Shadow Assassin Rhaast
This champion was updated in the latest Patch 3.5a

Shadow Assassin Build Guide for Wild Rift

Build Shadow Assassin with confidence with the help of WildRiftFire's build guides. Whether you are completely new to Shadow Assassin or looking to refine your playstyle, we will help you take your Wild Rift game to the next level. Learn Shadow Assassin's abilities in detail, the best items to build, which skills to level first, and more. Shadow Assassin is ranked Tier A+ (Jungle) in our Champion Tier List
Shadow Assassin
Shadow Assassin Jungle The Shadow Reaper
Patch 3.5a
Recommended Role Jungle

Shadow Assassin's Item Build

Starting Item
Long Sword
Long Sword
Core Items
Youmuu's Ghostblade
Youmuu's Ghostblade
Duskblade of Draktharr
Duskblade of Draktharr
Serpent's Fang
Serpent's Fang
Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Stasis
Stasis
Final Build
Youmuu's Ghostblade
Youmuu's Ghostblade
Duskblade of Draktharr
Duskblade of Draktharr
Serpent's Fang
Serpent's Fang
Serylda's Grudge
Serylda's Grudge
Edge of Night
Edge of Night
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Stasis
Stasis

Shadow Assassin's Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Smite
Smite
Chilling Smite
Chilling Smite
Runes
Electrocute
Electrocute
Triumph
Triumph
Hunter - Titan
Hunter - Titan
Hunter - Genius
Hunter - Genius

Shadow Assassin's Skill Order

The Darkin Scythe: Shadow Assassin The Darkin Scythe: Shadow Assassin (Passive)
Reaping Slash: Shadow Assassin
  • Reaping Slash: Shadow Assassin
Blade's Reach: Shadow Assassin
  • Blade's Reach: Shadow Assassin
Shadow Step: Shadow Assassin
  • Shadow Step: Shadow Assassin
Umbral Trespass: Shadow Assassin
  • Umbral Trespass: Shadow Assassin
Quick Skill Order
Reaping Slash: Shadow Assassin
Blade's Reach: Shadow Assassin
Shadow Step: Shadow Assassin

How to Play Shadow Assassin


Shadow Assassin Kayn is the Blue Assassin version of Kayn. You will get this transformation at his base once you have collected enough orbs from damaging ranged champions. You want to play Shadow Assassin if you are playing against many ranged champions and champions with a low amount of health since Shadow Assassin does a lot of burst damage with his auto attacks and abilities.


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Shadow Assassin's Abilities


The Darkin Scythe (Passive)

After Kayn has not been in champion combat for a few seconds, his attacks and abilities deal additional damage to enemy champions for a few seconds. This is great for an assassin champion; when you are roaming around the map, keep track of his passive, so when you go in for a fight, you can use all your abilities and auto attacks to deal more damage to the enemies.

Reaping Slash (1)

Kayn dashes and deals physical damage, then spins his scythe to deal the same damage. This ability has two instances of damage. When killing jungle camps, you can use this ability up against the wall to reduce the cast time, meaning you can clear the jungle much quicker. This ability also deals additional damage to minions and monsters.

Blade's Reach (2)

Kayn swipes the scythe upward, dealing physical damage and slowing enemies hit decaying over a second. When playing Shadow Assassin, Kayn can move and use other abilities whilst using Blade's Reach, increasing the ability's range.

You can use Blade's Reach to your advantage at the start of a fight. There will be no channel timing when using this ability, so with the combo above, you can do it quickly and deal a lot of burst damage.

Shadow Step (3)

Kayn gains movement speed (increased in Shadow Assassin form), becomes immune to slows and can move through terrain for a few seconds. Kayn restores health upon entering terrain, so when you are low on health, try to enter any terrain to get a little bit of health back.

The cooldown is also reduced when in Shadow Assassin form. This makes it so you can move around the map much quicker and try to get onto the back line carries to deal a lot of damage.

Umbral Trespass (Ultimate)

Kayn infests an enemy champion for a few seconds, becoming untargetable whilst inside an enemy champion. When the infestation ends, the target is dealt Physical damage. You can recast this ability early to end the infestation early, deal damage quickly, and jump straight back out.

With Shadow Assassin, the ability's range is increased, the distance Kayn can exit is also increased, and it refreshes Darkin Scythe's cooldown. So make sure before you use Umbral Trespass that you use Darkin Scythe so you can quickly refresh the abilities cooldown to deal more damage.

Shadow Assassin's Build Breakdown


Youmuu's Ghostblade
Duskblade of Draktharr
Serpent's Fang
Serylda's Grudge
Edge of Night
Ionian Boots of Lucidity - Stasis

Since Shadow Assassin Kayn is an Assassin, you want to build a lot of lethality items; this will allow him to deal a lot of damage. Youmuu's Ghostblade is an excellent item for Shadow Assassin as this gives him a lot of damage, and the passive means he can roam around the map even quicker and look to make a difference when ganking. Duskblade of Draktharr is another strong item on Shadow Assassin, the Nightstalker passive works great as most of the time; you will unseen going through terrain so you can deal extra damage.


For runes, we have the following:

Electrocute

Electrocute is an excellent way for Shadow Assassin Kayn to deal a little bit of extra damage when he is looking to engage and use his combo.

Triumph

Kayn will always be trying to look for isolated targets to try and kill, so dealing extra damage when enemy champions are low on health will always help, and Kayn will restore health every time he gets a takedown.

Hunter - Titan

With Shadow Assassin, you will be jumping into many fights and ganking, which means you will get plenty of takedowns. This gives Kayn a bit more health with each takedown to make him a bit extra tanky.

Hunter - Genius

Shadow Assassin will always be involved in team fights and get a lot of takedowns. After every unique takedown, Kayn gets Ability Haste so he can use his abilities more often. This means he can use his combos more, which will help him during team fights.

Flash
Smite

For summoner spells, Flash is a must on most champions. It's a great spell to get out of a situation or if you are trying to go in for that killing blow. Smite is a must for when you are playing jungle. Help's you out a lot when clearing the jungle and securing the epic monsters.

Jungle Path


Kayn has a reasonably fast early jungle clear. This means that you can work your way around the jungle quite fast. However, Kayn is not the strongest champion in the early game, so you want to fully clear the jungle to get Level 5 as soon as possible, then look to gank to start getting orbs from enemy champion so you can quickly get to your transformation.


This is what the jungle patch would look like:

  1. Krugs
  2. Red Brambleback
  3. Raptors
  4. Wolves
  5. Blue Sentinel
  6. Gromp

Below is a beginner's guide I did for the jungle in Wild Rift. It goes in-depth about every jungle camp, epic monsters and more!

Late Game


With Shadow Assasin, you want to take advantage of being able to go through terrain and your high movement speed. Roam around the map solo without your team and try and get solo kills on enemy champions. This will give your team a considerable advantage when pushing or taking objectives. When playing jungle, your main job is to keep track of when Dragon, Rift Herald, and Baron spawn. Taking these epic monsters will give you and your team an advantage in the game.

Conclusion


Even though Shadow Assassin Kayn is the weaker of the two forms, this transformation can still work against low-health enemy champions, and when it works well, it is enjoyable to play. You do a lot of damage compared to Rhaast form, and you have so much mobility to get around the map very fast.


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This champion was updated in the latest Patch 3.5a

Rhaast Build Guide for Wild Rift

Build Rhaast with confidence with the help of WildRiftFire's build guides. Whether you are completely new to Rhaast or looking to refine your playstyle, we will help you take your Wild Rift game to the next level. Learn Rhaast's abilities in detail, the best items to build, which skills to level first, and more. Rhaast is ranked Tier S (Jungle) in our Champion Tier List
Rhaast
Rhaast Jungle The Shadow Reaper
Patch 3.5a
Recommended Role Jungle

Rhaast's Item Build

Starting Item
Long Sword
Long Sword
Core Items
Black Cleaver
Black Cleaver
Death's Dance
Death's Dance
Sterak's Gage
Sterak's Gage
Boots
Mercury's Treads
Mercury's Treads
Stasis
Stasis
Final Build
Black Cleaver
Black Cleaver
Death's Dance
Death's Dance
Sterak's Gage
Sterak's Gage
Mortal Reminder
Mortal Reminder
Spirit Visage
Spirit Visage
Mercury's Treads
Mercury's Treads
Stasis
Stasis

Rhaast's Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Smite
Smite
Chilling Smite
Chilling Smite
Runes
Conqueror
Conqueror
Triumph
Triumph
Hunter - Titan
Hunter - Titan
Hunter - Genius
Hunter - Genius

Rhaast's Skill Order

The Darkin Scythe: Rhaast The Darkin Scythe: Rhaast (Passive)
Reaping Slash: Rhaast
  • Reaping Slash: Rhaast
Blade's Reach: Rhaast
  • Blade's Reach: Rhaast
Shadow Step: Rhaast
  • Shadow Step: Rhaast
Umbral Trespass: Rhaast
  • Umbral Trespass: Rhaast
Quick Skill Order
Reaping Slash: Rhaast
Blade's Reach: Rhaast
Shadow Step: Rhaast

How to play Rhaast


Rhaast Kayn is the Red Bruiser version of Kayn. You will get this transformation at his base once you have collected enough orbs from damaging melee champions. You want to play Rhaast if you are playing against a lot of melee champions and champions with a high amount of health since Rhaast does Maximum Health damage and can heal from all damage done.


W
Q
AA
4

Rhaast's Abilities


The Darkin Scythe (Passive)

Kayn heals for a percentage of physical damage dealt to champions. This reflects on the playstyle and build of Rhaast Kayn; since you are more of a Tank and a Bruiser, being able to heal when dealing damage with your abilities and auto attacks will allow you to stay in fights a lot longer.

Reaping Slash (1)

Kayn dashes and deals physical damage plus a percentage of the largest maximum health as Physical damage then spins his scythe to deal the same damage. This ability has two instances of damage. When killing jungle camps, you can use this ability up against the wall to reduce the cast time, meaning you can clear the jungle much quicker. This ability also deals additional damage to minions and monsters.

Blade's Reach (2)

Kayn swipes the scythe upward, dealing physical damage and slowing enemies hit decaying over a second. When playing Rhaast, Kayn knocks up the enemy's hit for a second. The knockup will happen once the ability's channelling is complete so enemy champions can dodge this. Hitting multiple enemies with Blade's Reach is important and can make a huge difference in a team fight.

Shadow Step (3)

Kayn gains movement speed, becomes immune to slows and can move through terrain for a few seconds. Kayn restores health upon entering terrain, so when you are low on health, try to enter any terrain to get a little bit of health back. This makes it so you can move around the map much quicker and get into a position to surprise the enemies.

Umbral Trespass (Ultimate)

Kayn infests an enemy champion for a few seconds, becoming untargetable whilst inside an enemy champion. When the infestation ends, the target is dealt a percentage of the target's maximum health as Physical damage. You can recast this ability early to end the infestation early, deal damage quickly, and jump straight back out. With Rhaast, Kayn heals for a percentage of the target's maximum health.

Rhaast Build Breakdown


Black Cleaver
Death's Dance
Sterak's Gage
Mortal Reminder
Spirit Visage
Mercury's Treads - Stasis

Since Rhaast Kayn is a Bruiser, you want to build items that give Kayn both Attack Damage and tank stats so he can stay in fights for longer. Black Cleaver is a core item for Rhaast. It provides him much-needed health, attack damage and, most importantly, ability haste so he can use his abilities more often. Death's Dance is another great item that helps Kayn stay in team fights longer and allows him to heal when he gets a takedown.


For runes, we have the following:

Conqueror

Rhaast Kayn is a fighter, so he wants to get in the enemy's face and attack constantly. This allows him to get stacks pretty fast, which means he can deal more damage and get a lot of physical vamp when fully stacked.

Triumph

Kayn will always be trying to look for isolated targets to try and kill, so dealing extra damage when enemy champions are low on health will always help, and Kayn will restore health every time he gets a takedown.

Hunter - Titan

With Rhaast, you will be jumping into many fights and ganking, which means you will get plenty of takedowns. This gives Kayn a bit more health with each takedown to make him a bit extra tanky.

Hunter - Genius

Rhaast will always be involved in team fights and get a lot of takedowns. After every unique takedown, Kayn gains Ability Haste to use his abilities more often. This means he can use his combos more, which will help him during team fights.

Flash
Smite

For summoner spells, Flash is a must on most champions. It's a great spell to get out of a situation or if you are trying to go in for that killing blow. Smite is a must for when you are playing jungle. Help's you out a lot when clearing the jungle and securing the epic monsters.

Jungle Path


Kayn has a reasonably fast early jungle clear. This means that you can work your way around the jungle quite fast. However, Kayn is not the strongest champion in the early game, so you want to fully clear the jungle to get Level 5 as soon as possible, then look to gank to start getting orbs from enemy champion so you can quickly get to your transformation.


This is what the jungle patch would look like:

  1. Krugs
  2. Red Brambleback
  3. Raptors
  4. Wolves
  5. Blue Sentinel
  6. Gromp

Below is a beginner's guide I did for the jungle in Wild Rift. It goes in-depth about every jungle camp, epic monsters and more!

Late Game


With Rhaast, you want to take advantage of being able to go through terrain and your high movement speed. Roam around the map and try to get picks when you can, but with Rhaast, you often want to stay with your team so you can be a tank and take a lot of damage. When playing jungle, your main job is to keep track of when Dragon, Rift Herald, and Baron spawn. Taking these epic monsters will give you and your team an advantage in the game.

Conclusion


Rhaast Kayn is the stronger of the two transformations. Even though you don't deal as much damage as Shadow Assassin, the extra percentage health damage, the healing, and the crowd control Rhaast Kayn has to offer make him a really strong champion.


Thank you for reading this guide! Feel free to follow me and ask any questions on:

Good luck on the rift summoners!

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