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Smolder·Bot Build

Dragon PracticeP
Super Scorcher BreathQ
Achooo!W
Flap, Flap, FlapE
MMOOOMMMM!R
Win rate49.7%
Pick rate9.1%
Ban rate3.5%
Matches48 994-
Smolder Bot has a 49.7% win rate with 9.1% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked B tier. Based on our analysis of 48 994 matches in patch 14.14 the best build for Smolder is Essence Reaver, Ionian Boots of Lucidity, Spear of Shojin, Rapid Firecannon, and Bloodthirster. Most picked runes for Smolder Bot are Fleet Footwork, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, and Cut Down for primary tree, as well as Biscuit Delivery, and Magical Footwear for secondary tree.
Smolder Top
Smolder Jungle
Smolder Mid
Smolder Bot
Smolder Support

Smolder Build

Bot Bot  Patch 14.14

Most Popular

Win Rate 51.7% based on 25 576 matches

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Recommended builds

Build
WR
Fleet FootworkInspiration
Essence Reaver

Most Popular

51.7%
Fleet FootworkInspiration
Trinity Force

2nd Most Popular

50.9%
Arcane CometInspiration
Essence Reaver

Alternative

50.9%
Press the AttackInspiration
Essence Reaver

Off-Meta

56.3%

Top Players
ALL

Player name
WR

Rabble Pro

33.3%
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1v2 OTP

71.4%
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EnfermoMenlat3 OTP

54.5%

Matchup Specific

vs Champion
WR

Kai'Sa

51.1%

Ezreal

51.2%

runes

Precision
Precision
Press the AttackFleet FootworkConqueror
Absorb Life
Triumph
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Haste
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Cut Down
Last Stand
Inspiration
Inspiration
Hextech Flashtraption
Magical Footwear
Cash Back
Triple Tonic
Time Warp Tonic
Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight
Approach Velocity
Jack Of All Trades
Adaptive Force
Attack Speed
Ability Haste
Adaptive Force
Move Speed
Health Scaling
Health
Tenacity and Slow Resist
Health Scaling

spells

SummonerFlash

D

SummonerBarrier

F

items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's Blade
Health Potion
Stealth Ward

@ 14 sec

Early Items

Long Sword
2

@ 4 min

Core Items

Essence Reaver
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Spear of Shojin

@ 20 min

Full Build

Essence Reaver
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Spear of Shojin
Rapid Firecannon
Bloodthirster
Lord Dominik's Regards

ability order

Max:

Q

right arrow

W

right arrow

E

right arrow

Skills

Dragon Practice
Super Scorcher Breath
Achooo!
Flap, Flap, Flap
MMOOOMMMM!
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
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R
17
E
18
E

situational items

Trinity Force
Immortal Shieldbow
Liandry's Torment
Guardian Angel
Mortal Reminder
Maw of Malmortius

Smolder Matchups Overview

Smolder General information

Smolder tips and tricks

Beware of using your W, especially if the enemy hasn’t used their CC tool as you may get caught out while it’s on cooldown.

Ensure you get level 2 first so you can trade with the enemy. Take E at level 2 to potentially look for an early all-in.

To use of your Passive: try to attack the enemy as much as possible to upgrade your Q early on.

Smolder combos

Every combo you need to master the champion!

The Best Smolder Builds, Runes and Items for Bot in Emerald +

Most Popular

If you want to use the most popular Smolder Bot build, you should take Flash and Barrier as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Fleet Footwork as your keystone, followed by Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline and Cut Down in the primary tree, as well as Biscuit Delivery and Magical Footwear in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Attack Speed in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Essence Reaver as your first item, followed by Ionian Boots of Lucidity and Spear of Shojin. For your last 3 items, you should build Rapid Firecannon, Bloodthirster and finish with Lord Dominik's Regards. For the skill order, you want to stick with Q - W - E. Right now, this build has 51.7% winrate over 25 576 matches played.

Optional

Your second option for Smolder Bot build would be to take Flash and Barrier as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Fleet Footwork as your keystone, Absorb Life, Legend: Haste and Cut Down in the primary tree, and Biscuit Delivery with Jack Of All Trades in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Attack Speed in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health in defense. The items for the build are Trinity Force, which you should build first, followed by Ionian Boots of Lucidity as your second item and Manamune as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Rapid Firecannon, Bloodthirster and Lord Dominik's Regards. The skill order for this build is Q - W - E. In the current patch, this build has a 50.9% win rate over 1 853 matches.

Alternative

If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Barrier as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Arcane Comet as your keystone, Manaflow Band, Absolute Focus and Scorch in the primary tree, and Biscuit Delivery with Magical Footwear in the secondary tree, as well as Adaptive Force, Adaptive Force, and Health as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Essence Reaver as your first item, then Ionian Boots of Lucidity as a second item and Spear of Shojin as a third item. You want to finish the build with Rapid Firecannon, Lord Dominik's Regards and Bloodthirster. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - W - E. This build is currently sitting at a 50.9% win rate across 932 matches played.

Off-Meta

If you want to try an Off-Meta Smolder Bot build in the current patch, try Flash and Barrier as your Summoner Spells, Press the Attack, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline and Cut Down as your primary rune tree, and Magical Footwear with Biscuit Delivery as your secondary tree. Use Attack Speed, Adaptive Force and Health as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Essence Reaver as your first item, then finish Ionian Boots of Lucidity as your second item, and Spear of Shojin as third item. The last 3 options are Rapid Firecannon, Lord Dominik's Regards and Bloodthirster. The ability order for this build is Q - W - E. As of the current patch, this build has a 56.3% win rate over 247 matches played.

Situational Smolder Runes and Items

Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Smolder build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.

Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Smolder runes page.

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Smolder Counters - Best and Worst Matchups for Bot in Emerald +

Best Matchups

In Patch 14.14 the best possible matchups for Smolder Bot are:

Consider picking Smolder into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Bot matchups that currently are in favor of Smolder.

Worst Matchups

We highly recommend avoiding picking Smolder in the current patch into the following Bot matchups:

These champions are considered as Smolder counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.

Additional Notes

If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Smolder counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.