Ok, so, Renekton has been free this week, and I've been looking to learn some new roles, so I decided to try him. I top Mundo sometimes, but wanted to try someone with a lil more damage output. So I gave Renekton a try, and I really enjoy him. Thing is, I'm not great with him. I know that some of it is I need to play him more. I just seem to keep getting top lane matchups that, well, eat me. One game, I was against Singed and Nidalee. Another, it was Nautalus, with Lee Sin ganking. Later in the game, towords the end of my build, I'll start doing better, but always after an entirely unacceptable amount of deaths.
I have a half decent build, with bloodthirster and frozen mallet being pretty central to it, try to go guardian angel, and choose which boots I build based on enemy team comp and build. I just keep getting owned early game.
So, basically, and advice for a new Ranekton player besides "practice more" (which I'm already doing)?