Rakan has great mobility thanks to the items he picks up and his E, W and R. His mobility is increased dramatically when laning with Xayah.
You have a great Ultimate R that is incredibly impactful in team fights. If you’re able to charm the whole enemy team, you will provide valuable time for your team to deal damage and win the fight.
Rakan is a great roaming champion. Look for roaming opportunities once you’ve picked up Boots of Mobility.
Rakan is super squishy and dies easily in team fights. As long as you’re able to use your abilities and CC key targets, you should be okay.
He is a mechanically difficult champion to learn and will take a lot of getting used to. Expect to put in a lot of work trying to learn him.
If you miss your W or get CC’d once you go in, the enemy will be able to trade back with you. During the laning phase, this could be devastating if you go in at the wrong time.
0 - 15 min
Get level 2 first and look for a favourable trade. Gaining an early health lead is key to getting a kill later on down the line. Level 2 in the bottom lane is the first minion wave followed by the next 3 melee minions.
Your goal during the laning phase is to look for kills and abuse the enemy as often as you can. Try to play aggressive frequently to gain a lead.
After destroying the bottom lane tower, rotate to the mid lane and try to take that tower. This will open up the map and give your team a gold lead.
15 - 25 min
As a Support, you’re quite vulnerable and can easily be killed when going to ward, when you’re moving around the map, and when you’re alone. To reduce the chances of dying and getting caught out of position, try and stick with your team at all times.
Keep a constant eye on what major objective is spawning next. If it’s spawning soon, make sure you place vision around the objective as quickly and as safely as possible before retreating to safety. Having vision around major objectives is key.
Look for picks during the mid-game. If you can pick someone off with the help from your allies, you can abuse their death timer to earn more gold and possibly take a tower, an objective or get more kills.
Ward major objectives and place vision in high traffic areas in the late stages of the game. Keep them warded so you can see the enemy move around the map and see them starting the objective.
Stay with your team at all times. Avoid moving around the map alone so you do not get caught out. Getting caught out will result in your team having to play 4v5. Do not ward alone unless you know where the enemy is.
Peel for your allies as much as possible. Keeping them alive for as long as possible in team fights is a must in order to win the game.
Level 2 is the all-in power spike for Rakan. He should use the lane brushes and work with his ADC to get a kill early on.
Level 6 will be another decent spike for Rakan. He can now CC multiple targets and chain it with his W for a massive knockup.
Boots are a massive spike to his roaming capacity in the game. He should be looking to make plays all around the map.
Another point in his Ultimate R will allow him to use the ability more frequently. It will be helpful in mid-game fights.
His pick potential is incredible during this portion of the game. The attempt should be to work with his Jungler and get some picks when possible.
His team fighting potential is really high due to his W and Ultimate R. All he needs to do is not get caught out, as it will definitely get him killed.
Level 16 is another decent spike where he can use his Ultimate R much frequently. The enemy team will always have to watch their flanks.
Rakan is great during late-game fights as his W, E, and Ultimate R will be on very short cooldowns. He will have to use the fog of war when possible.
Rakan is quite potent during the late game. This is because he can pick off enemies constantly due to his abilities being on short cooldowns and being able to escape quickly.
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