League of Legends Champion Profile: Tristana, the Yordle Gunner

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If you’re interested in picking up a new AD Carry then look no further than Tristana. This champion profile outlines the strengths, weaknesses, and tips for playing the Yordle Gunner in solo queue.

Currently, the League of Legends meta has shifted towards more early game focus and champions that spike with one/two items. Tristana does not fit this criteria, but by no means does that prevent you from trying her out in your next solo queue game!

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The Bandle City marksman is the perfect starter champion for those looking to get into the AD Carry role. Not only does she provide high late game damage, but also has a reliable escape to avoid dangerous situations. All in all, Tristana is an excellent option in the bottom lane, and while she may thrive in the later stages of the game, there’s always potential for her to take over the game by utilising her resets in lane.


Initially, Tristana grew up intrigued as to what the world had to offer, beyond her home of Bandle City. She set out to explore the mysterious lands of Runeterra, taking in breath-taking sights and awesome wonders that many other yordles would never have the chance to witness. However, her days of travelling were halted when she saw a bandlewood destroyed by a gang of marauders – an act that brought despair across Bandle City and the yordles.

From that day on Tristana began to guard the borders of Bandle City with her gun, Boomer, inspired by the black powder cannons of Bilgewater she recalled from her days of traversing Runeterra. As a result of the protection of her home and the surrounding bandlewoods, the Yordle Gunner has become a Bandle City legend, with many young yordles attempting to emulate her. Although she may find them annoying at times, Tristana is happy to train her group of “Bandle Gunners” and will always be found patrolling the outskirts of Bandle City, seeking out potential threats.

Best Quotes

“I bravely volunteer to charge in recklessly!”

“Locked, loaded, and ready to rocket!”

“Nothing a little gunpowder won’t fix!”

“Sometimes outnumbered, never outgunned.”

“A Bandle gunner never turns tail. Unless it’s to taunt you.”




AD Carry.