AP Hecarim Build

AP Hecarim build with runes and items. AP Hecarim guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play AP Hecarim build in League of Legends Patch 14.13!

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Hecarim and build AP.
AP Hecarim build for ARAM. Liandry's Torment included.
Credit: miruk @EUW
Hecarim ARAM modifiers
DMG done +5%
DMG taken -10%
Healing +20%

TLDR

Starting items
Haunting Guise should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Hecarim ability Spirit of Dread should be leveled first.
W
Hecarim ability Devastating Charge should be leveled second.
E
Hecarim ability Rampage should be leveled third.
Q
Final items
Sorcerer's Shoes should be final item in your build.
Liandry's Torment should be final item in your build.
Shadowflame should be final item in your build.
Blackfire Torch should be final item in your build.
Void Staff should be final item in your build.
Lich Bane should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Dark Harvest from Domination tree.
Minor rune Sorcery.
Summoner spells
Pick Ghost as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

AP Hecarim Runes

Domination
Domination major tree Electrocute rune.
Domination major tree Dark Harvest rune.
Domination major tree Hail of Blades rune.
Domination major tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination major tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination major tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination major tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination major tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination major tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination major tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Ultimate Hunter rune.
Sorcery
Sorcery minor tree Nullifying Orb rune.
Sorcery minor tree Manaflow Band rune.
Sorcery minor tree Nimbus Cloak rune.
Sorcery minor tree Transcendence rune.
Sorcery minor tree Celerity rune.
Sorcery minor tree Absolute Focus rune.
Sorcery minor tree Scorch rune.
Sorcery minor tree Waterwalking rune.
Sorcery minor tree Gathering Storm rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You play as Mage building Burn items.
  2. You rush Liandry's Torment.
  3. You burn your enemies. With DOTs. And debuffs.

How to play

  1. Playing AP Hecarim build, your default rush is Liandry's Torment vs. HP, Blackfire Torch vs. squishes. Then get the other item
  2. Adapt to an enemy team. Are they full of tanks, and they rush tons of Magic Resist? You rush Void Staff as #2 or #3 item to counter MR stacking. Their team has champs with lots of healing? Rush Oblivion Orb as #2 item (upgrade to Morellonomicon as 4th or 5th item).
  3. Items like Morellonomicon or Oblivon Orb are extra effective with this build, thanks to damage over time effects from Liandry's Torment.
  4. An enemy team has an extremely strong shielding? You can get Serpent's Fang to counter it. It works with your DoTs, meaning shield reduction lasts longer.
  5. They have lots of melee? Or you just want to kite them? Get Rylai's Crystal Scepter.
  6. Somebody is going after you each fight? Always getting ulted by enemy assassins? Rush Zhonya's Hourglass.
  7. If you are doing well, are ahead and want to have some fun, you can buy The Collector item. It works off your damage over time effects!
  8. Do not waste your W! This time, wait for 'special moment'. Make sure there are enemies nearby and your allies as well, as their damage to enemies will heal you!
  9. AP + Lich Bane + R = pretty deadly to an enemy back line.
  10. Your Q procs Lich Bane all the time. Try 'weaving' item procs and auto attacks!
  11. Thanks to your E and R, you can catch some people off guard or even engage.
  12. W + Zhonya is a fine combo to dish out damage and heal.

Tips and Tricks

General
  1. You can use W before taking portal (frost-gate). You will be damaging everyone on your path during travel. Especially effective, if you are playing AP Hecarim build!
  2. Engage combo: pop Devastating Charge (E), use Onslaught of Shadows (R) on an enemy team, position yourself with movement speed buff from E behind your target and E him into your team.
Riot
  1. Spirit of Dread restores Health when nearby enemies take damage, including damage dealt by allies. Cast this during a large fight to maximize Hecarim's survivability.
  2. Devastating Charge deals more damage based on the distance traveled. Try using Onslaught of Shadows or Summoner Spells such as Ghost or Flash to maximize this damage.

Skill Order

  • Hecarim [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Rampage
  • Hecarim [object Object] ability.
    W
    Spirit of Dread
  • Hecarim [object Object] ability.
    E
    Devastating Charge
  • Hecarim [object Object] ability.
    R
    Onslaught of Shadows

Items

Starting items
Haunting Guise item.
Rush this
Liandry's Torment item.
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Good items
Shadowflame item.
Riftmaker item.
Blackfire Torch item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.
Horizon Focus item.
Situational items
Morellonomicon item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Imperial Mandate item.
Banshee's Veil item.
Against high MR
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Void Staff item.
Cryptbloom item.
Counter healing
Oblivion Orb item.
Morellonomicon item.
Counter shields
Serpent's Fang item.
Fun item that works with DoTs
The Collector item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Example final build
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Liandry's Torment item.
Shadowflame item.
Blackfire Torch item.
Void Staff item.
Lich Bane item.