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League of Legends S12: Ahri Mid Build Guide

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League of Legends S12: Ahri Mid Build Guide

Find out all you need to know to build Ahri Mid in League of Legends Season 12, including runes, items, and skill order.

League of Legends S12: Ahri Mid Build Guide

From runes to items, gameplay tips amd more, we've put together a guide to help you master playing Ahri in the midlane in League of Legends.

Be mindful that there are several ways to build and play a champion, and you'll need to be adaptable as the game and the enemy team progress.

That said, this guide is a good starting point to helping you get to grips with the champion and making an impact in your games.


Ahri Rune Choices - League of Legends
Ahri Rune Choices

Core Items

Luden's Tempest

3200 Gold


3000 Gold


Luden's Tempest is a great damage amplifier for burst mages, as well as giving  added mobility.

Shadowflame is also a great choice, offering survivability alongside AP and magic penetration.

Other good choices include Horizon FocusZhonya's Hourglass, and Morellonomicon.

Starting Item & Boots

Corrupting Potion

500 Gold

Sorceror's Shoes

1100 Gold

Skill Order

While your choices may differ according to how the game progresses, the typical Ahri skill priority is:

R > Q > W > E

Summoner Spells

These are the summoner spells most typically taken by Ahri in this role. Naturally, this may change depending on match-ups.

Flash - League of Legends
Ignite - League of Legends


A burst mage, Ahri benefits hugely from magic penetration. Aim to build for damage, but try to vary your secondary stats so that you can sustain yourself in battle.

  • Level 1 - Take W - Fox-Fire, for easier initial waveclear.
  • Level 2 - Take Q - Orb of Deception, for more waveclear and poke potential.
  • First Back - Aim for boots if you can, as they'll provide a boost to your damage output.

Tips & Tricks

  • Remember that the return path of Orb of Deception deals true damage, and as such ignores armor and magic resist.
  • Using Charm and immediately following it up with Flash will give your opponent less time to react to the CC, as the charm will start from your new position. 
  • Use Fox-Fire before you dash in with your ultimate. 
  • Fox-Fire will seek out the last champion hit.
  • Keep moving when you use Orb of Deception, so that you hit the enemy with both the outward and return journeys. 


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