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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 fourth longest possible basic attack range in the game with Range icon 669 units at level 18, right after JinxSquare Jinx's Switcheroo! Fishbones at rank 4/5, Kog'MawSquare Kog'Maw when he uses his Bio-Arcane Barrage Bio-Arcane Barrage, which grants him a range of 710, and TwitchSquare Twitch when he uses Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat which grants him an auto attack range of 850 but changes his attacks to skillshots.
  • Her dance references a typical soldier's stationary marching while singing a military cadence.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.


TristanaSquare old 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.
TristanaSquare Tristana, the Yordle Gunner


    "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".
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    "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 "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:
      Tristana OriginalCircle  
      Rumble OriginalCircle "Now we're cookin!"
      Tristana OriginalCircle  
      Corki OriginalCircle "Bombs away!"'
      Tristana OriginalCircle  
      Vi OriginalCircle "Nope!"
      • This quote may also be a reference to the video Nope.avi


Tristana OriginalCircle Original Tristana
Tristana RiotGirlCircle Riot Girl Tristana
Tristana EarnestElfCircle Earnest Elf Tristana
Tristana FirefighterCircle 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.
Tristana GuerillaCircle Guerilla Tristana
Tristana BuccaneerCircle Buccaneer Tristana
Tristana RocketGirlCircle Rocket Girl Tristana
Chromaskins Chromas: Navy, Orange, Purple
Tristana DragonTrainerCircle Dragon Trainer Tristana
Tristana BewitchingCircle Bewitching Tristana
Tristana OmegaSquadCircle Omega Squad Tristana
Chromaskins Chromas: Citrine, Emerald, Obsidian, Pearl, Sapphire
Little Demon Tristana Little Demon Tristana


  • Tristana and TeemoSquare Teemo are close friends.
  • RumbleSquare Rumble has an obvious (named his mech 'Tristy') crush on her.


  1. Rhys, Guto (2015) Approaching the Pictish language: historiography, early evidence and the question of Pritenic, p. 223
  2. http://www.wales.ac.uk/Resources/Documents/Research/CelticLanguages/EnglishProtoCelticWordList.pdf, p. 17
  3. Matasovic, An etymological lexicon of Proto-Celtic, p. 261
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