Cruel, malicious, and cunning, the Chain Warden has come from the Shadow Isles into the Rift prepared to torment the souls of his opponents for all eternity. Primarily known to wreak havoc in the duo lane, he is a tank support with his kit revolving mostly around heavy CC. Being a weak early game champion, he relies mostly on his unique passive for armor and damage. In this guide, we will take a closer look at the best runes, spells, and builds, including the tips and tricks to swing your way to victory with Thresh in League of Legends: Wild Rift.
Thresh comes with a lot of CC in his kit which includes stun, slows, and knock-up. He is an interesting champion to play with since he has the potential of both saving his allies from sticky situations or cornering his opponents with no room for escape. The trick to successfully play with the Chain Warden is to know how to engage in teamfights and what combos to use since he relies mainly on the combos of his abilities. Let’s get into the Chain Warden’s abilities. We had also done a basic overview on Thresh earlier as he took his first footsteps in the Rift.
We also have previously discussed how to master playing with LoL Wild Rift heroes like Ammu, Master Yi, Jinx, Braum, Dr Mundo, Akali, Yasuo, Singed, Jax, Darius, Ashe, Lulu, Miss Fortune, Blitzcrank, Teemo, Xayah, Rakan, Corki, Shyvana, Janna, Katarina, Leona, Pantheon, Diana, Galio, Fiora, Rammus, Sona, Kai’Sa, Rengar, Kha’Zix, Nasus, Renekton, Irelia, Riven, Nami, Soraka, Graves, Senna, Lucian, and Akshan. Without further ado, let us welcome Thresh on the stage.
Thresh is known to be a turret hugger during the laning phase due to his low survivability in the early stages of the game. However, it does not make him any less of a threat because of his unique kit and outplay potential when played in the right hands. has a passive and a total of 4 abilities, the last one being the Ultimate. In this Thresh guide, we are going to see how his abilities in LoL Wild Rift work and when you should use which skill to be in the best shape in the current rank season.
Damnation – Passive
Thresh can harvest the Souls of enemies that die near him, each soul permanently granting him 1.5 Armor and 1.5 Ability Power. Enemy champions, large minions, and monsters each drop a soul that can be picked up by Thresh either by coming near to the soul or by dropping his 2nd ability on the souls. The souls each grant him 1.5 Armor and 1.5 Ability Power. Collecting souls is crucial for Thresh since he does not gain any Armor while leveling up.
Ability 1 – Death Sentence
- Cooldown: 18s
- Mana cost: 70
Throws out a scythe, stunning the first unit hit and pulling them in for 1.5 seconds. The scythe does 80 magic damage (80+ 50%) and grants True Sight for the duration. Recast: Dashes to the bound enemy. Cooldown is reduced by 3 seconds if it hits an enemy.
Thresh throws out his scythe in the target direction, catching the first enemy it hits, dealing them magic damage, hooking them for 1.5 seconds during which the target is stunned giving Thresh and his allies True Vision of the enemy meaning the enemy will still be visible even if they cast an invisibility spell.
Hitting the unit will reduce Death Sentence’s cooldown by 3 seconds. Recast: Recasting the ability will enable Thresh to cast Deathly Leap causing him to dash towards the enemy champion and being able to attack the enemy upon arrival.
Ability 2 – Dark Passage
- Cooldown: 22s
- Mana cost: 50
Throws a Lantern to a target location, allowing an ally to tap the Minion Button to dash to Thresh. The Lantern also grants a shield to Thresh and the first ally comes near it, absorbing up to 55 damage (55+ 0 Soul collected) for 4 seconds.
Thresh throws his lantern at the target location which lasts for 6 seconds or until he moves too far away from it. Thresh and the first allied champion to come near the lantern are granted a shield for 4 seconds. The ally can select the Minion button while in the proximity of the lantern to dash towards Thresh.
Ability 3 – Flay
- Cooldown: 10.5s
- Mana cost: 60
Passive: Basic attacks deal additional 0 to 58 magic damage (0 Souls to 0 Souls + 100%) based on how long since he last attacked. Thresh’s basic attack deals bonus damage with the ratio increasing during the duration Thresh does not fast his basic attack capping at 10 seconds. It is displayed as a yellow bar under the health and mana bars above Thresh’s head.
Activate: Thresh whips his chains, pulling or pushing enemies in the direction of the swing. Enemies hit are also slowed by 20% for 1 second and take 65 magic damage (65 + 40 %). Thresh sweeps his chain along the ground in a broad line knocking up the enemies’ hit and slowing them by 20% for 1 second. Enemies are knocked towards Thresh if the ability is targeted forward. Enemies have been knocked away from Thresh if the ability is targeted backward.
Ultimate – The Box
- Cooldown: 110s
- Mana cost: 100
Creates a prison of spectral walls, slowing champions by 99% for 2 seconds and dealing 250 magic damage (250+100%). Walls break after one collision, and after one is broken, the rest deal half damage and slow for the half duration. An enemy cannot be affected by multiple walls simultaneously.
Thresh surrounds himself with a prison of spectral walls each one lasting for up to 4 seconds. The walls break upon contact dealing the first champion hit magic and damage and slowing them by 99% for 2 seconds. Other enemies who walk across the wall take no damage and are slowed by 1 second.
Skill Up Methods for Thresh
Level up the ultimate whenever available.
- Unlock 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
- Max 1st, 3rd, and 2nd.
Best Runes Setup and Spells for Thresh in Wild Rift
Aftershock is built for Thresh seeing as how 3 of his abilities are CC. It gives his kit overall an extra edge making room for outplaying.
This rune scales incredibly well during the laning phase since it grants Thresh and his ally 5% bonus damage after impairing the movement of enemy champions.
Thresh does not have a lot of armor during the early stages of the game. This rune gives him and his ally a bit more survivability during the laning phase.
Because his kit is already built for hunting his opponents, this is the best rune for Thresh since it gives him more mobility making it easier for him to hunt down his enemies. Packhunter can be replaced with Pathfinder to make Thresh a roaming support.
- Flash – Flash is crucial for Thresh because they give him more combo advantages
- Heal or Exhaust – Heal is always recommended for supports due to it being a lifesaver for supports and their allies. However, if Thresh is being played in a more aggressive playstyle, Exhaust can also be picked to give a higher of securing a kill.
Best Builds for Thresh in League of Legends: Wild Rift
Our Thresh guide in League of Legends: Wild Rift contains the best builds for him in the game.
- Zeke’s Convergence
- Protector’s Vow
- Ionian Boots of Lucidity built into Ionian Locket
- Force of Nature
- Randuin’s Omen
Instead of Protector’s Vow, Deadman’s Plate can also be built to give Thresh more of an offensive advantage during the laning phase. Alternatively, Guardian’s Angel can also be built but it’s not recommended. If the enemies have a lot of AD on their team, it’s advisable to build Plated Steelcaps instead of Ionian Boots to have more armor. Force of Nature can be replaced with Abyssal Mask if the enemy has Grievous Wounds in their build to give Thresh more survivability during teamfights.
League of Legends: Wild Rift Thresh Gameplay Tips
Thresh is a complicated champion to master with an insane potential of outplaying his opponents due to his unique set of abilities. It needs to be remembered that the Wild Rift’s Map is a mirror so one needs to understand the map side before starting to lane. According to her gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our League of Legends: Wild Rift Thresh guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game.
Thresh is a weak support during the laning phase since he does not gain any Armor by leveling up and relies on souls for Armor. However, what makes him a very strong pick even for the early game is his ability to make sure his opponents have no room for escape due to his 1st and 3rd ability. The combo of the 1st and 3rd goes incredibly well mainly due to the stun of his 1st ability and the further pull from his 3rd. Not only that, Thresh is excellent for saving himself and his allies from sticky situations by using his 3rd ability to push away his opponents or throwing his lantern near his allies to help them quickly get out of an ambush and dash towards Thresh.
His kit is unique and interesting with a lot of combos that can be played and experimented with. The tricky bit about Thresh is collecting souls because he has to get very close to the souls to collect them. However, if Thresh finds himself constantly being blocked by his opponents, his 2nd ability can be thrown on the souls and the souls will directly go in his lantern. He is a melee champion but his abilities have a lot of range meaning he can safely hook and stun his enemies from a distance.
Thresh gets a lot stronger during the mid-game and his abilities give his allies a strong chance of securing some easy kills. His hooks are not always easy to land making him an advanced champion but in the hands of a skilled player, he is the kind of support who can send his allies on a rampage. Using the combo of his 1st with his Ult and 3rd ability is bound to give his team a guaranteed kill due to the insane amount of CC.
Thresh is also excellent as a kiting champion because of his ability to stun and push away his enemies giving himself and his allies enough time to get away from sticky situations. He is not the best 1v1 champion because of his low Attack Damage, regardless, he’s a very strong pick for teamfights. He scales incredibly well against matchups like Lux, Ezreal, Tristana, and Soraka mainly because of his insane Attack Range.
During the late game is when Thresh truly begins to shine. By this time, Thresh has gained enough souls to be able to dive in and engage headfirst into teamfights. Using his Ultimate and then his 3rd ability is a sure way of securing kills. Opponents can easily Flash out of his Ultimate without breaking any walls but using his 3rd ability right after his ultimate will ensure that they get hit by the walls giving them a really low chance of getting away alive especially if Thresh has his allies with him.
He can also place his lantern behind him if his allies are too far and engage in the teamfight. The lantern will help his allies dash quickly towards him after which Thresh can use his 1st ability to stun and hook his opponents, making sure they don’t get away.
Combos to be used for Thresh in Wild Rift
- 1st ability + 3rd ability (pull) + 2nd ability
- Ultimate + 3rd ability
- 1st ability + 1st ability (recast) + 3rd ability + Ultimate + 2nd ability
- 1st ability (windup) + Flash (1st ability hook) + Ultimate + 2nd ability
Thresh, despite being considerably weak in the early game has insane outplay potential due to his unique kit. Collecting souls are absolutely crucial for Thresh since that is his source of Armor and AD during the late game. There are countless ways Thresh’s abilities can be utilized since he is a very multidimensional champion.
Players can get creative with their abilities experimenting with new ways to capture and torment their opponents. He is one of the strongest supports in the game making him a ban-worthy champion in ranked matches because once he catches you, there’s a very low chance you can get away alive. This guide will certainly be exciting to see what kind of plays the summoners make with Thresh in Wild Rift.
That’s all for today’s League of Legends: Wild Rift Thresh Guide. Do you prefer to use Thresh in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!