get
prime

Skarner Build Guide by UndeadBizkit

Not Updated For Current Season

This guide has not yet been updated for the current season. Please keep this in mind while reading. You can see the most recently updated guides on the browse guides page.


6K
Views
8
Comments
5
Votes
League of Legends Build Guide Author UndeadBizkit

Dominating with Skarner 101

UndeadBizkit Last updated on September 26, 2011
Like Build on Facebook Tweet This Build Share This Build on Reddit

Team 1



Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key W
3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





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

 
 
 
 
 
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
4/
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


Guide Top

Introduction

Hi, my name is UndeadBizkit and i welcome you to my "Dominating with Skarner 101".
So i had my first 8 hours of Dominion and had a lot of fun dominating my opponents with Skarner. Thats why i would like to share my experience and what i think is the best way to play Skarner on Dominion.
Pleas keep in mind that Dominion is in Beta only at the moment so it is likely that things may change and also that i only have a limited time to play it, but i will try to improve as soon as i get the next chance to play on Dominion with Skarner.

Oh and yeah my first guide :D

Also please read the full guide before you vote and if you still think there is something terrible wrong with the guide leave me a note in the comments and i will try to look at it/ correct it as soon as possible.


Guide Top

Changelog:

Changelog:

26/09/2011 - Changed Quintessences
23/09/2011 - Added new chapter and updated the guide a bit
23/09/2011 - Guide published


Guide Top

Summoner Spells

Ok so with Dominion we have a whole new map and 2 new Summoner Spells, this will still need some testing but here is what i think

Ghost

Hands down the best SP for Dominion, Dominion is all about being fast to cap you Opponents towers or stop the from doing that to your own, also it has a pretty low cool down witch is nice.

Garrison

2nd best SP for Dominion, this basically allows you to fight your Opponents at their towers and if you are good enough to 1v2 them at your own tower.
Ignite

you will be poking a lot in Dominion when it comes to caping other towers, this can give you a head up.

Flash

Most overpowerd SP on the standard maps, though i haven't really found a use for it on Dominion

Exhaust

You already have an slow and you will also build items that slow.... i don't really think this SP is necessary.

Revive

The cooldown is too long to be used on Dominion, nuff said.


Guide Top

Masteries

Masteries
3/5
3/1
4/5
1/1
2/1
4/1
3/5
1/1
3/5
1/1
4/1
1/1


Guide Top

Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Lethality
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Lethality
3

Marks:


Greater Mark of Desolation Greater Mark of Desolation
As far as i am concerned the best Marks you can take, no need to add any other ones.

Seals:


Greater Seal of Resilience
Greater Seal of Defense Greater Seal of Defense

Can't really decide between them because you will be leveling a lot faster in Dominion it might be the better choice to take the Armor per Level Seals, needs more testing.


Glyphs:


Greater Glyph of Warding


Guide Top

Skarner on Dominion

Your role on Dominon won't be set in stone, you have high movement speed you are quiet tanky, you can push creepwaves pretty good, and you have the dps and skill set to 1v1 nearly everyone.
I will split this up now and show you wich roles i think there are on Dominion and how Skarner fits into them.

Runner:


This is a role that Rammus or Teemo are commonly picked for. Thats becouse of theire high MS which allowes them to run straight to an unprotected tower and capture them bevore any opponent can react to it.

Skarner: Well we take Boots of Mobility anyways, then we have our Crystalline Exoskeleton, an Trinity Force. This combined with the MS buffs that are located on the map gives us enough MS to keep up with Teemo or such.
In case you want to play this way you will want to pick up Priscilla's Blessing to capture the towers faster.

Defender:


This role is mainly for tanks or every champion that can sustaine them selfs while staying at the tower and have enough utillety to stop or kill your opponents in an 1v2 situation.

Skarner: He fits perfectly into this role he has an build in lifesteal , an shield , an spammable AOE that stops your opponents from captureing and you have an ultimate which allowes you to drag an opponent into your tower, do some dmg on your own and let the tower do the rest.

Pusher :


An Pusher is a Champion that can sustaine them selfs good in a "lane" and push creep waves to the enemy tower. Also he has to be able to survive the poke from your opponents while he standt at theire tower.

Skarner: He has an shield that safes him from poke, Crystal Slash lets you push creepwaves very fast and Fracture just helps you sustaine your self.


Guide Top

Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18


Guide Top

Start Items

Ok i have 3 different ways of starting off, depending on which point i wana capture first.

Build 1:

Item Sequence











I take this build if i start with capturing the bottom tower and push the bottom "lane"
to the next tower which gives the enemy a bit pressure and lets me poke them a bit.

Build 2:

Item Sequence











This build is for rushing the second top tower, yourCrystalline Exoskeleton, Ghost and your Boots of Mobility will give you enough movement speed to keep up with a Rammus, Master Yi or Teemo

Build 3:

Item Sequence











Prospector's Blade
950
This is an allround "be happy" package. Mostly if you can't really decide on what to take/do and if it's your first time with Skarner.


Guide Top

Core Item

Item Sequence










What ever you do, you will want to have your Trinity Force.
This is simply the best item for Skarner.

30 Attack Speed
30 Attack Damage
30 Ability Power
15 Critical Strike Chance
250 Health
250 Mana
12 Movement Speed
UNIQUE Passive: 25% chance on hit to slow the target by 35% for 2.5 seconds; on cast, increases your base Attack Damage by 150% for one attack.

As if this item was made for Skarner no stat goes to waste and the passive works perfect with his Crystal Slash spam.


Guide Top

Late Game Items

Ok now depending on how the game is going and how the matchup looks you will want to adjust your items to your enemys i mostly take only one devensif item becouse and that only if the game realy takes that long that you have to buy a 6th item.

Offensiv Items:

Item Sequence











Ionic Spark
2100

Phantom Dancer
2550

Hextech Gunblade
3400

Defensiv Items:

Item Sequence











Guardian Angel
2400

Thornmail
2350

Utility Items:

Item Sequence











Frozen Mallet
3100

Priscilla's Blessing
1600


Guide Top

Closing

Ok i just gonna publish this now, i know there is still a lot of work to do but it is late and i wana go to bed :D