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BLITZCRANK BUILD GUIDE: Not Enough Mana by haans

by haans (last updated 1 month ago)

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Greater Mark of Attack Damage(+8.55 attack damage)
9
Greater Seal of Health(+72 health)
3
Greater Quintessence of Armor(+12.78 armor)
9
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist(+12.06 magic resist)
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Starting

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21
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 0/4
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
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
0 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 0/3
mastery 4 0/3
mastery 1 0/3
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
9 Defense
mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 3/3
mastery 3 3/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 2 1/3
mastery 3 1/1
mastery 4 1/1
mastery 1 3/3
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 1/1
mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 1/1
mastery 3 1/3
mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 3/3
mastery 2 1/1
21 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
Mana Barrier
QRocket Grab
WOverdrive
EPower Fist
RStatic Field
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Introduction

Welcome to my Blitzcrank Guide!


Hey guys, my name is haAnswiNkor I'm a Diamond 1 Blitzcrank Main!

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Pros

1. Displacement + CC Kit
2. One Grab Game Changer
3. 2nd Life with

Cons

1. Zero Sustain, Danger of Getting Harassed
2. 0 Escape Ability
3. Unreliable Skillshot
4. Mana Hungry

Always Remember: One Rocket Grab can Change the Game

Runes

- Strong AAs +

- HP most valuable stat in game

- vs AP DMG

- Tankiness

Masteries

mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 0/4
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
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
0 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 0/3
mastery 4 0/3
mastery 1 0/3
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
9 Defense
mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 3/3
mastery 3 3/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 2 1/3
mastery 3 1/1
mastery 4 1/1
mastery 1 3/3
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 1/1
mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 1/1
mastery 3 1/3
mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 3/3
mastery 2 1/1
21 Utility
The Utility Tree has EVERYTHING Blitz needs.

+ - Movement Speed Boost

+ + - Mana Regen + Sustain due to Stacking

- Sustain During Laning Phase

+ - More s + s

Summoner Sets

Exhaust & Flash
- Mandatory. NO EXCEPTIONS. Combos are too Strong

- Take it for Peel.
Ignite & Flash
- Kill Lane.

Item Builds

Starting Build(s)
Build 1
This gives you a HUGE mana shield from your passive early on.
This acts as a huge bait when you become dangerously low as enemies will tower dive you.
This also leads to fast Tear of Goddess.
Final Build(s)
Standard Final Items
- Catch Potential + Escape + Scouting

- Mandatory on all supports for vision control

- HUGE Mana Shield (Giving you 2nd Life) + Never OOM

- Movement Speed Boost is always good

- Save your Carries!

- Mana + AoE AS Slow + CD
Build Order
1. - Mana is too valuable + Early Stacking

2. - Roaming + Catch Potential

3. - Vision Control


Itemization becomes very situational from this point on.

- Carries need saving!

- Team is Super Head

Situational Tank Item is Recommended for Last Item.

Situational Items

Banshee's Veil
vs Heavy Poke + Combo Champions ( )
Locket of the Iron Solari
vs Heavy AoE or AP Team Comp
Randuin's Omen
vs Heavy AD Comps
Zeke's Herald
Buy for AD Team Comps

Skill Order

Player Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Mana Barrier
QRocket Grab
WOverdrive
EPower Fist
RStatic Field
1. - High Burst Damage

2. - Positioning + Chase + Run

Last: - Only used for its CC + DMG Output Early Game

Level whenever you can!

Skills

Mana Barrier
Pay Attention to your mana, it will save your life.
This is why you get Tear of Goddess, it gives you enormous shield + giving you a 2nd life.
Rocket Grab
Very Simple: Land this or Lose.

There is only one secret to landing grabs: Practice + Experience

Smartcast + Missile Display are HIGHLY recommended for accurate + quicker grabs.
Overdrive
Use this to get in position for the Rocket Grab or just to scare them away to zone them out of XP and CS.
You can also use this to move around the minions and just simply scare the crap out of the enemy ad carry whos trying to cs.
This is what makes you so obnoxious to lane against.
Power Fist
This is the follow-up damage after landing your rocket grab.
This is the main CC tool that you can spam in teamfights to lock up priority targets.
Late game, this has a very low CD and it's an Auto Attack Reset.
Amazing for taking down towers fast (with OverDrive on) and amazing for maximizing the DMG output.

Full Combo: OverDrive, Rocket Grab, Auto Attack, Powerfist (AA Reset) and Auto Attack then Ultimate.

This is the MAX damage onto that single target you grabbed.
Static Field
This can be VERY annoying for YOUR ad carry who's trying to CS, because your passive will damage the minions.
Simply stay away from the minion wave.

This is VERY GOOD when chasing a SINGLE opponent, just Overdrive and run along the enemy and the passive will continue to tick and hurt the enemy.

Please use this to silence + interrupt + cancel important enemy spells.

Champion Matchups

Alistar
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
Just don't even try and grab this guy, try to survive lane, don't play aggressive unless you know you will hit level 2 first in lane.
He's a hard counter but if he gets cocky then grab him under the tower (most alistar players are really bad as well)
Annie
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
Annie is the superior support and by far the strongest support out of all.
She will beat you regardless at level 6 so it's very VERY important to win the lane early on by grabbing annie when her stun is down or just grab the ADC by hitting level 2 FIRST.
Corki
Difficulty
Favors You
Has escape, but too long of a cooldown , very easy lane until level 6 where he pokes you from a long distance
Ezreal
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
Don't pick blitzcrank into ezreal, he will arcane shift every grab.
Jinx
Difficulty
Favors You
Easy champion to hit as she has 0 escape, just be careful of her zap.
Leona
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
DO NOT GRAB. DO NOT PICK VS HER.
Lulu
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
Too much Poke, you MUST kill her before she hits level 6.
Nami
Difficulty
Favors You
Kill her before she hits level 6, if you didn't then just focus on protecting and dodging Aqua Prisons.
Thresh
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
Thresh is the Hook king not you.
Twitch
Difficulty
Favors You
Have a pink always and watch out for level 6 all-ins
Vayne
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
Tumble dodge and condemn peel and stealth? Really difficult to grab.
Zyra
Difficulty
Favors You
Just kill her before she hits level 6.
Watch out for her plants.

How to Rocket Grab (CLG. Doublelift Style)

There are MANY DIFFERENT WAYS to Rocket Grab


1. You can just do a casual in-lane + in-brush at the AD Carry

-Diagnoal OR Blind into Second brush
-Get your READY (YOUR TARGET MISSILE DISPLAY SHOULD BE READY)
-Remember that your Range is a bit longer than the Target Missile Display

OR

2. You can the low hp Minions in front of you in order to

A very good example is in this video. CLG vs. Dignitas IEM Hanover Match




There are 3 Doublelift Combos in this video.

The 3 different times in the youtube video are at:

42:00 AND 48:10 AND 51:00

Carefully watch how Doublelift the LOW HP minions in front of him in order to and - Tons of CC combined with

Early Game

Blitzcrank lane is very weak level 1 and it's almost always a good idea to invade depending on YOUR Level 1 team comp vs the enemy team comp at level 1.
Your job is to hit level 2 ASAP and pressure the lane meanwhile denying vision in the brush you are standing in with the sweeping lens. Shove the lane ASAP and play aggressive as possible but if they hit level 2 first then it's over for your level 2 aggression.

AGGRESSIVE STYLE


1. SHOULD be zoning out the other ad carry from farming or getting any experience.

2. Try sitting in brushes trying to get some diagonal grabs on the ad carry.

3. Lane Swap and Deny the Enemy Top laner who might be the problem into mid/late game.

Blitzcrank lane should not be Passive if possible
It should be done with an Aggressive AD Carry Champ and be able to KILL the lane.

***GRAB THE AD CARRY NOT THE TANK SUPPORT***


*Unless it's Sivir who is skilled with spell shields, then look for a grab on the NON-TANKY support*

Mid Game

This is the scary point of blitzcrank and the threat and the lack of vision on Blitzcrank can really make the enemy team pretty paranoid.
Roaming is by far the best option at this point in the game as it pressures ALL the lanes and jungle as well.

ROAM


Hopefully, you have shut down the bot lane and got the tower first before you do this roaming...

Ward the river or the tribush, and make sure your ADC is confident and not stupid enough to lane alone.
***(Your ADC should be freezing the lane when you roam)***

It is HIGHLY recommended you roam with a jungler with some CC
OR
Roam with a mid laner who can push lane really hard and can have global presence or just really good for roaming.

Go Gank Mid, go ward their jungle, go steal their jungle, take dragon control.

WARDS


Make sure you get a Red SightStone and ward the 3 most important places around the map. Give vision to your team for you to make plays with Rocket Grabs.
Try and catch a few members off guard, most likely their mid laner or the jungler if they are near the bot lane. Always stick with your mid laner/jungler who has CC or just take someone with you who can roam really welll in general. Be a threat, show your presence in lane and also out of lane.

Late Game

Where Blitzcrank Gets to be the Hero



1. at important places around the map, dragon, baron, jungle choke points or jungle buffs

2. Be an obnoxious scout, Press W, and run around, to check for enemy wards with sweeping lens, or enemies who are caught off guard.

3. Force Dragon Control and Baron Control

4. Scare people away (zoning, having control of space, disorient their formation)


You CAN be an initiator as long as you have a 5v5 teamfight comp, otherwise remember to peel with your abilities.
This is why I highly recommend picking Blitzcrank ONLY if you have a snowball team or a full engage team with someone else Stunning or engaging the enemy which makes it SUPER easy for you to grab priority targets in skirmishes.

Thanks to Vision Nerfs, it's always important to be hidden as Blitzcrank


Showing yourself: ***WILL GIVE THAT MUCH CONFIDENCE TO THE OTHER TEAM***

***LEARN TO BE SNEAKY WITH BLITZCRANK***

Team Fights

Here.You Determine the Outcome of the Match

Your Rocket Grab can COMPLETELY turn around the game to your Favour or the enemy's favour

1.If you can grab the AD/AP Carry (which you won't be able to easily at any high elo) grab them.

2.If NOT, press W and act like you are going to grab someone, this will mess up their positioning and confidence (obnoxious)

3. Give yourself some room, tell your teammates to clear the minion waves before doing anything.

4. A sudden FLASH and then ROCKET GRAB combo can work really well as an initiation.

5. This is when gets really handy. Activate it, rocket grab someone. This can be used with flash as well.

A HUGE teamfight has started before you did anything. What do you do?


1. Your #1 job is to PEEL with as much as you can for your ADC, NOTHING ELSE IS IMPORTANT

2. Make sure to use your ultimate when you are in the middle of the team fight so that your AoE silence and damage affects EVERYONE. Your AoE silence is quite effective in canceling some ultimates so use it wisely.

Final Comments on Blitzcrank

Be sure to Check out my Livestream!: http://www.twitch.tv/haanswin (game footage in past broadcasts)
Subscribe to my YouTube Channel!: http://www.youtube.com/haanswinn (commentary and montages)

Things to Remember and Keep in Mind



1. You are an INITIATOR/PEELER. (Highly Recommend another Reliable Initiator)

2. Practice your (Go practice any other champs that require skillshots)

3. Go EXPLORE the map for any possible grabs that you can pull off. (THERE ARE SO MANY PLACES)

4. POSITIONING IS KEY. (Be Hidden, have Sweeping Lens, take vision away, play sneaky)

5. Have GREAT team communication and synergy. (Knowing when to grab is very important)


When you get real good with Blitzcrank, you can steal Dragons as well!

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