League of Legends: Wild Rift‘s Corki is as popular in the mid lane on mobile as he is on PC, but he builds differently in each game, especially when it comes to runes, items, and item upgrades.

This comprehensive Wild Rift Corki guide by Philippines-based Liyab Esports’ pro mid laner Eric “Exosen” Gubatan, with contributions from Liyab coach Edriane “Eds” Balbalosa, will give you a detailed rundown on how to excel on this Daring Bombraider.

Since Corki is a hyper carry who can single-handedly win games, he’ll be a great addition to your champion pool.

Wild Rift Corki runes

  • Conqueror
  • Brutal
  • Bone Plating
  • Sweet Tooth
League of Legends: Wild Rift Sweet Tooth rune
Credit: Riot Games

Exosen explains that Conqueror is great for stacking up damage, while Brutal increases Corki’s armor and magic resist penetration.

For the last two runes, they are bonus life-saving additions. Exosen likes how Bone Plating and Sweet Tooth helps out a lot during laning phase, one of the most important parts of the game.

If your laning phase is successful, you’ll increase your chances of winning. If you perform poorly in the laning phase, Exosen believes you’ll only end up with a 50% chance of winning.

Depending on the opposing lane matchup, he’ll adapt his rune choices accordingly. If he’s up against a heavy poke team composition comprising Ziggs, Senna, or Braum, he’ll swap out Conqueror for Fleet Footwork for the extra sustain, and Bone Plating for Second Wind.

Wild Rift Corki Summoner Spells

  • Flash
  • Barrier

Flash and Barrier are Exosen’s top choices when it comes to Summoner Spells. He believes that Corki doesn’t need another damage rune like Ignite, for he’s a marksman with high damage output. As such, he chooses an additional survivability Summoner Spell in Barrier.

Wild Rift Corki item bulid

  • Manamune
  • Trinity Force
  • Infinity Edge
  • Serylda’s Grudge
  • Solari Chargeblade
  • Gluttonous Greaves (Boots)
League of Legends: Wild Rift new item Serylad's Grudge
Credit: Riot Games

Exosen finds that Corki’s traditional build is most effective, for it allows him to hit his power-spikes in-game.

First off, Manamune. Corki is champion who uses a lot of mana for he is a spell-casting marksman. Manamune helps him build up his mana pool as well as gain more Attack Damage.

Secondly, Trinity Force helps Corki burst down enemy champions with added damage. Exosen then goes for Infinity Edge because Corki does both AP and AD hybrid damage, so it’s advantageous to build both AD and AP on him.

Lastly, among the newly added items in Wild Rift patch 2.4, Exosen highlighted that Serylda’s Grudge and Solari Chargeblade fit into Corki’s build well.

With regards to his Boots enchantment, he first builds Glutonnous Greaves and upgrades it to either the Statis enchantment or Quicksilver enchantment depending on the in-game situation.

Under certain circumstances, for example, if the enemy team composition has high dive potential or can easily execute Corki, or if his team is playing form behind, Exosen will swap out one of his items for Phantom Dancer or Guardian Angel where needed. After all, survivability is important because you can’t deal damage if your champion is dead.

Wild Rift Corki ability combos

Wild Rift Corki Basic combo

  • (3) Gatling Gun
  • Auto attack
  • (Ult) Missile Barrage
  • Auto attack
  • (1) Phosphorus Bomb
  • Auto attack
Wild Rift marksman Arcade Corki skin
Screenshot by Kristine Tuting/ ONE Esports

Exosen recommends that you open with Gatling Gun, followed by Missile Barrage, and Phosphorus Bomb, and weave in an auto attack in between each ability.

He stresses that you should only use Valkyrie (2) if you need to back out, or if you’re chasing down a target. Also, remember to make full use of Trinity Force’s damage.

When trading, if you are tussling for a better position on the map, use Corki’s ultimate and Phosphorus Bomb (1) to poke enemy champions out, he added.

Wild Rift Corki advanced combo

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With The Package and some added confidence, you should look to use it to either divide the battlefield, engage, or start a potential team fight. This is a plus especially, if you have Galio on your team.

If there’s a potential clash around an objective, Exosen recommends that you go all-in with The Package, then Valkyrie (2) out again for a fast exit.

Wild Rift Corki gameplay

Janna and Ahri doing Ocean Dragon in Wild Rift
Screenshot by Amanda Tan/ONE Esports

Early game

Since your goal is to scale, in the early game you need to make sure you don’t die in lane, and focus on farming up to buy items for better effectivity.

Mid game

Scaling is still your primary objective in the mid game, says Exosen. Once you get two or three items, you can confidently poke the enemy down and damage while being mindful of the enemy’s positioning.

There’s a high chance your opponents will attempt to dive you or kill you, especially if you lack map awareness.

Late game

Always use your skills to check bushes, says Exosen, for Corki’s role rises in importance in the late game as a hypercarry of the team. Always be aware of your positioning, and ask your teammates to join you.

Around key objectives, Exosen believes that what distinguishes a good Corki player from a great one is how The Package is used. You should help yourself and your team with good positioning and shrewd usage of abilities.

During team fights, Exosen stresses that you should never chase down their backline. Always execute a solid front to back strategy because Corki is great at melting opposing tank champions. If the enemy is running a poke comp on the other hand, focus on dodging skill shots.

Wild Rift Corki tips and tricks

Liyab Esports' Wild Rift team mid laner Exosen playing on his phone
Credit: Liyab Esports

Combos and threats to Wild Rift Corki

According to Exosen, Nami and Braum are two champions that combo well with Corki. You’ll have to be careful however, when there are assassins like Akali, Zed, and Yasuo on the enemy team.

For this reason, he recommends building Statis or Quicksilver boots enchantments, and prioritize survivability.

Coach Eds dishes out the best advice when playing Wild Rift Corki

Map awareness is one of the best skills that you can have, says coach Eds. With this, everything is possible, for you’ll be able to pull off plays on Wild Rift Corki that no one else can.

Coach Eds also recommends that you also take care of your mental health when climbing rank, especially when you encounter a lose streak. He speaks from experience, for as much as he wants to rank up, he also recognizes when he gets tilted.

Sometimes the best thing you can for yourself is take a rest for 15 to 30 minutes, then get back up and grind again, coach Eds advises.

To keep up-to-date with Exosen’s journey in Wild Rift, be sure to follow him and Liyab Esports on Facebook.

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