Since his rework in 2017, Urgot has remained a strong top lane pick. Due to the champion’s kit accompanied by his ranged attacks, the Dreadnought is powerful against many of the popular top lane melee champions.
Press the Attack: A ranged champion like Urgot can take advantage of this rune during the laning phase especially when they are facing melee champions.
Triumph: As a popular rune choice in the top lane, Triumph will allow Urgot to remain in the lane after securing takedowns on enemies. The rune will restore 12 percent of his health and grants 20 extra gold for kills or assists onto enemy champions.
Legend: Tenacity: Chasing down enemies or escaping fights will be made easier with the use of this rune. Legend: Tenacity allows Urgot to slowly build up stacks that will grant the champion extra Tenacity, which reduces the effects of crowd control abilities.
Last Stand: Winning close fights is going to be extremely important especially early in the game to ensure Urgot and his team are in the best position to win the game.
Bone Plating: This rune is going to increase Urgot’s durability. Once he takes damage from an enemy champion, the next three abilities or attacks will do reduced damage to Urgot.
Overgrowth: Overgrowth is another great rune for adding durability. This rune grants Urgot extra health as enemy minions or monsters are killed near him. At 120 health, Urgot will gain an additional 3.5 percent max health.
Bonuses: +9 adaptive force, +9 adaptive force, +6 armor
Starting items Doran’s Blade
Early damage is going to help Urgot drastically in getting a leg up over his opponent. Since his kit is ranged and Urgot can steadily poke down his opponents, the extra damage provided by Doran’s Sword is going to give the champion a good start to his laning phase.
As with most top lane champions, ensuring you are properly equipped to survive in the lane alone to build up gold and keep the pressure on the enemy is going to be paramount to success. Health potions allow Urgot to heal 150 points to sustain through combat with enemy or minion damage.
Core items Black Cleaver
One of Urgot’s stats that needs to be greatly increased from its initial value is his health. Building a Black Cleaver is going to give Urgot 400 bonus health as well as 40 attack damage and 20-percent cooldown reduction. This item pairs perfectly with Urgot’s kit, since his abilities scale from attack damage and having the bonus cooldown reduction will allow the champion to aggressively pursue enemies.
Adding to Urgot’s durability is a great way to make the most of the champion’s kit. Death’s Dance is going to greatly increase these stats by granting 30 bonus armor, 50 attack damage, 10 percent cooldown reductions, and 30 magic resistance. The item also has a unique active ability that will allow Urgot to heal back 15 percent of all damage dealt by the champion. Its unique passive will see damage to Urgot stored up to 30 percent, dealing it as damage over time instead.
These boots will grant Urgot 20 armor and also the unique ability to block 12 percent of damage taken by basic attacks. On top of this, the boots will grant the 45-bonus movement speed given by most upgraded boots.