Version 1.3: Added ability background.
Version 1.2: Screenshot update for build encounter / study case.
Version 1.1: The guide have been updated as I've found a better item that fits Krul. I've replaced one of the clockwork (past guide with 2 clockwork) with warhorn to make him farm and chase enemy easier.
Krul is one of the most hardest hero you can master in Vainglory. Personally, I've played Krul for the last 2 weeks with much frustrationĂ˘â‚¬â€ťhe is squishy and easily killed. After experimenting with multiple gameplay and items, I think I've found the perfect Krul to play.
FYI, I've played Krul when I first played Vainglory (Karma level 1) and it's super easy. At that time, everyone still learning, and don't understand Krul skills. As your gameplay get more advanced (also your opponent), they understand Krul abilities and also how to counter them. Right now (I'm at karma level 20), nobody use Krul because he is squishy and "weak".
If you really wanted to learn how to Krul the right way, then this guide is for you.
Abilities Breakdown Top
Abilities Roadmap Top
Notice that you only need to upgrade
From Hell's Heart
Dead Man's Rush
on level 5 is upgraded massively compared to level 4
You can hover the abilities icon above to get the detailed information of each skills.
Items Explanation Top
Because Krul is squishy and what makes him tanky is
Dead Man's Rush
; those two skills are prevalent to be maxed out. Other than that, by building one
, one Warhorn, and one
Ă˘â‚¬â€ťKrul can spam those 2 skills (delay 4.87 seconds) that will makes him very tanky during the game.
p.s. note that Fountain of Renewal is not a must. You need to change it according to enemies hero and items.
- Case #1: If there is
SAW on the enemy team, rush
Atlas Pauldron. Use Dead Man's Rush and immediately hit
Atlas Pauldron to make him immobilized. (If you are SAW, use
Roadie Run when Krul is attacking you).
- Case #2: If the enemy team use lots of abilities, like
Petal and Crystal
Glaive ultimate, build
- Case #3: When you face with
Petal (which both could easily kite you) and/or they are building Tension Bow
; replace Warhorn with
Shiversteel to make them slowĂ˘â‚¬â€ťso they can't kite you. Other than that,
Shiversteel makes you more tankier.
- Case #4: Both
Koshka (other ability focus hero) on enemy's team? Replace
Clockwork and build
Atlas Pauldron and
Aegis. Counter-building always work.
is the last item to get, so stay on
and focus on
Bonesaw if your team carry are focused on weapon damage. You can also upgrade
Blazing Salvo to
Breaking Point or
Tornado Trigger depending on the situation.
How To Play Top
It takes time to master Krul gameplay, so be patient.
Krul home is in the bushes, so engage every
Shadows Empower Me
that slows your target for 4 second. Wait for
passive stacks to reach 4 or more, and hit the skill to regain health and instantly halves your enemy health.
Dead Man's Rush
to get health barrier when you are attacked or to reach valuable enemy.
- Level 1 - 6: Jungle to get money and level up. You can use
Dead Man's Rush to steal enemy minions or use
Spectral Smite and after that, run. Remember to hide in the bushes when you try to steal. This not only makes you get gold and level; psychologically it will make them furious and annoyedĂ˘â‚¬â€ťwhich lowers their morale.
- Level 3 - 6: You are powerful enough to kill enemy hero. Go to middle lane, stay on bushes, and use
Shadows Empower Me (to slow),
Dead Man's Rush (extra damage), and after 4 or more stacksĂ˘â‚¬â€ť
Spectral Smite. This combo is guaranteed to kill the middle lane hero.
- Level 6 - 12: Remember to always stay in bushes.
Shadows Empower Me is a very effective skill to start the gank and make your target run away. If he/she gets away, use
From Hell's Heart to keep them on track (and it also slows them)!
Stay in bushes. It'll take much time to master him, but when it pays; It'll pay backĂ˘â‚¬â€ťreal well.
If you have any question or concerns, feel free to leave a comment. I'll be happy to help you!