LoL Beginner’s Guide: Ability Power items
The most popular champion class is the AP mages, who dealing most of their damage with their abilities and that is why this is the best class for quick elo boosting. You need AP items to increase your outgoing damage in the match. But what are these Items? Here I will help you!
Basic AP items in League
Basic AP items are the items that you will buy in the early stages of the game that will help you to survive and dominate the laning stage. I suggest everyone buy Doran’s Ring or The Dark Seal as your first go-to items. They will increase your damage on the lane and will give you a chance to secure an early kill that will give you a nice boost.
Doran’s Ring is for everyone who wants to spam their skills on the lane. Dominate the laning stage by trading HP with your enemies, but do not miss skill-shots! Most of AP champions have pretty poor basic damage so the additional mana regen will help you in CSing.
The Dark Seal is pretty much the same, but for more professional users. If you are sure that you will earn a lot of early kills, then bravely rush this item. It will give you an additional +30 AP damage.
Core AP items in League
This is the most interesting items in League of Legends, that later will be transformed into a new form in the late game. There are a lot of AP core items for a mage, but they depend on the situation. Here you will need to see the whole image of the game to know which artifact you need to rush.
One by one these items are not so strong, but their full potential will be opened only when they will be upgraded. There are a lot of AP core items in league of legends, so I’ll give you an example of my favorite one:
- Seeker’s Armguard;
- Fiendish Codex.
These are quite powerful items for the any AP champion, but their full potential will be open only when you combine them into upgraded items.
Complete AP items in League
If you bought all the previous artifacts, then the next step will be into merging them into one ultimate form – Zhonya’s Hourglass.
If you are playing against AD champion, then I always prefer Zhonya’s Hourglass. This item gives you a lot of defensive stats that will give you a chance to survive the burst, while the additional AP and Cooldown Reduction will give you a chance to perform a nice counterattack.
The whole list of the best AP items will be next:
- Athene’s Unholy Grail – the very specific item and you need to clearly know situations where it will be the best for you;
- Banshee’s Veil – the greatest choice if enemies have a lot of AP burst damage. The passive will give you an additional shield that blocks the next ability;
- Hextech GLP-800 – not the best item in League. There are better alternatives in the game, so think twice before building it;
- Rylai’s Crystal Scepter – the best choice for spamming champions with the low cooldown on the spells;
- Void Staff – just pure damage. May help if you are playing as an assassin AP mage who fully rely on his damage.
But how to find the right item build for AP champion in League? The answer is pretty easy – just copy players from the professional stage! They always know whats the best in the current meta and in which order you need to build these items.
But if you want to find the best just by yourself, then the best option is to try all of them in the matches and learn on your mistakes.