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Xin Zhao Build Guide by DrakeJuniorr

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League of Legends Build Guide Author DrakeJuniorr

[S4] AP Xin Zhao Jungle - Only AP Jungle Xin Guide Out There

DrakeJuniorr Last updated on November 7, 2014
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Ability Sequence

3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key Q
1
9
10
12
13
Ability Key W
2
4
5
7
8
Ability Key E
6
11
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 22

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 8

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction




Hey everyone, My name is Chris Kelly (DrakeJuniorr but changed my name to Eggzreal) . I've been playing League for a while now and i've fell in love with it. Throughout my time playing, i've had a love for Xin Zhao. He is champ that is usually played as an AD Offtank and can be a pain to go against. After playing him for a while I wanted to have some fun and decided to go AP since i saw his W and E being scaled by it. I've found that AP Xin is in my opinion a better Jungler than AD Xin, but not as great in lane. AP Xin is great for destroying objectives. He is an amazing duelist. You can usually start a fight at half health and win the fight at full health. 1v1 you are a monster. You can even heal yourself through 2 people at once and win a 2v1. You can solo Dragon very early on at around level 7 though it may take some time and is risky. AP Xin can also solo baron around when he gets Rabadon's. I can't even tell you how much of an advantage it is for your team. AP Xin is known as the T-T-T-TOWER BREAKER. He gains health even when attacking towers so he can heal himself through and solo them when he has the right amount of items. All in all he is great for objectives and backdooring and a really fun pick.


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Pros / Cons





+ Unstoppable Late Game
+ Great at 1v1 Duels
+ Amazing at taking down towers
+ Nice gap closer with E
+ Fantastic Sustain with W
+ Has some CC with Q
+ Can solo Dragon early
+ Has the potential to SOLO BARON
+ So Much Fun!!!




- Weak early game
- Vulnerable to CC
- Not great at escaping
- Not too great at teamfights
- VERY Item dependant
- Q and ULT scale off of AD


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Runes




Runes

Greater Mark of Attack Speed
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Ability Power
9

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
3

I used Greater Mark of Attack Speed to give him that extra Attack Speed for getting heals quicker.

I used Greater Seal of Armor because the these are essential for all junglers. Gives you some resistance to the damage dealt to you so you dont die as quickly. These are used in almost every build.

I used Greater Glyph of Ability Power and Greater Quintessence of Ability Power to give you a good amount of ability power at the beginning of the game to start out with. The glyphs can be replaced by Greater Glyph of Attack Speed if you would prefer some more attack speed over AP.


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Masteries




Masteries
4/5
1/1
1/1
3/5
1/1
1/1
1/5
1/1
3/1
1/
3/
1/
1/
2/5
2/1
2/1
1/1
1/5

The points in offense give you some attack speed and some AP to give you that little boost. You also get more damage and penetration. And the 8 points in defense give you some slight bulkiness.


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Summoner Spells





I usually use Flash on all of my champions that I play. It's a quick gap closer and it can really come in handy. You can get over walls to get kills or save yourself. Helps you get away to save yourself or get closer to secure that kill. There are so many possibilities to this Spell. I greatly recommend it.




Smite is ESSENTIAL for most junglers. It gives you much faster clear time and saves you some health. It also lets you be able to secure dragon and baron. I HIGHLY recommend this spell.


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Jungling





Whenever i'm jungling these are my usual jungling routes:

Blue Team
-Using Smite
Red > Wraiths > Blue > Gank
-Smiteless
Red > Golems(Use Smite) > Wraiths > Blue > Gank

Red Team
-Using Smite
Blue > Wolves > Red > Gank
-Smiteless
Blue > Wight(Use Smite) > Wolves > Red > Gank


Here are the Jungle Timers for each of the camps:

Blue Buff (Ancient Golem) - Initial Spawn Time = 1:55
Takes 5:00 minutes to respawn after cleared.

Red Buff (Elder Lizard) - Initial Spawn Time = 1:55
Takes 5:00 minutes to respawn after cleared.

Wolves - Initial Spawn Time = 1:55
Takes 50 seconds to respawn after cleared.

Wraiths - Initial Spawn Time = 1:55
Takes 50 seconds to respawn after cleared.

Double Golems - Initial Spawn Time = 1:55
Takes 50 seconds to respawn after cleared.

Dragon - Initial Spawn Time = 2:30
Takes 6:00 minutes to respawn after cleared.

Baron Nasher - Initial Spawn Time = 15:00
Takes 7:00 minutes to respawn after cleared.


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TeamFights





AP Xin Zhao is not the best teamfighter. If he gets CC'd it means no healing. And no healing = death. Also if he gets pounded by damage he most likely wont be able to heal himself through it. Your job is to attack the squishies to reduce the damage inflicted upon your team. Less damage = being able to heal yourself through it, and most importantly, gets you that ace!


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HALL OF FAME





If you used this build and it worked out well for you, send in a screenshot of your score and i'll put it up on my guide!

Some recent games by DrakeJuniorr :


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Conclusion





Thank you for checking out my AP Xin Zhao guide! I haven't seen an in-depth S4 AP Jungle guide for Xin Zhao so i decided to make a build to help out everyone. This is my first guide i've worked on. So if you can give me suggestions it would help greatly! I consider all advice. And if you are going to upvote or downvote please explain why you liked this guide or suggestions to improve it. There's always room to improve! I will credit you for your help. And again, thanks for checking out my guide<3

You can add me in game @ "DrakeJuniorr" if you would like to play sometime!


SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THESE PEOPLE FOR GIVING SUGGESTIONS TO IMPROVE THE GUIDE<3
Neirith
Kalaaver


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Upcoming Updates





I am soon going to be adding in jungle match-ups and counter-jungling. Again if there as anything else you want me to add please leave a comment<3

LATEST UPDATE:
March 29th, 2014
-LICH BANE HAS BEEN NERFED
this takes a impact on AP Xin's overall damage but it's still necessary in his build.