Xin Zhao Build Guide by Failwafflezz
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Xin Zhao Build
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Hey guys I'm Failwafflezz and I have about 600 games under my belt, but that's not many so I'm still kinda noobish. I play Xin quite a lot and I've found that this build is by far my favorite and one of the best I've used. Xin has the potential to be your teams carry with ease, I normally play Xin as a jungle in 5v5 but stick to the same build, i dont often go wriggles as it slows down my already expensive as hell build and i focus on ganking more than out farming anyone. In 3v3 i play xin top ALWAYS, and i often push the enemy back to base repeatedly, just follow this and youll be charging into BATTLE (PS THIS WILL NOT MAKE YOU INVICIBLE YOU CAN DIE JUST DONT BE A NOOB :D)
Okay so runes, as an AD champ and a Melee based champ I Take ARMOR PEN MARKSAS WELL AS ARMOR PE QUINTS At the start of the game you will have 31 Armor pen with runes/masteries.
FOR SEALS I TAKE ATTACK SPEED RUNES These runes give you early game buffs for sustain in the lane with his PASSIVE and less need for the items heavy on atackspeed.
FOR GLYPHS I TAKE THE CDR RUNES Cdr on xin IS SO HELPFUL being able to pop them up TWICE in one fight is amazing, although you get CDR from his "W" ability I Found it helps ALOT
As most AD champs Take the path of most damage output, the random CRIT procs early WILL destroy the early laning Phase. Taking Armor Pen will help with tanks/tanky champs and the Life steal is a helpful starter without Dorans Blade.
Items: So here is where the build is up to you I go Black Cleaver for attack speed and AD for the early buff up then i aim for trin force, It puts out some amazing additional damage on your first 3 talon Strike aswell as on all ur basic attack with crit and ATSpeed. Next i grab Starks Fervor for the Life Steal, mid-late game he needs it SO BAD, once fed you will get focused to hell and life steal gives you sustain. Now here is where the game will often end BUT you will get games where they last 60 odd minutes and tyou have 20+k gold to spend, I got Inf Edge for the crit damage and INSANE base AD (highest in the game) and Bloodthirster for Life Steal and more AD. But if you are getting focused HARD go more defensive with a Gurdians Angel/Force of Nature/Hexblade/Wits end, any of those will help you survive.
Okay so I feel that 3 Talon Strike is his main damage output, So i max that by lvl 9, Then maxing out Battle Cry, then Audacious Charge, Of course getting Crescent Sweep when available.
To Engage an opponent early game you want to open with "E" then IMMEDIATELY after use "Q" to begin 3 Talon Strike then using "W" to begin your CDR, aswell as some nice attackspeed.
Mid-Late game you can do one of 2 things you can 1 do the same as early and add in "R" at the end, I PERSONALLY FIND THIS WRONG. His ulti is Current % not max HP so using "R" at the same time you activate "Q" Will give you maximum damage potential,