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**monkow**:

i believe the max atk speed for anyone is 250% and she starts of at like 74% i think.

No, the maximum is 2.5 attacks per second. Everyone 'starts with' 100% attack speed. AS items multiply the base attack speed by whatever percentage they give.

Thus, Tristana (at lvl 18) has base attack speed of 1.013 attacks/s. Add in Berserker Greaves (25% attack speed) and you calculate 1.013*(1+0.25).

If you have more than one item, say Greaves (25%) and Malady (50%) you calculate 1.013*(1+0.25+0.5).

As for Trist's attack speed, quoting from my comment in another thread.

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**Basilisk9466**:

I'm a little uncertain about how to build Tristana these days, actually, as the new patch is making me wonder whether it's a multiplicative bonus or an additive one. It makes a pretty big difference.

If it's multiplicative, it's insane. 2.5/1.9 = 1.316, 1.316/1.013 = 1.299. Translated, if you have items and runes which add up to over a 30% AS bonus, you're wasting it.

If it's additive, 2.5/1.013 = 2.468, 2.468-0.9 = 1.568. Translated, you max out with runes/items adding up to around 55%.

Either way, I waste a huge amount of damage on my current Trist build, so definite reworking needed...

Just to break down the maths there a little. In the multiplicative case, it means that you current attack speed (including items) is increased by 90%. To work out the maximum, we take the hardcap of 2.5, and divide by that 90% increase. We then divide that number by the base attack speed to work out the maximum items you can have.

If it's additive, the Rapid Fire bonus acts like another AS item, so we divide the hardcap by the base, then subtract 0.9 from the result.