Pyke is a highly mobile champion thanks to his W and E. This allows him to escape sticky situations pretty easily.
Is one of the richest Supports in the game thanks to his Ultimate R which can earn him extra gold.
Pyke’s Ultimate R is an execute which can be a valuable asset in team fights as you can kill the enemy when they’re somewhat healthy.
If you miss your Ultimate R, you’re going to miss out on the potential resets and you’ll definitely miss out on gold and damage. Try your hardest to know who has Flash and who doesn’t to increase your chances of landing your Q.
He is a mechanically difficult champion to learn and will take a lot of getting used to. Expect to put in a lot of work trying to learn him.
Unfortunately, Pyke has nothing to offer when his Q is down. Missing this ability will be devastating and you’ll have to play safe until it’s back up. Try to get as close to the enemy or bait out any dashes before using your Q.
0 - 15 min
Get level 2 first and look for a favourable trade. Gaining an early health lead is key to getting a kill later on down the line. Level 2 in the bottom lane is the first minion wave followed by the next 3 melee minions.
Your goal during the laning phase is to look for kills and abuse the enemy as often as you can. Try to play aggressive frequently to gain a lead.
After destroying the bottom lane tower, rotate to the mid lane and try to take that tower. This will open up the map and give your team a gold lead.
15 - 25 min
Keep a constant eye on what major objective is spawning next. If it’s spawning soon, make sure you place vision around the objective as quickly and as safely as possible before retreating to safety. Having vision around major objectives is key.
Look for picks during the mid-game. If you can pick someone off with the help from your allies, you can abuse their death timer to earn more gold and possibly take a tower, an objective or get more kills.
Move around the map and look to help your allies. Keep roaming from lane to lane while looking for executions with your Ultimate R.
Ward major objectives and place vision in high traffic areas in the late stages of the game. Keep them warded so you can see the enemy move around the map and see them starting the objective.
Stay with your team at all times. Avoid moving around the map alone so you do not get caught out. Getting caught out will result in your team having to play 4v5. Do not ward alone unless you know where the enemy is.
Peel for your allies as much as possible. Keeping them alive for as long as possible in team fights is a must in order to win the game.
Level 2 is a good spike for Pyke as he can immediately all-in the enemy. It will help him get quick kills if he manages to push and reach level 2 first.
Level six is a massive power spike as he can now execute champions with his Ultimate R. This means that he can quickly kill his laner or any other squishy with one rotation of his spells and his Ultimate R.
Boots are a massive power spike that allows Pyke to roam around the map very quickly. He can easily help the mid-lane get ahead and come back to the bot lane in a jiffy.
Multiple points in his Ultimate R will allow him to use it frequently and increase the damage. It will be a tremendous ability during the mid-game.
Mid-game is really good for Pyke as he can secure multiple picks on the enemy team, especially on the enemy Support if he manages to catch them off-guard.
His team fighting is quite good as his Ultimate R can ultimately allow him to turn the tide of a fight. The Q can enable him to separate targets from their team and kill them.
Level 16 is a massive spike for Pyke as the ability will now be up almost every team fight. The damage done will be pretty significant as well, and he can take multiple enemies down simultaneously.
Pyke is outstanding in mid-game fights as his Ultimate R threshold will be pretty high. This means that he can easily catch enemies off-guard and blow them up.
Pyke is quite decent at getting picks during the late game. He can single-handedly set up death brushes and get rid of squishy targets.