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THRESH BUILD GUIDE: Tanky Top lane dominator Thresh by OVOXOXOXO

by OVOXOXOXO (last updated over a year ago)

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9
Greater Seal of Armor( +12.69 armor)
9
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist( +1.35 magic resist per level (24.3 at champion level 18))
3
Greater Quintessence of Ability Power( +14.85 ability power)
9
Greater Mark of Hybrid Penetration(8.1 Armor Penetration and 5.58 Magic Penetration)
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Summoner Spells
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9
21
0
mastery 1 mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 3/4
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/4
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/2
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 mastery 3 4/4
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/3
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 mastery 3 1/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/2
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/2
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/4
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/1
9 Offense
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 4/4
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 mastery 1 3/3
mastery 2 mastery 2 3/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 2/2
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/2
mastery 3 mastery 3 1/1
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 3/3
mastery 1 mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 1/1
mastery 4 mastery 4 1/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 1/1
21 Defense
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/4
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mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
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mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
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mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/1
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Damnation
QDeath Sentence
WDark Passage
EFlay
RThe Box
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Runes

Masteries

mastery 1 mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 3/4
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/4
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/2
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 mastery 3 4/4
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/3
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 mastery 3 1/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/2
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/2
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/4
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/1
9 Offense
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 4/4
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 mastery 1 3/3
mastery 2 mastery 2 3/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 2/2
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/2
mastery 3 mastery 3 1/1
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 3/3
mastery 1 mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 1/1
mastery 4 mastery 4 1/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 1/1
21 Defense
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/4
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/2
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/3
mastery 2 mastery 2 0/1
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Skill Order

Player Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Damnation
QDeath Sentence
WDark Passage
EFlay
RThe Box

Champion Matchups

EDITS

Huge changes, basically the whole build!!!
I have edited the build to be more organized as well as fixed some of the errors

Introduction

Hello everyone my name is OVOXOXOXO and this is my first guild on solomid. I have made this thresh guide because I really think he has some good potential in the top lane. I am nothing special in terms of titles or ratings as i don't play much ranked but don't be fooled, I take my normals just as serious. I am around 1200 elo but as I said I don't play ranked much. But what I do a lot of is think, I like thinking of new builds on champions and I love to play the new champions and think of builds and synergies for them.

Masteries

9/21 is the best option overall.

Runes

now this can be changed up a bit dependent on personal preferences and if you have hybrid reds, by all means use whatever you have but I really like these. I like the hybrid pen because you are doing mixed damage from your q passive, so why not capitalize on it.

Reds can be substituted for att. speed or flat ap or flat ad

Yellows should be armor because you are top, buuuuut hp/lvl could work since you have the passive but you should probably take flat armor

Blues are very versatile, mr/lvl if you are against ad and flat mr if you are against ap. Attack speed is a viable and ap flat or /lvl can work maybe even cdr

Quints I haven't done too much testing with but ap seems to be fine but movement speed may be even better

Summoner Spells



Explanation:

flash/ignite surprising I know. other great choices instead of ignite would be Or and if you see fit depending on your team comp and theirs is a great choice.

Skills

Passive: Damnation

Explanation:
I really like this passive it is potentially strong and gives you something else to do in the game. It gives you a fair amount of ap and armor by mid and late game.




Q: Death Sentence

Explanation:
The passive is really nice for poking. the active I'm not so hot for because of the speed of the projectile, it is very slow only useful from a bush or when an enemy cant really see it coming, but throw one out if you want to do a little damage and maybe get a few auto attacks off. Also when you land it, it doesn't pull them like a blitz grab its like a snare with a little pull. I mainly try to use the second part(like a lee sin q) as the initiate to my combo.




W: Dark Passage

Explanation:
ahh the lantern, very fun ability great synergy with jungle ganks when diving. it is simple you cast it and if you and allies are near it(the inner circle) it gives a nice shield and when you leave the radius it breaks giving you a shield.(note: when you break the radius allies can no longer jump to you from the lantern so keep that in mind for things like dives and escapes). For teammates they simply have to click directly on the lantern and it will pull them directly to thresh and give them a shield. did i mention you can use it to collect souls.




E: Flay

Explanation:
flay is a good ability although its scaling is less desirable but its base damage and utility are pretty decent. use it away and it will act like a maokai q, use it towards and it will act like a diana e. I max it second because it acts well just as utility and q I have found out to be better over all




R: The Box

Explanation:
can you say op. one thing they did to make this somewhat balanced is that it does not have a range it is placed in a pentagon around thresh where ever he is,(instead of like veigars stun gate thing where it can be cast where ever you choose). back onto its opiness(tehee), 1:1 ap scaling, and it slows for 99% for 2 seconds. The only down side is that once one wall is broken other enemies take half damage, but the 99% slow is still applied.




Skill Order

Obviously get a point in your ult whenever it is up. Best thing for top lane is to max q second primarily for the passive and its scaling. max e third as it is his only other spell that deals damage(besides his ult). w last because it is mainly for soul collecting and the active is just utility. obviously get a point in your ult whenever it is up

Item Builds (PLEASE READ)

Ok so not much diversity in terms of items to buy offensively because the items I chose are probably the best on him, but with future patches things might change. Through more of my famous thinking and consulting with fellow summoners I have chose these items to maximize Thresh's effectiveness and efficiency of his abilities. Ok so about the actual build. We need health and resists as well as a bit of damage, because you are going to go balls deep on them. I would only consider replacing whichever tanky item you built last(and getting a different tanky item).

Alternative options: If your team has a really strong frontline and the enemy team has double ap or no ad at all, you can opt for a wits end instead of the last tanky item if you want. careful with this though it is very situational.

If you are getting DESTROYED build: Basically you go straight tank. make sure someone else isn't getting a (don't tell them not to get it if they are support and it is part of their core), but this will replace your . still get next then what you will do is go to either armor or magic resist in the store and buy what ever the team needs and against what the other team has.

Early Game

Farm(surprisingly easy on this guy), collect dem souls, poke poke poke. depending on the lane I would say to play semi aggressive since you have your q passive and you are ranged. try to poke as much as possible and wait for a jungler gank. ohh boy does this guy do well with ganks, his kit is meant for supporting so all that cc and utility on top of the damage. you will typically dominate lane if you play smart.

Mid Game

by now you should have a giants belt and your stinger built. at this point you are fairly strong. your poke is strong try to just auto attack poke and do a quick burst if the lane is pushed in your favor(q->q->e away-> auto attack) that is if you have mana to spare. (champion dependent) if they are at 40% hp try to land a q into q ->ult-> e towards yourself and ignite and auto attack.

Late Game

just read teamfights chapter.

Team Fights

a bit shaky here, depending on your build you want to play how you are built. you need to rely on your team to not be a pack of tards and play well. his combos and bursting late game were a little tough for me but you may be better but he is pretty high skill cap imo(i may just be a noob). at this point you will want to focus on their carries(holy sh*t no way) and help your team by ccing and peeling.

Final Comments

thank for looking at my build, if it gets enough attention i will go through and clean things up and edit things based on feedback.

Comments

January 27, 2013 - 07:22 AM #1

This guide really helped! Thanks and I hope others leave their thoughts with the guide as well as leaving a Like. Best top lane Thresh guide by far!

January 27, 2013 - 06:43 AM #2

more edits

January 26, 2013 - 04:46 AM #3

ok I fixed that one error for you dart thanks for pointing that out. And this build is more optimal over-all than before and more viable than others that i've seen.

January 25, 2013 - 07:45 PM #4

"1:1 ap scaling, and it slows for 99% for 2 seconds...and that's per wall." Actually it's only for the first wall the rest do half the amount, and each champ can only get hit once.

January 25, 2013 - 06:16 AM #5

Idk what is the best to be honest. I'm just going with what sounds good. I saw pawnce run something similar to this on the PBE, and I also have your build on a list of item builds to try xD I'll probably get to trying them all soon. I also dislike His AP scaling. It's not that great.

January 25, 2013 - 05:43 AM #6

I agree with your item choices, wish it was a little bit more organized, but I found out Thresh top is badass. Early cloth armor to counter most ad tops, 2x dorans blade, warmong, then malady is all you need. I can finish with a wits end for MR and gunblade and maybe even a randuin or abysall based on how AD/AP heavy their team is.

January 25, 2013 - 05:18 AM #7

yeah shunider give me a little on that i haven't played him enough against a variety of people to right a section on it yet but would you like me to write a section of how i think it will go.

January 25, 2013 - 04:27 AM #8

Hey Lýsander you liar, you said mine was the best :C I can't believe your cheating on my build cry* lol ya I like this build, but im not that dependent on Thresh's ap scaling. I still prefer tanky/attackspeed :P

January 25, 2013 - 03:44 AM #9

Favorite Thresh top guide so far.

January 25, 2013 - 03:32 AM #10

Could u please also write about how to fight on each champions that's coming on top?