Blade in Shadow | Crystal Taka by NikeSkillz

Blade in Shadow | Crystal Taka

By: NikeSkillz
Last Updated: Nov 7, 2017
92 Votes

Quick Comment

You need to log in before commenting.

[-] Collapse All Comments

Sort Comments By
1
[-]
DomintorVain | November 26, 2017 9:24am
Great Guide!
Btw I made a CP Taka Guide as well and I would be very glad if you would just check it out. Thanks!
1
[-]
Faey (16) | November 7, 2017 3:07am
There are much better builds out there which are months old. You seriously need to do your research. This build of yours is too enemy-specific. Add more options and update your knowledge.
1
[-]
NikeSkillz (2) | November 7, 2017 6:10am
The builds haven't been updated in a couple years, I'll work on them.
1
[-]
NikeSkillz (2) | June 8, 2017 9:28am
Just got my account back. I want to make this clear, this guide hasn't been changed in 2 years (build wise). I'm going to be updated it drastically over the next few hours. Thank you.
1
[-]
NikeSkillz (2) | June 9, 2017 1:27pm
Update: Guide looks much cleaner now and is in much better shape.
1
[-]
rajboy3 | May 21, 2017 10:30am
Wouldn't alternating current be useless in a burst build as you wont be attacking the enemy for very long, I mean in a sustain it makes sense, but in burst build??? I don't get it what prompted u to put this item in this build. Everything else is pretty good thoh instead of tension bow i use stormcrown but i can see the benefits of using tension bow instead. Plus people will stop judging me like "argh another cp stormcrown taka nub" XD nice build overall thoh.
1
[-]
NikeSkillz (2) | June 8, 2017 9:36am
I haven't used alternating current in the build for over a year, just haven't updated the guide due to the inability to log in.
1
[-]
Kemihu (1) | January 23, 2017 6:56pm
Hello, this is Kemihu, and I am here to add some suggestions to this build today. Firstly I would like to mention that I am typing on a phone so please excuse any mistakes which you may notice. Moving on to the build. This is a build which I have used before, probably one of the first 5 builds I used to use on taka (this was many updates ago). However, I would like to state a few of the reasons I switched to playing either a pure weapon power taka, a pure crystal power taka, or the occasional, situational tension-crown taka. While the tension bow is a great early-game item which provides plenty of burst damage, it really does fall off late game. Furthermore,tension bow hake farming a lot more difficult mid and late game, which is not as evident in wp, cp or tension-crown builds. The option of making up for the mid to late game game burst with a shatterglass is a clever solution, but I would like to point out that a pure cp build has more burst damage than a tension-crystal build (if the math is wanted, please leave a comment). The aftershock seen here is to counter the shield which wll be bought to counter the shatterglass (one of the drawbacks of a cp taka), although the tension bow should be countering the shield. Of course, as I said earlier, the tension bow does fall off late game as enemies gain more health with higher levels and items, therefore an aftershock is not a bad idea (the cooldown is quite useful too). And finally, the alternating current will satisfy the previous issue with the lower farm time, as well as provide some sustain damage. However, a single defence item will not be able to keep you alive, even with the natural high mobility, agility and evasiveness taka has, therefore this alternating current will not be of much use, but may instead tempt one to try and stay in the fight and retreat later when they are low on health, which would make it risky to try and re-enter the fight once the tension bow or x-retsu are up. One could argue that the healing from kaku, mixed with the cp ratio of kaku will be able to heal taka enough to get back into the fight, but I would like to remind those who thought of this that a pure cp offers a better regeneration, and that kaku has a rather long cooldown compared to taka other abilities, and if used to heal before a burst dive, it may not be ready for the excape. That is all for today, I will probably be back to continue later. Happy Vainglory New-Years event to everyone.
1
[-]
Holath | September 25, 2016 6:35pm
Hey, it's NikeSkillz here. Thanks for all the feedback, I'll be getting my account back shortly to link the new guide officially through it, but here it is for now - http://www.vaingloryfire.com/vainglory/guide/i-think-your-health-is-gone-cp-taka-16708
1
[-]
ledpodnogami | August 29, 2016 5:33am
great build indeed! rushing TB and after that go in to CP is the one way that i can play Taka. But i pick Aftershock first, not a Shatterglass. I like the path to AS, low my CD. i play Taka casual games, so always try other things, FB for example, slow enemis is good, kinda team work you now xD
1
[-]
ImKAZE | July 28, 2016 7:00am
Very fun build to use. ^_^ Ty for posting.
3
[-]
GaryH2y | April 30, 2016 2:35am
Why no clockwork.... CP Taka should have that...
1
[-]
Kemihu (1) | January 23, 2017 6:59pm
I agree that a clockwork is quite important for a cp taka, and I think one alternative for this build would be to sell the tension bow late game for a clockwork if you have the gold, or get a clockwork instead of an alternating current.
1
[-]
Derpy_Skrub | April 28, 2016 1:58pm
this is amazing, i got a 17-1 record in a game with this
1
[-]
ATSQ | March 17, 2016 10:00pm
I'm going to try this build :) btw is this build possible to win glaive 1v1?
1
[-]
HogGZA | March 1, 2016 2:29pm
Love this build. I've messed around with replacing alternating current with bonesaw and breaking point, however I have found that doubling up on tension bow works wonders. Acquiring clockwork at some point is magic too. That way you can use your abilities quickly and gratuitously, while applying lots of on hit damage.
Loading Comments...
Load More Comments

Quick Comment (24) View Comments

You need to log in before commenting.