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Xin Zhao Build Guide by PtakAttack

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League of Legends Build Guide Author PtakAttack

Jungle Win Zhao

PtakAttack Last updated on January 1, 2012
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Ability Sequence

2
4
7
8
9
Ability Key Q
1
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
3
5
10
12
13
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Before going into detail, I would like to say that this is my first build, so feedback is always welcome. I've been playing jungle Xin Zhao for about 2 weeks with great results. Xin is a very strong jungler because of his passive, and excels at ganking because of his E. Xin can also clear camps very fast because of his w, which reduces his cooldowns. I usually gank around level 3 with both buffs. Lastly, my jungle route is blue, wolves, wraiths, golems, red, gank.


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Runes

I take armor,and magic resistance for durability, then I take a lot of armor penetration for destroying tanks.


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Masteries

21 in offense for executioner, attack speed and critical damage. And 9 in defense for durability in the early game.


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Skill Sequence

I take battle cry first, because of the passive attack speed. I take three talon strike next for the increased damage. I clear jungles by opening with Q then using W to lower my cool down. Then I pickup my E and start ganking with both buffs. Later in the game I max Q first for the extra damage and knock up, the E for its damage and slow. I max W last.


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Items

Xin is a strong jungler, and because of that you don't need madred's razors. Instead used a vampiric scepter to start the game and transition right into berserkers greaves.

Next pick up a B.F. Sword for damage, which later will be built into a Black Cleaver. The black cleaver is what make Xin good. The stacking armor penetration allows him to take down enemy champions who have built defensive mid/late game, and has good synch with your Q.

Next is the spirit visage. This item is amazing on Xin, amplifying his passive and lifesteal regeneration, as well as granting bonus HP and CDR. The magic resist also takes care of Xins weakness to long range nukers.

The next item I get is situational, It's either a phantom dancer, or a blood razor. I pick up a phantom dancer if I'm facing weaker champions or a tank without a lot of HP. The blood razor is for teams that are AD heavy or have tanks with a lot of HP.

Lastly I build my scepter into a bloodthirster and grab either an infinity edge (if I got phantom dancer) or a defensive item based on their team comp.


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Summoner Spells

Flash and smite. Ghost can replace flash, but I prefer flash for chasing and escaping.


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Fighting

Engage with E, then use your ult, as it scales with their current HP. Next use Three Talon Strike to dish out some heavy damage and stop their attempt at running. As soon as you hit your 3rd strike, use Battle Cry to speed up your cool downs for another combo of E and Q, so you can dash to them again and kill them.

In team fights, dash into the fray and use your ultimate to do as much damage as possible. Then use your Q to separate any weaker champions from the pack.