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Skarner Build Guide by KragTheDark

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League of Legends Build Guide Author KragTheDark

A Guide to Jungle Skarner

KragTheDark Last updated on December 9, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 0


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THIS GUIDE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS!!!

So as I said, Welcome! I'd like to say this guide is not written by some crazy amazing high ELO player for pros to get better at Skarner. I wrote this guide for people who are just starting, or who need a little help building and playing The Crystal Vanguard. If you Upvote/Downvote, i would appreciate a comment just letting me know what I'm doing right/wrong. lastly, please keep in mind that not all chapters are implemented yet. Now ON TO THE GUIDE!!!


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Welcome to my Guide to Jungle Skarner!

Skarner is a high damage (early game) very tanky (late game) champion with extreme mobility. His skill set provides you with a a very versatile amount of CC and the capability of dishing out chunks of damage in teamfights.

PROS:


- High damage output in the early game thanks to Crystal Slash
- AMAZING initiation for teamfights with Impale
- High mobility
- Can thrive on assists and kills from ganking
- AMAZING synergy with the new items ( ex. Liandry's Torment)!!!
- he's a cute scorpion, who can resist that?!

CONS:


- not the best ganks due to lack of CC early
- If planning to use kills/assist for gold, can fall behind quickly if not constantly ganking
- Slows aren't as amazing late game compared to stuns, roots, and suppression from other junglers


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Why Skarner???

The core of any jungler is... you guessed it...

Smite



With a free 10 gold on use, and the ability to kill/secure buffs much faster in the jungle, Smite is a given when jungling in general.

another good skill to take on Skarner is...

Ghost



Ghost and Flash serve the same purpose, escaping/chasing. Now on Skarner I prefer ghost due to its ability to be used with impale to increase the distance someone can be dragged. The utility of being able to drag further in my opinion outweighs the wall blinking form flash

Other viable summoner spells


  • Flash - A common chase/escape, take this to replace ghost if you prefer it.
  • Exhaust - Can make up for the lack of early CC when ganking

Spells not listed i would not recommend taking EVER.


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Jungle Route


Ok so it is NOT numbered in order (the numbers are for easy reference), here is the actual route order.

2-1-3-5-2-4-3



This route can leave Skarner at lower health but allows him to immediately back for boots to start ganking and/or continue farming.