The Right Way to Krul [ADVANCED] by reaverfreed

The Right Way to Krul [ADVANCED]

By: reaverfreed
Last Updated: Dec 26, 2014
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Krul

Build: The Real Krul

Ability Path

Shadows Empower Me
Heroic Perk
Dead Man's Rush
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4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Spectral Smite
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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10
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12
From Hell's Heart
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7
8
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12

Threat Meter

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Threat Hero Notes
1
  No Threat
2
SAW Atlas Pauldron will make him useless in the whole game. Target him first.
3
Koshka Super squishy and easily killed. Bring reflex block to disable her ultimate.
3
Ringo Ringo could be killed easily
3
Taka The first one who trigger abilitiesâ??win. You can kill Taka with basic combo.
4
  No Threat
5
Adagio Watch out for his ultimate. Bring reflex block.
5
Glaive Reflex block when he use afterburn. Just focus on one target.
5
Petal One word. Shiversteel.
6
Joule Even you slowed her, the second skill can be spammed and are not delayed.
6
Krul The pro wins.
7
  No Threat
8
  No Threat
9
Catherine Cathrine stun and silence will make you immobilized and easily get killed. Build Aegis / Crucible / Reflex Block to prevent this.
10
  No Threat

Changelog Top

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.

Preface Top

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 frustration—he 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


Shadows Empower Me (Heroic Perk)
Krul is empowered by the shadows after standing still in brush for 3 seconds. Once empowered, Krul moves faster and his next basic attack will slow the target.



Dead Man's Rush
Krul dashes to the target and deals damage. Activating Dead Man’s Rush grants Krul a health barrier for 2 seconds.



Spectral Smite
After learning this ability, Krul’s basic attacks apply Weakness stacks (up to 8 per target). Each Weakness stack reduces attack speed and crystal power and allows Krul to lifesteal by basic attacking the target. Spectral Smite consumes the stacks to deal damage and regain health based on the number of stacks consumed.



From Hell's Heart
Krul pulls Hellrazor from his chest and hurls it in the targeted direction. If the sword hits an enemy hero (on the way out or the way back), it stuns and slows the target and deals damage. Stun duration is longer based on the distance the sword has traveled.

Abilities Roadmap Top

Notice that you only need to upgrade From Hell's Heart twice. Dead Man's Rush and Spectral Smite 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 and Spectral Smite; those two skills are prevalent to be maxed out. Other than that, by building one Clockwork, one Warhorn, and one Aftershock—Krul 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.


Bonesaw is the last item to get, so stay on Blazing Salvo and focus on Clockwork.

p.s. Build Bonesaw if your team carry are focused on weapon damage. You can also upgrade Blazing Salvo to Alternating Current, 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 battle with Shadows Empower Me that slows your target for 4 second. Wait for Spectral Smite passive stacks to reach 4 or more, and hit the skill to regain health and instantly halves your enemy health.

Use 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 annoyed—which 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 stacks— 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)!

Showcase Top


Reason why you could trust on me.


Joule, Petal, and Cathrine skills are very threatening. Aegis help prevent successive burst damage.


Fully build Ringo can kite and kill me easily, so I build Shiversteel to minimize Tension Bow burst damage and can chase him easier. Warhorn helps me to land 1 - 2 hit if the Shiversteel effect went off.


CHAIVIPION encountered with old build (I lost).


Atlas Pauldron to cancel SAW mad cannon.


Energy battery bought 1st to spam Krul abilities. (Will sell it after got a clockwork).


Because the enemy team primarily builds weapon damage, I build an armor. I've only upgraded it to tier 2 and skipped it, because I can still survive without Armor tier 3.


Same with above.


Old classic build.


Aegis build to block Taka's ultimate, Adagio's Ultimate, or Cathrine stun and ultimate.

Notice almost every game ended in under 20 minutes, because Krul can solo Kraken when she arrived on the Halcyon Fold on minute 15 (wait for her).

Conclusion Top

Stay in bushes. It'll take much time to master him, but when it pays; It'll pay back—real well.

If you have any question or concerns, feel free to leave a comment. I'll be happy to help you!

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