Basic of AD Assassin’s Item Build
Assassins’ tool kit is the most flexible, comparing to the other League of Legends roles. The Core and Basic items heavily depend on the champion you are playing. It could be AP focused Item build for champions like Pyke, or magic penetration for Malzahar. Assassins are not so impactful if the game is going to the late stages of the game, but if you are aiming to end the game by the 20-25 minute, then you MUST pick this type of champion. That is why they are the best during the league of legends boosting. In the league of legends, you may find only one or two items that could be used by any Assassin, but all other buildes must consider the champion archetype.
We will start this guide from the general items that were designed mostly for assassins to increase their strength at the laning stage, to enhance their pokes and skill-shots.
As you may know, the whole items in League of Legends divided by two categories:
- Core items: Must-Have items for the selected champion;
- Situational items: Depend on an enemy team composition.
Laning stage items
Assassins are incredibly weak at the early stages of the game because most of them heavily depend on their skills. But as soon as they will hit 6 level they will have enough tools to annihilate every squishy champion they will face.
Every AD assassin wants to build a standard or defensive item build, to ease the scariest part of a match – early game and laning phase. There are four basic items from which you could choose: Corrupting Potion, Doran’s Blade, Doran’s Shield, Long Sword.
Doran’s Blade for an early aggression
Doran’s blade is a nice choice if you have a nice match-up and could put an enemy champion under a pressure. Doran’s Blade will increase your chances to easily claim kills or just to push back the enemy and secure your free farming. Additional HP will give you a chance to win the early duels, while the life steal will give you a chance to restore some HP that you have traded. As I said before, AD champions like Pyke and Rengar could buy this item from the very start.
Doran’s Shield to survive pokes
Doran’s Shield must be built if you see that an enemy have a champion who could turn your laning stage into the nightmare. Just imagine a situation where Talon is standing against Annie. Talon just could not do anything in this match-up, so he must prefer Doran’s Shield to increase his survivability until he soaks levels and a little of gold.
Long Sword – some damage and additional regen
Long Sword is a great choice if you are sure that you want to have some extra damage and health replenish tools. Additional health regen will give you some additional time on a lane to farm more and after the first recall you may build one of the core items, that will increase your power.
Corrupting Potion, when the laning situation is awful
The corrupting potion is my personal choice in the bad matchups. This item will give you additional survivability and chances to trade your health. The greatest choice for Talon and Pyke because they are using abilities almost by cooldown.