Or, how I learnt to stop flaming and love the role
Quick Kled AD ADC Build
Best Overall Build
Having recently become enshrined in the glory of gold in flex queue, I SublimeSnok wanted to share my sleeper OP pick.
I've been a die hard Kled OTP ever since discovering the character and loved his unique playstyle. His lore and general personality makes him the sole champion I will always keep voicelines on for.
Being a long time top main however I tunneled my playstyle into a more tank/brusier focussed style which ultimately doesn't feel like a synergy with this loveable little rascal.
So I moved him into the ADC role, which would fit the high damage, high risk playstyle I wanted to trial.
This proved one of the most broken moves I've ever tried, Kled is a monster in 2v1 fights in top lane, habitually being able to take out both the laner and ganking jungler with adequate positioning and enough limit testing practice.
It followed naturally therefore considering his high damage burst on his W, his slow and pull back with his Q and his ability to follow twice with his E and recast that he could shred a squishy botlane in seconds.
Paired with a hard engage support it becomes almost impossible to lose the fight in botlane and even without a support you can very quickly become the bot lane yourself.
Kled is an incredibly versatile pick in the botlane and I believe the only thing stopping him from becoming more popular is the already small playerbase of the champion.
- Rune Page
This is the build you will want 90 percent of the time. The only real alterations to be made are for tenacity into hard cc if there is a large quantity of it.
Lethal Tempo is the bread and butter of this build as it synergises so completely with eclipse allowing you to stack massive amounts of damage and remount courage in seconds.
Triumph and alacrity are also both staples in terms of damage output and ability to survive extended fights.
Last Stand is perhaps the most broken rune however as you'll find yourself off Skaarl often rendering it insane for cheese surprise fights with anyone who goes near you.
Bone Plating and Unflinching are also musts for this for increasing durability and providing tenacity for slows and stuns
- Item Set 1
He is an early game monster and as such the ideal build path is adapted to this. Eclipse allows you enough lifesteal to remount and sustain as you can utilise increased movement speed whilst off Skaarl to remount within seconds.
Attack speed boots are for winning matchups where you're guarenteed to stack lethal tempo quickly and make short work of squishies. You can also swap titanic for ravenous if you want more attack speed as you'll always need tiamat for wave clear.
Ultimately your strength comes from being able to adapt the early game damage into late game usefulness. Kled is remarkably early game and his usefulness late game is reliant on snowballing and tankiness.
However with this build I have brutalised the mechanics of the game hard enough to give Kled some actual viable power in the lategame. Titanic and deaths dance not only make you harder to kill but provide a surprising enhancement to your attack damage output, something which is already incredibly high due to your W which at this point in the game would be max rank.
Maw and Thornmail should be considered situational but more often than not you'll get insane value from building them anyway due to their damage output and MR and Armour outputs.
Matchups and Synergies
Kled Diehard, Skaarl Enthusiast