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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,which grants her 150/175 attack range respectively, 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 Spray and Pray Spray and Pray which grants him an auto attack range of 850.
  • 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


    "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".
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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
Tristana GuerillaCircle Guerilla Tristana
Tristana BuccaneerCircle Buccaneer Tristana
Tristana RocketGirlCircle Rocket Girl Tristana
Chromaskins Chromas: Navy, Orange, Purple
Tristana DragonTrainerCircle Dragon Trainer Tristana
Chromaskins Chromas: Emerald, Obsidian, Rainbow, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire
Tristana BewitchingCircle Bewitching Tristana
Tristana OmegaSquadCircle Omega Squad Tristana
Chromaskins Chromas: Citrine, Emerald, Obsidian, Pearl, Sapphire
Tristana LittleDemonCircle Little Demon Tristana
Chromaskins Chromas: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Citrine, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Turquoise
  • This skin shares the Demonic theme with:
  • She was community-voted to be her next skin.[4]
    • Other Tristana skin candidates were 'Sugar Rush Tristana' and 'Galactic Gunner Tristana'.[5]
    • The skin production process was made transparent with the community through Nexus posts. These included stages such as preproduction,[6] visuals and sound effects, model,[7] finishing.[8][9]
  • This skin was visually inspired by Vi DemonCircle Demon Vi.


  • Tristana and TeemoSquare Teemo are close friends.
  • RumbleSquare Rumble has an obvious (named his mech 'Tristy') crush on her.
  • Tristana finds LuluSquare Lulu to be quite a handful and bothersome yordle.
  • DravenSquare Draven had encountered both LuluSquare Lulu and TristanaSquare Tristana, fought and fled from them during his return trip from Basilich to Noxus Prime.


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