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Champion Spotlight

Rakan Champion Spotlight

Rakan Champion Spotlight

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Spellthief's Edge item Health Potion item2 Warding Totem item
Early Boots of Speed item Frostfang item
Essential Mercury's Treads item Remnant of the Watchers item Zeke's Convergence item
Protective Redemption item Knight's Vow item Ardent Censer item
Situational Zhonya's Hourglass item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Iron item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Ring item2 Health Potion item
Essential Redemption item Ionian Boots of Lucidity item
Offensive Wooglet's Witchcap item Hextech GLP-800 item
Defensive Moonflair Spellblade item Ardent Censer item Banner of Command item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Howling Abyss
Starting Orb of Winter item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item3
Essential Redemption item Ionian Boots of Lucidity item
Offensive Zhonya's Hourglass item Hextech GLP-800 item
Defensive Athene's Unholy Grail item Ardent Censer item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item

Tips

Playing As Rakan OriginalSquare Rakan
  • Rakan OriginalSquare Rakan requires allies near him to make the most out of his tools.
  • Rakan OriginalSquare Rakan's dash speeds increase with his movement speed. Use the extra speed to surprise your enemies!
Playing Against Rakan OriginalSquare Rakan
  • Rakan OriginalSquare Rakan's movement abilities forecast their destination. Try to use this to your advantage.
  • Champions with crowd control that can be applied quickly excel against Rakan OriginalSquare Rakan.
  • Catching Rakan OriginalSquare Rakan with no allies around severely inhibits his mobility. Try to find him alone.

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • Battle Dance Battle DanceGrand Entrance Grand Entrance, and The Quickness The Quickness can all be used to escape from a fight or enter one quickly. The first two can also be used to jump over walls.
  • Waiting for Fey Feathers Fey Feathers to activate, dashing in with Grand Entrance Grand Entrance, hitting an enemy champion with Gleaming Quill Gleaming Quill, and then using Battle Dance Battle Dance to dash back to your lane partner can be an effective, and safe, way to get a few hits off as the shield, heal, knockup, and dash happening together can make it difficult to be hit back.
  • The range of Battle Dance Battle Dance is severely reduced when used on a champion other than Xayah OriginalSquare Xayah. Be sure to account for this when attempting to dash to a teammate.
  • The Quickness The Quickness gives a decent amount of movement speed even before Rakan OriginalSquare Rakan hits an enemy champion. Use it to escape if necessary.
    • It can also be used to lure enemies into traps. Using The Quickness The Quickness to entice an enemy into following you, then turning around to charm them as your teammates jump them can be a good way to ensure a kill.
  • Battle Dance Battle Dance followed immediately by Grand Entrance Grand Entrance allows for a quick entrance into a fight, especially if Xayah OriginalSquare Xayah is present. This can be used to surprise opposing laners.
  • Using The Quickness The Quickness before casting Grand Entrance Grand Entrance ensures the knockup as well as slightly pulling enemies hit toward Rakan. This can help allies land AoE skillshots.
Runes Usage
Item Usage
  • Rakan OriginalSquare Rakan can be effective when built tank, pure AP, or more support-based. Which build is best depends on the opposing laners and personal playstyle.
  • For support-based or pure AP, Spellthief's Edge item Spellthief's Edge can be useful as Frost Queen's Claim item Frost Queen's Claim makes landing Grand Entrance Grand Entrance much easier.
  • Ardent Censer item Ardent Censer is useful when building pure AP, and its passive can be used to make his ADC tougher to take down.
    • That being said, as he is only able to shield one ally at a time and healing everyone requires him to be positioned almost perfectly, its usefulness is somewhat limited.
  • For a tankier build, Redemption item Redemption or Mikael's Crucible item Mikael's Crucible are better options as they provide health or magic resist respectively in place of AP while still giving a boost to his healing and shielding power.
  • Knight's Vow item Knight's Vow works well with Rakan OriginalSquare Rakan as the passive movement speed boost makes it easier to dash to an ally. If building as a tank, the damage redirection can help keep your chosen partner alive longer without too much risk.
  • Although Rakan OriginalSquare Rakan is not particularly mana heavy, constant use will drain him quickly, so building items that give mana or mana regeneration is often a good idea.
  • Abyssal Mask item Abyssal Mask is a good choice for an tanky support build as Rakan OriginalSquare Rakan, granting him bonus health, magic resistance and cooldown reduction and an aura that increases magic damage on nearby enemies.
  • Items that give CDR can make using Rakan OriginalSquare Rakan much easier as Grand Entrance Grand Entrance and Battle Dance Battle Dance both have a cooldown of twelve seconds naturally at their highest rank.
Countering
  • Early on, Rakan OriginalSquare Rakan is very squishy as Fey Feathers Fey Feathers only provides a small shield, and it takes a long time to charge up. As he levels up, however, the shield's cooldown decreases and the amount increases based on his AP, potentially making him slightly less squishy than other supports.
  • Without a teammate to jump to, Rakan OriginalSquare Rakan will have to rely on Grand Entrance Grand Entrance to escape, and its use is limited as it has a short range and there is a pause before he jumps into the air. Separating him from his teammates will make him an easy target.
  • Rakan OriginalSquare Rakan excels at being distracting while his teammates burst you down. Depending on the situation, it might be best to ignore him until the fight is almost over, especially if he is building tank items.
  • His decent AP ratios allow for him to be surprisingly competent in a fight if he builds pure AP. If he chooses this build path, fighting him by yourself will be considerably more difficult.

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