AP Warwick Top Guide (latest patch) - The unkillable hybrid AP beast!
Welcome to the AP Warwick Top guide 13.16, where we turn the wolf into a wizard and make enemies question their life choices!
AP Warwick Summoner Spells:
Flash: Essential for positioning, escaping, or engaging.
Ignite: Provides kill pressure in lane and reduces healing.
AP Warwick Runes:
- Lethal Tempo: Boosts attack speed after damaging an enemy champion.
- Presence of Mind: Restores mana and increases mana pool on takedowns.
- Legend: Tenacity: Provides tenacity based on champion takedowns.
- Last Stand: Increases damage dealt to champions while you're low on health.
- Bone Plating: Reduces damage from champion attacks or abilities.
- Revitalize: Boosts healing and shields.
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-140 HP (lvls 1-18)
AP Warwick Starting Items:
- Tear of the Goddess: Provides mana and scales into Muramana.
- Health Potion x2
AP Warwick Full Build/Items:
- Blade of the Ruined King: Provides lifesteal, attack speed, and an active slow.
- Riftmaker: Boosts omnivamp and deals bonus damage over time in combat.
- Muramana: Scales with mana and boosts your abilities' damage.
- Zhonya's Hourglass: Provides armor and a stasis active.
- Spirit Visage: Boosts healing and provides magic resist.
AP Warwick Ability Details & Skill Order:
Eternal Hunger (Passive): Warwick's basic attacks deal bonus magic damage. If Warwick is below half health, he heals the same amount. If Warwick is below a quarter health, this healing triples.
Jaws of the Beast (Q): Warwick lunges forward and bites his target, dealing damage and healing him.
Blood Hunt (W): Warwick senses enemies below 50% health, gaining movement speed toward and attack speed against them.
Primal Howl (E): Warwick reduces damage taken for a short duration. At the end, or if re-activated, he howls, causing nearby enemies to flee.
Infinite Duress (R): Warwick leaps in a direction, suppressing the first champion he collides with.
AP Warwick Top General Playstyle:
AP Warwick during the Laning Phase:
Focus on farming and trading with Q. Use W to chase down low-health enemies. E can be used defensively or to set up ganks.
AP Warwick in the Mid Game:
Look for skirmishes and use your ultimate to pick off isolated targets.
AP Warwick in the Late Game:
Stick with your team. Engage with R on high-priority targets in teamfights.
Warwick during Teamfighting:
Engage with R on a key target, then use E to reduce incoming damage. Focus on peeling for your carries or taking out the enemy backline.
Warwick around Objectives:
Dragon/Baron: Use W to get vision of low-health enemies approaching. Secure the objective with Q and smite.
AP Warwick Matchups:
Bad Matchup: Cassiopeia (She can ground you, preventing engages and she shoves faster).
Good Synergy: Yuumi (Provides additional sustain and utility).
Additional Advice on how to play AP Warwick:
Warwick's damage is primarily magic despite building AD items. Stacking AP can be beneficial due to his Q and passive scaling. This build is squishy, so consider getting an extra point in E at level 8 for more aggressive plays.
If your enemies aren't howling in confusion by now, you're probably doing it wrong. Thanks for sticking with the unkillable AP Warwick Top guide 13.16 – may your magic bites always surprise!