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Xin Zhao Build Guide by Readher

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Readher

Jungle Xin For The Win

Readher Last updated on October 16, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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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/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 20

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

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

Utility: 10


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Introdution

I've played over 150 games with Xin Zhao. Most of the time I played on lane but then realized that jungle is the way he should be played. He has big adventages there.


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Runes

The rune setup i gave works perfectly. You can easily do blue at start without any problems. They also work well in late game. You can exchange Greater Mark of Attack Damage for Greater Mark of Desolation.


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Masteries

I've tried many setups and came out between two of them. 21/0/9 and 20/0/10. Now It's up to you if you will be more just jungle fucused or more gank focused. If it's moslty jungle you should go 21/0/9 if it's mostly ganks then 20/0/10.


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Items

That was really hard part. I've tested many builds and I think the one in guide is most optimal. When you reach Trinity Force you should own everyone expect tank and then with The Black Cleaver tanks too. You can later decide wheater to exchange Wriggle's Lantern for Atma's Impaler or not. I found it to be more situational.


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Summoner Spells

Smite is must have for jungle and then you can take Flash or Ghost. I found Flash better because you can escape hard slows (like Nasus's Wither) or after-nuke ( Annie, Brand) through wall, while Ghost won't work then. Anyway It's up to you what you find more usable.


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Jungle Path, Ganking

You should start at blue. You can decide to ask for pull if it's your first times jungle but I can tell you it's not needed. Then go for wolves, wraiths, golems and you should have Smite again. Kill red and you can B to the base. Get necessary items and you can start ganking. You should start at solo lane because it's always easier. With red buff you can easily take anyone. It's nice to have cc tank on solo lane ( Amumu's Bandage Toss does great job there) to initiate with stun.


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Summary

Play offensive: Xin Zhao is offensive offtank. You should always get into teamfight right after tanks initiate. It's good to have in team tank like Malphite or Amumu. After they use their ultimates ( Unstoppable Force or Curse of the Sad Mummy) you should jump with your Audacious Charge, use your Crescent Sweep and focus on carry.

Xin Zhao gets really big adventage if you jungle with him. He gets all the capabilities he doesn't have on lane.