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[2.1a] Rakan Guide - Rakan- Play aggressive to dominate (SIMPLE GUIDE)

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Rakan- Play aggressive to dominate (SIMPLE GUIDE)

Rakan is one of the most aggressive supports in the game. His initiation prowess is elite. Xayah may be best paired with Rakan, but Rakan is much better paired with other aggressive ADCs.

Rakan Build

Best Build Guide for Rakan

Starting Items
Boots of Speed
First Recall
Mercury's Treads
Plated Steelcaps
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Locket Enchant
Full Build
Locket Enchant
Zeke's Convergence
Protector's Vow
Harmonic Echo
Ardent Censer
Guardian Angel
Situational Items
Redeeming Enchant
Iceborn Gauntlet
Adaptive Helm
Abyssal Mask
Randuin's Omen

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

As usual with a support, always start with Boots into whichever upgrade calls for the enemy composition into Locket Enchant. This will help you protect your ADC, yourself, and other allies in skirmishes. Immediately build into Zeke's Convergence and Protector's Vow for both items synergizes perfectly with Rakan and his kit. Then build into Harmonic Echo for better sustain for your allies. You can buy Ardent Censer if your ADC is attack speed based like Jinx or Tristana. It is also good for Xayah. But if your ADC is not attack speed based like Jhin or Miss Fortune, you can choose one of the situational items listed above. Last item will be Guardian Angel for it will be very useful for Rakan because Rakan is the one initiating the team fights which will turn all enemy attention on him, which is what Rakan wants.

Rakan Runes

Best Runes for Rakan

Keystone
Aftershock
Aftershock
Domination
Weakness
Weakness
Resolve
Loyalty
Loyalty
Inspiration
Pack Hunter
Pack Hunter

Aftershock is the best rune for Rakan for it goes well with all his crowd control abilities. Same goes with Weakness. Loyalty and Pack Hunter synergizes well with your kit because you will almost always be near your allies for protection.

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Fey Feathers
Fey Feathers - Passive
Gleaming Quill
Gleaming Quill
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Grand Entrance
Grand Entrance
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Battle Dance
Battle Dance
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
The Quickness
The Quickness
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
Always Take Flash
Heal
Take Heal so your ADC can take Barrier
Exhaust
Take Exhaust if you are against Assassins or Bruisers
Ignite
Take Ignite against tanky enemies

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Grand Entrance
2nd
Gleaming Quill
1st
Battle Dance
3rd

This is a basic combo for Rakan in lane. Use second ability to jump on opponents then hit them with your first ability and then return immediately to your ally with your third ability. This will give you an advantage in lane with poke and heavy aggression.

Grand Entrance
2nd
The Quickness
Ult
Gleaming Quill
1st
Battle Dance
3rd

This is a combo for team fights. You initiate with your second ability and round enemies up with your ultimate ability so that your team can finish them off. You can stay safe or protect your allies with your third ability and you can also contribute in damage and sustain with your first ability.

Rakan

Summary

Rakan is the other half of Xayah and they synergize well together. Especially for Xayah, Rakan may be her best support tandem. But for Rakan, he is best paired with aggressive ADCs unlike Xayah who is passive in lane. Aggressive ADCs best paired with Rakan are Draven, Vayne, Miss Fortune, Tristana, or Corki.

Rakan's initiation is key in winning team fights, be aware of your enemies positioning so that you can get the best possible grand entrance so your team can follow up. Always try to initiate on core enemy champions.

Thank you for reading this guide! More guides coming soon.

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