TricksReducing the Incoming Damage:Whenever you have your ultimate ready and you are about to be attacked by a skill ...
Reducing the Incoming Damage:
Whenever you have your ultimate ready and you are about to be attacked by a skillshot or other kind of ability change to Mercury Hammer stance to gain bonus Armor and Magic Resistance and lower the attackers damage. This is only if you are in Mercury Cannon stance.
Auto-Attack Burst Combo:
Using Hyper Charge will make your next 3 basic attacks to deal 130% damage instead of 100%. With the bonus Critical Damage from Infinity Edge and the masteries you will land 4 attacks in less than 2 seconds for real high amount of damage. Note that Hyper Charge resets your Attack Timer so you use immediately after you make 1 basic attack to optimize the damage.
When helping your jungler with the Golem or Lizard first enter Mercury Cannon stance and hit the mob when it is pulled. This way you will reduce its Armor/Magic Resistance with 10% so it can die quicker. Right after the hit change to Mercury Hammer stance and hit again, for the bonus magic damage.
When you are about to be ganged, follow these tips to stay alive.
If you are in Mercury Cannon stance use Acceleration Gate close in in front of you and instantly change to Mercury Hammer stance. The gate gives percentage movement speed, while the passive bonus from changing stances is flat. That way you will have highest possible movement speed you can gain from yourselves.
If you are in Mercury Hammer stance immediately change to Mercury Cannon stance and cast Acceleration Gate for the bonus movement speed.
You can check bushes from safely place.
Use Shock Blast or Acceleration Gate. They both reveal Fog of War.
To reveal 2 bushes, like the ones on top/bottom lane, use Acceleration Gate in the first bush and fire a Shock Blast through it to reveal the second bush.
Harass opponents with Acceleration Gate followed by Shock Blast.
Mana: Immediately after harassing move change to Mercury Hammer stance and autoattack minions to regain mana from Lightning Field plus the regeneration from Philosopher's Stone.
Health: Having Vampiric Scepter plus the regeneration bonus from Philosopher's Stone you will be able to refill quickly. If you are on bottom lane your supporting teammate will land you a hand.