, as it will apply Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds to counter his high sustain. Morellonomicon item.png Morellonomicon and Executioner&#039;s Calling item.png Executioner's Calling also work for this purpose.


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