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League of Legends underrated builds you should try with patch 10.8

Published: 15:00, 18 April 2020
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Surprise your opponents with some new builds

League of Legends is a very diverse game with its ever-evolving meta. For that reason, we have prepared a couple of new builds that might seem strange at first, but they have actually proven to be powerful on many occasions.

Our research was done across a number of regions and we have put together a list of some new interesting build paths you can use with a number of different champions.

Fizz - Press the Attack

While Electrocute may seem like an obvious choice for the keystone with Fizz, Press the Attack offers much more trading power, especially early on.

His ability to proc the first tick of the rune with his Urchin Strike (Q), then follow up with an auto-attack and Seastone Trident (W), makes this rune very efficient, especially in some favourable match-ups. Apart from PTA, you build Fizz in his usual AP assassin way.

Riot Games League of Legends champion Fizz Fisherman skin splash art League of Legends - Fizz

Fiora - Blade of the Ruined King

It seems as though the BOTRK nerf isn't coming any time soon and many melee champions that are using the item have seen a rise both in popularity and win rate. One of the best BOTRK users is surely Fiora since basic attacks are the crucial tool of her kit which means that she gets the maximum value from the item's passive effect.

Also, the movement speed debuff the item's active effect provides allows her to chase down any opponent. Besides the BOTRK buy, you should build her in the usual way, rushing Tiamat and Trinity Force backed up with some sustain items like Sterak's Gage and Guardian Angel.

Riot Games Picture of a League of Legends champion named Fiora BOTRK on Fiora?

Kha'Zix - Phase Rush

Although Phase Rush may seem like an interesting rune choice to say the least, it actually does work and we ourselves were, unfortunately, on the receiving end of it. Paired with Nimbus Cloak, it really gives a big movement speed boost which allows you to reposition yourself after an attempt to assassinate the enemy carries.

Gathering Storm and Absolute Focus are the remaining two choices from the Sorcery tree. As for your secondary runes, you should choose Sudden Impact and Ravenous Hunter.

Riot Games Splash art for Kha'Zix in League of Legends League of Legends - Kha'Zix

Morgana - Dark Harvest (jungle)

Jungle Morgana is a pick we've been seeing more and more often with each patch. The 10.8 buff to jungle sustain means that she'll end up being much healthier after clearing some of the camps. She can easily acquire Dark Harvest stacks since landing a Dark Binding (Q) while ganking will most likely result in a kill or assist.

The rest of the Domination Rune path should include Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, and Ravenous Hunter. Secondary runes are optional since most of them, besides Resolve, will work fine with her kit. After finishing your Runic Echoes you should build her like a standard mid lane Morgana, with a heavy emphasis on Zhonya's Hourglass.

Riot Games Picture of the new splash art for Morgana in League of Legends League of Legends - Morgana

Tristana - Hail of Blades

The new buff to Tristana's Explosive Charge (E) allows her to be even more dominant in the mid lane early on. Hail of Blades allows you to almost instantly stack all the bomb charges on your opponent.

She can easily go head to head even against the game's most obnoxious assassins with the amount of burst damage she's able to produce, especially in the earlier stages of the game. For the rest of the runes and item choices, you should go with a pretty standard ADC build path.

Riot Games League of Legends champin tristana, Dragon Triner Tristana skin splash League of Legends - Tristana

Malphite - Press the Attack

Press the Attack on Malphite has risen in popularity, especially after Fnatic's Bwipo used it in their 3-0 win against MAD Lions. The auto-attack reset on his Thunderclap (W) together with the attack speed debuff his Ground Slam (E) provides, allows him to stack the rune up faster than most opponents.

This makes trading in his somewhat weak early game much easier, even if you're up against a strong 1v1 champion like Darius or Garen.

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