League of Legends: Wild Rift, Blitzcrank is a Tank/Support hero commonly played in Dragon Lane. Blitzcrank is an A-tier durable champion with a good set of Stun, Knock up and Crowd Control and mostly does magic damage to enemies. In this guide, we will take a look at the best runes, spell, build, including tips and tricks to pave your way to victory with Blitzcrank in League of Legends: Wild Rift.
We have previously discussed how to master playing with other LoL Wild Rift heroes like Amumu, Master Yi, Jinx, Braum, Dr.Mundo, Akali, Yasuo, Singed, Jax, Darius, Kennen, Tristana, Varus, Ashe, Lulu and Miss Fortune. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on this guide of Blitzcrank. .
Blitzcrank is a champion with the common five skill sets of one passive and four actives. In this Blitzcrank guide, let’s see what are his abilities in LoL Wild rift, and when you can use which skill to get the best out of him.
Passive – Mana Barrier (Shield)
Blitzcrank’s passive grants him a shield if his HP drops down below 35% based on his current mana, which can absorb 90 damage up to 10 seconds.
Remember this effect has a long CD after activation so activates it wisely. Try to gank and rotate more aggressively when your passive is active as it lasts for 10 seconds which lasts longer than most team fights.
Skill 1 – Rocket Grab (CC)
Blitzcrank’s first skill is Rocket grab, he launches his right arm to pull the first enemy hit towards him while dealing 60/120/180/240 amount of magic damage and the enemy will be stunned for a while. This skill has its drawback and feedback too, if the enemy takes cover behind the minion then this skill can be dodged by the enemy champion or else Blitzcrank can interrupt the enemy’s jungler by pulling the creep they are trying to take down.
Skill 2 – Overdrive (Buff)
Overdrive grants Blitzcrank 70%/75%/80%/85% movement speed and 30%/40%/50%/60% attack speed boost for the next 4 seconds. After the effect recedes he is slowed by 30% for the next 1.5 seconds.
You can use this skill to catch up with your opponents to position yourself for a proper grab(hook). You can also use this ability to get back to your lane after recalling or respawn, side by side it will help you to rotate faster during a team fight.
Skill 3 – Power Fist (Knock Up)
Blitzcrank’s third skill enhances his next attack to deal critical damage and knock up the affected target while dealing 105 amount of physical(180%/200%/220%/240%) damage.
This skill is mainly used for initiation purposes or to keep the opponent in place after a successful hook.
Skill 4 – Static Field (AoE)
Blitzcrank’s Ultimate and it has two phases.
- Passive– When off cooldown static field has a passive component that makes Blitzcrank’s attack mark enemies and marked enemy receive 40/80/120 amount of magic damage after each second.
- Active– it is a short cooldown magic damage burst out silence skill. After casting it Blitzcrank releases a charge and silence the enemies for 1 second while dealing 200/325/400 amount of magic damage.
Use it carefully to burst down the enemies and prevent those who survive from escaping. This is a very useful skill during gank, so prioritize using it against your mobile opponents with blink/dash skills.
Skill up Methods for Blitzcrank
Unlock and level up skill 1 until it’s maxed. Then start leveling up skill 2 followed by skill 3. Ultimate Skill 4 whenever available.
Invest skill points in overdrive to increase Blitzcrank’s movement speed bonus. It is better to spend points in overdrive over power fist cause the knock up duration does not scale with level.
Best Runes Setup and Spells for Blitzcrank in League of Legends: Wild Rift
Aftershock will activate after immobilizing an enemy hero and then it grants Blitzcrank an extra defense. Not only that it will also provide Blitzcrank a burst of magic damage which scales with armor. Blitzcrank has 2 CC abilities so activating this rune is very easy.
It synergies with Blitzcrank’s CC abilities. This rune helps Blitzcrank to control enemies and controlled enemies will take 5% more damage.
Must for bonus health and slow resistance. Which will help him to survive on the battlefield.
Set it as your minor rune; it will increase your movement speed when near an allied hero and unique takedowns will also grant 50 golds to both of you.
Blitzcrank does not have any blink skills so he can not escape from a tricky situation. Flash is very essential for Blitzcrank, which will help him to teleport a short distance in a designated direction; to escape death, chase dot life enemies, or to perform a perfect Ultimate.
Since Blitzcrank deals magical damage and a melee hero so along with his critical damage Ignite spell will work properly during a team fight to secure kills.
Best Builds for Blitzcrank in League of Legends: Wild Rift
You can try many builds on Blitzcrank. All you have to do just follow the enemy’s pick and then decide the role on the battlefield. Try to do focus on the items that grant you Tenacity, Magical damage. Now here is the core build which gives you and your team more survivability and utility.
Core Build for Sustain and Utility
This is the core item for Blitzcrank. It will provide +40 MR(Magic Resist), +40 AR(Armor), +150 Mana, +10 Ability haste. Which will amplify Blitzcrank’s skill 3 and boosts ally attack damage for 10 seconds. Ally’s attacks burn the enemy for 30% magic damage over 2 seconds. Not only that this item’s unique passive (Frostfire Covenant) will also deal an extra 40 amount of magic damage if Blitzcrank slows a burning enemy.
Build Boots of swiftness in the primary stage to gain extra movement speed and then upgrade it to Swift Stone plate. It will increase your HP by 65% while reducing damage dealt by 60% for the next 4 seconds. Blitzcrank increases his HP by 130% if there are three or more enemy champions nearby.
This is the second core item for him. This item grants Blitzcrank +350 Max HP, +40 Armor, +10 Ability haste. When you or your ally take damage from a hero/turret/monsters, then both of you will receive a +125 shield 20% increased movement speed for the next 1.5 seconds.
Dead Man’s Plate
This defense item will provide you +300 max HP and +50 Armor. It’s a stack base movement speed boosting item scaled with magic damage. The more you move, the stack(capped at 100 stacks)will increase. Whenever you do melee attacks its passive(Crushing Blow) will expand max momentum and slows them by 50%.
This is a very useful item for Blitzcrank. This item will provide +300Max HP, +40 Magic Resistance, +300Mana, +10 ability haste. Also this item’s passive (Eternity) restore Mana and Regen HP equal to 20% of mana spent(capped at 25 health per cast).
This item’s another passive (Abyssal) deal 15% bonus magic damage to nearby heroes.
It will reduce the damage from the critical strike by 15% and also reduces enemy attack speed. This item will help you to deal with the ranged champion in the late game.
This item will grant +50 Armor, +450 Mana, and +25 Ability Haste. Side by side its unique passive (Spellblade) will help you to deal bonus physical damage and creates an icy field that will slow down the enemies by 30% for 2 seconds.
Its unique passive (Thorns) will reflect 25 magic damage to enemies after getting hit by an attack. It will provide Singed +75 armor and inflicts the enemy with Grievous Wounds.
This item is very useful in the late phase and it will provide you +45 attack damage, +40 armor. But not only that, it’s generally used to resurrect Heroes. Upon taking a lethal blow from enemy champions your hero will be revived again with 50% base health and 30% mana. Remember it’s CDR-180s.
League of Legends: Wild Rift Blitzcrank Gameplay Tips
Blitzcrank is a sustained melee champion played as the support with ADR in Dragon lane. You can play 2-2-1 rotation in the early phase then you can easily switch your lane to help your team. According to his gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our League of Legends: Wild Rift Blitzcrank guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game in the game.
At the start of the game buy Null Magic Mantle; then head towards the Dragon lane and place wards in the enemy’s jungle near the buff. Then try to invade it with the help of your marksman or else pull the buff monster and reset its HP.
It will surely tilt your enemy but be careful as you increase your rank you will find more enemies who will be expecting this move. Otherwise, you can simply help your MM to farm faster by clearing lanes. Do not indulge yourself in an unnecessary team fight until you reach level 5.
After completing Zeke’s Convergence focus on your boot according to the enemy team but do not upgrade it to the enchanted part. Your main objective is to protect your ally and push turret so whenever you get that opportunity try to rotate in the mid lane for a successful gank. Buy Kindlegem in this stage so that you can upgrade it to Protector’s Vow or Warmog‘s Armor according to your need. Use the brushes and fog of war to your advantage, casting your skill 1 while you are invisible to the enemy will surely catch them by surprise. Try to hook enemies near the wall. You can combine Rocket grab plus flash for a longer hook.
In this phase, Blitzcrank shines the most. Do not hesitate to guard your allies cause now you are tanky enough to initiate any team fight, cast your skills on enemy squishy heroes to gain the battlefield advantage. Keep an eye on the map and rotate with your damage dealer.
Repeat the skill combos which are used in the mid-phase. And one last thing helps your jungler/ally to take elemental drakes, at least provide them the vision to avoid enemy ganking.
Combos for Blitzcrank
- Skill 1+ Skill 3+ Basic Attack
- Skill 1+ Skill 2+ Skill 3+ Basic Attack+ Ignite
- Flash+ Skill 1+ Skill 3+ Ignite+ Skill 2+ Basic Attack
- Flash+ Skill 1+ Skill 3+ Skill 4+ Skill 2 +Ignite
- Skill 2+ Skill 3+ Basic Attack+ Skill 1+ Skill 4+ Ignite+ Basic Attack
|Champs that Blitzcrank can counter
|Champs that counter Blitzcrank
Additionally, Blitzcrank forms strong pairs and serves as Best Combos with Jinx, Ezreal, and Vayne.
We can conclude that Blitzcrank is an easy to play Tank with high sustain and enormous CC. Therefore, keep in mind that your HP is quite much but don’t try to get crowd controlled by the enemies which will hamper your taking ability. With the above guide, you can easily practice Blitzcrank in LoL Wild Rift, and before heading to play ranked matches practice a little bit in the PVP mode.
That’s all for today’s League of Legends: Wild Rift Blitzcrank Guide. Do you prefer to use Blitzcrank in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!