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Bumping this because I just drew Grumpjaw for vginktober and now I’m really anxious to give that hungry boi a try again! I used to love him in top lane, but maybe he’s better in jungle this update? And what are the best builds for him right now?
At higher tiers Grump is a meta top lane hero who plays well into virtual all WP bot laners (there are exceptions, Skye for instance), personal view is that this is his best position.
Core offensive items are PS and BP. I personally throw in SS because of the boast to att speed, the additional slow and the health bump. But beyond this that should be enough DMG early to mid game to hold your lane. In fact your perk combined with the ridiculous att speed from B and the items listed above should see you dominate the top lane.
The rest of your build is going to be very situational, but you’ll want to counter build. His late game effectiveness in team fights will diminish (you’ll be a meat shield), so I’d personally suggest you look at team wide utility with WT being a no brainier.
Hope this helps.
Cool, that sounds pretty straight-forward! I hope you don’t mind - I added your build to the wiki post earlier in the thread so others can see it easily if they stumble on this thread. You might want to add an item or two to the situational section. I popped in crucible, but wasn’t sure if you’d recommend something like pulseweave or husk, or even fountain.
It very situational, so teams with large aeo stuns might necessitate a Crucible, it’s very dependent on the enemy composition. The SS isn’t necessarily core item, but I find it has a lot of synergy with Grump (he becomes impossible to shake off) and it boosts his attack speed which works well with his B. So it’s something I build vs certain hero’s.
What I believe separates good players from bad players (with the exception of mechanics) is the ability to adapt your build based on the enemy composition.