Taka Builds

Last changed 7/24/2016 for update 1.20.

You’ll find the best and most popular builds for Taka 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 Boxer

This weapon power build focuses on more sustained damage and the playstyle is somewhat similar to that of a bruiser, albeit significantly squishier. Taka is best played in jungle.

Skill Path

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Taka always benefits more from his overdriven A, Kaiten, than anything else, as the zero-energy cost works wonders with the cooldown acceleartion from his Heroic Perk, House Kamuha. Taka typically does not need a second point in his B, Kaku, at level 5 as it doesn’t do a whole lot. Max Taka’s ultimate, X-Retsu, and Kaiten for maximum damage potential.

Core Items

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Start off the game with a Weapon Blade, then buy two T1 defense items at first shop. Because of Taka’s high base damage on his auto-attacks, he will beat almost any enemy in a jungle fight with the proper amount of tankiness and skill. You should rush towards a Sorrowblade, then a Bonesaw.

As Needed

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Boots are obvious. Breaking Point synergizes well with Taka’s perk, which gives many of his auto attacks extra weapon damage. You’ll want to build a lot of defense on the relatively squishy Taka to survive in teamfights. Pick the appropriate defensive items! Fountain of Renewal is great for both shield and a team heal, and Atlas Pauldron is effective against auto-attacking heroes.

The X-Rekts-U

Crystal Power Taka gets the job done, but can take a while to build up to. Focus on bursting your targets down with an X-Retsu and Kaiten combo. Once you get low, use Kaku to escape and regain any lost health. Then, return with another combo. Taka is most effective when placed in the Jungle.

Skill Path

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There is nothing different from Red Taka!

Core Items

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Building Aftershock as your first item provides Crystal Taka with a good amount of cooldown and CP. As a bonus, you’ll burst your targets down before they can run away. Broken Myth stacks well with Taka because of his assassin style and damage over time on X-Retsu. Shatterglass will increase Taka’s crystal damage, ultimately allowing him to burst down his targets even faster.

As Needed

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Halycon Chargers provide Taka with sufficient movement speed and the energy recharge he needs. They also give a fair amount of cooldown. Some Crystal Taka players like to build double Shatterglass instead of Broken Myth. If you find yourself losing energy far too much, consider picking up a Clockwork instead of Aftershock. Defense is obvious – build what you need.


Return to the builds page! For more information regarding situational items, check out our guides for situational items on roams and carries!