On-Hit Smolder Build

On-Hit Smolder build with runes and items. On-Hit Smolder guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play On-Hit Smolder build in League of Legends Patch 14.12!

Updated: 2024-06-07 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Smolder and build On-Hit.
On-Hit Smolder build with Guinsoo's Rageblade and tons of on hit effects.
Smolder ARAM modifiers
DMG done NORMAL
DMG taken +5%

TLDR

Starting items for Kraken/Shivv
Noonquiver should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Smolder ability Super Scorcher Breath should be leveled first.
Q
Smolder ability Achooo! should be leveled second.
W
Smolder ability Flap, Flap, Flap should be leveled third.
E
Final items
Zephyr should be final item in your build.
Runaan's Hurricane should be final item in your build.
Terminus should be final item in your build.
Guinsoo's Rageblade should be final item in your build.
Kraken Slayer should be final item in your build.
Titanic Hydra should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Press the Attack from Precision tree.
Minor rune Domination.
Summoner spells
Pick Ghost as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

On-Hit Smolder Runes

Precision
Precision major tree Press the Attack rune.
Precision major tree Fleet Footwork rune.
Precision major tree Conqueror rune.
Precision major tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision major tree Triumph rune.
Precision major tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision major tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision major tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision major tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision major tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision major tree Cut Down rune.
Precision major tree Last Stand rune.
Domination
Domination minor tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination minor tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination minor tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination minor tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination minor tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination minor tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination minor tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination minor tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination minor tree Ultimate Hunter 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 are going Guinsoo's Rageblade, building Attack Speed and On-Hit items.
  2. Thanks to Guinsoo's Rageblade, your On Hit effects are gonna trigger two times every third Attack.
  3. You are gonna play Carry for your team.

How to play

  1. Good first items are BoTRK, Kraken Slayer or Terminus.
  2. Remember to use Titanic Hydra active! It deals additional damage and also resets auto attack timer!
  3. Wit's End has really weird scaling, it starts being good around level 11. Before 11, it has really low On-Hit damage.
  4. Usually Guinsoo's Rageblade is not good first rush. Get it as #2 or #3 item.
  5. Your Super Scorcher Breath (Q) applies both On-hit and Spell Effects.
  6. With Super Scorcher Breath (Q) stacked, you will be applying On-Hit and Spell Effects in AOE!
  7. Your Super Scorcher Breath (Q) range is equal to auto attack range. Meaning items like Rapid Firecannon increases it.

Tips and Tricks

General
  1. Flap, Flap, Flap (E) is amazing ability in ARAM, it lets you reposition quickly, dodge skillshots or play aggressive. Do not waste it!
Riot
  1. Smolder has a vulnerable early game. Focus on passive stacking and staying alive to become a strong dragon later!
  2. Smolder relies on his team to keep him safe. Try to find allies who can help you against enemy threats.
  3. Smolder can do a lot of damage to areas of enemies. Look for attack opportunities where the enemies are close together.

Skill Order

  • Smolder [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Super Scorcher Breath
  • Smolder [object Object] ability.
    W
    Achooo!
  • Smolder [object Object] ability.
    E
    Flap, Flap, Flap
  • Smolder [object Object] ability.
    R
    MMOOOMMMM!

Items

Starting items for Kraken/Shivv
Noonquiver item.
Starting items for BoTRK
Vampiric Scepter item.
Dagger item.
Optional starting items
Guardian's Hammer item.
Good first items
Kraken Slayer item.
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Statikk Shiv item.
Get this as #2 or #3 item
Guinsoo's Rageblade item.
Boots
Mercury's Treads item.
Berserker's Greaves item.
Get it post 15 lvl
Zephyr item.
For mana problems
Tear of the Goddess item.
Muramana item.
Good On-Hit items
Terminus item.
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Wit's End item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Kraken Slayer item.
Good AS items
Statikk Shiv item.
Phantom Dancer item.
Runaan's Hurricane item.
Defensive items
Mercurial Scimitar item.
Immortal Shieldbow item.
Maw of Malmortius item.
Vs tanks
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Lord Dominik's Regards item.
Vs healing
Executioner's Calling item.
Mortal Reminder item.
Vs shielding
Serpent's Fang item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Zephyr item.
Runaan's Hurricane item.
Terminus item.
Guinsoo's Rageblade item.
Kraken Slayer item.
Titanic Hydra item.