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  • Her name comes from Insular Celtic *Drust, from Proto-Celtic *daru- "oak" (cf. English tree),[1] *drus- "break",[2] or *trusto- "noise"[3]
  • Rocket Jump Rocket Jump is a reference to 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.
  • Buster Shot Buster Shot is a reference to the attack used by Megaman.
  • Tristana has the fifth longest possible basic attack range in the game with Range icon.png 669 units at level 18, right after Kog'Maw Kog'Maw when he uses his Bio-Arcane Barrage Bio-Arcane Barrage, which grants him a 710 attack range, Jinx's Jinx's Fishbones Fishbones at rank 5, which grants her a 725 attack range, Twitch Twitch when he uses Spray and Pray Spray and Pray which grants him a total of 850 attack range, and Seraphine Seraphine when she have full stacks(20 stacks) of her passive, Stage Presence Stage Presence, granting her a grand total of 1025 attack range(25 per note). This does not count champions that can have theoretically infinite range with stacking.
  • Her dance references a typical soldier's stationary marching while singing a military cadence.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Tristana can attack the Baron Nashor Baron Nashor over the back wall once she hits Level 15 due to the extra attack range she gains from Draw a Bead Draw a Bead.


Tristana, the Megling Gunner Tristana, the Megling Gunner
  • Tristana has an unreleased skin titled Arm Cannon Tristana, which references Megaman. Its game files were added into the Wukong Patch but it was never made public.
  • Her dance might be a reference to the dance done by the Lilties during the year end dance in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles.
Tristana, the Yordle Gunner Tristana, the Yordle Gunner


       "Here comes the boom!" references Here Comes the Boom.
       "Is that a rocket in your pocket?" is a variant of Mae West's famed quote.
       "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 Arsenal F.C. (whose nickname is The Gunners) and their phrase "Once a gunner, always a gunner".
       Statikk Shiv item.png "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:


Original Tristana Original Tristana
  • The scene depicted shows her post-Rocket Jump Rocket Jump.
  • Her splash was updated a very short time prior to her champion update, causing the artists of her splash art to redraw it while keeping the same general pose as the updated pre-rework art pre-rework art.
    • There exists an unused version unused version of the splash art that seems to be a transition between the pre-rework art and the current art.
  • Her very first splash art very first splash art was directly tweaked for the first splash art of her Riot Girl Riot Girl skin.
Riot Girl Tristana Riot Girl Tristana
Earnest Elf Tristana Earnest Elf Tristana
Firefighter Tristana Firefighter Tristana
  • Her outfit resembles the standard firefighter attire. She also carries a fire extinguisher on her back.
    • Boomer appears to be a customized firefighter hose.
Guerilla Tristana Guerilla Tristana
Buccaneer Tristana Buccaneer Tristana
Rocket Girl Tristana Rocket Girl Tristana
Chromaskins.png Chromas: Navy, Orange, Purple
Dragon Trainer Tristana Dragon Trainer Tristana
Chromaskins.png Chromas: Emerald, Obsidian, Rainbow, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire
  • 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 Summoner's Rift icon.png Summoner's Rift, which Tristana likely pointing at some drakes drakes.
    • Moreover, it is possible that Riggle might be in the hatchling stage of the Infernal Drake Infernal Drake.
Bewitching Tristana Bewitching Tristana
Omega Squad Tristana Omega Squad Tristana
Chromaskins.png Chromas: Citrine, Emerald, Obsidian, Pearl, Sapphire
Little Demon Tristana Little Demon Tristana
Chromaskins.png Chromas: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Citrine, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Turquoise
  • She was community-voted to be her next skin.[5]
    • Other Tristana skin candidates were 'Sugar Rush Tristana' and 'Galactic Gunner Tristana'.[6]
    • The skin production process was made transparent with the community through Nexus posts. These included stages such as preproduction,[7] visuals and sound effects, model,[8] finishing.[9][10]
  • This skin was visually inspired by Demon Vi Demon Vi.
Pengu Cosplay Tristana Pengu Cosplay Tristana
Chromaskins.png Chromas: Citrine, Obsidian, Pearl, Peridot, Rose Quartz, Ruby


  • Tristana,Teemo Teemo, Lulu Lulu and Corki Corki are friends.
  • Rumble Rumble has an obvious (named his mech 'Tristy') crush on her.
  • Tristana finds Lulu Lulu to be quite a handful and bothersome yordle.
  • Draven Draven had encountered both Lulu Lulu and Tristana Tristana, fought and fled from them during his return trip from Basilich to Noxus Prime.
  • Graves captured Teemo Teemo for the bounty on yordles while Twisted Fate Twisted Fate refuses because "messing with Yordles brings a whole heap of trouble." Corki Corki, Lulu and Tristana Tristana fought Graves Graves when trying to save Teemo, which ended up in Graves being turned turned into a frog and the Yordles escaping.