Rakan Build Guide for Wild Rift

Build Rakan with confidence with the help of WildRiftFire's build guides. Whether you are completely new to Rakan or looking to refine your playstyle, we will help you take your Wild Rift game to the next level. Learn Rakan's abilities in detail, the best items to build, which skills to level first, and more. Rakan is ranked Tier A (Support Lane) in our Champion Tier List
Rakan
Rakan Support The Charmer
Patch 2.4
Recommended Role Support Lane

Rakan's Item Build

Starting Item
Cloth Armor
Cloth Armor
Core Items
Zeke's Convergence
Zeke's Convergence
Protector's Vow
Protector's Vow
Dead Man's Plate
Dead Man's Plate
Boots
Plated Steelcaps
Plated Steelcaps
Redeeming
Redeeming
Final Build
Zeke's Convergence
Zeke's Convergence
Protector's Vow
Protector's Vow
Dead Man's Plate
Dead Man's Plate
Randuin's Omen
Randuin's Omen
Abyssal Mask
Abyssal Mask
Plated Steelcaps
Plated Steelcaps
Redeeming
Redeeming

Rakan's Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Heal
Heal
Runes
Aftershock
Aftershock
Weakness
Weakness
Second Wind
Second Wind
Pack Hunter
Pack Hunter

Rakan's Skill Order

Fey Feathers Fey Feathers (Passive)
Gleaming Quill
  • Gleaming Quill
Grand Entrance
  • Grand Entrance
Battle Dance
  • Battle Dance
The Quickness
  • The Quickness
Quick Skill Order
Grand Entrance
Battle Dance
Gleaming Quill

How to play Rakan



Rakan is a support champion. He excels at engaging with his heavy crowd control abilities and getting out with his high mobility. Rakan has a great level 3 power spike, being able to jump in with Grand Entrance (2nd Ability) and then dash out after shielding his teammate with Battle Dance (3rd Ability). In the late game, Rakan uses that mobility to get a huge team fight The Quickness (Ultimate) to charm the whole enemy team. When paired with Xayah in the bot lane, Rakan's passive and Battle Dance get enhanced. You can recall with Xayah at any point and if you shield Xayah, she gets a stronger shield compared to everyone else on your team. This makes Xayah and Rakan a perfect bot lane combo.

Rakan Build Breakdown


Zeke's Convergence
Protector's Vow
Dead Man's Plate
Randuin's Omen
Abyssal Mask
Plated Steelcaps - Redeeming

Rakan does amazing with tank/support items that can help him stay alive whilst going into the enemies with his crowd control. Zeke's Convergence is a perfect support item for tanks like Rakan that go in. It gives you armor and magic resistance and a huge area of effect when you use your ultimate near an ally champion which slows enemies around you. Protector's Vow is another great item for supports. If you or your closest ally take damage, you both gain a shield and movement speed so you can both stay alive longer or have an advantage when chasing down the enemies.


With runes, we have the following:

Aftershock

Rakan's 2nd and Ultimate abilities have the potential to immobilize the enemies, which means it's really easy to get the extra resistances from Aftershock to stay alive for longer.

Weakness

Same as Aftershock, it's really easy to immobilize the enemies. With Weakness, this will make the enemy champion you immobilize take more damage.

Second Wind

As a melee champion, it is very helpful to have more health regeneration especially for the laning phase as most of the time, you will be poked out by ranged champions.

Pack Hunter

This rune allows you to get even more movement speed when near allies, which can help when you're running away or looking to engage.

Flash
Heal

For summoner spells, Flash is a must on most champions. It works really well on Rakan, allowing you to Flash in and charm the whole team with your Ultimate or knock everyone up with Grand Entrance (2nd Ability). Heal works really well as a 2nd summoner spell choice if your AD Carry takes Barrier, however, if your bot lane duo (AD Carry) also takes Heal, it is really bad for you to also go heal because you don't get the full effect. If this happens, then change heal to ignite to help kill the enemies.

Early Game


Rakan can struggle against ranged champions early on especially at level 1. The best thing to do is stay safe at level 1, then when you hit level 2/3 you can use Grand Entrance (2nd Ability) on the enemies to try and get a good trade or maybe even potentially get an early kill. Once you hit level 5 and get The Quickness (Ultimate), you can engage at any point (just make sure your team is ready to go in with you). Rakan also has great roaming potential because of his amazing crowd control. You can go to mid lane and help your team out by trying to get an advantage or maybe even a kill on the enemy mid laner.

Late Game


It's really important as a support to stay with your team! Your job is to try and get your team grouped up for a big 5 vs 5 team fight, this where you thrive. If you can get a huge combo off on the enemy team or an important target, your team can follow up and kill everyone. If this is not possible, the best option you have is to stick by your AD Carry (Dragon Lane Champion). The AD Carry in your team is one of the main damage sources and keeping he/her alive is really important! Use your Battle Dance and healing from Gleaming Quill (1st Ability) to keep your AD alive.

Conclusion


Overall Rakan is a super fun champion to play! If you like being at the forefront of engages and having lots of crowd control whilst also being super mobile to stay alive then Rakan is the champion for you! 


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