Rook is a ranged control champion. He excels at personal mobility and harassment
of enemy champions. While quite frail, no one can match Rook’s ability to stay out
of an enemies reach. With proper use of his skills, he can insure that enemies will
be out of fighting distance while still able to deal damage to his target.
Darkbolts is a powerful damaging skill that hits up to two close enemies (both bolts
hit a single target if only one is in range). When hit, these enemies suffer a reduction
in physical and energy resistance, making them more susceptible to attacks. Darkbolts
does not require aiming, instead it automatically targets and hits enemies. This
allows Rook to focus on maintaining his distance from enemies instead of taking
the time to track his target. Crystal Wall creates a physical barrier between Rook
and enemies. Enemies will be forced to travel around the wall or destroy it before
reaching Rook, allowing Rook more time to retreat or attack their target. Darkbolts
will travel through a Crystal Wall, giving Rook the upper hand when behind a Crystal
Wall. Mist of Shadow allows Rook to teleport a short distance. With Mist of Shadow,
Rook can pass through enemies and obstacles and travel up cliffs other champions
cannot travel. Mist of Shadow also provides Rook with breathing room when an enemy
gets too close and allows him to catch retreating enemies. Mists of Shadow also
creates a zone of mist when he teleports. Enemies inside the mist will lose energy
Skillful allows Rook to use skills at a rapid pace when fighting continuously. This
helps Rook effectively use all of his skills to stay mobile. With Rooks high energy
regeneration, he should be able to maintain a larger amount of rapid skill use.
Prowl allows Rook to hide in plain sight when stationary for a time. This allows
Rook to be effective at guarding control points or scouting out enemy movement.
Because Rook can usually beat slow enemies to a location, he should be able to enter
stealth before they arrive and have the element of surprise.
Rook is a very powerful and mobile champion, but requires a good amount of timing
and player skill in order to use him effectively. His defensive weaknesses will
punish players for allow enemies to get within range. He is not recommended for