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Gunslingers, Champions whom wield guns. These champions bring damage through the means of high powered firearms, or similar devices. The synergy allows the related champions to attack multiple targets in their range, akin to the effect of Runaan's Hurricane item Runaan's Hurricane. Unlike Runaan's Hurricane, all of these additional bullets deal full damage.

Strategy

TFT Gunslinger Activation

Tristana activating Gunslinger synergy, notice the 2 bullets to the left of her actual bullet.

  • Since Gunslingers rely on their attack range for their synergy, there are ways to improve the damage output of gunslingers:
    • Clumping gunslingers in either corner is ill-advised.
    • Placing gunslingers in the center of the play area will guarantee more enemies are hit on average when the synergy triggers.
    • Placing gunslingers with high attack range, like Tristana OriginalSquare Tristana, in the front or middle row will increase the number of targets they can potentially hit but also puts them in greater danger.

Items

  • Not only does Rapid Firecannon item Rapid Firecannon give sought after attack speed, this item will double the range of any champion that uses it.
  • Attack speed items built from Recurve Bow item Recurve Bow multiply how often the synergy's effect triggers, with Guinsoo's Rageblade item Guinsoo's Rageblade being one of the best.
  • Items like Giant Slayer item Giant Slayer, Hush item Hush, and Red BramblebackSquare Red Buff that have on-hit effects have their effects multiplied for every target hit.
  • Bloodthirster item Bloodthirster is an amazing item for any Gunslinger. The healing being multiplied when the synergy triggers.
  • The trait items Frozen Mallet item Frozen Mallet, and World Ender Darkin have their effects multiplied by the Gunslinger synergy.
  • Blade of the Ruined King item Blade of the Ruined King with an active Blademaster TFT icon Blademaster synergy is an amazingly powerful item for a Gunslinger. This item can multiply a gunslinger's effective damage by two or more.

Counters

  • Assassin TFT icon Assassins can jump behind the Gunslinger defenses to take them out.
  • Armor is an obvious choice to deal with a Gunslinger. This includes items like Thornmail item Thornmail and Guardian Angel item Guardian Angel.
  • Frozen Heart item Frozen Heart and Iceborn Gauntlet TFT item Iceborn Gauntlet can slow the attack speed of any champion, including the basic attack focused Gunslingers.
  • Ranged units have a good chance of being outside the attack range of a Gunslinger not focused on them, whereas melee units do not have this luxury.
  • Having a higher level and Force of Nature item Force of Nature helps against this synergy, more units on the field means they're less likely to hit the more important units.
  • To the same effect, the Elementalist TFT icon Elementalist's golem and Elise OriginalSquare Elise's spiderlings can add more targets for the Gunslingers to target with their synergy.

Trivia

  • When Gunslingers were released, having all four gave them a 50% chance to deal damage to all champions within their range. This was changed in the next patch.
  • Contrary to the Blademaster TFT icon Blademaster synergy, the bonus bullets produced from the Gunslinger synergy doesn't generate mana.
  • Most of the time when the Gunslinger synergy activates, multiple bullets come out akin to Runaan's Hurricane item Runaan's Hurricane, even for Gangplank CaptainSquare Gangplank, but when Graves CutthroatSquare Graves activates the synergy, he has to make each attack himself. To compensate for this, he gains a large amount of attack speed for the next few attacks, similar to the Blademaster TFT icon Blademasters synergy except The attack speed gained isn't displayed on his info card.


Patch History

V9.22 - Disabled
  • Disabled due to Set 2.
V9.20
  • Extra units hit increased to 1 / 2 / 4 (based on the number of Gunslingers) from 1 / 2 / 3.
V9.16
  • New Gunslinger: Jinx OriginalSquare Jinx.
V9.15
  • Extra units hit changed to 1 / 2 / 3 (based on the number of Gunslingers) from 1 / 2.
V9.14
  • Improved visualization of Gunslinger AoE attacks.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed some bugs where Gunslinger extra attacks could fail to fire at high attack speeds.
  • Extra units hit reduced to 1 / 2 (based on the number of Gunslingers) from 1 / all.
V9.13 - Added
  • Synergy: Gunslingers have a 50% chance for their attacks to hit additional enemies.
    • 2 Gunslingers: One additional random enemy.
    • 4 Gunslingers: All enemies in range.
  • Champions: Gangplank CaptainSquare Gangplank, Graves CutthroatSquare Graves, Lucian OriginalSquare Lucian, Miss Fortune CaptainFortuneSquare Miss Fortune, Tristana OriginalSquare Tristana.
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