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Hi! I'm a Platinum Ratatoskr almost to diamond with him on the leaderboards. I love ratatoskr in solo and jungle and that's all you should know about my experience with rat.
Some of you might be rather confused at my choice in items as i seem to build ratatoskr tanky, for those of you that wanted a burst risky get in-get out build i still added one for you. Some of you are likely confused at my choice of items for solo and some of my items for jungle's tanky build and i intend to clear those up and show exactly why i built those items.
Obvious core on him, no reason not to build this and i'm not even sure why i should explain why.
This is what some of you might get confused at but alot of you should understand, the reason i build this is because of rat's inbuilt healing, although it is minimal by itself, glad's shield increases the healing and potential to dive the enemy backline and survive much higher as you can sustain through most damage. This item gives rat some prety good sustain combined with his pasive which is why i build it on both jungle and solo.
This is something you may also raise an eyebrow at, the reason i build it is because health and better camp clear as thos build lack's damage to take out jungle monsters quickly. Health is a very important stat and this build lacks it as an adc can penetrate hrough almost all physical defense with the meta adc build whereas health can be shredded but with Qin's Sais but the reason health is important is because you need good health with good prots to be tanky, if you have 2000 health with exteemely high protections, that doesn't mean a titan's bane or obsidian shard won't shred through you like your defense is paper.
Cooldown reduction, Magical Protections. It's pretty much the magical breastplate of valor so a bit of CDR with some Magical defense is nice and the extra health is good too.
30% penetration does not mean it adds penetration from 30% of your flat pen in your build, it means that it completely penetrates through 30% of the enemy protections with some damage with it, really no reason not to build it because it's so useful for a jungler.
Mantle of discord is manadatory because of the massive protections boost snd cdr with it's passive, very useful item in my opinion.
An unorthodox pick indeed. You should only go ratatoskr solo if you have a warrior jungle or a guardin jungle as assassins have lower base health and protections than warriors and guardians. Full defense ratatoskr really does work but you can take the jungle tanky build if you prefer, it depends really.
There really is no right or wrong here in your average gold-plat ranked game, matters in your diamond-masters games slightly as it depends on the enemy's team comp or your own. Will i be peeled off too easily due to the enemy having a nox mid or high cc? Will i need more survivablity in a teamfight with gladiator's shield for survivablity? In my honest opinion for jungle, the tanky build is just simply my preference since he has enough base damage to handle himself with titan's bane and his passive, too risky togo a full burst build as a squishy little squirrel, your whole combo will easily kill a squishy as the tanky build and you want to focus on your early game rotations, getting a kill on the enemy jungle gives you a ****ing field day snowballing and ganking mid and stealing speed buff. Being tanky combined with snowballing is not fun to play against, it's definitely is fun to play as though.
I will add more to this guide when i have time. I hope you liked it.
Oh you'll be fine!
As an endnote, anyone who disagrees that rat does not have the best vp in the game and is cute af is WRONG. That's fact.