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Hi everyone! I'm just some unranked player, but I do like watch Lol games and think over skill mechanisms, combos, items, etc(anything interesting :)). Occasionally I thought out this play style of Xin and find it so fun and wanna share it with you. Forgive my poor English...
My understanding of Xin
Xin is one of the oldest champion in lol history. He is mostly built as an assassin. Trinity force, infi, all kinds of AD items... I don't think it's a good idea.
1. There are far more champions who can do better assassin work. Xin needs to auto many times to kill someone, which leaves him vulnerable during this "long" period of time... His burst is not good enough compared to Zed, Talon, Kat...
2. Xin has no escape mechanism. Even he can kill someone, he cannot get out easily like Zed, Kat, Akali, Khazix...(No Talon, R.I.P Talon)
But Xin has some unique features: 1. He has built-in heal and ats buff.(W) 2. He has stronger over-all damage.(Q and passive). It's a big waste if we don't utilize these features. The longer he stands, the more damage he can output. He is the guy who goes into battle at middle of a fight and should stand till last.
Mastery & Rune
I still prefer AD mastery because of his passive. If going for AP Xin then his passive is wasted...
9-21-0 / 13/17/0 ( for & ) may be good for a try. But I think from the item build above, his self-healing is already good enough...
Same reason going for AD. Remember to bring 1 "Glyph of scaling ad" for rounding up to 16 AD.
This is the reason I stick to AD as main damage source.
THREE TALON STRIKE:
Q and W sequence doesn't matter much in ARAM... whenever you wanna more damge, upgrade Q.
This is the most under-estimated late game crusher in ARAM... it will shine after you get and . Whenever you wanna faster CC, upgrade W.
Main E. The reason is in ARAM, you cannot auto many times when you are not tanky enough... In early stage, E in, go out, lol.
This one can be a good initiator. Try + .
Burst and Movement speed buff is precious in ARAM. Ats buff also synergizes with everything for Xin.
AOE is great in ARAM. It's good to have life-steal for any AD, but it's epic for Xin who has his own self-healing, let alone coupled with !
BLADE OF THE RUINED KING
This one is the alternative for and if you don't do well in the early game. It still has good life-steal and a gap-closer which synergizes with Xin well.
Built-in self-healing, life-steal item, and plus this one. As long as Xin can auto, he wouldn't die easily.
This item is what I like most for Xin:
60 AP: big boost for self-heal(W) and E.
50 ATS : ATS is always good for Xin.
-20% CD : Coupled with 's -10% CD and mastery, Xin can spam skills/chase anyone like a mad dog late game... Remember to bring some mana potions:)
Bonus magic damage : better than nothing.
A play-style change item! Get it and roll!
More tenacity means more time to auto.
This one is interesting. It seems everything here is needed for Xin. In my perspective: 1. If you get it early game in ARAM, you cannot auto much at that time... 2. If you get it late game, since it's quite cheap, it might not be worth... Maybe a defense item is better.
That's just my thought, I haven't tested it out and welcome any feedback.
Defense items are critical to Xin... Choose accordingly against enemy team comp.
I don't like trinity force... It's too expensive and not quite goal-oriented.
some match result...
This match both Xin go bot... I win:)