This whole Dominion section was made by a friend of mine and not by me, so credits to him :)
Hey there, I'm CoenA and I've been playing Dominion since release on/off. I'm at a relatively high dominion elo, you can sometimes see my name on the Featured Games screen in the client. I have a roughly 90% win ratio with Khazix since I started playing him over 20 games in high elo. He's very overpowered on Dominion if played correctly because of how good he is in every part of the game. He has high mobility, high damage and can build tanky. I think anyone can pick up Khazix in Dominion, it only takes a few games to get the hang of. I'd also like to credit Sauron because of the information he has provided in regards to not only Dominion, but every champion the game, including Khazix.
- 25 Armor Pen, Hp/lvl Yellows, MR/lvl blues -> Per level runes are generally superior in Dominion because you start off at lvl 4. These are the most effective runes to use because all of Khazix's abilities do Physical Damage except his Passive, and you have more gold than usual, allowing you to buy AD a lot more easily, as opposed to Armor Pen which is not so easy to itemize for.
- Go 21-9-0. I like to take Magic Pen and Armor Pen. This basically means u have to take only 3/4 points in ad/lvl, 0 points in havoc and 0 points in lifesteal. For 9 points in defense, take improved revive and 3 points in armor, as well as the HP masteries.
is optimal, this is the current most popular combination in High Elo Dominion, and for good reason.
gives too much pressure and map control.
is basically the same as what every other summoner will be used for, that being living or killing someone else, with the added bonus of being able to shut down anyone who's a problem.
should be used whenever it will allow you to cap or defend a point, make sure to buy quickly when you die and then pop revive after.
should be used when it will give you a kill that matters. If you use
you should be able to beat almost anyone in a 1v1, even if they use
on you I guess ;o. You can also win like 40% hp fights if you use
, then max
first because of the massive mobility increase and snowball effect. Because there are very early teamfights, you evolve
first. But then you evolve
because it gives you wave clear, aoe slow etc, and then evolve
, due to additional mobility and passive proc.
Item build (Always)
. Build fast
always for cdr, armor pen and ad, PERFECT stats for Khazix.
next, I recommend
because of the immense armor stats that it provides on a map where bruisers are typically some of the strongest champions. The CDR is on
is equivalent to an increase in DPS, and it allows you to have
up almost every time there's a teamfight up. The Mana is also quite nice, because Khazix
ends up costing a lot of Mana. After the recent patch on Dominion, where health packs now provide more mana, you will almost never run oom with
If they have no phys damage for some reason, rush
Shouldn't really deviate from this build under any circumstance, it's basically optimal.
What to do
: Khazix is best played as a top laner that can occasionally roam bot lane. Khazix has a terrible poke game at lvl 3, so typically you want to be the one to cap mid lane while your other 3 team mates go to top. Generally the other guy going top lane will also be melee, so you can harass him with your
, and use
to run away if you get stunned/exhausted or something. Use your best judgment and dive the enemy when necessary. Just make sure you use your
to get extra damage and slow.
After initial fight if you lost horribly top lane you might want to gank bot lane. Make sure to go through the blind spots and then jump over the wall, auto for
damage. This pressures bot lane, can burn revives and give you an opportunity to get top lane after when the enemy is distracted.
Otherwise you can just farm/defend mid lane.
When you hit lvl 6, evolve
, you can now ambush enemies really easily with your massive range
. Go in when you can get kills. After securing one, you can refresh your
and run out immediately. Ganking bot becomes considerably easier too.
When you hit lvl 11 you evolve
and become a true monster. You can do a little bit of everything. You can poke and slow enemies in aoe, clear minion waves and gank any lane like a monster. Remember to refresh
whenever you can. I recommend trying not to die in general. I rarely have more deaths than my team mates, unless they are playing something incredibly safe like
, so try to abide by that rule. Always pay attention to death timers, they are very short. Recalling is often a good course of action if you are low. Try not to get greedy, if you have no vision on the enemy then they are probably somewhere close. This also applies to trying to cap more than 3 points. People throw way too often by trying to cap too many points.
In general if they take top lane you will want to push the creeps until the tower hp whittles down and then make your play after that. IF they have ridiculous tower defense, then you will want to gank bot or back cap their mid.
Apart from that, just use your best judgment and you should be fine =)