You may start with cloth+5 pots when you're against a strong early game champion, or any champion that do ranged auto attacks like Riven
This is a classic, and you may want to start with these if you play against a champion that rely on skillshots, or any other champs that may deal ridiculous amounts of damage if they are near you like Singed
These boots are always good to have, with these you don't have too fear cc ass much ass you would without them. Also you might take them if you're against an AP top, because well you know we still lack magic resistance :(( .
You might pick up these boots if you're against a full AD team, as we see them more and more in season 3. You should also pick these boots if your lane opponent deals alot of damage with his auto attacks like the fearsome Riven
or AD Nidalee
Final build and options
This item offers practically no manaproblems that most tanky bruiser have in late game, also the passive is awesome as it provides you more magical on-hit damage that scales of mana. When trying to stack your Tear of the Goddes
you should upgrade it as fast as possible to a Manamune
because you don't want to use your spells too often on lane in risk of a gank, so you can simply stack
Iceborn Gauntlet aka Frozen Fist
This item is plane awesome, as it synergizes well with the Muramana
. But wait there's more. Thresh is already a champion that has allot of crowd control, but this item adds a AOE(area of effects)slow which is very nice for peeling for your teammates, or to prevent them from fleeing from you. The Sheen
component of this item also adds some serious damage after hitting a Q
Blade of the Ruined King
You should use the Vampiric Szepter
bought during laning phase to build this item, or a Bloodthirster
which will be explained next. The Blade of the Ruined King
adds a good on-hit passive which does attack damage in height of 4% of the targets maximal health, this helps you to deal sufficent damage to tanks which stack HP,and this more likely than ever in S3.
Also the active helps you stick to your target and win trades by stealing HP.
This item grants you alot of sustain and AD once stacked completely, but this should only be build if you're really ahead because you're an engager which will most likely die, die very often in teamfights, this will cause that you loose half of the BT
This is the new most build item in Season 3, but there's a reason why. It is very cost efficient and it provides you good sustain with its passive. Also this item is great because you will already have a lot of resistances with Thresh when you follow this build, so you gain allot of effective health (I can't really explain this concept but there are a lot of guides which explain this very well).
The Wit's End
This item is great because your base attack speed isn't that great, and the passive helps you to do more sustained damage per auto attack. When you lane against an AP top champ like Vladimir
it is a must have and then, only then you should delay your Manamune
, ergo your Muramana
to build it.
Other items which can replace Wit's End
or Spirit Visage
If you don't want to build a Wit's End or you need way more magic resistance because the enemy AP mid is fed or they have double AP, you can choose between a Spirit Visage
or a Runic Bulwark
. The Spirit Visage grants you more health and sustain. Whereas the Runic Bulwark grants you also armor and a nice aura for your team.