Attack speed is one of the core mechanics for champions that rely on dealing attack damage. This is especially true if you are playing an ADC since the more attack speed you have, the more damage per second (DPS) you can do. While this might not apply to every single ADC, it does apply to the majority of them. So, if you are curious about how to get maximum attack speed in League of Legends, this guide will show you exactly that.
To get the maximum attack speed in League of Legends, you need to make items that offer you attack speed and use any abilities that might increase it as well. On top of that, you can also select various runes that offer attack speed.
If you want to know some of the best items that offer you tons of attack speed and the runes that you can get, continue reading to find out. On top of that, we will also talk about some of the abilities of certain champions that you can use to increase your speed as well. With that said, let’s dive right in and take a look at how to get maximum attack speed in League of Legends.
Also check out: How to reduce attack speed in LoL
Build Attack Speed Items
One of the best things you can do to increase your attack speed is to build the correct items. There are tons of items in the game and depending on what champion you are playing, you will want to make the right items. Having good items will allow you to deal more damage than the enemy and you will be ahead of them. To get more items, you need to ensure that you are farming properly and getting objectives. Plus, you can also kill the enemy laners to gain additional gold as well.
Once you do have the gold, you can buy various items that have positive effects on your champion. We have listed down some of the best attack speed items that are common on almost every ADC.
- Kraken Slayer/ Galeforce/ Immortal Sheildbow
- Phantom Dancer
- Berserker Grieves
- Guinsoo’s Rageblade
- Runaan’s Hurricane
- Wit’s End
These are just some of the common items that you can build on almost any ADC. However, keep in mind that some of these items are only useful on certain champions so make sure that you know what each item does before making it.
Plus, most of the attack speed items that you build on ADCs also grant you critical strike. So, you will not only gain attack speed but also deal bonus damage on your auto attacks.
Choose the Correct Runes
Since the runes reforged update, there are tons of runes that are great and can help champions go even further than they could before. As such, you need to ensure that you choose all runes that aid in getting attack speed. If you do not know what runes to take, worry not because we will show you a good attack speed rune page that will help you reach the maximum limit.
As you can see in the image above, you need to choose the Precision tree as your primary rune page. In that tree, pick Lethal Tempo as your main rune. This rune allows you to gain 60%-90% (melee) and 30%-54% (ranged) attack speed when you hit an enemy champion. You can stack this effect up to 6 times and it lasts for 6 seconds. If you get all 6 stacks, you will gain an increased attack range and be able to exceed the 2.5 attack speed limit.
Apart from this, you can choose the Legend: Alacrity rune as well which will allow you to gain attack speed as well over the course of the game. On the other hand, since Lethal Tempo and the correct items will be enough, you can choose the Bloodline rune to gain a bit of lifesteal. Having a good amount of lifesteal alongside tons of attack speed will allow you to restore your HP while in combat.
As for the stats, you can pick the attack speed rune to further aid you in having the maximum attack speed. All of these runes are great for reaching the maximum attack speed limit and going even further beyond it thanks to Lethal Tempo. Depending on what champion you are playing, you will gain a lot of advantages thanks to this rune page. For example, if you are playing Kog’Maw and your support is Lulu, you will get more than 3.0 attack speed easily. The enemy team will not be able to stand in front of you and you will easily get kills during the teamfight.
Use Your Abilities
This might not apply to every champion but there are a lot of champions that have an ability that increases their attack speed. Some of the best examples of this is when Twitch leaves his stealth, he gains attack speed. On top of that, he also gains it while his R is active. You can also gain attack speed if your support like Nami uses her E on you and gives you the empowered auto attack.
At the same time, Lulu can also grant her allies attack speed which is quite helpful in fights. There are tons of abilities like this in the game so make sure that you pick a champion that has a spell like this if you want to reach the maximum attack speed mark.
Speaking of abilities, you also need to be careful about Exhaust. While it isn’t technically an ability, it is a summoner spell. However, if that is used on you, your champion will lose attack speed as well as movement speed. On top of that, your damage will also be reduced for a short duration. There are other abilities like these as well that certain champions have. As long as you keep that in mind, you shouldn’t face any issues and have tons of attack speed.
If you are looking for certain champions that have high attack speed or gain a good amount of attack speed thanks to their builds, we’ve got you covered. Champions like Twitch, Bel’Veth, Sivir, Ashe, Kog’Maw, and Vayne are great examples just to name a few. All of these champions build high attack speed items and have one or more abilities that help them increase their speed as well.
Also, as mentioned at the start of the guide, certain ADCs like Jhin do not benefit from attack speed. Instead, he relies on high damage and critical strike. Even if you build attack speed runes or items on him, he will gain attack damage instead.
For more tips, check out this article on the auto attack range in LoL.