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Wisp Item Builds
Because Loose Cannon and Shock and Awe benefit tremendously from landing critical hits, increasing Wisp’s critical chance and critical damage is your first priority. After that, building attack damage, attack speed, armor pierce, and cooldown speed are all of roughly equal importance, and subject to personal play style. Finally, some players may prefer a bit of sustain in the form of armor or life steal so that Wisp has more time to lay down her area of effect auto attacks into multiple heroes.
These items are necessary in order to play Wisp optimally. Only diverge from a core item if you are a very experienced player or you have a very good reason for doing so.
|Claves is mandatory for any crit build, it offering attack damage, critical chance, and some wonderful passive abilities. First and foremost, it raises the damage dealt whenever the user critically strikes, a must on its own. Beyond that, it additionally increases the user’s movement speed whenever they land a crit, Unless you start in the jungle, Claves should almost always be your first item.|
|As it is her only means of escape, Loose Cannon can put Wisp in a rather vulnerable position whenever she uses it offensively. Slikk’s Sting alleviates some pressure from the girl when she commits. The item offerrs resistance whenever the uses lands a critical strike, protecting them from the full effects of crowd control. Given how reliant she is on critical chance, Wisp will be able to constantly benefit from the effect and maintain a bit of slipperiness as she attacks.|
|Adding Devil’s Handshake to the items above will not only bring Wisp’s critical chance up to 70%, but also raise her attack speed and movement speed to ridiculous levels. The downside, however, is that investing in Slikk’s and Devil’s means you’re buying three items (including boots) that don’t add anything to Wisp’s attack damage.|
|Offering attack damage, critical chance, and life steal all in one place, Bow of Slaughter can be a fantastic pick up for Wisp. In addition to its great stats, Wisp can use its passive to tempmorarily boost her lifesteal up to max.|
|Fenrir’s is nearly mandatory, as the huge damage it provides synergizes well with the critical chance you’ll be building. It only increases attack damage though, so players who want to lean into a different category may not have the space for it.|
|Losing CDR in the April 2018 patch hurts, but Rankbreaker still gives some juicy attack damage and the highest raw armor pierce. The biggest downside for Wisp is that Rankbreaker is best built early, and Wisp will typically want to prioritize critical chance instead.|
|Wisp will often find herself in situations where Muramasa is necessary. Unless the fights are pretty frenetic, Wisp may have a hard time getting to the back line, meaning you’ll instead need to cut through the armor of the front line as quickly as possible. The CDR is nice as well, since Wisp’s cooldowns are pretty long.|
|All of Wisp’s abilities deal splash damage, meaning you’ll be reducing the armor of multiple heroes in every fight, helping your allies clean up. Add in 15% CDR and a bit of sustain and Longinus is usually the pick over Rankbreaker if your allies don’t already have it.|
|You won’t be using Omni Arms’ passive much, but the stats you’ll be getting are all useful to Wisp. In particular, the CDR and lifesteal are handy as you might not be getting those with any other items.|
|If you need a defensive item, choose Hyoga’s Edge over Frost Cape as you’ll be auto attacking a lot more than you’ll be using abilities. The splash damage on Loose Cannon allows you lock down multiple heroes for your allies to clean up.|
|With arguably the best defensive passive in Arena of Valor, The Aegis allows Wisp to get in multiple splash hits onto the clumped enemy team while 1) preventing her from evaporating from any retaliation and 2) allowing her to escape if one or two heroes jump on her.|
|Insane attack speed? Yes please. If wanting to try out whisp in the jungle or simply wanting the heavy attack speed that the item provides, Scorching Wind can be an excellent addition to Wisp’s build.|
|The extra attack speed feels great on Wisp, though you’ll have to be extra careful when engaging fights if you opt out of either of the defensive boots.|
|Go with Gilded Greaves if the opponent has tons of CC to lock you down or an inordinate amount of magic damage. You should typically be skirting around the edges of the fight, though, so Gilded Greaves is not as necessary as it is on other heroes.|
|If Violets or Wukongs are ruining your day, Sonic Boots can keep you alive long enough to pump out your damage.|
Sample Item Builds
|Claves Sancti||War Boots||Rankbreaker||Slikk’s Sting||Devil’s Handshake||Fenrir’s Tooth|
We go all-out offensive in this build, adding 70% critical chance (+50% critical damage), 410 attack damage, 85-135% attack speed, 250 armor pierce, and 10-20% movement speed. If the enemy team leaves you alone for a couple of seconds, they’re as good as dead. Keep in mind that this build has 0 sustain, so you’ll need to perfect your positioning and timing with Wisp before you try this one out.
This build gives up some damage in exchange for staying in the fight a bit longer. You’ll still be able to connect with splashing critical hits 50% of the time, while the 30% CDR will have your abilities up almost constantly. What this build excels at, though, is chasing or retreating based on the situation. If the enemy comes after you, The Aegis will slow them down; meanwhile, your attacks will in turn slow your opponents with the help of Hyoga’s Edge. Finally, Loose Cannon will be on a much shorter cooldown, allowing you to deal with all but the most mobile of opponents.
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