As with all League champions, specific items are going to be more effective depending on the situation. But there are certain items that are effective on Pyke in all games. These core items are going to ensure that you have the best possible experience with this champion.
Aftershock: This is the best keystone to make you deceptively tanky. It allows you to safely engage onto enemies with your hook or dash-stun and survive the encounter. The bonus armor and magic resistance will ensure you survive the trade and get away with a healthy amount of resources.
Demolish: Demolish is a great rune to take down towers fast. As Pyke, your kit doesn’t do anything to towers, so having this rune is a must if you want to be able to take down towers fast and help your ADC snowball. The early tower plates are a huge gold inflow, so being able to take them down faster is a big plus.
Bone Plating: This is a basic rune to grant you more tankiness early on and in the mid game. You aren’t going to survive with your AD-oriented build since you don’t scale with health due to your passive.
Unflinching: This rune is a must to have some tenacity. Due to the fact that you’re most likely going to get mobility boots to roam around the map faster, having some built-in tenacity to reduce crowd control is a requirement.
Zombie Ward: This is a must-have rune for supports or junglers. It allows you to cover the entire map with a lot of vision, ensuring you can make safe plays around the map.
Ultimate Hunter: With your team relying on your ultimate to secure clean kills in teamfights and give them a lot of gold via the ultimate effect, it’s important that you have it up as often as possible.
Bonuses: +9 adaptive force, +9 adaptive force, +6 armor
Starting items Steel Shoulderguards
Having the extra AD early on is crucial for you as an assassin. Steel Shoulderguards grants you the AD you need early on for favorable trades and a great passive to help you sustain your AD using minions.
During the farming phase, you’re going to take damage from enemy champions. Health potions heal back 150 health over 15 seconds and will give you extra time before having to back to base.
Core items Mobility Boots
These are one of the best boot options for a support. They allow you to cover huge distances over a small period of time, which is perfect in this roam-heavy meta.
This is regarded as one of the most broken lethality items in the game, especially for supports such as Pyke or Senna. It allows you to deny vision around the lane and objectives, on top of allowing you to instantly kill wards