Originally Posted by Dannamoth
The play pattern that I have success with is using Q to harass in lane without focusing on getting the stun off. I usually only pick up a kill pre-6, without jungle help, if my enemy makes a mistake of staying after I land 3 Qs. If you have a jungler that is paying attention to your lane you can utilize that to score a kill before you're 6.
For runes I usually use mana regen per level yellows, spell pen reds. I then vary between flat AP quints/blues and MS quints/MR blues.
build is most frequently: boots+3 pot -> double dorans -> sorc shoes -> Haunting Guise -> death cap.
I fancy Xerath myself,but havent thought of running mana regen yellows. I guess it makes sense to choose those over armor because of his passive but earlier on it would help against enemy AA and minions attacking you in lane.
I will try out your build and see if i like the early haunting guise/ sorc shoes, because i like going double dorans -> hat unless i notice the person i am laning against has little to no mr in which case i get early sorc shoes.
In your opinion is early Haunting Guise worth delaying Hat for the extra mid game power?