AP Trundle Build

AP Trundle build with runes and items. AP Trundle guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play AP Trundle build in League of Legends Patch 14.11!

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Trundle and build AP.
Very gimmicky AP Trundle ARAM build that is focused on his R.
Trundle ARAM modifiers
DMG done NORMAL
DMG taken +5%

TLDR

Starting items
Haunting Guise should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Trundle ability Pillar of Ice should be leveled first.
E
Trundle ability Chomp should be leveled second.
Q
Trundle ability Frozen Domain should be leveled third.
W
Final items
Sorcerer's Shoes should be final item in your build.
Liandry's Torment should be final item in your build.
Blackfire Torch should be final item in your build.
Shadowflame should be final item in your build.
Void Staff should be final item in your build.
Malignance should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Dark Harvest from Domination tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

AP Trundle 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.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand 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 Trundle 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. Somebody is going after you each fight? Always getting ulted by enemy assassins? Rush Zhonya's Hourglass.
  6. 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!
  7. This AP Trundle build is fun build to play against tanks and bruisers. If an enemy team is full of squishes, you can try getting Luden's Companion or going another build.
  8. You play around your Subjugate (R) - ult target with most HP to see him melt.
  9. Trundle has AP scaling only on Subjugate (R), to offset that you can buy items like Lich Bane or Nashor's Tooth. But only when you really can use your auto attacks!
  10. Serpent's Fang works with your Pillar of Ice (E)!

Tips and Tricks

General
  1. You can stop an enemy team from pushing your turrets with your Pillar of Ice (E). Everyone died, and the enemy tries to push? Just put Pillar of Ice on minions' path.
  2. Your Subjugate (R) shreds Armor and Magic Resist by 40%. It is often recommended to use that on enemy tank. This way, you are getting more tanky and can go into fights. Or Subjugate (R) enemy tank to burst him down quickly when he comes at your team. Or even some bruiser tries to go all in? Well, Subjugate him.
  3. Your Pillar of Ice (E) knocks enemies back from its center. This implies some cool interactions like with Samira's Passive or with Yasuo's Ultimate!
Riot
  1. Trundle excels at fighting within his Frozen Domain. Try to draw enemies onto it.
  2. Use Subjugate to soften a powerful enemy tank or to create a target for your team to focus fire.
  3. Chomp is good for lowering the physical damage of enemies; try to focus it on enemy physical damage dealers.

Skill Order

  • Trundle [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Chomp
  • Trundle [object Object] ability.
    W
    Frozen Domain
  • Trundle [object Object] ability.
    E
    Pillar of Ice
  • Trundle [object Object] ability.
    R
    Subjugate

Items

Starting items
Haunting Guise item.
Rush this
Liandry's Torment item.
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Good items
Blackfire Torch item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Shadowflame item.
Horizon Focus item.
Riftmaker item.
Malignance item.
Situational items
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Lich Bane item.
Banshee's Veil item.
Morellonomicon item.
Nashor's Tooth 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 Sorcery item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Elixir of Iron item.
Example final build
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Liandry's Torment item.
Blackfire Torch item.
Shadowflame item.
Void Staff item.
Malignance item.