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RENGAR BUILD GUIDE: Tank Rengar Top Lane by C9 Balls

by C9 Balls (last updated 10 months ago)

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Greater Mark of Hybrid Penetration(8.1 Armor Penetration and 5.58 Magic Penetration)
9
Greater Seal of Armor(+12.69 armor)
9
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist(+12.06 magic resist)
3
Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage(+6.75 attack damage)
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Summoner Spells
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9
21
0
mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 4/4
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 3/3
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 1/1
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
9 Offense
mastery 1 2/2
mastery 2 2/2
mastery 3 0/2
mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 3/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 1/1
mastery 3 3/3
mastery 4 1/3
mastery 1 3/3
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 3/4
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 2 1/1
21 Defense
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/3
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 2 0/1
0 Utility
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Player Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Unseen Predator
QSavagery
WBattle Roar
EBola Strike
RThrill of the Hunt
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Introduction

Renger is a really strong champion that can go either damage or full tank. Deciding and which to go and build depends on your team composition and the way you want to play him.Going full damage allows you to quickly assassinate the carrys, but you are vulnerable to dying really quick. Going full tank lets you split push a lane because no one can really fight you and stick on an enemy carry in teamfights. For this guide, I will be teaching you everything I learned about tank Rengar and how iIplay him too.

Runes

I take hybrid pen on reds because yo max w first on Rengar and the magic pen lets you hit harder against champions and creeps. It also makes your Sunfire stronger too. The rest are just obvious, taking armor yellows to take less damage from creeps and champion autos, MR for reduced magic damage, and ad quints to amplify your armor pen and make your physical damage skills hit harder. I also recommend using cooldown runes if you are going against someone that has no magic damage because Rengar skills has no resources and having no cooldowns lets you become a god.

Masteries

mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 4/4
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 3/3
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 1/1
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
9 Offense
mastery 1 2/2
mastery 2 2/2
mastery 3 0/2
mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 3/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 1/1
mastery 3 3/3
mastery 4 1/3
mastery 1 3/3
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 3/4
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 2 1/1
21 Defense
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/3
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 2 0/1
0 Utility
9 in offense and 21 in defense for tank Rengar. You just want to be as tanky as possible for this build and having perseverance plus tenacious along with legendary guardian, you will survive for quite a bit in teamfights. The only thing I would switchup for matchups is whether the enemy laner is heavier in ad or magic damage. Just switch up between hardiness and resistance.

Summoner Sets

Ignite & Flash
You want flash for escaping through walls and catching the enemy by surprise. It also lets you close the gap and make flashy plays. Ignite lets you burst people and take them down with ease. Some people won't expect your damage when you use all your combo and ignite them when you are positive that you can kill them. Taking ignite is better in this meta because there is so much regen and ignite reduces their healing by a lot.

Item Builds

Starting Build(s)
Default Starting Build
Core items
This is the ideal starting build for Rengar and it gives everything you want for laning which is health regen, block damage, and a lot of hp.
Final Build(s)
Standard Final Items
This is the final build that you want on tank Rengar that lets you become unkillable for the enemy ad carry. This build combine with your w is all that you need to kill the enemy ad carry. You can pretty much make them cry just with thornmail.

Situational Items

Ninja Tabi
Against no magic damage and Heavy AD teams
Last Whisper
If you want more damage and want to be more of a threat to tanks, you can get this item.
Trinity Force
This is the best split pushing item for Rengar and lets him take turrets down fast combined with his Q. This also lets you assassinate squishy carries too if they are alone or low.

Skill Order

Player Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Unseen Predator
QSavagery
WBattle Roar
EBola Strike
RThrill of the Hunt
You want to start off with e most of the time because most lane matchups early on is hard for Rengar. You want to just be able with e at lvl 1 or harass until you get battle roar at lvl 2 that lets you heal up and maybe trade in lane. Then you grab Savagery at lvl 3 so you can have all the skills to stack ferocity faster to get to empowered skills. At this point, you max w for insane healing and tank stats that lets you sustain and survive longer then the enemy laner. I max e second because my role as tank Rengar is to root down the enemy and slow him enough for my teammates to kill him. It also lets me stick on them more.

Skills

Unseen Predator
Rengar's passive which makes him able to jump out from bushes to any champions or minions. This passive makes him a god if you fight anyone in jungle and just jump from brushes to champions and back and forth.
Savagery
This is a stronger version of Rengar's auto attack. It can be use as an auto attack reset which is when you attack and then press Q to attack again. This ability also makes you attack faster after using it. This ability does so much damage when you have a lot of AD and max it first, but since you are going tank Rengar, it just does decent damage.
Battle Roar
Battle Roar grants Rengar armor and mr for few seconds while also damaging the enemies. Empowered Battle Roar also heals Rengar for a flat amount of health, but doesn't stack the armor/mr stats. Maxing this ability for tank Rengar makes him the most obnoxious enemy to the other team because he can't die. This is what you use to harass the enemy and shove lane all the time unless someone ganks for you and you need to stun them with Bola Strike.
Bola Strike
This ability slows the enemy and at 5 ferocity roots them for a few seconds. The more points you have on it, the lower cooldown it becomes and higher damage. You want to harass the enemy with this most of the time and can also use it for cs if you can't auto the creeps. This is the ability you use for ganks and in teamfights so that you can lock them down.
Thrill of the Hunt
Rengar's ult that lets you stealth and become invisible while also revealing nearby enemies in a radius. This ability lets you assassinate people while also lets you escape from unexpected ganks. This is what makes Rengar really annoying because you can always catch out peoople that are overextended or you can start off teamfights and immobilize or kill someone at the start.

Champion Matchups

Olaf
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
Tank Rengar gets countered by Olaf because his True damage hits you hard. Tank Rengar usually outsustain and damage enemy laners because of the increase armor and mr from his w, but Olaf true damage just goes straight through and you can't really fight him. The only way to beat Olaf is if you go full ad and start Q.
Renekton
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
Against Renekton, he has the pushing power and the damage to bully you for the first few levels. You want to try and farm as much possible with e and w early game while you wait for either ganks or items. Unless he messes up, the lane will be his until you get sunfire. Once you have that, the lane will be easy as you outdamage and sustain him. If he uses his ult, you have to run away because he just becomes to strong for you to fight and after his ult is gone, you can take advantage of him.
Riven
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
Probably one of the hardest counter to Rengar because you can't really do much against Riven at any level until you get Sunfire. If she gets one kill on you though, you are probably screwed unless you get help. All you want to do against Riven is farm until you get help, she messes up, or have enough for Sunfire. I suggest not fighting her unless she gets turret hits for no reason or uses her skills in front of you. She also has an ult at lvl 6 that just demolishes you while your ult is used for assassinating or escaping. So basically, SURVIVE UNTIL YOU GET SUNFIRE AND YOU WIN.
Shyvana
Difficulty
Favors You
Against Shyvana, he might just push you in the early levels with his w, but it won't take long until you outsustain her because she doesn't really have any real sustain. After you get all three skills, you should start winning if you keep harassing her. If she turns on her w, just wait for it to go off and then start harassing and going on her after again.
Vladimir
Difficulty
Favors You
Easy matchup for Tank Rengar because you just start Q and jump on him. Use the brush to your advantage so that he can't do anything about csing or attacking you.

Early Game and Mid Game

Early game, you want to start off with e most of the time just to cs or harass. If the enemy laner is easier like Vladimir, you can start q and just control the lane and go aggressive. Against champs like Riven or Renekton, I prefer starting e so that I can farm from a distance. After you get all 3 skills, you can try and start trading depending on the situation and be prepared for either getting ganked or securing kills with your jungler. After you hit lvl 6, you can start looking around and see if you can gank for your teammates if the enemy is either overextended or if a dive is doable. You got to decide quick what you want to do because your laner might get your turret or ping that you are missing and the enemies might play passive. Mid game is basically you either just split pushing bot or top lane, or grouping up with your teammates to fight at dragon or get kill and get turrets.

Late Game

At this point, you can either split pushing and forcing the other enemy laner to come to that lane and then ult and catch someone out somewhere else or use your ult to catch someone and take objectives after. If you are split pushing, you want to make sure you push the creeps to the turret before roaming around with your ult and do stuff. Just make sure you tell your teammates what you want to do so that they don't rage at you for splitpushing or just so they know whats going on.

Teamfights

As Tank Rengar, you want to immobilize the carries that you want to focus. You want to ult from somewhere that the enemy doesn't have vision of and then jump on the carry with bola strike so they can't move. You have to make sure that your teammates are nearby and know what you are doing so that you don't go in 1 vs 5 and just die after jumping on them. If you coordinate this right, the carry you targeted should be rooted and followed up by one of your teammates just kill him. This also gives your team the upper advantage because their carry has to worry about surviving and your carries can attack freely with no worries. Tank Rengar CAN INITIATE and you have to have good map awareness so that you can pull this off. Just don't hesitate with what you do.

Conclusion

Thanks for reading my guide and I hope that you guys can wreck with tank Rengar in your games!

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I'd say I tried this out in draft and blind, and without much success. If you come across a teemo it's pretty much gg. He can roam you better and it's just a hard lane without much dmg output as a regular build.

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February 6, 2014 - 10:08 PM #5

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January 26, 2014 - 05:11 AM #7

Hi Balls I just want to know What Real Advantages Have a tanky Rengar on Dps Rengar

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January 25, 2014 - 02:58 AM #8

I would drop thornmail if I wanted trinity.

January 21, 2014 - 02:06 PM #9

if i want the trinite force in then what should i replace

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