To figure out the best Rell builds, we look to the pros for inspiration!
With all the insanity brought to League of Legends Preseason 11, it was frankly shocking that Riot would elect to release a brand new champion into the mix. But, with, Rell’s recent release, players are scrambling to figure out which new items work best on her. For the best Rell builds, though, there’s no better source to look to than the pro players who have been spamming solo queue!
We’ll look at her most-played position, runes and masteries, and items as per the pro players that have been playing her in solo queue. Stats will be per U.GG which can let you see a particular player’s build path and give you some more info on the best Rell builds!
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Thusfar, pros have played Rell exclusively as a support. According to U.GG, she has a 100% presence in the support role among pros. While there have been rumblings of Rell top being a thing, the pros do not appear to think it’s that good. As a result, all Rell builds we discuss assume that she is being played in the support role.
The keystone in almost every Rell build is Aftershock. There have been one or two supports that experimented with Phase Rush, Conqueror, or Guardian, but Aftershock appears to be the go-to keystone rune.
In the Resolve tree, just about every pro takes the Unflinching rune. Most pros also take Bone Plating, but there are a few who have taken Second Wind in certain situations. The final rune in the Resolve tree, though, is a 50/50 split between Font of Life and Demolish.
Inspiration is the most common secondary tree with a mix of Cosmic Insight, Biscuit Delivery, Time Warp Tonic, Magical Footwear, and Hextech Flashtraption. There aren’t a lot of hard-and-fast rules for these secondary runes, but Biscuit Delivery is far and away the most common.
Finally, for stat shards there is simply no agreement across the board. You can go just about any shards depending on your playstyle and situation, but double armor shards does appear to be a more frequent build.
For items, the pro supports are split between Plated Steelcaps, Mercury Treads, and Boots of Swiftness. Though Plated Steelcaps are the most popular, it’s a near-even split, so just go by what works for the situation.
For the starting support item, Relic Shield is the choice across the board. There’s really no reason to go for any other support item choice, but the rest of the build is very flexible.
While Locket of the Iron Solari is the most popular Mythic item, some pros have tried going Turbo Chemtank for the extra engage option. If you are going Locket for your Mythic, though, pros have a solution for improved engages. A lot of supports are actually going Deadman’s Plate in combination with Locket, but some are going Deadman’s before completing Locket, making their Mythic item their second completed item.
After these two items (or Turbo Chemtank), pro Rell builds will go for typical tank support items like Knight’s Vow, Force of Nature, and Zeke’s Convergence. Again, which items you build in which order is situational.