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Mage Ao Shin

Last updated 2 days ago for 12.15 Patch

Tier

S

Synergies

dragon
Dragon
1
spellthief
Spell-Thief
1
mage
Mage
5
tempest
Tempest
4
bruiser
Bruiser
2
trainer
Trainer
2
mystic
Mystic
2
General info

This is another Mage Spatula - Dragon carry comp - but this time with the 10-cost Tempest Dragon - Ao Shin! The mage bonus and Tempest 4 will make your Dragon melt the enemy board with almost only 1 ability cast!

When to make

If you get a Spatula this should be your first thought. Aside from that any Mage augments can push you in this direction as well as a lot of rod or tear components.

Leveling guide

Stage 2

Before Krugs

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  • Level to 4 at the first PvP round and then to 5 after the carousel to start finding higher cost Mages.

  • Regardless if you win or lose, levelling lets you play some very powerful traits with Mages and Trainer (or Bruiser with Sylas) so it's important to have the extra unit slots.

Stage 3

Before Wolves

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  • At 3-2 you should level to 6 and see if you can activate 5 Mages with Trainer or Bruiser frontline. This is a very strong mid game setup that can let you win streak.

  • Try to make sure you stay above 50 gold and slowly level to 7.

Stage 4

Before Raptors

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  • You should hit level 7 at 4-1 and ideally be strong enough to wait to roll until you hit level 8 towards the end of Stage 4.

  • Once you're at level 8, try to find at least 1 Ao Shin to stabilize. From there, continue finding upgrades or save up for level 9.

Game plan
Early Game

The best starter for any mage comp is by running the low cost mage trio and Tristana to activate Nomsy with Trainer. If you get lucky and see a Lulu copy early, play her over Tristana to activate Mystic.

Mid Game

At this point you are able to get to 5 Mages while still having Nomsy frontline. We swap Tristana out for Lulu providing a bit more support here too. Sylas is a great frontline tank to hold your items and Ryze can hold all your damage items.

Additional comp tips
  • You can extend this further into 7 mages quite easily with a few changes. This can be good if you find no Spatula or have even more items to place on Nami and Ryze.

  • Play Sona as a Mage carry until you find a copy of Ao Shin. If you find a copy of Aurelion Sol - just play the Astral Dragon instead. At level 8 you have to drop Bard and Sona - but once you reached level 9, throw in Bard again for further CC and Mystic.

Recommended Hextech Augments

magecrown3

Mage Crown

Gain a Mage Emblem, a Spear of Shojin, and a Ryze.

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Urf's Grab Bag I

Gain 1 Spatula and 1 random item component.

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Ancient Archives

Gain 1 Tome of Traits.

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Comp carries & items
Ao Shin
archangels-staff

Archangel's Staff

spell icon

15

spell icon

10

tear-of-the-goddess
needlessly-large-rod
mage-emblem

Mage Emblem

spell icon

15

tear-of-the-goddess
spatula
spear-of-shojin

Spear of Shojin

spell icon

15

spell icon

10

tear-of-the-goddess
bf-sword
Sylas
gargoyle-stoneplate

Gargoyle Stoneplate

spell icon

20

spell icon

20

chain-vest
negatron-cloak
warmogs-armor

Warmog's Armor

spell icon

150

spell icon

150

giants-belt
giants-belt
titans-resolve

Titan's Resolve

spell icon

20

spell icon

10%

chain-vest
recurve-bow
Zoe
statikk-shiv

Statikk Shiv

spell icon

15

spell icon

10%

tear-of-the-goddess
recurve-bow