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Off-Meta Bot Lane: How To Master Rengar & Ivern

News 01-01-2024 12:00

Feeling a bit tired of the same old ADCs in Bot Lane? Looking for a killer combo to boost your Ranked climb? No stress, I've got the perfect Bot Lane pick for you. It's a bit out of the ordinary, but trust me, it's a game-changer and one of the coolest combos you can try out right now.

Rengar and Ivern
You usually wouldn't see these two in the bot lane | © Riot Games

Hey gamers! Remember those funky Garen/Yuumi or Sona/Taric combos in pro play? Well, I've got a cool new bot lane pair for you to try out in SoloQ.

Let's chat about Rengar and Ivern. These two are crushing it with a 60.82% win rate in Emerald and higher – impressive, huh?

They might seem like weird picks in the bot lane at first glance, but their synergy, item builds, and power spikes are something else. Let me break it down for you.

Rengar & Ivern in the Bot Lane: Synergies & Strategies

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Rengar and Ivern are total powerhouses early in the game. When teamed up, they become one of the strongest lanes out there.

The synergy is pretty straightforward. Rengar leaps from bushes and gains a passive stack. And what does Ivern do? Exactly, he creates bushes.

A skilled Rengar/Ivern duo can make Rengar pounce on any target, anytime.

And let's not forget, their combined one-shot potential and survivability are off the charts.

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POV: You are the enemy ADC | © Riot Games

Just keep pushing that early advantage, especially in mid-game when taking down the ADC becomes crucial. By late game, you're back to one-shotting them again.

Rengar & Ivern: Builds & Runes

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Rengar

Rengar's go-to runes are Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, and Last Stand, plus Bone Plating and Revitalize.

For summoner spells, pick Barrier and Ignite. Skip Flash – you'll get more value from straight combat power.

Start with Doran's Blade, then aim for Goredrinker and Ravenous Hydra. Prioritize maxing your Q first, followed by W.

This build gives Rengar insane survivability through life regen, amplified by Ivern's shielding and CC.

Ivern

For Ivern, choose Guardian with Font of Life, Bone Plating, and Revitalize. You could switch to Summon Aery, but Guardian is generally better.

Start with Relic Shield and pick Exhaust and Heal for summoner spells. This gives you four combat spells in lane. Your item build should be Moonstone followed by Redemption.

Ivern's main role? Shield Rengar and set up strategic bushes.

Rengar & Ivern: Power Spikes & Counters

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Ivern dunking on opponents | © Riot Games

In the laning phase, Rengar and Ivern dominate. Coordinate with your jungler for objectives and dives.

Remember to wrap things up early, as certain ADCs can outscale you later on.

When thinking about bans, consider Vayne as she's a tough counter. Also, watch out for champs like Draven or Kog'Maw. If they get ahead, laning can become a real headache.

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Tim Ladegast

Tim is working on his Bachelor's degree in Media Studies at the University of Bayreuth. His passion for video games led him to intern at EarlyGame, where he presents the latest patch notes, champion guides and off-meta strategies for League...