"The kills just keep coming!" Preparation Buildby Drexzel
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Skye is mainly a pick for new players. She deals a lot of damage at close range, has the highest DPS of all Flanks, poisons enemies, can turn invisible, and an ultimate that deals 3000 damage on an area. But all of these abilities I've mentioned, she is, if not, the weakest of all champions. What makes her the weakest is the fact that she can be easily killed due to her low health and no mobility, is GREATLY countered by Illuminate, and her only escapes are her invisibility and throwing her smoke bomb onto someone. New players thinks she is OP due to her invisibility and high/fast damage, while experienced players calls her weak and annoying.
Her legendary, which resets active cooldowns INSTANTLY after getting a kill, is her best legendary card to compensate her weaknesses and be on the fight longer. Her other legendary focuses on power while Preparation focuses on survivability.
Cloak III - Increases the duration of Hidden to 10.5 seconds. Perfect for finding a target during Hidden. Depends if you want to decrease the level of this for other cards.
Emergency Exit I - Automatically enter stealth when below 30%. When the going gets tough, this card will save you. Either a form of escape or secretly chasing the enemy.
Ninja III - Increases your movement speed during Hidden to 57%. Great card for escaping or chasing. Depends if you want to decrease the level of this for other cards.
(Note: Nimble and Ninja III or any cards that gives movement speed DOES NOT STACK.)
Nimble Fingers IV - Free Deft Hands II. It makes her reload speed really fast.
Dissipate I - Gain 15% movement speed when entering Smoke Screen. Found it odd when you enter stealth with Smoke Screen, it doesn't have any movement speed buff. Good card if Hidden is on cooldown or a form of escape.
Victory Rush I - Getting a kill gains you 15% movement speed for 12s. Optional since you'll instantly be on Hidden after getting the kill.
Illuminate - It's only good for facing Sha Lin. But other Defense Items are better.
Resilience - You're pretty much dead when you're hit with hard CC. Buy this if you get hit with CC more often.
Blast Shield - Even with Tier 3 Blast Shield, you'll be dead with 2-3 attacks from AoE champs like Drogoz and Evie. Not recommended.
Haven - A must when facing Direct damage champions.
Master Riding - Good Utility Item for positioning at the beggining of the round and catching up with allies after respawning.
Morale Boost - Time Bomb can be devastating when used with timing. Best Utility Item for this build.
Nimble - It doesn't stack with other movement speed card buffs. Buy either Master Riding or Morale Boost.
Chronos - Don't. Preparation already resets your active cooldowns instantly.
Rejuvenate - You'll be far away with your Support most of the time. Buy other Healing Items.
Veteran - Good Healing Item. But you'll be in combat more frequently, buy either Kill to Heal or Life Rip.
Kill to Heal - Heals you after getting a kill or assists. Fits perfectly with Preparation.
Life Rip - Great sustain Healing Item thanks to her high DPS. But Kill to Heal heals a lot than Life Rip. Buy either depending on the situation.
Bulldozer - This and Wrecker are pretty bad for Skye since you'll be frequently killing Supports and Damage. Not recommended.
Cauterize - Best Offense Item since you'll be targeting Supports and Damage anyways.
Wrecker - See Bulldozer. Not recommended.
Deft Hands - Skye has an already fast reload speed thanks to Nimble Fingers IV. Cauterize is far better.
A Flanker's job is to prioritize killing Damage and Support, while dealing their Tank after that. Engage your target with Hidden and attack them from behind. It's VERY IMPORTANT to kill range champions like Sha Lin, Kinessa, Viktor, Tyra, to save your whole team from trouble. Disengage also from their horses in order to not let them contest the objective. You can use your Smoke Screen to block enemy's vision, not only for stealth. Finally, her ultimate can be used for grouped up enemies or an area denial that forces them to retreat.
Overall, she's a decent Flank that falls off when players know how to handle her. She can be deadly on the right hands, especially with Preparation legendary and this build. Good Luck and Have Fun. :)