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THRESH BUILD GUIDE: Titan of the Top by khconnect

by khconnect (last updated over a year ago)

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Greater Mark of Attack Damage(+8.55 attack damage)
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Greater Seal of Armor( +12.69 armor)
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Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist( +1.35 magic resist per level (24.3 at champion level 18))
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Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed( +4.5% movement speed)
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Introduction

Everyone seems to believe that Thresh is a full support and must be sent bot every game. I would like to briefly explain why I believe Thresh has the potential to be a top lanner.

His abilities allow him to poke and harass, while being able to keep a distance and push enemies away in certain situations. This, however, does not mean that one should build him ap. Thresh gains ap and armor from the souls he collects from minions and champions, which signifies that he must be able to farm at a constant rate or at least be able to gather souls just as much.

Instead of building Thresh ap, I thought it would be more effective scaling him ad, or at least enough ad with a good amount of attack speed. But just having speed is not the only goal of this build. Thresh gains armor from souls, so he is constantly raising his armor but not his magic resist. Though I do insist Thresh should have item that increase his max health, he must also have a good amount of armor and magic resist to be stable late game.

Originally I watched a video on YouTube showing Thresh with 2.5 attack speed, which at first seemed like a comical joke, but it actually has some good benefits with it (Also a streamer on YouTube called pawnce made a build with a 2.5 attack speed). Though I do not recommend just building attack speed on Thresh, items like hurricane and static shive can be quite benefiting when farming and in team fights. But if Thresh was to have enough armor, health, and magic resist, he would play a greater role in team fights.

Playing top lane has its benefits as Thresh, but I must make one warning as playing Thresh top lane. In some instances, the enemy team may not have a jungle which would put you against two top enemies. If this were to occur I would suggest asking your teams jungler to join you top at some point to insure that the tower is not lost right away.

Once Thresh has giants belt and some good amount of attack speed, then one can be even more aggressive playing as him. Though many of us do like to bully the enemy lanner early game, be sure to farm so that you do not fall behind.

I chose to scale his W first mainly because it acts as a long ranged ward, but as well as a great defense buff for if the enemy jumps you. Plus it’s always good to have if you want to pull an ally in or out of situations.

I play Thresh semi aggressive if I’m alone, but if I do lane top with someone other than the adc, then I make sure to farm but also constantly poke the enemy. Thresh is great for pulling the enemy out from under their tower and allowing your jungler or co-lanner to hack and slash away at their health.

Be sure to always word though, since Thresh is squishy early game.

The reason I chose to have teleport as a summoner spell is for three main reasons:

1. Constant presence on the map. Even if you’re holding your own lane, it’s always wise to pay attention to how your teammates are doing in their lanes. If everyone is warding, then teleporting to wards and ganking will be a great way to help in pushing towers faster.

2. Always ready to defend. If the enemy is attempting to backdoor while a fight is occurring in another lane, always be ready to teleport to go and defend your team’s towers.

3. Constant backdooring. If minions are pushing an enemy lane it’s always a good option to teleport over to them and help push a tower or two while the enemy is busy dealing with your team (unless you know the enemy players are already heading there).

This is just a brief explanation of why I came up with this build for tanky/ad Thresh. Though there are more possible item combinations for Thresh, this seems to be the most stable one as of now. I have contemplated over using bloodthurster or blade of the ruin king in place of an item from the main build, but some more tests will be needed since he is a brand new champion. Thanks for reading and I’m always looking for suggestions, so be sure to comment!

Comments

February 19, 2013 - 02:53 PM #1

I have only tried Thresh as solotop 2 or 3 times, and while im not sure it is truly as viable as other toplaners or as Thresh himself in the support role, it is indeed a fun thing to play. So i will be happy to see you expand this guide, and i will surely read it again if you do. I think maybe an early Giants Belt into Frozen Mallet would be a good idea, since it provides tankienes, more damage and sticking power (even if his abilites help sticking to the target as well). Moreover i think Runaan's Hurricane is underrated on him. It causes your Q passive to HIT 2 ADDITIONAL TARGETS when you AA, and since most of his damage comes from that, it's just great, and it completely removes his otherwise immense trouble with clearing minionwaves.

February 14, 2013 - 08:28 AM #2

Nice build...

I play solo top tresh and ... 16/8/12 nice build, nice dmg ;)

Buy 2 warmong and 5k HP and 500 hp critical :D

January 29, 2013 - 02:35 AM #3

I've been playing alot of Thresh top with the basis of the build and I have noticed I do well going Teleport+flash instead of ignite (Unless you really do like that) But basically, I have tested that, building Wit's End and then Statikk Shiv next does work better and then going along with a Frozen Mallet after. And also, instead, maxing your Q, then W, then E works alot better solely due to the fact that your Q has a lesser cdr and you really are better off maxing Q first then W.

January 26, 2013 - 01:31 AM #4

Idk about frozen heart haha. I mean not too sure yet about it. I'd say build him as an offtank if we need more tank. It really depends on what the enemy team comp is. Cause as of now, I'm considering on building Maw of Maltortis too. Haha. You could go hybrid.

January 26, 2013 - 01:28 AM #5

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January 25, 2013 - 11:52 PM #6

MuhnBeem, thank you for trying out the build, I'm glad it's working for others besides myself :) What you did is exactly what I was planning on doing next lol. I personally see blade of the ruined king more benefiting then bloodthurster, plus it's active does a great job at focusing down certain enemies. btw I was also starting to consider using frozen heart with frozen mallet. Any thoughts on that?

January 25, 2013 - 08:37 PM #7

Not gonna lie, I love this guide. Tried it out, not exactly the best YET. I have traded warmogs for frozen mallet and I like that better especially when it comes to chasing. Attack speed on him really is ridiculous, although when it came with late game, crit and attack speed wasn't just enough for me. So I added in frozen mallet to it along with trading visage for blade of the ruined king. I like blade of the ruined king on any champ that builds attack speed and ap like Warwick. Great guide though :D

January 25, 2013 - 01:28 PM #8

@yoshiman Last time I checked, on-hit damage does not proc Liandry's. It doesn't work with teemo or mf why would it work for thresh?

January 25, 2013 - 04:38 AM #9

Thanks for your suggestion :)

January 25, 2013 - 04:25 AM #10

I suggest getting abyssal over spirit visage, because of its passive stacking with sunfire cape. Also, Get a Laundry's torment, because even though he doesn't have much damage output every auto attack will do 5% health(great for kiting melee top laners). Also wit's end is a way better item than static shiv.



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