Support Smolder Build

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

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Smolder and build Support.
Support Smolder build for ARAM. With Redemption, Locket and Moonstone. You are a healer, Harry.
Smolder ARAM modifiers
DMG done NORMAL
DMG taken +5%

TLDR

Starting items
Kindlegem should be final item in your build.
Faerie Charm 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
Ionian Boots of Lucidity should be final item in your build.
Redemption should be final item in your build.
Moonstone Renewer should be final item in your build.
Locket of the Iron Solari should be final item in your build.
Knight's Vow should be final item in your build.
Echoes of Helia should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Guardian from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Inspiration.
Summoner spells
Pick Heal as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Support Smolder Runes

Resolve
Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
Inspiration
Inspiration minor tree Hextech Flashtraption rune.
Inspiration minor tree Magical Footwear rune.
Inspiration minor tree Cash Back rune.
Inspiration minor tree Triple Tonic rune.
Inspiration minor tree Time Warp Tonic rune.
Inspiration minor tree Biscuit Delivery rune.
Inspiration minor tree Cosmic Insight rune.
Inspiration minor tree Approach Velocity rune.
Inspiration minor tree Jack Of All Trades 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're a healer, Harry.
  2. You heal/shield with Heal summoner spell, Redemption, Locket of the Iron Solari and Moonstone Renewer.

How to play

  1. Your first rush is Redemption.
  2. Your second rush can be Locket of the Iron Solari (vs aoe), Moonstone Renewer (sustain).
  3. Also, Echoes of Helia is pretty good because you can proc it consistently with Font of Life (slow/cc).
  4. Rush second Locket if your team already doing teamfights or when an enemy team has champions with super aoe damage (example: like Fiddle's ult). Otherwise, get Moonstone Renewer #2. The third item should be whatever you did not buy - Locket of the Iron Solari or Moonstone Renewer. That's your core.
  5. Another decent item if you have carry/strong bruiser/strong tank is Knight's Vow.
  6. Try to use Redemption on cooldown, when your allies are missing some health. It is best to use when they are grouped. Especially if you already have Moonstone Renewer, it is best to wait (or ping) until they group together, so you can have them all healed.
  7. Try to use summoner spell Heal on cooldown. With Moonstone, ideally there should be at least two people for maximum healing effect.
  8. Remember that you can use Redemption for the damage. However, in general, it is not worth it. Keep it to heal your team!
  9. Later in the game, for maximum support - you can sell boots for sixth item.
  10. You can get items like Ardent Censer (some auto attackers needed) or Staff of Flowing Water. It will be triggered often enough that it will be worth.
  11. Interesting item is Cryptbloom. If you want to go full healing, you can get it like #4+ item.
  12. You will be applying Font of Life mark, which will heal your allies. It also chains off Moonstone Renewer!
  13. Be careful when using Redemption while you are dead, and you are about to be respawned. The camera will go to your position, and you can cast it in the spawning pool by mistake. Watch out for bad timing!
  14. Font of Life total healing is not properly calculated in a post-game lobby. Value is bigger in the game vs. what's displayed in statistics. You heal more!
  15. Your Super Scorcher Breath (Q) applies both On-hit and Spell Effects.
  16. With Super Scorcher Breath (Q) stacked, you will be applying On-Hit and Spell Effects in AOE!
  17. 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
Kindlegem item.
Faerie Charm item.
Rush this #1
Redemption item.
Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Core items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Dawncore item.
Echoes of Helia item.
Moonstone Renewer item.
Locket of the Iron Solari item.
Cryptbloom item.
Good support items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Knight's Vow item.
Shurelya's Battlesong item.
Ardent Censer item.
Staff of Flowing Water item.
Situational tanky items
Thornmail item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Spirit Visage item.
Counter healing
Executioner's Calling item.
Chempunk Chainsword item.
Counter shielding
Serpent's Fang item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Redemption item.
Moonstone Renewer item.
Locket of the Iron Solari item.
Knight's Vow item.
Echoes of Helia item.