The Yordle Gunner

Tristana INFO

  • Tristana was released on 21 February 2009 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 1350 IP or 585 RP.
  • Tristana's ability "Rocket Jump" is a reference to rocket jumping in FPS Arena games (like Quake) which allows oneself mobility by using a RPG or any other rocket launcher to accelerates one's jump.
  • Tristana's ability Buster Shot is a reference to the attack used by Megaman.
  • Tristana has the fourth longest possible auto attack range in the game at 669 range at level 18, right after Jinx's Fishbones at rank 4/5, Kog'Maw when he uses his Bio-Arcane Barrage, which grants him an auto attack range of 710, and Twitch when he uses Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat which grants him an auto attack range of 850 but changes his attacks to skillshots.
  • You can start to Recall during Tristana's Rocket Jump without interruption.
  • Tristana has an unreleased skin titled, Arm Cannon Tristana. Its game files were added into the Wukong Patch but it was never made public. A video showing this skin can be found here.
  • Her old dance might be a reference to the dance done by the Lilties during the year end dance in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, seen here. Her new dance is a typical soldier's stationary marching, including a song that has very typical soldiers' approach.
  • Her new dance is a typical soldier's stationary marching, including a song that has very typical soldiers' approach.

Tristana Skins

Tristana Pros

  • Longest attack range of any other AD Ranged champion at level 18.
  • Very strong escape kit with W and R.
  • Heal debuff that applies damage over time.
  • Strong late game damage with attack speed steroid.

Tristana Cons

  • Short attack range at low levels.
  • Hard to learn to CS with E. Causes you to miss a lot of CS especially at tower.
  • Hard to know when to jump in.
  • Weak midgame.
  • Automatically pushes the wave due to E.

Tristana Counter Tips

  • Avoid standing near low health creeps to not take additional damage from Tristana's Explosive shots.
  • Tristana's jump can be interrupted by knock-ups and displacements (e.g. Blitz's Powerfist or Rocket Grab).
  • Push the lane to her tower. Tristana has trouble with farming under the turret, because of Explosive Shot's passive effect.
  • Try to bait her to use her Rapid fire and then back off. It has a long cooldown so wasting it will give you an advantage.

Tristana DEV INFO

  • Tristana was designed by Ezreal.
  • Tristana after her Visual Update is voiced by a YouTuber, Elspeth Eastman.
  • Tristana bears a strong resemblance to her likely inspiration the main character from the Tank Girl series.


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Greatness comes in all shapes and sizes, as proven by this diminutive, cannon-wielding yordle. In a world fraught with turmoil, Tristana refuses to back down from any challenge. She represents the pinnacle of martial proficiency, unwavering courage, and boundless optimism. For Trist and her gun, Boomer, every mission is a chance to prove that heroes do exist.

Tristana Abilities

Draw a Bead

Increases Tristana's Attack Range as she levels.

Rapid Fire

Tristana fires her weapon rapidly, increasing her Attack Speed for a short time.

Rocket Jump

Tristana fires at the ground to propel her to a distant location, dealing damage and slowing surrounding units for a brief period where she lands.

Explosive Charge

When Tristana kills a unit, her cannonballs burst into shrapnel, dealing damage to surrounding enemies. Can be activated to place a bomb on a target enemy that explodes after a short duration dealing damage to surrounding units.

Buster Shot

Tristana loads a massive cannonball into her weapon and fires it at an enemy unit. This deals Magic Damage and knocks the target back. If the target is carrying the Explosive Charge bomb, the bomb detonation radius is doubled.