Xin Zhao Build Guide by Vashall
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Xin Zhao Build
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Thank you for choosing my Tanky Attack Damage build for Xin Zhao this guild is to help you pursue your goal on the fields of justice which is winning with a high amount of kills and low deaths while also being able to stand toe to toe with any enemy champion
Your runes will consist of nothing but Attack Damage marks, Glyphs and Quints subsitute your Seals for Attack Speed it will help farm your W skill which is Battle Cry (every third hit on a target will heal Xin Zhao)
Take 20 in you offense tree for maximum damage output and 10 in the defense tree for more health to make you a little bit tanky, give you armor for survivability in lane and health regen to stack with your W skill
First off take 2 Long Sowrds into a Brutalizer, from there take a ruby crystal for more health in lane once you have farmed enough gold from champion kills and minion grinding you'll purchase a Black Cleaver for Armor Reduction, Health, and a Major buff to your Attack Damage.
From there purchase 2 Vampiric Scepter's for early game life steal for better lane sustain then build into a Sanguine Blade to maximize your health regen skill and damage output
Then you will need to work on your attack speed take a Zeal and build into a Phantom Dancer for Attack Speed, Crit, and Movement (you can also run through minions to get to your destination faster)
Last but not least you'll want to grab a Guinsoo's Rageblade I know what you're thining "AP on Xin Zhao?" Yes AP will buff the damage of your E ability which is your Audacious Charge it will also slow the target enemy champion more if you build AP with it but be careful not to build too much AP or it will buff that ability too much and your other skills won't match up to it's damage
I take Battle Cry at 1st level to keep me up in lane and give an early health regen plus you can activate it to give you a boost to your attack speed which will lead to faster minion farm and faster gold,
You'll then want to take Three Talon Strike at level 2 for a boost to your Attack Damage and to add a knock up to your aresnal of Crowd Control with Xin Zhao max this skill after you max Battle cry
At level 3 you'll want to finish out your skills and add Audacious Charge to your list to take give you a great gap closer and a slow.
Then finaaly at level 6 you can unlock Crescent Sweep which is not only great for team fights but it can also be used to knock enemy champions away from you to give you a chance to escape battle or **** them into your turret to add more damage than just you're attacks. Be careful not to knock them further away from you or your teammates because it will be easier for them to escape that way
Now when you're going to engage in battle before you actually engage you can activate your Thre Talon Strike and then use your Audacious Charge and your charge will count as your first strike then only 2 attack will have to connect before your knock up effect will occur. after you knock up effect has occured your enemy will land then you'll want to activate Battle Cry to boost your attack speed. By this time your Audacious Charge should be off cooldown therefore you can repeat this process and have a kill in a matter of 2 rotations (try to use Crescent Sweep sparingly because it's a great attack but you maybe able to use it in a later situation)
For Summoner Spells you may want to use Flash, and Ignite.
Flash is a great gap closer and can also be used to get away from a fight you know you can't win.
Ignite is good to use because of the initial 200 True damage which can't be blocked and the afterwards burn effect it has
You can sub in Exhaust for Flash but flash has a better use then exhaust does
Farm minions fast with your E W combo which is your Audacious Charge and Battle Cry. charge to an enemy minion and Xin Zhao will spin his spear which will deal damage to all minions around the target one and your Battle Cry will dispatch of them fast enough to let you move on to the next wave