4

Tier

Win Rate

51.0%

Pick Rate

22.0%

Ban Rate

38.5%

Matches

452,964
Smolder Runes57.2% Win Rate (93,152 Games)
PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
Press the AttackLethal TempoFleet FootworkConqueror
OverhealTriumphPresence of Mind
Legend: AlacrityLegend: TenacityLegend: Bloodline
Coup de GraceCut DownLast Stand
DominationSorceryInspirationResolve
Hextech FlashtraptionMagical FootwearTriple Tonic
Future's MarketMinion DematerializerBiscuit Delivery
Cosmic InsightApproach VelocityTime Warp Tonic
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.attack_speed,Attack Speedlol:shardInfo.ability_haste,Ability Haste
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.move_speed,Move Speedlol:shardInfo.scaling_health,Scaling Health
lol:shardInfo.health,Healthlol:shardInfo.tenacity_slow_resist,Tenacity & Slow Resistlol:shardInfo.scaling_health,Scaling Health
Core Smolder Item Build Order56.7% Win Rate (69,294 Games)
Doran's Ring

Starting

Essence Reaver

1st

Ionian Boots of Lucidity

2nd

Spear of Shojin

3rd

Rapid Firecannon

4th

Bloodthirster

5th

Liandry's Torment

6th

Doran's Ring
Essence Reaver
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Spear of Shojin
Rapid Firecannon
Bloodthirster
Liandry's Torment

Core Smolder Item Build Path

Situational

Navori Quickblades
Lord Dominik's Regards
Guardian Angel
Immortal Shieldbow
Maw of Malmortius
Riftmaker
Zhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

56.7% Win Rate (57,992 Games)
FlashGhost
Smolder Skill Order63.6% Win Rate (6,416 Games)

Q

W

E

Dragon Practice

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Super Scorcher Breath

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Achooo!

W

W

W

W

W

Flap, Flap, Flap

E

E

E

E

E

MMOOOMMMM!

R

R

R

Smolder's Counters for ADC, Platinum+ for Patch 14.4

Discover the ultimate counters for Smolder with our comprehensive guide. Learn who counters Smolder in lane and throughout the game, turning the tides in your favor. Explore effective Smolder counters and strategies to outplay your opponent.
Champion
Game Win Rate
Lane Win Rate
Matchup Rate
Matches
Draven
52.1%
32.9%
3.1%
13,476
Nilah
50.0%
35.0%
1.1%
4,800
Kalista
52.6%
36.1%
1.5%
6,642
Varus
52.6%
36.8%
4.5%
19,257
Lucian
52.6%
37.9%
5.6%
23,962

Smolder's Trends for ADC, Platinum+ for Patch 14.4

Stay ahead of the curve with the latest win rates, pick rates, and ban rates for Smolder. Our Trends section offers a deep dive into how Smolder is performing in the current meta, with data from the last five patches.
Win Rate

51.0%

(+0.4%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate

22.0%

(-2.5%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate

38.5%

(+13.1%)
vs last patch

Smolder Guide for ADC, Platinum+ for Patch 14.4

Learn Smolder with our Smolder guide. Learn about Smolder's strengths and Smolder's weaknesses, and harness key insights to optimize your playstyle. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to Smolder, our guide provides the tools you need to dominate the battlefield.
Key Insights
  • Smolder gains
    Smolder
    P
    stacks by hitting champions with abilities or killing enemies with his
    Smolder
    Q
    , enhancing the damage of his basic abilities. This mechanic encourages aggressive play to stack up damage boosts.
  • Smolder
    Q
    Evolves with stack accumulation, starting with area damage around the target, advancing to send out explosions, and ultimately dealing true damage over time with an execute effect on low-health enemies. This ability is central to his kit, offering both wave clear and significant dueling potential.
  • Smolder
    W
    Is a damaging and slowing ability that creates an explosion when hitting enemy champions, useful for both peeling and engaging.
  • Smolder
    E
    Provides mobility by allowing Smolder to fly, ignoring terrain and targeting the lowest health enemy, which is key for positioning in fights or escaping.
  • Smolder
    R
    Calls down a wave of fire from his mother, dealing damage and slowing enemies, with a healing component for Smolder if he's hit. This ultimate can be a game-changer in team fights, offering both offensive and defensive utility​​.
Strengths
  • Smolder's power spike is heavily tied to accumulating
    Smolder
    P
    stacks to enhance his
    Smolder
    Q
    . Achieving these stack milestones drastically increases his combat effectiveness.
  • His
    Smolder
    R
    , combined with a fully evolved
    Smolder
    Q
    , makes him exceptionally strong in clustered team fights where he can apply AoE damage and benefit from the healing if caught in his mother's fire.
  • Excelling in short to mid-range combat, Smolder becomes a significant threat once he has items that synergize with his abilities, boosting his damage output, survivability, or both.
Weaknesses
  • His early game is weaker due to the necessity of building
    Smolder
    P
    stacks to enhance his abilities. Without sufficient stacks, his damage output is significantly reduced.
  • As a short-ranged marksman, Smolder can be vulnerable to long-range poke and hard engage if not positioned carefully.
  • While his
    Smolder
    R
    is powerful, its effectiveness is contingent on proper timing and positioning. Misuse or avoidance by enemies can greatly diminish his impact in skirmishes or team fights.

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