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How to play Corki

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GabeJediKnight

Senior Member

02-24-2011

Ok, everyone seems to say he is fine. I used to play him before the "buffs" and then subsequent rape. I can't seem to play him anymore, I feel incredibly squishy and don't seem to do any damage.
I used to play like so:

Runes: armor pen quints and red, mana regen/level seals, cdr glyphs

summoner spells: exhaust ghost

Masteries: 9/0/21

Build: doran's blade, rush IE, merc treads (sometimes zerker when not real cc threat), old LW then it depended on match

Skill order: q first then R>E>Q>W

Now the way I played him was to farm up (mid prefarably or solo top) and once I get my bf sword roam around. I'd jump on people with E going q and just watch them melt as I spammed missiles. This is obviously a big no no with the current corki. So I ask, how do you play corki viably? I tried the manamune trinity build and got destroyed, perhaps because of my playstyle or because I didn't get a solo lane.

tl;dr I suck with corki, I need advice


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Sturmhard

Senior Member

02-24-2011

corkis E was hit hard by the "bug fix"

you are now much more reliant on a team that keeps you safe ánd does well. if you are in a weak team you will never be able to snowball like other carries. if you are in a decent team though you can still do your job.


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Reptar

Senior Member

02-24-2011

Prioritize Q, its a GREAT harass in lane.

Q, Auto attack once-twice, move back, rinse, repeat, that burst damage is enough to make trades with most mid-champs well worth it, not to mention the 35% miss chance they have after that can mean either missed harass from auto attacks on you, or missed last hits.

Also, a lot of players will argue that getting an early sheen into an eventual tri-force is great, due to his ability to spam rockets for procs and his passive.

IIRC, the "Tri-force build" looks something like

Mana Crystal+pots
boots+tear
manamune+boots 2
Sheen
Black Cleaver (or some other heavy AD item, cant remember)
Tri Force
Banshees
*situational*

Manamune gives you the mana needed to actually harass with corki, one of two champions I consider getting manamune on (urgot being the other)


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Chairman Stalin

Senior Member

02-24-2011

Quote:
GabeJediKnight:
Ok, everyone seems to say he is fine. I used to play him before the "buffs" and then subsequent rape. I can't seem to play him anymore, I feel incredibly squishy and don't seem to do any damage.
I used to play like so:

Runes: armor pen quints and red, mana regen/level seals, cdr glyphs

summoner spells: exhaust ghost

Masteries: 9/0/21

Build: doran's blade, rush IE, merc treads (sometimes zerker when not real cc threat), old LW then it depended on match

Skill order: q first then R>E>Q>W

Now the way I played him was to farm up (mid prefarably or solo top) and once I get my bf sword roam around. I'd jump on people with E going q and just watch them melt as I spammed missiles. This is obviously a big no no with the current corki. So I ask, how do you play corki viably? I tried the manamune trinity build and got destroyed, perhaps because of my playstyle or because I didn't get a solo lane.

tl;dr I suck with corki, I need advice



Manamune > Trinity force is best build ive played with corki. Also i would grab Flash or Ignite over Exhaust. Corki has enough front end dmg to destroy most people with an W > E > Q > R > IGNITE combo. And if you want to escape , Flash is much better than exhaust because it can juke multiple people. But you should start ganking side lanes come mid game , corki starts to be very potent earlier than most carries.


Ultimately corki is not a pure auto attack champ. Gotta use all hes abilities so items like IE are a no no (abilities don't crit). I usually grab black clever and BV in no specific order after manamune and trinity.


OK GL


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GabeJediKnight

Senior Member

02-24-2011

Ok, thanks I'll try it tonight


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