[2.3] Rakan Guide - Dance&Dash - Rakan support guide (AP version)
Dance&Dash - Rakan support guide (AP version)
- Can escape sticky situations easily with his skills.
- Has good damage potential if build as AP
- Huge shields and heals if build as AP
- Safe for an an engaging support
- A truly charming guy ;)
- VERY squishy if build as AP.
- Has to take rabadon to reach a good powerspike.
- Has very long cooldowns in early game, especially for his knockup
- Might poop a lot since he's half bird...
Best Build Guide for Rakan
Item Build Description
Additional information on the items
Taking items that require any type of stacking over time are best bought out early. That is why it's important to buy Amplifying Tome early on to get Rod of Ages as fast as possible. If you manage to get a kill or two, you might even get it before the first drake.
As for boots, I like to get
as it will help you escapes stuns easier. And you know - Redemption because of its many uses. God I love this item so muuuuchhhh :)
oh, and also make sure you get Rabadon's Deathcap , since this is where Rakan 's powerspike stems from.
If you are planning to go full AP, I would recommend items such as Athene's Unholy Grail , Ardent Censer and Morellonomicon , as they all have AP and offer good support for your team.
If your interested in a more safe dance, consider taking items such as Abyssal Mask and Protector's Vow . Abyssal Mask will give you more MR and will boost AP damage while Protector's Vow will offer another shield to you and an ally, since Rakan spends about 50% of every fight near his team anyway.
Best Runes for Rakan
Font of Life will trigger A LOT since Rakan is a melee champion, and if your building AP, this rune will have a lot of impact. Weakness will allow your team to deal more damage after your engages, Loyalty is good for whoever Rakan will use [rakan:3] on, since he's standing right near them, and Pack Hunter will help with snowballing the game for your favor.
How to distribute skill points
When to take which summoners
Learn how to maximize the champions potential
This will be an all-in combo during laning phase. Try to get both enemies if you are able to.
You can use an ally as a "stepping stone" to get close to the action, knock someone up and then use Battle Dance at the end of all of it one more time to jump back to safety.
After knocking up enemies, use The Quickness right after to CC them one more time, then dash back to your team for safety.
Remember that charmed enemies will follow you. Use [flash] combined with [rakan:ult] to first gather all your enemies in one spot, then knock them up with Grand Entrance . After that, get the hell out of there with Battle Dance .
Rakan Matchups & Counters
Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters
You can use Grand Entrance to dash past his shield, as this skill is an AOE. Braum also can't block your The Quickness , making him useless against your engages.
His Wind Wall can't really block your engages, making it easy for you to get on top of his butt.
You can either dash outside his ult, or into his ult to save a helpless teammate.
Its rather easy to help a teammate who got hooked by Blitzcrank , since you can simply dash to them.
If he times his Unbreakable Will correctly, he can break free from your charm and push you away.
She can use her CC abilities to counter your engages. Make sure her Zenith Blade is on cooldown before you go in.
This guy is all about women, because when he ults, your The Quickness will not charm him a bit.
Charming an ulting Kennen will most likely result in you having spikes in your hair from all the lightning you'll eat from that...
Learn the dance
1. You can use Grand Entrance to dash over walls, but make sure they are not too wide other wise you won't move an inch.
2.Try to max out Battle Dance first when playing with Xayah , as the shield value on her is doubled.
3.If an ally Xayah is recalling, try to stick around for a few seconds to keep her safe before joining her.
4.Remember that The Quickness will give you bonus movement speed. You can use it to get to teamfights quickly so long as your a short distance from there.
5.Use Grand Entrance or Battle Dance before an enemy skill is about to hit you to bait and dodge it.
6.When fighting epic monsters, use Gleaming Quill on them as much as you can, since it will allow you to heal your team while your taking such objectives.
7.Warm up before you dance. It's important to be nimble and quick.