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Xin Zhao Build Guide by Tombleweed

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Tombleweed

Got Your Face- 1/2 Tank, Max DPS

Tombleweed Last updated on November 30, 2011
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Ability Sequence

2
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Ability Key Q
3
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
2/
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


Table of Contents
Guide Top

Skill leveling

Skill leveling


I focus on building up Xin's Audacious Charge first due to its different abilities, lunging across the screen, initiating fights, and the massive damage this ability has to initially do. My attack rotation is AUDACIOUS CHARGE, CRESCENT SWEEP, BATTLE CRY, then THREE TALON STRIKE. by the time i have gone threw this rotation i am able to start again with CRESCENT SWEEP to leap at my target once again as they try to run away.


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Runes

Top choices

Staying true to the offensive nature of this build, all of your runes are going to be going towards more killing power. Armor penetration is most important, as has been proven all over the place. You want more damage, get more armor penetration. Seals are dedicated to attack speed, because Xin benefits from it more than anyone else. Just trust me, you want it. Glyphs go to cooldown reduction to help spam TTS and AC even more.

Other Options


These are some other choices if you don't have the money to buy new runes. Armor penetration is by far the best for quintessences and marks, so please use those if you can get them.

If you need alternative quints, the best choices are movement speed, health, or attack speed. The health will give you just a tad more survivability, especially early game. Attack and movement speeds are a bit of a theme in this guide, so that should be self explanatory. The same goes for attack speed marks. Mana regen seals are a very close second to attack speed seals. You can just port home and have much better mana regeneration then runes can ever give you! :D Glyphs are mostly useless offensively besides cooldown reduction.

Question: Why not dodge runes?

Dodge runes are going to primarily help you against other melee champs. With the strategies outlined in this guide, you will be able to either kill or run from almost all other melee champs. Plus, dodge runes will not help you offensively, which is the primary focus of this build. If you are being attacked and hit enough times for your dodge runes to really be helping, you are probably being focused in a group fight and you're probably dead either way.
This is why i also place 4 points in the defensive mastery tree, to give the extra i need.