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[2.3] HOOK-LIKE-A-PRO Blitzcrank guide

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Patch 2.3
June 12, 2021 21:22
Support

HOOK-LIKE-A-PRO Blitzcrank guide

Learn how to itemize and maximise the potential of yet another underrated support - Blitzcrank

Pros

  • Can end fights in a jiffy by hooking an enemy squishy.
  • Extremly intimidating and has potential to stop early invades.
  • Also has potential to invade at level one because of his hook.
  • Can roam fast because of his second skill.
  • Has a funny voice XD.

Cons

  • His main form of engage has an extremely long cooldown and can be avoided by standing behind minions.
  • Doesn't have bonus armor or damage reduction skills as opposed to other tanks.
  • Easily punishable if he misses a hook.
  • Mana in early game can run quick if you use a lot of hooks.
  • Can get your team tilted if you pick him in high elo (I still love him though).

Blitzcrank Build

Best Build Guide for Blitzcrank

Starting Items
Boots of Speed
Core Items
Protobelt Enchant
Winter's Approach
Iceborn Gauntlet
Abyssal Mask
Depending on the situation
Thornmail
Zeke's Convergence
Protector's Vow
Frozen Heart

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

There is one thing and one thing only that BlitzcrankBlitzcrank needs in orded to have a tankier passive, and that is Mana. It will also allow him to hook more often since he won't run out of it. As such, after finishing your first boot item, and I reccomand either Plated SteelcapsPlated Steelcaps or Mercury's TreadsMercury's Treads depending on the situation, along with a Protobelt EnchantProtobelt Enchant , take Winter's ApproachWinter's Approach as it will give you more mana, HP and ability haste. Remember that BlitzcrankBlitzcrank 's passive gives a bigger shield with more mana avaliable.

Two items that are always good are Iceborn GauntletIceborn Gauntlet because it has even more mana and will also cause each on of your Power FistPower Fist to also create a slowing zone, and Abyssal MaskAbyssal Mask will help boost your allies's magic damage.

When it comes to playing tank, itemization is very different and needs to be adjusted depending on the enemy and your own team. Do They have a lot of attack speed? Take Frozen HeartFrozen Heart and slow them down! Do you have an adc that can really use a damage boost? take Zeke's ConvergenceZeke's Convergence . Does the enemy have a healer or a lot of life-steal champions? Take ThornmailThornmail . Is your adc constantly hugging you like a chick on a motorbike and your near him 24/7? Take Protector's VowProtector's Vow .

Everything depends on the situation, but keep in mind that BlitzcrankBlitzcrank loves mana items. 

Blitzcrank Runes

Best Runes for Blitzcrank

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

The runes for BlitzcrankBlitzcrank are very basic and you shoudn't worry too much about them. Take AftershockAftershock to have extra tankiness when you engage, WeaknessWeakness to help your team kill your hooked target faster, LoyaltyLoyalty to give your adc more defense during laning, and Pack HunterPack Hunter to snowball faster from assists. Its pretty simple for this chunky boy.

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Mana Barrier
Mana Barrier - Passive
Rocket Grab
Rocket Grab
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Overdrive
Overdrive
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Power Fist
Power Fist
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Static Field
Static Field
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
Flash-hook combo baby yea!!!! Can also help you to run away.....
Ignite
For a really powerful combo you can top of your burst with an ignite. Also helpful against healer supports.
Heal
Can work good against a team comp with little burst heroes.
Exhaust
Keeping someone weak might come in handy, especially if he relies heavily on ult like Kennen or Katarina.

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Rocket Grab
1st
Power Fist
3rd
Static Field
Ult

Hook, punch, fart a silencing thunder. This is your very basic burst combo. make sure a teammate is near you to follow up on this engage, and try to hook a squishy as well.

Overdrive
2nd
Power Fist
3rd
Rocket Grab
1st

Sometimes punching makes hooking why more easier as the enemy will just float in front of you. If you are fast enough, you can simply use overdrive to run into an enemy, punch them and then use your hook. This might also be helpful if they try to flash away, since youll have your hook ready to bring them back in.

Overdrive
2nd
Protobelt Enchant
Rocket Grab
1st

Wanna hook someone with style? combine Protobelt EnchantProtobelt Enchant with Rocket GrabRocket Grab while using OverdriveOverdrive for a really cool combo that might leave the enemy tilted XD.

Blitzcrank Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Sona
Easy
Sona
Janna
Easy
Janna
Katarina
Easy
Katarina
Braum
Hard
Braum
Alistar
Hard
Alistar
Olaf
Hard
Olaf
Malphite
Hard
Malphite
Ezreal
Hard
Ezreal

There is little she can do to save a hooked teammate, especially if you have [ignite].

Blitzcrank

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1. Don't be afraid to be aggresive early game, since your hook can seperate an enemy from his team. You can also camp near an enemy jungle camp and use Rocket GrabRocket Grab to hook his red or blue buff away, causing him a huge delay in farming time. 

2.During laning, if the enemy is standing behind a minion that your adc is about to last hit, time your Rocket GrabRocket Grab accordingly, as you might be able to hit him as soon as the minion is taken down.

3.If your team started baron/dragon before the enemy, you can use your hook to grab someone over the wall, forcing him to either flash or accept his fate.

4.Use OverdriveOverdrive to get to lane or roam faster. 

5. Remember that Power FistPower Fist is still considered a basic attack, and it can also be used on turrets.

6. Don't hook enemy tanks, it won't do any good and might put your team in a dangerous position.

7. Keep a healthy diet of Oil and electricity :)

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