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League of Legends Build Guide Author JakofAllSpaydes

Penetrate their Defences - On-Hit Xin Zhao

JakofAllSpaydes Last updated on November 21, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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





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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 16

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 14


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OHAITHAR

ohai.

So I heard you like Xin Zhao :D

Well, basically, this is just a short build. I'm seeing what people think of this, and I would appriciate any ideas, questions, or advice. So basically, yeah :3.

I got some of my build from a friend, SelGomez. (weird name ikr :D)

Anyways, enjoy? O_O

oh btw watch this best video evar gogogoogogog #1 too gud.


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SO!

Just gonna wing it.

Doin it Duff style this time, caz I'm bored and I have nothing better to do.

*Puts on Sunglasses at night in front of laptop*

AWWJEEYEAH.


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So I heard U lyk Xin Zhao

Well, okay, since I just wanted to share this, Im not gonna go really in-depth. Unlike the other Xin builds, either tanky or glass cannon, I build...... weird. I dunno, I guess it's more like on-hit Xin.


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Where does Xin go?

Well, personally, with this build, you want to be at solo top.

Yeup.

Solo top.

Like Dufftime.

*Sunglasses*

Does that mean that he can't go anywhere else? Nope. Solo-top just works exceptionally well for this build. You can go duo-lane, and with a competent teammate, who has good CC, there will be complete lane domination. One of my favorite champions to lane with is Kayle.

My friend, sycknesS, and I, does duo queue often, and at times where I play xin, we go Xin/Kayle bot. With Kayle's speed buff and slow, Xin can get his full on harass and destroy the enemy. Once you hit 6, the Intervention will allow you to completely dominate fights and lets you tower dive like nobody's business.

Tl;DR: Either Solo top or get a good lane partner


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Why don't you jungle?

Why should I?

:D

Considering he's not the most top-tier champion, nor the most top-tier jungler, there isn't a huge reason to jungle with him.

He definately has good ganks, but I do believe that you wanna get your levels quickly and items fast. Also, he has pretty good lane sustain, so solo-top is definately a decent choice.


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Why on-hit?

ON-HIT GOOD WIN ZHAO GG.

Anyways, I'm not a big fan of super tanky Xin. You simply can't do that much damage, and if your team isn't doing well, well, you'll die regardless. Glass cannon? dude dont even bro~

So I've decided, On-hit gives you enough tankiness to not die instantly, but also enough damage to make it hurt. So yeah. Well, really, with Randus and Banshee's, you will be quite the tanky bastard. But you cant go around tower diving everyone like your like.... Irelia or something.

=w=


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Pros / Cons

Pros:

- Decent Damage, and still pretty tanky
- Push towers like a boss :D
- ****ing Win Nao.


Cons:

- No ranged harass, so if you're against a really long-range champion, you might have little problems.
- Need to be able to solo top like a bauss :D


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Masteries

Masteries
1/5
3/5
4/1
1/5
1/1
3/5
3/1
3/5
1/1
4/1
4/1
1/1
1/1
14/0/16

Why?

well, since utility benefits him greatly, and this is ON-HIT xin zhao, not crit and AD xin, so you dont need a full 21 points in offense. Therefore, utility op. Get it.

If you feel like you're still too squishy early on, use 0/21/9. that works too.


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Attack Speed
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed
3

Pretty standard. attack speed, armor, and Mres per level.

It's pretty explanatory.

but it seems like i need more words, so i guess ill go into this a bit more.

Armor is like, duh.

Attack speed is like, duh. (beacuse its on-hit, so we dont actually do over9000 physicial damage. with these, we will have better attack speed, and ofc, better lane sustain with his passive.

But, for glyphs, I prefere Mres per level, simply because it scales very well with the offtanky-kinda build I have here. Quints can be really anything.

For quints, you can take Attack speed,

Apen,

Health,

Or Move Speed.

Or whatever else.

Those work for me, dunno if it would work for you. It should. goodnight.


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Laneing :D

So, as this is solo top, there's a few things that you can do as xin.

First of all, DECIDE YOUR DESTINY!

lololol,

anyways, you either go really OFFENSIVE, or you be a PASSIVE player

:c

Really, if you think you can't win the lane, you can be passive. Farm like hell, and with 3 pots and your passive, you have very nice sustain.

So with that said,

FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM FARM

after you get Wriggle's Latern, you should have even better sustain. Basically impossible to get rid of in lane. With the ward proc, you can farm peacefully while spotting ganks from afar.

After you get your Phage and Wit's End, your are ready to KICK SOME ***!

if you want some extra attack speed, and maybe even MORE ON-HIT EFFECTS, go for a oh great Sword of the Divine. What can I say, lets you backdoor like a *****, and the proc is kinda nice early game :P


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Boots!

OMG BOOTS :D

why so good.

- why these? Why not? Wit's and Trinity gives you good attack speed, so you dont really need beserkers, and these give you valuable Tenacity.

Tenacity too good op nerf nao.


- These boots are not bad, gives you decent armor, and the dodge chance is pretty good. However, I would rarely change this for Mercs, because Tenacity too good. If you are up against like, 9000x AD champs, its definately fine to get this.


- Not bad not bad, but hey, I think its a better choice to get Mercury's Treads


Personally, I think that those are the only choices you really have. Dont try the other ones, they aren't worth it.


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ITEMS! OH JOY!

There really isn't much on-hit items that works on xin, sooo yeah.

The really other thing I might add in this build is the, O SO MIGHTY Sword of the Divine.

It gives you pretty good attack speed, (I'm pretty sure the most in the game), and the passive is decent. Pretty nice item early on, and with Wit's End, your attack speed will fly through the sky.

For Xin, I'm not really into the whole Atmogs thing. So yeah. No.

Instead of Trinity, sometimes I get a Frozen Mallet, and that gives you a lot more tankiness, but takes off a lot of utility and extra burst from Trinity Force.

Youmuu's Ghostblade is a decent choice, as the active is a great buff and the armor pen is quite awesome. However, it's not my thing, but if you really want, you can get a early The Brutalizer for extra damage.


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Unique Skills

UNIQUE SKILLS?

YOUR GODDAM XIN ZHAO.

GO RAPE FACE.

NAO.

O_O

GO DO IT.

But otherwise, hes not really hard to play or anything.

Pretty simple tips, but I guess I'll say it anyways.

- Use your ult at the start of a fight. If you try to use it to finish people, it's horrible, and does next to no damage. It's not a ks tool, but a powerful burst tool at the start of a fight.

- If you charge, remember to turn on 3-talon strike then battle cry, because it reduces the cooldown on 3-talon strike.

- Use battle cry when you farm if you aren't OOM or something, since it reduces to cooldown of your ulti as well, so if you can use it often, all your cooldowns shouldn't be that long either.


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ahh i need like 5000 letters

heres some trivia for fun :D

Trivia:

- He was released concurrently with Season One.
- He has the longest auto attack range of all melee champions, tied with Jarvan IV and Wukong.
- In the Chinese version, Xin's name is rendered as Zhao Xin (赵信) as Chinese names are written with the family name first. He shares the family name of Zhao Yun (赵云), a famous general during the Three Kingdoms Era and a contemporary of Lü Bu.
- His name Xin (信) means "trust" in Chinese.
- "Zhao" in Chinese is a unique character, only usable as a last name.

Azns too good.


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Well, :D

Thanks for reading :P

I know, the text is kinda pointless, but hey, ITS K.

If you have questions, comments, or watever, just leave a comment or PM me, I'll be glad to reply.

Okie, that's it.

Thanks again :P

~JakofAllSpaydes~