Pyke is a highly mobile champion thanks to his W and E. This allows him to escape sticky situations pretty easily.
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.
Even when behind, Pyke can still be very useful in team fights as long as he can execute an enemy.
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
Go for short burst trades against the enemy. This will let you kill them quickly and will make laning a living nightmare for your enemy.
Let the wave push in so that you can farm safely. Only shove the wave in if you decide to roam around and help your side lanes.
Once you get your Ultimate R, your all-in frequency should increase massively. You will want to use your W to get close to the enemy and then use your Q and Ultimate R.
15 - 25 min
Be a part of as many fights as you possibly can in this game. Your Ultimate R will quickly get you ahead if you and your team manage to get kills with it.
Always try to roam around and get picks when possible. This will get you ahead and make team fights highly unfavorable to the enemy.
Do not show yourself immediately during team fights. Use the fog of war to get close to the enemy, and then use your W once you're sure that the enemy can't escape no matter what.
You will be really powerful during this phase of the game. Look to assassinate the enemy backline whenever you get the chance and do so from the fog of war.
You will want to prioritize tenacity if the enemy has a lot of CC in their team. This will help you escape from unfavorable situations with ease.
The enemy Support will be pretty busy warding during this phase of the game. You may want to set some death brushes and see if you can get some free kills.
The first item component will allow him to deal tons of damage to his opponent, and trading will eventually become more accessible for him. Regular burst trades enable Pyke to easily win the lane.
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.
Pyke is a decent early game champion. He can blow up enemies, can roam around relentlessly, and secure picks everywhere on the map. It will allow him to capitalize and come out on top of his enemies.
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.
He will have his core items by now, which means that he will be dealing a lot of damage in a short time. His burst damage will be devastating.
His first ability will be maxed out at level 9. This will let him dish out a lot of damage and will completely shut down squishy carries who are out of place.
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.
His Ultimate R will be critical and effective during fights. Squishies can be one-shot, and he can pretty much take down multiple enemies at once.
He will have his significant items during this phase of the game which means that he will both deal massive amounts of damage and survive fights and heal himself up quickly.