Her name comes from Insular Celtic , from Proto-Celtic *Drust *daru- "oak" (cf. English tree),  *drus- "break", or  *trusto- "noise"
 is a reference to Rocket Jump rocket jumping in FPS Arena games (like Quake) which allows oneself mobility by using a RPG or any other rocket launcher to accelerates one's jump.
is a reference to the attack used by Megaman.
Buster Shot Tristana has the fourth longest possible basic attack range in the game with at level 18, right after at rank 4/5, when he uses his , which grants him a range of 710, and when he uses which grants him an auto attack range of 850 but changes his attacks to skillshots.
669 units Her dance references a typical soldier's stationary marching while singing a .
A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
Tristana has an unreleased skin titled , which references Arm Cannon Tristana . Its game files were added into the Wukong Patch but it was never made public.
Megaman Her dance might be a reference to the dance done by the Lilties during the year end dance in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles.
Tristana is voiced by Elspeth Eastman, whom Riot approached for audition.
skin lines are also voiced by the same actress.
Tristana bears a strong resemblance to her likely inspiration of the main character from the series.
"Is that a rocket in your pocket?" is a variant of famed quote.
Mae West's "Orders are more like guidelines, really." is possibly a reference to Captain Barbossa's quote; "The code is more what you'd call 'guidelines' than actual rules." from .
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End "Blast em." is a possible reference to stormtroopers from the .
Star Wars In Italian localization, "Cannon ball" is sung as the song .
"Wrecking Ball" "Once a Bandle gunner, always a Bandle gunner!" might refer to (whose nickname is Arsenal F.C. The Gunners) and their phrase "Once a gunner, always a gunner".
"Ooh, look! I'm a shock trooper!" is a pun on electricity and shock troops.
In Brazilian localisation, Tristana has a quote referencing Buzz Lightyear from .
Toy Story She shares quotes with:
"Now we're cookin!"
This quote may also be a reference to the video Nope.avi
The scene depicted shows her post-.
From December 15, 2009 to August 1, 2018, she could be obtained for free by visiting this page and then liking the League of Legends Facebook page.
If you do not own Tristana, she would be given to you for free along with the skin.
She was one of the three skins obtainable for free by following League of Legends' or Riot Games Inc.'s social media platforms.
The smiley face logo on her cannon is a reference to the from Comedian's badge ".
" Watchmen Several things can be seen in the background of her splash art:
A young .
cupcake A .
Her outfit resembles the standard firefighter attire. She also carries a fire extinguisher on her back.
Boomer appears to be a customized firefighter hose.
This skin theme is shared with:
and his soldiers can be seen in the background of her splash art.
Her base colors resembles .
She references .
How to Train Your Dragon (film)
Additionally, some quotes are taken from the same franchise.
Her dragon companion is named Riggle.
In her splash art, both are sitting by a forest which resembles , which Tristana likely pointing at some .
Moreover, it is possible that Riggle might be in the hatchling stage of the .
She celebrates Harrowing 2016 along with:
She later transforms into and becomes a servant to .
This skin theme is shared with:
(pre-mental breakdown) can be seen to her left.
She was community-voted to be her next skin.
Other Tristana skin candidates were 'Sugar Rush Tristana' and 'Galactic Gunner Tristana'.
 The skin production process was made transparent with the community through Nexus posts. These included stages such as preproduction ,visuals and sound effects, model  , finishing 
 This skin was visually inspired by .
Initially, she was conceptualized to be the servant of .
She was previously before her transformation.
Tristana and are close friends.
has an obvious (named his mech 'Tristy') crush on her.
Tristana finds to be quite a handful and bothersome yordle.
had encountered both and , fought and fled from them during his return trip from Basilich to Noxus Prime.