by How2L0seURselF

[2.4b] Renekton Guide - How to play the crocco, Renekton! (Renekton>Nasus)

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This guide will be updated over time. I will add combo videos for a better understanding of how they work. I will also add picture to make this guide look more pretty. Build and runes may change over time depending on how he will be ingame.
Patch 2.4b
September 13, 2021 09:11
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How to play the crocco, Renekton! (Renekton>Nasus)

Hello and welcome to my guide! You might know me from my Ahri or Katarina guides. I really like Renetkon and think he is a great champ to play. This guide will be leaning towards the more basic stuff. Though dw, I linked a channel for more educational purposes!

Pros

  • Really easy to play
  • Good in most comps
  • Can go full offensive or go tank depending on situation
  • Strong early to midgame
  • Very few hard matchups
  • Has hard CC

Cons

  • Falls off late-game
  • Very bland and E has high CD for the first levels
  • Ranged toplaners are a huge problem for you
  • Flash reliant in teamfights

Renekton Build

Best Build Guide for Renekton

First item & 1st Recall
Long Sword
Phage
Kindlegem
Boots of Speed
Core items (personal playstyle)
Black Cleaver
Sterak's Gage
Teleport Enchant
Core Items (More popular)
Blade of the Ruined King
Black Cleaver
Teleport Enchant
Sterak's Gage
Last few slots
Death's Dance
Thornmail
Randuin's Omen
Guardian Angel
Spirit Visage
Boots
Mercury's Treads
Plated Steelcaps

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

(all pictures are made by me)

First Item & 1st Recall

  • Long SwordLong Sword It is basically the only option. I don't recommend boots as you most likely won't have trouble with escaping, hunting down or something in this early stage.
  • For the first recall I just recommend getting the midtier items for you first item of choice. If you got still bit money to spare then (See next line ->)
  • Boots of SpeedBoots of Speed If you got a bit gold to spend. Just use it for boots, because why not. Being a bit more mobile is not a bad thing.

Core Items (Personal playstyle)

  • Black CleaverBlack Cleaver is the best item to have on RenektonRenekton . It synergises obnoxiously well with Slice And DiceSlice And Dice (with your fury bar being at least halfway full).  Also, this is his massive powerspike here.
  • Sterak's GageSterak's Gage Ok, I will explain this as simple as possible. Renekton is a Bruiser and Bruisers use this item often as 2nd core or at least they use it in their builds. The reason for that is the first ability it grants. Lifeline and that tenacity boost are definitely nice too, but it isn't as important as the first one.
  • Teleport EnchantTeleport Enchant There is no other enchant to use. You are a toplaner it is a must-have on every single one of them. I can't wait until Tp will be a summoner spell just like on PC. Thanks, Rito with this decision, wasted gold for a thing that should have been for free.

Core Items (More popular playstyle)

  • Blade of the Ruined KingBlade of the Ruined King It is great and is easy to proc via Ruthless PredatorRuthless Predator . Deals great damage. I just like being a bit tankier that is why I don't build it.
  • Black CleaverBlack Cleaver (Yes I copied and pasted the text. The reasons why to buy them are still the same) is the one of the item to have on RenektonRenekton . It synergises obnoxiously well with Slice And DiceSlice And Dice (with your fury bar being at least halfway full). 
  • Teleport EnchantTeleport Enchant There is no other enchant to use. You are a toplaner it is a must-have on every single one of them. I can't wait until Tp will be a summoner spell just like on PC. Thanks, Rito with this decision, wasted gold for a thing that should have been for free.
  • Sterak's GageSterak's Gage Ok, I will explain this as simple as possible. Renekton is a Bruiser and Bruisers use this item often. The reason for that is the first ability it grants. Lifeline and that tenacity boost are definitely nice too, but it isn't as important as the first one.

Last 2 Slots (ok this has a lot of items to talk about so I will try my best to keep it simple)

  • Death's DanceDeath's Dance It is an amazing item and I will build it if I don't have to be the frontline.
  • ThornmailThornmail It is great if the enemy team has a lot of lifesteal or just heals fast in general and/or has 3 or more AD champs.
  • Randuin's OmenRanduin's Omen An allrounder. Defensive, decreases crit dmg against you, reduces AS. Never really a bad option to go for. Best used if there are multiple champs that rely on their AS.
  • Guardian AngelGuardian Angel Good if either fed or going against multiples assassins that can burst you down quickly. 
  • Spirit VisageSpirit Visage Good when there are multiple AP champs on the enemy team. Also, increases heal from Cull The MeekCull The Meek (Only when used with at least half of your fury bar)

Boots 

Renekton Runes

Best Runes for Renekton

Keystone
Conqueror
Conqueror
Domination
Brutal
Brutal
Resolve
Hunter Titan
Hunter Titan
Inspiration
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth

ConquerorConqueror This is your only keystone to use. NOTHING else! It is too good to waste it on him. Gives you a huge power in offense 

BrutalBrutal This is my current rune to use here and I think it fits well for RenektonRenekton since he is a lane bully.

Hunter TitanHunter Titan /[backbone] (Hunter-titan) This looks for me as his best rune in this slot. CC kills your combo quite well so I believe this will be most useful on him. (Backbone) You could also argue that [backbone] is very viable on him, since he is most strong in early game and great mid-game. We'll see I will keep an eye on this. Now with Bone PlatingBone Plating added, it now adds another variety. It's good for fighting more burst champions. Hunter TitanHunter Titan is still my go to. 

Sweet ToothSweet Tooth / Hunter GeniusHunter Genius (Sweet tooth) it is never a bad choice and RenektonRenekton often is aggressive in lane so you might lose HP fast. (Hunter Genius) This sounds logical to me too, since [renekton:ult] is your hardcarry. I think if you want to be good in teamfights, then use Hunter GeniusHunter Genius . If not then just go with Sweet ToothSweet Tooth .

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Reign Of Anger
Reign Of Anger - Passive
Cull The Meek
Cull The Meek
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Ruthless Predator
Ruthless Predator
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Slice And Dice
Slice And Dice
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Dominus
Dominus
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
Your best friend Flash won't ever be useless! :D
Ignite
Same with ignite. Using it to kill-off the low HP targets is fun :)

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Slice And Dice
3rd
Auto Attack
AA
Ruthless Predator
2nd
Auto Attack
AA
Cull The Meek
1st
Slice And Dice
3rd


This is your standard combo for trades. If you need to keep them short, remove the Auto attack from the 2nd slot. It is always good and should burst down the enemy well.

Ruthless Predator
2nd
Flash
Flash
Auto Attack
AA
Dominus
Ult
Slice And Dice
3rd
Auto Attack
AA
Cull The Meek
1st
Slice And Dice
3rd
Auto Attack
AA


This is a really flashy combo hehe (yeah Ik this was a bad joke). This is a nice all-in which does require bit of practice. Also it is nice for chasing down the enemy laner. Only used when you sure you can kill them. 

Slice And Dice
3rd
Auto Attack
AA
Ruthless Predator
2nd
Dominus
Ult
Cull The Meek
1st
Slice And Dice
3rd
Auto Attack
AA

This a fusion of both combos. Yeah he doesn't have many combos, does he? Anyway, this is a good one to use when you try to burst them down as qucikly as possible without having to chasing them down much. Also saves [flash] for more useful cases.

Slice And Dice
3rd
Auto Attack
AA
Cull The Meek
1st
Slice And Dice
3rd


This for a level 2 engage. Really simple and is like combo#1 in a lot of ways.

Renekton Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Akali
Easy
Akali
Camille
Easy
Camille
Yasuo
Easy
Yasuo
Nasus
Easy
Nasus
Dr. Mundo
Easy
Dr. Mundo
Tryndamere
Easy
Tryndamere
Malphite
Easy
Malphite
Darius
Medium
Darius
Rengar
Medium
Rengar
Garen
Medium
Garen
Pantheon
Medium
Pantheon
Teemo
Hard
Teemo
Kennen
Hard
Kennen
Vayne
Hard
Vayne
Fiora
Skill
Fiora
Jax
Skill
Jax
Renekton
Skill
Renekton

It should be an easy matchup for you. Bait Five Point StrikeFive Point Strike and you can go for a trade at level 1. Be aware of minion damage, because that can stack up very fast. She'll outscale you so I recommend to try to snowball and abuse your lane bully abilities. Also, if she does one simple mistake early to mid-game, she is dead.

Renekton

Tips for Renekton

-Most of your combos will be better if your Reign Of AngerReign Of Anger aka fury bar is at least half full.

-Abuse your early power. You beat tons of champions.

-Be adaptive in terms of itemization. If your team needs a frontline, then go defensive. If you have enough tanks, just go full offence.

-Putting many Auto attacks between abilities increases your damage by a ton. Though the time for the combo will be longer.

-Don't overextend or else you might get ganked and then your advantage vanishes.

-Dying once in early game is not so bad, just keep on going. Rarely will you lose the whole lane for just one death.

-You can use your dash/E Slice And DiceSlice And Dice to go through walls. Also, you can only use E again if you hit an enemy with it. You can play around this mechanic quite well.

Renekton

For more information!

There is a guy called "RTO". He is THE RenektonRenekton one-trick and I used information from his guide. He has also a Channel for educational purposes and he also has a normal channel and there is gameplay of his games. Really good dude.

Renekton

Wave management/Playstyle

Renekton is strong early so you will most of the time be the one leading the lane and you will also very likely slowpush the lane for more pressure. Last-hit the minions, you can pretend for going for the minion so that you can bait out the enemy for a free punishment. You may also Freeze the lane sometimes near your turret. It is rare to happen, but if used correctly you will beat the ass of your opponent. Go for trades when you are in advantage. Say your enemy wants to last hit the minion. Do a short combo and then back off so that if they want to hunt you down they'll get a lot of minion dmg which can be devastating. Don't be too predictable with renekton or else the enemy gets used to your playstyle and will read you like a book. Also you can deepward or smth if the jungler is in botlane. This is called a crossmap-play. Though don't just go in their jungle without shoving the wave first so the toplaner can't come or they'll lose a lot of CS.

Renekton

Glossary of terms I used.

CC= Crowd Control
Early-game= Early stages basically

Mid-game= Mid stages of the game. Lot of games may already end there

Late-game= latest stage of the game and most ppl have their builds done or at least almost.

Q,W,E,R/ult= 1st ability, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. In that order.

CD= Cooldown

Cheater Recall= a recall that is used really early on and often used when lane is crashing into your enemy's turret. 

AS= Attack Speed

AD= Attack Damage

AP= Ability Power

Comments
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SigmundFreund
2 months ago
Dont know if you know about this but you could include the Gargoyles-Steraks interaction. I find it useful after you go in and burn all your spells, because you have to wai for CDs.
Imasupport12
5 months ago
Renekton is straight up garbage is WR , the healing on his Q is non-existent , max Q = 10 flat hp with no 0% scaling And his slice and dice is much weaker
How2L0seURselF
5 months ago
I agree he needs buffs. Heal is really non-existent sadly