Twisted Fate is an infamous cardsharp who rarely takes things seriously. He gambled and charmed his way across much of the known world, greeting each day with a mocking smile and an insouciant swagger. In every possible way, Twisted Fate always has an ace up his sleeve. Twisted Fate is a Mage/DPS hybrid which can be built to deal burst AP damage or a mix of AD and AP DPS. Twisted Fate can “see” the whole map in demand and teleport instantly to almost anywhere in a massive range.
Gain 2 to 12 bonus gold upon killing a unit.
Gold swindled: 0
Throws three cards, dealing 60 magic damage (60 + 65% AP).
Pick a Card
First Cast: Start shuffling Twisted Fate’s deck.
Second Cast: Pick a card to empower his next attack.
Red Cards deal 82% magic damage (30 + 50% AP + 100% AD) in an area and slow by 30% for 3 seconds.
Blue Cards deal 92% magic damage (40 + 50% AP + 100% AD) and restore 50 Mana.
Gold Cards deal 67% magic damage (15 + 50% AP + 100% AD) and stun for 1 second.
Passive | Active
Passive: Every 4th attack deals 50 bonus magic damage (50 + 40% AP).
Active: Gain 55% Attack Speed for 3 seconds. During this time, attacking enemy champions rolls Loaded Dice.
Gold “earned”: 0
First Cast: Reveals all enemy champions for 6 seconds.
Second Cast: Channel for 1.5 seconds to teleport to target location.
Innate: Loaded Dice
Twisted Fate earns extra gold from killing enemy units and by attacking champions while his E, Stacked Deck.
Loaded Dice helps Twisted Fate gain a substantial gold lead and it reinforces Twisted Fate’s play style of winning his lane through other means instead of the traditional “kill your enemy laner.”
Q / Ability 1: Wild Cards
Wild Cards is Twisted Fate’s poke and main damaging ability. It is one of the longest range ability which damages in a straight line.
It does not disappear after the first hit unlike Jhin’s Deadly Flourish and the damage does not diminish after hitting multiple enemies unlike Zed’s Razor Shuriken.
If you want to clear a minion wave fast, walk up to the wave and cast Wild Cards while the minions are walking in a straight line.
Wild Cards can only damage an enemy once.
W / Ability 2: Pick a Card
Activating Pick a Card will trigger the animation of three cards shuffling on top of Twisted Fate. Twisted Fate can choose which card he will utilize by recasting the ability. The cards enhances Twisted Fate’s attack and adds a special effect depending on the color of the card he chooses.
Blue: Deals the most single target damage, also refunds mana. Use to sustain your mana requirements in the laning phase and to deal heavy damage. Combine with the bonus damage from E, Stacked Deck, to deal even more damage.
Red: Deals AoE magic damage around the enemy you auto attack, slowing them briefly. Use the Red Card in combination with your Q, Wild Cards, to quickly clear your lane. In the late game, this can deal a good amount of AoE damage on grouped up enemy champions.
Yellow: Stuns the target you auto attack. This is the Card that makes Twisted Fate a fearsome champion on ganks and team fights. Hitting an enemy with the Yellow Card usually means a kill for the team.
– The stun is a guaranteed hit. (although you can still mess it up by pressing the wrong button) and it is avoidable by certain champions and through the Stasis Enchant.
– Secure your hits using the champion lock button and outplay your enemy’s defenses by baiting them with your Q, Wild Cards.
– This is your only pseudo-defense mechanism and your enemies will respect you less while your W is on cooldown.
The activation is an auto attack reset but it is not a reliable one to use since you want to time your recast on the color you want to use.
The first card to appear is randomized but it always shuffles in the same order. Blue, Red, Gold.
E / Ability 3: Stacked Deck
Stacked Deck is your DPS steroid. It makes your every fourth attack deal additional magic damage and this ability can be activated to increase your attack speed as well as activate your innate passive, Loaded Dice, for every enemy champion hit while Stacked Deck is activated.
Optimize your burst damage by stacking your attacks before teleporting and before using W, Pick a Card.
Combine with W, Pick a Card, to deal more damage and land more attacks during the laning phase to maximize the gold that you can roll on your passive. Although, do not overextend just to land more hits because you have no escape mechanism and therefore very vulnerable to ganks.
R / Ultimate: Destiny
Destiny has two parts. The first cast reveals all enemy champions in the map. And the second cast allows Twisted Fate to teleport in the location of his choosing. The teleport has a near global range which occupies 90% of the map when he casts the ability in the mid lane.
Destiny is what separates a good Twisted Fate player from a pro Twisted Fate player because of the importance of map awareness and macro sense that you need in order to utilize this ultimate effectively. Some points to keep in mind:
- Know where the position of the enemy jungler is at all times. Is he setting up a gank? Is it possible that he is taking the Drake, Rift Herald, or Baron?
- What are the health levels of the enemy? Are their Flash and/or ultimate in cooldown? Is an enemy low and channeling a recall?
- Is the enemy team setting up a play?
The best and maybe easiest way to utilize Destiny is to teleport to the direction where a fleeing champion is heading to. Activate Pick a Card, choose the Gold Card. Appear, stun, attack, Q. Kill. The vision and teleport marker is visible to both allies and enemies so choose a teleport destination which is not too obvious to see to surprise enemies like in bushes. You can also teleport right on top of a recalling enemy and the recall animation will hide your teleport animation.
You can activate Pick a Card and choose your card while channeling Destiny.
Always communicate to your team if you want to set up a fight or a gank using Destiny and support your jungler as much as you can using your ultimate.
Time your first recall with your level 5 so you’ll dive back into action after your first buy and lose no last hits or head straight into a gank.
Combo: [R] + W + E + AA + Q + AA
Twisted Fate Build Recommendation
Here are Item Build Recommedation that works on Twisted Fate
This is the standard build for Twisted Fate which focuses on making him a burst damage dealer.
- Luden’s Echo – Grants a huge powerspike to your burst damage because of the Discordic Echo which grants 100 bonus magic damage on max stacks.
- Lich Bane – Adds an on-hit effect which grants bonus magic damage after activating a spell. It stacks well with W, Pick a Card, to deal massive burst damage.
- Ionian Boots of Lucidity – provides cooldown reduction to increase your spam rate. Upgrade with the Stasis Enchant to deal with burst damage combos or upgrade with the Quicksilver Enchant to counter crowd control heavy teams.
- Rabadon’s Deathcap – Has the highest possible AP stat boost and getting this item will provide you a huge power spike. Once you have this item you will able to kill off most non tank champions with one combo.
- Rapid Firecannon – Provides bonus damage and bonus range on attacks with max energized stacks. The Firecannon Barrel passive synergizes well with your W, Pick a Card, because it increases the range you can land your stuns with.
- Void Staff – Crush tank champions with high magic resist with this item which provides the highest possible magic penetration stat.
- Rod of Ages – this item provides good stat bonuses which increases over time. It is a good item for beginners playing Twisted Fate because it grants a substantial HP boost to increase your margin of error with playing Twisted Fate. Pick as the first item when you are playing against burst damage champions and if when you are still new to him. I didn’t put this item in the recommendation because it sets back his powerspike but it is a good item for him nonetheless.
This is the DPS build for Twisted Fate and it deals a good amount of hybrid DPS. It is a viable build for the mid lane or the dragon lane and the main advantage of this build is that it deals both physical and magic damage and enemy tanks have to build both type of defense items to deal with you effectively.
- Blade of the Ruined King – Deals percentage of HP damage per attack and thanks to the high attack speed bonus from E, Stacked Deck, Twisted Fate is able to proc multiple instances of this effect in a short amount of time.
- Nashor’s Tooth – Makes your attack deal additional AP damage which is great for building up hybrid DPS.
- Boots of Swiftness – Grants the highest amount of bonus movement speed and as an auto attack, you’ll be needing more movement speed to kite enemies.
- Infinity Edge – Increases your critical damage output to shred your opponents.
- Hextech Gunblade – Increases both AD and AP plus grants hybrid vamp as well which is a great way to survive long fights in the late game.
- Runaan’s Hurricane – The Loaded Dice effect spreads to the additional targets as well. If you can consistenly hit three champions during the three second span of E, Stacked Deck, you’ll be able to earn 100 to 200 gold. But that’s an unrealistic scenario and that’s why this item is not in the recommended list.
- Electrocute – Adds additional damage on combos to burst down enemies.
- Brutal – Adds flat bonus damage and penetration.
- Spirit Walker – Adds additional HP and slow resistance.
- Sweet Tooth – Grants bonus gold and additional HP regeneration when eating honeyfruits.
- Conqueror increases your damage for each attack you land.
- Gathering Storm provides additional AD or AP as time passes by.
- Loyalty – Increases the dual resistanceof you and your lane partner when playing in the Dragon Lane.
Ensure your kills on ganks with Ignite. Use this if you are confident against your opponent in the mid lane.
Twisted Fate is an immobile champion so reserve your Flash for escaping.
Use Barrier is faced against oppressive laners or burst damage champions like Zed or Fizz.
W, Pick a Card, is leveled up at first to help with last hitting then E, Stacked Deck, is picked up next you you’ll be able to roll some gold on short trades early on. But Q, Wild Cards, is maxed first for the burst damage. You can get Wild Cards at level two if you are being shoved too hard early on. Get a point in your ultimate whenever possible.
Lee Sin provides immense map pressure with his ganks and having both him and Twisted Fate on one team will result in a crushing early game pressure for the enemy.
Zed loves preying on squishy, immobile champions and Twisted Fate is exactly that. You cannot pressure the lane enough to punish his weak early game and his level 5 power spike is just too much for you. Rush Stasis Enchant and hope for the best.
Here are some pros and cons if you are playing with Twisted Fate in Wild Rift.
- Twisted Fate is a global threat and provides pressure to all enemies by simply disappearing from the map.
- His Ganks are superior thanks to destiny and when paired with a good jungler, his win rate skyrockets.
- Twisted Fate has good burst potential and it is coupled with good utility from his stun.
- Twisted Fate doesn’t win his lane. He is not the champion to pick up if you want to kill your lane opponent.
- Immobile and squishy which makes him vulnerable to ganks in the early game and flanks in the late game so he requires good positioning skills from the player.