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[12.8] Kha'Zix | Assassin and Bruiser

Introducing you to the different ways of playing Kha'Zix




Intro

About me

I'm Nocsu, a jungle main on EUW. I climbed to Diamond this season by maining

Kha'Zix
.

About Kha'Zix and his Builds

Kha'Zix is a great champion for snowballing in solo-queue. He's also relatively easy to pick up as a new champion, compared to other assassins.

He has many strengths, but you have to decide which of them you want to reinforce with your build. With "build" I'm not only addressing items but the combination of the following: Runes, Items and Evolve Order.

If you want to main this champion and be able to blind pick him in your rankeds, you should know how to adjust your build depending on the given situation.


Summoner Spells

Spells

Flash
allows you to follow up on enemies and to escape dangerous situations. It's an overall great summoner spell as you already know. You can also consider to choose
Ignite
instead to maximize your dueling power. It can give you an edge in the 1v1 against certain junglers, especially those with healing like
Hecarim
,
Warwick
and
Rengar
.


Runes

Standard Runes

These are the standard versions of the three different rune pages you can run. Some choices come down to the composition of the enemy team, your remaining build and personal preferences. Further down I will explain the runes and which of them you can adjust depending on the above mentioned factors.

  • Classic
  • First Strike
  • Bruiser




Rune In-Depth

Remember to adjust your defensive shard according to the enemy team (enemy mid and jungle matter the most). The health shard is the most efficient one in terms of gold value, but the matching resistance shard will be stronger against comps with one-sided damage. Below is a quick summary of the the different rune choices you can make. Just use the standard versions of the rune pages if you feel overwhelmed. ("Sec." stands for secondary runes)



  • Classic
  • First Strike
  • Bruiser




Items

How to build

  • Assassin
  • Bruiser

Items explained

  • Core Items
  • Offensive
  • Defensive
  • Smite & Vision
  • Boots

Skill Path

  • Skill Path

Kha'Zix

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Always follow this skill path.


Evolution Guide

Evolution Overview

  • Breakdown



Recommended Evolution Orders



This is the order I found the most consistent results with. It's effective and easy to play, which is why it's also the most popular choice. Always follow this order if you're new to Kha'Zix. The improved clear speed from Q-Evolve lets you hit your powerspikes as soon as possible. Q-Evolve also allows you to build

Eclipse
and defensive boots in difficult games because you are not heavily depending on ability haste for your DPS. W-Evolve 2nd to become stronger in teamfights. E-Evolve 3rd against multiple easy to kill champions. R-Evolve 3rd for added survivability and dueling power.




The huge boost in utility from R-Evolve can turn you into an unpredictable and hard to kill threat. It's definitely harder to play because you're not getting the boost in clear speed from Q-Evolve. Efficient pathing becomes even more important. You will have to build decent amounts of ability haste to keep your DPS high. This evolution order scales better into the late game because you're "skipping" Q-Evolve. W-Evolve 2nd to become stronger in teamfights. E-Evolve 3rd in most cases. Q-Evolve 3rd is only good if you desperately need more dueling power to deal with an enemy split pusher like

Jax
or an enemy tank, who always survives the teamfight.


Examples for complete Builds

Every build presented here is being played by some of the best Kha'Zix players around the globe, proving their viability. Remember that these are just rough examples and that there is still room for variation in everyone of them.

"Skill priority" in the overviews stands for the evolve order! Your actual skill priority is always Q-W-E.




Standard Assassin

The classic

Kha'Zix
build.
Duskblade of Draktharr
helps you to escape after an assassination.
Dark Harvest
+
Duskblade of Draktharr
+ E-Evolve enable you to clean up entire teamfights. Recommended for Kha'Zix beginners. Works best against easy to kill champions (squishy champions without much escape). This build also works great with
First Strike
.

Best Overall Runes


Spells

Skill Priority

Q

W

E

Best Overall Build




One-Shot Assassin

This build is currently the most popular one amongst high elo players. R-Evolve +

Prowler's Claw
+
Youmuu's Ghostblade
enable you to reach your target while remaining unseen to guarantee your
First Strike
proc. Easy to kill champions have almost no counterplay once you reach lvl 11 and 2 items. If you're fed, you're even able to assassinate targets who aren't isolated. Only works against 2+ enemies that you can one-shot throughout the whole game.

Best Overall Runes


Spells

Skill Priority

W

E

Best Overall Build




Eclipse Bruiser

Currently my favorite build against bruisers, tanks and difficult matchups. Recommended for Kha'Zix beginners.

Eclipse
is a strong 1 item powerspike, that synergizes well with Q-Evolve. You'll beat most junglers in an isolated 1v1.

Best Overall Runes


Spells

Skill Priority

Q

W

Best Overall Build




R-Evolve Bruiser

This build maximizes utility and surivability. Really strong if the enemies have lot of AA based champions. It's impossible for them to focus you down in your 6 seconds of invisibility. 2 items + boots grant you a total of 75 ability haste, making you a menace to deal with. This build feels weak until you reach lvl 11 because it depends so much on your W-Evolve. You can switch out

Death's Dance
and
Maw of Malmortius
for
Frozen Heart
and
Spirit Visage
to completely commit into the role of an off-tank.

Best Overall Runes


Spells

Skill Priority

W

E

Best Overall Build




Mechanics

  • Breakdown




Difficult Matchups

  • Very Hard
  • Hard
  • Items




Gameplay

General Game Plan

Kha'Zix is a scaling champion, who has his biggest spike at lvl 11 with 2 items. Your main objective as Kha'Zix is it to maintain a steady income of experience and gold until you reach that point. The reason why Kha'Zix doesn't have good winrates below gold-elo is not because he is a mechanically hard to play champion. It is because people in lower elos waste too much time before hitting their spike.

Successful ganks can enable Kha'Zix to snowball the entire game, while unsuccessful ones are the easiest way to fall behind. This is why you should never try to force ganks and instead be patient until a good opportunity appears. While it's great to enable your teammates, it's also important to enable yourself.

0:00-1:30

Kha'Zix is really vulnerable to invades because they slow down his already weak early game. Beg your teammates to cover. Place your ward at around 0:50 against possible late-invades, cheeses or early ganks. (You might have to use your ward earlier to compensate for an afk teammate.) You can recall at 0:55 for

Oracle Lens
.

Standard Cover + 0:50 Ward Spots (Blue Side)



Jungle Start

There are multiple factors to consider when choosing the starting location of your clear:

1. Kha'Zix prefers to start at Blue.

The Blue start leads to a faster and healthier clear for Kha'Zix. You don't need a leash to finish 5 camps at around 3:10. Another benefit of the Blue start is that you're preserving the Red buff duration for possible ganks. This however doesn't mean that you should start at Blue every single game. A Red start can be preferable considering all factors.

2. You should path towards the lane you're looking to gank.



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Formes 3 months ago

good guide ngl