Bluestone Pendant is a vital pick up should you be prioritizing early wave clear
. With multiple AoE attacks, Cu Chulainn combined with Bluestone Pendant can result in instant wave clear.
Mark of the Vanguard
Mark of the Vanguard works extremely well with Cu Chulainn. Cu Chulainn is an aggressive warrior, needing to hit multiple targets for his passive to work with him. As such, he will often find himself diving into the middle of a minion wave
to hit an enemy god and gain rage, so it's important that he can block the early game minion damage.
Without the need for Mana Potions, Cu Chulainn finds himself able to pick up a Chalice of Healing and some Healing Potions, which can be activated at the same time for 20 health gained per second over 25 seconds, resulting in a total 500 health restored
. Considering his base health at level 1 is 557, he can recover from near death twice
with these items in the early game. If feeling confident however, if may be wise to replace the
s with Ward
Warrior Tabi is the best choice of item for Cu Chulainn, with the only other real option of boots being
. You simply don't need to build the attack speed focused Ninja Tabi
due to his potential ability damage
, and Talaria Boots
in the solo lane is an obvious no no.
Mystical Mail will provide you with a surprising amount of constant damage
, especially combined with Vent Anger
. While this is a great pickup for every game, getting it early against magical gods will not provide you with the protections you need to win your lane.
Masamune is a great item for warriors who want to be in the middle of the enemy team, which compliments how Cu Chulainn works in general. With massive AoE around him, Mystical Mail as both an item and ability and his general need for multiple targets means that Masamune is going to help him stay where he needs to be
while still dishing out plentiful damage.
Brawler's Beat stick
Brawler's Beat Stick is a valuable pickup specifically against gods with a healing ability. Combined with Barbed Spear
, this will instantly apply 80% healing reduction, almost completely cancelling out their healing
. The raw penetration and power from this item is also much more beneficial than Jotunn's Wrath
's stats, which will only give Cu Chulainn 15 health and cooldown reduction that he really doesn't need.
Frostbound Hammer helps Cu Chulainn with his chasing. His kit lacks a slow, which can be one of the most important tools to lock an enemy down as people will rarely use their beads on a slow. With Frostbound equipped, Cu Chulainn can stick to his opponent
, an important factor for him especially when in berserk mode.
Cu Chulainn is always in the middle of the fight, and such lowering the enemies protections around him with Void Shield will allow him and his team to deal much more damage once he runs into the fray. Power, protections, and AoE penetration
all in one item? Nice.
Penetration is always nice, and you're going to need it in the solo lane. Titan's Bane provides you with penetration that is going to help you take down tanks faster
than flat penetration, and so while definitely useful, is not always required considering you're going to be focusing on the squishier enemies
in team fights.
situational option. If the enemy team has a lot of gods with no way of escaping from you, The Crusher combined with 40% cooldown reduction actually allows you to pull off your ultimate twice in berserk form
. This item will still be rarely picked, as in order to use your ultimate twice in berserk you must use the ultimate right away, then be able to hit auto attacks on someone constantly for the next 20 seconds. Plus, the items required to get 40% cooldown are not really useful to Cu Chulainn, and cooldown reduction doesn't really compliment him anyway
. However, the stats it provides are somewhat decent for Cu Chulainn's kit, though not as potent
as other forms of power and penetration.
Bulwark of Hope
Bulwark of Hope has always been an amazing item, giving you plentiful protections, some health and some crowd control reduction. The health shield you gain at low health is what really sells it for most players, but on Cu Chulainn this is going to help you insane amounts when you engage in a team fight. When you go berserk, you get a small health shield from your passive to counteract the damage you'll have taken from jumping in. Combined with Bulwark of Hope, you'll find yourself with a huge shield
to block incoming damage and help you stay in the fight longer
Mantle of Discord
Mantle of Discord will be picked for similar reasons as Bulwark of Hope
. However, instead of a health shield, everyone around you will be stunned for 1 second
when you are on low enough health. Not only does this give you time to position yourself correctly, it gives you a chance to retreat should the situation require you to fall back.
Gladiator's Shield is quite an under-appreciated item, but it's not hard to see why Cu Chulainn can make such good use of it. With 8 abilities up for use and 7 abilities commonly used on enemy gods, Cu Chulainn can restore up to 20% health in very rare situations and 17.5% in more likely situations
Pestilence is a good early option when against magical gods. The majority of magical gods will build health and lifesteal
in the solo lane, and so your Barbed Spear
combined with Pestilence will give them a hard time keeping up with you. The raw stats are also incredibly beneficial, as Pestilence boasts the largest magical protections of any item
Spectral Armor is a possible option against gods that want to get in your face. This can be especially useful if you get ganked, as both gods may be feared allowing you to hit both of them relatively easily
with your abilities. The 300 mana is provides is somewhat wasted though, as 30 health is not much of a reimbursement.
Hide of the Urchin
Hide of the Urchin is a cheap option that, over the course of the game, begins to provide you with a large amount of protections, which is very helpful for Cu Chulainn who will always be tanking a lot of damage
. If building this item, remember to finish building it as team fights start happening, as there will be more opportunity for its passive to start stacking.