Fiddlesticks Build: What Pros are Building on Reworked Fiddlesticks

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To figure out the best Fiddlesticks build, we look to the pros for inspiration!

Fiddlesticks’s rework has been live for a few days and, while he’s not an S tier jungler out the gate plenty of players are trying to get their hands on his kit. If you’re playing him for the first time (please don’t first-time him in ranked), you might be wondering if his build has changed. To know what the best Fiddlesticks build is, we took a look at what the pros are doing as far as his position, runes, and items.


Per OP.GG, there has been a fairly even split of play in the jungle and support roles, with the scales tipping slightly towards the jungle (58% jungle, 42% support). However, when it comes to pro players, the only two players who have put significant time into Fiddlesticks are junglers. Both 100 Thieves starting jungler William “Meteos” Hartman and former Dignitas mid laner Danny “Shiphtur” Le both have multiple games on Fiddlesticks in the jungle.

For support, however, no pro players seem to be considering Fiddlesticks as a viable pick. The only two pro players I could find that played the reworked Fiddlesticks in solo queue are Vitality support Jakub “Jactroll” Skurzyński and Gen.G support Kim “Life” Jeong-min. Both only played one game on the new Fiddlesticks.

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Between the two junglers, there is actually a large divergence between Meteos and Shiphtur in terms of their Fiddlesticks build. Meteos has reliably been running Predator as the keystone rune, while Shiphtur has run Dark Harvest more often.

In the Domination tree, both players exclusively run Cheap Shot and Eyeball Collection. For the last rune, though, they diverge with Shiphtur running Ultimate Hunter for the lower cooldown on that high-impact ult. On the other hand, Meteos runs Ingenious Hunter for a lower cooldown on item actives (likely for Zhonya’s Hourglass).

They also disagree in terms of the secondary tree. Shiphtur consistently runs Inspiration secondary (with Magical Footwear and Cosmic Insight), while Meteos swaps between Inspiration (Cosmic Insight as well, but with Perfect Timing instead) and Sorcery (Nimbus Cloak/Waterwalking) as his secondary runes. Both agree to run two adaptive damage stat shards, but the last defensive shard is based on what damage the enemy primarily does.

For the support build, both Life and Jactroll basically agree on the runes. They both run Aftershock, Bone Plating as a minor rune (they differ between Font of Life vs Demolish and Unflinching vs Overgrowth as the other minor runes). They also both run Inspiration secondary with Hextech Flashtraption and Biscuit Delivery as their minor runes and the same stat shards as the junglers.


On the other hand, the junglers are almost in complete agreement when it comes to the items in their Fiddlesticks build. Both go Chilling Smite with Runic Echoes first into Zhonya’s Hourglass as the second item. For the third item, it looks like both will attempt to go Oblivion Orb and sit on it before going into Void Staff, but the games usually end before the third items are completed. The supports also build these same two core items as well.

One place that the pros do disagree on, though, is boot selection. Now, supports will both rush Mobility Boots, unsurprisingly, but Meteos prefers Sorcerer’s Shoes while Shiphtur gets Lucidity Boots.

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However, when you consider Meteos is running Ingenious Hunter while Shiphtur runs Ultimate Hunter, it’s clear this is due to a philosophical difference of opinion in playstyle. While Shiphtur is more concerned with setting up more ultimates, it seems that Meteos cares more about getting damage out before dying. It’s hard to say which is the “correct” philosophy, but these are two good starting builds for you to experiment with.