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Xin Zhao Build Guide by parkeric1998

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League of Legends Build Guide Author parkeric1998

"A Demacian never is required to retreat!"

parkeric1998 Last updated on February 21, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Xin Zhao is one of the best junglers ever! If you use him wisely he will be a great threat to the opposing team. I prefer to play Xin Zhao in a lane, however most people do prefer him in the jungle. This is a basic build and there are better Mastery trees out there, but this one is great for people just starting to play the game!


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Pros / Cons

Pros:

    Excellent at ganking
    Excels at farming with his q and w
    He is one of the best early game champions in the game
    He can be a game changer if you always take out their squishies

Cons
    He is pretty bad at late game
    If you do not farm, you can't finish your build which leads you to your death
    He is targeted very often for a gank
    It takes getting used to use him properly


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Masteries

You need all the attack damage that you can get. However, you need a hell load of attack speed in order for your passive to heal you faster than you are getting hit.


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Items

Why get Boots first? He is one of the best early game champions so you don't want to recall that often. Berserker's Greaves are the best boots for Xin Zhao because it gives him free attack speed bonus. I also take 3 health pots because if you are against two people in a lane who are ranged, its going to be hard to get your passive to heal you if you are constantly getting harassed. I then take Ionic Spark which gives you 50% attack speed and gives you some extra health plus its passive is great because it deals 110 magic to upto 4 targets, so it helps especially when trying to farm. I then take Madred's Bloodrazor for some more attack speed and the passive is great! I then grab Zeke's Herald and then a Phantom Dancer for even more attack speed. Then my last item is the Nashor's Tooth which finishes my attack speed to about 3, which will make getting healed from your passive great.


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Summoner Spells

I would get Flash to try to get out of tough situtaions because Xin Zhao HAS NO ESCAPE spells. You can also take Ghost after the Flash nerf, but I still like Flash better. For my second spell i take ignite to get rid of the extra health that the enemy runs away with.


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Summary

Xin Zhao is awesome, but always remember to farm and to finish your build.

"A Demacian does not retreat!"