Ringo Builds

Last updated 7/24/2016 for update 1.20.

You’ll find the best and most popular builds for Ringo on this page! For more information regarding situational items, check out our guides for situational items on roams and carries! To see how well this hero performs in the current meta, check out our hero tier list.

The Right Arm

Ringo is typically built as a ranged Weapon Power carry or sniper. This build aims to quickly whittle down enemy health. Ringo is most effective in lane.

Skill Path

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Ringo has one of the strongest early games because of his B ability, Twirling Silver. This skill gives him massively increased attack speed and a boost in movement speed, allowing him to output sustained damage throughout the game. Most players prefer maxing Twirling Silver first to increase Ringo’s attack speed and to have it available at a lower cooldown. After that, most players max out Hellfire Brew to use as an initiation or finisher.

Core Items

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Rush a Sorrowblade. It will provide consistent damage output, especially combined with a Bonesaw to reduce enemy armor. A Reflex Block should usually be built by the time your opponents turn level 6, as many heroes that don’t have stuns until level 6 get them in the form of their ultimates.

As Needed

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The defensive choices are fairly typical for all squishy carries. You’ll want to build situationally and as little defense as the game allows – the more you spend on offensive items to keep up the pressure, the better. Of course, building lots of offense is pretty awful if you’re just dying in 3 seconds every teamfight. Additional offensive items include Tyrant’s Monocle for large crits, and Breaking Point for steadily ramping damage over the course of a fight.

The Gambler

Ringo works extremely well with a crit build because of how fast he can attack with his Twirling Silver ability. Huge crits typically mean that the enemies are just dying in a few hits. However, this build takes a while to ramp up because of how expensive it is. As mentioned above, Ringo is best played in lane.

Skill Path

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The skill distribution and reason are exactly the same as they are above!

Core Items

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Start Ringo off by rushing a Sorrowblade with a Blazing Salvo built along the way. After that, you’ll want to start stacking crit, so build towards two Monocles. Finish off the build with a Breaking Point – every time you crit, you’ll build about 3 stacks of Breaking Point, which means you’ll be building up massive amounts of Weapon Power as the fight goes on. As above, a Reflex Block should usually be built by the time your opponents turn level 6, as many heroes that don’t have stuns until level 6 get them in the form of their ultimates.

As Needed

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Boots and defense are fairly self-explanatory. Build selfish defensive items; focus on keeping yourself alive as Ringo! An alternative to Breaking Point is Tornado Trigger. Tornado Trigger doesn’t build up in fights like Breaking Point does, but it does provide more attack speed, and it does round out your crit chance to 100%. If enemies are building a lot of armor, Bonesaw does wonders to shred it all away!

The Burster

A much less popular build path but still somewhat viable, Crystal Power Ringo focuses on massive true damage Hellfire Brews and heavy-hitting Achilles Shots to do damage. As with the above builds, CP Ringo is also most effective in lane.

Skill Path

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The skill distribution and reason are exactly the same as they are above

Core Items

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Typically, a Ringo will start out with a Weapon Blade, even when going a CP route, just because it makes last-hitting minions easier. However, you’ll want to rush an Alternating Current for some raw Crystal Power and the passive effect, which synergizes well with Twirling Silver. After that, you’ll want a Shatterglass for the raw Crystal Power – this will make your Hellfire Brews hit hard. It’s important to note that some people don’t like building Alternating Current on Ringo, instead going straight for Shatterglass and then Broken Myth; AC offers more sustain damage, whereas a build without AC relies much more on Achilles Shot and Hellfire Brew to output damage. Both build paths are viable, and are up to personal preference. Once again, a Reflex Block should be usually be built by the time your opponents turn level 6, as many heroes that don’t have stuns until level 6 get them in the form of their ultimates.

As Needed

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The defensive choices are fairly typical for all squishy carries. You’ll want to build situationally and as little defense as the game allows – the more you spend on offensive items to keep up the pressure, the better. Of course, building lots of offense is pretty awful if you’re just dying in 3 seconds every teamfight. Broken Myth is a good offensive choice on Ringo to further increase his damage output. Clockwork decreases cooldowns on all his skills, which is very useful for a Crystal Power Ringo build.


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