(3.7) SorrowShock Lance [+ Other Lance Builds] by DaddyFister

(3.7) SorrowShock Lance [+ Other Lance Builds]

By: DaddyFister
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2018
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Lance

Build: Jungle Lance

Ability Path

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Lance

Build: Captain Lance (W.I.P)

Item Choices

Lance

Build: Top Lane Lance (W.I.P)

Item Choices

All You Need To Know Top

Hi all, i'm here today to show you what looks like a troll build on lance, but i swear it works really well. I've been experimenting some builds on lance since his buff in update 3.3, when i got an inspiration to add aftershock to it after watching ttiger's video. Ive been playing this build a whole lot and have a lot of fun dominating people with it. This build can be played both as a Jungler or a Side Laner.

This build plays like an assassin in the early to mid games and like a warrior in the late game. Your damage is greatest in the early to mid game, but your longer cooldowns will prevent you from dealing consistent damage, meaning you will have to burst enemies down, then make a temporary retreat once your abilities are on cooldown.

During mid to late game, you will have experienced damage fall off, but this is minimized thanks to aftershock. by now you should have items such as Spellsword, Stormcrown and Aftershock to greatly lower your cooldowns. This means that even though you have lost your immense amount of burst, you will now be able to deal consistent damage, along with your crowd control.

We're now onto his playstyle. You bum rush your jungle/lane like a good player would and get enough money for at least Heavy Steel and Sprint Boots. Stay out of danger during this time and only focus on farming, as Lance is pretty helpless at the start of the game. You're gonna have a hard time trading with the enemy hero and last hitting lane minions at the very start, so quickly farm up and recall home to buy these items. Don't worry about your enemy pushing your lane, as turrets have a shield that last until the 4 minute mark that greatly reduces damage it receives. Don't forget to assist your Mid and Bot Laner if you're playing Jungler. Once you have Sorrowblade and Sprint Boots, go hunt players(Jungler) or start trying to poke your enemy out of lane(Bot Laner). Almost no hero will be able to contest your burst at this stage. Regardless whether you grab kills or not, buy Aftershock, Travel Boots and choose between defense or Stormguard Banner. After that, roam around the map and hunt down players(Jungler)or make occasional rotations to bully the enemy Mid Laner once your lane is secure(Bot Laner).

After that, go for Stormcrown or more defense depending on what situation you're in. When everyone is near to completing their full build, switch your playstyle to a Warrior's.

[New Top Lane Section]: So i've been recently experimenting with Lance top lane for quite a while now and it has been working pretty well. Lance fits the criterias of a top laner. He's tanky, can do lots of poke and has great wave clear. So when playing Lance top lane, you don't buy your light armour at the start of the game. This is because that Lance cannot farm under turret with only a Book Of Eulogies as his damage item like most top laners can. It will take 2 hits to kill a small minion after they have been shot by a turret, where most heroes will only need 1 hit. This is why it is better to buy an extra weapon blade instead of armour, so you will be able to farm in the early stages of the game where you are pitifully weak. I suggest heading home after you obtain 1200 Gold. This is enough to obtain a Sprint Boots, Light Armour and 2 Weapon Blades. With these 4 items farming will be a breeze, just make sure to line up yourself to hit all minions at once with your passive. However, you will still need to remain passive, don't do anything dangerous. A single death will most likely set you back your entire first turret. Once you achieve your Sorrowblade, you will do 1 of 2 things depending on the situation. If you are able to completely overpower your enemy laner, start to harass him over and over again. If you are still losing or in a stalemate against the enemy laner, keep your distance and keep farming for a coat of plates and once you get it, you will once again analyse your situation. If you can easily power through your enemy laner, relentlessly harass him and go for his turret. If you are still in a stalemate or even losing, keep safely farming for your Aftershock. Once you have your Aftershock, analyze your situation for the last time. If you can burst down the enemy laner, keep pushing your lane with or without help from a teammate and if you still can't safely contest your counterpart, safely keep farming for the rest of your items and only push once help arrives.

For his abilities, you generally want to rush your overdrive for your A first, so you can have that double roll, and you also want to overdrive your ult. Also if you were wondering, yes, max out your combat roll and disregard your overdrive for your B. This may seem like a big nono for many people since the overdrive for Lance's B is basically a free reflex block, but overdriving your A is important for more combos and pursuing enemies, and overdriving his ult will grant you 1 less second off its cooldown, giving you 2 second rolls and some more sweet, sweet damage. Besides, you're playing Lance as an assassin, you want to try burst down people as fast as possible and stick to them as best as possible.

With this build you will actually realize that Lance deals more damage with the basic attack after his Combat Roll, rather than his root (Assuming Aftershock is not on cooldown). This makes aftershock easy to abuse, since its cooldown is 1.5 seconds and your combat rolls cooldowns will reach 2 seconds. This will make up that little bit of sustainability you lost from not overdriving your B.

That about summarizes everything you need to know about him. Remember, don't forget to place deep vision if you're playing jungler and place defensive scout cams if you're Side Laning. Also don't forget that you are not invinsible, don't try initiate a 1v2 unless both player are squishy carries, which is still pretty dangerous!

Some Stuff About Me Top

This is my very first guide for a hero, so I decided it to be for Lance, since i main him. When I joined Vainglory, i didn't know anything, but to me, Lance stood out among the heroes. I saw that he was going to be available for Glory in 2 days, so I decided to save my Ice, which i assumed was the special currency, then bought him 2 days later making him the first hero i bought.(Ringo, Taka and Skaarf don't count!). Ive mained the captain position every since as Lance, then I decided to try weapon lance, which worked! After some nerfs to him though, especially the one that took 200 damage off his root (oof). I couldn't make him work anymore, which made me kinda sad. I was overjoyed when i saw the buffs he received on update 3.3, then was back to being sad again after i realized how overpowered Kensei and Reza was. I've added some new heroes to my hero pool. Churnwalker, Tony, Ardan and i'm planning on playing kensei too once they nerf him (I don't want to get depressed like the other nerds that try to argue he's balanced). To be honest, I still don't see many people even trying weapon lance, which confused me seeing how he was the hero that got reworked the most last patch, so i decided to make this guide so that other people can enjoy this build before it gets inevitably nerfed XD.Have fun with this build and give me some feedback! Add me on Vainglory! My IGN is Harbinger1004 (don't forget the capital 'H') I'm an SEA player and a full on captain main that can also play a mean weapon jungler/side laner in a pinch.

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