In the League of Legends community, Rek’Sai’s top lane dominance has been a bit of a hidden gem, overlooked and underestimated. However, it’s time to shed some light on the true opportunity that lies within this uncommon pick. With an impressive winrate of over 54% in Korea, this Rek’Sai top lane build has proven to be powerful by the player ‘짤랐다‘
Rek’Sai Top Lane Build
Let’s break down the korean Rek’Sai top lane build:
Starting Items: Doran’s Blade with a potion is usually the go to option. You can also take Doran’s Shield if facing hard poke champions early game like Gnar, Ryze, Jayce, Varus, etc.
Stridebreaker: This Mythic item enhances Rek’Sai’s engage potential and kiting abilities, making her even more threatening in skirmishes and teamfights.
Hullbreaker: Game-changer for Rek’Sai in the top lane. Her un-burrowed Q on towers enables fast split pushing and tower destruction. With Hullbreaker it enables her to apply immense pressure to side lanes and controlling map objectives.
Black Cleaver: This item complements her abilities and synergizes well with Conqueror, shredding armor and providing extra health.
Sterak’s Gage: Providing survivability and a shield when she takes significant damage, Sterak’s Gage ensures Rek’Sai can stay in the fights long enough, dealing damage and surviving to make more plays.
Maw of Malmortius: Against heavy magic damage teams, Maw boosts her magic resistance and grants a lifeline shield, giving her a chance to turn the fight around in close situations.
Guardian Angel: As a cherry on top, Guardian Angel offers a second chance, reviving upon death and allowing her to continue running the enemy team down.
Boots: Plated Steelcaps (vs heavy ad team comp) or Mercury’s Treads (vs heavy ap/cc team comp) are usually the go to for playing Rek’Sai top lane or even jungle.
Situational Items: Rek’Sai top lane has a variety of options. Anathema’s Chains provides exceptional tankiness and lane dominance. Force of Nature is a solid choice against heavy magic damage teams. Titanic Hydra adds damage, tankiness and clear speed. Lord Dominik’s Regards is effective against armor-stacked opponents. Lastly, Warmog’s Armor provides extreme tankiness and health regeneration. Choose the appropriate item based on the situation to maximize your impact.
Rek’Sai Top Lane Runes
The most optimal rune page for Rek’Sai, used consistently by 짤랐다, includes Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, and Coup de Grace for primary runes. As for secondary runes, which have strong synergy with Rek’Sai, he goes Second Wind and Revitalize to boost his sustain and survivability every game.
Rek’Sai Combos and Mechanics
Early Trading: Fight alongside minions, use AA-Q-Q-Q for trades, and damage minions to help with wave push.
Sustained Trades: Build up rage with Q and press E when rage is fully stacked. Burrow for health regen, and repeat during trades for prolonged sustain.
Poke and All-ins: Safely farm against ranged opponents, use Burrow Q combo for poke and space creation.
Optimal Trading Combo: Unburrow – AA – Q – Q – E – Q – R for effective trades and damage.
Survival and Outplaying: Avoid engaging with E against champions like Darius. Use your ult to dodge abilities, and utilize E and ult for gap closing into enemies.
Teamfight Engagements: Consider flanking with E, as if you were ganking as a jungler, Flash-unburrow onto enemy carries and try to kill them.
In conclusion, Rek’Sai’s top lane dominance has been underestimated and overlooked, but ‘짤랐다’ proves its power with an impressive winrate of over 54% in Korea. The Korean Rek’Sai top lane build showcases a powerful combination of items, including Stridebreaker, Hullbreaker, Black Cleaver, Sterak’s Gage, Maw, and GA, offering both damage and survivability. It’s time to embrace this hidden gem and unleash the true potential of Rek’Sai in the top lane!