League of Legends: Wild Rift Champion Guide – Corki, the Daring Bombardier
Corki is a unique marksman out of all the marksmen currently available in League of Legends: Wild Rift. Because of his kit’s versatile abilities, Corki can deal a mix of physical and magic damage. Additionally, his auto-attacks also dishes out mixed damage. Corki is mostly played in the Dragon Lane alongside a support champion. Corki has a high damage output due to the robust abilities in his kit. What makes Corki even more attractive as a champion is that he gets a package every hundred seconds. On equipping the package, Corki is granted with increased movement speed and two dashes. One is from the package and the other from his second skill, ‘Valkyrie.’ With his ultimate, ‘Missile Barrage,’ Corki can hold and fire up to three missiles, with the third one dealing more magic damage and having increased range and blast radius.
However, Corki’s primary damage skill is his first skill, Phosphorus Bomb’ and his third skill, ‘Gatling Gun.’ Suppose you get caught in a dire situation while playing Corki. In that case, you can always escape with the help of your second ability, ‘Valkyrie.’ Because of the mobility and damage in his kit, Corki is often played in the Middle Lane in League of Legends PC. The Ability Power damage ratios on his auto-attacks and abilities are nuts. If you haven’t played Corki in League PC before, make sure you give it a try in League of Legends: Wild Rift. Let’s look at the ability order for Corki irrespective of whether he is being played in the Dragon Lane or the Middle Lane!
- Phosphorus Bomb – Level 1/4/6/8
- Valkyrie – Level 3/7/14/15
- Gatling Gun – Level 2/7/10/12
- Missile Barrage – Level 5/9/11
We recommended that you always level up the abilities in the exact order mentioned above. Make sure you prioritize maxing your first and third skills as they have the most damage. Moreover, keep an eye on the available package every hundred seconds as it dramatically increases your mobility.
Strengths: Corki can deal a mix of both physical and magic damage so if he gets fed, it becomes challenging to itemize against him. After you get enough items, you can even one-shot other squishy marksmen in a single combo, making Corki a lethal marksman. Interestingly, Corki does fine against assassins as well, which is his biggest plus considering he is just another marksman with low armor and defense points in the early and mid-game.
Weakness: Well, it’s true that Corki has low armor and defense stats and is easy to counter; all you need is some crowd control ability. Moreover, once his second skill, ‘Valkyrie,’ goes in cooldown, he is left with no options to escape apart from using his summoner spell, ‘Flash.’
You need 5500 blue motes or 725 wild cores to purchase Corki.
Recommended Keystones and Summoner Spells with Corki
Summoner Spells: Flash + Heal are the most recommended summoner spells with Corki. However, you can replace Heal with Barrier when you’re playing the Middle Lane against champions like Akali, Evelynn, or Zed.
Go-to Keystones with Corki:
- Conqueror Setup: Conqueror + Gathering Storm + Regeneration+ Manaflowband
- Fleet Footwork Setup: Fleet Footwork + Brutal + Regeneration + Manaflowband
Item Builds with Corki
- Rapid Firecannon
- Gluttonous Quicksilver or Ionian Stasis (depending on the matchup)
- Infinity Edge
- Trinity Force
- Mortal Reminder or Guardian Angel
If you want to limit the test a bit, you can build Ability Power on Corki. With an Ability Power damage based build, his skills and ultimate will do more damage than usual. However, this will make your auto-attacks weaker!
Counters to Corki
Strong Against: Corki does well against other marksmen in Wild Rift with low mobility. He does well against most of the fighter and tank champions because of the mixed damage (Physical and Magic) in his kit. He is a hard counter for champions like Miss Fortune and Ezreal.
Weak Against: Corki is ineffective against marksmen with high DPS and more range on their auto-attacks, such as Jinx, Tristana, and Vayne.
How Good is Corki, the Daring Bombardier in Wild Rift?
Whether you’re a marksman main or a mid main, Corki is a must have. Make sure you get enough practice in before queuing up for ranked games. Like we mentioned earlier, the mixed damage in his abilities and auto-attacks makes him a unique marksman. So, you can abuse the varied damage dealt by Corki by building raw damage and the item’ Rapid Firecannon’ to increase the range on his auto-attacks and bombs from the ultimate ‘Missile Barrage.
LoL Wild Rift: Corki – FAQ’s
1. Can I build Ability Power on Corki – Mage?
In League of Legends PC, players would build Ability Power build on Corki at times. Ensure that apart from making raw Ability Power damage build, you also create some attack speed with items like the Nashor’s Tooth.
2. How do I maximize the potential of Corki’s passive third skill – Hextech Munitions?
After you get the package, look for team fights. You can use the first charge of your second skill – Valkyrie (enhanced) to engage and save the second charge if you need to disengage.
3. What are the core items on Corki?
Trinity Force, Infinity Edge, Rapid Firecannon, and Gluttonous Quicksilver.