Corki is a mixed damage mid-lane champion. Corki struggles in the early game, he uses his spells early on to farm up and poke down the enemy before getting your 3 core items. Once you get your 3 core items you become a late-game carry. With Corki, make sure you keep an eye on when your Package (Passive) is up and available in base. Make sure when it is available that you go back to base and pick it up. This grants Corki bonus movement speed and an empowered cast of Valkyrie (2nd Ability).
Corki can also be played in the duo lane/adc, make sure to check the alternative build at the top of the page! With Corki adc the build and the playstyle is the same as mid lane as Corki benefits a lot from attack damage andplaying passive.
Corki's attacks deal 20% physical damage and 80% magic damage. This means that even if Corki builds attack damage items, he will still deal mainly magic damage. Because of his passive, he is a good duo lane pick if most of your team has physical damage and he is also a great mid lane champion thanks to the the conversion, as he will scale well into the mid/late game.
Corki also has 'The Package'. After 4 minutes, the package is delivered to Corki's base. Corki can pick it up to gain the ability to cast Special Delivery, which grants him bonus movement speed while out of combat for a minute. This makes Corki one of the strongest champions in big objective fights (Baron, Dragon and Herald). Special Delivery does a lot of damage and can change a teamfight so keep that in mind before you pick up the Package in base.
Corki fires a bomb, dealing magic damage and granting vision of the area. This ability is great for the laning phase as it allows you to poke down the enemy and also play safe using it to farm.
Corki can also use Phosphorus Bomb to reveal invisible champions (e.g. Akali, Wukong) and to check bushes before walking into them to see if there are any hidden champions ready to ambush.
Corki dashes forward, leaving a flaming zone that deals magic damage over time for a few seconds. This ability is Corki's mobility ability. Valkyrie should be used to escape and go over walls to keep your distance from the enemies. When you pick up The Package, Valkyrie will turn into Special Delivery.
Special Delivery knocks enemies aside and the zone does more damage for a longer time, slowing enemies that cross over it. As soon as you use Special Delivery, you can use Valkyrie straight after so you can follow up with Special Delivery aggressively and then use Valkyrie to escape.
Corki fires his Gatling gun, dealing physical damage plus magic damage over time for a few seconds. This ability shreds armor and magic resist for a few seconds. This makes Corki a great pick against tank and fighter champions who tend to build defense items.
When you use Gatling Gun, you can still auto attack and use other abilities which is important so you can deal more damage when you shred the armor and magic resistance.
Corki fires a missile dealing magic damage. Every third missile fired deals bonus magic damage and has increased range and blast radius.
Make sure to use this ability frequently during team fights and in the laning phase to stack up your Tear of the Goddess faster and get the proc from the Spellblade passive from Trinity Force.
Corki has a great mix of ability power and attack damage in his kit making him a great champion and a very hard champion to itemize against. Corki also benefits a lot from critical strike damage. Essence Reaver is a great first item that gives Corki Attack Damage, Critical Strike Chance and Ability Haste so his abilities are off cooldown more often. And the Essence Reaver passive (Mana Siphon) helps Corki with restoring more mana as this can sometimes be a problem. After Essence Reaver you want to focus on more Critical Strike chance so Corki can always deal a lot of critical strike damage.
With Corki you will be auto-attacking and spamming your spells a lot and most of the time they will be hitting enemies. This allows Corki to stack up Conquerer really fast to get that extra damage.
Helps Corki in the early game as this where he struggles the most. Brutal allows Corki to last hit minions easier and trade better with the enemy champion.
Corki will be involved in a lot of team fights especially when he gets his package. Hunter Titan helps Corki get that little bit of health per unique takedown to help him survive a bit more.
A great rune for if you get low in the laning phase and need that extra bit of healing and get free money.
In the laning phase, Corki is not the strongest, however, he is a super safe champion. You can use Valkyrie (2nd Ability) to get out of a bad situation and go back to your tower. You also have Phosphorus Bomb (1st Ability) to poke out the enemies and to last hit minions at range. At 4 minutes in the game, you will hear a sound! This will be your Package (Passive), make sure you go back to base and pick it up. This will give you a chance to roam and get some kills.
If Corki has reached this point of the game, you have your core items and a few kills under your belt, Corki really becomes a late-game carry. Make sure you always listen out and keep track of when your Package (Passive) is up and available as this will help a lot. You want to make sure you are always grouped with your team, most of the time you are the main damage output, so if you get caught by yourself and die then your team is in trouble.
Corki is a great starter champion if you want to play in the mid lane. He is a super safe champion to play especially in the laning phase and you can carry the game the later it goes on.
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