I do love my melee characters and and wanted to look a lil more into pendles to see how much he can contribute in a match besides the ol “having a pendles on the team makes it a 4 v 5” saying I hear a lot. I’m quite happy that there will be a patch to Marquis’s owl reveals so he doesn’t completely shut him down when a good Marquis is playing.
In this build we are going to lose the attack speed. I see many pendles players use atk speed gear but I always thought of pendles as a thief in MMOs which are usually extremely fast and versatile. The more you are not in stealth the more vulnerable you are so atk speed works against him in my opinion.
Gear: Sketchy High Tailing Boilmakers (+move +sprint -heal)
Hastening Bloodhound (+skill +move)
Sketch Hightailing “GreyHound” (+cooldown +sprint -heal)
Alternative: any sprint gear , movement gear with - healpower and cool down gear will work nicely as well.
With that gear set you can just tell by reading it you will be going fast. So even when getting revealed you can step up to the plate get some hits in and run.
Helix 1 you can go with extra smoke bomb or dash on injection helix. Either works, you will be going fast
Lv 7 helix you will get the coil so you can jump over groups of enemies and smoke bomb them w/blind
Lv 8 helix will be bountiful bombs so by this time you can pass out free blinds too all.
Lv 10 helix can be either or depending on what your team needs. With the massive speed you can pass out free wounds to all.
Basically you will be using your smoke bomb as initiation, (your speed will be your escape) blind groups of enemies pick out the targets that benefit your team and your team SHOULD be capitalizing on this moment as well. Blind w/ shadow pillars, w/ more blind w/ bubble w/ stun w/ slow, whatever your team can do they should. Then you can attack to finish whoever you see on low health. This build also helps switching lanes in meltdown a breeze.
On the off time you will have enough speed to do extremely fast shard runs, steal enemy shards, destroy buildables when needed and buy big bots. Remember though, you will be staying with your team 90% of the time. You basically become a big nuisance… if the enemy team is focusing you, you are doing your job.
I know there are a lot of builds out there but this is the one I had a lot of fun with and contributed vs good players. I know many people have different play styles but hopefully this will help some of the players that are looking for a way to play him.
Hope this helps!